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Border thickness on “part” of pen tool shape, Is it possible?

Alright, I have a logo I am working on of a penguin. I am fairly decent with the pen tool, and have already created most of the face (eye left/right and beak) in separate layers in Illustrator CS5. ...
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Is it possible to remove part of an image (and the canvas) in Photoshop?

I have a web design in photoshop but it is too long. I'd like to remove a horizontal section from the middle. Can this be done?
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Printing Visualization - Spot UV

I recently got a lot of offset printing jobs and with them the ability to choose options that were not available to me before. So the Problem is that I generally have to make a presentation of the ...
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How to solve the tragic fate illustrated in the article: How a web design goes straight to hell?

This is the article: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/design_hell Some of the solutions I thought: Quitting web design and starting an own online business. Only accepting jobs offered by professional ...
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How to use Digimarc-protection on my files in Photoshop?

How many of you use or have used Digimarc? (It's kind of embedded, human–imperceptible watermark for your creation such as wallpaper, images and artwork.) If anyone has used it (Digimarc watermark), ...
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A common reset for IE, Gecko and Webkit browsers

I am developing a website that emphasizes a lot on CSS. I wish to pre-inform everyone that I am not a professional with the task. The problem I face designing the UI is that Gecko and Webkit browsers ...
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How do I combine two objects into one in Illustrator?

I have a G and an arrow. I want the arrow to act as the horizontal portion of the G. I have it lined up but when I apply effects I want then to act in one. For example If I apply a 3d effect I want ...
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Anyone know how I can add basic web form controls to my Assets library in Fireworks?

It has shapes and styles for shapes and things like that, but what I want is to quickly throw some basic form controls like radio buttons, input boxes, list boxes, drop downs, etc. for prototyping and ...
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Fireworks for website design - why?

I've used Photoshop to design (more or less) every website I've made in the past 9 or 10 years. I hear people going on about Fireworks saying that it's excellent for web design and prototyping. When ...
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1answer
445 views

Adobe Fireworks' blend mode not showing in browser

Image's blend mode is set as multiply and it is showing the effect correctly in Adobe Fireworks. However, when overlapping the same image with another, separate image in the browser, the effect looks ...
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How do I prevent shapes becoming vector masks in Photoshop?

Photoshop automatically adds a vector mask whenever I use shape tool.how do I stop it from adding vector masks?
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Making an Effective Menu

I am making a menu for an indie game and I'm not quite satisfied with my results. The menu itself needs two text fields (one to enter your username and the other for your password) and two buttons. ...
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Guidelines for logos using multiple typefaces

I was wondering there were any helpful guidelines and/or tips for designing logos with multiple fonts. It seems to be a dangerous area to enter into, but can lead to some great results. Often times ...
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What should I use for filler/placeholder text?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut ...
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Restart indesign ruler at every page

In indesign 5, I have created several A4 pages after another. However the ruler stretches over the three pages, see picture below, and I would rather see them "restarting" at every page, i.e. ever ...
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Any idea when blending modes might be implemented in browsers?

I think it would be great for div's/img's to get some of the functionality that "layers" have in photoshop. Right now, using .png's, div's/img's/etc.'s have their RGB and alpha values. If you have a ...
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What price should I charge for design services?

I was hoping I would find some people in the industry that could help me decide what's the best price to charge to design (in this case) business cards. What are standard prices for professional ...
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What's a good source of color palettes to provide to a color-blind user?

There's a question on this site already about choosing good color palettes when designing for color-blind users. My question is different — it's about working with colors for an audience with normal ...
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Do discretionary ligatures hold any other purpose than visual?

Discretionary ligatures are non-standard ligatures such as: st and ct in Atlantica LF font Are they purely visual or is there any other reasoning to back it up? Psychological? Letter-press related? ...
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Cropping a JPEG in Photoshop CS2

I need to crop this .jpeg image: in Photoshop CS2 to a vertical 1px image so I can repeatedly render it horizontally to create the full gradients that are dynamically sized. Do you know how I could ...
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InDesign Data Merge and hiding missing data

I have an InDesign document which is filled from the data in a CSV using data mrege. The csv has columns for name, phone, email etc, but some of the data in the csv isn't filled in as it is not all ...
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How do I edit multiple layers at once?

How do I edit multiple layers in Photoshop at once? Highlighting them all or selecting them selectively while holding shift does not work (for example, when applying Layer Options effects to layers).
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Is there a way in Adobe Creative Suite to “share palettes/swatches” across programs?

I use a mixture of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to produce the vast amount of printed media I design at my current position and I find myself faced with copy/pasting color values from one ...
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3answers
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Can I use portions of stock images for derivative works?

I have some stock vector files from istock that I'd like to use as the starting point for a logo. I'd like to stress I wouldn't be using the original image in the logo - but using as a starting point ...
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2answers
530 views

Why does anti-aliasing in black characters use colors other than gray-scale ?

