You could have better results using Vectorizer (free) for example. It has a great option that allows you to create gradients (you have to select the paths that you want to merge, and the type of gradient). The result is not “pixel perfect”, but it's a little better than Illustrator's effect I think. I upscaled the original PNG before converting it into SVG ...
Is there a way to make the Illustrator document in the first place so that it will be stand-alone and not need linked files? This problem is making my life miserable as I try to edit files from home or work or different laptops or desktops.
It's the type you need to use as a clipping mask. Specifically a duplicate of the type. You don't need a clipping mask using the mesh object. You want a clipping mask applied to the mesh object.
Copy the type (I'm assuming it's outlines and not live type)
Paste in front of the mesh
Then select the type copy and the gradient mesh
Choose Object > Clipping ...
I would use Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Mesh, and set up a 1 x 1 mesh.
It's not easy to adjust; certainly a little tricky to get the curve handles just right. Also there are two Bézier handles on each corner to deal with. You'll probably need to zoom in to adjust them, especially the one that almost comes to a point. The length of handles is ...
You can't. If I understand correctly.
You can keep handles at 90/45° angles by holding Shift as you drag a handle.
But, you simply can't drag two different length handles at the same time. The only way to drag more than one handle at a time is via the Convert Anchor Point Tool and resetting the symmetry of the handles.
It's also wise to tag a question ...
Surprisingly, I've found that the software that came with my Silhouette Vinyl Cutter has an incredible bitmap to vector translation. I use Illustrator for work and wish I had the silhouette software installed on that PC just for that one purpose.
Stroked paths can't have angled end caps. You can't cut a stroke at any angle. That's simply not how strokes work in Illustrator. Strokes can only have one of 3 end caps... rounded, square, or arrowhead.
You can create your own arrowheads which somewhat mimic angled caps. SEE HERE That can be a challenge because you may need to precisely determine the angle ...
You might have to re-save your .ai file as an Illustrator 2020 (or newer, if you are reading this when a new file format is announced). I was having the same issue, however, the option to see other "pages" (artboards) was not available. After doing a Save-As over the original file, the option showed to choose the artboard from the Place File ...
This problem is common and appears regularly as questions in GDSE. If I remember right I have written essentially the same answer about 3 times per year.
Exactly fitting seams have 2 px wide partially transparent gap when they are rendered on the screen. It's the antialiasing which makes the edges of the shapes to have 1 px wide fuzzy zone to avoid jaggines. ...
Option/Alt clicking a Pathfinder Panel button essentially removes the "expand" aspect of the operations.
In other words, the operations is still performed. However, nothing is expanded. So, you see your original shapes outlines. The interaction between these shapes should react as expected using the pathfinder operation.
You will still see the ...
I was having the same problem and going insane until I finally figure out where the color was being used. I checked in the layers pallet and went line by line, and checked if any element had a effect applied to it's appearance (even an effect that was not showing, just listed), and I found the color being used as a drop shadow.
So, your color IS there, ...
Do this on a copy, just in case you aren't happy....
Select all the green and white (not sure if you want stars punching through the blue. If you do, then select the blue too)
Click the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel (Window > Pathfinder)
Use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) to click one white area
Choose Select > Same > Fill & ...
You can scale the handles.
But, yes, you must do them one by one. That really shouldn't matter if you use numbers rather than trying to drag anything.
Select one anchor using the Direct Selection Tool (White Arrow)
Double-click the Scale Tool in the Toolbar and
Use the Uniform field and enter a value.
The handles will scale.
If you select more than a ...
Select the stroke and choose Object > Expand Appearance from the menu if it is available.
Depending upon specific needs you may also want to chose Object > Expand.
These "bake in" appearance aspects.
You can also leave things as they are, rotate your stroke, then adjust the brush preferences to un-rotate the calligraphic stroke.
Object> Arrange> Send to Current Layer will only send selections to a new 1st level layer and not a sublayer.
Click the Create New Layer button (not the Create New Sublayer button) at the bottom of the Layers Panel. Highlight the newly created Layer. You can then select what you want to move there and the Object> Arrange> Send to Current Layer ...
There is a extetendScript that can do this effortlessly and precise: breakDashes.jsx
If you take five minutes to learn where to paste scripts into the right folder and then inside Illustrator go to File → Scripts → BreakDashes
You might also need to sign up to GitHub too in order to download the file.
It's not a Moire pattern. That name is reserved for intermodulation result of 2 layered repeating patterns which have close enough repeating frequencies on the plane.
But it is a curve family. It could as well be an image of a 3D surface which has equally spaced U and V coordinate lines drawn on the surface for example because a rectangular grid is mapped ...
There are probably many ways you could do this. Here's my suggestion, with basic steps.
Concentric circles, plus an overlapping rectangle, then Pathfinder Divide
Select and delete all the lines not required
Use the Round Corner widget to round all the corners, then select and delete all extra paths/nodes left behind.
Join all remaining pieces, increase ...
Building the path by splitting and rejoining circles and rounding the corners is seemingly shown by others. I skip it. The rest of the job needs several tricks which may need some time to be caught if you are a beginner.
