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

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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. ...
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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 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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Can't open Inkscape file in Adobe Illustrator CS 3

I have an Inkscape file that I need to open in Illustrator but it won't work. I tried to save the Inkscape file as .svg but when I open it up in Illustrator I get "bitstream vera sans: a unknown ...