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Default stroke width profiles are all bumpy? Uniform stroke width is still smooth

This is what I'm seeing when I try to use the custom stroke width profiles (Width Profile 1, in this case). It didn't use to do this when I used it -- it used to be all smooth! Was there a settings I ...
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Importing eps files as layers in Gimp

I have been trying to create an animation using 300 eps files. When I try to open all the 300 files as layers (File -> open As Layers), a dialog box appears for each file with the heading "Import from ...
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Best serif web font for wide variety of scripts/glyphs

I'm developing a site with mixed content in a bunch of different scripts, mainly Latin, Cyrillic and Hebrew. There's also content in languages such as Lithuanian with an interesting variety of ...
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InDesign CS6 - Update multiple displayed artboard/pages of linked files without relinking

InDesign CS6. I'd like to know if there is a way of updating a linked file's displayed artboard (.ai) or page (.pdf) without having to go through the process of relinking the file. Currently upon ...
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How can i make top view sprite?

I try to make top view walking man but it was not much realistic. I made one by one all moves. How can i make more realistic sprites and which program is more usefull for this?
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1answer
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Colors slightly different in Photoshop and browser

I got problem with colors in Chrome browser and PS CC 64bit. Monitor is calibrated for sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile with cleat-text. I use color proof monitor in photoshop and my color profile is: ...
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How can I arrange words into a shape to make a “word cloud” design?

I want to create a T-shirt to commemorate the tenth edition of a gaming convention and I had the idea to have the names of all the games that were played during the convention form a big roman numeral ...
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Merged shapes anti-alias differently in Photoshop, any workaround?

For some reason, when two shapes (in my case, lines) in different orientations are combined into one layer, they alias different than expected. To present what my issue is, here is how to replicate ...
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How to normalize / equalize background to make gradient more uniform

Here's the situation: I'm designing a banner for a client. He provided me a png file that has a gradient background. My banner is larger (wider) than the content provided so I have to recreate the ...
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1answer
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How can I Change the color of a bunch of objects in Illustrator

I have a set of flat objects and they are independent, they only share the same file. I mean they are all in one single .AI file. How can I Change the colors of those objects while they are in symbol ...
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GIMP: Paint a selection and maintain various levels of opacity

I'm trying to recolor a png file using GIMP. The image I want to recolor is a solid color, but the edges are feathered with varying degrees of opacity to make the final image look smoother. is there ...
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311 views

How to achieve a metal engraving effect in Adobe Illustrator CC?

I want to make more realistic looking laser-engraved logo mockups for clients but can't seem to get it quite right. I might need a new approach and could definitely use some perspective. Details: I ...
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How do I do the circular wipe movement on Photoshop, Premiere or AfterEffects?

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAJn3CD2atU See the circular movement "pizza-style" that rotates anti-clockwise? How do I do that, filling the whole screen, using Photoshop, ...
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Photoshop Easy Color Change For Client

I have a client who wants to start a design black and white and then basically change it as they do different prints over time. The only problem with this is that as they don't have the right tools to ...
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2answers
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How to create a transparent clipping mask?

I want to create an image that has the text as transparent like this (imagining that black is transparent) So in photoshop I have tried selecting 'color range' and choosing the white and then ...
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What starter wacom tablet should I get?

I want to ask my employer to get me a wacom tablet while their upgrading my rig next year so I could get a little more creative with my designs and actually draw for some designs. What's a good tablet ...
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pdf assets for xcode from psd with vector layers (or layer groups)

Subj. I have a bunch of psd files with vector layers, which are purposed to be IOS application assets. I need to get all this layers into pdf files for Xcode assets. I found some solutions for that ...
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Can anyone recommend a design book that has a strong pragmatic web orientation?

I've been looking through the site recommendations and other people's posts requesting beginner's design books but have yet to find anything that meets my specific tastes. I'm not looking to make ...
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1answer
18 views

Polygon shape not closing with brush in Illustrator CC

I am having a problem where I create a polygon shape and then apply a brush to it. But what I am getting is one corner is not closed or linked together. I have no idea how to fix this issue. Is there ...
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can't work out the Minus Front

I'm supposed to have a result like the picture on the left when I click minus front but all I'm getting is like the picture on the right. Help is very much appreciated.
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1answer
20 views

How get high clear-cut favicon from illustrator vector logo?

When I import vector image to the photoshop from illustrator and try downsampling it with turned on option "Bicubic sharper (best for reduction)". But Photoshop still provides its interpolations and ...
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1answer
296 views

Whats the name of the font used in this Mickey Mouse birthday banner?

Can anyone identify the happy birthday font? Whatthefont's closest match is Lithos Pro, but it's not.
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1answer
19 views

Where do I specify drop shadow direction in Sketch 3?

I feel that the freedom when adding effects to an object in Sketch 3 is extremely limiting, I don't see for example where I specify an added drop shadow's direction (which is a fundamental effect ...
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1answer
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Anti aliasing Problem , When Transforming an smart object Photoshop CS6

As you can see in this photo, i am trying to rotating this photo and this photo is converted to an smart object. But its looking like zigzag. How can i solve it ? Plz Help
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Figuring out how a background was created

Given a PSD, is there a way to figure out how a certain background was created? The PSD is here: http://www.piotrkwiatkowski.co.uk/freebies/ui-kit.zip I’m using Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 on Mac. Here’s ...
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C&C on a minimal logo that represents my name (“octopod”)

I am very much dying for a second opinion on a logo that brands my name. I have gone through many different logos without asking what other people think of them. The goal here is to represent my name ...
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1answer
113 views

Reduce 30MB image to less than 50KB without significant loss

I am creating figures for a scientific paper. The journal I am submitting to seems confident "all figures can easily be reduced to less than 50kB each (gzipped) without significant loss of quality". ...
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107 views

Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
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Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG?

