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InDesign export particularly low quality image in an AI file

I am creating a daily journal. I encountered problem when exporting interative pdf. The blue and orange dots are pngs. When I place the ai files into indesign and export as interactive PDF, the dots ...
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stroke doesn't work properly

I am trying to create an art brush. I choose 'tints and shades' while creating it but later it remains black, it doesn't pick the color I want it to be. why is this happening? please help. :'(
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Is there any simple way to fill a new color in adobe xd without opening the color fill bar?

I am new to xd and I am working on multiple screens at a time, where I need to change the text color again and again. So by opening the fill bar and changing the color is little time consuming, can I ...
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How to edit Excel charts in Illustrator?

I've created some charts in Excel and would like to touch them up in Illustrator as vector files. But whenever I copy/paste, or export/import as PDF, or export as PDF then convert to SVG then import, ...
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Can a Converted to Path again converted to text in xd?

If I converted a text into a path, then is it possible that I can convert it back again to text in Adobe Xd? If not then how to deal with this if I want a text back? is there any possible ways to ...
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How do I get clipping masks to snap to grid in Adobe Illustrator

I've searched and can't seem to find anyone on the internet who has actually solved this problem. I've been dealing with this in over eight versions of illustrator over eight years, four computers, ...
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How to change Adobe Stock Invitation card template text in Adobe Illustrator?

I licensed the template "Invitation card - black and gold vintage style" in Adobe Stock, and opened it in Adobe Illustrator. I am trying to change: the text "Invitation" the text &...
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Resizing multiple objects with cursor? [Illustrator]

Does anyone know about a way within Illustrator (or a script from outside it) that could allow a user to manually, with a cursor resize multiple objects at the same time, while maintaining their ...
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How to move a layer that has hidden sub-layers?

I'm creating an animated character which has plenty of hidden artwork (mouth shapes, eyebrow shapes etc). The problem is that whenever I want to move some body part that has hidden child layers, these ...
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adobe illustrator script- printing custom size paper

we have at work an HP plotter and I'm trying to make a script that will print the job with the right paper size. the width of the paper is 900mm and the height can be set as we want it to be but we ...
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Draw strokes keeping same width

I need to draw 10 circles between 1 and 2 (figure 1), keeping same width as the circles own stroke have (10 pt). But if I apply blend that produces some gaps (figure 2) which I do not want. How can I ...
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How can I put a circle exactly in the centre of a tilted line?

I'm trying to make a hexagon style metro route graph. I started by sketching a bunch of 0deg, 60deg and 120deg lines as a triangle grid, so that when I sketch later, the cursor can be snapped onto the ...
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Logos created in Adobe illustrator gets pixeleted at edges while zooming

I'm new to adobe illustrator and what I knew is if you create logo in illustrator it won't get pixeleted upon zooming. I have created the logo in illustrator and within the same project when I was ...
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Importing a logo in illustrator gives rough edges

I have created a logo in Adobe illustrator, with the help of shapes like rectangle and triangle after that I have saved it as - export - save for web and in png 24. So after exporting, the logo looks ...
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How to make same gradient on two paths under and above specific shape?

How to make the same gradient on two paths under and above a specific shape? Layer structure: the first layer contains the first path above group with circle and some stroke layers behind layer that ...
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Illustrator resize object with perspective [duplicate]

I need to resize an object but with perspective. In Photoshop all I need to do is Free-Transform (Ctrl + T), then right-click, and select Perspective mode. How can I do that or similar in ...
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Why would someone use both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for a static drawing?

An image that an artist claimed was drawn on a Wacom tablet using both Illustrator and Photoshop. My question is, if this image is static, with no animation whatsoever, simply having the ink drawing ...
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How to insert new nodes to lines automatically at intersections

This video shows a way to make what I want: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TctsEGXENhw It starts from a big outline of capital letter T and a bunch of parallel lines: The T is used only as a ...
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Paste into an existing frame

Using Illustrator. I have an image which I have pasted in and resized as I wish. I now want to replace that image with another from the clipboard. The image is effectively embedded. Is it possible to ...
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Illustrator: how to cut out part of a shape?

I'm new to Illustrator and, being used to Photoshop, I can't say it's really intuitive. I'm trying to make a logo where part of it is cut out so that the background shows through (see picture below). ...
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Illustrator - how to properly check the path is a rectangle shape and is rotated using javascript?

When I import DWG files which contain simple objects, mostly rectangles, circles, lines or polygones and save the result in SVG sometimes i get shapes with matrix transformation. I know what is matrix ...
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Illustrator: cut and paste preserving groups

I probably know already the answer but maybe I am wrong. I want to copy and paste or cut and paste part of drawing while preserving groups. I have 2 vector drawings in one file which objects share ...
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FontForge not showing glyph in metrics or preview

This is my first attempt to design a font. I'm using Affinity Designer (latest version) on an ipad, and Adobe Illustrator 2020, and FontForge (latest version) on a Macbook Pro. I exported the glyphs: ...
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How to resize the bounding box in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm doing some calendars and I need the numbers to be aligned to the center of the square but I can't align properly because of the blank space that is above the number. I've trying to use the Area ...
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How to Fade, Blur, Feather an Object Gradually with Illustrator?

