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Are there any conventions for pairing tileable patterns for web and print design?

I'm wondering if there are any rules-of-thumb or conventions for choosing patterns that work well together. At the moment I just use my best judgement which I've developed over a number of years. ...
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photoshop make border background black

here is my image: You can't see it but there is a white border surrounding this image. What I want is to remove the white border and make it either disappear or turn black. I'm fairly new to ...
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Gradient mesh to blur photos

I'm trying to apply a gradient mesh to a photo in illustrator to create a blurred vector background. It limits me to using 50 x 50 columns and the results are very blocky. I had downloaded a vector ...
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white layer background and bleed? [duplicate]

I am preparing a document to send to print. I was asked to add bleed. Is it necessary for a no background document? The image on the design will not go all the way to the edge. Or should I add a ...
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Technical name for the removal of an image background

Can someone remind me what the technical name is for the removal of a background from a still image? Our photographer told me years ago, but I've since forgotten and it gets embarrassing!
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Removing the White background from an image in illustrator cc

trying the get rid of the white background so the background Ive made can be seen through the image - but its not letting me make a compound path to remove the white space or use the magic wand tool. ...
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How much time would it take on average to design a small announcement package for a short live tv program? (details in post) [duplicate]

I just started doing graphic design, and have designed a lot of posters for friends or personal use, but never designed for a client. I was contacted by a smaller tv producer who wanted me to design a ...
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How to extend the background of an image?

I have an image with a woman, and I need to make an ad (size 260mmx125mm). I want to put the woman to the left side, but then right side becomes empty. So, how I should solve the problem? I have ...
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How to remove neutral background in photoshop?

I have found that so many photographers use a grey backdrop or grey background for most of their portait photographs. I assume that it's because grey is easy to remove and replace with any desired ...
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How to completely remove the background from an image?

I have an image (a logo) that was on a black background. I have used Photoshop's (CS5) Background Eraser Tool to remove the background. This is great except that there are black (well grey/black) ...
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What makes a good header/background video?

Many sites I come across use video to show off their work, what they stand for, or more about the culture of the company. These videos are sometimes behind other elements taking up much of the page ...
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How can I remove white pixels around circles when exporting this to gif?

I took the loaders from here: http://xooplate.com/template/details/10888-5-animated-loading-spinner-action-icons-psd Than I exported them easily, with the help of the included action to a gif. But I ...
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How to find a good background color for a 2-color logo

I'm putting together a small flier for my company. I am adjusting a template that I purchased on the web to suit my needs. My logo has 2 colors: blue #263B79, which is the main one, and orange #...
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Material design: text color settings

I'm trying to follow Google material design guidelines. I use the same settings for text color but the text is hard to read because in the examples they have an almost white background. http://www....
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How can I create a multi-color blurred background?

I have seen an image with this background. As a newbie I am unable to get this multi colored mixed background. I am able to get just two colors and that too linearly with the Blend Tool. But that ...
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How to make shape background transparent?

I am trying to get white moon icon from PSD file. As I understood, there are 2 layers with different background colors: white & orange. I tried to select orange shape area using Elliptical ...
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Triangle Pattern Background

I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC. I have a background that I want to convert it into a triangle shaped pattern for example, check the tiles on this picture I have found a tutorial on how to do it but ...
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Drawing trees from above

I'm working on an animation background which involves a high angle shot of a forest. I searched on internet to hunt some references for the trees and other foliage from such an angle. I could only ...
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Why can't set white color for figure when there is red background? [duplicate]

I have red color of artboard in illustrator and figure on it. When I try to set color for this figure white it comes invisible if it would be red. Same thing for text. How to set white color on red ...
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Replicate the Invisible Black Background on Photoshop

There is a technique in photography, called Invisible Black Background. You can find details about it in this blog post Dramatic Portraits with the Invisible Black Background An example image is this ...
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How do I scatter icons all over a background randomly?

I've been wondering this a time now but I just saw a background like this on dribbble. I want to have multiple icons scattered across a background with random position and random rotation using ...
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Transparent background on my logo

Hiya I am fairly new to illustrator. I have made a logo for my client, which is all vector and ready to handover. I've saved a pdf version and an .ai version to give to him and these are good, but ...
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Highlighting/Changing the backroung colour of a text that is on a path-ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

I'm extremely new at graphic designing and my sister hired me to create a logo for her company. It took a few days and I've finally perfected everything except the company name.I typed it along the ...
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Make Grey elements pop over-top of greyscale photo

I have a complicated task. Client would like this grey UI to pop, and problem is, they want greyscale photographs in the background. The photographs are on a fade-carousel and they each have different ...
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GIMP: Remove text from background [duplicate]

