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Right amount of black for striped background

I am creating a PDF document that has a table with pyjama stripes. The grey stripes are defined using RGB with equal amounts of each colour. I'm want to make the stripes light enough so that you can ...
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1answer
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Splitting an EPS

I have an EPS file containing a load of icons. Is there any way I can export each individual shape in the file to a PNG? It's difficult to work with a number of EPS files because I don't see ...
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How to control quality of light baking in 3DS Max?

Our team has been struggling to figure why a shadow/light is rendered with high quality and something rendered in low quality (pixalite). Example of good light map (shadow of sofa on the wall and ...
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Can logos be made just by using a font rather than creating a logo image?

Most people make logo by creating an image for it. I don't want that since I don't know Photoshop and I may make it ugly. Can logos be made just by using a font rather than creating a logo image?
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How to apply stroke when drawing with shape tool (vector)?

With marquee tool selection, I can go to Edit -> Stroke to render outline style. If I wanna do the same with vector shape tool, Stroke option is disabled and by default it fills the whole ...
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2answers
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Photoshop CS4 color fill mask layer [closed]

I am trying to make the same color fill layer (if correct term) to the attached image so rendering color of a graphic element is simpler without the color overlay effect. If I click the solid color ...
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1answer
182 views

Is it realistic to use house ads in a magazine mockup?

I've been learning InDesign, got all the basics now, but now Ive moved onto learning about how to put adverts together. ...
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2answers
120 views

Why does the screen fill with the foreground color of a deleted shape in Photoshop?

When I delete a shape, I am left with a colored background, and this background has the color of the foreground color. And this colored background covers everything else that is in the other layers ...
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1answer
435 views

Scaling images down in InDesign and ppi

If I place a 10" X 6.7" 72 ppi .jpg into InDesign and scale the image down to about 3" X 2", does the ppi change for that image? And how can I tell?
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287 views

How can I make my icons smaller in file size?

I have designed an icon (using the Mac app Sketch). They are 24x24 pixels and their size is 3 Kb. But I've seen icons with the same resolution and size between 300-400 bytes. Why is this, and how can ...
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32 views

Convert greyscale image to transparent [duplicate]

I have a greyscale image that I would like to convert to a transparent one, and I have no idea of how to do it. What I would like is a step by step explanation of how can I obtain an image where ...
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2answers
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Should design dimensions be in inches (or any other physical dimension unit) instead of pixels?

The requirement is to scale a design from a 100ppi, 4inch display up to a 400ppi, 4 inch display. The design should scale such that a 40px X 40px button dimension has the same physical size across any ...
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1answer
2k views

How to make a diagonal elliptical selection in Photoshop?

I try elliptical marquee tool in Photoshop. But it goes either vertical or horizontal. And when I try to rotate it afterwards it rotates with what's in it. I need to make a diagonal elliptical ...
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1answer
117 views

Whats a good way to find a good designer? [closed]

I'm running a company that needs design work from time to time. Things like business cards, web design, marketing materials, etc. We probably have about 20 hours a month of design work on average. ...
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3answers
5k views

Color picker in InDesign

Is there a way to change the color picker to emulate illustrator or photoshop's color picker? I can never figure out how to get to the color I want in InDesign. I always have to go to the other ...
2
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1answer
33 views

Should an arrow be the same weight as the text?

I am creating a directional sign for an apartment building "Units 1-5 (arrow right) Units 6-10 (arrow up)". If I make the arrows the same weight as the text they do not stand out very well. Is it bad ...
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5answers
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Flat Rate vs. Hourly: Fast work = lower pay?

I'm new to designing graphics for clients, I normally did things just for myself or for friends when they needed something done and I had a free minute. I've also worked at a retail store that does ...
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1answer
205 views

Where to find subtle border patterns? [closed]

Is there any border pattern version to the website http://subtlepatterns.com/? What I mean is that these patterns are usually used not as backgrounds but just as a border or divider between two ...
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2answers
166 views

Is bleed measured from trim or safe?

Just trying to follow the document upload specs for one of the web's largest online printers and bleed has confused me. Their instructions are shown at the bottom of the diagram which shows close ups ...
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4answers
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Why do JPEG files blur red more than other colors?

I am trying to figure out why JPEG compression causes noise in the red spectrum that is larger and fuzzier in regards to, say, the blue spectrum. I've seen this question and I am not looking for a ...
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1answer
896 views

Apply an “anti-aliasing” effect to a layer in Photoshop CC

I am aware this type of thing is probably very general knowledge, but after reading some tutorials I can't seem to get things right. I am a programmer, but have been tasked with some minor UI tweaks. ...
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4answers
3k views

Resize controls hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop

Resize controls are hidden for paragraph text box in Photoshop and I can't figure out how to get them to display. Usually I double click the text layer and they appear, but not anymore. Any ideas?
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1answer
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No color swatches available in Illustrator

When opening a new image from a PNG file in Illustrator as the background for my artboard to trace over I am not able to select any color swatches the only available options are [none] and ...
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2answers
167 views

How to create an editable pixellated stroke

How can I make a stroke look pixellated like this in Photoshop CS6? I'm talking about the sign's border specifically (not the text). Ideally I don't want to have to manually draw the pixels, so ...
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2answers
206 views

Implement non-symmetrical background image to a site

I am trying to add the following 3D image as background to the content of a wordpress website: Click for full resolution Website I would like the header part to stay the same size on all pages, ...
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3answers
2k views

A good dark grey cmyk with lots of small white text

My print has got a plain dark grey background CMYK of 0, 0, 0, 90. This has just been rejected from the printers because 'it was black space and not CMYK'.. Not fully understanding this I decided to ...
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2answers
300 views

