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Listing the steps you should be doing, in case you are missing something: create the text with that selected, convert to outlines via Ctrl+Shift+O and your text is now converted to shapes hit A for direct selection tool hit Ctrl+Y to go into outline mode, this is optional, but will help you select lines instead of shapes. you can go out of outline mode by ...


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With the white arrow selected, drag over the anchor point you want to move, it'll be selected and you can then move that anchor point without changing the entire path.


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It's how they are intended to work - note in my screengrab the similarity between the preview in the brush palette and the highlighted stroke within the applied brushstroke - the preview shows you explicitly the relationship between underlying spline geometry / control points and the applied brush. If you want to avoid those gaps, my best advice is to make ...


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Art brushes will not "overlap" or "close" upon themselves. You essentially can't get rid of that "gap". That is not how Art Brushes function. You may notice that even the default Art brushes in Illustrator show this beginning/end. If you want to remove the "gap" you need to use some other method than an Art Brush, or break the circle and cause it's path to ...


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I did some tests and I think I found a solution with the following script. Essentially I did a loop to retrieve the values ​​from the artboardRect property and save them in csv. I hope it's useful to someone :) alert ('Artboard num: '+app.activeDocument.artboards.length); //Open a new text file. var myTextFile = File.saveDialog("Save CSV As", undefined); ...


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The simplest way is to: Draw 2 circles, one filled with white and one with black, and overlap them like this: Create a scatter brush with this object; -draw a curved path and apply the brush to the path stroke, for example: add the extra rings on the tip and adjust the spacing on the brush / object as necessary to increase the illusion of volume.


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This is not a specific effect, but instead a single leaf-looking shape, duplicated 3 times with colors adjusted and opacity probably set to 'Multiply'. There is no 'click-there-to-do-this' solution, it is most likely done manually.


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It would be easy to say: Get 3D! That subject is discussed in the end. But actually this can be done in Illustrator or at least it's possible to make something resembling. Blending can be used as you have guessed. Blending grey disks with a black stroke AND inserting a curved spine gives this: The curved spine must be circular for apparently uniform ...


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What you have is an icon which has been converted from line to shape. Which means you will have to find a not-converted icon or redraw the lines yourself manually to be then able to apply a dashed style to the line (aka: stroke). Once you have an actual line shape, you can apply a dashed line via 'Window → Stroke' and play with the numbers in red highlight ...


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Set solid colors as Global Colors using the Swatch Options in the Swatch Panel. Create all gradients/meshes using these solid global colors and tints of these global colors. When you edit a Global Color, by double-clicking the swatch in the Swatch Panel, all uses of that color will also be edited. So, it is only one edit to change colors applied to multiple ...


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I want to address some issues before actually sending anything for print. Some colegues mentioned them but I want to summarize. There are several kinds of files. Source material. Working files. Output files. In this case, is pretty obvious that you are trying to send a working file. You should not. You must prepare an output file. Normally it has some ...


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I noticed that the online version is a little shifted to one side. I don't know what is causing that but there are ways to avoid it. 1 - You can cut the pattern a little closer but it could shift yet. 2 - you can expand the pattern: a - Go to Object > Expand (this will make it editable); b - Object > Ungroup (this will make it ready for the next ...


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The stripes seem to be repeated copies of the letters which are squeezed horizontally, rotated and even warped to have a little twist.The stripe pattern has been used as opacity mask for text., which has been blurred in a complex way. It can contain several versions together. The final result also has blur but that can be a consequence of low pixel ...


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I found the solution. Go to 'Windows → Directprefs' and then reset 'Constrain angle' to zero.


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If you cut a path and delete a segment from that path, one or both points you cut can be left behind after the line segment delete. Double check to make sure there are only 2 points (and not a 3rd invisible sneaky point) at the ends of the lines you are trying to join. If you're accidentally selecting 3 points, Illustrator doesn't know what to do and gives ...


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Not sure about how I'd best approach that in Illustrator - I know I could achieve that in Affinity Designer without having to rasterise any layers by using adjustment layers with masks... you could therefore accomplish the same final result with two Adobe apps: Illustrator for the prime work then Photoshop for the adjustments. I was wrong - at least here at ...


