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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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Creating a stacked graph in Adobe Illustrator with alternating colours

I aim to create an interleaving style of stacked graph of black/white/black pattern in illustrator.Like a DNA profile or a variable length bar code. Currently the values defaults to shades of grey. ...
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New to illustrator but trying to draw a wireframe/UX flow chart

So I've been developing an iOS app lately and realized how important designing a UX flow chart would be. However, I'm struggling trying to figure out how to get started. I run across a lot of these on ...
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Problem with applying inner glow to masked objects

I made a rectangle, created a compound path and masked a image. My goal is to add a inner glow to created mask. How do i do that?
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Illustrator: how to set up document for 6x3" banner?

I'm making a banner for a client 6" tall X 3" wide. I gave the client a 72x36" PDF file, but they came back asking for a larger size? What did I do wrong and how do I fix it? Client feedback ...
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Does Illustrator have Mouse Wheel selection like Inkscape?

Does Adobe Illustrator have Inkscape-like (since version 0.91) Alt + Mouse Wheel selection mode?
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How to join the two ends of an expanded shape in illustrator?

The rectangular area shows the broken path that I want to join desperately. It was originally a picture taken with phone that I imported and traced using the sketched art preset. The two ends are ...
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Put Pattern Into Template in Illustrator

I have a template image that looks like this http://imgur.com/a/q4vaz I need to create that template in Illustrator and put a pattern inside the squares. Can anyone point me in the right direction so ...
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Closing Paths in Illusstrator pen tool

Hello I have a question? I'm using the pen tool and I have a lot lines alternating my artboard how would I close the paths the alternating lines that I have drawn in Illustrator.
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How to knockout a shape using the top layer in Illustrator?

I have three layers, and want to use the top layer to knockout the shape from the underline layers so that it is transparent. Don't I use the shape builder tool or is there another way to do it?
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Cutting the edge of a shape in Illustrator

Does anyone know how I can't cut the edge of a rectangular shape in Adobe Illustrator CC? I need to round a corner here and there of some letters. I believe I can "trim" these specific edges using the ...
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How to start designing T-Shirts?

So it's possible that I could have a few clients (Minor music brands) that would like me to design some T-Shirts for them. I don't know where to start. I can work Illustrator and Photoshop CS6 and CC. ...
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SVG won't Align in Illustrator

Can't seem to figure out why svgs won't properly align in illustrator. I'm aligning to artboard and for whatever reason the object refuses to align properly. Here's it aligned horizontally Any ...
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eps to Adobe Illustrator. Color changes completely

I have done a sort of brochure/book in flash, the printer needs ai. Here is what i am doing. I am exporting the image as eps, and importing into AI The problem is this: The colors look different ...
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Unable to snap guide or the the vertical line to the intersecting point

Hello, I'm trying to create an Isometric Grid in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Everything with regards to snapping to point was fine till yesterday (although never tried creating an isometric grid before). ...
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Selecting an object inside a rectangle in Illustrator cc 2015

I have created a rectangle shape inside which i have created several other shapes. I want to select one of these shapes, but as soon as I start drawing a marquee around this shape the rectangle moves ...
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Illustrator Clipping Mask Error

I was trying to make a logo. I used the pen tool to make an outline of the shape (logo). Now I want to power clip an image inside the shape I created. But it doesn't happen! The dialogue box says: "...
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Big distortion when scaling illustrator

i read a lot of a threads on this web but still i can't find a solution for my problem. I saw a similar problem thread but it didn't fix it for me. SO when i want to scale my created logo I always ...
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Exporting With 300ppi and Maintaining Art Board Size in Illustrator CC

When I start a new document, I input the size that I need for the final project. When I have been exporting my work, in 300 ppi, the final product ends up with dimensions far larger than my original ...
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Starburst/Stroke Messing Up on Export

Having some issues exporting a file in Illustrator. I'm using a dashed stroke for the starburst effect and it gets all weird on me when I export it to pdf. If I export to png then I'm left with ...
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Resizing an image bounding box after scaling in Illustrator CC

Good morning, I have imported a drawing from Adobe Illustrator Draw to illustrator CC. I then had to scale it down to about 60%. My bounding box is staying at the original size. Resetting the ...
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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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How Do I Make a Sharp Corner

I'd like to know the best way to make a sharp corner after a corner point has been set. I've tried dragging the handle around, but maybe I'm missing a step?
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Clear content from “draw inside” - Illustrator

I have created a rounded rectangle and pasted picture inside of it by using "draw inside" tool. Now I would like to clear inside drawing. Is it possible? How?
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How to give the bottom half of a shape a different color in Illustrator?