When I try to open this image in PS (CS5) I get red rectangles around the parts of the image that are not transparent. If I copy the image and paste it in PS I get the contents of the image, as seen ...
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1answer
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photoshop cs6-shape layers option

In Photoshop CC, the pen tool contains the shape layers option. where can i find that shape layers option in Photoshop CS6? Everytime i do shape fill, it wont allow me to subtract front shape. so, ...
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2answers
162 views

Auto align layers with changing contents but constant shape in Photoshop

I have 70+ images of a coloured microsphere taken through a microscope. Between each image, I manually rotated the sphere by about 5°. In each picture, the position of the sphere is slightly different ...
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1answer
67 views

Are there performance differences between Intuos2 vs newer non-Cintiq Tablet?

I have an Intuos2 that has been a nice, solid, tablet for years now and, as far as I know, I'm happy with it. Now, I say "as far as I know" because I've not had the opportunity to try anything new. ...
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Illustrator: Subtracting lines from a circle with pathfinder [duplicate]

Im trying to cut out the leftovers of this circle using pathfinder-intersect, but it's not letting me. Worked before with the same shape, am I missing something?
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Critique logo for community consultancy

I created a logo for a community consultancy firm I might start. Design goals were: Subtly show community interaction, I modeled the dots to be a bit of a tree-structure, network map Monochrome, so ...
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When exporting or saving out from Indesign and reopened a pdf or export to illustrator the text frames keep breaking [on hold]

When exporting or saving out from Indesign and reopened a pdf or export to illustrator the text frames keep breaking Ive got some scripts to fix in illustrator but its driving me nuts having to do it ...
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1answer
519 views

Exporting .emf file from Illustrator then inserting into PPT without white surround

My set up is: Mac, running 10.6.8, using CS5 & Powerpoint 2011 Wondered if anyone can help. I've drawn a load of flat icons in Illustrator as a client wants to use them in their powerpoint ...
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Gimp exports blank png image!

I'm trying to use Gimp to export a small line-style icon with a transparent background. It looks good in Gimp (black icon on the checkerboard of transparency), but the image disappears when exported ...
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How to determine a typeface's origin and whether I have a license?

Hello fellow graphic designers! I am currently working on the cover of a book. I'd really like to include the typeface Rockwell Extra Bold which is installed on my system. However Rockwell Extra ...
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Enlarging a photo in Photoshop CS6 [duplicate]

I just enlarged a photo to 4 meters wide in Photoshop, and with 30 DPI. Is this ok? Because when I look at the PDF, the picture is not sharp. How is this possible or is this just ok?
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Illustrator CC 2014 colour picker displaying different RGB value for global & non-global swatches

I’ve tried to describe the issue using annotated screenshots below. I’m pretty sure it’s not related to colour profiles. If anyone else has had this problem and found a solution I’d be very grateful ...
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Pixelling & animation: What is a suitable pen / stylus setup?

I'm finally thinking of going with a pen- or stylus-based solution for pixel art & animation. This would be the first time I've seriously used a pen for drawing digitally since my 1984 Atari CX77 ...
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1answer
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Illustrator: How do you change default Fill/Stroke Colors for the 'D' key?

Pressing D will switch to the default Fill/Stroke colors (which is White Fill / Black Stroke in Illustrator). I remember having read about a way to define your own default Fill/Stroke colors, but I ...
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Tile stitch together hundreds of vector files

I need to generate large-scale print of audio waveform. I still do not have exact dimensions of final print, but it should be around 5-7 meters long "one-off" print. So far I've been able decode ...
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3DS Max - How to install plugins with the .dlm extension? [migrated]

Hello GraphicsDesign community! This will be my first question here and it's probably a noob question, but... How do I install 3DS Max (2015) plugins with the .dlm extension? Most of the guides for ...
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2answers
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Adobe Illustrator CC Transparent inside vector

So i have trace a logo using pen tool the problem is the logo has a hole inside that I need it to be transparent. Here is the look of the image link now I need to make the white inside the logo ...
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2answers
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Overlay animations in Photoshop?

I've just done two animations in Photoshop, each the same size, same number of frames. The second animation has a transparent background. Is it possible to merge the two by overlaying the second onto ...
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How to recover AutoCAD DWG file ? [on hold]

Tried to recover bak file, but there is no bak file in temporary files. AutoCAD didn’t recover the file itself. The version is 2014. There migt be some error occurred in saving process. Don’t know ...
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1answer
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Scaling image to suit 480dpi Android screen(xxhdpi)

I am newbie designer. Have designed the screens for an android app using illustrator and measurements are in pixels. My developers have asked me to provide the images @480DPI. My online research did ...
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4answers
67 views

New Smart Object via Copy inside a Layer Group

Is it possible to duplicate a layer group that contains multiple smart objects with relationships to each other, so the duplicate group is separated from the original? I need the duplicate to be ...
6
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1answer
737 views

Photoshop CS6 - Animate / Keyframe Smart Filter

I've applied the 'Oil Paint' Smart Filter to a layer in Photoshop CS6. I'd like to animate the filter's 'Angular Direction' from 0 to 360 degrees but I the keyframes in the "Style" lane of the ...

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