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Its because You have to colorise to BlacK100 ungroupped EAN lines as outlines.


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Should be fairly simple: I've got similar artwork - Convert text to outlines by selecting the text, and going to Type > Create outlines Then go to Transparency menu (if you don't have it open, you can find it by going to Window > Transparency) You'll have to group any background layers together, and then group any transparency layers together like the ...


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Getting them to line up is easy enough since one stroke is exactly half the width of the other. Make sure Smart Guides are switched on Open the a Transform dialog and set the options as shown below Select the rectangle, and in the Stroke panel set "align stroke to outside" Click and drag the corner until the Smart Guide shows them aligned, and do the same ...


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My guess is that sample was created using Phantasm from AstuteGraphics.com -- it excels at custom halftone-like fills. You merely create black and white objects or a gradient-filled object Set the options in the plug in.... Then add additional fills or objects for the secondary color.... This equates to black areas creating larger characters and then ...


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I actually just discovered Object > Expand Appearance so that's how it's done. Now the fill is done as a normal fill would be rather than paintbrush and now I can resize as needed!


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Deselect all Double click the Scale Tool and make sure Scale Strokes & Effects is checked Click Ok Select the shape and scale it


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I bet this is just a bad preview situation. Try to save this as PDF or JPG, it may actually look right on a finished export.


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The short answer is: No, technically color profiles should take care of this. This is a complicated subject, so I will only scratch the surface. There are many more thorough explanations on other questions on this site. The idea behind color management is this: You have a screen which is suitable for design work and which is correctly color calibrated and ...


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Yes, no, it depends. The neverending question... Have you defined your color profiles? Sometimes I do not pick a "more saturated" or "brighter" color than the one rendered with the color profile, but I choose one cleaner, achromatic. Instead of darkening a color with the complementary one I prefer using black... Sometimes. Your color probably could be ...


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In Illustrator 2019 select the path you want to change and choose Object/Path/Simplify from the menu bar. The check box for straight lines will be in that dialogue box.


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this is how you can do it indirectly: if you already apply the graphic style to your object, then Select the object that has the desirable graphic style ( the one you already applied) hit SHIFT-F6 and modify the appearance the way you want it, when done. hit SHIFT-F5 and drag the new object to the graphic style panel. to apply to all your objects, select ...


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Let me go step by step here. Say you have a vector image you open up in both Photoshop and Illustrator in DINA3 and 300ppi. A vector image will stay vector on Illustrator (1), this means that the 300PPI will have no effect. This setting on Illustrator is when it needs to actually rasterize something, some shadow for example. This means that if it is ...


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Here's one guess. Make the cylinder as 3D revolution: The revolved shape isn't pure sharp rectangle, but a little distorted one. It must be if one wants to place the image onto the cylinder as a single image, not as several clipped pieces. Corners B and C are rounded. They are smooth nodes. Corners A and D are sharp. To get the 3D surface as one piece ...


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Bottom Layer Make a pattern brush with a triangle Increase the spacing Use the Spiral Tool to make a simple spiral Stroke it with the top brush Place a black circle on top (semitransparent in the image below) Cut the spiral, select the circle and make a mask pasting in place the spiral Top Layer Duplicate the first brush and reduce the size and spacing ...


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Ok, stop. You have not mentioned anything about the color profile. My usual example: Take a marker and draw a line on a coated magazine paper, and on a newspaper. The ink value is the same, the color is not. Leave your color as Pantone, the point of Pantone is that tries to be an "absolute color". Define a set of color profiles, for example, Swop2, ...


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Trotec job control respects your wishes. By default JobControl cuts exactly in the order you drew the segments. This is offcourse easy in illustrator where you can just order the damn thing as you wish. But many cad applications dont work in a way to make this obvious. Now step one is to join your damn stuff. This makes laying out easier and enables you ...


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Pen tool - Precise placement of anchors and control over curves Pencil Tool - Freeform creation of disjointed paths. Brush Tool - Freeform creation of disjointed paths with automatic application of brush appearance Blob Brush Tool - Freeform creation of a brush path suing a calligraphic brush which will auto-expand when the cursor is lifted, leaving a ...


