Questions tagged [illustrator-effects]

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

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How to enable live paint on whole illustration without affecting layers?

I'm trying to make little stick figure character on illustrator for Adobe Animate. There are few extra lines. So I wanted to remove them and enable live paint. Here's what I did.. https://www....
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How can I draw my character in different view?

I have this dog character And I need to draw the side view of it, can anyone recommend me a video/online course to learn the Technic to draw my characters? I have a few characters that I need their ...
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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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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 ...