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How to “press-in” shape in Illustrator

I am a newbie to Illustrator. What I want is to create add a "pressed-in" effect to a shape (basically add some depth to it), so that it looks like it has been "pressed-in" into its surrounding ...
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Illustrator scripting: resize that works like transform tool in illustrator

I'm writing a script for Illustrator CS5 to resize my artwork (and artboards and a whole lot of other stuff in a batch). I'm having severe issues with the javascript functions resize() and transform()...
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Exporting drawing for icon images to be used in Android for various screen sizes in a not too labourious manner?

I want to make a set of icons for android phones. The guide has a set of recommendations for the denstiy and sizes link to recommendations. What is an efficient manner to go about producing these ...
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Can I manage the fonts that appear on Illustrator's Type drop down

On mac, I have many more fonts on my computer than I use daily. Is there a way to control which ones appear on Illustrator etc.'s menus? I see that I can use Font Book to 'disable' the fonts. Is that ...
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How can i Re-set customized shortkut keys to default keys in corel draw and Adobe Photoshop without re-installation

i have just changed my job in my new office when i start work on Photoshop and Corel Draw the all shorts keys changed is there any option to restore my complete software without installation.
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Using Photoshop Effects in Illustrator CS6

I am well versed with Photoshop and how it works. But recently, I decided to make a poster for my home and for that I'll have to use Illustrator so I need some help from you guys along the way. ...
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Remove pie chart lines in illustrator

I have created a pie chart and colored it and all is looking good, however I am stuck with lines between each section and ideally I would like a solid color with no outline. Been searching around and ...
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Subtract object's stroke from adjacent objects (to create a border of negative space)

I really don't know how to explain this in words in a simple way, so just take a look at the photo I've linked to below. I have a compound path, and I want to multiply it, but have a "stroke of ...
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Simplify Path To Match Other Paths - Illustrator

I have a detailed map illustration made of country shapes sitting very precisely alongside each other. I'd like to simplify the paths to reduce the file size of my SVG but still have the edges of the ...
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Translation of Hex Colours to RGB Colours?

Apparently Illustrator and Photoshop uses different colour settings - Illustrator uses RGB and Photoshop uses some hex/HTML-like colour system with a combination of letters and numbers. Is there any ...
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How to make a “wavy” path in Illustrator

I have an array of lines that each have a stroke: Now I want each individual line to have a "wavy" effect like this: How would go about something like this? - I've had no luck with the Warp > Wave ...
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When you export from Adobe Illustrator cs4, is it done as png-24?

In Adobe Illustrator CS4, when I do Save for Web & Devices I get to choose explicitly that I want png-24. But when I export I do not get asked it, is this because it is the default? I need it to ...
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drawing scale floorplans in illustrator

i want to draw scale floorplans in AI for interior room layouts, whats the best way to do this as i would like to draw them at 1:1 but for printing they need to be at 1:50 is there a way that i can ...
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Deliverable format for iOS graphics

The graphics designer I am working with has given me the 3 options for delivering the graphics for the iOS app. I want the delivered files to suit the following criteria: Good quality (Ex: for ...
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image in illustrator compression script

I have a very High resolution image in illustrator, which leads to a very heavy eps file size, I'm asking for a batch tool or a script to compress the eps image , in other words reduce its resolution ...
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How create crisp pixel border in Illustrator

How do I create this look in Illustrator: black single-pixel outer border, brighter inner single-pixel border? Example: I've tried adding a black one-pixel path to white border in Illustrator but it ...
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How preserve color of single-pixel lines when saving for web from Illustrator

I created this button state image in Illustrator. When I choose Save for Web it looks like this in the preview: How, on saving for web, can I make the black single-pixel line maintain its black ...
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New generation of Add New icon that has no “+” (Plus) sign [closed]

could anyone suggest me a new way to represent the icon "Add New" without using any form of plus symbol. For example, say Add New Quiz. How could I represent this as an icon without using any form of ...
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Protect text in symbols from overriding by graphic styles in illustrator cs5

Setting graphic styles for symbols affect all elements in that symbol, including text. I need it to stay as it is. Is there a way to protect some elements (text, in my case) from being altered by ...
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Illustrator CS5 blend tool problems

I'm trying to create a 'chain' like pattern that arcs round using the blend tool in Illustrator cs5. This is what I get (the straight chain is the one I would like to replicate). The blend tool ...
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Time requirement for Photoshop Vs Illustrator for mobile app

First of all I am not a designer but a developer, please bear with me if this an amateurish question. I am looking to get some graphics done for a mobile app. I want to get vector graphics done so ...
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How could I create an outlined bezier object from another object?

I am finding this question particular hard to word, so please bear with me. I have a particular vector object that is irregularly shaped (in this case, it is an "r" that I traced with the pen tool), ...
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Mac illustrator shortcuts

Hi i just swapped from a pc to a mac and feel a bit lost cause I cant find many of the shortcuts i was getting used to. -I can't scale an object uniform just by clicking on its bounding box and shift+...
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How can I get a vector outline of the inside of a complex shape?

I have a shape thus: In Illustrator, this design is composed of a load of paths with a heavy stroke applied, and no fill. How can I obtain the path describing the white area? Note: I drew this in ...
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looking for a white cotton paper texture

I am having trouble finding a nice white cotton paper texture. It is very common in printwork. This will be for commercial work. Also, how would I go about creating the texture myself? i.e, buy cotton ...
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Adobe illustrator: symmetrical editing of card indices (A, K, Q, J, etc.)

