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How can i create this text effect

Does anybody know how to create this effect on the text in Ai or Ps? I mean this liquid, stairsy-glitch effect on letters. Please help me((
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How to create custom Patterns that can be applied with Value and Density in Adobe Photoshop?

I am looking for a guide or tutorial that will show me how I can create Custom Halftone or Patterns that will change density based the darkness and lightness of an image. I found two tutorials online, ...
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How do I set up non-rectangular paper shapes for printing in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I design and set the correct page settings in Illustrator for print products like in these images? What will be the bleed measurement?
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I've got a vector map file that I need to cut in half

The idea is to have a perfect cut with points on any line crossing the "cut line". Keeping both top and bottom files correct. These are complex lines that have to come back together. The end result is ...
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clipping mask causing problem [duplicate]

Whenever i clipping mask any image it takes extra invisible space... And it causes problem when i mock it. Is there any way to get rid of that extra space in bounding box? I want image 1 to get the ...
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How is this type of illustration made?

https://www.behance.net/gallery/8610251/PAUSE_Be-Responsible-Spread-the-word-Be-Conscious I really like these illustration but not sure if they are made on a tablet? Thanks a lot.
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When importing this simple SVG into Photoshop it doesn't show anything, why?

I'm trying to import this SVG, but for some reason it's not working. <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="32" height="32" viewBox="0 0 32 32" fill="#FF5900"> <path d="M15.289 8....
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How to select paths by size of area or length of perimeter?

I am simplifying a design in Illustrator and already ran Path > Simplify and Path > Clean Up. I have many paths with small areas or small perimeters that I would like to select and delete. I can ...
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Changing a color from solid gray to the equivalent opacity of black changes the appearance of the PNG export

I used LiveTrace on an raster and obtained vector graphics with shades of grey. I exported as SVG and coded a conversion of those shades of gray to an opacity of black so I can easily colorize the ...
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Saving as SVG changes the appearance of a color with the same color profile

I used LiveTrace on a raster image and saved it as AI in CMYK with Working CMYK: U. S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 as the color profile. Then I save it as SVG, and save it back as AI, and change the color ...
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Replicating Illustrator's Image Trace with open-source software

I have been using Illustrator's Image Trace (LiveTrace on or before CS5) for many years. I would like to replicate a similar result with open-source software. I assumed that Illustrator would first ...
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How to deduplicate paths from a LiveTrace operation?

I vectorized a raster image with LiveTrace and want to turn it into a line drawing for children to color. Here is part of the design, which covers the mouth: Here is the original design as a line ...
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negative space creation inside illustrator

This may sound silly... but i really dnt understand the process that is why am asking. Cause i believe ''Better to ask a question than to remain ignorant'' In logo creation process i observe some ...
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Illustrator Layers to Photoshop Layers

I know this question has been asked before, but to no avail, am still not able to export into Photoshop without getting a flattened file. I released (sequenced) all layers in the file. Exported the ....
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What is this shape called (and made in Illustrator)? [duplicate]

I really want to know how this shape is called and made in Illustrator. I know how to round corners of a rectangle but I'm not able to create such an element.
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smart guide is not happening

Is smart guide in illustrator limited to some certain capacity? I wonder why i don't see any smart guide line (magenta one) in circled portion. I think i should see one. (pic 2) When two circles' ...
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Adobe illustrator: select all strokes below a certain thickness

Is it possible to select all lines in an illustrator document of which the weight is below a certain point size? I'm working on an architecture publication and have to rescale all the plans. And ...
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All my shape fills modified by anchor point tools have broken fill color (Check Image pls) [duplicate]

All the shapes in every .ai file that I have created now appear distorted around the edges where I have used the anchor point tool . Please check the image around the characters neck and the curves ...
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lines are not intersecting in perfect fashion

Am trying to draw exactly like the left picture. All the lines have same gap and they are rotated in same positive and negative angle. But no way i can make them intersect perfectly. They create gaps.....
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Missing Pantone Process Magenta C?

I can't find Pantone Process Magenta C in illustrator's color books. I can find Process Yellow C, Process Blue C and Process Black C, but the magenta is missing. I have the color books updated. Does ...
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I can't select an object unless I click its path

I can't select an object unless I click its path. How can I undo that? "Object selection by path only" is unchecked.
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How do I marquee select anchor points that are surrounded by objects in Adobe Illustrator CC?

Is it possible to select multiple anchor points in one spot by pulling a direct selection marquee over an intersection point and select all the anchor points in that spot when the spot is surrounded ...
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stroke of multiple color vs single color

I am working on a project where i need to draw several trees and plethora of leaves of multiple colors. As it is a time consuming approach so i set an action where the action is set to change stroke ...
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Pathfinder Panel > Pathfinders: Merge Doesn't Work with Shortcuts

I’m merging about one hundred (100) fill-only half circles into whole circles—fill only. Pathfinder Panel > Pathfinders: Merge works perfectly if I click on it in the panel—that’s not the issue. ...
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Blur / Drop Shadow Effect Vector Adobe Illustrator

I am start to learning adobe illustrator, I want to ask about making drop shadow / gaussian blur of an object in vector ( non bitmap / raster ) type. I found a file and want to use it for study ...
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variable data-set for large scale

