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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.
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Illustrator - Change Stroke Size in Blob Brush Tool

Whenever I try to make the blob brush tool's weight smaller (ex: .25) it automatically just switches back to size 1 pt. How do I fix this??
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How to apply the same transformation to different objects in Illustrator?

I have a face drawing in artboard 1 using path & shape, which I duplicated to another 3 artboards. After that, I realized I wanted to change the face shape, which I have done in artboard 1. Is ...
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What font is this? Or is it even a font?

I am not sure if it's okay to a question here like "what font is this?" so sorry if this question is against the guidelines. I keep seeing this type of font everywhere on the logos. Is it ...
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How to remove this shadow border around artborad in illustrator

How do I remove this border around the illustrator artboard? its like a drop shadow arounf the board and it comes out as a white border when I export the file. Ive checked and theres no bleed in my ...
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Corner fill issue, Corner has fill from stroke

I have an issue of one corner of my shape being filled with colour from the stroke. The brush is basic, uniform, no calligraphy brush. It happens when I close a shape. There can be fill or no fill and ...
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SVG Artwork file size is huge, using texture brushes

I need help with SVG file size. Looking to use SVG Illustration artworks on app, msite and website. We are using texture brushes for outlines of human figures and objects in the artwork. The file size ...
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Efficient ragged path for text

I am trying to reproduce this sign in Illustrator: To do so, I created a two-point path and added the text to that path using the staircase effect and center alignment to the path. Next, I added ...
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Illustrator drop shadow around paths

I have this icon with 2 paths how can I add shadow only to the outter of the balloon? <svg viewBox="0 0 512 512"> <path class="st0" d="M383.2,155.9c-0.9,28.5-8,...
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Anchor Point Moving Too Far After Direct Selection in Illustrator

There seems to be some kind of glitch going on here, or maybe I need to reset my settings. When I use the direct selection tool to select the anchor point of a shape, and then press right or left only ...
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Creating a 2D coiled spring along a circular path

Looking to create a perfect coiled spring similar to this image, but with less numbers of coils (below image having 8): How would I go about creating an image like this with 4, 6 or 10 coils, shaped ...
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Exporting a vector logo to JPG/TIFF changes colour values

I'm facing a perplexing problem while exporting a vector graphic (a logo) from illustrator. The document colour profile is CMYK and I'm attempting to export high resolution JPG/TIFF files for print in ...
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Convert RGB color to saturated color and transparency

I have a logo with several colors at the edge that look OK with a white background. When I overlay it on a background of another color, the edge is not smooth and looks off. Therefore, I would like to ...
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Why clipping mask makes everything disappear?

So I tried all the suggested solutions in similar topics, however, nothing works so far. I have a group of objects and I want to use a clipping mask. My object is on the top, but no matter if it's ...
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Illustrator: How to un-merge non-contiguous objects previously "united"?

I created dozens and dozens of odd shapes in Adobe Illustrator by drawing lots of overlapping rectangles. Then I did Select All, and used Pathfinder->Unite to turn them into polygons. Now I have a ...
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Path suddenly disappear when uniting with pathfinder

I am having an issue with the unite tool of the pathfinder. It had been working flawlessly until now but suddenly some paths disappear after using it. [Edit] : Merging produces the same result. [Edit] ...
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How do I adjust the brightness of the left and right ends in the line tool?

I wanna like this; I am using the line tool, but not used. The answer may not be just about the line tool. It could be another tool.
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Weird Illustrator file preview while selecting a project to open

Every time I open an Illustrator project file on my Macbook I use the space button as a quick preview to see the contents of my project before opening. For some reason, when I try to preview my files ...
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How to make halftone grunge like this in illustrator?

I want to learn how to make a texture in Illustrator as shown below:
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Simplifying complex overlapping paths in Illustrator

I am working on creating a map for a client; the data comes from different sources, i.e. imported over an ArcGIS extension. I have the issue that there are provinces, and within the provinces there ...
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png files saved in illustrator with transparency showing white background only sometimes?

So I have saved multiple logos from illustrator as png files no problem, they have transparent backgrounds. I went to use them on instagram stories and a white background shows up behind some of them ...
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Convert Black Outline Above White Shapes to Transparent in Illustrator

I am converting a color logo to white-on-transparent. I added a temporary red background, so I can see my work. The black outline shown below is a separate layer behind the white "Auto Group"...
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png is saving with white background

I've never had this issue before, so I'm super confused, it was working fine up until last night. I create a PNG by removing the background of my image, and I'll usually export it as a PNG with ...
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Illustrator: Different stroke weight on a line path?

