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

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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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How to change text color on dark background in Adobe Illustrator CS6?

How to make text color white on dark background in Adobe Illustrator CS6? Please help! I created New... 1280x720. Placed Text. But I want the text to be white on the blue background. I changed the ...
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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 PFD 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: ...
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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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Exporting out of C4D into Illustrator

Can anyone help me understand, in simple terms, how to export text out of C4D to be used in Illustrator? I have rendered images and they just do not turn out as good as the vector.
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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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How to select a different tool from the Type Tool in Photoshop/Illustrator

I'm currently using the type tool to write some text however can not change tool using a key board short cut. Currently I have to click on the Selection/Direct Selection tool as the "A" or "V" ...
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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 ...
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why Gradient its not editable in Illustrator

Im using Illustrator and I have used gradient on different paths now I need to edit them but it seems I cant do anything on those paths anymore. one of the paths the gradient arrow doesn't even appear ...
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Detecting if an image was generated from unlicensed software

I am not a hardcore graphic designer but I’m knowledgeable in the use of some graphic design tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Let’s say I use pirated/unlicensed copy of these software ...
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illustrator why when i click make to convert to live paint why does the stroke profile change

I have changed uniform line to shaped line profile and when I click make to convert to live paint I get a dialog box which says" complex visual appearance objects ... may be lost when converting to a ...
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PDF File Edited In Illustrator CS6 Not Saving

I have a few pdf files to edit in .ai, some fonts could not be read and so I downloaded the fonts, and then it started to tell me (An unknown error has occured) whenever I try to save the file. It ...
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In Illustrator, I can't move objects by dragging them

I can move a selected object with the arrow keys, but grabbing it and dragging doesn't work at all. I'm using Illustrator CS5 (v.15.1.1) on Mavericks (v.10.9.5). Is there some setting that disables ...
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Which SVG features are supported by Illustrator?

Illustrator is able to open SVGs and save files as SVGs, but I've noticed that certain SVG features that are included in the spec -- especially styles like @font-face w/ base-64 content and path fill ...
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modify toolbar in illustrator cs6

I just installed the Astute Graphics plugins in AI CS6 and now my left Toolbar is too big to fit onscreen. Is there any way I can remove/disable/hide items from it to free up space and reduce it's ...
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How can I configure my firewall to block Abobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?

I have a very simple question. How can I configure my firewall to block Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?
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packaging my files in Illustrator CS6 is gone

suddenly I can find Packaging option under my file menu in Illustrator CS6!!! Does anyone know how to get it back?? I did clean my cache and restart pc even i deleted my profile and create new ...
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Illustrator automatically switches from color to stroke

This is my brush toolbar when I'm trying to draw a line: However, immediately after I start drawing it changes to this: Note that for some reason the stroke has now been added, I have no idea why. ...