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How to change the background color of the outer canvas in Illustrator

Know this post is old, but I arrived here just today. The gray area outside my artboards suddenly went white and I needed to rectify that! Anyway, press (Shift + O) which opens the artboard editor. ...
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How to create a custom font with multi-part glyphs?

I had the same issue working from an existing font, where the shapes I had added loaded but not the original character. It turned out I hadn't created outlines for the characters, so that the exported ...
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Unable to Export From Illustrator

I had the same issue when trying to export svg files (and any other format actually). Updating Illustrator fixed my problem. I hope it can help other people that are in the same situation.
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how to cut/split a shape exacthly half in the middle in illustrator

This resembles a problem that appears numerous times in old questions: A person has a shape which looks like it could have at least an approximate centerline. He wants to generate that centerline by ...
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Help with kerning

Just in case you happen to want another opinion without any proofs based on any theories here's one: Letters l and f are detached in Photoshop from your original image and moved rightwards. How much ...
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How to generate a single path for a SVG using Illustrator?

Thanks for the suggestion. It works really great. My problem is that I need shapes with dotted lines (dash) and it seems that with the compound command they become solid. Is there a way to create ...
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How to export an SVG at smaller file size and maintain the best quality in Adobe illustrator?

If you have embedded images, that is most likely the problem. In SVGs, embedded raster images are still raster images, not vectors. The size of the raster image will be the limiting factor here. You ...
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Align multiple objects to maximise space

You are referring to "nesting". Illustrator has no such feature or ability.
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How do I lock a warp into place in illustrator once applied?

every time I rotate it it will become distorted This somewhat indicates you may have used Effect > Warp > to create the arc/arch. The shortcut you posted also indicates the use of an Effect. ...
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Little Gaps between rectangles when exporting .svg with Illustrator

found a way around this, add a layer bellow the image then copy past that image to that layer, expand it. Then save as svg
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Die cut for packaging

First of all, do not take responsibility for something that is outside your area of expertise... Unless of course, you want to start venturing into the field. But the most important thing is good ...
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How do I lock a warp into place in illustrator once applied?

When you have an object with a warp envelope selected, in the bar along the top, you can switch between Edit Envelope, and Edit Contents to either rotate the object including the warp effect or rotate ...
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How to add an anchor point on the exact 0.618 point of a line in Illustrator

With snapping on, draw a horizontal line touching the left edge of the page. Holding down Shift as you click and drag with the Line tool will constrain it horizontally, and then make sure it is 100mm ...
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Die cut for packaging

Tear down the box best you can and measure based on the clients old product specs. The printer will not always care. Plus this sounds like you are still in the proofing stages so measure, be prepared ...
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Adobe Illustrator - No fill or stroke, still have a outline

I know this is very late, but I had the same problem. You need to click on the square box to the left of "Fill" to turn the view appearance on.
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create new shapes out of intersecting paths in Illustrator

To create new shapes from intersecting paths in Adobe Illustrator, you can use the Shape Builder Tool. Here’s a quick guide: Select the intersecting paths you want to merge into a new shape. Choose ...
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create new shapes out of intersecting paths in Illustrator

object, expand fill and stroke. then select all go to pathfinder -» divide. Then i guess you ll want to ungroup. Try different things on pathfinder. You could find it amusing. Also, i would double the ...
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How do I wrap my drawings around a circle in Illustrator?

Drag flag strip to the Brush Panel. When asked choose Art Brush Draw a circle, click the new brush you just made.
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How to merge an opened path and a closed path?

You don't merge them together. Its not possible to have a path that bifurcates. What you do instead depends on what you want to achieve. In this case following 2 come to mind (there are others for ...
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How to merge an opened path and a closed path?

Make more shapes, some of them as only strokes with no fill and some of them as filled, but without strokes. Let the open shapes be as is with no fill if they have the right strokes for your art. ...
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Create regular fill mesh within a closed area - Adobe Illustrator

It sounds to me like you want to make a Pattern to use as a fill. Draw a single 45° line Do Object > Pattern > Make In the Pattern editor, edit one of the anchors so that the lines touch, and ...
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How to make swirled edge circle

I guess you are not going to copy an existing logo, but need a little resembling circle Draw a circle with no fill. Delete a part of the line. Make rotated and moved copies. You can also draw some ...
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Guidance on creating overlapping dot patterns

Sometime later. I found an interesting webpage that makes vector halftones from an image. https://halftone.xoihazard.com/ There are a lot of parameters: different grids, dot shapes, angles, sizes, ...
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