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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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How to delete hundreds of duplicate strokes on the same layer

I converted a line-art jpeg to vector so I can cut out the pattern on a laser etcher. The image has thousands of paths. But AI seems to have duplicated these paths, placing them right on top of each ...
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How to convert an .ai file to a .svg file?

I don't have a copy of Illustrator and cannot work with an .ai file I received. I've tried Inkscape and it won't work as the uniconverter is for 32-bit machines and it doesn't appear to read the .ai ...
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round corner controller is not working in adobe illustrator

I am using a pen tool to draw a curve and I have made some sharp corners so that I can round it with a round controller. But only at some point, it shows a round controller and most of the point is ...
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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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SVG pixelated on small sizes

I'm using this custom size 64*64 plus icon svg as zoom icon in my website. As you can see, it's pixelated. Specially the white border. Don't know why. Because it's svg it suppose to looks sharp right? ...
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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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Illustrator Multiple Variable Column Graphs

Is there a way to input variable excel data into multiple column graphs in Illustrator? So, for example, I need 100 different graphs, like the one shown below, that have the same graph style and the ...
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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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Convert/Replace multiple shapes (Ellipse into Polygon)

I am familiar with the Convert to Shape effect which lets me replace Ellipses by Retangles. However I would like to convert ellipses into triangles (3 sides polygons). Is there a way to do that? Ps: ...
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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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Expanding patterns into complete paths without clipping masks in Illustrator

I've made a set of seamless patterns in Illustrator, that I want to expand into complete paths. Object>Expand... expands the pattern into separate tiles of the original pattern with a clipping mask (...
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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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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 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 add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on http://color.adobe.com and exported it to use on Illustrator (let's name it as "my custom palette"), now I have one more color and one gradient I'd like to add to that ...
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How do I zoom with Ctrl instead of Alt on Windows in Adobe CC?

In Windows, the standard scroll-wheel zoom key is Ctrl. Pretty much everything follows this standard, including all web browsers, Word, Explorer, even Adobe Reader. Except Adobe Creative Cloud ...
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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 clip multiple lines with multiple polygons in Illustrator

I have two layers - one layer that is a map of rivers (the lines), and a second layer that is a map of the catchment basins (the polygons in yellow). I intend to make a colourful map where the rivers ...
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Unable to Export From Illustrator

I'm having an issue trying to export pngs from Illustrator. I have added them to my asset export, but when attempting the export I get the following error: Unable to export the following files: Then ...
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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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How do I edit text on graphics downloaded from Shutterstock in Illustrator?

I have an event coming up for a social group of mine and have signed up to Shutterstock to download a single flyer (for a not so small fee of $300). All I want to do is use one of the flyers from the ...
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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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How to save 'Screen'-type gradients?

I am very new to Illustrator. Could you pls help me with following question. Creating a gradient with a Screen-overlay type (near opacity selection) makes your radial gradient a glow pattern, ...
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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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How export clean SVG file on Adobe Illustrator

There is always a layer named Group> with my exported asset How to get rid of it?
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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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How to fill this pencil shape with gradient in illustrator?

I've been struggling to fill this entire pencil-like shape with this gray gradient. It always stops bluntly at the tip, leaving it empty. How do I get it to fill all the way from the point?
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Jpg to svg but source contains only lines

Origami Crease Patterns contain every fold needed for the base model but they usually come in low resolution and bad coloring. I tried many options from adobe illustrator for tracing the jpg and ...
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What format for high resolution textile designs?

I've completed several prints for a designer on Illustrator and sent them to her in press quality PDF format. She asked me to convert them to PNG or JPG, but I found this makes the artwork lose a lot ...
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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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Alignment issue when automating in Illustrator

I want to align a photo to a key object in Illustrator with automation. When using automation it does not align properly. I tried several times but failed. How do I align an object to a key object ...
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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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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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Porting designs from Illustrator to Figma (SVG)

I need to use some logos and other elements I've created on Illustrator in Figma. I know that you can save an entire project on Illustrator as SVG but how to pick certain elements, say shapes and ...
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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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How can I resize this object without distorting it in Illustrator?

How can I resize such items without changing the curvature at edges? You know, I don't want the half-circles at the extremes to become half-elipses. thanks
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Remove transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator

Is there a way to remove path/group transformations when exporting as SVG with Illustrator? My problem is similar to this one but the given solution is only for Inkscape.
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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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Save svg without artboard in Illustrator

I have shape that I would like to save as svg file for web. I do: Save as Select Save as type SVG Use Artboard is unchecked by default Enter file name and save Unfortunately I got huge art board and ...
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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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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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Illustrator: paste text without formatting

Is it possible to somehow copy and paste text from TEXT-A into TEXT-B and make the pasted text formatted like TEXT-B? It always keeps source formatting. In InDesign apparently it's possible via Edit ...
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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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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Illustrator: how to scale pattern when already applied to object

I have created a pattern from 2 rectangles with different colors, selected both and moved them to swatches. After applying this pattern to a desired object, I would like to scale the pattern ...

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