Im trying to print sheets with multiple numbers on them. I have set up 12 variables on my file that will change from 00001 to 00012 and change with each new set from 00013 to 00024 and so on it ...
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Offsetting stroke shows as flat instead of pointy

I want to cut a border exactly like the stroke. So i applied offset. But the offset's end is not as pointy as the stroke.it ends up as flat/smooth. How can i make both the offset and the stroke to ...
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Can anyone help me figure out what this tool is? (autocomplete shape)

I think I remember watching an illustrator tutorial where the person used a tool that allowed them to draw a shape, and then illustrator would guess what kind of shape they were trying to draw and ...
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How to turn Fill Color of Mesh points to Fill “NONE” in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm trying to create a irregular mesh shape in Illustrator, which has some mesh point filled with colors at center and all edge points with 0% opacity. Considering the image attached. I want the cyan ...
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Illustrator - How to create waves gradient mesh

I'm looking for a tutorial on how to create a gradient waves mesh like the attachment. I don't know if I call this the correct way but I can't find anything that comes close to this. Regards,
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Designing symmetrically in Illustrator

I want to draw something like that black dragon, but the wing is the most difficult part. I draw some shape, copy-rotate it, then apply Pathfinder minus front. Is my approach okay? I don't want to ...
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Shape vs object in Illustrator

In some tutorials, the instructor uses the terms 'shape' and 'object' both for the same thing. In Illustrator, are the terms ''shape'' and ''object'' synonyms? When I draw an ellipse or rectangle, ...
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How to remove Transforms from Adobe Illustrator SVG?

I am trying to import the svg icon I made in illustrator into Android Studio using their built in svg converter. Unfortunately it gives me the following error messages: ERROR @ line 1: Gradient has ...
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Pathfinder vs Shape Builder

I am learning about the logo creation process from a training course produced by a famous graphic designer. I have observed he seems to be obsessed with the Pathfinder tool. For a job which can be ...
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How to achieve a circle with variable stroke in Illustrator?

Notice the circle around the "kt". It's a circle with a varying stroke. At one point, it even thins out and becomes absent. How do I achieve a stroke like this in Illustrator?
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how to get rid of unnecessary anchor points?

I have applied pathfinder-minus front and that produces plethora of anchor points. Is there any way to get rid of these without using plugins?
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Reset object rotation information in Illustrator

I have a shape that I would like to rotate definitely has its normal rotation is different that the imported one. Here below a saw which was rotated to make the cutting line horizontal. ...
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How to start constructing a logo?

When designing something like the logo below, what is the right approach to start? I face problems with angles. I can't determine the angle from the picture and incorporate that into my design. How ...
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how to stop gradient from switching color mode?

I set my document in CMYK. But Gradient always acts at it's own sweet will. Whenever i try to apply it on other vector graphics it goes automatically to grayscale. Then every time manually i have to ...
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How do I remove one side of a shapes outline?

I am trying to make text with 2 different colours. I am trying to also have a white outline on the text. I know there's probably a way easier way of doing this. Can anyone help me remove the middle ...
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How to change the size and/or color of intersection points in Illustrator?

Is there any way to make these blue dots smaller or lighter? Its not anchor point. They are intersections between grid lines... Checked the preference but don't know where to look or what to change.
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How to select all vectors within a larger vector in Illustrator?

For context, I'm a cartographer so I make a lot of maps with GIS software (ArcGIS Pro 2.5 in this case). Often for design purposes, once the analysis is done, I export my maps to Illustrator for ...
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Illustrator Layer vs Group, how to distinguish them?

In Adobe Illustrator (2020) one can organize elements in the layer panel in 2 ways (AFAIK) : layers or groups. The behaviour is slightly different for both. To select elements : when arranged in ...
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how to use envelop distort perfectly?

I want the word 'homestead' in the center of that shape in a nice curvy fashion. I have applied 'ENVELOP DISTORT' 'MAKE WITH TOP OBJECT' option. Have applied several slanted form but none produce the ...
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Illustrator Grain Texture SVG file size

Is there a way to reduce a file size svg with grain texture effect? I'm doing a website illustration in svg format and after the export, the file is around 50mb+. Without the grain effect is around ...
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Printer won't accept file with transparency but I need to print a Pantone gradient

The printer for an event is requesting that all submitted files not include transparency but the only way I know of printing a good gradient of 2 Pantone colors is to use the overprint method. The ...
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How was this logo constructed?

How did all these shapes get the same width? It drives me crazy. Are the circles drawn with a stroke?? Or is it two ellipses combined and then a compound path was created?? Is that (2) a rectangle? ...
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Design size vs. actual size on Ilustrator

I don't know anything about Illustrator and I need help. If I want to design something big, may be a 24x36 inches, do I have to set the document size to that size? Can I make the board smaller but ...
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Using png files in illustrator for printing invitations

I purchased some pictures to use on party invitations, it said all files are 300 dpi, RGB, transparent background. They are a png file type I have opened the file in AI and copied the parts I want to ...
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How can I apply a scatter brush effect only inside paths in Adobe Illustrator?

hello i'm a beginner learning drawing on Illustrator i'd like apply a scatter brush to an object and remove outside the paths i did it once on draw inside mode and it never happened again anyone know ...

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