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design symmetrically in illustrator

I want to draw something like that black dragon. But the wing is the most difficult one... I draw some shape and copy-rotate it and then applied pathfinder minus front... Is my approach okay? I don't ...
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Shape vs object in Illustrator

In some tutorials, the instructor uses the terms 'shape' and 'object' both for the same thing. In Illustrator, are the terms ''shape'' and ''object'' synonyms? When I draw an ellipse or rectangle, ...
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What are the best sites for free get graphic design template?

it mean i want to know best free graphic design site for artwork use. format should be eps or psd.
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How to remove Transforms from Adobe Illustrator SVG?

I am trying to import the svg icon I made in illustrator into Android Studio using their built in svg converter. Unfortunately it gives me the following error messages: ERROR @ line 1: Gradient has ...
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Pathfinder vs Shape Builder

I am learning about the logo creation process from a training course produced by a famous graphic designer. I have observed he seems to be obsessed with the Pathfinder tool. For a job which can be ...
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ethical issues regarding logo design [closed]

Can graphic designers be held responsible for ''congruent reproduction'' of ny other famous logos/brand identity? Will changing color from the original one be enough to differentiate or stands out as ...
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How to achieve a circle with variable stroke in Illustrator?

Notice the circle around the "kt". It's a circle with a varying stroke. At one point, it even thins out and becomes absent. How do I achieve a stroke like this in Illustrator?
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how to get rid of unnecessary anchor points?

I have applied pathfinder-minus front and that produces plethora of anchor points. Is there any way to get rid of these without using plugins?
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Reset object rotation information in Illustrator

I have a shape that I would like to rotate definitely has its normal rotation is different that the imported one. Here below a saw which was rotated to make the cutting line horizontal. ...
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how to start constructing logo?

When designing something like this (attached) logo what is the right approach to start? i face problems with angles. I cant determine the angle from the picture and incorporate that into my design......
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how to stop gradient from switching color mode?

I set my document in CMYK. But Gradient always acts at it's own sweet will. Whenever i try to apply it on other vector graphics it goes automatically to grayscale. Then every time manually i have to ...
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How do I remove one side of a shapes outline?

I am trying to make text with 2 different colours. I am trying to also have a white outline on the text. I know there's probably a way easier way of doing this. Can anyone help me remove the middle ...
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How to change the size and/or color of intersection points in Illustrator?

Is there any way to make these blue dots smaller or lighter? Its not anchor point. They are intersections between grid lines... Checked the preference but don't know where to look or what to change.
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How to select all vectors within a larger vector in Illustrator?

For context, I'm a cartographer so I make a lot of maps with GIS software (ArcGIS Pro 2.5 in this case). Often for design purposes, once the analysis is done, I export my maps to Illustrator for ...
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Illustrator Layer vs Group, how to distinguish them?

In Adobe Illustrator (2020) one can organize elements in the layer panel in 2 ways (AFAIK) : layers or groups. The behaviour is slightly different for both. To select elements : when arranged in ...
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how to use envelop distort perfectly?

I want the word 'homestead' in the center of that shape in a nice curvy fashion. I have applied 'ENVELOP DISTORT' 'MAKE WITH TOP OBJECT' option. Have applied several slanted form but none produce the ...
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Illustrator Grain Texture SVG file size

Is there a way to reduce a file size svg with grain texture effect? I'm doing a website illustration in svg format and after the export, the file is around 50mb+. Without the grain effect is around ...
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Printer won't accept file with transparency but I need to print a Pantone gradient

The printer for an event is requesting that all submitted files not include transparency but the only way I know of printing a good gradient of 2 Pantone colors is to use the overprint method. The ...
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How was this logo constructed?

How did all these shapes get the same width? It drives me crazy. Are the circles drawn with a stroke?? Or is it two ellipses combined and then a compound path was created?? Is that (2) a rectangle? ...
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Design size vs. actual size on Ilustrator

I don't know anything about Illustrator and I need help. If I want to design something big, may be a 24x36 inches, do I have to set the document size to that size? Can I make the board smaller but ...
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Using png files in illustrator for printing invitations

I purchased some pictures to use on party invitations, it said all files are 300 dpi, RGB, transparent background. They are a png file type I have opened the file in AI and copied the parts I want to ...
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How can I apply a scatter brush effect only inside paths in Adobe Illustrator?

hello i'm a beginner learning drawing on Illustrator i'd like apply a scatter brush to an object and remove outside the paths i did it once on draw inside mode and it never happened again anyone know ...
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is there any option in illustrator to convert in curves by type automatically when export in vector format?

when i have designed in illustrator finally i need to send it a printing press in a vector format. i manually convert design's type in outline by (Shift+ctrl+o). Is there any option to convert design'...
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Cant view fonts in abode illustrator?

