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Dieline of a Box

How do i create a die line of a box for packaging? The measurements are 14 inches in length, 4 inches width and 8 inches height. The box needs to have a window for the product to be seen.
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How can I make a group of blurry colors in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have downloaded an asset that shows as the picture attached. The image is slightly warped with the warp tool (U) (may not be the correct translation as English is not my main language). I wonder ...
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(AI) Making curves & angles more uniform?

I'm trying to recreate a motif based on some reference photos, like: And this is what I have so far: I'm going for a more precise and "sharp" look than the reference photo, where the motif appears ...
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How do I make distance between concentric circles equal?

I've been beating my head against this for a while. The reason the rings are not aligned is because I initially started the project in Photoshop. How can I the change the distance between rings to be ...
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(AI) Possible for middle scaling handle to stay allways visible?

It's been annoying since forever I have been using Ilustrator (CS6). I will illustrate the problem with a gif
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How to use drawing for tracing in illustrator

I don’t have scanner but I want to use hand drawing on paper in illustrator. I have laptop and iPhone I don’t know how can I make that easy so every time I span a picture of my drawing using phone. I ...
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How can I set up this isometric grid to be able to use it?

I was wondering how can I actually set up this isometric grid in illustrator? How can I use it on a layer so it doesn't interfere with my design?
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Problem converting RGB to CMYK for print

Below you find the design for our business cards. The triangles are yellow, as you can see outside of the canvas. However, inside the canvas, only when I set the Color Mode to CMYK, they appear pink. ...
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what should be the size of illustrator file for a panaflex of 10*12 feet [duplicate]

I want to print a panaflex of 10*12 feet. how should I set the size so it is not pixelated when printed.
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Critique - Is this font too light and small to read?

This is 3.5x2 inches business card. The font size of contact details is 6.5 pt currently. Personally I feel it is a bit small (I tested it after printing on a normal A4 paper in its actual size). It ...
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Is there any option in Illustrator to open raster layer's PSD in Photoshop?

As we know, in Photoshop, we have option to paste vectors from Illustrator to Photoshop and later we can double click it and edit-save in Illustrator to modify it. Sometimes for print, I have to work ...
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What's causing my gradient problems in illustrator?

I'm designing a window poster for shop, I'm working on this in illustrator and I'm trying to achieve this clean red to black gradient or feathered effect shown here, A few things are confusing me,...
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Gradient numbers for multiple svg export from illustrator

When exporting to svg from Illustrator, the code generates a "linear-gradient-" or "radial-gradient-" plus number. This seems to work until I export multiple files with different gradients. No matter ...
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Flat Artwork Cut into 3 pieces for a round object

I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10. I have a flat piece of artwork (some text with graphic elements around). This is intended to go onto a round (...
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Creating a mandala - Why is my ellipse not aligned perfectly symmetrically with guides

A bit puzzled today, I am following this tutorial on creating a Mandala in Illustrator which uses the principles of locked layers and Transform Copies, it's been generally working great, however I ...
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Icomoon - Strokes get ignored when generating fonts. You can convert them to fills to prevent this

I saved an Adobe illustrator file as an SVG file so I can upload it to Icomoon and generate a new font. However, when I upload the SVG file to Icomoon, I get the following warning: Strokes get ...
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Outer glow in CMYK vs RGB

I am creating this graphic in Illustrator and InDesign. It is using an outer glow with the same magenta color as the fill of the shape. Normal blend mode 100% opacity. I would like to get a similar ...
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Change Default Save as EPS options

I need a little bit of help regarding "save as .eps" file - I want the Custom transparency vector balance to be 0 always, when saving as .eps. kindly find image below, I am Using Illustrator CS6
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Force “line extension”-like behaviour in Illustrator

When having a single line in Illustrator and you manipulate one of the anchor points, Illustrator helps you a little by giving you a smartguide that aligns the anchor point along the current ...
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How to make an area in illustrator transparent?

So I want to have an empty star in my object; almost like a hole in the middle but star-shaped. How can I chop out the star shape in my object and make it transparent?
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Adobe Illustrator graph tool falsely rounds numbers

When I enter a number like 1839986 in a cell, Illustrator rounds it to 1839990. It is even worse for numbers with more digits. I need to produce infographics on a constant basis. What's the remedy?
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Illustrator: how to apply graphic styles to multiple objects?

Is it possible to apply graphic styles to multiple object or even for whole layer in Illustrator? Adobe's website says the following about applying the graphic style: Select an object or group (or ...
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adobe illustrator script that saves low quality pdf?

How would one alter the preset script (Illustrator CC) or is there a script that can batch save a bunch of pdf's in low quality from some ai files? If anyone has such a script please add a link or ...
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Illustrator CC - create vignette/border that fades to black around a rectangle

I would like to create an effect around the border of an illustration (rectangle) where there is an effect of fading to black. I've tried feather and outer glow but cannot get it to work; I've used ...
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Illustrator action to embed all external objects

To embed all external objects in Illustrator I do this: Open the Links panel Select all the linked objects (select first, shift+clik on last) Select Embed object(s) from the dropdown menu in the ...
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How to export multiple artboards coordinates (x y) to file?

