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Character created with pen tool not showing on 3D label

Using the pen tool, I drew a character in Illustrator. When I was using the pen tool, I couldn't draw the entire character with one stroke i.e. one line that closes at the same point that it began. I ...
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How do I make the perspective of the text in this image more accurate?

I'm trying to use envelope distort in illustrator to render this graphic onto a photo of a wall, but I can't seem to get the perspective on the text looking right. Can anyone help me figure out how to ...
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How to create a table of contents with dotted lines in Illustrator?

My question is basically this one, except the Illustrator version. I can think of some hackish ways to do it, but I'm thinking maybe there's a proper way to do it, so I figured I'd ask. Chapter 1 1-1. ...
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How do I get rid of duplicated circles near the start/end on a dashed stroke?

I have this issue where when I made a circle and give it a dashed appearance and make it circular. I get this duplicated circle: Here are the details: How can I fix this?
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What is this behavior in Adobe Illustrator?

I copy pasted one image icon from Adobe XD to create a vector of it in adobe illustrator. But my Ai is behaving differently, it is having the icon in the background everywhere. Seems like the hidden ...
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Looking for something similar to Adobe Illustrator Smart Guides in Inkscape

Despite wishing to move from using Adobe Illustrator to Inkscape, I am struggling to do so in practice, the primary reason being that I rely so heavily on a particular functionality in Illustrator for ...
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How would I go about converting CorelDraw files to Adobe Creative Suite

My company has used CorelDraw for the past 20 years. Many artwork files. Corel sadly can't cope with the artworks we are creating so we are thinking of moving to the Adobe Creative suite. My question ...
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Adobe Illustrator merge anchors by distance to clean up vectors

is there a way to merge anchor based on a distance? Blender has a mesh clean up command that allows it to eliminate points that have a small distance between them. Does Illustrator have something ...
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Adobe Illustrator Logo dispersion effect | In a circle

I am working on a sample project where I want to design a logo which should look like a letter "C" letter combined with Letter "O" but the letter C should be comining with letter C ...
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How would you go about making these sorts of textures in Illustrator, and what is this style called, specifically?

Please see the attached image. I am curious about both textures - the one used on the subject and the one used in the background. These can't all be by hand, can they?
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Can't create SVG logo by making paths in Illustrator. 'E' letter in logo path fills completely. Help!

I need your help with a little something. I am trying to create an SVG logo with paths and I almost did it successfully but I am facing some issues. My SVG logo path is: <svg id="Layer_1" ...
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I want to create an equilateral triangle inside a square in Illustrator

I have a square with sides that are all the same length. I want to place an equilateral rectangle inside but whilst left to right the triangle is the same length, the triangle is shorter top to bottom....
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Illustrator Image Trace results in image disappearing

After selecting the image and trying to Image Trace the image just disappears.
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Assign item to specific artboard

I have two artboards. I'm having issues assigning this thing to artboard 1 as it's assigned to artboard 2. How can I do this?
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Adobe Illustrator 1-point perspective grid distorts the object

I plan to create a city scene in one point perspective, but I don't understand how does this tool work. The purple building is supposed to be tall and narrow, not long and short. When I double click ...
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How to mimic string/thread art with vectors in illustrator?

I'm designing a wall mural for an office and have to do an illustrator mock up of a string art wall similar to this: Does anyone know how to achieve a similar effect? I tried searching all kinds of ...
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Transform an image into parallel lines with varying distance?

Summary For pen plotting, I would like to transform an image into many parallel lines. Depending on how dark a spot in an image is, the parallel lines are more or less densely packed. Current Approach ...
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See image level changes made in Photoshop in real time in Illustrator

How do I open an image in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (interlinked) so that after I place an SVG filter on the image in Illustrator and I change the levels of the image in photoshop, the ...
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how to remove these blue boxes without deleting my drawing (so that the artboard can be resized without whitespace)

Question: How can I get rid of the white space around my graphic so that the artboard can be fitted to the graphic itself? Observed behavior: Object->Artboards->"Fit to selected art" ...
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Illustrator Select multiple sub-groups within parent group

Is it possible to select multiple groups within a parent group using a selection tool? I do NOT want to use the layers panel. I've been able to select a single sub-group within a parent group by using ...
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Wrap my shape with a line

I am using Illustrator and wondered if there an easy way to wrap my shapes with a line? origin: desired result (but nicer):
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On Illustrator I have a white fill on my line segment that appears when I use the zig zag effect on it

This is for Adobe Illustrator. I am a beginner and am following a YouTube tutorial and they want us to start will a line segment. Once I add the Zig Zag effect on the line segment it ends up with ...
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How to create this exact grainy effect?

I am trying to create this exact grainy text effect with the different word, but i am unable to create exact like this one.
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Flying cards effect

How can I recreate the flying cards effect? Can this be done in adobe illustrator? 3d effect? I want to use my own objects but th same way (3d ribbon effect)
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How to improve graphic designing? [duplicate]

What is the best way to improve graphic design skills?
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Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop stops responding when Font Library accessed

I am having an issue with Illustrator & Photoshop when it comes to font time. I can click the font tool and type using the default font, no problem. As soon as I search for a font or scroll for ...
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Why are some objects not converting from Illustrator to CAD?

