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How can I crop images so as to change their aspect ratio?

For header images on a site I'm working on we are using 1280x480 px images. The images I have been given are not 1280x480 px, so I need to crop them, but I can't just crop them any which way - I need ...
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How to add a simple border into an image in GIMP

I'm very new to GIMP and found that doing simple stuff in GIMP is much harder than it should be. All I want to do is add a simple black border around an image layer. I have added this image using the ...
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Convert image into mp4 that zooms in to precise point in image [closed]

I have an image. From this image, I need to create an mp4 that zooms in to a precise square within the image (about 1/64th the original size). How would I go about creating this file? The most obvious ...
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Why do websites put an overlay of dots on their images?

On the following websites: http://www.the215guys.com/, http://saffronindianbistro.com/ there is a repeated pattern of black dots over the jumbotron images. What is the reason for the overlay of dots?
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How do you create a translucent white background for text?

I am really struggling to create a white translucent background for text on top of an image with GIMP. Pottery Barn Kids (http://www.potterybarnkids.com/) has one example of what I am trying to ...
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I have to get a large number of photos approved for my project. Is there an online tool or platform that can help me with this?

We've had a photographer do a three day shoot to provide imagery for the project I'm working on. From the thousands of shots she took we want to get down to an initial set of 75 images that have been ...
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large banner size and resolution [duplicate]

I have to produce a 65'x 22' banner. how high the resolution of my file needs to be to give me an end result of 100 or 150 dpi? and how can I save this in actual size?
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Why does InDesign paste my copied image from AI with an unproportional resize frame?

Often when pasting an image into ID copied from AI. It gives me a larger frame than it supposed to. For e.g Normally there would be a rectangular/square frame around the object to resize, however at ...
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Want to correct inclination in an aimage in photoshop [duplicate]

In the up is italicized to the right. Is there any way in photoshop to straigten this image ?
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How can I edit an image so it doesn't come up on google images search [duplicate]

I am building an online game that works with images. The user has to guess who's in the altered image that the website displays. So far so good just that if the user does a google search for the image ...
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Photoshop adding background layer to my cut and paste

When I cut and paste part of an image to a new file I am getting a back ground layer that is slightly larger than the size of the image. How do I prevent Photoshop adding a background layer or at ...
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How can I create a word using a font with my own pictures in it?

I'm not very technical and want to know if there is an app or software I can download to put my own photos into a letter to create my own font? Like the word MUMMY done but eith images of her children ...
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What is the best way to place three square figures on one page?

Two or four figures (images) on one page is fine, but I find it really difficult to design a Letter-sized or A4-sized page with three figures, especially when all three figures have square aspect ...
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Making text stand out in front of images

I'm trying to make my text stand out in front of my image. I've seen sooo many websites that do this well: e.g. http://brewsters.ca/ However I clearly am not: http://immehabayas.com/ I wanted to ...
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How to insert image in a text paragraph without overlapping the text in Illustrator?

Sorry my question is kinda fuzzy, I can't construct the proper sentence for my question. Well here is a screenshot of what I wanted to do: Basically what I want to do is to insert an image in my ...
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How to link images relatively in Inkscape?

I would like to make relative links to pictures in an Inkscape file. So when I move the project files (images and the Inkscape master), I wouldn't have to relink the images. What is the proper way to ...
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Editing some pages in a PDF document of more than 200 pages

I am trying to edit a huge PDF document (annual report) of more than 200 pages. The original file was a Word document which was deleted after being saved as a PDF. Given that the changes are on about ...
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Creating coloured images Illustrator/Photoshop [duplicate]

I was wondering what's the best way to achieve the same coloured effect on my images, as these images in this slider on this website: example website I've tried it in Photoshop and Illustrator by ...
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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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What is the meaning of adding (?1297280570) to the image names?

Sometimes i find images on the sites added through css. Even if image name is (let's say) footer_logo.gif. In css it will be added as footer_logo.gif?1297280570 What do I miss in here? Regards,
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GIMP: How to crop a layer?

I have a screenshot where I want only a part of the pasted image, and I want to turn the white that's in it transparent. First I need to crop the pasted image. I have selected the layer and a ...
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Resizing image to real world dimensions

this may sound like a really amateur question but I'm trying to resize some images to dimensions in centimetres (10cm height x 15cm width to give you an idea), but upon changing two photos to the same ...
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Is there a way to lock the cursor to the corner of an image frame in InDesign when adjusting its size?

When re-sizing an image and it's frame while keeping the image proportion preserved (ctrl+shift drag), InDesign will pop up those handy little guide lines in when my cursor is in line with the frame ...
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Textile design in illustrator

Im designing a print for my swimwear line and I'm using images from an artist. the file prints out sharp when it is opened in photoshop but when i place the image in illustrator and print from ...
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Working with .psb in a psd

EDIT: A Big update on this topic is presented with PS CC 14.2! Now you can have linked smart objects, it works like in InDesign. Just go to File->Place Linked… and choose your .psb file. This is the ...
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What is the best way to export an artwork in Illustrator?

