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Optimizing hero/intro photos on mobile and XXL displays

I have a few questions regarding trendy super-large photo headers. I've seen them called "hero" images, but just so we're clear, I'm talking about designs like this one: A large photo is used as a ...
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How to make a presentation similar to RSA animate?

I have watched quite a few animations by RSA Animate on YouTube and have found many of them very informative. Here is one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc I am trying to emulate a ...
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GIMP/Inkscape Text Art from Image: Is there an easy way?

Hello All, is there an easy way to grab an image (or a shape I cut out with GIMP Free Select tool) and then just write text over it and let it fill the shape? I have tried searching for it but no ...
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photoshop not giving any vector artwork

Ok, I've used illustrator before and I've become very comfortable with it.It gives me smooth strokes and converts my artwork to vector. Now, I've just started using Photoshop cs6. But I have one ...
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How to recreate a common startup trend — tinted background image

I'm trying to create a design for a startup I'm involved with where there's a background image that's been tinted by a colour. Examples of what I'm looking to recreate include the background header ...
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Software to easily lay a song over a slideshow of images

Before you read this, I know that there are LOADS of programs that can easily do what I'm after; I'm cut short for time and I just don't have the hours to try out a numerous software to find out that ...
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Principles of composition: how to lay out images in text?

What are some guiding design principles for laying out images in several paragraphs of text on a webpage? In my particular case, there are two columns of text, and the images are proportioned and ...
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What kind of blur filter is this?

I have the original image and filtered image. Original: Filtered: Difference: These images are from pixiv WHICH IS NOT AT ALL SAFE FOR WORK: ...
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Do browsers really only display images at 72 pixels per inch? [duplicate]

In the book HTML and CSS, I came across the following quote: The web browsers on most desktop computers display images at a resolution of 72 pixels per inch (ppi). So is it really useless to ...
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How do I know the client own the rights to the photos they want me to use?

I have been given the responsibility of doing a very simple Photoshop edit for a long distance friend's website: putting an image inside of text. They have asked me to use one of their photos to put ...
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Image loses clarity when it is put over a black background

The original image I do have is the one on the top of this screenshot, I would like it to have a black background. The problem as you can see below is the loss of clarity whenever it has a dark ...
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Upsampling - The Basics and Guidelines

Photoshop and other image editing applications possess sophisticated engines and algorithms which allow one to increase the resolution of an image via interpolation. Are there any hard and fast rules ...
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Preventing reverse search engines from finding the origin of your image?

I am planning to make a game, where I give the user an anime related image and they have to guess where its from. However, most of the images, specially from popular anime are easy to use on Google ...
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Overlaying image with text and filling the text in Illustrator

I got a simlar problem as this one. How do I do this if I'm using a image as the background? After I tracing and expanding the image I'll use the way described above, the one with "This is text". This ...
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What resolution should large formatted photography be for print? [duplicate]

I have been given a request to re-size and up the resolution on a handful of images to be printed 40 in. x 30 in. to be hung on the walls in a new facility conference room where clients will see them. ...
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high resolution images when placed on doc shows smaller image dimensions

I have a 300dpi image and when I place the image onto the document, indesign does not place the original image dimensions. Instead, it places the an image with much smaller dimensions. For instance, ...
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode?

NOTE: I'm a systems administrator, not a graphic designer, so I'm a total n00b when it comes to image manipulation. That being said, I thought this would be the best forum to ask this question: I am ...
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Should I convert sRGB images to CMYK before storage in a DAM?

Where I work we have images of products that we manufacture stored in CMYK GraCol 2006 format. We are starting to sell products manufactured by outside companies now and those companies are sending ...
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Optimizing Images for Printing

I'm looking to snag some open source image from this collection on Flickr and print them on a 3in x 5in sheet in notebooks like this: I know the resolution is much lower than it needs to be (72dpi ...
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Is there a standard file size recommendation to optimize web images?

I remember, during college (2008), my web design professor made a point to keep all images' file size at/below 40K (didn't matter what the dimensions). I have made an effort to do so ever since, ...
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“Select by color” and “draw path from selection” in Inkscape?

I imported an image to Inkscape. Now I'd like to select all those regions that have the same (or to a certain degree similar) color. From this selection I'd like to draw a path (to which I can add a ...
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Critique: Is this a good way to present images and captions for research document?

I have put lots of pictures/images in my document and I would like to refer them. Below is my attemption after reading this. What do you think about the font, the alignment, the size of images, etc? ...
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How can I improve the clarity of my output animation in Flash CS6?

I am using Flash CS6 ActionScript 3.0. I am creating an animation with 3-4 images of registration form. The clarity of images is poor in the output of animation even though I am using really clear and ...
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How do I remove a grey background from my jewelry pics in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I need some nice pics of my jewelry to publish on my website, but I am never able to get the white background. It's grey all the time. If I try to fix it, it takes away all the beauty of the stones ...
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How can I apply data set to a smart object in Photoshop?

I have a .psd file of some mock-up boxes, and I want to apply different text to multiple versions. The solution here is good, but doesn't seem to work with smart objects. The file that I have has the ...
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How can I alter a square image into a circular one in Sketch?

