Questions tagged [illustrator-effects]

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

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Convert Illustrator Shadow or Glow to Halftone Dots

Using vector imagery (Illustrator), I'd like to convert an object's outer-glow or drop-shadow into halftone dots using Effects > Pixelate > Color Halftone. However, running this on a path, shape,...
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In Illustrator, trying to create a mask of a word off a background

In illustrator, I'm trying to create/extract the word 'sunset' from a sunset picture. I keep getting a message saying, "I must click on a non-compound mask"? What do I need to do, to the ...
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Illustrator: problem with the 3D effect - Extrude and bevel, Isometric lines aren't straight

I've this problem with the 3D effect: the vertical lines projected by the effect aren't vertical. I start with a plane shape like a rectangle and I select the isometric top preset in the effect and ...
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Neon Light Exports with Black Strokes in Illustrator [duplicate]

So I was working on a project and I needed a neon light effect asap so I used this asset. (It was in .eps format.) When I collected it for export it did not look what it looked like in the picture. ...
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How could I replicate this striped effect in Illustrator?

I'm attempting to simulate a ribbon like pattern for lettering, similar to this image: I've already made the outlines for the lettering, however using the blend tool and the width tool doesn't give ...
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how can i open a photoshop file in illustrator without loosing quality?

I tried to open a photoshop file with an effect (outer glow) applied in Illustrator. However when I opened the file, the effect which I applied to the image didn't come out as the same in Photoshop. ...
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Illustrator: Grain effect goes outside the edge of the shape

I'm having some issues with the grain texture. I achieved the effect I wanted (gradient on a shape with grain texture) but the grain goes outside of the shape a bit. The problem is most noticeable in ...
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Illustrator - make an existing path/shape spikey

Is it possible to style or apply an existing effect to an existing shape to make it "spikey" For instance given an animal drawing made out of regular shapes such as circles and rounded ...
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Pixel Defrag effect with Illustrator

I'm trying to make an effect that looks like a defrag image. (like the linked image) I know how to make the interlaced lines knocked out and I tried using the mosaic effect. but It's just coming up as ...
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3d text problem cap or white lines when copy to photoshop

when i try to export my 3d text from illustrator to Photoshop , some cap or white line appear on my work i try to export as PNG or use copy and paste in Photoshop ( smart Object or shape layer ) i use ...
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Exporting to PNG w/ Transparency “Screen” [duplicate]

I'm going a little crazy already, I was playing with Illustrator's transparency options and came up with an interesting result using the option "Transparency" and "Screen" as in the image: Now my ...
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How to make this clean hex shape with complex shape inside it?

How to make this hexagonal shape with complex geometrical shape inside it? I try to make this with this shape I experiment with transform effect for 2 hours still have no idea how to make this. ...
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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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Actions in Illustrator not properly recording nor enacting? Envelope Distortion & Feather Stylize

So I'm adding 3 translations to my images - adding a blur to the middle of the image (working perfectly, this involves mask clipping and adding an ellipse shape), adding an envelope distort (recording ...
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How to quickly create satin fabric in illustrator?

Is there an easy way to quickly create satin fabric in illustrator. Sample picture:
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How can I reproduce this “minimalist” background?

I am making a game and I wanted to make a background for it. It is a board game so I was thinking of keeping it minimal. Surfing the web, I found this picture and got really intrigued by the ...
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Hard light is greyed out, how can i access this?

In adobe illustrator im trying to add hard light in gradient options but its greyed out and i cannot for the life of me find out why, could someone help?
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Blur / Drop Shadow Effect Vector Adobe Illustrator

I am start to learning adobe illustrator, I want to ask about making drop shadow / gaussian blur of an object in vector ( non bitmap / raster ) type. I found a file and want to use it for study ...
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Illustrator Grain Texture SVG file size

Is there a way to reduce a file size svg with grain texture effect? I'm doing a website illustration in svg format and after the export, the file is around 50mb+. Without the grain effect is around ...
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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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How to achieve this text effect in Adobe Illustrator?‎

I’m a beginner with Adobe Illustrator and try to get the screenshot text effect, but I ‎couldn’t able to do it. I try “Warp” submenu effects (Effects > Warp), but didn’t ‎work for me. Does this ...
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How do you create a disperse particle in illustrator?

Is this from a plugin for illustrator?
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How can I achieve this type of texture in illustrator?

How do you achieve the textures on the right side of the mountain, where the noise seems to leave the shape. Is there a gradient applied, because there's slight differences in colors in places. And on ...
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Applying round/rotation effect in illustrator

I am new in graphic design. I want to ask which effect created the round hair of lion above? And how colors were managed this way? I am trying transform but it rotates hair completely.
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Replicate a 3d striped effect in Illustrator [closed]

How would you replicate this 3d striped effect? I'm thinking about revolving some shape and mapping a striped symbol onto it, but this shape looks more complicated than that.
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Blend to transparent doesn't work!

I'm trying to blend this world map into transparent. It works just fine with a rectangle. I also tried increasing or decreaing the steps and different blend options, nothing works.. Anyone how I can ...
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Envelope distort with top object doesn't give the expected result

i am trying to curve a text to this shape: somewhat like this but with the sides smaller, like in the shape. What i mean is i want it to only wrap like an arc and not like a ballon or so (no 3d?). ...
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Live paint bucket goes beyond borders

As you can see from the picture, the paint bucket fills over lines and thus i cant colour over my outline
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How do I make the tip of a vortex appear under the rest of the image?

I'm trying to replicate this image I found on the internet in Adobe Illustrator CC 2019: When I made my Vortex by using the 3D Resolve effect, I couldn't get the tip of it (In the first photo, the ...
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Is this curved text blend possible in Illustrator?

I've started playing around in illustrator and came to a full stop when I tried to find a way to create a side curve to a text blend (cause I don't know the limitations of the blend tool) Here's ...
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Tron style 3D wireframe matrix surface effect with Illustrator?

Remember that scene from the 1980s Transformers movie when this happened: I thought it was amazing. Anyway, I'm trying to make that retro "this is what we think the future looks like in the 80s" ...
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How can I achieve a grungy melting effect on a vector file? [with photo example]

Seen this for a while now on the web, & was wondering how to achieve this effect or something similar. Looking forward for your answers!
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creating recursive, self-similar patterns with Adobe Illustrator

Sorry if the title isn't quite accurate, i was having trouble describing this idea with words. Here's an example: It's fairly easy to approximate with the Transform effects, but it's not quite the ...
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how to create a cylindrical shape consisting of two different circles alternately (see image) / Illustrator

I came across this work (unfortunately creator unknown, please let me know). It looks like it is done in Adobe Illustrator. Is there any body out there which knows how to create this effect? This is ...
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How to achieve this rough borders and stippled illustration look?

Looks like some post effect or maybe another technique. How to achieve this, any ideas?
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How does one get an over/under effect on letters in illustrator?

I am having trouble figuring out how to create this effect in illustrator in an efficient way. A professor had shown me once and I never could figure it out afterward. I remember a few things like ...
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Wrapping lines around a (circle) path in Illustrator

I have the following reference image: What I am trying to do is recreate the sound wave like design wrapped around a circle path like in the image above. However, the distort effect doesn't produce a ...
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Failure when changing color in Adobe Illustrator CS6 turn a single object to double overlaping objects

I tried to change some text color using eyedropper tool from another object but it seemed to fail. The color didn't change, or on other occasions it turns to different color that i don't pick up. When ...
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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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Illustrator 3D bevel issue

I'm trying to bevel a word with just a gradient color and a black stroke, but one character - the 'T' - is having issues and just turning black. It says "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred", ...
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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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