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How to generate a 'cartoon' profile picture [closed]

I'm searching for a generator or method which is used to create the cartoon style profile pictures sometimes seen on GitHub. The effect I want generates a new picture (which looks drawn or painted by ...
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Creating font using constraints

I want to create my own font by using constraints. I want to define the size of angles, how long lines are, distance between points and so on. For example the sketch editor of FreeCAD offers this ...
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What software can create a paint-by-number?

Is there any software which can convert a photograph to a black-and-white outline containing tiny numbers stating which color to give each area?
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3D rendering medicine box [closed]

What is the best and simplest software to nicely 3D render medicine box out of the die art with different dimensions? (customizable dimension) . Something like this: http://www.bayerandina.com/images/...
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Workflow and software choice when converting complex image to favicon?

I have a logotype which is complex (a line screened image consisting of multiple thin lines) that I want to turn into a favicon. If I just scale it down to favicon size (32×32px) I get a blur. Are ...
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Free print portfolio software?

I work for a public relations firm. One of my new clients is very well renown. She's made it years without having a professional portfolio. I have several gigs lined up for her. However we must submit ...
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Anamorphic Design Process

I'm hoping that designers that can lend their expertise on anamorphic designs. It is not a new concept but not a lot of info on how it can be done easily. What are the steps involved to create ...
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What program do I use to create a manual or catalog?

The last time I did any desktop publishing it was ten years ago and I used Microsoft Publisher. Now I need to put together a product user manual, troubleshooting guide, and a new catalog. I figured ...
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What software can I use to get started in webcomics/animation?

I have been using Microsoft paint but it doesn't have layers like Photoshop. I am a poor person so can't get photoshop, anything else I can use?
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Software to create robot schema

I have a question regarding a picture below. Any idea what software might have been used to draw these?
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Is there iOS app for designing interfaces?

I need an iOS app to create wireframes of iOS interface. Are there any apps similar to Balsamiq available? I don't need apps like Marvel or POP. With those I can't prototype instantly in app.
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As a designer, how should I start designing an iOS app?

I am about to design an IOS 8 app for the very first time. I've been a designer for 5 years now, both on Photoshop and Illustrator, but I never got the change to design an app. I am looking for some ...
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What wireframing tool can I use that is focused on Android and iOS design?

I've been trying to wireframe my designs for apps, but keep getting frustrated with the limited ability and poor usability of the software I've used (Balsamiq, Pencil, Prototyper). Do you have any ...
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Has anyone used Blender for prototyping animations of mobile apps?

After Effects and other Mac only tools are popular among designers for prototyping animations of mobile apps. I wanted to know if there's anyone here who uses Blender for prototyping? If you do use ...
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Software recommendation for converting pencil drawings [duplicate]

My staff already use AutoCAD, SketchUp and Illustrator. I am looking for software to convert simple pencil sketches into drawings. These drawings will later be given to staff for full CAD conversions....
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What is the best pixel art application for Windows? [closed]

I'm trying to develop a game for smart phones. If I want to easily animate characters and output character-sheets. What's a good tool to use? There is so much software and I can't test all of them. ...
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Free software to format an illustrated children fairy tale on Mac [closed]

I have the text and the drawings are scanned and saved. I am looking for: A nice modern font Formatting software that enables me to design my book with writing and pictures Editing software to ...
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Vector software that retains relationships

I'm looking for a vector software like Illustrator that would have a sort of console that permit to tweak numerically anchors parameters and also do things such as "name segments and anchors", "force ...
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Software to scale and rotate drawings without losing resolution

I am looking for software that will let me draw a very simple design and then convert it into different sizes and rotations without losing resolution. The goal is to lay a number of these out into a ...
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Simple programs with tutorials for beginners in graphic design? [duplicate]

I am considering a summer job in a camp, but part of the job description is to make signs, announcing events/trips etc. This is well within my ability to do, but I'm not sure where to start. I am ...
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Software to screenshot same screen in multiple documents

I have just started documenting a purchasing, warehousing, billing, sales, and accounting application - a real monster! It is being deployed to multiple sites and is modified for each site. This ...
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Free software for starting graphic design [duplicate]

I'm starting out in graphic design. What is the best free software available? Also, are there any recommendations for PC equipment and tips for getting the best outcome?
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What software can graphic designers work with? [closed]

What software products can a graphic designer work with? What do you like about these programs? Which do you prefer working with?
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Upgrading from CS2

I work for a small company doing very basic design work. I'm currently running on Windows XP and using CS2. They've allowed me to purchase software to upgrade my programs, but I'm having a little ...
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Program to make these kinds of 3D liquid acid graphics? [closed]

I've been searching almost two years and still don't have answer. I would like to know what program could be used for graphic work like this. These crazy, trippy, 3D objects, sometimes combined with ...
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Do other designers use software to slice their graphics?

