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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 script that ...
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Image trace setting for BW image so no white BG is added

I have a black and white images PNG (+5000) on transparent BG. I am trying to find a setting that will trace the images without creating a white block in place of a transparent segment. I need the ...
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Artboards are sitting on top of each other

I have 3 artboards. Two business card size. One larger A4. One of the smaller Biz Card size artboards sits on the larger one even when I try to re-arrange them. I have categorised them so each ...
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duplicated shapes on circle path? Illustrator CS6

I am wanting to create lots of small circles evenly spread to form a circle and am wondering what the best way to go about it is? I am thinking the blend tool? Is there a way to get it to follow a ...
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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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What should I add to my Graphic design skills to increase my job opportunities?

I am trying to see which field do I need to add to my graphic design skills so I will get more job opportunity ,preferably for full time freelancing. I've been working with Illustrator and Photoshop ...
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Extend a line path without changing the angle in Adobe Illustrator

How do I drag the end of an angled line path to extend it without changing the angle of the entire line path itself? I have multiple parallel paths I need to extend but do not want to change any ...
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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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make png files name as layername+groupitems

I tried this on svg first, but the come didnt well, anyone know? So I want the name is Layer and group visible only case Layer Bono (O) grup A (.) grup B (.) grup C (O) Layer Delta (O) grup D (...
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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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I Am Confused - Why Won't This Fill? - Illustrator

Hi, I am a newb using Illustrator. I don't know what's going on in Layers )= I understand the tools, but not how they work together I guess. It's black, but I can not see anything being filled. What ...
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why does the artboard change in size after rescaling and exporting in Illustrator?

i scaled my artboard and image to 1200mm x 900mm and then exported it. after reopening the DWG, the artboard was empty and was a much smaller size. How big an artboard can be exported? it seemed to ...
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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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How do I recreate a font like this?

I need to recreate a font, it's going to be for private purposes, how do i do this? Here's the font sample:
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How do you crop a symbol in illustrator without changing every symbol?

Is there a way to crop a symbol on your artboard without altering the other symbols on the artboard that are the same?
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How do I back one and deselect when shift clicking selections? Illustrator CS6

If I shift click to select different objects in illustrator and I click the wrong selection is there a way to go back one so I don't have to deselect and start from scratch?
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Illustrator CC export svg changes sparkle shape to circle

i've got 3 "sparkle" shapes. When I export the svg the exported one converts the sparkles to cirlces. I've messed with the setting and cannot figure it out. thanks.
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Calculating the amount of "ink" of a specific pantone in an artboard in Illustrator?

Is there a way to calculate the amount of "ink" used on a specific artboard of a certain pantone ? Let's say the percentage of space used by that pantone ? I enclose an example... Thanks in ...
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Creating a new layer in Illustrator

I'm new in Adobe Illustrator. Are there any other ways to create a new layer in Illustrator than pressing the button at the bottom of the Layers panel? Is there a shortcut, like Shift + Ctrl + N in ...
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I would like to ungroup items but this option is no longer working for me. What Can I do?

Starting with a new image in Illustrator, the ungroup option is greyed out and the expand option. When I select only the whole object is chosen. What settings do I need to change. Been on many hours ...
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Export AI from Ilustrator to SVG looks blurry and pixelated

I am trying to export an AI file to SVG in order to embed it on an webpage. AI file is located here (diente.ai). Whatever options I choose in export menu, the svg file always looks blurry and ...
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AI to PDF, mask over photo doesn't show

I layered a gradient over a photo and masked it to create a fade. When I save the file as a PDF and place the file in an email the image doesn't show the fade. I've saved it every way I can think of ...
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How to convert cut-out shapes to optimized stacked shapes with minimum points?

What I want I want to transform a raster image into a vector image with minimum number of vertices. (Specifically, into a sticker for a messaging app, which is a gzipped lottie file, but that's ...
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White frame around objects after export

I need to design posters in Illustrator CS6. I added several PNGs with a transparent background to the artboard. After exporting it for print (PDF/x-3, 2002), there are white frames around several ...
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Is there a way to use the eyedropper in the color picker in Illustrator?

I have a global swatch I'd like to change with another color using the eyedropper, without having to select all the elements and apply the new color manually. Is there a way to achieve that?
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how to stop gradient from switching color mode?

