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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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Link to svg file so that my other design file update automatically when those svgs change

I have an illustrator file where I design my icons, each on an artboard, and then export the result as svg files. I have another file for doing mockups of screens, where I would need to use the svg ...
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Illustrator export gives a huge white border

I am trying to export a business card size in Adobe Illustrator but each time I export, I get this annoyingly huge white borders that are unecessary, even if I save it as .png, any ideas? (click image ...
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How do I use random color script to fill up the circular patterns that I have created using Phantasm version?

I have already expanded the appearance, broken the symbol link of the halftone patterns and ungrouped it. I want to fill up with several colors using random color fill script but it's not working.
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Rasterizing multiple objects seperately

When combining graphic elements in an .ai file, these elements being large bitmap images (tif, psd, png,...), I regularly use rasterize to reduce these images -seperately- in size (and thus reducing ...
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How to line up Hebrew vowels when two are typed?

I am having trouble with Hebrew text. The second vowel, when one character has two vowels, does not line up. How do I fix this?
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PDF export in Illustrator: Control which images to compress

I have several Illustrator files that have multiple embedded bitmap images. Some are photos and some are detailed line art. When exporting to PDF, it is possible to control downsampling and ...
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Expand appearance and outline stroke adds extra shapes

I created a brush and used the brush tool to create an image made from strokes. When I go to expand appearance, it adds bits to the edges. This isn't happening when I use a regular straight stroke ...
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Designing Artwork for a banner size 480 cm w and 280 cm H [duplicate]

I am Designing Artwork for a banner size 480 cm w and 280 cm H, What should be the size of the Image to cover the whole banner ? and resolution of the Image ? Thanks Jo
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Low resolution when printing from Illustrator on mac [duplicate]

Printing from Illustrator on my iMac gives me a lower resolution result than opening the exact same document with Acrobat which produces a nice smooth print. I already tried completely removing the ...
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Illustrator Object & Line Style [closed]

has anyone successfully figured out how to mimic this painterly style/texture in illustrator (without actually getting out a paintbrush)? Thanks]1
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ILLUSTRATOR - RGB Vector file turn into black when I use CMYK document

I have ai file base on rgb that i download from website when i open it it look fine and all but when i move that file to cmyk color file it turn into all black. From this : into this : From what i ...
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How to trim excess space off a custom object in Illustrator

In my pattern there is a small area of extra space on it and creates a gap in between the pattern, I've tried using a rectangle and pathfinder interface to trim it down and it doesn't seem to affect ...
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How can I create this kind of texture? [duplicate]

I've been seeing this style of illustration more and more, and was wondering, is there a certain way to get colors and texture to look like this? Is it just messing around with grain? https://www....
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Letter head printing

i have letter head design. Size is A4. I want to print in full bleed. How do I achieve with A 4 paper . If I take this design to print , it gives white margin out side the design. I am using Adobe ...
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Is there a way to convert a graph into an object in Illustrator CC?

I've made a graph in Illustrator and I want to convert it to objects to make styling easier, I cannot seem to find anything that would do that. How would I convert it?
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Adding anchor points to group of strokes using another stroke

I'm trying to use a (complex-ish) shape to add anchor points to another group of paths where the paths cross over- however i'd like to do it without effecting the stroke weights etc as then the blend ...
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How Can I Create a seamless vector pattern or brush that wraps around a snake?

How would I be able to emulate this snake's scale pattern that maintains shape throughout the curves? I can go in and hand draw the face afterwards but as of now I'm pretty stuck on a solution ...
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Isometric Object reflection in Adobe Illustrator

How can I create a reflection for an isometric object? in example image "N" letter is flat object with reflection i need similar reflection for my isometric cube.
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making an action for join and smooth anchors in illustrator

Very commonly I need to join separate anchor points and convert to smooth whit these buttons. I wanted to speed up the process so I tried making an action for it so that I could just assign it to a ...
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Can I group objects on layers with different opacities in Illustrator?

I have created a map visualizing some data. I have data from different years on different layers, and I am using different opacities to show the difference in time. Each layer has a lot of different ...
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2D illustration to animate into 3D gif? [closed]

How can I create any 2D animation to do this type of animation? What programs can I use? I am looking to make a flat, circular-bound illustration into a 3D coin (with a different back) and rotate ...
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How to load the illustrator cc default brushes into brush panel?

I need to reset the brush panel into the default brushes only i have deleted all unused from a blank illustrator doc. but now have nothing but Basic, and Touch Calligraphic Brush showing. I can't find ...
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Illustrator: How to create realistic reflective gold surface?

I'm trying to draw a realistic gold ingot. I've been playing with some basic shapes and gradients, but realism isn't my strong suit. I mean, it's obvious what it's supposed to represent but it just ...
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How do I avoid “filling in” a stroke in illustrator?

So I was trying to create a leaf using the pen tool. Each of the 8 stems were drawn as separate strokes using the pen tool. My fill is set to none but still a black fill shows up. a) How do I avoid ...
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Scale proportionally in Adobe apps without shift key?

I'm using adobe illustrator (and indesign and photoshop) on a surface book windows laptop, which allows you to use the full version of Illustrator on the detached screen, which acts as a tablet ...
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How to recreate The Muppet Show logo in Illustrator?

