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How to color special closed curve in CorelDraw or AI?

I always have problem with coloring closed curves like the following: How to color this special closed curve in CorelDraw or AI? Of course I can fill it by some peices but I want unite coloring as I ...
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How to prevent changing stroke every time in Adobe Illustrator?

I have created some icons in Ai, and I want to use them in Adobe Xd. I am trying to import a SVG file in Adobe XD. It's a tool for UI Designs. I am able to import in Ai but I don't want to change its ...
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Unexpected result when changing the curves of a b/w image with a multitone SVG filter applied to it

Here is the image with the filter applied, before modifying the curves of the image: And here is the image after modifying the curves (no matter if the image is rasterized or not): There are only 3 ...
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Upscaling TIFF orthophoto using AI

I have an orthophoto that loses resolution when you zoom in. Each pixel is 25cmx25cm. I am aware of the advances that have been made lately in the world of photo editing using AIs. I wonder if there ...
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Adobe Illustrator - strange selection tool behaviour

I created a rectangle in Illustrator, placed an image on top of it, then copied the rectangle, placed the copy on top of the image and clipped the image with the copy. So the result was a clipped ...
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Name of linked images not showing in Links Panel in Adobe Illustrator CS6

AI links menu is only displaying the thumbnail of the linked images, but not the name of the linked images. When double clicking on the link in the links menu, the only info given is: Thumbnail and ...
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Mixed corners Illustrator

I managed to make these corners in Illustrator but I cannot seem to do it anymore. I tried finding how to do it online but I couldn't find it anywhere. Anyone have any idea?
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How Do I Unlock Tools (unclickable) in Adobe Illustrator

I'm looking to use certain basic tools in Illustrator like the Star Tool, and the majority of tools are shaded out and un-clickable. I am only able to select a handful of tools to draw for example, as ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC file is 1.64gb and doesn't open

I have been working with some stippling style brushes I downloaded off of the internet a while ago on Adobe Illustrator. I have used these in my file before but added a few more today on the artboard. ...
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Create " windows trail" effect in vector

Is there a way to create this effect like in this post but in Adobe Illustrator? Hold Alt key copy-pasting kind of works, but it is near impossible to lake it look like "window drag" and ...
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What language is an adobe ai file written in? [closed]

Can you generate a .ai file with a bunch of different-sized artboards? This is to automate creating different artboard sizes for large amount of adverts. I have the spec as JSON and want to quickly ...
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How to best illustrate a round, beveled, edge in Illustrator?

I'm creating a block of wood viewed from the front. I'm creating some pseudo-depth by using a darker shape with the top and bottom at opposing angles. i.e. "fake" 3d essentially. I want to ...
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How can I change the highlight color in Illustrator's pattern editing mode?

Somehow the highlight color in Pattern Editing Mode has been set to yellow for me. I'm having considerable difficulty seeing selections unless I place some random dark-filled object behind everything.....
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How to best convey a rounded corners for pseudo-depth in Illustrator?

I want to create a piece of wood. Think of a 2x4 with some pseudo-depth. Using Illustrator I create the simple appearance of depth using two objects — a light and dark object. The dark object is ...
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Change one of the gradient colors for all objects

I have multiple objects that have the same gradient color. The gradient has two color points each. Is it possible to change one of the gradient colors to transparent for all of the objects?
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scaling a circle to tangent two other circles (Adobe Illustrator)

im trying to scale the red circle such that it tangents the two yellow circles exactly while also tangenting the blue circle at the bottom of the red circle. i need a method that will guarantee that ...
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Trim lines using a complex shape, ready for pen plotter (illustrator)

What I want is to only keep the lines: The important part is that if you go to outline mode that it does not look like this: It has to go to a pen plotter. Also the lines have to stay lines (so no ...
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How to convert a path blurred object into a vector?

I have created a logo in Ps that uses the path blur effect. I would like to convert it into a vector in Ai as I would like to have a higher resolution print on a sublimated shirt. But once I image ...
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How do I stop Pencil drawn shapes from being transparent? - Adobe Illustrator

Every new shape I draw in the Pencil tool always comes up as transparent, where as other tools (rectangle, ellipse, polygon, etc.) always keep their default or previously chosen fill color. Although ...
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How to intersect line segments without adjusting their angles by dragging their anchor points together?

Line segment 1 and 2 are the same angle (2 is a copy of 1). I am trying to connect 1 with 3 at the highlighted intersection, but when I try to drag segment 1 (not from the anchor point, the entire ...
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Toggling the centre dot

I draw a circle, and in the middle of the circle is a dot. This is the centre dot. I would like to use the line tool to draw a line from the centre. When my cursor is above the centre dot, the Line ...
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Illustrator Width tool: edit multiple points simultaneously

Is it possible, using the Width tool (Shift+W), to change the width of a path at two (or more) points simultaneously? I am trying to adjust the width of a closed path symmetrically, by working on two ...
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Anchor point disappeared in illustrator

In illustrator 'direct selection tool' always automatically shows Bezier handle if I select something (in old times), But suddenly it stopped doing that. It shows nothing if I select the shape , only ...
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Resize eraser tool does not work Illustrator

Why can't I change the size of eraser tool in Illustrator? I select it and I press the brackets [ ] and it does not work, the size is the same always. Any idea?
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Illustrator PDF: When to tick "Use Document Bleed Settings"?

