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Understanding Compound Paths

As an example I'm trying to cut out the eyes and mouth of this circle. When I create a compound path out of the eyes it works fine but when I try and do the mouth it kind of makes it this weird shape ...
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Brush size changes between versions of Illustrator

I hope someone can help me. When I open a AI doc in Illustrator v CS6 the brush definition says 1pt round and the size is 1pt in the settings. When I open the same file in AI CC, the brush says 1pt ...
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How to hide a path on a rectangle

With a rectangle shape I'd like to remove/hide one side of the rectangle so it looks like one side is open. I've seen online where the focus is on removing/cutting/deleting the stroke but it leaves me ...
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Apply Transparent Spatter Effect from Gallery on Illustrator

I have a basic square shape and I want to apply the SPATTER effect under Effects Gallery. After applying the effect, I realized it adds a color to the SPATTER applied, while I would like that SPATTER ...
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Why is the fill inverted and leaking in my shape

I'm using Illustrator and drawing using the paint brush tool for the first time. And now I'm trying to fill the shape, but I'm not getting expected behaviour. And would like to understand why this is ...
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Using eraser tool to split up an object along the path created with the pen tool?

Where the pink line is (path drawn with a pen tool) is where I want the light blue object to be split up. I am using the eraser tool to do this but using the shift key to cut straight only allows for ...
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Compass “ticks” around a circle in Illustrator

Forgive me if I do not have the correct terms as my graphic design skills (and compass parts knowledge) are limited at best, but I am trying to create a compass in Illustrator as part of a game UI ...
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Illustrator CC export svg changes sparkle shape to circle

i've got 3 "sparkle" shapes. When I export the svg the exported one converts the sparkles to cirlces. I've messed with the setting and cannot figure it out. thanks.
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Wrapping custom symbols around your drawing in Inkscape

In Adobe illustrator, one can create a custom symbol and then wrap it around any surface (say a face of a rectangle or a sphere). This feature is most likely under the advanced option of 3D and Bevel ...
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Having multiple artboard on the same window

Like you can have multiple artboard on the same window in Adobe Illustrator, is it possible to have multiple working areas on the same window for Inkscape (instead of duplicating the current window)?
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Color management from CMYK to RGB in a brand guide > in which Adobe program?

I experience small variations in the RGB values ​​depending on the different programs I used to convert the color values in CMYK to RGB. So my question is if there is a preferred program to use ...
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How can i get a Grayscale color space?

Hi, my work requires me to produce icons that are grayscale in color space. everytime i export icons from illustrator it comes out as RGB. i even made new files with converted color>convert to ...
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Vertically align and match angle of a shape to a line

I'm trying to add a grouped pair of rectangles to many different radially ordered lines. Each line has a slightly different angle. I'm trying to have the center of the gray rectangle vertically ...
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how to edit shape edge overlap in illustrator (laser cutting spec in .ai)

I have the following in a .ai file. What I have (and how I did it): create some blue lines (cutting path denoted by BLUE) create polygon stroke, outline stroke (area engraving denoted by BLACK) use ...
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Shape with GaussianBlur SVG filter is exported as base64 <image>

I'm using Illustrator's default gaussian blur SVG filter: <filter id="AI_GaussianBlur_4"> <feGaussianBlur stdDeviation="4"></feGaussianBlur> </filter> ...
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Is it possible to use Select Same commands on a particular artboard in Illustrator?

I want to select objects on a particular artboard using Select —> Same command (Stroke Weight in my case). How can I do that? Adobe Illustrator CC 2021.
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Why does my cursor select the object in back when I select the top level object in Illustrator

I have two layers in this document, hands on top and orange background behind it. If I click on the top hand to try to move the layer, I "click through" it and it drags the orange background....
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How do you align an object to an anchor point?

Is there a way to align an object to an anchor point without changing the shape of the object? Let's say I wanted to align this triangle to a single anchor point on a complex shape like so: I can ...
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AI CC - How to pick and store a color from a gradient

I want to extract and store the colors of a gradient one by one, not as a gradient. If a gradient has, say 3 colors, like orange, red and yellow, I want to separate them and store each one in a ...
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Illustrator - Converting Transform Effect reflections into actual paths

I've created symmetrical drawings using the "Transform" effect under Effects > Distort & Transform > Transform. After I'm done with them, I'd like to change the whole thing into ...
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Illustrator - Turning brush strokes into pencil strokes

I have a document with lots of drawing done with brush tool, however, when I tried to increase the stroke size it creates undesirable results with each stroke ending/corners rounded etc. I thought ...
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CMYK color difference Illustrator vs. Web

Got a quick question about the difference between CMYK in Adobe Illustrator and the Web generators. I'm just starting out with Adobe Illustrator to create my own logo and brand. The document type is ...
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Punching holes in a shape that is already altered with pucker & bloat

I have a flower created with pucker and bloat applied to a pentagon. I am trying to punch out circles and ellipses from it to make areas of transparency for the stamens of the flower. However, when I ...
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Wanting to cut things out of a background on lightroom

Hi so I am fairly new to Illustrator. I usually use photoshop. But i am designing stickers. For the purpose I am trying to print on some gold vinyl paper. So I am looking to make everything that's ...
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How can I simplify this design to make it a two-color object

I purchased a vector file from a stock vector website, thinking it would be easy to edit. However, when I opened it, the layers were a mess. I would like it to be just two objects - a white vector ...
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Getting vector graphics software that works on windows 7 in 2021

