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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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How to add internal fillets in hand drawn shapes in masses?

I've got this thing I drew using the brush tool that's suppose to be a panel for some project of mine and I'm trying to get some nice defined fillets to each hole: What would be the easiest way to ...
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Apply warp effect to object from script

How do I apply a warp effect to an object from an Illustrator script (JavaScript)?
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How to create fading shadow lines over gradient

I want to recreate this effect: The gradient part at the very top of the mock-up has two line at the downside right-hand corner, with shadow over the gradient and fading inwards. I want to recreate ...
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Dieline and .eps file: Clipping Mask

I create a simple dieline, wrapping around is a .eps file (freepix by Creative Hat), but I cant use clipping mask to wrap. Appreciate, if someone can point me in the right direction?
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How to (almost) perfectly align a DWG to an SVG?

I have an airport map in SVG format that I need to update using a DWG file. Considering that the SVG map has been created using an older version of the DWG I am currently using, I assume that it ...
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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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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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Inkscape shortcuts like Illustrator

I want to find an Inkscape shortcuts profile with defined Illustrator shortcuts. For example 'A' for Node Selecting tool, 'P' for Pen not Pencil. Please give a link to file to Import from Edit > ...
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Modify a shape and have modifications apply to clones

Is there any any "Symmetry Modifier" option in illustrator? Let's say I want to create a head that is totally symmetric. I created one half then mirrored it to get another half. Flipped the other ...
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Adobe Illustrator generates SVG with rect instead of polygon

I'd like to export the SVG code out of Illustrator so I can use it to generate a background and later animate it with JavaScript. In the tutorial that I am following the dude generated the SVG Code, ...
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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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How to export Illustrator files as PDFs so that Illustrator's pixel measurements match the pixels in the exported file?

The gray navbar shown in the Illustrator file below is 70 pixels high, in Illustrator: However when exported as a PDF, viewed at 100% size, it becomes 108 pixels high: How can I export it as a PDF (...
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How to wrap type around a ring? [closed]

How I can wrap type like this?
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Adobe Illustrator Script Adjustment

I'm working a script to make ALL the texts of a document with some specifics. Glad to say it's already functioning but not completely because it's just working on some of the textframes and not all of ...
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Can you link text data to an Illustrator graph using variable importer script?

I have an excel file linked to my illustrator file using the Variable Importer script found here: https://github.com/Silly-V/Adobe-Illustrator/blob/master/Variable%20Importer/VariableImporter.jsx My ...
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dot in filename stops script

So i have this line of code in a script that prints pdf-s in illustrator: printJobOptions.name=namePrefix.text+ "--XS" + nameSuffix.text; Now, sometimes the namePrefix.text variable, which the user ...
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How to convert Ai file to SVG while keeping the layer name the same?

I have an ai file that I want to convert to svg file for websites. It is quite a large file with lots of object, I want to keep the objects name the same as the ai file in svg file. But when I convert,...
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Extrude multi-layer with different depths

Is there any way to extrude multiple layers with different depths? I was trying to extrude a 2D to 3D using .dxf file and encounter the following problems: The extrusion is only possible for one ...
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Is there a way to manually set DX and DY when moving anchor points?

I'm a Software Engineer whiling to learn more about design stuff. I've been trying to create a logo for a project and I stuck trying to use curved lines. When moving anchors points, I'm having trouble ...
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gradient tool in illustrator

What is function of small slideballs (diamonds on the left side) in gradient tool of adobe illustrator? I understand that the perpendicular slide bars (which are also removable from gradient slide ...
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how to prevent staircasing [duplicate]

he guys, i am struggling with something for days and it is driving me bonkers. I have a letter R from which i am cutting off a piece at an angle. no problem so far. but if I go to my 100% view it ...
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Residence manager logo feedback [closed]

I made a logo for my dad's company. I'm stuck because I can't decide which one to pick. Also it's my first logo so I'm not sure if it's the best. Background info: He is a handyman, but primarily ...
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How to do a glossy air bubble effect with Illustrator

You know how some sneakers have those transparent little air pockets in the heel? I'd like to achieve that sort of 3D, smooth, glossy, rounded, translucent, light reflecting, window/bubble-like ...
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Illustrator SVG export: Image looks small in MS Word/PowerPoint?

I have an .ai file with 14cm width, after exporting as SVG, it shows 10cm in MS Word/PowerPoint. Do the Office programs use different scale/ruler than Adobe programs? Before anyone asks, I prefer SVG ...
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Illustrator SVG export: Character after t is vanished?

I am having a weird problem, if I have a text with the character t then the next character vanishes from the exported SVG. What gives? This problem does not exist if I chose Font: Convert to outline ...
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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: How to scale precisely to a specific (off-screen) reference point?

