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How do you design typefaces? [closed]

Hi Everyone I am working with a client and he wants me to design handwritten typefaces. I tried it with mouse but it is hard to do with mouse. Any idea of how do you do such task?
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Add diacritics to fonts in Illustrator

There are many free fonts, but they often don't include letters with diacritics such as Ă, Â, Ș, etc. Placing those marks by hand in a large text that keeps changing can be a pain. Is there a way to ...
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What causes Illustrator to lose Exactitude?

See below image, then read on... Previously this circle was 76 pixels diameter. I changed it to 64 by manually entering it into the W: container, then tabbed, expecting 64 to appear in the H: ...
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Photoshop skills are not great [duplicate]

I'm a entry-level graphic designer. My skills in Illustrator and Indesign are pretty strong but my skills in Photoshop are not great and I have no drawing skills either. Will this affect my career?
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Programmin in Illustrator

Real simple question. Hope you have something to offer. How can I get the full potential of Illustrator through manipulating it programmatically. Is there some kind of add on or hidden feature? Let's ...
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How can I envelope distort a circle into a polygon?

I have square layer, containing a circular image surrounded by white, and I need to envelope distort just the circle into a polygon shape. When I do Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object, however, ...
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Save a SVG of JUST what is showing

I have to admit that I'm a newbie to Illustrator. (Bezier curves I've never got!) I have a design that I'm preparing for laser cutting and it needs it in EPS/SVG. I see the Save as SVG option but its ...
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How to increase negative space / improve scaling of vector graphic?

I'm fairly new to Illustrator. I bought a vector graphic of a wolf for this logo I designed (see screenshot with purple on white logo). It looks good when it is quite large, but if I scale down the ...
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Noisy Gradient Effect [duplicate]

What techniques are out there that allow you to create a gradient like the ones pictured above? Is this a product of a specific brush set? Or is there some type of Noise Manipulation / Gradient ...
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In Illustrator, possible to apply one layer to another?

I have the following: where the text "Panning" is on one layer, and the rectangular grey mask that covers it is on a different layer. I was wondering, is it possible that I can somehow apply the grey ...
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How do I export multiple different sized artboards to PDF in Adobe Illustrator?

I have a file with multiple artboards of varying sizes. When I print to PDF, I usually get just the size of the first artboard, the rest are either cropped or have a white border around them. Any ...
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How can I apply a color to many paths at the same time in Adobe Illustrator, after importing them from Photoshop?

The zipped PSD file that automatically downloads when you click this link (350 Perfect Icons -- brankic1979) consists of a high number of beautiful icon elements that were originally masked in ...
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Illustrator: Dividing a stroke/brush from a selected place

I just created a simple object with custom brush as a stroke. Is there a way to divide that stroke in a way that I can choose where the new brush ends and another starts - still surrounding the ...
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Aligning three circle intersection equally

I am having trouble aligning my objects and I just rely on my eye to have them aligned. What I really want is to have the three "red" intersection to be equal in size Please see image below. I ...
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Does any body know how to dynamically change outline in illustrator?

I know the setting Edit > Preferences > General > Check "Scale stroke & effects". But this setting is changing outline setting for all objects in illustrator. Does anybody know setting for only ...
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Dimension difference between Illustrator and Photoshop CS5 jpegs

I've saved a two-colour Illustrator graphic as a jpeg, 600px width. Then opened it in Photoshop, where it opened at a width of 1270px. Easily rectified, I know, but why would Photoshop open a file ...
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How can I change the gradient angle inside of a Live Paint object in Illustrator?

I have been infatuated with this artist style of color, drawing and use of subtle textures. http://1212m.tumblr.com/post/49348782338 So I ended up drawing this derpy little thing from Final Fantasy ...
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How do I create orbital circles around a letter like on the sphere?

I need to create something like this, and I don't know how to! How can I create "orbiting" circles around a sphere similar to the symbol for an atom?
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What is the best way to acheive this “geometric triangles” effect?

I'm currently playing around in Illustrator and I would like to know the best way to recreate this pattern from a Samsung wallpaper (or similar) so that I can colour it how I like. The main problem I'...
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Can I get Illustrator to save an SVG and retain a transparent stroke?

Below is an icon comprised of two images. The top image has a 1px transparent stroke "knocking out" the layer below. This is fine as an .ai file. However when I save as .svg the stroke has ...
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Problems in Saving as pdf - image resolution decreases and text resolution remains same

i have been facing this problem many times. When ever i save any high resolution image in PDF format, the pictures in the image gets pixelated and the text or any shape remains unpixelated. But whan i ...
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Illustrator wont export random layers

Although layers are visible, some are not exporting. There seems to be no consistency with this, from artboard to artboard. In this case, I cannot see "mBTC" or "VIRES IN NUMERIS" I'm totally stumped....
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How to export color dodge effect from Photoshop or Illustrator

I created color dodge effect in Illustrator, and now I want to save two png files, one for background and one for color dodge effect, but when I do it it has a black background. How can it be done? ...
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How to logically organize color palettes for use in Illustrator and Photoshop for a specific project?

