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How do you blur out one end of an object more than the other end?

I am busy creating shadows for a 3d glass box that I am working on. I want to create the shadows that the pillars make on the ground however, I seem to be having trouble trying to figure out how to ...
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Illustrator: Merging lines that run parallel within a given distance

The circle shows an intersection with several lines representing a main road that I would like to be just one line. I'm attempting to find a way to merge all main roads in this manner, as efficiently ...
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Simplifying vector graphic output of finite element method result

I have quite a huge output file from a finite element method calculation (15MB). Each triangle, which represents the finite elements, is it's own object even though big areas (especially the ...
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Text alphanumerical characters changes to characters in Illustrator

I am working with Adobe 2020 while transferring the chart from Excel to Illustrator, text change to weird nonnumerical characters. I have tried these before transferring the chart change the font to ...
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How can I make this effect with lines in Illustrator?

I tried scale and shear, but dont know how to smake this effect
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Illustrator scaling custom pattern, can see vertical lines from the pattern box [duplicate]

I've created a repeating pattern, added to swatches, filled a square with it at 100% pattern scale and exported the square as PNG - that worked fine. Then, I scaled the same pattern in the same shape ...
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Creating a dashed, slanted line for creating leather patterns

I’m looking for a way in Illustrator to create stitch lines using the Stroke tool and dashed lines. However I’m only able to create straight lines. I’m a hobby leather worker trying to create my own ...
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How to create this (see image) repetition effect in adobe illustrator?

I'm wondering since a long time how this (see images) effect is created in Adobe Illustrator. It looks like the blend tool but I've been trying to accomplish it but it seems like it's done with an ...
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How to keep guides in illustrator below objects

I am using isometric guides in Illustrator and cant seem to keep the guides from showing through the objects with a solid fill. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks
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Is it possible to snap to the edge of a stroke in Illustrator?

If I have a line segment with a stroke on it in Illustrator, is there any way to snap to the edges of that stroke instead of the middle? I know I could convert the stroke to a path, but I don't want ...
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How can I make a raster layer show in a custom pixel pattern (bricks), where each pixel (brick) is one colour? (see picture)

In this picture, you can see that each brick has chosen a colour based on the most prominent colour value of the picture. I'm interested in painting a picture on a brick wall, but having the bricks ...
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Quickest Way to Outline Image In Illustrator or Photoshop

Basically I'm wondering if there are any shortcuts when it comes to outlining an image in either Photoshop or Illustrator, with a lined result. I'd like to avoid taking the Pen tool all the way around ...
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How can I make a curve match another curve in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a very minimalist graphic of a cylinder shape in Illustrator. I've already made the basic shape with a rectangle and two ellipses, and now I'm trying to put a simple highlight on it....
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Manipulating Drop Shadow/Layering of Shapes: Adobe Illustrator

Never used a help forum before, but with a looming deadline, I am very open to all the help I can get! I am relatively inexperienced with Illustrator (most of my knowledge comes from searching up ...
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Why is the Illustrator shortcut for “Font Size Step Up” not working?

I am trying to Increase font size using the short cut for Font Size Step Up/Down Alt+Shift+Ctrl+. Alt+Shift+Ctrl+, But neither are working, I have tried on both Area Type, Point Type, text selected, ...
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Creating print mockups in Adobe Illustrator?

I am very new to working with Illustrator. So, basically, I have this stock image I downloaded from Adobe stock - I have no idea how to put my own images inside the pages! As you can see it is an AI ...
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Symbol stainer error

I can't change symbol color in illustrator. When select color, it becomes gray scale. I wish it isn't, but that's not big problem. The problem is this one. Please let me know how to do.
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How to shrink parts of a vector image in either Inkscape and/or Illustrator CS6?

Lets assume I have an .svg/.eps/.ai file like this (viewed in Inkscape): What I want to do now is to shrink those ears to half of the size while they should still stay in their position on the head. ...
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Pasting objects from illustrator to photoshop not matching

I have been dealing with this issue for a while. I have found some work arounds to get around the problem but It is very inconvenient. If I create the same size document (pixels) in illustrator and ...
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How to use ionicons in photoshop like font awesome?

Can we use ionicons like we use font awesome? or is there any workaround. Currently, they have the option to download SVG's but they are not opening in photoshop for me (I am using cs6).
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PDFs suddenly loose quality after cropping in Adobe Illustrator and get pixelated

I routinely placed and cropped PDFs within Illustrator, without any issue. From today, when I crop a placed PDF, it gets kind of pixelated after cropping (example below). This never happened before. ...
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Joining Lines in Affinity Designer

So, I am just starting out with Affinity Designer, coming from Illustrator. What I want to do is create shapes that are symmetrical by drawing lines, then duplicated and reflecting the lines and then ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Apply brush to single stroke in appearance panel

Trying to create a graphic style. Basically, it is multiple strokes applied with different widths, opacity, etc. I wanted to see if it was possible to apply a brush to a single stroke within the ...
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Attempting to change the path color, but something unexpected happens. Not sure how to make it work as expected?

