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

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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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Copy and paste plain text only in OSX?

My problem: I copy something from a webpage or Illustrator, then paste it into an email or another Illustrator document and the styles are carried over from the original doc when I just want the text ...
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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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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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Illustrator files created and exported on Mac look stretched on Windows

Hopefully someone knows what's going on here. A file created in illustrator on Mac then exported to PDF or PNG looks stretched when viewed on Windows! I can't find any settings for aspect ratio etc, ...
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How to create a transparent window effect in Illustrator

I hope someone can help. I'm starting graphic design at Uni this semester, and I'm stuck! I am creating an image within Illustrator. I have a pink background using the rectangle tool, then an image ...
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Adobe Illustrator Snapping Lines and Rectangles

I'm using AI CS6 to make a floor plan type of illustration and want everything to snap to pixel. These are my settings: Snap to Point ON Smart Guides ON Align New Objects to Pixel Grid ON All ...
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Illustrator CS6 can't open the Illustration

I'm trying to open an AI file that opened last week but won't open anymore. It was saved as an AI file with CS6 compatibility. It will open in Adobe reader but I can't just resave it and open the new ...
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Analyze EPS metadata - Distinguish between Freehand EPS and Illustrator EPS

I want to analyze a few thousand EPS files and sort them according to their application in which they have been created (in my case Freehand or Illustrator). I know that the the information is stored ...
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Adobe Illustrator save to PDF “a drawing error occurred”

I have a illustrator file with several layers and shapes that I need to save to a PDF in order for others to view and print. However, when I save to PDF, and open in Acrobat, I get the message "a ...
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Traced vector has sloppy outline

I have used Illustrator to trace a shape for me, but the resulting vector is rendered untidily. It seems like a rendering glitch, as if Illustrator tries to render the shape's outline using a crude ...
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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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'Vector Smart Object' issue on Creative Cloud

I updated to Creative Cloud 2015 from 2014 recently and I am having a series of weird issues working with smart objects. First issue happens while pasting into PhotoShop (PS): Let's say I created a ...
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Photoshop was unable to parse the PostScript issue

Early 2013 Retina Macbook pro running OsX El Capitan and Creative Cloud CC 2015 Suite. Whenever I try to work with a vector I created in this version of CC on illustrator and import to PS as a vector ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 window opens behind OSX top menu

Every time I open AI, the window is behind my Mac menu bar and this is the only program that I have this issue with. I read this post on the Adobe forums, as well as several other Google searches, ...
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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 out/...
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Registering other formats as PDF for preview in Windows 7

According to this question and answers it is possible to view other file types as text in preview window in Windows 7. Now I have a related case: I would like to preview AI (Illustrator) files in the ...
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How can I scale Adobe software UIs on a high density display?

I got a new laptop with 4K screen, but my Photoshop, Illustrator & Dreamweaver have tiny icons instead of the regular size. I have to scale down my screen resolution to be able to use it properly....
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Object pushed to back upon export to PDF in Adobe Illustrator

I inserted a vector graphic in my Adobe Illustrator document: Then I exported the Adobe Illustrator document to PDF, and opened the exported PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, where I saw that the vector ...
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Unable to move or resize object in Illustrator and Photoshop

I am unable to move or resize objects in Illustrator and Photoshop. Sometimes it work, sometimes it doesn't. See this GIF: I have tried uninstalling/installing Illustrator & Photoshop again, ...
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Is there a way to force Illustrator to open a downloaded SVG (rather than the browser)?

I have Illustrator set as the default for all SVGs but whenever I download an SVG, when I click on the download inside the browser, the browser opens the SVG in a new tab. So the only way to open the ...
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Problems with installing bib.dll

I tried installing adobe illustrator, and it kept bringing out an error message that I don't have bib.dll installed on my system. I downloaded bib.dll from the net, but, how do i install it on my ...
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In Illustrator, I can't move objects by dragging them

I can move a selected object with the arrow keys, but grabbing it and dragging doesn't work at all. I'm using Illustrator CS5 (v.15.1.1) on Mavericks (v.10.9.5). Is there some setting that disables ...
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How to script detection of an OS X program bouncing in the dock?

