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lines are not intersecting in perfect fashion

Am trying to draw exactly like the left picture. All the lines have same gap and they are rotated in same positive and negative angle. But no way i can make them intersect perfectly. They create gaps.....
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Missing Pantone Process Magenta C?

I can't find Pantone Process Magenta C in illustrator's color books. I can find Process Yellow C, Process Blue C and Process Black C, but the magenta is missing. I have the color books updated. Does ...
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I can't select an object unless I click its path

I can't select an object unless I click its path. How can I undo that? "Object selection by path only" is unchecked.
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How do I marquee select anchor points that are surrounded by objects in Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is it possible to select multiple anchor points in one spot by pulling a direct selection marquee over an intersection point and select all the anchor points in that spot when the spot is surrounded ...
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stroke of multiple color vs single color

I am working on a project where i need to draw several trees and plethora of leaves of multiple colors. As it is a time consuming approach so i set an action where the action is set to change stroke ...
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Jpg to svg but source contains only lines

Origami Crease Patterns contain every fold needed for the base model but they usually come in low resolution and bad coloring. I tried many options from adobe illustrator for tracing the jpg and ...
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What format for high resolution textile designs?

I've completed several prints for a designer on Illustrator and sent them to her in press quality PDF format. She asked me to convert them to PNG or JPG, but I found this makes the artwork lose a lot ...
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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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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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Pathfinder Panel > Pathfinders: Merge Doesn't Work with Shortcuts

I’m merging about one hundred (100) fill-only half circles into whole circles—fill only. Pathfinder Panel > Pathfinders: Merge works perfectly if I click on it in the panel—that’s not the issue. ...
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How to start constructing a logo?

When designing something like the logo below, what is the right approach to start? I face problems with angles. I can't determine the angle from the picture and incorporate that into my design. How ...
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Blur / Drop Shadow Effect Vector Adobe Illustrator

I am start to learning adobe illustrator, I want to ask about making drop shadow / gaussian blur of an object in vector ( non bitmap / raster ) type. I found a file and want to use it for study ...
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variable data-set for large scale

Im trying to print sheets with multiple numbers on them. I have set up 12 variables on my file that will change from 00001 to 00012 and change with each new set from 00013 to 00024 and so on it ...
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How do I get rid of the “don't” symbol in Illustrator? [closed]

I'm trying to create a pie chart in Illustrator, but I keep getting the "Don't symbol." The layer isn't locked, so what's going on? How do I fix this?
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Offsetting stroke shows as flat instead of pointy

I want to cut a border exactly like the stroke. So i applied offset. But the offset's end is not as pointy as the stroke.it ends up as flat/smooth. How can i make both the offset and the stroke to ...
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Can anyone help me figure out what this tool is? (autocomplete shape)

I think I remember watching an illustrator tutorial where the person used a tool that allowed them to draw a shape, and then illustrator would guess what kind of shape they were trying to draw and ...
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Illustrator - How to create waves gradient mesh

I'm looking for a tutorial on how to create a gradient waves mesh like the attachment. I don't know if I call this the correct way but I can't find anything that comes close to this. Regards,
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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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How to turn Fill Color of Mesh points to Fill “NONE” in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm trying to create a irregular mesh shape in Illustrator, which has some mesh point filled with colors at center and all edge points with 0% opacity. Considering the image attached. I want the cyan ...
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Designing symmetrically in Illustrator

I want to draw something like that black dragon, but the wing is the most difficult part. I draw some shape, copy-rotate it, then apply Pathfinder minus front. Is my approach okay? I don't want to ...
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Using Illustrator CC one layer shape out of multiple paths

I have a shape created in Photoshop (one layer) I copy the shape to illustrator (selecting compound path)and it shows each element as a separate path. I would like to generate a font icon so I need ...
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Shape vs object in Illustrator

In some tutorials, the instructor uses the terms 'shape' and 'object' both for the same thing. In Illustrator, are the terms ''shape'' and ''object'' synonyms? When I draw an ellipse or rectangle, ...
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How do I export my logo in 110 * 40 size using adobe illustrator?

I'm not a graphic designer. I got a logo made by a freelance designer on Fiverr long back. I have the ai files, I recently change the theme of my WordPress website which demands that logo size ...
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Pathfinder vs Shape Builder

I am learning about the logo creation process from a training course produced by a famous graphic designer. I have observed he seems to be obsessed with the Pathfinder tool. For a job which can be ...
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Illustrator Compound path not working on full shape

I'm an enthousiast graphic designer. I usually like to play with multiple tools and textures to make clothing for my company. I'm trying to use Compound path with my logo and a vectorised texture but ...
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How to remove Transforms from Adobe Illustrator SVG?

