Illustrator is the vector graphics application included in Adobe's Creative Suite.

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Is there a way to make handles bigger in Illustrator?

Whilst using the pen-tool in Adobe Illustrator, it is quite difficult to "grab" the path handles. They are soooo very tiny! Inkscape's handles are about twice that size. Is there any way to get the ...
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How can I create TRON-like glowing effects in Illustrator?

I am trying to use Illustrator (CS3) to recreate the Tron neon-glow visual style in graphics I plan to use on a website. This page is an excellent example of what I'm trying to do: ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6

When I open a particular file, Illustrator tells me some fonts are missing and it's substituting others. That's fine, because the fonts are the ones I want to use anyway. Now how do I make the ...
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Why is Windows 7 running slowly in VirtualBox?

I am having performance issues with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) in VirtualBox when I run a resource-intensive program like Adobe Illustrator. Performance is pretty slow, but given my specs and ...
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Creating a rectangle changes dimensions of an image in illustrator

When I create a rectangle that is the size of the artboard in a 300x150px artboard in Illustrator CS6, it resizes the entire image. How do I disable this?
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Adobe Illustrator CS2 Error: Can't save the illustration. Can't print the illustration

I keep encountering the following error in Illustrator CS2: Can't save the illustration. Can't print the illustration I am trying to save as EPS10. I tried in all types of files, even a blank one ...
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Illustrator files created and exported on Mac look stretched on Windows

Hopefully someone knows what's going on here. A file created in illustrator on Mac then exported to PDF or PNG looks stretched when viewed on Windows! I can't find any settings for aspect ratio etc, ...
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Adobe illustrator live paint cursor

It could be quite basic, but for the life of me im not able to change live paint tool cursor. it used to be normal (yesterday). The color focus point was the paint bucket itself, but now suddenly the ...
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Adobe Illustrator: Hello World plugin works in 32-bit, does not work in 64-bit

I created a simple "Hello World" plugin by following the instructions in Adobe's guide: Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator CC Development, which is available as a pdf here. The plugin works in ...
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Illustrator rasterize ruined artwork - even on files not rasterized

I was given an ai file with a logo and rasterized it at 300dpi to test how it looked, but ever since then every ai file that was open has been affected by the rasterizing. Completely ruined all ...
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mixing a little bit of color into greys

In this wonderful blog post by Ian Storm Taylor he writes: Saturation is just as important. You can do even better than staying away from pure #000000 black too. Whenever you’re working with ...
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eps ai to png adobe illustrator js script, how to make it look in sub folders?

I found this script online which allows you to batch convert .ai or .eps to png however it only works on one folder at a time, could someone help/tell me what to adjust to make it work on subfolders? ...
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Illustrator batch script keep giving me no matching files found on Mac Mountain lion

Here is an example script that I am running. For some reason, when I run it inside Illustrator from the Scripts menu, it keeps giving me no matching files found in dialog. Did something change? I am ...
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How to import custom fonts (as ttf ) to illustrator?

As the questions explains itself :) how can we import new fonts like Google Roboto into Adobe Illustrator CS 6? Thanks in advance.
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Convert expanded blend to one simple vector shape

Is it possible to convert an expanded blend to a simple lightweight vector shape, without all these inbetween paths of all n steps? It seems like a complicated object to work with since computer has ...
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How to vector a logo?

I'm trying to convert the logo I've built in photoshop to a vector so I can resize it to fit different app and mobile screens. I've tried the live trace in illustrator function but that just distorts ...
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Bamboo pen device works bad in Adobe Illustrator in Windows 8

While trying to use Bamboo pen device in Illustrator, I can't draw. When I start to draw, it does not react until I drag pen for certain distance. As a result, pen is unusable for drawing tiny ...
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Graphics editor that represents everything as code/script/markup?

When I'm creating graphics in Photoshop or Illustrator, I often wish my work was entirely represented by some plain-text format so that I could dive down and make rapid changes without doing too much ...
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Can you flatten a clipping mask into a new vector?

I have a relatively complicated repeating vector inside of a clipping mask. There's a lot of parts that are not seen but take up a lot of disk space. I was curious if there was a way to ...
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AI Illustrator file[coverted].ai

I have a problem. I have a file named example.ai, but when I opened with adobe illustrator it transforms to example[converted].ai Below is an image so you can understand better. Why is it ...
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How can I use Font Awesome vectors in Illustrator?

I'm stumped. As directed, I printed the Font Awesome Cheatsheet to PDF. When I open it with Acrobat Reader, it looks fine. However, when I try to open it with Illustrator, I get this warning: The ...
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export paths to illustrator menu item is inactive

I'm having a bit of a problem. Tried to search solution, but to no avail. When I try to export my project paths (Photoshop CS6) to illustrator I can't because the menu item Export > Paths to ...
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Font looks broken in Illustrator

I designed a 3.25x2.25 inch card in CMYK using Helvetica Neue font with 450 dpi in photoshop. Then I opened it in illustrator to save it as a .ai in order to print it. But the main problem is in the ...
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How can I prevent Illustrator from crashing?

After a while, Illustrator CS6 won't respond and then crashes. I get this error message: Process: Adobe Illustrator [875] Path: /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CS6/Adobe ...
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Illustrator: Why do graphic styles only affect the last letter in my word?