I want to take a rectangular image in Sketch and give it a circle/radius style. For example:
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Movie Review website Images [closed]

I am planning to launch a movie review website and would like to know from where i can download legal movie posters/images? From where do websites like rotten tomatoes, imdb, totalfilm etc get their ...
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Is there a quick way of converting multiple files from JPG to PNG in photoshop?

I made a rookie error and accidentally saved about 20 images in Photoshop as .jpg files rather than .png files. Is there a quick way I can convert all these files to a .png format at once rather than ...
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PNG logo image with rough edges

I made a logo by taking a screenshot and saving it as a .PNG file. The edges on the logo are not as smooth as, say, the Google logo on Google.com. How can I make the edges smooth?
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How would Forbes' design team create these photos? [duplicate]

There's a gallery of The Best Advestment Advice of All Time where all of the portraits have the same effect applied. What would that be called, and how can I do something similar using Adobe ...
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Classification schemes for photos

Those that have seen the moodstream tool at gettyimages.com might have expected that there are better image classification and management tools than what is currently available in Adobe Creative Suite ...
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How to convert a monochrome map into mosaic squares?

How can I change this monochrome map of Europe... ...into mosaic squares, with the pixels offset by a fixed width? I asked this question but I couldn't find a suitable answer. I hope that you ...
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Removing text from an image in a rough but quick fashion

I often find myself in a situation where I'd like to check how an image would look like without the text embedded in it. I'm not interested in a neat result, just something rough but super quick and ...
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How to make a pixelized image

I have an image and i want to convert it to a pixel image where the pixels are definite in it! I want to it be like this:
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Image compression - what is the best way?

What is the best way to compress images to satisfy Performance Review on Web Page Speed test on webpagetest.org. Here's how I do it: 1) Save for Web in Photoshop from original PSD with quality set ...
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GIF background texture not blending well to page background texture

On my portfolio site at http://samnorris.co.nz I have an animated .gif image - the astronaut with the heading underneath: "Protecting the galaxy one pixel at a time"... I'm not sure if it's just me ...
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Can image transparency be calculated automatically from multiple non-transparent samples?

I'm wondering if there is a way to automatically calculate transparent image from set of non-transparent ones. No manual work with individual pixels or manual setting of opacities. Many times I need ...
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How can I create scalable half tone patterns for images in Adobe Indesign?

What is the best way to use images with halftone patterns in Indesign? I'm working on a book in which all the images will have an halftone effect. I'm applying the halftone filter in Photoshop but, ...
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What is the purpose of the resolution property of images (when creating/editing)?

I want to check something I don't quite understand with the size/quality properties of an image. OK, as much as I understand, the size of an image you create in Photoshop, for example, will determine ...
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How can i increase/decrease the width and height of an image without loss the quality and resolution

I've an image with width 540 and height 255. I need this image to put in a website. So, that i want this image with width 347 and height 346. I tried with STOIK smart image resize tool, but it's give ...
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Interpreting color function and adjusting pixels values

Here is the definition which I read from the net source 1st is Midtone: Situated between the darkest tone (Black), and the brightest tone (White). For a 24 bit colour image, this occurs when ...
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Cleaning up line art with choppy edges

So, a while back I created this icon from a game, but looking back on it behind a white background instead of an alpha-channel its edges are super choppy in some places while it's smooth in others, ...
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How to get bokeh images to use in web design?

I'm looking for online resources, image libraries, Photoshop actions, tools, or any other means of getting or designing bokeh images (those highly blurred pictures, with colorful circles) for use as ...
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Make image larger without losing quality in Paint.NET [duplicate]

I have an image that is a 3x5 photo. We need to resize it to 12x15 and still need it to retain most, if not all, of it's image quality. I do not have access to Photoshop, so I use Paint.NET. From ...
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Creating a curved image/photo wall/montage using the Linux commandline

This question is a crosspost from Stack Overflow because of its predominantly graphical nature and the fact that I think that a primarily graphically oriented community may [be able to] provide advice ...
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Software to show bubble text on image

I don't know if this is the right place but I am looking for a software through which I can show some comments/text on image. You know the bubble text that we show on images to describe something!? ...
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Image search engine, but for logos / How do you spot plagiarized logos?

Is there such a thing? A search engine where you're able to upload an image with a logo, and you get results of sites that are using that logo :) I tried Googles image search: ...
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How to modify image to blend with different background color

We are attempting to re-skin a third-party application. One modification is to change the background color of a toolbar. However, there are images on the tool bar that have anti-aliased edges to ...
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Exporting image (png, jpeg) from Photoshop to Acrobat PDF - bad quality

I have a portfolio design in Photoshop, and I when I save that as an image file format, it gets compressed and low quality if I try to import it in Acrobat. I just want to export from PSD as an ...
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Recreating Anti-Alliasing/Moiré effects

I'm currently designing a poster, and when I view the design in Illustrator my Ben-Day dotted images are heavily distorted in their color and spatial appearance. I really like this. Is there a way I ...