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How to em/deboss logo in a front view? (in something metalic)

I am creating a golden medal (and later silver and bronze) and I want to deboss and emboss the logo into the medal. I have already tried a view things, like having multiple fills, transform them to ...
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Use stacking order when distributing objects in Illustrator

I have sequences of images that I group-select in Windows Explorer and drag or paste into Illustrator. The order of these images are important, and I want to distribute them across the artboard while ...
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How to warp text with font effects

I am working on a logo and want to use a text effect like this one. I add the appearance effects to get the offset outlines but when I warp the text, all of the outlines still go the same way. While ...
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No Outline while Dragging Object

I just started getting into adobe illustrator again and upon install, I noticed that, while dragging/transforming objects, I don't seem to get the preview outline that looks similar to this. Is there ...
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Fully stretching pattern

I defined a simple pattern that consists just of vertical lines that repeat with a specific distance. Now I want these lines to always stretch from the top to the bottom of the element that uses it as ...
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How to control the tiling of a brush stroke in Illustrator?

I have a shape with a stroke I selected a brush as the stroke style Result: I seems like the brush is stretched to fit the whole path. How do I control the "tiling" so that it repeats ...
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How to overlay gradient mesh on top of text cutting the gradient out of negative space

I have some arched vector text. I created a mesh gradient but I can not figure out how to overlay it just within the letters. Being a mesh I can't seem to make a compound path or clipping mask.
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How to replicate this effect (Illustrator distortion envelope)

I am trying to replicate a distortion effect that is seen on a raster image in Illustrator. The Illustrator distortion tool comes quite close to the desired result, especially when creating the ...
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How to drag opposite direction points of an anchor point simultaneously in photoshop cc?

I have an anchor point B selected on a shape created with pen tool as shown in the image Given that 2*AB = BC. Now, whatever pen tool I use to drag C or A, it only changes BC or AB, not both of them. ...
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Character Panel is stuck off screen after unplugging an external monitor; how to bring it back to my screen?

Take a look at the following screenshot The Character panel is stuck off screen on Illustrator on my Mac. This often happens when I unplug my external monitor. I then sit down to work the character ...
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How to cut off lines sharply with the pathfinder

So, I have this logo I'm making for a client which has a two diamonds behind a text. The diamonds should be cut off wherever the name of the company begins, like this: For now there's just a ...
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Unwanted cracks in my svg in illustrator [duplicate]

I don't get why it looks fine in illustrator but when I export to SVG there are cracks in the SVG. You can see through some parts the star is gold/yellow not green. My settings Output
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How can I punch out shapes between multiple layers?

EDIT: Working in Illustrator, vector as final product. Hello, I'm trying to turn the white stars pictured here transparent. Problem is, I'm a newbie and probably made this the wrong way. There are ...
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Illustrator: Alt+Click in Pathfinder not working

Unite, minus front, intersect and exclude all work fine. But once I'm alt+clicking (on unite, minus front, etc), nothing is happening. Like, my 2 grouped shapes just stay the same. For e.g. when I alt+...
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Illustator - Scale bezier anchor point handle on every anchor point for an object

So I have the letter 0 hand written. Now I want it a bit fatter. But I don't know how to scale every anchor point handle and keeping it's symmetry. The only solution I could find is to do each handle ...
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I want to use “Send to Current Layer”, but it's disabled no matter what I do

I want to move the selected groups below to the Cross Sections layer. Drag and drop in the layers tree works, but there are many more paths and groups I need to select, and drag and drop is a hassle ...
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In Illustrator can I prevent a calligraphy brush stroke from changing when rotated

In Illustrator, using a calligraphy brush with a ~45 degree angle, I drew a path that looks good in my illustration. Now I would like to rotate that path to use it in a different orientation, but ...
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How to create a wavey swirl pattern like Nike Vaporknit patterns on their jerseys

Need help in recreating this wave swirl pattern on the jersey. Its subtle due to being the texture of the jersey. It is Nike's NextGen Vaporknit NextGen Vaporknit nike website Images here:
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How to build a cooktop heating element concentric circle shape - in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator: I'm trying to build shape - corresponding to a cooktop heating element exactly like that one shown in the image - for a logo - and I have no idea where to begin. Can an ...
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how to delete fill from inner strokes so the middle is transparent?

sorry if title is weird. basically, i want to do this as shown in picture: but illustrator won’t let me. i’ve tried several ways to delete the middle piece or make it not fill at all. i want the ...
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How to stop objects moving to front when i group them? (illustrator)

whenever i group object the group all moves to the front, which i do not want and it’s annoying to move them back every time. i’ve looked around a bit and i’ve tried looking it up, and i’m still not ...
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Illustrator Pen Tool: Outline doesn't match stroke

When I draw a simple curve with the pen tool, even if I have made each previous point a "corner" point, I get this result. The red curve is the actual pen tool path and the black is the ...
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Why gradients change direction?

I made a project in Illustrator and exported it to SVG. But in an html file containing this svg it looks different. What can be the problem?
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Why is my fill going outside the lines?

I'm a beginner in Illustrator and I’m trying to just fill in between the lines but it spilled over as shown in first pic. When I used shape builder to delete the spill it makes this weird line as ...
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Illustrator CC 2015 - create area and add color

I'm just starting Illustrator and when i created my logo, I saw that I can't fill the areas with color or some areas are not like i want them to be and it's just weird how they are filled. Idk how to ...
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How do I Seperate A Stroke from a logo or shape layer in Illustrator?

