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Scale distance between text and objects without scaling font size

Like, Billy, I don't think it can be done in 1 step. One could just stretch the shapes then realign type on their new centers. If you click a selected object a second time with the Selection Tool (...
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Scale distance between text and objects without scaling font size

I don't think this is possible in one step. It won't work if you just select everything, and scale horizontally, because that will also scale the letters horizontally. But, here's one way to do it: ...
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How to edit Excel charts in Illustrator?

Usually, when I see rasters copied into Illustrator from Excel, it is because effects have been applied to the markers or line. In Excel, right click on each data series, select Format Data Series, ...
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When copying graph from Excel and pasting into Illustrator, text is corrupted

The easiest fix is to change the font in Excel to Helvetica. Click on the chart background in Excel. On the Excel home tab change the font to Helvetica or Helvetica Neue, which changes all the text in ...
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illustrator... removing part of stroke

Seeing the actual path would be best if you want us to help you. However, I'll try giving you a quick answer. Option 1: If you want to remove that part, and the outline to remain an outline: Select ...
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Illustrator: copying an artboard to a new document

In illustrator 2022, I just select all artboards that I want to copy to another file and drag them to that file's tab.
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How to make bendy text in inkscape? (or adobe illustrator)

This is for Inkscape If you want to actually distort the outlines rather than just use an effect, you can use the Tweak Tool W in Inkscape. Convert the text to outlines using Path > Object to Path....
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How to make bendy text in inkscape? (or adobe illustrator)

Similar to Scott's answer there is also a 'Tweak' tool in Inkscape ( or W by default) that lets you distort a path by dragging over it, if you set the mode to 'Push parts of paths ...' (). However, I'...
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How to make bendy text in inkscape? (or adobe illustrator)

Illustrator has a Warp Tool. You could create outlines and use that.... This is just one method. There are more... Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator: Transform type to give it wave-like form/flow How to ...
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Thin black line between shapes

I'm sure it's anti-aliasing which generates without asking blend between your red and green in such a way that the antialising zone is darker than colors around it. You can make the blending happen so ...
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Thin black line between shapes

Kindly check 'opacity' and 'Blending modes'. Set the blending mode into 'Normal'. Yours one is set to 'Multiply'. Thank you.
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How to measure the area of any shape (in any vector program)

You will most likely need a script, plugin or extension of some kind. For Illustator there's a script here: https://gist.github.com/bryanbuchanan/11387501 - which I haven't tested. Measurements appear ...
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Photo currently in Figma file - how to use it for print / Illustrator?

If you do not want to right click to copy it as PNG, there is this Plugin
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Specify line start while anchoring line end in Illustrator

Select with the white arrow (=the direct selection tool) the line endpoint which should be moved and type to the info bar the new coordinates of the selected point.
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Illustrator - Find Lines That Loop Over Themselves

I'm not sure how useful this will be, but it's certainly possible. If you do a Path Finder Divide operation, then Ungroup Shift+Ctrl+G, it will cut off any loops. Then select the stroke of the object ...
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How to divide line under outlined text in Illustrator. Leaving the line intact between letters

A brute force approach Let's assume you have a group of paths which are outlined letters with no fill color and another path (green) which goes through the letters: Duplicate (=copy, paste in place) ...
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How to design Square Kufic type Logos(Any identity) in Illustrator?

While the method outlined by Scott is good and reasonable. To be honest I'd just set up a grid and draw the outlines snapping to the grid. But all of this said there is an alternate method that all ...
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How to design Square Kufic type Logos(Any identity) in Illustrator?

Create a grid of squares with gaps between the squares. Then choose which parts of the grid are filled. Then fill the gaps between filled portions to create forms.
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How to divide line under outlined text in Illustrator. Leaving the line intact between letters

Select all the letters Object > Compound Path > Make Then try Divide again. But.... Divide is going to split your letters at the circle. I don't think you actually want to use Divide here. A ...
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Custom brush doesn't maintain continuity

Art Brushes have a beginning and an end. They will always show this beginning and end. If you want a continuous brush that appears to have no start/stop you need to use a Pattern Brush. Whether you ...
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IPAD Illustrator thumbnail files not showing on windows

Lets turn my comments to an answer. Most likely the extension your talking about is the explorer extension that is part of PowerToys. This file is not actually rendering the AI file at all. Its ...
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Illustrator: Getting the error message 'The selected artwork contains an element that cannot be used in a pattern brush'

There's still a clipping mask. Release it, ungroup and remove the mask shape (=square). Then you will have a bunch of circles with different fill colors. That works as a brush.
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Pathfinder divide in illustrator

The outer curved shape looks like it is made of multiple paths, not one single closed path. A closed path is one which is closed at the ends, forming a single path to make a completely enclosed shape. ...
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How do I easily export parts of an artwork in Adobe Illustrator?

