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Does ideal measure change with language?

The ideal measure for single column of text is most widely accepted as around 65 characters, but does this depend on the language of the text? Some languages like French have much longer words than ...
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177 views
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How do I use a vector graphic to cut an image in Fireworks?

I am designing a website with Adobe Fireworks and I want to have a design where I have divs with rounded corners. Inside those divs I want to have an image that gets cut (rounded) by the containing ...
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What is the effect of ligatures in web, regarding SEO

All designers love ligatures but vanilla web typography just sucks. I heard of smartypants that solves many of thoses issues, bringing sexy quotes, gorgeous ampersands and all. It's just perfect, ...
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how to import vectors from fireworks to illustrator

I created some vector graphics for my company's website in fireworks because I like the pixel perfect control I get but now everybody likes the artwork so much that they want to use it all over the ...
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Enlarge path (make bolder) in Inkscape

I converted the letter "Z" to a path. Now I want to make the Z extra bold. The corners should stay sharp. I don't want to make the letter bigger, I want it to be more bold. Any hints?
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194 views

How to Draw vector illustration? [closed]

I am looking drawing lessons of the illustrations in vector. Or in any editor.
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428 views

Designing GUI for mobile apps working in bright sunlight environment

I'm going to create GUI for a mobile app that will work in bright sunlight environment (inside a car so it will not be fully exposed to sunlight) and the usability and visibility of certain GUI ...
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2answers
219 views

Why does this poster look off, like it's lacking something to focus on?

I'm new at graphic design so any help would be very appreciated. Higher-up didn't provide that much info to work with, which is why it looks sparse, but I keep looking at it and feeling like it is ...
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1answer
329 views

InDesign and advert size (PDFs)

I've learnt the basics of InDesign and created a 10-page magazine with some adverts in (stored as PDFs). My earlier question here was from a purely educational standpoint; not an actual printed ...
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Adobe Illustrator - working with path & pathfinder issue

I'm working on some print design in Adobe Illustrator, but I can't seem to figure out this one thing. It's probably stupid, but would really appreciate if someone could help me out. I've create a ...
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Should fonts always be very “formal” on a legal page?

I am working on a HIPAA page (legal disclaimers in the medical industry). I am including a screenshot of the bottom portion of the page. I think this looks good but wondering if I should perhaps go ...
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1answer
75 views

For the main image on the landing page, can a dark contrasting background help increase conversion?

BACKGROUND OF PROJECT Initially I envisioned that the header would have an image that can span the entire width of the page. I was thinking centered, and it would be so wide that as you stretched it, ...
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759 views

How to create irregular shapes with round corners

I found a logo of a company named Ibbt. As you can see, there is a separation between elements (the shapes in the left). Can anybody tell how to create such effect in Illustration?
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1answer
814 views

How to: Line 3D effect?

How would one go about creating a lined 3D effect as shown in the image below?
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1answer
219 views

How can I create imagery for cyber security and cyberspace general while avoiding that late 90's early 2000's look?

If you were to do a google image search for cyber security you'd see exactly what I mean. Even the slickest images representing cyber security or cyberspace seem to fall under a style that IMO is very ...
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1answer
7k views

Scaling image in gimp without losing definition of characters

I'm working with a .png (a logo with text) found here. When I import to gimp and try to scale it down, to fit my canvas, the text above "DON DAVIS LECTURESHIP... etc" becomes illegible from ...
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1answer
169 views

Any good example of electric waves incorporated in a web design?

The client I work with has undergone an internal branding exercise. The result is that all of their documentation standards have been updated to include a common header. The header contains a black ...
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2answers
10k views

How do I use one shape to delete a portion of another shape?

I have created an arrow shape (rightmost in image), from which I wish to cut out the majority so that only two thin sides remain. The most accurate way to do this would be to duplicate the shape and ...
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2answers
854 views

What would be equivalent blue colour for this red/orange one?

I'm struggling to find a matching blue colour for this red one I've got: #cf3a1b By 'matching' I mean similar feel, in terms of brightness, contrast, lighting etc... I'm new to graphic design so I ...
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7answers
4k views

Is there a good way to establish a Green-Yellow-Red colour scheme?

Basic colour theory tells us that a colour palette of Green, Yellow and Red is a laughably ugly, they are colours that clash. If we take Green as the prominent colour, the analogous colours that go ...
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2answers
499 views

How to create a light border for an app icon

This is a fine piece of iPhone app icon: I'm wondering how they created the fine texture along with the slight 'glow' on the edges: I suppose the texture is made by a semi-transparent layer on ...
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1answer
220 views

Graphic design courses under a Creative Commons license?

I'm an amateur graphic designer, with a decent head for theory, and intermediate skills. I would like to run a graphic design course for my friends, but I would prefer not to spend months on ...
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3answers
386 views

Switching to GIMP from CS5.5. Is it feasible?

I've recently moved to linux from Windows7. The only program I can't do without is photoshop. I make a lot of banner ads and small landing page creatives. My question, is it realistic to switch and ...
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1answer
110 views

Where to start when styling widgets for an app?

I'd like to improve the visual appearance of these widgets. What tools are available to help me? I am in need of advice on how to make widgets I create look and feel professional. I am no artist ...
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2answers
206 views

How can I make these links more obvious to click on?

