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Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

Questions about Illustrator, Adobe's vector digital file editing, creation application and tools. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Illustrator.

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Exporting Designs for different social media platforms without losing aspect ratio

I am designing posts for different social media Platforms like Facebook and Instagram as well as LinkedIn and Illustrator. My question is that how to export the same design for multiple social media ...
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How do I export a crisp icon from Illustrator?

I have created an icon in Illustrator that I would like to use as an emoji on Discord and Twitch. I exported it as a 2031 × 2002 image and uploaded it to Discord. When I use the emote on Discord (...
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What is the recommended way to design a standee for print, in terms of dimensions?

I need to design a standee 3x4 feet (36x48 inches at 300 DPI). The main element would be a 10-15 MB photo (4000x5000 pixel dimensions approx.) inside it and a text heading and 1-2 design elements. ...
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Color change in Pattern Brushes

I'm experiencing a problem with image pattern brushes that I use to decorate certain complex surfaces: I'm creating it from a psd grayscale with 4 Pantones file. When I apply it to a straight line it'...
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How to create complex graph/chart like these using illustrator?

is it possible to create complex graph like these in illustrator using the graph tool? what are the likely processes involve in making complex graph with nested datas like these in illustrator, while ...
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Adding Bleed to an irregular shape illustrator

I'm fairly new to designing for print and I was hoping someone would know how to add bleed to a shape like the one below. The printer is requesting bleed of 3mm to add to the image, I have no idea how ...
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How to apply gradient tool to geometric shapes drawn with pen tool

I've drawn a geometric lion that I would like to apply a gold gradient to so that it fades from front to back, like the gazelle below. However, whenever I use the gradient color on the lion, drawn ...
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The darker shade on app screen?

I want to get a darker tone to my app screens and I want to set a user instructions icons on the front. Like here: I am not getting the same effect. I have tried like for two hours. I have changed ...
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Applying fills to an Illustrator line drawing

I have a line drawing in Illustrator (I am very new to this so apologies for how dim I seem to be) and I want to colour it in but it seems my lines are individuals (I drew them with the pencil tool ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Lines with stroke < 2.0pt doesn't change color

I created lines using the line segment tool in Adobe Illustrator (latest Adobe Cloud version) and I can't change the color of the stroke (through the Appearance panel) if the stroke weight is less ...
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color stuck in grayscale in Adobe Illustrator

I'm trying to apply colors to parts of font. The problem is with the letter 'p' here I converted the letter to a vector shape with 'Create Outlines' and then cut it using the knife. I just can't ...
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Loss of text integrity in illustrator

I've got a text object on top of a solid colour, and I'm trying to cut out the text from the background image. I outline the text and then use "Minus to Front" function on the text, and the ...
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How do I line up a circle perfectly between 2 curves lines (of others circles)?

For a golden ratio logo I'm trying to put a circle in between the lines of two bigger circles to serve as the head of the eagle, basically where the 'body' ends and the beak can be on top of. The ...
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How to rotate an object to make one of its side parallel to another object's side in Adobe Illustrator?

I have this red object and grey object. I need to rotate the grey object around such that it fits perfectly well on red object's line. How do I achieve that?
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How can I apply this FX to the font only and not the whole artwork?

I am using Illustrator 2018 on Windows. I am creating an artwork/page/image in Illustrator which is basically all text and part of its design the text is distressed using Illustrators Pixelate Plugin....
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understanding the process in a artwork

Is there any I can isolate and edit the layers to understand the steps are taken to create an AI document? For example, here's a screenshot of a basketball element AI from web and addition information ...
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What file type for this logo?

A friend of mine is starting his own business and he asked me to edit the logo he already has made, so it can be stretchable (a vector I'm assuming). He says it will be used for a sign. He said ...
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Optimize the performance of a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) for Adobe software? [on hold]

Currently, I am working on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) with only 8 GB of ram and I am contemplating whether or not I should upgrade my machine entirely or if there are external devices ...
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How do I scale envelope warp proportions in Illustrator?

I want to scale everything proportionally, but the bulged text doesn't scale the same as the illustration. None of the envelope options helped. Using Adobe Illustrator CC 2019.
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How to ONLY scale in Illustrator proportionally

When I hold option (alt) and shift in Illustrator when using the Scale tool with an anchor point that is on a distant vanishing point, I have to move the mouse while click-holding and move it until I ...
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How to make Illustrator type tool selection automatically adapt with text length

So I'm learning Illustrator but when I try to use the type tool and write for example a long text, this will happen, type tool won't automatically adapt with the text length and the same thing ...
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Way to create circles in specific location in Illustrator or Indesign?

I have 167 coordinate points (origin is the left lower corner of a sheet) in which I need to place a circle, the center of it. Is there any way to create those circles (15 mm diamater) automatically ...
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How to remove circle cursor in brush tool in Adobe illustrator CC?

For a long period I was using Illustrator CS6 and it's UI was quite friendly and responsive. Now I switched to Illustrator CC and a bit frustrated by its innovations. For example I can't find a way ...
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How to insert a circumflex symbol (^)

I would like to insert a circumflex on a letter as in latex \hat{X} in Adobe Illustrator. I searched so many web pages but I couldn't find a quite decent solution.
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How do I create this mesh type gradient effect in illustrator? (see image)

This is the type of thing I'd like to create in illustrator, I've been playing around with meshes and can't seem to be able to do it. I'can distort the shape using the envelope mesh tool (screenshot ...
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How to create 3D effect (relief) in lines (adobe illustrator)

How can you create this 3D rilief looking effect in lines like there is an object laying underneath. This question might already being asked on the forum, But can't find it..
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How can I cut up an image in Illustrator or Photoshop? [closed]

I'm doing an assignment for my class where I'm supposed to rip a magazine article into bits and rearrange them into a different shape. But the teacher prefers things to be done in a program, rather ...
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How to retain text when saving as PDF?

