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How do I creative this water wave effect by using adobe illustrator

How do I create this water wave effect ( same as image above) by using adobe illustrator
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Fill a shape with random layout of rectangles

I would like to know if there is a way to generate layouts like on the picture below. What I would like to do is create a few different ones like this, but each should be different and unique. Each ...
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How to change vector into different colors (Adobe Illustrator)

I don't know how to change the outline of my illustrations into different colors. I draw by hand and then I scan the image and place it on Adobe Illustrator. I do the whole process of 'image trace,' '...
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Opening pdfs in AI without converting type to outlines

I've got a lot of pdfs that I need to open and edit in AI. All the pdfs were created on the same computer, so all fonts are available. However, while some pdfs open ok, others open with the text ...
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Why is Illustrator 10 moving my letters and outlines when I open a file?

I have a file that was originally created in CorelDrawX5 as both a dwg and pdf. I have opened both in Illustrator CS6 and they work fine. I then saved it as an eps and ai for my supplier to work ...
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How do I create an emoji font?

I've got some svg/ai files that I'd like to turn into an emoji font. Is there a way to do this? Every time I try to import into FontLab, it only imports as a black and white glyph.
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Compound path - Fill doesn't match shape

This is a really simple file. Just a outlined text, made into a compound path. It's weird that the fill doesn't match the outline (in blue) does anyone know what's happening here?
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Illustrator Stroke Brush Definition Changes Color

As you see in the image, the shape and stroke are the same color, however when I apply Brush Definition to the stroke and it the colors looks lighter when technically they should be the same color. ...
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Graphic being cropped by EPS artboard when exported from Illustrator

I've got a graphic in Illustrator that I want to export as an .EPS file. But when I export it, it clips the bottom of the graphic (I've attached a screenshot below); you can't see it unless super ...
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Delete specific layers in all PDF documents (batch)

I have around two hundred wedding name cards and the design is the same, except the name on it changes. I managed to change the names automatically via .csv list + Illustrator batch actions. Quite few ...
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SVG Problem - how to minimize the number of segments in an SVG, such that it is easily tweenable in d3.js (Arcmap -> Illustrator -> d3.js)

I am creating a tweening web map that switches between different configurations of borders within a map. I'm using d3.JS to do this - here's an example of where I'm going http://jsfiddle.net/cormundo/...
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Special unicode characters in Illustrator CS6?

I'm trying to copy the Unicode character ♭ (U+266D) into Adobe Illustrator CS6, but it's not showing up correctly. It shows up as a tall rectangle with an X inside. Mac Keynote and other apps have no ...
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why blur of drop shadow becomes blocky while saving pdf from illustrator

While trying to save an ai (illustrator) file to pdf, the blur portion of drop shadow lost and it looks blocky. Please look at the screen shot of pdf below: You can see that the blurred portion of ...
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Illustrator keeps moving my object to 0.5 px

This is Illustrator CS5. I'm trying to export to PNG, but I keep getting a black border on two edges of the final image. I know the usual issue is the alignment of the object on the artboard but ...
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Replacing banners content in an EPS file

I have some EPS banners with an image in it. The original EPS was a template but I want my own image in it. This is the original: And here is what I get when I open it with Illustrator: Now to edit ...
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How to create multi-gradient reflection on Illustrator?

I want to replicate this multi-coloured reflection on illustrator. I tried using feathering and free-form gradient, but haven't had any success.
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Pattern brush options

I've been playing around with the different options suggested in this question. Does anyone have any insight in the pattern brush option? I've tried using the blend tool for three different boxes and ...
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How can I place randomly selected symbols onto a grid in Illustrator?

I have a bunch of square symbols that are all the same size. I would like to set random pre-designed symbols into a defined grid. Square symbols: Grid: Symbols placed randomly within grid: Is this ...
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How to efficiently work on resizing glyphs in FontLab

I'm wondering if people use Illustrator to design the actual font-glyph, and use Illustrator until the glyph is fully developed, positioned, etc.. Then only once the glyph is basically done do you go ...
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Applying grain to colors or gradients without rasterizing

I have been thinking about this for years and figured that today is the right time to actually ask someone about this: is it possible to apply grain to colors or gradients in Illustrator or InDesign ...
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I am lost, why color output differs everywhere?

http://prntscr.com/ompfh8 I have read about what is sRGB and some color modes. I know where to edit color mode Edit - Color Settings. But after spending a lot of time i am unable to synchronize my ...
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How to have center path for every text

I can make path with the pen tool. But it will take time. Is there any plugin or way to have a center segment or path for each letter. I want to use that segment as path in After effect. Any help
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How to automatically generate text that adopt the same name as imported image or excel file in illustrator?

I have a lot of product photos to edit in Illustrator. I want to create several artboards with one product image, and then one text box for each artboard, but i need these to automatically adopt the ...
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Best Approaches to streamline production design for assets

I'm looking for some suggestions for how to do best manage a design pipeline that requires lots of assets that need to be created based off a few core templates. For our marketing we have 2-3 core ...
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Selecting textframes with illustrator script

How could I select textframes in illustrator with script? Here is my code: var doc = app.activeDocument; var nameKorText = doc.textFrames.getByName('nameKor'); nameKorText.contents = "test"; I ...
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Illustrator file regains erased content when exported to PDF

I'm going out of my mind. I've erased part of a patterned shape, and when I export to PDF and look at the PDF in anything other than AI, some of the erased pattern appears again. I've tried flattening ...
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Illustrator brush and pentool line. Visually same thickness, why there is a difference in points?

