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How to subtract text from a shape in Adobe Illustrator?
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Sometimes the path direction causes the effect to not be visible. After creating outlines from the text, try selecting the outlined text as well as the rectangle and create a Compound Path via the ...

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Is there an autosave feature in Adobe Illustrator?
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As of CS6, no there is not an auto save feature in Adobe Illustrator.

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How do you apply a clipping mask to multiple layers in Photoshop?
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In Photoshop CS6, select all the layers you wish to be clipped, click on the Layers panel flyout menu and choose "Create Clipping Mask". Make sure the masking layer is immediately below the bottom-...

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Dragging And Moving One Corner Of A Rectangle In Illustrator
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Also: if working with the Pen tool, you can temporarily switch to the last active selection tool by holding down the Command key on a Mac. I like to choose the Direct Selection tool before activating ...

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Tint a layer (or a group of objects) in illustrator
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A more ideal solution would be to target the layer (click the circle to the right of the layer name in Layers panel), and then add a new Fill in the Appearance panel and choose the color and blending ...

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Layer Comps in Illustrator?
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Although a workaround (and perhaps not ideal): if you have the full Creative Suite you can place your Illustrator file in an InDesign document and use Object –> Object Layer Options… to show/hide a ...

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Best techniques for digitizing artwork using a tablet
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As others have hinted at, what you need is more practice with — and experimentation in — Photoshop. Explore textured brushes, as those seem like they would be ideal for creating the style of artwork ...

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How to make a "wavy" path in Illustrator
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Use the Zig Zag effect with smooth corners.

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How to resize a palette that's dropping off the screen?
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I changed the scaling of my monitor so that everything was smaller on screen, resized the panel, the set the display resolution back to where it was after.

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Adobe Illustrator: maximum artboard dimensions for PNG export?
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A fellow Illustrator artist tracked down the answer by doing it manually and we've discovered that at least in CS5, the max limit is basically a pixel dimension limit. When exporting a 300 DPI .png ...

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How do I avoid lines at top and left borders of png files exported from Illustrator
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If I recall correctly, choosing "use Artboards" when exporting circumvents this situation.

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Illustrator CS4 - how to align objects treated as they were group to the artboard
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To center non-grouped selected objects to the artboard or to other objects: select the key object (the one you want to align to), noting the X & Y coordinates in the Transform panel (make sure ...

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Photoshop: Transform or Scale layer via keyboard shortcut?
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I have found a way to make this happen using Actions, via this post over on the Adobe forums: start recording a new Action invoke the Transform command (Edit > Free Transform) Enter a transformation ...

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How To Achieve This 3D-ish, bubble-ish Look
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If you want to accomplish this in Adobe Illustrator, take a look at some Gradient Mesh tutorials.

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Resizing vector paths to pixel bounds
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Best to recreate the vector art with the pixel dimensions in mind. Adobe Illustrator CS5 has a Pixel Grid feature that can also help align and preview what the raster output will look like.

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How can I quickly enter editing mode of a selected text layer?
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I've discovered that the contextual menu for the Type tool has as the first item "Edit Type…", but I've no clue how to either invoke that menu via keyboard shortcuts or assign a keyboard shortcut to ...

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