Q&A: How to create a new pattern for a path in Illustrator CS4?

Question by redsoccerdude: How to create a new pattern for a path in Illustrator CS4?
I want to create a snakeskin pattern stroke for my path in Illustrator CS4. My stroke’s size is 39 pt. How could I do this? Or even create a snakeskin fill? I could just make a new object.

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Answer by Blair W
yes

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Q&A: What is the best Adobe Illustrator CS4 instructional book?

Question by Kei: What is the best Adobe Illustrator CS4 instructional book?
I need a LOT of help with Adobe Illustrator CS4 and the Wow book that I have doesn’t really teach me anything. Any recommendations?

I need the book to have info on pretty much anything like copying things, how to gradient mesh, and how to use just about all the tools in adobe illustrator.

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Answer by Natalie
This is what I use:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321573781?ie=UTF8&tag=clogui-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321573781

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How do I downgrade my Illustrator EPS file from CS4 to CS2 capable?

Question by Kurt: How do I downgrade my Illustrator EPS file from CS4 to CS2 capable?
The sign company working with my client needs my CS4 Illustrator EPS file to be a CS2 Illustrator EPS file. How do I save it to downgrade it to CS2?

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Answer by Help Me
AI8 EPS tends to be the common version for third-party software support. Remember to convert type to outlines.

In general, to save as an EPS;

– choose “Save As”
– in the dropbox, choose EPS
– a new dialog will appear and the first dropbox will give you your choices,
Choose CS2.
– as a backup I usually send a AI8 EPS as a backup.

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how do i turn a bitmap image to a vector image on illustrator cs4?

Question by Kristofer: how do i turn a bitmap image to a vector image on illustrator cs4?
im just tracing an image on illustrator cs4 but its really pixelated. does anyone know how to turn it into a vector image so its not blurry? and if you have any other illustrator tips those would be helpful.

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Answer by Sattamander
go here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_16671_convert-vector-image.html

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Q&A: How to add an italics effect to text in adobe illustrator CS4?

Question by Gozza: How to add an italics effect to text in adobe illustrator CS4?
When you enter text in microsft word and you want to make it italic then you highlight it and press the italics button. How to I make my text d the same thing in Adobe Illustrator CS4?

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Answer by iDesign71
Illustrator (and the rest of the Adobe suite) do not support these ‘faux’ fonts. This is due to the fact that in postscript output only proper fonts and their installed typefaces are supported and the Adobe suite is geared towards this.

There are two options to make your text italic: either select it in the Type Style box – likely that currently says Roman, click on the drop down arrow and select Italic if it is available.

If the italic style is not available for your font, there is an alternative: in the Transform palette enter a value of between 12° and 15° in the Shear box. This will slant text and make it look as if it’s italic.

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How do I make paint brush looks in Photoshop or Illustrator?

Question by aurora_dreamer0001: How do I make paint brush looks in Photoshop or Illustrator?
Trying to make Japanese Kanji and can’t figure out how to make that brush effect both with the tips of a writing coming to a point and with the “bristle” marks going a direction. Illustrator prefered but I can do it in Photoshop too. Tutorials or exact instructions are fine.
Jake, please reread the question. This is not even close to what I was asking about.

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Answer by Jake CWW
Try to install East Asian Languages then go to Advanced and you can set the Standard Encoding to Japanese. Hope this can help.

If you want help on web design, you can try http://www.createwebworks.com/.

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Q&A: How do I avoid my drop shadow in Illustrator CS4 being obscured by other objects?

Question by andrew: How do I avoid my drop shadow in Illustrator CS4 being obscured by other objects?
I’ve created a drop shadow on some text in Illustrator CS4. However, even when the text is in front of another object the shadow remains behind. This is even true if the text is on a separate layer above the other objects. I must be doing something wrong? Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

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Answer by super fast jellyfish
No, a drop shadow will be placed solely on that layer.

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What is the difference between CS4 after effects and CS4 illustrator?

Question by Amy: What is the difference between CS4 after effects and CS4 illustrator?
I already have CS4 extended and wish to know how beneficial it would be to have both the CS4 after effects and the CS4 illustrator.

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Answer by Kiraitachi
well cs4 is newr that cs3 XD thats all..maybe it includes a different interfaze and thats all…honestly its the same…i got cs4 and cs2 and its same stuff..same tools…

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Need help with Adobe illustrator cs4?

Ok for some reason each time i upload my illustration. on adobe illustrator it wont let me use any of the tools. I click on the brushes and the pencil but this little line comes over the icon and it wont let me draw or edit the illustration none of the tools work for me so i don’t what to do. Or when it does work my image will have these boxes all over it kind of like a grid and it wont let me use the warp tool properly

I have 2 Adobe Illustrator CS3 questions?

1: When I save my image as a PDF it only saves what is in the square in the middle of my project i was able to make the image smaller to fit in the square but i would like to keep my image as its original size, is there any way to make the square bigger or take it off?

2: I opened an image to edit in illustrator, i wanted to use the brush tool, but it wouldn’t let me, the format of the image is JPEG, could someone tell me what the problem is and how to fix it please?

Please dont tell me to use photoshop for this kind of stuff because i do not have it and cant afford it.