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Adobe Illustrator selection and scripting

I want to ask two questions I can select multiple objects, and after that, if I click one of the selected objects, last clicked one becomes "active" or "super selected." What is ...
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Export Layers in place illustrator

I am trying to export layers from an ai file, but when I export the pngs they all come out centered. I need to export the layers so that I can assemble the layers randomly for example several ...
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How do I edit an illustrator script on a mac. Script editor wont' work

I'm new to scripts. I want to use the Script Editor that comes with my mac, but I can't seem to make it work. For example, I found the simplest possible Hello World java script on the internet, and ...
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Object gradient fill with all rgb colors

I'm trying to create a mockup for my web design idea and even though I got to a moderate point myself, I still need help. I'm trying to create a 3-column grid illustration that holds all colors on the ...
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How to create a consistent global color across multiple files? (Merge colors goes in the wrong direction.)

I have multiple files that are different pages in a booklet. I have some global colors that I want to be consistent across all files. For example, there is the color of a woman's shirt, which I have ...
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Illustrator: Document is too big. When I try to scale it down for printing, objects are too small to use

I hired someone to do drawings for me in Illustrator. For some reason he made his document huge. In inches, it is over a hundred across or so, as you can see below: (I should explain that there are ...
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Adobe Illustrator Overlay/Multiply exporting weirdly to PDF

I'm trying to export some icons in an Illustrator document to PDF. However, some of the icons have a square of overlay around them - Assumably due to an item which has overlay and also a shadow around ...
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How to remove all gradient effects in a file?

I know how to remove gradients one by one, But I want to remove whole gradient effects in one file. into If I select more then one objects, the gradient control panel disappears. Remove an effect ...
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Scale path proportionally from centre without affecting type on path illustrator CS6

I have created text on a path. The text however does not fit. I don't want to make the text any smaller instead I want to extend the path evenly on both sides. I know with the path alone if I used the ...
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Why does Gausian Blur produce Boxed result in Adobe Illustrator?

I am applying Effect-gaussian blur on an Object with 50% Opacity. Instead of producing a smooth blur effect it ends up with a box around the shape. why does this happen? Thank you.
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How to create a scale-break on the y-axis in Illustrator?

I would like to create a chart in Illustrator (not yet sure if it will be an area chart or a stacked column chart), but need to "skip" some values (as in this question on English ...
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Blend in Adobe Illustrator not working

I am applying Blend into two different object in Illustrator. One with 100% opacity and another one with 50%. I want the blend to be smoothly spread out. but when I select them both and click "...
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when i am trying to paste a letterform i made in illustrator into fontlab, it does not paste with the holes in the letters like it should

it is supposed to turn out looking like this (without the guides obviously) but it pastes into fontlab with no hole in it, just all black. i even took the hole out of it like you are supposed to in ...
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From Illustrator to SVG, lines breaking

I'm trying to export from illustrator to svg. The problem is that the lines in Illustrator are nice, but in SVG they remain intermittent, can anyone suggest anything?
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Illustrator Scale Thickness Weight of Path Object for Icon Design

i have a Compound Path in Illustrator, that needs to be scaled in line thickness/weight without changing outer Bounds. This Path was initially created by outlining a simple stroke. The Path consists ...
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How can I align graphs in Illustrator?

I just started learning how to make graphs in Illustrator. I’d like to be able to align my graphs just like I’m able to with other groups of objects. However, when the Selection tool is chosen and a ...
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Altering grids in Illustrator CS6

I am creating grids in Illustrator using this method. I want to alter and tweak gutters, margins and columns though. Is there a way to do this or an alternate method? Because right now I have a ...
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Illustrator Rectangle Tool disabled

I'm trying to draw rectangles but found that the tool has been disabled. I'm sure I subscribed to Illustrator but why so many tools are disabled? They look grey here:
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Export all assets in same artboard size png(Adobe illustrator)

I have a problem, How do I export all assets in the same artboard size. I mean if I use artboard 1000x1000px. how I export all assets with 1000x1000px png images.(In adobe illustrator) Every time I ...
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How to Reduce SVG Path for Web in Illustrator?

I actually am trying to make a simple logo for my website and was thinking of using inline SVG for the logo. I made it with illustrator but the path code is too long, not like I see on other sites. On ...
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Will using an external hard drive as a scratch disk improve the performance when running Adobe Apps? [closed]

Would buying an external hard drive such as the SanDisk SDSSDE81-1T00-G25 Extreme Pro 1TB Portable NVMe SSD, USB-C, up to 1000MB/s and using it as a scratch disk help to improve the performance of ...
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Minus Front - Return Normal Shape Instead Of Compound Path or Group - Adobe Illustrator

Sometimes, applying Minus Front on two shapes in Adobe Illustrator 2021 returns a normal single shape, other time, it returns a compound path. Why? Is it possible to force returning a normal path? Or ...
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Blur Only Part of Line / Edge in Illustrator

I found a graphic that I like on Adobe Stock: Basically, I'm wondering how to re-create this graphic in Illustrator. I understand how to create a gradient from left to right, or even a shape with ...
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Thinner lines in a shape in Illustrator

I've been making outline designs for surboards, but for some reason sometimes they end up having lines with too much thickness. The one above has the desired thickness (near 4 mm) and the one on the ...
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Is there a way of creating multiple objects / shapes at once in adobe illustrator?

I am working on a project and editing multiple things at a time. for the most part this is seamless but there are a few things i am trying to figure out to make the process a little easier and to save ...
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Can I adjust leading for 2 lines of text I highlighted?

