I assume you are seeing something like this, followed by a lot of code:
You can do this using the Shape Builder Tool.
Select both of your paths, and activate the Shape Builder Tool (Shift+M).
Now, while holding down Alt simply click in the center shape.
This will subtract it from your shape.
You can see an example of this on this post.
"I am told that I need to join the puzzle pieces into 1 path." - that sounds like you need a combined path, not that you need to physically join or merge anything. Use Object > Compound Path > Make. It will turn the selected paths into one combined path. You will not see any visible difference, however it will show up as a compound path in the Layers ...
As far as I could tell, this isn't possible, there's even a similar post and the solutions there are
I have a potential solution, it's going to be tedious, but it might just work.
This assumes all your paths are relatively simple paths (puzzle pieces) - if they are rather complicated this whole thing is probably not worth it.
Also, I would recommend ...
It appears that you are not concerned about the kerf, so I'll run with that.
The puzzle projects I've seen create a cut line horizontally to join only the "tops" of a piece, which also include the bottoms of the adjacent pieces. You would break the paths of an entire row and join only those running approximately horizontally. Once all the horizontals are ...
You could use an Art Brush for this.
Draw three rectangles, and fill each with a colour.
Select all, and drag and drop them into the brushes panel
When the New Brush dialog appears, choose "Art Brush", click OK
Draw a line with curved corners, apply the Art Brush you previously made
Edit: As for making sure the rectangles are 2px high, you can ...
Use a step blend instead.
Create a star with a stroke and no fill, then do Object > Transform > Scale. Make sure to uncheck "Scale Strokes and Effects", increase the scale as required, then hit Copy to create a larger star.
Select both stars, and do Object > Blend > Make
Do Object > Blend > Blend Options. Choose "Specified Steps". Apply the number of steps ...
I do not know if this will work for you, but it's as close as I can think. Perhaps another user will know of a script or better method.
A Scatter Brush -- this assume the objects, like your example are all similar. If they are not similar, disregard everything after this sentence. :) This won't work for anything more than placement reference. I doubt that's ...
If you want to retain the effect without expanding it, you could try this:
Fill the inner circle black.
Select both the circle and the shape which has the effect
Open the Appearance panel
Click on "Opacity"
Click on "Make Mask"
Check your white objects..... White (paper) in Illustrator has a tendency to be set to overprint. Adobe states this is so "gradients and other objects print correctly when white is used". (I'm paraphrasing)
Select the white objects (or select all) and check the Attributes panel to ensure the Overprint option is not checked. And also check the View Menu to ...
For line extension to work on a rotated rectangle, it must still be designated as “Rectangle” in the layers panel.
Rectangles become Paths if you skew them, or unite them with another object. In that case, add a Rectangle, rotate it to the same angle, and centre the two. The line extension will use the Rectangle for the constrain angle.
An ellipse will ...
It was done in Cinema 4D. Using a fabric texture you can adjust the waves and gravity, then insert vector typography onto the surface. Extremely simple in 4D, incredibly difficult and time consuming in Adobe CC
Most Likely The hardware (monitors / laptops) are the main culprit. Always use the same screens to have an exact color reproduction.
If the HEX or RGB are off. Try to use in on a plain page and print them out separately once from your device and once from the other. and see if there is a difference in color.
MAKE SURE BOTH DEVICES HAVE THE SAME PRINTER ...
Minus Front is correct.
If it doesn't work, there must be something wrong with the actual shapes.
Make sure you're not clicking on the Minus Back: Minus Front should be the second icon from the top row.
Another way is to create a scatter brush using the + object.
Select all the objects, duplicate and ungroup all, open the Transform each panel and give then a 1% size.
Now just apply that + brush and group them if you want it.
On Windows I'd go with AHK. This script will remap Numpad Enter to Ctrl+Numpad Enter only for Illustrator:
#NoEnv ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
#Warn ; Enable warnings to assist with detecting common errors.
SendMode Input ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and ...
No, the management layer that does keyboard shorcuts does not actually penetrate all levels of the applications. Since scripts are limited in what they do they can not penetrate more than the applications allow you to do anyways.
There are functions in photoshop that you can only invoke if you use a english keyboard layout for example.
It might be ...
I was having a similar issue as the OP... Objects were not distributing properly (or so I thought) with no hidden items or other weirdness going on that would easily explain the issue. It also appeared to be intermittent. Finally figured out what was going on for me.. not sure this will solve the problem involving the guides, but maybe. Here's my fix:
It's basically the exact same method in the question you linked to. Merely apply a stroke rather than a fill.
Select the type object
Add a new stroke to it via the Appearance Panel.
With the stroke highlighted in the Panel, choose Effect > Convert to Shape > Rectangle and adjust the settings
The "box" will then auto-size to match the text.
It's likely due to how your project is constructed - It looks to me like there's a black object behind the element you want to remove.
For me, the quickest way to subtract the shape from the background is to open the Pathfinder, select both the shape you want to remove AND the black shape behind it and then select the "Divide" tool in the Pathfinder.
