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Create Vector Object by Color Illustrator

I have created a black and white design in Illustrator. I would like everything white on my artboard to become its own object and black being transparent/negative space. Is there a simple programmatic ...
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Make a diagonal line with fixed height in box from point to point

I would like to have a green shape like the first example. the green shape should have a fixed height (height of letter d/g together) yellow block is the shape where it should be in: so the green ...
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geometrical alignment based on grid

simple issue or maybe really complex. another day of alignment issues that I can't wrap my head around. Here's the stages (accompanied by images): I have finalized one half of my logo design I create ...
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What is the correct color gamut to use for Instagram posts?

I have been generating some colored drawings and imported them into Adobe Illustrator. The final intent is to export a .PNG to post on Instagram. Regarding colors, I am not sure if should ignore or ...
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Is there a script to re-stack objects in illustrator by distance from top left?

This is ideal for the creation of isometric graphics. You can replicate an isometric tile symbol with a graphic in it, like a house or a tree, multiple times, then run the script to re-stack all ...
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Can you define which document gets created with Alt + Ctrl + N in Illustrator?

Ctrl Alt N in Illustrator bypasses the New Document dialog and immediately creates a new document for you. Is there any way to set this up to always spawn a specific document (template) when you press ...
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Is a dedicated graphics card still required for a professional Photoshop experience?

Five or so years ago not having a dedicated graphics card would make using any tool more sophisticated than a simple brush would cause Photoshop to turn into a slide show. Is this still the case in ...
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Shape builder distorting perfect circle

me again. I'm having trouble with logo creation. As you can see in the following images, I'm using a couple of circles which intersect, but after trying to remove the intersections on the inner side ...
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How to choose these variations of colors from Color panel of illustrator?

I've always been using this Color Picker window, which you see after double clicking Fill/Stroke UI element in Illustrator. It feels easy and flexible to me maybe because I don't know properly how to ...
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Art, image creation using hand and software [duplicate]

In several youtube links I didn't find a guide on how charts make figures of this kind. Surely it could be Adobe Illustrator, the first candidate but surely it could be some other program. To create, ...
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How to replicate this spiral exactly as a vector in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm looking to replicate this spiral pretty much exactly, but with perfect curves etc. using Illustrator. I've tried a few different methods including twist and also just the spiral tool but can't ...
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How to cut up two rounded rectangles into this

I want to recreate this in Illustrator. I have created two rounded rectangles and used the Pathfinder pnael to cut them up. I now have this: But I still doesn't know how to make on arche endpoint ...
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Why gradient color pick tool behaves strangely many times?

This really irritates me many times, I guess especially in gradients that I haven't created. In first image, you can see the gradient pick tool is selected on right side, and on left side, a solid ...
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How do I recreate the type part of this image in illustator? [closed]

I want to customize my own text. It requires curved text, maybe on a sphere and with 3d effect. Any tutorials out there i can follow?
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There's the possibility to change the axies orientation of a shape/object in Adobe illustrator?

I would like to know if there’s the possibility to move and modify (lines/edges) of a shape not using the axies of the document/artwork but the axies of the shape/edges itself in Adobe Illustrator. I ...
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How can I reset the brush settings for all paths in Illustrator?

So three days ago I opened Adobe Illustrator for the first time in my life to prepare some embroidery patterns for my Christmas gifts. I never did on-screen calligraphy before, only on paper, so it ...
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Photoshop or Illustrator?

Can somebody tell me in which program this cartoon avatar was made? ? cartoon avatar from avatoon.net
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How to export multiple artwork without the number of artwork not printed? (Illustrator)

Is there a way to export in illustrator but the number of artwork is not printed in the name as well? Let's say I have two artboard and I want each artboard to save in different folder. Every time I ...
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How do I control the fidelity on the 'image trace' function in illustrator 2020?

I was previously using illustrator 2016 on my MacBook... I recently upgraded to the 2020 version and I'm trying to find a way to adjust the image trace tool 'fidelity' I think. If I recall correctly, ...
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How can any color width and height be found in Illustrator

How do we get the width and height of any color in Illustrator in a document. With PHOTOSHOP we know this when we select it in the Ctrl+ Color Palette in the channel, but how can we find it with ...
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How to slide a pattern brush along a path?

I created a pattern brush and applied to a path. I'd like to slide it through that path but can't find a way to do it. I have a workaround for when it's on a straight line but I can't seem to find a ...
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Transparency on top of another shape in After Effects/Illustrator

I'm working on a project where I need this logo to build build itself. I know how to do the animating in after effects but I want the white inside of the logo to be semi transparent. How I currently ...
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Arabic Text Stroke Overlap

hope you're doing well. I'm having issues with the arabic text stroke overlapping between the Arabic characters. I know how to prevent this with zero fill and white fill, but I want to add a patterned ...
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Joining Paths in Illustrator

I'm struggling with the merging or joining of two paths. I have two paths, the red and the black one, when I join them with the join tool it ends up looking like on the second image. Can anyone ...
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Reduce lots of sloppy paths from a trace to just a few lines?

