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Adobe Illustrator CC: Can't limit Image Trace to set swatches. Uses multiple shades instead

For quite a while now I've been having a weird problem with Image Trace. When I try to trace an image using a swatch group, instead of using only those swatches in the group, Image Trace uses multiple ...
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Is it possible to have variable-linked text box change based on document name?

I am working with personalized items for different sports teams. We get a spreadsheet of personalizations needed (like "Bob", "Cheryl", "Best Dad") that need to go in a ...
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need help with creating/editing Interactive PDF

beforehand I apologize for my not-so accurate description and weak English. So I have designed an agreement (or contract) form with several pages in adobe Illustrator, and i want to have the last page ...
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FOGRA-39 color mode in illustrator

I received FOGRA 39 color mode Illustrator design file (art work) and how could i open it on Illustrator. Is there any special Color mode to activate in Illustrator? Currently i am working in U.S Web ...
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Adobe Products and (actual) uses/overlaps: [closed]

Adobe Products and (actual) uses/overlaps: Context: So as a "Beginner" when it comes to Adobe Products, I'm just starting out my testing and trying of the various Adobe Products. To be ...
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Illustrator select--> same--> colour option not selecting live paint object

I am making small balloon artwork in latest Adobe Illustrator 2020 by following a book. In that Balloon is the live paint object and Balloon's basket is made of individual shapes (Not a group or ...
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Illustrator. Change stroke thickness

I am in process of learning illustrator. When I want to change stroke thickness, I go Window> Appearance. Is there any shortcut for quick access? Can anybody help me? Thanks.
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How to select all lines in an Illustrator document

I've seen similar questions but none answer mine. I have DWG files of floorplans. When I import them to Illustrator, they are all lines. I can make all the walls black with the live paint tool in one ...
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Position repeat tile in illustrator CS6

Can I position a pattern repeat tile within a shape like you can with the repeat tile in photoshop?
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Illustrator. Delete pattern tile. Add new color

I am a starter in illustrator. 1)How can I delete a pattern tile from swatches? Is it possible? 2)How can I add new colors to color swatches? Is it possible? Thanks.
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Change the size of an object in illustrator

When I draw an object and select it, how can I make this object bigger or smaller? Thanks.
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Pattern tile background

I want to give my pattern tile a background.(In color tool, I choose Fill. In color swatches, I choose my background color. In Elipse, I choose rectangle, then Hight and Width sizes.)How can I make ...
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Pattern tile shape. Artboard size

I am a starter in illustrator. I make pattern and put it in swatches panel. When I open it from swatches panel, the pattern tile has a rectangle shape even if I have given the size of a square at ...
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Change background color of batch of similar image

Is there any way to change the background color of a batch of photos? All photos have the same dimensions and background I have around 100 of these images with transparent background These images ...
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How do I go about creating 'spurs' in illustrator

Hello everybody, just wanted some help in creating the pointy things on the letters as demonstrated on the image. Thank you
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shapes disappearing when repeat tile is made

repeat tile issue I've attached a video of an issue I am having with vector/path/shapes disappearing when I make a repeat tile. Its confusing I feel to explain so the video would help to clarify my ...
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How not let the graphics out of the artboard

I need to setup the illustrator so that I'm not be able to draw anything beyond the artboard, (but I need to keep the duplicates outside the artboard). Like, when I scale an object beyond the artboars'...
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How to Insert a Custom Arrowhead to the Default Arrowhead List in the Stroke Dialog Box [duplicate]

After finding the Arrowheads.ai file and following the required steps to create a new symbol of a custom arrowhead (which I named Arrow 40), I want to know if there's a way to add Arrow 40 to the ...
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How to mirror the entire canvas in Illustrator?

I have a very simple drawing with a single object on the canvas. I have finished working on it and exported the result, and now I need the mirrored counterpart. I could easily mirror the exported PNG ...
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Illustrator: subselect and change text objects

Asking because I couldn't find this googling: I have data plots that consist of many small numbers. What I would want to do, ideally, is select a portion of text and graphic elements, then adjust text ...
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How to apply alternating color fills to a text in Illustrator?

I'm trying to follow along an Illustrator tutorial on how to personalize a label. In it, the brand's name uses two colors that are applied alternately to each letter. See below image: The text "...
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creating multiple shapes closer -illustrator

If I creating a new shape closer to the another shape,the cursor was changed to transform icon for the older shape. so that each and every time I press "v" and click on empty surface and ...
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Why my transformation panel doesn't show align to objects to pixel grid option in Illustrator 2020? [duplicate]

as shown in picture, there is no such option enter image description here it will show in the right corner, but it's not clickable
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How to have a continuous stroke

Can anybody help me have stroke of big rectangle(blue) for common part of the shapes? not red? (First I drew big rectangle then the small one.Finally I colored them.). Thanks.
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Pen tool does not work in vectorizing a photo in illustrator

I am an starter. I want to vectorize a photo in illustrator. I place it, activate the layer panel, choose pen tool. But nothing happens. Pen tool does not draw anything on the photo layer. When I use ...
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how to color a drawing in illustrator?

