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best resolution for print and web

If I am creating some 18 x24 posters in illustrator that will be printed and would also be viewed on a web site what would the best resolution be??
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How to remove SVG background when the background colour is a mask

This is hard to explain, but I'll do it as best as I can. I have this vector graphic: It has a white background that I am seeking to remove. However it seems there is actually no white background. ...
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How to remove background size from svg file made with illustrator?

I am experimenting with making svg files in illustrator and using them in my html website. But the problem is when i paste my svg code in my html file it has the background size of the artboard of ...
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How to export multiple different sizes from photoshop at once

I can export an image and assets in multiple pixel level defined sizes in Illustrator (2020). In Photoshop which is presumably the raster image editor, the export options are based on loosely defined ...
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How to apply separate opacity masks to different fills of on object in Illustrator?

I'm using Ai and I'm trying to make an object -suppose a simple rectangle- with two different fill colors. One color is above and would be textured by an opacity mask so the second color would be seen ...
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Can I match the corners WITHOUT expanding the path. Almost impossible, any creative cheeky way to do it?

Like adding extra anchor points, custom arrowheads etc... I don't know how to google this problem.
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Illustrator: problem with the 3D effect - Extrude and bevel, Isometric lines aren't straight

I've this problem with the 3D effect: the vertical lines projected by the effect aren't vertical. I start with a plane shape like a rectangle and I select the isometric top preset in the effect and ...
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Toggle visibility to outline view for current layer?

im looking for some faster way to switch between outline mode and normal mode view of current layer, or specific layer. Instead of clicking ctrl+click on eye every time. Because i need to see mesh ...
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How to cut lines exactly outline of shape?

ish to illustrator, and I've been working on this logo for my partner. I have created all these lines and am happy with how it is looking. However, I want the lines that make up the image to be cut ...
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Always show all paths and anchors

Its very annoying that when I'm doing something like tracing and image, the paths and anchors don't show on the screen unless selected. A common issue is I'm tracing an image that is in a background ...
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Can we convert A DXF pattern to Ai with notch marks?

The notch marks that are added in Lectra files are not visible when the DXF is converted to Ai. Any way i can get these visible?
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Interface changed in illustrator

I was working (in a hurry) Suddenly the interface changed like this. No idea what I did! tried view- rulers hide video rulers, still the green scale there, and also I change the user interface to ...
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Reasons someone would use Pathfinder instead of Shape Builder tool

Illustrator offers many different ways to do the same thing, right? I guess at some point it just comes down to personal preference. When it comes to Pathfinder vs Shape Builder tool, why (other than ...
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Mass Combine ART & Text in Adobe Illustrator?

I have 10 Design Shapes that need to combine With Hundred of Text name Does it a way to combine it in batch ? For Example I have Design 1= Circle Design 2= Square Design 3= Triangle etc. Text Name1= ...
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Portfolio web site with adobe illustrator

I do a lot of interface design in Adobe Illustrator. I'd like to use my designs to create a portfolio web site. Is there a simple way to build a website directly with the Illustrator files? Any ...
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AI Script to control the anchor of the rectangle from the left

Can I control a rectangle's anchor on the left with a script up or down (like in the picture). var Rctngl=0; var var_Integer; mm = 2.834645731787465 var_Integer =Rctngl; var_Integer = prompt ("...
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how to fill in gaps between polygons in Adobe Illustrator CS 6 and fill in the enclosed space

Hi everybody, I have a vectorised image of line drawings resulting in the lines being converted to polygons. I need to complete the lines-turned-polygons by filling in the gaps. When they finally are, ...
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Adobe Illustrator layer target button

In the following simple artwork, the top most stroke and fill are selected. in the layers panel, the target button is filled for the selected artwork due to additional stroke and fill. Now if I drag ...
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Adobe Illustrator: I've created a silhouette and need to fill one of the two paths with text, how do I do that? [duplicate]

I drew a silhouette (a moving dog), turned them into paths, and did compound path > expand to be able to fill the inside with the text I want. Because part of the legs cross over, it is actually ...
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How to make an object thiner or thicker WITHOUT changing the length or width of the object - on Illustrator?

How to make an object thinner or thicker WITHOUT changing the length or width of the object - on Illustrator? I took a picture of a letter that was written on other software, and I'm trying to make it ...
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How would you create these types of abstract data visualization / mathematical forms graphics?

See attached for images of the graphics I'm looking to emulate. I have 3 questions: What software would you need to make graphics in these styles? Could they be done in illustrator? Or would you need ...
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How to paste a raster image into Illustrator with pixels positioned 1:1

I have copied and pasted a raster image to Illustrator and this is what I get: The pixels of the image obviously disagree with pixels of the grid, they're smaller and shifted. Is it possible to paste ...
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How to outline and stroke this image in Illustrator

I have this starting image: I would like to achieve this effect, in terms of outline and stroke: I want to cut it out an a Cricut machine. But when I go to image trace and outline I cannot get the ...
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In Adobe Illustrator, is there a way to lock only an object's position?