I'm creating a round label for a product and have a half of a round shape on the top portion of the label. At the bottom of that half round I'm trying to make it a different color but cannot figure ...
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Removing the White background from an image in illustrator cc

trying the get rid of the white background so the background Ive made can be seen through the image - but its not letting me make a compound path to remove the white space or use the magic wand tool. ...
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Color Change with PDF on iDevices

I was wondering if someone had a solution to keep PMS colors the right color when exporting a PDF from Adobe Illustrator. I have been having issues when i create a document using specific PMS colors ...
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Illustrator artboard to InDesign with pages alignment

I want to export my artboard in Adobe Illustrator to Adobe InDesign as well as pages alignment. Anyone knows how to do it? I have searched on Adobe's website but I found nothing.
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Why is Illustrator not making sublayers for each new path?

I just downloaded a Ai file from Creative Banner. I needed to use one of their banner templates to help design a curved banner for our client. I noticed on the Design Area/Bleed Area layer that every ...
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Exporting Illustrator SVG for web, using shape or line?

I have been working on several icons for my startup but I want to know if it's better to export them as a shape or a line. Is there a difference between exporting the SVG in an expanded shape or a ...
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illustrator cc 2014: how to change text behaviour in text box

When chosing the normal type tool and starting to write some text... usuallythe text is positioned nicely and I write from left to right. Somehow this does not happen today, the text starts from the ...
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Is there a way to click and drag, bulk direct select in the shape of a circle in Illustrator?

When you have the Direct Select tool, you can click and drag. This bulk selects in the shape of a square, selecting anything within that shape. Is there a way to do this so that the shape it selects ...
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Illustrator: how to use the pen tool

Trying to learn Illustrator, I couldn't wrap my head around the pen tool entirely. I cannot seem to control the centering of the curve that results from 'holding down to create a new anchor point'.
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Amend the texts (font) in llustrator

How to amend the texts (font) in Adobe illustrator? A letter and I want to remove the Horizontal line. So it would be like this:
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What are good resources for learning to use Illustrator to design iOS apps?

I've been using Photoshop to do visual designs of apps from wireframes until now and it has gone pretty well. But there's a trend these days to do the visuals also in Illustrator use multiple ...
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Removing white segment from a svg image

I am designing an Arabic font for which I have created the glyphs using MetaFont and processed the MetaFont sources with MetaPost. As a result, I got an svg image for each of the glyph. There is one ...
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Can I replace a pattern fill with solid fill on SVG files?

I have a SVG file with a shape that has a pattern fill. Can I replace the pattern fill with just a solid fill color in Illustrator?
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Adobe Illustrator save png image

I have created 9 images with 2500x1500 resolution using illustrator and saved it as png for my game, it shows 10-20kb each of them but while the game is running they are 100mb in ram , I know that ...
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How can I create jagged text in Illustrator?

I am trying to make the letters of my text look like they are "electrified" with jagged edges. How would I do that?? I've tried making my text an object and then doing the "envelope" thing but that ...
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Illustrator logo export is pixelated

I need a 290 px by 60 px image as my website logo. I designed the logo in Illustrator in 290 px by 60 px. As it is a vector file, it doesn’t get pixelated, but whenever I export it as a PNG, it gets ...
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Saving as jpg in Illustrator

When I try to "save for web" my work in Illustrator (258px - 170px) it shows the right image size (258px - 170px) but after I save the image, and open it in windows, the image is really small. When I ...
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In Illustrator is it possible to take apart a Smart Object?

In IllustratorCC is it possible to take apart a Smart Object? I had a client send me a logo from another artist to update (former artist is no longer available to answer). I need to take apart the ...
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How to add lines/stripes to a shape or image in Illustrator?

I need help... a "Illustrators for Dummies" step by step instructions if possible. I am new to all this...working on a project. Basically what I'm looking for... how would you go about creating ...
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Is there a way to change a portion of the symbol's degree in phantasm?

I want to change the degree of each portion of the symbols to look like this
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How to Switch the Colors in my Logo in Illustrator

Total newbie needing help so that the background is maroon and logo in white...thanks in advance]1
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Illustrator Pattern Brush Question

I made a pattern brush from a pattern I want to follow a path, it mostly works fine expect that the bottom of the pattern does not follow the upper section which is what I am aiming for. Picture: ...
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macbook pro for graphic design work

I am planning to purchase a macbook pro md101(mid 2012, non retina,13") for my graphic design and photography work while I am travelling. Can you please share your experiences with this model? Is it ...
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How to reduce size of embedded images in Illustrator file?

I have an artwork file in Illustrator which has a lot of images embedded into it, I want to reduce the file size before sending to the printer. I have rasterized the images to 300dpi but that doesn't ...
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Fit second text box to another text boxes path

I'm working with two languages (english and arabic) and I want to keep the text boxes separate so that the styles do not clash. I have a unique text box shape for the english as it covers the whole ...
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How do I create a 3D cylindrical beaker from a 2D cross section?

I've tried creating a 3D object using Illustrator CS6 > Effect > 3D > Revolve > [default settings] but this simply creates a pure cylinder. Here is my 2D shape: Here is what Illustrator produces ...
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website layout in illustrator

I could use some help. Im new to illustrator and I'm supposed to make a website layout with my illustrator designs I already have (logos, brochures, posters, maps,,,etc). But I don't have clear ...