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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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Curve leaf shape and grains with minimal distortion. What technique?

I am trying to curve a wheat stem that has even-sized grains emanating from a central stem. Something like this (but starting from a vertical line): I have tried: Puppet warp Envelope Distort > ...
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How to create an object like wave

I need to create an object like this If I use Pencil tool I get something like this As you can see wave parts are not equal. I can try harder with Pencil tool to create a perfect wave but it will ...
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Opening image in Illustrator in its original size?

When using the File>Open command to open an image, the image appears to be resized smaller. How do I open the image in its original size? Also, I'm not talking about File>Place.
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What program should I use to make UI sprite animations for unity3D

We are creating a game with Unity engine. And we want to make UI buttons to animate when idle and on click. Which program should make the most sense to use when creating animations. Is it worth using ...
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Copy & paste artwork with editable text from Adobe Illustrator to InDesign?

I can't believe it: when pasting some diagram drawing with text from Illustrator to InDesign, text is not completely editable and becomes broken. I would like to adjust text in InDesign brochure ...
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How to generate wave line patterns in illustrator [duplicate]

I have tried using the blend tool and the envelope warp tool. but I don't think you are able to make the twisting line pattern line the first one below. Any suggestions ?
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'shine' in letters

So I made this with the help of another image As you can see the letters have a kind of 'shine'. (I do not know what to call it) I know where to put this shine on very few letters taken from the ...
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Looking for some creative advice on a sharp, strong and minimal logo. All inputs appreciated [closed]

I'm creating a logo for a tech/IT startup have received absolute instructions on what the client would like to see. It should be: 1. B&W (and shades of grey - not 50 though) 2. Minimal almost ...
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Sketch export entire canvas size for every object in an artboard?

Is it possible to create one separate, full-canvas-size .png for each of 100 or so vector shapes within a Sketch artboard? I have an artboard that has about 100 vector shapes, and I'm hoping to ...
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Flowing/Blob-like fitting together

I am trying to create some blobs that flow into each other and take up the entire artboard (kind of like this image but not as much lines as shapes similar to my attempt below). In Inkscape I used ...
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What format for high resolution textile designs?

I've completed several prints for a designer on Illustrator and sent them to her in press quality PDF format. She asked me to convert them to PNG or JPG, but I found this makes the artwork lose a lot ...
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How can I create this warped checkerboard effect on Illustrator/Photoshop?

Here is an image by David Rudnick. I would like to create the checkered effect, been trying with illustrator but no luck. It seems like this was either wrapped on an existing object, or 3D extrusion. ...
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Illustrator “Maintain Height & Width proprotions” error while rescaling

I have a simple circle. As you can see some weird error appears. Thank you for help!
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Can I use recolor artwork feature in Ai to get this result (swap color of objects)?

See the image below. I need to do this thing. If you see, the positions of hands and diamonds are same in both parts, but there colors are swapped. I did this manually by picking each of them and ...
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Dot and line design [duplicate]

How do I create this file in AI? Link
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Adobe Illustrator 2018 Live Corner Edges not Showing to round rectangles and basic shapes

These live corner edges are missing in adobe illustrator. Rather than it is giving me a simple rectangle. My adobe illustrator version is 16.0.0. Kindly somebody, please guide me how to resolve ...
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Circle cut outs (Illustrator)

I am trying to recreate this image I have no idea how to make ideal cutouts with rounded edges and place them closer to the center. To accomplish this I tried making an arch form and using ...
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illustrator CS6: can't wrap text around object

I manually drew some shapes and grouped them. Then I was trying to put them on top of a text box and let the texts avoid those shapes by choosing Object→Arrange→Bring to Front and choosing Object→Text ...
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Combining Multiple Paths / Parts in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I have created a design in Illustrator and am having difficulty combining the shapes/paths. The goal is to make this: ...which I have essentially made, but the pieces won't connect properly. When I ...
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How to replace spectrum view in color panel with color picker?

