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Hidden/Invisible Layers Becoming Visible in “Export for Screens”

I'm having a problem in Illustrator when trying to "Export for Screens" where non-visible layers appear in those exports. In the "Export for Screens" preview window (B.), these layers are invisible - ...
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How can I remove a transparent interface in a 3D extrusion in Adobe Illustrator?

I created a 3D structure with three layers in Adobe Illustrator using the Extrude & Bevel effect. It consists of three slabs (orange and transparent, then grey and opaque and blue and transparent),...
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Change Default Save as EPS options

I need a little bit of help regarding "save as .eps" file - I want the Custom transparency vector balance to be 0 always, when saving as .eps. kindly find image below, I am Using Illustrator CS6
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Color of an object as a Variable in Illustrator

Is it possible to have the color of an object as a Variable? In my particular case I want to change the color of a rectangle with my datasets.
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Switching to the Existing Path When Drawing the New One Over It by Curvature tool in Illustrator

Why when I use curvature tool and click on top of existing path, it not continues my current path but switches to this existing path? Here is the illustration, not working example, just to show what ...
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Pen tool “snapping” to points

Something I've noticed lately in the newer CC versions of Illustrator is the pen tool is "snapping" to other paths/objects when I get my tool near to it. For reference, I have ALL snapping features ...
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Exported svg from illustrator lacking transform attribute

I'm trying to save svg clipart for my site. For some reason they are missing the transform attribute which I need. I export with "presentation attributes" (though I've tried style attributes as well). ...
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Illustrator: problem when saving as SVG

I'm trying to create documentation that will use the same files for the online content as the PDF content. The biggest challenge has been getting the images a suitable size and quality for both. I ...
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Printing complex illustrations

I make illustrations in Illustrator using 6 to 8+ colours, masks, compound path and halftone colours and typography. On the current job (Poster Illustration without text only illustration) i needed to ...
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How to limit number of frames when exporting Aftereffects as image sequence?

I am very new to Aftereffects and need to know - I have succeeded in exporting my animation as an image sequence (the setting PNG sequence) but it exports A LOT of images, because it is exporting one ...
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Illustrator Variables XML file specs - can I define text formatting from XML?

I'm trying to generate lots of files by dynamically loading texts inside of a template. The layout I'm going for is 2 threaded textboxes for 2 columns, and the text is made of title, paragraph, title, ...
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Illustrator Cs4 Align Multiple Items To Multiple Artboards

This question seems like it must've been asked already, but I can't find it. In Illustrator CS4, imagine I have 16 artboards, each with a GroupItem/PathItem placed on them. None of them are aligned. ...
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Dynamic Colours In Illustrator Chart

Is there any way to control the colours used in an illustrator chart dynamically? For example, I know I can make a pie chart and use the Direct Selection tool to change the colours of the slices, ...
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Automate drawing lines between multiple objects illustrator

I would like to be able to connect multiple objects to the same point using some sort of automated routine. Say I have 20 squares and I want to draw an arrow between each square and another point, ...
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Dividing Objects Below in Illustrator

I have a word that am busy cutting out of a box in Illustrator. I have all the letters cut out, except for 2 of them, which doesn't seem to want to "divide objects below". For some reason the other ...
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Extending a line segment to fit into a bounding box

You will see'm new to this forum and I would like to ask for your help with a code that does not get it to work at all. Anyway, I'm trying to set a code to extend the measures of a line until it ...
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Why am I getting dotted grey edges on my batch exported images?

I have created a script which batch exports an ai file into an SVG file and multiple sizes of JPG and PNG files. The script creates three directories in the parent directory of the directory the ai ...
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Is it possible to add more y-axis labels when making a graph in Illustrator?

I'm trying to use Illustrator to recreate a line graph I was given. The problem I'm having is that when I use the graph tool in Illustrator, I can't seem to find any option for increasing the number ...
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Scaled multiple paths when creating shape of segment Illustrator cs6

I had an issue recently with illustrator. When I tried to create a simple shape, it created several scaled paths when I drag to sized the shape, same thing happened when using segments. I resolved the ...
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SVG export for web with fonts

I'm trying to export an SVG image, which contains text from illustrator. I want to use it for a website. For SEO and size reasons I don't want to convert typo into vectors. What are the settings I ...
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Unwanted blobs at the end of Adobe Illustrator calligraphy brush strokes

I am currently inking a pencil sketch scanned into my computer and placed in a layer on an Adobe illustrator file. I am using a 3pt calligraphic brush with the size variation set to pressure 3pt. The ...
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Flat Artwork Cut into 3 pieces for a round object

I am using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2015.2.0 Release) on Windows 10. I have a flat piece of artwork (some text with graphic elements around). This is intended to go onto a round (...
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How to distribute large amount of icons in Illustrator?

I want to make a design where there will be a lot of randomly placed icons. A few of them will be a different color to visually form the shade of some large object. Kind of like this effect, but ...
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Resizing all objects in a layer using Illustrator CS5

IN SUMMARY...MANUALLY all I need to do is ...select all...change width or height depending on which side is longer and constrain THAT'S IT >.<....SOUNDS SIMPLE RIGHT? THE QUESTION IS THIS....Am I ...
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Vertical flipped line exported as SVG shows coords “flipped”?

