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Illustrator CS6: How to stop Action from repeating itself?

Illustrator CS6. Action is very simple. User Input: Select an object Call Action Set Document Color Mode to CMYK Set Color for selected object Lock object That should be the end of it. However, ...
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Adobe Illustrator RGB Not showing anything

Hi I need your help with my Adobe Illustrator 2021, when I open my RGB files there are no colors, objects appear also it's not on the outline mode but you can see the object under the layer tab an ...
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Smeared creamy look effect

i came across a photo where the gradient looks like it s smeared from cream. It is hard to explained by saying so here is the Let say i create 2 similar shapes with the gradient pattern then adjust ...
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How to merge two parts of an image in Illustrator to avoid overlapping effect shadow

First time in this community. I am new to illustrator as I come from a science and research background. I extract this image directly from MATLAB in eps to export it to illustrator and probably ...
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Image on Linkedin looks distorted

When i send an image on linked through message, it gets distorted I have attached a screenshot. I have tried changing the size of it but it still distorts
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How to make a 20% tint of a CMYK color in illustrator?

I'm trying to make a tint of a color in illustrator but can't figure out how to do that with CMYK colors. With pantone colors, you're usually able to make a tint by selecting the swatch and clicking ...
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Illustrator text find-and-replace oddity

I'm working in Illustrator 2020 with a map file that I brought in from FreeHand. Many of the text objects end with an odd-looking character that, in the FreeHand version, was simply an empty space. I'...
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How to save correct SVG in illustrator

I am working on vector banners which should be saved in SVG format...the main issue is SVG is not picking the drop shadows and gradients. I know SVG some times not accept all the blending options, but ...
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How to fill shape with gradient stripes [duplicate]

I am fairly new to AI and still learning. Like the title stated, i would like to know how to fill the shape with gradient colors (or so i dont actually know how to call it) such as this. I tried with ...
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Convert Illustrator Shadow or Glow to Halftone Dots

Using vector imagery (Illustrator), I'd like to convert an object's outer-glow or drop-shadow into halftone dots using Effects > Pixelate > Color Halftone. However, running this on a path, shape,...
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How can I make this typo effect?

I want to make a work with distortion in the line of letters. What should I do? GEOPHA-GIA (in photo)
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Is there a way to record a color shift with the actions tool in Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying to make a bunch (~100) of adjacent circles that fade through the colors of the rainbow. When creating the action I copy the red circle I made, paste it in place, nudge it over a bit, and ...
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In Illustrator, trying to create a mask of a word off a background

In illustrator, I'm trying to create/extract the word 'sunset' from a sunset picture. I keep getting a message saying, "I must click on a non-compound mask"? What do I need to do, to the ...
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Adding text to a curved banner

I'm a real newbie to Illustrator and finding it all a bit overwhelming! I would really appreciate some help on how to add text to a arched banner. No matter how much I try, it always looks off. Please ...
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“Flattening” a rectangular image photographed at an angle

I have photographs of rectangular images that I would like to "flatten" so that they are truly rectangular, rather than the distorted view that comes from a photograph. I know this is ...
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Pixelated artwork made in Illustrator

I've made a quick sun graphic for a portfolio in illustrator that is pixelated when I zoom in and when I import it into InDesign. I can't seem to make the geometry a vector or find any answers as to ...
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Adobe Illustrator | Edit subdivisions in 3D Revolve > Wireframe

Is there a way to edit the amount of subdivisions (or lines) in the adobe Revolve Wireframe tool? With subdivisions I mean this. Fig. 1 is a close-up of Fig. 2
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How can I create a 3D Gaussian Distribution graph in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Is there a way to do this in illustrator? I suppose so, but after many tries and Google searches couldn't find a way Tha axes don't matter, just the Gaussian distribution (the "bell" so to ...
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Illustrator is dulling the colours of old files

I wanted to open some old files in Illustrator but when I opened them I found it had changed the colours and dulled them all down. I haven't changed any settings myself, though I believe it's been ...
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Is there a way to replace a global swatch color by dragging another object on top of it?

Hi SE I have a set of global RGB colors in my Swatch palette and I need to update some of them with a new hex code. But I can't access the hex input in the Swatch Options, so my only option is to ...
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How do I fit the entire 'Recolor Artwork…' pop up into my illustrator window

I'm running into this frustrating problem ever since the latest adobe update. They changed the design of the 'Recolor Artwork...' function, and now when I click it the window seems to be hidden behind ...
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Is Adobe Illustrator's blend tool the right way to go about creating this effect?

As the titles states, I'm looking to create this effect. I've tried using stroked text and the blend tool however, it feels as though my mac might explode. Is this the right way to go about creating ...
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Adobe Illustrator, dpi, pixels and raster images

I now Ai is all about vectors. So, resolution is not much of an issue, most of the time. Therefore most answers I read about this always consider the vector part but not so much what to do when high ...
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Weird Illustrator 2019 Node and Shape

So, I have a weird illustrator problem, As shown in the picture above, the control line at blue arrow [B] is not lining up with the actual object despite the control line at the yellow arrow [A] is in ...
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How to add a bleed around an irregular shaped object with a full bleed photo in Illustrator?