Currently working on a redesign for a dental laboratory. While testing the home page with a user, they never clicked on the links in the subnavigation. They clicked on the larger buttons in the links ...
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2answers
216 views

Rotated tiling background

How do I rotate the this image by 30 degrees but still have it be tileable? http://i.imgur.com/OXQ8cD4.png
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1answer
103 views

How can I symbolize credit? [closed]

I'm trying to think of a way to graphically represent the idea of credit, as in money owed. Are there any conventional solutions to this?
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1answer
125 views

Export selected layer from Photoshop to web format

I have this big PSD file (300MB) which I need to somehow, export each layer as a web format (PNG for example) to fit them in a HTML. The only thing I found in PS is in the Scripts menu, the Export ...
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1answer
302 views

Interactively drag constrained 45°/90° line

I know I can hold down shift to drag a line constrained to 45° or 90° with the pen tool in illustrator. However, I'd like to see the line previewed interactively as I draw. I can get that behavior ...
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2answers
1k views

DejaVu Sans Condensed not showing up in Inkscape, despite installed

My system came with DejaVu Sans and DejaVu Sans Condensed installed by default. PROBLEM: Inkscape only shows DejaVu Sans. Do I have to configure something special in Inkscape? Or is DejaVu Sans ...
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1answer
1k views

How to put a design in best light before showing it on Behance or Dribbble

Often designers who are on Behance or Dribbble (or other design social platforms) do not upload there design as is, they pre-process them a bit in Photoshop to make them look better of give them some ...
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1answer
203 views

Multiple double lines

I have two lines with a double appearance: which I would like to be joined at their intersection: (which I did with Object->Path->Join). However, I don't want the lines to be joined at the end; ...
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3answers
140 views

How do I create a shape within a shape that has the same layer effects? [duplicate]

I wish to create a bookmark shape within a bar shape and make it look like it is "part" of the underlying bar shape, i.e. It conforms to the same gradient, but is only a different color. I created ...
2
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2answers
373 views

Popular 3D model file format which can be edited (and offline batch-rendered) by free tools?

I'm architecting a software project which involves 3D graphics and will soon need to select a 3D modeler to build some models for us. I'm trying to figure out what file format I should require the ...
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3answers
1k views

How to calculate the best type colour for a random background colour?

I might need to present content at multiple levels depending on the distance of the observer to a display. Let's say from far away the user perceives a flat colour, but from a close distance the user ...
2
votes
1answer
957 views

Custom square brush defaults to circular?

I recently learned to create custom brushes by selecting an area and using the "custom brush by selection" option. What I'm trying to do is make a square brush with a slight tilt to it (I'm using ...
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3answers
1k views

Pointillism? Mosaic? Vector Bokeh? [duplicate]

Is there a name for this effect and what would be the best way to achieve it in Photoshop or Illustrator in terms of filling a different vector shape with a similar distribution of rainbow circles? ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

What's the best way to intersect a box shape layer?

I'm attempting to create a login box based on the below, but with a line (in the same style as the outer stroke) dividing the two sections. Is the best way to do this to literally draw a line as a new ...
2
votes
4answers
8k views

How to convert a high number of PNG images to JPG forcing the background color?

I have around 200 hundred PNG small images and I would like to convert all of them into JPG with a black background. I usually do these kind of batch work with FastStone Image Viewer but there are no ...
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vote
4answers
1k views

A good Mac image annotation tool?

I'm looking for a tool where I can quickly annotate my Photoshop/Illustrator designs with the distances in pixels between different elements and / or the edges, so I can then transform the layout into ...
4
votes
2answers
137 views

What's the name of the font used in Ambersoft Labs?

What is the name of this font? I have checked in many sites but could not get a proper answer. In the given picture, the letter T looks modified.
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2answers
898 views

What do you call the first paragraph in a layout where its bigger and made to stand out?

So you often see the first paragraph, for example of an about us page, where the first paragraph has a larger font and just kind of gives an enticing bit of information to read further. Anybody know ...
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vote
2answers
450 views

Can anyone identify the font in this logo we just bought? [duplicate]

We just purchased a logo from stocklogos.com. The logo was listed in 2011 and the original designer has proven hard to reach. Does anyone know what the font used in this logo is? ...
1
vote
1answer
832 views

GIF animation skipping immediately to last frame

I was making a GIF animation with GIMP. When I tried to play it back, though, it skipped directly from my first frame to the final frame and missed all the others. Is this a glitch in GIMP, or am I ...
1
vote
3answers
724 views

How to pick large color palettes?

An institution I know has chosen the following colors for its theme: It is used as a banner at bottom of web pages, and the first green is used as the main “institutional” color. I wonder: does ...
2
votes
4answers
319 views

How to design forms that encourage clear printing of numbers?

On most of my documents, I have places where people can write their name and number. I found, many people do not print clearly, so I cannot read the numbers. For e.g., many write their 5's like 3's. ...
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2answers
132 views

What should I do to get an image equal exactly to my design

I'm a newbie in graphic design. when I do my design in illustrator I create a big artboard usually 800X500px, but I don't use all the size. So what should I do to get an image of exactly of my design. ...
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1answer
337 views

What should image size in px be for A0 with a Canon iPF8300

I am producing an A0 poster. I have been told that the printer is a Canon iPF8300. The spec says; Maximum Print Resolution 2,400 x 1,200 dpi Nozzle Pitch 1200 dpi x 2 I'm not sure what ...
0
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1answer
118 views

Add a new layer to a set of button icons

A designer has created (for money) a set of button icons (Facebook, Settings, ...) for me, where all buttons have the same rounded rectangle outline: Now I need to add few more buttons, for example ...

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