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Save AI file without convert it to outline

How can I save a AI file/convert it to PDF with text (not to convert it to outline) because I need that PDF in searchable mode?
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What exactly is an Illustrator Artboard

I am taking the plunge and going to learn Illustrator by focusing on some of the fundamental elements I've heard about or seen here and there in tutorials but never fully grasped. First up is ...
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Hidden/Invisible Layers Becoming Visible in “Export for Screens”

I'm having a problem in Illustrator when trying to "Export for Screens" where non-visible layers appear in those exports. In the "Export for Screens" preview window (B.), these layers are invisible - ...
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Export AI from Ilustrator to SVG looks blurry and pixelated

I am trying to export an AI file to SVG in order to embed it on an webpage. AI file is located here (diente.ai). Whatever options I choose in export menu, the svg file always looks blurry and ...
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How to fix ink coverage over 320%

When preflighting a magazine advert, I am getting a warning about ink coverage being over 320%. The problem is that the colours causing this are in an image with a green filter. Unfortunately I cant ...
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Aligning circles on diagonal edges

I'm having trouble finding a successful way to get precise shape snapping in Illustrator. I don't know how to get circles to align with each other when along a diagonal edge, like in the hippo ...
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How to save groups as separate assets with layers prefixed in the filename

I am trying to save illustrator art assets using the inbuilt Layer/Group hierarchy to determine the save location and file name. I believe this requires some Illustrator script. In this case I have a ...
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Illustrator: Trying to export PNG at fixed size and 128 dpi

I'm designing for a screen that has the following specifications: 4.3” Diagonal Screen Size 272 x 480 dots Pixel Size 0.198 x 0x.198 mm Actual Area 95.040 x 53.856 mm 53.856 mm = 2.12 inches 95....
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How to change color of multiple svg files in illustrator

I have more than 600 svg icons. Each one is separate files not combined, is there a way to change the color of all of it at once in Illustrator. I am using Illustrator CS6 version. is it possible ...
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All other things being equal, does printing an image from Illustrator instead of Photoshop produce better quality?

Say you have a vector image you open up in both Photoshop and Illustrator in DINA3 and 300ppi, wanting to print it in 300dpi. So when it comes to their pixel resolution, they're the same and all the ...
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How to generate a path along objects in Adobe illustrator or Inkscape?

I want to get the right part of the following images from the left part:(Note:the left images generated from Wolfram Mathematica 11.3) Note that I do not want to create images like on the left. The ...
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Illustrator exporting strange artifacts with Visio objects

I created a PDF file via Microsoft Visio (a scalable diagramming tool). Later on I decided to make some changes. Visio kinda' sucks, so I decided to swap over and modify it with Adobe Illustrator ...
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How do I make the tip of a vortex appear under the rest of the image?

I'm trying to replicate this image I found on the internet in Adobe Illustrator CC 2019: When I made my Vortex by using the 3D Resolve effect, I couldn't get the tip of it (In the first photo, the ...
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How to Keep Symbols/Paths aligned in Illustrator (like for a font)

So I have these two glyphs in FontLab: Notice that the 3 shape is slightly squished in the second glyph. This is because the size of the whole second glyph is wider than the first glyph (before I did ...
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Why is my gradient printing like a faint white box?

I am trying to print from an Illustrator file and my items with gradients/shadows look fine on screen but when printed I get a faint white box. What setting am I missing??
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How to convert photoshop CC shapes to paths to be opened in illustrator

I'm trying to export some icons designed using shapes, effects, and masks to illustrator, but the problem is that the output is getting messed up. I believe this is happening because SVG only ...
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How to efficiently work on resizing glyphs in FontLab

I'm wondering if people use Illustrator to design the actual font-glyph, and use Illustrator until the glyph is fully developed, positioned, etc.. Then only once the glyph is basically done do you go ...
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How to make text fit to area text box in Illustrator CC

I am using variables in Illustrator CC. As the text comes into my design, I want the font size to change to make the text fit, without the size of the text area box changing. So, a short word that ...
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How do I get Illustrator to export to the same pixel dimensions as my Photoshop file?

I have a Photoshop file that is 7016X9933 pixels. I have an Illustrator file that I want to use to generate some line art for the above Photoshop file. What I want to do is be able to export PNG ...
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How to curve the tops or bottoms of texts like this? [duplicate]

I tried googling letter art, but I don't know what it is exactly called, so my research was not fruitful. I'm talking about the part "Backwoods Distilling". https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/...
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Illustrator: Can I “Expand” a Clipping Mask?

I'm creating a brick pattern for laser cutting. I created some lines and dragged it to the swatches I then filled a rectangle with the brick pattern and did an Object > Expand: This creates a ...
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Change Illustrators “native” SVG resolution

Even if only containing fully vectorized content, SVG files contain a resolution (in pixels). If saving as SVG from Illustrator (CS5), my Illustrator always sets this resolution to 72 dpi. That's what ...
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How do I export a complicated floorplan and ductwork from CAD to Adobe Illustrator in vector format (without freezing/crashing Illustrator)?

I've tried lowering the quality of the plot in CAD but that makes the curves so bad it's unusable. Every time I try and open the exported file in Illustrator it takes forever and if/when it loads if I ...
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Change SVG-file resolution (DPI) with Inkscape/Illustrator/script… efficiently!

