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The example logo is made of simple geometric shapes - a circle, equilateral triangles, and rectangles. Draw something like this: Here I have a circle, two equilateral triangles and a line - all have a thick stroke. Convert the strokes to paths by doing Object > Expand Draw an additional rectangle along the top of the shapes Hold down Alt/Option and click ...


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You don't need opacity. Set the bottom color to a gradient from 0% color to 100% color. Then, set the top gradient from 100% color to 0% color and set the top color to overprint. (No transparency is needed.) Note that the "ugly grey" you get is due to on screen previewing since apps can't "mix" Spot colors effectively for previewing on an RGB device. If ...


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Depending upon what you're after specifically, you could also merely set a Stroke Profile for the stroke on the Stroke Panel.


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There are probably many ways this could be done. Others have mentioned the width tool, a predefined brush, using two circles, etc. Another method is to make a custom Art Brush yourself. With the Pen tool, draw a shape like this: Then click and drag it into the Brushes panel, and choose the option to make an Art Brush. Next, draw a circle, add an anchor ...


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These must be anchor points, or you wouldn't see them. You can change the colour of selection lines and dots in the Layers palette: Open the Layers palette: Window > Layers or f7; Select your current layer, most probably 'Layer 1' in the palette—if it isn't already; Click the 'Palette options' button on the top right of the palette: an icon that ...


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Technically speaking, Illustrator calls these objects, which can be single objects or groups of objects (which are also considered objects). That is why you have an 'Object' menu in the main navigation, and not a 'Shape' menu. That is also why all the documentation includes the term 'object' in page slugs, not 'shape'.


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Pathfinder actually offers a couple things over Shape Builder, but they are essentially the same operations. You can use Pathfinder to keep things "live" and editable further. This is not possible with Shape Builder. Although, admittedly, I think this aspect is overlooked by most Pathfinder allows you to perform one action in one click. Shape Builder may ...


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It's hard to see how this was achieved exactly dus to the low resolution of the image, but there is a couple ways to get a similar effect. With a brush Less exact control, more natural-looking effect. Draw a circle. Get out the Brushes palette: Window > Brushes or F5>. Open the palette options for thus Brushes palette (the icon with four lines and a ...


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Everything is an object. Regardless of what it is visually - a line, a circle, a rectangle, type.... all objects. Shapes are Shapes - circles, rectangles, polygons, etc. Think of it similar to type.. you can have a word, a sentence, a paragraph.. but it's all type. This is similar - you can have a circle, a square, a path.... but they are all objects.


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Although the answers say all things are objects and shapes are certain objects, one does have to be a bit careful. See natural language is not that specific. Programming modeling is, but don't mix it with natural languages or your own mental modeling. For spoken language, a shape and an object are probably exchangeably the same thing for most people ...


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Add a fill to the character via the Appearance Panel Set the fill to be a gradient of your two color Rotate the gradient 90° so its horizontal Select each color stop of the gradient and set the Location to 50%. Add the stroke as desired Note you don't have to use 50% for the gradient stop location, but both stops need to be in the same location. If you want ...


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Use an Envelope distort with a mesh instead. Do Object > Envelope distort > Make with mesh. A single column and single row mesh should be enough, then move the Bézier handles to make some curves. Example:


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It's probably just a matter of him having learned by using the pathfinder, and sticking to it. The shape builder tool is newer, so he probably just isn't as familiar with it. The shape builder is arguably more powerful because it's more flexible with the use of keyboard commands. If the same end can be achieved more easily and faster with the shape builder ...


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It can happen that you live in a place where western copyright laws are not respected and companies such as Nike or Coca Cola simply have no power to collect their money from individuals. The business goes well as long as everyone in the local marketing and law enforcement system get his slice. But that doesn't make unauthorized use of copied stuff legal if ...


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Try Object > Path > Simplify You may need to adjust the settings to get the result you want. Just be aware that too much simplification may distort the image.


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With the object selected, from the menu choose Object > Transform > Reset Bounding Box. This will force the bounding box to reset to it's page-relative state.


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Appearance Panel Menu --- be certain New Art Has Basic Appearance is not checked.


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Go into outline mode via CTRL+Y. Hit A for Direct Selection Tool. Click that line in the middle and hit DEL. Repeat if you can still see it, as you probably have that line 2 times, from both shapes. Second time you do this, it should probably go away. Exit outline mode via CTRL+Y.


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Have 2 filled circles with slightly different diameters. Subtract (=Pathfinder panel minus) the smaller from the bigger: Stretching one of the circles a little to make it elliptic creates more variation possibilities: But technically these are not strokes, they are filled paths. If that's a problem do as already suggested by others: use stroke width tool ...


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A solution would be to find the middle point of the circle, before you cut it to a moon shape, then mark it. After that place the first "black spot" to the place where you want to have the first negative space of the wing. Then select that "black spot", press "alt" + "r" on the center of the marked spot. A window will pop up and you can choose the angle that ...


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The green line vanishes as soon as nothing is selected. I guess your problem is the unwanted horizontal white border between yellow and red. Solve the case by building your shapes differently: You need a base color version (=yellow) with no stroke, an extra color piece with no stroke and a stroke-only version. In the right you see how they are stacked. In ...


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Technically 4 ways to organize.... layers, sublayers (which are really just nested layers) Groups (including clipping groups). Symbols If you rename <Group> removing the brackets, there is no default discernible way to visually identify any of these other than their hierarchy in the panel itself. If you wish to visually identify these in the panel, ...


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Mapping texts and images on a 3D surface is possible in Illustrator. The rendered 2D image can be the wanted one. The same result made with envelope distortion can be much more time consuming job due the complexity of the needed mesh. An example: the text + frame as dragged to the symbols collection a simple shape to be revolved, now a circle the revolution ...


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If you want to output a PDF and automatically have the text turned to outlines, you can make yourself a new PDF Preset. Go to Edit > Adobe PDF Presets...> then make a new preset, choose an initial format such as X-1a:2001 then under Advanced tab, pick "Custom..." for transparency, and you can select to "convert all text to outlines" Set any other ...


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