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Can you use Illustrator's Crystallize effect to create borders like this?

I'm trying Effects > Pixelate > Crystallize to create borders like this (something like which we can do with Wrinkle or Crystallize tool): But even after applying effect, I can't see any ...
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Text wrap around a number 8 symbol

me and my project again, I'm wondering how my design will look if the text follows the curve of the visual anchor of the piece - a 470 pt Helvetica "8". However, after creating outlines for ...
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Transferring a shape on a path?

I need to make the following shape into a rail track. I've already pre-made the track However, the only method I know and can find on the internet is using Blend and then replace spice, however that ...
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How to make new artboard in Illustrator 2021 using Applescript?

tell application "Adobe Illustrator" tell the current document make new artboard with properties {artboard rectangle:{0, 0, 100, 100}} end tell end tell I found an old way at ...
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How to make overlapping shadow effect on 4 shapes in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to replicate a chain link effect on these 4 rackets and I wanted to add some depth by adding shadows on the intersection. This is a rough idea of what I wanted to create. I did this using ...
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Trouble filling in oval shape with type

I'm trying to make a somewhat interesting layout for a design course and I'm having trouble. I'm trying to do this: But I want mine to be the number 8 filled with type. So a simple explanation would ...
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Spiral with narrowing / tapered line in Illustrator?

I am desperately trying to make a spiral (see picture below) narrowing out at the end. The line should be thick at the beginning and become very thin at the end. It should be a very smooth transition. ...
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Deleting parts of shapes that don't overlap in Illustrator

The red and blue objects are each rectangles that have been sheared. I want to delete the parts hanging off that I've circled with the pencil tool. I feel like I need to be using the shape builder ...
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How can I import a png with different opacity layers in illustrator?

I'm a beginner in illustrator and I would like to import this fog .png file in Illustrator and overlay it onto this repetition of X. The problem is that in the faded areas with different opacities the ...
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How to increase marker size in Illustrator Scatter Graph?

I'm very new to using Illustrator and have been trying to make some scientific graphs. I have a scatter graph here that looks alright, but the markers on the graph are just too small! To get the ...
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Is it possible to join multiple text characters into one curved path in Illustrator?

Other than creating an entirely new curved path and entering text, is there a way to combine separate text characters into one path? I know it is possible to outline them first but ideally they would ...
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Problem regarding PSD to AI/EPS conversion

I have a PSD file which I prepared to print a brochure. The whole thing is prepared in photoshop. Now the print guy wants the file in ai format. According to him, it will help to print small letters ...
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Illustrator scripting: setting bleeds

Trying to solve this has been an odyssey, thanks in part to Adobe's new community platform breaking old links. Most of what I found is in this thread. So for some stupid and arbitrary reason, document ...
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How to remove unwanted transparency for object in Illustrator?

I have drawn this deer and I want it to be in solid color, But it is transparent, though the opacity is 100%. what is wrong with this deer. please help.
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Should I get Adobe Photoshop for graphic design, graphic illustrations, illustrations, art and painting? [closed]

I have always wanted to get Photoshop because of all it's features(video, 3D etc.) but I mostly use it on game design and graphic design. I won't be using it for photography since I'm not a ...
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How do I rename a text box in Illustrator with a JS script? (CS4)

Sorry I'm super new to this, I can't figure out how to rename a text box. I have a function that's supposed to take in a text box object and resize it to fit the text inside. I would want it to keep ...
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Text/Image created in Illustrator is pixelated when printed

No matter what I try, my text and images are printing blurry/pixelated. I toggled on anti-alias and no change. Made sure the dpi is 300. The text is just a preset font.The image is a purchased png. I ...
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Magic wand tool

I am using adobe illustrator 2021. But if I select magic wand tool. Nothing happens. The selection is not visible. I just don't understand. And the original Thank you
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How to distribute objects inside a shape?

I have thousands of objects I want to distribute them inside a square shape with a same spacing. I tried distribute object panel but... I think I have to align line by line which is tiring method. ...
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how to add new brush in existing user defined brush library in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have created one Brush library (several brushes) in Illustrator, named 'my brushes', and saved it. now I want to add another new brush to 'my brushes' but I can't. It does not allow me to drag the ...
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Prevent Illustrator from altering the glyph width

When the textbox in Illustrator is changed using the picot points the glyphs are not altered at all and the text is retypeset according to new bounds. When the same textbox is chaged using the ...
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How to recreate this overlapping stroke+type effect in Illustrator (Morisowa's “Kikukomi Number” font)

Please assume I'm a moron, and need some gentle help. So, I really like this ascending-ordered, overlapping type: I understand it to be a feature of a font by Morisowa (https://twitter.com/hamko1114/...
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All toolbars on Illustrator disappeared, how can I fix that permanently? [closed]

As soon as I opened Illustrator (25.3.1, 64 bit, Windows) today, every toolbar was lost. Hitting the Tab key makes no difference. If I click the workspace presets, it doesn't do anything. Reset is ...
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Properties Panel Not Showing in Illustrator

Hoping that someone can help. When working in Illustrator, the Properties panel just stopped working: Whether I have a line or text selected, Properties stays 'closed' and does not open. I've also ...
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How to edit an Inkscape file in Adobe Illustrator while preserving the aspects (fonts/placement/etc.) of the original file?

