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Gimp or Photoshop filters usage and tricks [on hold]

Where can I find tutorials in creating textures like this wood texture with just using filters like cloud noise, turbulence, etc. and other effects and not painting it? I really don't know when and ...
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Create foreground/background color pair presets to cycle through

I am doing some work with pictures where I am going to doodle in colored cloud effects into some existing nebula to try and give a little more definition to the features I am seeing. For this I wanted ...
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Gif animation “Echo” problem

I created this animation in premiere and exported it as a gif. Originally the file had a chroma key green background which I removed manually (frame by frame) in Photoshop. When I did "save for web" ...
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How to produce this gritty shadow effect? [duplicate]

I have been seeing this guy's work for a long time, he's just a brilliant artist. And one thing that I find in common in all of his works is a little texture behind the text. This is his website: ...
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How to create a pattern grid for tiles with Phtooshop

I am trying to create a pattern for tiles. So, I have a specific width and height and I want to fill it with rectangles and leave space for grout. Then I want to fill every rectangle with the same ...
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How do I create a two-page InDesign document to be printed as a double-sided sheet?

I'm trying to create a file where it shows two pages, that will eventually be printed as a double-sided sheet. I'm using InDesign CC, OS X, 10.9.4. I have already created the first page. And I'm ...
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Skew text in Photoshop without transform

I have a PSD file with a multiline skew text and I need to know how to do the same thing from the scratch. I am not so good at Photoshop, and the only way I know is applying skew transform to the ...
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I can never settle on an idea- advice needed?

Do any of you fellow designers ever have the issue of not being able to settle on an idea?? Particularly if it is your own personal portfolio or logo identity. As a design student going out into the ...
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How do I draw straight lines tangent or perpendicular to a path?

The tangent is the line which is perpendicular to the local radius. Intuitively, it's the line "resting" or "balanced" on that point in the curve. The perpendicular (or the normal) is the line ...
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How to bend a rectangle along a path?

I am trying to draw a diagram similar to this: As you can see, a curvy closed shape has been drawn as a line/path. Then, part of this path (for instance by adding anchor points and cutting at them) ...
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Why does grouping or moving textboxes break the script?

I am a beginner at writing scripts for InDesign (just started today!). I have somehow managed to write a script which auto-fills a text box with a list of the linked images within the document. ...
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How to customize / edit the filter presets in Inkscape?

Are the filters presets unchangeable or are there ways to customize their values? For example, maybe change their strength or the direction of the bevel. How can I alter the filter presets in ...
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How to create keyboard shortcuts for Copy & Paste Shape Attributes in Photoshop?

Something that is a little frustrating with Copy Shape Attributes and Paste Shape Attributes is that you can't assign a keyboard shortcut to it. When trying, I was unable to make it work. I have ...
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How to convert a video file into an Animated GIF in Photoshop?

I was trying to convert an MP4 into an animated GIF for an answer on here. I tried opening the file directly in Photoshop, and then clicking on the timeline menu and choosing both: Convert Frames > ...
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How can I change a multi-coloured logo into a single colour logo in Photoshop?

I'd like to convert some client logos into a single light grey colour #BFBFBF. The logos are in PNG and JPEG formats on a white background. I know that I can convert the image to greyscale and / or ...
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What is wireframe-esque design style called? Is it made solely with pen tool?

Wondering what this wireframe like designing style is called. I've seen it for years but never really felt the urge to ask. I also wish to know if it is made solely with the pen tool in ps/ai or if it ...
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How to create a page template of solid and dotted lines for handwriting practice?

I am looking to make a tear off children's handbook for writing practice of words. I wanted to know how make "dotted lines" or "four lines" template that is to the standards of what child handbooks ...
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Shrinking or expanding object with retaining it's original shape

First of all, I am sorry, but I don't even know how to address this question properly. It's best illustrated by pictures below. So question is: Is there some way, in any graphic program (both vector, ...
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Help with designing a billboard

I have designed brochures and marketing materials in the past, but a friend of mine in a town association asked if I could create a billboard. I know InDesign and Photoshop, and am limited in ...
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3D Studio Max for beginners

I would like to learn to use 3D Studio Max, but I cannot find any good tutorial to start with. I bought the manual, but there it explains in details all the possible functions you can find in the ...
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How to easily isolate parts of a shape to fill them with colour in Adobe Illustrator?

I am using Adobe Illustrator and I have a ribbon shape that I have created using the pen tool and line segments. I need to know how to isolate areas so I can fill them with a colour and create the ...
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How to convert shades of one colour (red) into seemingly equal shades of another colour (blue)?

A site template I'm using has the following colour palette. I would like to use similar shades, but with navy blue. I will be using #003A70 as a substitute for #A13736, so ideally the rest of the ...
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How to make an array of dots and paths with Adobe Illustrator?

How can I create an array or 'node net' of randomly sized shapes, with thin paths between them and dots where each path meets another path?
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How to convert a specified colour to transparent for a series of PNGs with ImageMagick?

I've installed ImageMagick on Windows 7 64-bit and I'm wondering how I can convert a series of PNGs to transparent PNGs in a timely manner (I have 180 PNGs to convert, so yeah I can't exactly do them ...
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3-d reconstruction (z-stack) of individual eps files (each of them a slice along the xy plane)?

