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Copy pasting not good, use linking instead. Save the pie as an AI file and on its on artboard. I'm guessing you already have that. Drag the AI file into the INDD document, which creates a live link of the AI file, without actually dumping the artwork into the INDD document. The same result is achieved by using the File → Place command to link external files ...


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The Lasso tool is in the stack with the Direct Selection Tool (the White Arrow) or the tool shortcut is Q.


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Is there a particular reason you can not use the round corners feature? all you need to do is select the corner with the white arrow tool and drag the blue dot (or type the value in toolbar). More info here But yeah you can do this with offsetting by the radius of your circle see here PS while this seems like a link only answer its not ive described how to ...


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By default, Illustrator's Eye Dropper Tool is set to average color (3x3 I think). If you want more precision, double-click the Eyedropper Tool in the tool bar and set it to Point Sample. In addition... I see your document is in CMYK color mode. If you are sampling an RGB raster image inside a CMYK document the colors will be different. Not all RGB colors are ...


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I can think of several ways to do that fairly easily, if I understand your question correctly. First, why not just use Smart Guides and make sure when you create the last anchor point that it is on the "intersection" of the line you are crossing? That would make them 'touching' and completely eliminate your problem. You can also use the properties ...


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For Coping the layer as crazy as it is that one is a recordable action so you could use that to copy the layer then run the action as a batch on the needed folder.


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Most common image file formats, PDF included, are rectangular in shape. Everything is contained inside a rectangle of a certain size. Then, some formats will allow transparency to be used, in which case you can have rounded corners in the actual artwork, but not in the actual file itself, which will still have sharp, 90-degree corners.


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An artboard can't be rounded. A rounded rectangle is enough, and it can be used to achieve your purpose. It is how we design all kinds. I hope you understand.


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You can't. Sorry, artboards are not "objects" and are always squared corner rectangles.


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The accepted answer is not the best one. You can outline text more simply just by dragging the Fill style above the Stroke style in the Appearance panel: The Stroke should be set to double the weight you're looking for as the Stroke is still aligned to the centre. However because the Fill style is now above it, the text will render over this and it will ...


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Round line ends fit in different angles: If you have a closed triangle you can move one of its anchor points. The lines follow. Round corners should be used for non-peaky look. Grey and green triangles were originally equal. The top corner anchor point of the green triangle is moved upwards. Scaling (=dragging the top side of the bounding box) does the ...


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If layers are set up to be specific to each artboard (the artboards don’t share layers), then turning off the layer view for the unused artboard layers should disable smart guides from snapping to those now hidden layer elements.


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I think I found the trick for bulk selecting target layers, just by chance... Click on the target box, then click on the layer, press ALT while selecting. It is shown here: https://youtu.be/_bpOs-NEiz0


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Sorry.. but... You can't. It is not possible to have one path on two layers. If you need two layers, then there are no options to join two paths. You need to either keep the two paths as separate objects, or merge to a single layer. Those are really the only options possible.


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Your timeline resolution is most likely not set to full. This renders the video preview at less than 100% for performance purposes. If you set the timeline resolution to Full, scrubbing through the timeline may lag depending on your file and your computer hardware. You can read more about the resolutions options on Adobe's help page Auto: (available only ...


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Continue to save your Adobe Illustrator file as a PDF as you have, returning to make layout edits when necessary. When you are ready to finalize the PDF try doing it in Adobe Acrobat. Open the PDF in Acrobat, (Acrobat Reader will not work) and for a simple size reduction based on version compatibility go to File –› Save as Other –› Reduced Size PDF.... ...


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That Poseidon emblem could be understood as a simple 1-color or 2-color linocut or woodcut style, mainly because of the sawtooth shading technique. The linked examples are less traditional and might simply be referred to as minimal flat 1-color or 2-color spot illustration. To locate some tutorials search the following phrase: "1 color linocut ...


