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Name for a folder that has all of your PSD's, AI's, SVG's, etc [closed]

My project folders at work have different subfolders for wireframes, comps, and prototypes, but I want to have subfolders for the actual .psd, .ai, .svg, etc. files to separate them from the many ...
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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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How can I do this in illustrator, I did this one a few months ago but totally forgot it now

I did this straight skewing on a text once in Adobe Illustrator, can't find out again that how I did it, can anyone help?
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My vector shapes break when I make them small

I'm doing a one shape logo on Ai. I merge the shapes and they are just one shape. But when I make them small, they 'break' they are not even a logo anymore. How do I avoid this?
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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 to make a shine for animation on a sprite

I am in the process of making a game and would like a sprite to have a shine animation every so often. The attached picture shows the effect I would like to replicate, I have illustrator, with which I ...
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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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How to set a colour ratio in different sectors and manipulate it? [closed]

Please see picture 1: I am trying to make a colour scale in the picture for example the picture right now is red/orange colour in the background is 1:0 (orange background:white dots), and if the ...
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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 ...
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Making a pattern transparent in illustrator? [closed]

I am new to illustrator and really need some help;) I AM NOT ASKING FOR YOU TO DO THE WORK FOR ME I JUST NEED ADVICE. I have filled the mustang with a black and white pattern, I need to make the black ...
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How do I draw this noise / shadow effect in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

there is a dark effect on the yellow color in this photo would you mind help me to draw like it in illustrator?
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How can I desaturate a color in illustrator [duplicate]

say I have a hexidecimal values or rgb values of a color in illustrator, how could I decrease the saturation easily and following the same tone in illustrator? Thanks
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Blurry vector graphics in web [duplicate]

I'm using illustrator and I have a graphic that is 22 pixels by 22 pixels. I export it as a png with 72 resolution, and it constantly comes up blurry. Is it just because it's too small? On my mac it ...
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Can't select my image in Illustrator CS6 to fill it with color

I traced an image in image trace, (Illustrator CS6) it is on its own layer and now I can't select it. I've tried with the select tool, the direct select tool, magic wand, lasso to fill it with a ...
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how do you create these striped letters but especially the curves in it (see images)

How does one create this effect? I know how you could create these lines, these might have been done with the blend tool or with a striped handmade brush. And the corners 90 degrees are possible with ...
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Adobe Illustrators wrongly exports image (differs from preview when exporting)

everybody! So I am trying to get a nice picture of my face in a circle with transparent background for the CV and this is the preview image: But when I export, this is what I get: Take a look at ...
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Bad distortion with Adobe Illustrator export uploaded to web

Sorry I am still learning plenty with Illustrator and cant seem to figure this out. I tried exporting as PNG and also save for web option. Both give me this weird blurry texturing effect.
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Illustrator showing objects with jagged edges, but fine upon export

has anyone experienced this? Seemed to happen just randomly one day.
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Straight line become zigzagged when rotating in Illustrator

I am facing problem while I am trying to rotate a straight line in Illustrator: It becomes zigzagged: How can I avoid this?
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How to make circles of growing in sizes from small to big in photoshop

I am a newbie in Photoshop.. i want to make circles in Photoshop which look like growing in sizes from small to big vertically... I have attached a picture along so you guys might get an idea... or ...
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How to make these type of vector in illustrator?

I want to create a vector like the one attached. which tool in illustrator would help to create vector like this?
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Colors of design are perceived as boring, how can this be improved?

I'm working with the same colors all the time and I want to try to make it more interesting. I think the colors are getting boring but I can't just add another color without making it ugly or weird. ...
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Photoshop Graphic styles file (*.asl) to illustrator

Is there any way to convert a Photoshop Style file (*.asl) to an Illustrator style file ?
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Make Image have Brushed metal look [closed]

Picture 1 picture 2 Can someone tell me how the developer made picture 1 into picture 2 in Photoshop or illustrator?
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What does create an original Illustration [closed]

I am not sure what it means to create an original illustration can someone please help me.
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How can I get a pattern going down like this on my specific book covers? [closed]

How can I get a flower effect to come down running on my custom made book stack? Also what is best to do this on Adobe illustrator?
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Need help Creating a texture in photoshop

hi guys im looking to make a similar texture seen in the youtube thumbnails of "Our changing Climates"'s youtube chanel. if you could help provide information on what the texture is, how to ...
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How to draw rounded corner in adobe illustrator shown in the example below?

After many attempts, I failed to make the folded corner of the calendar. May I ask please how to make my incomplete calendar icon? The attempt was to solve using the rectangle tool.
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How to create this shape in Illustrator CC

I would like to create this shape in the latest version of Illustrator CC: I tried the pen tool but wasn't sure if that was the right approach since this is geometrical.
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How to recreate slanted logotype?

I need to recreate this logo (of course, no one has the source file. I'm struggling with the type where it says HAWKS. I can't find an easy way to have the logotype increase in size and fill a ...
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Illustrator 3D Extrude and Bevel [closed]

I am making a product package and when i am adding the top flap as well as the below flap which closes the box in map art in extrude and bevel it doesn't appear. Can you guide me please.
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How can I make a circle with bitten pieces in AI?

How can I make a circle with bitten pieces like this I mean how to draw the pink cirlce in this case. Tnx
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PNG file conversion to PDF [duplicate]

Why does an Adobe Illustrator document saved as a PNG that are then converted to PDF files look blurry and pixelated?
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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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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