# All Questions

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### Photoshop Masking vs. Illustration Masking. Why are layers in the opposite order?

To mask an image, why in Photoshop (or Sketch) is the mask under the image, while in Illustrator (or After Effects) the mask is above the image?
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### Andoid style guide - px to dp, how do i convert?

The android app design am working, is on a screen size of 1080X120 with 72(pixles/inch) as the resolution. All the icons, images, texts are in pixels. Now the developer wants all of them in dp and not ...
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### Is it possible to avoid the fine lines that render between the shapes in this grid? [duplicate]

I used the grid tool to create a grid of squares for a texture, but I'm seeing very clear fine lines rendering at the edges between some - not all - of the rows and columns. Unfortunately, these ...
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### Illustrator alignment with styled element doesn't work properly

I'm creating a template on Illustrator CS6 but I'm not able to align elements properly when one of them have a style. In this case, I have a rectangle with a dropshadow effect and when I try to align ...
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### Transfer the shadow of an object on white paper to ruled paper

I have taken two photographs: a hand holding a pen and writing on a white paper a sheet of paper with lines Both photographs have been taken from the same camera angle (using a tripod), with the ...
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### Drawing an unrotated perfect star in Inkscape

I want to draw a very simple, but unrotated star, exactly like this. But I can't get it rotated exactly like the image. Even using Ctrl while drawing (with the default angle of 15°) doesn't help. ...
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### Why PSD design ppi matters on iOS, but not on Android?

A designer told me that he makes a design for iOS using 326dpi resolution. If he uses less, they will not look nice on iPhone and iPad screens (image blurry). On Android, dpi value on the largest ...
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### How do you manage your design assets?

As a graphic designer you're likely to amount a huge number of digital assets, whether they're mockup examples to show clients, icons, or assets used throughout a number of your projects. How do you ...
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### ID CS6: Matching blacks for printing via POD services?

I'm an experienced but self-taught InDesign user. I can put a book together for print, but I've got gaps in some basics. Still, everything I've done through POD services so far has printed clean. Now ...
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### Do formatting (invisible) characters have a name?

In typography, some text editors will offer the option to display "invisible" or "formatting" characters such as these: (from this page) Do these have a name? I mean, of course you could call ...
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### Recording every level of threshold in Photoshop as a new merged layer Photoshop CC

Currently I have an artwork group and a threshold layer above the group as follows: What I would like to do is to increase the threshold level from 1 to 255, creating a new merged layer (Ctrl + ...
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### Dividing a group of paths in the middle

I have traced and expanded a tire that I now want to cut straight in the middle so I can decrease the opacity of the left half. That group of paths the expansion created I can't cut now - even with a ...
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### Direct select multiple anchor points in Sketch 3

What is the most efficient way to select multiple anchor points in Sketch 3? I'm an Ai user and I want to instinctively toggle between the direct selection and pen tools and just click and drag - can ...
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### What's a simple way to make a perfect multi-colored tile grid in illustrator?

I Googled "illustrator repeat shape" and none of the results gave a clear answer from what I could tell. I want to make a simple multicolored grid something like this, without duplicating and ...
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### Is it possible to modify a line using 3 or more handles in bezier curves in adobe illustrator or other program?

I was following a tutorial about bezier curves and the explanation behind it. At the same time was reproducing some of the learning on Illustrator. But there was a part of the tutorial where you ...
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### Convert PDN without using Paint.NET

GIMP cannot read .pdn files (the native file format created by the Windows Paint.NET program.) I have some layered .pdn files. I do NOT have access to Paint.NET which created them, nor do I have ...
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### Wavy font tutorial

I'd like to create an animation like the first seconds of this gif: https://media.giphy.com/media/l3V0wK98z0Q3G5EpW/giphy.gif How can I search for a tutorial? What terms do I have to use? Thanks!
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### how do you change jpeg export quality in Sketch?

e.g. if i want to export a jpeg at 80%, how do i do that in Sketch.app? it appears to export at 96% by default.
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### What is the difference between spot colors and global ?

What is the difference between spot colors and global in illustrator? thanks
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### Custom text field shape in Sketch

I'd like to create custom text field shape in sketch app. In the following picture you can see the rectangular text field. I'd like the field to begin right after the oval (just like the red line ...
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### Write scripts in notepad++ [on hold]

I'm looking for a plugin for Notepad ++, write scripts and make the debugger and console. Is there such a thing? Or alternatively, any other advanced code editor, with the possibility of communicating ...
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### Change background color of GIF all frames at once on Photoshop

How can I change the background color of a GIF all frames at once on Photoshop? I tried changing the background color layer by layer and then saving by "Save for Web", but the GIF doesn't animate ...
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### Colors on different monitors killing my eyes

I designed a mockup on my LG monitor. When I view the same design on another monitor that I own, the colors seem drastically different. I reset both of the monitors to their factory defaults, but ...
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### How to make blue color transparent on the heatmap in inkscape

I would like to remove the blue color and make it transparent, sort of removing the background. Any suggestions ? Help...
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### What is the “best way” of converting a design into a working application?