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PDF Job Options are how to alter PDF save settings. When saving from Illustrator these are called Adobe PDF Presets (No clue why Adobe doesn't use the correct, established, terminology here). Simply set things how you want them then click the little "save to disk" icon (circled in red above) to save a preset (Job Option). In the future you can ...


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Well, that's two questions really, the first one, here's a sample to move the selected objects to a different layer named new_layer: var docSelected = app.activeDocument.selection; var targetLayer = app.activeDocument.layers["new_layer"]; for (s = 0; s < docSelected.length; s++) { myPath = docSelected[s]; myPath.move(targetLayer, ...


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You can move the selected objects to a layer named "Target" using this script: var docSelected = app.activeDocument.selection; var targetLayer = app.activeDocument.layers["Target"]; for (s = 0; s < docSelected.length; s++) { myPath = docSelected[s]; myPath.move(targetLayer, ElementPlacement.PLACEATBEGINNING); } You ...


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It's much easier actually. Just select all the objects you would like to align, click once more on the object you would like to align all the other objects to and then do Align Objects as you wish.


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If these images are for the web or on-screen viewing, then you don't need to worry, because web browsers and image viewing apps totally ignore the PPI setting. An image 48px x 48px is exactly the same resolution no matter what the PPI is set to. PPI/DPI is an output resolution used in print. It's not the image resolution. The only time PPI really matters is ...


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Have you tried varying the settings of the Tracing? It might be that your default setting is a stark black and white (and no greys) effect, and all colours in your .png are light enough to be converted to white. Find the Image Trace palette in the Window menu, and play around with the settings after your first trace attempt.


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Not sure what you're doing, but what you see as a 'box' could potentillay be an unexpanded shape. Try to select the 'box' and go to Object → Expand and click OK. Then, go to outline mode CTRL+Y, remove the enclosing rectangular shape and you should, hopefully, be left with a clean, traced shape.


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You could use the Crystallize Tool. It can distort a line to add hair-like spikes. Make sure you keep the centre cross-hair of the tool just inside the shape so that the spikes point outwards, rather than inwards. There are also other tools within this tool group that you might want to experiment with. Note that you can also double click on the tool to ...


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Try selecting your shape and going to Main Menu → Effect → Stylize → Scribble and play with the settings there, also try the predefined values in the dropdown at the top of the panel.


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My solution (if you don't want to resolve with a new document): "Save as" to open the SVG dialog Click "SVG Code" and take note of the Viewbox's X/Y values, and then cancel "Save as" In the transform box, add the SVG's X/Y values to the X/Y boxes respectively, but swap negative/positive values: if the SVG's X value is 500, add -...


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It looks like the knockout group (or layer) is doing it's job correctly. I assume that you would only want the black land lines "knocked out" around the text and the colored land and water areas underneath to remain visible. If so, then you need to separate the black "land lines" from the colored background and do your knockout process ...


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There's a script that can do this. Scroll down this page on Design Tuts Plus to find the one named "Dup at Selected Anchors". Download it and extract the .js file contained in the zip. Save it somewhere you can easily find it again*. In Illustrator draw a triangle or any shape with the pen tool or a shape tool, then draw a filled small circle. ...


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What your asking directly can not be done because that would result in a nonmanifold geometry. While nonmanifold geometry would be useful to you its of no use for the drawing of the data. Illustrator is a direct modeler (for most part) so its your job to directly do the drawing instructions. So never can you have three or more curves coming from a point, btw ...


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Change how the shadows are structured. Use transparency rather than blending modes. Note that when using transparency you want both color stops to be the same color. This will help control the drop off within the gradient. This does slightly alter appearance on a background since there's no blending mode at play. If the blending is imperative, import your ...


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Here is another way to do this without having to expand your shapes: Use Opacity Masks. Similar to the way Masking works in Photoshop, you can define the visibility of objects by using the colours black or white (and every shade in-between!!). In Illustrator each object – in your case a placed image – can have its own Opacity Mask: Place your image. In the ...


