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How to create a transparent sunburst overlay?

I need a sunburst to be continuous throughout my composition, but with different colours in different areas. Denver County Fair Poster In this poster the sunburst is in the background and extends ...
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resizing and vectorise an image

I have been asked by a journal to resize and vectorize a flow chart kind of image, originally drawn in ppt format and then converted to tiff. could you please provide me a link or service that may be ...
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Name for having a background of the main element

I am totally new to illustrator and I am trying to make myself a logo. Something neat I found online was a trick where you used the same image in the foreground in another color as the background. ...
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How to make rounded rectangle in circle [closed]

Here i m working on meteor like design but i have hard time making those rounded design in planet
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Try to find again an Illustrator file I opened recently [closed]

I opened an Illustrator file the other day that I found quite back accident while searching for another file. Now that I am purposefully trying to find it, Of course I cannot. Unfortunately I don't ...
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Adobe illustrator shadow

Can somebody explain my why these parts have their shadows over them, while the others are completely fine. I can't even...
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How to make something transparent while still keeping the effect intact [duplicate]

So I am literally a illustrator noob with literally 4 hours of experience since writing this post. I am creating a logo for my school robotics team and I wanted to make the background of the logo ...
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What is the best way to create a color palette for a presentation or so? [closed]

I need to create a professional color palette for my guideline working on InDesign, but i am not sure how or what are the steps!
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shortcut key of pathfinder pallette

I am a new learner in AI CS6. I can't figure out how to make the pathfinder palette appear in the right side in my window. I read an article that told me how to find it. But after a while, it ...
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Edit smart object

One of my client gave me a mock up for his new website. He needs to change a small text appears under the logo. When I checked the psd file, logo couldn't edit because it shows as a smart object. I ...
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Illustrator: stuck in Outline view mode [closed]

I go to view and select Preview, does not do anything. I do Ctrl+Y and get nothing. I do Ctrl on the eyeball for my layers and get nothing. It just switched all the sudden and no I cannot get back. ...
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Mac Keyboard shortcut for Area Type / Auto Size to fit content in Illustrator

I thought there wasa keyboard shortcut for Illustrator like there is for InDesign for fit box to content. I know the steps to do it in illustrator, I just thought there was a shortcut for it. Anyone ...
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How to choose exact size of rectangle on Illustrator [closed]

I am trying to find out how to resize a rectangle without having to adjust it manually
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Not able to save in JPEG format [closed]

There in no option of saving a file in JPEG format. suggest please
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Does anybody know how to make this text style?

Anybody can help me how to make this text style that I circled? Thank you so much
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How can I change the color of this object in illustrator? [closed]

I have a jpg of gold glitter and I would like to add that as the background color of a circle thats part of my soon to be logo. Ive tried to add it as a "texture" under "transparency" but it comes up ...
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Extract black and white raster drawing [closed]

I would like to ask you, what technic(s) do you use when tranfsfering old engineering drawing into new one. For example I wanted to make myself something like this guy did (but even better :-) :-) ...
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Determine font color in AI

I have an Adobe Illustrator file made-up primarily of text. How do I find out the exact color of a given piece of text? For example, I have the word "PEN" in a certain blue. How do I find out the ...
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Illustrator Basic fill patterns [closed]

Where are the simple fill patterns such as diagonal parallel lines or regular texture. Adobe CS5 Mac OS X 10.10.3 27"iMac
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Irregular shaped gradient fill in Illustrator

I want to make a gradient fill for a shape in illustrator but I don't know how to make it follow this shape. Any tips on how to do this? Thank you.
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How to create a full circle vector that its fill/stroke color changes along the path? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to color change a stroke in Illustrator or Photoshop like the Q in the picture:
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When i export an illustrator picture/file

when I want to save a illustrator cs5 document to print after i export it as png but when I am ready to export it previews the document and it's not a full page size, it shows the document in the ...
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How do I vectorize an image (bmp) of text to resemble actual text?

I have .bmp of some text that needs to be vectorized, when I use image trace it comes out horrible and doesn't look like the text. If I knew what font they used I would just use the font and vector it....
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Creating a Font w/o New Software [duplicate]

I recently asked this question and I left out a few things. As I mentioned in that question, I have psd files for each letter as well as svg files for each letter. I do not want to use some other ...
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How can I reduce the size of my .ai file

I've designed a catalog, using Illustrator CS4 and I have placed high resolution images into the document, which now has a file size of 1 GB. How can I reduce this file size to 20-30 MB? Thank you.
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How can I get an EPS or PDF to open in Illustrator?

