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

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Placing vectors in PSDs causes major slowdowns

my problem is - whenever I try and place a vector graphics (for example, a background made in AI) into a PSD file - there's a major freeze on both programs - what seems to be the cause? May it be ...
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How to create a transparent window effect in Illustrator

I hope someone can help. I'm starting graphic design at Uni this semester, and I'm stuck! I am creating an image within Illustrator. I have a pink background using the rectangle tool, then an image ...
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Illustrator CS6 can't open the Illustration

I'm trying to open an AI file that opened last week but won't open anymore. It was saved as an AI file with CS6 compatibility. It will open in Adobe reader but I can't just resave it and open the new ...
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Adobe Illustrator Snapping Lines and Rectangles

I'm using AI CS6 to make a floor plan type of illustration and want everything to snap to pixel. These are my settings: Snap to Point ON Smart Guides ON Align New Objects to Pixel Grid ON All ...
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Adobe Illustrator save to PDF “a drawing error occurred”

I have a illustrator file with several layers and shapes that I need to save to a PDF in order for others to view and print. However, when I save to PDF, and open in Acrobat, I get the message "a ...
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Analyze EPS metadata - Distinguish between Freehand EPS and Illustrator EPS

I want to analyze a few thousand EPS files and sort them according to their application in which they have been created (in my case Freehand or Illustrator). I know that the the information is stored ...
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Traced vector has sloppy outline

I have used Illustrator to trace a shape for me, but the resulting vector is rendered untidily. It seems like a rendering glitch, as if Illustrator tries to render the shape's outline using a crude ...
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Photoshop was unable to parse the PostScript issue

Early 2013 Retina Macbook pro running OsX El Capitan and Creative Cloud CC 2015 Suite. Whenever I try to work with a vector I created in this version of CC on illustrator and import to PS as a vector ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 window opens behind OSX top menu

Every time I open AI, the window is behind my Mac menu bar and this is the only program that I have this issue with. I read this post on the Adobe forums, as well as several other Google searches, ...
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Registering other formats as PDF for preview in Windows 7

According to this question and answers it is possible to view other file types as text in preview window in Windows 7. Now I have a related case: I would like to preview AI (Illustrator) files in the ...
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'Vector Smart Object' issue on Creative Cloud

I updated to Creative Cloud 2015 from 2014 recently and I am having a series of weird issues working with smart objects. First issue happens while pasting into PhotoShop (PS): Let's say I created a ...
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Unable to move or resize object in Illustrator and Photoshop

I am unable to move or resize objects in Illustrator and Photoshop. Sometimes it work, sometimes it doesn't. See this GIF: I have tried uninstalling/installing Illustrator & Photoshop again, ...
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Is there a way to force Illustrator to open a downloaded SVG (rather than the browser)?

I have Illustrator set as the default for all SVGs but whenever I download an SVG, when I click on the download inside the browser, the browser opens the SVG in a new tab. So the only way to open the ...
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Problems with installing bib.dll

I tried installing adobe illustrator, and it kept bringing out an error message that I don't have bib.dll installed on my system. I downloaded bib.dll from the net, but, how do i install it on my ...
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How to script detection of an OS X program bouncing in the dock?

How can I use AppleScript or something similar to detect the presence of an app which is bouncing in the dock (in this case Adobe Illustrator)? Once I detect that Adobe Illustrator is requesting ...
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Make PNG image out of SVG Font

I am using SVG font for icons in my website, this is what it currently looks like: I need to make an image out of this, so I can set the icon of the website <link rel="shortcut icon" href="path ...
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How to fix a bad Adobe Illustrator installation

When my Adobe Illustrator was updating, my computer unfortunately restarted. Now Adobe Illustrator is broken and does not open, so I used the Adobe Cleaner and completely removed it. Even after doing ...
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Printing in Photoshop/illustrator with cutting marks that leave the page 11“X17”

Ok I have a 36" wide plotter. I would like to print out some 11"X17" pages. Is it possible to tell photoshop or Illustrator that I want a 11"x17" sheet with cutting marks outside of that size? If you ...
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How to export two SVG shapes that match

I've got a problem with exporting SVG files. I've got two separate paths in Illustrator, each with the same amount of points. I'm trying to morph them by an SVG animation, but they don't morph. It's ...
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Drawing perpendicular lines in between two paths

i am an architect working in ancient sites for architectural documentation. I am now trying to make an oldschool landscape drawing, which includes the height curves. (contour lines) So for that, i am ...
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Starting Illustrator causes panels on second monitor to be scaled down to thumbnail size

I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) running El Capitan with an extra monitor. I set Illustrator's Workspace in a way that my main screen opens in the main iMac monitor and all the panels open in the ...
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All of a sudden, I can no longer round the corners of shapes in illustrator

Suddently, every time I attempt to round the corners of a shape in illustrator, I get a message that says "This will apply another instance to this effect". When I select "Apply New Effect", nothing ...
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Illustrator: How do I prevent my secondary document window from automatically scrolling to selected?

I am just wondering if it's possible in Illustrator to prevent my secondary document window from scrolling to the selected. I have a large document with many artboards in it. Since I have a lot of ...
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Illustrator CC adds 00 after pixels + Preferences file is corrupt

While I work in Illustrator CC at some point it adds 00 after pixels and percents.. After closing and open Illustrator it gives me this error and it goes to default: "The Preferences file is ...
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Stroke gets cut (bug)

so this new weird thing has started happening to me. I create a shape with a stroke, and randomly the stroke gets small cuts in it. If I move, scale, turn and change the shape the cuts disappear or ...
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Setting PDFs to open in Illustrator mostly fails

For Illustrator work that requires regular review by stakeholders who don't have Illustrator, I'd like to save the files as PDFs, then set them to open in Illustrator from the Finder by using the Get ...
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Illustrator won't import gradients from .emf file, made in visio

I have several images in .emf format that were made by another designer in Visio. When I open them in Illustrator, the shapes remain, but the gradients are gone. As I have never used Visio before, I ...
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How can I change smart object opening software

How can I change smart object opening software...means when we double click on smart object link it will open in Microsoft office picture manager. It is possible I have done only the changes. But now ...
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How to force Illustrator to accurately trace the actual pixels?

