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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, really)....
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adobe Illustrator plugin to save image to base64

I have a bunch of SVG images I created in AI. I use them as base64 in my CSS to avoid additional HTTP requests. I'm tired of uploading them to websites that offer conversion to base64. Is there any ...
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Illustrator pressure brush only works after pressing hard

I've got a new wacom tablet (Intuos medium) with the default pen and a copy of Illustrator CC 2015. I'm trying to set up pressure-sensitive brushes. I have a simple brush with the size set to be ...
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The windows registry was not in the expected state. Please run the Illustrator installer

I've searched through the internet in order to solve this problem in adobe illustrator CS3 unfortunately I am still encountering it. I've already Restarted my computer Reinstalled the application ...
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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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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 ...