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How can I make this shape in illustrator? (without pen tool if possible)

I cannot seem to get this shape with two perfect half circles with the pen tool. How hard is it? I try to avoid using it if possible so unfortunately I am not really proficient at using it. Is there ...
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removed paths from group removes live paint effect as well Ai CS6

I removed a piece of the art work from the group however when I cut and pasted it outside of the group it looked like this. I used live paint on the group so I am guessing it has something to do with ...
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Live paint bucket tool filling wrong space Ai CS6

I am trying to fill the white space in my art work using live paint. I select all of the art work and click in the space I want it to fill but it seems to only give me the option of filling the little ...
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Creating an arc/arch or semi-circle without the diameter line

I'm fairly new to Illustrator, and trying to figure out how to create an arc that doesn't have the bottom line that you get from using the Minus Front shape mode. For example, if I start with a circle ...
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Select same fill colour greyed out for live paint bucket tool- Ai CS6

I am wanting to change the colour of something I used the live paint bucket on. I also have other paths that have the same colour fill and am wanting to change their colour as well. I went to select &...
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How can I re-create this ripple effect?

I tried to recreate this texture through polar coordinates - but I haven't quite nailed it yet. What base should I work with? Stripes? Much help would be appreciated. :)
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3D Grid for boxes

How to create 3d Grid for this boxes behind the black rectangle? I am using Adobe Illustrator. I tried create isometric grid for it, but it didn't fit. Thanks for help
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Looking to divide a circle into lots of geometric shapes with no stroke. When I expand and divide it's creating a small triangle outside the circle

The lines of the circle and line interact perfectly but when I expand and divide it looks like the stroke setting throws it off and the shapes don't meet perfectly? I am zoomed in a lot so not sure if ...
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Grouped Shapes / Outlines (Almost) Disappear After Creating Pattern?

I've selected a bunch of shapes and outlines for a pattern. I've gone to Object > Group, to group them all together, dragged them to the swatches panel to create a new swatch, and then after double-...
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Transparent background turns white after placing in Illustrator

I removed the background of a picture in Photoshop and wanted to keep working on it in Illustrator, but when I placed the PNG the transparent background completely turned into white. I don't want to ...
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Going lines/paths to one in Illustrator

I have started learning Illustrator since a while back and one thing is bothering me and stopping me from designing stuff. Also I am not native English speaking so I am having a hard time to find the ...
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Artifacts (tiny closed paths) after trimming multiple objects in Illustrator

I have a vector image with multiple layers, but I want to cookie-cutter-style trim the whole image, so I'm only left with neighboring objects and no overlapping. Here's the initial image: And here I'...
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Cannot remove certain lines without my coloring going to white [closed]

I’m trying to make a logo with a T. I’ve drawn a couple of lines through the upper part of the T to be able to color it in different colors. When I then try to remove the lines which are going through ...
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How do I make a printable design for a cardgame?

I'm designing a cardgame with about 20 different cards. Every card has a unique text on it and they all share the same cardframe that i'm designing. I'm trying to think of a clever way to make some ...
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Export selection from Illustrator with same content as exported PNG files

I have an SVG loaded into Illustrator. I perform a selection on the illustration, go to File -> Export Selection, and export the selected content as a PNG and it looks exactly like my selection, ...
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Is there a better way with gradients in Illustrator?

Although I am an experienced designer, there is something I always struggle with and I feel it is something that subconsciously makes me hate working with or creating vector art and graphics. I ...
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I'm facing spacing irregularities

How do I fix this spacing irregularity? There's a visible difference between those blue and red marked spaces. Can anyone help me out there? Thank you🖤
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Illustrator, use repeated text as background, performance issue

So, what I want to do is to be able to create a bakground with repeated text for some other block. So, this is an example: I did this by creating a layer of text and repeating it. Then I expand all ...
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How to convert shape to Bezier curves in Illustrator?

If I draw rounded rectangle and rescale it it will change non-uniformly. This is because it is not Bezier curve, but some algorithmic shape. How to convert it to Bezier curve? (There was such command ...
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How do I recreate this optical illusion in Illustrator?

This is the illusion I'm trying to recreate. As seen below I've tried to use the blend tool but the increments are even which ruins the perspective. I did see a tutorial (time stamped link) where you ...
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Color gradation mismatch in bitmap brushes Ai

I'm experiencing a color difference between an original psd file and the brush created with that same file. File is a Grayscale + 2 pantone file where only pantone have information. Grayscale is only ...
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How to quicly apply changes from the original layer shape to the clipping mask?

Ok so follow up my previous question on how to create a group stroke with mask here. I followed your steps & basically solves my problem. OK let's just say i done all that, then my boss said oh ...
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How do I get Indic options in Illustrator CS6?

I'm trying to write in Hebrew, which is from right to left, on Illustrator CS6. This is not working, and all my words are written backwards. Everywhere I look it says to enable Indic options. However, ...
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How to get a dot or a comma at the end of a sentence in Hebrew?

I'm trying to write in Hebrew, wich is written from right to left. I'm using Illustrator CC 2015. The problem is when I try to write anything that is not a letter, like a dot, comma, slash, etc... ...
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How to have a group stroke with clipping mask applied?

