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Multiple Vector Paths In Photoshop

I am trying to use Photoshop CS5 to make a vector image of a garbage can. The garbage can will contain a few distinct parts that will be different colors and overlapping: A Lid, a can, and dark ...
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605 views

What can I do with this psd stencil for Android?

I am a software developer and need to make some mockups for an application (and not very familiar with Photoshop). I downloaded the .psd file from ...
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356 views

iPhone iPad iPod packaging texture

I hope that this is the correct forum to be asking this question. I am trying to figure out what verbiage one would use to describe the packaging that Apple uses for many of its products. Specifically ...
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344 views

How could I split image into 1 pixel sgements? [closed]

Suppose that we have 400x400 bitmap pixel RGB dimensions, I need to split it into 160000 segments so each segment has its own resolution so when we zoom in, the whole image resolution will not be ...
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380 views

iPad EPub layout landscape/portrait issue

I'm building a simple EPub with Indesign 5 to simply display a few images with a title above. When I hold my iPad on portrait mode I have this (title above image which is what I want!): When I ...
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523 views

Does long-time rendering damage CPU? [closed]

I have a question. Does long-time rendering (3D animations) damage CPU? Or make it slow or reduce its life? I am not talking about network systems or big computers used in animation companies. I'm ...
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Make Multiple Circles In Photoshop

I am relatively new to photoshop, but have the following task: I must make around 15 black circles with a white number in the middle. Each circle is the same size as every other. I am trying to create ...
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602 views

How to draw Aqua backgrounds like this?

Can please somebody tell me how to draw a background like this? The gradient in the background is not a big deal, but the lines... I guess it can be done in Photoshop or some other tool. Maybe ...
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Photoshop Pen Tool: draw lines in a vector mask

How could I draw lines in a vector mask ? I want to reach the same effect like if I were working with shapes, because the image needs to be vector and scalable. For example, if I draw an elipse, then ...
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384 views

similar font to FreeHand 521

Was trying to find a font type that looks like this: All I could find was FreeHand 521: WhatTheFont gave me no relevant results. Has anyone seen such font?
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46 views

How to make layer effects following transformations

I'm creating a shape with a simple radial glow effect. Now I want to add some perspective, with Cmd-T, then right clic and "perspective". When I'm done, all layer effects are recalculated and my ...
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How would you create these Photoshop clipping masks in Fireworks?

Fireworks and Photoshop are both great. I'd would like to know how to achieve similar results to Photoshop's clipping masks in Fireworks (I don't have as much experience using Fireworks as I do using ...
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Establishing the real copyright owner of a font

An increasing collection of fonts are being released for free, but the majority of fonts require a license. For any given font, it's possible to find many versions online, both legal and not. There ...
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Optimizing a screenshot for adding in a document and printing

This question is not directly related to graphic design, but I think you guys can help. I am writing a thesis and I need to add several screenshots of the tools I have used and screenshots of web ...
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1answer
133 views

“Rainbow” header on web and mobile

I've seen a design pattern pop up now and again on the web and mobile apps. It's a "rainbow" pattern across the top about 5 pixels high. For a great example, check out gowalla.com. Anyone have any ...
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2answers
298 views

Spec-work vs pro-bono?

What is the difference between spec work and pro-bono? I have always considered pro-bono work to be a form of spec-work, but I notice that the AIGA position states: Yet not all unpaid design work ...
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Reproduce WordArt in Inkscape (trapezoid shape)

I try to convert an old logo to a vector format using Inkscape. The logo was originally made using WordArt. The text is transformed to a trapezoid shape. I tried to use "Modify Path -> Perspective" ...
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Photoshop - Copying Image

So I have been experiencing an issue where if I right-click and "copy" an image and paste or open new doc in Photoshop... the color of the image is much lighter than the original. If I save the image ...
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What are the branches of Graphic Design

Does anyone know what is the full-branch of Graphic Design and the title for the person doing it. Graphic Design |- Web Design - Web Designer |- Illustration - Illustrator |- Photo Manipulation - ...
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When you export from Adobe Illustrator cs4, is it done as png-24?

In Adobe Illustrator CS4, when I do Save for Web & Devices I get to choose explicitly that I want png-24. But when I export I do not get asked it, is this because it is the default? I need it to ...
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How to detach size jitter and pen pressure in Photoshop

I want to control only the opacity and flow with my pen pressure, and want to remain brush size constant through out the brush stroke. I have turned on Opacity Jitter and Flow Jitter from Transfer tab ...
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Best workflow for icon design: Start big, or start small?

When designing icons that need to be delivered at several sizes, do you start at the smaller size, then scale up to the bigger sizes? Or do you start big and scale down? There's several advantages to ...
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4answers
178 views

Are there any sites out there that have reviews of well designed sites?

I'm just getting started learning design, so I'd love to find a good website that has critiques of "modern" sites. In every book I've seen, screenshots are all taken from very basic sites. I'm ...
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Font or technique needed to recreate newspaper article from 1873

I work for an animal shelter that traces its history back to 1873. With the help of the local library, my colleagues and I were able to find the original newspaper article that discussed the initial ...
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854 views

Making a logotype “pop” off the page

I really like the look of the Launchrock logo: It's subtle, but it seems to 'pop' off the background. Being that the background is dark, I can't image that they're achieving this with a simple drop ...
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3answers
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Multiple objects spaced evenly around a circle

I have a project where I am taking 6 different images and placing them on a circle. All of the images have duplicates (anywhere between 3 of the same image to 24). In total, I need the circle to have ...
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1answer
230 views

How to stop auto rotate of shapes in Illustrator CS4?

