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automatically adding a sequence of characters

Is there any way of adding specific sequences of characters at the start and/or end of every instance of a determined paragraph style? I could do this using Grep find & replace, but then the text ...
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2answers
105 views

how can I get the cloud effect the image?

I am trying to get the effect on the clouds (that makes it look like it's fading out getting to the lower part) in the image below. How can I achieve this? For those who need to see what I've done ...
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2answers
204 views

Inkscape: How to position arrowhead exactly at the end of path?

When I add markers to a path in Inkscape (e.g. arrowheads), they do not exactly end at the end of the path. How can I position the arrowhead so that it exactly ends at the end of the path?
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2answers
274 views

Envelope distort not working

I'm trying to wrap the lines within the shape in Illustrator. The lines are in a layer under the shape. When I use Envelope Distort to do put the wrap the lines with the shape it returns this: ...
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6answers
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Can I reduce the file size of an SVG to be closer to its JPEG equivalent?

I have an image that I’m using on a website. I would like to use an SVG so that it can be any size and still look crisp. This dropbox contains the SVG file as well as the original Illustrator file. ...
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1answer
2k views

Photoshop 3D Cube Rounded Corners

I have a cube that I created in Photoshop CS6 using the 3D tools. However, I want the corners on the cube to be rounded, similar to those on dice. How can I accomplish this? Here is an example of ...
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0answers
44 views

How do I print the booklet I've made in inDesign so it can be perfect-bound?

I'm printing a booklet and have only ever successfully printed a file that was saddle-stitch bound. What needs to happen for this file to be printed for perfect binding? Thanks for the help!
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1answer
74 views

PPI in the Wild: implications of setting or providing a PPI flag in an image file

Apropos the perennial retina vs PPI questions: We have an answer to a recent question about setting up an image which, in my opinion, correctly states: "pixels are all that matter." But I have dealt, ...
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1answer
119 views

how to call .aex file in after effects script?

i want to apply a transition between two video clips and the transition is a .aex file. i can apply ffx with "applyPreset". how can i apply it via script? or even an outside code? thanks!
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1answer
274 views

How do I select both a shape and its stroke in Photoshop CS5?

I'm trying to follow a grid pattern tutorial online that uses a stroked shape for the pattern, but every time I Ctrl+click the shape to select it the stroke does not get selected with the shape and ...
1
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0answers
41 views

Problem with cutting angles using white objects

So I am very new to Illustrator, as in I started using the program 4 days ago. I've been creating a logo for a business card (for a class project), and Im running into some problems that I don't know ...
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6answers
7k views

What is the purpose of using a very dark color for text instead of a pure black?

I have seen that some web designs implement an almost black font color (hex #001c00) in their designs instead of a pure black color (hex #000). Does the design actually benefit from this or is this ...
1
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2answers
132 views

Would a minimalist collage still be a collage? [closed]

There is a collage making competition In my school. I want to make a collage using minimal design principles. Will such a collage even be considered a collage? Because all of the collages I have ...
1
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1answer
168 views

How to convert higher order Bézier curves to piecewise cubic Bézier curves

Is it possible to convert higher order Bézier curves to piecewise cubic Bézier curves in Inkscape?
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votes
2answers
197 views

Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator

I can see how to fit an artboard to the art therein (Object -> Artboards -> Fit to selected art), but how do I do the opposite, i.e. how do I automatically resize a selected object to the artboard ...
0
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0answers
486 views

Find color profile given CMYK values for some Pantone colors

I have an EPS file created with Illustrator CS2 which uses spot colors: %%CMYKCustomColor: 1 0.7200 0 0.5600 (PANTONE 282 C) %%+ 0 1 0.6200 0 (PANTONE 199 C) I need to create a document using the ...
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1answer
187 views

Where can I find some good low contrast calligraphy and script fonts?

It seems that lot of the scripts and calligraphy font I see have very high contrasts. So I wondering if there are any ones that have medium or low contrast (paid or free fonts). Low contrast uses ...
0
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1answer
83 views

SVG saved from Illustrator loses the transparency around the image?

Ive used Image Trace to convert a PNG to vectors in Illustrator. By changing the colour of my artboard I can see the transparency around the image is there. When I save the image as an SVG it looses ...
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1answer
125 views

How to apply color layout to an image? [duplicate]

Is there a way to in GIMP to apply a color layout to an image? For example this image has a blue color laid out on it. How can I do something similar to another image?
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2answers
5k views

Designing for Retina display in PPI or DPI?

As for designing for retina do I.... set up the image canvas to be the true size to my display device, say iPad screen size (not resolution size) Dimension size. Then set my dpi to 72....? Is DPI 72 ...
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1answer
3k views

How can I change artboard number in adobe illustrator CC?

I want one of my artboards to be viewed before another one when I'm viewing my work in adobe reader, and the only way I can do this is to replace the contents of these two artboards with each other. ...
9
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2answers
1k views

What questions should be included in a design brief?

I've recently come across the concept of the design brief as something that the designer generates to the client in order to fully comprehend the scope of the task and to minimize the amount of ...
3
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1answer
111 views

Match eraser settings to brush settings

I'm painting with a brush in Photoshop, and I want to use the same brush as the eraser. What's the quickest way to get identical settings for the brush and the eraser tool?
2
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1answer
192 views

Inkscape: After combining paths, specify which one is inside and outside

So, I am hand-tracing a logo in Inkscape, one of the letters is a B. My problem is, when I combine the 3 paths of the B and setting a fill color, Inkscape also fills the lower hole, which it ...
1
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1answer
79 views

Possible to have calculated text fields in photoshop like Excel cells?