I'm a developer, I'm not a graphic designer. But there's one question that bugs me every since I've noticed it some years ago. Anti-aliasing is a method for removing the sharpiness from high contrast ...
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Good color palette, usable for the color blind.

I'm designing a chart right now, that will slowly have more items added to it. I'd like to create an list/order of colors for the items, that will be most usable for the color blind to differentiate ...
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1answer
632 views

What font does bitly use in their logo?

What font is used in this logo? Editor's note: while this was their logo at the time this question was written, bit.ly have since adopted a new logo.
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78 views

How to keep organized Web Sites for Inspiration [closed]

I usually find inspiration from many CSS Galleries, But I don't have an idea of how I can keep organized all those nice creations for inspiration. I've tried to make some bookmarks in Chrome but I ...
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What special requirements need to be considered for outdoor banners?

I am wondering where to even begin to find a place that could print something durable like a 13' x 30' banner to go on the side of a building. Is this even possible? Is a vinyl banner the best option? ...
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3answers
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How to view all layers in Photoshop?

Is there a quick way to do this, for example, short key or script?
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2answers
233 views

Enhance Graphic (Web) Design Skills

I'm a web designer and I find myself a bit stuck because of lack of creativity. Do you have any advice, maybe some books or whatever to find some creativity again? Thank you.
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What are the major design trends in graphic design history

I'm reasonably familiar with design trends and movements of architecture and, to a lesser extent, art; and i've been interested that many of the asthetic considerations and philosophies loosly lumped ...
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1answer
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What special considerations are there for printing on 'flag' signage?

I have been asked to design some advertising to print on tear-drop street signage similar to this: My question is; are there things to keep in mind when designing for this medium as opposed to ...
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2answers
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How Do You Use the Magic Wand Tool in Photoshop CS5?

How do you use the Magic Wand Tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5? Apparently it changed from CS3 (And CS4.). Before, when you use the Magic Wand to select certain parts of the area, it would 'update live' ...
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594 views

How do I get rid of a background color (with a glow)

I have this image: Is there any way to get rid of the red background (make it transparent) yet keep all the glow effects? So far I've only been able to remove the pure-red parts of the image, yet ...
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1answer
192 views

is there a fast way to trace a QR CODE without having to lasso it.

I tried smart edge detection, but that is not working. Is there an automated way to outline this so i don't have to do it manually? I have Photoshop CS5.
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2answers
333 views

Speed effect on electrons - 3D

I'm preparing a cover image for a publication for a scientific journal. Instead of being scientifically rigourous, this kind of image could be more artistic and catch the reader's eye while conveying ...
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5answers
224 views

Recommendation to learn css [closed]

How would you recommend to proceed to learn css? Is there a great book, or online tutorial?
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1answer
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Overlay animations in Photoshop?

I've just done two animations in Photoshop, each the same size, same number of frames. The second animation has a transparent background. Is it possible to merge the two by overlaying the second onto ...
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5answers
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Is there a way to copy text style in Photoshop?

Is there a way to copy text style(font, weight, etc) in Photoshop?
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2answers
270 views

Advice on re-quoting a client for a freelance project

I took on a graphic design job recently and I quoted the client for 36 hours of work. About half way through the project the client got stalled out because of upper management's indecision and because ...
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3answers
529 views

Services and resources for creating Android icon(s)

What services/resources, paid or otherwise, are available to android developers who want an icon designed for their mobile app?
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803 views

Developer to Designer path: How To

Being a developer wanting to be a designer, I'm really interested in learning how to create top notch UI for websites, mobile apps, etc. However, I know nothing about PhotoShop or anything related to ...
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2answers
693 views

Well designed layout examples of a “step-by-step tutorial” publication

I'm trying to find examples of beautifully designed step-by-step tutorials. As different layouts as possible, to feed my imagination so I can build on that. I'm particularly interested in page ...
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1answer
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How to extend this background image?

I need to extend only the second part of this image so that it can cover a larger area of the webpage. Can someone please show me how I can do this? I want that fade to expand up to 800px down:
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5answers
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How can I visually represent the concepts “invincible” or “winning without fighting”?

If you were asked to represent "invincible" or "winning without fighting" in pictures, how would you do it?
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1answer
169 views

How long of a name do you budget for in a template?

I'm designing a name overlay for a series of videos and I'm curious how long of a name I should budget for without knowing what ones might come my way. As it's for a video it should be reasonably ...
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2answers
132 views

Coloring individual parts in a brush

How do I colour each individual ribbon like the finished preview for these brushes? From DeviantArt:
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3answers
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What is a portfolio, and what should it consist of?

What is a portfolio, and what should it consist of? Please include details such as the format, use of, number of items, types of items, etc.
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1answer
588 views

What digitizer stylus would most naturally replicate the range of touch between a mechanical pencil and a Uniball micro-point?

I am looking to start digitizing my work by re-drafting it from sketch books. This question is less about specs and hardware and more about the feel of the media, both in terms of mechanical ...

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