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

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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 resize ...
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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)? [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).
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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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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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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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?
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...