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Why are images and tiff files looking jagged when tilted?

When I place an image or a tiff in illustrator where I've removed the background of an image in photoshop, the edges look jagged? Also the text looks jagged?
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How to achieve pixelated distortion glitch

I want to achieve a certain kind of distortion. Take this image I want to reproduce in Illustrator: I am aware that there is first some kind of mesh distort going on, what I don't understand is how ...
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How can I enable tools and functions auto-hide in illustrator?

When I cleaned my touch-pad yesterday I accidentally clicked on something. After that I was still in normal screen. But the left tool-bar and the right function-section was gone, like in full-screen ...
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cut icons to shape heart

I'm trying to cut these icons in shape of a heart. Tried many things. How can I do that? The icons are vectors and the heart is a shape
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Greyscale to color CMYK option

why does my color box keep jumping to greyscale everytime I highlight text to change the color? Please help.
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Pen tool not showing anchor points on existing shapes

I made a shape, let's say a rectangle using the pen tool. I now am trying to make a diagonal line from one corner of the square to the other side. I press P for pen and am trying to select the ...
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A logo that will be printed on a T-Shirt [duplicate]

I want to make this logo print-ready on a T-shirt, but I have a few questions: 1) I have an overlap in my logo, I tried to merge the whole artwork but I get conflation artefacts, I also tried the ...
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A logo on a T-Shirt printing [duplicate]

I want to make this logo print-ready on a T-shirt, but I have a few questions: 1) I have an overlap in my logo, I tried to merge the whole artwork but I get conflation artefacts, I also tried the ...
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Sound waves dots design

I was looking for a way of creating a wave pattern design with dots (smaller and bigger), building an acoustical panel home. Would be very grateful in case someone has an idea about a possible ...
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Why is my text so small in Illustrator?

I’ve tried adjusting my font to bigger sizes but it still looks small. It’s currently set at 72 and it is still tiny. Any reason why it’s not its normal size?
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Cut Rounded Triangle Into 2 Equal Halves And Fill 2 Different Colors

I want to divide a rounded triangle into 2 equal halves vertically and then fill 2 different colors in the two halves. I want to make the shape shown below in the image. Anyone please help me out ...
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How to put Grainy texture on shapes in Adobe Illustrator [closed]

The grainy texture on Illustrations is trending since last 2-3 years. I tried it, but when I save it as .svg , its size gets increased because of the texture.
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How to Make Jagged Borders Around Shape With Illustrator?

See the caption "Halloween Party" It is surrounded by a thick black shape or shall I say border. The black shape looks as if it is outlined with jagged lines to resemble the blood and give the creepy ...
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Why is an .eps made in Illustrator glitched when I open it in CorelDraw?

I have download a .zip file that contains an .eps and an .ai file from a free website. When I imported them into CorelDraw x6, I get these glitches in the image, and it looks nothing like the example ....
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How to reflect zig-zag effect on a line in Illustrator

I have a zig zag line of ten inches that has ten ridges, created by adding a Zig Zag effect to a path created with the Line Segment Tool. I need a mirror of this line. The line begins by going off ...
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How to cut through a font in half in Illustrator?

How do you cut a vertical line though a font to split in half?
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How to select more than one point on a path?

I used the brush tool to draw a hand. I now want to resize the little finger: I can see the individual points if I select the path: When I click on a point with Direct Selection tool I can edit that ...
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Turning type in a rectangle to a circle in Illustrator

How is the below example achieved? I'm assuming that the type would have been laid out normally within a rectangle and its interior lines, which would help the designer get the positioning and its ...
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Illustrator: how to create a triangle with one round corner

How do I round one corner of a triangle? Dragging 1 widget rounds all corners and holding down Alt/Option doesn't help.
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Where is the width and height box editor for shapes in Illustrator CS6 [closed]

Adobe Illustrator CS5 has a box in the toolbar where you can edit the size of a rectangle by inputting the numbers when a shape is selected. Is this still being used in CS6?
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Style identification: How was this effect created?

Does anyone know how this effect was created? I remember seeing someone do this on Photoshop a few years ago but I can't remember what tools he used/what filters he used. If anyone knows what's it ...
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Adobe Illustrator/inDesign/PS keyboard shortcuts to set selected swatch colour to White (or Black)

In doing design work I find I very regularly use the colours black and white specifically. Is there a keyboard shortcut to set the current selected swatch colour to White? and is there a similar one ...
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No overlapping between two paths - creating “one line” - how?

