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I'm trying to print a miniature replica of a beer label for a tap

I have recently acquired a kegerator, I'm not a brewer, I just drink a LOT of beer, domestic beer. I have made a tap handle that has 1 5/8" long molded hollow resin cylinder at the top that I ...
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Pixelated artwork made in Illustrator

I've made a quick sun graphic for a portfolio in illustrator that is pixelated when I zoom in and when I import it into InDesign. I can't seem to make the geometry a vector or find any answers as to ...
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Could somebody help me reproduce this effect and what's its name?

I've been trying to recreate this style, but I cannot seem to get it right. I would love all kinds of help please.
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How to draw rounded corner in adobe illustrator shown in the example below?

After many attempts, I failed to make the folded corner of the calendar. May I ask please how to make my incomplete calendar icon? The attempt was to solve using the rectangle tool.
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How differently the Scale Tool (S) works in Illustrator?

Illustrator gives a tool to Scale objects (shortcut-s) but you can do the same thing by transforming the bounding box. I am just curious about how differently it works and in which conditions it is ...
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How to add metadata for design elements created using Sketch/Adobe AI

I am creating a parsing tool with the following functionality: Takes an SVG file and parse the elements inside the SVG and finds elements that have some custom attributes like type="table". I was ...
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Isometric bulging grid

I'm trying to make an isometric version of this The bulges and the dips aren't too hard themselves, however I'm struggling to find a way of warping the isometric grid lines in the right way Does ...
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Adobe Illustrator | Edit subdivisions in 3D Revolve > Wireframe

Is there a way to edit the amount of subdivisions (or lines) in the adobe Revolve Wireframe tool? With subdivisions I mean this. Fig. 1 is a close-up of Fig. 2
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Is Adobe Illustrator's blend tool the right way to go about creating this effect?

As the titles states, I'm looking to create this effect. I've tried using stroked text and the blend tool however, it feels as though my mac might explode. Is this the right way to go about creating ...
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How to cut of designs from SVG in Adobe Illustrator

I have artboards that has some part of designs out of it, when I export my artboard as SVG and also click Use Artboards yet those extra parts will be included exported file. Any suggestion how to ...
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Resizing shapes using an absolute value in Illustrator

I want to clone and resize a bunch of the same shape. I want them to all be X smaller/bigger than the previous shape, where X = absolute value (not a relative percentage). Currently, I can only find ...
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Illustrator is dulling the colours of old files

I wanted to open some old files in Illustrator but when I opened them I found it had changed the colours and dulled them all down. I haven't changed any settings myself, though I believe it's been ...
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Is there a way to replace a global swatch color by dragging another object on top of it?

Hi SE I have a set of global RGB colors in my Swatch palette and I need to update some of them with a new hex code. But I can't access the hex input in the Swatch Options, so my only option is to ...
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How do I fit the entire 'Recolor Artwork…' pop up into my illustrator window

I'm running into this frustrating problem ever since the latest adobe update. They changed the design of the 'Recolor Artwork...' function, and now when I click it the window seems to be hidden behind ...
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Adobe Illustrator, dpi, pixels and raster images

I now Ai is all about vectors. So, resolution is not much of an issue, most of the time. Therefore most answers I read about this always consider the vector part but not so much what to do when high ...
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How can I get a matte background printed? [closed]

How can I get a matte colour printed? And what is the best app to use?
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Weird Illustrator 2019 Node and Shape

So, I have a weird illustrator problem, As shown in the picture above, the control line at blue arrow [B] is not lining up with the actual object despite the control line at the yellow arrow [A] is in ...
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How to add a bleed around an irregular shaped object with a full bleed photo in Illustrator?

I'm trying to add a bleed to this object in Illustrator, and I'm not quite sure how to make it work. This is the item I'm trying to send to a printer: Everything should be full bleed, including the ...
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How can I get a pattern going down like this on my specific book covers? [closed]

How can I get a flower effect to come down running on my custom made book stack? Also what is best to do this on Adobe illustrator?
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Pattern making tool illustrator. Adding fill to background tile

Is there a way to create a background fill for a repeat tile while editing a pattern making mode in illustrator?
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Illustrator eyedropper tool is picking lighter colour

I am attempting to pick the colour of the red outside of the eye in this image but the eyedropper tool keeps picking it as lighter than it actually is. The object created to the right is the colour ...
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Only one direction handle on corner point?

I've been trying to find tutorials to help me understand direction handles in relation to corner points. The screenshot below shows a corner point and direction handle but it is only on one side? I ...
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Illustrator - How can I clean extra path point?

Please as stated above in the title, how can I clean up extra points in a path? keeping only the extrem points that holds a path inbetween? Thank you very much!
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How to convert selected anchor points to smooth in Adobe Illustrator?

Is there a shortcut key for converting selected anchor points to smooth? If not, is there a way to set one? I've looked in the keyboard shortcuts menu, but I can not see an option. Do i have to ...
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Can you hide “bleeded area” in Print PDF?

I've added .125 inches bleed to my A4 document and saved as High quality print from Illustrator. Now if you see, top and bottom has some empty space. I know I could extend the image fully to bleed ...
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How to make this kind of color/texture effect in illustrator (for a logo)?

I'm pretty new in Graphic Design and I would like to make something similar to the background of this logo : link here : https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/003/430/840/large/benoit-...
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How do you make multiple line stroke edges touch in Adobe Illustrator?

