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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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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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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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How to divide photo into cirlcles - for wall decoration

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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How to edit an animated gif in gimp to include transparency?

I have an ajax spinner which unfortunately has a white background in the corners. I want to remove the white and make it transparent using GIMP. How can I go about doing that? I tried opening it in ...
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Exporting groups of layers from a PSD to a single PNG file using Photoshop

What is the fastest way by which I can save a group of layers as a single .png file with empty spaces around the group of layers trimmed. I know I can run a script to export every single layer to a ....
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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 can I arrange overlapping circles into a rosette?

How can I make an image like this? When I try doing this in Adobe Illustrator, it ends up like this. the final few circles overlap with the first few. How do I avoid this?
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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 an outlined drawing of a map or easily turn a Google Maps screenshot into one?

I could probably figure out how to do one, but I have to do like, 30 of these and I want to learn how to make it quick and painless. My first thought was using Live Trace in Illustrator, but I'm not ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS5 | how simplify and remove duplicates in the path

At first, sorry for my bad english =) I have a path as seen in this screenshot: After "release compound path", I have multiple segments of path, but each segment consists of several superimposed on ...
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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 to create a uniformly distributed dashed plot in a scatter graph in Adobe Illustrator CS4

In Illustrator CS4 I have a scatter graph with four data sets. Now I want to use dashed and dotted patterns. However the dashes are not distributed uniformly over a plot. Click here to see a PDF ...
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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 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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A4 portfolio as a book in photoshop. page compilation?

i want to design my A4 portfolio like a book format. and want to design 2 pages at a time. Could you suggest how shall i go about it. I was thinking of taking pages (1,4-2,3) and (5,8-6,7) together. ...
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How to crop everything hidden by an vector OPACITY mask in Adobe Illustrator?

I have lot of objects which are bounded by opacity mask. I need to get rid of my opacity mask, clipping each object where it intersects with my mask. It is a lot of hassles to do it manually. Is ...
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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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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 save a file as a bitmap in Photoshop?

I'm using (or trying to use) Photoshop CC (14.2.1 x64) to produce small bitmaps for a .Net Micro Framework device. Memory is at a premium so I need to produce the screen assets in 16 bit RGB 565 ...
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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 to quickly and easily create a grid with Adobe Photoshop?

Suppose I need to draw a grid in Photoshop, each square being the same size, and a certain amount of pixels tall and wide, and the grid lines having a certain pixel width. Like this: Currently I ...
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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 fill half of a word with one colour and the other half with a different colour in Adobe Illustrator

I want to recreate the text of a logo I have. It had black half way down the text and then yellow for the other half. How do I create text with a different colour on each half in Adobe Illustrator?...
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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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How to create a pattern grid for tiles with Phtoshop

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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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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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 to change the font style of all text layers in a single PSD file?

My client has a change of heart and wanted to go from Roboto to Helvetica Neue. Is there a way to change the font style of all text layers automatically instead of the painful way one layer at a time? ...
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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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How to cut a large photo into a grid of smaller photos automatically in Photoshop?

Is there a way, maybe a script, that would help me cut an image into say 50 images? I have a massive panorama I would like to print on normal stock photo paper and I am using Photoshop. The output ...
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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 combine two objects using path finder in illustrator?

i want it to be like this but when i click the minus front, both objects got cut out like this; so how? how do you combine it like in the first picture? here the 2 original objects before i ...
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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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How do I recreate this color overlay layer effect in Photoshop?

I would like to use the overlay effect used on the screenshot(s) below. I've tried experimenting with several Blending modes but keep missing the mark. I'm sure this has a very easy answer but I'm ...
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Making parts of image transparent - am I doing it right?

First, I want to make it very clear that I am a newbie in the graphic design field and I have no idea of how things are done. I am more a programmer than a designer. I have been making a Google ...
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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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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?