I am new to Illustrator. I am just finding this color panel really hard to use. How do you pick a gray color from that spectrum. Before Illustrator, I used Coreldraw a lot, where there is no spectrum ...
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Business Card Crop Marks for Printer [duplicate]

Have a business card file created in AI. Printer is asking for crop marks and we are looking to have 1/4" rounded corners for the cards. How do I create crop marks or setup bleed for this? or is the ...
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Adobe illustrator export to PDF problem, text invisible

How does one even start to troubleshoot when the following happens. ^^ Important note, the job here is to add pictures to an existing pdf produced elsewhere. You have a textpage in illustrator with ...
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I cannot see the bounding box in Illustrator

I am quite inexperienced in using adobe illustrator. Usually, when I select something it shows a bounding box around it but for some reason, it doesn't have it. I already tried Ctrl + H to show the ...
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How do I edit a shape that has been filled with a pattern in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a 3D brick wall to fit in a certain shape. I have made a brick pattern > expanded it > used the perspective grid tool for perspective (I have also tried warping). Once I have the ...
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SVG Export change some square into circle - Illustrator

I have a weird issue with an svg export with some vectorised image. When i make on svg export, some square are change to circle and i have no clue why. You can download the .ai here (made on cc 2018) ...
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Illustrator: Text shown not to have a fill has a fill

I have two text objects in my Illustrator file that look the same, but their Appearance properties are showing up differently and I don't know why. Here they are, with their Appearance properties: ...
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Opening multiple pages of a PDF documents in illustrator at a horizontal angle instead of vertical

I'm trying to to open and edit this PDF file in adobe illustrator for editing purposes but when I open multiple pages or any page it opens and rotates it horizontally instead of vertically like the ...
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Px-dimensions change when exporting PNGs in Illustrator

I found this question: on StackExchange I have the same problem. I have a Illustrator image which has 25x25 px and no matter how I save or export it, it is at least 71x71 px when exporting as a PNG, ...
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Trying to change the orientation of my type

I have Adobe Design Premium CS4 with Illustrator CS4. For some reason, my type is now vertical instead of horizontal when using Illustrator. There was another question along the same line as this a ...
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Cut one big horizontal artwork to multiple different artwork in illustrator

I am new on Behance and the design community. I designed my final image to upload on Behance in one artwork horizontally stretching, now I want to save this artwork file to multiple images and I don't ...
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Why is the direction icon (RTL and LTR) does not appear in my paragraph panel? (Adobe Illustrator)

Language option in on "Show indic options" and I checked the "Middle Eastern & South Asian Single-Line Composer" option.. and still cant see the direction paragraph icon options.. What else can I ...
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Pathfinder bug - doesn't cut the exact path

I've been trying to go through a basic tutorial. When I get to Step 7 (of creating the main two shapes), I need to use pathfinder to intersect between two shapes. But the intersect function's outcome ...
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Can Illustrator display more accurate (character) information on scaled text?

I've been working in Illustrator files left behind by the old designer. It looks like a lot of the text has been scaled, however Illustrator still shows this text as being the size it was before with ...
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Resizing shapes using an absolute value in Illustrator

I want to clone and resize a bunch of the same shape. I want them to all be X smaller/bigger than the previous shape, where X = absolute value (not a relative percentage). Currently, I can only find ...
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Illustrator: Logo fade out to transparency gradient in outer edges

So, I've got a rectangular little/logo banner thing drawn up in Adobe Illustrator: And I want to fade out to nothing around the edges relative to a new shape; in this case, an ellipse. Here it ...
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Illustrator Actions are corrupted when reloading document

I have a simple action I have created to do orthographic SSR projections. However, when I close and open Illustrator the parameters for each operation are reset to defaults. What might be causing this?...
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Is it possible to print one artboard, multiple times, on the same page in Illustrator?

I've one illustrator file. The artboard takes much less than 1/4 of an A4 page. I would like to print 80 copies of it, 4 on each page. Is it possible? I know that I can export the image, then ask ...
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Recreating a Photoshop Text Bevel In Illustrator

I recently created a mock-up of a boat decal in Photoshop that looks like this. Photoshop Version However, for printing purposes, I need to vectorize it. I spent a little while in Illustrator (which ...
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What are the advantages of laying out documents in pts (vs other units) in Illustrator?

All of the document presets for print are defaulted to using points. I’ve always worked in inches. Is it more common to work in points? What are the advantages? Edit: To clarify, I’m not asking about ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to fix my illustrator artboard problem? [duplicate]

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