I want to color a heart. I push shift button on keyboard and click on the heart and choose the color from color panel. but nothing happens. Or just some parts of heart are colored. Can anybody help me ...
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illustrator resetting reference point

Quick question on Illustrator. Is there a shortcut or a quick way to reset reference point to center of object, when using rotation, skew, or reflect tool?
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Is it possible to align objects on multiple artboards simultaneously in Illustrator?

In Illustrator documents like in the example below, I place images on multiple artboards and then need to centre align all of the images to each artboard. I usually do this by clicking the top left ...
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Where do I find free SVG Illustrations?

I know, I know. Good design is not for free. I am just looking if there are any pages like Unsplash just for illustrations. Thanks a lot!
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Adobe Illustrator CC2018/2020 formatting Arabic Text Right to Left with English Brand Names that require Left to Right in the same paragraph

Illustrator Preferences -Indic Options - yes. Paragraph Composer - Middle Eastern & South Asian - yes. Character Style "Arabic" - RTL - yes. Character Style "Arabic Brand" - ...
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Create same effect in Illustrator as Carhartt image below

I've tried using the roughen tool in illustrator but not really getting the results I'm looking for. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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How to rearrange hexagons to perfectly snap to each other in Illustrator?

first time user here, just created an account. I am making a board game and I'm in the printing phase. I have made some .svg hexagons to act as tiles for the game and now I need to put them on an ...
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How can I add my logo to real stuff in Illustrator

Im a newbie here, Ive been learning how to design by myself and I want to learn more, so I hope you guys can understand. My question is: How can I add my logo to stuff like Mugs, T-Shirts and if ...
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Adobe Illustrator Color Error

When I put a a color hex #ff00ff inside Ai, the hex number stays the same but the color gets darker and less neon. I've checked and the document was created in RGB mode, and I switched to CMYK and ...
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“Paste into shape” in Illustrator 2020

At the bottom of the toolbar in Illustrator there used to be an option to paste inside a shape: It's a really convenient that helps you not have to make a clipping mask if you don't have to, and ...
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Help with kerning in circle graphic

Anyone have any suggestions for making "Durham" extend as high as "Hillsborough" without making the kerning huge and therefore look really weird? I've tried multiple fonts and ...
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Measurements for shapes disappeared

I can't seem to find any help for this simple problem. When drawing shapes in Illustrator I used to get live measurements of the shape next to my cursor. Sort of like this crude mockup I attached. For ...
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How to erase a part of a path without altering the stroke's prior design in Illustrator?

I want to erase a part of a path while maintaining the stroke's original look. My chosen stroke is the first one BELOW [Uniform]. I'm new and just a week in at illustrator. This is my very first logo ...
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How do you divide a rounded rectangle using pathfinder using Illustrator?

I'd like to create a rounded rectangle that's cut evenly in half with the flat edge in the middle left open (#4). Once I created my rectangle using the rounded rectangle tool I created a line using ...
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Changing colors along gradients in Illustrator

I am working on a project that uses a lot of gradients. I have decided to change all instances of RGB(255,255,255) along the gradient to RGB(245,245,245) so that when I export with an alpha channel it ...
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A Strange Behavior in Adobe Illustrator CC (Version 17.0.0)

I have the following problem with Illustrator (with a small number of files). I open the EPS file from Illustrator and I translate the figure in Greek. Then, I save the file. The problem is that after ...
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Illustrator: Grain effect goes outside the edge of the shape

I'm having some issues with the grain texture. I achieved the effect I wanted (gradient on a shape with grain texture) but the grain goes outside of the shape a bit. The problem is most noticeable in ...
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Setting default values (graphic style) in Ilustrator that apply for every document

I am new here and this is my first question. Hopefully it's okay to ask for more details to a question which has been solved eight years ago: Illustrator: How do you change default Fill/Stroke Colors ...
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Best way to add fill fill/color to hollow text using Photoshop/Illustrator

I have a font called Stoney Billy (Schoolhouse Rock?) I'd like to make the background of the text yellow. I tried a few different things in Illustrator but couldn't figure out how to make it work. I ...
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Which tool to convert webp to gif using adobe suite

Which adobe product can I use to convert webp files to gif? I've tried opening a webp file with both premeier and phososhop but neither recognize the file type. There are free online tools but I would ...
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Is there a way to make Adobe Illustrator's artboard with specific color?

Is there a way to make Adobe Illustrator's artboard with specific color whenever open new document with out making a path? I have been searching the entire illustrator settings for this, but didn't ...
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Deleting white space after using offset path in Illustrator cc 2020

I am currently creating a logo in illustrator cc 2020 and have used offset path to create space between overlapping lines. If I put any kind of background under this then the white offset path shows. ...
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Remove shape overlapping circle

I want to remove the crossed out line in the image, i.e the top line of the rectangle, while keeping the circle intact. Using merge remove the bottom half of the circle as well, which I dont want.
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staggering line paths evenly in illustrator

Is there a way to offset the line path in illustrator? I want to evenly stagger the lines horizontally lines, I am trying to draw an escalator. I've tried offset path but it creates a stroke on the ...
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issue with blob brush in AI

I have found here an explanation that "when you draw with the Blob Brush the preview you see is the spine. When you let go of the mouse, the spine disappears and a shape is created using the ...