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This is question is not related to Illustrator or Graphic Design in general. It's about how to share large files. Never ever send giant 2GB messages via email! Get in touch with your local printer. Most print houses provide a customer online access or a FTP login. This way you will be able to upload your print files directly. You can also use various ...


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Group the objects, move the objects outside of the current artboard and click your the group with the "Artboard Tool". It will create a new artboard which fits the size. You can now delete the old artboard. There is a very useful script which can resize the current artboard with a desired margin. (It asks the margin on run-time (e.g. 2px margin on all sides)...


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My illustrator is CC 2015 and what you can do is go to view > show corner widget


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No single click effect, unfortunately. You must draw it. A text, outlined and ungrouped, no fill, a thin stroke is inserted. Draw one or more lines over the writing Split the writing with the lines. Select the line, goto Object > Path > Divide Objects Below Drag some parts further and scale them bigger Connect the parts by drawing lines (=red) Have Smart ...


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Not possible. Either clean up the file manually or find another way to work with this large map.


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This may not be a complete bug-free solution, but i think it could be a major improvement to create a Tagged PDF. Also, not sure about the latest AI CC version, but InDesign may be better optimized for exporting Tagged PDF, so you may need to re-build your CV via InDesign. Research this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-pdf-files.html ...


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Hit Ctrl+A to select everything. Go to 'Object → Path → Outline stroke' and this will turn your white lines into white objects. Use the Pathfinder or Shape builder panel to cut out the white bits from the larger black shapes.


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Because physical machines doesn't actually works same as softwares the machine that cuts the vinyl that is being applied on the shirts can't recognize the cutlines on the numbers or something. it's because machine could've programmed specially for shapes instead of heavy graphics(like who ever will use gradient or such things as cutting since it's ...


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I don't believe what you want is possible via blends. Blends in Illustrator follow the spine and always center the objects upon that spine. Depending upon the nature of the blend, you might find that the Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform menu item with a set number of Copies may work for you. It's difficult to say without seeing the ...


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This is somewhat guesswork since I can't see the mesh points in your screenshots. However, I don't see why you need to mask anything. Merely select the mesh point(s) on the left and set their color to white. They will fade the mesh to white on that side. Sometimes with meshes it's easier to start with rudimentary shapes and adjust. This is what I would ...


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A little late, but maybe this is useful To make top and bottom up versions (= otherwise the same projection, but 180 degrees differece in X-rotations) identical in Illustrator's 3D extrusion the shapes cannot be the same. The other shape must be = the first shape as flipped around horizontal axis. Here the X-rotations are 75 degrees and -105 degrees. The ...


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If you wanted individual gradients but with central management, I'd have said symbols, but I think given what you've looking for, that's not the right approach. I'm not sure if this would work but if yes - is there a way to apply the technique listed in this question [How to hide what's behind an object in a non destructive way / give it an "...


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Illustrator's 3D effect is not "global". It is object-oriented. Meaning each instance of the effect is bound by the artwork it is applied to, not the artboard or "scene". The 3D effect is completely ignorant of any other objects with the 3D effect applied to them. Illustrator is never the correct tool to use if you want global 3D settings. The only way to ...


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Essentially, this is the same answer as here only this is more specific to your particular artwork example. Merely select the individual faces using the Shift key and the Direct Selection Tool (White Arrow). After the faces are selected, use the Gradient Tool to click-drag across all three faces to apply the gradient across all three faces rather than the ...


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The only method that will work to some degree, is to make sure raster images for the web are saved with an sRGB colour profile - which is the worldwide standard for colour reproduction on the web. However, even if you have calibrated your own screen/devices, you can't calibrate colours on other users' screens/devices so they will look exactly the same as ...


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Not at all sure about understanding your goal. But you can make movable holes with knockout group. A simple example: We have four shapes. In the bottom there's a gradient rectangle (=1). Above it we have three grouped rectangles: 2 = opaque white, 3 = opaque grey, 4= fully transparent grey In the appearance panel the group has got opacity definition "...


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Comparing monitors man is like comparing cars, they all have 4 wheels, but the rest is all very different. No real fix, so better move on.


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The properties panel sometimes doesn’t update for certain properties (e.g if you change the units from in to px for artboard from ruler, it won’t update unless you deselect the artboard and then re select it) maybe that’s the case.