NOTE: I'm perfectly aware that this can be subjective, but I think it's a very common task and any advice is potentially useful for other readers. Feel free to edit the title and/or question, if it'll ...
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### How to make “symbol” typeface italic in illustrator?

I want to type $Omega$ $\omega$ (in Latex) as italic in Illustrator. I found that there are such fonts under "symbol" typeface but there is only "Medium" setting instead of "italic". Thank you for ...
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### Script to always save IDML with INDD

Is there an existing script for InDesign that will save an INDD file and an IDML copy at the same time? I work with dozens of independent designers on collaborative projects, and those of us with ...
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### Illustrator default unit with Applescript

When sketching with Adobe Illustrator thanks to Applescript, I faced a little problem regarding the default document units. Indeed, the default unit with scripts is points but I want to work in ...
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### Need graphic design related stories [on hold]

I need graphic design related stories for my website. As I am not a graphic designer, where can I get some stories to refer to or can anyone tell me what type of topics I can write about?
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### I want to buy prints/graphic designs [on hold]

I need designs that are kind of generic for school bags or to find someone who can do them for me, for a small fee. I'm a startup company for back to school stuff: backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. I can't ...
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### How to get this bevel effect in Illustrator? [on hold]

I want to create a fire icon in Illustrator. I don't want it to look flat. So, I tried to find design inspiration on google. Then, this image came up. I'm looking for a tutorial to get the same ...
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### How can I make a multicolor gradient in 4 corners? [duplicate]

I want to make a color gradient like the icon I attached. 4 corners have 4 different colors that blend into a gradient: I am using Photoshop CC 2014. I use gradient tool for the first 2 colors and ...
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### remove distinct points from an image by GIMP

I want to remove all distinct points from some images, for example like this one: You can see: points have different color so I can not use select by color tool. point are very close to main part ...
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### 2 Widgets Interacting Axure RP8

I have 2 separate widgets, one is a box and another is a label. I want to be able to hover over the box and change the font color of the label. I also want to do the same thing again, but with an ...
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### SVG file excessive white space

I've created a vector using Adobe Illustrator CS5. The actual size is supposedly 30x30 px. For some reason, whenever I save it as an SVG file. It produces a file that is not 30x30 px. My vector is in ...
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### how to create a different colored compound path in illustrator?

I have created many shapes with different colors when i tried to convert it into a compound path all the path converted into a single color. How can I do that with compound path or some other tool?
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### How to grid inside of a shape on Illustrator

I'd like to make a shape with a grid inside of it. O course, fitting a grid exactly into a square is simple. But I'm having a hard time fitting a grid into an irregular shape like an ellipse. My ...
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### What is the best format for print [duplicate]

I've done an 11' x 2'.5" sign board for a restaurant and I'm not an expert on the printing side. I want to know what is the best format for print and why? Thank you very much!!!!
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### Vectorize a Photoshop file in Illustrator?

Can you create something in Photoshop, save it, open it in Illustrator, and convert it to a vector? I haven't tried any other things, but I'm trying to make a logo and I'm comfortable with Photoshop, ...
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### How to check if font or other product name has been used?

I have used trademark searches before, such as http://www.uspto.gov/ but each country has their own, which means more searching than I have time for. Besides many of those sites are incomplete, ...
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### Website to sell Glyphicon/Fonts Aw. packs

Is there a website like themeforest, where I can sell custom glyphicon (fonts) packs? (fonts (icon) used in websites and web frameworks)
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### tags for tags - where do they go?

I want to add tags to group my tags. I guess you could call them super tags. Should I put them in the top bar or just above the tags. This is just a visual organization question. Here are my ...
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### how to re-size mulitple artboards with content

I have multiple artboards with content. I want to know how to select them all and re-size all at once, but keeping the ratio. The current file is 4mb and I need it to be 2mb as a pdf.
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### Colours sampling and illustrator- never get the right colour

Using mac colour sample tool, I sample a colour from a website ,get its RGB, then try to set it to an object inside Illustrator, -in illustrator I am not on grayscale (cmyk) -I set the colour ...
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### Should target user segment (based on income) affect your designs?

I am at an impass with a client and I also don't have the answer so I would really appreciate your thoughts and if possible, proof like research papers etc. My client targets user segments B and C. ...
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### How can I quickly hide or delete a layer in Illustrator without using the Layer Panel?

I need a way to easily hide/delete a layer in Illustrator. I'm not seeing the command in the shortcuts menu, there has to be a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to hide/delete a layer! I don't want to ...
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### InDesign: Printing Booklet Unknown Error Message [on hold]

I'm trying to print a 8.5" X 14" booklet in InDesign, and every time I try to convert it to a Booklet for printing (I've followed steps and a couple tutorials to ensure I am doing it correctly) it has ...
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### How do you arrange shapes in Adobe Illustrator to mimic someone holding cards? [on hold]

I'm having a hard time placing square shapes evenly as if someone was holding playing cards. Is there a feature in Adobe Illustrator that can help me achieve this?