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3answers
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Do you use colour lasers for proof printing?

I own an EPSON Stylus Photo RX640 printer which prints really good on special paper media, but is rather poor when it comes to normal (>75%) printing on plain papers. Beside that it's also quite ...
3
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3answers
246 views

Should I place the border above or below header to separate sections?

If the content is split into several sections, and each section has a header, should I put border below or above the header? The “border below” approach seems prevalent (see Google, Wikipedia) but ...
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7answers
8k views

Are Macs preferable to PCs for handling graphics software?

Excuse me for being totally uninformed, but it usually seems like creative types of people i.e. graphics designers prefer Macs over PCs for accomplishing their tasks. I was wondering, why is this? Is ...
8
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3answers
293 views

where to get web-design critiques and suggestions?

Where do you get you design critics for your project, particularly on web design? A friend had suggested to me a website where people critique and give suggestion on your website. But I forgot the ...
0
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1answer
4k views

Inkscape Changing Color of the Whole Object

I have made a bubble in Inkscape. The bubble comprises of a circle and an eclipse inside the circle. The bubble has gradient effects and is red in color. Now, I want to change the color of the whole ...
3
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5answers
278 views

How do you say “Layer” in Chinese? As in photoshop layer

I'm setting up graphic designs that will be printed in mainland China. Some layers of the image are just there to show print instructions, and should never be printed. What's Chinese for "Layer" as ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Calibration and Photoshop Color Settings

I use Windows 7. I calibrated my monitor with ColorMunki and use this profile as my default monitor profile. It looks great as I see the difference between non-calibrated and calibrated. Colors and ...
4
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1answer
153 views

What does MMH stand for?

I'm looking at some software that does a DPI check based on an upload of an images. It checks the resolution of the image against the specified DPI (300) and MMH (44x88). Does anyone know what MMH ...
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1answer
1k views

Where could I find free PostScript Type 1 font?

Where could I find free PostScript Type 1 fonts? Nowadays, the font are either TrueType or OpenType format. There are few Type 1 fonts. Thanks.
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1answer
211 views

Outline edition tool in CorelDraw?

Is there any tool in CorelDraw X4/X5 that allows to change the outline like you can do in Illustrator?
2
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2answers
242 views

How to create a bulk load of similar buttons using PS CS5?

What is a good way of creating a bulk load of buttons using photoshop CS5? They are all the same background, and size, but different overlay text. Please bear in mind I am new to PS but have an ...
5
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2answers
6k views

Is it posible to collapse/expand all Groups in Photoshop Layers Panel?

I have a photoshop file with a lot of groups inside and inside those groups even more groups, to get to a layer that I want is a looong way, and after that its even longer to colapse back so I can get ...
5
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4answers
38k views

What size canvas should logos be designed on?

When designing a logo is there a minimum size canvas that should be used to keep quality when it is enlarged or when reduced? Obviously the dimensions of a canvas depend on the shape of the logo, but ...
5
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1answer
280 views

Making a solid color more realistic/natural

I often come across elements of color which look very natural and realistic despite there being only one solid color (not in a pixel-exact way, but rather in the perceived sense). When I try to ...
0
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4answers
329 views

Can Inkscape be associated to SVG as the primary tool of the trade? [closed]

I'm planning to make an icon to represent SVG. I know there are official logos, but I never saw them until I looked for them, and I don't believe many designers associate SVG to these logos. My icon ...
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2answers
5k views

How to draw exactly 1/3 circle in Photoshop?

I need to do a pie chart with exact 1/3 chunks. Obviously it's easy to do a quarter circle - just cut the circle in half and then cut that half in half. But how would I do 1/3 circle?
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2answers
2k views

Automate image creation with addition of number, that increases with each iteration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a batch job, numbering images (writing text on them) from 1 to 100 in Photoshop? I have an image and I'm adding number to it as a Type layer with some ...
2
votes
1answer
188 views

What font does Vitabot use in their logo?

This is a font that a client would like to use on his site that I'm designing. Can someone help me determine what the font is? Here is a logo with the font I am looking for:
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3answers
235 views

What are some free software packages for producing attractive scientific plots?

The plotting capabilities of MATLAB leave much to be desired. Right now the python matplotlib library has my attention, but I wanted to ask those of you on Graphic Design if you had any other ...
3
votes
2answers
6k views

How can I resize an image without anti-aliasing?

I design emoticons, and often I need to resize things. However, this usually needs to be done without anti-aliasing. I can't find anywhere to do this. It's kind of backward, as it's actually harder ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Resizing rectangle in Fireworks without losing sharpness

I resized an icon from 128x128 to 40x40 pixels. The snap-to-pixel option is turned on, but the icon is still "blurry". Original (128x128): Resized (40x40): How can I resize my image and retain ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Is it possible to make “paragraph” the default text format in Dreamweaver

I often add rows to tables in Dreamweaver once a day and then add text to these. it is annoying to always have to change the text format to paragraph, is there a way to make paragraph the default ...
0
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1answer
444 views

Photoshop doesn't save composite previews

First: I have Photoshop CS3 running on Mac OS 10.7.2. (This also occurred in 10.6.8.) In Photoshop preferences, I have every preview-saving option enables in File Handling, yet Quick Looking a file ...
0
votes
1answer
13k views

Deleting a selected area in Illustrator

How do I chop out regions of a bitmap in Illustrator, revealing the transparency beneath? I'm starting with a raster graphic imported from Photoshop. The goal is to cut off a precisely-measured ...
0
votes
1answer
539 views

100 frame circular burn-down fuse animation

I'm working on a game and want a burn-down timer which is a circular fuse, burning down (erasing itself) over 100 frames (3.6 degrees each.) How can I generate these frames with software instead of ...
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2answers
551 views

What icon fits “incomplete” and “overridden”?