I have a set of playing cards in FXG format serving as asset for a Flex card game. However the indices of the cards are in English language: A, K, Q, J and my game is in a different language. My ...
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Adobe illustrator: basic editing questions (break apart)

I have some experience with Flash/Gimp/Photoshop, but now I have to edit an FXG file (an asset for a Flex app) in Adobe Illustrator and can't do even the two basic things, shown in the screenshot ...
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Stop illustrator from rendering non-visible elements?

I have a lot of symbols that use gradients which end up slowing down performance. Is there any way to disable illustrator from rendering items when they are turned off? It seems that even when I make ...
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How to change font size without changing the position of the text?

I have to change the size of multiple text labels in a plot, but I want to keep the labels in exactly the same position. The vertical center of each label is now aligned with a tick in the plot. If ...
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Fill complex technical drawing with a gradient

I have some complex technical drawings that are in Illustrator CS5 that I got from a pdf. I need to be able to fill each with a gradient to look as if there is a light source. When I select and make ...
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How to get rid of the leading (not sure if that's what it's called) in point text in Illustrator Cs5

In the image below, I have two texts. Both are point text as opposed to area text. The top text has a horizontal line nearly at the bottom. I think it's called leading in font theroy but I am not sure....
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Rotating Object causes the size to change in Illustrator CS5

I create a rectangle of size 200px X 200px. Select it, double click the rotate tool and rotate it at 45 degrees. This causes the rectangle to chage size and become 282.842px X 282.842px. How can I ...
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How to convert Pixels to cm's while resizing and retaining aspect ratio of a fixed value in Illustartor CS5

My objective is to create a shape which is exactly 5cm in width and 4cm in height. I start off with a Artboard which is 1000px wide by 1000px in height. I do my drawings in such a way that there is a ...
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How to create a geometric pattern stroke in Illustrator (with some constraints)?

I want to make the stroke to the left (the green part counts): All I can come up with is a pattern stroke to the right, but as you can see it is just not right. Every second corner will not align ...
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How do I remove odd entries from Illustrator Font menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I manage the fonts that appear on Illustrator's Type drop down My image menu in illustrator is messed up. There are double spaces some places, and fonts in <> that ...
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Border thickness on “part” of pen tool shape, Is it possible?

Alright, I have a logo I am working on of a penguin. I am fairly decent with the pen tool, and have already created most of the face (eye left/right and beak) in separate layers in Illustrator CS5. ...
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Pattern File Does Not Function Properly in Adobe Illustrator CS5

So I learned Adobe Illustrator CS5 (Say 10%). I have these two files which I downloaded from the net. They are patterns files for animals skins. The first file is named "Animals_skins.ai" and is ...
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Illustrator gradient banding but on the Display? [closed]

So I was working and everything was ok until a PC crashed which made me re-install windows and adobe products. Until then my gradients were perfect, but now as I try to make one they are full of huge ...
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Opacity Mask With Multiple Images (Illustrator CS5)

I am trying to do an opacity mask and it is driving me crazy. Bascially I have a layer of ice. It's four different pictures of ice overlapping each other so it looks like a whole bunch of ice. I want ...
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Working on Small Resolution Images in Photoshop ( icons ) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to resize icon sets in Photoshop? I want to get a solution for a question that has been in my mind for a long time. For the past 2 years, several times I was assigned to ...
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Scaling strokes in Illustrator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Scale drawings in Illustrator, maintain proportions of line weights and effects When you minimize large vectors that contain outlines & text to a small vector the stroke &...
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How can i change the radius of the rounded rectangle on AI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to modify the corner radius on rounded rectangle in Illustrator? can't seem to manupulate the rounded rectangle on Adobe Illustrator... forgot the shortcut! Any help??
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Blend lines along font letters illustrator

Hi i'd like to achieve this final result with those letters made out of thin lines..How do I achieve that? I want to use the Myriad font. I know about the replace spine method but does it work for my ...
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Illustrator issue on top bar : font style panel and opacity's one overlapping

In Illustrator I have this strange problem on the top bar: the font style panel and the opacity's one are overlapping so that I have to make impressive mouse moves to have one of them selected. Why ...
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Applying PS effect to AI layers

If I have more then only a layer in AI and I want to apply different PS effects to every layer, how can I do it? Do I need to copy/paste every layer to PS separately?
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In Illustrator CS5 Scaling problems

In Illustrator CS5 when I select Scale from the Transform menu it reverts to Free Transform and I have to select it again to get Scale. Anyone else have that problem?
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Objects on layer, not uniformly down scaling in Adobe Illustrator; why?

I am using Adobe Illustrator (CS4). I have a document with artboards of various sizes to place the same image, an icon, on these artboards before exporting. I create the image on the artboard with the ...
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advise on “copying” text effect from existing logo

I'm trying to copy the text effect on an existing logo to no avail. I have been using Illustrator to work on the logo but cannot seem to get it workout the way I want. It's not that I want to copy ...
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Setting guide coordinates in Illustrator

I want to specific the position of a guide manually, without dragging or using the mouse. In Inkscape you can create a guide, then double or right-click to specify the X, Y coordinates of the guide. ...
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Paragraph leading in Illustrator

I know how to set the general leading for at text box in Illustrator. However, I would like to know if there's a way to set leading between paragraphs?