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Illustrator workflow: merge vertexes on contact

When drawing a path B with the pen tool, is there a way to automatically merge with another path A, when I’m adding a vertex on path B that is at the same position as path A?
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Illustrator : how can I select all the vertexes of the current path?

When I have a vertex on a path selected, is there a shortcut to extend the selection to all the vertexes of the path ? Thanks !
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Best way to make swirly lines into a repeating pattern?

I've been working on this swrirly ocean current design: and trying to make it into a seamless pattern. The only method i've found to do this is to reflect the lines across the X and Y axis, like in ...
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Why is my line not appearing smooth?

I'm trying to create a dotted line, but the path is showing up like it has additional anchor points where there are none. How do I fix this?
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I can't color my shapes. How to make it work?

I can't color my shapes. I'm new and I don't know why it doesn't work. I need help.
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How to convert a shape into another shape in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have an illustrator file with many (~40) similar circles (just with different colors) but now I regret having chosen them as circles and want them as triangles instead. Is it possible to do this ...
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How to prepare a graphene oxide nanosheets (with wavy or undulations) using Inkscape [closed]

This is the picture of graphene oxide which I copied from a journal paper. How to create this kind of drawing using Inkscape ? I have tried to create the diagram, like a flat sheet.That is also ...
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(illustrator) using blend tool to blend from a curve to hard angled shape

Can i use the blend tool to create this type of flow from a curve to an edgier shape (shown on each leaf)? When i try to do the blend this occurs to me
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Illustrator create border like effect [duplicate]

I am using Illustrator. I got this: and I want to create this effect: At the moment I am using a white border to create this effect but I want to remove the part from the outer lines. I know that ...
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Adobe Illustrator importing large PNG image results in black square

I'm trying to import a very large PNG image (12k) into Adobe Illustrator for tracing, but when I either drag it on or place it, the image is not imported. Instead there is just a black rectangle with ...
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Opinion on the icon of the logo please :)

I am rebranding my personal work. I used to work with the name of Miss Graphics but was suggested that its too generic. I have now come up with a new concept. I would like to show Dolphin to represent ...
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Illustrator Action, Batch process - Let user draw a line or an area

I am creating an Illustrator action that automates shape cutting however now I need to put a system in the batch process where it stops and let the user draw the line or an area according to which the ...
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Object Coordinates [duplicate]

I want to draw a rectangle and place the top left corner at coordinates x=3, y=7 using a millimeter scale (or inch scale). How do I accomplish this? Thanks in advance for any response.
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Is it possible to “temporarily” select a sub-level of a group for single edits?

Let say I've a group of 4 layers. Once I select it with mouse, it selects the whole "group": every edit applies to all sub layers (such as move, drag, resize, and so on). Is it possible (without ...
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How to replace N group with a new one?

I have this situation, where each Slider + Port is a group: Now, Unfortunately I've make the Slider too high. So I need to resize the Height of each (without touch the rest). Is it possible to ...
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Set size of image in Illustrator

I use Photoshop and now starting on Illustrator but I can't work out how to change the size of the overall image. I have opened a pre-existing one but unlike Photoshop I can't see where to find the ...
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After the Smart Guides turned on,

After the Smart Guides turned on, why does the anchor point on a line actively align the anchor point on a shape path, but the shape path cannot actively align the anchor point on the line?
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Is it possible to preserve the length of an arc while changing it?

Lets say I have an arc and I want to change the endpoints/handles/etc. but I want to preserve the length. Note that I do not mean the distance between the endpoints but the length of the curve. Is ...
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Illustrator graphics for word doc

I need to place graphics from Illustrator into word. Every time I save as png or wmf the size is smaller than the actual size in Illustrator. Does anyone know what to do to get the word placement to ...
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How to make figures with labels and text using Illustrator editable in InDesign

I work at an engineering/research firm (as engineer/researcher), and I make a lot of figures for reports and presentations. My usual workflow uses Illustrator and InDesign (and matlab): I make graphs ...
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Creating a shape inside of an image trace in illustrator

How can I create a shape using the pen tool inside of a logo I traced? I am trying to make the airplane in this vector file a different color from the rest of the A. Everything I am doing with the pen ...
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How to create 2 curved lines in illustrator that are an equal distance from each other?

I'm trying to create two even lines that follow this roughly drawn curve (in red) here: Here is a rough example of how I want the lines to look, only spanning the entire length of the curvy line ...
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Is there a way, while dragging, to “snap” to the nearest guide?

I'm copy, paste and dragging some group of elements. While I'm dragging, I'd like to "snap" to the nearest guide I've set in the workspace. Else, I need to zoom and move the key arrow to reach ...
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How do I select multiple layers/groups with mouse's dragging?

