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Keyboard Shortcut for 'New Swatch' in Illustrator?

Does a keyboard shortcut for creating a New Swatch in the Colour Palette window in Illustrator exist? I've been assembling over hundreds of new swatches today, and it has been especially tedious to ...
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Illustrator CS4: when I select an object with the Selection tool, and try and move it, it copies it instead [closed]

This is in a file originally created in version and installation of Illustrator CS4. I have a simple text item with one character in it. Alternately, I pick a drawn element, doesn't matter. I have ...
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Designing A Website from Scratch – Illustrator or Photoshop?

If I'm designing a website from scratch and I intend to slice it and code it up in Adobe Dreamweaver later, should I create the design of the website in Illustrator or Photoshop? Why?
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Illustrator: save a slice as PNG

I am slicing images from an AI file. How can I save the sliced images in PNG format? The only option I am given is JPG.
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Illustrator or Photoshop for Vectorising/Tracing in Print Images?

If I want to vectorise or trace in images that I have sketched, should I use Illustrator and use the pen tool to vectorise it, or use Photoshop and use the brushes to draw it (To imitate pen drawing)?
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How to create Illustrations and Art from Sketches in Adobe Illustrator

I have been using Adobe Illustrator to sketch and draw with my Wacom Tablet, I've gotten pretty good with it. But I'm having trouble figuring out how do I turn those sketches into a real Illustrating. ...
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What is the Slicing Option in Illustrator and Photoshop Used For?

What is the Slicing option in Illustrator and Photoshop Used for? Doesn't the Guides option provide such functionality?
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How do I get started with Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to learn to use Adobe Illustrator. I want to go from start i.e learn using each tool first and then move on. Where can I find tutorials for this (Youtube is a good source). I cant ...
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Can Photoshop be used for vector purposes?

Usually vectors are only created in vector-based programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, with some limited support for drawing vectors in programs like Adobe Fireworks and Flash. However, can ...
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Alternative to Adobe Illustrator

Can you recommend a good alternative to Adobe Illustrator? I am learning vector based graphic design, but I am not ready to make such a large investment as to purchase a copy of Adobe Illustrator. ...
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