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Unexpected result when changing the curves of a b/w image with a multitone SVG filter applied to it

Here is the image with the filter applied, before modifying the curves of the image: And here is the image after modifying the curves (no matter if the image is rasterized or not): There are only 3 ...
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How to create a wavey swirl pattern like Nike Vaporknit patterns on their jerseys

Need help in recreating this wave swirl pattern on the jersey. Its subtle due to being the texture of the jersey. It is Nike's NextGen Vaporknit NextGen Vaporknit nike website Images here:
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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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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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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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How to merge vectors in Illustrator into 1 compound path only displayed with an outline/stroke?

I have an overlay I want to drape on top of another map of SC for a project. The screenshot below is supposed to be an overlay, and the vectors came from ArcGIS Pro. If you are unfamiliar with GIS ...
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Upscaling TIFF orthophoto using AI

I have an orthophoto that loses resolution when you zoom in. Each pixel is 25cmx25cm. I am aware of the advances that have been made lately in the world of photo editing using AIs. I wonder if there ...
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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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Tool to snap point to point in Adobe Illustrator?

Wondering if this exists in Illustrator. A tool that allows you to select an anchor point of an object and snap/move it on-top of another point. I cant think of how to do this and there doesn't seem ...
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Wrapped Lines Effect

Any insight on how to achieve an effect like this in Photoshop or Illustrator? Like an ojbect is being pressed into the lines from behind to create curves around contours on the object. I've tried ...
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Adobe Illustrator - strange selection tool behaviour

I created a rectangle in Illustrator, placed an image on top of it, then copied the rectangle, placed the copy on top of the image and clipped the image with the copy. So the result was a clipped ...
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How to do line optical illusion art effects?

I was wondering how I can do this type of optical illusion. Is it done manually or is there a quicker way to do it. Thanks ahead of time.
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Name of linked images not showing in Links Panel in Adobe Illustrator CS6

AI links menu is only displaying the thumbnail of the linked images, but not the name of the linked images. When double clicking on the link in the links menu, the only info given is: Thumbnail and ...
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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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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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Adobe Illustrator CC file is 1.64gb and doesn't open

I have been working with some stippling style brushes I downloaded off of the internet a while ago on Adobe Illustrator. I have used these in my file before but added a few more today on the artboard. ...
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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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Mixed corners Illustrator

I managed to make these corners in Illustrator but I cannot seem to do it anymore. I tried finding how to do it online but I couldn't find it anywhere. Anyone have any idea?
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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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AI: How to turn blotchy lines resulting from an image traced illustration into clean geometric lines that look good when zoomed in

Note: I am not a graphic designer. I would consider myself to be somewhere in between beginner and intermediate. Although these are different drawings, both are vector and both try to achieve the ...
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How to best convey a rounded corners for pseudo-depth in Illustrator?

I want to create a piece of wood. Think of a 2x4 with some pseudo-depth. Using Illustrator I create the simple appearance of depth using two objects — a light and dark object. The dark object is ...
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How Do I Unlock Tools (unclickable) in Adobe Illustrator

I'm looking to use certain basic tools in Illustrator like the Star Tool, and the majority of tools are shaded out and un-clickable. I am only able to select a handful of tools to draw for example, as ...
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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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Create " windows trail" effect in vector

Is there a way to create this effect like in this post but in Adobe Illustrator? Hold Alt key copy-pasting kind of works, but it is near impossible to lake it look like "window drag" and ...
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Advanced resizing in Adobe Illustrator

I would like to read blueprints of my house in Adobe Illustrator. I know, this app is not designed for that purpose, but forget about that for a moment. I would like to measure distances on the ...
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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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What language is an adobe ai file written in? [closed]

Can you generate a .ai file with a bunch of different-sized artboards? This is to automate creating different artboard sizes for large amount of adverts. I have the spec as JSON and want to quickly ...
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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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How to best illustrate a round, beveled, edge in Illustrator?

I'm creating a block of wood viewed from the front. I'm creating some pseudo-depth by using a darker shape with the top and bottom at opposing angles. i.e. "fake" 3d essentially. I want to ...
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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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Change Decimal Place in Adobe Illustrator

I want to make literally everything in Illustrator to work with only one or two numbers in decimal place. Is that possible? I've tried googling but it looks like that everyone wants precision and not ...
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How can I change the highlight color in Illustrator's pattern editing mode?

Somehow the highlight color in Pattern Editing Mode has been set to yellow for me. I'm having considerable difficulty seeing selections unless I place some random dark-filled object behind everything.....
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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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How do I stop Pencil drawn shapes from being transparent? - Adobe Illustrator

Every new shape I draw in the Pencil tool always comes up as transparent, where as other tools (rectangle, ellipse, polygon, etc.) always keep their default or previously chosen fill color. Although ...
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scaling a circle to tangent two other circles (Adobe Illustrator)

im trying to scale the red circle such that it tangents the two yellow circles exactly while also tangenting the blue circle at the bottom of the red circle. i need a method that will guarantee that ...
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Change one of the gradient colors for all objects

I have multiple objects that have the same gradient color. The gradient has two color points each. Is it possible to change one of the gradient colors to transparent for all of the objects?
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Using Mask then applying Pathfinder minus front

I used mask to create a shape I want. Now I want to apply minus front (I will put a new shape on top of the masked shape), but it's not working properly. How to fix this problem?
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Strange excess near node when trimming or diving shapes

I'm using Illustrator 25.2.2 and have stumbled on an odd issue when I either use trim or divide on certain shapes. It adds a kind of stroke at certain nodes, see below screen shot. I'm not sure how or ...
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How to convert a path blurred object into a vector?

I have created a logo in Ps that uses the path blur effect. I would like to convert it into a vector in Ai as I would like to have a higher resolution print on a sublimated shirt. But once I image ...
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Trim lines using a complex shape, ready for pen plotter (illustrator)

What I want is to only keep the lines: The important part is that if you go to outline mode that it does not look like this: It has to go to a pen plotter. Also the lines have to stay lines (so no ...
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Random pattern generation in Illustrator

I am new here and a beginner graphic designer. I am trying to learn how to generate a pattern like below: My question is: Is there any way to do this in Adobe Illustrator? In the image above, I am ...
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Editing SVGs created in Draftsight with Illustrator

I made a design in Draftsight saved it as an SVG file and imported it into Illustrator to make a vector poster. I separated out the elements to keep things organized. I seem to be having issues with ...
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How to create a transparent stroke in Illustrator

I'm trying to reproduce the iPhone battery symbol. It has a gap between the fill and the stroke. I successfully managed to do it with the appearance palette, as you can see below: It works well if ...

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