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Optimal background for an emblem mobile wallpaper?

I am trying to find the ideal background for this personal emblem that I made to use as a mobile lock screen wallpaper. However, I am spending too much time trying to achieve the ideal background ...
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Importing a photoshop file into illustrator without a white background

I'm trying to import a .psd file into illustrator without showing the background. I have one layer in photoshop, showing only the transparent image. I've saved it as .psd, and .png files. But ...
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Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?

I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user ...
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How do I blend/fade images with background color on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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Design of the mouseover background effect for a visually-separated menu item

A quick Codepen demo The problem here is that I need to apply a different background for the hovered item. But as you see, there's a visual separator between submenu items so that it's easier to ...
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Change Background Color of Text Box in Illustrator CS5

Any way to change the background color of a text box without all the workarounds such as placing another shape behind the text. I need to have a textbox filled with color of 249, 249, 249 and a ...
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Need backround for mobile wallet App [duplicate]

I am a newbie here and I am trying find a background image for my Login screen of Mobile Wallet application. Want my application to have login like this : ...
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Batch convert portrait photo to landscape with blurred, extended background - Windows utility needed (NOT Photoshop)

For a slideshow I want to extend 82 portrait images to landscape so that the image is duplicated as a blurred background, like this: will be turned into This is a one-shot-thing that I probably ...
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Image has background when i print but not on the screen

I have put a psd images in my illustrator document, when I made them in Photoshop I made the background transparent and the images look like they have no background on the screen but when I print it ...
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How can apply overlay like this [duplicate]

I am trying to archive an overlay effect seen in the image below. See an example on their site: http://www.flexforcegroup.com.au/ I tried multiply, luminosity and overlay with opacity but did not ...
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Testing if a BG will Repeat Tile Properly in Photoshop?

I am frequently working to create background textures in Photoshop to be used on the web. Unfortunately I usually have to guess, or just use freebies from other websites. I would like to build my ...
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Illustrator: Grain Effect makes round objects pixelated

I would like to apply an effect to the whole artboard (all elements), so that the colors don't look too monotone. It should look like this (found it here): I think this effect is called Grain. So ...
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How to create smallest repeatable background image from a large pattern?

My designer has sent me a background image for a website we're working on that is just diagonal lines, but the image is very large and I would like to make it as small as possible and then set it as a ...
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Replacing whiteness with transparency in CS6

I want to replace the whiteness in pixels with transparency in the same way as described in this question - i.e. for lighter pixels to be made proportionally as transparent. All solutions found via ...
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Photoshop JPG background removal without losing tranparency [duplicate]

I have a jpg with a black background and i want to remove the background without losing the transparency of the image this is the image. plz help me thanks a lot
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Add transparency to an existing PNG

I'd like to use this image on a web site. What I need to do is change the background from black to transparent, so I can use the arrow on my site maintaining the page background. I used Gimp to ...
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transparent jpg?

This is my jpg photo with sky as background. I didn't do anything on it. there are no layers or layer masks. But when I place it in indesign, the background becomes transparent. I don't understand ...
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White background appears after transforming Smart Object

Using PSE 13, I sometimes get a white background after transforming (rotating or resizing) a linked Smart Object in a PSD I have been working on for awhile. Prior to transforming the background was ...
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How to make a subtle ambient abstract art/effect

I'm trying to make a subtle/ambient/abstract background like the following: I am not sure what the style is called, any instructions on how to make that background effect would be much appreciated. ...
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How do I create a speckled textured background?

How do I get this sort of background texture? Short of time-consumingly adding them bit by bit with a brush I have no idea how to get this effect.
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Change background color from brown to white (remove sepia)

I need to change this image's color background to white, because this takes up too much ink. I have tried to change the background to white and keep the text/map. It's for a National History Day ...
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How is this “connected dots” pattern done?

I was wondering, if anyone could help me reproduce this "effect": I've noticed that this effect is often made with compound path, but I don't understand the process of it - do I have to make ...
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How can I add shapes to anchor points in illustrator?

I'm trying to make a connected dots background quite similar to this. What I'm doing is using the pen tool to make triangles and then manually dragging circles to the anchor points, is there an ...
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Cutting out white (low contrast) objects from white background [duplicate]

I need to figure out the most efficient way to make quick cutouts of white products and a white background. I usually make a copy of the blue channel, level it out and paint over the rest, but it's a ...
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How do I get a transparent background in Illustrator CC?

I need help trying to make a transparent background. I do realize that the transparency is there, but I have enabled "Show transparent background" and there is still a white background behind my ...
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Does PNG support non-transparent pictures?

I'm doing an assignment for school and I can't find the answer to my question anywhere! I'm making a logo for a game that I have designed, it's the most frustrating thing ever! If you know, please ...
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Transparent artboard backgrounds in Photoshop

I love the Photoshop artboard feature, however I'm used to seeing the transparent background grid. Is there any way to show this in my artboards in Photoshop? And yes, I know it will still save with ...
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Animation over a static jpeg picture

I have a (simple) animation gif file (produced using gimp) and a static jpeg picture. I would like to put the animation gif file into the jpeg picture. How can I achieve that without losing the ...
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I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print pdf it shows white [closed]

I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print the PDF it shows white. How can I fix this please?
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How can I achieve the gradient used in making the Xbox 360 interface background in photoshop? [closed]

I just can't figure out how to make a gradient look like the one used on the Xbox 360 interface, that gradient give an effect of an overhead spotlight lighting the menu elements and I want to use that ...
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How to make white stroke show up for a shirt printing

hoping you can help me today. I think my question is very simple. I have almost no experience with Adobe, but I am trying to finish up a Christmas present... I am making a digital file for a shirt ...
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How can I remove the background from this image?

I have this image, and I want to erase the grey background from it, but conserving the blue aura from the hand. Can anyone tell me how can I do it?
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incorrect background color show on mobile devices

I am using Bootstrap and wanted a colored background for my h2 title like this: So I wrapped the text in a tag. The problem is on mobile devices it shows like this, which is not good Can you ...
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578 views

clean up the background for scanned document

Could anyone please teach me how to clean up the background of a scanned document, using PS? Does PS have text recognition function that I can use to extract the text, because essentially the text is ...
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Custom Background Resizing As Needed

Is it possible to make a square pattern gradient coloured background that resizes as a webpage grows downwards? A square pattern, dark color - light color - dark color etc and as it goes up it gets ...
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How to delete “invisible” white areas on .png image with Corel Paintshop?

Could someone help me? I had a problem with .png images. Well, I cut an image and saved as .png with transparent background and this what I see with different photo viewers : Corel Instant viewer ...
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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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Remove background based on color in Inkscape

There is a classical way of removing background in Inkscape using Bezier curves. This is often quite lengthy process. Is it possible to remove the background of an object based on background color ...
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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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Automatically select a foreground color based on a background color

What is the appropriate "formula" for a foreground color based on a background color (where the background color may be any color)? More info: I want to have my application select a foreground color ...
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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 ...