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The software with which you control the machine determines the cutting sequence. For laser cutters with RD designated controllers, RDWorks is shipped/packaged with the device. A third party software developer has created Lightburn Software for the same controller (and many others) and often addresses similar problems related to cutting sequences. Lightburn ...


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Yes and no, well ... kind of. Make sure the guides are unlocked, and drop a guide on the artboard. Then, if you type into the X or Y field in the options along the top like this "210*50%", where 210 is the size of the artboard, then hit enter, Illustrator will do the maths inside the entry field, and move the guide to that position.


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The thing with outlining strokes is - it works as it says on the tin: Big fatty line entity: Menu>Object>Path>Outline Stroke: New compound path entity resulting from outlined stroke - super-simple, fast and exactly as expected: If you did this to multiple entities, you'd get multiple such open strokable shapes, and you could use either Pathfinder or ...


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Alternate answer: In Adobe Illustrator, you could use envelope distort and leave the text fully editable: The red trapezoid is on top - with a multiply transparency blend mode to make visibility easier: with the text and the trapezoid both selected, go to Menu>Object>Envelope Distort>Make with Top Object - like so: This gives us this result, which looks a ...


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Yes, to answer the apparent question, you can select a path regardless of how thick it is and transform it to an object via Object → Path → Outline Stroke or Object → Expand.


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Blending gives often unexpected results if the blended paths have different amount of nodes or they are distributed differently. An example: In the left there's 2 paths which are separated from a S. In the middle there's a succesful midline generation with blending. In the right there's an unsuccesful attempt after editing a little one of the paths. The ...


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One a fast answer could be "apply perspective!". But that's not the same. Horizontal dimensions have stayed intact, the stretching is vertical. Perspective affects all dimensions. In Illustrator you can get the right result with Effect > Distort & Transform > Free Distort: In the Free Distort dialog simply drag the right side corners vertically. If ...


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Here's one way to do it: This is a vector flower illustration (Expanded from an image trace) over a raster image of a watercolour texture. Copy Ctrl+C the flower graphic and then do Paste in Place Shift+Ctrl+V, and do Object > Compound Path > Release, or Alt+Shift+Ctrl+8. Then open the Pathfinder panel and hit the Unite button. This will remove all the ...


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The clipping maskis working as expected. This is exactly what clipping masks do. Make the filled color of your object the color of your objects in clipped masks.* In other words what is black becomes what was your image, which is what you see. If you want something else you need to alter your image. So copy the image and delete the areas in the center so ...


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Raster data such as "png content" is not clipped or removed in the "skeleton" of an Illustrator file. Raster content may be visually clipped for the preview. However, in outline mode, when viewing the construction of the file or its skeleton, raster bounding boxes, which are always a rectangles, will be visible. If you wish outline mode to precisely match ...


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SZCZERZO KŁY brought up a great idea, however, I want to add to it. Why do you even need to convert it to .svg? If Amazon counts any .svg extension file as an image, why not just use a command to suffix all files with .svg as their file type. Run this comand in local directory with all your ai files (Windows): ren *.ai *.ai.svg They won't function as an ...


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I don't see a need to script the whole procedure. First I would copy (or move) all those files into one place (just because I'm skewed in file storing that way) with wildcards (assuming you're working in Windows). copy *.<extension> <other folder> And then just record an action of opening ai and saving as svg. Then run the batch. Side note: ...


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Just further to Scott's great advice, you can also: Select the four centre anchor points of the shape using the Direct Selection Tool (A) + holding shift Snip all anchors points at once by hitting the scissors tool Join the anchor points of the centre (and outer) shapes using the pen tool (P)


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The property was part of the SVG 1.X specification, but has since been deprecated. It was specifically meant to enable effect inheritance for children of the element. In your case, probably the drop shadow of the silver foreground item onto the item in the background. So, if you export to any SVG between 1.1 and 2.0, you will get this property on any ...


