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1answer
184 views

Creating tiles from rotated elements

I have visited a page discussing the calculations required to rotate an image for tiling purposes. I am still very stuck. I've even tried using the automated tool inside the G'MIC plugin in GIMP. ...
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1answer
935 views

Illustrator multi-device export

I’m working on an UI app design for both Android and IPhone. I’m using Adobe Illustrator. Now I’m facing the problem that the exportation of assets is a nightmare. I need to create a different ...
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2answers
3k views

Expression Design: Why is my image blurry?

I'm trying to create a web icon using expression design. Its 45x45 pixels in size, and I've set the PPI to 96, exporting to .PNG with Antialias & Transparency. It doesn't look crisp when I look ...
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1answer
41 views

Is there a way to show areas not covered by any layers in GIMP?

Does The GIMP have some sort of function to highlight areas of the background where that are not overlapped by any layers? I'm making a sprite for CSS, and I have a lot of pics with different sizes. ...
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2answers
553 views

Why do most logos 'move' from left to right?

I was browsing logo examples, which represent some not symmetric object (usually in movement, like - trains, cars, plains, etc). And realized, that logos, where 'movement' is from left to right look ...
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4answers
434 views

Tips for creating a packaging designer portfolio

I am a graphic designer and I have never done packaging design before. What is the process when it comes to branding packaging? Do you use templates depending on what you are branding. e.g. Beer ...
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4answers
3k views

Responsive web site mockup tools

I've always done web mockups in Photoshop, recently I switched to Illustrator because I thought it could speed up my work flow (And it did!) As I design more and more for responsive web sites though, ...
5
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3answers
470 views

Printing Google Fonts on Paper for clients to view / choose

I would like to print 100-150 of the Google Fonts on nice paper for clients to choose for website builds. Is there a recommended way to do this? If there's already a PDF or if it's easier to print ...
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1answer
206 views

How to connect a curved line shape to other shapes using the Pen Tool

I'm trying to create a curved line with the pen tool, which I can do, but it automatically fills in the semicircle I'm trying to make. Sure, I can just set it to not fill, but when it comes times to ...
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1answer
327 views

Flash: default compression settings for imported PSDs

I've been working on some pixel art lately and whenever I import a PSD or bitmap into my library in Flash Professional it sets the compression option to JPEG. I want it to be PNG lossless and disable ...
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1answer
1k views

What's the font used on HBO's on air promotion? [closed]

It's a sans serif like Futura or Neutraface or Gotham or Brandon--but, it's got sharp corners (unlike Brandon), and the central point of the cap M reaches the baseline. And, it's a point--it's not cut ...
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1answer
188 views

How can I fix screenshots with subpixel rendering?

When taking a screenshot of some text with subpixel rendering, the result is very ugly, especially in print. Obviously, the best way to avoid this is to deactivate that option before taking the ...
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1answer
1k views

How to fade two images together in Gimp

I have two pictures of irregular shape with transparent background and a background image. How can I join these two pictures to make them fade with each other, but not with the background image?
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3answers
642 views

What is the name for making words equal in length?

I'm trying to find the name or ("term") for this: What is it called when the size of individual or groups of words are increased proportionally in size so that they are all the same width?
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3answers
287 views

What could be most indicative icon for “Blog”?

I'm really stuck thinking on what could be the most friendly way to represent "Blog" as icon. Google search led me here but it doesn't indicate a blog completely. I have designed this: but it ...
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4answers
364 views

How to represent 'random' with an icon

I've seen many times a 'random' icon that looks like this: But does anyone else feel this icon is awkward? I can understand what it wants to express, but it's just not that straight forward. People ...
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1answer
46 views

Why is all my text uppercased in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use the text tool in Photoshop, but any text I type in any font (including base fonts such as Arial) is unconditionally uppercased. I tried to copy-paste a lowercase text, and it gets ...
0
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2answers
502 views

Glassy effect for hexagon in Illustrator

I am making graphics for a 3 meter big stall. I was thinking about making its background as hexagons. Big hexagons. These will be in a constant pattern, but not joined, that means, a few millimeter ...
2
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1answer
354 views

Can I have multiple slice layouts in Photoshop?

Can I have multiple slice layouts in Photoshop? I want to have multiple slice layouts and switch between them. Is it possible in Photoshop?
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1answer
267 views

Automatically apply different fonts based on text/symbol

I'm working on layout for a 300-page trilingual “coffee table” style textbook, and one of the languages uses a glottal stop symbol which the chosen body text font can't handle. This means that for ...
6
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1answer
2k views

4 colors/corners gradient with Illustrator

I should create a vector rectangle filled with a gradient made of 4 colors, one for each corner. I could just find some very generic information about using live blends, but I am not sure that is the ...
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1answer
2k views

Free and paid architecture drawing software [closed]

What software is useful for designing buildings with accurate measurements? I originally trained with AutoCAD a long time ago but haven't needed to use any modelling softwares since, I'm wondering if ...
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2answers
815 views

Re: View Size vs. Print Size and Resolution in Adobe Photoshop

They say you start to see the pixels in an image when it is printed around 200 dpi/ppi or less, right? I'm looking at some images here at 100% view in photoshop, and when I open the image size window, ...
2
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2answers
141 views

What software can I use to draw diagrams and graphs?

