Questions tagged [illustrator-effects]

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

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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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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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Strange artifacts appearing in Illustrator 3D extrude & bevel for curved paths

I am trying to make a 3D graphic using Illustrator. The graphic is supposed to consist of a cuboidal structure that is bent in some regions. I have been able to make the graphic by first making the 2D ...
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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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Illustrator effects appearing incorrect when opening in CorelDraw?

Can anyone tell me why effects to text done in Illustrator are not opening properly on CorelDraw C6?
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Needing help with Shoelace font

Im trying to create a z and an i in this style of font I've never used a graphic design type software and kinda just winging it at this stage so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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How to create a grainy dust effect in Adobe Illustrator?

I am new in Adobe Illustrator. I need to know how can I create an effect that is close to the one in the picture (rose gold sand) in Adobe Illustrator? Any guide to right direction would be great I ...
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Is there any way of combining the use of the 3D effect and freeform gradient fill on Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying to use the 3D effect on a path. However, adding the effect does not change the path visually and returns the message: '3D and Materials' effect currently works only on some object types ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do you create a disperse particle in illustrator?

Is this from a plugin for illustrator?
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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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Can this effect be created in Adobe Illustrator

Was hoping someone had a tutorial on how to re-create this effect in adobe illustrator
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Highlighting/Changing the backroung colour of a text that is on a path-ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

I'm extremely new at graphic designing and my sister hired me to create a logo for her company. It took a few days and I've finally perfected everything except the company name.I typed it along the ...
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