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This might not be a real answer, but it is too long to be a comment. Warning! Sending a file to print on a large scale, if you have no experience is a recipe for a disaster... It is not that it is rocket science, but there are a LOT of small details that can ruin the print, and cost money. Resolution is only one. Yes, send a 300 PPI file... except if you ...


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You've said in comments that "everything is vector, yes" but in your original question you mention "linked images" as well - when asked about whether everything is vector, what is meant is: "Did you draw every graphic element in this piece with a vector art tool in Illustrator, and there are no raster images at all?" The reason this is a valid ...


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As @Scott says, some sign places cut vinyl and want sheer vectors: .eps, .ai, .dxf, .dwg, some even take .svg - so it depends upon your specific printer’s pipeline and production technology what file format and graphic methods they need. Clearly a small-format pixel-painted business card design element will need to be redrawn as vector art prior to any use ...


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When you use a brush, the stroke thickness is effectively a percentage relative to the brush's default size - so .56 means you get 56% of a 3-point brush - so around 1.68 pt. Hope that helps.


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Use knockout groups. The benefit being that knockout groups is that you can not just hide pained areas you can also partially hide things, and you get to affect exactly how deep in the stack the effect knocks out and whether it knocks out fill or stroke or BOTH. It is also usable inside effects which makes it far more flexible than shaper. To use knockout ...


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It certainly is possible. Try this method. Ensure that both the objects (the rectangle and ellipse) have a stroke, but no fill. Select both objects, and choose the Shaper Tool in the toolbox (or shift+N) Draw a zig zag line across the line you wish to delete Move the Shaper Group over a rectangle filled with the colour of your choice The nice thing about ...


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Not sure I entirely understand you question, but I'll take a guess. Open the layers panel, expand the layers so you can find all the objects within, the find the layer or object you want and select it as shown below. The object or layer will be selected on the artboard. Note: This also works in reverse, select the object on the artboard, and the relevant ...


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You could use the Wrinkle tool. It's located in the Tool bar as shown below. Double click the Tool icon to change settings as required. These are the settings I chose. Then use the tool as you would normally use the Brush tool, over the edges of a rectangle or shape, until it's rough enough. The other answer given covers the addition of stippling/shading. ...


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Use Opacity Mask It's lifesaver when you need to make something complex comps :D I personally use it a lot in both Illustrator and Photoshop! I'll try to explain the steps which I personally Follows! Make sure you have opened Transparency window by Shift+Ctrl+F10 or window->transparency. Create a rectangle or any shape and fill a gradient color in ...


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Not sure about the exact effect, but you can use Illustrator's Effect > Pixelate > Crystallize effect to create a crystallized look of borders. For those dotted gradient, you can either buy/create a stipple shading brush or you can find some free to use brushes, as shown in image. That will give you similar look. Make sure you apply this effect only to ...


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For sequential numbering I use InDesign. I used this link to create a master template and setup. Afther that I duplicated the pages Until I reach the quantity needed.Following these steps will save you a lot of time. InDesign will automatically populate the numbers for you if done correctly. In instances where you need to populate two identical numbers side ...


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I've found that the easiest way to share large files with clients is by sharing them in a shared google drive. My business email is a gmail account, so if I ever send a document that is too large, it will automatically share it through a shared google drive. This is the best solution I have found, but I am sure there are many ways of sending large files.


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If they are merely posters, you could absolutely use jpg. Open the Ai file in Photoshop... Ensure the size/resolution is correct Save as (not save for web) JPG quality 12. Any quality loss due to the jpg format should be very, very, minimal (if any even exists) with a quality setting of 12 - or "maximum". When the print providers gets it, they will ...


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Determine (with print provider) actual needed final resolution for the raster images - export an appropriately-set-up print-ready .pdf. That should do it right there - failing that, use a file-hosting solution or an FTP site (see the print provider's website for how they prefer to handle file transfers) as appropriate. This isn't really a graphic design ...


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I had the same problem... Check each individual elements opacity! (Make sure you're looking at the Appearance window.)


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You are looking at the "View Outline". You must have pressed the shortcut by accident. To view all artwork as outlines, choose View > Outline or press Ctrl+Y (Windows) or ⌘+Y (macOS). Choose View > Preview to return to previewing artwork in color.


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