I tried to draw like this picture but failed. I used Dia. What can I use to help draw it? I'm using Ubuntu, so software that runs on Unix operating systems would be preferred.
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2answers
2k views

Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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1answer
159 views

How to blur all text in an image automatically

Is there a way to blur just the text in any image, automatically? I have a lots of PNG images with text(s) in them. And I have to blur all of it from all of them. Is there a way to automate this?
3
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1answer
145 views

How to catch a color from clipboard in Photoshop CC

I'm a huge fan of shortcuts that makes my work easier. I have a set of little tricks in my PS that make my work blazing fast, today I was thinking if there is a possibility to put a copied color in ...
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2answers
2k views

Defining resolution or layout size for iphone/ipad devices

Basically the question is divided into three parts - What size should I start with on an iPad? At what size do the Graphic Assets need to be passed to the developer? What about the same items on an ...
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5answers
7k views

How do you call font types similar to Bebas?

I'd like to find similar fonts to Bebas (below): What do you call these types of fonts? Thick, tall, and usually all in uppercase?
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2answers
104 views

Inkscape: Collapse borders between consecutive boxes

I need to make several diagrams with many precisely-size, consecutive, bordered boxes. I'm snapping all the edges of my boxes, but box strokes are inlaid; it looks like snapping the edge to the grid ...
4
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4answers
121 views

Design software that allows reuse of common elements, like the DRY principal of programming

Often when I am designing for the web (be it mocks, or full spreads of websites) I have many repeating elements throughout my document. I am looking to follow the Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY) ...
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3answers
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I'm trying to make my character look big, strong, and imposing, but it always ends up cute and fat. What am I doing wrong?

Here is a quick example sketch: This is supposed to be a big, strong, evil, imposing demon-sculpture, but to me it just looks a bit too cute and cuddly. What should I be doing to make it look more ...
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1answer
2k views

How to smooth jagged edges on vector corel draw

I'm using Corel Draw X6. I have drawn a vector curve facing to the left. When I rotate it to the right, reangle and resize, it becomes jagged. How can I fix this.
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1answer
235 views

How to set the default line cap and corner style in Illustrator CS5

How do I set the Round cap and Round join as the default line behaviour in Illustrator? Now when I create a line the cap is set to Butt cap and Miter join by default.
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3answers
10k views

How to combine paths in Photoshop

I want to combine two individual paths in Photoshop. Though I do add the paths and do ctrl + enter, it shows marching ants on the combine path, but the paths don't combine. Why is that?
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1answer
1k views

PNG from Illustrator placed in InDesign exports badly in PDF?

Sorry about the title but I'm not quite sure how to word it. Hopefully this will help explain it more: Click image to enlarge
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1answer
1k views

Paper size and printed magazine question

I'm designing a magazine, and it's trim size is 272mm x 342mm when printed. One of my other test InDesign files is 222mm x 291mm at trim size (a fictitious local tourist guide). What paper size would ...
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1answer
1k views

How to keep the resolution of an image when scaling it in Gimp

I want to copy and paste one picture into another one using Gimp. I have a picture with 200x200 pixels and 72dpi. The 72dpi are not enough to print the image in the size specified in its header. ...
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1answer
3k views

Does Gimp support custom shapes?

Why doesn't The Gimp have drawing tools? Weird isn't it? Something I'm trying to do today, and not for the first time, is take in a picture and just annotate it with a couple of arrows pointing to ...
6
votes
2answers
8k views

How to Draw Perfect Curves in AI?

A perfect curve looks something like this image: When I try to draw a similar curve shape in Illustrator, I couldn't get the above effect. It's just about 85% perfect. As you see closely, there are ...
7
votes
2answers
199 views

Is there a graphic design specification system?

Is there a commonly used design specification system to present a graphic design to a customer before we start the implementation? My challenge is specifically on mailings (PDF A4, html sent per ...
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1answer
218 views

What is the difference between using transformation vs path tools for selection?

What is the best way to enlarge or shrink a shape drawn using the shape tool; By pressing CTRL T and resizing OR By using the direct path selection tool and dragging selected anchor points? Is ...
4
votes
2answers
12k views

How to change just one color value for multiple objects in Illustrator?

When making and experimenting with color schemes in Illustrator, I usually use a few base hue values (H) and start playing around with saturation (S) and brightness (B). Since I like similar value in ...
2
votes
0answers
334 views

Inkscape: Export SVG to LaTeX-PDF preserving text positioning

I am using Inkscape to export .svg files to LaTeX-PDF using the following command: inkscape --without-gui --file="<file>.svg" --export-pdf="<file>.pdf" --export-latex It generates a pdf ...
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18answers
4k views

What would be a good alternative visual way of representing the Push and Pull signs in doors?

It should be quite straightforward, you read the word and follow the instructions. But day after day I see people in my office coming to the door and pushing when they should pull or viceversa. I'm ...
3
votes
2answers
786 views

How to fill an area bounded by some lines?

In "Corel Draw X6" there are drawn lines which overlap ever so slightly to make it appear as a closed figure. How can I fill the area that is bounded by mentioned lines (because now it is ...
5
votes
2answers
265 views

How can I search for a unicode character if I'm not sure it exists?

I'm looking for a Unicode character that will be as similar as possible to the Avengers logo. Even without the circle. Anything that will hint at that logo for people who know it I'm not sure ...
9
votes
2answers
236 views

What printing techniques or folding tools can I use to hand fold a commercially printed design without it cracking?

I recently created some tickets that were professionally printed then hand folded into an origami heart shape. We used 170 GSM paper and I'm not sure what ink the printers used. They arrived ...
4
votes
5answers
2k views

How to use Subversions for Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

I found the tool Timeline from Pixel Novel, but I wondered if I could use any subversions app to manage my design files. I'm not sure to understand everything about Subversions yet, and I did not ...
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1answer
2k views

Removing background from .GIF image

Original Image: My try: This is the image. I tried using Polygonal Lasso Tool, but the edges doesn't appear to be OK. Is there more precise way to remove the background and leave the letters ...

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