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Can adjusting color (or grayscale) properties of an image affect its visibility in daylight?

I'm trying to find ways to make images more visible under daylight (i.e., when daylight reflects off the image screen/print). For my project, I want to display digital images on an electronic display ...
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1answer
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Design pattern for assigning items to two buckets/lists, where items can be in both, one or none

I'm sorry I could not name this question any better -- if anybody knows of a better term to refer to this by, please let me know. I'd be happy to edit my question. At any rate, I have a design ...
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1answer
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I downloaded an icon pack, how do I get each icon separately?

I just downloaded the icons from http://www.entypo.com Say I want to just get the lightning bolt icon, how do I get that specifically from the PSD file, and since it's vectored, at the resolution I ...
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1answer
674 views

selecting inverse an Inner Border on photoshop

Is there a way to select an inner border in Select Inverse? Here is one example I need to select the border pointed by the red arrow. With the basic select inverse both borders pointed by the blue ...
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3answers
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How to setup a duplex document printed both sides with page numbers in InDesign

I'm about to create an A4 business brochure magazine style of 8 pages and i was wondering how to setup my document. I have two options. 1 would be creating an A4 document, facing pages with proper ...
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1answer
693 views

How to modify basic paragraph in Photoshop CS6?

After pressing OK button new paragraph rule created. But I need to modify basic paragraph.
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2answers
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How to control alignment with a reference layer?

I am attempting to align the horizontal centers of background box here with the bookmark icon and associated text (all three are on separate layers). The problem I'm having is that when I select all ...
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Why can I not align these two elements?

I am trying to align a text layer to the vector mask directly below it - the top two elements displayed in the Layers Panel in the below image. For some reason, with both layers selected - although ...
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1answer
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Why is the paint brush painting in a particular layer style?

I was trying to clean up the bottom of this bitmap bookmark by replacing blurry (i.e. Between black and the main grey color) pixels with the main grey color of the bokmarks. I selected paint brush, ...
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1answer
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How to imitate watercolor-esc imperfections and tranparencies in Photoshop

How can you create watercolor-esc transparencies, varying levels of depth of color and also creating imperfections, like these two images bellow? (both by Elisa Webler) I've tried taking a vector ...
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Photoshop - how to get rid of background and resize the image inside it?

I am working on this image: And I need to get rid of that gray background, and resize the image itself. Right now if I try to resize the image, is says it is pixels: 3285 by 2000. Thanks!
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Beginner in Photoshop, how can I take an iPad psd file and put an image inside it?

I have a screen shot image for my app. What I am trying to do is insert it into a nice image of the actual device. So I downloaded this image: but I am clueless about how I can cut out just the ...
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Mobile layout grid dimensions?

I am trying to figure out what the standard grid layout is for ios6 and possibly android. I use photoshop cs6 and recently sketch 2. What dimensions should I set?
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How to apply gradient to mask in Photoshop?

I've been using Photoshop CS3 for several years. All of a sudden today, I could not apply a gradient to a layer mask. Nothing happens. I was, however, able to use a brush on the mask. Click layer ...
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717 views

Typesetting tools other than LaTeX

I come from a Computer Science background and i'm used to write my reports/documents in LaTeX. They look great and things like Hyphenation and kerning (using microspace package) are automatically ...
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2answers
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Square brushes in Photoshop have one rounded corner

I'm trying to create a favicon in Photoshop CS5 by painting individual pixels. I've tried using the square brushes but for some reason each square brush preset has one rounded corner in the bottom ...
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Illustrator CS6 saving as CS5 by default?

I don't really use Illustrator, but as the techy I am I help someone who does use it regularly - not a techy at all. The problem is I've installed her CS6 because of the 64 bit support, but she has ...
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2answers
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Merging Two Anchor Points in Photoshop

I have a shape path that contains two shapes within it. I want to merge two anchor points from - note that the two anchors are on different paths on the same shape. Here is an image. Is it ...
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1answer
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How to sharpen a shape layer or vector mask without rasterization?

I am attempting to clean up the below vector image at the bottom, since the pixellation is not very sharp. However, I am told that I will need to rasterize it in order to adjust the pixels. So my ...
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2answers
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Set PDF “Initial View” in InDesign CS6?

When exporting a document from InDesign CS6 to PDF, is it possible to set the "initial view" of the PDF, so that the PDF opens up in "two up" (side-by-side) format by default? I can do this in ...
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2answers
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Photoshop: How do I keep 1x and 2x (for retina display) images in the same document?

I just read on an article about designing for iPhone retina display that you can keep the 2x images in the same document and use a Photoshop Action to scale up the 1x to see how the larger version ...
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1answer
3k views

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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372 views

What copyright considerations should I take when putting work on a personal blog?

I've just started with graphic design, and I want to put some of the stuff I'm doing up on a Tumblr blog. I'm also taking some classes and doing a Certificate Program at MCAD soon, and want to form ...
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1answer
125 views

Export selected layer from Photoshop to web format

I have this big PSD file (300MB) which I need to somehow, export each layer as a web format (PNG for example) to fit them in a HTML. The only thing I found in PS is in the Scripts menu, the Export ...
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2answers
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Improving drawing of ovals and circles

I am trying to draw freehand ovals and circles. I'm not having too much difficulty with circles, but ovals are are more challenging. As you can see in the photo below the ovals are irregular, and not ...
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1answer
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How do I save as a template in Photoshop CS4?

