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Illustrator: how to extend a point selection to the full stroke?

Is there a way to extend a point selection to its stroke ? I want to: select a point (magic shortcut ?) have the whole stroke selected Thanks !
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how much should I pay my graphic designers for clothing? [closed]

I have 2 graphic designers working for me right now, one a senior level, and the other is at amateur level. WE'RE currently paying per design by a fixed cost and commission. The senior graphic ...
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How to group layers into one

I am trying to group layers but the option is greyed out. The layers are based on drawing using pen tools. How can I group layers into one?
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Join anchor points from different paths [duplicate]

Is it possible to Join Anchor points "A" and "B" from following figure in Illustrator ? Its for one of my swan drawing and I want to continue the path to make wing for swan. I have ...
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Very difficult in Illustrator to rotate an artboard with content. Looking for a quick method

It is a mess to make rotate a simple image on Adobe Illustrator 21. Here a screenshot of the original scene : I desperatly tried to use the "rotate tool" but it is very hard to handle : If ...
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Why does my Eps file look like an image?

Why my eps (eps 10) file in Adobe AI is not working and it behaves like an image? I can't change anything. When I look at the layer panel it seems like an image.I deleted the layer of the link file. ...
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How to make smooth curve from end path using pen tool in illustrator

I am trying to draw a duck sketch in illustrator, I opened my file from last night and wanted to continue draw from the the highlighted point. Its taking it as corner point whereas I am looking for ...
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Illustrator: Brushes/Stroke not in the center of Path

Total newbie here. Does anyone know how to centre my newly created brushes with the path, please? When I increase the stroke it simply goes everywhere. Thanks in advance
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Using a pattern to cut out below rectangle

I have pasted a link to an Illustrator file below where I am trying use the pattern on top to cut out the blue rectangle below. So the outcome is that what you see as black becomes transparent (cut-...
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Shapebuilder tool wont let me change colour illustrator CS6

I'm trying to fill a colour using the shapebuilder tool however when I go to fill white it won't let me? I selected yellow and it filled but when I go to select white it jumps back to yellow very ...
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Cut everything behind an object/path?

I have an object A overlapping object B. How can I cut everything behind object A so that B has a bite-mark of A? I want to keep object A as is...
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Illustrator Action Batch problem. When trying to use Insert Menu Item: Package, the command doesn't actually work when running the Action on a Batch

I have been trying to answer a question here: Is there a way to Batch package AI files. So I wrote an answer (which I have currently deleted for the time being), advising the OP to record an Action, ...
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In Adobe Illustrator, is there a way to Batch Package .ai files, free?

I have a lot of .ai files which they need to be sent to publisher, packaging them one by one is a pain! There is some sharewares for mac, but I'm on windows 10, and prefer a free script, plugin or ...
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Illustrator fill not aligned with path

Does anyone know why the fill is not aligning with the vector path?
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How to bend a spiral / object only on one side

I would like to achive the following as shown in the pictures below. The spiral should be bend only on one side, sucht that the upper and lower ends come closer together and converge at the end (see ...
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Text not showing up on illustrator file

I am a beginner to illustrator. I attempting to add text using the text tool. I am successful doing it in the practice file, but same actions don't work in my "live" file. Below images show ...
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What is a Layered Tiff

I've been asked to provide layered Tiff files from Illustrator. However, when I re-open the Tiff in Illustrator, it's just a flat image, which I'd expect but then why is the client asking for it in ...
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Adobe Illustrator Svg Issue

I am trying to import an svg into illustrator solely to make a file conversion so that I can use the vector in after effects. Here is the preview of the svg: Here is what it appears as when I import ...
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Can Illustrator's Crystallize effect be used to create smooth wrinkly borders?

I'm trying Effects > Pixelate > Crystallize to create borders like this (something like which we can do with Wrinkle or Crystallize tool): But even after applying the effect, I can't see any ...
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Text wrap around a number 8 symbol

me and my project again, I'm wondering how my design will look if the text follows the curve of the visual anchor of the piece - a 470 pt Helvetica "8". However, after creating outlines for ...
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Transferring a shape on a path?

I need to make the following shape into a rail track. I've already pre-made the track However, the only method I know and can find on the internet is using Blend and then replace spice, however that ...
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How to make new artboard in Illustrator 2021 using Applescript?

tell application "Adobe Illustrator" tell the current document make new artboard with properties {artboard rectangle:{0, 0, 100, 100}} end tell end tell I found an old way at ...
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How to make overlapping shadow effect on 4 shapes in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to replicate a chain link effect on these 4 rackets and I wanted to add some depth by adding shadows on the intersection. This is a rough idea of what I wanted to create. I did this using ...
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Trouble filling in oval shape with type

I'm trying to make a somewhat interesting layout for a design course and I'm having trouble. I'm trying to do this: But I want mine to be the number 8 filled with type. So a simple explanation would ...
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Spiral with narrowing / tapered line in Illustrator?

I am desperately trying to make a spiral (see picture below) narrowing out at the end. The line should be thick at the beginning and become very thin at the end. It should be a very smooth transition. ...
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Deleting parts of shapes that don't overlap in Illustrator

The red and blue objects are each rectangles that have been sheared. I want to delete the parts hanging off that I've circled with the pencil tool. I feel like I need to be using the shape builder ...
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How can I import a png with different opacity layers in illustrator?

