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vector 's actual color are being lost over another vector

I have two vectors, the flower layer is on top of the box, transparency for both the layers are 100% opaque. I dunno why yellow petals of flowers are turning green when placed over the purple box.
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How to bend a gradient with Illustrator

References I use a lot of references. Check out these padlocks. See how the shackle's like a gradient that follows a path and bends around a corner? That's what I'm trying to do. Here's a quick ...
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How to apply a continuous gradient to a shape with text

I'm trying to apply a left-to-right gradient to a simple image to an image such as the one below: I've learned how to apply the gradient to text, but I don't know how to extend it to the bullseye ...
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difference between selection of whole layer by meat-balling a layer and wedge selection

wedge selection meatballing selection Though in both cases the whole artworks in the selected layer are selected, what's the difference between these two selections? What's the function of the 2nd ...
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Hotkey/Shortcut to Remove “7” from Pantone Coated Swatch Search in Illustrator

When you are searching in the Pantone Coated Swatch palette in Illustrator, occasionally it will add a 7 in front of the number you type in. For example, if you type in 426 it will autosearch 7426. ...
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Adobe illustrator - how to achieve “dissolving” icon effect?

I have this simple icon: And I would like to apply a kind of "dissolve" aesthetic to it, for reference: However I cannot think of any way to achieve this in a human time-frame. I hope there is some ...
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Edit strokes and fills in tandem in Illustrator?

I'm familiar with making simple 2D graphics in Adobe Flash, where I can draw lines and fill them in: In Adobe Illustrator, I assumed the way to do this is to make the vectors into Live Paint. But ...
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Delete specific layers in all PDF documents (batch)

I have around two hundred wedding name cards and the design is the same, except the name on it changes. I managed to change the names automatically via .csv list + Illustrator batch actions. Quite few ...
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Copying/pasting (or transferring) clipping masked image Illustrator to Photoshop

Little question about working between Illustrator and Photoshop when using clipping masks over images (photograph Jpeg). I have created a layout in Illustrator, and am trialling different Jpeg ...
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How to change circular shape in line

I have a design in a circle as shown in the image below. Now I want this same design in a straight line. How can I do this? using this same design.
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Copy/Paste doesn't snap to pixel?

I'm on CC 23.1. When I copy/paste an object, it pastes correct, but the x/y positions are not snapped to pixel, even if I have Snap to pixel enabled. Also on "Pixel Snapping Options" all options are ...
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SVG Problem - how to minimize the number of segments in an SVG, such that it is easily tweenable in d3.js (Arcmap -> Illustrator -> d3.js)

I am creating a tweening web map that switches between different configurations of borders within a map. I'm using d3.JS to do this - here's an example of where I'm going http://jsfiddle.net/cormundo/...
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How to create pixelated graphics like these examples?

I've been noticing a lot of really nice, blocky, pixelated images used in design projects in recent years and just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to create similar effects? So far the ...
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Help me to find out these two fonts?

I need to find out these two fonts in two seating charts
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User icon path narrows unexpectedly when exporting SVG

I have a user icon I'm trying to export to SVG. The arc of the body narrows when exporting to SVG but appears fine when in Illustrator. Any thoughts on why this is happening? Illustrator v24.0 ...
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Adobe Illustrator Fit Type Bounding Box by Excluding Side Bearing

I am facing a little confusion regarding how the bounding box around text behaves in Adobe Illustrator. I would like to align multiple text boxes by snapping along a vertical guide. I noticed there ...
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Using Illustrator vector layers in Photoshop for Gif

I'm hoping I can make some sense of this in the question, but bear with me as I'm not super clued on all the jargon for these programs. I'm trying to work out the best way to move Illustrator layers ...
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Images Unlinking in Illustrator

My office is transitioning from Windows to Mac. Files which were created in Illustrator on the PC are showing up with images missing and their links broken. Same thing happens in reverse, if someone ...
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How to use Illustrator's blend tool to blend colors across existing shapes?

Let's say I have six vector shapes already created, and the one on the far left is red and the one on the far right is blue, and I'd like to use the Blend Tool to create a smooth color between those ...
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Illustrator - Open a PDF and keep layers?

I've created a layered PDF with java and when I tried to open it in Illustrator I figured out that Illustrator does not use these layers. They are there in Acrobat and Indesign, but Illustrator ...
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Porting designs from Illustrator to Figma (SVG)

I need to use some logos and other elements I've created on Illustrator in Figma. I know that you can save an entire project on Illustrator as SVG but how to pick certain elements, say shapes and ...
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How to convert svg font glyphs to look like they are chiseled from rock

What illustrator effect could be applied to make a font glyph in svg path form look like it was etched from stone? Like the elder Futhark runes. they could be made a little jagged randomly. How do you ...
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What kind of effects-brushes where used in this picture?

Hello I would really like to know how someone can achieve this type of illustration. What kind of effects or brushes were used. Thank you :)
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What is the reference point of the angles in 3d Extrude & Bevel in Illustrator?

I've created a cube from a 4mm x 4mm square, extrude depth 4mm. I need to rotate it fit a particular set of lines to create a pyramid (and other shapes). In the image below you I want to create the ...
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Can I straighten up every zigzag line?

Is it possible in Adobe Illustrator to straighten up this track removing the zigzag? I want to create a line, or a curve, depending on the original.
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How to export from Illustrator to Photoshop ensuring quality as much as possible?