I would like to create a z-stack of several individual eps files, each of them being actually a slice along the xy-plane.. What is the easiest way to do this and the easiest software to use ...
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How to easily round corners on non-rectangle shapes?

(CS6) Illustrator's Effect > Stylize > Round Corners effect gives strange results on non-rectangles. How can you take an irregular shape that has sharp corners, for example: ...and round the ...
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Save Channels in PS separately

is there a way to save channels in PS seperately with transparent whites like in this picture – resp. does anyone know how this is done if not with separated channels? thanks in advance
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How do you create these illustrations in Illustrator that look like pencils by Ryan Putnam?

I want to achieve the same style in Illustrator like the ones in here https://www.dropbox.com/pro
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Dimension for very large designs [duplicate]

I'm working on a design which is to be printed and displayed on a 8ft by 2.32ft. What dimension can I use when using photoshop because I can't find any fonts that can extend that large. Thanks.
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In MSWord Document, any edited letters turn to dingbats and cannot be edited on my Mac

The writer sends me Word docs (from a MAC platform). I am supposed to edit them on my MAC in MSWord. (faster than redesigning in InDesign) But if I type anything new, or try to correct any letter, ...
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Flexible Column Widths

I'm struggling with usage of flexible column widths, as in how to get (for example) a four column box where the ratio of widths are 2:2:1:2. I recently did an advanced InDesign course and the tutor ...
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Fingerprint pattern in Illustrator?

Does anyone know how to create a fingerprint pattern in Illustrator?
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Compatible fonts for English/Spanish translation

I am using text for a printed document that will have English and then Spanish translation of the English. What is the best font combination?
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Scaling image to suit 480dpi Android screen(xxhdpi)

I am newbie designer. Have designed the screens for an android app using illustrator and measurements are in pixels. My developers have asked me to provide the images @480DPI. My online research did ...
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how do make an Archimedean spiral of words decreasing in font size every 3 characters?

I am attempting to do a logo where the phrase starts at the top of a spiral and continues throughout the spiral decreasing in size until the very middle of the spiral. Tried the Spiral tool but not ...
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Is there a way to automatically separate a folder of images based on whether they're photographic or line-art graphics?

I have a folder of pictures that are JPEGs. I am wondering if there is a automated way to sort out the ones that are photographs and ones that are pure graphics. I am open to different software ...
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outputing 32 bit pngs to make a video

I have a rotating 3d image on a transparent background psd. How do I render/output it in Photoshop CC to keep the transparent background as a set of 32bit pngs to create a video. Desperate! ...
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How do I do these certain things in Adobe InDesign CS5.5?

Disclaimer: I'm fairly new at this, I haven't gone to school for it or anything, I'm just trying to teach myself this stuff as I go along, one piece at a time, so please, to the greatest extent ...
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How to apply the same Distort effect to a batch of Adobe Illustrator files?

I'm trying to batch apply one specific Distort Effect to several different AI files at the same time. These are the settings for the Distort Effect I'm trying to apply: Distort / Tweak with the ...
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How to ensure high print quality / fidelity when sending artwork to a print house?

I'm a web guy trying to be a print guy. Help. I'm pretty OK with Illustrator, but setting up a vector to get printed - they rarely ever look as crisp and clear as I expect them too. I followed the ...
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Can I upload works from tutorials in my graphic design portfolio?

I am wondering if it's possible to have works from Photoshop or Illustrator made from online tutorials, into your portfolio? If some work's design can be changed a bit, can it be counted like mine?
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Does anybody knows how to recreate this hansje van halem op art artwork?

She seems to work in non-digital, but I was wondering if there is a to make such work in Adobe Illustrator?
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How to reduce the file size of a web banner image with Photoshop?

I need to change the file size of an image I created in Photoshop without changing the dimensions for a banner ad on the web. How do I do this?
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How to convert a gradient mesh created in Illustrator into a browser-compatible, scalable SVG?

I need to convert a gradient mesh generated in illustrator into an SVG file that is browser compatible. The mesh generates this gradient which I need to use as a background for a responsive web site ...
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How to change the roundness and size of a brush in Adobe Illustrator?

When I try to use a calligraphy brush the roundness and the size doesn't change to another option. I go to Brushes Library Menu → New Brush and select the Calligraphy Brushes The Calligraphy ...
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What is this style of graphic called and is there any guide for how to create it [duplicate]

You see this style of graphic usually as a background in a banner or similar. I'm interested to know if anyone know if there's an established term for graphics in this style (like "irregular matrix" ...
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Find all polygons

I'm looking for a way to find all polygons on a drawing surface, and identify them by colour. They will all have one out of a known set of colours. Something like the coloured blobs on the women's ...
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How to create a modern arrow with Photoshop's line tool?

I'm attempting to create a stylized breadcrumb (below) but am botching the arrow. Is there a more precise and 'economical' method of creating this type of arrow? Preferably one where I retain ...
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How would I recreate this effect of text that seems to flow over a flight of stairs?

Is there nondestructive way of achieving the wavy type effect, found below?
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Importing Arabic script into InDesign

I am trying to import arabic script into inDesign. I have the script in a word document, in Times New Roman. i have changed the font to times in my InDesign file, but when I import it, it changes. I ...