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Problem aligning overlapping corner points in Illustrator

I am drawing some overlapping paths in Illustrator. However, some anchor points of different paths do not align correctly, they create some rugged corners. I tried to manually adjust the points with ...
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How can I make this effect with lines in Illustrator?

I tried scale and shear, but dont know how to smake this effect
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White lines appearing in 3D extruded text

I just began learning illustrator so please excuse my ignorance. I created this design in illustrator: My question pertains to the cause and fix of the white lines appearing on the text: I exported ...
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Illustrator scaling custom pattern, can see vertical lines from the pattern box [duplicate]

I've created a repeating pattern, added to swatches, filled a square with it at 100% pattern scale and exported the square as PNG - that worked fine. Then, I scaled the same pattern in the same shape ...
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Creating a dashed, slanted line for creating leather patterns

I’m looking for a way in Illustrator to create stitch lines using the Stroke tool and dashed lines. However I’m only able to create straight lines. I’m a hobby leather worker trying to create my own ...
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How can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on Adobe Color web page and exported it to use on Illustrator (let's name it as "my custom palette"), now I have one more color and one gradient I'd like to add ...
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Illustrator Multiple Variable Column Graphs

Is there a way to input variable excel data into multiple column graphs in Illustrator? So, for example, I need 100 different graphs, like the one shown below, that have the same graph style and the ...
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How can I make a raster layer show in a custom pixel pattern (bricks), where each pixel (brick) is one colour? (see picture)

In this picture, you can see that each brick has chosen a colour based on the most prominent colour value of the picture. I'm interested in painting a picture on a brick wall, but having the bricks ...
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Convert line drawing into a shape with Illustrator

I have a simple bike outline and I am trying to figure out the best way to convert it into a shape. I would like the frame of the bike to be one piece or shape because currently, the frame is ...
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Convert/Replace multiple shapes (Ellipse into Polygon)

I am familiar with the Convert to Shape effect which lets me replace Ellipses by Retangles. However I would like to convert ellipses into triangles (3 sides polygons). Is there a way to do that? Ps: ...
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How to create this (see image) repetition effect in adobe illustrator?

I'm wondering since a long time how this (see images) effect is created in Adobe Illustrator. It looks like the blend tool but I've been trying to accomplish it but it seems like it's done with an ...
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Is it possible to snap to the edge of a stroke in Illustrator?

If I have a line segment with a stroke on it in Illustrator, is there any way to snap to the edges of that stroke instead of the middle? I know I could convert the stroke to a path, but I don't want ...
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How to keep guides in illustrator below objects

I am using isometric guides in Illustrator and cant seem to keep the guides from showing through the objects with a solid fill. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks
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Illustrator: Move selected items to separate Layers

The title says it all. Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to move selected items to new separate layers?
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How to add clickable hyperlinks for email id, website, telephone in mail signature designed using Illustrator?

One of my colleague had created a signature for the company using Adobe Illustrator. Now the head of our company wants clickable links to be present in the signature so that one should be able to ...
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How to clip multiple lines with multiple polygons in Illustrator

I have two layers - one layer that is a map of rivers (the lines), and a second layer that is a map of the catchment basins (the polygons in yellow). I intend to make a colourful map where the rivers ...
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Quickest Way to Outline Image In Illustrator or Photoshop

Basically I'm wondering if there are any shortcuts when it comes to outlining an image in either Photoshop or Illustrator, with a lined result. I'd like to avoid taking the Pen tool all the way around ...
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How to make a bulged hexagon in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to make this shape in adobe illustrator: I don't want to have to draw a path. Is there any option that makes the sides rounded? The shape in picture was designed in Adobe After Effects, I ...
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Printing: Opacity color or transparency in Adobe Illustrator

I have a client who needs a flyer designed and has a printing restriction of one color, in order to keep cost low. To make the design more interesting and appealing I have used the same color blue in ...
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How can I make a curve match another curve in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a very minimalist graphic of a cylinder shape in Illustrator. I've already made the basic shape with a rectangle and two ellipses, and now I'm trying to put a simple highlight on it....
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Symbol stainer error

I can't change symbol color in illustrator. When select color, it becomes gray scale. I wish it isn't, but that's not big problem. The problem is this one. Please let me know how to do.
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Manipulating Drop Shadow/Layering of Shapes: Adobe Illustrator

Never used a help forum before, but with a looming deadline, I am very open to all the help I can get! I am relatively inexperienced with Illustrator (most of my knowledge comes from searching up ...
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Why is the Illustrator shortcut for “Font Size Step Up” not working?

I am trying to Increase font size using the short cut for Font Size Step Up/Down Alt+Shift+Ctrl+. Alt+Shift+Ctrl+, But neither are working, I have tried on both Area Type, Point Type, text selected, ...
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Creating print mockups in Adobe Illustrator?

I am very new to working with Illustrator. So, basically, I have this stock image I downloaded from Adobe stock - I have no idea how to put my own images inside the pages! As you can see it is an AI ...
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How to represent blurry artwork with vectors (Illustrator or SVG)?

