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What feature of Autodesk Inventor is used to bring in a vector image and use it as part of your part?

I'm using Autodesk Inventor to create sheetmetal designs for cut out on a plasma cutter cnc table such as an electrical box. After laying out a sheet in the sketch, I'd like to import a vector based ...
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What black should I use when printing on a metal tin?

I have to make a label for an olive oil brand and the background of the label consists of an olive trunk that fades to black. What are the cmyk values which are appropriate for printing a true black ...
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Things to consider when creating realistic highlights and dark reflections on metallic surfaces

I want to re-create this white (metallic) looking skin. I've seen some tutorials in a magazine on this. If I remember it correctly, the first step is to adjust the curve to a "W" shape. I don't ...
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How to achieve a metal engraving effect in Adobe Illustrator CC?

I want to make more realistic looking laser-engraved logo mockups for clients but can't seem to get it quite right. I might need a new approach and could definitely use some perspective. Details: I ...
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What is the line resolution in the pond in A. Dürer's St Eustace engraving?

Concerning hand engraving, I was reading that: Modern professional engravers can engrave with a resolution of up to 40 lines per mm in high grade work creating game scenes and scrollwork. So ...
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Svg transparencies don't work as CSS background

I made a translucent svg. It was a 50% opacity round metal texture. When I put it above any other color it makes it look like real metal. It was made using Illustrator and had 2 of its effects: ...
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Does anybody know a tutorial for designing the Mountain Lion background pattern?

Does anybody know a tutorial for designing the OS X Mountain Lion background pattern? I am referring to this commonly used background pattern:
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How to make a metallic gradient in photoshop

I have a line drawing of a brass instrument: and I'd like to give it a glossy brass-like texture. What tools could I use on Photoshop CS5? I tried filling it with gradients, and then adding a ...
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1980's brushed metal stereo knob

How do you make the circular knobs shown at the right? When zoomed in enough, there will be a fine texture of concentric circles. I only use Photoshop and Illustrator.