I created a poster in Inkscape, but the person I created it for would like to edit it in Adobe Illustrator. The Inkscape file (saved in both Inkscape SVG and EPS format) contains text, images and ...
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illustrator: Aligning an object to the top of an angled shape

I want to align an object to the top of a shape with an angled side. like so: Let's say this is my starting position of the object I want to move: If I select both and do 'vertical align top'. It's ...
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Illustrator: Export for Screens dimensions off by 1 pixel and exporting with poor image quality

I'm trying to export a number of artboards containing web ads of various sizes. (728x90, 300x600, 300x250. etc.) I'm finding it difficult to export in the selected dimensions WHILE maintaining good ...
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Does anyone know how to create this kind of pattern design in Illustrator or Photoshop?

I tried colour blend mode to create a gradient like in the picture, in Illustrator and Photoshop too, but the output was not like that. If anyone knows how to create this kind of design in Photoshop ...
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Adding a fill to the repeat tile Illustrator CS6

Is it possible to create a fill inside the pattern editing mode without having to put a shape behind it? I know there is the alternative method of adding a fill after you create the repeat tile in the ...
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What is the most effective method of filling a live traced path heavy artwork? Illustrator CS6

What is the most effective method for filling an artwork that has been live traced, expanded and is quite path heavy? The direct selection tool I am guessing is the default method. However I find it ...
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How to keep paths selected with direct selection tool illustrator CS6

I am having trouble selecting paths using the direct selection tool. Once I click and drag it selects some paths. I want to click and drag again to select more paths however it deselects the paths I'...
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Selecting paths using lasso tool in illustrator CS6

I am trying to seperate a group of paths and am using the lasso tool in illustrator to click and drag around the paths I want to select. Is there a different way to do this? I am finding it difficult ...
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How to make dashed font?

I am completely new to graphic design and I need to make dashed Cyrillic letters. The file needs to be in '.ttf' format for the end result. I am attaching a reference picture to what I mean by 'dashed'...
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How can I make this shape in illustrator? (without pen tool if possible)

I cannot seem to get this shape with two perfect half circles with the pen tool. How hard is it? I try to avoid using it if possible so unfortunately I am not really proficient at using it. Is there ...
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removed paths from group removes live paint effect as well Ai CS6

I removed a piece of the art work from the group however when I cut and pasted it outside of the group it looked like this. I used live paint on the group so I am guessing it has something to do with ...
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Live paint bucket tool filling wrong space Ai CS6

I am trying to fill the white space in my art work using live paint. I select all of the art work and click in the space I want it to fill but it seems to only give me the option of filling the little ...
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Creating an arc/arch or semi-circle without the diameter line

I'm fairly new to Illustrator, and trying to figure out how to create an arc that doesn't have the bottom line that you get from using the Minus Front shape mode. For example, if I start with a circle ...
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Select same fill colour greyed out for live paint bucket tool- Ai CS6

I am wanting to change the colour of something I used the live paint bucket on. I also have other paths that have the same colour fill and am wanting to change their colour as well. I went to select &...
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How can I re-create this ripple effect?

I tried to recreate this texture through polar coordinates - but I haven't quite nailed it yet. What base should I work with? Stripes? Much help would be appreciated. :)
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3D Grid for boxes

How to create 3d Grid for this boxes behind the black rectangle? I am using Adobe Illustrator. I tried create isometric grid for it, but it didn't fit. Thanks for help
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Looking to divide a circle into lots of geometric shapes with no stroke. When I expand and divide it's creating a small triangle outside the circle

The lines of the circle and line interact perfectly but when I expand and divide it looks like the stroke setting throws it off and the shapes don't meet perfectly? I am zoomed in a lot so not sure if ...
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Grouped Shapes / Outlines (Almost) Disappear After Creating Pattern?

I've selected a bunch of shapes and outlines for a pattern. I've gone to Object > Group, to group them all together, dragged them to the swatches panel to create a new swatch, and then after double-...
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Transparent background turns white after placing in Illustrator

I removed the background of a picture in Photoshop and wanted to keep working on it in Illustrator, but when I placed the PNG the transparent background completely turned into white. I don't want to ...
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Two objects in Illustrator with same dimensions but look completely different [closed]

I have two object with the same width and height, fill color included but no stroke color, yet they look completely different? Here's the downloadable in illustrator .ai format: https://drive.google....
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Going lines/paths to one in Illustrator

I have started learning Illustrator since a while back and one thing is bothering me and stopping me from designing stuff. Also I am not native English speaking so I am having a hard time to find the ...
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Artifacts (tiny closed paths) after trimming multiple objects in Illustrator

I have a vector image with multiple layers, but I want to cookie-cutter-style trim the whole image, so I'm only left with neighboring objects and no overlapping. Here's the initial image: And here I'...
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Cannot remove certain lines without my coloring going to white [closed]

I’m trying to make a logo with a T. I’ve drawn a couple of lines through the upper part of the T to be able to color it in different colors. When I then try to remove the lines which are going through ...
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How do I make a printable design for a cardgame?

I'm designing a cardgame with about 20 different cards. Every card has a unique text on it and they all share the same cardframe that i'm designing. I'm trying to think of a clever way to make some ...
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Export selection from Illustrator with same content as exported PNG files

I have an SVG loaded into Illustrator. I perform a selection on the illustration, go to File -> Export Selection, and export the selected content as a PNG and it looks exactly like my selection, ...
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Is there a better way with gradients in Illustrator?

Although I am an experienced designer, there is something I always struggle with and I feel it is something that subconsciously makes me hate working with or creating vector art and graphics. I ...

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