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Spacebar “Hand” tool affected by its own grid in Illustrator

There is something about the spacebar "Hand" tool that I never noticed before. It may sound ultra picky, but when it's at max zoom, you can see that this tool follows a pattern which I never noticed ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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How to make this clean hex shape with complex shape inside it?

How to make this hexagonal shape with complex geometrical shape inside it? I try to make this with this shape I experiment with transform effect for 2 hours still have no idea how to make this. ...
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Illustrator: white space around logo when exporting as JPG

I've created a logo in Illustrator, and before I export it, the spacing looks fine. See below: But then, once I export it, it doesn't keep the spacing around the letters I want (the right side of the ...
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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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Expanding patterns into complete paths without clipping masks in Illustrator

I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (...
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Photoshop's “Snapshot” equivalent in Illustrator?

What is equivalent functionality to Photoshop's Snapshot in Illustrator? There is no History panel in Illustrator that I know of. If nothing of sorts exist, what is a good approach to save multiple ...
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Triangle calligraphic brush in illustrator

No. Not the usual stretched pinky winky art brushes just a plain and simple triangle brush instead of the round ones.
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How do you create Arc/Rainbow Charts?

I have been hunting all over for a tutorial on how to build arc/rainbow graphs like the one in the picture. I'm confident that I could make paths line up with one another like that but I need a way to ...
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invisible strokes keep staying

I want to divide this fire figure into many parts and want to apply different colors keeping the main outline fixed. so I drew several strokes over it, converted them all into 'outline stroke', and ...
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I'm trying to put a image of my logo over a can of pepsi in real life but I can make it mask behind my thumb in Illustrator

I'm trying to put a logo onto a real-life can I am holding for a school project. I have already colored out the rest of the can but I can't put the logo on as it covers my thumb. On this answer it ...
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How to export the images that inside adobe illustrator file

Right now I have a AI file, and there are some images used in it , the problem is , how to export all of them? Thanks a lot for helping.
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Is it possible to reposition anchor points with the arrow keys when drawing with the pen tool without stopping the line?

When drawing with the pen tool in Photoshop it is possible to adjust the last placed anchor point with the arrow keys and then continue drawing the same line. In illustrator, if you do the same thing ...
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Export settings for a sharp logo in Illustrator [duplicate]

I want to export a logo which I made in Illustrator (CC 2015) for a customer and import it into Word so it can be used as a standard template for their letters. The logo in Illustrator is created in a ...
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Advanced resizing in Adobe Illustrator

I would like to read blueprints of my house in Adobe Illustrator. I know, this app is not designed for that purpose, but forget about that for a moment. I would like to measure distances on the ...
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Trim Extraneous Lines in Illustrator

I've got this woodgrain texture that I'd like to trim down to just what's in the box. I've tried all different combinations of the options in the pathfinder panel, but nothing is working for me. So, ...
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Select all objects with the same color in Illustrator

I have an .ai file of a label. It has various shades of green in its design. I want to replace all objects with that color and change it to a new color. So if I pick #d0d0d0 and want to replace it ...
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Placing vector in After Effects results in grey box

In After Effects (CC2017), when I import a project from Illustrator (CC2017), place it on the timeline and select "Create shapes from vector layer", it creates a grey rectangle. There is no opacity on ...
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Illustrator 3D bevel issue

I'm trying to bevel a word with just a gradient color and a black stroke, but one character - the 'T' - is having issues and just turning black. It says "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred", ...
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Having extra white space at the left and right side of my SVG after exporting from Illustrator

I made a 1920x1080 sized SVG using Illustrator. After exporting to SVG, there are spaces at the left and right side of the SVG. I had tried a few times and make sure than i fit the artwork to the ...
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Cannot arrange objects in Illustrator CC

I have a few objects in Illustrator, and I can't arrange them one behind the other. They are both on the same layer. When I select one and press CTRL+SHIFT+[ the circle does not move back. When I ...
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Do I make my half raster half vector logo in AI or PS?

I always make my logos in AI because I want it to be the best quality possible and all proper vector layers. However I have a client who wishes for an image to be used in their logo. So my base and my ...
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Change Decimal Place in Adobe Illustrator

I want to make literally everything in Illustrator to work with only one or two numbers in decimal place. Is that possible? I've tried googling but it looks like that everyone wants precision and not ...
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Active Adobe Font Not Showing Up In Illustrator - Why?

I have activated the font "Good Headline Pro Bold" in Adobe Fonts: But when I'm working in Illustrator, I search for that type in the character panel, and nothing shows up: Clicking on "Add Fonts ...
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Sketch export entire canvas size for every object in an artboard?

Is it possible to create one separate, full-canvas-size .png for each of 100 or so vector shapes within a Sketch artboard? I have an artboard that has about 100 vector shapes, and I'm hoping to ...
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Find and locate text in a hidden Illustrator layer

I am working with a AI document that has over 200 layers with country names. All the layers are hidden and locked (because each layer contains overlapping elements with the others, so it's better not ...
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Symbols appearing at different scale in Illustrator

I've searched but couldn't find anything relevant to my situation. I made symbols in Ai and was able to replace them easily, they all appeared at the original scale when turned into a symbol. Then it ...
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The pen tool after shaping an artwork could not make it smooth shape. How to make shape better?

