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How do I back one and deselect when shift clicking selections? Illustrator CS6

If I shift click to select different objects in illustrator and I click the wrong selection is there a way to go back one so I don't have to deselect and start from scratch?
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I would like to ungroup items but this option is no longer working for me. What Can I do?

Starting with a new image in Illustrator, the ungroup option is greyed out and the expand option. When I select only the whole object is chosen. What settings do I need to change. Been on many hours ...
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Creating a new layer in Illustrator

I'm new in Adobe Illustrator. Are there any other ways to create a new layer in Illustrator than pressing the button at the bottom of the Layers panel? Is there a shortcut, like Shift + Ctrl + N in ...
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Calculating the amount of "ink" of a specific pantone in an artboard in Illustrator?

Is there a way to calculate the amount of "ink" used on a specific artboard of a certain pantone ? Let's say the percentage of space used by that pantone ? I enclose an example... Thanks in ...
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White frame around objects after export

I need to design posters in Illustrator CS6. I added several PNGs with a transparent background to the artboard. After exporting it for print (PDF/x-3, 2002), there are white frames around several ...
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Printing multiple pictures

Maybe this question is too basic to ask here, but I googled it, and did not get my answer. I have 15 images, each of different dimensions. All are portrait images (height>width). I want to make ...
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SVG PATH to .svg illustrator file

I have this html svg path code which is an example of a heart with angle gradient colors. I need to edit that path code so that instead of a heart shape would be a normal circle HTML code: <!...
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Which tools are use in graphics design? [closed]

For graphics design, I am using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel draw, Indesign, and also Adobe XD.
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making perspective of shape match angle in photograph. Illustrator CS6

I am trying to replicate this angle to create mock-ups of a self-branding project. I've tried skewing and free transforming the perspective but I have multiple designs like the image and I want to ...
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Text frame automatically adjusting when scaling text up. Illustrator CS6

Is there a way to have the text frame adjust while I am scaling up the text? The text just disappears whenever I increase the size of the text.
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Adobe Illustrator: How to build a color palette around skin tone

I'm using Adobe Illustrator and the recolor dialog box. For the purpose of this artwork, I can't change the skin tone, and the color of the hair is also limited. I'd like for Illustrator to give me a ...
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How to convert embedded image to mosaic thought illustrator JS scripting

I would like to convert an embedded image to a mosaic through a script since I need to iterate it a few hundred times. I've tried using app.executeMenuCommand("Live PSAdapter_plugin_MscT"); ...
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In illustrator, is there a way to script to color objects from an image on a lower layer?

Okay, so this might be a little complicated. In Adobe Illustrator (currently 25.4.1) I have a project that I'm doing, where a pattern of objects is on one layer, and there's an image on a locked layer ...
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How to fill area under path

first off i couldn't suck more at graphic design. That's why i usually ask for some help - but since i need those graphics for different websites i usually end up with more trouble than before when ...
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When exporting to png, jpg, pdf, legacy....colors always fade. I can't figure it out

I cannot find a way to make the colors stay the same when exporting from illustrator. im pretty new to illustrator....im working in RGB and just want to find a way to export without losing the ...
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How do I place shapes around the edge of an ellipse in Illustrator

I have a fun shape: And I would like to place it around an ellipse like the image below, without having to place and rotate manually like I have done: I have tried a pattern brush, but it stretches ...
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How to convert cut-out shapes to optimized stacked shapes with minimum points?

What I want I want to transform a raster image into a vector image with minimum number of vertices. (Specifically, into a sticker for a messaging app, which is a gzipped lottie file, but that's ...
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Opening Inkscape File in Illustrator - No Layers?

I used to work only with Inkscape for a long time but now have Illustrator and am trying to get some of my files into Illustrator to work with them/update them. I have tried saving as an svg (...
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Making an image with thicker lines in a pattern

How can I make something in a line complex pattern with thicker (or vice-versa making something with thinner lines in a thicker pattern)? For example, taking a star (full star or only the outline) and ...
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How to create seamless object shadows from different layers

Good day, just as the header question stated. I have multiple layers of shadows that has to overlap seamlessly together. I can manually go and try to make sure that these shadows connect seamlessly ...
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adobe illustrator auto combine layers and export as png

I’ve been working with Illustrator CC 2018, did you all know the code to combine all "group layers" and export artboart make it png with looping name? example: Layer Eyes red eyes group ...
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Different methods to create block drop shadow in illustrator? CS6 [duplicate]

What are the different ways to create a drop shadow on text? I've tried offsetting the type using transform each but it creates a step effect and I've tried the blend tool and made 1000 steps but it ...
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how to Separate this image into 2 spot color in photoshop?

