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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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How to convert svg font glyphs to look like they are chiseled from rock

What illustrator effect could be applied to make a font glyph in svg path form look like it was etched from stone? Like the elder Futhark runes. they could be made a little jagged randomly. How do you ...
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What kind of effects-brushes where used in this picture?

Hello I would really like to know how someone can achieve this type of illustration. What kind of effects or brushes were used. Thank you :)
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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 swatches from gradient

I was wondering if there is a way in Illustrator to create a certain number of swatches out of a gradient. Say that I need 9 distinct colors and I want to extract these colors from a gradient. What it ...
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What is the reference point of the angles in 3d Extrude & Bevel in Illustrator?

I've created a cube from a 4mm x 4mm square, extrude depth 4mm. I need to rotate it fit a particular set of lines to create a pyramid (and other shapes). In the image below you I want to create the ...
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Can I straighten up every zigzag line?

Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to straighten up this track removing the zigzag? I want to create a line, or a curve, depending on the original.
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How to export from Illustrator to Photoshop ensuring quality as much as possible?

So i have this picture , and I want to export it to Photoshop such that it is as close as possible to the original vector in illustrator. However, I get this when exporting to psd with write layers, ...
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How would I make a pattern stay relative to a shape?

When I have a shape's fill set to a pattern in my swatches, and I move the shape around, the pattern doesn't move with the shape. How could I make the pattern offset be relative to the shape (Move ...
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svg/.ai file made with brushes, inverting stroke

I've created an svg in Illustrator using a rope brush which worked well but I want to invert the black and white which isn't working. It was done with a brush where stroke was black but fill wasn't ...
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Special unicode characters in Illustrator CS6?

I'm trying to copy the Unicode character ♭ (U+266D) into Adobe Illustrator CS6, but it's not showing up correctly. It shows up as a tall rectangle with an X inside. Mac Keynote and other apps have no ...
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How to make sure there's equal difference in length between lines

I'm working on a logo that uses curved lines of different lengths, but I want to make sure there's the same difference in distance between the lines. I measured it out with straight lines, but I don'...
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why blur of drop shadow becomes blocky while saving pdf from illustrator

While trying to save an ai (illustrator) file to pdf, the blur portion of drop shadow lost and it looks blocky. Please look at the screen shot of pdf below: You can see that the blurred portion of ...
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Replicated sketched lines in Illustrator

How do I replicate these analogues created circular lines? they have a randomly variying strengths and gaps within. I am not talking about in between two circles but the line of any given circle
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Export svg compatible for web using illustrator

I am trying to export svg using Adobe Illustrator (AI). Exporting as svg is straight forward as save as option is available. I am working with file downloaded from internet. I am new to AI, having ...
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Exporting Photoshop Paths to Illustrator?

I'll just start by saying that I have indeed tried the "built-in" "Export Paths to Ai" option and followed-through by changing the view mode in Ai to "Outline" but the document is still empty. I have ...
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I need to create an SVG clipPath can it be done with Illustrator CS5?

When I grab the code for my SVG from Illustrator CS5 it looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 15.0.0, SVG Export Plug-In . SVG Version: 6....
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How to make these type of vector in illustrator?

I want to create a vector like the one attached. which tool in illustrator would help to create vector like this?
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Opening PDF in Illustrator breaks up text objects

I recently had to convert some PDF files to SVG, and did this by opening the PDF in Illustrator, and saving out to SVG. The issue was that when Illustrator opened the pdf, many (but not all) text ...
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TEXT FORMAT LOST [duplicate]

I had to edit an illustrator file, a menu for a restaurant that needed some changes in the texts. When opening the Ai file provided I found that the text boxes/blocks are not boxes anymore, but ...
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Replicate a 3d striped effect in Illustrator [closed]

How would you replicate this 3d striped effect? I'm thinking about revolving some shape and mapping a striped symbol onto it, but this shape looks more complicated than that.
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Problem exporting icons via Adobe Illustrator

I was always, always using Adobe Illustrator to make and export icons for iOS and Android until i knew about this "problem." Scenario: Whenever i export icons via AI (currently using CC 2019 though ...
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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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Illustrator keeps moving my object to 0.5 px

This is Illustrator CS5. I'm trying to export to PNG, but I keep getting a black border on two edges of the final image. I know the usual issue is the alignment of the object on the artboard but ...
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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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Pasted vector from Illustrator into Fontlab not true to Key Dimensions despite being set in both programs?