First I have created pdffile using inkscape and then converted colour-pdf to grayscale-pdf using ghostscipts. After viewing pdffile(grayscale) in abode illustrator fonts are disappear it will shows (...
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Strange Fills in paths on Illustrator

I don't understand where are these fills coming from. I only have strokes selected on this shape yet I get these little fills. This is very annoying. Anyone know what are these or how to prevent the ...
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How to add some perspective to AI files placed in InDesign

I'm working with 50+ floor plans drawn up as AI files (Example image 1). I need to keep the artwork intact in the AI files for future updates, but need to add perspective to these when placed in ...
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Type in a shape

So I'm trying to recreate a cover for a single, and I've got most of it down except for one part. There's a piece of text contained inside a circle-type shape that I can't quite seem to get down. I've ...
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what is the purpose of art board in illustrator?

i want to know in details what exactly is the purpose of art board in adobe illustrator?? does it have any important role in printing document? some one told me if i do not take any white shape (be ...
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Could somebody help me reproduce this effect and what's its name?

I've been trying to recreate this style but I cannot seem to get it right. i would love all kinds of help please enter image description here enter image description here
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How to “automate” this drawing process using brushes?

I'm drawing a ton of birds (many different species) all from the same angle and am struggling with drawing the wings over and over. Bird wings generally have 3 rows of feathers that all look a little ...
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How to think about creating clipping masks? [closed]

I would like to receive perspectives about how to think about inserting pictures within an instagram post art. For example, I'm creating this post: and I need to insert this picture: So I want to ...
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What kind of perspective is this?

I want to make something similar to this, but I can't figure out what the perspective is called. It seems like it is an aerial perspective maybe, but it's not quite looking straight down. Can someone ...
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Problem exporting dxf as solid shape, not outline

Im trying to export a logo in dxf format using illustrator because I’m designing a printed circuit board in diptrace. As soon as I export it and try to open it all I see is the logo outline. Im trying ...
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Exporting file dimensions in Illustrator not correct

I need to create a pdf 8.75" x 11.25" (which has the bleeding and safety zones) for a print flyer of 8" x 11". My print shop said the flyer pdf I got is actually 36.47 x 46.89. My designer sent me a ...
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how to change two units into one in illustrator

I want to make this circle's stroke width the same as the rectangle's width. but Illustrator is measuring the circle stroke in points and the rectangle is 10 mm wide. so how can I make these two same ...
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Advice on making this swoosh effect through text in Illustrator

I was wondering if I could get some advice on how I could achieve this cool swish effect in Illustrator. I know I can convert to outlines, and then modify each path but this required a lot of ...
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How to do this effect pictured in illustrator or photoshop?

How do I do this effect on text in Illustrator?
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How to retain color in a client's logo when changing from rgb to cmyk

I am working on a project for a client and got a logo from them in pdf & png format, but they are both rgb. The logo is a bright blue and when I try to change it to cmyk for print the color ...
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Can't export an object with “screen” blending from Illustrator

I need help with exporting on Illustrator :) Can't find an answer anywhere! I am trying to export a large design as PDF (press quality), and I have a layer (gradient circle) with a screen blending. I ...
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Illustrator - Clipping mask has untidy edges

I'm attempting to draw a basic "armorial achievement" (aka a "coat of arms"). I have a shield outlined with a bold stroke and there is a diagonal white stripe that passes through the shield. I used ...
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How to change gradient settings for muliple equal objects at the same time?

I have multiple objects with equal gradients in Adobe Illustrator. Anyone knows how can I change gradient settings for all of the objects at once?
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How to flatten an illustration made of borders and shapes quickly

I drew thie illustration below. As you can see (“Outlines”), the illustration is made of shapes and borders. In the end, it looks like the illustration in the center. Is there any trick to quickly ...
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Merge two anchors from different objects in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

Is it possible to merge/lock two anchor points together in Adobe Illustrator? What I'm trying to achieve is to lock a line segment to a circle so that when I drag the circle, the connected endpoint of ...
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How to screen print a design in Illustrator with a gaussian blur effect?

I am new to the screen printing world and I have a design I'm having trouble printing the color separations for. I noticed the gaussian blur effect is not printing on the color separations. I also ...
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Best ways to learn all the illustrator tools and commands [closed]

What is the best way to learn all the illustrator tools and commands (for a beginner) ?
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Pattern tool in illustrator

I am having a lot of frustrations with this pattern tool in illustrator! As opposed to repeat tiles in photoshop I find it a less intuitive process. The first issue I encountered was that my ...
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Live paint bucket tool

I have a rather complex illustration I live traced and am wondering if it is possible to colour in quicker than colouring each individual petal, like a click and drag over the image without colouring ...
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Pixelated patterns in Photoshop

I've created a repeating tile pattern in Illustrator that I hoped - when saved to swatches - I'd be able to access and use in Photoshop. I've realised this is not possible (via swatches) The pattern ...
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illustrator shape doesnt blend

am not a newbie in illustrator. but I dnt understand why this is happening.I took pen tool for both sadows. the tutorial am following to creat this tht guy has no boundary between shadows like mine ...

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