I'm trying to add a bleed to this object in Illustrator, and I'm not quite sure how to make it work. This is the item I'm trying to send to a printer: Everything should be full bleed, including the ...
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How can I get a matte background printed? [closed]

How can I get a matte colour printed? And what is the best app to use?
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How can I get a pattern going down like this on my specific book covers? [closed]

How can I get a flower effect to come down running on my custom made book stack? Also what is best to do this on Adobe illustrator?
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How to make this kind of color/texture effect in illustrator (for a logo)?

I'm pretty new in Graphic Design and I would like to make something similar to the background of this logo : link here : https://cdna.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/003/430/840/large/benoit-...
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Converting Font Designs in an EPS to TTF or other Font Format

I downloaded a font that is packaged as an EPS file but cannot figure how how to install the font into my OS or into Adobe Photoshop. Is there an automated way to convert the EPS file into a format ...
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Illustrator: where is the non-breaking space?

I'm using the last version of Illustrator (2021: 25.0.1) on a mac (Catalina). Usually, to insert a non-breaking space, I would go to "Type" and then "Space" or "Special ...
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Can you hide “bleeded area” in Print PDF?

I've added .125 inches bleed to my A4 document and saved as High quality print from Illustrator. Now if you see, top and bottom has some empty space. I know I could extend the image fully to bleed ...
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Adding text with an action in Illustrator

I make multi option proofs on a daily basis and have started setting up actions to simplify my repetitive steps. Is there a way to add text that is consistent on every proof by using an action? I have ...
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What does “Uniform Type” mean in Adobe Illustrator (cmd-shift-X)?

Today I was updating my Adobe Illustrator keyboard shortcuts under Edit › Keyboard Shortcuts. Under Menu Commands › Other Text, there is a shortcut for Uniform Type (shift-command-X). Does anyone know ...
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How to open a 1:10 printing file properly in illustator [duplicate]

im trying to make a 338CM X 70CM sign in illustator, the design contain vectors and images. The printing place wants it to be 1:10 scaling size and im trying to understand one thing: if im sending him ...
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Automating file export with multiple layers in Illustrator

I have an illustrator file that contains 4 layers with each its own word and 180 more layers. I want to make combinations of the 4 layers with the 180 layers. I'm currently trying to write the code ...
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Can't fill shape/letters

I used a custom textured brush to create a mask and create a dust and scratches effect on a logo, but I want to undo the effect and fully fill the letters, but I can't remove the texture I added. I ...
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How to fix Visible white lines of grid (hairline) after exporting pixel art on Illustrator?

I made a pixel art piece on Adobe Illustrator, painting singular squares of a generated grid. I turned off the stroke so no grids are visible, but when I export, there are very faint hairlines. How do ...
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Collapsing a continuous gradient onto shape(text) only - in Illustrator

As can be seen in the image provided I want this logo to have the 'water' gradient collapsed onto text only. Even if it likely means deleting the areas that fall outside the text after. At a complete ...
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How can you convert a gradient to this scan-line style?

Is there any reliable way to programatically process a grayscale gradient and end up with this lo-fi gradient style? I don't know the exact name of this style, but it's used frequently in logo design ...
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Wrapped Lines Effect

Any insight on how to achieve an effect like this in Photoshop or Illustrator? Like an ojbect is being pressed into the lines from behind to create curves around contours on the object. I've tried ...
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Insert object/texture based on specific value or color (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc)

In a game engine such as Unity, a topdown map can be created by repeating a small number of tiles over and over. The layout of the tiles can be created either manually or by code. I wonder, with the ...
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How can I wrap my text objects around a circle without warping it?

I've been asked by a client to wrap his logo in a circular fashion like the example below. My issue is that his logo is not a typeface, but instead a group of objects, so I can't use the type tool to ...
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How to split my huge banner (W5155 mm x H870 mm) into 2 so i can save it as pdf for printing? [duplicate]

I need help on saving my banner into pdf to send to the printing shop. I currently can't save my banner as pdf because it's too big.. If I split it into 2 artboards, will the printing result still be ...
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Art board size for illustrator [duplicate]

I am designing a billboard that sizes 13 Feet width and 3 feet length. my system doesn't support big files so what would be the best artboard size for the illustrations. also, it won't affect printing ...
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rectangle grid tool in illustrator

Hello, I have drawn a table using the rectangle grid tool in Illustrator. how can I place the data at the center of each cell? (I want each number at the center for their assigned cell) Do I have to ...
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Is there a way to set a transparent color in Adobe Illustrator?

In PowerPoint, it is really easy to remove a background of a raster image when the background is a solid color. You just have to go to "Format > Color > Set Transparent Color". This, ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to center a shape inside another

If i draw a rectangle shape and a circle shape. Is there a way to find the absolute center point of the rectangle shape (x and y) and put the circle shape right in the center? I can freely move the ...
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Expanding strokes leaves corners deformed in illustrator cc

So here i expanded this corner which initially was round but then when i used expand or outline illustrator doesn't keep the original form. the stroke is 0.5px thick and the artboard is 52*52.
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difference between two types of selection in illustrator

if any layer or group or object is "active" that is the light blue highlight color is showing over that item in the layers panel, we are able to use the "options for selection" ...
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Why does illustrator keep grouping my paths when i want to merge them into one?

No matter what I do, when I select two paths in the layer window, and i use pathfinder to either unite them or merge them, they always turn into a group containing the same 2 paths i tried to merge. ...