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Illustrator Action, Batch process - Let user draw a line or an area

I am creating an Illustrator action that automates shape cutting however now I need to put a system in the batch process where it stops and let the user draw the line or an area according to which the ...
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After the Smart Guides turned on,

After the Smart Guides turned on, why does the anchor point on a line actively align the anchor point on a shape path, but the shape path cannot actively align the anchor point on the line?
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Illustrator graphics for word doc

I need to place graphics from Illustrator into word. Every time I save as png or wmf the size is smaller than the actual size in Illustrator. Does anyone know what to do to get the word placement to ...
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How can I set up this isometric grid to be able to use it?

I was wondering how can I actually set up this isometric grid in illustrator? How can I use it on a layer so it doesn't interfere with my design?
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Lock the position of text box on the artboard but NOT the contents so text remains editable

I am using Illustrator 2018 on Windows. Is it possible to lock the position (and if possible the size) of text box on the artboard but NOT the contents so text remains editable? I find that when ...
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Pathfinder changing path of circle when subtracting

I'm having something super weird happen. I was wondering if someone here maybe knows why. While designing this logo in illustrator from Shapes - A circle and a triangle I use the pathfinder tool to ...
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How to save 'Screen'-type gradients?

I am very new to Illustrator. Could you pls help me with following question. Creating a gradient with a Screen-overlay type (near opacity selection) makes your radial gradient a glow pattern, ...
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What is the suggested dpi for mobile apps?

I am new to mobile apps/games and I'm a bit confused about some stuff What is the suggested dpi for mobile games? Which density to use? What other information can you help me with for improving the ...
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Using LaTeX and TikZ with Illustrator

When using Adobe Illustrator I wish I could just program things sometimes, like I do with TikZ & LaTeX. Are there any plugins or extensions or general workflows that can help unite these two ...
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How do I delete one image from another for transparent background in Illustrator 2019?

I have created this image and would like to to be able to have a transparent outline of the state (filament) for one-color applications. The bulb part has a black fill. Any suggestions on how I can "...
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Illustrator overprint problem

I have some big trouble with overprinting images in the AI. Files and images in them, that I have, are already been printed, and there was no trouble with them, overprint worked well and all 100% ...
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process SVG to continuous, “no move”

I am working with continuous script fonts and I need to generate a single path that do not include M commands. This would be equivalent to writing without lifting the pen from the paper. My input is ...
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Numbering counters in Illustrator

One of the jobs I'm often requested is to prepare screen-print sheets with series of numbers, from 0000 to let's say 9999. with this configuration: A0-0001 to A0-9999 A1-0001 to A1-9999 What I've ...
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PNG to SWF. Getting stuck exporting vectorized image to swf due to white gaps

Complete newb here. Trying to vectorize some pngs with plans to convert to swf for a mobile app. After image tracing and exporting to swf, I end up with white gaps in my swf. Did a lot of google ...
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Inkscape import .AI file appears blocky

I'm trying to import some vector images into inkscape to remove the background and crop them before converting to .svg. Problem is, when I import any of them, they appear really blocky and strange, ...
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When pasting an item on all artboards (Ai) can i select specific art boards rather than pasting it to them all?

I want to paste certain items on art boards, however not all of them, is there a away of selecting certain art boards you'd like it pasting to?
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Neon Text Effect with Compound Shapes - Illustrator

I'm following this tutorial for neon effects in Illustrator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWSFGIEAz4s However, whenever I offset the path, for some reason some of my letters remain filled in and ...
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Adobe Illustrator: How to consolidate complex objects?

Sometimes when I'm working on a piece, I'll use multiple resource intensive patterns & effects like Transforms, 3D revolves, etc. to the point where the document becomes slow and unstable. Then i'...
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Illustrator/Photoshop ¦ How to make a parabolic curve

I was wondering, using Adobe Suite, is it possible to make parabolic curves/ envelopes? For more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Envelope_(mathematics) Thanks
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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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Save vector image as PDF file with custom resolution

I created a vector image in Adobe Illustrator and I want to save it in PDF format. But I don't see any option to set the resolution (width/height in pixels) Saved file has the next properties: It ...
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Adobe Illustrator add Margin to document

I have 8 Adobe Illustrator Files which I need to add a 3mm white margin to in order to print it. (I cannot print from Illustrator directly I am ordering them online) What is the best way to do this?
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Illustrator: how to crop image without losing quality

I'm trying to use Illustrator to edit .eps images. I want to crop an image. But it always decreases the resolution of the image after whatever way I crop it. I tried setting the cropping ...
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Photoshop showing background of masked objects imported from Illustrator

I'm having a new problem I haven't experienced before. After designing a poster in Illustrator, I import it into Photoshop to flatten/downsave. In my original ai file, I have embedded psd files with ...
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Background disappears in PDF when distilling the Illustrator EPS

Requesting suggestion to find solution for the below issue: Input (Illustrator EPS): Strokes are visible with Illustrator EPS. Output (EPS -> PDF generated through Distiller): After using Distiller, ...
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SVG - inserting a design into web site