In Photoshop, I am able to lock specific aspects of a layer individually: transparency, content and location. I find myself in need of this functionality in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a way to have ...
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Changing All Fills and Strokes to 1 Spot Colour - Action

I'm recording an Action in Illustrator for my Plate Making process. I'm new to Actions but so far so good. The action is quite simple. I'm supplied a 1 colour file. The file is opened and the first ...
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How to get the name of an artboard for a live caption

I have an Illustrator file with lots of graphs that are going to be dropped into an InDesign file. All of the artboards use the title of the graph as the name of the artboard, so they could be used as ...
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How to cut of designs from SVG in Adobe Illustrator

I have artboards that has some part of designs out of it, when I export my artboard as SVG and also click Use Artboards yet those extra parts will be included exported file. Any suggestion how to ...
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How differently the Scale Tool (S) works in Illustrator?

Illustrator gives a tool to Scale objects (shortcut-s) but you can do the same thing by transforming the bounding box. I am just curious about how differently it works and in which conditions it is ...
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How to make a 'group of paths' a Graphic Style (for background)

I have made these multiple rhombi objects, arranged them in a pattern, now I want to save it as a Graphic style so that I can use it as a background, I don't know which process to follow, merely ...
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How can I create this icon using pathfinder tool in Adobe Illustrator?

I am facing difficulties creating this icon (for learning purposes). I tried to create this with the pathfinder tool but I am not getting the desired result. How can I create this?
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Illustrator export flatten design layers when export to PSD [duplicate]

Tried two Illustrator versions, 2018 and 2020. The issue is, when I export as PSD it exports without layers as flat image. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ufh9mebCLki1VDJ7RNmp15-pur3jHMpD?usp=...
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Only keep parts of an object that is inside another

Here we have the bottom of a tree like object. How do I only keep the part of the dark brown object that is inside the light brown one without affecting the light brown object?
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letter stretch too far after justification in illustrator cc [duplicate]

I'm learning illustrator today and when I start to justify a text. some words (F a c i l i si) start to stretch too far away. is there any option so I can fix this?
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illustrator compound paths: how can I make the white shapes transparent?

I'm trying to handle an Illustrator compound path: a scanned signature on a white paper vectorised with the image trace panel as you can see in the image, the white shapes in the black mother shape ...
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Is there way to automatically clean up empty groups in Illustrator?

I am importing SVG-vector image to Illustrator and manually fix them. There are many bounding box (like art box) which will removed and after that there is many empty group exists. How to clean them? ...
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How can I move an object without the gradient moving in Illustrator?

In the Photoshop gradient settings there's an option 'Align with layer', and when you leave it unchecked the effect is that the gradient takes up the whole canvas and you can move your object 'over' ...
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How to draw a seven point star with one path in Adobe Illustrator

I am looking to create an SVG seven pointed star which is drawn with one path, similar to how you used to draw 5 pointed stars in grade school but scaled up to 7 points. I've included an image that ...
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How do I hide these visible paths on my artwork on illustrator?

If you look closely, you can see the paths of my art even after saving the artwork to my computer! How do I fix this?
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How can I add this “emboss” to an object in Illustrator?

If you see the light blue highlights on the inside of the logo, that's what I mean. I don't know how else to describe it. Thanks in advance.
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Is it possible to create a book (pages to be printed/viewed on web) in Ai rather than Id?

As a novice, I've been made to create a brand book, coolio. I've researched all the parts of what I want and should include in my brand book, the logo and colours have been approved, and I've written ...
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How to make radial gradient with two or more “focuses”?

I tried to make several radial gradient fills to single rectangle, but unable to make them all visible in the same way. I tried different "blending modes", but was unable to find required ...
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Adding anchor points offset from intersections automatically in Illustrator

I'm a stained glass artist using Illustrator to create patterns and cutting templates. I'm always looking for ways to simplify and automate things. My designs are ultimately just a series of paths ...
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How to fix stepped diagonal lines happening in illustrator export [duplicate]

I am trying to save a logo file for a website from illustrator but when I view the image after export the diagonal lines are stepped and not sharp. It is a small file, 175px wide as this is what it ...
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Can I make hatch lines that are evenly spaced and contoured in illustrator?

I’m learning to do contoured cross hatching in illustrator Obviously if I create two lines at two angles and blend them, some areas are more densely spaced than others. In a cross hatching context ...
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How to join paths into forming a shape to later fill with color [duplicate]

Hi there, I'm very new to Illustrator and it's been some days (if not weeks) that I'm trying to find a solution for this problem. I basically had an image in the background and used the pen tool on ...
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Illustrator: Extra anchor points after divide 2 objects - unnecessary extra objects

Can anybody help me with the following problem, please? When I made a round object and put another round object on it they were perfectly fit together, but after I used Divide tool it gave extra ...
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Lost ability to move anchor points in Illustrator

I have been working on this project for almost a week, and have been moving single points just fine using the direct select tool. At first, I was struggling with how to select and move a single point. ...
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adobe illustrator no corner widgets

I recently started designing and I saw these smooth corners people make. My problem ist that I can't find a way to enable this tool and these corner widgets don't appear on my works.enter image ...
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Print global colors into a text string in illustrator

You know what would be super nice? If there would be a function to link global colors to text strings. So if I create a CI/CD Manual and I change a color. The codes would update automaticaly. Do you ...
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Extendscript: How can i change text frame attributes in illustrator

Hi, I am new to illustrator and do not know about its tools' name. So, I want to change these attributes(underlined in red color shown in the picture) through ExtendScripting. Just let me know their ...

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