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

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How to loop through all illustrator files in a folder (CS6)

I have written some JavaScript to save .ai files to two separate locations with different resolutions, one of them being cropped to a reduced size art board. (Courtesy of John Otterud / Articmill for ...
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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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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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How to rotate a pattern fill in a Live Paint group in Adobe Illustrator

I have a Live Paint region in Adobe Illustrator CS4 that I would like to fill with a rotated pattern. In a normal object I can apply the pattern fill and then rotate only the pattern with the Rotate ...
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How to import custom fonts (as ttf) to illustrator?

How can we import new fonts like Google Roboto into Adobe Illustrator CS 6?
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Inaccurate snapping in Illustrator

I'm having trouble with inaccurate snapping in Illustrator CC 2014. Dragged anchor points snap a few pixels away from artboard edges. They also do this inconsistently, i.e., they are wrong in slightly ...
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Adobe Illustrator changes dimension to .001

I'm working in a document with properties and rulers set to pixels. I have several different closed paths (some are simple circles with 1px stroke, others are not-so-complex compound paths). The ...
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How do you preserve element id's when editing an SVG in Adobe Illustrator?

I am working on a process in which we will generate SVG's with id's on certain elements. I want to be able to edit the SVG in Adobe Illustrator. However, I found that when I edit the file in ...
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Delete by create selection like in photoshop for illustrator

I am new to illustrator. I want to delete part of object like what that i can do in photoshop. In photoshop if i want to delete part of layer, i just create selection(from selection tool or from ...
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Can I use a custom form designed in Adobe Illustrator for Reports in Microsoft Access?

I want to create a custom form in Illustrator, but use that form as a report in Access (i.e., I want to be able to pull data from Access and place the text over my pre-existing form that I design in ...
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File Attributes - AI …Any clues?

Can anyone point me what does it mean when a .png file having 'AI' as File > Properties > Details > Attributes. Does it mean it made with Adobe Illustrator ? Also note that the png is 8bit image.
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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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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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add text (and possibly images) to illustrator via script

I'm hoping to create (or better yet, find) a script which can populate an illustrator file or the like with text from another file. The goal is to produce a printable sheet of prototype ...
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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 change the stroke color while retaining the fill color using eye dropper in Illustrator?

I have a question regarding illustrator. Let's say I have a circle with blue fill and red stroke. And I place an image in the illustrator file. Now I want to change the red stroke of my circle to ...
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Can you use Photoshop to produce vector based graphics?

I am researching vector based graphics and I know people use Illustrator for these, but if you are drawing in Photoshop, does it also produce vector based graphics? Would you still save it as a .psd? ...
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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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How can I use Font Awesome vectors in Illustrator?

I'm stumped. As directed, I printed the Font Awesome Cheatsheet to PDF. When I open it with Acrobat Reader, it looks fine. However, when I try to open it with Illustrator, I get this warning: The ...
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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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Why does Adobe Illustrator image become negative grayscale upon save in Word for Mac 2011?

I have a color image that began as an Encapsulated Postscript (eps) file which I opened in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and removed the background and saved as an Adobe Illustrator file. I then used both ...
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Automatically move its associated objects when move one object

In Adobe Illustrator, if we create a graphic figure with multiple related objects, we may want them move dependently. Let me show you a case: I created a figure with 3 circles and 2 segments, the 2 ...
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Is there a way to make handles bigger in Illustrator?

Whilst using the pen-tool in Adobe Illustrator, it is quite difficult to "grab" the path handles. They are soooo very tiny! Inkscape's handles are about twice that size. Is there any way to get the ...
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How can I create TRON-like glowing effects in Illustrator?

I am trying to use Illustrator (CS3) to recreate the Tron neon-glow visual style in graphics I plan to use on a website. This page is an excellent example of what I'm trying to do: ...
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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 CS6

When I open a particular file, Illustrator tells me some fonts are missing and it's substituting others. That's fine, because the fonts are the ones I want to use anyway. Now how do I make the ...
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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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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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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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Why is Windows 7 running slowly in VirtualBox?

I am having performance issues with Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) in VirtualBox when I run a resource-intensive program like Adobe Illustrator. Performance is pretty slow, but given my specs and ...
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Illustrator opens PDFs on save? How to kill?

OSX 10.7, Adobe Illustrator CS 5.1 When you save a PDF in AI, it automatically opens in Apple Preview (or whatever PDF application you have set as default). So, if you're editing several PDFs, and ...
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Creating a rectangle changes dimensions of an image in illustrator

When I create a rectangle that is the size of the artboard in a 300x150px artboard in Illustrator CS6, it resizes the entire image. How do I disable this?
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Adobe Illustrator CS2 Error: Can't save the illustration. Can't print the illustration

I keep encountering the following error in Illustrator CS2: Can't save the illustration. Can't print the illustration I am trying to save as EPS10. I tried in all types of files, even a blank one ...
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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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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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mixing a little bit of color into greys

In this wonderful blog post by Ian Storm Taylor he writes: Saturation is just as important. You can do even better than staying away from pure #000000 black too. Whenever you’re working with ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator: Hello World plugin works in 32-bit, does not work in 64-bit

I created a simple "Hello World" plugin by following the instructions in Adobe's guide: Getting Started with Adobe Illustrator CC Development, which is available as a pdf here. The plugin works in ...
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Illustrator rasterize ruined artwork - even on files not rasterized

I was given an ai file with a logo and rasterized it at 300dpi to test how it looked, but ever since then every ai file that was open has been affected by the rasterizing. Completely ruined all ...
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Graphics editor that represents everything as code/script/markup?

When I'm creating graphics in Photoshop or Illustrator, I often wish my work was entirely represented by some plain-text format so that I could dive down and make rapid changes without doing too much ...
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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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I deleted Adobe Illustrator, and now Application Manager won't reinstall it

I've had problems with Adobe Illustrator ever since downloading CS6 under the Creative Cloud program. My installation would quit on launch and ask me to license my software, thank me for signing in ...
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Illustrator batch script keep giving me no matching files found on Mac Mountain lion

Here is an example script that I am running. For some reason, when I run it inside Illustrator from the Scripts menu, it keeps giving me no matching files found in dialog. Did something change? I am ...
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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 ...
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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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Convert expanded blend to one simple vector shape

Is it possible to convert an expanded blend to a simple lightweight vector shape, without all these inbetween paths of all n steps? It seems like a complicated object to work with since computer has ...
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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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A way or software to convert or export an audio file (aiff or wav) in a vector graphic format (eps, ai)?

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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Bamboo pen device works bad in Adobe Illustrator in Windows 8

While trying to use Bamboo pen device in Illustrator, I can't draw. When I start to draw, it does not react until I drag pen for certain distance. As a result, pen is unusable for drawing tiny ...
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Mock-up with WebFonts in Illustrator

I am working on a web design that will be using webfonts from typekit or fontdeck, etc, but need to work with them in Illustrator to determine layouts, type combinations, sizes, etc. I cant find ...