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Tool for the Image documentation

I want to document my images and looking for a tool like this as in the image below. I want to highlight my image feature like the pink arrow, is there any tool for this to highlight features of an ...
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How can I make arbitrary shadows on vector like this?

So as the title says, how can i make arbitrary shadows on vector like this without some colored vector on which that shadow will be put?
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Export svg with same gradient stops

How to export svg from illustrator so that no extra gradient stops added,except added by me. I am trying to export svg from illustrator, it adds extra gradient stops in exported svg. Say I have a ...
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Export svg compatible for web using illustrator

I am trying to export svg using Adobe Illustrator (AI). Exporting as svg is straight forward as save as option is available. I am working with file downloaded from internet. I am new to AI, having ...
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Replacing banners content in an EPS file

I have some EPS banners with an image in it. The original EPS was a template but I want my own image in it. This is the original: And here is what I get when I open it with Illustrator: Now to edit ...
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How to create multi-gradient reflection on Illustrator?

I want to replicate this multi-coloured reflection on illustrator. I tried using feathering and free-form gradient, but haven't had any success.
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Having trouble applying distress bitmap w/ clipping mask vs. opacity mask

I am trying to figure out how to apply a distressed effect using a clipping mask. I am having difficulty recreating what I have next to me on the left, when I try to apply the clipping mask I'm told I'...
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How can I find “hidden” colors in an Illustrator document?

I made a color group of black and white objects. But it shows 3 different blacks and 1 gray and 1 white color in the swatch. How can I isolate or find/see those specific colours that are unwanted in ...
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Numbering dots in illustrator - connect the dots

I'd like to ask how can I automatically number dots in illustrator. I used the stroke key and dashed lines to make the dots, and I have no problem applying them to a path. The problem I have is ...
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When I save a photo, which includes a logo (eps format), as a jpeg the logo looks blurry

I'm creating an ad, in illustrator, which includes a photo and the company logo on top. The company logo is in .eps format. When I export the file for web use, as a jpeg, the photo is clear but the ...
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How to subtract a shape from another one grabbing gradient continuity?

I wanna "cut" a triangle (see above, the black one) from that rectangle's left bottom corner, but when I use pathfinder or shape builder tools to do that, the triangle "assumes" the rectangle's full ...
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How to select direct layer in Illustrator?

I am creating a Halloween drawing and I am creating a pumpkin right now. I have a main layer with background and inside a pumpkin layer and inside a many pumpkin layers, now I want to select only that ...
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How do I remove the muddy when I make a 2 Color Gradient? (Adobe Illustrator CC 2019, v23.1)

In the image below you'll see two gradients: Both were made in Illustrator (CC 2019, v23.1) Both use the colors #ee2d38 and #624a9e Both swatches are set to the same Color Mode as the Color Space ...
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How to configure Illustrator in mm? [duplicate]

When I create a new document, everything is showed in Points not in mm despite that I have configured Illustrator to use mm instead of inches: How can I change that ?
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Adobe Illustrator 2019 text cannot be seen after certain point

I am using a template from the internet and was trying to change some text and add a dash - but the text goes invisible after a certain point. If I delete the last letter of the text I can see the - ...
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How to make the middle selection point appear sooner?

Here I cannot extend my shape vertically because I miss the middle selection point: However if I zoom one step further it appears: How to make it appear always or sooner in the zoom level?
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Change selection mode for rotated shapes in Illustrator

I have created a bunch of diagonal lines. When I select them I have a rotated selection box which is not what I want. Instead I want what I drew in red: How to change the selection mode to reflect ...
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How to distort a part of a raster image like you do with a shape?

As an example I have a raster image as shown: I want to crop a specific part of that image : And distort it by its corner points like this : Can someone please explain to me how to do that using AI ...
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Select same fill colour

working in Illustrator I have multiple layers that I want to retain before bringing into After Effects. Some of my elements have been filled using a Wacom and not filled the traditional way (pictured)....
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How to open Illustrator or Photoshop in new Desktop on MacOS?

I am working with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and I prefer to work in fullscreen mode in a separate Desktop as is often used with working on MacOS but when I want to create a new Desktop I cant do ...
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opening Illustrator template file (.ait) for editing results in untitled.ai

I'm using CC 2018. I created a business card template by saving the art via File --> Save as Template. Double clicking that file in the finder opens a regular Illustrator document (.ai) with the saved ...
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Illustrator - Removing the blank space below a letter

Objective I am trying to create a logo in png format with the size of 512x512. The shape is round, so i need the edges of the background to be transparent. Problem The letter has some weird space ...
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Pattern brush options

I've been playing around with the different options suggested in this question. Does anyone have any insight in the pattern brush option? I've tried using the blend tool for three different boxes and ...
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Complex gradient object with transparent center

This question is a follow-up to this answer. Does doing it this way mean I can make the centre of the tube transparent? If not, are there any alternative procedures that would allow me to make the ...
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Gradients - complex shape - Illustrator

Hoping someone can help as this is driving me mad. I have an initial opaque shape, which will be filled in a light grey: I'm using a duplication of the shape to fill with gradients to lay on top. ...
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How to cut transparent objects without losing transparency in Illustrator?

