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Determine radius of a rounded rectangle

I have a psd that has rounded rectangle. I need to create a new rounded rectangle with the same radius. How do I determine the radius used on that said rounded rectangle? I feel like this is such an ...
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Issues with brush Tool In illustrator using graphics tablet

I'm using a Wacom graphics tablet and i'm trying to use the brush tool in Illustrator CS6 to write some 'curly' text for a project. It all looks fine when i'm drawing but as soon as i 'release' the ...
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How to enable Paint Bucket instead of Material Drop Tool on CC 2015?

I'm using photoshop CC 2015 and I can't select Paint bucket anymore, only this annoying Material Drop Tool is shown instead of bucket in the Tools. any ideas?
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How to draw a non-defect transparent line?

Gimp is pretty good to draw a straight lines. It is easy as 1) set first point with left click and 2) set second point with shift+left click: But when I set opaque to 30-70%, small defect is ...
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Illustrator problems with free transform and type tool

I was used to trasform object by clicking ctrl+T and then working the shape off by dragging the vertexes here and there as much as I want. Now this shortcut is not working anymore and I dont know why....
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How to navigate to given coordinates in paint.net?

I'm using the Rectangle Select tool - I'm selecting an area of 300px x 300px, starting from 0,0 coordinates. I'd like to quickly jump to coordinates 300,0. Is there any shortcut which I can use to ...
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Best resources/way/curriculum to learn Graphic Design? [closed]

I have a Fine Art background. I want to learn Graphic Design and be job ready in this field within six months. I am self learning and have time and discipline to put in. what is the best curriculum to ...
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What computer hardware matters to a graphic designer?

I've had my MacBook Pro since 2007 and I'm starting to think about what the next system might look like. I'm not made of money, but if upgrading a component helps to make me a more efficient worker ...
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Rectangle Tool pitched 15 degrees in Illustrator

Whenever I click on the "Rectangle Tool" the resulting rectangle is always pitched 15 degrees up, on the right hand side. The solution I am sure is simple and probably too simple for this forum, but ...
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Create a custom font with multi colours [closed]

I'm looking to crate a custom font. The font has 2 colours - a coloured fill and a different coloured hard edge shadow. Is this possible and how?
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Create a node at a line at specific coordinates

I have a rectangular shape and I want to add a node to one of the lines of my rectangle. But I need to add the node at a specific location. Using the SHAPE TOOL I can easily create a node but I can ...
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How do I make Inkscape's selection tool (F1) more precise?

When I click on something, it selects, I believe, the largest object in a given radius from the click offset, not the path I've actually clicked on. Is there a way to increase the precision? Zooming ...
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What is the name of the old manual sizing tool for measuring photos, to be used in offset printing?

Years ago, before computers took over, I worked with a photo cropping tool; I hope someone can tell me its name. The gizmo I used was for sizing photos so they could be used in offset printing. They ...
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Tool to compare designs

I am looking for a tool (not Software / Programm) to compare corporate designs consisting of colors, fonts, logo and lines etc. I have something in mind like a onepager / card / palette with a ...
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Is it possible to automatically move PS/AI toolbars?

I work using a 15in MacBook Pro and a 27" Thunderbolt display. I use the two of them as separate screens. My problem is that it's hard to move my entire program (ie: Photoshop/Illustrator) all at ...
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Shaper tool objects left uneditable

I have drawn a flat design landscape with the "new" Shaper Tool and at some point I must have used some command - ctrl+z i suspect - and now I can only edit a handful of the triangles in size and ...
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Tool for drawing Smartphones from different 3D Perspectives [closed]

For presentation purposes, I need to visualize a process that involves rotating the smartphone in 3D-space. Hence, I am looking for a drawing tool (or a way), which has smartphone graphics (preferably ...
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Which tool for creating circles with complex borders [closed]

Which Linux-compatible tool can I use to create circles with borders like this: Example 1 Example 2 I would like to create a vector graphic like svg. I've tried with Inkscape but couldn't ...
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Cannot create rounded corners on object in Illustrator

I am following this tutorial to get some inspiration: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/how-to/logo-design.html?set=illustrator--get-started--ready-to-use I used steps from the fourth video to ...
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How do I use the width tool and brushes in Illustrator?

I am following this tutorial on Custom Lettering In one of the steps, it says " Using the Brush Tool (B), with the “Basic” brush; use the Width Tool (Shift+W) to adjust the width of our new path" I ...
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How do I hide guides in Photoshop?

I am working with Photoshop and I was wondering if you can hide the guides temporally just like in Pixelmator?
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InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project

I am designing e-books for iPad & Android tablets. The problem is I have very little options to add animated effects to my e-book when doing it on InDesign (which is a must for me, as the e-books ...
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How can I find the coordinates of a pixel in Photoshop CS4?

Lets say i create a new document of 800px x 800px and I take the cursor on a particular point in the document. How would I know which pixel this cursor is at this moment?
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Is there delete anchor point tool for multiple anchors in Illustrator CC?