Create a new artboard for each section. Artboards can overlap or lie on top of one another. You don't need to change the artwork at all. Create a new artboard (on top of the existing artboard you ...
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What causes align to object to fail so incredibly?

Object > Flatten Transparency > Move Raster slider to 100 > Check Convert all text to outlines just in case. Then try to align.
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Turn off ALL hyphenation in Illustrator

Open up the Paragraph Menu. Click the 3 Horizontal Lines (Menu) on the right hand side, then click on Hyphenation. Unclick the Hyphenation option. Done. Alternatively you can also set the Words Longer ...
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Ai to PDF - Don't include portion of images hidden by clipping mask

Take a look if there are some hidden layers that include the full image. Make sure that there are no more layers in the AI file besides the layers that u want to show on the PDF
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Where do I find free SVG Illustrations?

Free illustrations for personal and commercial uses: illustAC Openclipart Highlights Scale by Flexiple
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Building a to-scale illustration to print

This is merely speculation without any knowledge of what any shape actually looks like.... If possible, lie the object on a sheet of paper. Use a pen/pencil/marker to trace the outline of the shape ...
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Building a to-scale illustration to print

Yes, i think photoshop or illustrator can handle very large scale designs. taking real life measurement of the object will certainly help in setting it up to scale.
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Aligning a pattern to connect in Illustrator

I believe the easiest approach would be to draw the pattern manually and make sure that the segments fit the artboard. There are many ways to do this. You could for example do it like this: Draw one ...
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What is the easiest way to do shading for a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop?

I think much of this shading could easily be accomplished via Gradient Meshes. Note that Gradient Meshes are not the same as "gradients". They are more complex and can take more effort to ...
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Illustrator: Creating extruded text with a transparent cap while still opaquing "hidden" sides

"Transparent faces" are simply not possible using the live 3D effect in Illustrator. If the desire is to color match the faces with the background, it would be possible to create a simple ...
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Shape-aware archimedean spiral in Illustrator

Ok it is somewhat possible to do this out of the box. There will come a point where it fails since the shapes starts to self intersect (you can expand the results and continue with offsets but ist a ...
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Is there a way to read content of outline objects in Adobe Illustrator using script?

Well obviously it would be possible for you to implement this. It wold just be quite a bit of work on the scripting layer. How well it would work depends on how much effort you want to put into it. ...
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Is there a way to read content of outline objects in Adobe Illustrator using script?

No. Illustrator sees paths that's all. It then sees if the path is open or closed and if there's a stroke or fill applied to the path. Illustrator does not, and has never, "interpreted" or &...
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What is the easiest way to do shading for a vector drawing in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop?

It is a bit hard to tell, especially without seeing the final look you are achieving. This is not an answer, but a couple of suggestions. A. Keep the shadings editable as long as you can. B. Use the ...
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How do output a long vertical file for behance?

Please share an example of "an extremely vertical long presentation". You can slice your long artboard into separate files (for example .jpg) and add them in order one after another. ...
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Gradient Map in Illustrator

There is a workaround using Illustrator documents inside Photoshop, One of the reasons we need to use vector art is to maintain resolutionless edges on text, flat art.. you know.. vector outlines. ...
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Avoid cropping "transparent" areas when using logo

In this case, I wouldn't use a PNG, but I'd do the same thing you're discussing in an AI artboard. Both Illustrator and InDesign support import options. When placing in either program, there's a ...
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How to Delete/Remove shape to make it transparent over another shape

It is hard to know how your shapes are constructed but one way is you can use Pathfinder to your benefit. Click/ Drag to Select your shape Go to Window> Pathfinder to open the Pathfinder Palette ...
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Illustrator's outer glow blur has wrong size

The sizes of Gaussian blur and its applications like glows and shadows are much larger than the used radius of blur. Gaussian blur effect is calculated when the vector shape is rendered to a bitmap ...
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