I need a vector graphics software that works on Windows 7. I'm a strong opponent to programmed obsolescence, and I have strong objections against monthly subscription plans to use a piece of software ...
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Illustrator: select all objects inside a path [duplicate]

I have a big number, more then 100K, objects and would like to select all lying inside a path (big circle in my case). I don't want a clipping mask because I will end up with partial objects. I need ...
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Bending a rectangle while keeping its rounded corners and width on Adobe Illustrator

Hello everyone I am trying to add a bent rectangle parallel to the rhombus while keeping the width and rounded corners of the rectangle. So far I only create a rectangle and used the "Archer ...
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Colors in Illustrator's Artboard appear different as they do in the Color Picker

I have been working with Adobe Illustrator for quite a while and I've never encountered this problem. When I pick a color the Color Picker shows the right values, but the color displayed in the ...
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Adobe suite: Distort PNG by adding “curve”?

I'm not sure if it's possible and I don't know the technical terms, but here goes. These are two separate PNGs that I joined: one is a PNG of a brush stroke and the other is a simple container. I ...
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Script to copy text object and increment value in Adobe Illustrator

I would like to have a hotkey in Adobe Illustrator that copy, paste text object and increment number value inside that object. For example I select text object with value "1", press hotkey ...
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Why is my label not showing up on the bottle I made?

this issue has been driving me nuts for days. I have 3d revolved a bottle and made a logo, put it in symbols but when the time comes to map it onto the bottle, the label doesn't show up. I have no ...
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Making manipulatable figures in Adobe Illustrator

I am making figures for a report that require stacking a few scans on top of each other. The program that processes data allows you to export the spectra as a bitmap file. I have been placing them ...
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Illustrator: How do I fix this inner corner issue with my custom pattern brush?

I've been trying to make this fairly simple knot however I cannot seem to make the inner corners no matter what I do. I tried everything, here's what happens: There's that weird gap. God only knows ...
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Can Illustrator 'actions' load the most recent file in a directory? If yes, how?

I would like to load the latest file in a directory (regularly, as fast as possible), where I output some scientific figures and plots in vector format. Is it possible to either: Load the most recent ...
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Illustrator: Convert shapes to path and change color fill?

I've been using Fireworks for a long time as a recreational user but now I'm moving to Illustrator, so please bear with me. I have this simple image with several shapes. I want to "convert" ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Extract mesh faces from Blender Freestyle SVG

I've created this very simple model in Blender using Freestyle Linesets. I've exported it as SVG using the Freestyle SVG Exporter. Now, I try to color some of the faces in Adobe Illustrator CC. The ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2020 Type on a path tool not working properly

I'm having an issue with my Adobe Illustrator CC2020 24.3. Im attempting to create a type on a path logo, with the one layer of text flipped so it reads the same way on both sides. I am able to create ...
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Direct Select Anchor Point and Continue Path

Good day, I'm having a spot of trouble with Illustrator CS6, and I hope you all can help. I cannot seem to Direct Select an endpoint on a deselected/inactive path, switch to Pen, and then continue the ...
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How do I combine 2 compound paths without breaking them into small pieces?

I have two compound paths. If i use pathfinder > unite, it combines them but it fills everything with one color. If i use pathfinder > merge, it gets the job done but in the layers it slices ...
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Is there a way to add some padding to an artboard an action?

I am doing the following action to automate Object->Artboards-> Fit to artwork bounds. The problem is the designs look kind of ugly with the artboard so close to the edges. Is there another ...
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Make shapes or objects follow a path symmetrical in illustrator with no overlapping?

I'm on Illustrator 2021, and try to follow the same results as in How to make Objects follow a path (illustrator) (like on the las vegas sign) but can't make it work. My case is that I want to make ...
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How does the Isometric system in Affinity Designer work?

I hope I can articulate this properly. How does the isometric system work under the hood in Affinity Designer? Coming from Illustrator I noticed the power of the isometric system in Affinity with the ...
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Illustrator: Make a bracket with lines of different widths

I want to make a bracket like this, but the longer, top line should be slightly thicker than the vertical, shorter lines. This seems surprisingly hard: I cannot align the lines of different width ...
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Illustrator layer doesn't show when exporting to a PDF

I have an Illustrator layer that when exported to a PDF, the objects in that layer are hidden when viewing in a PDF viewer. This doesn't happen when I export the image for web. All objects are simple ...
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How to disable pencil redraw in Adobe Illustrator?

I can't draw arrow with a pencil in Illustrator. First I draw a half and then I draw a side line, but when I connect it to the main body, Illustrator redraws it to make continuous line How to ...
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Wavy satin like effect

i am trying to replicate this for learning purpose since i found it very eye-catching. So far i have tried both free form and mesh gradient without success. With mesh gradient, i am able to create ...
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How do I select and transform just one layer at a time in Illustrator?

In Illustrator, I pressed something and everything except one selected layer became greyed out and I could transform the single object that was selected. There was also a back arrow (pointing left) at ...
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How do I remove the 'learn' lightbulb button in Illustrator?

Every time I open Illustrator and then create a new document, a blue background tooltip appears at the top right saying 'Catch up with What's New in Illustrator.' with an OK and a Remind me Later ...
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SVG looks different in browser then in WordPress

I exported my logo to wordpress. This is my logo on my site http://kopjezoektfamilie.nl/test/ But when I open my logo in my browser (chrome) it looks like this: I want my logo to look like the last ...