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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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Trying to make a shape from more shapes (see in pic) Adobe Illustrator

I am trying to make a shape (it's for hair). I colored this part with blue for clarity, all anchor points are intersected and I don't know which tool I can use to get that form as a complete figure ...
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Figure-ground double exposure on negative

I have a logo of a man's face with the double exposure effect, it will be printed on a t-shirt. I applied the effect in illustrator using clipping mask. I used a night illustration. The effect works ...
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Convert Path in to editable Shape Illustrator 22

Illustrator newbie here - I downloaded an AI file with of a heart that is a single layer/single path as you can see here: What I want to do is fill this with text - I know you can use envelope ...
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How perfectly scale and produce different sizes of icon without losing the quality in Illustrator

I already have sketch icon converted in svg, eps and ai files. And I wanted to produce different specific sizes for mobile app design. How would I properly scale an Icon?
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InDesign CC: Relinking an .ai-file with multiple pages

The image shows a text-box with linked artboards from a multi-page AI-File. The file is structured like this: Green-White-Bars.ai Artboard-1 Artboard-2 Artboard-3 In my 2nd document, I just want ...
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When clicking on one of the active (selected) objects in Illustrator, its bounding box gets bolder. Why?

Why is it that when you click on one of the selected objects in Illustrator while using the Selection Tool, it has a bolder bounding box? What is this behavior called?
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Editing an Illustrator file placed in an Illustrator file

I am collating several logos into an Illustrator Artboard. Obviously, to be efficient and productive, I placed them the fastest way I know - by dragging the files from my OS to the Illustrator ...
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Can you subtract a fill shape from a path?

There are plenty of questions about subtracting a path from a shape with a fill, but I want to know if the opposite is possible. Here is an example: This is the object I'm working with, and I want to ...
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AI .PNG not exporting a black background [closed]

When exporting my illustrator file as a .png and choosing to export with a black background transparency, it exports with a white background. I have tried one with artboards and one without, but to no ...
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Brush Tool keeps changing whenever I try to use (Adobe Illustrator CC 2015)

Currently, I'm facing this kind of problem. When I tried to use the brush it keeps changing its attribute randomly. I've read some thread that says, I need to uncheck the New Art Basic Appearance ...
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Tricky drop shadow in Illustrator

Working on this mark I wanted to try a subtle drop shadow under the negative-space "tick". Unfortunately the tick is not an object. It was and object, but I have already subtracted it from the "box" ...
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How to flip artboards in Adobe Illustrator?

At a time when I try to open my *.ai file, I have a message: I click ok. And than I see this: I click ok and just one artboard is opening. But I need all 7 artboards. How to flip between them after ...
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How to create a guide starting from the side of a shape? [duplicate]

I need to create a composition of regular shapes (squares, circles, triangles..) and they need to be along the same imaginary line. For example the upper angle of a square needs to be on the same ...
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How to make double drop shadow in Illustrator?

I want to make something like this artwork. I tried using gradient, but it look so ugly and flat. How to achieve such shadow in Illustrator?
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Pathfinder panel missing in Illustrator CC 2015

The picture showed the current output of my work. I keep to figure out why the merging effect doesn't work. I'm using the merge effect located on Effect > Pathfinder > merge. Because my pathfinder ...
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Snap to the whole artboard when placing an artwork in Illustrator CS6

I am trying to make my artwork that when I place it, it will snap to artboard and taking the whole artboard size. I tried to use a script that will fit my artwork to my artboard but it seems changing ...
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Equal spacing, scaling in illustrator

Is there a way i can space the inner shape at exactly 1 cm from all sides with the outer shape?
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How to adjust angle of line of a path so that it is parallel to another line in the same path

I have the following 4 sided path: I would like line A to be parallel to line B. Is there a clever hotkey that allows me to snap the line angle?
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Invert color in Illustrator CS6

I would like to invert the color of this flame in Illustrator. Is there an easy way to do it? In Photoshop it's simple (Shift+I) but that doesn't work in Illustrator.
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Font problem when opening SVG file?

I am opening SVG files generated by D3.js code in another computer and seeing a pop-up - And the opened file in Illustrator is missing some letters (showing cross sign instead, as if the fonts are ...
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How can I make a shortcut for 100% view in Illustrator?

Illustrator (and many other programs too) have a shortcut for resizing to fit/default Ctrl+0 My artboard is smaller than the space of fill in my screen, I'm wondering if there's a way to have a ...
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Filling portions of a path

I have a path that represents a cupboard. I would like to fill each side of this cupboard with a different colour. How do i do so?
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How to resize design 4500*5400 px in Illustrator CS6? [duplicate]

I need to resize my shirt design 4500x5400 but I can't. When I set the size 4500*5400 px in Illustrator and save as png it show beyond my size. I'm really worried please anyone is here to help me how ...
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Set white objects to print as black in Illustrator

I have white objects (texts, shapes) on a dark background shape on an Adobe Illustrator document. The document will primarily be presented on-screen as a PDF, and this color scheme is fine for that. ...
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Graphic design software used [closed]

I’ve been seeing this type of graphic a lot. Can anyone sugggest how can I achieve this design using any tool/ services.
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Aligning circles on diagonal edges

I'm having trouble finding a successful way to get precise shape snapping in Illustrator. I don't know how to get circles to align with each other when along a diagonal edge, like in the hippo ...
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How to go from zig zag to wave

Trying to replicate the image pattern below. I am currently using a long rectangle shape and adding anchor points which I can then get the zig zag in areas I want but not sure how to smoothly go from ...
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Expand & expand appearance in illustrator

Can anyone please explain me the difference between expand & expand appearance in illustrator ?
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How do I do a mask in Illustrator like Photoshop where both layers show?

