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1answer
468 views

How can I fine-tune my tile pattern to make it seamless?

I'd like to create a seamless pattern from the image below: I can cut out a rectangle and attempt to tile it but it doesn't quite line up: I know photomerge works really well for creating ...
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2answers
12k views

How to make striped/dashed border for a “cut out” coupon style?

I want to make an effect like this: How can I achieve this? The thing I'm stuck is the striped border. I want to know how to make it in Photoshop and Illustrator.
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6answers
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What do they call those scrolly, curvy elements next to chapter titles?

There's a name for this, and I even found a web site that helps you create such things for web sites, but I can't find or remember either. The element is on both sides of "Season 2014" on this web ...
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1answer
1k views

Need Photoshop help! How to create a bitmap layer!

I need to make a sprite. I was instructed to make one layer an editable layer and another layer that is a flattened bitmap layer. Any instructions on how to do this would be appreciated.
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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
895 views

Is there a font face in which all glyphs are identical?

As strange as it seems, I am looking for a font in which all characters look exactly the same. The goal is to obfuscate the text of passwords generated on http://enlargeyourpassword.com to the casual ...
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1answer
77 views

Transparency problem with different monitors

I created a png with a 10% opacity in photoshop. It looks perfect on my laptop and phone. However when I checked it on another person's monitor you could barely see the image. Then when I checked it ...
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1answer
201 views

How can I achieve this shadow effect in Photoshop?

I saw this image and loved the shadow effect and assumed it is made on Photoshop. It reminds me of old airbrush like in art deco posters. It is not even and it looks maybe like a brush tool setting ...
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2answers
295 views

Example of “technology trade”

I am trying to design a web template for my client. I designed a simple template too. but i got the following response from my client. We need to do a lot of modification though the color scheme ...
6
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2answers
205 views

How to graphically represent customer flow in indoor environments?

I'd like to know how can I represent human streams and paths in indoors facilities. Where to are people moving? How do they move and in which proportions? Something like Aaron Koblin's Flight ...
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1answer
422 views

Gradual pixelate filter in Photoshop

I have a photo that I want to pixelate. I don't want to apply the filter over the whole image, just the left half. Now comes the tricky part: I want the filter to be very coarse (i.e. big pixels) near ...
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1answer
210 views

Reuse Chart in Multiple Powerpoint Slides

I want to create a flow chart once in Powerpoint, then reuse and/or crop it in multiple slides. Then, I want any changes I make to be propagated across all slides so I don't have to copy/paste many ...
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4answers
245 views

Incorporating text into a patterned background

I am working on an invitation for print and have been coming up short with a good way to incorporate text into the piece. Here is the background I am working with: What I am trying to do is place ...
10
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1answer
9k views

Issues with creating a hi-res Large Icon for Android notifications in Jelly Bean

I am attempting to create beautiful hi-res graphics for Android notifications, but am running into some issues. In Jelly Bean, there is a new place for large icons (see the notification design ...
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2answers
422 views

Drawing random lines

I would like to draw a sequence of about 100 vertical lines, with random intervals. Is this possible with gimp?
2
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2answers
682 views

What is it called when you place text over an image?

For example, in this album cover: Is the text "imposed" over the image? What is the right word for placing one layer of design on top of another?
4
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2answers
364 views

How do I get proportions of the sock in my logo right?

I am working on a logo for a sock business. My current result is: As you may notice the proportions of the abstracted sock are quite awful. Do you have an idea what I could do to make this better? ...
3
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5answers
525 views

Where can I find icons / vector art of everyday objects?

I am designing an application that requires between 100 - 200 icons / vector art of everyday objects - grandma, banana, boat, etc. The resource that I've found that is closest to my needs is The Noun ...
4
votes
1answer
555 views

1960s technical charts sans-serif all caps font

I'm trying to identify a font of which I don't even have an image, only a very distinct memory. I remember it having seen used in technical charts of about the 1950s / 1960s, e.g. diagrams describing ...
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1answer
306 views

How to find/create background images?

I'm a programmer, trying to create a good looking portfolio for myself. I have very little knowledge about graphic design, so please forgive me if I'm asking too broad questions. I want to learn ways ...
6
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4answers
12k views

How to simulate long exposure light trails?

How can I apply long exposure lighting effects to a road (ideally using Photoshop or Illustrator)? See the image below for an example. How can this be achieved?
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5answers
19k views

Is there a faster way to save all layers in PSD to PNG?

I'm trying to export all 155 raster layers, each 240*240 in pixels, to separate png files, but it takes ages to do that using CS5 File > Scripts > Export Layers to Files. This script creates new psd ...
5
votes
1answer
133 views

Shortcut for selector tool in Photoshop

Is there a shortcut for the selector tool in Photoshop (the very fist tool in the tool bar, the one selected when opening Photoshop) ?
0
votes
1answer
325 views

Create a new photoshop cs6 shortcut

I want to set the shortcut ctrl + < to use as my "flip horizontal", and it works fine until I restart. Then photoshop replaces it with ctrl + & and I have to re-set the shortcut everytime. Any ...
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2answers
719 views

Creating popular mobile app menu/action bar effect in photoshop

I see this line effect in a lot of mobile apps. It looks pretty nice. How can I recreate this effect in Photoshop?
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1answer
365 views

I just CAN'T cut this product out in a professional manner [duplicate]

I'm hoping you guys can help. I've been using photoshop for donkeys years, but the one difficulty I have is cutting out products in a professional way. I decided to take the underlying photo on a ...
0
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1answer
91 views

Trying to identify this font

I just stumbled across this really neat font. Can anyone identify it? I'm referring to the text that says "360° OF SUCCESS"
5
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2answers
245 views

How can I create a font from my handwriting?