I've been making my templates by just saving a psd file but that brings up the problem that I might save over the template on accident. When I go to File> I don't see a "Save as Template" option. Is ...
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4answers
399 views

How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?

I just created a big web application, and I need a way to present it. I want to allow people to visualize the amount and complexity of code I coded ("wow this is a giant bunch of code" and "wow this ...
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3answers
4k views

Illustrator CS5 brick pattern with perspective

I created a curving arrow shape that starts wide at the bottom and thins out near the top where the point is. I also created a brick pattern swatch but when I apply it to the shape it appears like the ...
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1answer
410 views

Airbrushing flames in photoshop?

I would like to achieve an effect in Photoshop that involves airbrushing flames, similar to what is done in this video: However, I can't figure out a way to mask the canvas from part of the brush ...
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1answer
84 views

Small caps not appearing on Windows computer

I've made a document on inDesign CS5 on OSX containing a section typeset in Palatino small caps. These appear fine when viewing the exported PDF on a Mac however on a Windows computer some of the ...
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1answer
270 views

The way it's supposed to work with books in a team in InDesign is not coherent, then how to properly work?

Imagine this scenario: User A opens the book User B opens the book and make important changes User B saves the book User A closes the indesign and it's asked if wants to save the changes to the book ...
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3answers
2k views

Photoshop shortcut for collapsing folders with square brackets?

I'm working in a very complex Photoshop document with many folders. I'm quite shortcut-savvy and use the square brackets + control and alt keys to select layers, reorder them, etc. What would make my ...
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1answer
436 views

Photoshop cloning non opaque image

Using Photoshop CS6, I have a PNG with some transparencies with soft edges. I need to clone a semi-transparent area, but when I do that I always end up overlapping the original image, losing the ...
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7answers
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What tools can I use to create Fractal Art?

There are many fractal generation softwares such as the free Xaos and Fractal Architect 2. I normally use Mathematica to generate fractals and process them later with editing tool but this time have ...
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3answers
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How to find open source alternatives to commercial fonts?

What is the best way to find an open source alternative to a commercial font? I was thinking as some service as alternativeto.net or a whatthefont.com that would spit out fonts that are similar to the ...
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3answers
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Is using a portion of quoted text on a poster a derivative work?

I made a poster, for my own use, that uses a few lines from a well known song and I liked the outcome so much I'd like to share it. However, I'm not sure if taking part of a copyrighted material and ...
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1answer
1k views

Run Illustrator script on multiple files

Is there a way to make an Illustrator script run over all files in a certain folder and perform operations on these? I am using CS5 on mac.
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How is this coffee stained design done?

I'm a programmer doing a client project, and I'm trying to write an app that will do this (the photograph of the woman) to user-uploaded images. I think it's some combination of Sepia and some other ...
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1answer
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How to edit a closed shape drawn by Path Tool in GIMP?

I created a custom shape with custom pattern with the following steps: Drawing the border lines with Path Tool Making a closed shape by Selection from Path Selecting the closed shape with Magic Wand ...
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2answers
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Exporting Layers to Files Without Losing the Effects in Photoshop CS6

Here is the problem. I am doing this work for a company. They wanted me to clean 138 jpeg files and give them back. I opened a psd and put all the files in it. I cleaned all of them. At last, i ...
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1answer
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What are the smallest dimensions/resolution I can use for a 7ft x 2ft banner? [duplicate]

I am designing a banner which will be printed at 7ft x 4ft. I am using Photoshop CS4. The images are not vectors. The original poster artwork has been done at 300 ppi for A4 printing. I was ...
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0answers
124 views

How can I learn website/webpage design [duplicate]

I asked the closed How can (or should) I design my personal and professional sites?, and one of the comments was that if the commenter stumbled upon any of my sites, that commenter would conclude I ...
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1answer
727 views

What is the name of the style used in the default Windows 8 lock screen?

What would call the style used in the Space Needle themed lock screen in Windows 8, and how would you reproduce that style? I'm in the early stages of learning Windows 8 and preparing to roll it out ...
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4answers
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How to copy elements from Fireworks to Photoshop with transparent background

Always when I try to copy-paste something from Fireworks to Photoshop it gets a white background. So often I end up saving the part I need as a seperate png-file with transparent background and then ...
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8answers
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Drawing block diagram?

Is there any software that allows to draw block diagrams like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Windows_2000_architecture.png or like this:
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1answer
2k views

Indesign auto column width size for table based on the data containing?

I have a lot of tables that designers have to adjust slightly to fit the content. This takes a large amount of time in our process and I would like to know if there is anyway to skip this? Perhaps a ...
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1answer
153 views

How can I color all layers below without coloring over transparent background?

I have a logo consisting of a group of paths and smart objects, so I want them to stay editable. Layers: Now all these are white in color. Behind them is transparency. I want to color all the ...
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1answer
685 views

How can I remove compression artifacts around text?

Example: This seems to be a problem with using JPEG. My questions are: How to remove the grey areas around the text? What filter/process in GIMP/ImageMagick or other free image ...
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3answers
3k views

Flash CS6 How to create 3D extruded text?

Anyone know of some tutorials or walk-throughs on how to animate 3D rotated/transformed text in Flash Professional CS6? I cant seem to find any. (Googled) I am trying to make an animation of some ...
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2answers
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How do I create a lens flare effect?

How was the following design made? It's very beautiful, and I'm trying to recreate it on my own. When I'm done, I'd like to have a "correct answer" to check my answer against.

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