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How to change the colors of these lines from Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to change these colors of the lines in the red frame, from Adobe Illustrator. Is it possible?
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How to change color of a part of a ellipse?

I think (hope) this is a very simple question and I only stuck because of my bad knowledge about Adobe Illustrator... I have drawn a circle using the ellipse tool and colored only the outline. My ...
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Adobe Illustrator: “Threshold” option of “Live Trace” in “Image Trace”?

As pertains to Adobe Illustrator, how can one mimic the capability of the "Live Trace" threshold option in the "Image Trace" of Illustrator cs6 and later? i found the "threshold" to be very useful in ...
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How can I place randomly selected symbols onto a grid in Illustrator?

I have a bunch of square symbols that are all the same size. I would like to set random pre-designed symbols into a defined grid. Square symbols: Grid: Symbols placed randomly within grid: Is this ...
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Copy from Photoshop into a grid in Illustrator

I'm a biologist. What we often do we copy "spots" of yeast plates into Illustrator. The problem is, whenever I copy a "spot" from Photoshop it goes in some pretty random place in Illustrator. What ...
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How do I reduce .pdf file sizes?

I had to add bleeds and enlarge an eight-page complex PDF. Traditional methods of working directly in Adobe or within InDesign were not feasible. I had to bring the PDF into Illustrator. They involve ...
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whenever i click on create shapes from vector layers it turns grey in after effects

I am a beginner in the after effects and i want to animate my AI file After Effects . I am imported the file in composition mode and then select all the AI files and create the shape from the vector ...
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How do I preserve “shared” gradient when releasing compound path?

I have a compound path consisting of 5 shapes. I have a radial gradient which spans across all of them. Now I'd like to release the compound path because I need to export each of these shapes ...
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Two different colors in an Illustrator stroke / line

I have this shape and I want to keep the left part black (exactly from the middle) while having the right part grey. Is this possible? If I don't join the lines, I don't get the sharp end that I want. ...
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Illustrator stroke color appears lighter than same fill color

When I apply a color with the exact same RGB as the fill for 1 shape and the stroke of another, the shape with the stroke shows a slightly lighter color. Why does this happen and what can I do to ...
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How to stop illustrator from making my stroke bigger when duplicating file or Exporting?

I have a file I've been working on and I placed in a link file of an Icon I previously made, and in the original illustrator file it looks fine, but when I save the artboard to a separate file or when ...
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What happened to pasted SmartObjects from Illustrator to Photoshop?

In older versions of Photoshop (before photoshop cc 2015, latest update)the app used to create smart objects from pasted paths out of Illustrator. When I wanted to edit the Paths (double clicking on ...
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unsmooth text when printing work created with Illustrator

I create worksheets for my classes with Ai. These usually consist of pictures in color and text. I have the following problem on Mac when printing with my laser printer brother L8900-CDW. Using the ...
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Maintain padding between shape on scale in illustrator

I would like to scale multiple shapes, but locking the padding between them. Is this possible within Illustrator? For example:
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Clipping mask doesn't work in Illustrator

I have this repeat pattern I wanted to use over a blank square, which is a merged layer of the same symbol over and over again. but every time I press Object-Clipping Mask-Make it just results in a ...
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How do I make scratchboard/etching effects?

I'm having a hard time grasping how to get the same brush stroke with the right proportion of space in between like in this image (Marilyn). I'm sure it wasn't free handedly drawn with a brush tool, ...
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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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How do I prevent opacity shades from getting darker when overlapping each other in Adobe Illustrator?

Here is my current project: How do I prevent the darker black underneath the bowl? Both layers are at 50% opacity at #000000.
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How to create a product mock-up template in GIMP (or another app)?

I'm trying to create product mockups for snowmobile vinyl wraps, and need a template to start from. Unfortunately nowhere I've looked has had templates ready. YelloImages said they could make some, ...
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how to export svg with only lines in illustrator?

i need to have the design of my project in lines, polygon,and polyline, but it makes them paths, it's possible to doit withouth editing the svg code directly?
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Brush Opacity changes after Making Mask in Illustartor

Following this great tutorial by Gigantic about creating "grainy gradient", I face a problem after masking. I have two layers: 1st one is the object itself which is a [Rectangle] and another Group ...
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Printing a poster from pdf results in wrong colors

I have A0 poster with 2 science images that were taken by a spacecraft. On top of it I have graphs and some text. When I print it as A4 pdf on my office small printer - the colors are fine. When I ...
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Editable PDF export for Client with Affinity (Do not want to use Illustrator)

I am learning Designing and looking in affinity designer. I want to create simple editable PDF (only name and few words may be editable) by client. As I understood AFfinity does not provide way to ...
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How is Illustrator overprint preview calculated?

I'm trying to plan an art print, and I need to use overprinting to reach the colors I'm after. For the most part, Illustrator's multiply blend mode seems to function the same as the overprint preview. ...
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Font problem when opening SVG file?

I am opening SVG files generated by D3.js code in another computer and seeing a pop-up - And the opened file in Illustrator is missing some letters (showing cross sign instead, as if the fonts are ...
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Is there a way to find the font used in this image? [duplicate]

Which font is used in this image or how can I find?
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How to reset Rectangle Grid Tool in Illustrator?

