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Group every object to its background icon [duplicate]

Is it possible to group all objects at once to their background (If all selected at once)? For "Asset Export"when exporting huge amount of icons. Otherwise i have to select every object, like this ...
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How do I get a clipping mask to actually cut strokes

I have some map data that I've pulled together from openstreetmap, which has streets marked up as paths. Now, I need to clip the paths with a clipping mask. Clips to As noted above, the streets ...
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Text different position from Illustrator to Photoshop

I have created a design using Adobe Illustrator and when copy and pasting this design in Adobe Photoshop(as Smart Object or Pixel) the text is not keeping its original position. Any idea on how I can ...
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How do I create this concentric Circle pattern?

Pattern is the innermost concentric ring made using right parentheses { ")))))))...." }.
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Symmetrically Distort 2D Text On A 3D Object or Plane - Adobe Illustrator

I have some text I would like to have twist and turn as if it is on a sheet of paper. I've included an image of an example I have seen. How would I approach this in Adobe Illustrator? Thanks in ...
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PSD layers are not showing when I open in Illustrator

I am trying to open a PSD into Illustrator so that I can save it as an AI and not all of my layers are showing. I have searched all around to see if anyone else's answer can help but nothing has ...
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Old paths still appearing after resizing vector image, is this normal [closed]

New to graphics and trying to work through this but unable to find info despite many searches. Old paths are still appearing or I should say they are in the original position after resizing vector ...
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Illustrator Actions are corrupted when reloading document

I have a simple action I have created to do orthographic SSR projections. However, when I close and open Illustrator the parameters for each operation are reset to defaults. What might be causing this?...
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Illustrator to SVG: different shades for different browsers

I have just approached the world of design and so consequently I have many doubts about certain subjects, one of them is related to nuances. As you can see from the images below, my "project" created ...
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Adoble Illustrator: Penrose tiling - Golden aspect ratio

Can someone help me how to create this tiling? I don't know how it is generated. I know that the creator uses Adobe Illustrator, but I can't imagine how. Maybe the creator import from Nodebox or ...
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Align grouped paths to other paths

Is there a way to align these grouped paths to the above path? I am trying to make garment gathers on a technical drawing and just want to evenly distribute the gathers.
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Adobe Illustrator AI - Working with mesh and i want to make strokes with the mesh that i made

Like the title says, I want to make a stroke along the lines made with the mesh tool. How can this be achieved?
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Join paths of a live paint group - illustrator

Hi I am trying to join two paths in a live paint group. I am not sure whether this is possible or if I have to undo the live paint and ungroup it. I am a bit confused still with groups in illustrator ...
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How can I change the Blending Modes in Adobe Illustrator?

I can't seem to find it, even though it's probably looking me dead in the face. I'm new to Illustrator so I'm still trying to figure out the ins and outs of it. I'm using CS5. Any and all help is ...
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Can we change the text align without moving the position of an object in illustrator?

Is there such an option we can turn on so when we change the text align of an text object the position of this object will not move in Illustrator?
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How do I adjust an underline thickness/rule under text?

I'm creating Supplement Facts panels for food packaging - I'd love to have a style set up for my ingredients. Instead of painstakingly placing all the underlines. Is this possible?
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What steps I can take to make this banner less crowded or with more empty space?

I've tried many options but it's not working. Actually there are 3 groups of bottles in this banner and lots of text. So it is looking crowded. I tried small big size, placing copies here and there ...
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Illustrator vector objects lose their curves when imported into InDesign

I am having a new issue with Illustrator 2020 and InDesign 2020 compatibility. If I drag-and-drop .ai files into an InDesign Artboard (or Place them), their curves become edgy. However, if I copy ...
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Refreshing SVG in Illustrator after editing in VS Code

I have a SVG which I have opened in Visual Studio Code and in Adobe Illustrator at the same time. I am using VS Code to edit the markup. I was wondering if there is a way for me to refresh the svg ...
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Can't paste objects

I wanted to copy and paste but this window prompt appears and I don't understand what it means. This is live traced and nothing is locked I don't know if that could be a factor?
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Smart object is pixelated (Adobe CS6)

Can you please help me with this problem, it is driving me crazy. When I create file in Illustrator and then export it in Photoshop it ends pixelated. How to make it crisp and sharp? Tried importing ...
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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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Is it possible to remove the corners to get the rounded and smooth edges using smooth tool?

Using Pen Tool, I tried to draw the hair of the user account icon. The Smooth Tool helped its best, but, sill there is need for smooth curves in the hair of the icon. Any tips which might improve my ...
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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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How can I substitute images on Illustrator CC while mantaining the way they are laid out?

