# All Questions

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### Delete one shape from another in Illustrator (CS4)

I have an image (below) of two hands over a black circle. All three are currently separate paths with a fill but no stroke, all on the same layer. How do I delete the shape of the hands from the ...
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### How to navigate between tabs in Fireworks CS6 with keyboard shortcuts?

Is there a shortcut for switching tabs in Fireworks CS6? In case it's important, I´m using a mac with a Spanish keyboard.
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### Layout with Tables - Hierarchy

In this fiddle there's a markup and style I'm doing for a website: http://jsfiddle.net/UvJmP/ I am trying to represent data in this way: D2's table data is contained in D1 D3's table data is ...
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### Single path overlapping? I shoelace design

I'm trying to make something similar to this in Inkscape: I tried making a path then using object to path. But that didn't work. So then I tried using the pen tool from clipboard... Still didn't ...
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### Is there a way to change the font in Adobe Bridge's Content pane?

I don't know if its the new OS (Windows 7) or the new monitor I just got here but I'm having a lot of trouble reading the files in the CONTENT section of Bridge. Is there a way to change the font? ...
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### How do I put a photograph inside the letters of a word (like Zero Dark Thirty)?

I am trying to make that type of poster for my science project but i can't find any tutorials related to it. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790885/ Thanks.
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### Photoshop CS5: How can I change the default reference point location?

When adjusting a selection in photoshop, the reference point is always set to the center: Regardless what I change it to, the next selection will always reset it to the center. Is there any way to ...
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### How to get all possible colors on desired spectrum?

I can imagine a very special red color in my mind but I can't find its color code in Photoshop or any other online color dictionary. Is there any tool that for example I say: "Hey show me all possible ...
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### How to find matching colors for label text and border for a keypad?

I am developing a calculator app which looks like this: 　 I'd like to bundle a few themes for the user. So I pick a few colors for the keypad I like. However, I have a hard time to determine which ...
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### Why 3d redering, even for basic text, is so slow in photoshop and other programs when today's games can do that very easily [closed]

I want to understand the reason, if you were running lets say some new 3d game i.e. battlefield 3, your 3d stuff would render so good and fast. With dynamic shape, lighting, and opacity. While ...
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### How to clone the iPhone Camera app's gradient?

I have finished the development of an app. Now I have to worry about the icon ;-) To align with the built-in app, I want the gradient of the my icon background looks like the built-in Camera app, ...
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### Add an outline around type in Illustrator and then delete it from the letterform?

I have a font that I want to be marginally thinner. I've typed out the word and then added a white outline around it. What I want to do is delete the outline, whilst maintaining the thinner font. How ...
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### How to create images with a low file size in Photoshop?

I need to create an image screen with a low file size. I'm using Photoshop with a 72 dpi, and 300dpi for designing. My problem is that the entire size of the image increased when I went to save my ...
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### Seeking advice to improve the design of my minimalist calculator

A while ago, I built a count down timer app based on a designer's free giveaway. It turns out users like it and it is even mentioned on beautifulpixels. This time I'm building a calculator named ...
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### color tint a complex drawing in illustrator?

I have a board ful of logos for a creds presentation which has a load of vector logos which are complex shapes. I want to turn then completely monochromatic to a particular shade of dark sepia/grey ...
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### How to project an image into a cone?

I have a circular image that I want to print over a cone. That is, over a circle with a wedge cut out, and then assembled into a cone. However, if I just print my image and then cut the wedge, not ...
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### What Font is Grand St? Good practice to reverse-engineer fonts in General?

https://grandst.com/ I'm really attracted to that kind of vintage look. Does anyone know any similar type fonts that I can play around with? Is there a good practice to go about understanding ...
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### Polish characters indesign CS3

I got a word document translated into Polish which I am supposed to put into an idesign file. The indesign file already exists in English and the font used is Corporate SBQ. When I copy paste the ...
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### What shades of blue go well together (website design) [closed]

I've got a fixed layout page and the client has asked for it to have "shades of blue". What colour would you recommend for the background, page wrapper background, text, dropdown menu and the buttons ...
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### Auto crop layer in Photoshop

I've been googling this subject and also searched in this forum, all I found were posts about removing semi transparent pixels, ie. not what I have a problem with. Basically, I've added a layer to my ...
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### Symbols “degrees” and “degrees centigrade”: proper spacing

For mathematical and physical units, usually there is a thin space between the number and the unit, in the LaTeX syntax for example $1008\,\mathrm{kPa}$. However, I feel that angular degrees (e.g. ...
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### How to make rounded corner thumbnail “ containing image of the post ”?

When I create rounded rectangles in Photoshop, I can mask images over those rounded rectangles to give them rounded corners. When I'm making websites however, I'm not sure how to give images rounded ...
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### In page composition, how perimeter and dead space relate to bleed

I really hope it's okay to post this. I am currently doing a pretty simple brief on collage/composition and so far it's really fun cutting up magazines and such but there is one exercise I'm a little ...
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### What are the historical origins of Helvetica?

