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One possibility would be to use a polar transform. Unfortunately there's nothing in Illustrator that can do that as far as I know (unless there's a script/plugin perhaps?), but it could be done in Photoshop. Then I suppose you could copy and paste the raster image back into Illustrator and auto trace it. Obviously I don't know closely this will fit your ...


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This can be solved in Moi3D. Program Moi3D is actually a quite rudimentary 3D modelling tool (=no materials, no photorealism, no physics simulation etc...) But it has many useful geometry tools. The red curve is assumed to be straightened. It's drawn by me, but as well it could be taken from Illustrator. The green curve is the guessed midline that ...


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It's hard to see exactly what is going on. My guess is that the overlapping shape you want to subtract from the larger shape is a tiny bit too tall. When you use Exclude you only subtract the parts that are overlapping. I suggest that you make the overlapping shape a little bit taller and use pathfinder's Minus Front instead of Exclude:


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Select the shape with the white shape on top and use Pathfinder > Minus Front Pathfinder Exclude works, and you could merely select that little black line (which should be an independent shape) and merely delete it. That line is due to the remaining portion of the white shape outside the black shape.


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Here's one possible method. You have already done the outlines/strokes (Step 1 below) and the solid object (Step 2 below) Select the all outlines and do Object > Expand, then open the Pathfinder and hit Unite. This will outline all the strokes and combine them into one object, i.e. one single path with a fill. Move the outline over the solid shape, select ...


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You can fill the interior area with the Shape Builder. You'll get a new filled shape which has exactly the same outline as your paths except the open ended finger separations will be filled, too and that was NOT wanted. Fortunately the finger separations are not deleted, you can dig them up and subtract them from the full hand shape or make the underlying ...


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You have applied a Graphic Style (confusingly called Vonster Pattern Styles) rather than a Pattern Fill Swatch- In your gif it looks like you go to Window> Graphic Styles Libraries> Vonster Pattern Styles to make your fill choice- to be able to scale the pattern fill you will need to have a Pattern Fill Swatch chosen from the Swatch Library> Patterns> ...


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A clipping mask does not help, unless all your shapes are absolutely, mathematically sticking to the artboard edges, which is likely not happening just by looking at your image. Even with mathematically placed shapes and mask, there is still a chance of getting side borders. What you need to do is: remove the clipping mask and let everything flow freely ...


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Select the “Rectangle” tool. Draw a box around the artboard. Make sure the box is on top of everything. Click on the “Select” menu. Click “Select All” or “Select all on Active Artboard.” Click on the “Object” menu. Hover over “Clipping Mask” and select “Make.” Everything outside the rectangle will be hidden; however, the information is still available if ...


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Edit: I accidentally posted this for Photoshop and failed to notice the Illustrator tag. However, I'll leave this answer here should anyone find it useful. Here's one possible method. Fill the canvas with a light blue such as #98bcd4 Do Image > Mode > 16bits/channel. This will help reduce banding in the final step. Choose a large soft edged brush about ...


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With object in question selected. Open Window → Attributes. Choose show all form the hamburger menu of this window (if its not showing all*). And click on the Non Zero Winding Order button, it looks ike what you want, the other button (even odd winding rule) looks like what you have now. Done. * Protip: Make all panels show all at all times, you might ...


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The background there is simply a radial gradient white to blue If you want a bit more control and a smoother "fade", which is not necessarily elliptical, you can use a Gradient Mesh. Set the outer points to a color and the center point to white. Then adjust the mesh handles/points.


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In principle, any single stroke can only have a single colour attribute at any one time. As joining creates one stroke out of two, this is true for the end result. However, a gradient is also a 'colour attribute', and it's possible to cheat using a gradient that has a very sharp turnover. Select your joined stroke; In the toolbox, click the stroke icon so ...


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Unless you want this converted to a vector format (which is probably not that easily doable with a single step, like an image trace in AI), you'll probably do this quicker in Photoshop, but keep it in PNG format - even better if the PNG is transparent. Just open the PNG in Photoshop, select around the text, hit Ctrl+U, tick Colorize, then play with the ...


