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Illustrator stroke sets to default when I ungroup

The stroke seems to be applied to the group, not the individual paths. If you merely want the overall shape and aren't vested in keeping strokes as strokes... Object > Expand Appearance Object >...
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How can I set this up for a seamless repeat?

Just the top left 4.. repeat. Adjust the pattern tile to Brick By Column and change the pattern tile width to allow the proper overlap. Note the green highlight for the pattern tile.
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How to best vectorise this image?

I would use a Transform effect (in the Appearance panel) for this. What follows isn't a tutorial, just the basic steps. Add some guides to mark the centre of the artwork Draw a rectangle with no ...
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How do I create a wood texture in Adobe Illustrator?

The base body is divided to separate stripes which all have separate shadings for apparent differently curved surfaces. In theory they could also have separately distorted texture fills to make the ...
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How to vectorise an icon symmetrically?

Draw it. Have a higher resolution photo to get easily the right proportions. I do not have your cards, so I used your own tracing attempt as my reference. Lock the image to prevent moving it ...
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How do I create a wood texture in Adobe Illustrator?

Find a wood texture either online, take a photo of one, or use Photoshop's generative AI to make one. Then use the Liquify Tool in Photoshop to distort it something like this. Then draw a tree shape ...
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Drag and drop from finder into illustrator without it creating a new document

The same thing happened to me for the first time... I eventually realised I was trying to drag and drop my photo file onto a locked Layer, which made Illustrator open each image as a new separate .ai ...
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Draw two concentric circles without any change in stroke in Adobe Illustrator

Select both circles, open up the Main menu → Window → Stroke panel and type your stroke value in the weight field.
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Draw two concentric circles without any change in stroke in Adobe Illustrator

Either just change the stroke for all circles afterwards or enter Preferences and untick General > Scale Strokes & Effects.
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How can i store pure vector assets, not linked assets, in Adobe Library?

To "embed" (unlink) a vector asset saved in Illustrator "Libraries" panel: (1) Drag the asset to the Artboard from Libraries panel, then while it is selected... (2) Go to the "...
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How to skew shapes on both sides in isolated mode?

Isolation mode doesn't really matter... This works regardless of Isolation Mode. Grab the Free Transform Tool (just tap the e key), hold down the Command/Ctrl+Option/Alt keys, grab one of the middle ...
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UK designer - advice and question

That is general question regarding IP (intellectual property) created during an employment. Your contract should specify that. 99% sure all the stuff that you do during employment = belongs to the ...
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Illustrator - Making object transparent

You can reduce the fill opacity to less than 100% in the Appearance Panel, and also in the Properties panel available in more recent versions of Illustrator. Note that you wont be able to see this ...
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How to Create a Halftone Effect with Variable Width Lines for a Human Face or any object?

This looks like an image which has been converted from Grayscale mode to Bitmap mode in Photoshop using the Halftone Screen method, with Shape set to Line. It's easy enough to apply this method, but ...
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How to Create a Halftone Effect with Variable Width Lines for a Human Face or any object?

There is a paid plug-in for Illustrator from Astute Graphics called WidthScribe. I have no affiliation with them but find their plug-ins to be really good. Part of this plug-in is the Width Stamp tool ...
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How do I zoom with Ctrl instead of Alt on Windows in Adobe CC?

I too am facing this issue. The problem is my computer admin wont allow me to install AutoHotkey. Is there another way to script and solve the issue. I believe scripting can do wonders. PLease help !
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Problem of dashed stroke in illustrator between 2 characters ,when writing in Arabic font

"Fusion" in French can die the job easily: try ctrl+alt+b
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How do I have a curved Gradient over multiple objects in in Illustrator?

Create a compound shape with your segments, place them on top of the stroke, then select the stroke and the segments and create a clipping mask.
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How to apply a clipping mask to multiple independent paths?

I was looking for an answer to this issue and may have found an easier solution. Trying to group multiple objects and then using the clipping mask method didn't work. BUT if I selected all of the ...
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clipping mask shortcut. using image own bounding box, illustrator

As I see there is no need to create any additional rectangle for masking a placed image. Just by selecting it and pressing ctrl+7 (object -> clipping mask -> make) AI will creates a mask ...
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clipping mask shortcut. using image own bounding box, illustrator

Could be you had selected the image and accidentally clicked on 'Mask' from the Control panel? This would create a clipping mask on the image. Refer to attached image below.
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clipping mask shortcut. using image own bounding box, illustrator

Some raster images inherently come with a clipping mask in Illustrator. In some instances a raster image in Illustrator will already have a clipping mask at the bounds of the image. There's no ...
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png is saving with white background

A work around is to use image trace on the png. When you do this the background reverts back to white. Click the Expand button on the options bar and this will break the tracing into pieces- similar ...
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