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

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How do i make the first of two strokes on text transparent so it shows through the bottom stroke layer?

I was wondering if it's possible to put a double stroke on text so that the inner stroke makes it transparent and you can see the background. Basically it will be a solid text, then an outline which ...
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Text seems out of place next to logo

I'm not a designer in any way, but I'm having to design an app/web site for a customer and I'd like to know if the text here seems 'boring' next to the logo: it seems out of place and left there ...
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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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How to create editable text with effects

I need help to know by steps how to create the same as the attached snapshot. It's done in Adobe Illustrator (Strokes, fills and effects from the appearance box), I manage to create editable ...
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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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Design text look like it is cut out and casting a shadow

I want the text printed on a sheet of gold (paper cloth, etc.) look like he cut in scope and is casting a shadow on the surface beneath*. (Say black gray etc) So I tried to print text on the slide (...
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MS Word VS Photoshop fonts size! [duplicate]

If i select a font size in ms word 12, then what will be fonts size in Photoshop in pixel?
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Adding a 3-D Ribbon Effect on Font in Illustrator

I am trying to create a 3D ribbon effect on my typed text (I used the font called Sacramento) and I am following this tutorial: http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-silky-ribbon-text-effect--...
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What programmes can I use to view and manipulate a very large text file on a single layout? [closed]

I am trying to visually engage with large amounts of text. I want to be able to view the text as a whole and manipulate it (change colour, add details, mark ups etc). I attach an example. I have been ...
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How do I convince my client that coloring their brand name in a text block is a bad idea?

My company keeps requesting that the company name be in green (the brand color) every time it appears in a text block. This is jarring, disruptive and generally bad design but I am having a hard time ...
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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 merge text layers without converting text to shapes or rasterizing them in PS CC?

Every time I create a text box in Photoshop using the Type Tool, it puts the text box in a separate layer. Is there a way to merge text layers to better manage a group of text boxes? The options I've ...
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What is the best software for animated texts?

I am using Photoshop for graphic design but Photoshop requires too much time on animated things and you have to make every single frame in a GIF file... I wanted to make animated texts in GIF format. ...
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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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Is there a way to erase text, but still keep the text editable in Photoshop?

I need to create an image for a client, but they want an editable PSD copy, and for the effect I need to use, I need the text on a portion of the layer to be erased but still have the text be editable....
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Making overlay text visible on a “chaotic” background [duplicate]

I am trying to create a fullscreen map with some overlaying menus above it as you can see in the screenshot above. I have tried to make the overlaying text visible by applying an inner glow on a ...
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using graphics to make bullets in InDesign [duplicate]

I have logo elements that I would like to use as "bullets" for an InDesign product in work. Can you do this without have to place, transform and paste every time? Is there some workflow or "object ...
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Illustrator object scaling problem [duplicate]

When I scale up my design it seems to bend weirdly. I've only just started using Illustrator as I started a course in graphic design a week or so ago. Here's what it is doing.[ To be fair, The ...
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Text looks fuzzy on the edges in a GIF or an image no matter what size I type them.

Has anyone ever experienced this before me?
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Curve that is used as text guide for round text is open path. Is it problem for stocks?

On my vector I created rounded text. For this I used Ellipse tool to create circle, the with scissors cut it in two halfs on diameter. Then every half of circle was used as guide for text. It is ...
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Text Treading starting at end of thread

I'm using InDesing CS4. Is there a way to setup text frames to start at the end of thread and flow upwards? This is how I want it to look/work. Each box will represent a text frame on a page: If ...
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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 do I change the text of 10 text layers simultaneously?

I downloaded a custom image, it's like gold font, and it consists of 10 different text layers. Whenever I click on a text layer to edit it, and to change my text, it will just go to the topmost layer. ...
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Full justify paragraph in Illustrator (Part of the word out of text box) [closed]

I am up to full justify paragraph in Illustrator CS5, but there is a line which goes off the text box. I use text boxes, and set full justify. Settings for Justification window are recommended: Word ...
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For web content, is it better to use an entity or the actual character?

I'm confused about the correct way to insert special typographic characters (like quotation marks and em dashes) when producing content that will be displayed on a web page. Is it better or preferred ...
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Inkscape: how to move text along path?

When attaching text to a path in Inkscape, it seems to attach the text to the start of the path. If it's a shape, such as an ellipse then it's often placed at the start of one of the 4 ordinal points. ...
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Change colour of text from black to white in photoshop [closed]

Easy one, I get it but how do you change colour of text from black to white photoshop. I've found the colour selector but I cant see white as an option(?)
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Best practice when implementing numbered lists in columns?