So i have this picture , and I want to export it to Photoshop such that it is as close as possible to the original vector in illustrator. However, I get this when exporting to psd with write layers, ...
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svg/.ai file made with brushes, inverting stroke

I've created an svg in Illustrator using a rope brush which worked well but I want to invert the black and white which isn't working. It was done with a brush where stroke was black but fill wasn't ...
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Special unicode characters in Illustrator CS6?

I'm trying to copy the Unicode character ♭ (U+266D) into Adobe Illustrator CS6, but it's not showing up correctly. It shows up as a tall rectangle with an X inside. Mac Keynote and other apps have no ...
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why blur of drop shadow becomes blocky while saving pdf from illustrator

While trying to save an ai (illustrator) file to pdf, the blur portion of drop shadow lost and it looks blocky. Please look at the screen shot of pdf below: You can see that the blurred portion of ...
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How to make sure there's equal difference in length between lines

I'm working on a logo that uses curved lines of different lengths, but I want to make sure there's the same difference in distance between the lines. I measured it out with straight lines, but I don'...
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I need to create an SVG clipPath can it be done with Illustrator CS5?

When I grab the code for my SVG from Illustrator CS5 it looks like this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 15.0.0, SVG Export Plug-In . SVG Version: 6....
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TEXT FORMAT LOST [duplicate]

I had to edit an illustrator file, a menu for a restaurant that needed some changes in the texts. When opening the Ai file provided I found that the text boxes/blocks are not boxes anymore, but ...
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Illustrator keeps moving my object to 0.5 px

This is Illustrator CS5. I'm trying to export to PNG, but I keep getting a black border on two edges of the final image. I know the usual issue is the alignment of the object on the artboard but ...
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Replicated sketched lines in Illustrator

How do I replicate these analogues created circular lines? they have a randomly variying strengths and gaps within. I am not talking about in between two circles but the line of any given circle
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Replicate a 3d striped effect in Illustrator [closed]

How would you replicate this 3d striped effect? I'm thinking about revolving some shape and mapping a striped symbol onto it, but this shape looks more complicated than that.
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Selecting Geometry in Illustrator

I have a need to use one layer's contents as a selection for another layers contents. example: select layer 1 which is a circle - use that circle selection marque to select smaller objects on layer 2 ...
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Export image with blend mode from Illustrator [duplicate]

How do I export a layer with blend mode from Illustrator as either png or pdf? == Info == I have a file with two layers: - Layer 1 - background gradient mesh - Layer 2 - vector shapes with blend ...
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How to make half-circle on top of a rectangle such that it perfectly fits?

First I make it in the center of the rectangle then I cut the half of it using direct selection tool but I get a picture like this and it doesn't fit perfectly. So how to make it fit perfectly?
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Problem exporting icons via Adobe Illustrator

I was always, always using Adobe Illustrator to make and export icons for iOS and Android until i knew about this "problem." Scenario: Whenever i export icons via AI (currently using CC 2019 though ...
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Hairlines vs weird gradients, or: How to save vector graphics for electronic PDFs?

Edit: I was able to make the output look a little bit better (not perfect). For anyone finding this from web searches, here's what I did: To remove the hairlines I used the X-4 PDF settings. The ...
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How to insert direct current symbol in adobe illustrator?

Does anyone know how to insert the direct current symbol (⎓) in Adobe Illustrator please? I copy and paste the character into a text frame but it becomes a cross square which cannot be displayed ...
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Perspective text in a circle - Adobe Illustrator [closed]

I'd like to recreate the "text in a circle" effect shown in the image with Adobe Illustrator Which tool should I use?
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Another weird Ilustrator bug with transparency mask

Whenever I create a transparency mask with multiple objects one of them gets automatically moved to the transparency zone. I have no idea why is this happening, it never used to do such thing. I tried ...
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How to merge paths into one object and save initial colors in Adobe Illustrator?

I am creating a tree draw in Adobe Illustrator and I want to export this draw into Adobe After Effects and later create some animations on leaves and later export with Bodymovin library into the React ...
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Exporting files for print in the wrong size

I design and print, and work with small subjects "Printing on Lego" so as small as 8mm. I export in eps and pdf files for print. I need dimensions to be perfect so when setting a size in my work ...
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Black border appears in all objects in a specific layer in Illustrator

I can't figure out why every time i use the shape tool to create something a black border appears around it. My stroke is off but it appears no matter what the black border appears when I use the ...
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Place image on text with effects - Adobe Illustrator

I have a logo where I have applied effects to the text. I have a transparent image of some stars I would like to apply over the text but when I create a clipping mask it removes the colour of the text....
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Can I have CC Library colors automatically updated in library graphics?

I have added colors from Illustrator to a new CC Library I created. Next, I have added logos and many graphics which get re-used all the time. If I updated a color in my library, can I get it to ...
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How to warp an image for sloped rooftop graphic?

I have a friend/client who wishes to paint a single graphic mural on their garage/shed rooftop, but they want it to appear in "proper" perspective when viewed standing on neighbor's lawn. First, ...
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Color glyphs from OTF font don't work in Illustrator CC

I wanted only to test color glyphs (e.g. A, B, C, H, i, e...; see screenshot) from this OTF font: tiny.pl/t4qfc. They don't work in Adobe Ilustrator CC. Does someone know why? E.g. in Paint.NET ...