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24answers
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Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?

Why is it that graphic designers more often use an Apple Mac? I am studying graphic design and I am hoping to do some freelance work in my spare time. I have a unit in my studies to discover why Macs ...
0
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0answers
472 views

How to make a curved pattern line in Photoshop

I'm not really sure what else to call it, but my goal basically is to create various locations on a map and have them connect with a curved progress bar-like line. Like this: I'm familiar with the ...
0
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2answers
6k views

How do you erase only part of an imported “placed” image in Illustrator?

I have drawn an image in Illustrator and am working on drawing a second and unrelated image. Part of the new project requires another clip-art image I drew previously. I "placed" the older image into ...
1
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2answers
141 views

Save and reuse a design in a different PSD file

Say I create an arrow with drop shadow and I want to save it and re-use it in another PSD file. Is there a way to save the arrow in Photoshop to do this?
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1answer
37 views

How to hide children layers

Let's say I have a parent Rectangle layer, and 3 children Circle layers. What properties do I need to set in order to have the circles be forced within the boundaries of the parent so that when I ...
5
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4answers
3k views

Illustrator: Getting solid color values from transparency?

I created a logo in illustrator and after much experimentation, settled with a design which the client approved. The problem is, some shapes have a transparency of 60% which looks amazing on white ...
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1answer
531 views

Illustrator - Using an RGB transparency mask in a CMYK file

My file is CMYK, but it has a Link to an RGB PSD file as a transparency mask. The file renders properly in illustrator (the preview), but whenever I try to export to any other format, the colors are ...
1
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1answer
191 views

Font for sections, subsections and subsubsection titles (in scientific thesis)

I've seen in some questions (Fonts for technical reports and What font types are good for a technical document?) that there are many answers to the "what types of font should I use". Since there is ...
1
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1answer
434 views

Gradient Fills in InDesign

how do I create a gradient fill in InDesign where both ends have zero opacity to the fill but the middle is 100% opaque? For example a box over a black background has a fill that is transparent to ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Is there a way to apply Paragraph styles on a conditional basis

I think the question I am asking is the following: Is there a way to apply Paragraph styles on a conditional basis (until they encounter a specific character or word) or, if that is not possible, is ...
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4answers
1k views

Screenshot mockup of website on different devices [closed]

Which is the best way to show how a website differs on various devices for responsive web deisgn such as the screenshots found here
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2answers
146 views

Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Why does the paint brush style revert back to the old setting the moment I start painting?

In Adobe Illustrator I've changed the paint brush style to something else, (this happens with stroke size too) but the moment I start trying to paint the settings revert back to what they were before ...
1
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1answer
99 views

Color management from monitor to print

I need to design a box packaging and need help with color management of the work - formats and combinations. My company printer doesn't print correctly. Should I just look at the print out and see ...
1
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3answers
629 views

How to smoothly cut a non-vector image out from its background

The picture below shows the initial image, and the desired effect (sorta), First I used the magic wand to remove the background around the bell. Then I did CTRL+I and inverted the colors. This was ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Remove texture in illustrator

I'd like to remove the texture from a logo I made. I'm not sure how to attach the AI file, but here is a screenshot of what the logo looks like. I've tried going into the Appearance panel, but ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Similar font to Lithos Pro

I'm searching a free alternative for Adobe's Lithos Pro. Anyone?
2
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2answers
129 views

Reversing the colors in an image

Being quite honest, I couldn't think of a better way to phrase a title for this, so I apologize for that.. Anyway, this is what I need. I have this image Basically, I need to make the black = ...
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2answers
2k views

How to adjust two handles equally?

When adjusting the handles of an anchor point, how can I adjust both handles to an equal length or adjust them both at the same time?
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6answers
17k views

Merging two anchor points of the same path in Illustrator

Assume the following situation in Adobe Illustrator, where I have two neighbouring anchor points on the same path. For the left anchor point, only the left bezier-handle is important and for the right ...
4
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4answers
428 views

Name of web layout made up of full-width sections

Is there a name for the type of web site layout in which the body of the page is divided into horizontal sections; each section is 100% wide but has content of fixed width (that is typically ...
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1answer
77 views

how to use custom font as Genericons

I want to use custom Genericons please guide me the way I should do this.I have done a quick searching but didn't found any good example it would be great if any one can share any link related to ...
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1answer
238 views

Distribute a stack of elements to a grid of elements?

I have dragged and dropped about 30 png's into a psd document so that they're each in a separate layer but laying on top of each other. I now wonder if anyone knows of a nifty trick or script to ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Photoshop how to crop a picture within a layer (initial bounding rectangle is empty error)

Original posts: Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly I tried asking on the original post, but it says I need 50 comments or participations to post a comment. Sorry for the confusion. I was ...
2
votes
3answers
14 views

How can i add contrasted lines from a layer to another?

Hi i have this layer : And this layer : And what i want to do is add those black lines to the red layer but i dont want the white parts , how can i do this ?
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3answers
123 views

Do you know what font this is?

Please can anyone help me. I have been searching for hours using all sorts of font finder applications and cannot figure out what this font is! Could anyone please help? PS Additional logo example ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How can you find the percent of the total image that one object uses?

