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Im still lost when i check out that site for illustator, all i really need help on is how to used the vector templates like how to colour them in , and how to used the shading effect over the numbers ( i think ), if anyone out their who got patients can ya help me out plz ?

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Ok i got the templates now and all, but i still need to know some stuff :

1) is their a way to get rid of the white around logos when ya paste them onto illustator, or do u have to vetorize every logo you make ?

2) can you make a double outline onto numbers etc ?

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Is there a simple way to turn an Illustrator graphic into a webpage using ImageReady, etc? I figured out how to create slices in AI but can't figure out how to open them in ImageReady or Dreamweaver. Any help would be great.

thanks.

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Is there a simple way to turn an Illustrator graphic into a webpage using ImageReady, etc? I figured out how to create slices in AI but can't figure out how to open them in ImageReady or Dreamweaver. Any help would be great.

thanks.

You can also create your slices, then use "Save for web". When it asks you the format in which you want to same, you can select HTML and images. This will generate a file called index.html, which will create tables to contain your images.

Tempest's idea could also work, although I didn't have a chance to work with InDesign and GoLive yet.

If you do know html, I encourage you to code your pages manually, because it is much easier to get clean code when you do it yourself (softwares tend to add stuff just for fun...).

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Most of the guys on this board are very talented using illustrator,one question, how long did it take you guys to get good at working with illustrator,how long did it take anyone who uses illustrator for that matter? :hockeysmiley:

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Most of the guys on this board are very talented using illustrator,one question, how long did it take you guys to get good at working with illustrator,how long did it take anyone who uses illustrator for that matter? :hockeysmiley:

practice, practice, practice.

it takes awhile, but it's totally worth it.

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Just what Joel said. I've been using Illustrator since version 3 when I was in college, so that's 13+ years experience. And I still don't know all the goodies it has to offer.

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I have another question, this is probably stupid but how do you add water marks behind concepts?

Technically they're no longer watermarks if they're behind the rest of it.

However, you make background graphics the same way you do them in front, except you move them down the Layers list until it's last.

How do you make them at all, take the graphic you want and reduce the Transparency to 15-20%, depending on the colour it's made of.

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I'm having a bit of trouble arching text. I can get it to go one way, but not the other. I think I need to make the...umm...cap line?...be the direction in which I'm typing. Obviously my explanation's not helping...I'll show you:

It's a crappy drawing, but it gets my question across:

I an get it to go like it is on top, but not the bottom. When I try to do it that way, it types it upside-down, which is not how I want it. Does anyone know how to make it arch like that, but reading normally? Kind of like the old Penguins logo. Any help is appreciated.

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type your text on the path as you normally would, but then using either select (arrow) tool, drag the text to the inside of the path and to the position you want it located.

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Ah, there we go. Thanks a lot.

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change the miter setting in the stroke pallette, the higher the setting, the sharper the point.

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same with miter limit on path>offset path. the miter limit set a cutoff point to keep stry ends from flying all over the screen. no need w rounded offset paths or strokes w round ends.

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hey guys, is there a way to perform a live trace without messing up the appearance of the image? So that after you have done a live trace it looks exactly the same, but it is vectorized? Another question, say I have a logo in illustrator, is there a way to pull up its exact colors on illustrator?

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no.

live trace will never make it exact. sometimes you'll get close, but rarely ever will it be exact.

as far as colors go, select the area in question, then check out the color pallette. if it shows a pantone, you're golden. if not, you'll get the cmyk or rgb values that the designer put in there.

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as far as colors go, select the area in question, then check out the color pallette. if it shows a pantone, you're golden. if not, you'll get the cmyk or rgb values that the designer put in there.

What is the difference between that technique and using the eyedropper tool to pull the color out and then simply send that color to a swatch file?

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2 questions:

1-how can multiple strokes be made around an object without having to create a new path?

2-how would one make vertically arched text?

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as far as colors go, select the area in question, then check out the color pallette. if it shows a pantone, you're golden. if not, you'll get the cmyk or rgb values that the designer put in there.

What is the difference between that technique and using the eyedropper tool to pull the color out and then simply send that color to a swatch file?

not much of a difference if you are using it for screen purposes only, huge difference if you need the pantone values for printing.

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