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How do I make the letters seem as a part of the entire type set?

Tldr; Help me identify elements/qualities in "I" that makes it seem belonged to this set Greetings I am a design enthusiast, and to understand typefaces, I started 36 days of type. ...
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Force width when creating a shape in Illustrator?

I'm drawing a shape in Illustrator with multiple sides. I'm trying to make side of the shape 10px wide. How can I force each side of the shape to be 10px thick? Do I have to use a 10px wide shape as a ...
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Why is "new swatch" greyed out in Illustrator?

"New Swatch" is greyed out in Illustrator, but I'd like to use a color. Why is it greyed out? My document color settings are RGB. Those are the only color settings I know about that might ...
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How to recover the cutout image in Photoshop

Hi I am trying an image for website and mobile banner, for website it is going good but for mobile the image seems little incomplete. I want to make the baby face complete for mobile view (portrait ...
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Hi! I'm having trouble converting this drawn graphic into a vector (illustrator)

I'm currently a UX designer doing a favor for a loved one. They have a logo, I'll attach below, but I'm having trouble with the steps to convert this drawn image into a vector in illustator. I haven't ...
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What should be done to a vector file when creating a business card?

Hello I'm creating a business card Size 90mm by 50mm It's going to be printed by offset printing And I am using CMYK color system for the colors, the color of the icons for example the values are like ...
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Methods to create a dotted complex shape. is it possible or do I need to use another tool?

I see illustrations like this and wonder how to create something like this (see the example below). What tool should I use? Is there a lesson on how to create one?
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How to reset zoom tool in illustrator?

I want to reset the zoom tool, I don't want the rectangle to show. I press Ctrl+space bar for the shortcut but instead of just dragging, the rectangle is showing up. How to fix this? Before the tool ...
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using transform each to rotate multiple items, and they keep moving for some reason when I don't need them to

I am using Command + Shift + Alt + D to get Transform each on some items I want rotated by 180 degrees. When the dialog is open, the items move away for some reason, though they have not been moved ...
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Multilevel pie by area/% in Adobe Illustrator

I’m trying to split up pie slices that I've cut from a circle to have a sort of stacked version similar to what you'd get from stacked bar graph, but each slice is a separate stack. I can't figure out ...
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How to change the color of all strokes in appearance tab at the same time

So I've built this wonderful neon glow, and the best way to make it look realistic is to build up a bunch of layers like this as shown in my appearance tab. At least every video and tutorial that I've ...
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Illustrator – Automated Line Extensions

I'm working on creating an action with line extensions in a project, where I need to extend both ends of a line by a predetermined length. However, I'm encountering an issue where recording the action ...
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adobe illustrator Script for textframe having enter key

thanks in advance for any assistance regarding this issue i am not scripting guy i copied this script from somewhere i don't remember var document = app.activeDocument; var TextFrame = activeDocument....
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How do you change the fill color of a copy of a dynamic symbol in Illustrator?

I have a dynamic symbol and I want to change its fill color. Tutorials online show it being very easy: select the symbol, select a fill. I found another question here where it wasn't working for the ...
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How can one consistently box select vertices in Illustrator?

I want to draw a box around a group of vertices and then have them be selected. The "Direct Selection" tool can do this, but only if you start your click outside of a object. If you start ...
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Illustrator Gradient Changes on Export!

I have an image that's an application icon for a webapp. It's a pretty simple layout. The background is a rounded rectangle with a light grey to grey gradient. When I export this image as an .svg, ...
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Illustrator: Making Round Corners "Real"?

I've drawn a square, and I've use the "Round Corners" effect to give that square... well, round corners. Thing like a modern day app icon. The problem is, I want to now manipulate this shape....
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How do I separate portions of an icon in adobe illustrator?

I have a rasterized icon. As you can see, portions of it are blue. I also have an svg of this same icon but it is a compound shape and those individual pieces are not isolated; it is all black. So if ...
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Illustrator how to make object ends sharp and free hand like?

I have been looking for a way to make object ends sharp but can't find a decent method. So far I have discovered that I can make sharp ends on lines with strokes. This is the object I want to use it ...
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Custom arrowhead not aligning to the bottom of the stroke when scaled

Is it possible to align the arrowhead to the width of the stroke, rather than the vector point of the stroke when scaling the arrowhead? Like this example in use: The first being the original ...
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Illustrator: after opening an svg, how do I make all used colors into swatches?

I opened an svg in illustrator. My swatches panel was empty. I want it to have all the colors used in the svg. How do I do that?
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Scaling down Stroked lines

I have several lines and arcs with different Strokes and want to scale down all objects similarly. When I select and Shift+Drag, all objects scaled down but lines Strokes. How can I change scale of ...
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Can not save as PDF from large artboards in illustrator

I have a 530 cm (=208 inches) document in illustrator and want to save it as PDF. Due to limitation of saving as PDF (maximum 200 inches=508 cm), is there any trick to do it for larger than 200 inches ...
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How do I center two objects in perspective plane

I select these two objects with the perspective selection took, then I go to the align menu and center them horizontally. The result is that the objects are no longer in perspective. You can see ...
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Setting export location when using quick actions

I’m setting up some quick actions to improve my workflow, one is that I export a jpg of the artboard to a certain folder for each job I do. ie. every job I do has a 3 folder directory, and my working ...
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InDesign - Replace text field from file

I'm trying to make a document where on each page there is some text (e.g. name) that is updated based on a text file that contains the list of the desired text for each page. (Imagine a document with ...
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a Small Line when exporting a Seamless texture [duplicate]

Hi everyone this is my first post so im just gonna tell the problem here : Everytime i export this image either in PNG or Jpeg Format theres always a Line on the box i dont know where it come from ...
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Reduce "boldness" of text-converted shape

As a newbie to Illustrator, I'm struggling to find a way to reduce the "boldness" of the shape converted from text (see image). Is there a way to reduce the line thickness of this shape?
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How to/Help create a CIELAB color space wheel in Adobe illustrator?

