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

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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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Using an invert mask on one single layer

I'm stuck with this little thing, which should be extremely easy but I simply cannot achieve it the way I want it. Working with Photoshop CS5, I have a PSD with several layers, most of them being ...
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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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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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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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Pixlr - Transparent image with Text layer on top . Layer must be rasterized?

This is a noob question for sure, but I can't seem to find the answer. Using Pixlr Online in chrome I create a new transparent image and want to lay some text on top but keep getting the error that ...
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How to set Text on Path on outside path in Sketch?

I would like to change put the text on the outside of circle and there is an issue, when the text is placed at the bottom at circle the texts are squeezed (Image 01) together, How to sovle this ...
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How can I get Farsi/Arabic text to render correctly in Photoshop?

I downloaded a number of Farsi fonts and they render individual characters fine but but don't join multiple characters together at all. Does anyone know how to get whole words to appear correctly? If ...
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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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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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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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CorelDraw: How do I insert dynamic text for the document path?

This should be simple to do, but I'm having no luck figuring it out. In Coreldraw, I want to out the document path on my titleblock, similar to what you'd see on the gutter of an engineering ...
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Why is there so much emphasis on the text of a logo and not the catchyness of the logo itself?

Ok, so I have been looking at a lot of logos recently, all done by graphic designers. And in the majority of them, the only thing they have is a name or some "basic" text. I thought the idea behind a ...
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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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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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How to add a DOUBLE outline to a text or a shape in Adobe Illustrator ?

I am creating a logo and I would like to put a double outline on it, do you know any clever way to do it ?
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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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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't bring element to front

In one page of my inDesign document, there's a pink rectangle. I created a text element and moved this element on this rectangle. No matter how hard I try to send this pink rectangle to back ...
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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 subtract text from a shape in Adobe Illustrator?

I've created a rectangle, and I want to cut some text out of it, so that the text will appear as the background pattern. I expected to be able to achieve this by selecting the rectangle and the ...
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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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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 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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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 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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how to import a mathematical equation in Corel Draw X5

I have a problem I could not solve. I am doing a poster in Corel Draw X5, and as it is a physics poster, I need to put mathematical equations in it. The Corel built in text editor is just completely ...
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How to center text vertically within a textbox in Photoshop

It's pretty annoying that you can't center text vertically in Ps automatically, like you can in Indd. It's even more annoying that the bounding box of text can't be 'collapsed' or 'fit to text', like ...
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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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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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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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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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How to paste Chinese text into Illustrator?

I have a frustrating problem with Chinese text in Illustrator. I am updating some graphics by changing English text to Chinese. I have been provided with Chinese translations in a Word document which ...
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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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How to I scale my text to past 1269pt in CS6 illustrator?

I've tried the scale function and it doesn't seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
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Can the color of the underline below the text be changed to a different color than the text in Corel Draw x7?

I am making a visiting card in corel draw X7. I want to change the color of the underline of a word but when I do it the color of the whole text changes too. Please tell me how to change the color of ...
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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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What characteristics are common to well-designed and well-formatted textbooks?

I'm looking for inspiration on how to make my book appear more professional with regard to typesetting and page design/layout (although of course these alone don't make it more professional). I found ...
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How to make Photoshop connect Gujarati characters?

I am using Photoshop of CS6. Recently when I try to type our local language "Gujarati" via Google Input tools(I tried without Google tools also,with Gujarati fonts) ,Typed text not showing "Joint ...
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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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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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What are some good tips on how to extrude text in Adobe Illustrator?

I'm bit of a newbie in Adobe Illustrator and have been learning the application by trying to follow some tutorials and recreating some cool stuff I come across on the web. That being said, I'm ...
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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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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 ...