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What is a spot/Pantone colour?

When should I use them, and how do I pick one? (NB: I know the answer, but think this question fills an important gap.)
0
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3answers
19k views

How do I delete all white pixels from several layers?

I have a photoshop file with over a hundred layers. Each of these layers have white backgrounds. I need to remove all of these #FFFFFF pixels automatically. I'm not worried about the actual content ...
2
votes
4answers
312 views

Can I use CSS spritesheets to give a div a re-sizable background?

I'm trying to give a div a background according to a spritesheet, meaning that it'll define the parts from the sprite sheet and use those accordingly in the div. This is my sprite sheet image: Now ...
2
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1answer
5k views

how can I create an index automatically in indesign?

I'm planning to create an index automatically and then fine tune the entries manually. I remember having done it in the past but now I cannot figure out how.
8
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3answers
1k views

What is the average pixel size for human writing?

While creating a form in .pdf format it occurred to me that I did not know or see where to get stats on what the average human pt or px size is for writing. Typically I would just design what ...
2
votes
2answers
921 views

Color palette in animated GIF: Photoshop vs. FFMPEG

I have created both animated gif files with Photoshop CS5.1 (combining single frames; gif 128 with dithering) and FFMPEG via command line (converting a .mov file to a .gif file; -pix_fmt rgb24). ...
0
votes
1answer
162 views

illustrator: create new layers from intersection of other layers?

I have two path shapes. They overlap in some places and do not overlap in other places. I want to create new layers for every place where the existing shapes overlap and new layers for every where ...
0
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1answer
497 views

How to recreate devices to present responsive sites

I have recently just created a template, and I would like to show it on my site that it is responsive & fluid. I would like to take a few screenshots of my site, and display them on multiple ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Make lines vertical/horizontal

If I have a simple shape like this one in Inkscape how can I make one segment vertical or horizontal to get to this result?
2
votes
3answers
8k views

Photoshop: how to create buttons that look “subtly pushed”?

Any ideas how can I create "subtly pushed" buttons like the "Active filter" buttons in the following screenshot? The mockup is from here. UPDATE: Here's what I have got so far:
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1answer
147 views

What skills to learn for web development? [closed]

I'm a new enthusiast of web programming/development. Recently I started lectures and started studying to learn web development. I don't know if this forum is the right place to find help, but I wish ...
5
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2answers
290 views

Printing with Heidelberg CMYK Explained

I need to print a brochure on a CMYK heidelberg CPC printing machine. The design house has asked me this: "We'll need to know that/if you are using a specific profile for uncoated paper. Right now ...
3
votes
1answer
176 views

Does a vector graphics format capable of the following exist?

Take the following image, for example: I'd like to represent the lineart not as a black-filled, closed object, but as a network of Bézier curves connected at odd places, with various and varying ...
2
votes
1answer
199 views

Merging two images and highlighting different regions

I have 2 images, one taken with flash on(A) and other with no flash(B). Both images highlight different parts of the view. How can I add details from both images to create a new rich in detail image? ...
3
votes
2answers
630 views

Creating see-through graphics for window decals in Photoshop

I would like to create transparent graphics for window decals using Photoshop CS6. The graphics should remain transparent after being printed on foil. By transparent I mean see-through, e.g. a set of ...
3
votes
2answers
13k views

How to convert a raster image into vector?

I'm trying to convert a icon from .psd format to vector. Here is my .psd file snapshot. This is my converted(Vector) file snapshot after live trace. I mean it has lot of blurs. I need pixel ...
2
votes
4answers
676 views

How do I make a texture similar to the ones on Subtle Patterns, but with colour?

I really like this texture: There's a million similar to it on Subtle Patterns, but they're all white, grey or black for the most part. How would I take one of those and make it a dark blue, like ...
1
vote
1answer
338 views

How to set the default line cap and corner style in Illustrator CS5

How do I set the Round cap and Round join as the default line behaviour in Illustrator? Now when I create a line the cap is set to Butt cap and Miter join by default.
3
votes
1answer
129 views

What font is used for Pandemobium's logo?

Can anybody help me figure out what font used in this image? I had tried using myfonts.com as well as whatfontis.com but couldn't get the exact font. Ubuntu font and FF Dax are close, but not ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Portable file format to export Photoshop layers

I'm working on web-apps and frequently have to slice designer-made PSD files as HTML. However, I'm a GNU/Linux user, and in Gimp, PSD files look different than in Photoshop, so I'm forced to use a ...
3
votes
1answer
530 views

Help identify this curly 60s style display font

Help me please to find this twisted font. Thanks in advance.
7
votes
5answers
11k views

How to improve angle and proportion perception?

Im having a bit of a problem with my perception of angles and proportions. While I compare some elements of my drawing to each other, they seem to be fine. In a portrait, say, the browridge seems to ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Why there is a difference in preview and the design? [closed]

I am trying to use the predefined gradient styles where i found one design and applied it. Look at the below image. Could anyone suggest me why there is a difference between the preview and the ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

How to create a realistic shadow between wall and floor in Photoshop or GIMP?

I'm inexperienced with Photoshop/GIMP and was hoping someone could tell me how to create a realistic (or as realistic as possible) shadow between a wall and a floor as a background image for a web ...
2
votes
1answer
712 views

Saving Photoshop multilayer file to PDF without layers size difference

Why is it that when I save a file that has many, many layers to a PDF without layers as a copy that the file size is larger than flattening the layers and then saving the file as a copy to PDF? 19Mb ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

Crop images from Layers in PSD file

I have a PSD file which contains many Layers and each layer contains either some image or text. I want to get/extract in a combined form e.g. one text layer and one image layer combined. Can any one ...
3
votes
2answers
30k views

Photoshop: Animated PNG?

