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

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Customise colours in effect gallery foreground/background - Illustrator CC

I am wanting to add an effect texture and customise the foreground/background colours but when I go into the effects panel its black and white even when I change the swatch colours. I was assuming it ...
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Remove black streaks in AI

I just started learning Illustrator and I attempted to create a book logo. Everything worked out, except when I tried to create a 3D effect (extrude and bevel), some unpleasant black streaks appeared ...
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Why does Gausian Blur produce Boxed result in Adobe Illustrator?

I am applying Effect-gaussian blur on an Object with 50% Opacity. Instead of producing a smooth blur effect it ends up with a box around the shape. why does this happen? Thank you.
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What is this style or technique called I can't find any info about it?

I tried to imitate this style, I used filters like Posterize, Threshold, Cut Out, a combination of filters, played with levels, curves, gradients... Nothing. I tried brushes to just be close to that ...
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Creating the outer glow in AI and creating the outer glow in Adobe Photoshop have the same end result?

Hi everyone I have a weak PC, so when I transforming my AI design which has outer glow, my PC just do the rendering forever, so I decide to make the outer glow in Photoshop. I export my design as PSD ...
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Is there a quick way to make this?

I'm sure I can do that with array and some distortion, but how? I use Adobe Illustrator, and I've only tried the pen tool to draw each circle by hand so far, which shouldn't be the smartest thing to ...
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How to create pastel-like noise texture in adobe illustrator

I'm new to adobe illustrator. I want to fill my shape like the picture below. I tried adobe noises but I didn't find anything like this.
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Can Illustrator's Crystallize effect be used to create smooth wrinkly borders?

I'm trying Effects > Pixelate > Crystallize to create borders like this (something like which we can do with Wrinkle or Crystallize tool): But even after applying the effect, I can't see any ...
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How to make halftone grunge like this in illustrator?

I want to learn how to make a texture in Illustrator as shown below:
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Changing Brush style for Scribble tool (fill) in Illustrator

I want a scribble effect (as if someone had taken a pencil and scribbled out this headline), and I can get the desired brush style (pictured here as the circle) when I draw, but not when I use the ...
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How can I draw this effect in Illustrator?

Does anybody know how to draw this in illustrator? Thanks.
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Smudging of colors in Adobe illustrator

Is there any method to smudge colors in Adobe illustrator?
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How to make dependant object sizes and positions in Adobe Illustrator?

I apologize for the way of formulating my question and problem. I am a newbie so bear with me. Let's say that I have a one big circle (circle A), then I have multiple circles whose centres are on the ...
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how do i align line segments that are supposed to branch off from another line?

this is something i surely should know by now but i've somehow found a way to avoid it being a problem up to this point. is there an easy way to connect these lines so that they look as if they are ...
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How to create this (see image) repetition effect in adobe illustrator?

I'm wondering since a long time how this (see images) effect is created in Adobe Illustrator. It looks like the blend tool but I've been trying to accomplish it but it seems like it's done with an ...
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How do I achieve this sponge/paint texture?

I'm trying to find an filter/texture I can use to make the same effect. Am currently using Adobe Illustrator and GIMP. Thanks in advance!
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How do I create this shape with some rounded corners in illustrator?

I'm using CS6. I want to create this shape, that is shaped like a backwards L and has some rounded edges on the bottom and then straight edges on the two upper corners. Whenever I try and google how ...
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Is it possible (and usually done) to create such grainy effect in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Sharing some illustrations from Handsomefrank agency. If you see them, all have dotted / grainy colors. I've highlighted the thing I want to ask about by yellow color. It's not limited to one artist. ...
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What functions in Adobe Illustrator to use to get these effects?

How can I make on my own? What functions I need to use in Adobe Illustrator for 'waving' words?
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Apply Transparent Spatter Effect from Gallery on Illustrator

I have a basic square shape and I want to apply the SPATTER effect under Effects Gallery. After applying the effect, I realized it adds a color to the SPATTER applied, while I would like that SPATTER ...
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Punching holes in a shape that is already altered with pucker & bloat

I have a flower created with pucker and bloat applied to a pentagon. I am trying to punch out circles and ellipses from it to make areas of transparency for the stamens of the flower. However, when I ...
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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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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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