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Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

Questions about Illustrator, Adobe's vector digital file editing, creation application and tools. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Illustrator.

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Illustrator : how to change simultaneously two identical text boxes?

I'm working on a papercraft project and I need to change the order of the tabs. To do so, I have to manually search for the two corresponding number and edit them one at the time. Is there any way to ...
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How to make this white?

I am making a reverse logo but am running some issues. Can anyone help me figure out how to make this zero in this logo white, just like the draft picture. Thank you.
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How to get Illustrator CC files onto Illustrator Draw

I am working on a file on Illustrator CC but want to finish up on Illustrator Draw. How do I send it from CC to draw on my tablet?
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Creating a master artboard

I need to create a master artboard containing one or more other artboards to export work as sprites. However, the only way I can figure out how to do this is to create a blank artboard of the ...
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How to remove this panel from adobe illustrator cc?

hi i am beginner in illustrator, whenever i try to select a shape or anything on my artboard this panel keeps popping up. can anyone help to turn this thing off and also explain what is function of ...
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What font is used in Adobe CC program icons? What sans-serif fonts which 'fit' this logo can be found in Adobe Illustrator Typekit/font search?

I am looking to create a logo similar to this one, found as the cover image to this video: But I am having trouble finding a suitable font. What font is used in the icons for Adobe CC programs? Are ...
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Illustrator CC2017 stroke weight 0 pt

I'm an architect and I use Illustrator as a tool to set line weight before print or site publish. I have a small, but annoying problem: a lot of my cad drawing have 0pt line weight and apparently ...
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How to create Javascript open in illustrator template (.ait) file

[![enter image description here][2]][2]I have created the many illustrator template (.ait) files (see top image) placed in my local disk (E), so I run javascript it's shown and I need to pick one ...
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easiest way to fill in holes on distressed font? [duplicate]

Using a font with some distressing. I need to remove the distress holes in the font. When i try to get rid of the little holes, it's also getting rid of the large holes that make the letters o and f....
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Illustrator blob brush automatically merge with path

is there a way to make the result from the blob brush automatically merge with the path it intersects? I am working on a project and sometimes it automatically merges, and other times it doesn't. It ...
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White spaces in clipping mask of just gradient and compound mask?

How do I take these annoying spaces away? I thought it was a preview error. But I moved it and it stayed in the exact same place.
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illustrator trim vectors

it looks fine arent they? it has more than one dot within a place, which bothers me too much. (i separated that very dot in this picture) this was done by pathfinder merge and such however. any way ...
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Turning raw sketch of multiple paths into fillable shape

I'm looking for a way to turn a raw sketch with multiple paths into a single shape resulting from the average which can be filled. The solution should be tablet friendly. I have tried combinations of ...
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How to join lines for multiple arrows

I've successfully joined two paths to create two arrows from a single point but when I add a third arrow I get strange behavior and lose a path. What is the correct workflow? Two arrows from a ...
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Pros and cons to .AI vs. .EPS file formats in 2017?

I've heard "EPS is a dying format" so many times my brain completes the sentence every time I hear "EPS"...yet whenever I research the issue, I can only find posts about why it's a dying format in ...
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Ctrl/Cmd + D results in uneven spacing and images won't snap properly

The object below is clip masked. Then, I wanted to add a circle under each lighter-navy bar. But, here I ran into problems. First, the circle I made will never snap to the rectangle. Second, ctrl/...
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Why is the pen tool not showing lines as I draw?

I am trying to draw a line from point A to point B in the picture below, that is at the same angle as the line it is extending. Unfortunately, after placing down anchor point A, the line doesn't ...
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Illustrator replace one path segment with another

Here I have 2 paths (second one highlighted in blue for emphasis: (that is, one path whose ends are in the same place as 2 points in the second path) I want to get rid of the diagonal pink part ...
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After exporting a PDF from Illustrator, it opens as a different size in Photoshop

I have an image that I created in Illustrator and need to work with in Photoshop. The size of the artboard in Illustrator is 240cm width x 360cm height. I export to PDF, however when I open it in ...
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Multiple views in illustrator

I work on some detailed graphics. I would like to have two windows of the same file open at once, one zoomed in and the other at 100%. This is easy. But what I can't figure out is how to remove ALL "...
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Illustrator Blob Brush Problem

Can anyone help me to fix this problem? I can't normally apply the custom brush while using blob brush tool. It's not dependent upon type of brush I use. With simple brush tool everything is just ...
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How do I place a design inside a word? [on hold]

I am trying to place a shape inside a text like the image below: I am using Illustrator CC. Any help is appreciated!
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Remove part of shape that's outside another shape

I am trying to cut a part of a shape that is outside another one using illustrator. I've found this answer for Inkscape and I tried to reproduce it with Illustrator but I did not success. I'd like ...
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How can I simplify a complex path

I have some paths generated outside of Illustrator; these are actually straight lines, but somehow ended up becoming fairly complex paths. I'm hoping to: get the simplest outline (i.e., remove ...
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How would one achive this black and white glitch-ish text effect in photoshop or illustrator?

