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Only one direction handle on corner point?

I've been trying to find tutorials to help me understand direction handles in relation to corner points. The screenshot below shows a corner point and direction handle but it is only on one side? I ...
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How to add metadata for design elements created using Sketch/Adobe AI

I am creating a parsing tool with the following functionality: Takes an SVG file and parse the elements inside the SVG and finds elements that have some custom attributes like type="table". I was ...
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Creating a fill on grouped paths using paint bucket tool

I am trying to use the live paint bucket tool on this skirt. I have grouped the whole skirt together and all the paths are closed but it isn't creating a fill.
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I'm trying to open a Canva print-ready pdf in Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop. Illustrator doesn't even see the pdf, much less let me open it

I needed to do a simple, quick illustration for a customer so I used Canva (if you're a purist, I apologize, but in this case it was the way to go). I then downloaded the finished file as a print ...
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Illustrator: Crop everything outside of rectangle

I want to delete the white part that is outside of the blue rectangle (I've placed a black rectangle behind just to show what's there.
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Swatches setting

My stroke panel doesn't have the same swatches as my fill panel and I am trying to update it. For some reason it has imported some pattern swatches I made but when I try to import the Basic RGB swatch ...
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replace multiple smart layers at every export

Can anyone suggest me a Photoshop extension: That can replace multiple smart layers at every export and can auto-fit the new image to the original dimension of the replaced smart layer so there is no ...
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Gray lines appearing around expanded vector shapes when exporting PDF

So I vectorized some images and expanded them, but when I export them as PDFs they have these gray lines around them. How can I remove them? (But without rasterizing; rasterizing it makes the colors ...
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Closed Path For SVG

I am drawing in Adobe illustrator. How we can generate a Closed Paths for that Drawing. For example I need to Create closed Paths for this Drawing. That means If we apply a Fill Color the Closed ...
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How to emulate this augmented reality 3D banner text mock-up in perspective with Photoshop?

This is from Zach Liebermann's Weird Type app screenshots on the iPhone. I want to create a mockup screenshot of an AR app that has this mechanism, on Photoshop and then import it to XD. If I were ...
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Graphic style keep erasing

I create my design using appearance panel. Then alt click 'new graphic style', named it and instantaneously it appears in graphic style panel. But each time i create a new document it disappears. It ...
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How to use combining unicode characters in Illustrator or InDesign?

I am unable to get Adobe Illustrator or InDesign to correctly display certain combining unicode characters. Specifically, I am having issues with the combining underline, Unicode 0332. It is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Strange Fills in paths on Illustrator

I don't understand where are these fills coming from. I only have strokes selected on this shape yet I get these little fills. This is very annoying. Anyone know what are these or how to prevent the ...
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Could somebody help me reproduce this effect and what's its name?

I've been trying to recreate this style but I cannot seem to get it right. i would love all kinds of help please enter image description here enter image description here
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Problem exporting dxf as solid shape, not outline

Im trying to export a logo in dxf format using illustrator because I’m designing a printed circuit board in diptrace. As soon as I export it and try to open it all I see is the logo outline. Im trying ...
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Exporting file dimensions in Illustrator not correct

I need to create a pdf 8.75" x 11.25" (which has the bleeding and safety zones) for a print flyer of 8" x 11". My print shop said the flyer pdf I got is actually 36.47 x 46.89. My designer sent me a ...
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Erasing part of an image in Illustrator

So I have been working on something and I have tried to remove the baby drawing lower half so that it looks like its peering over the hearts. for context the heart has some opacity settings adjusted ...
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Preview printing on transparent material in Photoshop or Illustrator

Been looking all over for a smart solution to this, but so far I haven't found anything. I'm UV printing on transparent glass. As the UV printer does not print 'white' nor is there a white background ...
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How to make a precise polar stretch in Illustrator

