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I cant find a saved symbols or graphic styles when i start to work on a new file. how to fix this problem?

i saved a symbol on adobe illustrator to work on later, but when I open a new file I cant find the symbol anymore on library. I realized this happened when i tried to save graphic styles as well. What ...
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How to export Image Trace output in outline without clicking the Expand button and set the fill to none? [duplicate]

My goal is to output image that has been Image Trace in outline without clicking the Expand button and set the fill to none. The problem are: Exporting the layer with View box set to Outlines will ...
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How to multiply and wrap objects around a circle - Illustrator

I am trying to recreate this design. I have the shapes already needed for it, but I can't think of a way to make the design digitally. Is there some process of doing this or am I stuck just manually ...
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How to add more palette in the Image Trace's Colors options? [duplicate]

My goal is to Image Trace an image and recolor it with specific sets of color by the AI. The problem are: I don't know how to edit the Document library. I need to compare between 3 artboards (4/8/12 ...
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Illustrator pattern grid clipping image

How do I fix this? Pieces of the design are getting cut off (right and bottom side of the yellow, top and left side of the green). Any help would be appreciated! (to answer a reply that was deleted - ...
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How to go about making a 3D contour map

Relatively new to graphic design; I wanted to ask how to go about creating a 3D contour map reminiscent of this hand-cut art piece. Is it something that requires 3D software like Dimension or Blender, ...
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What is the precise transform for a circle onto an isometric grid?

What are the precise parameters of the ellipse that results when a circle of diameter 1 is projected from an orthonormal grid onto an isometric grid? Working on isometric transformation of my TTRPG ...
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Objects on top of colored objects change color - ILLUSTRATOR

I am working with vector graphics designing mugs, but whenever I place an object on top of the mug, the object is changing color. I am noticing it is also happening to all my objects. The top object ...
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The object "Script Name" is not currently available

I made an action, inside this action, there is a script (about set Artboard 4 Active) when I play it as a batch I get an error The object "Script" is not currently available. so the script ...
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calligraphy brush

after writing a hand written letter with calligraphy brush when i want to add some details with pencil tool it does not add the detail on same brush and it automatically turns into basic brush instead ...
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Ai to PDF - Don't include portion of images hidden by clipping mask

I have created an AI file that contains images that have portions hidden by clipping masks. When I save this AI file as a PDF file, the PDF file contains the full images. Is there a way to save to PDF ...
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How can I SELECT multiple artboards To duplicate them in Adobe Illustrator with action or with script?

I have like 270 files each file have 4 artboards, So I want to duplicate the ArtB(3) and ArtB(4) For 80 times, but I need a script to select the artboards that i need then duplicate them in action to ...
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Any guidance to create this sharp bevel effect?

I am experienced with the Creative suite but I think there's several ways to achieve this. A part of me thinks that this is a 3D model with added render effects/extra processing to make it look ever ...
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Multiple objects change 1 colour in gradient

In Illustrator, I have multiple objects. All have the same colours as their gradient but they have different locations and opacities with different rotations. When I select the entire group my ...
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Why my stroke goes when I fill a color using eye-dropper tool in adobe illustrator

I am very new to adobe illustrator and I am trying to fill some colors on my drawn shapes. But the only problem I am facing is whenever I am trying to fill color to any object using the eyedropper (I) ...
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How can I extend the wood floor in this image?

I'm a bit new to Photoshop. This is the picture I'm working with: https://ibb.co/Dt9VvRr I want to extend the bottom to make a more square image. This means extending the wooden-board floor downwards, ...
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Illustrator stroke artifact when using gradient

Here's an example of what's happening. I've got a 3 color gradient blend on this stroke and it's doing this weird layering in the preview. I'm not sure if this is going to export when I rasterize or ...
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Dealing with opacity in adobe illustrator using the Numberpad keys

Can someone please tell me if I need to adjust how can I deal with opacity without going in the properties section in adobe illustrator? I am familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Figma, and we can simply ...
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Save Illustrator gradients to Libraries

I would like to save some gradient fills to my (Adobe-)Library in Illustrator for use in other projects. When I select a graphic with a gradient fill I can only save the graphic to my Library, not the ...
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Script for ; Select Same fill color and object group for all colors separately

In Illustrator 2019 CMD+G does not work to select all the colors. I need to select all the separate colors and make them groups. Does anyone have a script that would do this please?
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Pen Tool: Can the angle or length of the handle be constrained while the other attribute is manipulated?

When using the pen-tool in Adobe Illustrator, I often wish that to keep the same angle on the handle but adjust the the length, or vice versa and keep the same length while adjusting the angle. This ...
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Illustrator CC equivalent to the InDesign Gap tool?

Just wondering if there is an illustrator cc equivalent of the gap tool in InDesign? I find myself constantly tweaking the gaps between objects and its a bit fiddly. My method is usually to duplicate ...
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Trouble with distributing space between diagonal rows

I'm trying to space out these diagonal rows evenly, but I have failed to accomplish this, since they seem to take random positions every time I use either Horizontal Distribute Space or Horizontal ...
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Why does my fill go outside the path?

