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

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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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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 text,...
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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 ...
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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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Is there a way of making text that is unreadable at high brightness but becomes readable as brightness is reduced?

I am looking for a way of displaying text that is unreadable at high brightness but becomes readable as brightness is reduced on a screen/monitor. Any clues? Thanks
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Best file format for text logo for use in Word, Web, PDF

I have no previous knowledge in graphics at all. I decided to re-create our company logo using adobe illustrator since that's what everyone said would be best. I would use this logo on Microsoft ...
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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.
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What are the major differences or pros and cons between incopy and wordsflow?

I'm aware that they're both options for allowing writers to continue editing text while we are doing the graphics and layout, but I haven't found much doing a direct comparison. Can someone enlighten ...
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How to properly create and save for web animated slides with text on image background

Following on from this question PNG vs. GIF vs. JPEG vs. SVG - When best to use? regarding mr. @ChuckLeButt 's answer. I have a situation trying to create and save for web a few picture slides ...
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Changing text's font in a graded way

I'm trying to create an image with text that has one font on the left side, and another on right, but instead of just changing the font in the middle of the text, I want it to morph smoothly. My ...
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Any example when angle on text is better than that on text frame?

To have rotated text, either the text angle can be used or the text container object can it self be rotated. I have mostly seen angled text frames. Are there any examples where text angle is ...
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Set a stroke to knockout a fill behind it with live text in Illustrator

I'd like to be able to set the stroke of some live text to knockout a fill that is offset so it appears as a shadow with negative space between the top fill and the "shadow" fill. I can't seem to find ...
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Photoshop: Rounding Corners/Edges on Text/Font

I would like to have this: Turn into this: I used the "stroke" effect set to "outside" with 169px to get it nice and thick. However, the effect does not produce completely smooth corners. See ...
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EPS File Text Image Adobe Illistruator [closed]

I am just wondering if there is a way to easily edit this text. It appears to be an image??
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Adobe Indesign automatic deletion of overflow text

Indesign CS5.5 (v7.5.2) Is there an automated method to simply remove all overset text in a text frame? I don't want it hidden by a smaller frame. I want it gone. I spend so much time simply ...
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Is there a way to evenly change size of text?

I created the attached images in Illustrator. On the first one (world map) I want to represent data going from one place to the other. I had a path that I altered with the width tool, so one end ...
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Text on a path with Pixelmator

Is it possible to have text follow a path? Similar to this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-type-path.html
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How do I sections of a text body in specific areas [closed]

I am new to Inkscape and currently struggling with coloring text. I have a main body of text, small size 4pt, and I wish to block color in certain areas of it. For example imagine an A4 white sheet ...
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Apply a text background color in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I'd like to highlight titles in my text like this: I'm doing that by adding a blue rectangle behind the text, but every time I change the text which is 16 pages long I have to go and move the ...
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clean up the background for scanned document

Could anyone please teach me how to clean up the background of a scanned document, using PS? Does PS have text recognition function that I can use to extract the text, because essentially the text is ...
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How to sharpen text in GIMP?

I have two layers. Layer one has the background image (some landscape) and layer two is colored. Layer two is above and I insert a text on top of layer two and merge it with layer two and then set ...