I have two paths and I want them to be exact in one line. I tried to do this by hand, but this not exact - there is an overlapping area between the two paths. How can I change that? I'm using Adobe ...
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What files to give my Client for their Logo [duplicate]

I took graphic design in school years ago, but have been out of the loop for quite some time. I recently created a vector logo for a friend for their business. I am wondering how to save the files so ...
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File format for printing question

Novice here..I know very little about file types, and am so overwhelmed. I have an Ai file of a simple text logo that I need to send to a client where they will then insert it on their bills/invoices,...
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RMOS Consultancy logo design Problem? [closed]

Problem with logo design: doesn't scale down well I need some advice/opinions on the attached logo and what my designer should have done to make it scaleable. It looks fine at high resolution and ...
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Drawing a shadow in illustrator cc [closed]

I am new to graphics design . I am struggling with some issues . I solved some issues by searing in youtube and google . I have searched about drawing a shadow but failed to find it . I know here in ...
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illustrator brush path to pen path

I need to convert brush path to pen path. I need the path not the outline of the brush stroke. So "expand appearance" or "create outline" is not a solution for me. This is for a project with ...
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How do I recreate or move a logo from Photoshop to Illustrator [closed]

I created a logo for my company from an photo in Photoshop and now I would like to move it to Illustrator to make it a vector image so I can make professional looking marketing material. Can someone ...
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How can I make the effect of a plane cutting a cone?

Here is the sample image: I want to make the effect that the plane is cutting through the cone. That is I want some part of the plane is at the back and some is at the front, how to do it beautifully ...
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can graphic symbol in illustrator be used for off set printing?

I have a complicated graphic in Illustrator that will be used multiple times in files. It's making the file very heavy to work on smoothly. Can I make it into a graphic symbol for offset printing? ...
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How would you represent text on the same place but with different images on each side? [closed]

I've been working on a booklet for a client but I have no idea how shoud I do it I have to put the text on the exact same place for every page, I can't get pass this one! Any idea?
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Confine clipping mask to single layer

I am trying to create a clipping mask, but am having difficulties as it seems that the mask is applying to background layers. Here is how things look before I create the mask: and here is what things ...
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Convert straight line of text to curved line of text

In Adobe illustrator CS6, I have a lot of text. Lots of the text is the names of rivers. The text is in a straight line. Is there a way that I can change this line of text so that it curves or follows ...
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Creating good looking hand-drawn logos [closed]

I like to make little logos as a hobby, and I wanted to make a patriotic looking one with and eagle. Not knowing exactly how to create it with a mouse, I got my tablet out and drew this nice looking ...
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OBJECT > EXPAND is disabled! [closed]

I have a photo on a .jpg format and I'm trying to use expand under object, but it is disabled. Anyone here would like to help me why and how to use it? Thanks!
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What is the best way of cutting out objects to create SVG files?

I got a PSD file from a designer. I want to get the icons and logos as SVG files, so I started to cut them out, and create a new PSD file for each of them. When I want to generate a SVG file, I am ...
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How do I view the document info panel in Illustrator?

As the title says, I'm having trouble finding out where the document info panel in Illustrator is.
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In Illustrator CS5 Scaling problems

In Illustrator CS5 when I select Scale from the Transform menu it reverts to Free Transform and I have to select it again to get Scale. Anyone else have that problem?
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How to do this effect pictured in illustrator or photoshop?

How do I do this effect on text in Illustrator?
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Trying to convert png rgb to cmyk but how do i found out the question attempting to convert

Where to find this information out below? Is the conversion using the right color profile? The black produced is the one you need? Do the gradients look right, and have a smooth color transition? Do ...
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Opening image in Illustrator in its original size?

When using the File>Open command to open an image, the image appears to be resized smaller. How do I open the image in its original size? Also, I'm not talking about File>Place.
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Illustrator (.ai) file takes too much time to open [closed]

I created an illustration on 1200x900px artboard (72 ppi) and used some stipple brushes given here: https://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/freebies/8-free-stipple-shading-brushes-for-adobe-illustrator Now, ...
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steps or guide to create digital pixelation effect [closed]

I want to know how this effect can be created in Photoshop or illustrator
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Color fillable design to be distributed

I have a design of vector shapes (in Illustrator) that I would like to send to friends to color fill. Is there an app I can place the design into that someone else can fill?
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Recreating line pattern in Illustrator

How do I recreate this pattern in illustrator?
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How to show the gradient annotator for dynamic symbol instances in illustrator

I need to use the gradient annotator on a path in a dynamic symbol in illustrator. I can't seem to get the gradient annotator to appear. Is this possible, and if not, are there any workarounds? It's ...
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What is the best way to justify text so that It's aesthetically pleasing and readible? [closed]

What is the best way to adjust justified text(see image) so that it looks aesthatically pleasing. What is the best practice when adjusting the values in the justification settings?
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Instagram Desktop Version - Profile Pic Blurry/Pixelated

Question....I am trying to use a logo as a profile pic on Instagram. On my phone it looks fine but on my desktop it looks very pixelated. Does anyone know how to fix that? I have tried different sizes,...
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Is the below possible using Adobe Illustrator. It yes, then how? [closed]

I am a novice using Adobe Illustrator. I need to convert this to the colors as shown in the 2nd image. The font is called Advio. Any help? This is what I have so far: This is what I want to achieve: ...

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