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Huge unwanted artboard created by default in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020

I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 25.2.1 on Windows 10 Pro. After launching Illustrator, I click "Create new" and choose "HDV/HDTV 1080" document type under the Film & Video tab. ...
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Illustrator CS6 rounding corners

Im trying to trace a logo with a slight rounded corner.I have on the other corners been using the shapebuilder tool using the eclipse shape to form the corner but this one is so slight I am wondering ...
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why the (ALT + right-click) brush resizing shortcuts does not work in illutrsator?

I bought an adobe illustrator, but when I tried to change the size or the hardness of the brush with (ALT + right-click) it doesn't work. and when I try with [ and ] keys, the size of the brush does ...
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Fixing an error in the RandomSwatchesFill.jsx script?

I am trying to assign random colors to vector shapes in Illustrator 2021 on my Mac (running macOS BigSur). With some research, I found the script below. Each time I run it, however, I get an error ...
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Convert a low resolution raster image to vector

I have an raster image like this. That I would like to convert into an svg. I tried the Image Trace option in Illustrator thinking that it would makes colored squares on top of a black box but that ...
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Changing Brush style for Scribble tool (fill) in Illustrator

I want a scribble effect (as if someone had taken a pencil and scribbled out this headline), and I can get the desired brush style (pictured here as the circle) when I draw, but not when I use the ...
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Smart guides not working properly with custom guides in Illustrator

Here's a video showing my issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNAyd7jpAs&ab_channel=niuage I don't think I have any "snapping" enabled, apart from "smart guides", but it ...
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In Illustrator, is it possible to preview both outlines and bitmaps at the same time

This is my use-case: I am generating about 20 postcards that are simply artwork on a white backround. The scans of the artwork all have a white border, but sometimes the border is not even on all four ...
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Rounded corner effect being copied when merging with shapebuilder tool

I am using illustrator CS6 and I am making a rectangle with a rounded corner. What I have done is make 2 rectangles but have one with rounded corners through effect>styalize>rounded corners. I ...
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Placing image to a set scale illustrator CS6

I'm following a tutorial using a later version of illustrator but I've noticed that they have a feature similar to InDesign where you can click and drag out the image to the scale you want when ...
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How would I morph two illustrated shapes in After Effects?

I'm trying to animate a logo (left) in AE and want it to end up like the one on the right. I created these in AI and copy/pasted them straight from AI instead of importing each artboard. I've tried ...
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Is there any easy way to convert shapes in Powerpoint to adobe illustrator so they are editable?

I have 40 figures which I generated largely in powerpoint (text boxes, lines, etc all from the program in addition to copy pasted images). Is there any way to convert these files to an illustrator ...
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What is Registration in swatches and what's the use of it? [duplicate]

I tried to understand it on this article but couldn't understand it. I'm observing this for couple of years but never really thought about it much. Also, sometimes when I'm working on something using ...
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Import an Illustrator file into After Effects keeping the group names and hierarchy?

I imported a file from Illustrator to After Effects, but when I converted the layers to shape layers the group names were changed to "Group 1", "Group 2" etc. and also the whole ...
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How can I color a part of a letter in Illustrator?

I'm trying to color the arms of a capital T in Georgia font on Illustrator for a project, but I can't do it. Can someone explain to me how to accomplish this?
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Illustrator technical drawings format from Indesign

I'm designing a big products catalog with lot of technical drawings, every product has at least one drawings made in illustrator and linked (from an assets server). In the catalog, often dimensional ...
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Why does this SVG document not open correctly in Adobe Illustrator (latest version of creative cloud)

I have an SVG file called gear.svg with the following contents: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 56 56"><defs/><path d="M25.45 14.84a.67.67 ...
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How can I draw this effect in Illustrator?

Does anybody know how to draw this in illustrator? Thanks.
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Distribute spacing by a specific amount is not working correctly

I am creating a lot of small circles and then I tried to ditribute them evenly using the "Distribute Spacing" and then selecting on the "Align to Key Object" by selecting on one of ...
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Automatically “Export with Artboards” on Save?

In Photoshop, there is the Generate > Image Assets option which will automatically export all of the properly named layers when I save the main PSD file. Is there a similar option or script that ...
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How to add a handle to a node in Illustrator - without deforming the shape of the other end?

Is there any way for to add an additional handle to an anchor that has one already, without interfering with the current position of the existing handle? If you draw a circle in illustrator, you can ...
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How to fix this typing along path…illustrator

How do I fix the arch to match the circle shape in the background? LIke is there a way to type along a path but have it be right through the center of the path instead of above or below it?
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Why does my vector shrinks in height and width when opened in Illustrator? Like 30cm length becomes 30mm

Hello so I had been sent an Illustrator file thru Gdrive to edit, it is a sewing pattern so it's just made up of different types of lines and a few texts. I send the file back and when they checked ...
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How to get this overlap effect in illustrator?