I am trying to import the svg icon I made in illustrator into Android Studio using their built in svg converter. Unfortunately it gives me the following error messages: ERROR @ line 1: Gradient has ...
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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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What are the best sites for free get graphic design template? [closed]

it mean i want to know best free graphic design site for artwork use. format should be eps or psd.
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Export Adobe Illustrator artboards to PDF in pairs

I have a document with many artboards, and I need to repeatedly export artboards in pairs as 2-page PDFs. Each one is a front/back page of a brochure. For example, artboards1-2.pdf, artboards3-4.pdf, ...
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How to achieve a circle with variable stroke in Illustrator?

Notice the circle around the "kt". It's a circle with a varying stroke. At one point, it even thins out and becomes absent. How do I achieve a stroke like this in Illustrator?
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Reset object rotation information in Illustrator

I have a shape that I would like to rotate definitely has its normal rotation is different that the imported one. Here below a saw which was rotated to make the cutting line horizontal. ...
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how to get rid of unnecessary anchor points?

I have applied pathfinder-minus front and that produces plethora of anchor points. Is there any way to get rid of these without using plugins?
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how to export files from illustrator to dwg

I´m a graphic designer who normally works with printing. I now have to convert an Illustrator CS5.1 file into dwg. When I do that the document size changes completely and most of the drawing is ...
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How do I remove one side of a shapes outline?

I am trying to make text with 2 different colours. I am trying to also have a white outline on the text. I know there's probably a way easier way of doing this. Can anyone help me remove the middle ...
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How can I automate this repetitive design process?

I need to create about 25 assets that are all very similar. The same background image is used for each asset, however, each asset has different text written across the image. See example: They all ...
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Logo looks weird on mobile but not desktop

I created this logo in Illustrator (I am not a graphic designer, so be nice =]) and have used the "Save for Web" feature. I saved the file below as a PNG (24 for true color) and selected optimize for ...
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Illustrator power shortcut

EDIT: Is there a direct shortcut to access the Width field on the Transform Panel in Illustrator? Original text: transform panel ( panel select box width ) shortcut key required. shift +f8 normal. (...
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How to select all vectors within a larger vector in Illustrator?

For context, I'm a cartographer so I make a lot of maps with GIS software (ArcGIS Pro 2.5 in this case). Often for design purposes, once the analysis is done, I export my maps to Illustrator for ...
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How to change the size and/or color of intersection points in Illustrator?

Is there any way to make these blue dots smaller or lighter? Its not anchor point. They are intersections between grid lines... Checked the preference but don't know where to look or what to change.
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Inkscape import .AI file appears blocky

I'm trying to import some vector images into inkscape to remove the background and crop them before converting to .svg. Problem is, when I import any of them, they appear really blocky and strange, ...
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how to use envelop distort perfectly?

I want the word 'homestead' in the center of that shape in a nice curvy fashion. I have applied 'ENVELOP DISTORT' 'MAKE WITH TOP OBJECT' option. Have applied several slanted form but none produce the ...
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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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Illustrator Layer vs Group, how to distinguish them?

In Adobe Illustrator (2020) one can organize elements in the layer panel in 2 ways (AFAIK) : layers or groups. The behaviour is slightly different for both. To select elements : when arranged in ...
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Is there a keyboard way to navigate items in Illustrator's layers panel?

I've got lots items in the layers panel that I need to group, re-arrange, re-name etc and it'd be nice to be able to do it all with just keyboard. What shortcuts, or keys can I use? I did google (...
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Illustrator Grain Texture SVG file size

Is there a way to reduce a file size svg with grain texture effect? I'm doing a website illustration in svg format and after the export, the file is around 50mb+. Without the grain effect is around ...
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Need Help Aligning Rotated Objects

I've been looking everywhere but don't know if a solutions exists for my problem: In this image, you can see two shapes. I want to align the shape on the left directly on top of the shape on the ...
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How to retain color in a client's logo when changing from rgb to cmyk

I am working on a project for a client and got a logo from them in pdf & png format, but they are both rgb. The logo is a bright blue and when I try to change it to cmyk for print the color ...
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How was this logo constructed?

How did all these shapes get the same width? It drives me crazy. Are the circles drawn with a stroke?? Or is it two ellipses combined and then a compound path was created?? Is that (2) a rectangle? ...
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Printer won't accept file with transparency but I need to print a Pantone gradient

The printer for an event is requesting that all submitted files not include transparency but the only way I know of printing a good gradient of 2 Pantone colors is to use the overprint method. The ...
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is there any option in illustrator to convert in curves by type automatically when export in vector format?

when i have designed in illustrator finally i need to send it a printing press in a vector format. i manually convert design's type in outline by (Shift+ctrl+o). Is there any option to convert design'...

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