(I didn't download anything.. but it is simple identification merely looking at the posted image.)
That is a mesh object. Either a gradient mesh or an envelope mesh. There's nothing "wrong" with the shape. Meshes merely aren't "simple" objects and don't behave like simple objects. "Anchors" in mesh objects not only serve as ...
An alternate workflow option:
create a polygon
select it by clicking inside the polygon with the white arrow tool
adjust the corner widgets (View> Show Corner Widget) to your liking by click/ dragging them in or out
You can always re-adjust the corner radius by re-selecting the shape and changing the corner widget position or you can numerically set ...
Adjust the baseline shift by choosing a negative number. A baseline is a line that the text rests on.
Fonts are going to have different x-height or capital heights, etc. This will change the surrounding box based on how the font was made. You will need to adjusted the baseline depending on the font. Illustrator will vertically align the text based on the ...
When I open the PDF in Illustrator, I receive an error that says:
An unknown imaging construct was encountered
This suggests either some kind of file corruption, or perhaps there is some incompatible image format/data in there somewhere. Possibly stuff added by the scanning software?
After clicking OK, the document does finally open, but on further ...
Simply use the Shape Builder tool.
Select all and drag from the triangle to the shape below with the Shape Builder Tool. This will combine both shapes into one.
You could also select all and click the Unite button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder)
The scanner has used clever methods to squeeze the image storage needs to the minimum. There's for ex. a highly compressible extremely unsharp bitmap image which has right color just at the places of the dark brown lines. Inkscape revealed the parts.
Then there's an opacity mask for it which has black (=make transparent) nearly everywhere except it makes ...
Here's a way to do it that is more visual and less mathematical.
Depending on your use case this option might work for you:
Use the Symbol Sprayer tool.
Create the Shape you want to point toward the center, and create a symbol from it:
Use the Symbol Sprayer tool from your toolbox:
(Note: Depending on your Workspace settings it might be hidden. You can ...
The Index Finger has a clipping mask on it to support a gradient fill (which can't be seen because its behind the card).
It's a simple thing to remove.
Choose Object > Clipping Mask > Release from the menu
Select the (now visible) rectangle fill edge and delete it
Select the "hollow" shape for the index finger and fill it with the ...
I'm not an Illustrator user, but Inkscape and other programs offer the same feature. According to Adobe's help system, it's called Image Trace in the Illustrator program:
Choose Object > Image Trace > Make to trace with default parameters.
Illustrator converts the image to black and white tracing result by
Results will vary based on the ...
Further to some exchange in the comments, the real reason for the problem was discovered.
The reason Expand was greyed out for you is because you used the Brush Tool to make the paths, which applied a brush to the path. It wasn't a basic stroke. This means you when you tried to do Expand the Blend, only Expand Appearance was available, and this expanded the ...
You are getting it almost right, but need to stick to the options under the Blend menu:
Make your blend and select it.
To turn the blend into separate strokes go to Object → Blend → Expand.
This will actually create a group of strokes, which you can then ungroup and edit each piece individually, if needed.
In more recent versions of Illustrator, one can simply Shift-Click to
select more than a single artboard and move them.
...and, just to make sure you don't Shift-Click them all one-by-one on the canvas, you can select all of them in two steps via Artboards panel:
Click the first Artboard
Shift-Click the last Artboard
All of them are now selected.
uhh.. i know this thread is old, really old... but because i just had the same problem, thought i'd share what i noticed, that also helped solve the prob for me.
make sure that the shape you're copying the color from is simply "filled", as in a solid/flat fill, instead of being colored via the gradient option (in the gradient bar it would be like 2 ...