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I can't Save Illustrator file as PDF

So I'm designing a 219" x 100" wall banner in Illustrator. Trying to save it as a PDF and keep getting an error box - "The dimensions of this page are out-of-range" I have no crop marks or tools ...
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How to input a specific Pantone color number in Illustrator?

Can someone please tell me the steps to input a Pantone number in Illustrator? For example, I have selected what I want to color, now I want to make that selection Pantone #300. Where do I input ...
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Illustrator CC: Rename layer shortcut

Is there a shortcut for renaming layers in Illustrator CC? There isn't one listed on Adobe's Default Keyboard Shortcuts
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Clipping Mask Issue: “Cannot make Mask”

I'm SO frustrated! I mocked up this design the other day with no issues and today none of the functions are working. I dragged my image in, placed it behind the letter I want to use as a mask, ...
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Why does Illustrator make the colors darker with 3D effects?

I am trying to adjust colors after I apply a 3D effect (say extrude & bevel) in Adobe Illustrator (I tried in CS2 and CS5) but even if I make the object's color white it turns into fairly dark ...
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How can you convert a gradient to this scan-line style?

Is there any reliable way to programatically process a grayscale gradient and end up with this lo-fi gradient style? I don't know the exact name of this style, but it's used frequently in logo design ...
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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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Insert object/texture based on specific value or color (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)

In a game engine such as Unity, a topdown map can be created by repeating a small number of tiles over and over. The layout of the tiles can be created either manually or by code. I wonder, with the ...
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I can't use clipping mask

I am new to illustrator and I find the 2017 version extremely hard to use and it makes me very stressed! I am making a logo for my team, and I have found a picture I would want to clip. So far I've ...
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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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How can I wrap my text objects around a circle without warping it?

I've been asked by a client to wrap his logo in a circular fashion like the example below. My issue is that his logo is not a typeface, but instead a group of objects, so I can't use the type tool to ...
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Is there a script to re-stack objects in illustrator by distance from top left?

This is ideal for the creation of isometric graphics. You can replicate an isometric tile symbol with a graphic in it, like a house or a tree, multiple times, then run the script to re-stack all ...
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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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Wrong size while exporting png from Illustrator?

I made a file size 320*370, however they become 321*370 while I export them into png?? Things happen to every files unless there is only one artboard in the file. Always 1 px more from what I ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to center a shape inside another

If i draw a rectangle shape and a circle shape. Is there a way to find the absolute center point of the rectangle shape (x and y) and put the circle shape right in the center? I can freely move the ...
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rectangle grid tool in illustrator

Hello, I have drawn a table using the rectangle grid tool in Illustrator. how can I place the data at the center of each cell? (I want each number at the center for their assigned cell) Do I have to ...
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How to split my huge banner (W5155 mm x H870 mm) into 2 so i can save it as pdf for printing? [duplicate]

I need help on saving my banner into pdf to send to the printing shop. I currently can't save my banner as pdf because it's too big.. If I split it into 2 artboards, will the printing result still be ...
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Art board size for illustrator [duplicate]

I am designing a billboard that sizes 13 Feet width and 3 feet length. my system doesn't support big files so what would be the best artboard size for the illustrations. also, it won't affect printing ...
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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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Unable to Export From Illustrator

I'm having an issue trying to export pngs from Illustrator. I have added them to my asset export, but when attempting the export I get the following error: Unable to export the following files: Then ...
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adobe illustrator no corner widgets

I recently started designing and I saw these smooth corners people make. My problem ist that I can't find a way to enable this tool and these corner widgets don't appear on my works.enter image ...
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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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Is there a way to set a transparent color in Adobe Illustrator?

In PowerPoint, it is really easy to remove a background of a raster image when the background is a solid color. You just have to go to "Format > Color > Set Transparent Color". This, ...
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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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Expanding strokes leaves corners deformed in illustrator cc

So here i expanded this corner which initially was round but then when i used expand or outline illustrator doesn't keep the original form. the stroke is 0.5px thick and the artboard is 52*52.
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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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difference between two types of selection in illustrator

if any layer or group or object is "active" that is the light blue highlight color is showing over that item in the layers panel, we are able to use the "options for selection" ...
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Illustrator: Extra anchor points after divide 2 objects - unnecessary extra objects

Can anybody help me with the following problem, please? When I made a round object and put another round object on it they were perfectly fit together, but after I used Divide tool it gave extra ...
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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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How should I stretch a letter “o” horizontally in Illustrator?

There are other questions here answering similar issues, but in this case, creating outlines and then just moving the anchor point is distorting the letter.
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Illustrator cropping objects upon export to PNG

I made six similar and simple designs with a photo and text on top with stroke. The stroke on the tilde looks fine in Illustrator, as shown in this screenshot: I exported the several files as PNG to ...
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Illustrator's Art Brush image that I made appears on its side and not upright which is the direction I gave it

in Illustrator, I made a character that stands upright appearing to wave its hand. I then made it into an art brush with the following criteria's; Scale proportionately, Direction: Up and Colorization:...
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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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Is there a way to increase the darkness of a global color to black in illustrator similar to how it can be decreased to white using the tint?

I am new to Illustrator so I am likely missing a step but when it comes to the fills, I like to choose a root color, make it Global then use the tint to give lighter variances of that color. The ...
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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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Why does illustrator keep grouping my paths when i want to merge them into one?

No matter what I do, when I select two paths in the layer window, and i use pathfinder to either unite them or merge them, they always turn into a group containing the same 2 paths i tried to merge. ...
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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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.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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How can I reproduce those stroke and fill a shape with it?

Hello there, Is there a way to fill a particular shape with stroke/lines in a randomized angle and position. Which would allow me to avoid doing it by hand ... lazy me! I put a picture so you can ...
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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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Create multiple document from each group in illustrator useing javascript

I have Ai file whitch file have many groups each group different design. How can I create javascript to separate each group to file. Or any options to do this and each file have to be same name as ...
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How to join a path that connects two parts of a circle

I am working in Adobe Illustrator on creating a logo for housegan.com and I'm having trouble joining the path so that I can fill different color in the top and bottom portion of the circles (see image)...
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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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best resolution for print and web

If I am creating some 18 x24 posters in illustrator that will be printed and would also be viewed on a web site what would the best resolution be??
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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 remove SVG background when the background colour is a mask

This is hard to explain, but I'll do it as best as I can. I have this vector graphic: It has a white background that I am seeking to remove. However it seems there is actually no white background. ...
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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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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 ...