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Saving EPS without invisible layers?

To save time and avoid having dozens of files to sift through, I have one masterfile for some labels that share a background and have varying information. Unfortunately this means that every EPS I ...
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Is the colour mixer a feature that is not available in CS6?

I am following along with a tutorial and using Illustrator CS6 version. It mentions a colour mixer but I can't find it. I am wondering if this feature is for later versions? Also if there is an ...
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Fill colours in shapebuilder tool not in the CS6 version?

Im following a tutorial, I noticed using the shapebuilder tool there is an option in the version the tutor is using where you are able to also colour the shapes using the tool and seperate them with ...
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Round corners of shape illustrator CS6 version

I am following an illustrator tutorial using CS6 trying to round the corners of a rectangle and I noticed that the small circles that appear on the Illustrator video tutorial on the shape don't appear ...
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Illustrator - How to align different sections of text

I am creating a coffee shop menu. How can I achieve proper alignment? I have tried using the Tab key but this doesn't create uniformity. Rough example below. I have spent soo much time trying to work ...
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Is it possible to set the width in Adobe illustrator to 45m?

It's for printing in a scaffold sheeting roll and client wants me to format it in three different sizes: 3m x 45m – 2m Height Print 3m x 45m – 1.8m Height Print 2m x 45m – 1m Height Print I'm not ...
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How to force whole numbers to have one decimal place in Adobe Illustrator?

I make a lot of graphs using Illustrator for my company. Unfortunately, the graphing tool in Illustrator is very archaic. When adding number labels to graphs, Illustrator automatically removes .0 from ...
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Writing GREP Wildcard Script for Illustrator without prompts

I found a script on here that adds percentage symbols to numbers in illustrator. It works great and I figured out way to auto populate the fields with the needed strings to run the code without having ...
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Is it possible to scale whole design based on a key object in illustrator?

Is there a easy way to scale this "truck" based on the size of the wheeles (just for illustration purposes? Let's just say I know that the size of the front wheele should be exactly 30cm in ...
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How to curve letters with “type on a path”?

I am using the "type on a path" tool to write around a circle, but in addition to changing the position/rotation of letters, I'd like to curve the letters themselves. As in, if I put a row ...
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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

I have been struggling with this for last few days and decided to get expert help here. I have drawing like below (original art is more complex) which was created using brush strokes (no built-in ...
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Is this logo too asymmetrical or does it matter?

I'm designing a logo for a startup called “peak development” that requires some sort of mountain peak in the title. I'm happy enough with the concept, basically the A is the peak, but one option has ...
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How to smoothly bend a shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I have been trying to bend a shape this way, but I find it hard, I don't know which tool should I use and even if I should start with a shape. How is it possible to achieve these sort of smoothly ...
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How to make dependant object sizes and positions in Adobe Illustrator?

I apologize for the way of formulating my question and problem. I am a newbie so bear with me. Let's say that I have a one big circle (circle A), then I have multiple circles whose centres are on the ...
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The true/right isometric?

i started learning how to create isometric illustrations. The first step is the isometric grid to work better. Is there a standard/right/true way? I found different tutorials and was a bit confused ...
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Shape Builder Tool not working?

I created this "template" to create minimal logo with the Shape Builder Tool. But when I try to merge yellow field AI always also marks all of the red fields including the yellow field. Do ...
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How do you change just one fill in the appearance of many objects in Illustrator?

TLDR; I can't seem to drag a fill from the swatches to replace one of two fills defined in an appearance. How do you do this? When I update an appearance with multiple fills, it updates both fills ...
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how do i align line segments that are supposed to branch off from another line?

this is something i surely should know by now but i've somehow found a way to avoid it being a problem up to this point. is there an easy way to connect these lines so that they look as if they are ...
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Exporting a clipping mask object - Illustrator keeps the clipped object as transparent space

I've looked all over the stack and internet but haven't been able to find the exact answer. I've tried doing the legacy "File > Export > Export As" and ticking "use artboard" ...
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Illustrator scaling vs Photoshop, images aren't the same size

TL;DR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQK1BNNABx4&ab_channel=KrisClarke I'm trying to create a flyer, I usually create them in Illustrator but all of a sudden I realize Illustrator has been ...
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Cover with color an area between two figures (layers)?

I'm trying to show that part and be able to color it, but I don't know how is it possible to do it in Adobe Illustrator.
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Transparent png image is not transparent in browser

Please see this example image below to reference (Illustrator was used here to export). Has anyone noticed that any transparent png files when dropped in a browser (like Chrome or Firefox) do not seem ...
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How do you blur out one end of an object more than the other end?

I am busy creating shadows for a 3d glass box that I am working on. I want to create the shadows that the pillars make on the ground however, I seem to be having trouble trying to figure out how to ...
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Illustrator: Merging lines that run parallel within a given distance

The circle shows an intersection with several lines representing a main road that I would like to be just one line. I'm attempting to find a way to merge all main roads in this manner, as efficiently ...
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Simplifying vector graphic output of finite element method result

I have quite a huge output file from a finite element method calculation (15MB). Each triangle, which represents the finite elements, is it's own object even though big areas (especially the ...
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Text alphanumerical characters changes to characters in Illustrator [duplicate]

I am working with Adobe 2020 while transferring the chart from Excel to Illustrator, text change to weird nonnumerical characters. I have tried these before transferring the chart change the font to ...
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How can I make this effect with lines in Illustrator?