Im completely new to image editing, so excuse my immaturity... I have the following image: I want to remove the writing on the blackboard and replace it with something different, keeping the ...
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Add a background-color to a paragraph-style in inDesign

I am currently creating a book layout with inline code and code-blocks. For those code parts, i would like to add a background-color. It should handle code similar to the way it is displayed on ...
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How to remove the background color from and animated GIF image? [duplicate]

How to remove or change the background color of an animated GIF image? I would like to remove the background color from the attached image.
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Continue Fill for Background Image

I have an image I'm using as background which is 3000px by 1500px. For responsive design, I need to extend it to 3000 x 3500. It is an image of a river, and I want to continue the look of the river ...
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Remove identical pixels in two layers/images with free software

I've inherited a large set of button icons at work, which I'd like to use in another project, but with a different button background. The trouble is that the original files have been lost in history, ...
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How do I extend an out-of focus background in Photoshop?

Hey there I am somewhat new to photoshop and here is what I am trying to do. I have a picture like this Now I have an area that I have selected and what I want to do is set this to part of the out ...
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Can I change the default Gimp transparent background to white?

I'm using Gimp 2. The default grid-style transparent background makes it incredibly difficult to get a sense of what the image will actually look like, when I finally display it over a background. Is ...
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Retouch an image pattern so it may be used as a repeating background

I have the following image pattern: If I repeat it as a web page background the variation in color and brightness are very visible at the tile edges. What can I do to retouch this image so the ...
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How to make a merged layer cut into a background to be transparent

I have two layers in my project. I have one that is the background composed of a picture. The foreground is a merged layer that contained text and two images. What I want to accomplish is to have the ...
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How to make a clipping mask act like it's supposed to [duplicate]

I'll make this more simple than before, since the answer did not work. I need the first shirt with the lines behind it look like this: I just took the lasso tool to create this example, which is ...
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how to maintain the image quality in browser

I have designed an arrow shape image(100px*25px) in Photoshop. I am using that image in HTML label background. I have written CSS to change image width dynamically.but its sharpness changing when ...
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How to delete a vector background in Illustrator?

I downloaded this image from Shutterstock in vector form and I want to get rid of the background using Illustrator. How can I do this? Thank you!
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How does “background:cover” CSS property works? [closed]

I'm currently "fighting" with an issue with parts of a website that I need to be fully covered by a picture. Thus, I tried the background:cover CSS property. Well, to be complete, I didn't actually ...
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Copying & Pasting inverted image in GIMP

I have a basic image that is black on a white background. I simply want to invert the image, take the now white portion and paste it on another image in GIMP. I am having no luck. Within GIMP, I ...
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How do I convert a .png blurred background into a compressed .jpg one without introducing artefacts?

I'm currently dealing with a problem of image quality for my website background image. I have a big blurred background image I'd like to use but would like it to be as small as possible in size for ...
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How to create a solid color background for a brush drawing?

Imagine I draw something with the brush tool in Photoshop CS5. I want to save the drawing as .png, but I want it to have a solid color background (white, for example) like here: But creating ...
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How do I choose a good cover photo for my website?

It's been trendy to have large background images with relatively little text over them for headers and intros to web pages including the start of blog posts. I could give countless examples of this, ...
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How to change the color of a pattern or texture in Photoshop?

How would I go about replicating the following pattern in Photoshop, with a different background color than this gray one? Of course, it would be best if the pattern could be on its separate layer, ...
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Keep background layer when cropping (script)

I know that if you choose "Delete Cropped Pixels" in the crop tool, that it will preserve the background layer, as a background layer. However, I wished that I could still maintain this function when ...
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Where do I find backgrounds like this? [closed]

I saw this shot uploaded to Dribbble some weeks ago. And I really like the use of the backgrounds. Does anyone know where I can find backgrounds like it? I want ones with something like mountains or ...
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Alpha Transparency Remove Background Photoshop

Is there any way in Photoshop to remove a background color from an image, when some of the background is behind a transparent object. So far, I've tried using masks and channels but have not made ...
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Optimizing a background image for an A0-sized poster

I am working on a poster that will be printed on an A0-sized canvas cloth. The background image of the poster is this public domain Indy farmland. On top of the background, I put several panes with ...
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Choose white or black letters over color

Given a background color, what is the best way to determine if I should use black or white for the foreground color? For example, could I use a formula based on the HSB values of the color? It's for ...
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Change the background color of an iDraw file?

I have an iDraw document and I want to make the background transparent. How can I do that in iDraw?
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How to draw cement-wall-like transition background in Adobe Illustrator?

I would like to draw how shadow decays on plaster-like wall in Adobe Illustrator, like this Is it possible to do with Illustrator?