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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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Illustrator place multiples files in a grid like indesign

i'v read this similar question before How to place files on a canvas in one operation in Adobe Illustrator? i want to place 1390 svg on a document in a grid style, whatever the format, i will later ...
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how to cut/split a shape exacthly half in the middle in illustrator

I need to cut a shape exatly in the middle position maintaining/keeping its outer shape/design. I dnt wanna use pen tool, neither I wanna do it manually. I need to color this two parts in different ...
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Help with kerning

I'm kerning this word for logo, and I'm unsure about the kerning, especially the gap between "l" and "f". How would you adjust the kerning, if needed? (Merriweather Sans is the ...
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How would you make something like this in illustrator?

Curious to know how something like this is made in illustrator. Would you use the blend tool or is there an easier way?
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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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Align multiple objects to maximise space

Is there an easy way to seperate multiple objects to fill the space without them touching - EG from left to right in the below image. We have multiple designs that need to go on gang sheets for ...
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How do I lock a warp into place in illustrator once applied?

So I created an arch but every time I rotate it it will become distorted. I tried using shift+cntrl+E but that just said I was applying another effect to it. Can anyone help?
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How to add an anchor point on the exact 0.618 point of a line in Illustrator

I would like to add an anchor point on a line to divide it into 0.618 of its length and 0.382 of its length. How can this be done? If I need to do this quickly every time, is there a good method?
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create new shapes out of intersecting paths in Illustrator

I've used the pen tool to create a number of intersecting, irregular paths. I want to use the irregular shapes created by the intersection--to fill the space, for example, or to change the lines to ...
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How to merge an opened path and a closed path? [duplicate]

This is such a beginner question, but I want to ask how I can merge these two paths together and make them one object so I can fill color in. I've tried to use the shape builder, and it simply ...
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Create regular fill mesh within a closed area - Adobe Illustrator

This question might possibly not satisfy SE standards, but I would really need help and I am running out of time.. I need to create a regular mesh within a rectangle, sort of a texture, made of lines ...
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How to make swirled edge circle

I am trying to make a swirled edge circle like this for a logo in illustrator. What would be the best method to use? Thank you!
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How can I increase the maximum character limit for text along a path in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm attempting to place the first 1000 digits of pi along a circular path, but the text gets truncated. How can I resolve this issue or is there a character limit I should be aware of? the 1000 digits ...
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Can't change color (stroke/fill) in Illustrator

I've created a path in Illustrator and now I want to change the color of the stroke (or fill, it doesn't work on both), but when I chose the new color nothing happens. Edit: strangely, it changes the ...
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Preapply Multiple Strokes to the Pen and Brush Tool in Illustrator consistently

I'm trying to accelerate a certain workflow when drawing with the Pen and Brush Tools in Illustrator. Lately I've been using multiple strokes on paths drawn with the pen tool and it works wonders, so ...
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Die cut for packaging

I have to make the design for a box of chocolates for a company. The client gave me the box and said to take the measurements for the design. Am I supposed to make the die cut? I thought it was the ...
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Pantone for printing

I have a project of packaging. I ask my printer if the file should be in cmyk and he said that he only work with Pantone. Is it normal? Doesn’t it cost a lot for Pantone?
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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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Cut a shape on another one

I would like to recreate this kind of image focusing on the white shapes on the blue planet. I tried to create rounded rectangles in Adobe Illustrator and then use the scissor tool but the result is ...
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How to crop complex (vector) graphics in Illustrator

I have to crop complex (lots of strokes) floral shapes in Illustrator. To date I could not find a method that just works without manual labor and fixing afterwards. This is graphic I'm trying to crop ...
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Regular Curve on Parallel Lines in Illustrator

Hi Community! I'm trying to draw a liberty-style image frame in Illustrator. You can see what I've made so far in the first image. I am trying to always maintain the two parallel lines that compose ...
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cannot colour a 3d object in illustrator

I have made my first 3d image in illustrator, I cannot work out how to colour it. It does not seem to respond to flat colours, not sure if its my pc that is the problem, or something I am not doing. ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Variation in exported image size based on coordinate position when using Asset Export

Note: If anyone is coming across this post looking for a solution to asset or artboard exports being off by 1 pixel, Adobe is looking into the issue. You can vote for a feature request to fix this ...
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How to draw that on illustrator?

I am wondering how to do that like in a simple way for example using repeat or similar . I am traying to find the math behind rotating ovals and similar but i dont get the point... can anyone help ...
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Need help identifying two types of fonts

please can you identify these two fonts? Thank you in advance!
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How to create shadow inside an eye in adobe illustrator?

Here is an image that I want to vectorize, there is something that I can't do in Illustrator. As you can see in the picture below, shadows inside the eye should be traced to the vector. I don't know ...
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In Illustrator, switching from RGB to CMYK breaks "screen" blend mode

In Illustrator, switching from RGB to CMYK breaks "screen" blend mode. Any idea how to keep the same aspect? I need CMYK.
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Chessboard Wormhole

I found this picture on the internet and I am trying to rebuild it with Illustrator / Photoshop. Unfortunately I can not find good tutorials. How can I rebuild this? Many thanks for your appreciated ...
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How to make a gradient based on perceptual interpolation in Illustrator?

