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Vincent Rosati

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adobe illustrator icon work
by Anju Bala 1 month ago
Explain how you can export ICNS icon from Adobe Illustrator with the simple example
Re: adobe illustrator icon work
by Vincent Rosati 3 days ago
I've always used Photoshop and IconBuilder for Mac. Here's a script on GitHub... https: github.com choffmeister adobe-illustrator-icnsexport I haven't tried it. It sounds like it might be version depe
Tapered ZigZag
by Matthew Beall 4 weeks ago
I have a spline with a zigzag distortion on it, but I want the effect tapered so it starts as a straight line and then gradually zigzags. How do I do that
Re: Tapered ZigZag
by Vincent Rosati 3 days ago
I realize you may have resolved this already, but I'm just seeing it now. 11068_effectandenvelopetopobjectdistort.ai.zip The included steps are: 1 - Start with a standard, straight, 2-point path. 2 -
File: AI Effect and Envelope Top Object Distort
by Vincent Rosati 3 days ago
zip file Applying multiple effects in Illustrator. https: f1.creativecow.net 11068 ai-effect-and-envelope-top-object-distort
Delete blue out of the black square
by Antonino Fricano 6 days ago
Hello to everyone, someone know how to delete the blue out of the black square (look into the screenshot of the attachment ) in illustrator thanks in advance illu.jpg
Re: Delete blue out of the black square
by Vincent Rosati 4 days ago
I'm not sure of your experience, so humor me. Generally with Illustrator, your options are: delete remove vector structures, clipping masks, or opacity masks. I think you need a clipping mask. A compo
Can I be really cheeky?
by Paul Harris 1 week ago
Hi folks. I have never used Illustrator before, have done a little bit of photoshop. I have been tasked with designing a new logo for the canoe centre that i volunteer at. (It is a registered charity
Re: Can I be really cheeky?
by Vincent Rosati 1 week ago
11050_compromisefx.ai.zip Here's a revision. My goal was to just reduce the number of points. It's a common approach to smoothing curves. Vince *Please remember to Like an answer if it solves your que
File: Swooshes with improved curves
by Vincent Rosati 1 week ago
ai file Swooshes with improved curves https: f1.creativecow.net 11050 swooshes-with-improved-curves
Re: Swooshes with improved curves
by Vincent Rosati 1 week ago
From https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 245 864402 Vince *Please remember to Like an answer if it solves your question or gives you a good idea.
Linked styles, swatches, libraries - how?
by Nekto Nektovich 2 weeks ago
Hi! I design websites and interfaces in AI. The problem is that I want to manage one set of styles and colors over several AI files. Of course I can just draw everything inside one AI file, but I need
Re: Linked styles, swatches, libraries - how?
by Vincent Rosati 1 week ago
"If you just need to globally update colors,..." This was incorrect. Although you can use the eyedropper on pasted items, to pull colors, it doesn't appear to work on placed files. I was assuming it w
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Select layers with same name?
by Greg Howell 2 weeks ago
Hi all, Here's my problem... I have several hundred symbols as sublayers in layer 1. All the symbols are either Symbol 1's, Symbol 2's or Symbol 3's. I want to split all the symbols into just 3 layers
Re: Select layers with same name?
by Vincent Rosati 2 weeks ago
Also, once an item or items is selected, in the Layers palette, a selected item indicator appears on the right side of the layer. It's a small colored square. You can click and drag this indicator to
Merging two non-overlapping shapes in Illustrator CC
by Tine Korsic 1 month ago
Greetings, as the titles says, I'm having issues with joining two shapes which do not overlap in Illustrator CC. Explanation in the screenshots: For example, I would like to merge the two objects sele
Re: Merging two non-overlapping shapes in Illustrator CC
by Vincent Rosati 4 weeks ago
Hmmm. Could be. A few other things to try first.. Object Expand, then try Unite. Or, as you suspect, Object Clipping Mask Release, then Unite. If you can't get it to work, consider uploading the file
File: Illustrator Invert Solid
by Vincent Rosati 7 months ago
ai file the basic process for 'inverting' a solid in Illustrator, or creating a solid from a negative shape. https: f1.creativecow.net 10315 illustrator-invert-solid
File size TOO LARGE with placed images.
by Tom Kabbash 3 years ago
I am running .AI CS6 on the latest Mac OS. For some reason the past couple versions of .AI generate extremely large file sizes with un-embedded placed images. My file is 250MB with very little vector
Re: File size TOO LARGE with placed images.
by Tom Kabbash 3 years ago
Awesome Vince! The PDF compatibility was everything. From 181MB to 340KB!