How to have a different stroke weight on a single line path? I came across this video — what is the process to create that clock needle? Thanks. Exact time for my question is 6:16 to 6:24.
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How do you avoid excel line graph lines being outlined on export

I used to be able to cut and paste excel line charts into illustrator and to apply stroke formatting to the lines there. These days - on line charts with lots of data points this results in an ...
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Radial gradient for large block of type [duplicate]

I'm using Illustrator and doing a typography course. In order to create a bit more visual weight, I'm trying to mimic the idea of sound resonance through color. In this image I simply use the blend ...
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how to create a dotted line at a specific location in photoshop

I created this: As you can see there is a fine line in this picture that is slightly darker than the rest (this will indicate the folding line in the end). I created it by making a rectangle with the ...
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How to create these abstract lines? [duplicate]

I sometimes need abstract dynamic lines in some works. The image attached is a good example of what i'm trying to re-create. Any suggestion or good starting point / tutorial on how to create these ...
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How to em/deboss logo in a front view? (in something metalic)

I am creating a golden medal (and later silver and bronze) and I want to deboss and emboss the logo into the medal. I have already tried a view things, like having multiple fills, transform them to ...
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Use stacking order when distributing objects in Illustrator

I have sequences of images that I group-select in Windows Explorer and drag or paste into Illustrator. The order of these images are important, and I want to distribute them across the artboard while ...
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How to warp text with font effects

I am working on a logo and want to use a text effect like this one. I add the appearance effects to get the offset outlines but when I warp the text, all of the outlines still go the same way. While ...
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No Outline while Dragging Object

I just started getting into adobe illustrator again and upon install, I noticed that, while dragging/transforming objects, I don't seem to get the preview outline that looks similar to this. Is there ...
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Fully stretching pattern

I defined a simple pattern that consists just of vertical lines that repeat with a specific distance. Now I want these lines to always stretch from the top to the bottom of the element that uses it as ...
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How to control the tiling of a brush stroke in Illustrator?

I have a shape with a stroke I selected a brush as the stroke style Result: I seems like the brush is stretched to fit the whole path. How do I control the "tiling" so that it repeats ...
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How to overlay gradient mesh on top of text cutting the gradient out of negative space

I have some arched vector text. I created a mesh gradient but I can not figure out how to overlay it just within the letters. Being a mesh I can't seem to make a compound path or clipping mask.
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How to replicate this effect (Illustrator distortion envelope)

I am trying to replicate a distortion effect that is seen on a raster image in Illustrator. The Illustrator distortion tool comes quite close to the desired result, especially when creating the ...
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How to drag opposite direction points of an anchor point simultaneously in photoshop cc?

I have an anchor point B selected on a shape created with pen tool as shown in the image Given that 2*AB = BC. Now, whatever pen tool I use to drag C or A, it only changes BC or AB, not both of them. ...
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Character Panel is stuck off screen after unplugging an external monitor; how to bring it back to my screen?

Take a look at the following screenshot The Character panel is stuck off screen on Illustrator on my Mac. This often happens when I unplug my external monitor. I then sit down to work the character ...
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How to cut off lines sharply with the pathfinder

So, I have this logo I'm making for a client which has a two diamonds behind a text. The diamonds should be cut off wherever the name of the company begins, like this: For now there's just a ...
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Unwanted cracks in my svg in illustrator [duplicate]

I don't get why it looks fine in illustrator but when I export to SVG there are cracks in the SVG. You can see through some parts the star is gold/yellow not green. My settings Output
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How can I punch out shapes between multiple layers?

EDIT: Working in Illustrator, vector as final product. Hello, I'm trying to turn the white stars pictured here transparent. Problem is, I'm a newbie and probably made this the wrong way. There are ...
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Illustrator: Alt+Click in Pathfinder not working

Unite, minus front, intersect and exclude all work fine. But once I'm alt+clicking (on unite, minus front, etc), nothing is happening. Like, my 2 grouped shapes just stay the same. For e.g. when I alt+...
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Illustator - Scale bezier anchor point handle on every anchor point for an object

So I have the letter 0 hand written. Now I want it a bit fatter. But I don't know how to scale every anchor point handle and keeping it's symmetry. The only solution I could find is to do each handle ...

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