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Questions tagged [illustrator-effects]

Questions about using Illustrator effects. For example, to manipulate objects, images, paths or handle color control.

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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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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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Creating a swirling line effect on a letter or object in illustrator

I'm back with a question, does anyone has an idea on how te create this swirl effect on a letter, or an stroke in illustrator? Looks so difficult to create, just curious if there is any easy way for ...
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Adding kinetic movement of jumping to my typography for this logo

Ok i need help. I am currently making a logo for a company called “Jump Jump Rentals” specializing in Bounce Houses. How can I add the kinetic element of jumping to the 1st word “jump” over 2nd part “...
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How to make triangles with rounded sides and corners? (squircle with 3 sides)

Methods likes this Rounded corner shape with rounded sides Don't really work for triangle. So now I'm thinking what's the best way to make this shape, so I can control the radius of roundness at the ...
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Can anyone tell me how I create this effect in Photoshop or Illustrator please? [closed]

Can anyone tell me how I create this Linocut effect to a photo in Photoshop or Illustrator please?
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How do I create this mesh type gradient effect in illustrator? (see image)

This is the type of thing I'd like to create in illustrator, I've been playing around with meshes and can't seem to be able to do it. I'can distort the shape using the envelope mesh tool (screenshot ...
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Adobe Illustrator Line Pattern Distortion Fold [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to create an effect like this in Illustrator? I need to understand how to create this angled wave/fold effect in a line pattern from scratch so that I can create my own styled one ...
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Gaussian blur gets pixelated when I copy, paste, and shrink image

I am creating a set of comic strips. I create each panel in its own Illustrator file. Then, when it's time to assemble the panels into one strip, I copy, paste, and shrink the images so that multiple ...
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Illustrator trim not cutting cleanly

I have two shapes as seen below I want to be able to trim the rectangle so that it doesn't flow into the inside of the circle. When I use Pathfinder's trim option it does not trim correctly as seen ...
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Unwanted outline in illustrator? [duplicate]

None of the objects I'm working with have a stroke on them, however all of them display an outline that shows up through other objects in illustrator. It looks as though I'm in preview mode with ...
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Rounding corners warps object [duplicate]

As shown in the picture I just want to make those 3 ends more round like a half circle maybe, but when I try to do that with Effect → Stylize → Round Corners it deforms/warps the whole object? Why ...
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Illustrator: How to draw a 3D treasure chest? or How to add details to a 3D object?

I'm trying to create a vector graphic of a traditional cartoon style lockbox/treasure chest. First, I created a simple (side-view) cross-section using basic shapes: The I used the 3D Extrude & ...
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How do I use random color script to fill up the circular patterns that I have created using Phantasm version?

I have already expanded the appearance, broken the symbol link of the halftone patterns and ungrouped it. I want to fill up with several colors using random color fill script but it's not working.
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How to recreate The Muppet Show logo in Illustrator?

Well, I'm not sure if you can call this a logo: But yeah, I'm referring to the lettering that appears in the show's opening. I understand that it's probably a hand-painted sign, but is it possible ...
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Set white lines & strokes to transparent [Illustrator]

Good evening! I'm having a problem finishing a logo for a customer. Basically I made an effect like this with 2 text blocks and 2 white lines: The letters J and C are 2 different text blocks with a ...
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Creating a text deboss effect at small scale [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a debossed effect in a small scale. It's a coin-like layout, but not using metallic gradients: I've been working across Photoshop for image isolation/clean up, but ultimately ...
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What happened to Adobe Illustrator's Crystallize Warp effect?

Adobe Illustrator used to have an Effect → Warp tool called Crystallize, that was good for creating starburst shapes & effects, like this: Source: http://av.riard.lt/blog/...
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Adobe Illustrator: Can I Suspend Rendering of Complex Objects or Bypass the Progress Bar?

Towards the end of a project (or when revising an old one, or whatever), there comes a certain point sometimes, where multiple tools & effects have been used on several layers and any false move, ...
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How do I make this kind of noise grunge effect in Illustrator?

How do I make this kind of noise grunge effect in Illustrator? Have tried Pixelate effect but does not look good. Thank you in advance for your answer!!
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Adobe Illustrator: Deboss or Engrave Effect

I'd like to create a realistic debossed (indented), recessed or engraved effect. Often seen on tactile commercial products, particularly for embellishing text and symbols. Here's an example of a gear ...
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Creating a shaded/imprinted effect in Adobe Illustrator

I've been trying to work out how to create a similar indentation effect in Illustrator. I'm fine with creating the shapes, rotating them around a circle (Rotate > 360/12 > copy)... ...but I'm ...
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How to change everything white in a design to a texture image

I have a design I'm updating and it seems the previous designer was able to replace everything set to white in the Illustrator file to show up with a kraft background instead: If you triple-click on ...
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Simple Text effects like this images