I often implement numbered list for both print and web projects. At times it is just more efficient to break the list into two, three, or four columns. How should item ordering be handled? Should ...
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Is there anyway to convert all texts to outlines in Sketch App?

I was using Sketch to make a cover photo, and there are many words in it. I have to convert every text to online, so I have to open layer folders and select each text in it by myself. Is there any ...
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Remove strokes in Ai [duplicate]

So I'm trying to remove the strokes on this Ai file. All the small gaps on between the text is strokes. I've been playing around with pathfinder and expand appearance but with no luck.
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How would I create this extrusion in Illustrator?

It's a warp effect with a 3d letter depth/extrusion. I've tried the 3d extrusion effect, but it's not the right perspective. Is there a trick to get the extruded 'infinity' text behind the letters?
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How to simulate embossed punch tape [closed]

Twenty years ago I ran a Sex Pistols fan site and, taking a cue from the punk-rock DIY aesthetic, designed the home page to look like it was crudely produced by sticking labels on paper. I actually ...
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Photoshop Text Layer is Locked and I did not Lock it [closed]

In Adobe Photoshop 7 I cannot move my text layers around because I get the pop up telling me it cannot complete my request because the layer is locked. I did not put a lock on the layer. I'm ...
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How can I create this disconnected block letter effect

I want to recreate the effect applied to "VINTAGE" in the image. I thought it was just creating text with black stroke and duplicating it. Removing the stroke from the duplicate and then moving it ...
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Eliminate shadow on rasterized text in Photoshop?

First of all, I could not find anything matching my problem, probably because of the lack of better keywords. I created a word with the Text Tool and rasterized it for cropping and editing. But now ...
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Remove extra space in front of the text without outlining it? [Illustrator]

Did anyone figure it out on how to remove that little extra space in front of the text?
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Why can't set white color for figure when there is red background? [duplicate]

I have red color of artboard in illustrator and figure on it. When I try to set color for this figure white it comes invisible if it would be red. Same thing for text. How to set white color on red ...
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How is this gold 3D effect created? [closed]

So, we've probably all seen the images that showcase the font. I came across one (see attached) and I've been looking to create this effect for a long time but didn't find anything. Here's the ...
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Using Mask to trace transparent space inside Text

I have a text which has transparent space in it. I wanted to trace that space in order to use it as a clipping mask for an image. I selected the space using magic wand. I some how did something and ...
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How to make ascending text is CS5 PS?

I want to be able to get a ascending/descending size ( 3D ) effect with CS5 Photoshop text. Like this. I've tried make each letter a different size and edit -> transform -> scale and am very ...
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OCR software recommendation

I should scan a brochure and remake it with all the text and images replacing some obsolete text like emails and old links, but preserving the pictures and text relationships. (No, I do not have any ...
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Can you link text boxes in Illustrator like InDesign? [closed]

Can you link text boxes in Illustrator the same way you can in InDesign?
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What are those things in text design? [closed]

What are those things? What are they for? How do I enable them?
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3D or image pass through text effect…?

I noticed this graphic concept or trend where you have a picture pass through text, not set in it or the text itself being 3D but the effect gives off a similar appearance. I have no idea what its ...
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Create a custom text shadow [closed]

I have some plain text and I was curious as to how to create a custom text shadow behind it. I have another set of text I would like to use as the shadow but I'm not sure what to do as in angling it ...
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Can I scale a text box numerically without stretching the type? [duplicate]

The type does not scale if I drag the side-handle of the text box, but when I adjust the width numerically it gets stretched. Is there a way to size a text box (I need it to match the width of other ...
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How to insert image in a text paragraph without overlapping the text in Illustrator?

Sorry my question is kinda fuzzy, I can't construct the proper sentence for my question. Well here is a screenshot of what I wanted to do: Basically what I want to do is to insert an image in my ...
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How to align left just a single sentence in a justified paragraph in Illustrator?

I am pretty much new to Illustrator and I stumble upon a problem (for me) on the text area. Here is a screenshot: As you can see I have justified the whole paragraph, but the last sentence with ...
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Merge Point Text Objects Into One Text Area In Illustrator

After importing from PDF I have several single line point text objects which I want to convert to one multiline text area object. Currently I have several lines of text represented as separate point ...
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Indesign CC - Another box inside my text box?

I have a text box in a document (Indesign CC) that seems to have another box inside of it. It looks like a border-type frame, and it is not resizable like the actual text box. I have attached a screen ...