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Exponential/logarithmic scaling in Illustrator?

Given a flat object in Illustrator, how can I scale it along the X or Y axis so that it stretches in an exponential fashion? That means that the center barely is stretched, but the outer extents ...
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A software to replace my pen and paper approach to sketch ideas

I try to adapt No Paper policy in my workflow. I'm a student of EECS and most of my daily job is doing some research and designing mathematical algorithms, Communication Networks, Math, Ideas,.... ...
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Can I redesign a logo I created in Photoshop in illustrator?

I created a logo for my husbands business in Photoshop and he loves it! I understand that logos though need to be created in Illustrator in order to be resized with out loosing it's quality. Can I ...
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Force indesign to backup / autosave / keep backup copy

We recently had an incident were we lost some work in a indesign file, although indesign by default autosaves every minute the issue we had is that when the program was closed it prompted us to either ...
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How to create a one pixel pencil brush in Gimp?

I have googled this and found a number of answers and videos which all say that this can be done by setting the brush size slider in the brushes panel or brush editor panel. I'm either clicking on ...
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Creating Action using Photoshop

How to create our own Action using Photoshop? Can anyone guide me with a simple example? Thanks in Advance.
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Why are thin fonts so popular?

Many modern websites feature very thin fonts whereas – I think – on posters it is not as commonly used. I was just wondering why thin webfonts are so popular. Does it have a reason? And since thin ...
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Serif paragraph font to use along with Doppio One?

I am designing a casual news entertainment website with easy to consume content (cute pets, funny images, stories) and planning to use Doppio One for the headlines and would like to know what ...
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RGB Color Match

I am designing some banners and graphics for a client's website and I am finding it hard to find clean bright colours. I am using Adobe Indesign on an imac. I am saving all as jpegs in RGB. The worst ...
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Corrupted PSD file

I was working for several hours on a multilayer Photoshop CS 5 file when my computer crashed. When I try to open the file, I can see the preview image of it: But then get this message: I've ...
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Gimp: how to remove background noise/artifacts and enhance handwritten text

I have a lots of scanned handwritten lecture notes (PDFormat) and I want to improve their readability (I have uploaded an example). In particular I'd like to remove the "squares" on the back. I would ...
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What is the 'John Doe' of company names and logo's?

I need to communicate a instruction about a technique converting a company name into a logo. I don't want to show real world examples. Because it needs to be obvious that the person following the ...
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Health Startup illustration

I am working on a health startup and was thinking of building some character unique to my startup as zocdoc does to explain itself. Will a sketch doctor seem derivative? PS: My site would be ...
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Should graphics meant to be wrapped around a cylinder be stretched to compensate?

I am designing a 1:1 height-to-width circular graphic to be printed on a mug. However, when printed on the mug, the graphic looks noticeably squished and oval-shaped as a result of the mug's ...
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Is there any vector drawing applcations that the origin of coordinate system is top left corner?

I've been using Inkscape, but the origin is at the bottom left corner, and I can't seem to change it to the top left corner. GIMP's origin is at top left corner, but GIMP is not a vector drawing ...
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Presentation of webdesign

I'd like to ask you how you manage with presenting webdesign. Usually, I send a jpg file/files to client directly to the mail, but this isn't the best approach. In most cases it does the job, but I've ...
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Highly-legible Font options for Living Room Computer?

I recently had the good fortune to inherit a very small form factor computer (Mac Mini). I've hooked it up to the TV in our living room with an all-in-one keyboard/trackpad combo, and it's working ...
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What paint-brush-like font does Night Club use for their logo?

I am trying to identify the font in the logo for Night Club: Any idea is appreciated.
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Do I need to create my images at twice the pixel dimensions on a retina display?

I just got a new Macbook Pro with Retina and I'm confused about how to attack my PSD's. If I'm designing a site which has 14px font size, should I be creating it at 28px in Photoshop to see what it ...
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Photoshop to CSS, just got Retina

I just got a new Macbook Pro with Retina and I'm confused about how to attack my PSD's. If I'm designing a site which has 14px font size, should I be settings it to 28px in Photoshop to get what it ...
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How to make this hand-colored drawing even more fancier?

I wanted my son to color some brain template. I will put this into front of my thesis (on visualization of diffusion MRI tractrography data of the human brain), as book cover. How can I put this in ...
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End marks: are they a good idea?

I'm currently writing my thesis and I have come up with old thesis that have an end mark at the last chapter. It usually is a small centered sign. So, my question: should I use it? is it a normal ...
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What is the best program to use for making book covers (digital and print)?

I'm looking to start making book covers for myself and a few friends, and I am wondering what software to use. I have Photoshop and GIMP for the manipulation aspect, but what about the rest? Many ...
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Feelings icons that are not emoticons?