I have a recurring problem that I'd like to solve once and for all: how to create a blurry vector image. For example, this bitmapped image represents the drop shadow for a rectangle: It should be ...
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Hidden guide lines in Illustrator are included and visible in PDF after export

I am working on a Disc Makers 12 panel booklet template on Illustrator CS2. I have 6 illustrator files: front and back / 1and2 / 3and4 / 5and6 and so on. All are text only (cut and paste) with the ...
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How to shrink parts of a vector image in either Inkscape and/or Illustrator CS6?

Lets assume I have an .svg/.eps/.ai file like this (viewed in Inkscape): What I want to do now is to shrink those ears to half of the size while they should still stay in their position on the head. ...
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Symbols appearing at different scale in Illustrator

I've searched but couldn't find anything relevant to my situation. I made symbols in Ai and was able to replace them easily, they all appeared at the original scale when turned into a symbol. Then it ...
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Pasting objects from illustrator to photoshop not matching

I have been dealing with this issue for a while. I have found some work arounds to get around the problem but It is very inconvenient. If I create the same size document (pixels) in illustrator and ...
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How to fill this pencil shape with gradient in illustrator?

I've been struggling to fill this entire pencil-like shape with this gray gradient. It always stops bluntly at the tip, leaving it empty. How do I get it to fill all the way from the point?
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How to use ionicons in photoshop like font awesome?

Can we use ionicons like we use font awesome? or is there any workaround. Currently, they have the option to download SVG's but they are not opening in photoshop for me (I am using cs6).
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Export Artboards to separate PDFs (Illustrator)

I was wondering if there's a way in Illustrator CC to export artworks containing multiple artboards, to multiple single-paged .pdf files, as Illustrator already does for images like .jpg files. EDIT: ...
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How to export font names as web font names in Adobe Illustrator CC

I'm trying to see if there's a quick and dirty way to export Adobe Illustrator files as SVGS that use the web font names on my company's website instead of the system font names on my machine. Is ...
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Alignment issue when automating in Illustrator

I want to align a photo to a key object in Illustrator with automation. When using automation it does not align properly. I tried several times but failed. How do I align an object to a key object ...
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Possible to make “paste in place” a default behavior?

Is it possible to make "paste in place" a default behavior in Adobe software?
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Porting designs from Illustrator to Figma (SVG)

I need to use some logos and other elements I've created on Illustrator in Figma. I know that you can save an entire project on Illustrator as SVG but how to pick certain elements, say shapes and ...
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Illustrator Compound path not working on full shape

I'm an enthousiast graphic designer. I usually like to play with multiple tools and textures to make clothing for my company. I'm trying to use Compound path with my logo and a vectorised texture but ...
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PDFs suddenly loose quality after cropping in Adobe Illustrator and get pixelated

I routinely placed and cropped PDFs within Illustrator, without any issue. From today, when I crop a placed PDF, it gets kind of pixelated after cropping (example below). This never happened before. ...
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Illustrator: Convert shapes to path and change color fill?

I've been using Fireworks for a long time as a recreational user but now I'm moving to Illustrator, so please bear with me. I have this simple image with several shapes. I want to "convert" ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 Type on a path tool not working properly

I'm having an issue with my Adobe Illustrator CC2020 24.3. Im attempting to create a type on a path logo, with the one layer of text flipped so it reads the same way on both sides. I am able to create ...
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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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Make shapes or objects follow a path symmetrical in illustrator with no overlapping?

I'm on Illustrator 2021, and try to follow the same results as in How to make Objects follow a path (illustrator) (like on the las vegas sign) but can't make it work. My case is that I want to make ...
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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Exporting Multiple Sizes for Print - Automation

I have loads of images i need to solve the following problem with. Each image is a unique size, I need to export each of them for print at a couple different page sizes. e.g: A1, A2, 3inch x 5 inch ...
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Joining Lines in Affinity Designer

So, I am just starting out with Affinity Designer, coming from Illustrator. What I want to do is create shapes that are symmetrical by drawing lines, then duplicated and reflecting the lines and then ...
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Is there a way to add some padding to an artboard an action?

I am doing the following action to automate Object->Artboards-> Fit to artwork bounds. The problem is the designs look kind of ugly with the artboard so close to the edges. Is there another ...
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How does one find missing fonts using Inkscape?

I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I am opening with Inkscape. Everything works great except some of the text is all screwed up because I don't have all of the appropriate fonts available on my ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Apply brush to single stroke in appearance panel

Trying to create a graphic style. Basically, it is multiple strokes applied with different widths, opacity, etc. I wanted to see if it was possible to apply a brush to a single stroke within the ...
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How do I get my vector art to have crisp lines on instagram?

As soon as I upload my art to Instagram, the quality decreases. I have tried everything I can think of. I have used 1080x1080 image resolution, and larger, exported it in many different files (JPG, ...
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How batch rename artboards in Adobe illustrator?

Is there a way to batch rename a bunch of selected artboards in illustrator? any script or plug-in appreciated... This is a link to AI script reference... maybe comin' handy for developers. There is ...

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