We have a website which is an online print shop, online design studio. We are having problems with SVG. When the SVG file is imported into the site, the texts are broken letter by letter. I would ...
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Illustrator 2018 seems to ignore TypoLineGap setting of my font design

I am using Illustrator 2018 on Windows. I have designed a custom ttf font from scratch in Fontlab Studio 5 for a specific project I am working on in Illustrator 2018. Illustrator displays my fonts ...
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Explain behaviour of compound shape

Can someone explain this behaviour? I was expecting to get the same visual result from both, Minus front and Compound shape. Instead, it seems that compound shape will: Unite the two fills of the ...
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Illustrator Distribute Align groups with other groups, not individual objects

Have created a component, which is comprised of several elements, these have been grouped, this group has then been duplicated, I now want to distribute these group (component) items evenly across the ...
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Create Shapes from Vector Layer in After Effects results in grey box

I`m trying to create shapes from Vector Layer using after effects from imported objects that included png images from illustrator as ai file. When select "Create shapes from vector layer", results is ...
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How do I export my logo in 110 * 40 size using adobe illustrator?

I'm not a graphic designer. I got a logo made by a freelance designer on Fiverr long back. I have the ai files, I recently change the theme of my WordPress website which demands that logo size ...
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Illustrator - cutting away with a mask

I have this illustration in paths. I want to erase the bottom of the wrist so it's inside the purple oval, but the top finger is outside the oval, so it looks like the hand is coming out of the oval. ...
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Create layer in another layer borders

I am using adobe Illustrator CC 2018. I have a circle and I want to create a rectangle inside the circle without getting outside of the circle borders. (Delete selected parts) Thank you in advance.
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applying clipping mask to multiple objects

I want to apply a brush splash to the central petals of the flower. But clipping mask doesn't work. It says object is too complex. The only way I found to resolve this problem is using shape builder ...
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Clipping mask over photo doesn't show in PDF

I created a design where there is a clipping mask over a photo. When I save the AI file as a pdf the full photo shows without the clipping mask. I have tried to save it a variety of different ways ...
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Is there a way to target a path within a clipping group in an Illustrator script

I am super new to Illustrator scripting and am stuck on this problem, and hoping that someone might be able to shed some light for me. I have a clipping mask in illustrator with a curved line being ...
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AI - Save as PDF with clickable image

I am new to Adobe Illustrator graphics design. I want to know how to save a designed artwork as PDF with objects that are clickable. For example, i create a rectangle, fill it with some style and i ...
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Illustrator CC - create vignette/border that fades to black around a rectangle

I would like to create an effect around the border of an illustration (rectangle) where there is an effect of fading to black. I've tried feather and outer glow but cannot get it to work; I've used ...
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Problem with Illustrator Pattern brush

Can someone tell me if there is a way to stop my pattern brush to stop bunching up if I make a cut in my line? Or is it just something it does, and there is no way to fix it? Preferably, I would like ...
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How to get this bevel effects in illustrator?

Please help me This bevel effect in illustrator
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In Illustrator, file is completely different than in Acrobat

Today, I was making a map of an interchange point for a local transit company, and I had been basically finished, but for some reason the file started completely freaking out. I exported a finished ....
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Illustrator Creative Cloud Pantone conversion

I am using latest Illustrator, colour settings Generic CMYK. Artworks will be printed in CMYK. I have been supplied with Pantone colours that will need to change to CMYK for print process. When I ...
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How to line up Hebrew vowels when two are typed?

I am having trouble with Hebrew text. The second vowel, when one character has two vowels, does not line up. How do I fix this?
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Expand appearance and outline stroke adds extra shapes

I created a brush and used the brush tool to create an image made from strokes. When I go to expand appearance, it adds bits to the edges. This isn't happening when I use a regular straight stroke ...
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ILLUSTRATOR - RGB Vector file turn into black when I use CMYK document

I have ai file base on rgb that i download from website when i open it it look fine and all but when i move that file to cmyk color file it turn into all black. From this : into this : From what i ...
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How to load the illustrator cc default brushes into brush panel?

I need to reset the brush panel into the default brushes only i have deleted all unused from a blank illustrator doc. but now have nothing but Basic, and Touch Calligraphic Brush showing. I can't find ...
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In Illustrator, how can I move a whole group (including hidden subobjects)

I'm sorry if this is a common question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It's very important to me that I should be able to move a layer and have all of the sublayers/sub-objects move with it, ...
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How to cut off a piece at the end of my stoke line? (Adobe Illustrator)

It's important that it's done with stroke so I can animate with trim paths later in After Effects. I found the rounded edges but I can't seem to find this type of stroke.
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Getting odd artifacting when using GPU preview on illustrator

Shapes look as if they arent inline with each other when using GPU preview, CPU preview fixes the issue but of course I shouldnt have to be running it on CPU preview.They jaggies seem to stem from ...
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How to get Illustrator CC files onto Illustrator Draw

I am working on a file on Illustrator CC but want to finish up on Illustrator Draw. How do I send it from CC to draw on my tablet?