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How can I outline a 3D object in illustrator?

This seemed like a futile thing to look up but every single guide I check seems to work for a different use case. My question is this: given a "prism" (or just an extruded rectangle), how ...
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How to select all sublayers in one click in Illustrator

In Illustrator sometimes in one layer we have to draw many things. and I want to select them all in a fast way. Neither double click on the main layer or shift click the sublayers works, How can I ...
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How to keep two colors in one vector shape

I need a circle (must be a vector) with two colors in it. If I divide the circle into two part equally and color them differently and Apply pathfinder -unite they become one and pick only one color. ...
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Scale distance between text and objects without scaling font size

I have a figure constructed of text, lines, and boxes. I want to change the horizontal scaling, and I want the text to translate/move in proportion to the change in horizontal scale, but I don't want ...
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Strange random corners with brush [duplicate]

How to get rid or manage these artificial "corner fill"?
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Can i fill the path/ outline of an object with a scanned image?

I'm helping a designer try out different patterns digitally and for this I'm using Adobe Illustrator. The designer has sent me scans of the patterns they want and I replicated them on AI. In case the ...
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illustrator... removing part of stroke

I added white stroke to a shape, but would like to remove part of the stroke. Specifically, I'd like to remove the circled portion of stroke. What's the best way to achieve this? I tried scissor tool ...
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How to make bendy text in inkscape? (or adobe illustrator)

I'm trying to make tet bend in inkscape. Is there any efficient way to do this? I'm going for something like this (disregard the strings, it's from a hoodie): I've tried adding the text to path and ...
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Thin black line between shapes

As you can see in the picture, there's a thin black line between the red and turquoise objects, which are overlapping. Possibly due to antialiasing. I've tried modifying AA settings, with no results. ...
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How to measure the area of any shape (in any vector program)

Like the title. I need to know what the areas of the given shapes are so I can compare if they are roughly equal.
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Specify line start while anchoring line end in Illustrator

This question has probably been asked, but I can't find the right search terms. I have a line from X: 158.4194 pt to X: 732 pt. I want the line to be from X: 170 pt to X: 732 pt. Is there a way to ...
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Illustrator - Find Lines That Loop Over Themselves

I have a scanned and image traced design that I am encoding for our CNC. The last stage is manually fixing some errors. On one document I have a bunch of lines that have inadvertently looped, which ...
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How to print halftones for screenprint with AccuRIP

Basically our screen printing team can only print a max of 6 colours. Anything more than that needs halftones but I can't figure out how the old artist did it. It seems like AccuRIP automatically does ...
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How to design Square Kufic type Logos(Any identity) in Illustrator?

Anyone here to guide me on: What's the easiest yet efficient way of designing a Square Kufic Arabic logos in Illustrator? It can be from English letters as well, not only Arabic, but I am more ...
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How to divide line under outlined text in Illustrator. Leaving the line intact between letters

From time to time I would like to add a line between letters in Adobe Illustrator. This is for production purposes. The fastest way, in this example, would be to use the ellipse tool, and have the ...
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Custom brush doesn't maintain continuity

I have created a brush in Adobe Illustrator. and when I apply that in a circle the shows a start and end point, there is no continuity! Is there any way to solve it? Thank you.
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Illustrator: Getting the error message 'The selected artwork contains an element that cannot be used in a pattern brush'

I am trying to making a pattern brush using Adobe Illustrator CS6. The object that I am trying to make into a brush is the following: This shape has a gradient fill, and I know that objects with ...
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Pathfinder divide in illustrator

After making an image and later using divide in illustrator certain portion of the image is getting disappeared.
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How do I easily export parts of an artwork in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an artboard in illustrator that contains the cover for a book. It has the front cover, back cover, and spine, all in a single artboard, with bleed, so that I can print to PDF and send that PDF ...
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IPAD Illustrator thumbnail files not showing on windows

We are using SVG thumbnail extension for AI and SVG files on Windows. A colleague of mine works on iPad and using iPad illustrator. He sends us the AI files, but they don't show their thumbnails. But ...
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Can't edit gradient applied to a stroke in Illustrator

I'm trying to change the direction of a gradient that I applied to the outside of 3 grouped objects but illustrator is not giving me the option to edit gradient Any solution to this, please???
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Building a to-scale illustration to print

I have some wooden cut out panels. I need to build an exact scale plan of them in illustrator or photoshop, so that I can create some artwork to be printed on vinyl. I don’t have a scanner, and the ...
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Aligning a pattern to connect in Illustrator

So I have been trying to search it on different platforms, but there is no answer to it. And I am sorry if I am not using the right search terms. I am creating a 23.5 cm × 4.5 cm sticker in ...
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Illustrator: Creating extruded text with a transparent cap while still opaquing "hidden" sides

I'm trying to alter one of Van Halen's original logos with different text, and I'm having trouble duplicating the extruded text effect. Here's the original: This looks to be a kind of extrusion where ...
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Is there a way to read content of outline objects in Adobe Illustrator using script?

I have a .ai file which has a layer containing a bunch of nested outline objects (pathItem, compoundPathItems, ClipGroup, etc.). Example - a linear barcode containing rectangular lines with digits ...
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What is the easiest way to do shading for a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop?