I have in the workspace some objects. Some are grouped, and are near. I'd like to make a selection of them with click/mouse drag, instead of shift-click selecting each of them (they are somethings ...
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Have Pantone Number, Now How Do I Find In Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have selected a Pantone color from a Pantone book, let's say 285 C, now I want to make my artwork to that Pantone color and ready for print. How do I go about it?
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Critique my logo please

I asked for a critique on my personal logo before and got an amazing response from you guys. thank you! So i abandoned that idea and now have created this new logo. Basically, I am a graphic ...
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Merge Compound Path with its Stroke in Illustrator

I have a vector that is in Compound Path Format. It also has a stroke. I Would like to apply a Gradient to it, but as applying two gradients (one for the color itself and one for stroke) creates a ...
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How to remove line of “join” vector shapes

I am new to Illustrator and am suffering when trying to export 2 unified vectors to PNG file. The exported image ends up with the "trace" on union of two objects. Is there any way to solve this "...
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How can I set up this isometric grid to be able to use it?

I was wondering how can I actually set up this isometric grid in illustrator? How can I use it on a layer so it doesn't interfere with my design?
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How do I fill the transparent areas of this vector in illustrator?

I have a vector that I downloaded from a stock image site. If you look at the vector you will see that it has some transparent specs within the black and red areas. How do I get rid of the transparent ...
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How do I create a texture from this image so that black is ignored but white is applied on whatever?

Illustrator 2018 Windows. I want to apply the distressing in the image below onto a logo (black and white) and from tutorials it seems creating a texture seems the way to go. What I want is the ...
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Fade layers in from edge of the screen (but not the whole image)

I have three layers: 1) fade foreground (currently a black and white gradient) 2) foreground (contains roads, buildings, vehicles etc) 3) background gradient What I am trying to is fade in the ...
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Lock the position of text box on the artboard but NOT the contents so text remains editable

I am using Illustrator 2018 on Windows. Is it possible to lock the position (and if possible the size) of text box on the artboard but NOT the contents so text remains editable? I find that when ...
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Impossible to export photo embedded in artboard in Illustrator

I am trying to export several illustrations spread on 6 Artboards of different sizes (composite of vectors and raster images) for web ads in Illustrator CC 2019 v.23. Whenever I export my artboards (...
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Making a psd file ready for sign printers needing an ai file, needs to be very clear to blow up

I made a business card for a family friend on Photoshop, went all gold, they got their business cards printed but now they want a sign made with the logo I made for them. So it needs to be blown up ...
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How does one get an over/under effect on letters in illustrator?

I am having trouble figuring out how to create this effect in illustrator in an efficient way. A professor had shown me once and I never could figure it out afterward. I remember a few things like ...
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How to you make such a seamless patterns in adobe Illustrator?

I came across some designs of a seamless patterns which look great, i wonder how to create such vector designs in illustrator? They are seamless and when i make something similar with a pattern tool ...
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Getting package design ready for print

Im making a package design for my company in illustrator CS6 which im new to btw (only been using it for a couple of weeks). Tried googling this but it has gotten me more confused :p I have been ...
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Pathfinder changing path of circle when subtracting

I'm having something super weird happen. I was wondering if someone here maybe knows why. While designing this logo in illustrator from Shapes - A circle and a triangle I use the pathfinder tool to ...
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What are PW and PD units?

I need to create an ad, and these are the specs I was given: 1/8 Page FC w/eLink, Horizontal, 3.333" x 2.166", 20.0000 PW x 13.0000 PD - Full Color I was told the 20.0000 PW x 13.0000 PD were pixel ...
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Is this calligraphy style working for my brand?

I would like to know if the calligraphy style signature looks good and if the type face for miss graphics compliments it. Also, which colour scheme looks best. Thank you :) Miss here means mr. mrs. ...
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Is it possible to import my own SVG into Canva

I'm trying to figure out a way how to import my own vector SVG graphic to Canva. I've tried numerous tutorials on creating SVG files from Adobe Illustrator, I've tried numerous Ai to SVG convertors, ...
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Can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation?

Apologies if this question has been asked before. But can anyone suggest a program I can use to make a simple animation? I’m trying to make an animation similar to the following: https://www.youtube....
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Text warped as a wave in Photoshop looks different when warped as a wave in Illustrator

First I warped a text as a wave in Photoshop. Wrote the same text (the same font, size and other properties) in Illustrator and it warped differently - the warping is almost unnoticeabe although the ...
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How to achieve spiking effect on typography like Impulse Festival?

I was wondering how this effect was achieved. Does anybody have an idea how this would be possible using Adobe Illustrator or some other vector-based tool (I think this makes sense if you want to ...
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Table edge effect [closed]

Photo is attached I need to do this table edge effect with shadows etc. But how can I do it? "gray table edge"
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What is Clipping mask?

I am really new to Illustrator. I was going throught Qs and As on this site when i came across "clipping mask". Please what tool is that and how do i use it?
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Can typography & elements be more balanced & less forced in this book cover design?

This is a re-design of a book named Paper Towns. Just for practice, I've re-designed the cover. Here, I can't notice any problem with the elements I've placed, but it somehow looks little cluttered ...
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Copy/Paste a selection from Photoshop to Illustrator “round” pixels

I'm copy from Photoshop CS6 this selection: Which is exactly 16x50 pixels, correctly snapped with grid. Once I paste in Illustrator CC 2019, it round both pixel sizes and grid position: Why 15,...
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Get black value of color of text Illustrator Scripting VB

I am trying to determine the value of the black in each text item in an illustrator document. I have managed to successfully run the count words script and alter it to apply a tint and a new color to ...