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It is possible to do this in illustrator without cranking up the calculator (it is also slightly more accurate as typed numbers only come with 5 digits of precission). 2 ways in fact. Method one. Draw a line that represents your measurement. Copy the line and scale the original it to the size you wish the line to be. Make sure the measurement line is below ...


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Using a calculator to find the right scaling is a good idea, drawing tricks do not help substantially. There's no such one click transformation which sets a wanted part of the drawing to wanted size. But the calculator is not needed if you can reliably multiply with small integers in your head. The next trick applies it. Have smart guides and snap to point ...


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As commented, remove the fill color from both circles, just to make sure. Another option, depending on what you plan on doing next, is to set both circles to 'Multiply'.


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Justify will never work with a text column so narrow. There is nothing you can do in the settings to make that specific setup work. Instead, use left align, or change the design so that text box is much wider if you really need to justify.


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First of all Justify all lines might not be the best choice. When you force all lines to be justified the last line will often look bad. It's a coincidence if your text will look good, not all texts can be layout like this simply because of the number of letters. Instead you should try using Justify with last line aligned left and accept that the last line ...


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You should consider making those shapes into Symbols. Open the symbol Panel (Window → Symbols or Shift+Ctrl+F11) To add a symbol, you just select drag your entire shape(s) into the panel. From there you can create a pack of symbols. To export your pack of symbols click on the menu → Save Symbol Library and you can choose to save it as an .ai file ...


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You can't link to other AI files and have the contents editable via the Link. You need to edit the original AI file if you want the link content to change and retain the link. However, after placing an AI file you can then embed the link and the art will be fully editable. But, it will also no longer be linked to the original file. Embedding breaks the link ...


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The only way to do this in Illustrator would be to use a gradient on path outline (stroke), instead of shape. (Post CS6) You will have to recreate your path as a line instead of a shape. Draw a path in the shape you want then apply a gradient to the stroke. In the Gradient Panel Window→Gradient (Ctrl+F9), you want to switch it to Apply gradient along ...


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The new Illustrator 2020 used to do when you press and hold the shift key along with the delete point tool. but strangely enough it stops and went back to it’s old function suddenly. I reinstalled the software and the function worked well for a while then it stopped again.


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Nothing except UNDO or File > Revert to saved can do it perfectly. If they cannot be used you can try an approximation. It's not exact but it can be usable. A common method to try is offset path: The grey shape is the outlined stroke. The stroke width was 8 mm to get easy to see image for this demo. The red curve is the original path with a narrow stroke, ...


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There seems to be a bug when importing SVG's which consist of grouped elements in illustrator (at least by drag and drop), because when the group is selected in Adobe XD, only one path will be resized while trying to resize. When the group is ungrouped in Adobe XD and recreated again, all paths are resizing proportionally.


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You could use Illustrator CC's Rounded Corner Widget functionality. Draw a shape without curves, then select only the corner widgets you want to round by Shift+clicking them to make a multiple selection, then click and drag them to make the curves. Example Example


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The OS color picker is not highly integrated into Illustrator (unlike Photoshop). The color picker, when accessed from within Illustrator, is still driven by the OS to a degree. The rounding in the picker you see is driven by the operating system. Illustrator doesn't control that aspect of the picker. You really should always use the Color Panel, never the ...


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Tested your linked AI file. Legacy Illustrator gave error messages and opened something which was as messy as your rasterizing attempts. The file is based on newer goods. After changing the file name end to PDF it was easy to try other programs. Results: Inkscape opened it, but the result was cryptic. Making Deep Ungroup, deleting all guide texts and ...


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Drawing it in 2D is a solution, but one must have learned basic drawing skills to get it right with no reference. If it must be done in Illustrator or other 2D vector drawing program you can make a reference in a 3D program and draw a simple enough copy. Of course it would be ideal if the rendered 3D model could be imported to Illustrator and completed to a ...


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When exporting, untick Use Artboards (or Clip to Artboard if saving for web) to export using the bounds of the actual artwork. You can also adjust the artboard size by using the Artboard Tool (Shift+O) You can even export as a square and then crop if needed in a photo editing software.