I have 18 artworks in an .eps file. I wonder what is the best way to extract/export one of those artwork into a .png/.jpg ? Example I'm not sure if this possible, but is there a way to ...
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Help with booklet design - images straddling pages

I have a few questions regarding booklet design. The page orders are scrambling my brain! Firstly I cant work out how an image that spreads across the front and back cover should be placed. (...
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How can I make a transparent PNG object spin from the center in Photoshop for a gif if the object is not a square

I've been trying to achieve this for a while now. I need to make (Image A) spin on the center point of the logo, image B (the tree point). The final should look like image C but the centre piece ...
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How can I modify the image color to remove some color?

I have an image like this one: Is there a way that I can modify the colors of this image to remove some blue and make it into an image with just shades of grey?
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Fluid Images: How to set width and height?

I'm trying to build a fluid layout, for which I am styling big images with: .fluid_img { height: auto; width: auto; max-width: 100%; } This works fine, the problem is that I can no longer use ...
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Where can I get flat images for a website? [closed]

I'm building a new website but am finding a lack of minimalistic images and clipart. This is a very general question but are there any good sites to find minimal, flat, simple, etc. images? I have ...
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How would you represent text on the same place but with different images on each side? [closed]

I've been working on a booklet for a client but I have no idea how shoud I do it I have to put the text on the exact same place for every page, I can't get pass this one! Any idea?
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How can I create a realistic 3d model from my 2d photos of furniture?

Before you point your finger and laugh, please take into consideration that my boss is asking me to do this for him. As a faithful employee with some Photoshop skills and no experience with 3d ...
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PDF Ads Blurry in InDesign

I am creating a large book in InDesign. Part of the book is composed of PDF ads that have been provided to me. Every time I place these PDF ads in InDesign they're blurry. I have tried saving them as ...
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How to integrate a larger cut-out group of people in a design

Is there a good strategy to integrate a larger cut-out group of people (e.g. orchestra, band, conferences, team, etc.) in a print designs (cover page, poster)? Many designs use images that keep the ...
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Adding a Tone to a Photograph Using Photoshop [closed]

How cam I add a dark blue tone in Photoshop to any photograph so it looks like the two photographs I attached?
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Is there a command-line program that can output ascii art as an image?

Is there a command-line program (for Linux) that can convert an image to ascii art and then save that output as an image e.g. jpg or png? To illustrate what I'm in need of, I want to convert the ...
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Quality of .gif output from Photoshop

I'm trying to output a .gif from Photoshop (CS6) and have run into some difficulty with the quality it is producing. Ideally, each image should resemble these stills - 1, 2 and 3 which are crisp and ...
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Name the effect where text is on a shadow box over an image

Some examples with text over a transparent background: See the transparent black background See the text on the shade of cyan What would you call this type of effect?
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How can I recreate this color effect?

This color effect looks easy but I still can’t achieve this effect.
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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 clear images of thumbnails when they are enlarged on the web?

What is the best format to use to make clean looking thumbnails when they are enlarged on the web?
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Saving an 8-bit grayscale image as a 2-bit image

Assuming there's an 8-bit grayscale image; what's the simplest method to save it as a "2-bit per pixel" image? Is it a binary image or something else (like a colormap image)? In the case of binary, ...
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How to find sets of images for collages? [duplicate]

Is there any place with good sets of free jpgs or pngs for use in collages or just any work in general? I see so many great collages and work in general with a lot of great images incorporated, but ...
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How to place readable text on image, without manipulating the text?

I want to place some text on images, without adding effects to the text itself. Which one should I change on the image (hue, saturation, brightness) and in which direction so the text will be readable?...
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How can I resize any image without loosing any quality [duplicate]

Very new to this, but I have an image that is 9.7" × 14.5" and I want to resize it to 9" x 12", I know this will need cropping, but I would love to print it, so wouldn't want to loose any quality. ...
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Why is my image turning gray when I paste another image on it?

I opened a .jpg file that only contains one channel, whenever I try to add another image to the file, the other image also turns gray. Why is this happening?
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How to delete a vector background in Illustrator?

I downloaded this image from Shutterstock in vector form and I want to get rid of the background using Illustrator. How can I do this? Thank you!
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Image appears blank in Windows

I have the following image This image can be seen properly only on OSX, but can not be seen in Windows. I need to edit this image in Photoshop or illustrator, but I am not able to find the issue. ...
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Video Size Ratio Wide, Image Size Ratio Square?

Humans naturally see more width than they do height. Video content is almost wide screen rather than square (Vine is a big exception), but it seems images are most often square now (it didn't always ...