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

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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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convert outline to text in illustrator

how can I convert an outlined text back to editable text in Adobe Illustrator?
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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 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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GPU Performance compatibility in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 [closed]

Google Translate! Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron Laptop 15 5547 that comes with a dedicated graphics card AMD Radeon R7 M265 and adobe site in Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 system requirements says that the ...
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Adobe's inability to support 4k HD

I got a new laptop with 4k screen, but my Ps, Il & Dw have tiny icons instead of the regular size. I have to scale down my screen resolution to be able to use it properly... Does anyone have a ...
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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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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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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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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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Illustrator: Snap to object centres and sides

When I use Illustrator CS6, I often use the "snap to centre" or "snap to side" functionality. However, since I recently disabled this option without knowing, it stopped working. Does anyone know how ...
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Adobe Illustrator does not draw wire line during pencil drawing [closed]

Sometimes, when I am using pencil, Adobe Illustrator stops displaying anything until I finish drawing. This way I can't perform precise drawing. How to fix? Correct pencil work: ...
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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 ...
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In layers panel, how do I show only layers belonging to the current artboard?

In Illustrator, I have 12 artboards and dozens of layers, and they are all mixing up. In layers panel, how do I show only layers belonging to the current artboard? Do I need to assign layers to ...
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I am unable to convert make a svg file from PSD

I have a psd file, which is has several layers. I took layer which I wanted duplicated to it to a new file( ctrl+n). Then saved the file as .png. Now I opened that png file in adobe, converted it to ...
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Exporting out of C4D into Illustrator

Can anyone help me understand, in simple terms, how to export text out of C4D to be used in Illustrator? I have rendered images and they just do not turn out as good as the vector.
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Illustrator drag and copy behave like Photoshop?

I like the way that Photoshop can drag and copy a layer by holding alt/option, dragging the layer, and finishing off the copy process by releasing the alt/option key BEFORE releasing the mouse click. ...
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How can one use Apple’s new emojis in Photoshop?

I’m trying to render a large version of one Apple’s new emojis in Photoshop. I know how to write with emojis in something like TextEdit, but I need the emoji to have a transparent background. I've ...
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Mac Illustrator CC > Save for Web > Convert to sRGB… checked & greyed out

i've been following some advice from several blogs to normalize the color settings across my adobe apps - basically setting them to none or generic or monitor etc (since i only design for web, ...
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Illustrator CS4 - Text Box Moves When Adjusting Bounding Box

Adobe Illustrator CS4 I'm having a weird problem that I can't find the solution to. I make a text box manually to fill with text. I typically like to size it so the text is snug within the bounding ...
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How can I configure my firewall to block Abobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?

I have a very simple question. How can I configure my firewall to block Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 updates on Windows 7?
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Detecting if an image was generated from unlicensed software

I am not a hardcore graphic designer but I’m knowledgeable in the use of some graphic design tools like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Let’s say I use pirated/unlicensed copy of these software ...
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Placing a PSD Bitmap or Layered Tiff over a spot colour in illustrator or Indesign

I have a cover designed in Illustrator CS4 that has spot colour as its base, and I have designed a graphic with a transparent background in photoshop. Cause I am working in Adobe Suite I bring the ...
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Illustrator CS5 clipboard error

I get an error while trying to copy any data from Illustrator and paste it to Photoshop via clipboard. Even if you just copy something in Illustrator and switch to another application, illustrator ...
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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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How to select a selection and fill it with wanted color?

I have a vector and when I click on it all sections are selected, but I want to select separated sections and fill it with my wanted color or effects. Actually, I can select a section on it by black ...
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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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Where do X/Y coordinates measure from in Adobe CS3 and Illustrator?

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 ...
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Is there any quality loss when using a place command in Photoshop

I am using “Place” command in Photoshop to import .ai file. Is there any quality loss after using this steps: Save file in Illustrator at some default size—i.e 400x400px—using .ai extension or any ...
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How to select a different tool from the Type Tool in Photoshop/Illustrator

I'm currently using the type tool to write some text however can not change tool using a key board short cut. Currently I have to click on the Selection/Direct Selection tool as the "A" or "V" ...
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My stroke settings on Illustrator are not working!

My stroke settings on Illustrator are not working like they typically do even though I have the units set for inches. So for instance, instead of having 0.25 be the thinnest available stroke it is ...
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why Gradient its not editable in Illustrator

Im using Illustrator and I have used gradient on different paths now I need to edit them but it seems I cant do anything on those paths anymore. one of the paths the gradient arrow doesn't even appear ...
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rotate/reflect tool bug in CC - can't set center/pivot

as shown here http://g.recordit.co/tGp8ayz7Uj.gif Especially when ALt-clicking Center will follow the pointer and I can't get it stick to the certain location i want. Can't access any other command ...
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illustrator why when i click make to convert to live paint why does the stroke profile change

I have changed uniform line to shaped line profile and when I click make to convert to live paint I get a dialog box which says" complex visual appearance objects ... may be lost when converting to a ...
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How can i open an illustrator file that contains erro?

I opened and i worked in it yesterday and everything was ok. Today morning that comes up. The document haven't any font or character, just vector lines and image.
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How to copy-paste in good quality from Adobe Illustrator to MS One Note?

When I copy some drawing in Illustrator, it stores it in clipboard in 3 formats: bitmap, device independent bitmap and enhanced meta-file. If drawing contains text, then meta-file version has no ...
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PDF File Edited In Illustrator CS6 Not Saving

I have a few pdf files to edit in .ai, some fonts could not be read and so I downloaded the fonts, and then it started to tell me (An unknown error has occured) whenever I try to save the file. It ...
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Which SVG features are supported by Illustrator?

Illustrator is able to open SVGs and save files as SVGs, but I've noticed that certain SVG features that are included in the spec -- especially styles like @font-face w/ base-64 content and path fill ...
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modify toolbar in illustrator cs6

I just installed the Astute Graphics plugins in AI CS6 and now my left Toolbar is too big to fit onscreen. Is there any way I can remove/disable/hide items from it to free up space and reduce it's ...
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Is it possible in Illustrator CC to set a Mac keyboard layout on windows?

I've always worked with my Mac and I just started using the company's PC with Windows 7, nevertheless I'm still using an Apple keyboard. Is it possible in Illustrator to set the Mac's shortcuts? Maybe ...
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Font looks broken in Illustrator

I designed a 3.25x2.25 inch card in CMYK using Helvetica Neue font with 450 dpi in photoshop. Then I opened it in illustrator to save it as a .ai in order to print it. But the main problem is in the ...
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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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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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PS, AI & ID Performance Preferences & Reccomendations

I've just only discovered that there is a section where we can actually adjust the performance preferences accordingly to our needs and individual computer's capability. I was wondering if allowing ...
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Illustrator automatically switches from color to stroke

This is my brush toolbar when I'm trying to draw a line: However, immediately after I start drawing it changes to this: Note that for some reason the stroke has now been added, I have no idea why. ...
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packaging my files in Illustrator CS6 is gone

suddenly I can find Packaging option under my file menu in Illustrator CS6!!! Does anyone know how to get it back?? I did clean my cache and restart pc even i deleted my profile and create new ...
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Adobe Illustrator : export PNG of specific resolution

The title says it. When I try to export a png I get the following dialog, where I can choose the PPI, but not the resolution. Playing with the PPI around to get the right size could probably work, ...
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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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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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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 ...