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illustrator is made by adobe.

could be that whatever you are trying to select with the magic wand is locked. in the menus, go to Object --> unlock all. if that doesn't work, maybe your clicking skills are lacking.

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I have a question.....

Instead of going back and tracing all of the outlines i make to become one solid object (which is why I get line thickness problems sometimes) how can I use pathfinder to make it all one object?

Right now I am just using CS because I am a poor college kid, but I don't imagine there would be much difference between CS and CS2 on Pathfinder.

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If you use "Add" in the pathfinder, then click "Expand," your objects will fuse into one without you having to trace the common outline. I don't know if that quite explains it; I may have misunderstood the question.

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If you use "Add" in the pathfinder, then click "Expand," your objects will fuse into one without you having to trace the common outline. I don't know if that quite explains it; I may have misunderstood the question.

Nope, thats exactly what i was lookin for. No more uneven outlines for me!

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This may be a stupid question but here we go: If I created a logo in Illustartor and want to make it smaller to say put it on a uniform, the image gets smaller, but the stroke sizes stay the same so it end up looking all jumbled up. Is there anyway you can adjust the size of an image and have the stroke size increase or decrease with it??

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This may be a stupid question but here we go: If I created a logo in Illustartor and want to make it smaller to say put it on a uniform, the image gets smaller, but the stroke sizes stay the same so it end up looking all jumbled up. Is there anyway you can adjust the size of an image and have the stroke size increase or decrease with it??

In the Scale dialog, make sure the "Scale Strokes and Effects" option box is selected.

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Is there a way to "average" CMYK or RGB color values? For instance, after creating a linear gradient, I'm trying to get the value for the color in the middle of the gradient. I'm thinking there has to be some sort of equation or program for getting such a value, but my search hasn't turned up anything. Thanks in advance.

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Another question... is there a way to scale objects to a fixed measurement? I only see how to scale objects by percentage - I'm wondering if it's possible to actually input the desired width and height rather than doing trial and error on the percentage scale to achieve the exact width/height.

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Another question... is there a way to scale objects to a fixed measurement? I only see how to scale objects by percentage - I'm wondering if it's possible to actually input the desired width and height rather than doing trial and error on the percentage scale to achieve the exact width/height.

Go to Window in the toolbar, then check Transform.

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This may be a stupid question but here we go: If I created a logo in Illustartor and want to make it smaller to say put it on a uniform, the image gets smaller, but the stroke sizes stay the same so it end up looking all jumbled up. Is there anyway you can adjust the size of an image and have the stroke size increase or decrease with it??

Here's some advice, though: Use offset path instead of stroke. It's easier to use and reproduce, it's more customizable, and it looks a lot nicer, plus you don't have to worry about scaling strokes and effects.

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Another question. I just got CS2 and i'm having trouble writing because every font i select writes out as a default font. How do I make it so the fonts come out as they're supposed to? I also am having trouble saving files. It keeps coming up "unknown error". The program is activated and everything.

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Another question. I just got CS2 and i'm having trouble writing because every font i select writes out as a default font. How do I make it so the fonts come out as they're supposed to? I also am having trouble saving files. It keeps coming up "unknown error". The program is activated and everything.

there is a post on Adobe.com under support for changing the default font to yuor preference. to switch fonts within a document use the type menu [crtl+T] or select from the pulldown under Type.

save file errors may mean you don't have enough memory and/or harddrive space (another known issue w CS2, see the support site for more info). you may work out better exporting as a legacy ai or eps. also look for temp files that sometimes hangup during file save. once your file has been saved, remove any of those space hogs.

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thanks for the response, but nothing comes up on the pulldown menu, and when i type something in, it still doesnt work. I tried saving it as EPS but it didnt work. I started the document on AI10 and opened with CS2, does that have something to do with it? Also I have 58 free GB, so space cant be the problem.

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CS and CS2 do use a different text engine than 10 and earlier, you need to "update legacy text" to be able to edit text set in the eariler versions of illy. but beware, if you have lots of text in your text field, it very well may become disjointed and broken into many segments. i find it is easier to reset the text from scratch if major editing is involved. in the support notes, they recommend you can reduce the hassles by using a text block placeheader in the older versions that will reduce the text breaking into the many segments. this still pertains only to "editable text" and not text that has been "text converted to paths/outlines" (which are objects and not text).

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Hobogrish, to arc the baseline of text, follow these steps.

Type it.

Select it.

Go to [Type > Create Outlines].

Go to [Effect > Warp > Arc Lower].

Check [Preview] box.

Adjust your values until it looks how you want it.

Click [OK].

Go to [Object > Expand Appearance].

Enjoy.

Do you know, I had assumed I couldn't do it.

I've been trying to find out how to do that for over a year.

Thanks.

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