I’m trying trace and convert a bitmap to a vector image, but I need Illustrator to actually trace the actual pixels, not smooth them out. I’ve tried various settings with “Live Trace,” but the result ...
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Unable to change the color of a graphic created in Adobe Illustrator into Photoshop

I am having hard time editing the colors of a graphic created in AI and I was hoping I can get some guidance. I do not have too much experience in graphic design so please excuse me if I am not ...
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Object pushed to back upon export to PDF in Adobe Illustrator

I inserted a vector graphic in my Adobe Illustrator document: Then I exported the Adobe Illustrator document to PDF, and opened the exported PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, where I saw that the vector ...
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Adobe Illustrator plugin to save image to base64

I have a bunch of SVG images I created in AI. I use them as base64 in my CSS to avoid additional HTTP requests. I'm tired of uploading them to websites that offer conversion to base64. Is there any ...
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Illustrator pressure brush only works after pressing hard

I've got a new wacom tablet (Intuos medium) with the default pen and a copy of Illustrator CC 2015. I'm trying to set up pressure-sensitive brushes. I have a simple brush with the size set to be ...
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Can't select object by clicking on its fill (not stroke) in Adobe Illustrator

I was working on something in Adobe Illustrator and accidentally pressed a button (I don't know which key), and now I can't select an object with its fill. I can only select by clicking on stroke. ...
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How can I increase the quality of exported PNG/JPEG/GIF in Adobe Illustrator?

Whenever I view an image or graphic in Illustrator it is crisp and really sharp (because Illustrator is vector based, I know that). But when I save the image in a JPEG, GIF or PNG the quality ...
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The windows registry was not in the expected state. Please run the Illustrator installer

I've searched through the internet in order to solve this problem in adobe illustrator CS3 unfortunately I am still encountering it. I've already Restarted my computer Reinstalled the application ...
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How can I use shortcuts in this minimalist Windows folder browser dialog?

This is the folder chooser window that pops up on Adobe Illustrator CS6 running on Windows (8.1 pro) when a script calls for a file or folder to be selected (on the left below - this example is from ...
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Adobe Illustrator does not draw wire line during pencil drawing [closed]

Sometimes, when I am using pencil, Adobe Illustrator stops displaying anything until I finish drawing. This way I can't perform precise drawing. How to fix? Correct pencil work: https://youtu.be/...
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In layers panel, how do I show only layers belonging to the current artboard?

In Illustrator, I have 12 artboards and dozens of layers, and they are all mixing up. In layers panel, how do I show only layers belonging to the current artboard? Do I need to assign layers to ...
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Illustrator drag and duplicate behave like Photoshop?

I like the way that Photoshop can drag and duplicate a layer by holding alt/option, dragging the layer, and finishing off the duplicate-and-move process by releasing the alt/option key BEFORE ...
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How can one use Apple’s new emojis in Photoshop?

I’m trying to render a large version of one Apple’s new emojis in Photoshop. I know how to write with emojis in something like TextEdit, but I need the emoji to have a transparent background. I've ...
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Mac Illustrator CC > Save for Web > Convert to sRGB… checked & greyed out

i've been following some advice from several blogs to normalize the color settings across my adobe apps - basically setting them to none or generic or monitor etc (since i only design for web, really)....
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How can I scale Adobe software UIs on a high density display?

I got a new laptop with 4K screen, but my Photoshop, Illustrator & Dreamweaver have tiny icons instead of the regular size. I have to scale down my screen resolution to be able to use it properly....
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I am unable to convert make a svg file from PSD

I have a psd file, which is has several layers. I took layer which I wanted duplicated to it to a new file( ctrl+n). Then saved the file as .png. Now I opened that png file in adobe, converted it to ...
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Illustrator CS4 - Text Box Moves When Adjusting Bounding Box

Adobe Illustrator CS4 I'm having a weird problem that I can't find the solution to. I make a text box manually to fill with text. I typically like to size it so the text is snug within the bounding ...
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Illustrator CS5 clipboard error

I get an error while trying to copy any data from Illustrator and paste it to Photoshop via clipboard. Even if you just copy something in Illustrator and switch to another application, illustrator ...
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How to select a selection and fill it with wanted color?

I have a vector and when I click on it all sections are selected, but I want to select separated sections and fill it with my wanted color or effects. Actually, I can select a section on it by black ...
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Placing a PSD Bitmap or Layered Tiff over a spot colour in illustrator or Indesign

I have a cover designed in Illustrator CS4 that has spot colour as its base, and I have designed a graphic with a transparent background in photoshop. Cause I am working in Adobe Suite I bring the ...
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Is there any quality loss when using a place command in Photoshop

I am using “Place” command in Photoshop to import .ai file. Is there any quality loss after using this steps: Save file in Illustrator at some default size—i.e 400x400px—using .ai extension or any ...
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My stroke settings on Illustrator are not working!

My stroke settings on Illustrator are not working like they typically do even though I have the units set for inches. So for instance, instead of having 0.25 be the thinnest available stroke it is 0....