I'm looking for a way to remove multiple anchor points from path, but keppeing path intact. Now i select multiple points with lasso tool, then hit delete, then select 2 new end points and join them. ...
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Prototyping Toolkits for Android wear?

Does anyone has some tips or experience on prototyping applications on android wear? i would like to create a clickdummy for a watch interface and test it with users before coding something. are ...
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How to reset Illustrator CS6 rectangle tool to zero degree?

I made previous work (as a beginner) in Illustrator CS6 and now when I select the rectangle tool it is by default oblique. Also, I would like to reset the rectangle to its orginal alignement/...
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What is the common tool to accomplish this art [closed]

I have come across this art on dribbble and really love it. I am not a graphic design guru but I really want to try to paint it with with my Wacom board. The question is, which tool shall I use as a ...
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iPad in Graphic Design: actual usage

Most of my work I perform on MacBookPro, but also I have a retina-iPad device which I never use for any type of graphic design, thus I am looking for solution to the underuse of this costly device. ...
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How to draw a specific dimensions circle using ellipse tool in Photoshop?

I am following a tutorial in which the author has asked to draw a 70px x 70px circle using the ellipse tool, but i can't figure out how can I draw a circle with exact dimensions in Photoshop.
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Star tool not working properly. Illustrator

I can't make proper stars. I've been playing with the star tool by pressing Keys like CTRL + Arrow buttons, CTRL+ALT. And suddenly I got my star tool broken. What I have: How it should be : The ...
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Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette/color scheme around colors I select?

No matter how nice the composition, flow, and lines of my design are, if I am not copying directly from nature, I have a very difficult time picking a decent color scheme. It either looks too drab, ...
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Convert HD video to HD gif

Hi i am trying converting a 5 seconds video to a gif using Photoshop. The result is terrible, specially if video has blurred items the final gif is horrible. Do you know any better way to convert it ...
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Illustrator and direct selection tool. Help!

I was watching a tutorial on youtube on how to make a specific logo on illustrator. The guy draws a triangle with the polygon tool. He then takes the direct selection tool and grabs the uper and left ...
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How to change the color of the artboard in Adobe Illustrator?

It is practically impossible to edit a white illustration on the default white artboard background. Hiding the artboard makes the whole work area receive the artboard's white color. Is there a way ...
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More Power? (do I need to upgrade my pc?) [duplicate]

In advance, I'd like to thank you for your help. And apologies for the amateur question – but that’s exactly what I am. For the last several years, I have taken on minor graphic design/editing jobs ...
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Can we upload a logo with a lot of unnecessary points?

When I use the shape builder tool in Illustrator to combine 2 clean shapes, it produces a lot of points and when i try to remove the un necessary points I feel like it's not as clean as before ..is it ...
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How can I use the clone stamp tool with a static source point in Adobe Photoshop?

I remember a few years ago I watched or read a tutorial that showed me how I can use the clone stamp tool with a static source point. What I mean is that the source we indicate with the alt button ...
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Is there a median tool for colours? (Median between 2 colours)

I'm working on a pixel sprite and I have 2 coloured pixels with 1 empty pixel gap between them. Is there any way (tool) to fill in the missing pixel with the mixture of the 2 that are filled?
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How to find which brush was used in a layer in Photoshop?

In a new layer, I selected the shape of the letter U and used a specific brush to brush in that selection in Layer 16 (in the screenshot below). Now I can't figure out which brush I used to get this ...
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Online tool to create static timelines [closed]

I would like to create a really simple timeline image. I just want something which is a line, with dots at various dates along it, with test describing each stage. Is there any tool which easily ...
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Shortcut to open the Color Picker in Illustrator

What is the Shortcut in Illustrator to open the color picker window for the active color (fill/stroke).
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Tool for creating one pager [closed]

I wonder if there is a specific tool for creating one pager cv's like the one bellow, besides photoshop or other high professional skill tools. http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/a09NWOZ_700b_v1.jpg
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eyedropper tool working incorrectly

By default when sampling colors in Photoshop with the eyedropper the color selected shows up as the foreground color, currently when i try sampling a color it sets it as the background color -how can ...
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Rotring 0.6 ArtPen alternative? [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good calligraphy pen that could serve as an alternative for the discontinued Rotring 0.6 ArtPen?
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What tool can I use to upload an image with a device and then upload my screenshot app on the screen?

I need a tool which allows me to upload an image with a device(like this) and then to upload my app screenshot on the screen. What can I use? I don't need a tool like placeit, I need to upload my own ...
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What is the purpose of single row and single column marquee tools in Photoshop?

Today I dared to ask a very basic but all time ignored question about the purpose of single row and single column marquee tools in Photoshop. It will be more appreciated if the answers provided with ...
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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 set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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Tool for UI Designer where you can see distances between elements

I am creating tons of pixel-perfect views for static websites. My front-end developers losses their times figuring out distances between related divs, images, etc (using Paint). What I want to ...
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What tool do you prefer for interface design? [closed]

I primarily designs interfaces for web based applications. I prefer to use Illustrator. I find that it's quick and flexible for designing interfaces. Working with flexible artboards and vector based ...