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Vincent Rosati liked this 1 year ago
File: Delete structure with Pathfinder in Illustrator
by Vincent Rosati 1 year ago
ai file An Illustrator project file to show how to delete structure with Pathfinder. https: f1.creativecow.net 9193 delete-structure-with-pathfinder-in-illustrator
What would be the best way to make the red areas of this image transparent?
by Dave Slydell 2 years ago
Here is the image:
Re: What would be the best way to make the red areas of this image transparent?
by Dave Slydell 2 years ago
Thank you so much. Your reply was extremely helpful. Compound paths are often confusing to me but I managed to get my desired end result using your 3rd method. I'm bookmarking this thread for future r
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Objects next to each other create a small white line.
by Joost Lettink 2 years ago
Hi everyone, I've been working on making some low-poly art and created triangles with the pen tool. These triangles were made by using the anchor points of other triangles. The results are great but t
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Re: Objects next to each other create a small white line.
by Steve Crook Jr 2 years ago
Hi! Occasionally I have encountered this issue and solved it by methods Jonathon Ziegler suggested in another post in this thread. But almost always I found the errors to be my mistake or snap not wor
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File: Create a Clipping Mask with a Compound Path
by Vincent Rosati 2 years ago
zip file An Illustrator project file showing how to create a clipping mask from a compound path. https: f1.creativecow.net 8987 create-a-clipping-mask-with-a-compound-path
File: Mask file
by Vincent Rosati 2 years ago
zip file A mask file for a logo project. https: f1.creativecow.net 8984 8984
Adobe illustrator file corruption.
by Paul Harrison 2 years ago
Hi, I ve gotta problem with my Adobe Illustrator. Yesterday I was working in it. But today it doesn t want to open this file. It says that the file is corrupted. What s the matter I did nothing wrong.
Re: Adobe illustrator file corruption.
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Hey there, more details about the file would be nice: what version of illustrator are you using At 42mb, it sounds quite big - did you have lots of raster images You can try moving the raster images t
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File: Drip Type Text
by Vincent Rosati 2 years ago
zip file A project file illustrating drip text. https: f1.creativecow.net 8857 drip-type-text
Which Apple Computer? iMac?
by Darren Peister 2 years ago
Hello! I'm switching from FCP7 to Premiere CS6. I bought the CS6 software; no cloud for now. Having browsed several months worth of posts here, it seems there's a decent circle of people working on 27
Re: Which Apple Computer? iMac?
by Travis Hubbard 2 years ago
"Garbage can "
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File: 2 Color Process Print Example
by Vincent Rosati 2 years ago
ai file A basic 2 Color Process Print Example project file. https: f1.creativecow.net 8068 2-color-process-print-example
File: Ribbon 2D
by Vincent Rosati 2 years ago
ai file How to intertwine objects in 2D space. https: f1.creativecow.net 8067 ribbon-2d
What am I missing? :(
by Randall Donadio 3 years ago
Hey, I'm new here and to video editfing as well. I'm using Adobe Premiere and feel as if I am missing something here. I've tried things such as changing opacity, using blurs, adjusting color and even
Re: What am I missing? :(
by Vincent Rosati 3 years ago
Looks fine here, up to HD. Is it possible you were looking at a low res version as the higher res versions were being processed Vince *Please remember to Rate our replies or check Solution if solved.