I have a line created in Illustrator. This line have some small curves. Im animating (revealing) this line with an animation library. My issue is: In Illustrator I flipped the line vertical and when ...
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Animating an Illustrator Line in After Effects

I'm trying to animate a coiled-up looking line into a more relaxed loose looking line. I figured out how to do this in AfterEffects (I opened the Path 1 option and was able to move individual points)....
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Illustrator - Always show paths, anchor points, etc

I want to draw along some lines in Illustrator. I realized that I can do that way more efficient if I can always see the paths, anchor point, etc. so is there a way to enable those permanently? If ...
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Align .svg images of heads so they will all mix and match with a set of bodies

A wonderful woman made me a set of animal heads and animal bodies that will all interchange however when she saved them they are sort of all over the place. I've asked her if she can save them so ...
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Illustrator art brush corner problem

I created a brush because I needed the terminals of my line had angles. But the brush is generating some kind of thorn in the corners, when the brush option "Do not adjust corners and folds" is active....
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Center icon in a transparent square for SVG export

I have a file with many art boards within, each has an icon. I've exported all the icons in to there own .ai file and now I want them all to be exported as SVG's centered in a square so they are all ...
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How to convert greyscale to alpha in Illustrator?

I have a scanned image I converted to outlines in Illustrator. To do that, I have used the greyscale option, which gave me a decent result. What I need to do now is to convert the greyscale values to ...
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Problem with cutting angles using white objects

So I am very new to Illustrator, as in I started using the program 4 days ago. I've been creating a logo for a business card (for a class project), and Im running into some problems that I don't know ...
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Exporting SVG in mm instead of px in AI

I am trying to export my vector graphics as SVG. Inside Adobe Illustrator everything is just right, measured in mm. But when I use the "save as" option it always converts it to px (scale factor around ...
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Launching external program from Adobe Illustrator Actions

Is it possible to record/create an Actions-macro in Adobe Illustrator that first saves a copy of the currently open file as an SVG-file into a certain directory and then executes an external Windows ...
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SVG image not displaying CSS base-64 data URL encoded fonts in Illustrator

I'm dynamically generating an SVG that includes text and a font using an embedded base-64 font-face with this method: How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG? <defs> <style> ...
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why a just opened AI file need to be saved before closing without doing any changes?

I am working in a very regular AI file, it have no variables or any external links. each time I open that file in illustrator, I see an asterisk beside its name tab in my workspace, which mean the ...
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How to Activate and deactivate the RTL features in AI and PS CC 2014

how to get access to all Arabic / Hebrew language features in the last updated Adobe products 2014.1 specially Illustrator.
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Illustrator opacity rendering on artboard vs. white objects

I recently stumbled on something curious: the white of the artboard and the white of white objects in Illustrator act quite vastly differently on translucent objects on top of them. For example, this ...
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Uniform Scaling a Grouped Object, Shapes Move Out of Place or Distort. How can I fix this?

Here's my problem: I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 and I'm trying to scale a grouped object uniformly or proportionately but the shapes that make up the object move out of place. Here's what I'm ...
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How do I convert B&W penciled book drawings to Illustrator colored drawings?

I have an opportunity with an author, but I want to see if I can even deliver first, if I were to take it. The author needs her current black and white drawings to be in color for a book she is ...
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How to incorporate gradient fill in embedded files in Illustrator?

I've placed File B (a circle with a gradient fill) inside File A (simple blue background). When I embed File B the gradient is not treated as a regular fill - instead it gets a weird double mask ...
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Can Adobe Illustrator export hidden sublayers as svg group with attribute display=“none”?

Inkscape can do that, but I've been told Illustrator is not able to export nested layers (sublayers) with attribute display="none". Is this true? If so, how can I have all my hidden sublayers be ...
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How to make text fit to area text box in Illustrator CC

I am using variables in Illustrator CC. As the text comes into my design, I want the font size to change to make the text fit, without the size of the text area box changing. So, a short word that ...
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should white text be knockout for logo on top of a background?

I am creating a simple logotype with a background box. The box is black and the text ontop is white. I am using this logo for web and print. I have turned the text into outlines and then I have ...
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Illustrator effects appearing incorrect when opening in CorelDraw?

Can anyone tell me why effects to text done in Illustrator are not opening properly on CorelDraw C6?
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Scalable spherocylinder in Illustrator

I'm brand new to Illustrator CC, and while I've gotten a few things working well, I can't seem to get spherocylinders working. A spherocylinder looks like this: Easy, right? It's just two ...
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Can't select an image even when it's not locked and it is in front

This happens in Adobe Illustrator CC. When I tried to select an object, it tends to select the thing behind it. The object is not locked and is in the front of the same layer. I have took a video ...
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Combining Multiple Vector Lines that are overlapping in Illustrator

I need to simplify my vector file. The file that was given to me is a vector that has multiple paths overlapped on top of each other. These drawings are very detailed, and the original software it ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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Substract color from all objects to mode alpha

I am trying to make some stuff from Illustrator, with using remove once color to setting up alpha mode. I created example from Photoshop like that: Any Idea? Edit 1: Recolor Art is useless, no ...