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How do I create this effect in Illustrator?

How do I get this pattern (or any) to get this effect?
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Match InDesign [Black] in Illustrator

Is there a color swatch in Illustrator that I can use that will match up to InDesign's default [Black] swatch so that preflight in InDesign will see them as a single ink instead of two separate inks? ...
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Cut elements from multiple groups in Illustrator

I have multiple groups consisting of multiple shapes that overlap each other. As I want to print the design on a shirt and want the shirtcolor to shine though I can't use fill color but only outline ...
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Illustrator script - Numbering and grouping

So I have this script which numbers every objects in Illustrator: var document = app.activeDocument; //Use the current open Ai File var selected = document.selection; ...
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How can I acheive designs that are similar to this?

Can someone please explain to me how I can reach similar results like the pics below? Or give me some instructions? Would be nice, because I have no idea.
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Illustrator linked image scale is off?

I just placed a large image (6016x4016px) into my illustrator doc. Artboard is 3000x3000px, and both the illustrator doc and my placed image are 150ppi. However, when I check out the image's info in ...
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Soundwave into a circle in Illustrator

I have a soundwave in Illustrator that looks like this: It's a group made of strokes. I'd like to make it into a cirle like that: I played around with distort and warp options but couldn't achieve ...
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How to make sharp corners on a line in Adobe Illustrator?

I am making a logo with Illustrator. I made an outline with the default stroke - no fill black stroke. But, the corners have a square end cap. How do I make the end caps sharp so they are a point?
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How to use clipping mask on complex objects in illustrator?

Below I have an image of a bookmobile that I am creating in illustrator... The main goal of this is to get the gradient shape inside the perimeters of the bus and not including the wheels. When I try ...
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Unable to Export From Illustrator

I'm having an issue trying to export pngs from Illustrator. I have added them to my asset export, but when attempting the export I get the following error: Unable to export the following files: Then ...
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Auto scale text size to a predetermined box in illustrator

I can’t for the life of me find this, but I’m hoping it exists. We use Illustrator in process for laser cutting programming. We use templates for running these in batch, but the process of ...
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Center multiple words on a path to different segments in a circle using Illustrator

Problem: Centering multiple words on a path in relation to the segment that each word belongs to. I wish to do this in Illustrator. Example (what is done so far): I created a circle and divided it ...
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Cutting overlapping shapes to expose shape beneath

What I'm trying to do is find a way to cut out the snake in some places so that the sword can show up and it can appear as if the snake is coiling around the sword. I've tried numerous techniques but ...
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Grunge brush or square

i'm looking for some freebie resources for grunge brushes or shapes (ideally squares). What i'm currently working with (the background div) is in the first attached image. The problem of the one i'm ...
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How to automatically round the square ends of every glyph in a Sans Font?

How to take the square ends and corners of a font like the Google Noto Sans CJK font: And make it rounded like this font: There must be some effect or something in some program that you just apply ...
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How to align text to pie graph in Illustrator?

I need to align the digits in a pie graph. As usual, I select and clicked center alignment. but it doesn't work. I really want the digits in the center Do I need to do it manually?
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How to fix a low quality glitter texture in Illustrator?

I'm using Illustrator to make a mockup for flyer. I want to add a glitter effect on heading, but when I apply the grain effect, it becomes very pixelated, doesn't look good. Here is example: what I ...
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Remove white lines in Illustrator file (.eps) [duplicate]

Problem: To remove white lines when exporting Illustrator file (.eps) Example #1 (illustration in Adobe Illustrator) Example #2 (illustration when imported to LaTeX) Desired output: To remove the ...
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Illustrator saves an empty pdf file

The pdf can be viewed in illustrator, but can't read as a pdf. The pdf is empty. Very weried. I have upload the file here, you can see that the file is 155k, not empty, but when open using pdf reader,...
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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How do I work with an image in Illustrator and save it back as an image?

A workflow I frequently encounter is this: I need to take a JPG or PNG image, annotate it with some line art, and save it back as an image. Photoshop is obviously ideal for this, all things being ...
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SVG pixelated on small sizes

I'm using this custom size 64*64 plus icon svg as zoom icon in my website. As you can see, it's pixelated. Specially the white border. Don't know why. Because it's svg it suppose to looks sharp right? ...
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Create a 3D cone in Illustrator with rainbow colors

Problem: To create a 3D cone with a rainbow spectrum that consist of 24 colors. Example of the final product should look like this: Example #1 (what I have done so far): Create a circle and use the ...
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Using Illustrator CC one layer shape out of multiple paths

I have a shape created in Photoshop (one layer) I copy the shape to illustrator (selecting compound path)and it shows each element as a separate path. I would like to generate a font icon so I need ...
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Join divided shape in Illustrator 2020 [duplicate]

I want to fill this shape with a gradient, but because it's divided it won't fill it completely, leaving a gap between subshapes. How can I join these subshapes? I can't use pathfinder because it ...
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Punch through layer below in Illustrator

I have read that Opacity Mask is used for such task. However did not manage to make it work properly. Is there any other way to punch through layers? Vector File
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Illustrator - how to create a Pattern Brush that overlaps itself?