In Photoshop, there are gradient options like "perceptual", instead of only the default gradient like in Illustrator. In Illustrator, I believe gradients are not created based on a ...
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Is there a specific way to accurately fit circles inside a curved path in Adobe Illustrator?

How would I have these circles line up perfectly inside the larger circle? I can try by hand, but that gets me nowhere.
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Use new ase file to change multiple files created with old ase file and global colors

I have 30 files all colored using the same global color swatch palette generated by the same .ase color swatch library. Is there a way to use a new .ase file to globally change those colors? I know ...
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How to draw pure SVGs in Illustrator and avoid pixelation when exporting?

Pretty new to Illustrator, so I've been working on some graphics for quite a while and when I tried exporting it as SVG, to my surprise some parts of the artworks look blurry and pixelated. I ...
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How to draw two paths that have common curved side in adobe illustrator?

What i'm trying to achieve are 3D stars like on the picture below. Essentially to draw a star similar to inflated balloon star, but with sharp edges. I'm pretty new to Adobe Illustrator, but my ...
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How do I delete all object of a specific color in Illustrator?

I want to delete all the white parts in this QR code. Is there a way to make Illustrator select all white parts and delete them, do I need to delete them manually?
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Align logotype to centre, but not the tm symbol

I need to centrally align a logotype to packaging, but I do not want the (C) to be aligned, but I want it still to be grouped as it will be used on various sizes of packaging and I do not want to ...
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Problems with Text Manipulation in an Action with Illustrator

I'm on an old Mac running Mojave and Illustrator 25.4.1 I have 586 AI Files that all need to have these two changes in all the files with an Action: Delete two text objects in a layer (Named "...
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How to wrap text on a tire

I'm trying to wrap a pattern brush I made in Illustrator around this tire so that it looks convincing. It's the Goodyear logo, but I'm having trouble making it look like the Cooper Cobra logo. I was ...
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How to go about emulating this type logo

I have been trying to create a similar type logo to this one (Hyper3D): I’ve followed a few examples online, but my best result so far has a lot of room for improvement. This is my best attempt as of ...
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How can I create a map which highlights specified categories (example, "Malls") for large format printing?

How do I create a map where I can highlight or toggle certain categories or features (Malls, major roads etc.) Needs: Export to vector Re-edit (lines and shapes) ADD: I have Illustrator. The map ...
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Illustrator objects get darker and solid (not lighter and opaque) when reducing opacity

Think I'm going mad :/ I have an Illustrator file open that I repeatedly use to create web UI designs - open the file, save as new, delete the previous contents, start with the grid and artboards. ...
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Is there an Illustrator plugin for better multiple PDF exports? The built-in sucks

The built-in PDF export and saving options for Illustrator sucks. Very painful when working with multiple pages and multiple files/documents. If I use "Save As", it's suddenly a PDF, not an ...
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illustrator making freeform gradient on multiple shape

I have in illustrator multiple shape that overlap and I would like to make them have a freeform gradient. I have learn that you can't do that and you need to make them compound path but because they ...
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Trying to Batch Process from Illustrator to PNG In Photoshop

I've got 5300+ files to convert. Here's what I want to happen with Batch Processing: Open an .ai file in Photoshop and have the width and height in pixels be auto entered [Problem is that the open ...
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No history option under window tab in Illustrator CS6

I'm wanting to revert an Illustrator file that I last edited a while ago back to a previous iteration (if possible). I am using Illustrator CS6, however I cannot seem to find history as an option when ...
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Color burn appears different in Adobe Illustrator 2022 and 2024 versions, exported image

Using Adobe Illustrator 2022 I made some vector art. In the final step of my process I added some water-color-like texture by adding an image in a layer above the art, setting the trasparency to 30-50%...
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Modified SVG in Illustrator causing invertion of fill

I have opened a simple svg icon in Illustrator and added a filled rectangle to it. When I save and open the result in chrome, for example, it looks fine. However if I open it in Fontello, it breaks. ...
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Drawing a rectangle with asymmetrical corners (but all four corners the same)

I'm using Adobe Illustrator (27.8.1) How do I make this kind of shape, so that the whole shape is symmetrical both vertically and horizontally, but each corner is elongated along one side but not the ...
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Sequential numbering in Adobe Illustrator in the same artboard

I am trying to put numbers from 2001-4000 for labels, I have also created an Excel file with the numbers I need. I haven't found a way to incorporate that file in the textbox.
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In Illustrator, how do I paste in place one object on multiple artboard in the same place? [duplicate]

I have a problem when I use "paste in all artboards" it's always moving objects slightly Thank you for your anserws!
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