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Several ways are possible, here's one: It's made of pieces. They are moved apart in the right. The number is the layering order. 1=Top, 4=Bottom. The shadow is partially transparent black blurred copy of the half circle. It's deformed a little to make the shadow effect mostly horizontal. That's not needed on a black background. Not everyone like blur based ...


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My guess would be that whopper of a Fidelity setting. From AI help: Fidelity can range from 0.5 to 20 pixels; the higher the value, the smoother and less complex the path. Controls the amount of smoothing that Illustrator applies when you use the tool. (emphasis mine) I absolutely understand the confusion and why a high Fidelity setting may seem ...


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These examples don't look 3D to me. Instead, I suspect these were achieved using a "Specified Steps" Blend. To do this, draw a circle shape, convert one of the anchors to a corner point, select the anchor and move it using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Alt+click and drag the shape to duplicate it, then squish one of the copies so it becomes a ...


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This is how Illustrator works. You are creating "Objects" with your brush and they are listed in the Layers Panel separately. That way they can each have different appearance attributes (different fill and/or stroke colors, width profiles, etc.). You can simply twirl the parent layer closed if this is bothering you or create a "Sub Layer" ...


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You can use the Layers Panel to copy Appearance Attributes. Hold "Alt", Left Click + Drag the Appearance circle (in Layers Panel) to the object you want to copy the effects to.


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The ICC profile you received from the print provider is for their equipment. You should not expect the ICC profile to render proper colors on your equipment. For accurate color from your printer, you need to calibrate the printer and create an ICC profile for your printer. If you want to ensure proper color from a print provider, ask them for a color proof. ...


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Try going to View → Show Artboards in the main menu, or use this shortcut Ctrl+Shift+H (on PC).


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You can envelope distort with a mesh a bunch of uniformly spaced parallel lines: This can go astray if you drag some node past another because the space between the lines is transparent. The result will be easily a mess (see NOTE1). If you have a bunch of adjacent filled rectangles instead you'll do not have that problem: Before envelope distortion the ...


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Here's what I'd do. It's also quite a lot of work especially for a larger design, but avoids actually drawing the lines manually. Draw a line, duplicate it moving it approximately a 45 degree angle from the original Create a step blend for these two lines. With the Curvature Tool, modify the curves. This is probably the trickiest step and will need some ...


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There are several possible ways to do this. This one is non-destructive: Here I have used a drop shadow on the top shape (which is a rounded rectangle). Then I duplicated all the shapes of the logo, and did a Path Finder Union on it. Finally I grouped the logo, then applied the united shape as clipping mask to the group. Using this method, there's no ...


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The object you have highlighted isn't editable text, so you can't just retype the text. It's a single closed path. You can tell this because the path is highlighted in blue in your example screenshot. To edit it, you could cut up the design and delete the r and n using a rectangle with Path Finder Minus Front, leaving the rose, leaves and stalks, then draw ...


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You probably accidentally hit CMD+H (View> Hide Edges/ Show Edges) on your original document. And then when you open a new document it will default to have the Edges (Selections) showing again.


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Select all your shapes and go to Object> Flatten Transparency. This will "bake in" the blend mode color so that you can then select these shapes with Select> Same Fill Color. This will group everything so you can un-group if desired (Object> Ungroup). This will leave the underneath shape intact but will divide the upper shape (the one that ...


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ADD: The simplest workaround in Illustrator is at the end of this answer. Jump directly to it if you do not like elementary geometry nor methods which are either non-exact or need extra software. ========== There's an infinite number of possible curves which are tangential with 2 given circles, Actually there exists an infinite number of possible circle arcs ...


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There are 2 different things going on with this- First is using the Corner Widget (with the White arrow Tool) to adjust the corner radius of Corner or Cusp Anchor Points. This will only work on Corner Points (that have no Bezier handles) or Cusp Points (anchors that have non- opposing Bezier handles which you adjust individually). This is accessed through ...


