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2answers
139 views

Is there a way to record an action that sets guides to a 3 or 5 grid for a variable doc size?

I'm looking to record an action that will set guides in a 3x3, 5x5, 3x5 and 5x3 grid on my canvas in equal partitions, but I want it to be able to work for any document size. I'm interested in doing ...
4
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1answer
207 views

Creating a pattern from an image

I need the following image turned into a pattern that would repeat in the y-axis only. How can I make it repeat smoothly (so it actually looks like it's a pattern)? Thanks!
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0answers
105 views

GIMP: Layer Effects: Stroke

I'm trying to add a border around a rounded rectangle using the layer effects stroke tool (I've found that the stroke selection never looks very good for my purposes). The problem is that the corners ...
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2answers
4k views

How to create a 3D logo in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

In this site I found one logo which might be made in Adobe Illustrator: It's a perfect 3D logo, how can this kind of logo be made with Illustrator?.
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2answers
120 views

How to treat right margin/padding of list?

This is well in the realm of "it doesn't really matter" or "whatever looks best", I know, but I was curious as to whether or not there was a generally accepted convention about this (or a ...
9
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3answers
24k views

How to create an outlined drawing of a map or easily turn a Google Maps screenshot into one?

I could probably figure out how to do one, but I have to do like, 30 of these and I want to learn how to make it quick and painless. My first thought was using Live Trace in Illustrator, but I'm not ...
1
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2answers
4k views

Photoshop CS6 Colour display issue

I've had this issue with Photoshop where some dark blues are displayed in black on Photoshop if I'm in RGB mode and selecting dedicated graphics in the performance preferences. If I don't select ...
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1answer
64 views

Changing the color of the following image

What I'm trying to do is change the color of the following image to something around #21190E. I've tried using the Hue/Saturation, Color Replacer, etc. tools, but none worked well. Do I change the ...
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1answer
69 views

Text is really unsharp

When I create a 2D text, its really unsharp. Doyou guys might know what to do? p.s I mean the 'ripples' around the text. High res image: http://gyazo.com/1a80c0ed88b1d54098279af4985ec060 Lower res ...
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3answers
1k views

Resetting InDesign's “Document modified outside of book” warning

This feels more like a Super User question than Graphic Design, but I figure someone here will be more likely to know the answer. Using InDesign 5, I have a "book" collection that I use to keep a ...
2
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2answers
178 views

How to design a poster with so much written content in it?

Consider there is a website full of text, and someone asks you to design a poster from it. Which methods do you suggest for designing this poster? Update: the website is "Semantic Version ...
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1answer
3k views

How to make to tables in InDesign to flow horizontally (in other words be side-by-side and not one after the other like normally happens)?

How to make to tables in InDesign to flow horizontally (in other words be side-by-side and not one after the other like normally happens)? I would need to put 2 tables like this: |----| |----| | ...
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4answers
123 views

How to check parameters on a shape?

Sometimes shapes would have parameters like a stoke or rounded corners, but once the shape is drawn, I can't find how to see or change these parameters. Ideas?
3
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2answers
270 views

Automatically remove overlays from a set of identical images using Gimp

I have a number of images that have all the same background but each has different text overlaid (they are covers of a magazine journal). I don't have access to the background image, but I know that ...
3
votes
1answer
870 views

How to batch resize a group of images by area?

I know how to run a batch resize based on fixed width, height, or percentage... but what if I have a number of photos of all different sizes and shapes and I want them to be roughly the same size ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Using Photoshop CS6 to animate a Smart Object

I'm currently using Photoshop CS6, and I have an image with three layers: One layer is the background layer. Another layer is a simple shape (star) layer. And a third layer is a set of text that I ...
2
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1answer
152 views

In Illustrator, how can I use a blending layer (soft light) but limit it's opacity based on objects beneath (like a clipping mask)

I'm really more of a Photoshop person--so I know exactly how to do this technique in Photoshop but can't for the life of me figure it out in Illustrator! Here's what I'm trying to do. I have ...
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4answers
1k views

Where do professional designers “go” to look for typefaces?