I want to do a seamless pattern with transparent objects but when I cut my pattern objects lose their transparency. I have not found out why this is happening yet. Could someone help me understand ...
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Can someone explain me the concept of image resolution in photoshop in relation to indesign and illustrator?

My file has resolution of 150 ppi, i duplicate that file and made another one of resolution of 300 ppi, with resample checkbox turned off. As a consequence of that, pixels from both images haven't ...
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Jagged edges on curves and diagonals in Illustrator 2018 - just unable to fix it

Illustrator 2018 Windows 7 64 bit This is a question that seems to have been asked many times before and I have tried all of the suggestions given to those questions but they do not seem to cure my ...
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Add an artboard between two specific artboards in Adobe Illustrator?

I have 38 artboards with many objects on them. Suddenly I found out I need to add an artboard between two of exist artboards. Artboards Panel just can add artboards at the end of existing sheets, but ...
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Weird grey line/border in white space in Adobe Illustrator

While using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.1 release on a Macbook, I get these strange lines as outlines/connecting around my shapes and they appear even in my png and pdf exports. See image below. In the ...
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Marking overlapping paths with off-color borders

Say I have an image of a rose which I want to trace: I construct a few curvature shapes with it's stroke weight set to 5 like so: Say I'd now like to see which stroke is placed over another, is ...
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Drinking Straw stripe pattern Illustrator

I'm Trying to draw a drinking straw on illustrator, with stripe pattern. I've tryied using pen tool, converting the line into outline stroke and setting pattern from swatches but the straw pattern is ...
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How to fill space with color between two different layers?

I draw a simple snake for my game and I created it with brush tool. Now I want to fill this drawing between lines that are on different layers, image that I want to paint this drawning as a normal kid....
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Segmented isometric grid

I am a beginner when using Adobe Illustrator so I have been searching the web for answers and tips. I came across this thread about Isometric design using a grid and someone mentioned something about ...
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How does Amazon compress its images so well? [closed]

I'm working on reducing the size of my dom content, As an example, Amazon's current home page graphic is 1500x600px, while remaining only 88.8K (link) and shows very little jpg artifacting. How are ...
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How do i cut out a shape from multiple objects with different fills? [duplicate]

I want to cut out some text out of a rectangle made up of different objects with different patterns as fillings so that I end up with the text in negative space, but whatever I try, it doesn't work. I ...
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Sharing illustrator files with other users

Currently we’ve got a network folder where 10 graphic designers save their work. We use this drive to open the files, work on them and save them one by one. More often than not, our files become ...
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How can I make these 2 shapes join smoothly?

I draw a curve and then draw a rectangle below it. The curve stroke is 6, and the rectangle stroke is 3. I cannot move the rectangle to match the curve. It always has a little bit of a gap. How can ...
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How to resize a painted object in Illustrator?

I have an outline of a small robot figure. I used the paintbrush tool to colour him in and now I want to be able to resize him. Of course though when I simply resize him, his outline works fine but ...
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Blend to transparent doesn't work!

I'm trying to blend this world map into transparent. It works just fine with a rectangle. I also tried increasing or decreaing the steps and different blend options, nothing works.. Anyone how I can ...
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Any way to either resize objects a long a path/using a brush or use symbols in a halftone effect?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this but i'm looking to recreate the effect in the image below. Is there an easy way to have each object resize individually along a path or using a brush to form ...
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Should we increase saturation and brightness on CMYK colors?

I already heard that when we're gonna pick a correspondent CMYK color from a RGB one, it's "recommended" increasing saturation and brightness in order to get a better printing result, because every ...
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Converting text to an svg image [duplicate]

I recently asked my graphics designer to create an SVG image for the background of the homepage of my website (to be used via the background-image css property). I asked her to just write gibberish (...
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World graphic to Cylinder Illustrator

I'm not an Illustrator expert user. I'd like to draw a sort of "globe", but using a cylinder instead of a sphere. can anyone help me to find a start point? I don't know where to start placing textures
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Weird SVG stroke after exporting from illustrator [duplicate]

I've just exported my logo from Adobe Illustrator into SVG format for use on the web, since PNG files just aren't cutting it any more in terms of quality. Everything's going fine until I zoom into ...
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How to replicate this spiral/radial stripes effect?

How would one replicate this effect? I've tried transforming a stripe by rotating and scaling it, but it just doesn't have the clean edges of this spiral.
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When drawing a circle 2x2cm with stroke thickness 0,01mm and stroke center the top right part of the circle gets weird

As you can see in the picture the circle is fine everywhere except for the weird stuff on the right. Any idea how I can overcome this? The thickness needs to be 0,01mm (0,028pt) and the stroke ...
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How to correctly save a file to CMYK and PMS formats?

I finished my new logo and always I make a logo, I pick CMYK format, thinking on print and vector first. I created a color scheme using Adobe Color by setting up the HEX values. As you may know, Adobe ...
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How to make my laser cutter follow my paths in a logical order?

I have a Trotec Speedy 300 and when I print some shapes imported from a DXF into Illustrator (lines are joined, red and thickness is 0.0001 mm), the laser cutter is printing one segment then it jumps ...
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What is the difference between the pencil tool, the pen tool, and the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator?

Is there any difference between the three besides that the brush and pencil are much more flexible than the pen?