Hello I have a logo and I want turn the logo into a stroke only in illustrator. I cant belive I cant remember how to do this so frustrating. I looked on youtube and im not getting a clear answer on ...
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Raster image opens in smaller dimensions in Adobe Illustrator

so I have this image that is 612x408px (300dpi?): I create a new file in AI at 612x408px (72ppi) and when I import the image, the image imports in lower dimensions: When I scale the image up to the ...
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PDF opens in different resolutions on different software

I created this 200x200px box in AI file (72ppi): After saving it as PDF, the PDF opens in different resolutions on different apps. Here it opens as 305x305px in Adobe Reader: Here it opens as ...
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White line on pdf save from Illustrator

I hope there is an obvious solution that I just don't know but when I save to pdf from illustrator I get a thin white line along the top, sometimes a side. It's really noticeable when I do full screen ...
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Making Grain Gradients Only Use One Color in Illustrator

I am trying to make a gradient with a grain filter that goes from 0% opacity to black 100% opacity. The issue I am having is in between the white color is gradually increasing in opacity, and so this ...
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Illustrator diagonal lines into straight lines

I have these diagonal lines in my artboard which I want to make vertical lines. The horizonal lines are easy to make vertical but how can I make the diagonal lines also vertical? I tried several ...
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Removing Vector Shapes From Underneath Text in Illustrator?

I am trying to prepare a graphic for UV printing but it cant have any overlapping colors. The image I am trying to place the text on top of has a gradient in it which has caused multiple vector shapes ...
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How to revert strokes in Illustrator and make them uniform?

I messed up tried to connect some lines in control y. When I came back I saw things totally messed up. there are a lot of thick and thin lines and some have circles on them. Does someone know how to ...
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Strange excess near node when trimming or diving shapes

I'm using Illustrator 25.2.2 and have stumbled on an odd issue when I either use trim or divide on certain shapes. It adds a kind of stroke at certain nodes, see below screen shot. I'm not sure how or ...
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How to make Nike arm texture in illustrator?

I want to learn how to make a texture in Illustrator as shown below:
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Transformation/Alignment

How to transform one object with other objects by observing and changing the properties of the first object, and not the combined properties of all selected objects? Or in the case of alignment, how ...
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In Illustrator, how can you create highlights using blending modes?

I would like to create highlights on a basic shape, I can do it by layering on "white shapes" with transparency. But, I would like to use the same color to "lighten" the lower ...
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Text missing from downloaded svg file

I've downloaded a .svg logo (I've inverted the #fff colours of the element to #000 before downloading) that I want to add to Illustrator/InDesign from a webpage. It loads up fine in a browser, such as ...
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Illustrator: Crop paths to Artboard while keeping layers

I have created somewhat of a world map of my own (for Dungeons & Dragons reasons) in Illustrator so that I can have a master document of the world at large and would now like to take a smaller ...
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Pathfinder not aligning or cutting precisely

Learning vector illustration I am having issues with the Pathfinder. I am working on making an Alpaca out of basic shapes. For the face, I use ellipses: darker ellipse in the back, brighter ellipses ...
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Is there a better and quicker way to create “half of logo is inverted” effect?

So I am creating this T-shirt design, and I want to create an inverted effect in a way that doesn't require me to split the design in half, make edits, then seam them back together. The way that I got ...
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Is it possible to convert a corner directly to a cusp in Illustrator?

In Inkscape, I can convert a corner node directly to a cusp (turning the lines on each side into bezier curves with the curve handles on the node being asymmetrical.) when you do this, Inkscape ...
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How to cut a specific measurement from a curve in illustrator

I am working on a graphic template for a curved window frame. I know my X axis is 18" and my Y axis is 18.25". The arc is roughly 28.75", this was added together by measuring the arc's +...
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Carriage Return/Line Break Nodes in Inkscape XML Editor

I recently exported an AI file as an SVG and there are a ton of "carriage return/line breaks" as nodes in the XML editor. Opening other SVGs does not reproduce this issue. Is this a UTF ...
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Making two un-touching parts of an SVG the same layer

I have an online application that handles SVG's. It allows the users to drag and drop them and it also has a colour changing system so the user can change the colour of specific elements of the svg. ...
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Seamlessly connecting two paths with different stroke width - Illustrator

I'm sure the solution to this will be incredibly simple but I for the life of me cannot figure it out. I'm drawing a basic floor plan and want the interior walls to be a thinner stroke than the ...
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Why do I have to click the anchor point after every curve using the pen tool illustrator how do I fix it?

I use the pen tool a lot and I hate the fact that if I draw around an image I have to constantly keep clicking the anchor point after every point to reset the position. The issue is I sometime miss ...
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How to create a darken/lighten keyboard shortcut in Illustrator?

Searching for greyscale keyboard shortcuts I stumbled upon this nice useful video. However at minute 1:15 she uses a keyboard shortcut to quickly lighten and darken the selected colors. How does she ...
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How to select only one item from an artboard and then export?

I'm having issues trying to get one item to export from an artboard. I'm only wanting the highlighted part to be exported as a .png. I've tried selecting only that object, which I can't unless I hide ...
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Illustrator: I have paragraph styles with baseline shifts, can I make a character style to add to that shift?

This is kind of a confusing question, so let me try and elaborate. I made paragraph styles with different baseline shifts depending where they start around objects. For example directly to the left is ...