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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 resize ...
14
votes
7answers
20k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
679 views

A way or software to convert or export an audio file (aiff or wav) in a vector graphic format (eps, ai)? [closed]

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).
1
vote
3answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
115 views

Illustrator CS4: Nodify artboard maintaining center point

I would like to modify an Illustrator artboard, while maintaining the center point. My normal workflow would be to hold Alt while dragging but this doesn't work.
0
votes
1answer
591 views

Illustrator - 2 shapes, one able to nudge 0.01px the other only 1px

I have 2 letters, both converted to outlines, one of them I can nudge 0.01px the other I can only nudge 1px but I can't figure out why! Snap is off, smart guides are off and keyboard increment is set ...
1
vote
2answers
421 views

Ex-Macromedia Freehand junkies: what did you switch to? [closed]

Short and sweet. My boss loved Freehand MX back in the day, and when Adobe killed it Illustrator just didn't click for him. He's a fan of Inkscape, but it's a few features away from being feature ...
0
votes
1answer
436 views

Modifier key bug with Adobe Design Standard CS4 (Mac OS 10.6.6)

When I launch the Adobe apps, they ask me if I want to delete the preferences file. I say 'no'. Then, when using the apps, none of the tools seem to work properly, eg in Illustrator, I can't move ...
1
vote
0answers
506 views

Fonts not working in Adobe Illustrator

All my fonts work perfectly in Photoshop, but when I open Illustrator and try to use them, lots of them are not working. If I select the first font in Illustrator, and press the down arrow to scroll ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Adobe Illustrator CS5 64 bit on Windows

Trying to find out if there is a seperate or included 64-bit version of Adobe Illustrator for Windows like Photoshop has.
4
votes
4answers
22k views

How to create incremental numbers in InDesign or Illustrator?

I have an A3 layout with several tickets to be printed, each with an consecutive number. Is there a way to do it automatically instead of writing it by hand?
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
434 views

Adobe Illustrator Freezes on Checking System Profile

I am trying to install Adobe Illustrator on Windows 7 running in Parallels. The installer launches but stuck at the setup screen saying "Checking System Profile". Any ideas?
0
votes
2answers
6k views

Adding multiple gradients to object in Adobe Illustrator

I have an object which is a path (a nose to be specific). Now I want both a linear gradient and a radial gradient to be added to the object. So these must be separate gradient objects I guess, and I ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Photoshop/Illustrator: generate vector graphic from bitmap [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vectorization graphics approach Folks, Photoshop newbie here with what I think is a simple question, but clearly, I am not searching for the right keywords on Google. I ...
6
votes
1answer
21k views

How to get pixel dimensions instead of pt?

I received an illustrator file that I'm trying to break up into it's bits. However everything is measured in pt rather than px. Is there a global setting i can change?
0
votes
1answer
650 views

What does merging and flattening layers actually accomplish?

You can choose in the options for layers to merge a selection of layers, or flatten layers. Flattening seems to just do what merge does but for every layer in the document (right?). But does this do ...
0
votes
1answer
334 views

Editing lines (Photoshop / Illustrator)

I have a problem editing this image: This is only a small part of the image zoomed in. The request is that the lines be the same width and not that wonky, if possible. These lines are on a separate ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Turn 3D rotation of vector object into vector object

I have a vector object in Illustrator CS3. For the sake of simplicity, let's say it's a rectangle. It has been "3D-rotated", and now appears to me to be a slightly skewed parallelogram. Of course, ...
2
votes
1answer
368 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Can an Asus EEE PC 1005P run Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator CS5?

We can also assume that the netbook is pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium.
2
votes
2answers
874 views

Adobe Illustrator raster image dimensions?

I have a PNG image file with the dimensions 1024px x 1074px when I bring it into illustrator it gives me the dimensions of the image as 768.107px x 805.612px. I even tried to export the image (for ...
2
votes
1answer
19k views

Adobe Illustrator: How to Create Outlines from Shapes

I have a complex shape created with the Pen Tool from a vendor (some shapes have strokes, others don't -- and they all combine to create one final shape). I need to convert the shape into an OUTLINE ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

change default font in Adobe Illustrator

When using the type tool in Illustrator CS4 there is always Myriad Pro selected as the default font. Is there a way to change this default font to let's say Helvetica?
1
vote
1answer
376 views

How do you find all uses of a font in a PDF or Illustrator document

I have a collection of Illustrator files which get collected into a single PDF. Having attempted to remove all uses of a specific font throughout, I find that the font is still being embedded. How can ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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. ...
0
votes
2answers
8k views

How to change the colour of a png image in any adobe software

I have a logo that is a process color and I need to change it to a pantone colour. The only way I could change the colour was if I live traced it but I lost some detail. So I was wondering if there is ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
7k views

Putting Illustrator CS4 in fullscreen?

so I got this drawing tool (thats basically a really big mouse and a magnetic pen) from my good friend because he got a bigger and better one and I have the Adobe Suite CS4. But, I'm not a good drawer ...
5
votes
2answers
25k views

convert outline to text in illustrator

how can I convert an outlined text back to editable text in Adobe Illustrator?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

CS3, Illustrator - Where Do X/Y Coordinates Measure from?

I have a project where there are several PDF files. I'm using Illustrator to make these. It seems the point/line of origin is inconsistent from image to image (file to file). Where is the point of ...
2
votes
2answers
350 views

Windows XP, Preference menu's hidden for many programs

I don't know when this started happening, but it has been several months since I first noticed it. Basically, when I go to a preferences menu of some programs, the preferences window is completely ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Adobe Illustrator can't open SVG file

I have a generated SVG file which for some reason won't open in Adobe Illustrator when I serve the file content from my ASP.net application, but if I were to write this generated file directly to the ...
2
votes
6answers
13k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
253 views

Dynamically sizing a rectangle to the width of the containing text in Illustrator CS4

Hello Experts! How do I create a rectangle with a text object inside, so that the width of the rectangle elastically reshapes to the width of the text (rahter than the regular text-wrap in shape ...
2
votes
1answer
795 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
10
votes
4answers
80k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
227 views

software creating top view maps

Please suggest a good software that lets you create top view maps like this: I know photoshop and illustrator. But It would make my life easier if there are software that already does this. If I ...
2
votes
3answers
13k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
634 views

Mac OS 10.5.1 - Illustrator close by itself suddenly

We have a Mac user in our business and she is using Illustrator CS4. The issue now is that program close by itself without warning. I am wondering what could be the problem but I'm not a geek with ...
2
votes
3answers
12k views

moving objects and shapes in front or behind another object

I am trying to move the a shape in front of another shape but it is not allowing me. The shapes are not grouped to anything. they are all individual. I would like to know what could be preventing them ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

How to convert a file into a rasterized object in Illustrator using scripting?

I need to do this for a batch of files, so I need help on converting a file into a rasterized object, and then using a gaussian blur on it afterwards, in the built-in JavaScript. I so far have not ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How do I create an export batch script in Illustrator CS4?

How do I create a batch script that would export a set of AI files in CS4 to a png of a certain size?
0
votes
2answers
611 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
21k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
808 views

What are cheaper alternatives to Adobe Illustrator on Windows, Mac, Linux?

Background: I'm mostly a Mac user and have tried out Inkscape and even created SVGs with it, but it is highly user-unfriendly, it uses CTRL as the modifier key. I found VectorDesigner which seems ...