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Adobe Illustrator CC, or newer, can convert between point text and area text by choosing "Convert to Area Type" or "Convert to Point Type" from the Type menu or by using the little type widget -- the small ---[] box that appears outside of the text frame. Double-click it to convert the text.


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You dont actually specify whether or not the image is something you have generated yourself in TK, have at hand or not. If you already have this code then you can export the TK applications canvas as EPS and open it in illustrator. All you need to do is call canvas.postscript(). If you want to use TK Simple sample in python 2: #!/usr/bin/python # -*- ...


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If the patterns are indeed on individual layers, you may be able to use scripting to export each layer as an individual png. Carlos Canto wrote a script for Illustrator and posted it in the Adobe forums. In case of link rot, here's Carlos' script: #target Illustrator // script.name = exportLayersAsCSS_PNGs.jsx; // script.description = mimics the Save ...


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3rd party solutions Automator ( Mac - Native app ) Recently made a video about this. Create a new Service At the top: Service receives [no input] in [Adove Illustrator CC 2015.app] If you don't specify application here, you can launch the script when any window is active, which can be useful. Search and add action: Get Specified Finder Items. Add the ....


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That kind of tight, uniform spiral is called an Archimedean spiral (aka Archimedes spiral). They can't be made by the regular spiral tool which only makes expanding (logarithmic) spirals. There are two ways to make them I know of: A method using art brushes described on vector guru: Take as many parrallel lines as you want loops Nudge one end of the lines ...


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This question contains two separate issues, how to do things programmatically and how do you model precise shapes. For all intents and purposes these are unrelated. Seems to me that the only reason you ask the first question is because you are not aware of how to precisely position items within the GUI, but I may be wrong. I will be demonstrating Adobe ...


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To get started, easy dotted line creation and ordering can be accomplished using this script as explained by joojaa here. The importance of arrangement is because the Document.selection array respects the order that the objects are stacked. You can take advantage of that to create a new text object for each object currently selected. Here's a very simple ...


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Turns out that the (badly named IMHO) "changeLineWidths" parameter is not a boolean but a scaling factor just like the x and y parameters. So this is solved like this: var scale = 20; // scale down to 20% item.resize( scale , // x scale , // y true, // changePositions true, // changeFillPatterns true, // changeFillGradients true, // ...


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I have a published a script that can do this, and more. The script can be found in my scripts bundle. Located in jooillustratorscripts bundle specifically the jooGraphFunction.jsx script. This script allows you to graph any mathematical function. The GUI is a bit rough along the edges at writing of this message but I'm planning to overhaul that some day. ...


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If you don't care about the dots lining up... You can quickly make something similar to your example in Illustrator using a dashed stroke. To draw the evenly spaced rings easily, I'd use the Polar Grid Tool. Then it's just a matter of setting the Stroke on the rings to dashed with gaps that fit your liking: You can of course fine tune each row to ...


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If you do care about the dots lining up... Illustrator's distort and transform effect is perfect for this sort of repeating pattern, but in order to get that exact pattern it will require some tweaking. Start with a dotted line (with 11 dots for your example) Add a Transform Effect via Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform... You'll notice ...


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I'll add my method, since it seems to me like it's the simplest. Basically, you: Computationally generate the circles in Python Render them as a simple SVG file Open file in Illustrator Here is the Python script (requires svgwrite and math): """ This script has two purposes: - Simple demonstration of using Python (specifically the svgwrite library) to ...


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I realize I'm a bit late to this, but in case anyone else is wondering, there is a workaround that may be helpful. I can create a one-point object (just click with the pen tool, for example) and group it with the object that I want to be able to control the rotation center on. The new group now has a center between the original object and the "one-point" ...


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Use Inkscape: Create co-centric guide lines and double click the lines to rotate by equal amount (I used 30 degrees). Create a series of co-centric unfilled circles manually setting the width and height, and moving them to the center. Create a filled circle, and copy paste some number of times. Use the "Rows and Columns" tool to spread them out along a row,...


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You don't need a script to release all clipping mask in one step, just do: Select->Object->Clipping Mask Edit->Clear But it can also be done via script: app.executeMenuCommand("Clipping Masks menu item"); app.executeMenuCommand("clear"); The same for ungroupping all objects and release all compound paths: app.executeMenuCommand("selectall"); app....


