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How can I change the perspective of an object Illustrator CS5

I have a flat object. I want to fit it on a laptop screen. I can't use the perspective grid because it only deals with a straight line axis and the screen doesn't have any edges on a straight line....
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Why is the edge of this pixel-perfect rectangle in Illustrator still fuzzy?

I have a simple rectangle that is totally aligned to the pixel grid. Position X, Y and width and height values are all whole integers. I've also checked the 4 corner vertices which are all definitely ...
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Objects not moving in small increments illustrator [on hold]

When I'm working on a project and I have a lot of objects they start to jump in large increments instead of the small ones I need. If I start a new project the problem is gone. Align to grid is off ...
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How to create a pattern out of grid in perspective

I’m trying to create a seamless pattern out of the grid below but cannot figure out how to do so. Whatever I do the lines don’t line up perfectly. I’m trying to keep the sample as big as possible ...
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Why is my logo looking weird in PDF when it looks fine InDesign?

I have a brochure created in InDesign, the logo I am using on it is an AI vector. It looks normal in InDesign, but when I export to PDF it looks distorted. At 400% in PDF, it looks normal but when I ...
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Illustrator - Transform each scale by specific dimensions

is there any way how to use Transform Each->Scale with specific dimensions instead of percentage (e.g. 2 cm x 1.3 cm)? If I type a specific dimension it just resets the number to the default "100%". ...
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I am lost, why color output differs everywhere?

http://prntscr.com/ompfh8 I have read about what is sRGB and some color modes. I know where to edit color mode Edit - Color Settings. But after spending a lot of time i am unable to synchronize my ...
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Tron style 3D wireframe matrix surface effect with Illustrator?

Remember that scene from the 1980s Transformers movie when this happened: I thought it was amazing. Anyway, I'm trying to make that retro "this is what we think the future looks like in the 80s" ...
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Why do printer's ask for PMS Colors to be called out?

We send Illustrator files to print manufactures overseas and they ask for PMS colors to be called out somewhere within the artboard (a box of color with PMS 376 typed out underneath for example). I ...
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How to display better a product on a outdoor photo, without making it look childish and unrealistic?

For my next campaign, I have to use a half back and white, half colored photo of any Indian monument (Represents our Independence Day). I also have to show 2 products --- they are EKG / ECG Machines -...
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How to have center path for every text

I can make path with the pen tool. But it will take time. Is there any plugin or way to have a center segment or path for each letter. I want to use that segment as path in After effect. Any help
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Resize font size automatically to fill bounding box

I have an area text box, I would like the behaviour that the font size is automatically adjusted depending on the width or height of the bounding box. Is that possible?
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When grouping, how to align the objects in the group with other ungrouped objects, and turn on the smart guideline is invalid

When grouping, how to align the objects in the group with other ungrouped objects, and turn on the smart guideline is invalid. Grouping the B c d three objects together, the group can be aligned A ...
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Why is my label so dull?

I'm unsure of why my label's golden/brown colour is so dull. It's in and was created in CMYK, the PDF was outputted to press quality. It's being printed digitally. (It's a small run of labels.) I've ...
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Update Adobe Illustrator CS3 plugin to CS6

I'm seeking a method to make a script currently compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS3; compatible with Ai CS6. On launch Ai CS6, displays "Error loading plugins". The issue could be the UI, as CS3 and ...
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How do I make a scatter brush in Illustrator that randomizes the tint and shade of elements in the brush?

I am trying to create a scatter brush in Illustrator CC that adjusts the tint and shade of the objects in the brush to give me a result like this: Currently I can only get the scatter brush to look ...
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Illustrator: Can I “Expand” a Clipping Mask?

I'm creating a brick pattern for laser cutting. I created some lines and dragged it to the swatches I then filled a rectangle with the brick pattern and did an Object > Expand: This creates a ...
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RBG CYMK Print on Demand Sites

I am designing for print on demand sites, and I am wanting to upload my images correctly... Should I design in CYMK and then convert when exporting the PNG or the reverse. I use Photoshop and ...
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Why are fonts in Illustrator all paths? [duplicate]

I have a .ai file that I've opened in Illustrator. All of the fonts are listed as paths. This is the original file. Any idea how I can update the text?
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Illustrator CS6 modifies viewBox slighty in SVG

I got SVG graphic from friend saved in Illustrator CS6 (16.0.3). Opened it in the same CS6 version on another machine, forced save as, set SVG export format to the same values as origin and files are ...
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blurr icons on export, export as png and save as web in illustrator

I am creating icons and logo in illustrator. i have tried them saving as export as png, save as web and export as artboard but it is always blurry.
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Mirror design causing a gap instead of connecting properly

When I work on a design that is using a mirror technique (Applying a Reflect X Transform with copies set to 1) and when I want an edge to meet, I am seeing some kind of gap on the reflected copy. I ...
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How can I create a pattern of parallel lines that are increasing in distance in Photoshop / Illustrator?