This issue of a typeface's heritage is of particular interest when attempting to pair faces. The nuances of related faces tend to harmonize well, whether that relation is grounded in history or the ...
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### How do you fill in a standalone path?

CS5: I created a standalone path by mistake, instead of creating a new shape layer. What's the correct method of turning this into a new shape layer? I tried converting to a selection, but I ...
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### Convert pdf files to slideshow without Acrobat?

Is there a way to force an existing .pdf file to launch full-screen and auto-advance (prefereably with transitions) without owning Adobe Acrobat?
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### How to use “add/subtract/intersect from path/shape area” effectively in Photoshop?

I'm attempting to follow the below Photoshop tutorial, but steps 29 and 30 have me stumped. The larger of the two white rectangles in the below image was created on its own layer. Once I have that ...
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### How do I put all my Illustrator and Photoshop toolbars and windows in one single window?

I have all my Illustrator and Photoshop toolbars scattered throughout my desktop, and I simply want all of my menus, toolbars, and files to be within one window. This is often super annoying because ...
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### How do I reactivate a path?

If I have selected another layer and a path is incomplete, so it just looks like a path, how do I "re-activate" it so I can continue to add anchor points? Also, can a path only be manipulated (e.g. ...
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### Illustrator eyedropper: What effect does different 'Pick up' and 'Apply' settings have?

Double-click on the Adobe Illustrator eyedropper icon, and you get a useful panel of advanced options that allow you to control what it picks up and what it applies. Two columns, 'Eyedropper picks up' ...
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### Waveform, polygonal?

I have no idea what they call this so I'm not having much success with searching. But lets start with an example at this site: Any idea how to make the choppy sea like wave they're using? I had ...
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### Is there an ideal number of points of interests in web design? How many is too much?

I want to make a website, but I have too many important elements for that. I tried to simplify the structure, but it became boring to look at and tiresome to navigate. Is there a rule or tip for ...
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### Can anyone name this font?

Can anyone name this font? source: http://www.shopify.com
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### Adobe Flash: how to draw a grid?

I'm looking for a tool\extension that lets me draw a grid in Adobe Flash. I do not mean a solution via ActionScript, and drawing a few thousand cells manually with lines or rectangles, even with grid ...
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### How can I make a screenshot look like a photograph taken of a real surface? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop? I'm starting from a plain old screenshot, and I'd like it rotated in 3d, with more distant parts more blurry. Is there ...
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### Photoshop inside empty effect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Name and possibly a tutorial for this inset rounded rectangle technique I'm looking for some special effect to accomplish in Photoshop for both text and a rectangle. ...
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### Add 3D perspective to a vectorized text

I don't have any real experience with 3D software (except for 1995's Raydream Designer). I realize there are plenty of fine options out there, but I am looking for something tremendously simple: For ...
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### Photoshop: Writing on glass effect

I'm not a photoshop expert, but want to create a design to show text and drawing written on glass effect. End result should look like it is written/drawn manually (which I can manually) with black ...
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### In Photoshop how do I create a heat wave/shimmer/etc effect?

As the title says, what is the best way in Photoshop to create a heat wave/shimmer/etc effect? Ideally I would like it be sequenced somehow, so I can output this to a series of frames - but if not, so ...
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### Create Spraying Water from a Sprinkler

I am attempting to create water spraying from a fire sprinkler. I am not having the best time getting the water to look realistic. I have attempted this tutorial but I am not happy with the results. I ...
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### Color loss during colorspace conversions

Why are conversions from a smaller colorspace to a "larger" one often lossy? How can a smaller gamut have colors that cannot be represented in a larger (overlapping) gamut?
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### Can I stroke a line with a pattern in illustrator?

I have a diagram with many colour-coded lines and a key to which colour means what: red line = electricity cable; blue line = gas pipe etc. This is inaccessible for colour-blind people. I would ...
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### What is the difference between these two layer thumbnail types?

What is the difference between the two layer thumbnail types pictured: Vs. How do I bring about the second, if the first is currently appearing whenever I create a new Shape Layer, for example? ...
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### What software was used for this video with zooming text transitions over landscapes?

I came across this fascinating youtube video. It zooms and pans around various landscape scenes, with flying text coming in and out of focus. Does anyone know what software they used for this? I'm ...
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### Duplicating Layer into New Document - Canvas Size Issue

By default, duplicating a layer into a new document used to set the document size to the pixel dimensions of whatever object you were copying. However, something happened to my settings that now makes ...
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### How to save padding around an icon and make it a part of it - Photoshop CS3

I have an icon with the dimensions 24px × 23px. The canvas is 24px × 24px: There is 1 transparent pixel at the top of the icon. After I use the rectangular marquee tool to copy and paste the icon to ...
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### What photoshop filter is this?

I applied a simple photoshop filter to a drawing I made a while ago. Now I need to apply the same filter to a different drawing, but I can't remember which filter it was. I've tried every filter, and ...
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### Terminology for a “futuristic” interface, objects, etc.

So I am making a program which uses a "futureistic" graphical interface. My problem is that though i have seen examples of it in the past, i cannot think of what to call it when searching through ...