I tried to use the offset path on appearance panel as taught in this video which is great, but i know if i have clipping mask, it cant be stroked. Whats the workaround on this workflow? As shown in my ...
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Illustrator rotated everything

Somehow I've just managed to rotate everything on the canvas ie all the artboard on it. How do I straighten the canvas?
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Hypnotic dotted spiral

Does someone know how i can create such a beautiful hypnotic dotted spiral in adobe illustrator? Many thanks! Best regards, Silvan
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How should I lay out cards for print?

i'm in the process of making a deck of flashcards, there's around a hundred of them. the image on each card and it's corresponding back is different. what is the most efficient way to prep my cards ...
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I want to make a dotted grid where each line has unequal overlap

I want to make a design like this, which has the same pattern of point distance but... my design like this, where the distance is not the same. please help me... thanks before
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An Adobe Illustrator file was saved as PNG for a Facebook cover image

The artboard is 360 by 360 pixels, export as PNG at 72 ppi and Facebook says the image is too small, please use another... Export the same file at 300 ppi and Facebook blows up image and it doesn't ...
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Illustrator - Maintaining Coordinates when exporting Layers as SVG's

I made a very simple house in Illustrator, placing each of it's elements in it's own independent layer as follows: Door Windows Roof House I then used Illustrator's "Asset Export" to ...
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Dotted spiral with proportionally increasing dots - BUT same distance between borders of dots

I'd like to create a dotted spiral with progressively larger dots, exactly like the one shown in the picture below or also in this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmd1wBNE7P0 However, the ...
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Cannot select path in Illustrator

I am re-designing a small shampoo bag package for a company using the old design format by the former designer. But there are paths that I could not select, and if I use Ctrl + Y they are not visible ...
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Why doesn't type on path in illustrator wrap around properly?

I'm trying to get 'title goes here...' to wrap around the pink circle - the type is on a path with it being aligned centre. However, at either end of the title it moves away from the pink circle ...
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Can I set 1 group to be in the middle of the artboard without changing the position of the object in illustrator?

When I design a calendar in Illustrator, I create lots of groups consisting of numbers. I grouped by month. When pressing center on the alignment button, all objects are centered, not by group. How do ...
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Error in opening PDF in Illustrator, circles [duplicate]

I have a pdf graph that I create in R and I need to bring it into illustrator so I can compose it with other images, so I have saved it in PDF. When I open it on Preview, the image looks perfectly ...
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Grain is not showing in saved/exported file Illustrator

When attempting to export illustrator file that includes heavy grain over black, the grain barely showed in exported image. I have tried exporting as jpeg, svg, for web, for screen, rgb mode, cmyk ...
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Considering the famous Adobe Acrobat "A" logo, what would look like if it were a "S" or a "K" instead? [closed]

Just to be extra clear I mean this one logo from Adobe. What would other letters such as "S" or "K" look like if designed with the same concept of this one?
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Help me with these Spikes

I need some help. I have to vector this design in Illustrator, this circle with these "spikes". Are there any effects or distortions for me to get the same result? Thanks!
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How to use Freepik's seamless patterns in AI?

I want to use some seamless patterns from freepik to use as backgrounds but I'm absolutely lost as to how to use the files they provide. The artwork in the AI/EPS files don't actually tile properly as-...
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Type on a path - non compound, non masking paths

I'm trying to figure out how to use the type on a path tool in Illustrator. I used the curvature tool to draw a wavy line, which I now want to type on. I keep getting a message that I cannot make any ...
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AI-radial comic effect, using shape to minus path?

What's the efficient way to make the comic lines substracted from figure as shown in pic? method 1) I made 1 effect line ctrl DDDD, then using shape builder tool to delete the path touching the green ...
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Fonts- Build glyphs in FontForge or Illustrator?

I'm looking to build a font as a hobby project. I have an intermediate working knowledge of Illustrator, and no working knowledge of font software, but I'm looking at using FontForge. I want to set up ...
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Adobe Illustrator changes the shape when saved as SVG

I finished making my bot illustration in Illustrator which currently looks like this but when i exported it as SVG it looks like this I tried altering many of the SVG preferences while exporting but ...
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How to join two lines created by curvature pen tool

I am trying to use curvature pen tool to draw shapes, but unable to draw further lines on this shape with curvature tool. how to join curvature pen tool line with another pen tool line in illustrator??...
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Circle inside a circle when I export the inside circle is not fully touching the outter

I am creating the first circle then I am copying it and I am transforming it minus the stroke of the bigger one then I cut the outter circle. In illustrator everything looks good, but when I save it ...
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How to center a cut on a circle based upon an inner shape with Illustrator?

I have a circle and a minus sign in it I want to cut the circle right of the sign. What are the ways to cut the same amount above and below the sign(I want the cut part to be centered):
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How to plot a plate with a specific wavy pattern with Adobe Illustrator?

Can anyone please help me with plotting two kinds of wavy plates using Adobe Illustrator. What in my mind are something like this. The first one is a plate with sinusoidal pattern and the second one ...
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Weird looking crumpled shape appears when using the divide or shape tool on some overlapping shapes

while using the divided tool (I also tried the shape builder tool) I get weird extra crumpled shapes. there has been no stroke applied..?
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Sketch effect logo in adobe illustrator

I have a problem. I want to create this kind of logo in Illustrator but I'm stuck on how this effect can be achieved.