I put together a simplified version which has only a couple of circles:
On the top there's 30 rotated black lines. One of them is selected....
It's a fairly simple task using concentric circles. You merely cut, join and round...
If you are unfamiliar with how to perform any of these steps, please review some basic Illustrator tutorials. There's nothing advanced, or "special" about any of this.
You cannot. If you group a bunch of objects everyone gets lifted in the layering order so that the group contains members which are consequent in the layering order.
In the next image we have a line in the bottom and a star on the top:
If we group the line and the star the line is lifted up to the next from the star:
If we instead of it group the line and ...
I eventually determined the problem: I had started with a box, used Style -> Round Corners to add round corners to it, and then started slicing and dicing one side to achieve the shape I wanted without using Object->Expand Appearance first. Once I used Expand Appearance, I was able to make changes to the path without the unexpected behavior.
The path should be closed if you want the fill to be contained. It makes sense too. You can't contain something if it's open.
Looks like you've tried Fill in one of those two curved lines and it is open. Try joining the ends of both curves so it creates one closed shape.
What the shape builder does is basically creates 2 partitions, so the color is remained ...
This is a bit of a work around but you can copy the text in AI and then paste it into your browser's address bar.. or any text field within your browser like an email. Then copy that plain text and you got it.
You are lucky - you work with Illustrator. If you were in Affinity Designer or Inkscape the things would be harder. In Affinity Designer you would need to redraw nearly all to get the wanted fillable areas or at least draw and join numerous new parts to existing curves to get closed shapes. In Inkscape it's often possible to recombine the paths with minimal ...
What you see are the effects of the default resolution of the various PDF viewers. It used to be an idea to have the "real" view on screen (in other words, something appearing as 1 inch on paper should also be 1 inch on screen).
In Acrobat, you can set that resolution in the preferences.
If the whole logo is expanded (Object > Expand) and if each shape is independent (I mean if the white shapes are already cropped and there's no white shapes behind orange shapes), you can just use Direct Selection tool and select them each and delete it.
You can also use Shape Builder tool for this (again it works if whole logo is expanded):
Just press ...
Select all (Select > All)
Set the fill to none in the Color Panel (Window > Color)
Set the stroke to a color in the Color Panel
Set the stroke weight in the Stroke Panel (Window > Stroke)
You can also do all this via the Appearance Panel (Window > Appearance).
Merely click the colors or the stroke weight in that panel..
You can review some ...
A PDF is not the format for a "web presentation"
If you truly need it for the web, use a slideshow script. Do a search like this: https://www.google.com/search?q=full+page+web+slider
If you intend to use it on a live presentation, for example on a videoconference, simply press Ctrl+L using Adobe reader and it will be Full page.
A PDF is not a file ...
It's because the image is set to 300dpi. I can see it in the image properties you posted. It's easy to fix.
Open the raster image in Photoshop, do Image > Image Size, then change the resolution to 72ppi, with the resampling option unchecked, and then resave it. It's important not to resample, otherwise you will change the number of pixels.
Now place the ...
This is a bug I've run across a few times.
You can get around it by using the Anchor Point tool (Shortcut: Shift–C) and adding a curve to the end that's giving you trouble.
It doesn't actually need to be curved, but just using the Anchor Point tool to add a "straight-curve" (if thats a thing lol) by pulling out the bezier curve nodes, that should ...
You can construct this with compass and straight edge.
Draw a circle with a compass. "Walk" the compass round the circumference of the circle locating 6 points on the circumference. Draw an equilateral triangle by joining every second point. The other 3 points can be used to locate the mid points of each side of your equilateral triangle by joining ...
If the path you wish to make vertical is part of a larger path, you can align anchors. This only works if all anchors on path are not selected.
Use the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow)
Select the top anchor and the bottom anchor
Click the vertical align options in the Align Panel
Anchors can be aligned if they are individually selected.
If you aren't ...
(updated answer after seeing your question edit)
There's an easy way to rotate one end of a line, while the other end stays in place:
make sure you have Smart guides turned on
create a vertical guideline touching one of the anchors
hit R to rotate and click that very same anchor point (mouse cursor will change). This will make the line rotate around that ...
No idea what printer tries to place ink to the same place as well for text and the underlying colored shape. But one possibility exists. You can make a color separated print PDF where plates C, M, Y and K have all separate image. Making the print PDF can have option Overprint Black =ON an that's, of course a different case. A super-tricky printer driver can ...
I know this forum is old, but I was having the same issue and resolved it by doing the following, hopefully, this will help someone else having the same issue?
Instead of clicking on the fill swatch where you can enter in the colour values, open up Swatches tab (under the window) and click on the + symbol for New Swatch, a values window will pop open, enter ...
I've had the same problem with an object - not a symbol - with a gradient applied to it. (Bounding box 5 pixels wider than the object on each side.) Replacing the gradient with a solid colour "fixed" the problem and I could at least learn how big the object was before doing a lot of resizing to export a precisely cropped vector. I honestly hope ...