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Adjusting warp arc bend with Adobe Illustrator scripting?

I'm attempting to write an Illustrator script that will get the length of a text phrase... Then based on the string length, set the warp arc bend, horizontal distortion, vertical distortion to a new ...
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Can Illustrator's Crystallize effect be used to create smooth wrinkly borders?

I'm trying Effects > Pixelate > Crystallize to create borders like this (something like which we can do with Wrinkle or Crystallize tool): But even after applying the effect, I can't see any ...
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Adobe Illustrator Svg Issue

I am trying to import an svg into illustrator solely to make a file conversion so that I can use the vector in after effects. Here is the preview of the svg: Here is what it appears as when I import ...
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Can you match one path to another path in Adobe Illustrator?

If I draw two different paths and later decide I want the second path to be a perfect match of the first path (or vice versa), is there a built in way to do that? Please don't ask why or what I'm ...
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Text wrap around a number 8 symbol

me and my project again, I'm wondering how my design will look if the text follows the curve of the visual anchor of the piece - a 470 pt Helvetica "8". However, after creating outlines for ...
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Transferring a shape on a path?

I need to make the following shape into a rail track. I've already pre-made the track However, the only method I know and can find on the internet is using Blend and then replace spice, however that ...
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How to make new artboard in Illustrator 2021 using Applescript?

tell application "Adobe Illustrator" tell the current document make new artboard with properties {artboard rectangle:{0, 0, 100, 100}} end tell end tell I found an old way at ...
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How to make overlapping shadow effect on 4 shapes in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to replicate a chain link effect on these 4 rackets and I wanted to add some depth by adding shadows on the intersection. This is a rough idea of what I wanted to create. I did this using ...
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Spiral with narrowing / tapered line in Illustrator?

I am desperately trying to make a spiral (see picture below) narrowing out at the end. The line should be thick at the beginning and become very thin at the end. It should be a very smooth transition. ...
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Illustrator pdf-export options not available

since updating my OS to Catalina a quite important option within Illustrator CC2015 is greyed out. I can't "convert colors (keep numbers)" as it is constantly greyed out, no matter the ...
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How to convert shape to Bezier curves in Illustrator?

If I draw rounded rectangle and rescale it it will change non-uniformly. This is because it is not Bezier curve, but some algorithmic shape. How to convert it to Bezier curve? (There was such command ...
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Trouble filling in oval shape with type

I'm trying to make a somewhat interesting layout for a design course and I'm having trouble. I'm trying to do this: But I want mine to be the number 8 filled with type. So a simple explanation would ...
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Deleting parts of shapes that don't overlap in Illustrator

The red and blue objects are each rectangles that have been sheared. I want to delete the parts hanging off that I've circled with the pencil tool. I feel like I need to be using the shape builder ...
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exporting image from photoshop to illustrator colour change

The same image with both photoshop and illustrator which are using the same setting and the same profile colour and despite that, colour change a little when pasting from photoshop to illustrator. for ...
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How can I import a png with different opacity layers in illustrator?

I'm a beginner in illustrator and I would like to import this fog .png file in Illustrator and overlay it onto this repetition of X. The problem is that in the faded areas with different opacities the ...
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Making a perpetual calendar on Adobe Illustrator

I would love to make something like this for personal use/as a printable, however, I lack the know-how to space the numbers and to neatly create the circles. My goal: Create a pdf file with several ...
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How to increase marker size in Illustrator Scatter Graph?

I'm very new to using Illustrator and have been trying to make some scientific graphs. I have a scatter graph here that looks alright, but the markers on the graph are just too small! To get the ...
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How to get a dot or a comma at the end of a sentence in Hebrew?

I'm trying to write in Hebrew, wich is written from right to left. I'm using Illustrator CC 2015. The problem is when I try to write anything that is not a letter, like a dot, comma, slash, etc... ...
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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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Problem regarding PSD to AI/EPS conversion

I have a PSD file which I prepared to print a brochure. The whole thing is prepared in photoshop. Now the print guy wants the file in ai format. According to him, it will help to print small letters ...
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What font is this? Or is it even a font?

I am not sure if it's okay to a question here like "what font is this?" so sorry if this question is against the guidelines. I keep seeing this type of font everywhere on the logos. Is it ...
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Is it possible to join multiple text characters into one curved path in Illustrator?

Other than creating an entirely new curved path and entering text, is there a way to combine separate text characters into one path? I know it is possible to outline them first but ideally they would ...
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How can I distribute many rectangles inside a larger rectangle, minimizing empty space, without rotation?

I have about 50 rectangular pieces of paper, with dimensions between 1 and 5 inches and different "aspect ratios." I'd like to fit them all inside the smallest rectangle possible. Additional ...
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How should I lay out cards for print?

i'm in the process of making a deck of flashcards, there's around a hundred of them. the image on each card and it's corresponding back is different. what is the most efficient way to prep my cards ...
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How to achieve this rough borders and stippled illustration look?

Looks like some post effect or maybe another technique. How to achieve this, any ideas?
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Illustrator - points are turned into squares?

