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How to create an arrow in Adobe Indesign

I've used an arrow like this: ➜ ...in lots of programs - on the web in WordPress, in MSWord, even TextEdit. But when I paste the arrow into an inDesign document, it's not recognised. Is this arrow ...
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2answers
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Objective reasons to center or left-align tables and images within text columns?

First, let me emphasize that while I am asking a question about preference, I am looking for objective reasons to prefer one answer over another. I am not interested in your personal, subjective ...
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How do I make an image fade on the right+left side in Photoshop?

I recently launched radiolivechicago.com and my background image looks weird when it is all of the sudden cut off. I've been hacking around in PS and followed this tutorial to create my faded image. ...
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2answers
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Why does painting with 1% opacity not always do something?

I tried this with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. When I have a black background, and a white brush with an opacity of 1%, the color should get brighter if I click onto the same spot over and over again. ...
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1answer
88 views

Perceptual colour space as working space

We know from after images that violet-yellow, blue-orange and green-magenta are perceptual complementaries. When I am designing I would like a hue wheel that reflects these perceptual ...
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3answers
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Fill an area while keeping transparency

In Paint.NET I'd like to change the color of an icon by using the fill tool, but I want to preserve the alpha-channel of the pixels. There's the same question for Photoshop, but I can't find a ...
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4answers
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How can I create perfect “radio waves” (concentric arcs of a circle)?

I suck at illustrator, so this is a huge leap in my ability. I'm trying to draw a radio tower, but I want everything in the vector to be as perfect as possible. I want some waves to come off of the ...
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316 views

Why is there so much emphasis on the text of a logo and not the catchyness of the logo itself?

Ok, so I have been looking at a lot of logos recently, all done by graphic designers. And in the majority of them, the only thing they have is a name or some "basic" text. I thought the idea behind a ...
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2answers
615 views

CSS LetterPress Effect

I can't seem to get the color values/names correct so that I can get a Letter Press Effect on the text To create the appearance of text that has been stamped, choose a text colour that is darker ...
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What should I request as far as training for the next fiscal year? [closed]

I'm a graphic designer for city government. I know all the pertinent Adobe programs (Ps, Ai, Id, Fw, Dw). We have a budget for training and conferences. I'm considering a subscription to lynda.com and ...
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2answers
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How can I easily deselect a path after creating it in Illustrator?

I want to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to make hair strands for a vexel portrait. I have to make hundreds of strands. The problem is that I would like to use the pen tool to make two anchor ...
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3answers
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Font with transparent holes-fill in and outline in illustrator

I'm using a font called Nashville. I want to outline only the most outside of the paths. If I try to use the outline tool, it outlines all of the small holes in the font, too. I want to fill in the ...
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1answer
67 views

How do I find examples of single 2-D non-animated info-graphics with 4 or 5 dimensions within a single graph?

Really not sure how to explain what I'm looking for, just know it exist. For example, dimensions might include time, volatility, space, distance, density, etc. -- basically any measurement that's ...
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1answer
473 views

Changing text with drop shadow over a radial gradient in GIMP

I want to change the text in the image below without modifying the background. I tried cutting the text and filling the gap with a new one, but it doesn't look nice. Is there a simpler way?
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2answers
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How to compute the radii (radiuses) of corners for concentric rounded rects

I have a roundrect button that I want to contain within another roundrect. The containing roundrect should always be 1px away from the button. If I make the radius on the container too small then the ...
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3answers
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How do you make a justified background color for a paragraph style in InDesign?

In InDesign if I have a paragraph style and every time I use that style I want a "colored" box behind it justified to the column width. How would you suggest doing this? Currently it's been done ...
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2answers
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Which cut of Gill Sans is it that is included on a Mac?

Like many classic fonts, there are several different cuts of Gill Sans by various publishers. Monotype distribute it as 'Gill Sans MT', and Adobe and ITC have their own versions. Which version is the ...
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1answer
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How to make a image fade out to both sides

I want to use an image in different screen resolutions with fading and the same background color. In a website, the image will not scale, but the background will. Something like this:
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2answers
192 views

Handling layers in GIMP

I'm a first time GIMP user. I have an image that contains a design that'd I like to copy on to a transparent background. therefore, I started tracing the design using the paint/pencil tool. now that ...
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3answers
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Stretching an image along a path

I would like to take a picture and mold it in the shape of a 2D heart. Here is an example picture: I hope to accomplish a heart shape using this picture and have the blues ends meet at the bottom ...
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1answer
1k views

App ui design workflow in Fireworks

I'm an iOS developer and I'd like to learn how to use the tools in Fireworks correctly for app design. I feel very uncomfortable with slicing, rulers, guides, and resizing for retina. I know these can ...
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4answers
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How do you get transparent colour on Gimp?

In the colour selection I have been searching for a transparent option, but I can't find one. How can I do it?
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3answers
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How to split a PSD that has lots of layer groups

I bought a psd file that has lots of buttons - each button is a layer group. What's a good way to split the file so that each button is it's own file - with its layers intact. I know how to turn off ...
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2answers
393 views

Design term for a callout box with lines to source?

What is the industry term for this effect?
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4answers
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On which sites can I sell fonts I've created?

