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Photoshop setting up wrong DPI and size when opening AI file

When I try to open AI file using Photoshop, it shows me wrong image size and DPI. Original AI file data: CMYK 300 DPI Artboard size: 1134 x 1418 px Whe I open file using Photoshop, it shows me next ...
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Layout grids for illustrations?

Is it possible to use any kind of layout grids when creating illustrations, and if so, what are their uses?
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Automate - Copying Layer from another file

I am a total noob at illustrator installed it just yesterday for the first time. So this is what I want to do: I have a pad that generates SVG file but it is just handwritten text file I want to add ...
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Illustrator pdf-export options not available

since updating my OS to Catalina a quite important option within Illustrator CC2015 is greyed out. I can't "convert colors (keep numbers)" as it is constantly greyed out, no matter the ...
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3d-like wavy lines?

How could I make something like this: in Illustrator/Sketch? I've seen similar questions here but this style looks different enough: it almost likes like 3D with "shades". Other examples: ...
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No defined boundaries of different artboards

My artboards in illustrator have disappeared and now it is one large square. When I go into artboard mode it shows the individual artboards however when I switch back it goes back to the large white ...
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exporting image from photoshop to illustrator colour change

The same image with both photoshop and illustrator which are using the same setting and the same profile colour and despite that, colour change a little when pasting from photoshop to illustrator. for ...
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Can't go in layers when in pattern editing mode in Illustrator

I am wanting to fill this path with a different colour. I have made it into a repeat pattern so I am in tile mode. It didn't allow me for some reason to live paint bucket fill the shape. I tried to ...
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My SVG is losing anchor points when I export it

I am having an issue when I go to export my svg. The green part of the svg loses anchor points and instead of being the shape of a leaf turns into an oval. I don't know what to do please help! Here is ...
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Simplify an object in an svg file to reduce file size

I have an svg image generated by another program (for visualisation of molecules) that is super complex, and I'd like to try and automatically simplify it. For example, a simple sphere with a gradient ...
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Selecting overlayed colors/objects in Illustrator

I've created a (very) large image in illustrator, a portion of which is shown. There are numerous circles on top of each other with their transparencies set to multiply (so that Yellow over Cyan ...
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How to Establish Transparency That Subtracts From Lower Layers - Illustrator

For reference, I am using the livepaint tool to make a design, and I want to subtract an area from that livepaint using another livepaint. This is all fine and dandy, I just merge the livepaints or ...
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How was the face and other details in this picture changed?

I saw this picture on Instagram: click here for full resolution It is clearly an adaptation of this picture: click here for full resolution I wondered how the characters face changed to that of ...
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Why does my document change size between Illustrator and Inkscape? [duplicate]

If I create a 150mm x 150mm document in Illustrator, as such: and then create a 80mm x 80mm square in the middle of the document, as such: then save to .svg format, when I open the document in ...
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Create multiple document from each group in illustrator useing javascript

I have Ai file whitch file have many groups each group different design. How can I create javascript to separate each group to file. Or any options to do this and each file have to be same name as ...
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Part of graphics missing when exporting PDF?

Hey, I tried exporting this design of a car from illustrator into PDF and it seemed fine to me on Illustrator and on Acrobat DC preview, but client reported that the tip of the bottle is blank white. ...
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Adobe Illustrator: white cracks appears on objects when zooming in and out

I'm having this problem in Illustrator when I zoom in and out, there appears to be a bunch of white cracks that changes shapes, but stays there when not zooming. Looks something like this:[ Been ...
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Applying different fills simultaneously in illustrator [duplicate]

I have multiple elements with different stroke colours. I would like to fill all the elements with their individual outer stroke colours. Is there a way to do this without having to apply outer ...
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How to create this noise pattern?

I'm not sure how to describe it-- it's seemingly randomly generated, almost like wind patterns? Any work platform is good!
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Ilustrator stopped showing selected anchor points and round corner option

I'm not sure what I did, but it seems like I can't see what anchor points I'm selecting with the direct selection tool. I can't round corners either, as the round corner dot doesn't appear. I can ...
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maintaining stroke proportions along length of a curved path in Illustrator

I’m attempting in Illustrator to generate a series of images with 6 elements and to maintain their proportions along straight and curved paths. I have a path that represents a segment of an ellipse, ...
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I sent a pdf to print and one of the images printed low resolution [closed]

I used illustrator for this. There are two images (both jpg) The higher resolution one didn’t print well, it’s a pretty small scaled image on the layout. Both images were ungrouped and had clipping ...
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Move the object in different direction [closed]

How to create an image or an object that can be moved with the mouse? Circular, vertical and horizontal movement, etc. Or a three-dimensional movement Like the attached picture, which is on one of the ...
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How to achieve this metallic/shiny effect in illustrator?

How to I get this sort of shiny metallic effect on my text? Is illustrator the best tool? Any help is useful thankyou!! [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/rlJfQ.jpg
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Adobe illustrator clipping mask & opacity mask

When I set opacity mask on image I don t now how to change only transparency on stroke and not entire selected field. I need stroke like on image
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What version of Adobe Illustrator do I need to downsave my files to (for customers) in order for all versions to be compatible?

