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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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InDesign CC: Place a batch of phots and text on pages

I am currently working on an InDesign-Project involving a ~200 page DIN-A4-Sized Book for our high school graduation. Any student in our senior year gets his own page with a photo and a short text ...
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InDesign: Faster way to resize multiple frames but not images

I've used Shift + Cmd to place 48 images into an indesign (cc2014.2) doc. i'd like to change all of the image frame sizes to let's say 9p square, while not affecting the images. how do i do this?
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How to change the size of transparent background in Gimp?

The following image cuts when used as a logo here. I want to increase the size of the transparent background so it fits in properly without the underneath cut, as shown here. Using Gimp 2.8, how can I ...
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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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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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Creating book cover art from stock photos

Is it possible to start with a stock photo and wind up with an artistic rendering of that image? An example will depict what I'm trying to do See the image of the cornet player wearing the straw ...
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How to create new image from a group of layers of the exact size as the biggest layer extends? (Cropping in photoshop)

I am trying to crop an element in photoshop and I want to make sure it is perfect. I have a PSD that has many web elements that are grouped together nicely. I want to create a new image with the same ...
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Best way to add an individual image to pdf form letter

I want to add an individual image to a static pdf. Like I have 200 individual images and one pdf that is always the same. Then I want to say something like 2 inch top and 3 inch left and then the ...
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How to sharpen a shape layer or vector mask without rasterization?

I am attempting to clean up the below vector image at the bottom, since the pixellation is not very sharp. However, I am told that I will need to rasterize it in order to adjust the pixels. So my ...
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3D Facial Expression Database

Can anyone suggest 3D Face Expression Database which has basic expressions like happy, sad, surprise, anger, disgust, ... I am trying to simulate different expressions on a 2D face image. As a start,...
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Resizing With Photoshop Elements

Usually, when I crop an image in Photoshop, I can drag around the area and just crop. But when I try this in Photoshop Elements, however, the image is always resized. Is there a way I can just crop ...
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Drawing and importing hand drawn images into mobile game

In the article about DragonBox iPhone game, I've read that: the dragons were all drawn by a fourteen-year-old girl I would like to do exactly the same: ask someone to draw some images for the ...
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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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Illustrating an encrypted image

How would you illustrate that an image is encrypted? I want to show the original image and then the "encrypted" one. I want people to see that it's based on the original photo but I don't want it to ...
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What size should an image be for printing a very large (10m x 2m) banner [duplicate]

I work as a graphic designer and until know I have worked only in vector. Now I have to do a very big banner like a landscape and I have to use a photo for this. What is an acceptable resolution for ...
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Image for yearbook cover too big to upload

I'm using a new yearbook design software this year which is all web-based. I'm trying to upload a vector image for the cover but it's too big. I saved it as a jpg and tif with a transparent ...
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Why is Preview app bloating image file size? [duplicate]

A client sent me a 420 KB photo, saying the file size was too low for a web form with a minimum requirement of 1 MB. I opened it in Preview app, chose File > Export… and the JPEG quality slider was ...
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Defining a resolution in Indesign XML Import for an image

I import an xml file into InDesign. It contains images. <Image href="file:///path/to/file.jpg"></Image> This will load the image into the document, but it will be import with 72px/inch (...
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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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Indesign - Paste Inline Image Resized to Frame Width

I'm inserting large inline images into my text flow, which it then breaks the flow and disappears. Is there a way to have it automatically resize to fit the text frame's boundaries?
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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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Images Have Different Vertical & Horizontal Resolutions in PDF

I recently got a PDF from a client that includes several images. For some strange reason, the vertical and horizontal resolution of each individual image differs. Some of them differ by a huge degree. ...
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How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?