In Illustrator is there a way to precisely scale to a pivot point or "reference point" that is off the screen? I mean when you want to zoom in somewhere far away from where you set that point and then ...
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Exporting UX button designs [closed]

I've finished creating some button designs for a client, is there anything I need to be mindful of when exporting the final files? Such as; Scale Size File format Or could I just release an ...
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Adobe illustrator how to make crisp diagonal lines [duplicate]

I have made my image in illustrator. I created a document 300ppi and made my design. Al my shapes that have diagonal lines do not look crisp but rather jagged. I already checked if anti aliasing is on ...
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Change file name when printing to .pdf with script

Is it possible to change the pdf name when the file is being printed in Adobe PDF printer with a script? Printjoboptions gives options file and name, but with file I just get a corrupt file that has ...
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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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How to increase or decrease a path and keep the value of the stroke

If I draw a path with a stroke (e.g. 3pt) and then want to scale it down to fit, the line value stays the same, how do I scale it up/down and have the stroke adjust automatically?
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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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Restore Illustrator panel zoom level

No idea how I managed to do this, but the zoom level from my properties panel suddenly changed. Everything is now unusably tiny. How do I restore this?
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How do I change color but keep tint in illustrator?

I have an illustration made of several parts. All parts are the same spot color (some Pantone color) but they are different in tint. I know that I can select them all and go to Edit > Edit Colors > ...
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Bounding box and groups in Illustrator

In the past I have been able to group objects and use the bounding box to center my selections. I checked "hide bounding box" and it is not active. I've also checked "hide edges" I also can't rotate ...
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Object gets jagged lines after doing free transformation, How to make it smooth?

When I rotate the object, it is having jagged lines. It was smooth before but I am suddenly facing this problem. The first image is the original one, 2nd one after rotating a bit.
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Pathway>Crop on seamless pattern is cutting detail

Advice please :) I’m using illustrator cc. I’ve created a seamless pattern to make a swatch. I’ve clipping masked it. All perfect. All details preserved. But when I want to swatch it for pattern ...
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How to place one PSD artboard in Illustrator 2018 as linked?

I searched and googled but can't find anything on this. I want to place one artboard from a PSD into an Illustrator file. When I do, it shows all the artboards from the PSD file. I checked "import ...
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How to properly save file in Illustrator to later cut out the shape using laser?

Saving file in Illustrator using 'Export' and 'save as AutoCad file .dxf', doesn't finally give the right output in programms which use laser to cut the shape in e.g. steal. How to export it from ...
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How can i create following lighting effect in Adobe Illustrator? [closed]

How can i create similar lighting effect in Adobe Illustrator? Marked with black border. Another Example Here.
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Achieving a pressed-in effect (similar to 3D “Extrude and Bevel”)

I need to reproduce the footstep where it looks like this: Having created all the shapes, I'm currently stuck with the shadow: I'm not sure how do I create it in an effective, editable way. Here's ...
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Other angle while holding Shift + Drag in Adobe illustrator [duplicate]

Is it possible to change Angle of the move while holding shift and dragging? for example, I need 30° instead of 45°.
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In Illustrator is it possible to remove/hide the wireframe outlines but keep the body of a 3D extruded object?

For reference I've attached a screenshot of what I'm talking about. I've extruded this object and applied gradients to it, but now I want to remove the black lines that form the wireframe but keep the ...
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Illustrator: Uniting Multiple Adjacent, Non-Overlapping Objects

I have an SVG diagram depicting the Earths landmasses (like an atlas). Each country is a separate object, which worked fine for its initial purpose, where I set a 1pt stroke, so all the borders were ...
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Printing a poster from pdf results in wrong colors

I have A0 poster with 2 science images that were taken by a spacecraft. On top of it I have graphs and some text. When I print it as A4 pdf on my office small printer - the colors are fine. When I ...
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CMYK AI file convert to PDF color becomes dull

At Adobe Illustrator, when I convert my CMYK file to pdf, the color washed out/become dull.(As the attached image1) It is also the case when convert to JPG. There is no problem when converting to PNG. ...
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Making Rounded Ends on a Line Created with the Curvature Tool [duplicate]

I made a curved line using the Curvature Tool in Illustrator, and I am wondering how I can curve (round off) the ends of the line. Edit: I've attached an image of what I'm trying to achieve:
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Tips to lower Vector based PDF File Size

I have a 211mb Illustrator file that i'm trying to lower to below 200mb as my printers for some reason can't print the file if it's over 200mb (bizarre issue, but they're an affordable-quality print ...
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How to convert a black-on-white EPS to black-on-transparent in Illustrator

I have been supplied with a logo in .eps format, but it has a white background. I cannot get Illustrator to knock the background out and make the logo black on transparent. I've tried the magic wand ...