I'm just reading The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams and am very impressed how on almost every page, Ms. Williams seems to "pull out" some beautiful typeface which I've never heard of. ...
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1answer
743 views

How to present logo concepts to a client using Indesign

I'm an amateur graphic designer, however I do know the importance of presentation in any product or service. I was wondering if there are any preset Indesign templates or rules of thumb on how to ...
3
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1answer
8k views

How to make Indesign tables of contents interactive, with clickable jump links in the exported PDF

I couldn't find any simple resource saying how to make Adobe Indesign tables of contents interactive, so that each item in the electronic version of the exported PDF is a live hyperlink / cross ...
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2answers
518 views

Photoshop - save for web and devices, how to save using default options each time?

I wonder if there is a way to ask photoshop to save for web and devices using the default options, and save two or tree mouse clicks each time.
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2answers
1k views

How to fill an area with open end points with a gradient?

I've been battling this question for a while now. It will sound very trivial I'm sure to an experienced Illustrator user but I've found it extremely hard finding any relevant info regarding it. All ...
2
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1answer
221 views

Inserting a new column in InDesign changes the paragraph style by adding a + to the name. Why?

When I add a new column to a table in InDesign CS6 and I click into a new created cell it has a + in the style name. When I hover over the style it shows: "Overrides(alt+click to clear): (align: flush ...
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1answer
53 views

Photoshop locking images

Everytime I open an image in photoshop, it locks the image. Its slightly annoying and wonder if there is an option to prevent this Thanks for the help
2
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2answers
974 views

Text Style in InDesign and Adobe Illustrator?

There is something similar to Microsft Word Text Styles, in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator? For example I choose: "Style 1", for many paragraphs, and then I can change the font of all of them at ...
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1answer
10k views

Gradient Tool is blocked on Illustrator cs6 [closed]

My gradient tool on Illustrator cs6 is blocked. It won't let me change color, direction or anything related. The Gradient tool wont even let me click on the gradient, it shows the cursor with a ...
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2answers
653 views

How to do a prototype print of a business card

I'm a newbie in the freelancer world. I started creating logos and business cards and I show it to my customers. Well, I always face a problem how to present my work in a professional and a nice way. ...
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1answer
4k views

PS CS6: brush/cursor: Can't change from crosshair to precise when too small brush size

The problem is that when I'm using small enough brush, it seems I can't have anything else than a crosshair. For example, if I'm using brush of size 4px and I'm in 25% zoom. Nothing wrong with ...
4
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1answer
73 views

Suggestion for a book on graphic trends and their evolution

I have been researching about graphic design trends and its evolution. Can someone please suggest a particular book or website about this subject?
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2answers
412 views

Is it usual for the designer not to hand over the Adobe files used to create projects? [duplicate]

I am about to hire a Graphic Designer to help my Web-design company. Besides for designing websites, she will be making Logos and Advertisments. Now, she tells me that it is standard practice for her ...
1
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1answer
134 views

Eye pleasing aspect ratio for slides and handouts

Assuming that there are no restrictions like the ratio of a screen; what is an eye pleasing ratio for presentation slides and handouts (containing information about the presentation)? Is it something ...
6
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5answers
2k views

Text effect on any background color

I want to display a text over a video. However, the video may include any color from white to black. What is the best text effect (color/stroke/shadow/glow ... etc) that can be applied on the text so ...
3
votes
1answer
128 views

Achieving same effect on a play button as show in this image

as you can see in image the rectangle has this boxy look, I was trying to get same look on my play button, but it always turned out wrong, can anyone please edit the image and give that play button ...
1
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0answers
103 views

Auto - Fix an image of its contrast and brightness - Pixel Bender

I am developing a filter in Pixel Bender. It needs me to apply an auto-fix to the image before the filter is applied. Currently this is my progress in it -> dst = sampleNearest(src,outCoord()); ...
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3answers
494 views

Is NDA necessary for this?

