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Questions about Illustrator, Adobe's vector digital file editing, creation application and tools. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Illustrator.

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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 ...
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Drawing basic human shapes

I'm currently creating a multi-language "Mountain Rescue Casualty Card". It's basically a card (a4paper front and back) which tells the first aid rescuer where someone is hurt after an accident. Now ...
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Add an artboard between two specific artboards in Adobe Illustrator?

I have 38 artboards with many objects on them. Suddenly I found out I need to add an artboard between two of exist artboards. Artboards Panel just can add artboards at the end of existing sheets, but ...
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Segmented isometric grid

I am a beginner when using Adobe Illustrator so I have been searching the web for answers and tips. I came across this thread about Isometric design using a grid and someone mentioned something about ...
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When drawing a circle 2x2cm with stroke thickness 0,01mm and stroke center the top right part of the circle gets weird

As you can see in the picture the circle is fine everywhere except for the weird stuff on the right. Any idea how I can overcome this? The thickness needs to be 0,01mm (0,028pt) and the stroke ...
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Alignment issue when automating in Illustrator

I want to align a photo to a key object in Illustrator with automation. When using automation it does not align properly. I tried several times but failed. How do I align an object to a key object ...
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How can I add more swatches and gradients to a swatch library?

I've created a color scheme on http://color.adobe.com and exported it to use on Illustrator (let's name it as "my custom palette"), now I have one more color and one gradient I'd like to add to that ...
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Why Illustrator changes anchor points position in exported SVG's?

When I open back the exported via Asset export SVG's some anchor points in certain circumstances change their position while maintaining the original shape of the curve. I made some screens: points on ...
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Jpg to svg but source contains only lines

Origami Crease Patterns contain every fold needed for the base model but they usually come in low resolution and bad coloring. I tried many options from adobe illustrator for tracing the jpg and ...
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Illustrator power shortcut

EDIT: Is there a direct shortcut to access the Width field on the Transform Panel in Illustrator? Original text: transform panel ( panel select box width ) shortcut key required. shift +f8 normal. (...
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Best Format for image for touchscreen (1920 x 1080 resolution)

I have these PDF files and they are 4500px x 6646px and 300 resolution and I need to display it on a touchscreen....on this touchscreen you have the ability to zoom in and zoom out. I have converted ...
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Illustrator Batch Action - Stop Command

I have an action with a stop command where user makes a selection before completing the rest of the action. I need this to run as a batch. The action works when running as a batch, however the stop ...
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Adobe Illustrator: “Threshold” option of “Live Trace” in “Image Trace”?

As pertains to Adobe Illustrator, how can one mimic the capability of the "Live Trace" threshold option in the "Image Trace" of Illustrator cs6 and later? i found the "threshold" to be very useful in ...
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.cdr to .ai conversions

I create drawings in CorelDraw that often need to be saved a .ai and passed on to others. I'm using CD 2017. I've been doing this for a while without problems, but lately the conversion have become ...
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whenever i click on create shapes from vector layers it turns grey in after effects

I am a beginner in the after effects and i want to animate my AI file After Effects . I am imported the file in composition mode and then select all the AI files and create the shape from the vector ...
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Clipping mask doesn't work in Illustrator

I have this repeat pattern I wanted to use over a blank square, which is a merged layer of the same symbol over and over again. but every time I press Object-Clipping Mask-Make it just results in a ...
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How to create a product mock-up template in GIMP (or another app)?

I'm trying to create product mockups for snowmobile vinyl wraps, and need a template to start from. Unfortunately nowhere I've looked has had templates ready. YelloImages said they could make some, ...
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how to export svg with only lines in illustrator?

i need to have the design of my project in lines, polygon,and polyline, but it makes them paths, it's possible to doit withouth editing the svg code directly?
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How to “sharpen” the corners/curves of a curvy or Sans-Serif font glyph?

Either in FontLab or Illustrator (probably in Illustrator is best), how do you take a glyph such as the following, and automatically (or semi-automatically) make the curves and corners more "serif" ...
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How to save groups as separate assets with layers prefixed in the filename

I am trying to save illustrator art assets using the inbuilt Layer/Group hierarchy to determine the save location and file name. I believe this requires some Illustrator script. In this case I have a ...
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How to change color of multiple svg files in illustrator

I have more than 600 svg icons. Each one is separate files not combined, is there a way to change the color of all of it at once in Illustrator. I am using Illustrator CS6 version. is it possible ...
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How to Keep Symbols/Paths aligned in Illustrator (like for a font)

So I have these two glyphs in FontLab: Notice that the 3 shape is slightly squished in the second glyph. This is because the size of the whole second glyph is wider than the first glyph (before I did ...
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Export AI from Ilustrator to SVG looks blurry and pixelated

I am trying to export an AI file to SVG in order to embed it on an webpage. AI file is located here (diente.ai). Whatever options I choose in export menu, the svg file always looks blurry and ...
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How do I get Illustrator to export to the same pixel dimensions as my Photoshop file?

I have a Photoshop file that is 7016X9933 pixels. I have an Illustrator file that I want to use to generate some line art for the above Photoshop file. What I want to do is be able to export PNG ...
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Change SVG-file resolution (DPI) with Inkscape/Illustrator/script… efficiently!