Please see the referenced image to get an idea of what I am referring to.
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Pencil tool in illustrator

Please can somebody tell me how do I get the forward slash line to show when I am using the pencil tool to signify it is joining onto the first anchor point of the first part of whatever I've drawn. ...
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Best way to animate an web prototype

I'm designing a web site and wanted to ask what is the best program to show a prototype that includes animations. for example: https://www.behance.net/gallery/81681807/Poop-Bake-it-social thanks
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Adobe Illustrator - How do I add the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I can add a rupee symbol anywhere using the shortcut ₹ (CTRL+ALT+4) after selecting the Indian English Keyboard. However, I am unable to do that in Adobe Illustrator. How do I insert the Rupee ...
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Illustrator pattern with blend mode shows dark lines

How can I get rid of these dark lines in my pattern? They only appear when I apply some sort of blend mode to my objects. These particular objects have multiply blend mode applied to them and the ...
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What do the states of the Target Button in Illustrator mean? [duplicate]

In the attached image, what do the 3 states of this button in the red rectangle mean? I haven't worked with Illustrator for a long time and forgot what the function of this button is, I searched a ...
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how i can draw these shapes in adobe illustrator CS6

This is a screenshot of a drawing from youtube and the designer was using Illustrator.
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How do i draw this reflection on the shark fin?

I tried the pencil tool and that didn't work, also tried the pen tool but I can't get it thinner or with more of a curve. My settings with the pen tool was no stroke and a white fill.
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How can I create a shape in Illustrator which follows a path in descending order size?

I want to create something similar to the first image, but the angle of the star should be same.
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How to automatically generate text that adopt the same name as 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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How do I change a compound path back to text?

I'm trying to edit my designer's artwork by changing the "5" into a "4". I have the font installed already. When I try to open the design file in AI and highlight the "5", to my surprise it isn't a ...
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Missing fonts in PDF created and saved in Illustrator — not outlines, the actual fonts [duplicate]

I have a PDF that is editable in Illustrator. I have to open the PDF in Illustrator and edit individual parts of the document but I am missing the font that is used in the PDF. When I open the PDF in ...
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Why does the spacing become uneven in these shapes after rotation?

Please see the image. The 1st group on top has 3 objects with equal spacing between them. But not aligned vertically. When I rotated each of them (anchor is in center of each object), the highlighted ...
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How do I place a selection of many objects onto an arc in Illustrator?

I have 3 objects that are 3 stars, I have them placed in a straight line. I would like to know if there is a way to place them making an arc (like the paramount logo style). And if in this process ...
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Stroke of diagonal triangle not lining up with stroke of rectangle. Points of stroke are over-extending anchor points

I'm drawing a basic ribbon. I have a triangle for the fold of the ribbon. My problem is that despite the anchor points being in the correct position, the points of the stroke (top right and bottom ...
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How can I merge Color groups?

I have several color groups that I use to conform illustrations to brand guidelines, most of them saved either in the Cloud, or in .ASE format. Each color group has a little "folder" icon next to it, ...
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Aligning objects in Illustrator does not produce expected result [duplicate]

I believe I am an expert Illustrator user, but I've never seen this weird behavior before. The Align setting is set to "Align to Selection". However when I click "Horizontal Align" or "Vertical Align"...
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Illustrator: wave background with custom defined strokes

Following this technique, I am trying to define the stroke ends of the below resulted pattern, but without luck. What I've done so far: - I've put a letter over the wavy strokes group (wave pattern ...
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creating recursive, self-similar patterns with Adobe Illustrator

Sorry if the title isn't quite accurate, i was having trouble describing this idea with words. Here's an example: It's fairly easy to approximate with the Transform effects, but it's not quite the ...
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How can i make shoe patterns in alphabets in Adobe like following image?

I want to design this poster but couldn't figure out how can I make shoe designs inside alphabets and change color texture in alphabets?
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3d warp effect to place SVG text convincingly on a cylinder

I'm placing some dynamic text in a web application/ to 'fit' on this cylinder. I'm changing the SVG node to add the custom text - and I'm looking for a way to 'warp' it - so that it feels like it's a ...
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How to use drawing for tracing in illustrator

I don’t have scanner but I want to use hand drawing on paper in illustrator. I have laptop and iPhone I don’t know how can I make that easy so every time I span a picture of my drawing using phone. I ...
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How to change color path inside the background with color in Illustrator?

I wanna change this yellow circled area to the color it's on (the reddish color). How can I accomplish this?
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How to delete inside part of a photo in Adobe Illustrator

I am very new to Illustrator so sorry for the simple question. I wanted to delete an inside part of an image and I cannot find a way to do that. I already used the Clipping Mask to delete the ...
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Photoshop and Illustrator image sizes

I've saved a photo in Ps at 24x36 inches. When I try to bring it into Ai on a 24x36 artboard the picture is huge in comparison. Why is this?
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Using the Opacity Mask on Illustrator

I'm trying to add texture to the layer with the bushes using an opacity mask, but the texture is cutting around the shapes on the layer that is below. I want to apply the mask to only the top layer ...
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How to create this circular smoke effect in Photoshop?

I need an effect like this, I have smoke brushes but I need something in a cricle shape, so that I can wrap it around a human body. Can it be done using Photoshop or Illustrator?
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Reading a CSV file to create 10 x 10 px pngs based on the rgb values in the CSV document

First time posting after trying to figure out a solution that would save me time with a project I'm doing. I Have this idea of using a CSV document to generate colour patches needed for another ...