Given that I have an irregular object image (flower) and I am only allowed to use 30 percent of the image/page with said object is there a way to tell this in photoshop or any other program? I just ...
1
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4answers
559 views

Can this design be considered as a banner?

EDIT Thanks for your answers, they're all pertinent to the question I've asked. However, it's not really what I've been expecting, i.e. it's not the right question I've asked ! Can you tell ...
6
votes
2answers
378 views

How can I reduce the aliasing that occurs around my custom icon web font when it is scaled?

I am trying to make my own icons and embed them in a custom Web font. For that, I'm using Illustrator & Icomoon. I design the icons in a 14x14px square, then I create my Web font using Icomoon ...
1
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1answer
73 views

How to create files with dynamic heights

I'm wanting to make layered "cards" for print design (think of a tabbed index card but the tab goes the whole width) they'll be layered on 8 1/2x 11. Each card maybe 6in wide. The thing I wish I ...
0
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2answers
186 views

Having trouble getting this Google Chrome Extension icon right

This is how my icon is looking now. I want to remove that "alpha" or something, that grey square. I want it full like Chrome suggested me to do this: Upload an icon image that represents ...
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2answers
186 views

Tile stitch together hundreds of vector files

I need to generate large-scale print of audio waveform. I still do not have exact dimensions of final print, but it should be around 5-7 meters long "one-off" print. So far I've been able decode ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Moving Transformation Anchor Point in Photoshop CC

I have a form layer containing two paths in PS CC, when I transform it (using cmd+T) I would like to move the central anchor point, unfortunately, when I click-drag on it, it moves all the layer, and ...
11
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7answers
2k views

How to balance dignity with a calculated risk of offensiveness / tastelessness?

When designing an advertisement campaign how should one balance dignity and respect for offensiveness? Nobody remembers the latest ad for McDonald's or Foldger's but I can tell you all about the ...
0
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0answers
50 views

Drawing animation 3D

This is a great drawing animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG4xe9cNpP0 On which I don't know how to achieve the following: 1)Moving background creating the sensation of distance between the ...
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votes
2answers
39k views

How can to edit the text in a JPEG image in Photoshop?

I have JPEG banner without the PSD file, and i want to edit some text and images in it. I have no idea how to do this, any suggestions?
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0answers
180 views

inkscape problems exporting filling pattern to pdf

I have created a filling pattern. When I export to pdf a shape filled with such pattern I get something really different from what I see in the editor. This is an example: what I see: what I get: ...
1
vote
3answers
501 views

How can I create vector illustration of mathematical and organic chemical formulas?

I am using Macbook Air, OS X 10.9.2. I want to create vector illustration of mathematical and organic formulas, so I can use those vector illustrations for T-shirts. Examples: How can I do that ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Distortions when resizing

Whenever I make screenshots for my apps, I'm always forced to resize them to specific requirements set by Apple for the various devices. At the end of the day, the pictures that look really good in ...
0
votes
1answer
182 views

Best format to import in photoshop

I need to make a program for a client. The program gets data from the web, template the data in an image and save the image. The text in the produced image needs to be editable in photoshop. What ...
2
votes
1answer
362 views

Is there a standard color for a 'Share by email' icon for web?

This is a question which has always been floating around my brain when putting the final touches on a website. (And I couldn't find much about it on the web) When using social icons in the context of ...
2
votes
2answers
588 views

How to recreate this zig-zag / andean pattern

I have tried a few different attempts on this pattern. I was wondering if someone could show me how to recreate this Jordan 12 pattern (black and yellow) on the sole of the shoe:
2
votes
2answers
640 views

Anyone know the name of this serif font?

Anyone know this font? Or a similar one?
0
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5answers
435 views

How to tone an image to with a specific color? Like greyscale, but toned

I need this image in a grayscale rgb(82, 82, 74), hex: #52524A: How can I do this on Fireworks or Photoshop?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to get smooth transitions between colors while keeping sharp edges?

I am trying to smooth out images of colored wave forms while trying to keep sharp edges. Example of a source image: I've had some limited success using surface blur, while the transitions between ...
3
votes
2answers
380 views

Is there a generally accepted symbol for “accountant”?

I have been informed (by an accountant) that the international symbol for an accountant is this: Whilst a search on Google retrieves a few similar symbols, they are not of sufficient quantity or ...
1
vote
1answer
179 views

Drop shadow extends beyond the artboard and causes the picture dimensions to change

I have a drop shadow on a small image. The drop shadow extends beyond the arboard's boundary. This causes the 120x150 image to turn into a 132x150 image because it tries to include the drop shadow in ...
2
votes
3answers
751 views

Where can I find hi-res stock photography previews?

Does anyone know of a stock photo resource that offers high-res watermarked comp(preview) images? Creating mock-ups with the tiny comps that getty provides really dials back the look of the mockups. ...
0
votes
2answers
191 views

Turn transform selection box to selection in Photoshop - Selecting Shadow problem

In a PSD i'm working with there's an image on one layer, and a shadow on another layer. Selecting the shadow doesn't select all of the gradient. So when I select both layers and click Control-T both ...
1
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2answers
145 views

illustrator join two objects into one

I want to merge two objects and want to select only the outside path. I dont want the path inside. how can I apply it in Illustrator ?

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