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How to add a progressive numeration for multiple artboards?

How to create a text frame with a progressive numbering that automatically increases in all the artboards? (as an automatic numbering of pages) For example: artboard 1 => number 100 artboard 2 =&...
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Illustrator: Creating a stroke around blend? Or other method?

Hi, I'm trying to recreate, in Illustrator, two parts of this logo's treatment: 1. the smooth blend from the front to the back and 2. the single stroke around the final complex shape. For now, I'm ...
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Why picture rotates automatically while doing image trace

I wanted to practice some image tracing and I wanted to adjust some colors etc. But when I try to edit an original photo in Photoshop, the image opens as rotated, and after the changes it also opens ...
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How to move guides with artboard?

If I have multiple artboards and I want to move a board, how can I select both the board and it's guides and move them at the same time? Currently I can move the board with its content, but can't ...
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Why is my text changing color when placed over a shape in Adobe Illustrator?

Both objects have 100% opacity. The text is definitely in front of the rectangle. What is happening here?
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How do you make multiple line stroke edges touch in Adobe Illustrator?

I created some lines with the pen tool, and I want to make the edges of the stroke align in Adobe Illustrator. I can use the up and down arrows with my keyboard, but it does not touch or overlaps. I ...
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How to make this kind of color/texture effect in illustrator (for a logo)?

I'm pretty new in Graphic Design and I would like to make something similar to the background of this logo : link here : https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/003/430/840/large/benoit-...
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How to select all lines in an Illustrator document

I've seen similar questions but none answer mine. I have DWG files of floorplans. When I import them to Illustrator, they are all lines. I can make all the walls black with the live paint tool in one ...
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Design Beginner: Creating a map in illustrator and using image trace to build off the old version

I'm new to illustrator and have been watching YouTube videos, but it seems like image tracing is more for larger images. I'm trying to recreate a map and scanned the old map, turned it into a JPEG and ...
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Illustrator: how to crop image without losing quality

I'm trying to use Illustrator to edit .eps images. I want to crop an image. But it always decreases the resolution of the image after whatever way I crop it. I tried setting the cropping ...
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Why is my vector file pixelated after printing it on big glass surfaces?

I'm working for a company making glass walls with prints on it. It works fine with images but when I send them something with vector it becomes pixelated after printing, they also reported that on big ...
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Illustrator opens PDFs rotated 90 degrees. Why, and how do I deal with it?

As I open a PDF file in Illustrator CS6, it displays it rotated 90 degrees CW. If I rotate the artboard and content back to normal for editing and save it, Acrobat Reader displays the file rotated 90 ...
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Set each letter to a different colour based on a rule

Is there a way in adobe illustrator to change all same letters to a specific colour, ideally based on a rule. For example look at the image below: I'd like to have a "rule" (something like ...
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Printing an illustrator template as a brochure

I have an illustrator template brochure with pages inside one view, Can i print this as brochure without putting each page on an individual view? here's what I have https://prnt.sc/sd5gka
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Illustrator Text Bounding Box Resize

I have an illustrator file, and I need to resize the bounding box of all the components, without changing the size of the text. Is there an easy way to do this, or do I have to go and rewrite all of ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Is there a way to disable a object ability to overlap with an other object -- To help allign objects?

Like what the title says, basically is there a way to disable a object ability to overlap with another object especially when moving? If not any ideas what would be a workaround for me? In this case ...
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How to mirror/flip the whole artboards in illustrator document at once?

I have 60 artboards in illustrator with different objects on them, some of the objects aren't centred. I am trying to reflect each individual object along the X-axis of its respective artboard. I have ...
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Making 3d render in adobe illustrator cc

I just wanted some advice. Basically I got given a brief at work requesting 3d mock-ups to be made of a trade show display for a building construction retailer. I was asked to provide 3 different '...
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"Bevel & Emboss" similarity in Illustrator

Bevel & Emboss is a layer style option in Photoshop to add some shading and shadows to make the layer look 3D (separate from any of the 3D tools). I know Photoshop and Illustrator have some tools ...
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Can't fill shape/letters

I used a custom textured brush to create a mask and create a dust and scratches effect on a logo, but I want to undo the effect and fully fill the letters, but I can't remove the texture I added. I ...
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How to apply alternating color fills to a text in Illustrator?

I'm trying to follow along an Illustrator tutorial on how to personalize a label. In it, the brand's name uses two colors that are applied alternately to each letter. See below image: The text "...
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Display distance between objects in illustrator using smart guides

How can I check the distance between two objects in px like in Figma or Adobe XD? I googled a bit but did not find any way to do this. This is what I want to achieve. In Figma. As you can see, it ...
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pathfinder intersect fails to capture intersecting shape in Illustrator

When I perform Pathfinder Intersect in Illustrator, a significant slice of the intersecting shape is left out. I've intersected dozens of outlined letters like this, but it's not working on the letter ...
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How to position an image into a background image and batch process?