I'd like to create a brush of some kind in Adobe Illustrator that I can use to create the effect of a monster truck tire-track in the mud. I'm close to what I want but I cannot get the pattern to be ...
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How to blend circles like this?

I’m super impressed by the smooth vector art shown in the image below. I’m aware of the Illustrator blend tool, but I did not even get close to the desired effect. Any tips?
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How can I automate this repetitive design process?

I need to create about 25 assets that are all very similar. The same background image is used for each asset, however, each asset has different text written across the image. See example: They all ...
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How to generate a two-circumference curve?

I have these two circles. And I would like to generate a curve like this, what is the most exact way to do it?
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Adjust EPS icons to same size and weight?

I have a pack of icons in .eps format, but some of them appear to be different in the size (guess have different purposes for website). Also, when I try to resize them in Illustrator, the weight of ...
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How do you create a disperse particle in illustrator?

Is this from a plugin for illustrator?
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Is it possible to change an object and automatically change all copies of that object across artboards in Illustrator?

As the title say, is there any way in Illustrator to "link" an object to its copies? In other words, is it possible to change an object - for example some text inside it - and automatically change all ...
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Filling grouped object background with color in Illustrator

Is there any way to fill grouped objects background in Illustrator? Below is example how i want it, right now i simply just put white square behind them.
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Need Help Aligning Rotated Objects

I've been looking everywhere but don't know if a solutions exists for my problem: In this image, you can see two shapes. I want to align the shape on the left directly on top of the shape on the ...
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Illustrator file saved as PDF darkens picture color

I have a CMYK document with a photo. I want to print it from a service bureau and saved it as PDF. The save dialog has no options for color management. The result in PDF has one photo with much darker ...
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Trying to convert png rgb to cmyk but how do i found out the question attempting to convert

Where to find this information out below? Is the conversion using the right color profile? The black produced is the one you need? Do the gradients look right, and have a smooth color transition? Do ...
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SVG Size Bloated by “adobe_illustrator_pgf” tag

web dev here. I just received a 400 KB SVG of a very simple icon. It didn't make any sense, so I looked in the SVG file and almost the entire size of the SVG is in a tag with an id of "...
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How to join 2 separate closed paths into 1 shape with overlapping anchor points

I am trying to create a cut path for a CNC machine that will cut out puzzle pieces. I have the puzzle pieces overlapping each other. I am told that I need to join the puzzle pieces into 1 path. What ...
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Illustrator: Align bend of shape perfectly to another shape bend

I want to have the yellow and red lines 'flowing' exactly alongside the blue line, eliminating the white space between the bends but without distorting them. If I drag the anchor points, it ruins the ...
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scale by specific dimensions - illustrator transform effect

Is there a way to use transform effect to scale to a specific measurement instead of percentage? I have ran into this thread but it talks about the "transform each" tool and not the transform effect ...
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Illustrator is saving making my solid colours as transparent

The title pretty much says it all. I've worked with solid colours the entire time, and when I go and save, for some reasons Adobe Illustrator decides to make all my colours and shapes transparent. ...
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Illustrator: How to cut out a circle from the middle of a shape with effects?

I've tried multiple online tutorials, looked at several previously asked questions on here that I thought should have worked for me but for some reason I just cannot figure this out. All I want is ...
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Illustrator: Rotate a group of paths randomly and individually about the groups center

Basically, how do I do a hybrid of Rotate which rotates every object in a selection a fixed [there is no random option here] amount about the selection's center, and Transform Each> Rotate[random] ...
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Adobe Illustrator Vector colors appearance, hex code, RGB and CMYK completely different when opened on another computer

When I send my AI to my colleague, the colour appears to be different in her computer. And is not juz the appearance issue, the entire Hex code, RGB value and CMYK value were totally off. We both are ...
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Text Committing keyboard shortcut Consistency across Adobe Apps - AE, Premiere, Illustrator & Photoshop

Different Adobe application uses different ways to commit text (or exit text-editing mode) Photoshop - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Premiere - Numeric Enter Key & Escape Key Illustrator -...
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Illustrator: Auto-sized Text box with a rectangle border (no fill)?

My question is related to this one Illustrator: Auto-sized Text box with shaded background? What I want is an auto-sized Text box with a black rectangle border. It should look like this: Is it ...
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How to make a white section in a design transparent instead of black

There’s a small white section on a design that I can’t get to turn transparent, it just turns black. How do I fix this problem?
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Save and Close Icon

I'm building an interface for an admin page. The admin clicks a button to choose an icon to save and close the data table instead of autosave. I have always been stumped as to which icon is best ...
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Merging after expanding appearance in adobe illustrator created unintended white lines

I am following a tutorial to cartoonize a portrait in illustrator and I am supposed to select all of the line art, expand appearance and merge. Whenever I merge, however, all of the lines turn white. ...