I like to make graphics for apps. I generally start with Illustrator and move to Photoshop for some little finishing touches. I then save all of the assets as .png files to be used by the developer. (...
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Professional software to replace Geometer's Sketch Pad

I've been using an old copy of a program called "Geometer's Sketch Pad" to design character sheets for a tabletop game (think something like D&D). I'd like to copy over my existing work into a ...
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What program can be used to make book covers (digital and print)?

I'm looking to start making book covers for myself and a few friends, and I am wondering what software to use. I have Photoshop and GIMP for the manipulation aspect, but what about the rest?
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Program to create pictures for applications

I am not very good when it comes to creating images. So, I decided that I wanted to learn. The reason is, I am creating a chat program/game where I want to be able to create some pictures. I was ...
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what tools to use for beginner

Could some experienced graphic designer suggest what tools to use- what software, to do this- make a picture of some money bills, which are curved and floating around randomly, with some background ...
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How to batch convert/scale PNG files to SVG?

I currently have a library of 512wx512hx72dpi png files used for icons in web and mobile apps. I want to convert them to svg then scale them to final size (80x80) for mobile app menu. Yes, I would ...
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Which scaling plugin should I invest in for Photoshop CS6+?

I need to scale an image up quite a bit and would like better results than the normal resampling... I remember a few years back in these situations I would use AlienSkin BlowUp at a place I worked at ...
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What would be the best software to place together a tessellation for laser cutting

I have a tessellation piece (shown below). I want to use this piece and create a tessellation of a certain amount of pieces so I can laser cut them out of a piece of wood. What would be the best ...
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Offline billing software for freelancers

The billing/invoicing/time-tracking software I use, iBiz, is no longer being supported by its manufacturer. I am a freelancer, so I need software which allows me to: Track time on jobs Track tasks ...
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How to transform a pixel image in vector logo in Inkscape?

I don't know if I'm in the right place, but I would like to know how to transform a pixel image I've made into a vector logo ? I use this picture for my favicon of my personal web site. And if you ...
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2D animation tool with free-form deformations

Basically, I'm looking for something that provides the 2D animation capabilities of Spriter (the support for bone rigs, in particular) but also comes with the deformation capabilities of Photoshop's ...
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Blockdiagram allowing encapsulating a block as subblock with defined Input/Output interface

I developed a measurement device for which I would like to create a simple to use documentation. For this I search a software that is capable of the following: Draw block diagrams Define a previous ...
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What are some good tools to create 3D icons?

I really like icons like those created by SoftFacade.com: I read the interview from one of their founders, where he mentions that they use "3d tools" without going into specifics. Now I am looking ...
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Mathematical Drawings,sketch like (Geometry)

I'm a mathematics student doing a thesis project related to geometry and I want to add some pictures, I have no experience in graphic design but I really want my project to look aesthetically pleasing....
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How to replace a character in a font with another character

I have a font in TrueType and OpenType format that I really like. I would like to replace one character of that font with another character. Specifically, I would like to make underscores look like ...
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Software for simple sketching in 3D

I'm a web developer new to the world of 3D and its software but becoming interested post-discovery of WebGL and the amazing Three.js library. Recently I saw an exhibition of Alexander Calder's wire "...
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Version Control for Designers / Alternative to Version Cue

I've just been searching around the net for version control that has some support for graphic/Photoshop files. We're currently using BitBucket which is free and unlimited when it comes to file size ...
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Designing a clothing company Tag [closed]

Can anyone tell me which is the best software for Designing a clothing company Tag? Also any preferred/standard size (if any) or special requirements for designing a tag?
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Measure Path Length in Illustrator CC

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC to create SVG for my web animations, but the only tedious process is finding the length of each path lines in the generated SVG. I tried Googling, but couldn't find ...
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What software is used to create 3D architectural diagrams?

One day i visit this Denmark based architectural firm website, i see those clean presentations, which got me wonder what kind of software did they use to creating such illustration? it seems like a 3D ...
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What's a good way to get into Concept Art?

I'm a game programmer, and so yeah, you could call me creative, but I've only created code-generated visuals. I want to get into Concept Art. Where are good places to start? I am looking for both ...
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What tools are needed to make a minimalist graphics?

Consider the cover picture on this website - TortoiseGit It looks so good, despite not having much detail and not even many colors. What tools/software might be used to create such graphics? Thanks.
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Turn image into geometric array of colours

Is there a tool like Poly (iPad app) available for Android or Windows systems? I'd like to turn images into polygones/triangles like shown on the app site.