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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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Changing multiple artboards background color, text color/Style in Illustrator

I have 50-60 art-boards for different bottle label. All of the art-boards share the same layout with different text and different images. So, what i wanted to do is. If i want to change the ...
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Illustrator artboard limitation

I would like to compleat an artwork sized 22.5 feet x 15 feet but illustrator have some limitation on how artboard can be enlarge. Can you please help me or better guid me to these venture please?
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How can I convert this pattern into seamless tillable pattern in Illustrator?

How can I convert following pattern into seamless tillable pattern in Illustrator 2017? I want Final pattern to look like following image but tile able.
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Help identifying effect(s)

I am trying to create a template for a dead card game. My end goal is to generate a vector template that I can use to create new cards for personal use. I've toyed around with using an image trace, ...
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How can I create this type of line-work?

I came across this beautiful piece on pinterest (unsure who the artist is, please link me if you know). I wanted to ask how to create lines like these. In particular - how did the artist create gaps ...
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Why these two shapes behave differently when scaled up using align to pixel grid?

See image 1 below. You see two shapes, one in green and one in orange. Orange has width 38px, and height of 1px. Green has width 152px and height 1px. I created these shapes using the technique in ...
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Not perfect edge on bezier curve

I am using Illustrator CC 2018 and I am previewing on GPU. My question is: Why do I get this non perfect curve on the left and right side? EDIT: Now the problem is fixed. I don't know exactly what I ...
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Variables and Data Sets in Adobe Illustrator

I've created a document with around 50 Art Boards. I've added a Data Set which is just updating ONE art board. My questions is, can I get the Data Set to work across ALL the art boards. OR - can ...
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How can I make a gradient go around a compound path?

I want a gradient to go around a compound path, like so:      not necessarily a hexagon, but any compound path You can notice how the gradient is one continuous gradient ...
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How can I export my gradient to get the colour values from Illustrator

I would like to export my gradient from Illustrator CS5. I know I can click each swatch individually, make a note of the colour and the percentage value and click on each handle to work out the value ...
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How to fix outer/inner glow glitch in Illustrator?

Previously I had made this artwork in 2400 x 3000 resolution, but now that I'm trying to increase the document size to 3200 x 4000, parts of the glow for a text is acting up, no matter what I do. ...
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Reopen path or connect two paths that are closed in Illustrator

I have created two paths, but I want to change how the ends look. How can I reopen the path at the bottom and continue drawing. I tried adding a new anchor with the pen tool, but I couldn't ...
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How to add handles for a bezier curve to a point on a path in Illustrator

Sometimes to make life easier I ctrl & click on a point to remove the handles. Sometimes I delete a point and it makes a straight line. In that case I need my handles back again. Sometimes I ...
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Join paths to make one single line drawing so I can gradient the stroke

I have made a drawing with the pen tool. Most of the paths are unclosed. I would like to put a gradient stroke on the paths. I don't seem to be able to join all of the paths together, which I ...
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How to subtract an open path from another path in Illustrator CS5

There are at least two similar questions on here already, but the thing being subtracted from is always a solid object. Please see image below for my situation. I have the two paths on the left and ...
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How to separate shapes drawn with pen tool into individual paths

I am trying to make a geometric logo. I want to make a shape and then fill it with triangles and fill them. I’ve made my outter shape and then filled it with some geometric shapes like below. It’s ...
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How can I stop the points on a path extending past the path

The path seems to extend past the point. I have two paths and ideally I would like them to touch as in the end I would like them to be one single shape that I could fill in. But my paths clearly ...
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Illustrator: Only show guides of current artboard

I have a document with multiple artboards that have different sizes, but all the same margin. Now my problem is, that when I have two artboards next to each other, the guides I created for the ...
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Strokes with same width change when exporting to .psd

I draw some shapes and paths with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. I put a stroke on all of them with the same width. For some reason I must export my work as .psd but when I export it and change it ...
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Black box appears around objects, even without stroke

I am having a baffling issue that I've never encountered before. I am working in illustrator, and when I draw a new shape, it appears with a black border, even if I have selected "no stroke". See the ...
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How to show paths continuously in Illustrator

I've been googling and searching for an answer to this question. I would like a view where I can see my paths over the image I'm working on (see screenshot) Anyone that can help me with this?
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Illustrator or Photoshop for digital drawing? [closed]

I am a digital artist. I didn't see a thread about difference between this two software , and it seemed like no one has given their impressions on this oftware so I wanted to put together something ...
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How to create axes as border around an image

I want to add a XY axis with labels as a border to a jpg. In other words I want to wrap the axes around a predawn picture. How can I do that in illustrator or photoshop. Earlier, I tried cropping out ...
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Transparent Circle Illustrator

Hello , can somebody say me how to make in adobe-illustrator white circle transparent in center of red background?
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Preparing a job for print

During a project I will periodically turn on the 'overprint preview' button to check that colours and objects are appearing as they should. When a job is complete I will usually do one final check in ...
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How do I change a color from a swatch library and actually change all the objects that have that color applied in the document?