I want to take a pattern and stretch it within concentric circles with the centers being the same. I'm trying to make guidelines for a laser cut piece of cardboard to test out an idea. The pattern is ...
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Illustrator script - Numbering and grouping

So I have this script which numbers every objects in Illustrator: var document = app.activeDocument; //Use the current open Ai File var selected = document.selection; ...
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Unable to Export From Illustrator

I'm having an issue trying to export pngs from Illustrator. I have added them to my asset export, but when attempting the export I get the following error: Unable to export the following files: Then ...
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Auto scale text size to a predetermined box in illustrator

I can’t for the life of me find this, but I’m hoping it exists. We use Illustrator in process for laser cutting programming. We use templates for running these in batch, but the process of ...
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SVG pixelated on small sizes

I'm using this custom size 64*64 plus icon svg as zoom icon in my website. As you can see, it's pixelated. Specially the white border. Don't know why. Because it's svg it suppose to looks sharp right? ...
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Using Illustrator CC one layer shape out of multiple paths

I have a shape created in Photoshop (one layer) I copy the shape to illustrator (selecting compound path)and it shows each element as a separate path. I would like to generate a font icon so I need ...
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How can I automate this repetitive design process?

I need to create about 25 assets that are all very similar. The same background image is used for each asset, however, each asset has different text written across the image. See example: They all ...
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Need Help Aligning Rotated Objects

I've been looking everywhere but don't know if a solutions exists for my problem: In this image, you can see two shapes. I want to align the shape on the left directly on top of the shape on the ...
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Illustrator is saving making my solid colours as transparent

The title pretty much says it all. I've worked with solid colours the entire time, and when I go and save, for some reasons Adobe Illustrator decides to make all my colours and shapes transparent. ...
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Merging after expanding appearance in adobe illustrator created unintended white lines

I am following a tutorial to cartoonize a portrait in illustrator and I am supposed to select all of the line art, expand appearance and merge. Whenever I merge, however, all of the lines turn white. ...
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How do I learn a certain type (link given) of digital art?

So I have this friend on Instagram who posts digital art (her Instagram is maegandawnsyiem, it's the first link that you see on Google), and I am so in love and fascinated by it. I really want to ...
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Exporting from Illustrator is pixelated

I am trying to export sprites from illustrator so I can later import them to unity. I have a ring asset that I am trying to export. The steps I followed: - Draw a circle (250 by 250 px and 3px black ...
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Open SVG and keep responsive settings

I have an svg which when I exported from AI I set the "Responsive" setting to false so that it would write the actual width and height tags to the document. Problem I'm finding is when I re-open the ...
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Missing fonts in Illustrator

When I try to Open an EPS file from Illustrator, the well known "Missing Fonts" dialog box opens that displays the missing fonts list .. i noticed some fonts names with similar structure, for example ...
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How do I join the anchor point from one path, to an anchor point on another path?

I have the following: I'm trying to create that overlaped look by taking a bit of the path off. I have done so, but the result is two separate paths and I want to have them joined. As you can see, ...
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Applying an action to each item in a selection in turn? Illustrator Script

I have a lot of text in various sizes in illustrator CS5. I have tried running a script that I found on this site...See below: Apply an action to each item in a selection in turn? The code is as ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Selecting an individual segment of an illustration

I am making an illustration of a hot air balloon in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I have the following: To get to this stage I have followed these steps in the ...
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Manually adding 3D effet to profile created by pattern brush in Illustrator CC

I am trying to add 3D depth to a complicated 2d profile I created using the pattern brush. I know this is well beyond the capabilities of the built in 3d effects so I will have to do it the hard way ...
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Excel name list to Illustrator text block?

I have a list of about 1,000 names I need to move from Excel to a text block in Illustrator. In between each name I need a space "95" and another space. The names need to remain in alphabetical order. ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Using the Pathfinder tool

I am trying to make a hot air balloon illustration in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I am following this online tutorial. I currently have the following: I am currently at the following stage of the ...

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