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1 You can more easily create the "starburst" effect with a stroked path by drawing one path and using Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform: In the Angle field, merely enter 360/X where X is the number of copies you want. Illustrator will do the math for you and determine what angle is necessary to fit X number of copies into a circle ...


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You can use Opacity Masks. Move and group lines in a separate layer and human figure in another layer. Select solid shape and go to Object > Path > Offset Path to create another solid shape for masking. Fill it with black color. And cut it to clipboard. 2. Select lines layer and go to Transparency panel, click Make Mask. Uncheck Clip. You'll see ...


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Symbols. Drag the initial object the the Symbols Panel to create a symbol. This will also convert the original object to a Symbol Instance. When you want duplicates, drag/drop from the Symbols Panel to place additional instances, or you can merely copy the existing instance on the artboard. To edit... double-click the Symbol in the Symbols Panel. It will ...


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I know this question is 4 years old, but I thought I'd share an answer I discovered on the Adobe forum thread here: (https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/fill-doesn-t-match-the-path-created/td-p/10474435) The solution is: View > View using CPU For whatever reason, the GPU view was messing with some of my anchor points, extending the fill color out ...


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One possibility is to download a SIL Open font you can freely (and legally) edit, and then open it in FontForge (which is free), and randomly move and rotate the glyphs. The beauty of this method is that the text will be editable, with no need to convert to outlines, and you can install it and use it in any application. Here's an example. I used an SIL Open ...


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I, personally, would not use type on a path or brushes for this. But that's merely my choice. Ultimately, I would want more control than either of those options offer. I would... Set the type Create Outlines (Type > Create Outlines) Ungroup (Object > Ungroup) Select a few glyphs and transform them (Object > Transform > Transform Each) Simply ...


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There's no upper limit for the achievable irregularity if you convert the text to curves (Type > Create Outlines) , ungroup and adjust the placements as you like. You can also scale, rotate, move and skew letters individually, distort them with the direct selection tool for bizarre effects and apply envelope distort to them. An example: I guess yo do not ...


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Draw with the pen a 2 node curve. That's a half-loop. Hold shift to get exactly horizontal node handles. Make a reflected copy. Drag the half-loops to meet exactly in the bottom node. The result is a surely symmetric full loop. Have smart guides and snap to points on. Select an item and drag a node with the direct selection tool. The rest of the shape ...


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Select all in the artwork. Edit>Edit Colors>Recolor Artwork> Choose test1. Click Randomly Change Color order. boom...


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