Just downloaded some vector graphics from Shutterstock for my landscape design project in Illustrator. When I open the document I see a blank sheet so how do I get the downloaded file (PDF or EPS) ...
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Why does my circle look pixelated / broken?

I have created one circle in illustrator but the circle quality if not perfect: Why is the quality of the border so low?
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Divide objects Illustrator

I have this graphics in Illustrator. I would like to remove the portions of the globe outside the outlined path and I want the remaining earth and the space inside the path as two separate regions. ...
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how can I export a vector shadow in illustrator to place into photoshop as a smart object?

I know you can export the asset as a PSD and open it in Photoshop. Is there a more seamless way? Update: I'm an idiot. Someone else created the logo, and the shadow was it's own layer on multiply ...
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Illustrator Ignoring Region Set by Crop Area Tool

Out of the blue, Illustrator CS3 just started ignoring the area defined by the Crop Area Tool. Going to "Save for Web and Devices" now shows the entire artboard, not just the cropped region. It does ...
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Make a jpg file in vector graphic

I have an jpg. with 72 dpi. How can I make this with better quality. It is a logo from a company. Who wanted the logo on a flag. I vectorized in Inkscape(sorry for that all your Adobe specialist). I ...
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What should be the resolution of images in 24ft x 5ft Banner? [duplicate]

Please tell me the various resolution in different sizes.
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Trying to save an Illustrator document to a 20K GIF/JPG

I need the file to be exactly 20K. When I save it as JPG, the smallest I can get it is 32K. When I save it to Web, the largest I can get it 2K...is there an in between or a way to save it exactly that ...
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Create a custom text shadow [closed]

I have some plain text and I was curious as to how to create a custom text shadow behind it. I have another set of text I would like to use as the shadow but I'm not sure what to do as in angling it ...
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How can I delete these internal line segments in Illustrator CS6 (intersection of circle and rectangle)?

X marks line segments I would like to remove. At the end I would like to have one continuous shape.
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How to create text style with multiple offset fill colours

Can anyone show me how to recreate something like this:
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Why Illustrator if I have Photoshop shapes? Why Ai at all? [closed]

I know it is an old silly question this whole thing about Illustrator vs Photoshop, but since I never found answers for my questions that, at least for me, reasons enough to stay with Photoshop, I ...
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Can typography & elements be more balanced & less forced in this book cover design?

This is a re-design of a book named Paper Towns. Just for practice, I've re-designed the cover. Here, I can't notice any problem with the elements I've placed, but it somehow looks little cluttered ...
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Anybody knows How to achieve this effect in Illustrator/Photoshop?

I really need to know how to achieve this effect in Illustrator/Photoshop. I tried outer glow in Illustrator but it doesn't match. Here's what I've tried:
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How to add a background to a logo? [closed]

Can someone explain to me how to put the picture of the pink (marble) background inside the round shape?
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Graphic design software used [closed]

I’ve been seeing this type of graphic a lot. Can anyone sugggest how can I achieve this design using any tool/ services.
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How to design for large scale? [duplicate]

I'm interested to know the processes involved in designing for large scale output i.e. billboards/ banners. What Illustrator/ Photoshop document size should I work with. Do I work in a scaled size ...
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Looking for some creative advice on a sharp, strong and minimal logo. All inputs appreciated [closed]

I'm creating a logo for a tech/IT startup have received absolute instructions on what the client would like to see. It should be: 1. B&W (and shades of grey - not 50 though) 2. Minimal almost ...
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How to make a concentric circle effect

I try to create a concentric circle with a dot but after the effect is bad.
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how to convert 'object or icons' to “shape” to change color [closed]

how to convert icon to shape to change instant color in Photoshop
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Learning Adobe Illustrator [closed]

If I needed to perform in Adobe Illustrator with only 20% of the ideal training time, what would you have me focus on? Especially on logo design aspect
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How to remove fill color and keep lines in Adobe illustrator?

I'm trying to work on a letter created with the Type tool that has been vectorised using "Create Outlines"... Now the letter is filled with a black color. I'd like to remove that color (and fill it ...
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A way to do this curve lines effect? [closed]

i really try many ways to do this lines (use the blend tool too by the way) and no have luck. Is any way to do this lines (the blue lines)?
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How to create something like this? [closed]

What kind of style is this? https://dribbble.com/shots/2836556-Millennium-Falcon-spacecraft-illustration How would I go about creating something in this style?
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I want to convert image with multi-colors to two colors [duplicate]

As there a possible way to make a multi-colors PSD/AI/Image to be only two colors