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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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Distributing objects between guides not working properly

I've had this issue with Illustrator 5.5, 6 and CC, usually I work around it, but today I am sorta frustrated with the issue and decided to try and find a permanent solution. It doesn't happen all ...
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Should line art in Illustrator be drawn at 100% zoom?

I'm doing line art for a sketch that I already created in Photoshop. When I imported the drawing into Illustrator and zoomed it to 100%, I noticed that it was a lot smaller than how it appeared in ...
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Downloaded font not showing colors, only shape / contour

I've downloaded a couple of fonts - Abelone and Playbox, but neither of the font colors or designs are showing up in Illustrator. They are just showing in all black/solid colors: They should show the ...
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When I export an AI 300x60 art board it saves with bigger dimensions

I am making a companion banner ad for Youtube. The dimensions are 300x60. When I design on a 300x60 art board and save a a PNG or jpeg it saves with larger dimensions and then won't upload. If i want ...
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Pen tool jumping and not drawing accurately

When I try to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to draw around individual shapes in detail the pen jumps away from where I have selected, as if it is restricted. For example see the image below, ...
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Which logo idea is strongest?

This is a logo for a website about transportation equity. They are variants of the same idea, but I would like to know which configuration is strongest?
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Illustrator: align objects by anchor point

I'd like to align objects such that a single anchor point in each object are aligned, dragging the rest of each object with them. For example, going from this: To this: I've eyeballed it here to ...
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applying clipping mask to multiple objects

I want to apply a brush splash to the central petals of the flower. But clipping mask doesn't work. It says object is too complex. The only way I found to resolve this problem is using shape builder ...
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Applying Brush splash over multiple elements, while preserving outlines [duplicate]

I want to apply a brush splash to the central petals of the flower. But clipping mask doesn't work. It says object is too complex. The only way I found to resolve this problem is using shape builder ...
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Is there an easier way to distress graphics in illustrator?

Recently I've been getting a lot of work with T-shirts and they ask me to distress t-shirts. This is a simple matter if the graphic is only one color, but occasionally I will get a graphic that's 4 or ...
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Extract the text out of Illustrator file any API or script?

I'm working on a project that has 1000 files with the same typo ex. the file with the word "dogs" that has to be turned into "dog". these 1000 files has the same typo. Is there anyway that I can write ...
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(AI) Possible for middle transform point to stay allways visible?

It's been annoying since forever I have been using Ilustrator (CS6). I don't know how is that tool called in english, so I will illustrate it with a gif
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Accidentally saved my AI file as PDF and now I can't access content outside the Artboard areas

I saved my .ai as .pdf in order to send a proof to client. I then made another days worth of changes and hit "Save" and then "close". Now I've realised that because I most recently saved as PDF, that ...
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How and in what perspective should I go for Shaper Tool and Shape Builder Tool?

I have started to learn Adobe Illustrator, and the thing across while combining the shapes is that: With the Shaper Tool, I am able to create complex shapes but, even after deleting or erasing them ...
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How to create 3D effect (relief) in lines (adobe illustrator)

How can you create this 3D rilief looking effect in lines like there is an object laying underneath. This question might already being asked on the forum, But can't find it.. Edit: Someone mentioned ...
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How does an artist who is used to physical drawing configure and use Adobe Illustrator?

I used the trace tool to, according to the tutorial, turn something into an editable vector. But it didn't work as it did in the tutorial, it put a blue box around the asset and made a loud error ...
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How to converting path into shape

When I create shape, in the layers panel it is created as a PATH. Because of this my shape don't show the points that are used to change the corner radius. I want a way to convert the path into a ...
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Illustrator: extra white space when exporting to PNG

I've created a PNG version of a document that I made in Illustrator. The PNG seems to have a couple inches of white space next to it. I have checked for artifacts to the side of the doc. Nothing I don'...
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How to make triangles with rounded sides and corners? (squircle with 3 sides)

Methods likes this Rounded corner shape with rounded sides Don't really work for triangle. So now I'm thinking what's the best way to make this shape, so I can control the radius of roundness at the ...
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Is it possible to edit outlined text?

I am using the Illustrator CC to create a simple piece that is mostly text. I outlined the text and now I want to edit the text. Specifically, I want to change the font but Illustrator will not ...
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Is there a quick way to draw a curved line with thickness that changes in Illustrator?

I am curious to see if there's a quick way to draw a curved line with thickness that changes in illustrator, like this sample: Also, is there a way to apply this to an outlined stroke? Thanks!
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How to find a certain coordinate on path relative to another path?

