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What tools to use in Adobe Illustrator 2015 CC to get started and how to use them [on hold]

I have recently started using Adobe Illustrator (CC 2015) for some very basic design work regarding the logo of a film festival. I am designing a logo and I was wondering if there is anyone that is ...
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How to divide photo into cirlcles - for wall decoration [duplicate]

There are paintings/photographs designed and separated into parts like this one: I would also like to slice a photo similarly but into smaller and bigger circles. Additionally I would need to ...
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Where do I start giving a shape neon glows and lines?

I know that stackexchange isn't a place with tutorials and I don't need a guide, I just need a point to start :) I have followed this tutorial here: thearthunters.com/tutorial-create-3d-logo-with-...
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I want to send an image to the background in PhotoShop [closed]

I want for my website logo image to show up in my photo.
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'“How to change the song in one time?” Audio Spectrum Visualizer (After Effect) [migrated]

I made audio spectrum visualizer similar (after effect) style like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzAbmW09Zv4 with multiple solid layers. But got a problem '"How to change the song in one ...
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Making perfect spiral Illustrator

I have followed this video from Lynda http://www.lynda.com/articles/dekes-techniques-drawing-a-perfect-spiral-in-illustrator to try and make a perfect spiral for a logo I am working on. I've done each ...
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Does anyone know how to create this type of shadow?

I was wondering if anyone know how to create this type of shadow? I'm not sure if it's a gradient, I tried that and it was really choppy and not smooth. Thank you!]1
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How does “Reflect X” work in Transform effects?

I am unable to understand the Step 3 in this tutorial: https://vectorcove.com/illustration/brick-seamless-background-in-adobe-illustrator/ Why does 'Reflect X' bring back every alternate row in line ...
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How to do curve stitching?

How would one go about making something like this in Illustrator or other software? I know how to make a circle and lines but is there an easy way to do the spacing and connection?
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How to create/draw stick figure vector art [closed]

I'm new to graphic design and I want to create stick figure vector art, the kind you find on most start-up websites, that looks neat and professional. However, I have no clue on where to get started. ...
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How to get started illustrating children's books?

I need some very beginner advice. I have written several children's books and I want to illustrate them myself using my photos and photos of mixed media embroidery I make using thread, fabric, beads ...
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Problem with creating new document with very large size [duplicate]

i need to create banner >> Height : 90 CM Width : 2000 Cm How Can i create This Size :S
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How to edit the category labels in a graph in Adobe Illustrator?

Does anyone know how to make the text on the Category axis of a graph in Illustrator on the right look like the one on the left? On the one on the left I have done it manually but surely there is ...
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Photoshop: How do I clean up dirt around a high contrast edge?

One of my recent photographs was complicated by reality -- specifically by dirt collecting around the mullions of a skylight I was shooting: Closer: There's enough of it to be distracting and ...
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indesign: exporting table xml

I have a table in InDesign that looks like this: When I use the AutoTag feature and export the resulting XML, I get XML that looks like this: <Table> <Table xmlns:aid="http://ns....
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How to communicate a 3 step process clearly and concisely?

I have the following section in our website, and now when I look at it, I feel it looks unprofessional, and a bit unclear. I tried to break the "How It Works" section into 3, with the second section ...
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How do I create subtle background gradients like this?

This has been bugging me for ages. I want to recreate the shadows that are on the background of this image. Whenever I attempt to recreate something like this the shading ends up looking very amateur ...
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Vertex gradient in Photoshop?

Is there a way to set a color to each vertex of a polygon and have they blend to form a gradient between them? A great example of this would be the HSV triangle from Coolorus (first image on the ...
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Inkscape: How to symetrically adjust handles on two nodes of the same path?

On a symmetrical path, I'd like to adjust two nodes while maintaining the symmetry. I understand I can move the nodes horizontally using < and shift-< using the center point as the symmetry ...
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How can I reduce exaggerated wrinkles in a person's profile image with Photoshop?

I'm looking for a quick method for reducing wrinkles in an image. Specifically for images that weren't taken professionally. So ones with highlights and shadows all over the place making it difficult ...
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How to Sync fonts over C.C

I'm currently studying Graphic Design and find I do a lot of work at home and then bring that work into class only to find I have to re-download all my fonts to work on my documents. My teacher has ...
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How do I split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?

Illustrator has the polar grid tool (as mentioned in this question) but how do I properly split a circle into equal sections in Inkscape?
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How to hide html elements in mobile mode only

I'm working with the following code on my squarepace Pacific template via the html code injection (the code creates a white double lined border around the page): <head> <style> body { ...
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Trying to fill pattern on Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

I have placed the same pattern, and it was working just fine. Then I went to do the same thing to make another one of my stamps, but the pattern wasn't filling into the space like it was before. They ...
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Is there a website where i can just sell drawings?

