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How to align a single letter within a text object to the edge of the bounding box in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to align a textfield to the top left of a box, as per how the Grid Systems cover looks: The round letters in the headlines should overhang slightly. I am able to get quite close by using: ...
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LCD | Save power using black Wallpaper [on hold]

Can one using LCD screens save power by having a predominantly black wallpaper / background, because there's a need to keep the display on for a long time to monitor resource usage ?
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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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GIMP: How to center a layer between two others

I want to center some text between two images. The way I've been doing it is: Take the left edge location of the right image. Subtract the Right edge location of the left image. Subtract half the ...
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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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Spacetime Fabric Curvature

I'm using Illustrator to create a 10x10 grid that I wish to manipulate so I can achieve this effect: But I'm unsure how to do it. Using the various Warp filters does not achieve the result I need, ...
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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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3D or image pass through text effect…?

I noticed this graphic concept or trend where you have a picture pass through text, not set in it or the text itself being 3D but the effect gives off a similar appearance. I have no idea what its ...
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How to use GIMP to add a rippling effect on just a section of a picture

I want to add a rippling effect for a selection. But every time I select an area and add this animation, the entire picture is affected. How do I apply this effect just to the selection?
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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 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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How Do You Find The Dimensions of A Document in Illustrator?

Is it possible to find the dimensions of an imported document in Illustrator? For example, if you drag a SVG into Illustrator (On Mac)/open a pre-made SVG, it doesn't necessarily tell you the ...
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Importing and Editing File in Adobe Illustrator

I have what I'm sure is a very basic question. I've just opened a friend's ai file into adobe illustrator, but the text had been completely changed and the images/pictures removed because 'they could ...
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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 do the shape borders like this in the image attached

I'm going to create something similar. Circles can be made very easily. Color Gradient can be applied easily. Shadows are left-hand play. But, there is something different about the edges of ...
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Switching between different layouts for same content (InDesign)

For each page of a magazine, the content is the same: 1-2 photos, article content, title, subtitle, and author name. There are also four different layouts: three column full, three column with header, ...
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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 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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How to view all layers in Photoshop?

Is there a quick way to do this, for example, short key or script?
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Online Courses Teaching Graphic Design/Art None Academic [duplicate]

As a software developer i use sites like pluralsight which is a subscription service for online tutorial videos. Is there something similar for graphic design/ art? Not an academic course where ...
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In-house designer yearly goals - How to be descriptive

Our organization has to complete yearly goals and I don't know how to elaborate and this is my problem for years. I have the goals but can't fully explain in detail. I am surrounded by editors that ...
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How to input 'Registered Trademark' Glyph in Inkscape?

I went to: Text → Glyphs → and found the symbol. However, I can't get it from the window box to the artboard. I've searched Google & YouTube, but cannot find the answer. How do I type ...
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What is the best Inkjet printing technique for car decals / autowrapping?

I was wondering what the best solution is for my inkjet printing problem. I need to use an inkjet printer for these decals. I plan to decorate a car with pictures and stickers so I need a material ...
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Blend clipped image in Illustrator CS5

Looking to try and fade out an image in illustrator using the blend tool. At first, I tried blending 2 clipping groups, but I knew that wasn't going to work. Then I tried blending just the linked ...
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How to explode image into multiple smaller images?

Say I have this kind of image: You can see the black areas are separated by transparent pixels. If I want to extract these into new images, I could select the area, copy, create new image from ...
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What books or ebooks can I use to learn Photoshop?

I am learning Photoshop at home, but I am finding it quite difficult. Can anyone recommend me any book(s) or resources to learn it (preferably for free)? I have a good internet connection but I'm ...
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How to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another?

Is there a way to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another? I was working on a project earlier on that required this but I didn't know how this could have been done. (Procedure not as ...
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How to paste Chinese text into Illustrator?

I have a frustrating problem with Chinese text in Illustrator. I am updating some graphics by changing English text to Chinese. I have been provided with Chinese translations in a Word document which ...
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How can I get a sharp logo in my website?

