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How to go about making a 3D icon for Android App Icon

The android design guidelines say that "Use a distinct silhouette. Three-dimensional, front view, with a slight perspective as if viewed from above, so that users perceive some depth." I am still ...
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No fill where text overlaps in Adobe Illustrator

I have a word where one object (letter) meets with another. You can see some white part at the junction of the letters "L" and "A". It is transparent just like it has been cut but every single letter ...
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How can I export/import workspaces in Illustrator CS6?

I have a (custom) Workspace which has evolved over time into the perfect one for my workflow etc. Using one that isn't set up exactly like it becomes very complicated for me. I found some info online ...
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Replace specific symbols in scatter plot in Illustrator

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator, so I apologize in advance if my question is offensively simple. To my excuse, I spent and failed to look for a solution online, even though I am sure I am not the ...
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Automatically make various multiple stroke colour the same as various underlying fill colours.

I have auto traced a photograph in illustrator - its got thousands of vectors once I expand it and illustrator has converted each of them to a filled colour - I want to now trace the edges of them ...
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How to trim stroke and fill in Illustrator

Hi there, I'm trying to figure out how to trim the overlapping fill and stroke on this picture of an eye. Is the knife tool the only option for this? I've been trying to figure this out for a while ...
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How to create perfect geometric triangle seamless pattern

I'm trying to create a seamless triangle repeat pattern like this: http://www.redbubble.com/people/bakmannart/works/15661602-my-first-exploring (sorry, I can't seem to get the image to actually be ...
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Why do I get this dialog when I open the pattern editor in Illustrator CC?

I created a pattern and dragged it to the swatches panel. Now I keep getting this dialog every time I double click the pattern in the swatches panel to open the pattern editor mode. A clipping mask ...
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.eps logo disappears when I export artwork

I am creating a print advert artwork for a magazine on illustrator cs6. However, I'm having problems with one .eps logo on the artwork which disappears once I export the artwork as a jpeg. What could ...
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Copying an artboard with a clipping mask

I want to copy an artboard containing objects created with Effects -> Distort and Transform -> Transform and a clipping mask. But after I copy an artboard, the original one breaks and the new one has ...
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Segment circle into layers

I want to divide a circle into 5 equal segments such that each segment will be on it's own layer. In general I want to create a loading animation that would consist of 5 images with number of visible ...
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How do I stop Illustrator filling in areas of a path even when 'no fill' is assigned

I'm using a 0.5 3pt round brushstroke and no fill yet Illustrator often fills in areas where there is a loop or corner, as in the example image. How do I stop it from doing this? Fidelity is on 0.5px ...
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Rotating a layer around centre and save file (72 times)

I need to rotate a graphic I have made in Adobe Illustrator. The complication is that only the arrow layer needs to be rotated (around the centre of the image). That rules out simply throwing the ...
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White lines appearing in 3D extruded text

I just began learning illustrator so please excuse my ignorance. I created this design in illustrator: My question pertains to the cause and fix of the white lines appearing on the text: I exported ...
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Technique for filling color to grouped objects

I created a simple straight line using the Pen Tool. Then I made 3 copies of it and grouped (Ctrl + G) them together to make a square. But now I can't fill a color for it. Even if I do it does not get ...
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Illustrator - Blur effect rendering different on different layers

Image 1 - a blur effect rendering correctly (the color of the glow stays pink). Image 2 - the same blur effect applied to different illustration within the same file but on different layer. It does ...
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Font with transparent holes-fill in and outline in illustrator

I'm using a font called Nashville. I want to outline only the most outside of the paths. If I try to use the outline tool, it outlines all of the small holes in the font, too. I want to fill in the ...
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Illustrator Extremely Slow With Linked Photos

I am creating some large banners at my job, and using Illustrator to create specifically shaped clipping masks. The problem is, this file is getting way too large and slow. I am trying to figure out ...
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how to automatically generate a text variable for each text box in my illustrator file

I have a big file with hundreds of images and texts. I need to export all the texts in order to send them to the translator. I know I can do it with the variables, but its still a long process because ...
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Dividing a shape in half without creating a white line down the middle [duplicate]

This seems to be a recurring problem when cutting shapes directly in half when using Illustrator's 'Divide' tool. While the shape may look ok in the program itself when I output it as a png or reduce ...
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Reusable objects that change when one is changed in Illustrator

I've been designing websites in Illustrator for quite a while and the major problem I found when doing so is that I have to repeat some elements into all my documents. For instance, I would like to ...
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How do you generate the shapes at the bottom of the image? Is is done with a filter or manually?

I'm sorry if this is a noob question. I use photoshop a lot, but not illustrator. Do you draw these manually? or is there a filter for this? Do you use a separate software like 3d studio max or ...
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How to replicate this texture effect?

I want to express this texture but I do not know how. I think I used a Photoshop filter. I tried using noise and spray brushes with no success.
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Open Multiple Pages in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to open a catalog AI file with 32 pages and need to adjust each page in Illustrator CS6. How do I open the AI file in one single AI files with all artboards within it?
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illustrator pathfinder minus front not working? [duplicate]

How come pathfinder - minus front is not working? I want a stylized N where that white part is taken out
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Why does OSX print a bolder image than Windows in Illustrator?

For those interested the solution would be to use Acrobat for printing. I've noticed that OSX prints a bolder image than windows does for text that has been converted to outlines. See the circled ...
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How to fill a shape with color in a way that doesn't follow the outline?

I have created this shape in Photoshop and exported as PNG: I then imported it to Illustrator and now I am trying to colour it exactly as the logo below. Any help?
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Designing a flyer in illustrator

It's my first time to design a flyer in adobe illustrator, but I have a few questions that may sound naive or easy for all of you as experienced designers. I really need your answers as I have to ...
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Figure-ground double exposure on negative

I have a logo of a man's face with the double exposure effect, it will be printed on a t-shirt. I applied the effect in illustrator using clipping mask. I used a night illustration. The effect works ...
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How to create a illusion of depth? (some kind of clipping mask between two object)

I have a circle object and a fish object. Now, the fish is half-way through the circle so head should be in front of circle and vice versa end of the fish behind the circle. How to do this? I've ...
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How to make something transparent while still keeping the effect intact [duplicate]

So I am literally a illustrator noob with literally 4 hours of experience since writing this post. I am creating a logo for my school robotics team and I wanted to make the background of the logo ...
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Why Illustrator if I have Photoshop shapes? Why Ai at all? [closed]

I know it is an old silly question this whole thing about Illustrator vs Photoshop, but since I never found answers for my questions that, at least for me, reasons enough to stay with Photoshop, I ...