A quick Google search turns up many websites that claim to make a customized script font from a sample of your handwriting. How do they compare, and would you recommend any such service? Are there ...
5
votes
5answers
2k views

File backups for Photoshop

I've been working with Photoshop for a long time, and every once in a while I work on a file, sometimes in a rush, sometimes just being lazy.. what happens is that I end up ruining it. I save, go on ...
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1answer
2k views

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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2answers
335 views

Best practice to creating distorted text?

Trying to practice better on my typographic logos I wanted to challenge myself in creating a distorted text logo but I was unaware if any practices exist when considering pre-existing fonts in regards ...
4
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4answers
1k views

PNG vs GIF for 1 bit transparency

Is there any reason for using GIF instead of PNG when the image requires only 1 bit transparency (either on or off) and of course no animation is required? thanks
3
votes
2answers
241 views

Drafting Designs - Do you start from paper first, or straight on the computer? [closed]

When you are initially drafting the design for something, do you usually start from the paper first and draw thumbnails of the design, or straight on the computer first?
8
votes
1answer
94 views

What benefit does proper balance add to a design?

Given multiple designs with the same elements, how does the balance of elements help a design to make it more favorable / effective than the others?
15
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4answers
1k views

What is kerning and what is the point of it?

From what I see here, it seems kerning is just rearranging the space between letters. However, the comments here lead me to believe there's more to the story. Is kerning really that simple? Is the ...
20
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5answers
2k views

Learning Logo Design

What are the good logo design learning resources (books, sites)? How can I learn logo design more in depth? What are some good instructional resources for learning logo design? This question is not ...
7
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2answers
531 views

How Should One Modulate White Space?

How should one modulate white space within an image, poster, or a logo? Some people say that there should be a certain amount of white space available within an image to make it appealing, while ...
38
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8answers
3k views

Sources for Color Theory or Psychology of Color

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good book/blog/forum that focuses on design principles such as psychology of color, specifically where it relates to picking a color palette for a communication ...
5
votes
1answer
956 views

Problem printing PDF from Freehand-10 via Acrobat X

When I go to print a pdf file with "Adobe PDF printer", I get the following error: cannot complete command because read or write access has been denied. This very strange error only appears if I ...
0
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1answer
256 views

From Freehand to Illustrator. Color conversion

I have an old Freehand file and it has a rectangle with the Pantone 187 CVC. I use 2 different ways to update with multiple versions of Illustrator: I export the Freehand file as an .eps file and ...
11
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3answers
2k views

How to draw attention to a specific area of a design?

What are the best practices for drawing attention to specific parts of a design?
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0answers
321 views

Problem in Painting with selected Objects 3DS Max 2014

Even if I pick objects like two different kind of trees, when I am ready to paint them on the landscape it does not paint them, instead it paints the landscape as long as I press the brush. I tried ...
2
votes
2answers
173 views

Can anyone offer some advice on the relationship between design and business goals?

I am designing a one page site, and I need to go back to basics and learn about how to translate business aims into a homepage design. Can anyone offer some advice on the relationship between design ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

Using my pen tablet, how do I make it so when I draw, the line width varies more artistically? Very static right now

Right now when I draw with my pen tablet, the width of each stroke is pretty much identical, unless I comically push hard or release slowly. But in videos such as this it seems effortless for the ...
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vote
1answer
7k views

How do I convert leading and kerning expressed to CSS styles

I have been given a design / style guide for a website that has the fonts expressed in point (pt) measurements, and additional leading and kerning adjustments - e.g. 40pt font, 60pt leading, -30pt ...
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vote
1answer
294 views

Does CorelDraw have a native read resolution for reading SVG's?

Does CorelDraw has a default read resolution for SVG's? The only DPI settings that will show me the number of pixels exactly as they were created is 96. Is that Corel's native DPI resolution for ...
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1answer
1k views

Cut shape in Inkscape so it has transparent background?

I was wondering if Inkscape has the ability to select the outline of a shape, and then be cropped or copied and pasted over another shape? I remember being able to do this in Illustrator but you ...
4
votes
1answer
765 views

Help Identify the Japanese and Chinese Fonts as Pictured

I'm trying to identify the fonts used in the attached images. I suspect that the Japanese sample is a Dynacomware font, but I don't see a match on FontShop. I think it’s been discontinued by the ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

Full list of Photoshop Shortcuts

I want to build on my Photoshop performance and a key solution would be to learn the shortcuts for Photoshop. That said does anyone know a reliable place to get Photoshop CS5 and CS6 shocrtcuts ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Eyedropper Toggle w/ Shape Tool CS6

I'm using Photoshop CS6 for the first time. I see that the shapes have been changed and have heard about how it's all true vector behavior now so it's great. However, there's one thing I used to be ...

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