How can I use AppleScript or something similar to detect the presence of an app which is bouncing in the dock (in this case Adobe Illustrator)? Once I detect that Adobe Illustrator is requesting ...
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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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Make PNG image out of SVG Font

I am using SVG font for icons in my website, this is what it currently looks like: I need to make an image out of this, so I can set the icon of the website <link rel="shortcut icon" href="path ...
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How to fix a bad Adobe Illustrator installation

When my Adobe Illustrator was updating, my computer unfortunately restarted. Now Adobe Illustrator is broken and does not open, so I used the Adobe Cleaner and completely removed it. Even after doing ...
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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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eps ai to png adobe illustrator js script, how to make it look in sub folders?

I found this script online which allows you to batch convert .ai or .eps to png however it only works on one folder at a time, could someone help/tell me what to adjust to make it work on subfolders? ...
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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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Printing in Photoshop/illustrator with cutting marks that leave the page 11“X17”

Ok I have a 36" wide plotter. I would like to print out some 11"X17" pages. Is it possible to tell photoshop or Illustrator that I want a 11"x17" sheet with cutting marks outside of that size? If you ...
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How to export two SVG shapes that match

I've got a problem with exporting SVG files. I've got two separate paths in Illustrator, each with the same amount of points. I'm trying to morph them by an SVG animation, but they don't morph. It's ...
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Adobe Illustrator 9 won't open on brand new computer

I have tried many times to install Adobe Illustrator 9 on my brand new Windows 8 computer. It is showing in the installed programs but it won't open. What do I need to do to make it functional?
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All of a sudden, I can no longer round the corners of shapes in illustrator

Suddently, every time I attempt to round the corners of a shape in illustrator, I get a message that says "This will apply another instance to this effect". When I select "Apply New Effect", nothing ...
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Drawing perpendicular lines in between two paths

i am an architect working in ancient sites for architectural documentation. I am now trying to make an oldschool landscape drawing, which includes the height curves. (contour lines) So for that, i am ...
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Starting Illustrator causes panels on second monitor to be scaled down to thumbnail size

I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012) running El Capitan with an extra monitor. I set Illustrator's Workspace in a way that my main screen opens in the main iMac monitor and all the panels open in the ...
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Illustrator: How do I prevent my secondary document window from automatically scrolling to selected?

I am just wondering if it's possible in Illustrator to prevent my secondary document window from scrolling to the selected. I have a large document with many artboards in it. Since I have a lot of ...
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Illustrator CC adds 00 after pixels + Preferences file is corrupt

While I work in Illustrator CC at some point it adds 00 after pixels and percents.. After closing and open Illustrator it gives me this error and it goes to default: "The Preferences file is ...
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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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Stroke gets cut (bug)

so this new weird thing has started happening to me. I create a shape with a stroke, and randomly the stroke gets small cuts in it. If I move, scale, turn and change the shape the cuts disappear or ...
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Setting PDFs to open in Illustrator mostly fails

For Illustrator work that requires regular review by stakeholders who don't have Illustrator, I'd like to save the files as PDFs, then set them to open in Illustrator from the Finder by using the Get ...
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Can you flatten a clipping mask into a new vector?

I have a relatively complicated repeating vector inside of a clipping mask. There's a lot of parts that are not seen but take up a lot of disk space. I was curious if there was a way to flatten/crop/...
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Illustrator won't import gradients from .emf file, made in visio

I have several images in .emf format that were made by another designer in Visio. When I open them in Illustrator, the shapes remain, but the gradients are gone. As I have never used Visio before, I ...
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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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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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Is it possible to open Adobe Illustrator files from last close?

Say you have three files open in Adobe Illustrator, but you exit out of the program. Is there a way that you can have those three files opened back up when you open up Illustrator again? Similar to ...
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How to vector a logo?

I'm trying to convert the logo I've built in photoshop to a vector so I can resize it to fit different app and mobile screens. I've tried the live trace in illustrator function but that just distorts ...
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How can I change smart object opening software

How can I change smart object opening software...means when we double click on smart object link it will open in Microsoft office picture manager. It is possible I have done only the changes. But now ...
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How can I use shortcuts in this minimalist Windows folder browser dialog?

This is the folder chooser window that pops up on Adobe Illustrator CS6 running on Windows (8.1 pro) when a script calls for a file or folder to be selected (on the left below - this example is from ...
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How to force Illustrator to accurately trace the actual pixels?

I’m trying trace and convert a bitmap to a vector image, but I need Illustrator to actually trace the actual pixels, not smooth them out. I’ve tried various settings with “Live Trace,” but the result ...