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

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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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Invisibles in InDesign affecting alignment

I'm working on an InDesign file (possibly from an older version, it's been a minute since the file was used), and when center aligning the text, it appears that the hidden characters or "invisibles" ...
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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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How can I avoid auto-adjusting of the text dimensions in Inkscape?

When I create a text object in Inkscape, it automatically clips it and adjusts the dimensions of the object so it occupies as small area as possible. This might be useful in certain cases, but in many ...
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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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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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transferring text to T shirts [on hold]

In making T shirts, if I print the text to transfer paper, it always has the white background of the paper. I want the print only to show up on my shirt. How do I do this?
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Controlling Positioning Of Footnotes In InDesign

Is there any way to control the positioning of footnotes in Indesign beyond the most basic options in the footnotes dialogue? It seems that the only option is to have them added as part of the text ...
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Automatically select a foreground color based on a background color

What is the appropriate "formula" for a foreground color based on a background color (where the background color may be any color)? More info: I want to have my application select a foreground color ...
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What font is used in this banner?

I need to know what font is used in this banner, which comes from the FAO website.
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Logo: how to remove a little text from png image? [closed]

My logo is a registered TM I want to remove the TM and replace it with the Registered symbol. I don't know how to do it in photoshop cc 2015 as it is a .png file and I can't for the life of me delete ...
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Set first letter of paragraph to different color in InDesign

In my document I want to color the first letter in my paragraph (among other things). I already found out how to set the first letter as initial, but now I also want to change its color based on the ...
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Constant text revisions - how to stop the madness?

I've looked thru the archives and haven't seen this specific issue, so here goes: I've worked as in-house and freelance graphic designer, and my #1 head-to-the-desk cause is when the client gives me ...
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Revolving Text animation

I am a noob in animation, I know how to use Photoshop key frame and that's pretty much it. What would be the easiest / fastest way to do something like this http://www.flashvortex.com/3D-Rotating-...
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Illustrator text backround colored

I'm fairly new to Illustrator and I have a question. It's the second time when a customer sends me a file (in this case a design of a business card) and when I open it in Illustrator the text's ...
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How to keep text formatting when updating 'Linked' txt files in InDesign?

With the option of 'Create Links When Placing Text and Spreadsheet Files' enabled in InDesign, is it possible having a txt file (plain text) that is continuously updated outside InDesign to keep the ...
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Indesign text frame properties not applying to text

I been setting up multiple text frames in Indesign, copying text from another file into the new one. The thing is that the text I copy does not get updated to the text frame properties. How can I ...
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Align text vertically on center

I'm using inkscape and I want to put a text vertically on center, the following text has a two font sizes, i want to display them on baseline. I can't convert text to path because I put on path.
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Making Text Fit in a Box in Photoshop

I'm looking at how to design a graphic in Photoshop so that whether it has 2 words, 5 words, etc. they all fit within the same width of a box. Here's an example: How can I do this without ...
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How to create a web site link without the leading http:// [migrated]

I'm creating a merge document. My only remaining problem is with web sites. InDesign doesn't seem to want to create a link unless "http://" is included with the address, but the world knows that http:/...
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Why is InDesign pushing short words to the next line?

As shown in the image, "the" easily fits on the line above but regardless of what I do, InDesign pushes it down to the next line.
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Photoshop CC: Problems with text selection [closed]

I have tried to solve an issue for hours without luck, so I have decided to write for help. The main problem is that when I am creating Mock-Ups with the new Photoshop CC, every time I try to create a ...
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How do I edit text on graphics downloaded from Shutterstock in Illustrator?

I have an event coming up for a social group of mine and have signed up to Shutterstock to download a single flyer (for a not so small fee of $300). All I want to do is use one of the flyers from the ...
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Using Free Distort on text in Illustrator CC

Why does this not seem to work, and does anybody else know a way to get type distorted? Specifically I have an isometric building and I would like to put the names of the surrounding streets "on the ...
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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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How to communicate a 3 step process clearly and concisely?

I have the following section in our website, and now when I look at it, I feel it looks unprofessional, and a bit unclear. I tried to break the "How It Works" section into 3, with the second section ...
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Removing an element from text in Illustrator

I want to remove the dot above the "i" in Illustrator but still keeping the text as an editable vector object, is this possible?
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Dynamically edit/update information across multiple PDF fields

I have a couple of PDFs that I want to combine together (maybe into a PDF portfolio or some other way) and I would like it so that when a user enters their name in a text field, it will be entered ...
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How to separate a rotated text box into two in Illustrator?