Well, I'm not sure if you can call this a logo: But yeah, I'm referring to the lettering that appears in the show's opening. I understand that it's probably a hand-painted sign, but is it possible ...
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There is a line in the middle of my stroke. How do I fix that?

I am trying to make a circle with dash but there's a black line that wont go away. How do I fix this? I have looked through the appearances tab. I have also tried deleting that object then redoing it ...
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Illustrator pen tool problem

Please help me, i am a beginner and started to watch the Illustrator tutorials on their website. When they use the Pen tool they can draw strait line, but mine starts from the middle, and draw curves, ...
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Photoshop/Illustrator: How to create custom separations?

If you had a printed artwork that used only Pantone Reflex Blue U, Rubine Red U, and 802 U (Neon Green) -- some colours are pure, some are blends, some are at 100% density, others are less -- and you ...
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How to get smoother shape edges?

I am currently working on some custom icons. I stumbled upon an article which addresses issues of optical effects and illusions of shapes. What I noticed is that the shapes shown in images provided in ...
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Create grid in Photoshop CS6 for pixel art?

I'm a Photoshop amateur and I'm trying to make some pixel art. It'd be way easier if I had a grid as a separate layer or tool, that I can fill square after square and then remove the grid without ...
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Vector images not printing well in illustrator, what am I missing?

So when I do printer alignment tests I get excellent fine lines as seen below. But when I draw perfectly horizontal lines with the pen tool in illustrator they look horrible and very low quality. I ...
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Paragraph direction missing in Adobe illustrator CC 2018 [closed]

I can't find paragraph direction tool under paragraph panel. I also can't find language options under type menu. Any ideas? For clarification: Paragraph panel for me: which should be: and type ...
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Change color of Photoshop image imported into Illustrator to match background

I have an illustrator file that contains a linked Photoshop image. The flyer I am making has a light green background and the Photoshop image has a white background. How can I change the white ...
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Illustrator: Pathfinder tool not letting me erase?

On my first pattern I was able to trim the edges by selecting everything and then pressing shift + M while holding alt but now it's not letting me. Everything is unlocked and ungrouped. What's going ...
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Rectangle with gradient around entirety of shape . - Illustrator

How can I make a rectangle with basically a fade to middle gradient on both vertical sides and also gradients from the bottom of both horizontal sides of the rectangle? I cant use radial because that ...
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Transparency issue in PDF printing

I finished my package design in adobe illustrator cc, then saved it as a print ready PDF (Press quality), and delivered to the client for print. But he returned back saying that he has a problem with ...
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How can I cut specific segments out of letters (see image) [duplicate]

As you can see in this image, I'm trying to have the letters intersect in such a way that the C goes over the D, and behind it at the bottom. The J just cuts straight through. I want the trim to be ...
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Why Is Image Exporting At Larger Dimensions Than In Illustrator File?

This does not make sense to me. I have an Illustrator file and the shape is about 245 x 210 px on the artboard: I then export this image as a transparent png, using the artboard: But after it's ...
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How do I get the “combined” color with the eyedropper tool in Illustrator?

I drew a smiley face graphic and used translucent gradient layers on top of the first color to give the face a 3-dimensional look. But there are also "smile lines" under the eyes, and I want to the ...
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How to join separate shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Ok, so this might seem a simple enough task to anyone, but I'm really struggling. I have 50-60 of these patterns. All made up from a number of paths (these are not joined in anyway and have gaps in ...
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How to make realistic previews of my designs, especially for curtains? [duplicate]

I am an intermediate level of graphic designer planning to start a new business of making and selling curtains and pillow covers I've seen some of the sellers and other graphic designers that they ...
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Is there a way to change the cursor when using the brush tool in Illustrator?

I can't stand how the cursor for the brush tool is an actual brush in Illustrator. It makes it really difficult to see where I am going with the brush. Is there a way to change it so that the cursor ...
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How to have a custom Default Swatch Library in Illustrator

Is there a way to have my custom Swatch Library open up in the top left corner, rather than the default library? I have colors and spot colors I use in almost all my files. I would like to have them,...
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In Illustrator, how can I move a whole group (including hidden subobjects)

I'm sorry if this is a common question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It's very important to me that I should be able to move a layer and have all of the sublayers/sub-objects move with it, ...
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Clipping Mask makes coloured box disappear

I'm having issues with Adobe Illustrator clipping mask. I'm learning as I go and have a created a masking path to work with a coloured rectangle. However, whenever I select 'Make Clipping Mask', the ...
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Set white lines & strokes to transparent [Illustrator]

Good evening! I'm having a problem finishing a logo for a customer. Basically I made an effect like this with 2 text blocks and 2 white lines: The letters J and C are 2 different text blocks with a ...
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Creating a text deboss effect at small scale [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a debossed effect in a small scale. It's a coin-like layout, but not using metallic gradients: I've been working across Photoshop for image isolation/clean up, but ultimately ...
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Illustrator - pattern not saved when reopen AI and PDF file

I make several patterns by open jpeg file on illustrator and drag the photo into the swatches box and 'save swatches' out of it and then I saved all of them as 'Save Swatch Library as AI' now I ...
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Illustrator 19 can't change polygon (or any path) appearence under 4pt stroke

I can't change the appearance of the stroke on this polygon to anything under 4pt stroke, and I can't change the corners from anything but round joint. Turning off the stroke does nothing, and only ...