LeoNas
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What is the shortcut key for object opacity in Illustrator?
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Go to Edit>>Keyboard shortcuts and assign your own shortcuts. Now you can just type the number to the corresponding opacity as we do in Photoshop. Here's my example in the image below.

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Create a geometric mobius strip in illustrator
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It's really difficult to achieve this effect. I used two different shapes to test using them as Art Brushes. I applied the first one and I use the Widht tool to make the endpoints smaller. The ...

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How to create curved texts like these?
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Another way to do it is by using Adobe Illustrator's Envelope Distort. See the step by step in the images below:

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Illustrator: Only show guides of current artboard
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My way to do it: I use Shift + O to call the artboard tool. Now when I drag a guide from the Ruler, it will limit the guide to the artboard. When I finish it it will show my guide only inside ...

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Is there a way to calculate the area of a PNG image over a transparent background?
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The way I do it: Inside Photoshop, make a selection and make a path from selection. Copy that path and paste it in Illustrator. Use the script GetShapeArea to calculate the area. Note: In the ...

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How to create a sphere with a web on it
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As it looks like a 3d effect, let's apply that effect. Make your logo a Symbol. We will use it later. Draw a circle and cut it half. It will be used to make a ball. Select the semi-circle and go to ...

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Adobe illustrator - how to achieve "dissolving" icon effect?
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This is a start to understand the process. Make your own modifications to achieve the desired effect. Rasterize the object. (the blurred object is just a test of the effect). Go to Object > Create ...

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Perspective text in a circle - Adobe Illustrator
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I made some tests to achieve the best result. Here I show the images with the tests I did in IllustratorCC2015 and CorelDrawX3(in this case I had no good results). I just got the best when I sliced ...

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Isometric Deboss Effect in Adobe Illustrator
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You have to follow each face directions. You mark them first and create the fill with shades of gray color. See the image below:

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Adobe Illustrator artboard color disappears, why?
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Your artboard is hidden. Use Shift + Ctrl + H (menu: view>>hide show/hide artboards). Also: document setup > simulate colored paper and play with the colors in Transparency box. Then you can view ...

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How to colour a group of objects with transparent circles?
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You have to make a clipping mask. 1- Make sure the white flower is the top object. 2- Select the white flower and make it a compound path using ctrl + 8 . 3- Now select everything (but not the ...

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How to keep Illustrator Scripts handy?
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There is a script named ScriptPanel_2. It creates a panel with all the scripts inside the script folder or you can load any folder you want. Just double click a script to run it. You can download ...

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How does one get an over/under effect on letters in illustrator?
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Here is an explanation of the way I work on this case. It's is simple and effective as you can see.

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Keyboard Shortcut to Change Stroke Weight?
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I had to make some Actions to do it. Before starting recording, fill the path with a pattern(this is necessary just to record the action). This is important to enable the Transform objects in the ...

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Change hue of image from one color to another
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After testing some methods I found this one a little more accurate. A simple Photo filter made the job in a non destructive way. See the settings below:

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Screen Printing Color Seperation
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You have a CMYK separation with a white base color for dark textiles. Every channel must be reticulated before printing or reticulated in a rip printer. The channels you are showing are just ...

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Illustrator: Exporting in 0,5 with 'export for screens' doesn't export in truly halve the size
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Align the x position to an even value instead of 343. this will prevent the pixel to shift to an even value.

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How to use complex objects as clipping masks in Illustrator?
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The mask must be a path or a compound path and must be the top object, these are the rules. See it at the properties bar, left top position. If it says is an object or a group, make sure to ungroup ...

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Bounding-box suddenly way too wide & off-center
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After saw your file I figured it out: There is a huge guide inside the Symbol. Edit the symbols and clear the guides. Image below:

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I don't understand how this dotted line appeared around this object in Adobe Illustrator, how do I get rid of it?
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You checked 'Draw inside'. You must check 'Draw Normal' instead. You can use Shift + D to switch the three modes.

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Patterning face with a straight line brick-like pattern
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This is just a starting point. Some "special" skills will be necessary. I downloaded a Face Mesh model from some 3d assets site I don't remember now which, maybe Sketchfab or Blendswap. Inside ...

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Adobe Illustrator: How can I draw lines from a shared origin to multiple points simultaneously?
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Unfortunately, we have to make it manually. You made think the best way to achieve this. So here we go: Select copy and lock the circles. Paste in front and convert the curves to straight lines ...

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Why is Adobe Illustrator printing (on paper) an inverted color scheme?
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I don't know if it's your case but... In my case I can change it in: Output > Image: Negative. In these modes: Separations or In-RIP Separations selected. Note that it's not available in ...

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How to wrap text in Photoshop like in terminal?
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You must enable the Hyphenation in the Paragraph Panel. I do not know how to get rid of the Hyfen, but I think it will solve your problem breaking the word. See the image below:

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How to wrap a label to scale around a cylinder using photoshop 3D tools
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The solution I found is to Edit the Cylinder_Material. Follow the steps below. Edit: More info.

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How to do line optical illusion art effects?
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The way I do it: You have to find a good photo of grayscale values. Build your own Pattern before converting the image in Bitmap. I used the Illustrator just to make the pattern. The image below ...

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How to adjust angle of line of a path so that it is parallel to another line in the same path
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My method: Duplicate it using Shift + Alt until the top left anchor aligns to bottom left anchor. You can enable the Outline View Ctrl+Y for a better alignment. Or just unfill the duplicated path. ...

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How do I make an object fill transparent without showing background objects in Illustrator?
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Use an opacity mask instead. Copy the big guy ctrl + C . Paint it 100% black (0,0,0). Group the small guys. Select all and make an Opacity Mask. Paste the copied guy. See the image below:

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How do I make a vector dotted ribbon?
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I made some tests using Illustrator and Blender. Here are the results: First I made the dots in Illustrator and saved for web in png transparent. Imported in Blender using Import Images as Planes ...

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Illustrator: keyboard shortcut for color picker
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That's my workflow: If you can see any color outside the illustrator you can grab its color using the eyedropper tool. Select the object you want to apply the color. Pick the eyedropper tool. Click ...

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