I set my document in CMYK. But Gradient always acts at it's own sweet will. Whenever i try to apply it on other vector graphics it goes automatically to grayscale. Then every time manually i have to ...
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Smeared creamy look effect

i came across a photo where the gradient looks like it s smeared from cream. It is hard to explained by saying so here is the Let say i create 2 similar shapes with the gradient pattern then adjust ...
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Printing multiple pictures

Maybe this question is too basic to ask here, but I googled it, and did not get my answer. I have 15 images, each of different dimensions. All are portrait images (height>width). I want to make ...
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Adobe Illustrator Variable Data

I am creating vape juice labels, i need to automate the names of flavors across 300 labels. some are single line titles some are two lines. I am also warping the text as part of the design. how can I ...
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SVG PATH to .svg illustrator file

I have this html svg path code which is an example of a heart with angle gradient colors. I need to edit that path code so that instead of a heart shape would be a normal circle HTML code: <!...
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How do you avoid excel line graph lines being outlined on export

I used to be able to cut and paste excel line charts into illustrator and to apply stroke formatting to the lines there. These days - on line charts with lots of data points this results in an ...
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Filling text with flag colors

So, I've tried creating a flag on the artboard (essentially three rectangles of different color, and one star), and then type text on top of it. I've tried different ways using Pathfinder to minus ...
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How to warp text with font effects

I am working on a logo and want to use a text effect like this one. I add the appearance effects to get the offset outlines but when I warp the text, all of the outlines still go the same way. While ...
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How to convert embedded image to mosaic thought illustrator JS scripting

I would like to convert an embedded image to a mosaic through a script since I need to iterate it a few hundred times. I've tried using app.executeMenuCommand("Live PSAdapter_plugin_MscT"); ...
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Opening Inkscape File in Illustrator - No Layers?

I used to work only with Inkscape for a long time but now have Illustrator and am trying to get some of my files into Illustrator to work with them/update them. I have tried saving as an svg (...
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Text not showing up on illustrator file

I am a beginner to illustrator. I attempting to add text using the text tool. I am successful doing it in the practice file, but same actions don't work in my "live" file. Below images show ...
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How to duplicate an artboard without the layers getting shuffled on illustrator?

i want to make replicas of a complex illustration to play with color schemes but when I duplicate the artboard all the layers get jacked up. Is there a better way of doing this?
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Adobe Illustrator: How to build a color palette around skin tone

I'm using Adobe Illustrator and the recolor dialog box. For the purpose of this artwork, I can't change the skin tone, and the color of the hair is also limited. I'd like for Illustrator to give me a ...
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Which tools are use in graphics design? [closed]

For graphics design, I am using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel draw, Indesign, and also Adobe XD.
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making perspective of shape match angle in photograph. Illustrator CS6

I am trying to replicate this angle to create mock-ups of a self-branding project. I've tried skewing and free transforming the perspective but I have multiple designs like the image and I want to ...
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Text frame automatically adjusting when scaling text up. Illustrator CS6

Is there a way to have the text frame adjust while I am scaling up the text? The text just disappears whenever I increase the size of the text.
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No Outline while Dragging Object

I just started getting into adobe illustrator again and upon install, I noticed that, while dragging/transforming objects, I don't seem to get the preview outline that looks similar to this. Is there ...
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Circle with arrows in Illustrator

So I'm trying something pretty simple, that is to have arrows around a circle, like the blue arrows in the following image At the minute, I have a circle, with a stroke, in the stroke flyout menu I ...
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In illustrator, is there a way to script to color objects from an image on a lower layer?

Okay, so this might be a little complicated. In Adobe Illustrator (currently 25.4.1) I have a project that I'm doing, where a pattern of objects is on one layer, and there's an image on a locked layer ...
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How do I place shapes around the edge of an ellipse in Illustrator

I have a fun shape: And I would like to place it around an ellipse like the image below, without having to place and rotate manually like I have done: I have tried a pattern brush, but it stretches ...
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How to fill area under path

first off i couldn't suck more at graphic design. That's why i usually ask for some help - but since i need those graphics for different websites i usually end up with more trouble than before when ...
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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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