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How can I get illustrator to automatically clip the artboard to the vectorized objects size?

You can set the artboard to match the outer dimensions of any object by selecting the object and choosing Object > Artboards > Fit to Selected Art from the menu.
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How to convert paths into shape in photoshop cs6

Select the Pen tool. Ensure the Pen tool's dropdown menu in the Options bar is set to "Path". Click the Shape button in the Options bar, found to the right of the Pen tool dropdown menu. Press ...
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I can't save my files as a .png in Photoshop CS6

Ensure your document is 8-bit RGB. (Image > Mode) If that doesn't help, hold down the Option/alt key and choose File > Save as... this will save a copy and remove any non-png allowed formatting....
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How to turn the grey background white in a phone camera picture of a book?

First you'll want to desaturate the image (CMD+SHIFT+U), this removes any color and makes it easier to achieve pure white. With your file open, choose Image->Adjustments->Levels. You'll get this: ...
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How to turn the grey background white in a phone camera picture of a book?

I came up with a nice method for cleaning up pictures like this, and it works even when the background or lighting is uneven (that is, far worse cases than the example in this question) and it retains ...
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How to open a multiple page PDF file as artboards in Illustrator CS6

There's this cool plugin: http://aiscripts.com/open-multipage-pdf/ It's worked beautifully for me
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Is it possible to make a gradient follow a path in Illustrator?

Look at the images - you choose the same options and get the result - You select the path and invoke GRADIENT panel where you choose between 3 STROKE options according to the desired effect: or or
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Resize multiple layers around their respective anchor points

Transform Each 2.1 script For preservation, here's the code: [KAM] Transform Each 2.1.jsx: @JSXBIN@ES@2.0@MyBbyBnAEM2hRBbyBn0ABa2hSBb2hTBn0AEJ2hTBnAEjzRjNjBjLjFiBjDjUjJjWj ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

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" (...
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How to create a triangle/jagged edges on a single border in Adobe Illustrator CS6?

You can't use effects or brushes with entire rectangles. Simply create one side, then draw the other three sides of a rectangle. Create the triangles easily by drawing a path and choosing Effect > ...
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How to make a layer change size in an animation in Photoshop?

Starting from version CS6 you can animate the size of layers in photoshop. Just convert the layer to smart object, and position property will change to transform.
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Why have all the colors from the picture disappeared?

You switched into wireframe (outline) mode. It is quite useful sometime. You can switch between them via Ctrl(Cmd)+Y.
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Why can't I resize my text box in Illustrator CS6?

Try choosing View > Show Bounding Box from the menu.
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Finding open paths in Adobe Illustrator

Select all objects Command/Control+A, Press Window and Choose Document Info Choose Object in drop-down menu Check open paths:
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How do I achieve this "Out of Sync"/mis-registration fill style in Adobe Illustrator?

To make things easy for yourself when editing later, it pays off to do a bit more work upfront by using the Appearance panel for this. Draw a shape Give it any fill and no stroke Open the Appearance ...
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How to skew / shear text in Illustrator?

From the menu, choose Object > Transform > Shear or Right Mouse Button/Control-Click (Mac) and choose Transform > Shear. That Should do the trick. You could also go to the Transform Panel in ...
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How to turn the grey background white in a phone camera picture of a book?

Ramp the contrast up with curves. Instructions: Select your image and press Ctrl-M. This will bring up the curves dialog. Move the top point left and the bottom point right until your image becomes ...
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Shrinking down a smart object causes drastic sharpening

You have different types of interpolation for resize. The thing to know is photoshop, for non smart objects also use a default interpolation (Bicubic), but different as the smart object one (Bicubic ...
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There Must Be A Way: Trimming Groups Of Lines To Fit Complex Shape - Illustrator

select all the lines to be trimmed and the shape grab the Shape Builder Tool, and Alt+Drag from A to B with it repeat on other places as necessary on more complex shapes, where Alt+Dragging in a ...
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how would you recreate the distorted/noise effect that google uses in their new material design illustrations?

The below was done in Illustrator but could be done in Photoshop. First create your object. For the demonstration I am using a linear gradient. You can mess around with a gradient mesh for more ...
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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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How can I recreate this shadow with a gap or offset?

Just two type layers. The top type layer has a white fill and a blue stroke. The bottom type layer has a simple red fill. You could also simply use a hard-edged drop shadow on a single type layer:
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Finding open paths in Adobe Illustrator

If you are using Illustrator CS6 or earlier you can use Rick Johnson's Select Menu Plug in. Mr. Johnson has not updated the plug in any version newer than CS6, unfortunately. However, if you are ...
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How to open a multiple page PDF file as artboards in Illustrator CS6

The Illustrator PDF Editing Method: Illustrator's open file dialog box allows you to open a specific page of the PDF document. When changes are made to a single page and saved, those changes are saved ...
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How to open a multiple page PDF file as artboards in Illustrator CS6

I forked and translated the original Multi-Page PDF Loader 4 AI v2.5 script to English, and added the ability to import .AI files. I tested this and can successfully import multi-page documents as ...
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Illustrator CS6- How do I draw a rectangle to perfectly fit my artboard?

Switch to the Artboard tool (Shift+O) Note the W and H measurements in the Control Panel across the top of the screen Grab the Rectangle Tool and click once on the artboard (just click, no drag) This ...
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Illustrator CS6 - cut document into three panels

So if I got this right. You could either manually make 3 artboards side by side, or: With Rectangle tool M, draw a rectangle on top of your current artboard and make sure it is exactly the size of ...
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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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Does Photoshop CS6 have Glyphs?

A "glyph" is merely the term for a specific character in a font file. Photoshop, unlike other Adobe applications, has no Glyph panel. While it can display and utilize glyphs if they are present, ...
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