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Smart guides aren't smart

Smart guides aren't smart They are but do not work so good with grids because the pixel grid moves the object on the previous or next pixel/point. Disable the "align to pixel" and "align to point" ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

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 ...
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staggering line paths evenly in illustrator

Option One: An Effect Draw one path. Select it and choose Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform from the menu. Tweak the values there. (Note the settings in the screenshot below) Then,...
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Illustrator CS6 ".ai" replaced by ".pdf" when Save As PDF

If you have an AI file open, then click File > Save a Copy instead, then choose the PDF file type. If you do that, Illustrator simply exports the file as a PDF, and doesn't open the PDF automatically....
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How can I align layer to center of canvas in Photoshop

Select the Move Tool. Select the layer you want to center. Press Ctrl / Cmd + A to select all. (This creates a selection the size of the canvas which you can then align the selected layer according to....
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Creating leaf shape illustrator CS6

Use the Pen Tool to draw the shape. There's nothing particularly difficult here if you learn how to use the tool. If you don't get the curves perfect first time, you can adjust them later using the ...
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Smart guides aren't smart

Apparently, all this has nothing to do with Smart Guides. Check if Align New Objects to Pixel Grid selected (if so, turn it off) If it's on... it will keep on jumping like this: To turn it off, go ...
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Round corners (fillet) in Illustrator CS6

The others have given an answer that works by eyeballing and plugin. I will give 2 answers that work by measurement. The other one uses a script the other is manual. By Script There is a wonderfully ...
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Round only three corners of a rectangle in Illustrator CS6

You can also use this nice script; Round Any Corner by Hiroyuki Sato, you can download their entire package of useful scripts from their website. Using the Direct Selection Tool (A) select the ...
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How to put a layer into one of the RGB channels?

Your own answer is really close, but there is a better way... You can use ADJUSTMENT LAYERS to strip the unwanted channels out of each layer rather than deleting them by hand. This is non destructive ...
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Rounding and aligning crescent shapes in Illustrator

You aren't far wrong with your approach, certainly for making the crescent shape by using the path finder exclude function. To round the corners, add two anchor points using the add anchor point tool ...
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How Would I Generate a Human Face Using Software?

Luckily for you, there are some free options but you need to understand that achieving the specific look you are looking is a matter of actually working on that look. First, the 3D model of the head ...
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Make path that have same space between each other inner triangle

You can create the lines with a few Transform effects. Draw a single horizontal line Add a Transform effect (Effect → Distort & Transform → Transform...) with some vertical movement and ...
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How to delete pixels from image?

You are mixing concepts. That is a vector image which does not use pixels. Deleting pixels is better done via Photoshop, but to fix your current situation: hit A click each black box and hit DEL
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Creating leaf shape illustrator CS6

You can create this by merely drawing a perfect circle. It's several extra steps but it takes absolutely no skill with the Pen tool. To draw a circle, hold down the Shift key while dragging with the ...
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How to apply Graphic Style correctly in Illustrator?

I did some tests to see if I could find out what you were talking about... I figured it out. What you need to do is this... Go into the flyout menu of the Graphic Styles Panel Make sure that '...
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How to color in lines of an icon using Illustrator?

1) Open your PNG in Photoshop, not Illustrator 2) Double-click on your layer, to apply a style 3) Select Color Overlay 4) Choose your color and click OK
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How do I make the inner outline of a stroke have a gradient on my map?

Here's an example that uses an opacity mask to create the opening and the inner outline. I'm using a red background just to clearly set apart the other objects that will appear above the background. ...
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How to put a layer into one of the RGB channels?

Try this: Make a new RGB file of the same size as your original grayscale source images. Open your channels panel, turn on only the desired channel and paste the corresponding grayscale image on it. ...
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How is it possible to make gradient triangles in Illustrator?

Oh, how did I not think of this before: you can absolutely use the Blend tool to create repeating triangles which have solid colors going from one shape to another, and you can duplicate this row and ...
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Is it possible to generate a gradient from color swatches?

Apply your gradient to a shape (using the 2 colors) Now go to Object → Expand and set it to the amount of colors you want (I did 15) Right click → Ungroup and Right Click → Release clipping mask ...
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Suggestions on how to improve this logo?

Instead of shadow you could play with reflection in water like this examples:
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Another weird Ilustrator bug with transparency mask

This isn't a "bug".... This is how Illustrator functions and has always functioned where Opacity Masks are concerned. A "bug" is an instance of repeatable behavior which is unexpected. What you have ...
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No defined boundaries of different artboards

Try going to View → Show Artboards in the main menu, or use this shortcut Ctrl+Shift+H (on PC).
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Rounding sharp pen tool corner illustrator CS6

While it's nice to be able to use automatic rounding (Live Corners) available in the later CC versions of Illustrator, it's entirely possible to recreate nice curves manually with just the Pen tool. ...
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