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Adobe Illustrator - Tiny gap between two identical objects with no dimensional gap [duplicate]

new-to-illustrator user here, I have produced a pattern on Adobe Illustrator that is 250pt x 250pt I have copy/pasted the pattern again and put it right next to the original with no gap according to ...
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Pasted vector from Illustrator into Fontlab not true to Key Dimensions despite being set in both programs?

I'm trying to learn basic font design using Photoshop 2018 to design the font, Illustrator 2018 to convert the raster into a vector and then size my font accordingly, and then copy and paste into ...
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How to get uniform stroke in Illustrator using brush tool?

I am using Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom tablet. When curved lines are drawn using brush tool, I am getting non uniform stroke widths as in the attached image. Is there any way to achieve uniform ...
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Using object to select other objects, Illustrator

This question appears to be asking what I am asking, but the accepted (and only) answer does not seem to address the OP's (or my) question. Is there a way to use one object or group of objects to ...
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Swatches setting

My stroke panel doesn't have the same swatches as my fill panel and I am trying to update it. For some reason it has imported some pattern swatches I made but when I try to import the Basic RGB swatch ...
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Hiding or removing a path during export but not the text in illustrator

I've made a circular logo design in illustrator using the 'type on a path' feature. To type in the bottom of the circle I used a oval path. Now, when I go to export it as an .eps or .jpeg it ...
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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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Illustrator: Any way to convert letterhead/sheet design to Word?

I'm not sure if the question is clear, I'll try to explain. This client asked for some branding sort of work which includes, on top of regular header/footer letterheads, some files with fields which ...
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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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Stroke disappears when I hit command + J?

I am trying to join two paths together but when I hit command + J the stroke disappears?
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Selection from layer panel in Illustrator [duplicate]

Lets say I have selected a bunch of objects in the layer panel (as shown in the following capture), is there a way to select the corresponding path without having to click on each circle individually ...
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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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Brush strokes disappear when exported

I am trying to use a ’watercolour‘ brush stroke behind my text in two different colours which I have done successfully. When I export my image to PNG, the brush strokes are appearing on the small ...
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How to make the path to equal to other path in illustrator?

I have the two paths this in illustrator, this path could be any anywhere it could be part of the complex drawing. And I have another path which also could be anywhere. I could select both of the ...
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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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Why does expanding a brush stroke have a different effect than expanding a pencil stroke?

I am trying to achieve an appearance of an outlined shape that overlaps and intersects itself (The shape on the left). I can only achieve this effect by creating a stroke from the brush tool (or ...
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How do I create this icon/pattern in the circle?

I am fairly new at using Adobe Illustrator. I am trying to recreate this pattern in the circle but have no luck in finding answers to make it. I've already created the circle and the star except for ...
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How to mainain stroke weight after combining lines?

I recently bought a drawing tablet (Wacom Intuos Small) and I'm running into this issue in Illustrator: The tablet allows me to draw these nice flowing lines going from narrow to broad, however, when ...
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How to anchor text to bottom-right of container?

When I use the Type tool in Illustrator, text automatically flows from the top-left: Is it possible to have the text flow from the bottom-right instead, like this (Illustrator CC 2014)? The ...
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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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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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Adobe illustrator: select all strokes below a certain thickness

Is it possible to select all lines in an illustrator document of which the weight is below a certain point size? I'm working on an architecture publication and have to rescale all the plans. And ...
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Stamp effect in illustrator

I'm trying to follow this adobe tutorial : https://helpx.adobe.com/fr/illustrator/how-to/stamp-effect-illustrator.html However, it seems there is a problem with the actual AI version. Indeed, when ...
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Advanced resizing in Adobe Illustrator

I would like to read blueprints of my house in Adobe Illustrator. I know, this app is not designed for that purpose, but forget about that for a moment. I would like to measure distances on the ...
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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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Count total number of words in Illustrator file

I am designing a poster in Adobe Illustrator (ver. 2019), and one of the suggestions I am following is keeping the total number of words around 150. Is there a way to count all words (inside text ...
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What can Illustrator do that Photoshop can't?

I'm fairly expert in Photoshop but a total novice in Illustrator. I need to do an infographic and I have a suspicion that Illustrator is what a real designer would use, but I don't really know why I ...
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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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I can't select an object unless I click its path

I can't select an object unless I click its path. How can I undo that? "Object selection by path only" is unchecked.
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Can't recode and action “export for screen” in illustrator V24.1.1

What I'm trying to do is save time when I'm saving files. I can't find an appropriate solution for my use case. The "export for screens" interface seems to be the closest solution, I'm trying to add ...
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How to export logo to be used in Word

I have finished my artwork in Illustrator. It is a logo for my company. It is a horizontal rectangle. I am ready for exporting it so I can use it as part of the header in my Word template. I have got ...
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Trim Extraneous Lines in Illustrator

I've got this woodgrain texture that I'd like to trim down to just what's in the box. I've tried all different combinations of the options in the pathfinder panel, but nothing is working for me. So, ...
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Illustrator: EMF export loses precision

I want to include a publication quality vector graphic in MS word. EMF seems to be the only vector format which word handles without massive issues. Therefore I am exporting a figure from Illustrator ...
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Cut the portion of the line segment with knife tool in illustrator?

As shown in the figure the corner of following shape need to be removed to make it dashed line. I am trying to use knife tool to cut the portion of the line. But failed to do so. Is there any ...
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Illustrator: How to trim lines in a circle?

im working on a little analyses drawing but im stuck with trimming some lines. Im drawing infrastructure with a circle over it to specify a location of intrest. But i need to cut the lines (drawn with ...
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Is it possible to import my own SVG into Canva

I'm trying to figure out a way how to import my own vector SVG graphic to Canva. I've tried numerous tutorials on creating SVG files from Adobe Illustrator, I've tried numerous Ai to SVG convertors, ...
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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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Object vs. Shape angle in Illustrator

For some shapes, there are additional properties in the Transform window (e.g. "Line Properties"). One of these properties is Angle. However, the standard object properties already has an Angle ...
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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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The area selected in the illustrator script does not have a bottom center line

The area selected in the illustrator script does not have a bottom center line. What could be the problem. var aDoc = app.activeDocument; var aSel = aDoc.selection; var len = 10; var line = ...
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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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Change Decimal Place in Adobe Illustrator

I want to make literally everything in Illustrator to work with only one or two numbers in decimal place. Is that possible? I've tried googling but it looks like that everyone wants precision and not ...
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Little Gaps between rectangles when exporting .svg with Illustrator

i have these little white gaps between the rectangles (only in exported .svg files) In illustrator im able to zoom in as far as possible without seeing any of these Is there a way to fix this? I ...
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Critique logo for a lyrics website

The logo is for a lyrics website called Bêjebêje (meaning sing sing). The target audience (Kurds) for the logo have a special relationship with the mountains. I feel like it works fairly well, but I'...
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Export assets to Asset Exporter while maintaining layer name

I often export assets in Illustrator (2017) via the Asset Exporter panel. This is done by right clicking the active layer (or layer group) and clicking "Collect for Export". The issue is, when the ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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Make certain objects non editable in adobe acrobat (pdf)

Is there any way to lock certain objects so they cannot be edited in Adobe Acrobat? Example: I made post card in illustrator and i want person who opens it in adobe acrobat only to be able to edit ...
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Is there a way to make Illustrator preserve path's curvature when removing anchor points like Corel DRAW

When refining a vector in CorelDRAW and node(s) get removed from it, CorelDRAW preserves vector's curvature (as much as possible), but when removing anchor points on Illustrator paths, it destroys the ...