I'm a beginner in illustrator and I would like to import this fog .png file in Illustrator and overlay it onto this repetition of X. The problem is that in the faded areas with different opacities the ...
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How to increase marker size in Illustrator Scatter Graph?

I'm very new to using Illustrator and have been trying to make some scientific graphs. I have a scatter graph here that looks alright, but the markers on the graph are just too small! To get the ...
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Is it possible to join multiple text characters into one curved path in Illustrator?

Other than creating an entirely new curved path and entering text, is there a way to combine separate text characters into one path? I know it is possible to outline them first but ideally they would ...
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Problem regarding PSD to AI/EPS conversion

I have a PSD file which I prepared to print a brochure. The whole thing is prepared in photoshop. Now the print guy wants the file in ai format. According to him, it will help to print small letters ...
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Illustrator scripting: setting bleeds

Trying to solve this has been an odyssey, thanks in part to Adobe's new community platform breaking old links. Most of what I found is in this thread. So for some stupid and arbitrary reason, document ...
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How to remove unwanted transparency for object in Illustrator?

I have drawn this deer and I want it to be in solid color, But it is transparent, though the opacity is 100%. what is wrong with this deer. please help.
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Should I get Adobe Photoshop for graphic design, graphic illustrations, illustrations, art and painting? [closed]

I have always wanted to get Photoshop because of all it's features(video, 3D etc.) but I mostly use it on game design and graphic design. I won't be using it for photography since I'm not a ...
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How do I rename a text box in Illustrator with a JS script? (CS4)

Sorry I'm super new to this, I can't figure out how to rename a text box. I have a function that's supposed to take in a text box object and resize it to fit the text inside. I would want it to keep ...
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Magic wand tool

I am using adobe illustrator 2021. But if I select magic wand tool. Nothing happens. The selection is not visible. I just don't understand. And the original Thank you
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How to distribute objects inside a shape?

I have thousands of objects I want to distribute them inside a square shape with a same spacing. I tried distribute object panel but... I think I have to align line by line which is tiring method. ...
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how to add new brush in existing user defined brush library in Illustrator [duplicate]

I have created one Brush library (several brushes) in Illustrator, named 'my brushes', and saved it. now I want to add another new brush to 'my brushes' but I can't. It does not allow me to drag the ...
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Prevent Illustrator from altering the glyph width

When the textbox in Illustrator is changed using the picot points the glyphs are not altered at all and the text is retypeset according to new bounds. When the same textbox is chaged using the ...
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How to recreate this overlapping stroke+type effect in Illustrator (Morisowa's "Kikukomi Number" font)

Please assume I'm a moron, and need some gentle help. So, I really like this ascending-ordered, overlapping type: I understand it to be a feature of a font by Morisowa (https://twitter.com/hamko1114/...
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All toolbars on Illustrator disappeared, how can I fix that permanently? [closed]

As soon as I opened Illustrator (25.3.1, 64 bit, Windows) today, every toolbar was lost. Hitting the Tab key makes no difference. If I click the workspace presets, it doesn't do anything. Reset is ...
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Properties Panel Not Showing in Illustrator

Hoping that someone can help. When working in Illustrator, the Properties panel just stopped working: Whether I have a line or text selected, Properties stays 'closed' and does not open. I've also ...
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How to edit an Inkscape file in Adobe Illustrator while preserving the aspects (fonts/placement/etc.) of the original file?

I created a poster in Inkscape, but the person I created it for would like to edit it in Adobe Illustrator. The Inkscape file (saved in both Inkscape SVG and EPS format) contains text, images and ...
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illustrator: Aligning an object to the top of an angled shape

I want to align an object to the top of a shape with an angled side. like so: Let's say this is my starting position of the object I want to move: If I select both and do 'vertical align top'. It's ...
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Illustrator: Export for Screens dimensions off by 1 pixel and exporting with poor image quality

I'm trying to export a number of artboards containing web ads of various sizes. (728x90, 300x600, 300x250. etc.) I'm finding it difficult to export in the selected dimensions WHILE maintaining good ...
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Does anyone know how to create this kind of pattern design in Illustrator or Photoshop?

I tried colour blend mode to create a gradient like in the picture, in Illustrator and Photoshop too, but the output was not like that. If anyone knows how to create this kind of design in Photoshop ...
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Adding a fill to the repeat tile Illustrator CS6

Is it possible to create a fill inside the pattern editing mode without having to put a shape behind it? I know there is the alternative method of adding a fill after you create the repeat tile in the ...
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What is the most effective method of filling a live traced path heavy artwork? Illustrator CS6

What is the most effective method for filling an artwork that has been live traced, expanded and is quite path heavy? The direct selection tool I am guessing is the default method. However I find it ...
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How to keep paths selected with direct selection tool illustrator CS6

I am having trouble selecting paths using the direct selection tool. Once I click and drag it selects some paths. I want to click and drag again to select more paths however it deselects the paths I'...
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Selecting paths using lasso tool in illustrator CS6

I am trying to seperate a group of paths and am using the lasso tool in illustrator to click and drag around the paths I want to select. Is there a different way to do this? I am finding it difficult ...
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How to make dashed font?

I am completely new to graphic design and I need to make dashed Cyrillic letters. The file needs to be in '.ttf' format for the end result. I am attaching a reference picture to what I mean by 'dashed'...