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Thoughts: Your shadow paths should show differences in depth for the two different path heights, and also where the shadow of the upper path falls over the lower path (right hand ascending loop) there should be a jump in that shadow, so you can "read" the difference in height of the path relative to the white groundplane. Where the two shadows overlap under ...


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Make a grid of lines. Have a bunch of equally spaced vertical lines and make +60 degrees and minus 60 degrees rotated copies. Group the lines for easy selection. Select the lines. Fill the areas with the shape builder. You can make it in pieces and continue from the earlier ones. You can well draw a sketch before filling with the shape builder (which is ...


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There is no built-in A4 to A3 export option, if that's what you needed. You should duplicate the existing A4 artboard and manually resize to A3 as a separate artboard.


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Two things, Adobe "fit to page" is fitting to print paper dimensions, not the printing dimensions. Printing dimensions are little smaller as there are margins (if you don't override them). Second thing: try not to use metric and imperial sizes. A4 in inches is translated to 209,97x296,93 mm. And although it's a small thing it might bite you later on. So: ...


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"Fit to page" will resize the output to fit the maximum printable area allowed by the printer on that paper. It simply scales it up or down depending on the image:paper size proportion. If you want to print your document in the correct scale (1:1) you need a larger paper (e.g. letter printed on A3) or your document will be cropped (letter on A4 situation). ...


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Draw 1/4.. flip horizontal, connect, flip (both) vertical, connect again. This is quick, loose, and dirty, but ends up slightly more symmetrical than the original when flipping one part repeatedly. You can also use the Convert Anchor Tool on that center node and it will inherently mirror both handles. There may be third-party plug-ins for this, but there'...


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at 1:10th scale, but this seems like an unnecessary workaround No, it is not unnecessary, you need to do it because you can not make documents that big. lots of other people must have designed billboards before and I wondered how they do it? Making them at scale. I can get an idea of the text/graphics size as I'm developing them. Use a 1:10 scale, ...


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I wanted to create a scatter brush using a flower with overlapping petals (think plumeria) and did not want to use the Shapebuilder; I didn't want to cut all of the petals, as I wanted to be able to edit and adjust them later. Moreover, I had an expanded gradient in the petals and Shapebuilder does not treat such objects kindly since the expanded gradient is,...


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In Illustrator you can make an opacity mask (see NOTE1) for an imported photo. The mask is a group of closed shapes. In your case those shapes are more or less distorted, rotated and scaled outlines of leaves. They should be filled with a solid color, no stroke nor fine parts are needed. Opacity mask gives a possibility to make partially transparent ...


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The apparent width of the path should be in accordance with the viewing direction if the path is uniformly wide. 3D CAD program is a good consult for this: The left version is the top view and the other is a tilted view. In the top view the apparent width is constant, in the tilted view the apparent width varies. Another reason for apparent width ...


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There is no method to circumvent at least one click in many panels. The UI simply is not constructed to remove all "click events", other than via scripting/actions. You must click at least one field in many panels before tab/shift-tab will navigate between fields. There are also no shortcuts which I am aware of which can be used to focus on a field inside ...


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You have at least two Photoshop filters which distort things by causing rotation. They are Polar Coordinates and Zwirl. Actually also radial spin blur is possible, but it creates fuzziness. Using filters maybe help if you want to experiment without having a clear enough idea what to paint directly. You can paint anything and with these you get something ...


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The image was probably handled separately in Photoshop. While possible to do all of this inside of illustrator, it would be much easier to do it in Photoshop. The bottom layer would be the photo, and the top layer would be used as a clipping mask. The leaves would be a brush with different shape dynamics applied for different areas of the mask (note the "...


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I'm not sure if I understand your question but I'll try to answer. One way to add a double stroke is by using the appearance panel and add a stroke and apply offset path effect to it. Set the offset to a negative number if you want it on the inside.


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Based upon this .. I can only assume you mean that slightly lighter grey area around the entire piece. Circled in green here... That would appear to be a black somewhere which fails to match a black in the "other" application. I.E. In AI it's 100%K.. in PS it's 10R10G10B which looks like black but is not the same as 100%K. I'm afraid, in general it would ...


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Bryan Buchanan made a script available on github to compute the area of a shape in Illustrator in squared cm or squared inches. I used it on Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. In order to use the script you have to: Download the file as .jsx (right click on "raw" and then "save as" somewhere on you computer). Select in Illustrator the shape(s) you want to measure ...


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Actually, a screenshot could be better but I will try to explain you as I understood. Let's think that you have an AI file with layers under layers and you need to control them in AE as seperate layers. At first gather all shapes and objects under one layer. After that choose the main layer and click the drawer button (options - righ top corner of the ...


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I know that this is an old topic and the previous answers have been educational and revealing to me; I'm fairly new to Illustrator. I discovered this thread in my search for the same thing the OP sought; a way to divide a circular path into precise arcs by superimposing another shape. I couldn't find an answer that satisfied my needs but, luckily, I ...


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