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Is there a way to use the eyedropper in the color picker in Illustrator?

I have a global swatch I'd like to change with another color using the eyedropper, without having to select all the elements and apply the new color manually. Is there a way to achieve that?
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How do I extract the path back out from a brush?

Is there a way to convert a brush back to its underlying path, in Illustrator? I want to edit a brush, make some small adjustments, and then convert it back to another brush.
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Best Format for image for touchscreen (1920 x 1080 resolution)

I have these PDF files and they are 4500px x 6646px and 300 resolution and I need to display it on a touchscreen....on this touchscreen you have the ability to zoom in and zoom out. I have converted ...
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How to create template of guides in Illustrator which appears with every document I open?

So, I am working on a multiple page pdf. I need to setup margins on each side of the page using guides. There are 300+ pages and I am working on each page at a time. I don't want to add guides in each ...
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White-out / burned-out font

does anyone know how I can create such a white-out/ burned-out font like in the example attached? Either in Photoshop or Illustrator. It looks like the text sits in front of a very bright light so ...
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Best practice: keep icons as strokes or outline?

I am currently working on generating the icon assets for the company I work for. I am using Sketch, and am creating a large library of the icons. They are all Line icons (the style) and basically ...
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How to produce a SVG with vectors using Adobe CC

I have a bitmap image that I try to turn into a SVG using Adobe CC. (It is a logo for a responsive website). The image is below: First I create an Adobe EPS file using PhotopShop: I use the magic ...
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I can't use adobe illustrator tools [on hold]

I was modifying the pressure brush and when I thought it was fine, all my tools started not to work. I don't know what I pressed. Only one circle with one line appears as if everything is locked.
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Serifs appeared in illustrator

http://prntscr.com/p6eogq These serifs appear only in a straight line, why? How to remove it?
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How can i create this abstract halftone effect? [on hold]

I want to create this halftone effect to transition the colour. Anyone knows how can i create this abstract halftone effect using illustrator or photoshop?
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Illustrator: Change dpi and design size upon exporting to PDF

I've made a 15' x 10' design that will be printed. The printer told me I should save it as a pdf at 15” x 10” (inches) @300dpi". I'm very unfamiliar with exporting out files for print (I do mostly ...
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Replicating a font illustration

I'm sharing a part of the design my former freelance illustrator have created. I'm trying to replicate the design by myself but I can't really reverse engineer the actions to achieve the (almost) ...
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Increase preview quality in Illustrator

I am using brushes with small particles that look as desired when zoomed in, but they collapse in a huge blob of paint when they are zoomed out. I tried "View > Preview on CPU" and that makes it ...
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Illustrator Batch Action - Stop Command

I have an action with a stop command where user makes a selection before completing the rest of the action. I need this to run as a batch. The action works when running as a batch, however the stop ...
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How to save a smaller file size, but keep high-res vector file for printing?

I created a design on Illustrator using design elements from various vector sites my client and I bought. It’s a 30x50cm design on a paper wrapper. It’s nothing complicated (think patterns) but the ...
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Adobe Illustrator: “Threshold” option of “Live Trace” in “Image Trace”?

As pertains to Adobe Illustrator, how can one mimic the capability of the "Live Trace" threshold option in the "Image Trace" of Illustrator cs6 and later? i found the "threshold" to be very useful in ...
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.cdr to .ai conversions

I create drawings in CorelDraw that often need to be saved a .ai and passed on to others. I'm using CD 2017. I've been doing this for a while without problems, but lately the conversion have become ...
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How can I place randomly selected symbols onto a grid in Illustrator?

I have a bunch of square symbols that are all the same size. I would like to set random pre-designed symbols into a defined grid. Square symbols: Grid: Symbols placed randomly within grid: Is this ...
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What does one unit refer to in this ad guideline, how do I measure this out in my own designs

I have been given this guide at work and I don't understand what they mean by 1 Unit. How do I measure this on different sizes?
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Illustrator effects [closed]

How make such effect? What instruments I need to use? https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/fs/89495081536475.5d025270b37b9.jpg
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whenever i click on create shapes from vector layers it turns grey in after effects

I am a beginner in the after effects and i want to animate my AI file After Effects . I am imported the file in composition mode and then select all the AI files and create the shape from the vector ...
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Two different colors in an Illustrator stroke / line

I have this shape and I want to keep the left part black (exactly from the middle) while having the right part grey. Is this possible? If I don't join the lines, I don't get the sharp end that I want. ...
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Clipping mask doesn't work in Illustrator

I have this repeat pattern I wanted to use over a blank square, which is a merged layer of the same symbol over and over again. but every time I press Object-Clipping Mask-Make it just results in a ...
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How to change the colors of these lines from Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to change these colors of the lines in the red frame, from Adobe Illustrator. Is it possible?
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How do I prevent opacity shades from getting darker when overlapping each other in Adobe Illustrator?

Here is my current project: How do I prevent the darker black underneath the bowl? Both layers are at 50% opacity at #000000.
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How to create a product mock-up template in GIMP (or another app)?

