Questions tagged [adobe-illustrator]

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

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How can I view .ai thumbnail previews in explorer / Windows 10?

I want to see a thumbnail preview in place of the file explorer icon. I've managed to get this working for PSD's and PDFs, but not AI files. I know there's no native support for this, and I'm fairly ...
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SMB access issues Server 2016 from Mac-Catalina

I have 2 Macs accessing SMB shares of a Server 2016 and problems occur, constant server connection. Both Macs are in the graphics department. Currently the problem is for Excel, Adobe Illustrator etc....
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Microsoft Office Word 365 Border around SVG graphics

I have exported my Illustrator file as an SVG and successfully imported it in Word 365. Now I want to create a black border around the graphic (in word). Whenever I try to do so it just changes the ...
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How some dll file cannot be found when launching illustrator with wine in CentOS 7

I copied illustrator directory from windows system to the wine "Program files directory" in CentOS 7 system and tried to launch illustrator with wine. I give the following command in centos 7 terminal:...
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Adobe Illustrator Error - Hover/click area of object is dislocated from the object itself

I feel like im taking crazy pills. I can't select particular objects as their hover/click areas appear to be dislocated from the objects themselves. Im using iOS 10.14 with Illustrator 23.0.6. This ...
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Missing objects when opening a pdf in illustrator

I am creating my own pdf with itextpdf (java) and it opens up correctly in any PDF reader and it seems to be ok if I place the pdf into a illustrator project. However, if I embed or directly open the ...
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Adobe Analytics JavaScript Call

I am seeing adobe analytics script call sometimes coming as XHR in network tab, doesn't that call send data to Report or adobe analytics portal .
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Permanently merge objects into one object (Adobe Illustrator)

In Adobe Illustrator, I have a file that has many dots lined up closely, so that it looks like they form a line. The ".ai" file is very large (55MB). To reduce file size, is there a way to permanently ...
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Font names aren't aligning between SVG and TTF files?

I downloaded a "Fredoka One" font here: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Fredoka+One?selection.family=Fredoka+One and installed the TTF file on my system (ie mv FredoakOne-Regular.ttf ~/.fonts/, and ...
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Illustrator - How to create one outline stroke for overlapping transparent objects?

I have some overlapping transparent paths in illustrator like: The goal would be to create an outline stroke for that group of paths. Whatever I do with path combinations, it will destroy either ...
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How do I convert compound paths to strokes in adobe illustrator?

I have an image i've drawn and would like to convert the object's lines to a stroke so that the outline is the same weight. i've tried rasterizing the image, expanding, live-tracing, but still not ...
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Why does Illustrator run slow when high resolution images are imported to it?

I import a high resolution (more than 6000x6000 pixels) into Illustrator while designing. This makes Illustrator operations a little slow. Similar thing happens when you use some stipple shading brush ...
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How can I download an Openstreetmap.com map to be editable into Illustrator ? Any experience on that?

I'm trying to design a cycling map for the town I'm living in, and trying to rely on Openstreetmap.com that has a Cycling Map layer. I've found many explanations on how to do it, but there is always ...
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Installing Adobe CC 2019 on Windows 10 LTSB 2016 without upgrading

i am a happy Windows LTSB 2016 user and I am not willing to upgrade it. However Adobe wants me to upgrade my OS in order to install their newest Adobe Products. Is there any Fix/Bypass to get around ...
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Can I not insert a QR-Code as a .svg in a PowerPoint Presentation?

I have an Illustration (created with Adobe Illustrator) which has a QR-Code on it. When I export this as an .svg, I can open it in Internet Explorer or any photo viewer and it looks just as I want it ...
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Illustrator: Change tool shortcuts to use a non-input key combination

The problem I'm tired of accidentally typing "v" and "a" characters into my text boxes when what I really want to do is switch to one of the selection tools (because their default shortcuts are V and ...
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Uninstall Adobe Illustrator CC 2018

Few months ago i had to install Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 for user, who had Adobe account with license. Now this user is away and i need to clean that computer. I tried unistall from: "Apps & ...
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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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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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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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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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