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Guides in illustrator by percentages

In Photoshop 2019 it's possible to set guides to 50% of the canvas; I tried to do the same in Ai but it didn't work: i had to calculate the distance in points, and then set it manually with move ...
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Illustrator convert thick line into shape

I have a design with a number of paths that have thick strokes and they overlap and intersect. I want to take each one and convert it into a shape - but Outline Stroke doesn't do what I want. Then I ...
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Illustrator Blend Tool not matching two paths

So I'm trying to create a stroke out of an S, and am using the normal blend tool trick to get a path down the middle but all I'm getting are these off lines that only start and end in the right place.
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How to recreate this perspective text effect?

I'd like to recreate this "increasing size text" in Illustrator or Photoshop. Which software should is better to use? What tool is the best?
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Can't create the right clipping mask

I'm trying to use a clipping mask to fill a design I've been working on. So far, when I clip them I get the message that the top object is very complex. When I press yes to go ahead, the outline, and ...
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What is adobe illustrator CC outline view showing me? Outline conflicts with preview

In adobe illustrator CC 2019 When I collect my illustration for export as a PDF there is a lot of blank space collected with my design. My design contains vector elements and png content. When I view ...
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Any way to automatically find and save any .ai file as .svg?

For reasons, I would like all my .ai files saved as .svg too. I have hundreds, if not thousands, saved in different folders. Is there a way that I can script this using Illustrator? Why? Amazon ...
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In Illustrator, how do I create a cut between two anchor points?

Suppose I have a shape that looks like the top, and I want the bottom: I want to create cuts between the highlighted anchor points. The knife tool would do what I want if I could get it to snap to ...
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Why does my clipping mask not work?

I've been looking for a while and i haven't found an answer so far, So i make a compound path of all the paths in "quentin" , and then convert it to a clipping mask in Layer 1. Then i dragged the ...
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Alignment issue when automating in Illustrator

I want to align a photo to a key object in Illustrator with automation. When using automation it does not align properly. I tried several times but failed. How do I align an object to a key object ...
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How to connect a shape and a path in Illustrator?

I'm trying to connect these two but I can't figure it out. I want the left shape to continue it's line and have it's curvature and naturally connect to the right side. This is a rough example of the ...
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Questions Tags Users Unanswered Photoshop vector smart object opening in Preview instead of Illustrator [duplicate]

Those of you have commented that you changed your OS, please tell us HOW you changed the OS to open in Illustrator in lieu of Acrobat. I've been working fine for four years and suddenly Photoshop ...
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How to warp an image to take shape of truncated pie (controlled by some input parameters)?

I am new to Photoshop/Illustrator. I would like to warp an image like the attached truncated pie. Assuming this truncated pie is part of a circle, then outer radius of curvature should be 15 units ...
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How can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on http://color.adobe.com and exported it to use on Illustrator (let's name it as "my custom palette"), now I have one more color and one gradient I'd like to add to that ...
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When I import this SVG into Photoshop it looks zoom pixelated, which didn't before

I'm trying to import this SVG; which I imported before earlier but now it seems to don't work that well anymore? The original SVG file has not been modified, so I don't know where the issue could be, ...
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Cut out region in Illustrator

I have a large building map imported from a DWG file and I want to only keep one region: Is there a way to do this not by masking the outter region, but removing all shapes outside my region.
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How do I make my perspective grid fit the width of the artboard in illustrator?

For some reason when I open perspective grid, the grid is really small (pictured). How do i resize it so it fills up the artboard?
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Adobe Illustrator: How can I draw lines from a shared origin to multiple points simultaneously?

I have a large number of ellipses in my project, and I wish to draw a (straight) line from each ellipse center to a single shared origin. Doing this manually would be very inefficient. Is there an ...
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Illustrator Path Won't Cut

A path I created by converting a guide to a path will not open. Tried the eraser tool, the cut path option in the anchor menu to no avail. When the path is only 2 nodes long a random non-selectable ...
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In a Print-Ready PDF, does the Printer who receives file need to have all the fonts on their machine?

I have a design for an ad that I've done for someone as a favour (I do a lot of web graphics work in Adobe Illustrator, but haven't done print work up until now). When I send them a print-ready PDF, ...
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Why Illustrator changes anchor points position in exported SVG's?

When I open back the exported via Asset Export SVG's some anchor points in certain circumstances change their position while maintaining the original shape of the curve. I made some screens: points on ...
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Jpg to svg but source contains only lines

Origami Crease Patterns contain every fold needed for the base model but they usually come in low resolution and bad coloring. I tried many options from adobe illustrator for tracing the jpg and ...
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Vector/SVG file to optimized PNG?

I have a vector artwork (fantasy map). It has several shapes and colors but nothing drastic like gradients, masks, etc. I need to export it to a large PNG file (45k x 45k pixels) but still maintain ...
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My illustrator is hovering

My AI is like hovering over my desktop, non of the panels latch and connect everything just hovers. Ive messed with view, restarted the computer, nothing works.
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Symmetrical perspective with Free Transform in Illustrator CS5? [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator CS5: I want a "depth effect" to an object with the straight-from-the-front perspective. But with the Free Transform-tool it seems to only be possible to drag one corner each ...
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How to fill a hollow object in Illustrator?