I tried scale and shear, but dont know how to smake this effect
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Illustrator scaling custom pattern, can see vertical lines from the pattern box [duplicate]

I've created a repeating pattern, added to swatches, filled a square with it at 100% pattern scale and exported the square as PNG - that worked fine. Then, I scaled the same pattern in the same shape ...
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Creating a dashed, slanted line for creating leather patterns

I’m looking for a way in Illustrator to create stitch lines using the Stroke tool and dashed lines. However I’m only able to create straight lines. I’m a hobby leather worker trying to create my own ...
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How to create this (see image) repetition effect in adobe illustrator?

I'm wondering since a long time how this (see images) effect is created in Adobe Illustrator. It looks like the blend tool but I've been trying to accomplish it but it seems like it's done with an ...
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how to split many objects into the shape of one single object path in adobe illustrator?

I have a group of many objects in an illustration and I want to split the picture into two sections: one being the shape of the path i use, the other one is the remainder of what is left. For example, ...
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How to keep guides in illustrator below objects

I am using isometric guides in Illustrator and cant seem to keep the guides from showing through the objects with a solid fill. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks
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Is it possible to snap to the edge of a stroke in Illustrator?

If I have a line segment with a stroke on it in Illustrator, is there any way to snap to the edges of that stroke instead of the middle? I know I could convert the stroke to a path, but I don't want ...
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How can I make a raster layer show in a custom pixel pattern (bricks), where each pixel (brick) is one colour? (see picture)

In this picture, you can see that each brick has chosen a colour based on the most prominent colour value of the picture. I'm interested in painting a picture on a brick wall, but having the bricks ...
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Quickest Way to Outline Image In Illustrator or Photoshop

Basically I'm wondering if there are any shortcuts when it comes to outlining an image in either Photoshop or Illustrator, with a lined result. I'd like to avoid taking the Pen tool all the way around ...
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How can I make a curve match another curve in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a very minimalist graphic of a cylinder shape in Illustrator. I've already made the basic shape with a rectangle and two ellipses, and now I'm trying to put a simple highlight on it....
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Manipulating Drop Shadow/Layering of Shapes: Adobe Illustrator

Never used a help forum before, but with a looming deadline, I am very open to all the help I can get! I am relatively inexperienced with Illustrator (most of my knowledge comes from searching up ...
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Why is the Illustrator shortcut for “Font Size Step Up” not working?

I am trying to Increase font size using the short cut for Font Size Step Up/Down Alt+Shift+Ctrl+. Alt+Shift+Ctrl+, But neither are working, I have tried on both Area Type, Point Type, text selected, ...
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Creating print mockups in Adobe Illustrator?

I am very new to working with Illustrator. So, basically, I have this stock image I downloaded from Adobe stock - I have no idea how to put my own images inside the pages! As you can see it is an AI ...
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Symbol stainer error

I can't change symbol color in illustrator. When select color, it becomes gray scale. I wish it isn't, but that's not big problem. The problem is this one. Please let me know how to do.
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How to shrink parts of a vector image in either Inkscape and/or Illustrator CS6?

Lets assume I have an .svg/.eps/.ai file like this (viewed in Inkscape): What I want to do now is to shrink those ears to half of the size while they should still stay in their position on the head. ...
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Pasting objects from illustrator to photoshop not matching

I have been dealing with this issue for a while. I have found some work arounds to get around the problem but It is very inconvenient. If I create the same size document (pixels) in illustrator and ...
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How to use ionicons in photoshop like font awesome?

Can we use ionicons like we use font awesome? or is there any workaround. Currently, they have the option to download SVG's but they are not opening in photoshop for me (I am using cs6).
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PDFs suddenly loose quality after cropping in Adobe Illustrator and get pixelated

I routinely placed and cropped PDFs within Illustrator, without any issue. From today, when I crop a placed PDF, it gets kind of pixelated after cropping (example below). This never happened before. ...
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Joining Lines in Affinity Designer

So, I am just starting out with Affinity Designer, coming from Illustrator. What I want to do is create shapes that are symmetrical by drawing lines, then duplicated and reflecting the lines and then ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Apply brush to single stroke in appearance panel

Trying to create a graphic style. Basically, it is multiple strokes applied with different widths, opacity, etc. I wanted to see if it was possible to apply a brush to a single stroke within the ...
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Attempting to change the path color, but something unexpected happens. Not sure how to make it work as expected?

Attempting to change the path color, but something unexpected happens. Not sure how to make it work as expected? Here is a gif of me demonstrating the issue when I attempt to change the color.
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Can I select the empty portion of an artboard that is not part of a path?

I have the following blue filled path that leaves a small portion of the artboard empty. I want to know if there's a way to select the inverse part of the artboard (the white part) and turn that into ...
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Illustrator: Asset exports creates artifacts

I have an illustrator document with lots of assets which will be transported to InDesign. It's a library of drawings that initially come from CAD. Each one is grouped and added to the asset export ...
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How to represent blurry artwork with vectors (Illustrator or SVG)?

I have a recurring problem that I'd like to solve once and for all: how to create a blurry vector image. For example, this bitmapped image represents the drop shadow for a rectangle: It should be ...

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