I have an Illustrator file with several artboards as attached. In particular I have an artboard that contains all the others. The other artboards concern the individual objects to be exported. I ...
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Illustrator - SVG make thinner path

I have this SVG logo. I want to make the lines thinner. I have tried Offset Path -20px, but nothing changes. I have also tried adding a Outline stroke that I can use and shrink, but when I go ...
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Why are the colors of certain PNG files getting distorted when opened in Illustrator?

I was trying to open an iPhone screenshot in Illustrator, but for some reason the colors are distorted. If I open the same file in any other application (Photoshop, GIMP, Preview, etc.) the colors are ...
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How should I go about exporting objects with stippling?

Example of the problem: I'm new to illustrator and am stuck at the last stage trying to export my icon. The image is an example of part of the icon with stippling applied. Straight exporting as svg ...
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Delete path with size smaller than 0.7mm in Illustrator

I have a traced image in Illustrator with many smaller shapes. I want minimum 0.7mm size for every shape. Is there any way to delete or increase size of all shapes that are smaller than 0.7mm?
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Illustrator bleed of 15cm. Is it possible?

I have to create a banner of 1.25mx2.5m and others. When I sent it to the print company they told me to add a bleed of 15cm, but the limit size in Illustrator is 2,5cm. Can I create a bigger one? By ...
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Glyphs in Illustrator CC for OS X

I'm using Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud (v.23.0.4) on OS X (v.10.14.5, Mojave). Illustrator will not display the handful of Unicode characters I am trying to use (∠∢⊾⊿⦣⦠⦟⦜⦝⦞⦛⦨). As a sanity check, ...
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Why my illustrator brush acts differently than the tutorial one?

I am having a problem in following a tutorial: it's like my all my brushes "fold" in the corners while in the video (and I also remeber I could do it in the past) the edges of the brushes are sharp. ...
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Fastest way to create a 'network of connected dots' graphic?

I'm looking to create several images of this type: As you can see, there are a lot of lines and dots. Obviously, this can be drawn manually. But what is the fastest way to generate this sort of ...
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What this networking grid style effect called?

what is this effect called like dots connected to each other ? I want to create this effect in Illustrator , is there is any script or plug-ins available in market to create this? , i tried " ...
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Illustrator file regains erased content when exported to PDF

I'm going out of my mind. I've erased part of a patterned shape, and when I export to PDF and look at the PDF in anything other than AI, some of the erased pattern appears again. I've tried flattening ...
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Knocking text out from text

I am trying to cut (knockout)text from another text word. I can't seem to figure it out! image attached
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Green color get blur on Facebook post [duplicate]

Post created by using Illustrator and Photoshop. Colour RGB. Resolution 300. Image size 600px X 600px. When I use exported JPG file on Facebook the logo gets blur. Please help me. Here is the blurred ...
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Exact same colors in 2 separate Illustrator CS6 objects appear way less saturated in one

I have 2 different objects in Illustrator CS6. They are both their own layer. They both consist of several paths which are filled with a gradient made to resemble gold. My problem is that of one the ...
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Why is the edge of this pixel-perfect rectangle in Illustrator still fuzzy?

I have a simple rectangle that is totally aligned to the pixel grid. Position X, Y and width and height values are all whole integers. I've also checked the 4 corner vertices which are all definitely ...
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create custom gradients in illustrator using patterns

I am new to Illustrator and currently fiddling with some of the more advanced options. I would like to know if it is possible to create custom gradients using patterns in the swatches window that ...
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How to join the two ends of an expanded shape in illustrator?

The rectangular area shows the broken path that I want to join desperately. It was originally a picture taken with phone that I imported and traced using the sketched art preset. The two ends are ...
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Is there a way to change the colour of a line in Illustrator depending on its angle or azimuth?

I want to create aspect-aware contours (also called illuminated contours or Tanaka contours) for a map I have created in QGIS but finishing in Illustrator. To do this I need the colour or luminosity ...
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Is this curved text blend possible in Illustrator?

I've started playing around in illustrator and came to a full stop when I tried to find a way to create a side curve to a text blend (cause I don't know the limitations of the blend tool) Here's ...
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How to limit number of frames when exporting Aftereffects as image sequence?

I am very new to Aftereffects and need to know - I have succeeded in exporting my animation as an image sequence (the setting PNG sequence) but it exports A LOT of images, because it is exporting one ...
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InDesign CC: Placed Illustrator file does not fit on page

I have created an artboard in Illustrator with the same dimensions af an InDesign document. But when I place my Illustrator file in my InDesign document, the length is off (not the height though!) ...
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Is there a way to setup palettes/themes that apply across all folders in photoshop?

I am trying to create a solution where I can create a series of 'designs' or 'patterns' which may use 3 colours from a palette. What I want to achieve is to be able to change those colours (my palette)...
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Spaces aren't showing on text in illustrator from converted CorelDraw file

My goal I am saving CorelDraw files as AI files, and bringing them into Adobe Illustrator. I am then a text element. My issue When I'm creating a text element, spaces have no width, so "hello world"...
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How do I perfectly align two angled shapes at a specific edge in Illustrator?

I have this basically: Essentially I have a 9-sided shape and a triangle. I want to place the triangle on the side of the 9-sided shape. The triangle is slightly too large, slightly at the wrong ...
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Illustrator - How to export artboard in .ai format with only what's inside artboard

I have a huge map made in Illustrator. I made 30 artboards in this map and would like to make an .ai file from each artboard in order to work with smaller files. But each time I save using .ai and ...