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Illustrator: How do I fix this inner corner issue with my custom pattern brush?

I've been trying to make this fairly simple knot however I cannot seem to make the inner corners no matter what I do. I tried everything, here's what happens: There's that weird gap. God only knows ...
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Can Illustrator 'actions' load the most recent file in a directory? If yes, how?

I would like to load the latest file in a directory (regularly, as fast as possible), where I output some scientific figures and plots in vector format. Is it possible to either: Load the most recent ...
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Illustrator: Convert shapes to path and change color fill?

I've been using Fireworks for a long time as a recreational user but now I'm moving to Illustrator, so please bear with me. I have this simple image with several shapes. I want to "convert" ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Extract mesh faces from Blender Freestyle SVG

I've created this very simple model in Blender using Freestyle Linesets. I've exported it as SVG using the Freestyle SVG Exporter. Now, I try to color some of the faces in Adobe Illustrator CC. The ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 Type on a path tool not working properly

I'm having an issue with my Adobe Illustrator CC2020 24.3. Im attempting to create a type on a path logo, with the one layer of text flipped so it reads the same way on both sides. I am able to create ...
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Is it possible to specify width in pixels for multiple objects at the same time in Illustrator CS5?

Illustrator has the 'Transform Each' dialog, but it only allows you to scale multiple objects by specifying a percentage. Is there any way to specify the size in pixels? More specifically, imagine ...
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Make shapes or objects follow a path symmetrical in illustrator with no overlapping?

I'm on Illustrator 2021, and try to follow the same results as in How to make Objects follow a path (illustrator) (like on the las vegas sign) but can't make it work. My case is that I want to make ...
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How can I open a Corel Draw file in Adobe Creative Suite?

I received some CorelDRAW files, and need to open them, preferably in Illustrator. But anything from the Adobe suit will do. I do not have CorelDRAW and I have a Mac, is there a way to convert them? ...
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How does the Isometric system in Affinity Designer work?

I hope I can articulate this properly. How does the isometric system work under the hood in Affinity Designer? Coming from Illustrator I noticed the power of the isometric system in Affinity with the ...
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Illustrator CC: Rename layer shortcut

Is there a shortcut for renaming layers in Illustrator CC? There isn't one listed on Adobe's Default Keyboard Shortcuts
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Adobe Illustrator: Can I temporarily hide highlighting of selected paths?

Sometimes when working on a piece, you want to browse through various options, styles, effects, etc. and experiment until you find the right one. The problem is this thin blue line (and sometimes ...
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Direct Select Anchor Point and Continue Path

Good day, I'm having a spot of trouble with Illustrator CS6, and I hope you all can help. I cannot seem to Direct Select an endpoint on a deselected/inactive path, switch to Pen, and then continue the ...
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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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Python library to expand type and offset paths like Illustrator

I use Adobe Illustrator extensively and automate it with AppleScript. I recently made a children's toy where I need to expand letter font objects (so I can cut them with the laser cutter) and offset ...
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Wavy satin like effect

i am trying to replicate this for learning purpose since i found it very eye-catching. So far i have tried both free form and mesh gradient without success. With mesh gradient, i am able to create ...
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Is there a way to add some padding to an artboard an action?

I am doing the following action to automate Object->Artboards-> Fit to artwork bounds. The problem is the designs look kind of ugly with the artboard so close to the edges. Is there another ...
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How do I combine 2 compound paths without breaking them into small pieces?

I have two compound paths. If i use pathfinder > unite, it combines them but it fills everything with one color. If i use pathfinder > merge, it gets the job done but in the layers it slices ...
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Adobe Illustrator draws multiple shapes while drawing single shape

I'm trying to draw single shape using shape drawing tool in Illustrator but, when I hold click and slide my mouse, it draws multiple shapes. How can I resolve this issue ?
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Illustrator: Make a bracket with lines of different widths

I want to make a bracket like this, but the longer, top line should be slightly thicker than the vertical, shorter lines. This seems surprisingly hard: I cannot align the lines of different width ...
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Illustrator layer doesn't show when exporting to a PDF

I have an Illustrator layer that when exported to a PDF, the objects in that layer are hidden when viewing in a PDF viewer. This doesn't happen when I export the image for web. All objects are simple ...
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How to save text in Photoshop and open it in Illustrator without pixellation

I want to do silkscreen printing. I have done all the labels with Photoshop and saved as PDF. But, my printer said it is very blurry. I need to use Illustrator. So, if I have already done my label ...
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How to disable pencil redraw in Adobe Illustrator?

I can't draw arrow with a pencil in Illustrator. First I draw a half and then I draw a side line, but when I connect it to the main body, Illustrator redraws it to make continuous line How to ...
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Why are my Illustrator images blurry when placed in InDesign?

I am creating simple, clean designs in Illustrator, but when saved as .jpegs or .pngs and placed in an InDesign file at 100% resolution they are blurry as heck.
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How do I cut this line out of the text? Adobe Illustrator [closed]

I have the large ring which I want to cut out of the text. Everything I have tried does not give me this result.
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How do I select and transform just one layer at a time in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, I pressed something and everything except one selected layer became greyed out and I could transform the single object that was selected. There was also a back arrow (pointing left) at ...
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How do I remove the 'learn' lightbulb button in Illustrator?

