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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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What is a better way to paste illustration from Illustrator to Photoshop without invisible pixels?

For fixing gradient issues, I need to paste the Illustration from Illustrator to Photoshop. Now, the issue is explained in the image I have shown at the end. This is the original illustration. For ...
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How do you replicate the grain effect as in this App Store graphic on Illustrator? [duplicate]

Hi! I'm new to Stack Exchange. I've been meaning to replicate this (what I can describe as) static-ish grain fill in my illustrator graphics. I've tried everything from sprinkled grain, applying a ...
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Where do I get started practicing (or what should I mainly work on) for graphic design in college? [closed]

I recently started college and I'm started my digital studio 101 class next semester. I always draw and fairly decent but I have no experience with the Adobe applications, I need help knowing where ...
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How do I get my ovals to have solid outines instead of these jagged lines? [duplicate]

It appears that all rounded shapes I try to draw have this jagged pattern and I have reached my wits end trying to figure out why. Please help!!
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How to force paths instead polygons when exporting images as svg? [duplicate]

I there a way to force Illustrator to use paths instead polygons when exporting as svg? Here is how my svg code looks like: <svg version="1.1" id="Calque_1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg"...
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Join multiple (paired) lines using Illustrator

I want to join multiple lines in Illustrator. The images shows on top the lines I would like to join. If I select them all and join them (path > join) then the result is as the 2nd image and I would ...
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Bumps on bottom of text in Illustrator

For some reason in one of my Illustrator documents, there are small bumps on the bottom of the lowercase E and C characters. The font I'm using is (I believe) built into Windows. It's called ...
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Help recreating a gradient

I need to recreate this gradient, but I'm not very good with gradients. Any tips? Thanks!
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How to Create Spray Paint Text Effect

I've been trying to replicate a spray paint text effect in photoshop with hardly any luck. I downloaded multiple spray paint brushes/assets, the problem, however, is whenever you resize the brush to ...
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Can I manipulate a Shutterstock vector for a logo? [duplicate]

I am designing a logo for a friend. I have the font and colors done. All I need is an icon for it. I found a vector on shutterstock that would be perfect. I took the vector and used it as a base and ...
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Why doesn't my masked object have a stroke from the object it's in?

I have a group which has a stroke applied: And I want to mask part of an object to change the color on part of it. But when I mask the two objects, it stops applying the stroke to that object. Is ...
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How can I create a path with Bézier curves using a script?

I have a script which makes a simple shape* for me: var docRef = documents.add(); var piRef = activeDocument.pathItems; { var pathRef = piRef.add(); pathRef.setEntirePath( new Array( ...
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AI file looks fine in Illustrator, weird artifacts in Acrobat/InDesign [closed]

I was given some terrible source files by a client, and after finally finishing the entire job, I'd like to stitch and proof the AI files properly in InDesign. For some reason, even though the AI file ...
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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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Need help for icons (leads/ customers) [closed]

I am designing an app/ web and have problems finding icons to represent: Leads Customers Icons are more for internal use rather than customer-facing. Anybody have experience or ideas please? Thank ...
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How can I change the size and rotation in an Illustrator script?

How do I change the size and rotation of the numbers in this script ? var document = app.activeDocument; //Use the current open Ai File var selected = document.selection; //Use ...
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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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How to have a slight gradient to edge of shape

I have a few shapes in Illustrator which I have grouped and made into a compound path. I filled it with a gradient. (client wants a the chakra colours). I would love to put another layer on top like ...
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How to create a sphere with a web on it

I am trying to recreate this sphere with webbing on it in Illustrator. I tried a lot of things but I can't get the same outcome. I think I am overthinking it but I can't seem to figure it out. Could ...
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Need to prevent thin lines (not the same as GAPS) when saving in Illustrator and then opening in Photoshop CS6 [duplicate]

I constantly am plagued with these annoying thin lines when saving a pdf (or ai file) from Illustrator and that pdf (or ai file) opening in Photoshop. Any way to prevent? From what I could find ...
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How do I get this Technical Details in my design

I have been searching for methods to get a similar result where I can show the client the technical nuisances of my design. I am trying to locate a script that would allow me to show the dimensions ...
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Create the 'neon graffiti', 'neon spray paint' style [closed]

To make this easier for you to understand the style I mentioned, here are some examples: I'm trying to make graffiti style lettering but instead of textures like concrete, I want some sort of neon ...
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How to give a realistic 3D perspective to a 2D oval shape with zig zag effect pattern

Hello all, I am a illustrator noob who's trying to punch above it's weight too soon. I am trying to draw an oval park which has an oval fence around it. The fence should follow the motive you can see ...
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Proper Way To Save Illustrator PDF's For Large Print Shops (Onyx Software)

I work at a large format print shop, and we run into problems when dealing with transparency and layer effects (Usually coming from InDesign). I will save the the file as a pdf, and it will show up ...
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Corner pointing arrow grid

Hey folks, just whipped this up in Illustrator manually, but looking to do it on a much larger scale. Anyone have an idea as to how to automate this process or have a script that does somethin like it?...
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How to turn a fill into a stroke in IllustratorCC 2018? [duplicate]

I want to trace the fill as a stroke or convert the fill to a stroke so that I can use a custom brush on it. It started as text. I expanded it and made changes and now I want to convert the ...
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Is it possible to switch between Graphic Styles Libraries, to change the look of a document?