I don't know if similar question has been asked before, but can anyone help me to turn this: ...into something like this: I was following a tutorial but it didn't show what effects and tools were ...
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Align stroke along path (oval shape)

I'm trying to create this eye icon with eye lashes in illustrator: But I'm not sure how I can align the the lashes (which are little strokes) along the oval shape. I've tried with the blend tool by ...
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Extra space beneath font

I am facing a problem. I want to apply 'vertical-align bottom' between the word 'voice and the circle. The extra space beneath the word 'voice' dsnt let that happen. I want to get rid of the extra ...
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Adobe Illustrator Layers not behaving as they should

I am tearing my hair out over this issue. I'm working in Adobe Illustrator to design a logo and the layers are not behaving as they should - the text at the bottom of my image is the top layer, yet it ...
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How to achieve a “vapor” text look

So, I see these two posters on Pinterest and I was really wondering about how such vaporous, grainy looks were achieved. I thought maybe scanning then working on the scan in Photoshop ? I have no idea....
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Adobe illusrator 2d, creating simple dent like effect on skin

I would like to create a logo where an item is tightly secured to human skin, like it was tied up with rope and I want to make it look like there's something behind that objects that would indicate ...
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Smudging of colors in Adobe illustrator

Is there any method to smudge colors in Adobe illustrator?
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Is there more than one method of creating a curve with the pen tool?

I've noticed in some tutorials that when using the pen tool to create curves it is - click and drag and then clicking to another point and the curve is made. I find myself clicking on one point first ...
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Saving EPS without invisible layers?

To save time and avoid having dozens of files to sift through, I have one masterfile for some labels that share a background and have varying information. Unfortunately this means that every EPS I ...
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Is the colour mixer a feature that is not available in CS6?

I am following along with a tutorial and using Illustrator CS6 version. It mentions a colour mixer but I can't find it. I am wondering if this feature is for later versions? Also if there is an ...
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Fill colours in shapebuilder tool not in the CS6 version?

Im following a tutorial, I noticed using the shapebuilder tool there is an option in the version the tutor is using where you are able to also colour the shapes using the tool and seperate them with ...
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Round corners of shape illustrator CS6 version

I am following an illustrator tutorial using CS6 trying to round the corners of a rectangle and I noticed that the small circles that appear on the Illustrator video tutorial on the shape don't appear ...
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Illustrator - How to align different sections of text

I am creating a coffee shop menu. How can I achieve proper alignment? I have tried using the Tab key but this doesn't create uniformity. Rough example below. I have spent soo much time trying to work ...
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Is it possible to set the width in Adobe illustrator to 45m?

It's for printing in a scaffold sheeting roll and client wants me to format it in three different sizes: 3m x 45m – 2m Height Print 3m x 45m – 1.8m Height Print 2m x 45m – 1m Height Print I'm not ...
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How to force whole numbers to have one decimal place in Adobe Illustrator?

I make a lot of graphs using Illustrator for my company. Unfortunately, the graphing tool in Illustrator is very archaic. When adding number labels to graphs, Illustrator automatically removes .0 from ...
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Writing GREP Wildcard Script for Illustrator without prompts

I found a script on here that adds percentage symbols to numbers in illustrator. It works great and I figured out way to auto populate the fields with the needed strings to run the code without having ...
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Is it possible to scale whole design based on a key object in illustrator?

Is there a easy way to scale this "truck" based on the size of the wheeles (just for illustration purposes? Let's just say I know that the size of the front wheele should be exactly 30cm in ...
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How to curve letters with “type on a path”?

I am using the "type on a path" tool to write around a circle, but in addition to changing the position/rotation of letters, I'd like to curve the letters themselves. As in, if I put a row ...
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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

I have been struggling with this for last few days and decided to get expert help here. I have drawing like below (original art is more complex) which was created using brush strokes (no built-in ...
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Is this logo too asymmetrical or does it matter?

I'm designing a logo for a startup called “peak development” that requires some sort of mountain peak in the title. I'm happy enough with the concept, basically the A is the peak, but one option has ...
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How to smoothly bend a shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I have been trying to bend a shape this way, but I find it hard, I don't know which tool should I use and even if I should start with a shape. How is it possible to achieve these sort of smoothly ...
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How to make dependant object sizes and positions in Adobe Illustrator?

I apologize for the way of formulating my question and problem. I am a newbie so bear with me. Let's say that I have a one big circle (circle A), then I have multiple circles whose centres are on the ...
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The true/right isometric?

i started learning how to create isometric illustrations. The first step is the isometric grid to work better. Is there a standard/right/true way? I found different tutorials and was a bit confused ...
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Shape Builder Tool not working?

I created this "template" to create minimal logo with the Shape Builder Tool. But when I try to merge yellow field AI always also marks all of the red fields including the yellow field. Do ...
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How do you change just one fill in the appearance of many objects in Illustrator?

TLDR; I can't seem to drag a fill from the swatches to replace one of two fills defined in an appearance. How do you do this? When I update an appearance with multiple fills, it updates both fills ...
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how do i align line segments that are supposed to branch off from another line?

this is something i surely should know by now but i've somehow found a way to avoid it being a problem up to this point. is there an easy way to connect these lines so that they look as if they are ...
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Exporting a clipping mask object - Illustrator keeps the clipped object as transparent space

I've looked all over the stack and internet but haven't been able to find the exact answer. I've tried doing the legacy "File > Export > Export As" and ticking "use artboard" ...