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How to link complex layered objects between Illustrator files?

Hopefully someone can help with this. We have sewing patterns that consist of multiple pattern or garment pieces that are layered into multiple sizes, alongside text and other graphic elements. Each ...
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What workflow (application or suite) is best for digital cinematography?

Doing composites creates a workflow. This workflow may consist of various components that proliferate or enhance the larger composite. Composites build all components of post-production. Digital ...
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How to create a grainy dust effect in Adobe Illustrator?

I am new in Adobe Illustrator. I need to know how can I create an effect that is close to the one in the picture (rose gold sand) in Adobe Illustrator? Any guide to right direction would be great I ...
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Extrude and Bevel a group of characters with some in front of others and the front characters occluding those behind

How might I take a character sequence such as "ABC" and achieve a 3D effect with A in front of and partially occluding B, and B in front of and partially occluding C. I also want to make ...
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Curving lines around circles

its hard to desribe this so I have added an image, how does one make a set of lines go around a circle without touching the circle, I have tried using different effects and warps but just can't seem ...
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the most effective procedure to trace a scanned sewing pattern?

This is the type of the image I am hoping to autotrace I have gotten to the point of tracing in Adobe Illustrator as stroke. Obvously the text tracing doesn't work and I will need to retype it or run ...
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Remove conflation artifacts from output SVG

I'm seeing conflation artifacts when I output an AI to SVG from Illustrator. I see this in Inkscape, Chrome, Firefox, and in Flutter apps. I don't see these artifacts in the AI file: or when I ...
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In Illustrator, can you combine two paths at their shared anchor points, without having to select those points?

In Illustrator, if you have two paths where an anchor from each is aligned horizontally and vertically(so they are right on top of each other) you can select both anchors, and join them with the join ...
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Shine effect lost when attempting to remove black background [duplicate]

When I export the following asset to PNG, I see black circles around where the sparkles are. I used the technique in this answer to remove the black circles, but I notice the shine effect is gone and ...
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Remove unneeded lines from downloaded asset

When I export the moon and stars group on the left side of this asset as PNG, I notice these thin white lines: In Illustrator these lines are not as pronounced, but I see a hint of them, like here: ...
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How to make perfectly sharp angles to this figure in Illustrator?

So time to time I face this problem when creating twinkling star: I draw an ellipse, then go to "Effect" > "Distort & Transform" > "Pucker & Bloat" > ...
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Extract asset from AI while keeping background transparent with glow effect [duplicate]

For this asset I need to extract each individual lantern into a separate PNG image while preserving the glow effect. When I downloaded the asset, I thought the lanterns lay on top of the checkered ...
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Export asset from AI file as having transparent background [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator I'm trying to export the lamps from the AI file from this stock image as individual files. I'm able to select an individual lamp like this: I go to File->Export selection and ...
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Illustrator: Cut Lines at Text Intersections

I try to cut the lines on the outlines of the text. The expected result is optically what you can see on the picture below, but if I export to SVG the lines are of course still the whole width. I just ...
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How to make this gradient artefacts disappear? [duplicate]

Left one has some strange round shades and is not smooth like a yellow one
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How to toggle "Paste Remembers Layers" by an Illustrator Script?

In an Illustrator script, I want to enable the "Paste Remembers Layers" option which is located in the Layers panel's flyout menu. Apparently this can be achieved in InDesign and its ...
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Mass scaling of artboards with content in Illustrator

Is there a way in Illustrator to scale the artboards with their content at once? Like scaling tool on an image? I have around 100 diffrent sized artboard and most importantly they are all named ...
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How to rescale an entire image in Adobe Illustrator (including artboards and hidden/locked layers)?

I have a series of scientific figures in Adobe Illustrator that were created at a width of 160 mm, with the positions of the graphics finalized on the art boards. I just received a notice saying the ...
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Illustrator export script, is it possible to remember export setting or save it into the file?

I have a file with lot of artworks in it, and when exporting I need a lot of diffrents output formats, as well as .pngs in a specific scale. Whenever there's going to be a need for me to add sth into ...
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Illustrator Search Fonts and Select Font Family to Preserve Font Styles in Textbox

How do I search for a font and select it without changing all my text to one font style? Selecting a font family without searching preserves the different font styles in a textbox by setting the ...
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Figma-like auto text resize option in Adobe products Photoshop, Illustrator etc

Is there a function, to automatically resize text box to the test itself like Figma has? when I click two times on this little icon on the bottom of the textbox, it somehow resizes it, but leaves ...
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Does this tutorial still work?

I have a spiral that I want to break up into pieces depending on whats intersecting. It looks something like this: Since it's a line, I can't use pathfinder. I can force the line to become a shape, ...
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Export a CC Library as a list of vector files

I would like to export a CC Library composed of vector graphics as vector files. I am only able to export it as a .cclib file from the Creative Cloud app or from the Adobe website. I would like to ...
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Lump Objects together in Illustrator

I Have around 1000 objects from a scatter plot. Is there a possibility to lump these objects together without going insane? These are the raw circle objects. Now I want to push them together like ...
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Can we make a circle or any shape with the center at an anchor of another shape?

As the picture shows, I wish to add a circle, and align its center with the anchor point of this curve. I tried to snap a circle to it but it does not work. Thank you!
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Find corresponding points along a path

I'm working on a simple SVG animation: a rectangle with rounded corners. The SVG contains two paths, one with a smooth line and one with a zigzag line. The animation is a simple transition between the ...
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Do printshops charge more to non-designer clients?

