Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

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Create new layer by extending length of existing arc

Is there a simple way of keeping the shape of the existing arc while changing its length? In other words, I would like the ends of the arc to extend further while keeping the same shape (if that ...
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Is it possible to change this image to white and make it not look like a blob?

I need this to be white for a water bottle but I can't figure out how to make it work. this is what happens when I reverse it. And this is what happens when I stroke. I am fairly new to ...
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Illustrator clipping masks containing images and text

My clipping mask was working in when it was just text. I have added an image to the text and the clipping mask no longer works even if I group the text and the image. Any ideas? I was working in ...
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Illustrator Pathfinder Minus Front Not Cropping Circle Shape Precisely

I'm trying to cut a circle shape with a rectangle overlay and it's changing the shape of the crop somehow. This is similar to the pixel grid issues except I have the align to pixel grid off. So IDK ...
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Pantone color doesn't translate to new document?

I'm experiencing a very weird problem in Illustrator with a Pantone color. I have a document open with a logo in it that is Pantone 280 C, blue. I copy the logo into a new Illustrator document and it ...
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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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Save for web is making my Illustrator file blurry. (30x30pixels)

I've been stuck on illustrator for legit 2 days. All I am trying to do is create a simple icon at 30x30pixels for an app project I am making. The drawing consists of like 4 black lines. Looks perfect ...
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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 make two white paths and a white fill transparent over a black image in illustrator?

So I have this tear shape which has a black fill and no outline. I added the following shapes on top of it in sequence: 2nd largest circle with black fill and white outline 3rd largest circle with ...
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How to send tiled pages to virtual printer in DIN A0 Format with default margins?

My problem is closely connected to my old problem here, however it is a new question so I open a new thread. The problem is that I am able to split my large pdf file into smaller DIN A0 and send it to ...
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Pencil effect over photo

I am wondering how can I achieve this pencil effect on an image using Photoshop or other software. Is it some kind of painting? Or is there some converter tools? What I want is to convert a simple ...
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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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What program is used to make a triangular mesh illustration? [duplicate]

What program did this designer used to make this image? and the dot link effect? and if there is any tutorial?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is Dpi and how to use it in android app design

I just took a project on android app design. I am beginning to learn about app design and this dpi stuff is really throwing me overboard. My main concerns are: 1) What is Dpi( I am not a programmer ...
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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 ...

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