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How would one achive this black and white glitch-ish text effect in photoshop or illustrator?

I've been trying to achieve this black and white distorted text effect behind the green SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26th letters with no succes. I'm specifically struggling trying to duplicate the letters in ...
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Create SVG asset library with Illustrator

I'd like to use Illustrator to generate a set of assets for use in web. The idea is that I would define one or more defs that could be called upon late. It seems this is not the intended use, and to ...
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Managing Assets in current Illustrator File

I'm playing around with working with Assets in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017. I've run into an issue that I can't seem to figure out. My issue is this: I drag a set of elements to the assets panel to ...
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Illustrator CC Radar graph tool - cannot override calculated values

I am using Adobe Illustrator CC on a Mac Pro and trying to modify a radar graph. I have created a radar graph with two sets of values plotted (two columns of data in the data table, and one column ...
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How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
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How to reset a graph in Illustrator

If I use one of the graph tools, typically I don't get the results I want by changing settings and need to use the Direct Selection tool to move/change some things around. Sometimes I want to revert ...
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Apply layer level opacity settings to individual objects in layer

I have an issue when editing my final work for print in Adobe Illustrator CC regarding Opacity Settings. If I have many groups of objects where the opacity is set on the group level or layer level (so ...
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Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny

I'm trying to open a client SVG format image into illustrator, however I get this message "Clipping will be lost on roundtrip to Tiny" which means some parts of the image aren't clipped to where they ...
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Pantone gradients methods without causing breakout

Customer orders a 2 color PMS print. Black and PMS 801 C. Provided art is a CMYK gradient. Example below. In the next example below, converting the gradient to Black and PMS Blue not only looks ...
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How to merge multiple files to one, placed next to each other in Illustrator CS6

I have bunch of QR codes and bunch of serial numbers associated with these codes. I need to print a lot of tickets, each having different QR code and corresponding serial number on them. So far I ...
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How can I recreate this typographical style? What effects/processes should I use?

I have been scrolling through various places on the internet and I've come across this typographic style multiple times, and I can't work out how to do it. Can anyone help??
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Positioning logo's of different sizes inside rectanlge

I have a bunch of logos of different proportions that need to be positioned inside a rectangle. I can do this by hand so the layout is not as chaotic as it would be with a center/fit placement. Is ...
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How is Illustrator overprint preview calculated?

I'm trying to plan an art print, and I need to use overprinting to reach the colors I'm after. For the most part, Illustrator's multiply blend mode seems to function the same as the overprint preview. ...
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Is there a way to setup palettes/themes that apply across all folders in photoshop?

I am trying to create a solution where I can create a series of 'designs' or 'patterns' which may use 3 colours from a palette. What I want to achieve is to be able to change those colours (my palette)...
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adobe illustrator script that saves low quality pdf?

How would one alter the preset script (Illustrator CC) or is there a script that can batch save a bunch of pdf's in low quality from some ai files? If anyone has such a script please add a link or ...
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Turn off ALL hyphenation in Illustrator

This seems like something that should be easy to do... but I'm stuck, today, needing to use Illustrator. And desperately want to turn off ALL hyphenation. How do I do this? There's no switch, ...
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Do plugins/scripts exist for roughening paths in Illustrator?

I would like to know if any plugins or scripts that exist beyond using Illustrator's Effect > Distort > Roughen ? Illustrator only comes with a single roughening algorithm, and I'm trying to explore ...
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Problem with bold line in pattern after I export file from Illustrator into Photoshop

I made pattern in illustrator, imported into Photoshop and I get bold line over all edge lines. How to remove that problem? Don't know what to do. I turned off AA in general settings and in ...
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Shape outlines show through on other shapes in Illustrator

I started getting a weird issue where outlines of shapes that are behind other shapes are showing through. I tested if it happens in a new document and it doesn't, so it must be something strange ...
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How to anchor text to bottom-right of container?

When I use the Type tool in Illustrator, text automatically flows from the top-left: Is it possible to have the text flow from the bottom-right instead, like this (Illustrator CC 2014)? The ...
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How do i place a 16bit bit image into Adobe Illustrator without it converting it to 8bit?

How do i place a 16bit bit image into Adobe Illustrator without it converting it to 8bit? i have "Googled" all over the web, but i cant find anything on changing color depth of a AI file to 16bit ...
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How to copy illustrator opacity mask via script?

Situation - I have a group that contains some objects partially covered by opacity mask to emulate blurred edge. It is very easy to copy-paste such group in Illustrator - and copied group contais the ...
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Why colors change when I export from Illustrator to Photoshop?

I am working on a Illustrator file that I need to export to Photoshop to edit. When I'm exporting it changes the color of my black and it becomes quite dull. The same thing happens when I export it ...
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Move complex vector illustration from Photoshop to Illustrator exactly as it appears?