I am having an issue when I attempt to save as PDF from Adobe Illustrator. For some reason, only a portion of my text is saving to the PDF document. I have locked all my layers, which I was under the ...
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How can I get a similar “handmade feel” stroke in Illustrator?

Hi ! How can I get this shape with Illustrator ? ( I refer to the house shape, both inner and outer shape). I tried to use the Pencil tool, then I edited the stroke using "Roughen", but the result is ...
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Resizing object distorts it (Illustrator CC 2018)

after resizing I've tried turning off snap to pixel as suggested by someone in a similar thread but it didn't work. Does anyone know how I can resize this without messing up all the lines?
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Cannot change multiple objects to the same absolute value in Illustrator 23.0.3

Example: I'm trying to edit the rightmost column of squares (below) so they all have the same x value. However when I try to edit their values as a group selection, it does not alter their values ...
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How would I get this effect using envelope distort?

Driving myself crazy trying to figure it out. Am a beginner.
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Adobe Illustrator Line Pattern Distortion Fold [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to create an effect like this in Illustrator? I need to understand how to create this angled wave/fold effect in a line pattern from scratch so that I can create my own styled one ...
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Math rescale problem in Illustrator

So, I have to resize a shape, where I want one of the components of this shape to be of a precise width. That's easy to do, the hard part is then rescale also the other components of the original ...
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Set default size of the artboard of imported Photoshop work paths

I am using Illustrator 2018 on Windows. I am working with a series of Photoshop work paths (exported from Photoshop 2018) which are all made using a 300 dpi bmp. Until recently when I opened a work ...
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How to create dashed lines/arrows in Illustrator

I'm looking for help on how to create the dashed lines and arrows in the example below. In this example you can see the arrows, which follow a curved path, yet, the stripes remain in perfect "...
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Illustrator CC prints jagged lines [on hold]

On new MacBook Pro running Mojave 10.14.4, Illustrator CC prints images pixelated and somewhat incomplete, but looks fine and smooth on screen. Checked older files from CS5 that print normal from ...
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Too many anchor points in Illustrator artwork

Does anybody have a great suggestion to make a piece of artwork with too many points more functional in Illustrator? We have tried making the artwork a brush, a symbol, etc., but replicating the ...
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Gaussian blur gets pixelated when I copy, paste, and shrink image

I am creating a set of comic strips. I create each panel in its own Illustrator file. Then, when it's time to assemble the panels into one strip, I copy, paste, and shrink the images so that multiple ...
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How can I make this selected object cut the objects in the background?

So I'm designing transfer decals for a club. The selected portion in white needs to be transparent, but it also needs to cut out the background shapes in order to have a transparent border for the ...
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How to copy light effect from one file to another without losing properties in Illustrator?

I wanted to copy a light effect from a file that I download to my own file, but when I do it, the transparency and color of the thing I want to copy goes away. It is driving me insane by now. Thanks ...
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Pattern Export/Preview Quality in Illustrator

I don't know how to state this problem nor to google it. I made a pattern on Illustrator, it's a quite complicated pattern, but it's ok on my preview (left) I use my GPU Preview for working default. ...
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How to add lines/stripes to a shape or image in Illustrator?

I need help... a "Illustrators for Dummies" step by step instructions if possible. I am new to all this...working on a project. Basically what I'm looking for... how would you go about creating ...
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Live Paint: make on brush produces “sharp” edges

I'm following a tutorial here starting around 5:15 for coloring in Illustrator. After drawing with the brush tool, I did Expand Appearance, then Live Paint → Make, which caused these "breaks" in my ...
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Instagram profile image problems - noise suggestions? [duplicate]

So I am trying to upload this logo - Have tried from 110x110 72dpi all the way through to 12000x12000 150dpi jpeg and png. All look awful! After doing a bit of research think it may be because of ...
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How to make shapes like this in Affinity Designer?

https://www.behance.net/gallery/74642263/New-Character-collection-Illustration (3rd Image, Coffee cup) What are the easiest way of making smoke or clouds of such shape? Other than drawing the ...
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.25" bleed on an irregular shape

How would I go about adding in a .25" bleed on the shape attached? The magenta line is the final shape. These will be diecut so I'm hoping it won't matter too much but I'm struggling to figure out the ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Setting order for text to be highlighted

I am trying to arrange my text in my Adobe Illustrator file such that when it is saved to pdf, and the reader wants to copy and paste the information in the document the order is somewhat preserved. ...
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How to move a thin line with the black arrow in Illustrator?

You can drag to select the line, but actually “grabbing” it with the black arrow tool in order to drag-move it to a new location is nearly impossible - you just wind up missing its visible area and ...
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Batch Saving Data Sets - Illustrator Error on Data Set Change

I am trying to update all the Data Sets in my Illustrator document so that when I do a Batch Action Save I don't get the following error: The current values have not been captured and will be ...