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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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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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How to extend lines for a shape in Illustrator

I've made a shape in Illustrator by taking a square and a circle, selecting both and choosing the Unite option in Pathfinder. So I now have this shape: However, I want to extend some of the lines on ...
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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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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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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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png is saving with white background

I've never had this issue before, so I'm super confused, it was working fine up until last night. I create a PNG by removing the background of my image, and I'll usually export it as a PNG with ...
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How can I scale multiple objects of varying sizes to be the same exact width or height in illustrator?

For example, if I have one object that is 100x75 and another that is 500x900 and I want them to both be 50 wide while retaining their ratios. The goal is to unify all objects of different sizes to one ...
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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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Illustrator multi column text Right to Left

How can I make a multi-column text in ILLUSTRATOR go Right to Left when typing Hebrew/Arabic text? In the example below, it goes LEFT to RIGHT. How to make the columns go RIGHT to LEFT?
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Issues with large scale print

I'm in dire need of your vast knowledge as I'm stuck with large issue. I'v been trying to research this problem as much as possible but at this moment I hit the wall without proper solution. Let me ...
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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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How to paste to replace a selected object?

This should perhaps be obvious, but I can't find a way to do it in Illustrator. I want Illustrator to paste an object to the location of the selected object (and to replace it in one go, if it can). ...
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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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Editing text: How do I turn a single path into a criss-cross stroke in Illustrator?

I can't seem to find a way to turn the single path in the middle of my letters into a scribble, crisscross, multi line stroke like in the orange image, where you get 3 or 4 strokes that converge. Any ...
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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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ALL the people that does TIE DYE call this spirograph, but I think they are wrong

I have found some types of spirals, and when I analysed those I have found, they do not met the criteria to shape the draw desired. And a observation point, bacause I think spirograph its a wrong name ...
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How to rescale an entire image in Adobe Illustrator (including artboards and hidden/locked layers)?

I have a series of scientific figures in Adobe Illustrator that were created at a width of 160 mm, with the positions of the graphics finalized on the art boards. I just received a notice saying the ...
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How do I create an emoji font?

I've got some svg/ai files that I'd like to turn into an emoji font. Is there a way to do this? Every time I try to import into FontLab, it only imports as a black and white glyph.
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Area outline feathered on internal edge in Illustrator

I'd like to draw some closed paths with offsets on their internal edges, and I want the internal edges of the offset bands to be feathered. The external edge would be hard, not feathered. Below is an ...
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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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How to improve hemisphere diagram?

I had this image done some time ago in Adobe Illustrator and I saved it in .pdf because I need to put it into a .tex (LaTeX) file. The pdf file is avaliable in https://ufile.io/3tol20xu. How I can ...
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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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How do I create a 3D perspective floor graphic effect in Illustrator for print?

I am looking to create a 3D effect 2D printed floor vinyl like the attached picture in Adobe Illustrator. Any help would be appreciated.
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Creating an arc/arch or semi-circle without the diameter line

I'm fairly new to Illustrator and trying to figure out how to create an arc that doesn't have the bottom line/stroke that you get from using the Minus Front shape mode. For example, if I start with a ...
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Gaussian Blur in Illustrator CC Problem

I am using Gaussian Blur in Illustrator CC. However, parts of the glow are outside of the line art. How can I delete those parts? Before I applied the blur on that layer (solid color) i could easily ...
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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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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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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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Create color-font from ai- or svg-files

I have a colored vector-graphik Jh.ai (original) and Jh.svg (export) as an example of a playing card (I used 'AdobeIllustrator' for the 'export'; because I didn't know how to do it any other way). ...
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How can i merge between two overlapped path in one point?

How can i merge between these overlapped paths and full it with color
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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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Adobe Illustrator Paste on All Artboards

Maybe, I'm using it wrong, however, when I use 'Paste on All Artboards' it also pastes onto the artboard that I copied the object from. I understand that is technically what "All" means, but ...
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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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Pasted vector from Illustrator into Fontlab not true to Key Dimensions despite being set in both programs?

I'm trying to learn basic font design using Photoshop 2018 to design the font, Illustrator 2018 to convert the raster into a vector and then size my font accordingly, and then copy and paste into ...
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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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Shadows have a grey tint when saving as PDF from Illustrator

I created transparent shadows in Photoshop. Saved (CMYK) as a .psd document. Opened it up in Illustrator and applied it under the main image. In Illustrator, it looks good (a slight darker shade of ...
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How to recreate this blurry shadow and light effect in illustrator, bonus points if I can make the light and shadow react to the shape

I can't seem to be able to recreate this effect within Illustrator (effect in image), my shadows tend to be too harsh and doesn't rotate with shape.
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How to export an SVG at smaller file size and maintain the best quality in Adobe illustrator?

Could someone please help me to understand and how to get this done correctly as i have tried multiple times but it has not worked. These files are to be uploaded to my site as artwork for printing. ...
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Duplicate shape and scale from centre illustration CS6

I am using illustrator CS6 and was wondering if there is a way to duplicate a shape while scaling a shape down to the centre? For example I am making a donut so I want to create a smaller circle in ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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Is there a way to add all colors used into the swatches panel?

Sometimes, when inspiration hits me, I start designing a document using multiple colors. Or I use the Blend tool to create a smooth set of colors for me to work with. But it always happens that ...
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How would I make text bend (as if it's being folded) but not on an isometric grid?

I am trying to imitate this style of graphic (see attached photo). It's not made on an isometric grid. I think it was made using the envelope tool? But I can't quite figure it out. Thank you!
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How to automatically generate text that adopts the same name as an imported image or Excel file in illustrator?

I have a lot of product photos to edit in Illustrator. I want to create several artboards with one product image, and then one text box for each artboard, but I need these to automatically adopt the ...

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