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As Far as I'm aware, there's no "cut between anchors" command anywhere. Use the Direct Selection Tool (White arrow) to drag and select the angled paths Choose Edit > Cut from the menu (Command/Ctrl+x) Select the two open end anchors on the top portion Choose Object > Path > Join from the menu (Command/Ctrl+j) Select the two open end anchors on the ...


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After the question edit::: You need as single compound shape of all the type characters. Select all the outlined type and choose Object > Compound Path > Make from the menu. Then, proceed to make your clipping mask.


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Can you load your new color palette, aply your new styles to an object, load the old Palette, select the object and add the style with create new swatch to the old palette?


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I think your paths are not connected. If you double click on the path you can see the parts. You can connect them with selecting the endpoints and merge them with the "merge selected endpoints" tool.


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The explanation of what you are doing seems a bit back to front, to be honest. Also there's no need to have anything on separate layers for it to work. If the background is vector, make sure all the elements which make up the background are grouped. If it's a raster image you don't need to do that. Make sure the clipping object is a closed compound path, ...


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You will need to expand the stroke to join it to a shape. You can not join stroked paths with shapes. You can only combine shapes with shapes. Start with the shape and stroke.... Line them up.... Select only the stroked path portion and choose Object > Expandfrom the menu.. and then simply hit the OK button for the pop up dialog window. This will ...


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You can't do that directly because the shape is a closed path, but the line is just a stroke. A workaround is to convert the stroke to outlines first by doing Object > Expand, to turn it into a closed path. Then move it to overlap your shape, select both shapes, and in the Pathfinder, hit the Unite button.


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You can't technically. Shapes and paths are two different concepts in Illustrator and you cannot combine a square with a line for instance. Even if your square looks like a normal line, it is not a line and you can't edit a line-looking shape like you edit a normal path (line). This can only work if both objects are either shape or line. In your case ...


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In Photoshop you can use Edit → Transform → Warp, and choose Arc in the tool options along the top. Then you change the shape by clicking and dragging the top handle. Example


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Draw the wanted frame in Illustrator. You can for ex. align 2 circles and lines. Then fill the wanted piece with the Shape builder. Delete the extra parts and use the frame as the top object in Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object. It's tried here: The lines were originally vertical, they are rotated plus and minus 30 degrees to get 60 degrees ...


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The SVG that I had contained <g enable-background="new"> which I turned into <g> and fixed the issue. And I didn't lose anything from the SVG. Apparently the plugin that was used generated the SVGs like that and there was that one small issue I guess.


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Unfortunately, we have to make it manually. You made think the best way to achieve this. So here we go: Select copy and lock the circles. Paste in front and convert the curves to straight lines using the Simplify Panel. Make all the circles(now squares) to 1% using the Transform Each Panel. Drag each point and align them. Remember each line is actually ...


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If the map is vectorial: Make a rectangle around the area to be preserved Select all Use the Shape Builder Tool + Alt Click the paths outside the rectangle to delete them Or: Make a rectangle around the area to be preserved Select all From the Pathfinder Panel press Divide


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Go to menu View → Perspective Grid → Define Grid and change the Viewing Distance and the Horizon Height


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If you select the object and open the Appearance panel you will see an "Add" effect applied to it. Select the effect, then click and drag it to the trash in the Appearance panel. Now, you will be able to select the segment with the Direct Selection Tool A, and hit Delete. Note: Any time you see some inexplicable/unselectable thing in Illustrator, the first ...


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An old case, popped up by the system. You have already got the receipe of the perfect result: Modify and place the glyphs manually one by one. No problem as long as you have well trained editing hands and sharp eyes which see exactly beforehand what's needed. I guess many of us want something easier. You can try this: The starting point: A text and the ...


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Dig out the Scissors under the eraser and use it. Have View > Snap to point =ON to be able to cut exactly at the corner point. The Eraser removes a part of the closed area and generates a new edge, it's purpose isn't to slice curves nor remove segments.


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Yeah, defined hyperlinks do not work in exported SVGs from AI. Can't find any workaround. Adobe, do something about it.


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The easiest way is to convert your fonts to outline, So printer will don't need fonts for it.


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