I am trying to create an RGB approximation of the CIELAB color space wheel for a* and b*. I know that effectively the there needs to be an angular/conical gradient from a central point with Yellow (...
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How to stroke only part of the path? [duplicate]

I want to add a outline, so I select the object and apply a stroke. But I want be able to stroke only the outer path not the internal (marked yellow). Is this even possible? tried using scissors and ...
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Adobe Illustrator can't change color profile

The colours in Adobe Illustrator have suddenly turned horrible, blue looks purple. I've been trying to search for help on the topic but everyone is able to click "Edit > Assign Profile" ...
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Illustrator ruler pixelated and white canvas background

So my screen background is white and the ruler is pixelated, but only for this one document. It also doesn't do it for other people in my team? What could be the causes for these artifacts I am seeing?...
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How to use the Shape Designer Tool after warping a shape? On Illustrator

I would like to use the Shape Designer Tool, after deforming my shape, but this is what it shows me, it's possible? Convert or I don't know, after shape distort. THANKS.
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how to make the outline pass only outside the shape

on illustrator I would like to have only one outline that would be outside, I cannot merge otherwise the colors will not be different and I tried to create an outline by duplicating the shape behind ...
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Strange artifacts appearing in Illustrator 3D extrude & bevel for curved paths

I am trying to make a 3D graphic using Illustrator. The graphic is supposed to consist of a cuboidal structure that is bent in some regions. I have been able to make the graphic by first making the 2D ...
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Illustrator - "Please Select Two Overlapping Paths"

I have two objects, a rectangle and a flower pattern. They are overlapping. One is a group, the other is a rectangle. I would like to crop the flower pattern using the overlap of the two. I'm ...
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Artboard dimensions for very large print when using effects? [duplicate]

I'm new to printing illustrations from Illustrator. I have a project that needs to be printed to a large canvas (about 10ft x 8ft). I've got a lot of blur and grain effects, and I'd like these to ...
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Conversion to pdf file? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble exporting a file to PDF. These bubbles are vectors, and when I print them directly from Illustrator, they are fine. However, when I convert them to a print-ready PDF, they end up ...
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Change color of all lines on a design

I was working on a project and all of a sudden out of nowhere, all of my lines on the project turned black from white and I have had no success in changing them back to white again. how do you change ...
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Artboard size for projects in illustrator

Student here. What size artboards do people use? If I'm designing a business card, is the idea that you make the artboard the exact same size as the card. Or do you leave a bit of room on the edge.
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How to draw and manage complex shapes separately from their different shadow types in vector graphics?

Scenario: Given 2D vector art of a cylinder with heavy bark texture, or a cube with very strong coarse gravel texture... I would like to be able to show each in different scenes but at different times ...
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Illustrator. Spacing between parallel lines of art brush

Hello everyone I am new to Adobe illustrator and I am trying to create a brush that allows me to draw a path with double parallel lines. I have created an art brush and everything works correctly, the ...
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How to do a "Turing Pattern" dither/halftone effect?

I've been searching for a way to do a halftone like this: As you can see this is not a simple halftone effect, with circles or anything. It uses the Turing Pattern as the filler element, but it also ...
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How do I copy a color from one project to another in Illustrator?

I have a project that has a color. I want to use that color in a different project. How do I copy a color from one project to another? From what I've looked up, it seems like one has to do something ...
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Generate a Vector File of Pixel Art with Hard Pixelated Edges [duplicate]

I am working on a project where I am engraving some pixel artwork onto an acrylic sheet using laser cutting. This process requires a vector file for the laser, but whenever I try to vectorize my ...
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How to create this image of a simulated finished needlepoint [duplicate]

Hi, I am looking for any tips on how this person made this image. It seems like a filter of some kind used with a pixel image of a cat. The trick is each "stitch" is different so it is not ...
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How to extend lines for a shape in Illustrator

I've made a shape in Illustrator by taking a square and a circle, selecting both and choosing the Unite option in Pathfinder. So I now have this shape: However, I want to extend some of the lines on ...
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How do you make a multiplication sign in Illustrator?

It looks like an "x" but not quite. I am using Adobe Illustrator 2023 on a Mac, if that matters.
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Moving anchor point more precise

I have logged in with another Adobe account on Ai and now when I try to move one single anchor point, I can't move it very precise, moving steps are too big/large. Is this a setting I have to adjust?
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In what direction do I take this animation?

I have a reference image to design my animation according to, here it is: Now my graphic is much simpler and this is how it is, The reference animation is described as "Open hand makes a small ...
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