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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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Creation of the display of an calculator like Texas Instruments or CASIO

My question is this: if I would like to reproduce with graphic software (or other methods) the following screen of a graphic calculator like the image below: what might be the possible solutions? I ...
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Outer glow in CMYK vs RGB

I am creating this graphic in Illustrator and InDesign. It is using an outer glow with the same magenta color as the fill of the shape. Normal blend mode 100% opacity. I would like to get a similar ...
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shape builder is not intersecting

I want to keep the overlapping portion of the caterpillar and the half circles. Shape builder is not letting me do that. I have arranged, rearranged their position ( bring front etc). But they are not ...
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Using Illustrator CC when I insert a vector flag into a vector eagle shape it fails constantly

I am trying to insert a vector, spot color flag into a vector, 1 color eagle. I have ungrouped and released all clipping masks and compound masks in both objects but my results are always a 1 color ...
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Change Default Save as EPS options

I need a little bit of help regarding "save as .eps" file - I want the Custom transparency vector balance to be 0 always, when saving as .eps. kindly find image below, I am Using Illustrator CS6
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Illustrator: how to apply graphic styles to multiple objects?

Is it possible to apply graphic styles to multiple object or even for whole layer in Illustrator? Adobe's website says the following about applying the graphic style: Select an object or group (or ...
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Intermittently can't copy pie graph from Illustrator to InDesign

I've created a pie graph in Illustrator using the pie graph tool. I've selected the pie graph with the black arrow tool, and pressed CMD + C on the keyboard, and selected a blank page in my open ...
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Editing in pattern mode illustrator

Is there a way to edit your work e.g paths when you are in illustrator? So far I've only found that you can move things around.
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adobe illustrator script that saves low quality pdf?

How would one alter the preset script (Illustrator CC) or is there a script that can batch save a bunch of pdf's in low quality from some ai files? If anyone has such a script please add a link or ...
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Seperate section of image traced and expanded

I have just live traced and expanded an image and I am wondering if there is an equivalent in illustrator to a lasso tool to seperate the two images? I have circled the two parts of the image that I ...
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Aligning circles to non-90-degree corners

I am trying to achieve perfect circular corners for some shapes. This seems really easy for 90° angles, but for more complicated corners, I can't seem to figure out how to get the circle to align ...
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How to export multiple artboards coordinates (x y) to file?

I have an Illustrator file with several artboards as attached. In particular I have an artboard that contains all the others. The other artboards concern the individual objects to be exported. I ...
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Using Illustrator vector layers in Photoshop for Gif

I'm hoping I can make some sense of this in the question, but bear with me as I'm not super clued on all the jargon for these programs. I'm trying to work out the best way to move Illustrator layers ...
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Illustrator eyedropper tool is picking lighter colour

I am attempting to pick the colour of the red outside of the eye in this image but the eyedropper tool keeps picking it as lighter than it actually is. The object created to the right is the colour ...
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Illustrator file regains erased content when exported to PDF

I'm going out of my mind. I've erased part of a patterned shape, and when I export to PDF and look at the PDF in anything other than AI, some of the erased pattern appears again. I've tried flattening ...
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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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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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Duplicate artboard with script Illustrator CC

I tried to create an action to automate "duplicate artboard" in Illustrator CC but it was not possible. I would like to know if there is any script to do this. Thanks
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Round artboard corners in Illustrator

How can I round the corners of the artboard to follow the rounded rectangle that I have covering it? (the end goal is export it as a PDF)
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Illustrator movement is snapping from pixel to pixel

I did something in my illustrator and now everything I try to move isn't moving freely. It's only snaping from pixel to pixel. Form example, I'm trying to align two object by putting their paths one ...
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How to limit number of frames when exporting Aftereffects as image sequence?

I am very new to Aftereffects and need to know - I have succeeded in exporting my animation as an image sequence (the setting PNG sequence) but it exports A LOT of images, because it is exporting one ...
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Spaces aren't showing on text in illustrator from converted CorelDraw file

My goal I am saving CorelDraw files as AI files, and bringing them into Adobe Illustrator. I am then a text element. My issue When I'm creating a text element, spaces have no width, so "hello world"...
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Separately Animating Multiple Segments That Belong to One Layer: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I want to animate an SVG triangle. I want the Hypotenuse to "swing out" from the bottom leg (go from 0 deg to 45deg). I can do this by 1)...
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Frame recording of website in iphone 'border' to emulate a phone [closed]

I was hoping you could help me. I want to film a recording of a website i've designed with a view of adding the video to my own site. However I want it to look like a video of a static iphone/ipad ...
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Clipping mask is filling the wrong part of the shape

I'm relatively new to Illustrator so I hope this isn't a stupid question. I'm trying to apply a clipping mask to a line drawing i've made to make it appear as gold foil. The problem is that when I'm ...
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How to add multiple strokes aligned 'outside' to a type layer in Illustrator CS6?

Trying to do something which seems so simple and failing badly. I have created a simple Type layer. I need to add two strokes to the layer. But I would like the stroke to be on the outside of the ...
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How do I make it so that brush stroke is part of mask?