I am learning AI and SVG animation. I got the SVG from flaticon. I would like to rotate the pointer around a point and make it look like the gauge is actually working. To achieve this, I need to find ...
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Rectangle border into 4 equal pieces Illustator

I want to cut this rectangle border shape(Picture below) into 4 pieces without affecting the gradient color but cannot figure out how. I have tried pathfinder tool, scissors tool, removing anchors. ...
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Gradient numbers for multiple svg export from illustrator

When exporting to svg from Illustrator, the code generates a "linear-gradient-" or "radial-gradient-" plus number. This seems to work until I export multiple files with different gradients. No matter ...
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Flat Artwork Cut into 3 pieces for a round object

I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10. I have a flat piece of artwork (some text with graphic elements around). This is intended to go onto a round (...
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Creating a mandala - Why is my ellipse not aligned perfectly symmetrically with guides

A bit puzzled today, I am following this tutorial on creating a Mandala in Illustrator which uses the principles of locked layers and Transform Copies, it's been generally working great, however I ...
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Change Default Save as EPS options

I need a little bit of help regarding "save as .eps" file - I want the Custom transparency vector balance to be 0 always, when saving as .eps. kindly find image below, I am Using Illustrator CS6
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Outer glow in CMYK vs RGB

I am creating this graphic in Illustrator and InDesign. It is using an outer glow with the same magenta color as the fill of the shape. Normal blend mode 100% opacity. I would like to get a similar ...
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Force “line extension”-like behaviour in Illustrator

When having a single line in Illustrator and you manipulate one of the anchor points, Illustrator helps you a little by giving you a smartguide that aligns the anchor point along the current ...
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Exporting Designs for different social media platforms without losing aspect ratio

I am designing posts for different social media Platforms like Facebook and Instagram as well as LinkedIn and Illustrator. My question is that how to export the same design for multiple social media ...
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Style compound paths in svg as one entity

I'm using AI to create .svg files. The text is generated as multiple compound paths. I want to render all of the compound paths as if they are one. Help greatly appreciated.
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When saving as a JPEG, illustrator keeps cutting parts of my artboard off

I created a graphic in Illustrator, and there is a lot of white space around the graphic itself, but it is all within the artboard. When I got to export my piece as a JPEG, Illustrator does whatever ...
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BMP file for a banner design

I have a very urgent question, I am designing a banner in Adobe Illustrator for a cafe that will be engraved on wood, its size is 350 w x 60 H. The client wants the banner as .bmp, to export the ...
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Illustrator: how to apply graphic styles to multiple objects?

Is it possible to apply graphic styles to multiple object or even for whole layer in Illustrator? Adobe's website says the following about applying the graphic style: Select an object or group (or ...
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adobe illustrator script that saves low quality pdf?

How would one alter the preset script (Illustrator CC) or is there a script that can batch save a bunch of pdf's in low quality from some ai files? If anyone has such a script please add a link or ...
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What is the recommended way to design a standee for print, in terms of dimensions? [duplicate]

I need to design a standee 3x4 feet (36x48 inches at 300 DPI). The main element would be a 10-15 MB photo (4000x5000 pixel dimensions approx.) inside it and a text heading and 1-2 design elements. ...
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What file type for this logo?

A friend of mine is starting his own business and he asked me to edit the logo he already has made, so it can be stretchable (a vector I'm assuming). He says it will be used for a sign. He said ...
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How to draw a color wheel in illustrator?

How to draw a color wheel in illustrator? I am thinking of creating many small arcs with gradient and all hue colors. Any ideas?
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How do I export a crisp icon from Illustrator?

I have created an icon in Illustrator that I would like to use as an emoji on Discord and Twitch. I exported it as a 2031 × 2002 image and uploaded it to Discord. When I use the emote on Discord (...
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Illustrator CC - create vignette/border that fades to black around a rectangle

I would like to create an effect around the border of an illustration (rectangle) where there is an effect of fading to black. I've tried feather and outer glow but cannot get it to work; I've used ...
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How to create complex graph/chart like these using illustrator?

is it possible to create complex graph like these in illustrator using the graph tool? what are the likely processes involve in making complex graph with nested datas like these in illustrator, while ...
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Adding Bleed to an irregular shape illustrator

I'm fairly new to designing for print and I was hoping someone would know how to add bleed to a shape like the one below. The printer is requesting bleed of 3mm to add to the image, I have no idea how ...
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Color change in Pattern Brushes

I'm experiencing a problem with image pattern brushes that I use to decorate certain complex surfaces: I'm creating it from a psd grayscale with 4 Pantones file. When I apply it to a straight line it'...
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Loss of text integrity in illustrator

I've got a text object on top of a solid colour, and I'm trying to cut out the text from the background image. I outline the text and then use "Minus to Front" function on the text, and the ...
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Adobe Illustrator 5: When I move an object right it moves up?

I have Adobe Illustrator 5 on Mac. Everything was normal before but now some document level transformation settings have changed. Arrow keys don't work as they should. When I move selected object ...
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How to fill in outlined text with transparency-to-color gradient in Illustrator

I'm trying to create a fading effect on an outlined text by adding gradient to transparency. Is it possible to do so? My idea was to create an object to overlap it, but I cannot make the object of ...
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How to apply gradient tool to geometric shapes drawn with pen tool

I've drawn a geometric lion that I would like to apply a gold gradient to so that it fades from front to back, like the gazelle below. However, whenever I use the gradient color on the lion, drawn ...
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Remove text from path

I have quite a complicated path: How can I get rid of this text so I have a standard line again. (It is nerve wracking to alter the path while having text on it)
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How do I scroll horizontally through a Sketch canvas like Illustrator does?

In Illustrator you have the very handy CTRL+mouse scroll shortcut to quickly scroll horizontally through your canvas. I want to do the same in Sketch (not necessarily with the same shortcuts). How ...