3
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1answer
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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
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1answer
711 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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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
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2answers
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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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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 ...
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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
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2answers
483 views
1
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2answers
916 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
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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
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2answers
269 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
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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
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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
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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
942 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 ...
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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
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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
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3answers
599 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
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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 ...
1
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0answers
21 views

GIF generating website that generates a true-transparent background [duplicate]

Many sites offer gif generation services with the option to create a transparent background behind a gif, however, when placed on a dark background, you can see edges around the animated gif. ...
10
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4answers
2k views

What is the best way to roll out new branding?

If a company has been in business for some time they generally have a stockpile of branded materials in addition to online content. How should the company handle utilizing a new brand design or ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Remove white part of every color to make lighter parts more transparent

My problem is so general, and there are version-dependent plug-ins for the problem not working with my version. I also found workarounds that are not the correct solutions. I would to convert my ...
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votes
2answers
499 views

Can interactive ebook be done as .pdf export or require Adobe publishing suite?

Can something like this be accomplished via .pdf export from Adobe InDesign CC, our does it require using the Adobe Publishing Suite?
2
votes
1answer
122 views

How can I change my color mixer back to the default Adobe version?

I was changing the color settings in my Photoshop CS6 the other day; now I get the Windows color mixer (below) instead of the Adobe color mixer. . ... so my dilemma is I cannot remember exactly ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

Why is the “Save for Web” file size way off the actual size?

In Photoshop, the Save for Web dialogue does not give an accurate size for the file. For instance: The original file size is 2.6MB (checked with Cmd + I on a Mac). When I open it in Photoshop and use ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to make a transparent image a non transparent one?

I am a newbie to Photoshop and I have a PSD file that contains a transparent button. Now I want to duplicate that button and move it to somewhere else. When I moved it I realized that the button is ...
3
votes
1answer
445 views

What font is used in this banner?

I need to know what font is used in this banner, which comes from the FAO website.
1
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1answer
3k views

Childrens Alphabetical Woodblocks Font

I am looking for a font or image with woodblock style blocks that I can type in. Like children's blocks similar to the ones in this picture: . Any ideas where I can find some?
1
vote
1answer
405 views

How to trim a slice in Photoshop?

I know how to trim an image in Photoshop. (choose Image > Trim in Photoshop's menu) Is there any method to trim a slice to get rid of extra transparent space?
6
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2answers
4k views

Hiding incomplete pages in an InDesign document

I often work on InDesign documents that have sections that are complete and that I want to export to PDF to share with a client but have other sections or pages that are work-in-progress that I would ...
6
votes
2answers
197 views

What is the font used on the computer in “The Mother of All Demos”?

Any idea what this font is? See more of it: http://archive.org/details/XD300-23_68HighlightsAResearchCntAugHumanIntellect
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0answers
22 views

How do Gimp and Inkscape differ from Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator? [duplicate]

Are there significantly less features or uses for them? They seem to be quite popular, and being free and open source is definitely a plus as opposed to the Adobe suite.
3
votes
2answers
4k views

How do I create a bevel effect on a complex object in Inkscape?

I would like to create a bevel effect in Inkscape. I am going for a very subtle bevel, that looks something like this one which was created in Photoshop: First I tried the bevel filter in Inkscape, ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

Illustrator wont make a compound path from the full shape

I have the following shape I have drawn with the pen tool. The bird head and eye are a compound path but releasing them both from this makes little difference. What I am trying to achieve is a ...
4
votes
1answer
164 views

Is there any negative adverse effect to optimizing images for retina screens, if the images aren't exactly double size?

For example: Say I have an image that is going to be displayed at 1000px wide. I want to optimize my site for retina displays, but the largest resolution image I have to put here is only 1900pixel ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How can I cycle through the Blending Modes in Adobe Illustrator? [duplicate]

How do I cycle through blend/transfer modes in Illustrator? It seems I can only manually choose 1 at a time from the drop down then open the menu and choose another. It's a slow process. What ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

How to measure sizes and distances from parts of an image file?

I have this image sprite containing many small icons. I don't know the accurate size, height and width of each icon and it's too difficult for me to find it manually with my current tools (I am using ...
2
votes
1answer
29k views

How to draw uniform zig-zag or wave in illustrator?

Build-in feature looks insufficient. It allows to set number of waves per segment, which makes wave of different frequencies if curve consists of different lengths segments.
5
votes
2answers
425 views

What are the fonts used for this WWII Jolly Roger sign?

Can anybody help me identify the fonts used here? The sign is WWII, circa 1943 if that helps. I've been digging around for hours and I can't seem to get it. Tried matching heavy on what the font - ...
0
votes
3answers
296 views

Svg transparencies don't work as CSS background

I made a translucent svg. It was a 50% opacity round metal texture. When I put it above any other color it makes it look like real metal. It was made using Illustrator and had 2 of its effects: ...
1
vote
4answers
489 views

is there any photoshop plugin that helps in web development by auto measuring stuff

I'd like to know if there is a plugin that writes down all the distances between a layer from its all four sides to all objects near to it, and then do this for all layers. Or at least write down ...
5
votes
5answers
7k views

save .png to correct size in Photoshop for print

I'm trying to save clip art in .png format so I can preserve the transparent background (I realize .png is usually used for web graphics.) My problem is that my images are absolutely huge. When I ...

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