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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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Make an random shaped image rectangular ( photoshop )

I have a shirt imagine, that was originally rectangular, but is now deformed: I want to make my selection " fille the rectangle ", i dont mean to just "zoom into it ", but more like transform it like ...
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how can I copy guides from one artboard to another

I'm using Illustrator to lay out a multi-page pdf, I've set up some guides on an artboard and I'd like other artboards to have the same guides. Can I copy them over?
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Taking color from another object in Adobe Illustrator

I'm using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC. I'm on a PC running Win 8.1 with Classic Shell. How do I copy a color from one object to another? It's a word, (text converted to path). I've ...
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Symbol Import to Illustrator from pdf file

Does anyone know why in the pdf file, I can see the graph really good in the first picture but when I import it into Illustrator, it results in the squared symbol like the second picture below? First ...
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Why am I only getting grayscales / monotones when applying colors in Adobe Illustrator?

When I try to change the color after tracing a JPEG image in Illustrator and expanding it, it becomes gray. I have tried lots of color changes but the result is always the same. Why can't I change ...
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Fixed width. Automatic text resize?

I'm currently working in personalised product design, I get a document with the customers name or date ect and I insert the information into the illustrator file and save it out as a pdf. I've ...
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How do I make this watercolor effect in Illustrator? [on hold]

I would like to reproduce the below effect, how can I achieve this in Adobe Illustrator?
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Illustrator Script Group Sublayers One By One

Trying to convert all sublayers of my design (with or without children) into a group on its own. You can check on my screens what i have to what i need to obtain. What i have What i need Here is ...
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How to delete all hidden layers at once?

Is it possible to delete all hidden layers in Illustrator at once and how would I do this?
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create custom gradients in illustrator using patterns

I am new to Illustrator and currently fiddling with some of the more advanced options. I would like to know if it is possible to create custom gradients using patterns in the swatches window that ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Copy gradient of one object into another object

Does anybody know the keyboard shortcut or the easiest way to copy a gradient of an object into another object.
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Create more than one artboard when document is already saved?

I'm already working with an artboard, but i need two more, how can I add additional artboards to my document in Illustrator?
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How to get an object style in Illustrator scripting?

I'm writing a script to automate scene states. I using graphic styles to change appearance. How do I get object's graphicStyle? Is there a way to have a collection of objects of chosen style?
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Illustrator Script to Release All Clipping Masks & Groupings, Etc

Is there a script available for Illustrator that would allow for all clipping masks, groupings and compound paths to be released? Essentially a script that could breakdown a file to it's original ...
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How to align an object to inside of circle stroke in illustrator

First of all, I am very new to illustrator. I have a circle with stroke only (Fill color is turned off). An angular object was created using two straight lines as in the following picture. I have to ...
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How to revert to perspective transform?

I have a grouped shape (rectangular + some texts). I used the Perspective tool to make it align with the single-point perspective. But now I want to revert it back to a normal rectangle shape without ...
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How to cut “extra” lines in illustrator

Please tell me how do I get rid of redundant lines in illustrator? I covered them up using a clipping mask, but when I go into Outline Mode I can still see/modify them. I'd like to get rid of them.
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Illustrator: How to stretch or resize multiple objects relative to each other

#1. Original Illustration The grey circles are ~ 15 × 15 pt. #2. Scaled Together The grey circles are resized to ~ 25 × 25 pt. They're all selected or grouped together, and values collectively ...
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Illustrator's background and artboard became transparent

Illustrator has a less known feature to hide artboard and background. I accidentally activated this with some keyboard shortcut. How do I go back to the normal view?
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How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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Why these two shapes behave differently when scaled up using align to pixel grid?

See image 1 below. Orange shape has width 38px, and thickness of 1px. Green has width 152px and thickness 1px. I created these shapes using the technique in image 4. There are two rectangles one over ...
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how to cut out stroke of a circle and color the segments like this?

I am very new to illustrator. I want to cutout a stroke of a circle (fill color is turned off) using another object and then color the segments like the below steps:
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Copying one stroke from Illustrator gives two masks in After Effects

I am new to After Affects CC but very experienced with Illustrator. I am trying to animate this logo to behave as if it is being continuously drawn. So it basically draws itself over and over. A ...
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How to make the holes transparent when copy an outlined text?

I am new to Illustrator. I am trying to reshape part of the Chinese character. When I outline the text and copy part of the character, the holes are always filled. The original text: copy and paste ...
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Illustrator export to pdf

does anyone know why in Illustrator, I don't see the "stripes" like the picture below but when I export it into pdf, I see a lot of these stripes? I am doing science, I need to export into pdf for my ...
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How to limit number of frames when exporting Aftereffects as image sequence?