I would like to know how to get rid of unnecessary line which is shown after pressing ctrl`` + ``Y. The line passing from top to bottom was not drawn by be bu, it is drawn automatically.
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Why does Illustrator make the colors darker with 3D effects?

I am trying to adjust colors after I apply a 3D effect (say extrude & bevel) in Adobe Illustrator (I tried in CS2 and CS5) but even if I make the object's color white it turns into fairly dark ...
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How to make this wave pattern infinite (both ends should attach seamlessly)?

I need to make this specific wave (A) pattern infinite for a website. I'm trying to get it together, change the anchor points and I'm not having success. How can I do it in the simplest way?
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How to fill this pencil shape with gradient in illustrator?

I've been struggling to fill this entire pencil-like shape with this gray gradient. It always stops bluntly at the tip, leaving it empty. How do I get it to fill all the way from the point?
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Can anyone please let me know the name of Font “STRAPPERS”which written on BIG? [closed]

Use angle brackets to force linking https://stackoverflow.com Create inline text links with Markdown Text Add alt attributes to links by adding a double space and text after the URL Text
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Can anyone please let me know the name of Font “STRAPPERS”which written on BIG? [closed]

Use angle brackets to force linking https://stackoverflow.com Create inline text links with Markdown Text Add alt attributes to links by adding a double space and text after the URL Text
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How do I change the shape of only part of object to replicate another object's shape?

I made these two objects but I want to warp one of the objects to have the exact same corner as the other one.
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How to export font names as web font names in Adobe Illustrator CC

I'm trying to see if there's a quick and dirty way to export Adobe Illustrator files as SVGS that use the web font names on my company's website instead of the system font names on my machine. Is ...
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How do I remove original shape outline created by Clipping Mask

I tried my best to crop out a part of an svg and I thought I had got it working, but when selecting the outside, I could still see the original shape. I used the rectangle tool and went to Object > ...
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Illustrator basic shape build

How do you get a shape like this (excuse the hand drawing but it gives you a visual): Width: 7 inches Height: 5.1 inches from the middle, but as it goes to the left and right it ends at 2.75" How ...
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How are these this feathered/blurred edges artistic effect made in these graphic illustrations? Scripts? Overlay? [duplicate]

It's been a few years since I've wanted to re-create analog-painterly appearance for a while now and I have yet to find a solution. Speculatively thinking, assuming they may possibly have used some ...
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How do I keep the original color of a vector when exporting?

I made a vector on Adobe Illustrator (v 24.1.2) and when I export it as a JPG or even if I open it as a PDF I notice I lose alot of the color. How do I prevent this from happening? Eventually I would ...
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Custom Size in Illustrator [closed]

How do you get a shape like this (excuse the hand drawing but it gives you a visual): Width: 7 inches Height: 5.1 inches from the middle, but as it goes to the left and right it ends at 2.75" How ...
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Group Selection and Pathfinder Unite Behaviour is difficult to understand

I'm at the beginning of my learning journey with Illustrator and am watching this videos to learn Badge Drawing, I Appreciate people prefer not to watch in order to answer, but I'm not skilled enough ...
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how do you create these striped letters but especially the curves in it (see images)

How does one create this effect? I know how you could create these lines, these might have been done with the blend tool or with a striped handmade brush. And the corners 90 degrees are possible with ...
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Inkscape imports have the wrong colors

I have an EPS file and a PDF file that are showing correctly on all uses except when I import them into Inkscape and I can't figure out why! Here is what the original image looks like vs after ...
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Exporting Multiple Sizes for Print - Automation

I have loads of images i need to solve the following problem with. Each image is a unique size, I need to export each of them for print at a couple different page sizes. e.g: A1, A2, 3inch x 5 inch ...
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Editing SVGs created in Draftsight with Illustrator

I made a design in Draftsight saved it as an SVG file and imported it into Illustrator to make a vector poster. I separated out the elements to keep things organized. I seem to be having issues with ...
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How can I join or cut paths of 3 or more at an intersection or get rid of the overlap? [duplicate]

how do I get rid of those non-matching path ends? With shapes I'd use the shapebuilder tool and sort of cut it off, but that doesn't seem to work with strokes/paths. Slice tool nor scissors can get ...
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illustrator CS6: can't wrap text around object

I manually drew some shapes and grouped them. Then I was trying to put them on top of a text box and let the texts avoid those shapes by choosing Object→Arrange→Bring to Front and choosing Object→Text ...
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Preserving font type in illustrator SVG file

Hi I am new to illustrator and created an image that uses "Skia-Regular" font. But when I save that image in .svg format, it changes the font type. And when I open the .svg format file in browser the ...
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How to calculate font size from Illustrator to CSS?

I got following Illustration from Grapics Designer: The font size what I am curious about is 7pt in Illustrator. How can I calculate the "web font size" of it? I have a MacBook Pro, its width is ...

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