This image is just a sample since I am not allowed to attach the actual artwork. but the concept is to separate this artwork into Black and Purple that is going to be printed on a White canvas, what I ...
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why my brushes become path after save it to older version (CC 17.1.0 to CS2)

I want to create simple pattern brush using Adobe Illustrator CC but the final product must be Adobe illustrator CS2. After saving it to CS2, it become shape and my brushes in brushes panel gone. it ...
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Batch action in Illustrator requires "OK" for every file

I'm trying to automate formatting a bunch of files with Illustrator actions. I made my action, this is what it looks like: However, I get this annoying popup every time during the Saturate step that ...
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Feather Clipping Mask in Adobe Illustrator

I've searched and funnily enough can't seem to find a solution to this otherwise simple problem. I have a circle clipping mask and inside it contains some vector graphics. I'd like to simply apply a ...
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Can't save the illustration .278 on mac (m1)

Recently downloaded illustrator, had some artwork, and am trying to save the file now (either as .ai or as .svg), but in both cases I receive the message: What is going on?
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Why standard paper size are missing in Illustrator?

I am wondering why by default the standards A0, A1, A2 are missing on Illustrator. Is there any rationale behind this?
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save 3d effect as preset?

How can I save custom 3d effect (just degrees and perspective) as a preset to use in other projects and easily reapply? I know that if I make a 3d effect i can go to effect-> apply rotate. But I ...
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Will sRGB values stay the same value even if they look different on various displays?

I was wondering, if I made an Illustrator artboard and colored the entire area red with the value ff0000 (for example's sake) and export it as an sRGB png, will it still retain the same color value ...
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How to export layers as transparent PNG without background in Illustrator CC [duplicate]

I have no experience whatsoever with Illustrator, so apologies if I'm not using the correct terminology! I have the following image in EPS format... I would like to use the lightning as a transparent ...
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Can't create compound path for clipping mask

I'm trying to make the top shape a compound path in order to then create a clipping mask, but no matter what I do, the compound path is greyed out. I feel like it should be quite simple but I'm not ...
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How to create transparent strokes in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

I am trying to make all the lines that are pink become transparent. How would I do this in Illustrator? I can not just make the strokes transparent because there are objects underneath. To make the ...
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How to add a break to an ellipse and have the exposed ends look rounded instead of directly cut off

I have a drawing with three concentric circles (ellipse tool), as shown in the attached image. I want to add a break to one of the internal circles, and have the exposed ends look rounded instead of ...
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How do I change these selection lines from blue to red in Illustrator?

I would like to know how I can change the color of the blue selection in the upper part of this elements. You can see that the head includes a title and three other options. This menu is selected in ...
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I want to show darker image through letters

Since im new to illustrator, i will try my best to explain the matter. I have one layer of picture behind the letters. I want to have the opacity of background picture to 30% but i want to show the ...
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Editing a pattern in Illustrator

I have a tiled pattern in Illustrator which appears in the Swatches. It's a simple pattern of wiggly line segments with black strokes and no fills. I want to edit this pattern so that the lines are ...
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How do I recreate a font like this?

I need to recreate a font, it's going to be for private purposes, how do i do this? Here's the font sample:
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Copying Selection to Multiple Layer in Different Position

I am trying to cut selection and paste into four different layers using javascript (layer 01, layer 02 etc.) Like the example picture below: I am trying to find a solution but because of my lack of ...
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Making artwork seamless in pattern editing mode - Adobe illustrator CS6

I am making a repeat pattern with some paths I turned into organic shapes that I traced over an artwork. It is however quite a lengthy process to make it seamless repeat tile in pattern editing mode ...
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Creating the outer glow in AI and creating the outer glow in Adobe Photoshop have the same end result?

Hi everyone I have a weak PC, so when I transforming my AI design which has outer glow, my PC just do the rendering forever, so I decide to make the outer glow in Photoshop. I export my design as PSD ...
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Can you make fonts in figma as part of the workflow? Or is it better to use illustrator? If so what pluigins for figma?

So I planned my workflow like: Figma --> Glyphs 3, as I just got a license for Glyphs 3, is this feasible compared to illustrator? What kind of plugins would you recommend to use if any in figma if ...
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Transparent strokes not working in Illustrator

Making a graphic to go on a blue shirt. I am trying to make the white stroke of one object transparent on the back object. I was able to use minus front to create the hole (to allow for the shirt ...
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What is the easiest and most precise way to accomplish such a graphic in illustrator?

I was wondering how one would approach a graphic like this in Illustrator. And when I talk about this graphic I am actually talking about the connection between the circles.
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How to use multiple text objects with the same variable data in illustrator

I have managed to set one object as a variable and assign a data source in illustrator however I am a little stumped as to how I assign the same variable to multiple text objects. I have design where ...
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How to scale a group to exact centimeter dimensions

I have a group of objects and I want to scale them to exact width and height by entering centimeter numbers, not dragging using scale tool. How can I to that?
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How to get perfect spaces on both sides

I got the following design of the logo made with the pen tool. I want to make the highlighted space perfect between each so it is symmetrical. How can I achieve that?
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Illustrator: How to alter text in perspective?

I have maybe a somewhat silly question: I used a tutorial to place multiple pieces of text into perspective (e.g., tutorial). Once in perspective, I would like to change the text; however, the text ...
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Illustrator - Break mesh into gradient squares [duplicate]

I would like to export an illustration in Illustrator to SVG, but it doesn't support gradient mesh. Is it possible to break the mesh into squares, each one with it's gradient and export it as SVG? ...
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How to get angle between two lines in illustrator

I am working on a logo in which I have to calculate what angle the cut is. Is there a tool in illustrator that lets us calculate the angle between 2 red lines?

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