Is it possible to simply open a SVG and save it with different DPI? Since Illustrator exports with 72 dpi and Inkscape "imports" with 96 dpi, my artworks are rescaled. As I rescale documents manually ...
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How to merge multiple files to one, placed next to each other in Illustrator CS6

I have bunch of QR codes and bunch of serial numbers associated with these codes. I need to print a lot of tickets, each having different QR code and corresponding serial number on them. So far I ...
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How to find RGB or HEX for Pantone colors for graphic design?

The client gave us the Pantone color codes. These are used on health supplement product packets printing. But the codes can't be used on social media designs. Is there any way to find the HEX or RGB ...
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Problem of dashed stroke in illustrator between 2 characters ,when writing in Arabic font

I have problem of dashed stroke in illustrator between 2 characters ,just when writing in Arabic font like this picture.
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How can we create this illustration in Adobe Illustrator?

This is just for learning purposes. Please see the image below. I want to know how to create this reel illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Your answer would be highly appreciated.
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how to export files from illustrator to dwg

I´m a graphic designer who normally work with printing. I now have to convert an illustrator CS5.1 file into dwg. When I do that the document size changes completely and most of the drawing is outside ...
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How to merge or replace pantone or spot ink in illustrator in one go?

I have a huge artwork content where i need to relace or merge one pantone with another. Thanks
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How do game designers create graphics for their games? [closed]

Lets say a game designer is going to create a new character for his game and now needs to draw the character using an art style that is a smooth (not pixel art) style. What would be the best way for ...
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Problem: Color change when pasting from Photoshop to Illustrator

What I want to achieve: I want to copy an image in Illustrator and paste it into Photoshop. The image is just a grey circle with a #d1d1d1 fill and no stroke. The problem: Bottom line, the color of ...
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Pathfinder result sightly different from expected!

I'm making this icon with a base vector and white strokes with variable profiles (right image) and I wanted to unify them as a single object, so I expanded the strokes and used Pathfinder's difference ...
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AI - Save as PDF with clickable image

I am new to Adobe Illustrator graphics design. I want to know how to save a designed artwork as PDF with objects that are clickable. For example, i create a rectangle, fill it with some style and i ...
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How to extend the circular line in this design?

I have downloaded some Illustrator template. I want to make the circular black line for Norwegian about 90%. How to do that?
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Illustrator pattern with blend mode shows dark lines

How can I get rid of these dark lines in my pattern? They only appear when I apply some sort of blend mode to my objects. These particular objects have multiply blend mode applied to them and the ...
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Why do paintbrush loops get thicker at the top in Illustrator?

When I do swirls in Illustrator with the paintbrush tool I often get this result (see image). The loops doesn't get perfectly rounded, instead sometimes some of them gets thicker at the top of the ...
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Facebook Mobile Ad Blurry

I'm having a strange problem with Facebook Ad designs in the Creative Hub. I reached out to Facebook several times with no luck and figured I'd tap into this community to see if anyone has experience ...
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Gradient Map in Illustrator

Is there a way to create a gradient map effect in illustrator? I tried different bledning modes but I cant get it to look the the photoshop version. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Change gradient annotation size in graphic style instance without breaking graphic style link in Illustrator

I would like to be able to extend the size of a gradient which has a fill that is an instance of a shared graphic style. I want to be able to extend/shorten the length of this gradient without ...
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How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
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Vector shape is different than actual path

I'm totally perplexed by this. The vector path is at a different location and of a different size than the actual shape seen. I'm using CS6. I got this file from a client. Under normal circumstances, ...
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Vectorised font not filling shape fully [Illustrator]

RESOLVED: I had problems with the rendering, switching to CPU rendering fixed the display. I can't figure out what's wrong here. I turned a font into outlines so I can adjust the shape a little more....
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How can I remove a transparent interface in a 3D extrusion in Adobe Illustrator?

I created a 3D structure with three layers in Adobe Illustrator using the Extrude & Bevel effect. It consists of three slabs (orange and transparent, then grey and opaque and blue and transparent),...
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save for web Photoshop/Illustrator

I want to save a logo as PNG-24 with a transparent background. Is it completely the same outcome if I Save for Web in Photoshop and Save for Web in Illustrator?
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How to automatically generate text that adopt the same name as imported image or excel file in illustrator?

I have a lot of product photos to edit in Illustrator. I want to create several artboards with one product image, and then one text box for each artboard, but i need these to automatically adopt the ...
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Textured and gradient image as stroke/outline of logo

I am trying to get a textured, gold outline on a logo. I want it to be the texture and gradient of an image of gold. I tried to create a clipping mask but I don't want the fill, only the outline. Is ...
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How do I save a .eps at higher than max dimensions in Adobe Illustrator 2019?

I'm working on large wall graphics requiring dimensions that exceed the maximum possible for Illustrator. Is there any way around this while saving the file out as a .eps or .pdf?
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Working with a huge file. Illustrator is super slow. What can I do to ease the load?

The size of the file is 168mb and it's nearly impossible to work on the file because every action takes like five minutes or so to complete. The artwork is of a scene filled with characters and I so ...
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How can I create a clipping mask using a contour group?

I'm trying to create a clipping mask using something I've imported with the adobe capture app which into illustrator - this has shown up as a contour group. I've looked at other answers on here ...