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How do I learn a certain type (link given) of digital art?

So I have this friend on Instagram who posts digital art (her Instagram is maegandawnsyiem, it's the first link that you see on Google), and I am so in love and fascinated by it. I really want to ...
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Unable to “paint” text with the type tool with Illustrator CS6

I am completely unable to "paint" text with the type tool. What I mean by painting is I can't click and drag to select the text, therefore I can't select specific parts of the text to modify and I ...
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Exporting from Illustrator is pixelated

I am trying to export sprites from illustrator so I can later import them to unity. I have a ring asset that I am trying to export. The steps I followed: - Draw a circle (250 by 250 px and 3px black ...
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Open SVG and keep responsive settings

I have an svg which when I exported from AI I set the "Responsive" setting to false so that it would write the actual width and height tags to the document. Problem I'm finding is when I re-open the ...
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How to remove all color from SVG image in Illustrator?

I have this PNG image and I need to erase "all" colors, including the white light on front, vest and belly, seeing only the outlines' image, because once that's done, I'm gonna convert it to SVG. This ...
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Document Color Profile & Settings in Illustrator

I have to edit pdf files. The way I am doing it right now is that I am importing it page by page in Illustrator. When I "Place" each page from the pdf file in a new document I get the following ...
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How can I create this abstract sphere in Illustrator (or Sketch)?

How can I reproduce this cool abstract spherical shape using Illustrator (or Sketch)???
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How to create typography like this?

I'm wondering how to create this typography in Photoshop or Illustrator (It's all Travis Kane's posters https://www.instagram.com/ttraviskanee/)
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Missing fonts in Illustrator

When I try to Open an EPS file from Illustrator, the well known "Missing Fonts" dialog box opens that displays the missing fonts list .. i noticed some fonts names with similar structure, for example ...
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How do I join the anchor point from one path, to an anchor point on another path?

I have the following: I'm trying to create that overlaped look by taking a bit of the path off. I have done so, but the result is two separate paths and I want to have them joined. As you can see, ...
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How do I creative this water wave effect by using adobe illustrator

How do I create this water wave effect ( same as image above) by using adobe illustrator
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How do I create this funky B shape

I am trying to re-create this nice shape below: I'm not sure if I'm going about this the right way, but what I have currently is this: I basically have two triangles for the mountains and one ...
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Applying an action to each item in a selection in turn? Illustrator Script

I have a lot of text in various sizes in illustrator CS5. I have tried running a script that I found on this site...See below: Apply an action to each item in a selection in turn? The code is as ...
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Is there a way to calculate the area of a PNG image over a transparent background?

Say, you have a canvas size of 10"x10" in Photoshop. Then, you have an image on that canvas (with a transparent background). Well, if you imagine the entire canvas being taken up, the total area ...
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How to create a solid black shadow behind text in Illustrator? [duplicate]

How do you create this text effect in Illustrator? I tried creating a shadow behind the letter, but it did not appear similar to this. Can anyone point me to the right direction?
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Alpha clipping mask for a PNG file in Illustrator?

So let's call my PNG image layer Z. I have group A of layers that is behind my layer Z and group B of layers that in front of my layer Z. Now, I want to create a clipping mask to apply it to group A ...
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Adding colored highlights in fill

New to illustrator. I'm trying to add highlights to a image I'm trying to digitize. The image looks like below I'd love to be able to replicate the white "rough" coloring approach. Is there an ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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Manually adding 3D effet to profile created by pattern brush in Illustrator CC

I am trying to add 3D depth to a complicated 2d profile I created using the pattern brush. I know this is well beyond the capabilities of the built in 3d effects so I will have to do it the hard way ...
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Excel name list to illustrator text block?

I have a list of about 1,000 names I need to move from excel to a text block in Illustrator. In between each name I need a space "95" and another space. The names need to remain in alphabetical order. ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Using the Pathfinder tool

I am trying to make a hot air balloon illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I currently have the following: I am currently at the following stage of the ...
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Placing a link to PSD in Illustrator

When I place a PSD file from Photoshop to CC Illustrator the image gets embedded automatically. I want it as a link not embedded image. How can I do this?
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Avoid layer to be affected by a top layer

https://imgur.com/a/9tTcxZX I got a problem, basically I have a layer that is basically a 50% opacity abstract that is applied to the whole artboard, but I would like that my image, which is between ...
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How to export SVG with preserveAspectRatio=“none” in Adobe Illustrator?

I am manually adding preserveAspectRatio="none to SVGs exported from Adobe Illustrator in order to make them fill 100% of their container instead of maintaining aspect ratio. Is there a way to have ...
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Graphic being cropped by EPS artboard when exported from Illustrator

I've got a graphic in Illustrator that I want to export as an .EPS file. But when I export it, it clips the bottom of the graphic (I've attached a screenshot below); you can't see it unless super ...
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Text over background colored getting a weird yellow border

I'm working on a logo using illustrator. I just put a black text over a red shape and my text is getting a boring yellow border around it. In this case, shape is red, but whatever the color I use, ...
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Why does Illustrator turn a shade of grey into non-even RGB?

