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Shape Builder does not work

Jun 29, 2013 1:16 PM

Suddenly my Shape Builder does not work as expected. I've already read help and searched all the internet. Nothing.

 

Can you help? Please !

 
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    Jun 29, 2013 4:29 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    1. Lift heavier weights.

    2. Increase your repetitions.

    3. Eat more red meat and egg whites.

     

    By the way, what version are you using?

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 10:06 AM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    There's the problem. You're using too many.

     

    JET

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 10:47 AM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Your question has been moved to the User To User Forum.

     

    Thank you for renting Illustrator.

     

    JET

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 2:26 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Ah yes. Now I see.

     

    Please delete your preferences. Chocolate if you like vanilla. Yankees if you like the Mets. Gin if you like Scotch. Fountain if you like felt tip. Kale if you like spinach.

     

    This will get your Shape Builder building beautiful shapes.

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 2:37 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Sorry, Kurt.

     

    Still pondering over the blurry area to the left of the dark spot in the middle.

     

    And soon we shall both have to attend to other duties, in the dark hours, before the sun rises.

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 3:03 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt,

     

    36% from the left, 42% from the bottom of the screenshot (that would be about 30%/45% into the part of the workspace shown).

     

    The bell has struck.

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 4:51 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Why do you move my question to the User to User forum?

     

    Because that's where Jacob will tell you that SmartGuides is your friend.

     

    Help is not a document. It's a community.

     

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    Jun 30, 2013 4:58 PM   in reply to JETalmage

    Sorry, I want to help but my Adobe is broke.

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 5:04 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Your problem is that you keep talking about the Shape Builder – what you need is the Shape Building, and you need to rent the Adobe Penthouse Suite. You know, up there in the Creative Clouds.

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 5:08 PM   in reply to tromboniator

    I was going to look things up for you in the manual, Kurt. But I can't seem to figure out where I've placed them. They do come with the Adobe don't they? I'd hate to think I paid nearly $3000 for Adobe and there's not a reference regarding how to use it. My toaster comes with a manual.

     
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    Jun 30, 2013 5:26 PM   in reply to [scott w]

    My toaster comes with a manual.

     

    Your question has been moved to the User To User Forum.

     

    Can we interest you in renting a T-shirt?

     

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    Jul 1, 2013 11:20 AM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt Gold wrote:

     

    Think of a cobweb. All I want to do is applying fills to the holes of the cobweb. He told me it has to be possible by using my Shape Builder. Any ideas?

     

    Maybe your highly respected fello designer was thinking of "live paint" and not the shape builder?

     

    Dummies.com - life paint (The irony of the dummy site calling it LIFE paint instead of Live paint :-)

    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-use-the-life-paint-featur e-in-adobe-illustr.html

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 11:21 AM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    I was having to much fun reading the "constructive" responses to offer one of my own.

     

    On a serious note:

     

    1. The problem using the "insert image" is because the page is scaled in your browser. Set it to 100% and the "insert image" icon will work (one of the wise guys, above, shared that, I think).

    2. From your description I'd be using Live Paint. You can do that same thing as Shape Builder but it's none distructive.

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 11:28 AM   in reply to rcraighead

    I'm begining to think you were serious, Kurt.

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 12:05 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt Gold wrote:

     

    W_J_T (an acronym of What JET Thinks, eh?)

     

    Er, no. Nothing against James however.

    Kurt Gold wrote:

     

    I'm not looking for Life Paint. My life is gorgeous. I don't need Life Paint. This thread is about using my Shape Builder.

     

    Ok, maybe you and your friend can play with this then. See how the fireman shapes are colored like a spider web like you wanted. Enjoy, I assume that since it's for preschoolers you will understand without having to read your toaster manual?

    http://s21.postimg.org/fx0suh6o7/88e7z_Mx_mx_Qz_B0cs_Oiv_GCChpn2_Jfsxq_EHIa26r_KXSKVzm_M.jpg

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 12:24 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    It is hard to say kurt what the problem is from he screenshot.

     

    Can you describe what you are trying to unite, delete or select withge shape builder tool that is wht you wish to accomplish.

     

    For instance are you trying to connect several of the cellls into a shape. Are tou trying to fill the cells with color or tone?

     

    Are you try to eliminate he excess paths segment on the radius paths?

     

    Can you describe how you constructed the art. Did you try to flaten the trasparency first or epand the blend if created with a blend?

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 12:33 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt,

     

    Obviously the cob got bored and quintupled the radials (the leftmost one still appears a bit blurry with/without glasses, including some with different fluids), but how will anyone less than heavily drugged be caught if the holes are filled?

     

    Still pondering.

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 12:58 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Great you should be good to go then. It's compliant with most modern toasters and vacuum cleaners, how much ram and level 2 cache do you have for each?

    Regardless make sure you drink your orange juice and take out the trash. Potato Salad!

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 1:20 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt Gold wrote:

     

    - Think of a cobweb. All I want to do is applying fills to the holes of the cobweb.

    - I'm trying to fill the holes.

    - I don't want to eliminate anything.

    - I didn't construct the artwork. Another artist did it. I don't know if he tried to flaten the trasparency.

     

    Sounds like Life Paint (as referenced by the Dummy site above) is what you need then:

     

    LIFE_Paint_ver_Pi3.14159265359.png

    Kurt Gold wrote:

     

    I'm not looking for Life Paint. I don't need Life Paint.

     

    Sure you do, everybody does. At least that is my 2cents as a lowly participant, otherwise wait for Wade.

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 2:13 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt Gold wrote:

     

    Thanks, but I'll wait for Wade.

     

    Potato Salad!

     

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 2:40 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    I'm still looking for a way to use my Shape Builder

    one way would be like this

     

    - grab your mouse

    - move the pointer to the Shape Builder Tool

    - press down with your index finger

    - release

    - move the pointer to your image

    - click, click, click your way to stardom.

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 3:02 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Please show a screen shot of the Layer Panel and Appearance Panel with the cobweb selected.

     
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    Jul 1, 2013 3:06 PM   in reply to Kurt Gold

    Kurt,

     

    Does your Shape Builder work?

     

    I shall have to start looking for it. But now the bell has struck again.

     
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