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The stroke is dynamic and not a part of the shape itself. One solution could be to do the following: Use Object > Expand Appearance to convert the stroke to paths. Use Pathfinder > Unite to unite the original shape with the stroke. Use Object > Compound Path > Make to convert all the individual smaller paths into one compund path. Select the ...


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THE BEST WAY™️ I've found the best way to do it right now is: Select all objects in the layers panel. Click the little menu of the layers panel (top right, hamburger menu) Press "Collect to New Layer" Now select the entire layer by clicking the little circle of it. CTRL+G (or CMD+G on Mac) to group Now you can move it out of the layer or leave it....


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Make sure you select the correct edge. Each one will have a different outcome.


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Select overlapping vectors. Window > Transparency > Multiply > Difference


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Following the comments, this seems to be a one-off issue. My approach now is to export the file, inspect it for problems, then fix the glitches by expanding the relevant font. That has worked so far.


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The "washed-out" effect is common with CMYK documents. For one, pure black in CMYK appears faded in comparison to RGB. Change the color mode to RGB and try reapplying the colors. That should help.


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Ok the reason is that the compound path object can not have structure. So it seems that being able to group at all is a bug caused by unpacking the compound path for editing. So technically you shouldnt, most probably, be able to do this at all. Reason for this is that the compound path object does not have internal structure that would allow grouping. They ...


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A compound path by definition creates one single path from separate individual paths. The distribute option, even in Isolation mode, is trying to distribute one path- which does nothing- you are correct. As for the grouping- you can think you are grouping the various separate paths that make up your compound path- but in fact you are creating a group which ...


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Don't highlight the characters. Instead, select the Type object with the Selection Tool (V), then open the Appearance panel, add a new fill, then change the fill to a gradient.


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You have to understand the entire thing, like "Repeat Any Shape Along a Path" So, you need to convert the font into a Path first, Than It's straightforward to apply any brushes (pattern, scatter) to any path. You can also use the brush tool to draw the design! See the example below Full Work


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Yo do not have a JPG file anymore. When you embed a photo inside a document, you do not have a JPG file anymore, you have a document with a photo inside. And this image is now subject to the new file's compression rules. The abrupt change in the file size of the PDF is most likely due to two things: You do not have an RGB file anymore. You are converting it ...


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Do not expect you can have a texture this rich as a vector image. If a miracle happens and you get that vector somehow it will slow your machine down with tens of thousands separate paths. As already suggested you can purchase or in some other way find a texture photo which has the wanted or at least near enough texture. Colorize it and clip the needed ...


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Everything is good; after extending lines that are sketches, you just need to add a clipping mask. Expand Lines Select both and Clipping Mask Result


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If you want the foil to appear on the lines, then I believe you do not want a clipping mask. You want an... Opacity Mask. Place your foil image into Illustrator. Copy your line artwork Select the Foil and click the Make Mask button on the Transparency Panel (Window > Transparency) Click the mask thumbnail on the Transparency panel Paste -- You should see ...


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if you want to generate xml from svg if you get this error while importing , try this https://svg2vector.com/


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There are several ways this could be done. First draw a circle above the vector, and select both the circle and vector Then do one of the following: Open the Pathfinder, and hit "Intersect". This is a boolean operation which will phyiscally cut the graphic where the circle overlaps it, and delete the parts outside the circle. Use the ShapeBuilder ...


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Draw a circle above the shape. Select the circle and the shape below it. Choose Object > Clipping Mask > Make from the menu. You can learn more about Illustrator clipping masks by reviewing the Adobe Illustrator Help Files.


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I had the exact same problem. Crazy distortion on just this one file (a logo) where the grouped shapes distorted and moved if I tried to re-size the logo. I finally found THIS to work: Select the multiple group shapes. Choose Pathfinder. Shape Mode. Unite. For some odd reason, that was my solution. Everything sizes and resizes as it should now.


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