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How to save correct SVG in illustrator

I am working on vector banners which should be saved in SVG format...the main issue is SVG is not picking the drop shadows and gradients. I know SVG some times not accept all the blending options, but ...
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In illustrator how do I create a clipping mask path based on a path layer?

I am trying to apply a pattern piece of vector artwork which is from one image to another image. The original image has the following: it has a clip group - with a clipping path and a artwork ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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SVG looks different in browser then in WordPress

I exported my logo to wordpress. This is my logo on my site http://kopjezoektfamilie.nl/test/ But when I open my logo in my browser (chrome) it looks like this: I want my logo to look like the last ...
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Adding text to a curved banner

I'm a real newbie to Illustrator and finding it all a bit overwhelming! I would really appreciate some help on how to add text to a arched banner. No matter how much I try, it always looks off. Please ...
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Illustrator CS6: How to stop Action from repeating itself?

Illustrator CS6. Action is very simple. User Input: Select an object Call Action Set Document Color Mode to CMYK Set Color for selected object Lock object That should be the end of it. However, ...
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Create layer in another layer borders

I am using adobe Illustrator CC 2018. I have a circle and I want to create a rectangle inside the circle without getting outside of the circle borders. (Delete selected parts) Thank you in advance.
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How to automatically generate text that adopts the same name as an 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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Change viewbox attribute in svg exported by illustrator

I have a SVG file with viewBox="-155.7 -99 510 510". I believe this offset the paths in Mac OS X preview by -155.7 -99. when I open the SVG in Illustrator, the paths are not offset at all. how do I ...
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How to merge two parts of an image in Illustrator to avoid overlapping effect shadow

First time in this community. I am new to illustrator as I come from a science and research background. I extract this image directly from MATLAB in eps to export it to illustrator and probably ...
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Professionals: Would you choose GIMP over Photoshop and/or Inkscape over Illustrator?

I know Adobe's solutions are more advanced, but, as professionals, do you think you would survive (against competition) using GIMP and/or Inkscape instead of Photoshop and/or Illustrator for your ...
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Adobe Illustrator RGB Not showing anything

Hi I need your help with my Adobe Illustrator 2021, when I open my RGB files there are no colors, objects appear also it's not on the outline mode but you can see the object under the layer tab an ...
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Illustrator clipping mask leaves an outline

This question has already been asked a couple times: here and here*. Those question's answers do not satisfy me, however, and I think it is a slightly different issue. Besides, I'm using Illustrator ...
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How to create a triangular grid in Illustrator

This has been bugging me for some time and i'm not sure how to approach it. I've attempted several times. I'm trying to create the lines similar to the compositions in the picture shown: PS - If ...
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Image on Linkedin looks distorted

When i send an image on linked through message, it gets distorted I have attached a screenshot. I have tried changing the size of it but it still distorts
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How to add numbers to an Illustrator Scatter Graph?

How does anyone know how to add numbers to data points of a scatter graph in Illustrator? I can make the scatter graph but I have no idea how to add numbers to the data like in the screen shot?
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How to make a 20% tint of a CMYK color in illustrator?

I'm trying to make a tint of a color in illustrator but can't figure out how to do that with CMYK colors. With pantone colors, you're usually able to make a tint by selecting the swatch and clicking ...
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Illustrator text find-and-replace oddity

I'm working in Illustrator 2020 with a map file that I brought in from FreeHand. Many of the text objects end with an odd-looking character that, in the FreeHand version, was simply an empty space. I'...
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Automatically resize text box in Illustrator

I want to know if there's a keyboard shortcut that will resize the text box to show all of my text in Illustrator similar to the way that Option+CMD+C works in InDesign? So if my text can't fit as ...
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Convert Illustrator Shadow or Glow to Halftone Dots

Using vector imagery (Illustrator), I'd like to convert an object's outer-glow or drop-shadow into halftone dots using Effects > Pixelate > Color Halftone. However, running this on a path, shape,...
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How to fill shape with gradient stripes [duplicate]

I am fairly new to AI and still learning. Like the title stated, i would like to know how to fill the shape with gradient colors (or so i dont actually know how to call it) such as this. I tried with ...
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SVG won't Align in Illustrator

Can't seem to figure out why SVGs won't properly align in Illustrator. I'm aligning to artboard and for whatever reason the object refuses to align properly. Here's it aligned horizontally. Any ideas?...
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Clipping Mask makes coloured box disappear

I'm having issues with Adobe Illustrator clipping mask. I'm learning as I go and have a created a masking path to work with a coloured rectangle. However, whenever I select 'Make Clipping Mask', the ...
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How can I make this typo effect?