Attempting to change the path color, but something unexpected happens. Not sure how to make it work as expected? Here is a gif of me demonstrating the issue when I attempt to change the color.
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Can I select the empty portion of an artboard that is not part of a path?

I have the following blue filled path that leaves a small portion of the artboard empty. I want to know if there's a way to select the inverse part of the artboard (the white part) and turn that into ...
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Illustrator: Asset exports creates artifacts

I have an illustrator document with lots of assets which will be transported to InDesign. It's a library of drawings that initially come from CAD. Each one is grouped and added to the asset export ...
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How to represent blurry artwork with vectors (Illustrator or SVG)?

I have a recurring problem that I'd like to solve once and for all: how to create a blurry vector image. For example, this bitmapped image represents the drop shadow for a rectangle: It should be ...
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Illustrator - move objects safely while zoomed back?

I'm a diehard FreeHand user who has only recently migrated to Illustrator. In FH you can just click on an object (say, a closed path or text) and move it, without it being distorted. In Illustrator, I ...
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How do I create this shape with some rounded corners in illustrator?

I'm using CS6. I want to create this shape, that is shaped like a backwards L and has some rounded edges on the bottom and then straight edges on the two upper corners. Whenever I try and google how ...
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How to create a pattern that does overlap the boundary

Working with the latest version of Adobe Illustrator I need to create a pattern that fills within the boundary of a polygon but doesn't clip the individual objects that make up that pattern. My ...
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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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Radial scaling towards an inner circle [duplicate]

In an image, I want to shrink the light green ring (outside of the black inner circle) inward, radially, towards the edge of the inner circle (dark green). After the transform, the light green ring ...
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How do I remove shapes formed by other touching shapes in adobe illustrator

I have 4 circular shapes as shown in the screenshot. I want to remove the area marked A and B that forms around where the 2 small circle touch and the inner and outer circle. How do I do this? This ...
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Merge paths in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have two paths in my drawing. I'm trying to sort out how to join them so that I can fill the inner parf of the F. Thoughts?
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How do you scale uniformly, using the Scale Tool in Illustrator?

When using Illustrator's interactive Scale Tool, how do you scale an object uniformly?
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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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How do I subtract multiple shapes at one time using the shape builder tool in Illustrator? Is there another tool I can use? [duplicate]

I am creating a logo and placed a Vintage overlay on top of it (white shapes). Is there a fast way for me to subtract those shapes from my logo using the shape builder tool instead of doing it one by ...
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Make list of text spread like sun rays around an object

How can I make a list of text appear like in the attached image? I want to make a list of text 'bend' along a circle shape. Preferrably without having to make the text as outlines first.
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Is it possible (and usually done) to create such grainy effect in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Sharing some illustrations from Handsomefrank agency. If you see them, all have dotted / grainy colors. I've highlighted the thing I want to ask about by yellow color. It's not limited to one artist. ...
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Illustrator stroke shape changed after lifting the stylus

▲ the preview of the stroke while holding the stylus ▲ after lifting (releasing) the stylus As you can see in the above images, after lifting (releasing) the stylus, the shape of the stroke ...
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What functions in Adobe Illustrator to use to get these effects?

How can I make on my own? What functions I need to use in Adobe Illustrator for 'waving' words?
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Why do designers use Illustrator and then take to Photoshop [closed]

I've watched a few YouTube videos where some designers build their outlines in Illustrator of an image, then they take it to Photoshop to do colouring. Why do they do that? I'm a relatively early in ...
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How to color bitmap or non-editable objects in Illustrator?

Context I have a bitmap image in Illustrator (Effects > Rasterize > "Color Model: Bitmap", resulting in a black and white image). Alternatively, I have a brush or pattern, whose ...
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Understanding Compound Paths

As an example I'm trying to cut out the eyes and mouth of this circle. When I create a compound path out of the eyes it works fine but when I try and do the mouth it kind of makes it this weird shape ...
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Brush size changes between versions of Illustrator

I hope someone can help me. When I open a AI doc in Illustrator v CS6 the brush definition says 1pt round and the size is 1pt in the settings. When I open the same file in AI CC, the brush says 1pt ...
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How to hide a path on a rectangle

With a rectangle shape I'd like to remove/hide one side of the rectangle so it looks like one side is open. I've seen online where the focus is on removing/cutting/deleting the stroke but it leaves me ...
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Apply Transparent Spatter Effect from Gallery on Illustrator

I have a basic square shape and I want to apply the SPATTER effect under Effects Gallery. After applying the effect, I realized it adds a color to the SPATTER applied, while I would like that SPATTER ...
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Why is the fill inverted and leaking in my shape

I'm using Illustrator and drawing using the paint brush tool for the first time. And now I'm trying to fill the shape, but I'm not getting expected behaviour. And would like to understand why this is ...
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Using eraser tool to split up an object along the path created with the pen tool?

Where the pink line is (path drawn with a pen tool) is where I want the light blue object to be split up. I am using the eraser tool to do this but using the shift key to cut straight only allows for ...
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Compass “ticks” around a circle in Illustrator

Forgive me if I do not have the correct terms as my graphic design skills (and compass parts knowledge) are limited at best, but I am trying to create a compass in Illustrator as part of a game UI ...

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