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Batch action in Illustrator requires "OK" for every file

I'm trying to automate formatting a bunch of files with Illustrator actions. I made my action, this is what it looks like: However, I get this annoying popup every time during the Saturate step that ...
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Feather Clipping Mask in Adobe Illustrator

I've searched and funnily enough can't seem to find a solution to this otherwise simple problem. I have a circle clipping mask and inside it contains some vector graphics. I'd like to simply apply a ...
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Can't save the illustration .278 on mac (m1)

Recently downloaded illustrator, had some artwork, and am trying to save the file now (either as .ai or as .svg), but in both cases I receive the message: What is going on?
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Why standard paper size are missing in Illustrator?

I am wondering why by default the standards A0, A1, A2 are missing on Illustrator. Is there any rationale behind this?
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save 3d effect as preset?

How can I save custom 3d effect (just degrees and perspective) as a preset to use in other projects and easily reapply? I know that if I make a 3d effect i can go to effect-> apply rotate. But I ...
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Will sRGB values stay the same value even if they look different on various displays?

I was wondering, if I made an Illustrator artboard and colored the entire area red with the value ff0000 (for example's sake) and export it as an sRGB png, will it still retain the same color value ...
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How to export layers as transparent PNG without background in Illustrator CC [duplicate]

I have no experience whatsoever with Illustrator, so apologies if I'm not using the correct terminology! I have the following image in EPS format... I would like to use the lightning as a transparent ...
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Can't create compound path for clipping mask

I'm trying to make the top shape a compound path in order to then create a clipping mask, but no matter what I do, the compound path is greyed out. I feel like it should be quite simple but I'm not ...
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How to create transparent strokes in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am trying to make all the lines that are pink become transparent. How would I do this in Illustrator? I can not just make the strokes transparent because there are objects underneath. To make the ...
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How to add a break to an ellipse and have the exposed ends look rounded instead of directly cut off

I have a drawing with three concentric circles (ellipse tool), as shown in the attached image. I want to add a break to one of the internal circles, and have the exposed ends look rounded instead of ...
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How do I change these selection lines from blue to red in Illustrator?

I would like to know how I can change the color of the blue selection in the upper part of this elements. You can see that the head includes a title and three other options. This menu is selected in ...
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How to Change Language in Adobe Illustrator Properties Panel? [closed]

I Just Installed Adobe Illustrator and I'll get this Language error, The whole Application in English Language but in Properties Panel it'll show the Chinese Language, I don't know how to fix this ...
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Illustrator "reverted" my saved file back to a state from months ago (even though I had been saving versions since). What can I do? [closed]

I accidentally hit some hot key combination and reverted my file to a version from months back. This is despite having saved the file many times during my work since. Is there a way to get my work ...
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I want to show darker image through letters

Since im new to illustrator, i will try my best to explain the matter. I have one layer of picture behind the letters. I want to have the opacity of background picture to 30% but i want to show the ...
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Editing a pattern in Illustrator

I have a tiled pattern in Illustrator which appears in the Swatches. It's a simple pattern of wiggly line segments with black strokes and no fills. I want to edit this pattern so that the lines are ...
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How do I recreate a font like this?

I need to recreate a font, it's going to be for private purposes, how do i do this? Here's the font sample:
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Copying Selection to Multiple Layer in Different Position

I am trying to cut selection and paste into four different layers using javascript (layer 01, layer 02 etc.) Like the example picture below: I am trying to find a solution but because of my lack of ...
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Making artwork seamless in pattern editing mode - Adobe illustrator CS6

I am making a repeat pattern with some paths I turned into organic shapes that I traced over an artwork. It is however quite a lengthy process to make it seamless repeat tile in pattern editing mode ...
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Creating the outer glow in AI and creating the outer glow in Adobe Photoshop have the same end result?

Hi everyone I have a weak PC, so when I transforming my AI design which has outer glow, my PC just do the rendering forever, so I decide to make the outer glow in Photoshop. I export my design as PSD ...
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Can you make fonts in figma as part of the workflow? Or is it better to use illustrator? If so what pluigins for figma?

So I planned my workflow like: Figma --> Glyphs 3, as I just got a license for Glyphs 3, is this feasible compared to illustrator? What kind of plugins would you recommend to use if any in figma if ...
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Transparent strokes not working in Illustrator

Making a graphic to go on a blue shirt. I am trying to make the white stroke of one object transparent on the back object. I was able to use minus front to create the hole (to allow for the shirt ...
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What is the easiest and most precise way to accomplish such a graphic in illustrator?

I was wondering how one would approach a graphic like this in Illustrator. And when I talk about this graphic I am actually talking about the connection between the circles.
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How to use multiple text objects with the same variable data in illustrator

I have managed to set one object as a variable and assign a data source in illustrator however I am a little stumped as to how I assign the same variable to multiple text objects. I have design where ...
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How to scale a group to exact centimeter dimensions

I have a group of objects and I want to scale them to exact width and height by entering centimeter numbers, not dragging using scale tool. How can I to that?
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How to get perfect spaces on both sides

I got the following design of the logo made with the pen tool. I want to make the highlighted space perfect between each so it is symmetrical. How can I achieve that?
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Illustrator: How to alter text in perspective?