I created an illustration using pentool and brush in Illustrator. While I was trying to asses if the thickness of lines would be good enough for the printer I realized that my lines made with brush ...
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Turn on 'Paste Remember Layers' with script

I want to paste object remembering layers on new artboard. Here is my sample. function test(){ var copyOpt = app.pasteRememberLayers; copyOpt = true; ... } But it doesn't work. Help me, plz. :(
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Is it possible to import my own SVG into Canva

I'm trying to figure out a way how to import my own vector SVG graphic to Canva. I've tried numerous tutorials on creating SVG files from Adobe Illustrator, I've tried numerous Ai to SVG convertors, ...
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Illustrator: orient group of lines to point to the center of the group

I have a group of lines that are all parallel to each other and are disposed in a circle: I would like to rotate all of them so that their axis points to the center of the circle. The center of each ...
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Copy paste svg elements from illustrator to inkscape

I am trying to copy paste svg elements from illustrator to inkscape, but inkscape rasterize the image rather than pasting the svg code. I know it's possible to paste the svg code via the built-in xml ...
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blend with morphing

I am trying to blend between two lines within adobe illustrator in order to achieve the top blend as it appears on the enclosed image. The bottom blend is what i am achieving but i want it to have ...
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AI: How to turn blotchy lines resulting from an image traced illustration into clean geometric lines that look good when zoomed in

Note: I am not a graphic designer. I would consider myself to be somewhere in between beginner and intermediate. Although these are different drawings, both are vector and both try to achieve the ...
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Adobe Illustrator - importing DXF files from QGIS3

I am trying to import .DXF files into Illustrator which are produced by QGIS3, when creating the QGIS3 dxf output there are many options to choose encoding types of the .DXF file. All options that I ...
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Editing SVGs created in Draftsight with Illustrator

I made a design in Draftsight saved it as an SVG file and imported it into Illustrator to make a vector poster. I separated out the elements to keep things organized. I seem to be having issues with ...
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Distributing objects between guides not working properly

I've had this issue with Illustrator 5.5, 6 and CC, usually I work around it, but today I am sorta frustrated with the issue and decided to try and find a permanent solution. It doesn't happen all ...
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Style compound paths in svg as one entity

I'm using AI to create .svg files. The text is generated as multiple compound paths. I want to render all of the compound paths as if they are one. Help greatly appreciated.
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Color change in Pattern Brushes

I'm experiencing a problem with image pattern brushes that I use to decorate certain complex surfaces: I'm creating it from a psd grayscale with 4 Pantones file. When I apply it to a straight line it'...
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color stuck in grayscale in Adobe Illustrator

I'm trying to apply colors to parts of font. The problem is with the letter 'p' here I converted the letter to a vector shape with 'Create Outlines' and then cut it using the knife. I just can't ...
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Loss of text integrity in illustrator

I've got a text object on top of a solid colour, and I'm trying to cut out the text from the background image. I outline the text and then use "Minus to Front" function on the text, and the ...
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How do I scale envelope warp proportions in Illustrator?

I want to scale everything proportionally, but the bulged text doesn't scale the same as the illustration. None of the envelope options helped. Using Adobe Illustrator CC 2019.
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How do I create this mesh type gradient effect in illustrator? (see image)

This is the type of thing I'd like to create in illustrator, I've been playing around with meshes and can't seem to be able to do it. I'can distort the shape using the envelope mesh tool (screenshot ...
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Where can I find align objects to pixel grid option? [ Illustrator CC 2018 ]

I've already checked transform options and new documents option..I couldn't find it. I just want to know where to check that options, not to snap option. I want to know why I can't see that option.
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Illustrator 3D bevel issue

I'm trying to bevel a word with just a gradient color and a black stroke, but one character - the 'T' - is having issues and just turning black. It says "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred", ...
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Exporting multiple shapes from Illustrator as one resizable object

I designed a map marker using Adobe Illustrator and I am trying to export this design so I can use it in Adobe XD. When I export as a .png everything is ok. But when I export as an SVG I have this ...
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How do I easily separate multiple objects on an artboard to new SVG files w/ sizes?

I'm new to Adobe Illustrator, so please forgive me if this seems like a dumb question. I have an SVG file with the USA map and all 50 states. I need to create 50 individual SVGs, one for each state. ...
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Active Adobe Font Not Showing Up In Illustrator - Why?

I have activated the font "Good Headline Pro Bold" in Adobe Fonts: But when I'm working in Illustrator, I search for that type in the character panel, and nothing shows up: Clicking on "Add Fonts ...
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Why Illustrator file is opened cropped and distorted in Photoshop?

in order to be able to export in jpg some files made in illustrator i'm using Photoshop to finish this process. The fact is that I've noticed that Photoshop open the file cropped and distorted. The ...
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Why are the measurements different in the Properties > Transform palettes in Illustrator CC?

I don’t even really understand the difference between the two panels. The second one puts the Y coord at .75" (correct), and the first one says it’s at 0. I also occasionally notice that the widths ...
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Illustrator Multiple Variable Column Graphs

Is there a way to input variable excel data into multiple column graphs in Illustrator? So, for example, I need 100 different graphs, like the one shown below, that have the same graph style and the ...

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