I am doing a knowledge transfer at my work to give the incoming designer all of my design assets and direction in an easily digestible format. How would I organize my color palettes in a logical ...
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cutting one object with another using illustrator

I want to cut an object using second object how can I acheive it? In the above image you can see 2 objects one is circle having 2px stroke and no fill, second is rectangle having white fill but no ...
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Image-trace in Illustrator - How to join objects together?

I have traced a logo from a jpeg in illustrator. It is two colours - black and blue. When it was made it ended up with an extra blue shape outlining the some of the black. Is there a way to add the ...
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How to align only a part of multiple objects to one point?

I want some arrows point to one specific point. Like this: How can I make it so the arrows point in one direction? I tried selecting every arrowhead with the direct selection tool, then via shift ...
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Problem with vectoring images from Photoshop to Illustrator

I am having problems vectoring art work for floor tiles. I vector the image in Photoshop then I save it as a Photoshop file and move it over to Illustrator. For these vector images the need to be able ...
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Obtaining this effect in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I obtain this vector effect in Illustrator? Is there a name for this kind of effect? Please, help!
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Stretching only part of the letter

I have been trying to do this. I have the word "Panther" and what I want is to stretch the letter "P" only to extend it and cover the other letter. Here's what I am trying to accomplish. {I use ...
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Save for Web in Illustrator clipping incorrectly!

I am tearing my hair out on this one, albeit I am fairly new to Illustrator I have researched the best way to export art of particular dimensions for the web, and this appears to be the best way. It's ...
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How do I view the document info panel in Illustrator?

As the title says, I'm having trouble finding out where the document info panel in Illustrator is.
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How to apply a gradient effect for a particular circular path? [duplicate]

I want to apply a gradient effect and have it look like in this image.
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Illustrator: How to merge to circles and rectangle in illustrator from this sketch to make a blob?

How to merge to circles and rectangle in illustrator from this sketch to make a blob? Now I'm trying to get this logo (using these shapes). Should I use the Metaball tool to create the one shape or ...
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How to create files with dynamic heights

I'm wanting to make layered "cards" for print design (think of a tabbed index card but the tab goes the whole width) they'll be layered on 8 1/2x 11. Each card maybe 6in wide. The thing I wish I ...
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How can I add Sine waves to follow the path of a circle using Illustrator

In Illustrator I'm trying to create quite a simple shape but I don't know the simplest way of going about it. I have created a Sine wave using the Sine Curve script by Sato Hiroyuki. I have doubled ...
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Repeating image in a path with smaller to bigger effects in Illustrator

I recently started studying Illustrator and I just would like to ask how can I do a pattern similar to the image below I am looking at the STAR, and I just would like to ask how to create that ...
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How can i draw this shape using rounded rectangle tool

Hi, i want to draw this shape but using rounded rectangle tool. Do you have any idea?
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Connecting A and T in a custom typographic mark

I don't have a lot of examples of "Look at me, I drew all the letters!" typography. But here is one, and I'm happy with the overall sketch and like everything but the first two letters. I dislike ...
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Illustrator Advanced Clipping Mask with Text

I'm trying to create a clipping mask where my text takes on the colors of the picture underneath it. This is the desired effect: I have been able to create a regular clipping mask as seen here, but ...
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How to make gradient tool annotators snap to grid

I'd like to have precise control over a gradient fill. From Expression Studio I'm used to the gradient tool annotator to automatically snap to a grid. By default, the Adobe Illustrator gradient ...
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How to hide pasteboard in Illustrator CS5?

Is there a way to hide the pasteboard in Illustrator CS5 so I only see whats in the Artboard area?
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White artifacts when expanding extruded object [duplicate]

I use Illustrator CS6 to create a 3D pie chart. For this, I first create a "normal" pie chart and apply an extrude filter. Even though the results looks great in Illustrator, I get some white ...
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Replicating Petronas logo, two shapes w/big strokes?

I've got two paths with really big strokes. I'd like to combine them in a way that the strokes line up, and I can avoid having to outline the strokes and end up with a lot of paths to manage. ...
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Can I redesign a logo I created in Photoshop in illustrator?

I created a logo for my husbands business in Photoshop and he loves it! I understand that logos though need to be created in Illustrator in order to be resized with out loosing it's quality. Can I ...
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Filling areas using transparent color without affecting the border [duplicate]

I am drawing a figure which shows several tetrahedrons in Illustrator. I have drawn all the line segments and connected them at the endpoints. Now the figure has been like this. Now I want to fill ...
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Filling areas using transparent color without affecting the border, in Illustrator CS6

In Illustrator, if you want to fill in areas surrounded by multiple line segments, you can first select all the line segments and use Live Paint Bucket (K) to fill the color. However, if you want to ...
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How do I keep edged flush when tracing with the pen tool in Illustrator?

I'm just learning how to trace images with the pen tool in Illustrator -how do you trace when you have lines protruding from the whole (a line that offshoots) or when you have two objects which need ...
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Automatically move its associated objects when move one object [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator, if we create a graphic figure with multiple related objects, we may want them move dependently. Let me show you a case: I created a figure with 3 circles and 2 segments, the 2 ...
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Blend tool not working on converted objects from Photoshop

This is an ultra novice question from an ultra novice person. I created three overlapping vector paths in Photoshop then applied gradients to them. When I opened the PSD file in Illustrator, I chose "...

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