I am very new to Aftereffects and need to know - I have succeeded in exporting my animation as an image sequence (the setting PNG sequence) but it exports A LOT of images, because it is exporting one ...
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How to extract PNGs from Adobe Illustrator file

My graphic/web designer left me with an Adobe Illustrator file of my website. She said it would be easy to extract the images out as PNGs so I can use them in my HTML. But I can't figure this out too ...
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Is there a way to setup palettes/themes that apply across all folders in photoshop?

I am trying to create a solution where I can create a series of 'designs' or 'patterns' which may use 3 colours from a palette. What I want to achieve is to be able to change those colours (my palette)...
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Spaces aren't showing on text in illustrator from converted CorelDraw file

My goal I am saving CorelDraw files as AI files, and bringing them into Adobe Illustrator. I am then a text element. My issue When I'm creating a text element, spaces have no width, so "hello world"...
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InDesign CC: Placed Illustrator file does not fit on page

I have created an artboard in Illustrator with the same dimensions af an InDesign document. But when I place my Illustrator file in my InDesign document, the length is off (not the height though!) ...
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Blend Tool With Variable Stroke Width Not Giving Perfect Strokes

I'm trying to use blend Tool with variable stroke widthw but getting weird problem like this: Video I referenced is How to Make a Linocut Look with Adobe Illustrator But I'm not getting same result ...
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Generate multiple passes of same design [duplicate]

so I have a design of event pass. I want to generate 600 passes. the problem is i have to generate unique qr code for each pass and print it on each pass. after that it should be printed 6 passes per ...
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Illustrator CC artifacts in text stroke

I'm working on a logo in Illustrator CC, and have a single letter (text) with 5 strokes, but for some reason there are random black artifacts/lines that appear in the stroke. I hoped it was just a ...
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Illustrator save as multiple art boards selection grayed out

I have multiple art board and I'm trying to export each in to different svg files. The problem is the format part is grayed out. Why does this happen and how can I solve it? I'm using macOS Sierra ...
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Type on a path starts typing upside down

I'm having trouble with the type on a path tool. As soon as I click on a path, it places the text upside down. It was working fine earlier today though. How do I restore the normal behaviour? What I'...
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Multiple pieces thats overlapping in illustrator [on hold]

Im working on a graphic template that's gonna be used for print / cutting, i have a problem when the lines is overlapping eachother. When we apply our design to the template the overlapping pieces ...
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Is it possible to add more y-axis labels when making a graph in Illustrator?

I'm trying to use Illustrator to recreate a line graph I was given. The problem I'm having is that when I use the graph tool in Illustrator, I can't seem to find any option for increasing the number ...
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Distribute objects along a path in Illustrator

Using Adobe Illustrator, how can I evenly distribute a group of objects along an arc?
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Moving both handles of a bezier curve simultaneously in Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to be able to move the two handles for the bezier curve with the direct select tool the same way they are moved on initial creation of the anchor point. When a new anchor is created, ...
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How to vertically center text in a box in Illustrator CS5

How do I vertically center text in a box in Illustrator CS5? I cannot find a way to do that; in InDesign, it's a click away!
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Edit the height and width of slices in Adobe Illustrator

I was trying to choose the height and width to a slice in Illustrator. In Photoshop, one can do this by right clicking. How can I do it in Adobe Illustrator?
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Creating an Anchor Point between two paths at their intersection

I'm sorry if this question has already been asked; I did check, but couldn't find anything that would give me a solid answer. My question, specifically, is if it's possible having an Anchor Point ...
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How can I achieve this effect? (solid shadow?)

I've just started using Illustrator, thanks to the Black Friday deal, and want to achieve this effect. The vector is from Vecteezy.com by caterart. I tried drop shadow but I want that transparent ...
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Color of an object as a Variable in Illustrator

Is it possible to have the color of an object as a Variable? In my particular case I want to change the color of a rectangle with my datasets.
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Limit smart guides to current artboard

I work with artboards a lot, both in Photoshop and in Illustrator. I love them, particularly when creating multiple sizes of the same artwork. I also love smart guides. Unfortunately, they don't seem ...
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How to fix my illustrator artboard problem?

My Illustrator artboard in a new project is like this: and i want it be like this(Without the white side out of artboard):
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Managing Assets in current Illustrator File

I'm playing around with working with Assets in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017. I've run into an issue that I can't seem to figure out. My issue is this: I drag a set of elements to the assets panel to ...
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Rotating an object to being straight in Illustrator

I'm working in a document with all kinds of electrical symbols. Now, there is this line with a 'hook' that needs to be straight again. It doesn't have any rotation information. How do I make the line ...
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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background for ...
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Switching to the Existing Path When Drawing the New One Over It by Curvature tool in Illustrator

Why when I use curvature tool and click on top of existing path, it not continues my current path but switches to this existing path? Here is the illustration, not working example, just to show what ...