I'm working with a complex shape, but for the sake of getting a solution, let's say I draw a circle with the circle tool, and then I do a smaller circle inside of it. I select both objects and use ...
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How to achieve vector look on flowers from a photo?

I'm trying to figure out how to take a photo (of a rose for example) and manipulate it so that the following effect is achieved. It looks like vector graphics to me with only a very limited color ...
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making sharp pixel perfect curves in illustrator

I'm trying to export a vector graphic to a png with full transparent alpha channel but i noticed that all around the edge of the curves the pixels are blended semi tranparent. I need full opaque cut ...
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How to Illustrator Apply a value and keep focus in edit field [closed]

Shift + Enter Apply a value and keep focus in edit field
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Is there any way to make the guides “pop” in Illustrator?

With each iteration of Illustrator, I'm finding the guidelines fainter, thinner and generally harder to see. I'm speaking of the guides dragged from the ruler or created via Cmd-5. I've tweaked the ...
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Help replicating this red pattern and glow effect (speed lines) in adobe illustrator

Firstly thanks for reading and any help offered! I need to recreate the red pattern from this image in illustrator. I've tried a couple of different methods but the best I can come up with is to ...
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Printing onto metal

Background done in Illustrator. Will Photoshop 300 ppi cmyk illustrated portrait be OK to use with background for printing onto metal? Thank you for all the answers, very much appreciated and useful. ...
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Is it possible to place copies from illustrator transform above the original object?

So when I use the transform tool in Illustrator and create several copies they always go behind the original element. Is it possible to place them above it? Here's a screenshot of the transform tool ...
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Illustrator power shortcut

EDIT: Is there a direct shortcut to access the Width field on the Transform Panel in Illustrator? Original text: transform panel ( panel select box width ) shortcut key required. shift +f8 normal. (...
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How to turn curves into a series of straight lines in Illustrator [duplicate]

I'm trying to optimize a vector graphic for laser cutting at the fastest possible speed. Since the laser takes much longer to do curved paths, I wanna try converting all my curves into a series of ...
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When importing this SVG into Photoshop or Illustrator it looks pixelated

When importing this SVG: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 42 42" fill="none" id="f_icon_1f2d0f1a"> <g filter="url(#f_icon_1f2d0f1a_filter0_i)"> <path d="...
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Why is Adobe Illustrator printing (on paper) an inverted color scheme? [closed]

I recently reformatted my computer (full factory reformat, the full 9) so everything is back to default (including program settings) and I came across an issue I've never had or even seen before. I ...
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Count total number of words in Illustrator file

I am designing a poster in Adobe Illustrator (ver. 2019), and one of the suggestions I am following is keeping the total number of words around 150. Is there a way to count all words (inside text ...
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Editable text within an Illustrator 'Symbol'

I'd like to create a reusable symbol for things like this: or I can change their shape and color - and I can change the color of just one with the direct selection tool - but I can't change the text ...
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Envelope distort with top object doesn't give the expected result

i am trying to curve a text to this shape: somewhat like this but with the sides smaller, like in the shape. What i mean is i want it to only wrap like an arc and not like a ballon or so (no 3d?). ...
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Live paint bucket goes beyond borders

As you can see from the picture, the paint bucket fills over lines and thus i cant colour over my outline
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Different thresholds for different parts of an image in image trace

I used image trace, parts of the image are much more intense than others, I was wondering if I could have different thresholds for different parts of the image?
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How to create distorted / wavy checked boxes

I'm trying to replicate the chequered boxes on the following image (sorry for really low-res) Notice how the squares distort / warp with the shape of the path. I can create the chequered boxes ...
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Is there a way to use the eyedropper in the color picker in Illustrator?

I have a global swatch I'd like to change with another color using the eyedropper, without having to select all the elements and apply the new color manually. Is there a way to achieve that?
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How do I extract the path back out from a brush?

Is there a way to convert a brush back to its underlying path, in Illustrator? I want to edit a brush, make some small adjustments, and then convert it back to another brush.
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Best Format for image for touchscreen (1920 x 1080 resolution)

I have these PDF files and they are 4500px x 6646px and 300 resolution and I need to display it on a touchscreen....on this touchscreen you have the ability to zoom in and zoom out. I have converted ...
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How to create template of guides in Illustrator which appears with every document I open?

So, I am working on a multiple page pdf. I need to setup margins on each side of the page using guides. There are 300+ pages and I am working on each page at a time. I don't want to add guides in each ...
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White-out / burned-out font

does anyone know how I can create such a white-out/ burned-out font like in the example attached? Either in Photoshop or Illustrator. It looks like the text sits in front of a very bright light so ...
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Best practice: keep icons as strokes or outline?

I am currently working on generating the icon assets for the company I work for. I am using Sketch, and am creating a large library of the icons. They are all Line icons (the style) and basically ...
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How to produce a SVG with vectors using Adobe CC

I have a bitmap image that I try to turn into a SVG using Adobe CC. (It is a logo for a responsive website). The image is below: First I create an Adobe EPS file using PhotopShop: I use the magic ...