I have this rotated area type shape and I would like to separate it in two parts, while keeping all the text as it is. It seems to me like there is no simple way to do this in illustrator. What I'm ...
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How do i export text from illustrator to photoshop with editable text and layer style?

(At first sorry for my english) I was working on text using illustrator cc which have one fill with gradient and a stroke. For more editing i export it in cs6 for firework which can help me with ...
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How to make 3D 2D text? [duplicate]

I want to make a 3D looking text that would in fact be 2 2D layers. Here's what I want to make - I duped the layer 2 times and moved the second layer a little lower, then used Blend, recolored and ...
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In Photoshop, how can I manipulate flat text in a 3D environment while keeping text editable?

As shown in this image, I have a stock photo of a calendar (viewed from an angle). I then created a layer of text using a handwriting font. I've been trying to use the 3D mode within Adobe ...
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What is the purpose of rasterising type?

Why would I ever want to rasterise text? What is the purpose of this operation?
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Do graphic designers format and proof read documents? [duplicate]

Do graphic designers format and proof read documents? We are editors of large reports, mostly from government. The drafts we get are often a mess of formats, with heading structures not clear and the ...
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How to fill half of a word with one colour and the other half with a different colour in Adobe Illustrator

I want to recreate the text of a logo I have. It had black half way down the text and then yellow for the other half. How do I create text with a different colour on each half in Adobe Illustrator?...
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Importing XML into InDesign and automatically adjusting content

My client has an InDesign catalog. Instead of manually updating it as he's done up to now, he'd like to import XML data into the InDesign file and not have to make any of the changes manually. However ...
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Some text moves when deleting a color swatch (Indesign CC)

I have a color swatch I need to be deleted, but on deleting the swatch some text in certain text frames moves up a little (1 or 2 mm). It is not the frames that move, but the text inside the frames. ...
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Do formatting (invisible) characters have a name?

In typography, some text editors will offer the option to display "invisible" or "formatting" characters such as these: (from this page) Do these have a name? I mean, of course you could call ...
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Custom text field shape in Sketch

I'd like to create custom text field shape in sketch app. In the following picture you can see the rectangular text field. I'd like the field to begin right after the oval (just like the red line ...
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Merging 3 different-Not Crossing Shapes into 1 Path

I want to merge 3 letters into 1 path. Their paths simply don't touch or cross each other. So basically it means I have 3 different positioned shapes I need to merge. Is it possible? And the ...
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What subtle techniques can be used to make design look better overall? [closed]

I am have been spending a good amount of my time to learn how to do design. My friend is a designer and helps out when he can he often comes around and shows me tricks that make things like text and ...
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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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Can we change the text align without moving the position of an object in illustrator?

Is there such an option we can turn on so when we change the text align of an text object the position of this object will not move in Illustrator?
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Photoshop Adjust Paragraph Box to Content

I was wondering if there's a way to adjust a paragraph text box to it's content just like inDesign. I hate how sometimes I have to create big paragraph boxes and end up selecting them later on ...
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Illustrator: Auto-sized Text box with shaded background?

I frequently create labels that follow the same format: white text on a 75% opaque black background, with 10px of margin around the text. Currently, I have to manually build these labels, which takes ...
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Keyboard shortcut for making text bold in Indesign CC

I know the shortcut ⌘⇧b works only if you have the bold variant of the font in question installed. For me, it works smoothly for Gill Sans. But elsewhere, where I'm using Adobe Garamond Pro, it's not ...
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how to curve text in an arc using gimp

I have a small tea company and I'm trying to redesign our logo. What I would like is for the text to bend in a arc, as if on a coin. I would like to render the text as if it's "backbone" were ...
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Masking Problems in Illustrator (Is it a bug?)

All right. So I just want to add a certain pattern (made from objects) to my text for an interesting and satisfying effect. However, when it normally tends to just work with any object. I just need ...
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How to make text that round a picture like a circle?

I want to make a logo. The content of the logo is a picture and a sentence which round a picture like a circle. I am using Inkscape (on Ubuntu). Which tools should I use? If I can't do this on ...
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High Resolution Text Logo

I am trying to create a plain text logo using photoshop/illustrator but am having great trouble making it so the text appears high resolution. I want to be able to create a logo with the same ...