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

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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 ...
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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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convert outline to text in illustrator

how can I convert an outlined text back to editable text in Adobe Illustrator?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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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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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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 ...
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tool for creating seamless pattern?

I'm a designer, that uses Illustrator and Photoshop to create my artworks. Now I know it can be done in photshop and illustrator but the process is kinda time consuming, You have to keep adjusting the ...
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How can I make an image appear partially in front and partially behind another layer in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS4. I have a drawn vector image that is behind a layer with a stroked ellipse like this: However I need just one part of the image to appaer in front of the stroke. ...