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Illustrator: how to determine whether all text in AI file is outlined or not

I was working on a printable design for a client, before sending Ai file to the client I outlined all the fonts. But the client told me that printing people having an issue with the missing font, I ...
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Shortcut to change typeface?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to change the typeface? I press control-T which brings up the character selector which is nice. Then I press tab and it hides all the menus instead of going to the next ...
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Why does Adobe Illustrator change my web colors?

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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How is something like this made in Illustrator

I thought drawing a hexagon then using something like the blend tool but the angles at the end seem difficult.
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Illustrator to SVG: different shades for different browsers

I have just approached the world of design and so consequently I have many doubts about certain subjects, one of them is related to nuances. As you can see from the images below, my "project" created ...
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Export the SVG only within artboard in illustator

So I've added a text in Illustrator and I'm trying to cut in 2/3 - 1/3 proportions with artboards as in the picture below. I exported it as an SVG but when i open it with a browser it shows the full ...
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How to make this shadow more realistic?

I'm trying to show that the red part of this shape is much further above the blue part I tried adding a drop shadow, but it still looks like both blue and red are on the same plane. How do I make this ...
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How to add readable text paragraph on background with mixed colors in Illustrator 2020 [duplicate]

Can you please explain how to add readable text paragraph to background with various colors ? When background and foreground colors match then words or phrases are not distinct. I need readable text ...
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Fluid / Liquid Vortex in Photoshop or Illustrator

I'd like to do something like this in photoshop or illustrator: I've already tried drawing some circles of different tints and i've used the liquify tool (PS) but the result was too "mixed". How ...
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How to achieve 'leaves blowing in wind' effect in illustrator?

I'm trying to do something similar to this: but i'm not sure how this person manipulated a leaf vector to look (convincingly) like leaves blowing in the wind. I tried using envelope distort but it ...
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Stroke alignment and placement issues

What is the best way to add a double stroke to a set of grouped objects so that the stroke is on the inside? When I attempt to do so, the inside stroke is greyed out. When I try adding strokes to ...
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How do I replace a white or colored background with transparency in adobe illustrator?

I am working on a Logo and am attempting to make the background transparent. Unfortunately, I have zero graphic design experience and am unable to figure out how to get this done. Could someone walk ...
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Issue with obtaining full transparency around design when making tiff files

I am making tiff files in Photoshop out of designs I made in Illustrator. The designs contain a raw image with a masked border on top of them. When I copy the design onto Photoshop, there is a thin, ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Auto-Mirroring Bézier Handles

In the background (black) is an auto-traced outline of a raster image. In the foreground (red) I'm trying to replicate that kind of helix/hourglass style Bézier curve. How can I get the second handle ...
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How to make a artboard / design space for a billboard c. 20m x 3m in Illustrator / Indesign

I need to design graphics for a billboard in illustrator or indesign. The billboard is also not square / rectangular, but rather custom polygon shape. The overall dimensions are around 20m x 3m. I ...
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Illustrator: how to export the same artwork for two different page sizes (for example, A4 and A3)?

I have a poster design that needs to be printed in two different formats. The artboard is set to A4, and when I export a PDF, it's exported as A4. How can I easily export an A3 PDF version of the ...
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How does Illustrator calculate the “Fit to page” print option?

I am designing a file that will be printed as A5 (8.5inch x 11inch). I have used these dimensions to create a Z fold publication. So, I have created my design on an Illustrator art board that is also ...
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Tool to snap point to point in Adobe Illustrator?

Wondering if this exists in Illustrator. A tool that allows you to select an anchor point of an object and snap/move it on-top of another point. I cant think of how to do this and there doesn't seem ...
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How to erase all assets prior to export?

I'm with Illustrator 23.1. Every time I do an export, I see the list of previous assets, such as: If I export the same image, it messes with the name (because prev assets is already there), such as ...
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How to create “wave”-like type in Illustrator

I managed to create a text following a wave pattern in After Effects using the CC Cylinder effect but I can't find how to replicate it in Illustrator. I tried the Map Art effect under the Extrude and ...
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Illustrator script How to generate a cross to center of all selected circles

Is there a way (or Script) to place a cross (+) at the center of all selected circles?
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How to keep Illustrator Scripts handy?

I have bunch of task which should be run simultaneously, but i have to click every time files > script > My scripts Is there any way to keep all script handly like other properties available on ...
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Layers in after effects

trying to work with an AI file in after effects. I noticed that all my sub layers within AI are invisible within AE. I can see all my top layers but nothing nested within them. IE I have a group of ...
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Airbrush Illustrator Effect

I am trying to figure out slowly how the following artwork is produced. Would you guys have any clue? It looks like the base work is a photograph, but has a lot of similarities with these faded, ...
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How to add stroke to all layer in Illustrator?

I am creating an illustration in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. My illustration has got many objects and shapes and now I want to add a stroke only to layer, not for all shapes inside this layer. How can ...
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Can I apply Edit / Edit Colors / Recolor to specific layers?