I am doing artistic reconstructions of several animal species for a research project. I am making the drawings using vector illustration in Illustrator. I want to be able to reuse these illustrations ...
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Shape-aware archimedean spiral in Illustrator

I'm looking for a way of creating an archimedean spiral from a custom shape in Illustrator, similar to what is discussed in this paper: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/uploads/prod/2020/02/...
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avoiding 'dot gain' : preparing inner sleeve design in illustrator for printing on uncoated stock

I'm preparing album cover artwork -- I'm going to print some vinyl. The mfr recommends a disco jacket as the inner sleeve for 180g vinyl because it resists the vinyl tearing a hole over time. Their ...
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How do output a long vertical file for behance?

I was wondering how do people output high quality presentations that are extremely vertically long for Behance. I tried doing it in Illustrator, but the entire canvas wasn't large enough to ...
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Deformed object size in Adobe Illustrator

I have a lot of icons, there are 100 artboard, and I always type the object size with exact number 95px × 95px. The problem is, every I leave the object and back again select the object, that object ...
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How to Delete/Remove shape to make it transparent over another shape

I'm Not a graphic designer as evident by this question. I have this shape in Illustrator & I need to export a transparent image (.png). In the middle of the black shape, there are 2 white shapes ...
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Illustrator's outer glow blur has wrong size

In Illustrator, when I apply outer glow to an object, and set its blur to a given value, the outer glow's actual size appears to be at least twice as large. For example, in the image below, a ...
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How to export clipping mask in illustrator

I am trying to export an object as an SVG (or even as a path in Figma would be fine). The problem is that every time I try to export something that has a clipping mask in it as an SVG, it looks ...
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Why bottom layer is getting move when I am trying to align in Ai?

I am working on some practice Illustration files, one problem that I am facing is whenever I am trying to align my top layer with the bottom one, the bottom one is getting moved. instead of the top ...
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Exporting illustrator file and uploading to instagram blurry

I am having a dilemma with quality exporting from illustrator to instagram. I don't know whether this is something I'm doing in illustrator or instagram. I create an artboard the same as an instagram ...
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Fill object that has space/holes with text in Illustrator

I want to create a shape that has a hole/space in the center and then I want to fill the outer shape with text which would flow around the inner hole. Everything I have tried results in a compound ...
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Changing color after I save SVG in illustrator

I am working with Adobe Illustrator, and my company has given me this mascot file. But the problem is that whenever I am saving this file as an SVG it is changing its original color. Please see the ...
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image tracing on adobe illustrator vs photoshop?

what is the difference between image tracing on adobe illustrator or adobe photoshop? I wanted to trace some of my friends photos for a gift, so I was watching some tutorials and realized some people ...
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What are the rules for making mosaic tile art digitally?

I asked a question earlier regarding how to make traditional mosaic art in a less time-intensive way, and was told pretty unanimously that the only way to go about it would be by working on tiles ...
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Can I make text on a path with a shadow more controllable?

I am wanting to create a 3 dimensional block text effect but also have text on a curved path. So far I have tried creating text on a path then going to Transform Each and duplicating the text multiple ...
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Is it possible to edit a Gradient Swatch in Illustrator's UI?

I can't find any way to edit a Gradient Swatch in Illustrator's UI. I can do lots of things with a Color Swatch or a Pattern Swatch, but for some reason, I can only change the name of a Gradient ...
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My Pen Tool on Illustrator is only working on fixed angles

Hey guys i'm having a problem and it started out of nowhere. I was drawing a form , whem I finish and started to draw another, the pen was only working in specific angles, I'm not holding shift or ...
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Photo currently in Figma file - how to use it for print / Illustrator?

I'm looking to print a photo as part of Illustrator Artwork I'm creating - the photo is currently in a Figma file, though, and I see that I cannot export it in TIFF format. What would be the best way ...
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Find hidden objects in Adobe Illustrator

I have an Illustrator file with thousands of objects. I want to search the Layers pane to find hidden objects (e.g., move to the next hidden object in the pane). I do not want to show all objects, don'...
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Spiral shape should tighten towards the end

i want the spiral to tighten towards the end. It should have the shape of the blue triangle. How can I make this happen? However, the spiral itself should still look natural. The spiral should in the ...
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How would I create lines that rotate with increasing distance in Illustrator?

I've created a version manually, but it has small errors and I want to create an automated one (attached my manual one here): I thought it would have something to do with the Rotate option within the ...
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How can i trim the artwork

I have this tree shape artwork and i want to trim hole (which are spotted with black color). I tried with all the trim options, Did not work. How can i trim. Any other way or option File
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Illustrator: how to remove a path that I typed on

I am new to Illustrator, I was following a youtube video on how to type on a path. When I type on my path the path line itself remains. I need to remove the line that I pointed to in the screenshot.
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How can i fix the image along the path

How can i fix the image along the path, I want to have 10-12 image in circular path. The logo should bend and adjust the shape of the circle and copies of 10-12. With the vector or text (fit to path) ...
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How to center my artwork when export?

When I want to export my artwork, this is positioned in the left margin. How to do to be centred? I'll add a screenshot to explain that better. Thank you!
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