Hello I'm totally new on Illustrator but I've looked for this and didn't find anything. I want to print an PnP game called Maximum Apocalypse, most of the files come on a 9 grid per page pattern but ...
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How to change color picker appearance in Adobe Illustrator?

At some point my color picker switched to this. (first image) I find it really hard to use. How do I change it back (to image 2), any ideas?
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Why does my paint brush on adobe illustrator keep doing this?

My paint brush keeps changing the fill/border, It has never done this before. It makes it hard to be accurate. The eraser makes bubbled marks instead of regular smooth eraser marks. Again, Never ...
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How to convert flat icon to simple 3d icon?

I'm trying to make a simple 3D icon from a flat SVG image, unfortunately without success. What I want to achieve can be seen in the picture below. What steps should I take to get this effect? How do ...
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Edit bounding box around pixel art in Illustrator

At the moment, I am trying to resize the bounding box of the pixel art shown in the picture below. It is too big and I can't work with it like this. Is there any way to resize it in Illustrator ...
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Illustrator Opacity masks not recognised in InDesign

I am trying to place an .ai file containing Opacity Masks into InDesign. However, in InDesign the Opacity Masks are not displayed as intended. Any ideas or checkboxes I might have missed? Here's the ...
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Applying complex gradients in logo

I am trying to trace this logo but i am not getting how can apply this gradient and how to apply depth using lines. I tried by drawing lines and gradient stoke around it but this was not helpful for ...
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How to draw rounded corner in adobe illustrator shown in the example below?

enter image description here After many attempts 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 rectangle ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC:How to adjust blurred corners for this shape?

As I draw the rectangular shape, the corners are blurred. How to solve such problem in Adobe Illustrator?
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Getting weird results when image traced using line art

I tried to make a monoline text effect from a text by rasterizing it first and then image tracing using line art preset. But I am getting weird results as shown in the images. How can I fix this issue ...
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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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How do I create pointed stroke end caps in Illustrator?

I'm sort of new to Illustrator, can someone explain how the pointed strokes on the image below are done?
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How to find mid point of a path between two anchor points in Illustrator

I have a path in Illustrator, for example:- take a rectangle and I want to find the midpoint of one of the edges and draw a circle with the center. There is already an answer on how to find the ...
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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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Outer artboard background turned white

Somehow I manage to turn the outer BG to white (from the original dark gray). I have tried changing the preview mode (Pixel & Overprint) and to change it through the preferences menu, but it didn'...
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logo with 3/4 curvy geometric parts

What is the best possible way to create a similiar logo like this one? I prefer to have 4 parts instead of 3. I'm already a bit lost with the start I have to make.. Cheers
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Symbol Import to Illustrator from pdf file

Does anyone know why in the pdf file, I can see the graph really good in the first picture but when I import it into Illustrator, it results in the squared symbol like the second picture below? First ...
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Circles importing as crossed boxes into Adobe Illustrator

I am reading into Illustrator a PDF output from R (grid graphics I believe) in which the circles show as boxes with crosses inside them. These pictures illustrate: In OSX Preview: In Illustrator: ...
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How to align objects side by side with a specified distance between them in Illustrator?

I am creating an animated sprite list in Adobe Illustrator. I finished creating the sprites and used the Horizontal/Vertical Distribute Center commands to distribute the objects equally in some area. ...
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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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Illustrator: How to print things outside of the artboard?

I'm basically trying to accomplish this: Print art that lies on AND outside of the artboard while maintaining the dimensions of the artboard when file is sent as a PDF (art outside of the artboard is ...
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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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Design Beginner: Creating a map in illustrator and using image trace to build off the old version

I'm new to illustrator and have been watching YouTube videos, but it seems like image tracing is more for larger images. I'm trying to recreate a map and scanned the old map, turned it into a JPEG and ...
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Illustrator export to pdf

does anyone know why in Illustrator, I don't see the "stripes" like the picture below but when I export it into pdf, I see a lot of these stripes? I am doing science, I need to export into pdf for my ...
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Low-poly art mesh creation

I want to know if there is a possibility to "cut" the mesh into single objects (triangles, other polygons) I create using Pen Tool? I followed examples in these two tutorials: Adobe Illustrator & ...
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Printing an illustrator template as a brochure

I have an illustrator template brochure with pages inside one view, Can i print this as brochure without putting each page on an individual view? here's what I have https://prnt.sc/sd5gka