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Use "Recolor Artwork" With the text area selected, click on the "Recolor Artwork" button (or go to Edit → Edit Colors → Reclor Artwork): Under "Current Colors" is a list of all the colors present in the selected artwork. The "New" column is where you set the colors to change to. You can also combine or swap colors: Clicking the new color box will bring up ...


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We can approach this problem in many ways. Using a plotting app First approach is to get hold of the original data and turn the rotation to isometric, i would use this approach. The original image is probably done in matlab (and I prefer not deal with it). But I prefer Mathematica as it makes better graphs in my oppinion, and is in this case nicer overall....


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You can create an action, assign an F-key to the action, then use the F-key. Use the Insert Menu Item command located in the Action Panel Menu to insert the call to the script. But be aware, when you quit Illustrator, the action loses the connection to the script. So, each time you launch Illustrator, you have reconfigure the action. This is a long ...


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You can use the script from AjarProductions : Convert Illustrator Point/Path Text to Area Text This script will convert point text and text on a path into area text. You select multiple text fields and the script will convert them all. Works fine for me on Illustrator CS5. Code of the script copied below, in case the page goes missing: //Convert to ...


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As per request, a script to do this on selected paths. This is an alternative for @CConroy answer that may make things easier to do in the long run. It draws symbols on points and tangents and connects the tangents with lines, You can use symbols palette to change how they look after the fact. Might be useful for somebody. Put following in a .jsx file and ...


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Use scripting! As others have answered, you should use scripting. But some of the other solutions here only use RGB, whereas mine uses colours you choose from your document. Also some solutions didn't produce even colour at the wraparound point, or had too many and/or overlapping gradient stops, so my script addresses those issues. To use it, select 2 or ...


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This took about an hour to write, one step at a time: Handle either one single item, or a selection of items. Loop through the single path (for a simple object) or through all component paths (for a compound object) and gather all anchor points into a single array. Test every point against every other. I've thought about it and I don't think there is clever ...


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You have to select more than one object. Both the path/shape that you want as clipping mask, and the object(s) you want to mask. The mask path/shape must be the top object in the layer.


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Yes, this script exists, find and replace by nvkelso. To use, make sure the pin (or object to replace with) is on top, select all to replace (including the pin) and run the script. @joojaa also made a great point. If you make the pin a symbol, it will be very easy to make changes later on (which will apply to all of them). If you use the centered one, it'...


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Point text and area text are such different objects under the hood that there's no instant way to convert from one to the other. Many typographic functions tied to paragraphs, such as the Single Line and Paragraph Composers, justification, text wrap and hyphenation are inapplicable to point type. As DA01 says, the simplest way to do this is to select the ...


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Which part are you referring to? If it's the spiral, don't use the spiral tool. You'll want a linear/Archimedean spiral for that. You can find a tutorial on creating those here: http://vectorguru.com/tutorials/013-archimedean-spiral-in-illustrator.html If it's the circled segments of the spiral, just split your spiral into individual paths and give them ...


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As a alternate to SVG you could generate a EPS file instead, its less verbose than SVG and has less caveats. Here's a quick intro: http://paulbourke.net/dataformats/postscript/ Generating EPS EPS is a framed form of postscript meant to be included in other postscript jobs/desktop publishing applications. To handle this it needs a header to define the ...


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Colliderscribe is a great option. Another method of doing it is through the "transform each" feature. Make several copies of the object you want to create a background of. Select them all. Select Object>Transform>Transform Each Type a number of pixels to move the objects horizontally and vertically Type a percentage to scale the objects Tick the "random" ...


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You can achieve this with Illustrator scripting. Checking the documentation for CC15.3 in the JavaScript Reference PDF under Gradients on page 68. Create the colors: // Create the colors var startColor = new RGBColor(); startColor.red = 0; startColor.green = 100; startColor.blue = 255; var middleColor = new RGBColor(); middleColor.red = 252; ...


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Select the triangle and press A to activate the Direct Selection Tool Make a selection frame around the triangle Use the Live Corner Widget to round the points Press A to activate the Direct Selection Tool Make a selection frame around the bottom points Click the Convert Selected Anchor Point to Smooth icon at the top bar options Repeat with the top point


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