Is there a way to create a swatch library, apply different colors from that swatches library to a lot of objects (e.g. a red swatch to 30 objects, a lime swatch to 170 objects, etc.) and after, If I ...
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Offset effect to create a shadow

I've been following a tutorial but I can't figure out how to create the shadow effect on the lower curve. Does it have to be a path? Right now it's a filled object.
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Illustrator exits isolation mode on file save

When I am in isolation mode in Illustrator, and I save the file, it exits isolation mode. This can be a pain when I am within a group within a group within a group (three or four groups deep). The ...
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Text-in-Text on specific character

A few years back a member of our group committed suicide. Before he passed he wrote a song with 5 verses, and there are 5 of us remaining. What I am attempting to do here is replace the semi-colon ...
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Failing to export PDF from Illustrator

I have an artboard that is 565 x 28 cm I am unable to export it as a PDF. Can someone guide me as to how to do this? It is still within Canvas range, but bearly.
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How to crop a picture using a cloud pattern like SnagIt does? [on hold]

I have a picture that I can open with Illustrator and then I want to crop it using a cloud shape like SnagIt does very easily but I'd rather don't buy it yet if I can accomplish the same using ...
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Unnecessary lines after aplying 3D effects in Illustrator - how to get rid of them?

After applying 3D effects I have now many extra lines. I want to leave only the contour lines and delete the rest. I've tried pathfinder options but no luck.
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Not able to work on any file in Illustrator [closed]

Not able to use any tool in Illustrator. For example when I use the paint tool and stroke a line it appears completely blank. But in the outline mode it shows a simple line. I am using the trial ...
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How would I recreate this text effect in either Affinity Designer or Photoshop?

I'd love to know how to do a distort sort of effect like is shown here. Anybody have any ideas or tutorials?
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Underlined Adobe Illustrator layers

When you create an opacity mask, the layer with the mask gets underlined in the layers panel. Some of my layers have solid lines and some are dashed. What causes the difference between these two?
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Increasing UI text size in Illustrator [on hold]

Just want to be able to increase the text size in the UI of illustrator... for me eyes! I've searched everywhere in Preferences. Have I missed something Thanks
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Proportionally scale all objects in a group/layer according to the change of one of the objects [duplicate]

I have an Illustrator document with hundreds of drawings (vector objects) with the same value scale bar adjacent to each (50 cm scale bars, the drawings illustrating archaeological artifacts). For ...
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White lines when I'm coloring a shape with darker colors in Illustrator

I'm quite new with Illustrator and I have an issue that I'm trying to find a soluting for a few hours now! So when I use dark colors on any shape a white thin line appears around it. I tried adding a ...
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Illustrator expand command causes artefacts

I have an issue with one of my artwork, every time I try to expand it, there is artefacts appearing randomly. Any idea where it could come from ? See images attached for reference
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Recolor Artwork: single swatch to multiple swatches

I have an Illustrator document with a lot of objects. All the objects are black, same swatch. I have a swatch group with a few dozen coloured swatches. I wish to apply these swatches to all the many ...
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Image quality is bad when importing image into Photoshop

When I make a screenshot for my app on my phone, the picture looks clear but when I import it to the mockup phone in Photoshop it doesn't show up clearly. How can I make a HD screenshot for my app to ...
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Not sharpen, blur and weird pixel edge

This should be a vector logo, but it shows a weird pixel edge. Why? The problem was in previewing mode set to pixel preview.
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Illustrator: Blend line into objects with variance / shading

I want to blend some lines to an object, but with an variance of the line sizes and margin. Some Examples from the web, what I trying to archive. But I'm stucked in the blending tool. Any tips on ...
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illustrator scripting : how to import data and create a symbol?

I would like to automate a series of actions in illustrator, creating a complex symbol from vector images imported, or from simple symbols. The actions are : 1/importing files or choosing symbols ...
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Transform panel displays “No Shape Properties” in illustrator cc 2014 [closed]

I am using Illustrator CC - 2014. When I create a rectangle after selecting "Rectangle Tool (A)" from left side tool bar, rectangle is created and the transform panel displays "Rectangle Properties" ...
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Colors of design are perceived as boring, how can this be improved?

I'm working with the same colors all the time and I want to try to make it more interesting. I think the colors are getting boring but I can't just add another color without making it ugly or weird. ...
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What would be the best way of doing this floral pattern on a letter without drawing skills?

I want to try and do this for a photography freelancer I am doing a logo for. What is the best way of making my own floral pattern? Thank you!!
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In Illustrator, how do I cut off a protruding end of a path through a shape?

How do I cut or trim off the protruding line drawn using a pen tool so that it confirms the shape of the rectangle?
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Removing all colour from a file, making it a vector

just had a question about removing all background from an image traced file. If ever someone sends through an image which has words (like the one attached) or if it's got closed off sections, the ...
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How to turn a stacked bar chart into a stacked <insert polygon here> chart?

I have some stacked bar charts that sum to 100%, as shown below: Each stacked bar represents a region in a state. I would like to take vectors of each region and fill them with their respective ...