Whenever I go to a printshop I try to give them the most suitable and high quality print-ready files, so that they do not need to take any extra steps or adjust things on the way (although they ...
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Circles inside circle - evenly distributed

I want circles with DIFFERENT stroke sizes to have similar border distances / align them evenly. How can I do that in Illustrator? The blend tool works only if border sizes are identical. Thank you ...
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As a graphic designer how can I chose right font and color for my design work. How can I improvise in it?

I have been working as a Graphic designer for the past 2 years. But some how I face little difficulty in choosing the right font and color for my designer work. So need ideas on improvising my work.
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Illustrator: Eliminating The Center Of The Text

I have a word repeated four times with a star over the middle of the text. Is there a way to eliminate just the letters behind the star?
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Different way to unite a vector without losing detail

This is my first time asking something here so I hope I can get the help I need. I seem to be stuck with a pathfinder problem. I made this detailed vectorized image of my dog and I need to merge it as ...
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Convert fonts into curves/ paths automatically on export to PDF in Illustrator

Is there any way in illustrator to convert text into curves/ paths automatically when exporting as PDF? I couldn't find any preset option in the PDF export dialog. Are there "Actions" like ...
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Apply stroke to a filled shape in Adobe Illustrator

I'm a complete beginner in Adobe Illustrator. I've drawn a clean lineart of a drawing with the pen tool and I'm now filling it with colours. However, I would like to give the drawing a hand-painted ...
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How do I make a spacetime curvature grid like this (the black hole one)?

I wanna make a grid like the black hole one but with bigger size and more subdivisions. I tried using the Envelope Distort tool and dragging the anchor point but the result is pretty pointy, is there ...
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create an pie chart from image

I need to create an pie chart from an image. I know how to create an pie chart and how to 3D it but how in the hell can I make this image: I'm really lost here. Hope someone knows P.S. I have this ...
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How to make a circle act like a stroke in Illustrator

This is a design I'm working on: I'm okay with the logo but the only problem is that it is very inconvenient. It needs to have the path colour frequently changed, and this works well, apart from the ...
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How would you make something like this using illustrator?

How can I calculate the necessary transformations to construct circular path and maintain the pattern? Can anyone provide me with or reference to relevant resources? Thanks!
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Creating a Random Garden Layout in Illustrator, Photoshop

How can I create a random layout, like the one in this garden plan, in Illustrator, Photoshop, or any other app? The average size of a patch is around 1-2 meters. I would like to add different plants ...
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How to make a looped corner (like in FontLab) in Illustrator?

There's a feature in FontLab that allows you to turn a corner into "Looped corner": I'm looking for a way to do that in Illustrator. What I do now, is to add an anchor point besides an ...
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Create multiple artboards with unique sizes from list of pre-typed measurements

I have several projects that need 15-20 artboards in one file with multiple unique sizes. Right now, I create each artboard individually working of a long list of typed out measurements . Is there a ...
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How to achieve this smooth zig zag effect for these lines?

I tried to achieve this below simple effect in Adobe Illustrator. ...but my result is a not exactly that I expect and it's a little different from the original image. I've tried Zigzag effect and ...
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Importing an image in PDF format generated by R into Adobe Illustrator results in changes to the image's colors

I created a map using R and wanted to edit it in Adobe Illustrator. However, I found that some countries' colors were missing when I imported the generated PDF file into Illustrator. The first image ...
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How to set up and export illustrator file for a huge digital billboard?

photos are much bigger than the pixels artboard and need the finale saved jpeg to be 1MB. When setting up illustrator file for a huge digital billboard what the best way to save and export the file?
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In Illustrator, when I reflect a shape the original shape can't be seen but it is still there

Example: This is the original image: I then use Effects > Distort & Transform > Transform and set it to reflect. and this is what I see. If I put my cursor over it, it shows that it is ...
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How to add a anchor point external to an object that is aligned to something internal to an object in adobe illustrator

I have a text field that I would like to rotate around a point 1 inch to the left of the text field, around a point that is aligned exactly to the vertical center of the text field. However, when I ...
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Data Variable Error "filter cannot complete because of an unknown error"

Hello, I'm a beginner in design, and I'm having trouble with applying the data variable function in Adobe Illustrator. I've searched extensively but couldn't find a solution. When I try to apply it to ...
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How do I place four "evenly" spaced lines along the perimeter of a shape in Illustrator?

I have the following shape, which I made by creating an ellipse and scaling the top and bottom handles at the same time with the s shortcut. On this shape, I want to place four spaced out lines that ...
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Extrude and Bevel adobe illustrator problem

So i'm trying this text effect on adobe illustrator wherein it creates like a hole text appearance. The first time I did it, it worked but then the following tries it creates a problem like this. I ...
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How to simulate depth for a group of objects (car rim)

I'm doing Illustrator artwork of a DeLorean. The DeLorean has two different tire sizes (1" larger diameter rears). The rims have more contour on the rear because of that difference. These are ...
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How can I revolve a hexagon growing pattern in a circle? (Reference in description)

Been trying to achieve this hexagon pattern, but luck so far. I have tried to use blending modes and also making a brush out of the pattern but keeps coming out very irregular. How can i approach to ...
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