Questions that refer to manipulating a text layout, styling and/or management in graphic software.

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Bolding part of text in logo. Why?

What is the design logic in making part of the text in a logo bold (eg, the logo of this exchange). When is it appropriate, and what impact does it have on the text that is not bold? Thanks in ...
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In Gimp 2.8 I added a font to the font file but can't find it when trying to create text

In Gimp 2.8 I added a font (Aunt Judy a ttf) to the font file but can not find it when trying to insert/create text layer
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Is it possible to set the underline thickness with Scribus?

I'm experiencing a strange behaviour with Scribus; I'm using version 1.5.1, I don't know if it's relevant but I'm under openSUSE. I have noticed that when I try to underline the text, the thickness ...
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Is there a quicker way to create this kind of 2d/extruded text effect? [duplicate]

Came across some of these posters and wanted to recreate this kind of effect. It's fairly simple but time consuming by drawing shapes with the pen tool. So I aks you, is there a better & quicker ...
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How to combine (partially scanned handwritten) comments from multiple sources into the original pdf?

When asking colleagues for feedback on a PDF, some of them prefer adding hand-written comments on its printout instead of using the pdf comment functions of acrobat/reader, and send me the scan ...
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Text frame over line in Indesign [closed]

I'm trying to duplicate a header for a book project, but I can't get my text to go over the two lines I created, like it is in the example i posted below. I created two lines like on the image, ...
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Distorted text when exporting as png from Illustrator CC

I'm trying to export text as a png from Illustrator CC, but the text is getting slightly distorted. The lowercase e's look like they have a serif or something: I'm required to make art that ...
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How to change text without disrupting the background?

How can I change 32 to 37 on this image with the same font size and style preserving the background? Looking forward to your response. Thank you!
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How to fix blurry text underline?

Sometimes I am so lazy to make underlines by using Line Tool And the underline on text function on Photoshop is a bit blurry When I zoomed : There is 2 pixels (like 1 pixel semi-transparent ...
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Cut text outline of rectangle

This is the result i'd like to have: So it's a text, with a rectangle exactly the size of the text, than translating up for 50% of the text height and to the right with 50% of the first letter ...
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Is there a clean way to use primary colors as a partial background in a book cover?

A lot of UI guides advise against using primary colors as a background for text. I'm in the process of designing covers for a series of 4 books, and I thought it would be good to have a band across ...
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Text hidden - no anchor points

I have some text that came with a file, and I increased the size of text thereby hiding some of the text. I have used the direct selection tool on some text, and chosen the little white box, which I ...
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SVG text cross-browser compatibility issue

First of all, I have to say that I am not good at Illustrator. I just make some basic graphics for the websites that I am working on. Here is one that I made: I exported as SVG format and put it ...
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Can someone give me a starting point on how I can get this effect on my logo?

I'm fairly new at design and I'm currently working on a logo. I want get a certain type of effect. I included a picture of the effect and the logo. I've been trying different effects and filters in ...
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Illustrator: Way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box?

Is there a way to align / justify text with left + right in the same text box, without creating a new text box? It's not too big of a deal, but would save time, if there is a workaround.
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Inkscape: reset the distorted labels back to previous settings?

I was playing with my plots updates and I face the text (labels) distortion after manually resizing my plots dimensions. Is there a way in Inkscape how to avoid this distortion OR how to set my ...
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How to get current text color in Photoshop?

I am working off of a psd mockup to put together a page. I have been using the eyedropper tool to get text colors, but I suspect there's a better way to do this, since I believe the eyedropper might ...
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Is Shearing Text Acceptable?

I was wondering if shearing/skewing text is acceptable? Obviously stretching text is bad and frowned upon, but is shearing text okay or is it considered the same as stretching it? I have a few ...
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Should the spaces around bold text be made bold too?

In the following image, the top text has regular spaces around the bold word bar, whereas the bottom text includes the spaces in the bold styling: I added red vertical marker lines so it's easier ...
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Photoshop Text Dipping In Line - Can't Fix

I'm having this problem with text in photoshop. On this line no matter what text or what font I use the text will dip in the middle. It can be seen between the 'X' and 'A' in 'example' The strange ...
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How to make a text fit in a perfect square shape in Photoshop (CC)?

I want to write a text that fits in a perfect square shape of a determined size and after some playing with the text tool I can't realize how to do it: This is what I need, but with the words UP, ...
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Why is my text over-bolding when being edited in InDesign

My text - when highlighted - says that it is "Arial, 9pt, Regular" yet whenever I being to type when in the textframe in my InDesign document it heavily bolds the text. It does not come out this way ...
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How do I create a similar 3D text effect? [duplicate]

I would like to create a 3D text effect similar to the picture shown. I have tried using Illustrator and did it with the Appearance and Transform tool, copying the stroke fill multiple hundred times ...
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How should images be aligned within a blog post?

