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

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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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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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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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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 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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Delete by create selection like in photoshop for illustrator

I am new to illustrator. I want to delete part of object like what that i can do in photoshop. In photoshop if i want to delete part of layer, i just create selection(from selection tool or from ...
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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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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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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 : 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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Illustrator opens PDFs on save? How to kill?

OSX 10.7, Adobe Illustrator CS 5.1 When you save a PDF in AI, it automatically opens in Apple Preview (or whatever PDF application you have set as default). So, if you're editing several PDFs, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Russian fonts in an English Illustrator CS5

A problem software platform is the following system: Windows 7 Professional English MS Office 2010 Eng Adobe Illustrator CS5 Windows has a rather small set of fonts that come pre-configured out of ...
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HP printer and Adobe Illustrator colours changing on Mac

I have got Adobe Illustrator CS3 on my iMac, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. I recently got a new printer, an HP Photosmart B110, product number CN245B, serial number CN1393K1Q405J8, driver version HP Inkjet 8 ...
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Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator file preview in Windows Explorer

I'm a designer who deals with a lot of psd and ai files and it's very time consuming to sort through multiple files. I was wondering if it were possible to use Windows Explorer's file preview ...
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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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Can I use Illustrator or InDesign to make a Google Doc look good?

I've just finished collaborating on a document in Google Docs with some colleagues. The content is perfect and the formatting is pretty good, but I'd like to tweak the formatting a little more before ...
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what's the correct way to crop art when saving for web in Adobe Illustrator?

I need to save a bunch of illustrations for web use, and I cannot find any 'crop to art dimensions' option when saving them. I've therefore been creating a new artboard for each illustration by ...
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Illustrator batch save files to 1024x1024 png maintaining proportions

I got a bunch of ai files, that I need to save to png. Is it possible to save them with an Image output of ex. 1024 x 1024 while still maintain the proportions? The perfect solution would be if you ...
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PDF rendering of images seems to vary from viewer to viewer with blurring?

I'm generating PDF figures in Adobe Illustrator CS5 that include embedded images. I've noticed that the images look dramatically different when I display the same PDF in Preview, Skim or Adobe Reader ...
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See coordinates of the cursor in Illustrator

Given that there is an empty document in Illustrator CS5, is there a way to see what it the current X and Y coordinates of the point at which the cursor is pointing at?
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Adobe Illustrator Tool selectors not working

I just got the Adobe Master Collection CS5.5. Long time Photoshop user but just playing around with Illustrator for the first time. I am already having an issue though. See photo... When I try ...
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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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Trying to reproduce a color in CMYK Mode

Firstly i cant find an appropriate forum, so I'll ask this question here in case someone might know the answer. I'm very new to design so please bear with me. I am creating a set of business cards ...
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Can I get pixel measurements using Adobe Illustrator CS3?

I've been handed a few Adobe Illustrator to turn into web pages and it seems like Adobe Illustrator CS3 doesn't do measurements in in pixels by default. Is there a way to take measurements in pixels ...
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Why do applications that present color palettes sometimes restrict the colors to shades of gray?

I've noticed that sometimes on OS X, Adobe Illustrator's color palette only shows shades of gray rather than a full range of colors. If this occurred in Photoshop, I'd immediately assume the document ...
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From Illustrator to png with the help of ImageMagick

Currently I save my files in Illustrator as .pdf files so that I can use ImageMagick to manipulate the resulting images programatically (cropping, adding borders, resizing, etc) and convert them to ...
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Adobe Illustrator lags on Mac as Admin user but not Guest

I've been having a problem with Adobe Illustrator for a year plus where it constantly lags (rainbow spinning wheel on my Mac) and is almost unusable. Fortunately I don't use it much so I've been able ...
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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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Illustrator CS4 is crashing on startup on OS X 10.7 (Lion). What can I do to fix it?

When I start Illustrator and click on the toolbar or Create New Print Document, I get the spinning beach ball and have to force quit Illustrator. I already tried cleaning out my preferences directory. ...
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Adobe version control software?

Does the Adobe CS suite of products come with a version control system that integrates natively with products such as Illustrator / Photoshop allowing action and/or layer level specific version ...
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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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How to resize an .ai file in Photoshop CS4 without reducing image quality?

Am I right to assume you can enlarge .ai files without reducing the image quality? Are these vector files? Also.... can you click & drag the object to make it bigger or do you have to use the ...
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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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Convert Corel Draw to Illustrator

I have a team of 5 requesting to purchase Corel Draw just to be able to convert Corel Draw File to Illustrator files. Is there a way to convert Corel Draw files to illustrator without having to ...
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A way or software to convert or export an audio file (aiff or wav) in a vector graphic format (eps, ai)?

I am looking for a way to read an audio file and convert it to a vector graphic format, which I can use for example for Illustrator? I am working on the Mac OSX platform (10.5.8).
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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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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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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 ...