I created some lines with the pen tool, and I want to make the edges of the stroke align in Adobe Illustrator. I can use the up and down arrows with my keyboard, but it does not touch or overlaps. I ...
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Converting Font Designs in an EPS to TTF or other Font Format

I downloaded a font that is packaged as an EPS file but cannot figure how how to install the font into my OS or into Adobe Photoshop. Is there an automated way to convert the EPS file into a format ...
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Illustrator: where is the non-breaking space?

I'm using the last version of Illustrator (2021: 25.0.1) on a mac (Catalina). Usually, to insert a non-breaking space, I would go to "Type" and then "Space" or "Special ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How do you expand a vector to the extent of the stroke?

I have some vector shapes with a white fill and a 0.3pt white stroke. What I want to do is expand the shape to the extent of the outside edge of the stroke. To put it in kind of visual terms, what I'...
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How can I distribute many rectangles inside a larger rectangle, minimizing empty space, without rotation?

I have about 50 rectangular pieces of paper, with dimensions between 1 and 5 inches and different "aspect ratios." I'd like to fit them all inside the smallest rectangle possible. Additional ...
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Why these two shapes behave differently when scaled up using align to pixel grid?

See image 1 below. Orange shape has a width of 38px and a thickness of 1px, with a radius of 12px Green has a width of 152px and a thickness of 1px, with a radius of 3px I created these shapes ...
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Automating file export with multiple layers in Illustrator

I have an illustrator file that contains 4 layers with each its own word and 180 more layers. I want to make combinations of the 4 layers with the 180 layers. I'm currently trying to write the code ...
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Adding text with an action in Illustrator

I make multi option proofs on a daily basis and have started setting up actions to simplify my repetitive steps. Is there a way to add text that is consistent on every proof by using an action? I have ...
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What does “Uniform Type” mean in Adobe Illustrator (cmd-shift-X)?

Today I was updating my Adobe Illustrator keyboard shortcuts under Edit › Keyboard Shortcuts. Under Menu Commands › Other Text, there is a shortcut for Uniform Type (shift-command-X). Does anyone know ...
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How to open a 1:10 printing file properly in illustator [duplicate]

im trying to make a 338CM X 70CM sign in illustator, the design contain vectors and images. The printing place wants it to be 1:10 scaling size and im trying to understand one thing: if im sending him ...
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Separately Animating Multiple Segments That Belong to One Layer: Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

I am using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects. I want to animate an SVG triangle. I want the Hypotenuse to "swing out" from the bottom leg (go from 0 deg to 45deg). I can do this by 1)...
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How to remove background size from svg file made with illustrator?

I am experimenting with making svg files in illustrator and using them in my html website. But the problem is when i paste my svg code in my html file it has the background size of the artboard of ...
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Pen tool jumping and not drawing accurately

When I try to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to draw around individual shapes in detail the pen jumps away from where I have selected, as if it is restricted. For example see the image below, ...
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Limit smart guides to current artboard

I work with artboards a lot, both in Photoshop and in Illustrator. I love them, particularly when creating multiple sizes of the same artwork. I also love smart guides. Unfortunately, they don't seem ...
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How to fix Visible white lines of grid (hairline) after exporting pixel art on Illustrator?

I made a pixel art piece on Adobe Illustrator, painting singular squares of a generated grid. I turned off the stroke so no grids are visible, but when I export, there are very faint hairlines. How do ...
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Can't fill shape/letters

I used a custom textured brush to create a mask and create a dust and scratches effect on a logo, but I want to undo the effect and fully fill the letters, but I can't remove the texture I added. I ...
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How to place one PSD artboard in Illustrator 2018 as linked?

I searched and googled but can't find anything on this. I want to place one artboard from a PSD into an Illustrator file. When I do, it shows all the artboards from the PSD file. I checked "import ...
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Tool to snap point to point in Adobe Illustrator?

Wondering if this exists in Illustrator. A tool that allows you to select an anchor point of an object and snap/move it on-top of another point. I cant think of how to do this and there doesn't seem ...
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Wrapped Lines Effect

Any insight on how to achieve an effect like this in Photoshop or Illustrator? Like an ojbect is being pressed into the lines from behind to create curves around contours on the object. I've tried ...
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How do I hide these visible paths on my artwork on illustrator?

If you look closely, you can see the paths of my art even after saving the artwork to my computer! How do I fix this?
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Messed up resolution when exporting screens with multiple scale in Illustrator

this would be my first post. When exporting to png files, resolution Screen (72 ppi) is the default selection when you select Export As... or Save for Web (Legacy).... However in Export for Screens...,...
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Transparency Issues in Illustrator - Vector Image

So I created what I thought was a vector image in Illustrator. I'm completely new to this and still learning how to use the program. Whenever I save it as an EPS, there's white space around the image. ...
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Export Adobe Illustrator artboards to PDF in pairs

I have a document with many artboards, and I need to repeatedly export artboards in pairs as 2-page PDFs. Each one is a front/back page of a brochure. For example, artboards1-2.pdf, artboards3-4.pdf, ...
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How do you make an Android loading icon in Illustrator?

I'd like to know how to make an android style loading icon in Illustrator. Can anyone help? It doesn't have to spin, i'd just like to know how to create the opacity on the circular object. This is ...