How can I fit as many letters into as tight of a space as possible in Illustrator

I have a text which I outlined and broke into individual objects. I want to fit this text into as tight a space as possible without overlapping, rotating or moving the letters around. The text ...
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3answers
332 views

How do you align an image to pixels in Illustrator

I have align to pixels turned on for new objects, but an image I placed earlier is not aligned to pixels, though it's exactly 1440 x 900. How do I set Illustrator so that when I move this image ...
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1answer
310 views

Resize a group of objects based on an item in the group

Is there a way to take a sub-object of a group and resize it, then have the rest of the group follow along with the transformation? To illustrate my problem: I have these three groups on the first ...
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1answer
3k views

Choosing RGB color in Illustrator (when only CMYK sliders are visible)

I'm making a simple template to laser cut. The laser cutter acts as a printer and you choose the power, speed, etc. for each colour that is in the document. I only want to cut, so I only have RGB red ...
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3answers
387 views

Looking for methods of showing text or logos on same coloured backgrounds

I need to keep the logo/ text the same colour as shown. The problem is that part of the logo is the same colour as the background it's going to be placed on. I'm running out of ideas to try and show ...
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1answer
2k views

What tool or method will create concentrated dots in Illustrator?

I need a thick spray of dots. I have tried both the Symbol spray tool and the paint brush to create a spray effect but a tight one. I'm not looking for scatter so much as a "pile-on" effect. Neither ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Photoshop Action to determine dimensions of layer

I'm wondering if there is a way to setup an Action in CS6 that would be able to determine the dimensions of an image or layer? Ultimately, I'd like to create a watermark essentially which would ...
3
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1answer
160 views

How can I set CMYK values in Scribus?

When I create a new CMYK color for my document, the color’s values change when I edit it back, as you can see in this animation (sorry for the bad quality): For example: 65,00% becomes 65,10% ...
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2answers
392 views

Illustration on either matte paper or glossy paper

I have searched for this question here but I did not see anything in regards to paper. I ask this question because some have chosen different types of paper when illustrating and I do not understand ...
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1answer
385 views

Please help identify the font of the “Voyage to the bottom of the sea” tv series logo

I'm looking for a font similar or identical to this one: I search with "what is the font?" but I could not find anyone. The most similar that I found was: ...
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1answer
178 views

States/Layer comps/Frames of a symbol in Illustrator?

I have complex symbol, which can (imaginary) exist in different states. For example, in treeview control node can be either expanded or collapsed, which means different indication. I want to have ...
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1answer
139 views

Is it possible to show symbol grid in Illustrator?

If I turn on grid inside symbol, then it has no relation with symbol's coordinates and it's registration point, which is at zero. So I can't use snap-to-grid function correctly. How to ...
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2answers
3k views

InDesign CS6: How do I adjust individual corner options?

I'm trying to create a rectangle with two rounded corners and two pointy corners. I should be able to accomplish this by deselecting the "make all settings the same" icon in the Corner Options window, ...
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3answers
635 views

What is the average pixel size for human writing?

While creating a form in .pdf format it occurred to me that I did not know or see where to get stats on what the average human pt or px size is for writing. Typically I would just design what ...
0
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1answer
121 views

illustrator: create new layers from intersection of other layers?

I have two path shapes. They overlap in some places and do not overlap in other places. I want to create new layers for every place where the existing shapes overlap and new layers for every where ...
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1answer
744 views

How to distort a shape in inkscape?

How can I distort a shape so that it looks like it's drawn on the side of a cylinder? I.e. vertical lines should stay the same (just moving up or down depending on the location), and horizontal lines ...
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1answer
135 views

What skills to learn for web development? [closed]

I'm a new enthusiast of web programming/development. Recently I started lectures and started studying to learn web development. I don't know if this forum is the right place to find help, but I wish ...
2
votes
2answers
673 views

Color palette in animated GIF: Photoshop vs. FFMPEG

I have created both animated gif files with Photoshop CS5.1 (combining single frames; gif 128 with dithering) and FFMPEG via command line (converting a .mov file to a .gif file; -pix_fmt rgb24). ...
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1answer
290 views

How to recreate devices to present responsive sites

I have recently just created a template, and I would like to show it on my site that it is responsive & fluid. I would like to take a few screenshots of my site, and display them on multiple ...
3
votes
1answer
151 views

Does a vector graphics format capable of the following exist?

Take the following image, for example: I'd like to represent the lineart not as a black-filled, closed object, but as a network of Bézier curves connected at odd places, with various and varying ...
1
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2answers
157 views

How to select text layers below or behind other text layers in GIMP?

I have an image with several text layers on top of each other. Because they are rotated, they all have the same 'boundary box'. I want to edit several of the text layers, but when I click on the ...
3
votes
1answer
122 views

What font is used for Pandemobium's logo?

Can anybody help me figure out what font used in this image? I had tried using myfonts.com as well as whatfontis.com but couldn't get the exact font. Ubuntu font and FF Dax are close, but not ...
5
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2answers
207 views

Printing with Heidelberg CMYK Explained

I need to print a brochure on a CMYK heidelberg CPC printing machine. The design house has asked me this: "We'll need to know that/if you are using a specific profile for uncoated paper. Right now ...
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2answers
779 views

While printing a CMYK file to Adobe Pdf, the CMYK values change [closed]

I have created an application that produces CMYK documents. They print well in "Microsoft Xps document writer" and are still in CMYK and carry the exact color values I've designed in my application. ...

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