I'm working on a many-layered file (a vector of hundreds and hundreds of people), and I'd like to make some of them, but not all of them, non-Caucasian. Each person is their own layer in the file. ...
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unite illustrator << need to get way i dont want lose colors

i need help i want to get way to do unite and compound path without losing colors becoz i want uploaded into Circut design SVG FILE . i want to get the logo same as shown in first pic with unite and ...
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Stamp effect in illustrator

I'm trying to follow this adobe tutorial : https://helpx.adobe.com/fr/illustrator/how-to/stamp-effect-illustrator.html However, it seems there is a problem with the actual AI version. Indeed, when ...
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Command+join anchor points from different groups? Illustrator

I have two anchor points I want to join to form a rectangle but they are both part of two different groups (it is a reflected group flipped horizontally). I get an error message when I try command +J.
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How to fill whole wave curve shape with color using Illustrator

I am new to Illustrator. I can't fill the curve shape with color in Illustrator. I want to fill the whole curve shape with the color. How can I do this? I want to fill this whole curve with blue ...
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How to enable live paint on whole illustration without affecting layers?

I'm trying to make little stick figure character on illustrator for Adobe Animate. There are few extra lines. So I wanted to remove them and enable live paint. Here's what I did.. https://www....
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Single color crest on glass [duplicate]

I'm having a slow brain day. If anyone can point me in the right direction that would be great thanks. I need to create the below crest as a single color graphic so that it can be printed onto a pint ...
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Tried to open AIT file, but blank empty canvas showed up instead. Help?

I'm trying to open an AIT file through both the "open" and "file >> new with template" options, but only a blank empty canvas shows up. I also tried creating a new file and then placing the ait file ...
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Filling text with flag colors

So, I've tried creating a flag on the artboard (essentially three rectangles of different color, and one star), and then type text on top of it. I've tried different ways using Pathfinder to minus ...
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Logo looks pixelated when saved as PNG

Heyo - I saved a logo on illustrator as PDF and it looks normal when I view it on both a mobile phone and a laptop. When I save it as a PNG and view it on a laptop it looks fine but when I view it on ...
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Adobe Illustrator arced text gets distorted after rotating

Whenever I try effect->warp->arc... I can arc my text, but when I try to rotate it (say by -30 degrees) the text gets very distorted -- especially at the end point. Matters are worse if I try to ...
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How to remove unwanted background in an image (that has already been masked)? (Adobe illustrator CC 2019)

First thing off my chest... ...Yes I know the image is Lego's... ... Anyways, so I was exploring how do to remove unwanted background in a clipping mask (even if the unwanted area is outlined with ...
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How can I draw my character in different view?

I have this dog character and I need to draw the side view of it, can anyone recommend me a video/online course to learn the technique to draw my characters? I have a few characters that I need their ...
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Why does illustrator export drop shadows as pixel?

The reason why I'm using vector is to decrease the size of the file. When I add drop shadow to elements I have 2 ways of exporting Embed Link When I select Embed, the file size increases a lot. When ...
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Easier way to type multiple lines on a diagonal path in illustrator?

I'm trying to make my paragraph at an angle like this: Right now the only way i've been able to do this was through blending two lines and then using type on a path + threading text across the lines ...
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How was this paint texture achieved?

I'm trying to make shapes with a similar texture to this image, but i'm not sure how it was done. I tried making a clipping mask with the texture but it didn't look the same. Please help.
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View size is not correct while working on Illustrator?

I'm on CC 23.1. Here's the "preview" when I'm working on Illustrator, Zoom 100%: But once I export on SVG (and I open on other software, or browser Chrome), here's the result: It's clearly scaled!!!...
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(Illustrator) Limiting the Transparency Grid to artboards only

I know the artboard in Illustrator is transparent by default, but it's shown as white. Or a different color, if you set it up to simulate colored paper. However, I'm not sure if it's possible to set ...
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Does anyone knows a good course for depth and shadows in illustrator?

Does anyone knows a good course for depth and shadows in illustrator? I'm searching for an online course for making the character more realistic The left one is how i bought the photo and the right ...
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Constructing a basic shield from primary shapes

I was wondering if it's possible to create these relatively basic shapes from the primary geometric shapes (i.e. polygons and ellipses - particularly circles, squares, and triangles). You don't ...
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How can I find a shutterstock seller?

How can I find a shutterstock seller? I saw some characters on some artist's page and I want to contact with him to ask him for more stuff, How can I do that? Thanks All for your time.
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Custom Adobe Illustrator actions not loading properly

Hey everyone I need your help. I have created a lot of custom Illustrator actions and I have setup these actions with assigned shortcut keys. Once I save the actions and load them again in another ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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Line between lines of a shape in illustrator

I got this shape of planet earth and I want make it made of one line I thought theres got to be a way to average the two lines to one line in the middle anybody know how?
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Method / Software for Creating Images based on Dynamically Updatable Templates?

So, for example, I want to create 2 ADS but the text and the photo featured will be different between the two. How can I create the same design using something like a template that can also be updated ...