In excel we can have a cell which content automatically changes based on what is in another cell. Example Cell 1 Cell 2 +----------+------------+ | tuesday | 01/02/1980 | ...
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1answer
80 views

GIMP, match images based on shared point

I am not a graphics design person and I think I may be looking for the correct language to ask the question more than anything. I have two maps that I cannot get to match up (scales are incorrect or ...
27
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9answers
2k views

Methods for improving color choice and combinations?

I often struggle choosing proper color combinations. I'm self-ware enough to realize that I'm most comfortable with, and often settle on, colors which could be seen as more corporate or retro - blues, ...
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3answers
1k views

Finding CMYK colors from HEX using Adobe CC

I'm building a color palette for a client. I have all the HEX values and need to convert them to the proper CMYK colors for print. Using Adobe CC (formally known as Kuler), I put the HEX number in and ...
7
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4answers
242 views

When designing for apparel how should the canvas be addressed?

I am aware that most screen printing or DTG (Direct To Garment) have a maximum print size but I'm curious to know what is the proper way to address apparel designs when the intended design is to be ...
0
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1answer
2k views

how to fix a illustrator .jpeg file from being blurry?

I am making my son's birthday invitation on illustrator. It looks perfectly fine until I save it for web so it will be a .jpeg so I can print it. Once it is a .jpeg it looks blurry. I am planing to ...
15
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5answers
962 views

In what cases should I pay attention to my design's colour scheme when presenting it? When I do, what is a good way to do so?

Although I have little problems creating a colour palette for my designs, I do find it very difficult to present them to my customers. When I do, I mostly get either blank stares or micromanagement ...
2
votes
1answer
645 views

My icon is appearing choppy and blurred on iPhone, how can I fix it?

I'm creating an iOS 8 app icon in Sketch 3. For learning purposes, I've only set the color of the icon shape and I haven't added any other layers to it. What I did: Create app icon from iOS ...
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2answers
535 views

How can I cut an image along Paths in illustrator

Hi I would like to "cut" an image into multiple parts using Illustrator Paths. Like a clipping mask, but with a lot of different parts and in one step. Or in one process, but not 100 clipping mask. ...
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0answers
118 views

How should templates for automated banner creation look like? [closed]

I'm trying to create banner ad automatically using Python and Pillow library. So, basically, my program will generate thousands of banner ads with a template and tens of images as the input. The ...
4
votes
1answer
175 views

Inkscape Punch Through Stroke

I'd like to make the navy square transparent over the area where the white diamond is. Not the inner navy portion, just the white area. Is it possible to do this and end up with only one object?
4
votes
2answers
525 views

I would like to convert my image into a 'transparent mask' with shadows

Now this is not what you might think at first, so please read the question clearly. I have an image of an object, for example see this image: As you see it has a white background, and the main ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How to add an artboard preset in Illustrator [closed]

How do I add artboard presets in Illustrator CC 2014? I believe I've done it before, as I have some custom devices listed there currently. Google was not helpful. I think it is in an Application ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

How to give dotted effect to sides of a photograph?

See image. Can this be done using photoshop, indesign or illustrator? Using this opportunity to wish all a happy easter.
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3answers
2k views

What software is good and complete useful for drawing anime? [closed]

I am a looking for a software that you can draw using a mouse example: many users are using Paint Tool Sai for drawing and sketching anime. I am looking for that kind of software, full version and ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

How can I convert a path to a shape in Inkscape?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question, where I learned that one can trace the edge of a vector image by using a union if all the parts are shapes. However, while I found instructions for ...
2
votes
1answer
215 views

Make a particular colour less bright

I'm trying to create a reference image for a greyscale drawing. In the original reference photo, the subject is wearing a brown jacket and grey pants which have pretty much the same brightness, and ...
1
vote
2answers
673 views

How can I trace the edge of a svg file using inkscape without rasterizing the image and re-vectorizing it?

I have an svg file composed of multiple shapes, and I would like to perform edge detection to create a path around the border of the image. Basically, I want the equivalent of Path --> Trace ...
1
vote
1answer
223 views

What is this leaf / organic style font used in the Rosa Mística logo?

Here's a font I happened upon in a logo on Behance: I've been looking for something similar to add to my collection for a while now, I had the need for one some time ago when designing a logo for a ...
9
votes
1answer
303 views

When designing a latin-based typeface, how are diacritics handled?

I was looking into designing a font that could include characters with diacritics but outside of knowing any other language besides English I was unsure if there was a reference or method designers ...
1
vote
3answers
304 views

What is this style of game art called?

I am working on an android game, and I found this image while search for 8 bit graphics. I really like this style of the visuals, specifically the 45 degree perspective mixed with the blockiness of 8 ...
0
votes
1answer
143 views

Preserve Gradients while tracing PNG

I'm trying to convert a PNG to SVG by using trace tool. The problem I'm facing is that the resulting image doesn't preserve gradients properly. Here are two versions of the image that I'm able to ...
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
0
votes
2answers
363 views

Photoshop Rotate & Export?

I have a single image in Photoshop, and I'm trying to create a flip-book animation. I'd like to do the following 90 times: "Save for Web" and save as a PNG (numbered 01 through 90) Rotate the (only) ...
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votes
2answers
105 views

Social Connect Icon

Is there an icon design that indicates where the social connect buttons are, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc? Take for example the Social Share icon: This icon indicates social share options on ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

The Select Tool doesn't seem to be shrinking or expanding an object on Illustrator [duplicate]

Hi guys, I'm a bit stuck here. The Select Tool doesn't seem to shrink or enlarge objects. I'm using Illustrator CS6. It only seems to just move it around. Please help, thanks x

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