I keep seeing lots of examples of how to do a traces online with simple images, but when trying a real photo, how do I reduce all the extraneous paths? I feel like the resulting trace is very close, ...
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Adding a Fill to a Diagonal Text Box in Illustrator

The standard answer to the question of how to add a fill to a text box in Illustrator isn't working for me because it assumes that the text is horizontal. I'm creating a map in which virtually all the ...
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Easy way to merge complex vector

I have this complex vector illustration and the lines overlap without a solid fill. Instead, I wanted to "flatten" or merge the lines so it's just one vector. Instead of it being filled, I ...
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alignment issues with logo design

first time posting here. first off wanted to say that I'm very thankful to the community for all of the answers it has provided me with just a simple search. BUT now I have a question and I have no ...
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paint brush illustrator

In illustrator paintbrush creates extra black spot/patch in a curly path. How can I get rid of this? I have set the stroke corner limit to zero. Still no result. Please help.
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Help to make this type of design [closed]

I would love to know what technique I can use in illustrator to create this type of logos using lines. As much as I have tried, I do not achieve these effects. I leave you some samples to see if you ...
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Can you match one path to another path in Adobe Illustrator?

If I draw two different paths and later decide I want the second path to be a perfect match of the first path (or vice versa), is there a built in way to do that? Please don't ask why or what I'm ...
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Is there an option to apply “shear” as an effect on a layer?

I would like to implement the rules to make an isometric drawing on a layer instead of an object. The rules are the following: Scale the width times 0.866 Shear by +/- 30° around the vertical axis ...
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Photoshop setting up wrong DPI and size when opening AI file

When I try to open AI file using Photoshop, it shows me wrong image size and DPI. Original AI file data: CMYK 300 DPI Artboard size: 1134 x 1418 px Whe I open file using Photoshop, it shows me next ...
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Layout grids for illustrations?

Is it possible to use any kind of layout grids when creating illustrations, and if so, what are their uses? Edit: A bit of clarification, my questions is towards drawing on a computer (not hand ...
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Illustrator pdf-export options not available

since updating my OS to Catalina a quite important option within Illustrator CC2015 is greyed out. I can't "convert colors (keep numbers)" as it is constantly greyed out, no matter the ...
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3d-like wavy lines?

How could I make something like this: in Illustrator/Sketch? I've seen similar questions here but this style looks different enough: it almost likes like 3D with "shades". Other examples: ...
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No defined boundaries of different artboards

My artboards in illustrator have disappeared and now it is one large square. When I go into artboard mode it shows the individual artboards however when I switch back it goes back to the large white ...
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exporting image from photoshop to illustrator colour change

The same image with both photoshop and illustrator which are using the same setting and the same profile colour and despite that, colour change a little when pasting from photoshop to illustrator. for ...
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Can't go in layers when in pattern editing mode in Illustrator

I am wanting to fill this path with a different colour. I have made it into a repeat pattern so I am in tile mode. It didn't allow me for some reason to live paint bucket fill the shape. I tried to ...
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My SVG is losing anchor points when I export it

I am having an issue when I go to export my svg. The green part of the svg loses anchor points and instead of being the shape of a leaf turns into an oval. I don't know what to do please help! Here is ...
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Simplify an object in an svg file to reduce file size

I have an svg image generated by another program (for visualisation of molecules) that is super complex, and I'd like to try and automatically simplify it. For example, a simple sphere with a gradient ...
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Selecting overlayed colors/objects in Illustrator

I've created a (very) large image in illustrator, a portion of which is shown. There are numerous circles on top of each other with their transparencies set to multiply (so that Yellow over Cyan ...
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How to Establish Transparency That Subtracts From Lower Layers - Illustrator

For reference, I am using the livepaint tool to make a design, and I want to subtract an area from that livepaint using another livepaint. This is all fine and dandy, I just merge the livepaints or ...
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How was the face and other details in this picture changed?

I saw this picture on Instagram: click here for full resolution It is clearly an adaptation of this picture: click here for full resolution I wondered how the characters face changed to that of ...
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Why does my document change size between Illustrator and Inkscape? [duplicate]

If I create a 150mm x 150mm document in Illustrator, as such: and then create a 80mm x 80mm square in the middle of the document, as such: then save to .svg format, when I open the document in ...
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Create multiple document from each group in illustrator useing javascript

I have Ai file whitch file have many groups each group different design. How can I create javascript to separate each group to file. Or any options to do this and each file have to be same name as ...
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Part of graphics missing when exporting PDF?

Hey, I tried exporting this design of a car from illustrator into PDF and it seemed fine to me on Illustrator and on Acrobat DC preview, but client reported that the tip of the bottle is blank white. ...
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Adobe Illustrator: white cracks appears on objects when zooming in and out

I'm having this problem in Illustrator when I zoom in and out, there appears to be a bunch of white cracks that changes shapes, but stays there when not zooming. Looks something like this:[ Been ...
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Applying different fills simultaneously in illustrator [duplicate]

I have multiple elements with different stroke colours. I would like to fill all the elements with their individual outer stroke colours. Is there a way to do this without having to apply outer ...
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How to create this noise pattern?

I'm not sure how to describe it-- it's seemingly randomly generated, almost like wind patterns? Any work platform is good!

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