Need Opinions on Illustrator files
by Leslie King 3 years ago
Hi Everyone I designed a product package in Photoshop but the printer said they needed an Illustrator file with cut lines. So I hired a girl on freelancer.com to have my Photoshop package design conve
Re: Need Opinions on Illustrator files
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
I seems odd that the printers would need the package as an AI file, but the cutfiles make sense. I used to do both raster and vector for laser cutter engravers and CNCs including setting up cutfiles,
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Multicolor Gaussian Blur
by Jimmy Afterglow 3 years ago
Hey all, Pretty new to illlustrator and would like to create something like this image below with more colours, any instructions http: wallpaperology.com 17-Abstract-wallpapers 54-3D---Abstract-wallpa
Re: Multicolor Gaussian Blur
by Vincent Rosati 3 years ago
The attached files illustrate two approaches to this: 1 - Gradient Mesh 2 - Blend Blend options (CS4) 7235_gauscs4.ai.zip Blend options (v.10) 7236_gausv10.ai.zip You'll see two versions of the Blend
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EPS file with mysterious extra white box
by Mike Sussman 6 years ago
I was given a logo in EPS format. When I import the logo into After Effects, a mysterious white box appears behind the logo. This problem happens when importing to PhotoShop too. I tried finding the o
Re: EPS file with mysterious extra white box
by Crystal Brown 3 years ago
I had this same problem, so I thought I'd share my solution. The file I received was built using layers of effects, including drop shadows. EPS files do not support drop shadow transparency, so that's
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Trouble with SVG export to CAD
by Rob Brandreth-Gibbs 3 years ago
I'm attempting to export an svg file to an entry-level online CAD program called Tinkercad without success. The original artwork was a simple b&w logo built in PS and pasted into Ai. Used the Image Tr
Re: Trouble with SVG export to CAD
by Rob Brandreth-Gibbs 3 years ago
Have to laugh a bit. Though I was successful as above, it wasn't clear afterwards exactly what I had done to make it work. There was a bit of random scrambling with buttons. My steps were: 1. Build in
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Reduce large 54 MB file for emailing
by John Johnsen 4 years ago
I have an Illustrator file (I mostly work in PS6) of a poster that is 18" x 24". It has an image in one layer and all type in another. The type covers the poster completely. The image fills the whole
Re: Reduce large 54 MB file for emailing
by Jonathan Ziegler 4 years ago
I'll guess that you're trying to send it to a printer or something then. First, see if they have an FTP area you can send it to, that'll fix it right there: follow their directions and you may hav eto
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Adding Motion Blur to Stills or Titles
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
In older versions of PP I could add Video Effect Distort Transform to a title or still image, then I could set the motion keyframes, select 'Use Composition', select 'Motion Blur', and set the 'Shutte
Re: Adding Motion Blur to Stills or Titles
by Ann Bens 5 years ago
I think you have to turn to AE for this effect. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro Adobe Community Professional
Point Type Scaled for Area Type
by Kian McKellar 5 years ago
I often create area type and then wish to scale it similar to what I do with point type. Instead it just adjusts the area which the text can be within. Is there anyway to free transform an area type b
Re: Point Type Scaled for Area Type
by David Cabestany 5 years ago
You can also use the transform tool for that. I also often create a quick shape right next to the text box, a square or something like it, I select both together and scale down to what I need, then I
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Create anchor point automatically at two intersecting paths
by Anil Agarwal 5 years ago
Any scripts Any ideas to be able to do this automatically Thanks.
Re: Create anchor point automatically at two intersecting paths
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
Selecting all of the objects and Window Pathfinder Outline might work for you. Other than that, the only thing I can think of is to turn on snapping and use the Scissor tool. Vince *Please remember to
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How to make a preview of a vector logo on an image with perspective in it.
by Carlo Veenje 5 years ago
As a volunteer I do some work for http: www.de-a.nl (about local production of sustainable energy). I created a logo with Illustrator. Now someone wants a large sticker on the side of his old Citro n-
Re: How to make a preview of a vector logo on an image with perspective in it.
