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Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

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

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How to export dxf file from Adobe Illustrator so that it works with Inkscape?

I have exported a file from Adobe Illustrator as .dxf file in several ways - basically trying all the combinations of the export settings such as the version of the dxf file, or whether to modify ...
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Illustrator | Automate .ai files export with batch

I have a file that has 100+ .ai separate files that I want to export each one of them into a PNG file using save for web. is there any possible way to automate this using batch or any other method ?
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Illustrator Rename Selected Layer or Sublayer

I would like to Options Dialog Box pop up when I press 'F2'. What could I do for it, please?
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Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator - Print to 4 by 4 on A4 with 0 margin

I bascially have a PDF of 16 pages. I want to put them into 4 by 4 grid on a new A4 paper (in PDF). I saw this "art board" thing in illustrator This presentation/layout is EXACTLY what I want. ...
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Is there a script to override Adobe Illustrator's Asset Export?

I want to be able to add my own routine for asset export so that I don't have to use Illustrator's rendering methods. The routine I want is to export at 1600%-3200% of the desired resolution without ...
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Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator crash on start. Is it SVG Explorer Extensions fault?

On Windows 10, I had Inkscape installed first and could open and work on files without any problem. Then installed SVG Explorer Extensions to enable SVG previewing in Windows Explorer. After that ...
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How do I access the “transform pattern” function in Illustrator on a French keyboard?

In Illustrator, "Tilde" key ~ seems to have some magical power: According to Adobe's site, it can "transform pattern (independent of object) when using Selection tool, Scale tool, Reflect tool, or ...
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Stylus on the touch-screen of a laptop that can detect “pressure”, “tilting” and alike

My laptop (Lenovo) has a touch screen. I want to use a professional stylus for drawing in Adobe Illustrator on Windows. I was wondering whether or not the "pressure", "titling", etc are detectable on ...
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Huion H610PRO pen draws while hovering

Hi I seem to be having an issue with my pen when it comes to drawing in Illustrator. When I try and draw in Illustrator using my tablet, it seems to start drawing when I'm hovering just a few ...
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How do you search for a local font by it's PostScript Name?

How do you search for a local font based on it's PostScript Name? I found this nifty way to generate a list of PostScript names for Mac computers but that doesn't help me at all here, below is an ...
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Adobe Illustrator CC crashes on startup

I have a problem on Adobe illustrator CC since a day. Adobe Illustrator CC crashes every time I launch it. When I launch it, opens the normal app window with the grey background. It sits there for a ...
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Title bar icons missing in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017

I recently opened up Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 on my Mac to find that my whole topbar is missing. On a Mac, there's a little bar of icons on every application, here's what it should look like: The ...
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After changing res to 2560x1440 everything in all Adobe products in blurred

After installing a new display which supports 2560x1440 res (was previously on 1920x1080), in all Adobe products everything in now blurred. Using Adobe suite CS5 on Windows. All UI, icons, menus, ...
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Intuos Art not working with Adobe Photoshop CC & Illustrator CC

I recently asked this question in the Graphic Design community to have it marked as off-topic and recommend it's placement here. Background Being a freshman at college, and learning that I could get ...
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Stroke Box Around Text On a Path in Illustrator

I'm new to illustrator and I am trying to replicate a t-shirt design. I have create a circle path, and have created text along the path. How do I create a "rounded rectangle" that fits around the text,...
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Adobe Illustrator (2017 Release) Crashes on Launch | Windows 10

This problem has been occurring since I got my new laptop, Windows 10 64x, and installed my normal Adobe products I use. All of the other Adobe apps, like Premiere and After Effects work completely ...
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How do I open .ai files on Windows 8.1?

Specifically this file https://stock.adobe.com/stock-photo/flux-vague-de-dollars-illustration/35571058 I tried to rename the file with .pdf extension, but FoxIt would not open it. I tried to install ...
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One of my Ai CS6 file suddenly won't open anymore

So I have about 20-30 illustrator files in a folder (mainly mock-ups for a website), all in .ai format, working on CS6. This morning I tried opening the last one I was working on but it display the ...
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Start edit program from MacOS Photo's

While I am browsing trough my photo's in MacOS Photo's, I want to edit some files in Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator. But I cant seem to find the option to "quicklauch" PS with the selected picture. I ...
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Assigned the .conf file type to always open with Adobe Illustrator. How to revert back?

I am using Windows 10 and I accidentally made Adobe Illustrator the default program to open .conf files. I believe this is messing with my other programs and need to revert this back to whatever it ...
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Export PNGs from Adobe Illustrator

I'm a beginner trying to design a simple square logo in illustrator (to use as a favicon and as an icon for a chrome extension). I'd like to export the image as a png in 3 sizes- 16 px, 48 px, and ...
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Transparent overlaping path when creating font with Illustrator and FontSelf

I'm trying to create a glyph font with FontSelf (https://www.fontself.com/) and Adobe Illustrator but I'm running into somes problems. As you can see on the screen capture below, on the exported font,...
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Cannot install Adobe Illustrator 16.0.5 because LogSession.dll is missing

I downloaded Adobe Illustrator 16.0.5 from the Adobe website. This error message comes up when I try to install it. What should I do to install this program?
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Placing vectors in PSDs causes major slowdowns

my problem is - whenever I try and place a vector graphics (for example, a background made in AI) into a PSD file - there's a major freeze on both programs - what seems to be the cause? May it be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Unable to change the color of a graphic created in Adobe Illustrator into Photoshop

I am having hard time editing the colors of a graphic created in AI and I was hoping I can get some guidance. I do not have too much experience in graphic design so please excuse me if I am not ...
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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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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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Can't select object by clicking on its fill (not stroke) in Adobe Illustrator

I was working on something in Adobe Illustrator and accidentally pressed a button (I don't know which key), and now I can't select an object with its fill. I can only select by clicking on stroke. ...
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How can I increase the quality of exported PNG/JPEG/GIF in Adobe Illustrator?

Whenever I view an image or graphic in Illustrator it is crisp and really sharp (because Illustrator is vector based, I know that). But when I save the image in a JPEG, GIF or PNG the quality ...
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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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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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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 ...