If saving a PDF from Illustrator, when should one enable the "Use Document Bleed Settings" option? And in what cases should one leave this option disabled? The reason I ask is, we leave some ...
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Why does a specific center point for a certain shape in the irregular triangle look better than the other centers points in it, and does it have name?

I wanted to center a square inside an triangle, but in certain attempts, I wasn't convinced that this is a good center for this type of triangle to position this square at. So I am wondering how can I ...
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Illustrator: How to add background to images with slight extra border

For the example image above - I would like to add a white background. However, I want that white background to "trace" around the logo + text so it isn't simply a rectangle. I'll try to ...
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Remove white background outside an object but keep the white in the inside using Illustrator

i want to know how to Remove the white background outside an object but keep the white in the inside using Illustrator. please see the video below to understand more. when I want to remove the white ...
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Is there a workaround to modify the file and be able to print (in CMYK) the effects using the ‘difference’ blending mode in Illustrator?

I have offen encountered this issue when working in RGB using the Difference mode under the Oppacity panel, and would want to save the artwork (attached image) for printing. When converting the file ...
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Simulates a gravity center in Illustrator or Photoshop?

I'm making a retro grid and I would like to make a kind of gravity pit in the center. Problem is that I'm having problems creating effect of grid strokes to simulate that they are affected by the ...
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How to combine objects after warping?

Using Adobe Illustrator, I would like to make an bent arrow consisting of a rectangle and a triangle. If I don't bend the arrow, I can just combine the two objects with the path-finder tool. However, ...
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Remove small things from pen tool [duplicate]

Sorry for not being able to phrase it correctly, but I drew a cube, and there are some parts overriding some lines and I was wondering how to remove/delete them? Here is a picture to better describe ...
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Triangle fit to square

i am new to adobe illustrator and tried to fit an triangle to a square. The problem is that that is not fitting perfectly. Either the corner are outside or the line is not ending with the square. Is ...
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How to give a rounded-corner clipping mask a border using Appearance?

I currently have this result: Here are my Appearance window settings: I created it by putting the Round Corners on the clipping mask. As you can see, in addition to the Round Corners there is also ...
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Why is my text changing color when placed over a shape in Adobe Illustrator?

Both objects have 100% opacity. The text is definitely in front of the rectangle. What is happening here?
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How to paste to replace a selected object?

This should perhaps be obvious, but I can't find a way to do it in Illustrator. I want Illustrator to paste an object to the location of the selected object (and to replace it in one go, if it can). ...
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How to open two project windows side by side in illustrator?

I am an absolute beginner in Illustrator. I am following an udemy tutorial. I have the following two project windows - Now, I am unable to follow the tutorial and open the project windows side by ...
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How to increase width of stroke of an Ai File in PSD

I draw an illustration from a source Image. Exported that as PSD file did coloring there. Suddenly my Client asked me to make the stroke width bigger. He was okay with initial stroke width. I am ...
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Sharp corners appear to be rounded at smaller size

Has anyone seen this optical illusion of sharp corners appearing to be rounded when scaling the graphic down? Is there a way to compensate for it, like there is for the "bone effect"? In ...
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Illustrator to Coreo

We just purchased a Multicam flatbed cutter about 6 months ago. It uses Coreo software and I am the graphic designer. I create our files in Illustrator, then I send the .ai file to the machinist to ...
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Why form content is not filling in this picture?

In the next composition: I don't know why fill is not working. Is an illustration imported from Illustrator and there object is showed properly, with shape color filled. But when I import in ...
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Issue with Business Card Design: Multiple Logos

I'm realizing I must have missed something in design school. I work for a huge family of car dealerships- I make the business cards in Illustrator. They are a double sided folded design- the inside ...
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Fastest way to make SNES Style pixel art?

I'm trying to make an illustration as SNES pixel art and I think it takes a lot of time. I'm not sure if I could do it for myself or is an idea too hard for a particular creator. Idea is that this ...
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How can I make multi-colored swooshes like this in Illustrator?

Example photo is attached. Been trying on my own with the pen tool all day and having no luck...
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How can I cut out all white stripes from black shape?

I am trying to cut out all white stripes from black shape, but Object -> Path -> Divide object below doesn't work. Stripes and shape are on different layers. It is a way to casually erase all ...
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Illustrator creating shapes tips

I have the next project: I want that the rectangle with lines shape gets the form of the background image floor lines. I mean, the idea is that these rectangle takes an 3d effect. I try to select ...
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How to draw a fake 3D shape from stroke lines?

Want to draw fake shapes from multiple stroke lines like the image below. As far as I know, it can be done by manually dragging the lines, but it's a hard job on complex shapes, and it's slow and not ...
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Subtract shape from text

Created a shape over text, Opacity 30%. I'm trying to subtract the shape from text, so that the shape is only on the font. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Why is text in an svg rendering incorrectly in Firefox & Safari, but correctly in Chrome?

I'm saving a vector graphic with text in Adobe Illustrator CC (File > Export > Export as ; format .svg ; Styling: Internal CSS ; Font: SVG ; Images: Embed ; Object IDs: Layer Names ; Decimal: 3 ...
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How do you apply a ID to a layer in Illustrator?

I've purchased an AI file of UK postcodes; pictured are the layers it uses with each area named "Path" I want these to be assigned an ID when I export as an SVG, so that I can apply ...
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