The task I'm trying to achieve with Pixelmator is opening up a PSD and quickly (because I generally have to do it a lot) crop a piece of the image but also removing layers that I don't want in the ...
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Transparent web icons on dark backgrounds have white outline and look low quality [duplicate]

I usually make my images transparent using an internet online tool like LunaPic (Images like member ranks, buttons etc.) The thing is that on light backgrounds they are looking fine but on dark ones ...
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How can I prevent photoshop from re-sizing a picture when I drag and drop it from another window?

I have images that I made 1:1 in one Photoshop document. I then am dragging and dropping them (either as the whole image or cropped regions) into another Photoshop document (both documents are 1000 ...
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How to make drawable of android app for all density

Hello I am Android Developer, working on android application. I require to make all drawables for all density for my android app. Is there any standard ratio I should keep for that and any tool for ...
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How to create Similar illustration

I am very much interested to know how images with text of different sizes and fonts are created. Can any one please suggest any tutorial to ease the process?
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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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Why can't I draw on my image with illustrator?

I opened an image from the internet in Illustrator. Right after, when I selected the paintbrush tool, it turned into a circle with a line through it, implying that I couldn't draw. Does anyone ...
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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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How to retain pixel dimensions when exporting to PNG in Illustrator [closed]

In Adobe Illustrator, I'm creating for a screen size of 800px X 480px but while exporting to png/jpeg my file size gets changed to 3333px X 2000px. I don't know what's happening? Whatever the file ...
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Saving Images for web and print use

I am editing multiple jobs in Lightroom. I will be uploading all to my blog and I might also need to print some of them (not sure which ones) in the future. I dont want to double save same images for ...
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Twitter header picture [closed]

I have an almost square picture which I want to upload as Twitter header photo without it being "zoomed in" or losing the background. Ideally i would like to keep the picture without losing anything. ...
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How to embed an image into a Scribus document?

I'd like to know if it is possible to embed an image file inside a Scribus document. If I try to do that with an image frame, it makes me select an external picture but apparently it doesn't really ...
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How do I make an image look dark in Photoshop?

Can anyone give me an idea of the filter used on this image: What I have tried 1) Add a black layer above my image and set the opacity to 60% - this darkens the image. 2) On the image itself: ...
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Prove the License Agreement

This is a problem I have been searching for a solution on for some time now. The company I am working for, name not needed, has images prior to my hiring that are being used in lesson formats. Their ...
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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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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 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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Images imported to Illustrator get resized despite their original size

I have a folder full of pictures, they are all 6000x4000 images. However, when I impor them into Illustrator (drag&drop inside the app) their size changes, their width and height sometimes is half ...
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Image size for web - Image Layers

I have an image that is: 24 x 11 pixels. In photoshop I have saved it as optimised for the web as .png The size of the image is 1.05kb Is this normal? Is there any way to reduce this size as it seems ...
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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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Should I aquire largest size of image if it's free?

If I can get an image in any size I want (for FREE), but only ONE size/format of each image, would it be wise of me to get it in the largest vector/scalable (eps) size? Wondering if it's an issue at ...
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Uploaded PDF text looks blurry on my blog

I've created a PDF pricelist for my photography clients, and it looks great as a PDF. However, I wanted to upload it to my blogsite as an image for visual impact. The steps I took are: Imported ...
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Make a design with just 1 hue in photoshop

How to make a monochrome display-like style in Photoshop? For example, like the following image: I am curious how to make part that is monochromatic and looks like a display.
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Photoshop doesn't save composite previews

First: I have Photoshop CS3 running on Mac OS 10.7.2. (This also occurred in 10.6.8.) In Photoshop preferences, I have every preview-saving option enables in File Handling, yet Quick Looking a file ...
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How to recreate this cut out effect? [closed]

In searching for themes for my personal blog, I stumbled upon the following design and I'm really curious about how the effect was created as I want to do something similar. It appears to be some ...
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Embedding a picture in Photoshop without super big size

I'm working on a 300 DPI (print) Photoshop document. I imported a medium quality .JPG file (~ 3 MB) into a layer of the Photoshop document. Problem: the size of the Photoshop file has now grown from ...