I pressed some keys (C, V, F) while holding the mouse and making a grid using the Rectangle Grid Tool. It changed the width of the columns/rows (see image). Now I don't know how to reset it. I want ...
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Accidentally saved my AI file as PDF and now I can't access content outside the Artboard areas

I saved my .ai as .pdf in order to send a proof to client. I then made another days worth of changes and hit "Save" and then "close". Now I've realised that because I most recently saved as PDF, that ...
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How to import data and create a symbol using scripting with Illustrator?

I would like to automate a series of actions in Illustrator, creating a complex symbol from vector images imported, or from simple symbols. The actions are: Importing files or choosing symbols from ...
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Illustrator Script Help create LAYER TO GROUP function

Im kind of new on this and im trying to find a solution to "Group" all layers in INDIVIDUAL/SEPARATE GROUPS. Have not been successful within the 1st stage of my script to work by grouping each layer ...
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Illustrator Creative Cloud Pantone conversion

I am using latest Illustrator, colour settings Generic CMYK. Artworks will be printed in CMYK. I have been supplied with Pantone colours that will need to change to CMYK for print process. When I ...
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Applying grain to colors or gradients without rasterizing

I have been thinking about this for years and figured that today is the right time to actually ask someone about this: is it possible to apply grain to colors or gradients in Illustrator or InDesign ...
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Tapered/sloped text effect in Illustrator (NOT skew or perspective)

I'm not too sure how to describe the effect that I'm going for or what it is even called. Thus, I'm having some trouble finding any help through Google. I want to accomplish something like this "...
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adobe illustrator export from eps

I'm newbie with adobe illustrator and I have eps file which contains 3 banner and I want to export each of them separately but it export them with 2 issues images are not in center images have extra ...
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Turning a series of line segments into a curve with minimal end points

I am working with a pattern making software that exports to a PDF. I cannot control the output vectors. When I open this file, the file in Illustrator has a million short line segments that are all ...
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Ai 6 created DXF as splines, but I need arcs and lines

My design is a loose irregular circle with an internal design made up of round holes - numbering hundreds. I exported the Ai file (1MB) as outlines to .dxf, ending up with a 3MB file. The intention ...
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Illustrator: Can't record certain things for the action I'm creating

I've applied the transform effect to a layer so I can have radial symmetry for anything which is drawn inside it. now I also need to create an action which applies an Expand appearance on the layer ...
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How to create editable tables in Adobe Illustrator?

Is there any way to create editable tables using Adobe illustrator ? I would like to populate the table rows and columns with data from an excel sheet. Things I have done so far : Created a text ...
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Construct ellipse from five points in Illustrator

It is known that we could construct an ellipse (or any other conic section) using five points. I've found a plugin for Inkscape that do that construction. But I want to solve this task in Illustrator. ...
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Create SVG asset library with Illustrator

I'd like to use Illustrator to generate a set of assets for use in web. The idea is that I would define one or more defs that could be called upon late. It seems this is not the intended use, and to ...
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Illustrator: Expanding Blended Strokes

so I got a bit of a cartoon wing type situation going on here. I drew this with just the standard pen tool, and I don't really know anything about how wings are supposed to look like, still I ...
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How to “sharpen” the corners/curves of a curvy or Sans-Serif font glyph?

Either in FontLab or Illustrator (probably in Illustrator is best), how do you take a glyph such as the following, and automatically (or semi-automatically) make the curves and corners more "serif" ...
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Illustrator 3D bevel issue

I'm trying to bevel a word with just a gradient color and a black stroke, but one character - the 'T' - is having issues and just turning black. It says "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred", ...
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Is it possible to make auto page numbering for Adobe Illustrator artboards? [duplicate]

I am using 'Adobe Illustrator' for designing inner pages for books. In Indesign I was able to make the page numbers auto-generated. Is there any similar or any way to the same task on Illustrator? (I ...
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Saving As Tiff or PDF/X For Large Format Printer (Illustrator)

I'm trying to figure out if there is a proper way to save Print files. I ran into a transparency problem while saving PDF's from Illustrator (into ONYX), I found saving as both a TIFF and a PDF/X-1 &...
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Illustrator: Manipulate a curve that is part of a line while keeping it in the line

I made this image for making it easier to understand what I'd like to learn how to do:
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Illustrator opens files in RGB/GPU Preview

I've downloaded a SVG file from a free online source. Upon opening it in Illustrator I cannot edit the SVG but on top of my tab it says: (RGB/GPU Preview): I am a little confused when I open every ...
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Illustrator expand command causes artefacts

I have an issue with one of my artwork, every time I try to expand it, there is artefacts appearing randomly. Any idea where it could come from ? See images attached for reference
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Where can I find align objects to pixel grid option? [ Illustrator CC 2018 ]

I've already checked transform options and new documents option..I couldn't find it. I just want to know where to check that options, not to snap option. I want to know why I can't see that option.
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How can I improve at drawing calligraphic font glyphs

Here is an example font glyph that's reasonably complex: You'll notice a few things about it: Continuity. It's not built out of primitive simple geometric objects like circles and triangles like ...