Photoshop CS5 doesn't seem to natively support saving image as APNG even tho few of the major browsers already support it. Are there any export plugins or such available for Photoshop?
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vote
1answer
121 views

How to place an ai file behind photoshop layer CS6 [closed]

I'm working with Photoshop and AI files, both of which are pretty new to me. When placing an AI file on my image, it creates a layer just as I would expect. However, the layer shows up in front of all ...
0
votes
1answer
9k views

How do I curve a vector line in Fireworks?

I've been using Fireworks for a long time, but mostly for basic edits and web exports. I want to do more with it. I'm just trying to create a vector version of the Dribbble logo entirely in Fireworks, ...
2
votes
2answers
485 views
1
vote
2answers
918 views

I select colour #0033ff and get colour #3d58a7 in a CMYK Photoshop file. What could be happening?

I am working on this CMYK file and until today all colours could be selected and everything was working fine. Today I decide to give it a bright blue background, and select shade #0033ff. I see a ...
11
votes
7answers
1k views

Lorem ipsum equivalent for Spanish, Polish and other languages?

I'm testing out some fonts, and I'd like to see how they look with language that use more than the basic latin alphabet, in my case Dutch, German, Spanish, Polish and Portuguese. Is there a tool ...
4
votes
2answers
270 views

How to keep track of the degree value given to a skew transformation?

I am using a font that does not have an italic or bold versions. To simulate italic, I am typing the text, clicking over it, selecting and draging the top-middle point to the right, thus changing the ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I fill a shape with many small icons in Photoshop?

I'm looking for something similar to this or this I basically have several smaller icons and I want to position them into a shape. Is there a way photoshop can position them automatically or ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

How to avoid pixel shifting for embossed tiling in Gimp

I'm trying to create tiles with a cloud embossing. I generated the tiling clouds with filter > render > clouds , and then applied filter > distort > emboss. But the modified clouds ...
4
votes
0answers
43 views

Font Rendering issue [duplicate]

I'm designing the UI for a financial application. I'd usually do high-fidelity mockups using Photoshop and send them to the developers. What I have noticed is that the text in the actual product looks ...
6
votes
1answer
48k views

Is it possible to open an .ai file in Photoshop?

I currently dont have Illustrator but I do have Photoshop, is it possible to open a .ai vector file and save as JPG/PNG in a desired size?
3
votes
1answer
374 views

How do you change iBooks UI format for graphic novel?

I'm working on a digital graphic novel, moving from InDesign CS6 to iBooks and Kindle. Every page is a giant image, and I can't figure out how to get it to be in the same style as a graphic novel that ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

How to crop an image in Illustrator?

I've read a few tutorials but I'm still new to Illustrator. Currently, I am trying to work with a sketch that I am trying to position on the artboard. If I were to resize the entire shape the sketch ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

managing fonts in illustrator

Is there a better way to manage fonts in Illustrator instead of the default drop-down? I am on CS6 and Windows7 I have several hundred fonts and I wish there was a more intuitive way to browse ...
2
votes
1answer
944 views

Measure between two hex values

I was curious to know if anyone has used or seen code to measure colors between two hex values. Any language will do but I did see the JavaScript source to determine what HEX value is in RGB. ...
6
votes
3answers
870 views

How to get motivated when drained

I know many work in where they enjoy but lately after spending all day at work I get home and all my thoughts and ideas for my freelance projects all day become annoying after I am drained and ...
1
vote
2answers
356 views

Flowing external files in Indesign

I have two questions regarding inDesign and external files: How can I flow together several word files into a single text frame while maintaining their links? And how can I add a anchored inline ...
4
votes
2answers
205 views

Small caps in names as part of an adjective

I know many scientific publications tend to write the names of authors, or names of people in general, in small caps. I quite like this idea, since it helps readers not to try and understand a word ...
1
vote
1answer
835 views

Page resizing in Indesign [duplicate]

We are working with two brochures, which we are looking to copy content from into one new brochure. These two brochures are different page sizes, and so image and text are different sizes as well. ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

Graphic/web design approach to deal between UI design and front-end development

I have to search for a UI designer/front end developer to build my website out of a set of wireframes. I noticed this process is very fragmented due to complexity. What would be the best approach? ...
2
votes
5answers
591 views

Looking for a tool to annotate the Web page mockups I am given with sizing info before I craft HTML/CSS for them

I usually get Web page designs that I have to craft HTML/CSS for. At the moment I use tools such as OS X's own Preview to size up various parts of the designs I get in order to extract widths and ...
1
vote
3answers
601 views

PDF font embedding; any utility to batch test font collection?

Question Is there a utility that will batch test fonts to check which CAN and/or CANNOT be embedded in an Export to PDF? Why? I want to organise a (too large) collection of fonts so that when ...
8
votes
2answers
4k views

How do I select multiple paths in inkscape?

I'm trying to figure out an easy way to select multiple paths in inkscape 0.48, ubuntu. I've read in Inkscape (4th Edition) by Bah, that you can left drag and a rectangle will display and select the ...
6
votes
2answers
321 views

When did books start using underlines?

Various sources (such as Wikipedia) say that underlining words is a practice originally from handwritten documents, intended to show the printer that the words needed to be emphasized (with italics or ...

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