Is there a general rule regarding alignment of relatively narrow images within single-column online text, like blog posts? Consider a blog post featuring column of text in which images occasionally ...
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How to identify this design feature I don't know the term for [closed]

I'm often searching for already created works/templates etc, to get some idea of how things are done. The thing is, I have an idea of something and I don't even know what it is called, and as a result ...
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How do I curve a textbox on the lower part of a circle without the text having to be upside down, in Illustrator CC? [duplicate]

I used the "type on a path" to make a curved textbox on the top of a circle but when I want to have the text curved on the lower part of the circle it has to be upside down.. Any help is appreciated.
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garbled text in image upon enlarging it

See image on Wikimedia Commons. If you view the image on a higher resolution (2000px), the text becomes a mess. What can be done about it? (Note that some of the text is grouped in root. Ungrouping ...
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how to make text have different shades of pixels

i scanned a document. the scanned text has different shades of pixels in the letters, like the picture 'ty'. is there an easy way to recreate that? the outer edging also appears darker while the ...
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Fixing transparent overlap in opaque text

I have text in InDesign in a cursive font that should look like it is flowing into itself from letter to letter. However, as you can see in the image, the overlapping sections cancel each other out ...
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How to underline text in Inkscape

Using Inkscape's latest official release, I created a text element, and would like to underline its text (or part of it). How to do that? I don't see any option to underline.
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InDesign Layers

Is there any possibility to add words from the same text column to the different layers? The thing is that some words from the text must be specifically moved to 'No translate' layer as the whole ...
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Why is my text distantly spaced if i change the format to full justify?

I'm using Corel Draw X7. I type my word in a text box with left alignment. but when I change it to full justify, the text becomes distantly spaced. And I can't fix it. The text doesn't look neat. Can ...
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Text not showing up on Gimp 2.8

I am trying to enter text on Gimp 2.8. However, when I try, a cursor just moves across the screen and no text is entered.
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Pixelated Text when Exporting JPEG from Illustrator

I have created some text art in Illustrator that I would like to print out as a poster. Whenever I save the file as a PDF (300 DPI) and print it myself the text appears crisp with no pixelation. ...
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What is a free and simple program to create basic text animation?

What I'm looking for is just to have a black background and a word on top of it in white. then break the word to 2 parts, make one part disappear with a fade effect.. some of the free/open source ...
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How to measure distance between text and element in Photoshop

I find measuring the distance between an element and text rather complicated. Cause I need to first know the biggest letter and measure the distance from that to the element. Then substract the ...
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Multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC [on hold]

Is there any way to put multiple strokes on live text in InDesign CC that is similar to using the attributes panel in Illustrator?
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Replicating this text in photoshop

Hi I am trying to replicate this text, i know the font is VAG Rounded, which i have, but i dont know which effects they applied to make the trade in and save part look the way they do. I am new to ...
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Rectify curved text with Adobe Photoshop

Any tools in Photoshop CS3 to rectify a circle curved text so that it will be suitable for OCR after that? I tried Wrap and Skew, but it consumes too much time and result is far from decent.
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I want to stay on same text layer after using pen tool to created path

I have used the pen tool to create a path. When I select the text tool and place it on the path, rather than setting a point to begin typing, a new text layer is created instead. What do I need to do ...
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Illustrator CS6 How to get my text box to scale upwards when a new line is added?

I am using a point type text box (one that scales horizontally and vertically) but when I add a new line it expands the text box downwards. Is there was a way to get it to jump up when a new line is ...
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How to change color of multiple text objects at once

I'm using GIMP and I have a lot of text object in a project that must have the same color. Every time I want to change this color I have to select the texts one by one and change it. Is there a way to ...
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How to apply Graphic Style correctly in Illustrator?

This is my first time to post a question. My question should be a best following to the answer below, but I cannot comment it because it requires 50 reputations (which I have only 1 as a newbie). ...
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Soft color edge text effect

Follow-up to this font identification question. How do you create the look of the type found in the sample image?: So far I have approximately matched the typeface with Times New Roman Condensed ...
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Break within a word

This is probably a simple problem, but I have an small textbox like this: The exact text I have is: asdfjkasdfasdf asdfadsfasdfasdfasdfasdfa Illustrator is inserting a line break instead of ...
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Applying highlighting formating to text in Adobe Illustrator

I'm looking for applying text highlight formatting (that's easily done within Microsoft Word) in Illustrator. Screenshot of highlighting formatting from Microsoft Word: I know that I can add ...
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Transparent/See Through Text in Photoshop CS5 [duplicate]

I would like take this and add an image such that: it is only seen behind the white text as if the letters are transparent and the black background also remains, so the image appears behind both, ...
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Adobe Reader X changes the spacing on my text [duplicate]

When I add a text to my sheet and do spacing in between my sentences it will change it and compress it all back. How do I keep it from do this. We had a letter head created and this is what I am ...
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Is there a way to trace objects to get this old fashion 3D effect?

Just like the question says. Here's the video. It's from a recent Progressive commercial. Is there a way to do this, preferably in Illustrator, without drawing the outline by hand?
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How to achieve this effect where text lightens an image?

What kind of effect is this? I know it's some kind of blending but I can't figure out what kind.