I found this problem recently in Illustrator CS5. Make a new document, either RGB or CMYK, make a rectangle, and click on the fill of the color palette. Set K to 10%, and the RGB changes to non-even ...
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Advantages of having fewer paths and anchor points in Illustrator

I really enjoy the "Smarter" Simplify Paths tool in Adobe CC Illustrator 2020. I was wondering what are overall the advantages of having objects with fewer paths and anchor points at the end of the ...
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How can I achieve this type of texture in illustrator?

How do you achieve the textures on the right side of the mountain, where the noise seems to leave the shape. Is there a gradient applied, because there's slight differences in colors in places. And on ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Finding a specific tool

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6 through following this online tutorial. I am at the following stage in the tutorial: This stage of the tutorial uses the Free ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Using the shape builder tool to create a custom shape

I am trying to make an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6 by following this video tutorial. I am at the initial stage of the tutorial where the circle and triangle shapes are ...
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Illustrator shape builder tool precision error

I was trying to make a shape like below. (All the circles are perfect circles and they encounter each other at one point only.) I made the shape in Illustrator like this. I got 2 problems with ...
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Illustrator: pen tool clicking 3 points completes a polygon

I want to use the pen tool to form two lines which are perpendicular. However when I make a line and then continue to click the third point to form an L shape, Illustrator automatically forms a ...
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Applying round/rotation effect in illustrator

I am new in graphic design. I want to ask which effect created the round hair of lion above? And how colors were managed this way? I am trying transform but it rotates hair completely.
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How to create a diamond pattern with random fill colours and stroke?

Pattern in question is the one on the left, it has random shades of black/grey, I'm not sure how to make something like this.
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How do I get a clipping mask to actually cut strokes

I have some map data that I've pulled together from openstreetmap, which has streets marked up as paths. Now, I need to clip the paths with a clipping mask. Clips to As noted above, the streets ...
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How to create watercolor-like artwork with Illustrator?

I would like to make something like this in Illustrator. How can I get the fills like it has been drawn? So like, dark to lighter... you see where the brush has been darkest etc.
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PDF rendered differently by illustrator and acrobat

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this, so maybe some can point me in the right direction if it isn't. I have exported an chart from the R programming language as a PDF, and it needs ...
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Export to PDF with transparent background Illustrator 2020 version 24.0.1

I would like to export my image to a pdf with a transparent background but it exports with a white background. My vector contents are clearly on top of the checkerboard pattern indicating ...
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How do I achieve this design in Illustrator? Im assuming its a stroke? but it fills in the shape perfectly

How do I achieve this design in Illustrator? Im assuming its a stroke? but it takes fills in the shape perfectly....
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Illustrator Import/Insert acting weird

What could be happening here when I import/insert this EPS file? Original EPS file: EPS file when imported: Illustrator CC 2020 MacOS Thank you!
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Export text data from Adobe Illustrator to MS Excel file

I have finished a food brochure for a restaurant and now my client needs to have all food names and their prices in MS Excel file to modify names and prices in the future; whenever he needs. Copy text ...
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adobe illustrator, Different type of text boxes

I am really new to adobe illustrator. Was wondering if there are different types of text boxes available in illustrator. i.e something like a bubble text box. I am using Illustrator CS6
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Join paths of a live paint group - illustrator

Hi I am trying to join two paths in a live paint group. I am not sure whether this is possible or if I have to undo the live paint and ungroup it. I am a bit confused still with groups in illustrator ...
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Fill object that has holes with text in Illustrator

I am trying to create a logo where a text is inside a shape that has holes, but I want it to be within the shape, including the eyes and teeth. The eyes and teeth are just filled white here and the ...
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Individual shapes, turn into one shape

This is really frustrating me, as it seems it should be so simple. I was sent a PDF map, and I want to turn what they used as individual shapes, INTO one shape that I can fill. Even if I could just ...
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How to export a design with transparency in CMYK?

I made a design in a document with CMYK color mode and exported it to PNG with transparency to send to an online service that prints it on goodies (mugs and hats on Vistaprint, if that helps). The ...
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Illustrator color picker fails to detect a web color

I opened a new document in Adobe Illustrator CS5, which defaults to CMYK as a color mode. I imported a raster image, used LiveTrace with 6 grayscale colors, expanded, and saved as SVG, which changed ...
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Typesetting and grids in Illustrator

I am looking for practical advice on the rules and best practices for graphic designers, and how to utilise these in Adobe Illustrator. I have designed a brochure, and am now organising the layout ...
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Why does Illustrator's font selector tool behave like this?

Consider these 2 screenshots: As you can see the Character is sometime expanded, but sometimes it is collapsed, which waste's 1-2 seconds (because you have to click the label and then the font window ...