When users create widgets in my system, they can leave the billing info incomplete till later. (They eventually have to fill it in unless the requirement get's overridden by a manager.) I need an icon ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Adobe Illustrator CS5 | how simplify and remove duplicates in the path

At first, sorry for my bad english =) I have a path as seen in this screenshot: After "release compound path", I have multiple segments of path, but each segment consists of several superimposed on ...
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votes
1answer
314 views

Are there any limitations regarding the Text Tool in GIMP?

I opened a PNG image to add some text, but when I click the image with Text Tool, it doesn't work. I have searched info online about the Text Tool and anything related to this issue I'm having, but I ...
1
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2answers
607 views

How can I create a tile-able version of this background?

This question has 2 parts: How can I create the background of this image in Photoshop? How can I make it tile-able? By the way, are there any sites that show off tile-able backgrounds that have a ...
3
votes
2answers
801 views

Designing in Black & White

I have to design flyers for someone, which will be printed in black and white (low budget thing). My problem is, I am used to design with colors, to use colors to direct the focus, to emphasize ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Photoshop: X, Y, W, H

I'm addicted to using the X, Y, W, and H parameters in the upper right of the window in Illustrator . It makes precision layouts, resizes, and measurements trivially easy. I understand you can get ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Why do my rulers not line up sometimes?

Sometimes, in Photoshop, my rulers are off centre: In this case I have the Move Tool selected, I've just placed the image of the pin. It always seems to go away after a while, but I haven't worked ...
1
vote
2answers
342 views

Inspiration from existing works - where is the limit?

I am trying to create icons for the UI of my website to represent key concepts of my trade such as "translation services", "languages", "translation tools"... and I am having a hard time to come up ...
3
votes
2answers
547 views

Any ideas on how to get this TV faded color effect?

I've been trying to get this effect in Photoshop. I thought about creating 3 semi-transparent layers with the same image and having the images slightly unaligned (to give that ghost or faded trace). ...
0
votes
3answers
142 views

What font is used here?

What's that font below "jak ja widzę swoje pismo"? Edit: as two people already got confused - I know the font of header, it's quite obvious it's Comic Sans to everyone who used computer for more than ...
0
votes
2answers
395 views

What programs are being used to design this?

I'm new to design, and I often observe and have a lot of questions. I'm familiar with Photoshop, but I'm not sure of its full capabiilites. Take a look at this iPhone game called Cut the Rope, ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Photoshop showing low quality graphics

I have a strange problem in Photoshop. I had this background image that I had downloaded from a website to try and recreate something like it. After I downloaded it and opened it up it all looked ...
1
vote
3answers
404 views

In Fireworks CS5, How to hide all fills/strokes and show only paths (wire view)?

I have a complex vector graphic with overlapped shapes and I've been looking for a View mode that allows me to see only the paths. I guess it's called wire view or path view, but I can't find that ...
0
votes
3answers
17k views

How to create this fading shadow effect in photoshop?

I would like to know how to create this shadow effect in photoshop. I know how to make shadow in photoshop but don't know how to make this fading shadow on the left and right side in the image.
1
vote
2answers
831 views

How do I change the Black used for text in PDFs exported by InDesign?

I have a problem when I get a PDF from a designer and I have to chop it up in Photoshop and place it in InDesign and then re-export it. When it goes to print, it prints all the text in registration ...
3
votes
4answers
908 views

Should I store work files on my local drive or an external one?

When I worked in small design studios, I was always trained to keep my work files on an external hard drive, and never store them on the computer hard drive. One of my design friends asked why I ...
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votes
2answers
376 views

Software/library to create artistic plan view of a floorplan

I'm looking either for a software or for a clipart library to create a top down plan view of a flat. But that should not be simply schematic, but actually look nice with shading and color and so on. ...
0
votes
2answers
701 views

How Can I Make Share Buttons Look Better?

You can see my site here. The share buttons on the left side obviously look quite untidy... Any ideas on how to make them look better?
1
vote
2answers
685 views

How to make a metallic gradient in photoshop

I have a line drawing of a brass instrument: and I'd like to give it a glossy brass-like texture. What tools could I use on Photoshop CS5? I tried filling it with gradients, and then adding a ...
0
votes
2answers
183 views

How can I replicate the label of this bottle in Illustrator?

I'm trying to replicate the label of the water bottle shown here: I would like to recreate it in Illustrator. I've tried a few different methods with mixed results, none of which are really a match ...
5
votes
2answers
14k views

Photoshop CS5 - how to “normalize” colors in an image to reduce the noise?

New to photoshop so bear with me... I have a scanned image that, ideally, should be just three colors: red, black, and white. The original was a pen an ink drawing and the act of scanning added all ...
1
vote
1answer
313 views

Flash: Align locked objects

So I am familiar with the align toolbar, and am attempting to get two objects to align centrally. The problem is that one of the objects is where I want it to be placed, and I want the other object ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Issue with Calibri typeface in Photoshop CS4

I have a very instersting issue with Photoshop CS4 and the Calibri typeface that I was hoping somebody would be able to help with. Certain characters when typed next to each other produce an odd ...
0
votes
3answers
8k views

How to scale down to an exact pixel dimension?

I'm copying and pasting an Illustrator CS3 vector graphic into Photoshop CS3. I need it to be exactly 32px high, so I enter "32px" in the transform settings. To my chagrin, the final image comes ...
2
votes
1answer
550 views

Creating a circle following a pattern

I'm trying to come up with a new logo for my tireshop, and I'm trying to create a tire in Photoshop. I really like the outline of this one: How is a circle outline like this created? I know how to ...

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