I have maybe a somewhat silly question: I used a tutorial to place multiple pieces of text into perspective (e.g., tutorial). Once in perspective, I would like to change the text; however, the text ...
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Illustrator - Break mesh into gradient squares [duplicate]

I would like to export an illustration in Illustrator to SVG, but it doesn't support gradient mesh. Is it possible to break the mesh into squares, each one with it's gradient and export it as SVG? ...
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How to get angle between two lines in illustrator

I am working on a logo in which I have to calculate what angle the cut is. Is there a tool in illustrator that lets us calculate the angle between 2 red lines?
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Rounded corner design not showing in png

I am working on the logo when I save it as a PNG, it shows sharp edges whereas it has curved corners. Attached is an image of how it looks in illustrator vs. how is it as PNG. Why the PNG has sharp ...
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What is this style of art called?

I was wondering what this style of art is called? Reminds me of Mad magazine from the 1960s and 70's!
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When trying to Edit a Smart Object in Illustrator, it is completely blank

I have a graphic in Illustrator and have cut-and-pasted it to a Photoshop window as a Smart Object. I've done this before and when I need to edit the file, I right click on the Smart Object preview ...
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Is there a quick way to make this?

I'm sure I can do that with array and some distortion, but how? I use Adobe Illustrator, and I've only tried the pen tool to draw each circle by hand so far, which shouldn't be the smartest thing to ...
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How do you draw top down view trees in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have been having real tough time drawing top down view trees and would really love to see how you guys draw them. I tried hand drawing, curvature tool and a combination of Roughen and Pucker & ...
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How can I recreate this cast light effect in Illustrator?

I've been trying to reproduce the light from the "hole" on Illustrator but I still can’t achieve this effect
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Trying to create a stroke like the effect in PS but in Illustrator

Hoping to get some Adobe Illustrator advice here. I narrate through the video but I am basically trying to make a stroke (used as a PS term) on a group of objects but have the resulting stroke be it's ...
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Transferring a clipboard from Illustrator to Photoshop fails to copy all the elements

I have done this successfully without problem before, even in this same file. My Ai file is long, with a bunch of smaller charts and graphics all done in the same fonts and so on. Several of them, ...
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Getting N number of characters in layer panel after duplication. How to resolve this?

While using XML unit, if the lot name is lot_01-02-81_shape, it should become lot_01-02-81_shape-1 after duplicating that layer. Instead of that, it is creating N number characters. Could anyone tell ...
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How to achieve this scaling/rotate effect in illustrator?

Does anyone know how to achieve this effect in illustrator? I've tried looking for tutorials and plugins but the spacing is imperfect. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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Window>arrange>tile not creating seperate windows - illustrator CS6

I have created a new window so I have 2 versions of my file to look at at the same time. I am wanting to have the windows appear like below. However when I go to window>arrange>tile it doesn't ...
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Link artwork to repeat pattern tile illustrator CS6

Is there a way to link artwork to a repeat tile? Say if I want to exit out of the pattern and work on the original artwork or do I have to go into pattern editing mode everytime I want to make changes?...
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Distorting perspective using free transform tool illustrator CS6

I am trying to distort in perspective warped type using the free transform tool in illustrator as CS6 doesn't have a pop-out menu for the freeform transform tool. I am finding it difficult to find ...
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Display distance between objects in illustrator using smart guides

How can I check the distance between two objects in px like in Figma or Adobe XD? I googled a bit but did not find any way to do this. This is what I want to achieve. In Figma. As you can see, it ...
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Vector To SVG conversion

I have implemented bottom Navigation using Fluid Bottom navigation Libarary I am android developer and has little knowledge of designing. So bear with me .Everything working fine with SVG ...
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Connecting Dots

I want to connect a grid of dots using connectors. Right now, I am creating the connector separately from the dots. Is there a quicker way to recreate this effect in Illustrator? The Grid The effect ...
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Glitch in output resolution size for same dimension artboards

I have created 50 artboards in Adobe Illustrator. Their size is the same 59.5x59.5 mm Nothing else. Just the blank artboards. When I go File > Export > Export as --> JPG and then I choose &...
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Toggle visibility of a selected object illustrator CS6

I have found that toggle visibility off of a selected object is command+3 on mac from what I searched up but for some reason it doesn't toggle the object back on?
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Envelope distort effect warps shape but not pattern fill-illustrator CS6

I am in the middle of following a tutorial on making a pattern tile. I have created a pattern and now filled it in a box. I now want to warp it going to object>envelope distort>make with warp. ...
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Is it possible to sort layers by fill color in Illustrator?

Pretty much as the title asked, is it possible to sort layers by fill color? I would like to sort by hue starting from darker colors to lighter colors.
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Convert swatch group to global swatches

Is there a way to create multiple global swatches with an existing swatch group? I have shift+clicked the swatches in the group and went to the group folder but the convert process to global tickbox ...
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Swatches panel not adding basic RGB, appearing in a new window Illustrator CS6

When I go to add a swatch group to the swatches panel say basic RGB it opens it in a new window?

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