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adobe illustrator cannot be opened because of a problem mac os [closed]

When i update mac os version to catalina 10.15.5,i have been received this error by adobe illustrator 2019.I can't start also adobe creative cloud also. Is there a way around this?
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Affinity Designer: How to maintain the colour of the intersected object

I have a rectangle and a circle (fig1). I would like to apply an intersection to these two objects. For this, I duplicate the rectangle and then select the duplicated rectangle and the circle and ...
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Copy/Paste image with transparent alpha layer into illustrator

I often go to Google Images, search for something interesting and do right-click/copy-image then in illustrator I paste it. Unfortunately when the image has a transparent background, this background ...
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I create pixel perfect design but shows with extra pixels in photoshop

I'm working on a logo in Adobe Illustrator and I have Snap to Pixel and Snap to Grid enabled. I've also right clicked and selected Make Pixel Perfect. It looks great in Illustrator but when I export ...
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Illustrator - how to create area with evenly shaped bumpy outline

I've recently made the shift from my old FreeHand 11 to Illustrator 2020. I'm trying to duplicate a process I used to do in FH in order to create a bumpy outline for a forest area on a map. In ...
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Illustrator movement is snapping from pixel to pixel

I did something in my illustrator and now everything I try to move isn't moving freely. It's only snaping from pixel to pixel. Form example, I'm trying to align two object by putting their paths one ...
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What techniques or tools are used to create this kind of line art?

I like this style of line art: It looks fairly straightforward to make in Illustrator, but I notice that the lines have a subtle imperfection that makes it look more natural. They aren't uniform in ...
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Affinity Designer: How to hide parts of objects/curves exceeding canvas - trim view?

I am looking for a "trim view" equivalent in Affinity Designer as the one you find in Adobe Illustrator where the objects selected are trimmed if they exceed the canvas size.
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Everytime I copy and paste a vector from adobe illustrator to adobe animate my animate layer then gets changed to a random name repetitively?

So what happens is that I copy and paste the vector image from my adobe illustrator file to adobe animate, them the layer in adobe animate then changes its name to the same name every single time, ...
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Cut out a city in a map based on (a path) administrative boundries

I want to cut out this city, from a map, based on the yellow dotted line (administratieve boundries). So what is within the yellow line I want to remain and what is out off the line I want to delete. ...
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Convert Shape Layer to Stroke

Hey, I know this is a very old question, but my question is a bit different. I have a problem converting this layer to stroke. I attached the image in the post. When I try to convert a shape to stroke ...
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Preserving color variations in font with FontLab

I am very new to using FontLab, so please pardon my ignorance :) I am trying to create a font from lettering I have done in watercolor (so some areas of each letter are darker than others..see ...
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Can I use script to move items to a named layer in illustrator?

I have a programmable keyboard that I am using to assign shortcuts and nmacros to for various programs. One of the things I want to do is move selected objects to a named layer. I always have four ...
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define color palette from excel

I would like to define a custom palette from an array of colors (rgb/hsv whatever etc). I can save the array in excel if needed. How can I go about this? EDIT say i built a swatch file like this, i ...
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recolor objects different versions from swatch (excel)

My question is similar to Recolor Artwork: single swatch to multiple swatches, however, instead of coloring random squares, I have objects such as a shirt that want to make multiple versions of, the ...
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How to fill pixel art circle area?

I would like to know how can I fill and color area which is in circle border area and how to remove area which is outside of circle border area and keep perfect shape? In general I have a pixel art ...
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Illustrator fill shape with lines

I have a custom triangle shape with rounded corners and want to fill it with "wavy" lines like the example. I something easy to do with illustrator?
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How can I design educational post for social media? [closed]

I need to design educational posts on Instagram and other social media how can I do it using photoshop and illustrator?
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how to get rid of Illustrator selection tool bold outline on topmost object?

Recently while I was working on illustrator, I noticed that instead of outlining every object I selected with the same box, the top most object within the selection would have a thicker, bold bounding ...
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Illustrator pathfinder giving me compound paths

I'm trying to do a 'minus front' on two paths in Illustrator: Normally I'd do this and it'd give me one expanded path, but this time it's giving me a compound path (and the results appear to be all ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to make turnaround character

Good day. I'm learning after effects animation right now. I'm a software developer. And i can't draw. So i'm using free AI from freepik. This is the template i'm following which i asked a friend to ...
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How do I create create stripped glass effect text in illustrator?

I found this image in MoMa website. This poster was designed by Juan Carlos Distéfano in 1964. I try to replicate the effect of the text. Turns out it harder than it looks. Any tips how to achieve ...
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Illustrator - Substract creates compound path

When I am trying to substract two shapes where one shape is completely inside the other illustrator creates something like a group of two objects. I want to avoid this because I need shape with 'hole' ...
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Crop closed paths into open paths

In a few operations, how can I crop closed paths and have the result be a set of open paths? It's important that the solution be as few operations as possible, and not rely on point and click. (I'm ...
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Illustrator scaling

If I leave scale corners on and scale it down A becomes B and it loses its roundness. If I leave scale corners off I can't scale it at all. I want to reduce the size and also want to keep the round ...
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What is the proper way to cut an outlined text in Illustrator?