I am a beginner. I want to create text effects similar to this images. What i have to do? Which tool can i use? If anyone have a link to tutorial, please give me. Thanks in advance.
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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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Apply warp effect to object from script

How do I apply a warp effect to an object from an Illustrator script (JavaScript)?
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How to do a glossy air bubble effect with Illustrator

You know how some sneakers have those transparent little air pockets in the heel? I'd like to achieve that sort of 3D, smooth, glossy, rounded, translucent, light reflecting, window/bubble-like ...
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Apply a feather to only one side of a path

I'm tyring to apply a feather to a path, but I only one it applied on one area of the path. I tried using the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the anchors I wanted it applied around, that didn't ...
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Creating a mandala - Why is my ellipse not aligned perfectly symmetrically with guides

A bit puzzled today, I am following this tutorial on creating a Mandala in Illustrator which uses the principles of locked layers and Transform Copies, it's been generally working great, however I ...
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Vertical/horizontal zigzag transformation of a circle in illustrator

I would like to transform a circle in a zigzag shape in only one direction, either horizontal or vertical - not both. The zigzag effect does it in all directions. Can I change it somehow? Or is there ...
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How to make double drop shadow in Illustrator?

I want to make something like this artwork. I tried using gradient, but it look so ugly and flat. How to achieve such shadow in Illustrator?
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Equal spacing, scaling in illustrator

Is there a way i can space the inner shape at exactly 1 cm from all sides with the outer shape?
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Help me decide the artboard size in illustrator

I use Adobe Illustrator for my work and I am in the process of designing an infographic which needs to be printed and also put on the web. I understand that I would be needing a 300ppi and 72ppi ...
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How to Achieve a Similar Printed Aesthetic in PS/Illustrator?

How to Achieve a Similar Printed Aesthetic in PS/Illustrator? I've been trying to figure this out for a while, and haven't been able to find great tutorials anywhere so thought I'd ask here. I'm ...
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Rotating a layer (created using illustrator) in AE does not rotate it as a group

I created a flower in Illustrator and tried to rotate in AE. Instead of rotating as a whole layer, I see some jumps. What am I missing?
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How to turn a stacked bar chart into a stacked <insert polygon here> chart?

I have some stacked bar charts that sum to 100%, as shown below: Each stacked bar represents a region in a state. I would like to take vectors of each region and fill them with their respective ...
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Illustrator: how to add perspective to text?

I am trying to achieve this effect in Illustrator.
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Documentation on the differences of drop shadow modes in Illustrator

Forgive the noob question but I have been searching (unsuccessfully) for documentation of what the different modes in the drop shadow wizard actually do? There are more than a dozen options for drop ...
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3d effects and gradient fill produces raster images in Illustrator

I have a collection of some arbitrary shapes that I deform with Effect > 3D > Rotate. I want to apply a gradient to some of those shapes. The problem is that Illustrator, trying to preserve the 3d ...
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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 can I achieve this gradient/halftone look with either illustrator/photoshop ready for Tshirts

So I have this design I need to emulate and I am stuck scratching my head after hours of trying to simulate it. Its the red garage door / 80's shutter look Im after, but it also needs to have that ...
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Is there an Illustrator version of updating linked objects/assets like you can with smart objects in Photoshop in multiple artboards?

I'm attempting to create a shorter process/template for creating display banners that involve text/imagery without having to manually update each artboard. I use both Photoshop and Illustrator, but ...
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Anybody know how to achieve this spherical line effect in Illustrator?

I found this icon very interesting. I know Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh, but I can't achieve perspective, angularity and roundness at the same time.
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How do I create this 3D half-pipe look

How can I create the blue half-pipe part? I have already recreated the middle stack pieces via Effects > 3D > Extrude and Bevel. I am trying a similar concept for the half one but am having ...
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How to fill in outlined text with transparency-to-color gradient in Illustrator

I'm trying to create a fading effect on an outlined text by adding gradient to transparency. Is it possible to do so? My idea was to create an object to overlap it, but I cannot make the object of ...
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Creating an elongated text effect

What is the most efficient way to achieve an effect such as the one pictured below?
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Efficient way to replicate “confetti” effect for repeated use

I have several "confetti" images that I want to take the design and create a method so I can replicate it as a fill I can apply to shapes/outlines. Here's an example of the source image. I'm not set ...
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Is it possible to undo after Save/Closing a project? [closed]

I faced this problem just now, I added a drop shadow to my Logo to see how it's going to look and when I saved and sent the project to my friend, but I forgot to remove it or duplicate the original ...
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How could i do that? Illustrator? Photoshop?… or both?

The other day I found these illustrations of one of my favorite artists (Yone Kazuki) and I noticed the circles that were behind. As a kind of Sun and I would love to know how to do that kind of ...
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Illustrator: Stop drop shadows appearing on artboard

I'm looking remove the shadows shown in the below diagram so that the shadow only appears on the line it's over and not the background artboard. My fix for 'removing' the shadow from the diagram ...