When I create a shape, like a rectangle, it starts out slightly rotated down to the right. This happens every time I start a new file and create a new rectangle. I don't see rotation in the appearance ...
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735 views

What book should I buy for a 12 year old that wants to learn graphic design?

My cousin-nephew is 12 years old. He doesn't quite understand what the term Graphic design means at the yet, but he's been having a play in Photoshop and Illustrator and copied some design concepts ...
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How to create an adjustment layer that blurs all layers below?

Is it possible? Right now I'm creating copies of all layers, flatten them all (the copies) to a single layer, and apply blur to this layer. But can it be done without having to create copies of the ...
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2answers
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How to crop an image in Scribus?

Is it possible to crop an image in an imageframe? It's the first time I am using scribus, so this might be a dumb question, but adjusting layer to image and vice versa was immediately clear, but ...
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1answer
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InDesign: create template and paste from Word

I'm asked to convert a Word document to an InDesign file for print. The Word document only contains the text, but in InDesign I need to set up a template with paging and a logo on each page. While ...
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1answer
533 views

Add fill to comic-style font in Inkscape

In Inkscape, I'm using the Komika Glaze font, styled like the drop shadows that you might see in a comic book. So, the shapes formed by the font itself should remain black. But, the interiors of the ...
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3answers
113 views

How and when to transition from pro-bono to paid work, and how to ask to be paid?

Its common for new designers to take on volunteer/unpaid projects for the purpose of building a portfolio, practicing new skills, or developing a client base. When the designer has reached a certain ...
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286 views

How do I reduce noise in an image?

I have a map image, similar to this: (click for larger) At 100%, the ocean is noisy and therefore not effectively compressed to png. Please point me in a direction of an intelligent tool for the ...
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4answers
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How to cut a large photo into a grid of smaller photos automatically in Photoshop?

Is there a way, maybe a script, that would help me cut an image into say 50 images? I have a massive panorama I would like to print on normal stock photo paper and I am using Photoshop. The output ...
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6answers
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exporting layers to files and applying the background image to all layers

I have a file with about 80 layers that I want to export to png's. That bit I know how to do but what I'm stuck with is how to include the background layer with every layer being exported? Each layer ...
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2answers
201 views

Script to color parts of image based on input data

I have a picture of a map of Europe with proper borders. I need to color each country in different shades of color according to certain properties of the country. This is trivial manually in PS or ...
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5answers
273 views

How would you represent i/o as an icon?

This has caused me to lose sleep and not get my weekly pat in the back from my boss. We have a web hosting related product that consists of database, bandwidth and I/O sub-products. To represent the ...
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2answers
588 views

What to do if your website design got stolen?

Let say your website design got stolen. You saw your design being used from a different site or company. The only difference from your design is the logo and some images. What actions can you do to ...
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2answers
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drawing scale floorplans in illustrator

i want to draw scale floorplans in AI for interior room layouts, whats the best way to do this as i would like to draw them at 1:1 but for printing they need to be at 1:50 is there a way that i can ...
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2answers
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What are the different applications in Adobe Creative Suite for?

So, I have never really been into design beyond a few wireframes and paper-pen sketches and have now now bought David Kadavy's book, Design for Hackers and am getting into design a little bit. I am ...
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3answers
284 views

Graphic Design areas for the colour-blind?

What areas, if any, of graphic design could a person with color blindness be active in? Can a person who has problems differentiating colours actually work in such a field?
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1answer
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Adobe Photoshop - How to turn text into a “hole” in a layer, so I will see the background through it.

Okay, this should be super easy to do but I just can't find the way. I have a background image with a solid colour layer on top of it, and I would like to add text on top of everything in such a way ...
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2answers
135 views

Does the designer or client provide the design contract/terms of work?

I'm a freelance designer and I have written up a design contract with my client to which he signed and agreed to. However, a few days later, he sent over another contract, which is significantly ...
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4answers
38k views

How to change colour of all elements of a group, at once, in Illustrator

I have a group of objects of the same colour, consisting of coumpound paths, regular paths and groups of these. How to change the colour of all objects at once? When I tried to use colour picker or ...
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3answers
6k views

Tint a layer (or a group of objects) in illustrator

In Illustrator I want to give a whole layer of objects a common tint. But I do not want to also color any transparent background. Also, I want to be able to continue drawing on the tinted layer with ...
4
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3answers
6k views

Replacing a font in many illustrator files

I have several hundred Illustrator files that are formatted similarly, and for legal reasons I need to replace a font in all of them. Even with the 'Find font' tool, that's a hell of a lot of fonts to ...
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1answer
240 views

Photoshop Image Slicing For Web Design

I have a webpage designed in Photoshop. But the primary background image is designed little different than the usual way. Large image. I need to keep the texture and use the background in ...
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3answers
2k views

make an image that appears transparent (but has a background) actually transparent

I have an image that has a white background but its also semi transparent so the white background seeps through. now if i remove the background it will still have the white parts where the original ...
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2answers
830 views

Deliverable format for iOS graphics

The graphics designer I am working with has given me the 3 options for delivering the graphics for the iOS app. I want the delivered files to suit the following criteria: Good quality (Ex: for ...

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