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

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How to rotate a pattern fill in a Live Paint group in Adobe Illustrator

I have a Live Paint region in Adobe Illustrator CS4 that I would like to fill with a rotated pattern. In a normal object I can apply the pattern fill and then rotate only the pattern with the Rotate ...
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How to import custom fonts (as ttf) to illustrator?

How can we import new fonts like Google Roboto into Adobe Illustrator CS 6?
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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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Can I use a custom form designed in Adobe Illustrator for Reports in Microsoft Access?

I want to create a custom form in Illustrator, but use that form as a report in Access (i.e., I want to be able to pull data from Access and place the text over my pre-existing form that I design in ...
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File Attributes - AI …Any clues?

Can anyone point me what does it mean when a .png file having 'AI' as File > Properties > Details > Attributes. Does it mean it made with Adobe Illustrator ? Also note that the png is 8bit image.
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Illustrator CS4 Gradient Following a Path

I'm trying to draw a power cable in illustrator, I want the cable to have one side dark and the other light with a gradient in the middle, because the cable has curved corners it won't work the usual ...
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add text (and possibly images) to illustrator via script

I'm hoping to create (or better yet, find) a script which can populate an illustrator file or the like with text from another file. The goal is to produce a printable sheet of prototype ...
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How can I paint gaps within text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS4. I have text that is along a path that looks like this: I would like to be able to color the gaps within the font like this: I'm having trouble finding how to do ...
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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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How can I get a list of all fonts used in an Adobe Illustrator file?

How can I get a list of all fonts used in an Adobe Illustrator file? Is there a document properties / list of fonts tab that I can access to show all fonts used in an .ai file?
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Cannot save Adobe Illustrations as .pdf files

I use adobe Illustrator creative suite 3. Now there seems to be a problem. I can't save my Illustrations In the .pdf format, since this format seems to preserve the graphic quality this Is vitally ...
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Why does Adobe Illustrator image become negative grayscale upon save in Word for Mac 2011?

I have a color image that began as an Encapsulated Postscript (eps) file which I opened in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and removed the background and saved as an Adobe Illustrator file. I then used both ...
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Automatically move its associated objects when move one object

In Adobe Illustrator, if we create a graphic figure with multiple related objects, we may want them move dependently. Let me show you a case: I created a figure with 3 circles and 2 segments, the 2 ...
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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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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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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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How do I open .CDR file with Adobe Illustrator CS3?

I have a Corel Draw file from a customer and was wondering if we could open this in Adobe Illustrator CS3? I don't know what version the Coreldraw file was created in. Thanks!
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How to Increase the quality of the Images on Illustrator

I work with Adobe Illustrator creative suite 3. I want to know how can one really Increase the quality of the Image's / graphics? because the thing Is,whenever I view the Image or the graphic In ...
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Where are the default Adobe Illustrator fonts found when installed?

I need a copy of the Myriad-Roman font that is the default font for Adobe Illustrator. I have Illustrator installed but I need to put the font on my sever so my PDF DLL can read the font since my PDF ...
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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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illustrator crashes on open preferences

My Illustrator (CS3, windows xp sp3) crashes when I select Edit...Preferences. This is a new error and has only started to happen recently. I can only guess my preferences have somehow become ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cut out of a shape using an object

I'm new to Illustrator and I'm trying to do something which I would think would be relatively simple. I essentially have a red square and a "W" text layer above it. I'd simply like to cut ...
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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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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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Batch-convert ODG to AI, CDR or JPG

My wife has a medium-sized batch (around 100) of ODG files she needs to send to a print shop. Since they won't take ODG files, we've sent hi-res JPG in the past. However, this is tedious because we ...
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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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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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Why does AI CS6's menu version of Pathfinder > Divide do nothing while the panel version works?

In Adobe Illustrator CS6, there is a menu item, Effect > Pathfinder > Divide, which I expect should take two overlaying vector shapes and divide one on the line segments of the other. It fails. On ...
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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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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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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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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, ...