I am trying to adjust the leading of text. There are all different type sizes in the same text frame. I highlighted the two lines that I wanted to adjust the leading of but nothing changed. It seems ...
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Increase color depth to 16 Bit / reduce banding in Adobe Illustrator

I use Illustrator to create gradients with the Freeform Gradient tool. When I export a gradient as a PNG, banding is clearly visible. That's why I'd like to increase the color depth to 16 Bit. Is that ...
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Can we make a text outline again into a text in Adobe Illustrator?

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, I created a text outline by doing 1. Select the text 2. Goto Type -> Create Outlines (CTRL + SHIFT + O) But what if I want to make those outlines again as a ...
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How to make custom brushes work in Illustator with automatisation

I want to make a rectangle with a custom brush applied (so I load my custom brush library), and it works fine for the first image, but if I do that in automatisation, it does not load my brush for the ...
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How do I get rid of the blue outline of the original vector image in Illustrator?

I dragged in an image, traced it, then edited the paths to my liking. Now when I hover my cursor above the artboard, there's a blue outline of the original traced image before I made any edits. When I ...
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Curve line without middle anchor point? Illustrator CS6

I am following along with a tutorial and I noticed the lady hits shift+C on the pen tool path, hovers it in the middle of the path and it curves the path upwards symmetrically. I doesn't look like ...
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How to check distance of two objects in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

Hello I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, and I want to check how much distance or gap I am giving between objects, can anyone please tell me how to do that ?? One way I know is to use the measure ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Missing SVG Save Option [closed]

According to the following documentation, page 472 : https://help.adobe.com/archive/en/illustrator/cs6/illustrator_reference.pdf ... I should be able to : Choose File > Save As, enter a filename,...
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Efficient way to align objects within guides illustrator CS6

I am using guides as a grid system to align objects to. Its difficult however to align things I use shapes, find the centre and then make another guide to find the centre. I could potentially make a ...
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paragraph space after spacing doesn't appear to be accurate? Illustrator CS6

I have some type which I have created a space after in the paragraph settings. I wanted the space after to be 0.3cm so I have entered that in which converts to 8.5pt. However when I create a box with ...
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Auto text box resize for illustrator CS6

I am wanting a similar option to Opt+command+C in illustrator CS6 I have seen the same question asked however I am using CS6 and when I go to Area type options auto resize option box to tick is not ...
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Area Type scaling inset spacing / Large canvas upscaling clipboard area type

apologies for the sloppy title, I hope the body will make sense. I'm creating a flowchart in illustrator because that's where I feel more comfortable as opposed to stand-alone data visualization apps. ...
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Do "let" and "const" work in Adobe scripts?

Do they work or they don't? Changing some var variables to let resulted into error, while changing some of them to const didn't. Are both of them unsupported?
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How to get menu items from Adobe Illustrator interface?

There are many drop-down menus in the top of the Adobe Illustrator window. I would like to have a way to get a tree of these commands with their functions to cal in the script. For example, for this ...
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How to prevent overlapping of the light effect with the outline? I have used shape builder tool to get the light effect [duplicate]

I used shape builder tool to cut a part of ice cream to use it to give a light effect. When I placed it over the ice cream the white part overlaps with the black. But I want the black border visible ...
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How do I fix missing opacity masks in rendered svg files on the HTML5 Canvas [closed]

I'm currently working on a project that is using the HTML5 Canvas API and I'm encountering a few problems, one of which is disappearing opacity masks used to add texture to an element in Adobe ...
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why are the width and height params missing from svg files exported from Adobe Illustrator

I'm currently working on a project using the HTML5 Canvas API and want to include images in the SVG format, however, I find that SVG files exported from Adobe Illustrator do not render on the canvas. ...
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Any way to identify a font from vector object in Illustrator (CC)?

Question: Is it possible to identify a font/formatting in a path object and apply it to a new text object in Illustrator? Background: I have a full CC subscription. In this case, object (1) appears to ...
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Adobe Illustrator: After a radial repeat, how can you recolor individual intersecting shapes?

When making a pattern of intersecting shapes with Object>Repeat>Radial, can this shape be divided it into individual segments that can then be colored individually? [Shape Builder tool ...
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How to add stroke to part of text that overlaps other text [duplicate]

Using Adobe Illustrator, how would I achieve the stroke around the words "happy birthday" where they overlap the word "Jesus" in the image below?
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Shortcut for duplicating and decreasing stroke width incrementally illustrator CS6

I use transform again to duplicate paths/shapes at an equal distance. I was wondering if there was a way do make a stroke on a path incrementally smaller? So I could just hit command d or any other ...
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Shortcut for locking/unlocking specific object illustrator CS6

I use command + 2 often to lock all and opt + command + 2 to unlock all. I was wondering if there is a shortcut to lock and unlock specific object you select?
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Moving artboard from one document to another illustrator CS6

I am trying to move an artboard from on document to another. I have move/copy artboard turned on and the layers are unlocked. I go to artboards in tool bar and select copy and then paste in new ...
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illustrator- lining up corners of two irregular shapes [duplicate]

In illustrator, I am running into an issue in trying to make simplistic 3D letters that have an outline. because the corners line up at different angles they extend out awkwardly. I know there is no ...
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Why does Pantone color bridge tell me one thing, but illustrator another?

Why is it that when I change the color from spot to process via my swatch options dialog box, it is different than the Color Bridge value in my swatch book? Take PMS 200 C, for example. When I change ...

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