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

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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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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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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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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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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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Rectangular Gradient in Illustrator

I'm trying to recreate something like this: I only have the GIF files for a set of these buttons. Now I need additional buttons with different words and the same gradient effect. Can someone ...
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Photoshop & Illustrator CS4 annoyances/bugs

Photoshop first: I have 2 new odd bugs, I'm trying to sort them out without rebooting or deleting my preferences file. When I click any tool from the toolbar on the left, it expands to show all the ...
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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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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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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 to make custom rounded corners in Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying to construct a rounded corner with Illustrator. I know that there's a style/effect rounded corner, but I need to have 2-3 borders around the rectangle, all rounded, so, it's not that easy. ...
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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 get rulers with ticks every 85 pixels (1 cm @ 216 DPI) in Illustrator?

I have a file with 800x480 pixels that will be displayed on a 216 DPI display. I would like to have Illustrator display rulers that respect this, i.e. with ticks every ~85 pixels (1 cm). Ideally, the ...
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Illustrator : automatically export multiple different-sized images from project

I have an .ai project open in Illustrator, that I need to export to multiple PNGs with different resolutions. Is there a way to write a script or automate these exports in some way?
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Fonts without file extension, install on Windows?

I have received a folder of fonts which I need to install on Windows. The problem is, they do not have file extensions. For each font there are two files. One of those two gives some info when ...
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How to reduce layers/sublayers/paths into one layer?

I had a single top-level layer called EAR. There were two vector paths which made it up. Somehow, illustrator has transformed it from a normal, single top-level layer into a three-level layer ...
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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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Creating masks with text in InDesign or Illustrator

I have something that should be easy to create, but I'm having trouble with it. I have a couple words. I want to put another object into it, but have the text mask the object. For example, I've got ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Making a pattern: H and V Spacing not available

So I'm trying to make a pattern in Illustrator and I want more space in between the tiles; I see the H Spacing and V Spacing options, but they're grayed out. How do I use them?
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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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Illustrator CS4: SVG Export error “Transforms are Expanded”?

I get the following error when trying to save my image to SVG (via "Save Copy As"): Transforms are expanded. When I try to load the SVG in another program, all I get is a blank canvas. I ultimately ...
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How do I exclude invisible layers from SVG code?

In Illustrator, when I save a file as an SVG, the code includes everything on the artboard, even layers that are not visible. How do I save SVGs which ONLY include visible layers?
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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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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 ...
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Is there a unified Web DESIGN platform that integrates the capabilities of InDesign and Illustrator?

I'm a web developer - I do high-end database and web site integration. I work with a very talented team of artists who typically work with Adobe tools (Creative Suite). The ideal requirements document ...
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Illustrator “Save for Web & Devices” returning crappy, pixelated images

I'm trying to create a nice title for my webpage... a big white title to sit on a black background. I'm using Illustrator to do so. When I create it, it looks nice, but when I hit "save for web & ...
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Server Alias is inactive when trying to save through program

I'm recently having a lot of problems since I upgraded from lion to mountain lion when trying to save a file to our local file server through Photoshop or Illustrator. Before I did the upgrade, I ...
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How to add missing fonts to Adobe Illustrator?

When opening an Adobe Acrobat PDF document on Mac OS X Lion to edit in Adobe Illustrator CS6, I got the message: The font Helvetica-Narrow-Bold is missing. Affected text will be displayed using a ...
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How to overlay text on Adobe Acrobat pdf file?

I have an Adobe Acrobat PDF file on Macintosh OS X Lion that I need to overlay some plain text on top of at a particular position relative to the original PDF. Previously I have created a Microsoft ...
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Adobe Illustrator Saving to PSD: “Not enough memory to save the file”

This is on CS5.5 under Windows XP Professional. There seems to be a known issue about saving (large) Adobe Illustrator files to PSD (thoroughly discussed), where the exporter will complain about "Not ...
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Illustrator filesize

I'm using illustrator CS3 and when I save I notice too large file size for a small vector graphic. So to test I have just created a document 512x256px 300dpi and I draw a square. I save the file and ...
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How to change the artboard size in Illustrator via batch script?

I worked over 80 hours on a school project, the last step was animating in AE, but because of a small problem everything looks jagged. I have around 6000 PDF's, and the solution would be to make the ...
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Adobe Illustrator : export PNG of specific resolution

The title says it. When I try to export a png I get the following dialog, where I can choose the PPI, but not the resolution. Playing with the PPI around to get the right size could probably work, ...
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SVG to After Effects workflow?

I have a JavaScript chart component that outputs SVG. (It's kind of like an animated bar chart with a time slider.) One of my clients would like to customize this animation further in After Effects - ...
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Adobe illustrator 3D isometric rotate not working well

I am trying to create a perfect cube in Illustrator by creating 3 squares, and rotating them using Effect > 3D > Rotate. However, the rotate function doesn't seem to work. It creates imperfect ...
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How to align multiple artboards in Adobe Illustrator CS4

I have a bunch of artboards in a file and I want to align them accurately, like the way I can align graphic objects with Align panel. The alternative is to use a grid and align them manually with a ...
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Making a contrasting outer border in Illustrator

Web graphics often have a thin border that constrasts with their main color (e.g. a white border for a black graphic) so that they remain visible when placed over a background that shares their fill ...
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Scripting in Illustrator?

I need to essentially draw a print-ready grid using some kind of scripting language. I have the following requirements: It must be 300dpi. It must be size A4. It must have solid lines every ...
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Can't open Inkscape file in Adobe Illustrator CS 3

I have an Inkscape file that I need to open in Illustrator but it won't work. I tried to save the Inkscape file as .svg but when I open it up in Illustrator I get "bitstream vera sans: a unknown ...
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How do I make an Illustrator file “higher resolution”?

I was given an illustrator file, but all the curves on the artwork are jagged. I've tried "rasterizing" and exporting by increasing the size of the image. I don't know what else to do or what I'm ...
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Illustrator CS5: suddenly every file format I “save for web & devices” is jagged

Never had this problem before, been using CS5 on my Mac OSX for months now. Suddenly in the past week every file I save for web and devices, whether it be jpeg, png or gif, is jagged. I didn't change ...
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Restoring the Fonts folder by using a restore point

I am an idiot. Who would have thought that installing 2 gigs of fonts would be detrimental to the boot up time for the most common design programs such as adobe illustrator. I would like to restore ...
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Illustrator SVG how can I use only absolute coordinates

I cant anywhere find how to set in Illustrator that I want to use SVG in ONLY ABSOLUTE coordinates. I found a lot of stuff about Inkscape as easy as this: Change the preferences for 'SVG Output > ...
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Can't fill my drawing with the Bucket tool in Adobe Illustrator

I drew an image, scanned it, opened it in Illustrator, did Live Trace, and then proceeded to use the Pen tool. Now when I try to put colors on my nicely drawn image using the Bucket tool I get this ...
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Best way to create an array of objects in Illustrator?

I often find myself needing to create an array of objects, either in a straight line, rotated around a centre point, or angled along a path. At the moment I'm using all sorts of different and no-doubt ...