Think of a black triangle. How would I gradually fade this triangle top down, where the top point stays sharp/in-focus while gradually (fading, blurring, feathering) towards the triangle base? Here's ...
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Illustrator: 3D Effects add unwanted stroke

When I add any of the 3D effects (Plane, Extrude, ...) there is a thin 1 pixel black stroke around the object. Can't figure out where it comes from. The stroke disappears after disabling the 3D effect....
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Extraneous line between shapes in SVG exported from Illustrator [duplicate]

when i view my logo in illustrator, all lines between shapes look clear and crisp. but when i display the svg that's exported from illustrator on my site in a browser (tried chrome and safari), i see ...
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How to rotate around given center AND by specified number of degrees? [duplicate]

If I use "Rotate Tool" then I can set center of rotation but can't specify rotation in degrees. And if I use "Object -> Rotate" I can specify number of degrees, but can't ...
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Remove border when tracing image - Illustrator

I am trying to create a vector image in Illustrator to be used with a laser cutter. The process i use is open the image - select it - Image Trace with default settings - Expand - Ungroup. I then go ...
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In macOS and using Adobe Illustrator, how can I make a photo appear and look as if the OS was using a different display profile?

Say for example in macOS, under System Preferences..Displays..Color.. and choosing the display profile "Rec. ITU-R BT.709-5" as the current display profile (say P_Current). How can I make a ...
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Some weights of a font I'm remapping do not appear in Indesign or Illustrator

Hope you're all doing well. I'm currently remapping Raleway to change the 'w' and the numbers so they're the clients preference as default. I've used FontForge to remap and generate the new fonts and ...
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How to fix mobile web browsers displaying fonts strangely in svg format?

I created a logo using Adobe Illustrator CC (100% up to date) on a Mac in svg format, using both text and graphics. The svg logo displays fonts properly in desktop browsers (see first image below), ...
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Dark object flows over the white contour, but also flows underneath it

I've found this image on pinterest and would like to recreate this either in Adobe Illustrator or with Photoshop. I've been searching for tutorials, but have no idea what this kind of design is called....
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Why is my nudging inconsistent in Adobe Illustrator?

For context, I am coming from a CorelDraw background and nudging is a very straightforward process of using the arrow buttons and occasionally the Ctrl button to get more precise nudges. However, on ...
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Why is there a thick border around my document when I export?

I don't see why this is happening. It doesn't matter what size the document is, or how many times I restart the program, or changes in the bleeds, there are no objects outside the artboard. It only ...
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How to make large sizes design in illustrator

I have a job to design the attached size windows stickers. Sizes are in ft and inches. There are partitions in the windows mentioned in the image. There will be only text/vectors on stickers so I am ...
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perfectly adjacent circles

How can I make perfectly adjacent circles like the following? I tried the above image but when I use the build shape tool, it does not separate the bottom circle properly and joins the entire bottom ...
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Illustrator: Should I use the biggest possible artboard for accuracy?

I'm working on a project with another person via email and dropbox. The final printed material will be 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. My approach is to see an artboard in the final printed dimensions while ...
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Remove black streaks in AI

I just started learning Illustrator and I attempted to create a book logo. Everything worked out, except when I tried to create a 3D effect (extrude and bevel), some unpleasant black streaks appeared ...
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Turn off Anti-Aliasing in Illustrator in SVG file with embedded image

I placed in Illustrator file a raster image (image with sharp edges as a layer from PSD) and save it as SVG. When I open it in Chrome or Firefox the image looks compressed with anti-aliased edges. In ...
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Snap to custom grid not working

[preferences[not snapping] i'm designing on a square grid in illustrator (made with grid tool) rotated at 45', and i'm having real trouble getting pen tool to snap accurately to the grid. I've turned ...
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How to change overlapping order of a brush in Illustrator?

I have a rope brush Rodeo: Hand Drawn Rope Brush and I need to simulate a knot and I need to change the overlapping order of the brush itself. Is there any way to bring a node from the back to the ...
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Illustrator not find font (glyphs) inside SVG

I make some work in Illustrator and save it as an SVG. Configurations are: As you see, I used Fonts SVG and subsettings used glyphs. Now my code look like: Now I want to change font name to custom ...
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Need feedback on logo

This logo is for a company that makes research of color with multiple members of different nationalities. The target marketing are scientist, designers, artist, psychologist, marketing professionals ...
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Remove colors from image for two-color printing

I have a JPG image that to my eyes has two colors (black and magenta) but to InDesign eyes (Separations preview tab) it has also yellow and cyan (in lower levels). The newspaper will be printed only ...
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In Illustrator, how do I break a compound path into non-interacting paths?

Consider the screenshot. This is a hand gripping a bar. I'd like to remove the lines of the hand that are behind the bar. I have circled two lines (or curves) I'd like to remove. I could do this ...
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Issue with export to PDF from Illustrator

I have some issues while exporting my PDF file from Adobe Illustrator. While I made it, I used shape gradient to do this sort of lines. But if you look at the pictures, the problem is very visible. ...
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Illustrator: how to repeat an object on the four corners of a square

I would like to place four little squares on each corner of another big square or rectangle. I know I could repeat the square 4 times like copy paste and then align one at a time, choose the bigger ...
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Illustrator: How can you interlock chain links when each chain link is above and under another?

I've tried all afternoon to create these thick black (which will be 3D) interlocking chain links and have had no success. I've tried recreating the chains in pieces, I tried using the scissor tool, ...
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Adobe Illustrator - How To Add Tick Marks Along a Path for Alignment

I have a hobby where I create templates for foam armor. Up this point I have been using Inkscape and decided to try out Adobe Illustrator. In Inkscape, I can add a Path Effect to add ruler tick marks ...
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