For a particular project, I've got to come up with a set of a ten small one-color icons meant to represent certain feelings. However, these icons must not be emoticons, or faces, of people for that ...
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Subtracting shapes [Photoshop CS6]

I am trying to subtract a rectangle from a triangle. While the process does seem to complete successfully, the result is not exactly what I expected. I know other users have had similar issues but I ...
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Indesign Data Merge - Variable number of pages from column in CSV file

I have a CSV file with one line per SKU and a column "Qty" specifying the quantity of each SKU in a large shipment of products. To clear customs in the country I'm in, I now need to stick one label ...
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Selecting objects on top of other objects in Illustrator i.e. selecting only objects which are completely inside the selection rectangle

I could select the four blue rectangles with just drawing one selection box using the selection tool (V) around them if the green box would not be below it. However, now I have to click on each blue ...
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Critique: How can I improve my logo design?

Can anyone give me some feedback on these logos - I have been asked by a client to design a logo for a lingerie maker whose name in portuguese is "Virgem Lingerie", and means the same as virgin ...
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Add more white color to Gimp layer

How can I add more white color to a Gimp layer? What about adding other colors to it?
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Gimp: removing background from product images

I often have the task of making the background of product images pure white. While preserving the best possible image quality, what is the quickest way to adjust colors such that the background ...
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Low vs high pixel dimenion downsampling

If i have two images and one image is 7360 × 4912 and the other 3888 × 2592 and i downscale them both to 3000 px width - does either of the image get downsample differently or would one of them need ...
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Have there been any attempts to improve the design of spreadsheets?

Are there notable attempts to redesign the spreadsheet, as a number-heavy GUI which requires hours of painful concentration? As of today, the mainstream spreadsheet applications still use the same ...
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Summary/Table of Content Slide in Powerpoint 2013 [migrated]

I have been trying to create a slide for a 100+ slide deck. Earlier they used to have an automatic summary slide option in the slide sorter view. But I am unable to find it in Powerpoint 2013. I am ...
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1answer
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How do I make the Airbrush tool size, match the size of the clipboard, in GIMP?

With GIMP, it is possible to select and copy a region of the image to the clipboard, and then use this region as the brush for the Airbrush tool. However, the size of the 'painted' region, is ...
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How to incorporate gradient fill in embedded files in Illustrator?

I've placed File B (a circle with a gradient fill) inside File A (simple blue background). When I embed File B the gradient is not treated as a regular fill - instead it gets a weird double mask ...
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anchor a floating selection to multiple layers in GIMP?

I'm making an animated GIF using layers in GIMP. I have an image of an equation that I want to put on the same place in each frame. I tried opening the equation in GIMP, and then copy and pasting it ...
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How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency

How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency? Thanks All!
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Photoshop: can't make red rectangle but RGB channel is on

Accidentally pressed something like ⌘ 5, and it must have changed the color channels. I made sure they are visible now, but the red is acting up. If I make the rectangle bright red it works, but a ...
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Gradient style for each shape in one layer

I am seeking how to apply an Overlay Gradient style on a layer containing multiple shapes, in a way that each shape has his own gradient (not sharing the layer style to the merged shapes). For now, ...
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how do I fill a shape with other small objects and text in photoshop?

This is what I need to design. Is there an automatic way or just manual? thx
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2answers
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How to create/generate 3D molecular structure images?

I am interested in generating crystal structure images for my own research. I came across very cool and professional graphics: Can someone please suggest some software to produce similar graphics ...
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1answer
35 views

Illustrator: Disappearing paths on export

I'm having issues exporting graphics with some of my lines disappearing. I'm a complete novice to illustrator, so sorry if this is something really basic. The image should look like this: ...
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Intervals: compact/responsive design ?

We have to display intervalls to the user to choose from: less than 1250, 1250 to 5000, 5000 to 10000, 10000 to 50000, 50000 to 100000 and over 100000 I thaught of something like this ...
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1answer
103 views

How should I design a left-right UI where the left is smaller?

This is the current design: Where should I position the left-top element so this UI is more balanced?
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What's the best way to reproduce a Captcha distortion?

What would be the simplest way to distort a text (or image) as in the captchas we see online. Formerly I would model a wavy 3D surface, apply the text/image as a texture and render it. There must be a ...
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1answer
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I want to make font, I have digitized the characters, how to proceed next?

Basically I want to learn how to use the kerning, spacing, ligatures to make it more legible. If any one knows any tutorials or guide available online please let me know. thank you.
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When designing an Android app, will the “default” theme be different on different devices?

I am currently designing the UI for my first Android app. Android (obviously) lets you design any and every element in your app using XML. On any elements where you leave the "default" (holo) theme ...
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When a client wants 2 of my logo concepts and I quoted one.

So I estimated a job for a new client. 3 concepts, 1 logo, 1 revision. I gave them 4 to get a feel for their style. They liked none and drew their own. I executed that one plus another original ...
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In typography what is an open counter?

Wikipedia defines counter then gives examples. Then it proceeds to give examples of open counter without having given any definition of it: In typography, a counter or aperture is the area of ...
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Photoshop wrap around edges blur

Ho to blur the image, with as much less efford as possible, so the blur wraps around the edges I want to blur HDRI maps

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