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Apply rasterize effect with lower res on object/layer/group/image and lock it. Important are effect and lock otherwise you get no benefit. Its now an image and you can revert it to a whatever object it was by disabling rasterize in appearances panel. Memory usage itself is unlikely to be the issue. Or to truly save memory just relinkthe file to a empty box. ...


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This is the "Bounding Box" and can be shown or hid by going to View> Show/Hide Bounding Box. In your example you can go to Object> Transform> Reset Bounding Box which will re-orient your bounding box sides to be horizontal/ vertical to your artboard. This would allow you to resize your object horizontally (relative to the Artbord).


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I've been an Illustrator user for more than 30 years and I would not attempt this type of multi-colored texture in Illustrator. If you look at the face, for example, there's not only texture there, but several colors and hue shifts within the texture. All that happens naturally with crayons on paper. Mimicking it digitally is challenging. Mimicking it ...


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The texture isn't uniform or some kind of repeating pattern, so it's probably not something created in Photoshop from scratch. It looks like they probably used a photo of an actual texture, perhaps some kind of paper texture like this. If you want to make your own to avoid the cost of purchasing one or any copyright infringement problems, then take a photo ...


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There is a method that will allow you to do something close to this, or at least have somewhat of a start to expand and then refine. It's a lot of work, for you have to make each separate hatched segment individually. First, create a symbol of your hatching pattern: Draw a very slender and wide horizontal triangle; Alt-drag it to copy it, aligning the copy'...


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Well there's no such thing as "compatible with all versions". If you save to a legacy version, often artwork can be expanded/flatted or otherwise changed in order for it to be read by the legacy version. How much anything changes depends greatly upon the actual construction within Illustrator. In many instances, the best balance between ...


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Might be easier to just recreate these totally from scratch to be honest. I just tried using the shape builder to try and merge some shapes and Illustrator just sits there doing nothing. The whole thing is only made up of a few individual shapes with gradients. Here's an example showing the pieces (on the right), and recreated artwork from these pieces (on ...


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I would first opt to reconstruct as @BillyKerr explains in his answer. However.... if knowledge of editing apps is limited and there are a great many images to process, there may be a way to refine the image and remove some of the complexity. Open the SVG in Illustrator Select All Hit the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder) This ...


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If you are simply looking for a file size reduction, that's actually fairly easy to do. First of all, you want to save out of Illustrator as a .AI file, that usually carries the least baggage for working with. I did that with no changes at all and that is the original (and largest) file in my screenshot of sizes below. Second, if you select everything and ...


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You can't use the live paint bucket on patterns. That's what the warning is telling you. Simply select objects and change their color. Don't use the Live Paint Bucket because live paint groups can not be created inside pattern editing mode.


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These are very nicely crafted "Blends" created in Illustrator. Draw several lines and select them. Go to Object> Blend> Make. Then go to Object> Blend> Blend Options and switch from Smooth Color to Specified Steps. Play around with the number of steps. While the blend is still "Live" you can adjust the anchor points on your ...


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Everything is working as intended. Just not how you intended. The purpose of DPI is to convert between physical units and pixels values. Since illutrator uses physical units this preserves one centimeter as a centimeter and one inch as a inch. The problem is that A pixel can not really be a unit because it has no fixed meaning. But users like to play as it ...


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It seems you are using the transform effect to re-size and move each added stroke (It would be nice to see a screenshot of your transform effect panel). It looks like you have decreased the vertical scale far more than the horizontal scale on your added strokes. The only way to keep the slope (or angle) of your strokes the same as the original path is to ...


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I guess your shape disintegrates as soon as your path is curved. As a workaround make a horizontal shape and define it to be an art brush; drag it to the brushes panel to get the dialog opened: Here it's applied to a vertical arc:


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You expect something which exceeds the possibilities of Illustrator and Photoshop. Illustrator can produce the mug without a handle with 3D revolve effect. Even the surface image can be placed. Photoshop has no 3D modelling tools. The model must be made elsewhere. But Photoshop can show it and help in placing the image on the surface. Even in entry level 3D ...


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