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I just fit the artboard to the objects I want: Select desired objects. Object -> Artboards -> Fit to Selected Art ctrl+alt+shift+s to open the Save for Web dialog. ctrl+z to undo fit.


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You could use slices. You could set up artboards for each object. Or just adjust the artboard to fit only the object you want to export and then tick the "clip to artboard" option when saving/exporting. You could hide everything you don't want to export first: Select All Shift-click the art you want to export Choose Object > Hide from the menu Export (...


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Layer masks are located under the channels tab. Copy the contents of your layer by selecting it then pressing Ctrl+A to select all followed by Ctrl+C to copy. Select the layer that you want to mask and create a new mask by clicking the "add layer mask" icon at the bottom of the layers panel. Go to channels tab (at the top of the layers panel), and select ...


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There are several ways to curve text in Illustrator, but the easiest is to select your text (It does not need to be outlined) and go to Effect -> Warp -> Arc... in the main menu. The harder way (Not really that hard) is to draw an oval and use the Text on a Path tool to add text onto the ovals shape. The benefit of this method is that your text curves ...


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The file must have a Timeline or Frame sequence. (Window > Timeline) You need to set the animation options in the Save for Web dialog: In addition, it is possible to have a quick animation and not see it initially due to speed and duration if the Save For Web options are set to "once". You may need to reload a page/image to see the animation. Also, some ...


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There is another easier (imo) way to do this. Create a new layer mask for the layer you wish to apply the mask to. Click on the mask in the layer panel, then go to image > apply image. This allows you many options, including adding layers from any open document, controlling opacity, blending modes, channels, etc. In this case, if you already have your ...


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Choose Direct Select tool (A) which I call the ANCHOR tool for my students. Press + to add an anchor. (Changes direct select tool to pen + tool). Click on the stroke half way between the two anchors you want to remove the stroke from. Hit delete. Stroke disappears.


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This is now a built-in feature as of 2014 in Adobe Illustrator CC. You'll find it under Type > Area Type Options > Auto Size.


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THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED IN VERSION 23.0.1 You have to turn OFF "snap to grid" behavior. The preferences for alignment of objects are in three DIFFERENT places: In VIEW menu uncheck "Snap to Point" (NOTE: this has moved in latest version to Preferences menu (see #3 below) In the TRANSFORM PALETTE un-check "Align to Pixel Grid" Other related options in ...


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In some cases it can be as simple as choosing Type > Type on a Path > Type on a Path options... and then ticking the Flip box.


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I've been playing around with Content Aware Scale after being inspired by this question, and have what I think is a great solution, quite different from my first, and an awful lot easier! A one minute solution. Draw a rough selection around the car, I simply used the Polygonal Lasso In the Channels palette click the "Save selection as channel" button Hit "...


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You are going to kick yourself I think when I tell you how to solve this; I think: Click on the actual path, not the area inside the shape with the Area Type tool. One nice thing about Illustrator is that you do not need to select the Area Type tool, as Illustrator will automatically change to it when you mouse-over the path. If you would rather type ...


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There are a couple of ways to do color separations for screen preparation in Illustrator. You're trying to do it the more complicated way, so I'll walk you through how I'd do that first. Let's start with a simple text object that has a fill and a stroke on top of a rectangle: The Long Way Step 1: BACK UP YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK! This process will make ...


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Photoshop's not the first tool I'd use to do something like this (Illustrator would be my choice), but you can achieve those results by stroking a path using a square brush with the right settings. Create your circular path using the Ellipse tool. Select the Brush tool and load the Square Brushes brush set. Select one of the square brushes. Open the brush ...


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I think I found an answer to "How can I drop in an image file into an open Photoshop document without it inserting it into the document at the incorrect size?" Turn the following options OFF: I recognize that this question is a couple years old, but if anyone else found that this worked for them, let me know (I did a few tweaks but I think this is the ...


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What AdamSchuld says below is the standard way (transparency window). A second way of setting blending modes with finer control on what they apply to is via the super-useful Appearance window. With this, you can set the blending mode (and opacity) of individual fills and strokes, as well as of certain effects. You can also give elements multiple fills and ...


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You have the Blue (B) modifier activated. Switch it back to Hue (H) for the familiar default. The purpose of these is to allow you to modify the individual components and (H, S, B, R, G, B, L a, or b) and provide visualization for the range. With the blue modifier active, you can quickly adjust the amount of blue in the color (0-255) by dragging along the ...


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In Illustrator 2019, the snap-to-pixel toggle has been moved to a more convenient location in the top right of the application. It is the magnet icon connected to three vertical squares. Clicking it toggles snap-to-pixel and the dropdown arrow to its right opens an advanced options menu with additional settings.


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Simply select the Red Eye Tool, then click-drag on the image to draw a box around the red eye... you may need to click-drag a couple times to get the entire eye. Perhaps a better method is to use the Desaturation Tool and simply brush away the color yourself. All the Red Eye Tool does is apply desaturation to the center portion of the area you click-drag to ...


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Are you sure your line spacing is in Auto or a similar number to that of the font size?


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Image > Canvas Size... Simply enter the size you want, set the way you want the canvas to expand, and click OK. Note: Canvas Size is not the same as Image Size. Canvas size changes your canvas without altering the size of anything else.


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You can use File->Scripts->Export layers to files to create PDFs. Choose PDF under File type in the Export Layers to Files dialog box. It's easy to miss since it's the option just above PSD. As far as being slow... Don't know how big your image is or how many layers there are, but on an old (2008) MacBook Pro it exported a 2848x4288 pixel image's ...


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For more clarity - a simple way is to select 'A' for the white arrow tool - drag a selection through the line part of one of the box sides and hit delete.


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check after paragraph spacing in paragraph setting tools


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The most reliable source for Photoshop shortcuts is going to be Photoshop itself. You can export your shortcuts to an HTML document: Edit → Keyboard Shortcuts, click Summarize. You should then be prompted where to save the HTML page which will show you all your shortcuts in a nice list. This list can be quite extensive and you probably won't use them all....


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This requires both Illustrator and Photoshop, but is my favorite: Click to select the object/objects in Illustrator Do a "File>Copy", Ctrl+C or applekey-C to copy In Photoshop, do "File>New", Ctrl+N or applekey-N and keep the default options it gives you (exception: you may want to change Background to Transparent) In Photoshop, do a "File>Paste", ctrl+v or ...


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In Illustrator CC 2015.3 (20), Adobe finally added an asset export tool similar to Sketch. Now you can select any objects, right click and "Export Selection...". If you want to export multiple different selection, you can click "Collect For Export". In the modal that appears, you can: Give each asset a name. Pick a format for each asset; png, jpg, svg and ...


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Okay ill offer an alternative to a script offered by @Joonas, easy or not. The benefit of this method is that you can easily just dump a real sound spectrum or any other graph into your setup. Datasource Image 1: A sound waveform, courtesy of this post. Especially useful if say a band wants their own audioforms on the cover. Or alternatively to using the ...


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Option 1. If you want to change one specific color to another specific color. Select one object of the color you want to change Select → Same → Fill Color Change the fill to your desired new color Option 2. If you want to change multiple colors. Select All (cmd + A) (or select the parts of your artwork you want to change) View → Hide Edges or (cmd + H) ...


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You have the G color channel selected (from R,G,B). The screenshot you're following has the H selected (from H,S,B). Click on the H radio button and you'll see the exact same color preview. You must have clicked on it by accident. Note that it doesn't change the final color you select; look at your last image and you'll see the color values are exactly the ...


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