I have created the plot below using R and exported the figure as a PDF-file. I would like to add additional elements to the plot, and I typically use Illustrator 2020 for such jobs. However, when I ...
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Illustrator scripting: setting bleeds

Trying to solve this has been an odyssey, thanks in part to Adobe's new community platform breaking old links. Most of what I found is in this thread. So for some stupid and arbitrary reason, document ...
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How to arc flags to this shape in illustrator

I`m searching for solution how to arc these flags into this shape in adobe illustrator Thanks for solution.
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Should I get Adobe Photoshop for graphic design, graphic illustrations, illustrations, art and painting? [closed]

I have always wanted to get Photoshop because of all it's features(video, 3D etc.) but I mostly use it on game design and graphic design. I won't be using it for photography since I'm not a ...
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Can't export 300dpi jpeg in Adobe Illustrator

I have an A4 size artboard with pixels as the units that I want to export as JPG at 300dpi. Whenever I try to export, it asks me to lower the resolution. At max, I can export at 150 dpi. Why is this ...
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How to remove unwanted transparency for object in Illustrator?

I have drawn this deer and I want it to be in solid color, But it is transparent, though the opacity is 100%. what is wrong with this deer. please help.
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Make font size bigger than max limit of 1296 pt in Adobe Illustrator (2015)?

For some reason and for many years there's a limit for font size in Illustrator. It is 1296 points max, so you can't go bigger without converting type to outlines first. Converting to outlines means ...
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How to load the illustrator cc default brushes into brush panel?

I need to reset the brush panel into the default brushes only i have deleted all unused from a blank illustrator doc. but now have nothing but Basic, and Touch Calligraphic Brush showing. I can't find ...
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How do I rename a text box in Illustrator with a JS script? (CS4)

Sorry I'm super new to this, I can't figure out how to rename a text box. I have a function that's supposed to take in a text box object and resize it to fit the text inside. I would want it to keep ...
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Replacing banners content in an EPS file

I have some EPS banners with an image in it. The original EPS was a template but I want my own image in it. This is the original: And here is what I get when I open it with Illustrator: Now to edit ...
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Magic wand tool

I am using adobe illustrator 2021. But if I select magic wand tool. Nothing happens. The selection is not visible. I just don't understand. And the original Thank you
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Text/Image created in Illustrator is pixelated when printed

No matter what I try, my text and images are printing blurry/pixelated. I toggled on anti-alias and no change. Made sure the dpi is 300. The text is just a preset font.The image is a purchased png. I ...
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How to distribute objects inside a shape?

I have thousands of objects I want to distribute them inside a square shape with a same spacing. I tried distribute object panel but... I think I have to align line by line which is tiring method. ...
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Bleed lines in Pixelmator

I designed a label for printing in Pixelmator. If the printers don’t have Pixelmator they can’t see my layers... How do I save it that someone using AI can open it?
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Prevent Illustrator from altering the glyph width

When the textbox in Illustrator is changed using the picot points the glyphs are not altered at all and the text is retypeset according to new bounds. When the same textbox is chaged using the ...
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PNG is fuzzy when exporting in Ai Illistrator

I've got a question regarding exporting PNG files from Ai Illustrator as I'm having troubles getting sharp looking results. I'm preparing files for Society6 print-on-demand website and aiming to ...
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how to add new brush in existing user defined brush library in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have created one Brush library (several brushes) in Illustrator, named 'my brushes', and saved it. now I want to add another new brush to 'my brushes' but I can't. It does not allow me to drag the ...
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Turn on bounding box individual for every selected object?

Is there way to see bounding box for every selected object individually? Example: Right now i can only see individual bounding box for text only, but i want to be able select multiple objects and see ...
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How to recreate this overlapping stroke+type effect in Illustrator (Morisowa's “Kikukomi Number” font)

Please assume I'm a moron, and need some gentle help. So, I really like this ascending-ordered, overlapping type: I understand it to be a feature of a font by Morisowa (https://twitter.com/hamko1114/...
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All toolbars on Illustrator disappeared, how can I fix that permanently? [closed]

As soon as I opened Illustrator (25.3.1, 64 bit, Windows) today, every toolbar was lost. Hitting the Tab key makes no difference. If I click the workspace presets, it doesn't do anything. Reset is ...
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Illustrator: How to change stroke weight proportionally without scaling the objects?

I have a bunch of lineworks with different stroke weights. Is there a direct way to reduce/increase all stroke weights proportionally without changing the size of the objects? Thanks, Newton
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Properties Panel Not Showing in Illustrator

Hoping that someone can help. When working in Illustrator, the Properties panel just stopped working: Whether I have a line or text selected, Properties stays 'closed' and does not open. I've also ...
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How can I get Illustrator to respect the rounded corners on the top shape when creating a mask?

I have two shapes (left) and I have added rounded corners to the rectangle on the top one using the "Rounded Corners" menu item. When I select the two shapes and choose "create mask" I want ...
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How to cut pattern on overlapping A4 for print on 100% scale?

I am a beginner to Adobe Illustrator, and I am trying to make a pattern for my leather making. I have made the pattern on a big artboard and then created multiple A4 artboards and I am trying to fit ...

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