For example, I want to draw a teal circle with part of an orange circle on it. When I select them both and choose "make clipping mask", it gives me the correct orange part, but the teal part is now ...
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pdf created in Illustrator opened in Inkscape but pdf export misses features

I receive a pdf. This PDF was generated with Adobe Illustrator CC 22.0 (Windows) Adobe PDF library 15.00. I use Inkscape to extract a particular page and I copy one particular object (a white dot) ...
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Decrease text stroke to make it really thin

How do i use offset path to decrease the text thickness? I tried using the negative measurement but it still didn't work.
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brush stroke lighter than the same fill color

I started to learn Adobe illustrator and i faced something strange I can't really get, created a brush with stroke but the color stays lighter than the same color while it's fill
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How do you draw a border around banners that aren't off-center?

Does anyone know how I can draw a thin border around my Illustrator artboards where the border/stroke is equal on all sides after the export? What happens to me is if I have a 100px x 100px artboard, ...
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Constrain distances between objects

Illustrator is a tool more geared toward artistic purposes, but it has deterministic internals when it comes to most objects features, but sometimes it feels like it lacks certain functionalities. I'...
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How to make offset line pattern in Illustrator (see example) [duplicate]

I made similar pattern before but I forgot how I went about making it. Any ideas?
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Do colors change with file size?

I work with multiple brands, creating eDMs, flyers and posters. To be able to maintain Brand Integrity across all my media, I need to often refer to the CMYK or RGB charts given in each brand's color ...
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Help please with swatch patterns

Please can anybody give me some easy instruction as to how to solve my problem with a diagonal line pattern swatch? It seems to always offset the pattern when I try to use swatch a a fill
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Illustrator CS6: Shape tool draws path instead of shapes

Every time, I try to draw a shape with for example the rectangle tool. Illustrator creates a path instead of a shape (as you can see on the image). The shape tool doesn't render the rectangle as <...
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How do I make an object fill transparent without showing background objects in Illustrator?

This is what I have currently: I am trying to acheive something like this but I would like the goblin at the front to be transparent not filled white The front goblin was drawn with the pen tool and ...
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Issue with a “stray stroke” from Unit command while following YT tut. Pics included

I was following this YouTube tutorial when I got stuck at the uniting part (timestamp in the link). There was an added diagonal edge/stroke that appears that I can't seem to get rid of. Does anyone ...
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Transform many squares into circles

I would like to create a highly stylized QR code. Namely, I want to transform all of the squares into circles (diameter = square width). Question Does Illustrator have a built-in means for a task ...
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'Merging' open shapes

I have a lot of overlapping paths that I need to unite. The red square needs to be removed on all of the paths. However, the unite tool won't work due to the paths just being lines and not closed ...
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Problem in Artboard Arrange in Illustrator after duplicate

I am doing a presentation in Illustrator using multiple artboards and after I finished my work the client needed some changes made. I need to add one Artboard next in between of the presentation. ...
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Illustrator CC 2015 text and color profiles

Is there any way in Illustrator CC 2015 to save a text and color profile? I want to apply the saved presets on the marked text of my document by just clicking an option. For example, I want to use ...
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InDesign Pixelates Placed AI File, Even at High Quality Display Settings

My placed AI files get pixelated upon placing in InDesign. High Quality Display Settings change nothing about it. The content of my AI is completely vector-based. The jaggedness gets exported into ...
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Illustrator: How to select a colour range

You know how you can select individual colours? And you can go to the select menu, and click select fill? I need to do that but for a colour range. Say for instance, you trace a photograph and ...
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Name for Stripe Pattern & Implementing It in PhotoShop or Illustrator

I'm looking for the name of this style of striping, as well as how I might go about implementing it as, say, a vector mask. See below the image for additional thoughts. Specifically, this striping ...
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Illustrator: How to make the arrow keys move in smaller increments?

Here's me trying to fine tune something in Illustrator with the arrow keys. That's a single increment. Trying to click & drag is futile, because the object won't actually start to move until you ...
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Are there any platforms on which we can keep our Psd's and AI file safe and also for sharing purpose?

I am looking for some platforms on which I can keep my heavy PSDs and other AI files safe. Also, I want to be able download them later when I want. How do design companies share files? Through ...
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Eraser Tool Problem

I am trying to create a rounded rectangle similar to the one shown in "What out customers are saying" section. https://dribbble.com/shots/4655259-Hire-Experts-Get-your-job-done-V2/attachments/1051554 ...