I'm trying to create product mockups for snowmobile vinyl wraps, and need a template to start from. Unfortunately nowhere I've looked has had templates ready. YelloImages said they could make some, ...
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how to export svg with only lines in illustrator?

i need to have the design of my project in lines, polygon,and polyline, but it makes them paths, it's possible to doit withouth editing the svg code directly?
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Brush Opacity changes after Making Mask in Illustartor

Following this great tutorial by Gigantic about creating "grainy gradient", I face a problem after masking. I have two layers: 1st one is the object itself which is a [Rectangle] and another Group ...
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unsmooth text when printing work created with Illustrator

I create worksheets for my classes with Ai. These usually consist of pictures in color and text. I have the following problem on Mac when printing with my laser printer brother L8900-CDW. Using the ...
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Copy from Photoshop into a grid in Illustrator

I'm a biologist. What we often do we copy "spots" of yeast plates into Illustrator. The problem is, whenever I copy a "spot" from Photoshop it goes in some pretty random place in Illustrator. What ...
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Editable PDF export for Client with Affinity (Do not want to use Illustrator)

I am learning Designing and looking in affinity designer. I want to create simple editable PDF (only name and few words may be editable) by client. As I understood AFfinity does not provide way to ...
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Is there a way to find the font used in this image? [duplicate]

Which font is used in this image or how can I find?
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How to reset Rectangle Grid Tool in Illustrator?

I pressed some keys (C, V, F) while holding the mouse and making a grid using the Rectangle Grid Tool. It changed the width of the columns/rows (see image). Now I don't know how to reset it. I want ...
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adobe illustrator export from eps

I'm newbie with adobe illustrator and I have eps file which contains 3 banner and I want to export each of them separately but it export them with 2 issues images are not in center images have extra ...
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How to create editable tables in Adobe Illustrator?

Is there any way to create editable tables using Adobe illustrator ? I would like to populate the table rows and columns with data from an excel sheet. Things I have done so far : Created a text ...
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How to “sharpen” the corners/curves of a curvy or Sans-Serif font glyph?

Either in FontLab or Illustrator (probably in Illustrator is best), how do you take a glyph such as the following, and automatically (or semi-automatically) make the curves and corners more "serif" ...
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Illustrator: Expanding Blended Strokes

so I got a bit of a cartoon wing type situation going on here. I drew this with just the standard pen tool, and I don't really know anything about how wings are supposed to look like, still I ...
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Ai 6 created DXF as splines, but I need arcs and lines

My design is a loose irregular circle with an internal design made up of round holes - numbering hundreds. I exported the Ai file (1MB) as outlines to .dxf, ending up with a 3MB file. The intention ...
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Is it possible to make auto page numbering for Adobe Illustrator artboards? [duplicate]

I am using 'Adobe Illustrator' for designing inner pages for books. In Indesign I was able to make the page numbers auto-generated. Is there any similar or any way to the same task on Illustrator? (I ...
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How can I improve at drawing calligraphic font glyphs

Here is an example font glyph that's reasonably complex: You'll notice a few things about it: Continuity. It's not built out of primitive simple geometric objects like circles and triangles like ...
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I found a solution but can't post due to low reputation [migrated]

I found that the Random Select by André Berg script mentioned in this post is no longer downloadable. So I created my own script to select random objects in Adobe Illustrator. You can find it here. ...
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How to get font glyphs out of OTF/TTF font and into Illustrator

Currently what I have to do is open up a font file (OTF/TTF) in FontLab, then click on a specific glyph, then select the actual glyph in that window, then copy/paste it from FontLab into Illustrator. ...
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How to center a shape so it is “visually” centered in Illustrator

Say I have 65,000+ shapes (i.e. the CJK Unicode Characters as vector glyphs). I want to create a square for each of the characters and place each vector glyph within its square such that it is ...
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Save AI file without convert it to outline

How can I save a AI file/convert it to PDF with text (not to convert it to outline) because I need that PDF in searchable mode?
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Illustrator: Manipulate a curve that is part of a line while keeping it in the line

I made this image for making it easier to understand what I'd like to learn how to do:
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How to fix ink coverage over 320%

When preflighting a magazine advert, I am getting a warning about ink coverage being over 320%. The problem is that the colours causing this are in an image with a green filter. Unfortunately I cant ...
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How to save groups as separate assets with layers prefixed in the filename

I am trying to save illustrator art assets using the inbuilt Layer/Group hierarchy to determine the save location and file name. I believe this requires some Illustrator script. In this case I have a ...
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All other things being equal, does printing an image from Illustrator instead of Photoshop produce better quality?

Say you have a vector image you open up in both Photoshop and Illustrator in DINA3 and 300ppi, wanting to print it in 300dpi. So when it comes to their pixel resolution, they're the same and all the ...
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How to change color of multiple svg files in illustrator

I have more than 600 svg icons. Each one is separate files not combined, is there a way to change the color of all of it at once in Illustrator. I am using Illustrator CS6 version. is it possible ...
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How to Keep Symbols/Paths aligned in Illustrator (like for a font)

So I have these two glyphs in FontLab: Notice that the 3 shape is slightly squished in the second glyph. This is because the size of the whole second glyph is wider than the first glyph (before I did ...