I could use the knife tool but it doest go on a straight line and not supper accurate.
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Can a logo be exported as pixel perfect logo without actually making it pixel perfect in Illustrator?

I made this logo without pixel alignment. So I would say I didn't make it pixel perfect. Now when I export it, some edges (most) look blur. Can this blur edges be fixed during export somehow? Or you ...
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Why does this logo not have blurry edges even when zoomed?

The logo at bottom don't have much blurry edges. All horizontal and vertical lines are crisp, even when zoomed 200%. (You can try it after opening in MS Paint or Windows photo viewer and similar ...
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How to split and colour a part of a pen drawn object

I'm new to illustrator. I have the below picture I created with a pen tool: How do I select the bottom part of the picture like this: I want to keep the rest of the shape and the portion that is ...
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Problem with stroke

I am creating a leaf from scratch in illustrator, I made the stroke a different color than the fill, and now I can see that the stroke is sort of distorted and is not properly lined up to the actual ...
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Pixel Defrag effect with Illustrator

I'm trying to make an effect that looks like a defrag image. (like the linked image) I know how to make the interlaced lines knocked out and I tried using the mosaic effect. but It's just coming up as ...
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Any solutions to a Minimalist Packaging on 1oz dropper issue?

I'm working on a packaging project with a minimalist aesthetic on a 1oz dropper. The problem I have is my client has so much text it's hard to execute a minimalist vibe with maximum text (they have a ...
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Can't export 300dpi jpeg in Adobe Illustrator

I have an A4 size artboard with pixels as the units that I want to export as JPG at 300dpi. Whenever I try to export, it asks me to lower the resolution. At max, I can export at 150 dpi. Why is this ...
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Hidden guide lines in Illustrator are included and visible in PDF after export

I am working on a Disc Makers 12 panel booklet template on Illustrator CS2. I have 6 illustrator files: front and back / 1and2 / 3and4 / 5and6 and so on. All are text only (cut and paste) with the ...
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Artwork Colors Look very saturated on mobile screens

when I view my exported photos on my mobile device(OPPO a37fw) the colors are totally oversaturated, but the same image Looks totally fine on my laptop monitor (Haier Y11c). as usually, I searched on ...
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Problem with Line Segment Tool

I am trying to create an arc in illustrator and its turning into a big blob when I color the stroke. How do I make it so that I can use the arc tool, or create any simple line with no color fill, but ...
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How can i Incremental Saving in Illustrator

i wanna save the illustrator file automatically using actions, i used the F1 to automatically save the file in a folder but the file is overwritten. My question is how can i change the filename ...
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CMYK mode changes look [duplicate]

I'm creating poster with RGB mode, then I convert it to CMYK mode but look is change! any advise?
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Creating a fading shadow in illustrator

How do you create shadows for every piece like in this image https://imgur.com/nhGQ3vy
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How do I keep the colour of the traced image opaque? (Illustrator CS6)

I image traced a JPG file as a High Fidelity Photo then chose Expand. I was able to remove the white background, only keeping the details of the image. However, when I change the background colour, ...
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How to remove these weird ruler lines around artboard?

My illustrator opens this way by default. I have no idea why or how. I have tried tweaking settings in document setup, preferences, etc. but it always opens a new Ai document like this. My older Ai ...
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How to get this visual effect on typeface?

This is some work by Alexis Jamet. I was wondering how he executed the blurred, print effect on the type? I feel like blurring would work but I think there's a little bit more effort on this that I ...
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How should I stretch a letter “o” horizontally in Illustrator?

There are other questions here answering similar issues, but in this case, creating outlines and then just moving the anchor point is distorting the letter.
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Using effects to make different size sticks around circle

I am beginner in Adobe illustrator. Which effects and shapes can I use to make these sticks around circle (Shown in red line in pic).
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PDF Looses Saturation when Exported at a Lower Resolution

I exported my PDF with images from Illustrator, but the file was too large (around 35 MB), so I exported it with the PDF/X-1a:2001 setting to lower the resolution. The file was smaller as I wanted, ...
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Illustrator 2020 Snapping relative to Cursor Position

With the latest Illustrator update, snapping has been all wonky. When dragging objects before the update, I was able to snap the object's edge or center to the guides from the edge or center of ...
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How to group all crossing paths in a selection in Illustrator

I am working with handwritten letters and want to select a group of letters and all the ones that come from multiple brushstrokes ("t", "f", etc....) be joined. I know I can select ...
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Text with long shadow in Illustrator (or Photoshop)

Good afternoon, I'd like to recreate the text effect shown in the picture with Photoshop or Illustrator How can I do to achieve this result?
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Illustrator - points are turned into squares?

I have created the plot below using R and exported the figure as a PDF-file. I would like to add additional elements to the plot, and I typically use Illustrator 2020 for such jobs. However, when I ...

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