Well I'm sure this is not as 'creative' as your management probably expects you to go into Einstein-mode and invent what nobody else did, but.. moving away from floppies and drives and all that explicit symbolism, you can just type the name of the action and use a good old checkmark.
You're done working, so you 'Save and Close', right?
"I can modify the text all I want, it's just I can't select it"
The fact that you can modify the text, would indicate that perhaps the highlighting may simply be turned off.
View > Show Edges may show the highlighting you are expecting.
You will find some content related to her work by searching for Raster Painting.
Keep in mind that that is they beauty of art, she is using all her knowledge and inspiration to create this artwork. It is not as easy to recreate.
I have the same problem today in my Illustrator and PS and was searching for some answers, but none of those helps. So, by any chance that you still haven't found the answers all I did is I delete the font Antenna Bold. It's similar to the Arial Bold and I think it conflicts with it that why it will appear as condensed. Anyway hope this helps.
You can't remove that in Illustrator, because Illustrator is built around editing vector files, and PNG is not vector artwork, it is a raster format (made of pixels).
You can however, attempt to do this in Photoshop — which works with pixels — using the 'Levels' panel.
There are 2 questions here one is will colors change the other is what to do.
Will colors change? Ok this is a hard question simpliy because language lets us down. So it really boils down to wether you consider same to be based on a measurement, perceptual input or numerical data! These all have an answer that is different answer abd in eitger case it ...
I’ve done a rough model to exemplify some rules about lengths deformation in orthographic projections. Perspective is similar, only with extra deformation based on distance from the camera.
The simplest way to project a plane is parallel to the projection plane. You get actual lengths of the object and therefor the actual ratio between verticals and ...
You could try this tutorial first:
And then see my notes below:
Make a grid, convert it to symbol.
Map that grid/symbol onto the 3D sphere
Tweak settings. (choose "No shading" so you only have the "wireframe" (which is actually only the grid we created)) >OK
(Sphere still selected). MENU: Object >...
In Illustrator 2020 (possibly before) you can "Edit Gradient" in the Gradient pane. This 'explodes' the gradient, then you can add colours to the swatch pane as per Billy Kerr's answer above. It's just a quicker way of doing the same thing.
You can create stuff like this in Illustrator using a blend
The example below is just a very quick example. I'm sure with some time and care you could create something much better.
It's constructed from some sheared text, which has been rotated, and converted to outlines.
I then stacked 3 copies and filled them with different colours - black on the ...
I may be mistaken here as I am watching the vid on my phone, but it looks like the paths on the top half is closed, so you wont be able to join them with out opening the path again.
You could use pathfinder to join then but that may close up the gap you left, which mean you would have to cut that out or clip mask it.
I would just open the path on the top, ...
Start by creating two lines with gradients applied to the stroke. In the gradient window use Apply gradient along stroke to orient the gradient correctly
Next select the blend tool and use it to blend the two lines.
With the blend tool still selected hit enter to open the blend options dialogue. I think you'll find that specified distance works well, use ...
First step I would take, would be to get the rough shape of the exterior rectangle. I'll use orange for contrast purposes:
Next, I'll make the two triangles. They're not equilateral, but I'll get the process started with the Star took and 3 points:
Now I'll align the bottom of it with the rectangle, and distort the top until it aligns with one of the ...
The image example you posted looks like a stock image, which has a watermark. I'm uncomfortable showing you how to copy the design, since it would be copyright infringement. It would be less risky to create your own design rather than copy this.
However, such shapes can easily be made with the pen tool, by drawing straight lines, and the corners can be ...
The way I do it:
Inside Photoshop, make a selection and make a path from selection.
Copy that path and paste it in Illustrator.
Use the script GetShapeArea to calculate the area.
Note: In the image below I altered the code to show just cm². But the code has in² and cm².
In Illustrator, you can use the opacity of a raster image as a mask.
In my example, ill use stars as the group of vector layers, and this transparent image of a cat as the mask/silhouette.
Now we can use this cat as-is for the mask, but it won't look great. I would recommend using photoshop to turn it into a black and white image, or if you just want the ...
You can't get that with the Drop Shadow effect, but instead:
Select your original T shape
Do an offset via Object → Path → Offset Path
Create a copy of the offset shape and ALT+SHIFT+Drag diagonally
Create an Object → Blend between these 2 offset shapes with 'Specified Distance' set to 0
For a 1000 names my advice would be to move the list into InDesign, it's better suited for this level of text formatting. Illustrator is OK for text but I tend to leave it for short text, short paragraphs or more visually creative typography. Normally I would create the artwork in Illustrator and place into InDesign to handle large quantities of text.
Illustrator is a Vector program.
You will need to have a path in the shape you desire and then you can use that as the clipping path bounds.
I would recommend either manually tracing it, or if it's a good quality silhouette you could get away with autotrace in Illustrator.
If the green object is a single closed path with a green fill and black stroke, you could Expand the stroke and fill, ungroup it, select the green fill, then use the Knife tool to cut it into pieces, then select the highlight piece, then fill it with the colour you want.