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
It's probably best to do this in Photoshop. The car image as the background. Then the logo as another layer. Then Edit Transform Distort or Perspective to the logo. If you don't have PS and have to us
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Reverse mask?
by Karl Compton 5 years ago
I have a created a shape with the pen tool and it has a solid color. I have created another smaller shape with the pen tool that has no fill. I would like to use this smaller shape to cut out a portio
Re: Reverse mask?
by Tylor Larson 5 years ago
Are you looking to punch a hole in your Larger shape if so ... you need to use the path finder tool. normally i leave the path finder tool window open all the time. window Pathfinder if you select bot
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How do you make fonts in the Character drop down, display how they really look?
by ryan Wayne 7 years ago
This is a little hard to explain, but when I have the Character palette open and click the drop down arrow, all my fonts look like arial or something just as plain. I've noticed some screen shots in t
Re: How do you make fonts in the Character drop down, display how they really look?
by Chris Martin 5 years ago
I've been checking into this myself and what I found in the adobe forums is that the font preview in the panels is a feature of the Mac version of illustrator only. PC users must go to Type Font for a
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Mobile File Type PHP
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
I'm making a little mobile site. The doctype looks like... < xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" > <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "- WAPFORUM DTD XHTML Mobile 1.2 EN" "http: www.openmobilealliance.org
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Re: Mobile File Type PHP / should mobile doc types be used at all?
by demetri tashie 5 years ago
hi vincent, i don't see the use of php for mobile being a problem at all. what i see as interfereing with it is not the doc type, which is fine, but the the xml declaration at the very top. the xml de
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Import SWF into illustrator
by Larry Bang 8 years ago
Hi there Does anyone know if its possible to import an SWF file into illustrator (so i can adjust each frame individually) I'm using CS4 Any help appreciated Larry
Re: Import SWF into illustrator
by Jorge Julian 5 years ago
Although this response is 2 yrs too late, someone in the future will have the same question and I have not seen anyone properly answer it (at least to my satisfaction). What you can do: 1) Create a ne
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Animating a still from large to small gets jaggy
by Pattie Olson 5 years ago
I have a photo that is 300dpi, 2488 x 3343. I need it to be large because the clip starts with it zoomed in close to a patch on a shirt, showing a detail, then I reduce the photo to show the whole pic
Re: Animating a still from large to small gets jaggy
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
I always achieved better results using Effects Video Effects Distort Transform, instead of Effect Controls Video Effects Motion. It always seemed to render better, for resizing or tracking stills. Tra
best way to de-interlace
by mike albertini 5 years ago
Hi, Just a quick question...I have a 40 min video which I'd like to now de-interlace in cs5 on a mac...in fcp I would either nest the sequence and add a de-interlace filter or de-interlace it in compr
Re: best way to de-interlace
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
I'm sure someone else could chime in with more up to date info, but Premiere's default deinterlacing, as you indicated, would probably be the fastest, though it is the lowest quality. It does what I c
Pencil Brush preset
by Mike Derk 9 years ago
Hey, I've been doing some animating lately, but I make most of my initial images in PS. Well, sort of. If I want something that genuinely looks like it was drawn with a pencil, I find that PS falls wa
Re: Pencil Brush preset
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
Her you go! :) A layered TIFF using the styles settings: 1512_pspressurepen.tif.zip The Photoshop ABR Brush settings file: 1513_pstechnicalpencils.zip This was done in CS2, I think. Hopefully it works
aspect ratios
by Zachary Ringer 6 years ago
I'm doing a school project for national History Day. I've made some content in After effects and am now trying to import into premier pro to edit and output to encore for dvd burning. I would like to
Re: aspect ratios
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
For DV Widescreen, if you are working with square pixels - PAR 1.0, create graphics or video at 864x480 (I think that's correct, although if you research it you will find conflicting numbers). Ideally
how do you export to DVD and use up the full disc space?
by Scott davidson 6 years ago
I had a compression question that I havent been able to solve. I have a 30 min video that when I export it to avi is about 6 GB. I want to burn it on DVD, but whenever I export it to encore it gets co
Re: how do you export to DVD and use up the full disc space?
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
For VBR, the compression setting are probably something like... 8000 6000 3825 These are high settings. Anything higher and the program wouldn't play reliably on DVD hardware, if at all. To ensure the
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