I am 17 years old and wanted to find a way to make money from my anime/realism drawings. I'm kinda looking more for a website torward startup game designers who just need a drawing done and are ...
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How to create a pattern border around webpage, squarespace

I'm trying to create a specific border around a squarespace page so that is responsive (i don't want to add an image as it wouldn't adapt to other devices) This is what I am hoping for: I currently ...
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Illustrator Extremely Slow With Linked Photos

I am creating some large banners at my job, and using Illustrator to create specifically shaped clipping masks. The problem is, this file is getting way too large and slow. I am trying to figure out ...
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How to make a UI element look clickable?

I have created a button that has multiple options and when a user toggles between these options, the video on that screen changes - See image and animated gif below. In some instances there is ...
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Halftone Effect (Adobe Photoshop) [duplicate]

Does anyone know how I would achieve this look? Is it just a simple Halftone effect? Website link and screenshot below. Thanks in advance! http://bit.ly/1TXcPbO
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Photoshop 3D texture resolution

When I attempt to assign a texture larger than 2048 to a mesh the texture image appears as 2048 in 3d view. Seems like Photoshop displays a lower resolution version of the texture image for ...
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How are photorealistic wallpapers and pictures created?

How do graphic artists who post their works of art on DeviantArt (like this one) create their pictures? What software do they use and how long does it take to design pictures like that?
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Star tool not working properly. Illustrator

I can't make proper stars. I've been playing with the star tool by pressing Keys like CTRL + Arrow buttons, CTRL+ALT. And suddenly I got my star tool broken. What I have: How it should be : The ...
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Convert HD video to HD gif

Hi i am trying converting a 5 seconds video to a gif using Photoshop. The result is terrible, specially if video has blurred items the final gif is horrible. Do you know any better way to convert it ...
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Where is a good place to learn graphic design for beginners? [closed]

I want to follow just one course. Google is giving me a lot. Something like codecademy.com which is perfect for programming for beginners. What about for graphic design using photoshop?
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InDesign/Powerpoint to JPEG for 50" widescreen monitor viewing

I'm trying to export a file (either InDesign or PowerPoint) that can be exported to a JPEG to be viewed on a 50" widescreen monitor off of a thumb drive. There is no computer attached, it is a smart ...
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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 image....
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How do I recreate this color styling effect in Adobe Photoshop? [closed]

So I'm working on a project and can't quite get the colour overlay effect like in the above image where the orange lays over the newspaper. Any ideas on how I can recreate this technique myself?
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Using imaging software to turn images into colouring-in activities

I am trying to prepare colouring-in pictures as children's activities. I have seen this question and attempted using this kind of technique. It works well for touching up existing line art, but isn't ...
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How to batch convert/scale PNG files to SVG?

I currently have a library of 512wx512hx72dpi png files used for icons in web and mobile apps. I want to convert them to svg then scale them to final size (80x80) for mobile app menu. Yes, I would ...
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How do I create this one colour painted matte effect onto any object in photoshop? [closed]

I have seen this effect created in a few places and want to know how i can apply this effect to any object in photoshop. Here are a few example of posters ive found where it has been executed well.
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Photoshop: How to duplicate a layer below the original layer

I use Alt + Shift to duplicate a layer, however, the layer always gets created above the layer I'm duplicating. How can I duplicate it and have the layer automatically go below the layer I'm ...
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Is there a way of making text that is unreadable at high brightness but becomes readable as brightness is reduced?

I am looking for a way of displaying text that is unreadable at high brightness but becomes readable as brightness is reduced on a screen/monitor. Any clues? Thanks
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How come thumbnail doesn't show the logo? [closed]

I have a picture with a rectangular black logo covering the lower part of the photo, yet in the thumbnail preview the logo is not there and I can see the elements hidden behind it. It appears to be ...
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indesign delete first page in layout

How can I delete the first page (right-hand page) in a layout? Used to be you could start a section on page 2 (first left-hand page) then you could delete the first page, but I can't see how to do ...
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How should a graphic pattern be packaged and sold as a digital download?

I've learned how to make a seamless digital pattern and since then I've been practicing. I feel like I could possibly sell these patterns but I am not sure how I should go about selling my patterns. ...
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objects framed in a rectangle

In this image you can see a blue selection on which I have put my pointer. My question is - how do you achieve that there is a rectangle which frames objects to be only visible inside of the rectangle ...
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How to create this dot graphic effect in illustrator? [closed]

I am trying to recreate this dot graphic effect, but the method I was going to use, which was make a stack of lines, distort them using effects, and then create brush of dots with different spacing ...
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How to develop as a graphic designer [duplicate]

I have been working for a small company, and I am the only designer and there are three developers. I am trying to Develop and grow as I want to move to a new job where I have room to grow and learn, ...
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Realistic Embossed Effect [closed]

Anyone please help me how to make the embossed effect as in the image. Is it made by 3D software or photoshop? Thank you in advance!
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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 ...