I am applying a graphic style to a full word at 160pt size, but the style is only complete on the last one or two letters of a 7-letter word, usually just the last letter. Does anyone know why it does ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Objects are Expanded on Restart

I use Adobe Illustrator extensively for mobile development. For example, for Android app, I have many illustrations with different densities and sizes. I use many effects such as outer glow, round ...
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Is it possible to open Adobe Illustrator files from last close?

Say you have three files open in Adobe Illustrator, but you exit out of the program. Is there a way that you can have those three files opened back up when you open up Illustrator again? Similar to ...
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Adobe Illustrator 9 won't open on brand new computer

I have tried many times to install Adobe Illustrator 9 on my brand new Windows 8 computer. It is showing in the installed programs but it won't open. What do I need to do to make it functional?
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Converting very old version of Illustrator

I have a very large group of ai files that I want to convert to jpg, the problem is that the program that I'm using to convert doesn't recognize the ai files because they're old. the files start with ...
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Installed Font, but can't use it in any application, it previews but can't be used

https://github.com/olton/Metro-UI-CSS/tree/master/fonts I tried the ttf. It's a bunch of metro icons/glyphs. Installs fine in OSX or Windows and neither detect any problems with it. I can preview it ...
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Does illustrator cs support wacom tablets?

I can use it fine with photoshop, and found out how to activate the wacom pressure sensitivity/angle feature. But with illustrator, it doesn't seem to register my strokes using the brush tool. Does ...
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How do I move Artboard with its content only in Illustrator?

I have two rows of Artboards and the "Move/Copy Artwork with Artboard" selected. When I move an Artboard from the bottom row, the adjacent content of the above Artboard moves along with it. I only ...
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Adobe Illustrator:Is there a shortcut for auto closing the bezier tools?

Using the pen tool, I can't imagine why anyone would want the following line segment to go in the ( random ? ) angle it chooses for you when making a new anchor point. After making every line, I ...
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Illustrator CS6 Gradient in Logo

I am looking to create an effect similar to this: Is it even a gradient or some other effect. I'm not used to Illustrator, but require a vector based logo. I cannot seem to figure out the gradient ...
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Can you use Photoshop to produce vector based graphics?

I am researching vector based graphics and I know people use Illustrator for these, but if you are drawing in Photoshop, does it also produce vector based graphics? Would you still save it as a .psd? ...
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Trial period end check timing of Adobe CS6 softwares

I've been using the trial versions of Photoshop and Illustrator for at least 45-50 days now. Just wondering because, I never shut these processes down, thus they are still running (yes, computer has a ...
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Mock-up with WebFonts in Illustrator

I am working on a web design that will be using webfonts from typekit or fontdeck, etc, but need to work with them in Illustrator to determine layouts, type combinations, sizes, etc. I cant find ...
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How to add border to a rounded rectangle in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a button for a website in Illustrator and so far I have a rounded rectangle with a gradient. I want there to be a thin border around the edges of the rectangle, but I can't figure ...
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Illustrator CS6: pixelated windows screenshots?

I seem to be having a problem exporting images from photoshop and preserving their image quality as much as possible. They look fine in windows image preview and as well inside photoshop and I have ...
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How do I input color values into the Adobe color picker in hexadecimal?

I have some C# code (though it could be any language) and I am trying to copy the colors used therein into an Illustrator design. Here's the code: private static readonly Dictionary<string, ...
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How to combine several vectors into one in Illustrator

I have a scatter plot that i plotted in R using ggplot2. Graph was saved in pdf using ggsave(). For assembling figures for making a poster and/or publishing I prefer using Adobe Illustrator. Now when ...
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Case Sensitive drive, can't install illustrator

I have a case sensitive drive on my macbook. I went to install Illustrator but I got the error that it can't be installed on a case sensitive partition (in 2013!!!). I went and partitioned my paltry ...
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How do I change the stroke color while retaining the fill color using eye dropper in Illustrator?

I have a question regarding illustrator. Let's say I have a circle with blue fill and red stroke. And I place an image in the illustrator file. Now I want to change the red stroke of my circle to ...
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Where is PGF hidden in non-compatible Adobe Illustrator file?

When you save a file from Adobe Illustrator, you get a choice to "create PDF compatible file" or not. If you don't check that box, what you get is still a PDF file, but it's a thin wrapper around ...
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How do you preserve element id's when editing an SVG in Adobe Illustrator?

I am working on a process in which we will generate SVG's with id's on certain elements. I want to be able to edit the SVG in Adobe Illustrator. However, I found that when I edit the file in ...
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I deleted Adobe Illustrator, and now Application Manager won't reinstall it

I've had problems with Adobe Illustrator ever since downloading CS6 under the Creative Cloud program. My installation would quit on launch and ask me to license my software, thank me for signing in ...
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Copy and paste plain text only in OSX?

My problem: I copy something from a webpage or Illustrator, then paste it into an email or another Illustrator document and the styles are carried over from the original doc when I just want the text ...
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How to copy-paste in good quality from Adobe Illustrator to MS One Note?

When I copy some drawing in Illustrator, it stores it in clipboard in 3 formats: bitmap, device independent bitmap and enhanced meta-file. If drawing contains text, then meta-file version has no ...
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Original file turns modified after “Save for Web…” in Photoshop

What happens to the edited file after saving its copy using the "Save for Web…" command? Why the original, unmodified file turns into "changed" (with "*" symbol after its name)? P. S. The same ...
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Illustrator: Process SVGs without resizing

I have a simple SVG of shapes that I wish to process using Adobe Illustrator (to merge some adjacent shapes). Unfortunately, when I save the processed shapes as SVG again, the size of the image has ...