This is probably an easy thing to answer but I'm trying to make a simple image mask with a brush stroke type mask I have a basic shape with a artistic brush stroke: But when I try Object > ...
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Illustrator CC artifacts in text stroke

I'm working on a logo in Illustrator CC, and have a single letter (text) with 5 strokes, but for some reason there are random black artifacts/lines that appear in the stroke. I hoped it was just a ...
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Move item to a different layer using script in Adobe Illustrator

This may be a something I skipped over in my search, but can anyone show me how to add an item to a layer using a JavaScript Adobe Illustrator script? Also, are there any good resources for learning ...
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Limit smart guides to current artboard

I work with artboards a lot, both in Photoshop and in Illustrator. I love them, particularly when creating multiple sizes of the same artwork. I also love smart guides. Unfortunately, they don't seem ...
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Why Illustrator file is opened cropped and distorted in Photoshop?

in order to be able to export in jpg some files made in illustrator i'm using Photoshop to finish this process. The fact is that I've noticed that Photoshop open the file cropped and distorted. The ...
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How do I bulk-select consecutive target layers in the Layers panel in Illustrator?

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 In most UIs, selecting item 2 and shift-clicking on item 6 would select the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 but in Illustrator when you click on the target icon in the Layers panel to ...
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Smooth intersection between two paths without joining the paths

I have two paths which intersect. I want to smooth the vertex where they intersect, but not join the lines so that their layers stay separate. Is there a way to do this? My ultimate goal is to achieve ...
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adobe Illustrator: Join two paths WITHOUT merging layers

I want to join two paths so that their intersection is smooth. However, I want to keep each of the two paths as it’s own later so I can animate the individual paths after in After Effects. My question:...
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bad resolution of illustrator file in after effect

I've created an illustrator file then import it in after effect, but when import it i got bad resolution How can get good resolution :( Thanks
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Fill shape with dots in illustrator [duplicate]

Hi does anyone know how I can fill a shape with dots in illustrator? I know I can do this with a pattern but I want the full circle to show on the edges?
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applying compound path on a single object

in every documentation i have read that object > compound path > make works on two or multiple objects and creates a compound path so that holes appear where the paths overlap, means i need at ...
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Switching to the Existing Path When Drawing the New One Over It by Curvature tool in Illustrator

Why when I use curvature tool and click on top of existing path, it not continues my current path but switches to this existing path? Here is the illustration, not working example, just to show what ...
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Why are the measurements different in the Properties > Transform palettes in Illustrator CC?

I don’t even really understand the difference between the two panels. The second one puts the Y coord at .75" (correct), and the first one says it’s at 0. I also occasionally notice that the widths ...
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In Illustrator, can I make Envelope Distort with Top Object ignore clipped art?

This is a recurring problem for me which has cropped up again recently. I have a rectangular object, a clipping mask with shapes inside, which needs to be warped to a very specific shape using the ...
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I need to resize ppi in Illustrator. Is this possible?

I initially drew a picture in Illustrator at 700 x 1270 pixels at 300 ppi. Unfortunately when converting...the pixels come out at 2915 X 5289 because of the 300 ppi. This is waaaay too big for the ...
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Active Adobe Font Not Showing Up In Illustrator - Why?

I have activated the font "Good Headline Pro Bold" in Adobe Fonts: But when I'm working in Illustrator, I search for that type in the character panel, and nothing shows up: Clicking on "Add Fonts ...
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Apply a “Convert to shape: Rectangle”-style dynamic effect on a Text on a path

I'm looking for a dynamic solution where I can dynamically put a background behind a type that is bent along a path. So far I've only come up with the dynamic effect "Convert to shape: Rectangle"-...
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Is it possible to change the saving preferences for PDF in Adobe Illustrator

Generally I create pdf pages in Adobe illustrator and save it as pdf with "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities", "Embed Page Thumbnails" etc for editing it at later. But when ...
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What is this type of graphic design called?

Do you know what is this type of graphic design called? More precisely I mean characters with "shadows", any Youtube tutorials? I use Adobe Illustrator. Here are some examples: Starbucks ...
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Illustrator brush and pentool line. Visually same thickness, why there is a difference in points?

I created an illustration using pentool and brush in Illustrator. While I was trying to asses if the thickness of lines would be good enough for the printer I realized that my lines made with brush ...
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Batch Image Trace and Expand

I know that it is possible to perform the same illustrator like image trace for rasters to svg using Adobe Bridge in batch. Is it also possible to batch expand those traced images by any chance? Thank ...
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Can I use script to move items to a named layer in illustrator?

I have a programmable keyboard that I am using to assign shortcuts and nmacros to for various programs. One of the things I want to do is move selected objects to a named layer. I always have four ...
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How to place one PSD artboard in Illustrator 2018 as linked?

I searched and googled but can't find anything on this. I want to place one artboard from a PSD into an Illustrator file. When I do, it shows all the artboards from the PSD file. I checked "import ...

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