So I just want to fill that path with color but this happens. When it is not filled or in 0% opacity, it looks really normal, no doubled edges or things. I don't know how to fix that.
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Perspective grid not appearing illustrator CC

For some reason the perspective grid is not appearing when I click on the tool. I have even created a new document and selected the tool again and it still does not appear.
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How to create perspective making a supermarket aisle. Illustrator CC

I am about to embark on recreating a supermarket aisle. There is perspective involved and I am wondering whether using the perspective grid is the best tool I have never used it before. I am also ...
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Best method to illustrate random shapes using the shapebuilder tool? Illustrator CC

So I traced a series of shapes to give the impression of grocceries in a trolley. I first used the pen tool making intersecting lines and then using the shapebuilder tool filled with colour and ...
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How to deal with lost pdf figure in eps file?

I am making a figure which includes several subfigures with adobe illustrator. Some of the subfigures are copied & pasted from .pdf files, which include a figrue, respectively. However, after ...
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distorting live paint objects

I am a hobbyist graphic designer, looking to recreate part of this image, specifically the top half with the sun: Right now, I made a crude copy using line segments, and filled them in with live ...
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Drop Shadow outside the canvas when exporting in Illustrator?

I am trying to export the canvas of an illustrator file only to svg but when I try to open the file, the drop shadow of the objects in my file are still visible outside the canvas. I am relatively new ...
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Wacom tablet/pen with Illustrator

I just acquired a Wacom Intuos CTL4100, and I'm trying to use pressure sensitivity with Illustrator's calligraphic brush tool. I've set the Size to Pressure, and the Variation to match the Size, but ...
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Shapebuilder tool creating too many anchor points illustrator CC

I've used the shape builder tool to slice off the edge of some lines using a background shape as a guide. The background shape however now has lots of anchor points from where the lines intersected. ...
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Is there a shortcut to unlock image instead of trying to find it in layers? Illustrator CC

I have an image thats locked on a layer but I am not sure which layer it is. Is there a way to direct select the image to unlock it instead of trying to hunt through my layers trying to find it?
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Illustrator - stroke disappears in Draw Inside mode

I tried to draw a circle inside a rectangle using the Draw Inside mode, and when I did it the stroke around the rectangle simply disappeared. Strangely, the fill stayed the same, of course apart from ...
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Why are my export files different from my Indesign artboards? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out why on my exported files, some pages have crossed over onto each other. They are outside the bleed line so I expect them to be trimmed however, some tutorials, etc do not have ...
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Zoom in jumps to another part on the screen illustrator CC

I recently installed CC and am using the zoom command + and I expect it usually to zoom in closer to where I am but it keeps jumping to another place on the screen. Assuming this can be fixed in ...
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Is there a way to make illustrator tools dynamic like Corel Draw?

One of reasons I prefer CorelDraw (or any other) over illustrator is that CorelDraw tools are dynamic i.e. when I click on one tools, its more options and features appear in the above tools bar. For ...
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How can I replicate this spiral ripple effect in Illustrator?

I'm trying to recreate this effect, or something similar, in Illustrator. I've tried messing around with blends and the transform effect, but so far I haven't had much luck wrapping my brain around ...
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How to save "Export for Screens" settings

I use the Export for Screens feature to make the various needed resolutions for iOS devices. Since this project targets iOS, iPadOS and macOS, it's a lot of sizes, like 9 or 10. It doesn't save these ...
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how do i trace images in illlustrator and or photoshop?

I'm new to the graphic design stuff and am just starting to learn how to use Adobe Creative Cloud. I usually do traditional art but I wanted to make some of my art on paper into better digital art ...
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Open AI file at zoom setting "fit to screen"

I work on A4 sized artboards most of the time. However, when I open a file (saved as PDF), AI always opens it zoomed out (about 60%) which is too small for me to see the details. Having to press cmd+0 ...
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How to Output Color Separations as Vectors from Illustrator

My project is to implement a four color design in vinyl using a cutter/plotter, so each color needs to be cut separately. My plan had been to simply produce a PDF of the separations and send each of ...
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Why can't I chose my User Defined swatches when recoloring an artwork?

I usually select my user-defined swatches when recoloring an artwork in Illustrator (Edit > Edit Colors > Recolor With Preset). My .ase files are in the Illustrator Application folder, inside ...
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adobe illustrator cannot export text elements with multiple lines to svg

I am using Adobe Illustrator to generate SVG files. However, I find that when I try to export a textual element with multiple lines, that element is exported as svg paths, not svg text elements. If ...
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How to toggle the visibility of multiple layers at once in illustrator

I am currently working with an .ai file which has many many layers. I would be taking the same file to after effects later. I don't need to transport all those layers to AE. As I am moving through the ...
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How to have consistent stroke width in placed AI documents on InDesign?

I'm making an instruction manual on InDesign. I have pictures which have been exported from CAD software and then refined in Illustrator. They are line drawings and I want to have a consistent stroke ...
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adobe illustrator reflect one handler

I only have 1 handler on the point. Is there a way to add the other one symmetrically ?
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How to implement a smooth Zig Zag without bleeding?

so I am trying to recreate this wave effect that I found online. Just like the original image: I want about four smooth ridges from the center, as well as have the circle (focal point) in which they ...
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How do I create spiked shading in Illustrator

I am trying to create shading similar to this, where the shading is spikey, how would I go about doing that in illustrator?
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Looking to create a complex gradient design, preferably as a vector

I'm a fashion student and I'm designing a print for a piece of knitwear I am producing. I was wondering if anyone would know how to reproduce a gradient along the lines of the mock up attached. I ...
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