I want to automate/batch process 1 image at a time and position into a background image, then save each image, 1 at a time). All the images I want placed are the same dimensions ( the background is ...
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Quick-Connectors in Illustrator

I'm trying to create a diagram in illustrator, and what I'm looking for is the ability to use some kind of "quick connector" like in Visio. Basically it's the ability to make a spline or straight ...
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creating multiple shapes closer -illustrator

If I creating a new shape closer to the another shape,the cursor was changed to transform icon for the older shape. so that each and every time I press "v" and click on empty surface and ...
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Illustrator CC 2015 - create area and add color

I'm just starting Illustrator and when i created my logo, I saw that I can't fill the areas with color or some areas are not like i want them to be and it's just weird how they are filled. Idk how to ...
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Is there a way to sort a selection of differently colored pixels by RGB values in an Adobe program?

I have a group of about 500 pixels, all of a different singular color each. I'm wondering if there is a way I can sort these pixels by color, either through RGB values (i.e., highest R to lowest R ...
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Adobe Illustrator - importing DXF files from QGIS3

I am trying to import .DXF files into Illustrator which are produced by QGIS3, when creating the QGIS3 dxf output there are many options to choose encoding types of the .DXF file. All options that I ...
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Printing a poster from pdf results in wrong colors

I have A0 poster with 2 science images that were taken by a spacecraft. On top of it I have graphs and some text. When I print it as A4 pdf on my office small printer - the colors are fine. When I ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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Illustrator - Delete points but keep curves

I am used to editing vector graphics in FontLab, which allows you to simplify vectors like this: The behavior I'm used to If I delete a point from a curve, the program will roughly maintain the ...
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Bend SVG along spiral path

I have chain like this but longer. Can I somehow make it go along any path like spiral without changing it thickness and without making it into brush?
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Adobe Illustrator - mantain path shape after erasing vertex [duplicate]

issue: After I draw a path with the Paintbrush Tool, if I erase part of the path, the whole curve changes its shape slightly what I want to achieve: I want to be able to erase part of the path I've ...
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Shortcut to Repeating the Last Action in Photoshop

There's a very cool shortcut in Illustrator: you press Command/CTRL+d and Illustrator repeats the last action for you. Is there a shortcut that does this or at least something similar in Photoshop?
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How to import data and create a symbol using scripting with Illustrator?

I would like to automate a series of actions in Illustrator, creating a complex symbol from vector images imported, or from simple symbols. The actions are: Importing files or choosing symbols from ...
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How do I export a transparent PNG sprite from this Illustrator file?

I'm new to Illustrator. I downloaded a stock image of a bubble popping from Adobe (link), but I need it in a sprite png format with transparency. When I open it in Illustrator, there appears to be 1 ...
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Deleting points on width tool not working illustrator CS6

I'm having trouble with selecting points using the width tool. Sometimes I want to click and delete a point I don't want but sometimes it doesn't work and sometimes it adds a new point its very ...
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Illustrator cropping objects upon export to PNG

I made six similar and simple designs with a photo and text on top with a stroke. The stroke on the tilde looks fine in Illustrator, as shown in this screenshot: I exported the several files as PNG ...
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Randomly fill image with unique colors?

In this image, I would like to randomly fill each region with a different color, such that, no two regions have the same color. I've been searching for such a method and have come across a script that ...
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Illustrator: Extra anchor points after divide 2 objects - unnecessary extra objects

Can anybody help me with the following problem, please? When I made a round object and put another round object on it they were perfectly fit together, but after I used Divide tool it gave extra ...
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Why is the cursor locked as a pencil in Adobe Illustrator CC?

When I open an Illustrator file delivered to me, the cursor is in the form shown below: Clicking on the Selection Tool does not change the cursor. Why is this? I am on Windows 10, Illustrator CC ...
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Trim Extraneous Lines in Illustrator

I've got this woodgrain texture that I'd like to trim down to just what's in the box. I've tried all different combinations of the options in the pathfinder panel, but nothing is working for me. So, ...
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Illustrator 3D bevel issue

I'm trying to bevel a word with just a gradient color and a black stroke, but one character - the 'T' - is having issues and just turning black. It says "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred", ...
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Is there any possibility to achieve this effect in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop?

Is there any possibility to achieve this effect in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop? I don't know where to start? Any help much appreciated.
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Sketch export entire canvas size for every object in an artboard?

Is it possible to create one separate, full-canvas-size .png for each of 100 or so vector shapes within a Sketch artboard? I have an artboard that has about 100 vector shapes, and I'm hoping to ...
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Reducing image size for Facebook

I need to resize a .jpg for placement in Facebook business page. I've tried both scaling in AI as well as reducing the pixel size significantly, but when I upload the image it still does not fit in ...
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How to manage the transparent spacing while creating icons in ai?

I tried creating icons using ai but got stuck while managing consistency. I want to achieve the result shown in the Image. For every icon, I'll create. Updated Image
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Illustrator - How to Use Swatches Across Documents

There must be something I'm missing. I created a handful of brand colors in one document and put them in a color group. I wanted to then use them in multiple documents. Save swatch library: source EPS ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I align an object which is at an angle?

In Adobe Illustrator, how can I get the side of the red object to align with the side of the green object?

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