I made a typeface that I would like to sell non-exclusively on several online stores. I have been searching and found a few nice outlets so far. What are the font shops you know of? Where do you ...
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1answer
3k views

Shadow below images [duplicate]

I have this image that I got from slidesjs.com It looks awesome when used as a frame, but I want to "elongate" it. Steps on how to accomplish this? I know it looks like a simple shadow, but the ...
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0answers
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Pixels in PSD not accurate for fonts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the size of the font translate to exactly? I'm trying to figure out why my fonts in a PSD are not telling me the accurate pixel height. I set up a new ...
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2answers
340 views

How far back does the concept of a “bold” typeface variant go

What I'd like to know is where in history the idea of having a bold variant of a typeface came about. I suspect that back in Garamond/Caslon's time there would not have been any bold version of their ...
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1answer
12k views

Adding More Materials for Photoshop 3D

I have been using the 3d features in Photoshop CS6 Extended and I love all of the materials that are included and that you can download from Adobe's website. However, I have been trying to find some ...
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2answers
5k views

Illustrator paste in place on one artboard

Is it possible to past in place on one (selected) artboard instead of all artboards?
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1answer
2k views

How can I create a circular zig-zag pattern?

I'm trying to create something that looks like this: I can do the blue lines easily enough but I can't seem to get the grey 'circular diamonds' right. No matter what I do, be it a diamond shape ...
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3answers
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What is this outline around text and how do I get rid of it? (Adobe Illustrator CS5)

I'm a beginner in Illustrator so please excuse me if this is a very noob question. There's this thin orange-ish outline around the text. I'm 100% certain it is not a stroke. I'm guessing it is ...
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1answer
2k views

Why is the Gimp selection pane not going away?

I needed to move something so I copied it and pasted it to its new location and now where I have pasted it there is a selection pane that will not go away. I've tried to move the pane and tried the ...
3
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1answer
537 views

Some GIFs can't be opened in photoshop

I have a lot of .gif images which can be viewed by e.g. IrfanView, but not opened in photoshop. Photoshop says it can't interpret the file format module (I'm using it in German, so I don't know the ...
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2answers
282 views

I need help finding this font

I'm working on a website and the client want this font to be used for the logo: But he has no idea what the font is and the guys who created his old design are no longer in business. So if anyone ...
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2answers
433 views

Vector and bitmap images won't align in Inkscape, why?

I have created an image in Inkscape, it will be a label for a product so I needed it to bee of just the right size when it prints out. Now I have the core in vector drawing but I wanted to add some ...
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1answer
4k views

How to edit a vector mask in Photoshop CS2?

This will sound astronomically simple, and you will indeed wonder how is it possible that I've never learned it. But: How do I quickly edit a vector mask in CS2?
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2answers
32k views

Save Illustrator as PDF with transparent background

Is there a way to export my artwork as PDF so that it has a transparent background? Something like exporting objects only... whenever I try to save my .ai as pdf, it always comes with a full white ...
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1answer
568 views

Save as PDF creates ghost images of my text behind the text

I'm an Illustrator Novice (I'm more experienced with Photoshop) but I need to create a vector version of our company logo. The logo looks fine in Illustrator and if I export a png version it looks ...
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1answer
3k views

Large format printing DPI for billboards

Hi can anyone help my confusion? I'm preparing artwork for some billboards - 96 sheets (overall size 12192mm x 3048mm). The specs say to produce artwork at a 10th of the size = 1219.2mm x 304.8mm. ...
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1answer
688 views

Methods for using the Golden Ratio in fluid application UI design?

I have seen a bit about leveraging the Golden Ratio in traditional web design applications, however I've not found much in the way of thoughts on utilizing it within fluid desktop application design. ...
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4answers
164k views

Helvetica Neue Equivalent on Google Fonts?

Does anybody know a font on Google Fonts that is very similar to Helvetica Neue?
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1answer
101 views

Can you help me identify the font used in this text that says “EXPERT WITNESS”?

What is the font used in this image? It is too squat to be Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, or any of the other typical non-serif fonts, and the image isn't crisp enough for me to make any headway on ...
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2answers
206 views

How to preview installed fonts?

I'm completely new on a Mac. I would like a pointer as to how to visualize a preview of a given headline in as many fonts as possible from those installed on the system. What I need to accomplish is ...
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1answer
1k views

Multiple images spread out inside circle using Illustrator

I have a group of 6 images that are masked in even-sized rectangles. I'd like those rectangles to be evenly distributed along the outside of the bottom half of a circle. Whats the best way to handle ...
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2answers
1k views

How to create this grunge texture effect

I am making a logo in photoshop and want to add this old spotted vintage type of filter. Can anyone let me know how? Specifically the light dots on the black: I'm using photoshop CS4
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1answer
107 views

Opacity in Illustrator

I am creating a vexel portrait in Illustrator. For the shading areas I am using a 5% opacity for each shape that I draw w/ the pen tool. But I find that I have to set the opacity back to 5% for each ...
2
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2answers
5k views

Create equirectangular/sphere projection map

I have what is apparently called an equirectangular projection of the world. I can use the 3D functionality of Photoshop to use this as a texture for a globe, by creating a sphere mesh; or I can use ...
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2answers
402 views

How can I create realistic head shots of non-existent people?

I want to make some photos of someone who does not really exist, but I don't know where should I start. Initially I wanted to make a 3D head model by FaceGen Modeller and take renders of that to use ...
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4answers
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Tips for creating and editing paths in Illustrator

I'm new to Adobe Illustrator, but I have used extensively Inkscape. While I recognize that Illustrator is vastly superior in many fronts, I feel a bit of a lag due to the need to use three or four ...

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