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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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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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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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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 ...
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Copy & Paste in place from Illustrator to Photoshop - Not aligning

I am trying to copy & 'paste in place' layers from Illustrator into Photoshop, however they never align correctly. I have checked artboard and canvas size are the same and also same color mode. ...
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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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Match InDesign [Black] in Illustrator

Is there a color swatch in Illustrator that I can use that will match up to InDesign's default [Black] swatch so that preflight in InDesign will see them as a single ink instead of two separate inks? ...
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Snap to the whole artboard when placing an artwork in Illustrator CS6

I am trying to make my artwork that when I place it, it will snap to artboard and taking the whole artboard size. I tried to use a script that will fit my artwork to my artboard but it seems changing ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Blend Inner and outer line

I am using Adobe Illustrator; I have these two shapes: outer and inner, and I want to repeat them in between. I tried offset path with miter and they didn't matc;, the corners were starting to get ...
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Illustrator - how do I cut out a shape in text to form one shape and completely remove the cut out

hoping someone can help as this is driving me mad! I customised some text to add a curve to an A on a logo, I'm in the process of getting some business cards foiled but the cutout is still picking up ...
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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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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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Illustrator Output color is different Saving file as Pdf [closed]

When saving project in illustrator as pdf result colors are without original contrast. Illustrator is showing me wrong colors or its saving wrong ones?
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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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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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Tried to open AIT file, but blank empty canvas showed up instead. Help?

I'm trying to open an AIT file through both the "open" and "file >> new with template" options, but only a blank empty canvas shows up. I also tried creating a new file and then placing the ait file ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator - Using Pathfinder with fx Effects

I am trying to thicken a Path using fx Effect and then use Pathfinder to cut Minus Front this path with another Compound Path. The result I am getting is Pathfinder works but doesn't take into ...
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Is there a way to know which font was used in Illustrator?

This is something I always wondered, and right now I'd really use. From time to time, our clients send work from illustrators using fonts that are outlined. Sometimes I can get the illustrator to tell ...
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Can I copy an artboard with link in Illustrator?

I am trying to create a card, and wish to duplicate it multiple times on a page, while keeping the copies in sync with the source artboard. The idea is like copy with link in Word or Excel. Is this ...
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Any way to automatically find and save any .ai file as .svg?

For reasons, I would like all my .ai files saved as .svg too. I have hundreds, if not thousands, saved in different folders. Is there a way that I can script this using Illustrator? Why? Amazon ...
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Replicate drop shadow effect

I'm trying to replicate a drop shadow effect displayed here, but can't seem to get it right. The project has this section which seems to explain how to perform the effect, but I feel I'm doing ...