I'm trying to learn basic font design using Photoshop 2018 to design the font, Illustrator 2018 to convert the raster into a vector and then size my font accordingly, and then copy and paste into ...
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Selecting objects on top of other objects in Illustrator i.e. selecting only objects which are completely inside the selection rectangle

I could select the four blue rectangles with just drawing one selection box using the selection tool (V) around them if the green box would not be below it. However, now I have to click on each blue ...
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Selecting Geometry in Illustrator

I have a need to use one layer's contents as a selection for another layers contents. example: select layer 1 which is a circle - use that circle selection marque to select smaller objects on layer 2 ...
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Hairlines vs weird gradients, or: How to save vector graphics for electronic PDFs?

Edit: I was able to make the output look a little bit better (not perfect). For anyone finding this from web searches, here's what I did: To remove the hairlines I used the X-4 PDF settings. The ...
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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 to make half-circle on top of a rectangle such that it perfectly fits?

First I make it in the center of the rectangle then I cut the half of it using direct selection tool but I get a picture like this and it doesn't fit perfectly. So how to make it fit perfectly?
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Export image with blend mode from Illustrator [duplicate]

How do I export a layer with blend mode from Illustrator as either png or pdf? == Info == I have a file with two layers: - Layer 1 - background gradient mesh - Layer 2 - vector shapes with blend ...
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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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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside

I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects ...
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How to warp an image for sloped rooftop graphic?

I have a friend/client who wishes to paint a single graphic mural on their garage/shed rooftop, but they want it to appear in "proper" perspective when viewed standing on neighbor's lawn. First, ...
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Place image on text with effects - Adobe Illustrator

I have a logo where I have applied effects to the text. I have a transparent image of some stars I would like to apply over the text but when I create a clipping mask it removes the colour of the text....
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How to insert direct current symbol in adobe illustrator?

Does anyone know how to insert the direct current symbol (⎓) in Adobe Illustrator please? I copy and paste the character into a text frame but it becomes a cross square which cannot be displayed ...
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Color glyphs from OTF font don't work in Illustrator CC

I wanted only to test color glyphs (e.g. A, B, C, H, i, e...; see screenshot) from this OTF font: tiny.pl/t4qfc. They don't work in Adobe Ilustrator CC. Does someone know why? E.g. in Paint.NET ...
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Illustrator: orient group of lines to point to the center of the group

I have a group of lines that are all parallel to each other and are disposed in a circle: I would like to rotate all of them so that their axis points to the center of the circle. The center of each ...
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How can I bend artwork by 25°?

I am doing a packaging for a client and when I received the shape of the container I found out that it should be bent by 25° and I want to know how to do that please. One solution is to bend the ...
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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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Perspective text in a circle - Adobe Illustrator [closed]

I'd like to recreate the "text in a circle" effect shown in the image with Adobe Illustrator Which tool should I use?
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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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Another weird Ilustrator bug with transparency mask

Whenever I create a transparency mask with multiple objects one of them gets automatically moved to the transparency zone. I have no idea why is this happening, it never used to do such thing. I tried ...
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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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How can I create a tight spiral shape? (Archimedean spiral)

I'm trying to create something similar to this example: What tool should I use, or is it just squares and circles attached together? Great if you know a tutorial for this effect.
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Exporting files for print in the wrong size

I design and print, and work with small subjects "Printing on Lego" so as small as 8mm. I export in eps and pdf files for print. I need dimensions to be perfect so when setting a size in my work ...
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How to merge paths into one object and save initial colors in Adobe Illustrator?

I am creating a tree draw in Adobe Illustrator and I want to export this draw into Adobe After Effects and later create some animations on leaves and later export with Bodymovin library into the React ...
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Adobe Illustrator draws multiple shapes while drawing single shape

I'm trying to draw single shape using shape drawing tool in Illustrator but, when I hold click and slide my mouse, it draws multiple shapes. How can I resolve this issue ?