I want to make a work with distortion in the line of letters. What should I do? GEOPHA-GIA (in photo)
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Illustrator Actions are corrupted when reloading document

I have a simple action I have created to do orthographic SSR projections. However, when I close and open Illustrator the parameters for each operation are reset to defaults. What might be causing this?...
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How to make these elements transparent instead of colour? (Illustrator)

Just a quick question. I'm working on a couple of shirt designs, and I want the print to be single colour. However, There are some elements, mainly letters on top of shapes, that I don't know how to ...
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I am struggling with text manipulation, please can someone explain

I cant find any info on what to do next to add colour to text. I have manipulated the text by create outlines > create vector shape and > then changing to vector.
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illustrator cs6 Gujarati Font Issue Shruti font?

I am using Illustrator CS6. Recently when I try to type in our local language "Gujarati" via Google Input tools with Gujarati fonts the typed text not showing joined word and characters correctly. ...
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Bumps on bottom of text in Illustrator

For some reason in one of my Illustrator documents, there are small bumps on the bottom of the lowercase E and C characters. The font I'm using is (I believe) built into Windows. It's called ...
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how to create this interesting vector

I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out how this asset was created (credit: Travis Brothers, Post Malone tour advertisement). It looks like a firework, but I have tried vectoring early ...
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Why my transformation panel doesn't show align to objects to pixel grid option in Illustrator 2020? [duplicate]

As shown in the picture, there is no such option it will show in the right corner, but it's not clickable.
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How do I wrap text around a cylinder in Illustrator?

I found this logo that I'm trying to recreate. Any suggestions on how I can wrap type around cylinders to create these iterations?
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How can I create a 3D Gaussian Distribution graph in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Is there a way to do this in illustrator? I suppose so, but after many tries and Google searches couldn't find a way Tha axes don't matter, just the Gaussian distribution (the "bell" so to ...
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Is there a way to record a color shift with the actions tool in Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying to make a bunch (~100) of adjacent circles that fade through the colors of the rainbow. When creating the action I copy the red circle I made, paste it in place, nudge it over a bit, and ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Eraser tool resizes my Calligraphic Pressure Brush!

I recently got the Adobe Illustrator Software and have been enjoying it. My main problem is that when I use a Calligraphic Pressure Brush with 3pt Variety and try to erase the line, the line shrinks ...
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What is Clipping mask?

I am really new to Illustrator. I was going throught Qs and As on this site when i came across "clipping mask". Please what tool is that and how do i use it?
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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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“Flattening” a rectangular image photographed at an angle

I have photographs of rectangular images that I would like to "flatten" so that they are truly rectangular, rather than the distorted view that comes from a photograph. I know this is ...
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Pixelated artwork made in Illustrator

I've made a quick sun graphic for a portfolio in illustrator that is pixelated when I zoom in and when I import it into InDesign. I can't seem to make the geometry a vector or find any answers as to ...
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Could somebody help me reproduce this effect and what's its name?

I've been trying to recreate this style, but I cannot seem to get it right. I would love all kinds of help please.
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How to draw rounded corner in adobe illustrator shown in the example below?

After many attempts, I failed to make the folded corner of the calendar. May I ask please how to make my incomplete calendar icon? The attempt was to solve using the rectangle tool.
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How to add metadata for design elements created using Sketch/Adobe AI

I am creating a parsing tool with the following functionality: Takes an SVG file and parse the elements inside the SVG and finds elements that have some custom attributes like type="table". I was ...
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Isometric bulging grid

I'm trying to make an isometric version of this The bulges and the dips aren't too hard themselves, however I'm struggling to find a way of warping the isometric grid lines in the right way Does ...
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Adobe Illustrator | Edit subdivisions in 3D Revolve > Wireframe

Is there a way to edit the amount of subdivisions (or lines) in the adobe Revolve Wireframe tool? With subdivisions I mean this. Fig. 1 is a close-up of Fig. 2
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Is Adobe Illustrator's blend tool the right way to go about creating this effect?

As the titles states, I'm looking to create this effect. I've tried using stroked text and the blend tool however, it feels as though my mac might explode. Is this the right way to go about creating ...
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How to cut of designs from SVG in Adobe Illustrator

I have artboards that has some part of designs out of it, when I export my artboard as SVG and also click Use Artboards yet those extra parts will be included exported file. Any suggestion how to ...
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Resizing shapes using an absolute value in Illustrator

I want to clone and resize a bunch of the same shape. I want them to all be X smaller/bigger than the previous shape, where X = absolute value (not a relative percentage). Currently, I can only find ...
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Illustrator is dulling the colours of old files

I wanted to open some old files in Illustrator but when I opened them I found it had changed the colours and dulled them all down. I haven't changed any settings myself, though I believe it's been ...
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Is there a way to replace a global swatch color by dragging another object on top of it?

Hi SE I have a set of global RGB colors in my Swatch palette and I need to update some of them with a new hex code. But I can't access the hex input in the Swatch Options, so my only option is to ...
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How do I fit the entire 'Recolor Artwork…' pop up into my illustrator window

I'm running into this frustrating problem ever since the latest adobe update. They changed the design of the 'Recolor Artwork...' function, and now when I click it the window seems to be hidden behind ...

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