Is it possible to simply open a SVG and save it with different DPI? Since Illustrator exports with 72 dpi and Inkscape "imports" with 96 dpi, my artworks are rescaled. As I rescale documents manually ...
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how to export files from illustrator to dwg

I´m a graphic designer who normally works with printing. I now have to convert an Illustrator CS5.1 file into dwg. When I do that the document size changes completely and most of the drawing is ...
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How do I save a .eps at higher than max dimensions in Adobe Illustrator 2019?

I'm working on large wall graphics requiring dimensions that exceed the maximum possible for Illustrator. Is there any way around this while saving the file out as a .eps or .pdf?
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How do I set my line preferences to stay the same in Illustrator?

I want to make my line preferences the same when I go into the line toolbox (i.e. rounded corners and rounded ends). How can I do this in Illustrator?
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Overlaying one .svg image onto another without loss of transparency

graphic design noob here: I have two plots that I have saved in the .svg format. One is a smaller plot, that I want to overlay on the larger plot. The border background of the smaller plot was set ...
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Transparency Issues in Illustrator - Vector Image

So I created what I thought was a vector image in Illustrator. I'm completely new to this and still learning how to use the program. Whenever I save it as an EPS, there's white space around the image. ...
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Illustrator: Can't record certain things for the action I'm creating

I've applied the transform effect to a layer so I can have radial symmetry for anything which is drawn inside it. now I also need to create an action which applies an Expand appearance on the layer ...
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Save one frame in After Effects as svg (vector) instead of psd?

I have used the 'Composition - Save Frame as - Photoshop Layers....", but was wondering if there is some plugin or some 'thing' that could save the frame as a vector file instead (.svg, .eps, .ai)? ...
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Illustrator and batch coversion of SVG from CSS styles usage to presentation attributes

I have 60 SVG files, all with <style> tags. I can load one by one, manually into illustrator - the Export for screens, and choose the right SVG options to enable presentation attributes. That ...
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Why do printer's ask for PMS Colors to be called out?

We send Illustrator files to print manufactures overseas and they ask for PMS colors to be called out somewhere within the artboard (a box of color with PMS 376 typed out underneath for example). I ...
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When grouping, how to align the objects in the group with other ungrouped objects, and turn on the smart guideline is invalid

When grouping, how to align the objects in the group with other ungrouped objects, and turn on the smart guideline is invalid. Grouping the B c d three objects together, the group can be aligned A ...
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Update Adobe Illustrator CS3 plugin to CS6

I'm seeking a method to make a script currently compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS3; compatible with Ai CS6. On launch Ai CS6, displays "Error loading plugins". The issue could be the UI, as CS3 and ...
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Illustrator CS6 modifies viewBox slighty in SVG

I got SVG graphic from friend saved in Illustrator CS6 (16.0.3). Opened it in the same CS6 version on another machine, forced save as, set SVG export format to the same values as origin and files are ...
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Best way to animate an web prototype

I'm designing a web site and wanted to ask what is the best program to show a prototype that includes animations. for example: https://www.behance.net/gallery/81681807/Poop-Bake-it-social thanks
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3d warp effect to place SVG text convincingly on a cylinder

I'm placing some dynamic text in a web application/ to 'fit' on this cylinder. I'm changing the SVG node to add the custom text - and I'm looking for a way to 'warp' it - so that it feels like it's a ...
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AI: Image trace: Input image size having large effect on outcomes?

I want to vectorize an old map. Notably, this one: https://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/detail/JCBMAPS~1~1~2740~101255:This-plan-of-the-City-of-Philadelph# So I am using image trace. I tested ...
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How to export multiple artboards coordinates (x y) to file?

I have an Illustrator file with several artboards as attached. In particular I have an artboard that contains all the others. The other artboards concern the individual objects to be exported. I ...
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Achieve a patterned and blurry effect

I'm looking to create an effect similar to this patterned logo and blurry? also, I'm trying to blur half of the shape but in all the blur effects in Illustrator, I could find only blur the whole ...
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Illustrator - How to export artboard in .ai format with only what's inside artboard

I have a huge map made in Illustrator. I made 30 artboards in this map and would like to make an .ai file from each artboard in order to work with smaller files. But each time I save using .ai and ...
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Can't access layers in a Linked File (.eps) in Illustrator

I downloaded an .eps from here. I've tried File -> Place Then I tried clicking Embeded I have no idea how to access the layers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Losing fill when copying compound path between layers?

I was trying to better organize a theatrical seating chart by separating objects from the original Illustrator 2019 file into separate layers. The icon representing individual seats was created as a ...
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Place images along font path

I need to place images along letter path, so it looks like i would write letters with my image. A stupid example, but it displays, what i want to achieve:
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Error in Line drawing

I'm building my resume from a template I found online for Adobe Illustrator. When I copy the line and use in somewhere else, then the line thickness increases automatically even though its the same ...
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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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(illustrator) using blend tool to blend from a curve to hard angled shape

Can i use the blend tool to create this type of flow from a curve to an edgier shape (shown on each leaf)? When i try to do the blend this occurs to me
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Adobe Illustrator importing large PNG image results in black square

I'm trying to import a very large PNG image (12k) into Adobe Illustrator for tracing, but when I either drag it on or place it, the image is not imported. Instead there is just a black rectangle with ...