I'm looking for a way to quickly change the appearance of styled elements in a document, using alternate Graphic Styles Libraries. If I create two separate Graphic Styles Libraries, where the style ...
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Can I reduce the thickness of any traced object without losing dimensions?

This circle is a traced object. I want to make it half thinner but I don't want to lose the dimensions. Also there is fill color and no stroke, how can I make it thinner?
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Is there a way to knock out a white background while maintaining white details when vectorizing?

In Illustrator I'm using 'image trace' and by default, the resulting vector has a white background. To avoid this, I select 'ignore white'. But when I do that, I lose all the white content in my ...
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Is there a way to rotate an artboard along with the contents?

I created an envelope in Illustrator and when I finished I switched the orientation from landscape to portrait. While the artboard does switch, the artwork remains landscape and I have to switch that ...
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Saving many artboards as eps without the artboards' border

I have an .ai document with many artboards. I would like to save each artboard separately as an .eps so I can place it in InDesign. If I use the "Save As" option and check the "Use Artboards" box. ...
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Creating a circular symbol with an arrowhead and a partly dashed line

I've just started to use Illustrator. Maybe someone can help me and explain how to make this symbol. I had trouble when trying to remove the segments of the object. I tried the knife and scissors ...
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How to arrange copies of arbitrary shape around a triangle in Illustrator

Basically, how do you do this: but with precision? I.e. copies of original shape must be rotated and placed to sit precisely at the middles of a triangle’s sides.
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Tapering Text Along a Path

I need to create text along an elliptical path that tapers down as it goes, kind of like the red part shown below. How could I go about doing this without changing the font size for each individual ...
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How do I 'un-expand' so there aren't thousands of tiny paths?

In illustrator, I hit 'expand' and deleted the white background of my vectorized image, but now that I've deleted what paths I wanted to delete, I want to get back to where I can adjust the image ...
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In Illustrator, can I make Envelope Distort with Top Object ignore clipped art?

This is a recurring problem for me which has cropped up again recently. I have a rectangular object, a clipping mask with shapes inside, which needs to be warped to a very specific shape using the ...
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Pasting a URL in Adobe Illustrator is deforming it

I have this URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3239235.3267429 to paste in a text box in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018. Although paragraph alignment is set to left alignment, the URL is appearing deformed as ...
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Emulate color scheme in Illustrator CC

I'm trying to get this extra bright color scheme I found in a comic book scan. I have tried with the RGB colors but usually, they don't have the white light neon-like quality to the colors. Can this ...
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If I rasterize a vector, then make it a vector again, will quality be lost?

In other words, is quality lost when transferring assets from Photoshop to Illustrator, and back and forth?
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How can I round the inner corner of a path?

I have this shape. When I add stroke and make the round the corner I still have the inner corners and they are not round.
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Can't I blend two mesh objects?

I'm trying to blend two objects that I created a personalized gradient with mesh tool but I can't apply the blend tool on them. I've already tried the Object > Path > Offset Path but I wasn't ...
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How to combine segments with circles in Illustrator?

I tried to create a shape with two cicles at the extremes and two segments between them. I selected all the shapes and then in the pathfinder window I choose the option "unite" but the final result ...
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Copying textured illustration from Illustrator to InDesign results in giant borders

I make math and geometry books. I usually Have 1 to 3 .ai documents for each practicing book each with 1-100 artboard\s. Each artboard has 1 artwork. My problem is when having a textured geometry ...
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Invert a shape in illustrator

I have a rectangle object in Illustrator with a hole in it which forms the actual desired object. Can I invert the object so the inner hole becomes the actual object?
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Is there a quick way to place a frame on multiple photos?

I was wondering if there is a quick way or a tip to place a banner template on multiple photos without having to make it invidually as I'm working in a company supplying me with pictures and i need to ...
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Bezier curve handle control in Illustrator

In Illustrator, on a curve anchor point, sometimes rotating 1 handle also rotates the other, keeping them in a straight line. But sometimes 1 handle moves but not the other. Why? Can I can a setting ...
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Exporting SVG from illustrator as strokes instead of paths

I have this image, which I'm exporting as SVG with the intention of animating it: In the version I'm exporting as SVG there's no background colour, that's just there so you can see it on this post. ...
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Vertical/horizontal zigzag transformation of a circle in illustrator

I would like to transform a circle in a zigzag shape in only one direction, either horizontal or vertical - not both. The zigzag effect does it in all directions. Can I change it somehow? Or is there ...
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How to deal with inconsistent font sizes in Illustrator [closed]

Attached is a screen capture of a map I'm trying to do. According to Adobe Illustrator both "COSTERO" are the same size and font. I tried the eye dropper to get them the same. Tried copying one and ...