Apologies, if I am missing the obvious, I am new to both AutoCAD and Illustrator. I have drawn up a design in Illustrator to be converted into .dwg to be used in AutoCAD. These designs were drawn ...
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"clear" is not available in batch processing in illustrator

I am trying to run an action which involves 3 “clear” steps and 1 “transform” step in Illustrator on .pdf files. I record the action and proceed to batch process, and I get an error that says: The ...
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Is there a way to script this button in Datylon?

The button is to relink the data in the file. I have been in contact with Datylon, but I think they are trying to upsale me to use their server integration, but for security reasons, this is not ...
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Save Illustrator file from text in the file using Illustrator actions

I'm saving a bunch of files and I would like to save them using selected text from the file using actions. Right now, I'm able to select the text and copy and paste in the file. But when the save as ...
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How to align and distribute a design evenly, with cut marks

New to illustrator here! Im creating a simple instructions sheet for decal packaging. Im trying to get them to align properly with cut marks as they are being cut by hand. Whats the proper way to make ...
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I sent a large Illustrator file to another person. Why are images missing? What image format should you use to place images?

I have been preparing artwork for a vinyl album jacket, inner sleeve, etc. A friend offered to check these for me before I bothered sending them to the pressing company. I put three very large ...
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Align 2 closed shapes that share some curves

My problem is similar to this question, but I'm using Ilustrator 26.0 I have 2 closed shapes that share a bondary. This was achieved after "dividing" several overlapping shapes and doing ...
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Line wont disappear when using unite tool

I copied and reflected the overall body of the shirt on the right. I then united the reflected and original shape, but the line going down the middle will not disappear. Does anyone know how to get ...
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Select Same Stroke OR Color

I have an SVG (converted to AI) with red lines, red rectangles (with null stroke colors), blue lines, and blue rectangles (with null stroke colors). I can use Select > Same > Stroke Color to ...
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Shortcut for using eyedropper tool to select color from artwork to change text - Illustrator CC

Was wondering if there was a faster way to change the colour of text using the eye dropper tool to sample colour from some artwork. At the moment I have to click out of the text tool, use the ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to make a transparent cutout in a shape so that the cutout can be changed in the future?

I would like to make a transparent cutout in a shape so that the position or shape of the cutout can be changed in the future. For example, consider the black and the yellow rectangles: I would like ...
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In Illustrator how do you export just clipping mask interior?

I have an illustration containing text and brush strokes and would like to export it as 3 files each containing what is inside one of the three green shapes. I've tried creating a clipping mask from ...
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Illustrator - make area of an image within a shape transparent

I'm new to Illustrator and struggling to solve this issue. I've created this image and I'm trying to make the area covered by the top layer (the white cloudy part with the circular cutout) transparent....
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How to remove these red lines in Illustrator?

Hi I wonder if there is a way I can get rid of these red lines in Adobe Illustrator? I can't seem to find where to disable them
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How can I outline a 3D object in illustrator?

This seemed like a futile thing to look up but every single guide I check seems to work for a different use case. My question is this: given a "prism" (or just an extruded rectangle), how ...
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How to select all sublayers in one click in Illustrator

In Illustrator sometimes in one layer we have to draw many things. and I want to select them all in a fast way. Neither double click on the main layer or shift click the sublayers works, How can I ...
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How to keep two colors in one vector shape

I need a circle (must be a vector) with two colors in it. If I divide the circle into two part equally and color them differently and Apply pathfinder -unite they become one and pick only one color. ...
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Scale distance between text and objects without scaling font size

I have a figure constructed of text, lines, and boxes. I want to change the horizontal scaling, and I want the text to translate/move in proportion to the change in horizontal scale, but I don't want ...
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Strange random corners with brush [duplicate]

How to get rid or manage these artificial "corner fill"?
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Can i fill the path/ outline of an object with a scanned image?

I'm helping a designer try out different patterns digitally and for this I'm using Adobe Illustrator. The designer has sent me scans of the patterns they want and I replicated them on AI. In case the ...
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illustrator... removing part of stroke

I added white stroke to a shape, but would like to remove part of the stroke. Specifically, I'd like to remove the circled portion of stroke. What's the best way to achieve this? I tried scissor tool ...
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How to make bendy text in inkscape? (or adobe illustrator)

I'm trying to make tet bend in inkscape. Is there any efficient way to do this? I'm going for something like this (disregard the strings, it's from a hoodie): I've tried adding the text to path and ...
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Thin black line between shapes

As you can see in the picture, there's a thin black line between the red and turquoise objects, which are overlapping. Possibly due to antialiasing. I've tried modifying AA settings, with no results. ...
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How to measure the area of any shape (in any vector program)

Like the title. I need to know what the areas of the given shapes are so I can compare if they are roughly equal.
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