I have a client that requires me to submit at least a homepage of my proposed website design. However, I just recently known that he already contacted some other freelancers who incidentally are my ...
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2answers
3k views

Is photoshop elements good enough for typical website mockups?

I want to create a web page mockup to show a client, does Photoshop elements allow you to create layered pages?
3
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1answer
429 views

InDesign: Resetting character style after end of paragraph

Is there a way (a setting or a shortcut) in InDesign to reset a character style to None after the end of a paragraph? Paragraph styles have the option for Next Style, but this does not apply to ...
0
votes
1answer
156 views

How to keep manageable pages after turning off page shuffle?

I've seen this tutorial http://philippaberrysmith.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/how-to-get-page-numbering-to-start-where-you-want-it-in-indesign-cs5/ but after turning off the page shuffle option when I ...
8
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2answers
249 views

Is possible to share a text variable across documents of a book in InDesign CS6?

I have a text variable for paragraph style A. The book is like this: ch1_00, ch1_01, ch1_02. ch1_00 contains the chapter cover, and I want to put here the text variable based on the words contained ...
1
vote
4answers
323 views

What are some good ways to showcase someone's portfolio work online?

I've been happily employed for awhile now, so I've not kept up on various trends and changes in the online portfolio field. I would like to remedy this knowledge gap. I can do a search for "best ...
1
vote
5answers
1k views

Why does Illustrator make the colors darker with 3D effects?

I am trying to adjust colors after I apply a 3D effect (say extrude & bevel) in Adobe Illustrator (I tried in CS2 and CS5) but even if I make the object's color white it turns into fairly dark ...
2
votes
2answers
164 views

Weird color distortion when using an effect on top of an image in InDesign

In Adobe InDesign, I have placed a pink image that I brought in from Photoshop. The below screenshot is how the pink looks like in Mac Preview (I'm on Mountain Lion). I wanted to add some lines to ...
2
votes
1answer
657 views

AE: Particle Emitter Sourcing Multiple Sprites/Layers (Particular)

Looked it up on The Cow, but the answer was very vague so I'm probably not doing it right: I have about 200 icons I want to randomly disperse amongst the comp and have move organically. How can I ...
3
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2answers
2k views

Pairing a font with a tahoma as display font

For branding matters, I need to use tahoma as a display font (for all headlines). I know, I know, it's a body text font meant only for screens: I don't really have a choice there. I am having a hard ...
2
votes
7answers
4k views

Photoshop CS6 PDF export problem

Sometimes I need to save the Photoshop files i'm working on as .pdf, but there is a huge problem with the .pdf export on my computer. For example here is a brochure design draft. It looks great in ...
3
votes
2answers
262 views

Text wrapping fill-last-line-first

I have a peculiar design for a web page that I have to implement from an already made design, and some of the text wrappings are filled bottom-up (in my case it's for bottom-left aligned thin text ...
0
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1answer
85 views

How can I apply the outlines and curves of a font to a logo?

I'm playing with a logo and I'd like to be able to use the font outlines to create the basic symbol. For example, I'm trying to create new leaf utilizing a slab serif font. What is the best way to ...
2
votes
1answer
244 views

Fontsquirrel and webfont conversion

I've been trying to convert the font M+ 2p with fontsquirrel, and I have searched their website about the converter's limitations, but, no matter what I do, it seems their converter hangs on 0% ...
0
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2answers
171 views

Need free pdf file editor software

I need a free PDF file editor, where i can easily add or delete something inside a PDF file. I have searched a lot on Google but can't find any good software for this purpose. If you know of one, ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Illustrator vector aliasing

How can I make my vector graphics anti-aliased in illustrator? My paths always turn out jagged. Is there an option like in Adobe Fireworks to smoothen[remove the jaged edges] my paths?

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