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

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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 ...
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How to create a rounded edges like this In Illustrator CS6 (Example included)

Sorry for such a newbie question. I tried google but can't find anything similar. I'm using Illustrator CS6 so I don't have CC's rounded corner tool. I tried Effects > Stylize > Round Corners but it ...
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Illustrator - Blur effect rendering different on different layers

Image 1 - a blur effect rendering correctly (the color of the glow stays pink). Image 2 - the same blur effect applied to different illustration within the same file but on different layer. It does ...
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How to get this beard effect

I am working on a male portrait (which will be printed) where the guy has little beard as seen in the picture below. I have tried all the effects but when I select the black color after the effect ...
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How do I create a water ripple (distorted) effect on text?

How would I create text with this type of effect in either Photoshop or Illustrator?
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How can I apply a gradient overlay to *only* non-white areas of a group?

I am working with a vector image (not my design, bought as stock) and wish to overlay all of it with a gradient from the top to the bottom of the image. Each of the many objects in the image is ...
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How to replicate this photocopier distortion effect?

The below is achieved by moving the paper when scanning. How can I replicate it?
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Anybody knows how to achieve this effect?

I tried the deformed circle to intercept but find it very complicated. Anybody knows how to achieve this?
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How to make something weave through text?

everybody! I'm wondering how that two pictures look amazing. Is there a video or tutorial that teach how to achieve that incredible mixing between fonts and images using photoshop and illustrator? I'm ...
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how to improve the highlights and shadows for project

I'm not yet confortable to use highlights and shadows to give texture, so I wanted to ask how can I improve the texture of the character ?, does the effects make sense ? are at the right place ? ...
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Convert a simple straight line to a stylized line

I created this design several years ago and I can't find the .ai file!!! I just need to change the background so I'll have to re-do it, but I can't remember how I created these lines. They were ...
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How to achieve this type of darkened watercolor border [duplicate]

I am using illustrator to make watercolor shapes. I am able to make the shapes with watercolor background.. but they look too flat on the edges. I actually want them to look like these 2 sample ...
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Why is the result completly different when I rotate the half circle instead of mirroring it? [closed]

I watched this tutorial and I wasnt able to reproduce the effect until I mirrored the half-circle. Why is that? It doesnt make sense for me.
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How do I add boat wakes and blend these images into the background?

I'm trying to add realism to this image of ships at sea. How do I make boat wakes that look like they are on the waters surface and generated by the ship? I've tried clipping parts of bow waves from ...
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Editing photoshop images in illustrator

I edited a b/w image in photoshop with the effects gallery and saved it. I opened up illustrator and placed it behind some text I created. Now I'm trying to add a fill and stroke around it to match ...
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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 combine multiple paths you can then edit as one single object in illustrator

I've been struggling to try and figure out how to create this, reading and watching tutorials etc. But I can't seem to take everything I've found and apply it to what I need. I want to cut the image ...
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How to apply masked effects on grouped data (raster and vector) in Adobe Illustrator?

I am working with Adobe Illustrator and the Avenza Mapublisher plugins which allows to load geodata into Illustrator. I create topographical maps consisting of mostly vector data and a shading in png ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Export image with layer effect (multiply) to PNG

Is it possible to save an image with layered effects (overlay) in PNG and maintain the same appearance that is seen in Illustrator? I've tried different ways to export. Is there any other way to get ...
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Random variable width strokes in illustrator?

I'm fairly new to graphic design and I'm trying to replicate this kind of subtle variable width, handwritten-like strokes. I'm aware of the width tool in Ai but it looks like it's a lot of work if ...
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How to produce a effect like this? Illustrator Distort Effect

I'm trying to recreate the following shape in Adobe Illustrator:
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Adobe Illustrator: Making a shape appear to be “carved” into a surface

In Adobe Illustrator, I am trying to create a set of shapes that are supposed to look as if they were carved into a surface, i.e. stone (the shapes will also have a Grain-Effect applied to them in ...
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Illustrator: I have lost a single bezier handle for a point, need it back without losing curve

I have created a curved line with an end anchor point - the top left end of a horn, in this case, and lost one of the two bezier curve handles. I want to get that handle back without losing the curve ...
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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 would I create this same effect in adobe illustrator using the pathfinder tool?

I am trying to recreate patterns with a similar style. I have found a way by creating strokes with various widths> blend tool > creating shape (triangle) > dividing > pathfinder > then manually ...
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Horizontal Ripple Text

How do I create this text ripple effect in Illustrator or Photoshop? I'm able to add a wave effect, but it's not quite what I'm looking for.
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How do you add color to objects that don't close on illustrator

How do you add color to objects that don't close on illustrator. I'm trying to fill in the pathways with color in illustrator. I know that you can use the Live Paint to add color to objects that are ...
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Illustrator dropshadow with some distance

I am struggling to find an easy option for this: Which would be like a dropshadow with a distance between my path and the shadow. These are just sloppy example to show you what I mean but this is ...
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The pros and cons of using the appearance panel to create complex shapes and strokes in AI

Recently, I've been going over some Lynda tutorials for Adobe Illustrator and there are several sections where the presenter uses the appearance panel to modify the shape and stroke (and add ...
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Linked image and Warp effect Problem

Example file: I am experiencing some problems in maintaining linkage in PSD images that i warp to special mold for conic mugs. By this i mean that Warp effect only accepts embedded images to perform ...
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Is it possible to have filter of only guassian blur?

I want to be able to save a file of my logo, with a guassian blur filter under it, that blurs any background you choose to place it on. The text of the logo is within a rectangle and it's transparent ...
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How can I make an outlined path thinner in illustrator? [duplicate]

I have been given some SVG icons which are all outlined paths. I need to make the strokes thinner to be consistent with the rest of a design I'm working on. Is there a way to do this without ...
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How to “ripple” a blend effect

I'm familiar with blend and using the envelope mesh but I can't seem to duplicate an effect like this, other than painstakingly drawing each line individually :P Your help is greatly appreciated!