Every time I open Illustrator and then create a new document, a blue background tooltip appears at the top right saying 'Catch up with What's New in Illustrator.' with an OK and a Remind me Later ...
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AI vs EPS vs SVG

What's the technical difference? I'm interested in switching from Illustrator to Inkscape and would prefer to work exclusively with SVG, but is this going to be a problem for my team if they stay on ...
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Always show all paths and anchors

Its very annoying that when I'm doing something like tracing and image, the paths and anchors don't show on the screen unless selected. A common issue is I'm tracing an image that is in a background ...
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Illustrator: problem with the 3D effect - Extrude and bevel, Isometric lines aren't straight

I've this problem with the 3D effect: the vertical lines projected by the effect aren't vertical. I start with a plane shape like a rectangle and I select the isometric top preset in the effect and ...
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How to save correct SVG in illustrator

I am working on vector banners which should be saved in SVG format...the main issue is SVG is not picking the drop shadows and gradients. I know SVG some times not accept all the blending options, but ...
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In illustrator how do I create a clipping mask path based on a path layer?

I am trying to apply a pattern piece of vector artwork which is from one image to another image. The original image has the following: it has a clip group - with a clipping path and a artwork ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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SVG looks different in browser then in WordPress

I exported my logo to wordpress. This is my logo on my site http://kopjezoektfamilie.nl/test/ But when I open my logo in my browser (chrome) it looks like this: I want my logo to look like the last ...
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When copying graph from Excel and pasting into Illustrator, text is corrupted

Using Excel for Mac 16.40 & Illustrator 24.2.3, when I copy a graph from Excel to Illustrator, all the text corrupts: The text font is Arial. It would be so nice if Excel graph text copied and ...
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Adding text to a curved banner

I'm a real newbie to Illustrator and finding it all a bit overwhelming! I would really appreciate some help on how to add text to a arched banner. No matter how much I try, it always looks off. Please ...
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Illustrator CS6: How to stop Action from repeating itself?

Illustrator CS6. Action is very simple. User Input: Select an object Call Action Set Document Color Mode to CMYK Set Color for selected object Lock object That should be the end of it. However, ...
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Smeared creamy look effect

i came across a photo where the gradient looks like it s smeared from cream. It is hard to explained by saying so here is the Let say i create 2 similar shapes with the gradient pattern then adjust ...
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Create layer in another layer borders

I am using adobe Illustrator CC 2018. I have a circle and I want to create a rectangle inside the circle without getting outside of the circle borders. (Delete selected parts) Thank you in advance.
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How to automatically generate text that adopts the same name as an imported image or Excel file in illustrator?

I have a lot of product photos to edit in Illustrator. I want to create several artboards with one product image, and then one text box for each artboard, but I need these to automatically adopt the ...
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Change viewbox attribute in svg exported by illustrator

I have a SVG file with viewBox="-155.7 -99 510 510". I believe this offset the paths in Mac OS X preview by -155.7 -99. when I open the SVG in Illustrator, the paths are not offset at all. how do I ...
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How to merge two parts of an image in Illustrator to avoid overlapping effect shadow

First time in this community. I am new to illustrator as I come from a science and research background. I extract this image directly from MATLAB in eps to export it to illustrator and probably ...
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Professionals: Would you choose GIMP over Photoshop and/or Inkscape over Illustrator?

I know Adobe's solutions are more advanced, but, as professionals, do you think you would survive (against competition) using GIMP and/or Inkscape instead of Photoshop and/or Illustrator for your ...
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Adobe Illustrator RGB Not showing anything

Hi I need your help with my Adobe Illustrator 2021, when I open my RGB files there are no colors, objects appear also it's not on the outline mode but you can see the object under the layer tab an ...
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Adobe Illustrator Variable Data

I am creating vape juice labels, i need to automate the names of flavors across 300 labels. some are single line titles some are two lines. I am also warping the text as part of the design. how can I ...
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Illustrator clipping mask leaves an outline

This question has already been asked a couple times: here and here*. Those question's answers do not satisfy me, however, and I think it is a slightly different issue. Besides, I'm using Illustrator ...
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How to create a triangular grid in Illustrator

This has been bugging me for some time and i'm not sure how to approach it. I've attempted several times. I'm trying to create the lines similar to the compositions in the picture shown: PS - If ...
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Image on Linkedin looks distorted

When i send an image on linked through message, it gets distorted I have attached a screenshot. I have tried changing the size of it but it still distorts
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How to add numbers to an Illustrator Scatter Graph?

How does anyone know how to add numbers to data points of a scatter graph in Illustrator? I can make the scatter graph but I have no idea how to add numbers to the data like in the screen shot?
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How to make a 20% tint of a CMYK color in illustrator?

I'm trying to make a tint of a color in illustrator but can't figure out how to do that with CMYK colors. With pantone colors, you're usually able to make a tint by selecting the swatch and clicking ...
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Smoothen surface of shape or object but keep the edges defined

I am trying to achieve the effect where the areas inside the shape are smoothened but the edges remain defined/hard like .Right hand side of the photo is what i want to achieve. Thank in advance

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