When I upload my logo in png, it's coming with a pixelated white edge. When I send in jpeg, it's not sharp enough. How should I do it?
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How to remove a specific color in an image in Photoshop?

I am not an expert photoshop user but have been trying to use more of it in what I currently do. I have a black and white image from which I am trying to remove all the white. I cannot use the ...
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Making pixel-less demo videos that look awesome

I've seen a number of awesome demo videos from Google and others that don't have any visible pixels, even when zoomed in a bunch. An example below: (from https://youtu.be/yNP5TJblkFQ?t=34s). I'm ...
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Is there any decent way to layout three 16:9 images on a 16:9 frame?

I would Ideally like to have them in a straight line, but then the images become too small. So at the moment I have made this kind of arrangement, however I really hate how it looks. I don't mind ...
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How do I specify the size of my artboard in pixels with Adobe Illustrator?

I'm creating a graphic for a website. When trying it out, I realized it was a bit blurry. I asked a graphic designer the reason it was blurry, and she had stated the graphic may need to be larger, ...
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How can I optimize my graph images for my website?

The graphs are terribly detailed and include text for identification. These graphs are created in Visio by engineers then passed to me for website article creation. I normally take the graph file, ...
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How to make a font with Adobe Illustrator?

I have recently created my own font/typeface with Adobe Illustrator, and I would like to use it as a real font (e.g I would like to use it as I type something). Is this possible in Adobe Illustrator ...
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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 to convert RGB colors into real paint colors?

How can I convert an RGB color into a real life color? If I mix equal amounts of red, green and blue paint together in real life, I will never achieve a white color, in the way you do when setting ...
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How to subtract text from a shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I've created a rectangle, and I want to cut some text out of it, so that the text will appear as the background pattern. I expected to be able to achieve this by selecting the rectangle and the ...
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Segmenting a ring into three pieces in Inkscape

I‘m trying to re-create these shapes in Inkscape, namely the white lines: I could trace this image, but I'd like to know if there's a clever, and more accurate, way for re-creating the shapes. For ...
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How to make a “sticker” fold over an edge

So I want to fold my sticker image in a way to make it appear that it is stuck to the box. I’ve tried playing with perspective, but everything I try looks really off. Is there a way to do this that ...
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How can I use the clone stamp tool with a static source point in Adobe Photoshop?

I remember a few years ago I watched or read a tutorial that showed me how I can use the clone stamp tool with a static source point. What I mean is that the source we indicate with the alt button ...
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How to Insert an Image in to an Ellipse and Hide Overflowing Parts

I'm trying to insert an image in to an ellipse shape layer, I need to hide the overflowing parts around the circle/ellipse. How do I insert an image in to a circular selection and hide the parts that ...
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What workflow do you usually follow when exporting for mobile multi-platform?

I'm interested especially in the case in which you absolutely have to support older android versions. What is especially annoying is the fact that they constantly change their implementation and this ...
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How to proportionately rescale a 3D model by a specified amount in Maya? [closed]

I'm working with Maya for a uni course and still really green with it. I've got (what is probably) a fairly simple issue. So apologies if this is really basic. Basically we've been building a ...
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How to make objects follow a curved path in illustrator?

I'm relatively new to illustrator and am sure that what I'm asking has a very simple answer but I can't seem to get my head around it! I want to change the shape of this text to a curved line which ...
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How to Create this Stipple Grain Texture? [duplicate]

Wondering if anyone could help my create this specific type of stippling gradient effect used in the attached chair illustration. I'm getting pretty close but it's not quite as grungy and chunky. ...
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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?
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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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Should I read the tutorials or actually do it?

I am an intermediate graphic designer that uses Photoshop, I've created many pieces that I am very proud of and can stare at it all day long. Alright, let's get to the points. Many people that use ...
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Photoshop: can I move the anchor location for a Canvas Resize using only the keyboard?

In Photoshop, when you change the canvas size, is there a way to move the anchor point using only the keyboard? cmd+alt+c opens the Canvas Size dialog, and I can tab to the dimension fields and ...