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I would agree with both Jooja and Vincent that the "3D Tools" in Illustrator scarcely deserve that nomenclature, and any decent 3D DCC (Digital Content Creation) is a far better bet for this task. Illustrator's "3D" tools are a fake, plain and simple. That said, it's not impossible - merely annoying, clunky and cludgey, and vastly inaccurate. That said - ...


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You have got suggestions to clip pieces of a leaf with letter outlines. I tried it, too. Outlined and ungrouped letters are used one by one as a clipping mask for a copy of a leaf. The leaf is actually traced to 8 colors (+ignore white) to make the texture sharper. It's difficult to see them as leaves because surface details do not define leaf, it's the ...


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As you noticed, every ppi you change, it will be altered in email view, because the email always tries to show you the image as 72dpi. If you increase the ppi, it will be bigger. The Illustrator is vector based and dpi independent. Note: ppi(Adobe) and dpi are the same. The solution is to play with the Anti-aliasing methods while in the PNG options export ...


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This solution uses a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator. In Photoshop, use the Clone Stamp tool, with a large soft edged brush, to clone pieces of the leaf until you have a kind of random leaf pattern texture. You can set the target for the Clone Stamp by doing Alt/Option+click. You will have to do this several times as you continue cloning. This ...


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This is very will possible, but it's a bit tricky to it right. This is because this method requires that the text shape is a single, closed, non-grouped, compounded shape, and that's sometimes difficult to achieve. Select your text; Text > Create Outlines (Shift+Ctrl/Cmd+O) Object > Ungroup, possibly a couple times; With everything still selected, use the '...


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if understand your question here is the answer write text or paste artwork. put texture image behind the text. select both text and texture. right-click > make clipping mask Done


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create a new photoshop document at 150dpi and 650px wide, paste your artwork as pixels in photoshop. Save as jpeg.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByYwXXY8wMs This is the best I found, although it is in Korean. I don't speak a lick of it, but I still got the gist and figured it out.


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Add a new layer below everything with a black rectangle on it. Simply toggle the visibility of this layer to show a black background. If you work with the transparency grid, you can toggle that on/off (View menu) to see a white background.


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In most cases, white (especially in a background) is read by printers as "no ink" and so what you leave white on a design will end up the colour of the paper, as it gets "knocked out" in the printing process. If you stop and think about it, this makes sense: if you were printing on white paper, anything white in a design would be created in the print via ...


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TLDR: Do not rely on masks, rectangles or any other graphic elements to indicate print area. To prevent erros, select the appropriate page size in document settings. I used to be the printer guy and received all kind of files and formats to print. The best advice about error free printing is "information, information, information". You have to tell every ...


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Unfortunately, that's the way Illustrator works. In this specific case, I use the Scissors tool and I erase the unwanted path after. This method keeps the pressure variation.


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Looks like you are trying import your smart object into a low resolution image. It also looks like you have zoomed in on the image. If you zoom in far enough on any raster image you will see pixels. Don't zoom in. View the image at 100% zoom. Note that everything in Photoshop is raster. Even vectors are rendered as raster images. Also note that Smart ...


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Another option would be to create compound paths from your different objects- for example, the text bubble and the 3 rectangular "text" lines- select them all with the black arrow (selection) tool and go to Object> Compound Path> Make. If you want to modify any of the compound path objects separately later you can select and go to Object> Compound Path> ...


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If you don't want rounded corners which is one way to solve the problem, another possible method would be to combine both shapes with the Shape Builder tool, then redraw the horizontal line. Example


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Round corner in stroke settings can work better although it isn't geometrically perfect cube either: Geometrically perfect cube is complex if there must be thick stroke-like edges. You must decide which part of each thick stroke belongs to which surface and draw them with the right projection.


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Select all, then use the Shape Builder tool while holding down Alt/Option to delete the red pieces


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What I ended up doing to solve this problem, that might be insane, but still works, is changing the colors of the transparency grid to be the same and then using the keyboard shortcut for transparency grid as my toggle. In practice that means: Set your background to white. Go to File -> Document Setup Under Transparency and Overprint Options set both ...


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Double click the Layer thumbnail in the Layers panel and choose a new highlight color.


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You will need to draw a new object that covers the hole. You can then combine the new shape with the existing shape with the Shape Builder Tool.


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