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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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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? ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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What is this horizontal shadow effect called?

Ok, so this is a bit embarrassing: But I cannot for the life of me find instructions that show me how to achieve this type of effect in Photoshop. If anyone knows what it is called or how it can be ...
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What computer subsystem is responsible for font kerning?

Kerning - adjustment of the space between two specific letters. I am just wondering what computer subsystem is responsible for font kerning. Is it font engine? Or it is quality of specific font? If ...
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How does one put a rectangular picture inside a round hole in another picture

I have a picture where I have already removed an inner oval portion with the Quick Selection tool. (Am using Photoshop Elements 6.0). I'd like to insert another picture, which is a background, into ...
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eyedropper tool working incorrectly

By default when sampling colors in Photoshop with the eyedropper the color selected shows up as the foreground color, currently when i try sampling a color it sets it as the background color -how can ...
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Is it ok to use .pngs on business cards to print?

I want to use a background image from here though these are usually just used for websites. I am worried the quality will not be sufficient enough for print. Would I be correct in this assumption? Is ...
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Illustrator CS5 Distorts Vector on Resize, using Scale Tool

When resizing a vector group in Illustrator CS5.5 with a custom made symbol in the group I get distortion of the proportion of the shape. I've tried Tried resizing with selection tool holding ...
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Concept OS Mocking: Illustrator vs. Photoshop vs. Other

As a school project, I am graphically designing my own mobile OS. I already have hundreds of hand drawings of each aspect of the OSs design and I need to make the step to digital mockups. As the ...
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How to create this cracked leather texture effect in photoshop?

The Instagram logo pulls off this effect nicely to create a cracked brown-leather look. How can I create this texture? (regardless of the color) Instagram logo:
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Printing mistakes and proof reading

I want to know how to deal with printing mistakes and how to make sure that my work after printing has the least amount of mistakes. How to deal with print houses in regards to mistakes in printing? ...
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1answer
138 views

How can I create a 'double shadow' effect?

I'm a newbie. I want to ask how to create a double shadow like this: I don't know how it's called!
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1answer
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Can I get a line guide when creating lines with left click, shift + left click?

When drawing straight lines in Photoshop, and I'm not snapping to the horizontal or vertical, doing diagonal lines by clicking on the start point and then shift clicking on the end point is hard to do ...
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An action to export a Photoshop document with file name intact

Is there a way to export a document in Photoshop using an action that would preserve the file name? Example: I have a document called Home.psd. I'd like to run an action, and it would create a ...
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How to draw different coloured waves in Photoshop?

I want to know how to draw waves like patterns in photoshop easily. I have attached an image of it so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about: Please anybody help me in this.
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When using the pen tool in AI/PS, how do I select different parts of the image to continue with my path?

Take this image for example: How would I then go and select more of the rabbit after I made that leg selection up into its body?
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How do you turn a Photoshop vector image into a Microsoft editable clip art/image?

So here's my problem: I made some vector images (e.g. figures of people, houses, apples, etc.—ones that you use for infographics). I made them for practicum but since my practicum is ending, I need ...
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How do you make random 'diamond' design in Photoshop?

How do you create random diamond, crystal design like this ad on Photoshop? Could anybody please teach me and also identify what's the proper name for design like this call? Thanks a lot! ^Check ...
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Photoshop Without Shortcuts

Is it possible (for pros & semi pros) to use Photoshop effectively without shortcuts? (PS newbies, as far as i know, don't use very many Shortcuts)
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How to Eliminate Gradient Banding in Photoshop [duplicate]

Anyone have any solution to eliminate banding when i use gradient in background as shown in the below image ![enter image description here][1]
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ID CS6: Can I set an exact height for a cell style?

I am working in a table. I am creating cell styles for various kinds of cells. I want to create what is essentially a spacer cell (unless there's some way to create padding-above like in CSS :) ) ...
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Closing paths drawn with the Illustrator pencil tool?

Prompted by John's question about leaving paths unclosed. Drawing with the pencil tool (or the paintbrush tool) in Illustrator leaves the paths it makes open. Unlike the pen tool, there isn't an ...
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Why are vector shapes sometimes left unclosed?

I don't see it often, but I've seen it a few times in vector files: some of the shapes were left unclosed. The SE logo is not an example of this, but I modified it to illustrate my question: You ...
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Lock layer effects

How do I 'lock' layer effects? In that, when I rotate the layer, the fx rotates with it. Currently, when I rotate a layer, the fx I have applied (a gradient) doesn't rotate with the layer, resulting ...
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111 views

How to prevent converting photoshop shape into mask in Flash?

By importing a simple solid vector shape from Photoshop into Flash it convert into a shape and a mask. It makes editing very difficult. Is is possible to change this behavior? Photoshop: Flash:
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1answer
293 views

What are some important things to look out for when buying a used silkscreen press?

I've had my eye on Craigslist for a few months looking for a silkscreen press. I've only ever dealt with my own 1 color/1 station press which I purchased new, so I'm not especially well versed in what ...
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Specific-sized grids such as 49x49 in Photoshop for sprite generation?

I need to generate sprites where images must not intersect. How can I get a custom-sized grid in Photoshop?
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Can anyone suggest a free equivalent of the Hoefler Text font?

Can anyone suggest a free equivalent of the Hoefler Text font On Identifont
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1answer
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How do I get InDesign to import XML into table cells?

First, let me preface by saying i've read through James Maivald's Designer's Guide to InDesign and XML, but i'm still really confused. I have an XML document that looks like: <foo> <bar> ...
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Components of a site that might cause imitation concerns

I'm new to the web design and web comic fields. I'm a huge fan of The Oatmeal, and thought his tile layout was a good way to share the most amount of comics for given real estate. So, following the ...
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1answer
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Setting brush transfer in photoshop

I want to set the brush to transfer, I tried more than 100 times but nothing. This image shows what I want: Is it because I don't have a tablet that this function doesn't want to work?
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Is there a collection of basic open source web templates I can use and customize for my projects?

What are some flexible, open-source, free/public-domain templates I can use that are easy to customize with my text, a logo and a color scheme? Plain-old HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript (no Coffescript, ...
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1answer
265 views

Can I revert a transformation in Photoshop?

Let's say I have transformed an layer/element in Photoshop and I'm well past the point of being able to undo, or it would be highly inconvenient. Is there a way to revert the transformation back to ...
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2answers
482 views

An analogous gradient on a triangle in Inkscape

I have a rectangle, shown below, which has a gradient so that the top and bottom edges fade to black. I wish to reshape this this rectangle into a triangle (like the one pictured) so that top and ...
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How to quickly create multi-page layout presentation? (image maps?)

How to quickly create an interactive presentation of the layout where user can click buttons to navigate through the site. Obvious solution from HTML side would be to use image maps, but these are ...
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594 views

Geometrically correct line drawnings: curves, angles, cusps and other edges

I am a PhD student in Psychology - Vision Science. I've just started to learn Adobe Illustrator in order to prepare the visual stimuli for an upcoming experiment. I'm not well experienced and since I ...
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Is NDA necessary for this?

I have a client that requires me to submit at least a homepage of my proposed website design. However, I just recently known that he already contacted some other freelancers who incidentally are my ...
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How do I only fill part of an object in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have an illustration that someone else created in Illustrator. I need to be able to choose the exact point in which to fill half of the shape with one color and the other half with another color? ...

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