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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Converting very old version of Illustrator

I have a very large group of ai files that I want to convert to jpg, the problem is that the program that I'm using to convert doesn't recognize the ai files because they're old. the files start with ...
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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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Adobe illustrator 3D isometric rotate not working well

I am trying to create a perfect cube in Illustrator by creating 3 squares, and rotating them using Effect > 3D > Rotate. However, the rotate function doesn't seem to work. It creates imperfect ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator CS6 - Making a pattern: H and V Spacing not available

So I'm trying to make a pattern in Illustrator and I want more space in between the tiles; I see the H Spacing and V Spacing options, but they're grayed out. How do I use them?
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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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Creating masks with text in InDesign or Illustrator

I have something that should be easy to create, but I'm having trouble with it. I have a couple words. I want to put another object into it, but have the text mask the object. For example, I've got ...
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Restoring the Fonts folder by using a restore point

I am an idiot. Who would have thought that installing 2 gigs of fonts would be detrimental to the boot up time for the most common design programs such as adobe illustrator. I would like to restore ...
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Making a contrasting outer border in Illustrator

Web graphics often have a thin border that constrasts with their main color (e.g. a white border for a black graphic) so that they remain visible when placed over a background that shares their fill ...
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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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Illustrator SVG how can I use only absolute coordinates

I cant anywhere find how to set in Illustrator that I want to use SVG in ONLY ABSOLUTE coordinates. I found a lot of stuff about Inkscape as easy as this: Change the preferences for 'SVG Output > ...
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Is there an easy way or script to let me email direct from Adobe Illustrator?

I do a lot of artwork and I really wish there was a way i could email direct from Illustrator. I have to manually save as PDF then go and find the file then right click it and do send to > mail ...
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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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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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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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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 combine several vectors into one in Illustrator

I have a scatter plot that i plotted in R using ggplot2. Graph was saved in pdf using ggsave(). For assembling figures for making a poster and/or publishing I prefer using Adobe Illustrator. Now when ...
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Is there a unified Web DESIGN platform that integrates the capabilities of InDesign and Illustrator?

I'm a web developer - I do high-end database and web site integration. I work with a very talented team of artists who typically work with Adobe tools (Creative Suite). The ideal requirements document ...
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Can't fill my drawing with the Bucket tool in Adobe Illustrator

I drew an image, scanned it, opened it in Illustrator, did Live Trace, and then proceeded to use the Pen tool. Now when I try to put colors on my nicely drawn image using the Bucket tool I get this ...
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Russian fonts in an English Illustrator CS5

A problem software platform is the following system: Windows 7 Professional English MS Office 2010 Eng Adobe Illustrator CS5 Windows has a rather small set of fonts that come pre-configured out of ...
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SVG to After Effects workflow?

I have a JavaScript chart component that outputs SVG. (It's kind of like an animated bar chart with a time slider.) One of my clients would like to customize this animation further in After Effects - ...
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From Illustrator to png with the help of ImageMagick

Currently I save my files in Illustrator as .pdf files so that I can use ImageMagick to manipulate the resulting images programatically (cropping, adding borders, resizing, etc) and convert them to ...
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Illustrator CS4 is crashing on startup on OS X 10.7 (Lion). What can I do to fix it?

When I start Illustrator and click on the toolbar or Create New Print Document, I get the spinning beach ball and have to force quit Illustrator. I already tried cleaning out my preferences directory. ...
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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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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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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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How to resize an image in illustrator without loosing quality in illustrator

How would I resize an image in Adobe Illustrator without losing image quality? When I use the image resize option it cuts off a part of the image and makes it blurry. Can you guide me on how to ...
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Shortcut/MACRO for “Locate Object”?

Is there a shortcut/MACRO for Locate Object? That's already tedious after 3 objects.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I prevent Illustrator from crashing?

After a while, Illustrator CS6 won't respond and then crashes. I get this error message: Process: Adobe Illustrator [875] Path: /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CS6/Adobe ...
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Illustrator CS6: pixelated windows screenshots?

I seem to be having a problem exporting images from photoshop and preserving their image quality as much as possible. They look fine in windows image preview and as well inside photoshop and I have ...
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Illustrator: Process SVGs without resizing

I have a simple SVG of shapes that I wish to process using Adobe Illustrator (to merge some adjacent shapes). Unfortunately, when I save the processed shapes as SVG again, the size of the image has ...
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In illustrator how do I make the cursor normal sized?

I have never had this happen before and I can't figure out how to fix it. My cursor is only large in the actual illustrator documents. How can I fix this issue?