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

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Formatting text in Illustrator - paragraphs - numbered lists

I have this really "great" task of creating something in Illustrator that shouldn't be normally done with Illustrator...I am no gonna go into details about that, im just saying so no one starts blah ...
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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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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: ...
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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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Adobe Illustrator error creating text constrained by shape (Area Type Tool)

I am newer than new to Illustrator, but am trying nontheless to design a logo for my friend. The most basic of operations is to create an ellipse, correct? I have created a circle with this tool, ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Adjust Photoshop space between words

Is there a way to raise space between words? (not characters or lines). I frequently want to make navigation buttons for web design and so far i always add manually multiple spaces between words (like ...
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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 create text with a sense of depth?

I like the appearance on a button used by this site. Here is an example: Is this effect achieved graphically or are there fonts available? If there are fonts like this, what search terms should I ...
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How to add multiple strokes aligned 'outside' to a type layer in Illustrator CS6?

Trying to do something which seems so simple and failing badly. I have created a simple Type layer. I need to add two strokes to the layer. But I would like the stroke to be on the outside of the ...
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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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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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Text imported from Freehand

I have an old Freehand file I have imported to Illustrator cs4 and then open and save with Illustrator cs6. In Illustrator cs6 most of the text boxes have problems. The text overflows the text ...
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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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How do I break apart text in Photoshop?

I have a word in a text layer in photoshop. I want each character to be on a separate layer, how can I do that?
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Static Text and embed text both greyed out Flash CC professional

I have Flash professional CC build 14.1.0.96 and I'm trying to perform a free transform on some text; however when I do this, the text disappears. Iv'e googled around, which suggests I need to use ...
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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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Material design: text color settings

I'm trying to follow Google material design guidelines. I use the same settings for text color but the text is hard to read because in the examples they have an almost white background. ...
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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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How do I resize my text box in Photoshop without distorting the actual text?

When I try to resize my text box in Photoshop, it is stretching my type instead of just making the box larger. It is a text box and not a bounding box. Please help. it just started doing it out of the ...
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How to punch text out of an object in Illustrator?

My enterprise logo has the text Job overlapping a bag icon. What I really want to achieve is a white bag logo with the text punched out. That way, on any background the text has the color of that ...
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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 do you create a translucent white background for text?

I am really struggling to create a white translucent background for text on top of an image with GIMP. Pottery Barn Kids (http://www.potterybarnkids.com/) has one example of what I am trying to ...
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turn text upside down when using text on path on Sketch 3

I am currently creating a dial in Sketch 3: I have used Sketch 3's text on path feature to fit the text onto the circular dial. However, the text's orientation is actually upside down from what I ...
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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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How to align a single letter within a text object to the edge of the bounding box in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to align a textfield to the top left of a box, as per how the Grid Systems cover looks: The round letters in the headlines should overhang slightly. I am able to get quite close by using: ...
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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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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 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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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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Customize strikethrough in Illustrator?

When you apply strikethrough or underline to text in Illustrator you can't define the color or weight of that line. Is there an easy way to do this? Maybe using an effect and saving that as a style?
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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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Text Distortion Effect (like it is written on a page)

I want to display a text like it is written on some surface like notebook page or wall via Photoshop CS6. I added two example. This image seems like image distortion: And this image looks like ...
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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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Illustrator: paste text without formatting

Is it possible to somehow copy and paste text from TEXT-A into TEXT-B and make the pasted text formatted like TEXT-B? It always keeps source formatting. In InDesign apparently it's possible via Edit ...
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Logo design process templates & tools, multiple font test tool

I'm trying to find resources to complete, improve and/or make easy the logo design process using templates based in grids and so on. One of the things I'm trying to find is a webtool or software that ...
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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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How to create a grunge/spray-paint text effect in Photoshop?

Please show me how I can achieve below effect for text: Those random ink spray spots, shapes are basically transparent so it will show the color of whatever the background is (black in this case). ...