I've been trying to achieve this black and white distorted text effect behind the green SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26th letters with no succes. I'm specifically struggling trying to duplicate the letters in ...
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What happened to Adobe Illustrator's Crystallize Warp effect?

Adobe Illustrator used to have an Effect → Warp tool called Crystallize, that was good for creating starburst shapes & effects, like this: Source: http://av.riard.lt/blog/...
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Clipping Mask Questions - Beginner - Adobe Illustrator

I'm new here, so I am really sorry if this question has been already asked, but I can't seem to find an exact answer to my situation... I'm relatively new to Illustrator, and have never really ...
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Facebook Mobile Ad Blurry

I'm having a strange problem with Facebook Ad designs in the Creative Hub. I reached out to Facebook several times with no luck and figured I'd tap into this community to see if anyone has experience ...
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Why is there a faint line around my clipping mask

This image was constructed with a gradient-filled circle with the white-filled art on top (no strokes). Then I copied the circle to the top of the layer and applied a clipping mask to trim the edges ...
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Which is Better APNG or GIF? for animated sticker in which format can i export?

I'm Creating Animated stickers using Illustrator and Aftereffects, I need to export them since it going to work on Mobile devices like iPhone and Android. So in which format can, I export the Animated ...
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How to paste Chinese text into Illustrator?

I have a frustrating problem with Chinese text in Illustrator. I am updating some graphics by changing English text to Chinese. I have been provided with Chinese translations in a Word document which ...
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Adobe Illustrator Zoom around selected, not to screen centre?

Command (Cntrl) and = gives zoom in, in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a way to set it so that it zooms to the selected object rather than the centre of the screen?
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How to distort artwork for printing on a cup?

I need to print using my regular office printer a design I have already made to wrap around to the shown here under mug. As you may notice that the circumference of the top part is wider than the ...
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Matching the borders of a split text

So I'm trying to match the borders of this split text. I think I can do it by moving all the anchor points but that would be tedious. Is there a more efficient way of doing this? Thanks
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How to have an object cut out background - Illustrator

Im an illustrator newb but am trying to make a puppet for Character Animator that is solid black but removes the background where the facial features are. This is for those projected pumpkins you see ...
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How to distort a letter into a triangular shape on illustrator?

I've tried making a triangle shape while selecting my letter and going to envelope distort > make with top object and this is what I got...
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Illustrator - Delete points but keep curves

I am used to editing vector graphics in FontLab, which allows you to simplify vectors like this: The behavior I'm used to If I delete a point from a curve, the program will roughly maintain the ...
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JPEG using illustrator [on hold]

Does the quality of JPEG pictures changed when cropped in any app editting pics? and *what can I do to have a high resolution JPEG pics and unchangale (vector) format?, because as i know that using ...
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Confused about Illustrator seeming to have a working resolution

I'm currently trying to export my project as a PNG. I had it set to export based on the artboard, which is currently sized to my desired dimensions. However, after I set it to export as a 300ppi PNG,...
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Converting Butted Shapes to Lines

The clouds above are all separate shapes, all of them butted up to each other. I want to be able to edit the lines - is there a way of deriving the lines from the shapes, so that there are no overlaps?...
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Cannot remove extra steps from Illustrator action

I am new to Adobe Illustrator. I created a few actions by recording. Somewhy when I record the action Reflect in vertical, AI adds strange parameters Origin DX and Origin DY with some values. So ...
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SVG file not saving as drawn in illustrator

Below is an image of the logo I have created in illustrator CS6: However, when I save the file as an SVG and then view it, it has been saved looking like so: Notice how the text is changed to lower ...
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Merge Illustrator objects into one object not group?

How do I merge several objects into a single object? I have many sloppy looking objects that when combined they create the one final object that looks great. If I could print out the vector but then ...
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Using the eraser tool but after applying changes a brush stroke still appears

I'm trying to erase part of an image, but every time I apply the eraser tool a stroke appears like the circle of the eraser tool.
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Why are the measurements different in the Properties > Transform palettes in Illustrator CC?

I don’t even really understand the difference between the two panels. The second one puts the Y coord at .75" (correct), and the first one says it’s at 0. I also occasionally notice that the widths ...
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How do I divide a circle into equal parts like a pie chart with Adobe Illustrator?

Is there a fairly simple way to divide a circle into equal parts using Adobe Illustrator CC?
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What is the problem with the line and the color of my objects?

I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I have a problem with the line and the color of the objects. For some reason, they do not fit together. From the picture, you can see that the line is outside the ...
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move all items in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier in illustrator

In Illustrator, how do I move all vectors in 1 layer to top-most layer-tier and discard the sublayer containers and retain the original layer name? Basically, bring all sublayers and contents to the ...
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Draw lines connecting a series of circles making rounded triangles

I am trying to create a shape designed with 3 circles that will act as the corners. I am placing the circles very precisely so I want to start with them to define the shape. What I need to do now, is ...
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Illustrator stroke preview for pencil while drawing like paintbrush

When using the paintbrush tool you get to see a preview of the stroke while drawing. The pencil brush only shows the center line rather than the whole stroke that's being drawn, but I would like to ...