I created a detailed vector illustration in Photoshop because I can't stand how Illustrator's Pen Tool behaves (more explanation at the end of the post)*. Here's a section of the illustration: It's ...
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Bleed lines in Pixelmator

I designed a label for printing in Pixelmator. If the printers don’t have Pixelmator they can’t see my layers... How do I save it that someone using AI can open it?
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PDF export in Illustrator: Control which images to compress

I have several Illustrator files that have multiple embedded bitmap images. Some are photos and some are detailed line art. When exporting to PDF, it is possible to control downsampling and ...
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Shape Builder Tool; Don't create extra anchor points

Is there a way to cut a shape using the Shape Builder Tool without it affecting the shape that is not supposed to be cut: E.g. when I use an ellipse in order to cut a rectangle, I also get extra ...
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How to convert Ai file to SVG while keeping the layer name the same?

I have an ai file that I want to convert to svg file for websites. It is quite a large file with lots of object, I want to keep the objects name the same as the ai file in svg file. But when I convert,...
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Illustrator — multiple overlapping lines for laser

My team designed a building in Archicad, then exported a view as a pdf and imported it into Illustrator to then laser it onto cardboard and build our model. We have run into the following problem: ...
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Adobe Illustrator 2019 stroke issue

Since updating to the 2019 version of Illustrator, I am having this issue with the stroke that crops up randomly for certain elements. On applying stroke, the stroke on the left doesn't show up on ...
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Outer glow in CMYK vs RGB

I am creating this graphic in Illustrator and InDesign. It is using an outer glow with the same magenta color as the fill of the shape. Normal blend mode 100% opacity. I would like to get a similar ...
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Aligning circles on diagonal edges

I'm having trouble finding a successful way to get precise shape snapping in Illustrator. I don't know how to get circles to align with each other when along a diagonal edge, like in the hippo ...
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Underlined Adobe Illustrator layers

When you create an opacity mask, the layer with the mask gets underlined in the layers panel. Some of my layers have solid lines and some are dashed. What causes the difference between these two?
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Best sources to learn Infographics designing

What is the best online sources to learn infographic designing from begining to master level?
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How to export an Illustrator file to an emf file, to be placed in PowerPoint, without loss of quality?

I have this image in Illustrator: The stripes are individual ungrouped objects that are perfectly aligned to each other and has no stroke. When I export the file to emf, insert it in PowerPoint, and ...
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Order objects according to their place in Adobe Illustrator

I made this collage with CercleFill Script in Adobe Illustrator, it's a great result but the cercles are in random order, I found an other Adobe Illustrator script that can order layers alphabetly, ...
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Clipping mask Problem- AI - CS4

I am building mandalas on Illustrator using this method. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQUVn5Bv1M0 Simply put, he uses the polar grid tool to create a slice of whatever number of "spokes" you want,...
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Online solution to combine/compound paths of SVG

I have the Google G logo below in SVG format and need to merge the paths to a single path. Is there any solution out there to solve this (preferably online) that doesn't require installation of new ...
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Gradient Map in Illustrator

Is there a way to create a gradient map effect in illustrator? I tried different bledning modes but I cant get it to look the the photoshop version. Thanks in advance for the help.
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save for web Photoshop/Illustrator

I want to save a logo as PNG-24 with a transparent background. Is it completely the same outcome if I Save for Web in Photoshop and Save for Web in Illustrator?
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Object-based alignment guides in Illustrator

In InDesign, I never have a problem aligning objects in relation to other objects because the Guides always show me where each object's center points are: I would love to know how to do this in ...
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export from Illustrator to PDF - text not selectable

We need to export a 2-page file from Illustrator CS6 to PDF. The issue is that when a user opens this PDF file (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC) they can't select any of the text (Selection tool for text and ...
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Can't change color of individual segments of EPS in Illustrator

I have the image above as an EPS file. What I want to do is apply color to the segments with different colors. I'm in Illustrator and have never run across this issue with an EPS file. So far I've ...
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How to adjust smart guidelines to show distance between 2 objects and other things?

Let's say I have this button in Illustrator CC 2017 (on mac). How do I adjust my smart guidelines to pop up the pixel distance between the text and end of button? Another scenario, I have these 2 ...
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Exported a map from an .MXD (ArcGIS) to .AI, why did some textboxes including '≤' come in as '='?

I will post the area in question below. Here is the "before" of the legend in ArcGIS, an MXD file: When I export the entire map to AI, it mostly comes into Illustrator just fine, but when I go to ...
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Save a linked and embedded version on every save

I'd like to keep a working copy of my ai file, and also have a copy with images embedded so that I can easily share. Is there a setting in CC to create a embedded version of the file on every save?
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Pixellated Gradients when exporting PDF from Illustrator

I designed a business card with some graphics that have gradients, but every time I export a PDF the gradients show up pixellated. I tried setting Print > Advanced > Transparency and Overprint > High ...
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How can I convert my watercolour images to vectors for Shutterstock?

So, forgetting that they rejected my last image as they weren't taking content like that anymore... Shutterstock said that I wasn't allowed to use live trace in Illustrator to vectorize my ...
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Indesign vs illustrator colour profiles

Currently running Adobe Suite CC 2017. Im currently working on some branding material which requires work to be done in Illustrator and indesign. However when creating the artwork I'm using the CMYK ...
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Batch Data-driven variables automatically size text to fit a defined area

so I want to know if it's possible to generate text on image with fixed width and adjust the text to fit the full width if, for example, the variable name length is short. Example in attachment I ...