I am busy designing illustrations in Adobe Illustrator for a customer, and they have kindly asked me to save my illustrator files so it is compatible with all versions, and they don't run into any ...
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How do I ensure the file I send to an external printer will print correctly?

Hope you can help here? I have an Ilustrator 2020 design which I want to get printed on A3 (Giclee). I have an ICC profile (seems to be RGB) from my external printer who will print for me. When I ...
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Clone/duplicate object around circular path in Animate cc

In Adobe Animate cc, I have a circle with stroke and no fill. I want to place copy of symbol on the circumference of the circle at equal distance. Ctrl + D duplicate the symbol, but it paste in ...
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How could I replicate this striped effect in Illustrator?

I'm attempting to simulate a ribbon like pattern for lettering, similar to this image: I've already made the outlines for the lettering, however using the blend tool and the width tool doesn't give ...
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Need help Creating a texture in photoshop

hi guys im looking to make a similar texture seen in the youtube thumbnails of "Our changing Climates"'s youtube chanel. if you could help provide information on what the texture is, how to ...
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how to fix one side of artboard get blurry in illustrator?

I don't why one side of the art board getting blurry. As I'm hovering the mouse cursor on the element, it getting more and more blurry and falling downward like fluid, funny but what is problem and ...
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How do I edit text in a stock photo that has a design attached to it?

I have a 'logo' that I want to edit but I'm not sure how I can edit this one section. I added my own text, i.e. "Brunettes, Rosettes", but I need the middle text to be changed from initials ...
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Unifying complex objects creates unwanted nodes or tiny componded shapes in Illustrator

Please look at the image attached. We work on quite a mixed complex-shaped artworks for screen printing and we need to provide underbase/flash layer on which all color objects should be combined ...
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Remove path stroke from SVG image [duplicate]

I am drawing some color-filled polygons in Adobe Illustrator using the pen tool. When I export it in a PNG file, the image looks just like I made it. But when I save it as an SVG image and open it in ...
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How can I do this kind of color effect in adobe illustrator?

I was trying to get this color effect done using adobe illustrator but could not do it. How can I do that?
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Adobe Illustrator: New Clipping Mask Error

I am an illustrator and I sometimes like to use paint splotch / grunge shaped vector images (ex. https://www.freepik.com/premium-vector/grunge-brushes-with-stains-splashes-drops-ink_5307110.htm#page=3&...
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Can't change art brush stroke color in Illustrator

I have created an art brush from a paint brush stroke and am unable to change the stroke color of an element with the brush applied. The color settings of the document are set to RGB. The Colorization ...
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Illustrator drop shadow masking

Just wondering if anyone knew of a solution to the below: Basically I have the middle shape with the appropriate drop shadow effect applied, but I only want the drop shadow to show on the shapes ...
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brush strokes creating new layers in illustator

I am painting in illustator, using a basic brush. Every mark that I make is creating a new sublayer grouped under Layer 1. Is there a way to stop this from happening? I don't need hundreds of ...
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How to record a specific color swatches as an Action in Adobe Illustrator?

I have a file contains of many objects which can either be images, vector or clipping mask. But every objects are grouped with a same specific color of swatches. Let's say the color is CMYK Cyan. I ...
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How can I create a layout in Adobe illustrator?

How can I make a design like the example below. When I generate some lorem ipsum text, I don't know how to set up columns, or how to set the text to wrap around the letter.
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Are there any switcheable “states” possible in Illustrator?

I would like to draw button in Illestrator and make it with several states (like normal, pressed, dimmed). Can I draw all this and them quickly switch between button states? Also I would like to ...
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How can I temporarily represent a high res image with a box in Illustrator?

I have multiple complicated vector images in a document with multiple artboards. Zooming and moving around can sometimes cause Illustrator to stall for a few seconds. I'd like to temporarily hide the ...
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Selection rectangle is not aligned with horizontal and vertical axes anymore in Illustrator

I was wishing to resize my triangled shape horizontally, but suddenly found it is not aligned anymore: If I resize it, it obviously resizes not horizontally. How did I do this :) and how to exist ...
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Horizontal white lines in illustrator (but not in export) [closed]

I have an Illustrator project with a lot of shapes and anchor points. As soon as I fill in any of these shapes, horizontal white lines appear across the colored area. They become broader when I zoom ...
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Eyedropper doesn't copy entire appearence in Adobe Illustrator

Despite manual, my eyedropper doesn't coppy everything from appearence of one object to another. Here I am copying from bottom left object to top right: Only fill color is copied, no any other ...
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Text off-center after kerning in Adobe Illustrator?

As far as I can tell, Illustrator is using something other than the actual text when aligning individual lines of text to the Artboard's center. Certain characters seem to have more padding around ...
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How to create 3D wireframe graphic models on Illustrator

I’ve some questions that I’ve been trying to solve for awhile and was hoping for some help. I’ve trying to create 3D wireframe models similar to the attached examples on Illustrator. Anyone has any ...
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illustrator blob brush is painting below the artwork

I've never seen this in my 5years of AI experience where the blob brush has started painting below the artwork already on the layer.
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Illustrator: how can I truly clip an svg image?

I sometimes use illustrator to make an image, then clip that image. When I export the image to svg all of the clipped parts of the image still affect the boundaries of the svg. I want a scalable ...

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