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Which tool to balance color strength ?

lets say I have a rectangle divided in two complementary colors, yellow and purple. How can I calculate the percentage of surface that both colors require so that none seem to take over ? (I'm ...
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Can digital presses print right up to the edge of a sheet?

I wonder whether it's possible to print completely to the edge of physical paper (not print with bleed that will be trimmed/cropped), because with laser printers it can't be done. Toner would burn ...
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For a portfolio of hi-res digital art, is bigger better?

I want to show a dozen of my digital art pieces in a physical portfolio. These works are in large image files - 8000x10000 pixels, for example. They can be printed on 11x17 paper and come out ...
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On which occasions would you use italics in web design?

In which occasions you would like to use italics in web design? Because the use of bold fonts is quite obvious not sure about italics.
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What is this symbol in Photoshop CS3

What does this symbol in Photoshop CS3 mean? It doesn't look like a standard layer symbol, but yet it has gradient styles on it without any layer effects applied. Thanks.
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How is my kerning?

I'm new to graphic design and I have this branding project I am working on. I need to know how my kerning is for the dimension given in the picture below; I'm finding it rather difficult in ...
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What should I do when scanning hand drawn images?

My friend is an illustrator and has lot of sketches that she wants to digitize to put online. She is also working on a children's book. How should she scan the images and what are some beginner steps ...
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PNG vs GIF for 1 bit transparency

Is there any reason for using GIF instead of PNG when the image requires only 1 bit transparency (either on or off) and of course no animation is required? thanks
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Can you use PowerPoint images on your website?

Is it all right to use powerpoint images on your website? For example, If I draw an arrow using the shapes tool, can I then cut the image from the powerpoint and save it, Then use it on my website? ...
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Photoshop Guides for widescreen web designs

Does anybody know what the guides should be set at get a basic viewport for the typical 13" widscreen laptop? Anybody know of a template of sorts that can assist in this matter? Thanks in advance.
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Creating Line Based Shapes In Illustrator…

Pretty simple question - hopefully I can ask it in a clear manner. When I want to create a logo or other illustration that is based on paths, is it better to create open paths and assign an ...
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Photoshop Faded Transparency

I have a render... ...of a computer game character that uses particle effects, making it difficult to render. What's the best way to make the background transparent? I've already tried a soft ...
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Looking for inspiration: examples of a web calendar with fancy “pop-up” details for each day

I'm designing a web calendar application. The starting view shows a small-ish calendar with a number of events listed on each day. The calendar cell for today, for example, contains the words "March ...
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Transparency to unpremultiplied RGB + Alpha

I have a transparent layer in Photoshop CS5 (so internally, it's most probably stored as unpremultiplied RGB component plus an alpha component per pixel). Now I want to transform this to an opaque ...
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Free fast and easy animation with sound

I'm looking for a quick way to make a video clip from a series of images, combined with sound. I have about 30 images, and just need them to be played one at a time, with a 1-2 second delay between ...
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Any graphic design advice for my site regarding the layout and image format? [closed]

http://keepskatinbro.com What would you recommend to make the site awesome in terms of the layout and CSS and also in terms of the types of graphical formats (jpg, png, etc)?
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How to save Photoshop file with for web with partial transparency over transparent background?

I have an image in my program which I want to superimpose against a background. However, the image will move around and I need the background image to remain in place while the front image moves. ...
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Example of “technology trade”

I am trying to design a web template for my client. I designed a simple template too. but i got the following response from my client. We need to do a lot of modification though the color scheme ...
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How was the art made in this game?

I was impressed with the art in this game...it was a mix of real photos and creative art. I decided the game art for a game I'm making should look atleast a little bit like this. Any one know how this ...
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How can I create a color-separated PDF in GIMP?

Using GIMP I would like to create a color-separated PDF. I plan on making printing plates for a home letterpress and they request a color-separated PDF, which seems to just be a page for each color ...
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Illustrator messes up curves while drawing with tablet

I don't know if its my Computer [Windows 7 64bit] or if its the tablet [Wacom Bamboo Pen]. But when I try to draw smooth curves in AI, it stops then continues to draw messes up the curves. Inside ...
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Best way to convert multipage pdf to separate jpg's

What is considered the best way to convert a multipage PDF into single page JPG's with photoshop CS3? I'm looking for a (semi) automated process since it's a 150 page pdf so a little cumbersome to do ...
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Adobe illustrator | Save for web | Small logo is not pixel-grid-aligned

When I save a 4000x1000px large image into a fraction of it's size (100px in width), there are rectangles equal of size and color that does not look identical any more. The logo is simply text with ...
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505 views

Gradient background

I bought a template and I want to change the background. Now it is looks like this: I have this background: How can I make from this a gradient background like on original image?
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How to get this design in photoshop?

I am working on a website and i want to add a menu bar which would look something like this Since my website has different look and also i want to change the size. I was wondering if anyone could ...
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How can I create a half-circle patterned background in photoshop?

Have a look at this website: http://owltastic.com/extras.html - in particular, look at the topmost part of the page. You can see a small background the bottom of which forms half circles. The same ...
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Choosing colors that work well on projectors

When specifying colors for use in a software user interface, what's the best way to ensure that those colors will look acceptable on all common display technologies: CRT, LCD, and in particular ...
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Rectangle and circle shapes alignment/sizing

I am having a hard to figure out what are the right proportions between a rectangular and a circular shapes and how to horizontally align them. These two shapes are two icons but they always look ...
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How do I easily convert a fuzzy pixel art image back into pixels?

I want to convert a fuzzy pixel art image into a crisp actually-pixel-art pixel art image. An example of this is taking a still from say a youtube clip of a pixel-art animation, and recreating the ...
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How did they design the Flash logo?

I am just interested to know how was the Flash logo shown bellow designed? How can something similar can be created using GIMP? sorry I can't afford Photoshop. [edit] In addition to GIMP, is it ...
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Font (anti)aliasing in Photoshop

I'm using Photoshop for designing websites and whenever I compare a photoshop design with the live browser preview the fonts appear to be rendered differently. Basically any anti-aliasing method I ...
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549 views

gif vs png transparency issues

I am going to use an image for my header which should to transparent..i thought of using PNG but a bit worried about its transparency issues .. So is there any solution? Its a two image header where ...
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How can I make this text (slightly) more 'Chinese-looking'?

How can I make this text (slightly) more Chinese looking? (examples will be appreciated if possible). (I think the purpose of doing this is obvious). EDIT: This is option two:
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Is it possible to render readable screen type at a size of 3px?

I just created an icon in fireworks with a size 17*15 (which is small) and when i try to label the icon the minimum size of the text is 8 pixels which is very big . I want to have a label with text ...
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Best Way To Find Independent Designers?

What is the best way to find an independent designer for a particular field? For example, one that has a portfolio and designs book-covers/print/packaging, ...? It is a requirement for me to draw ...
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What font is used in the Best Western Hotels logo?

I'm interested in making a joke t-shirt for a friend that changes the text on the "Best Western" logo. Does anyone know what font that is (pictured below), or what font most closely simulates it? ...
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Thick “Initial” font, with a particular “S”

I want wondering if anyone knew of any commercial-free fonts where the "S" doesn't curve down, but instead the ends go horizontally? I'm having a hard time searching for something with that kind of ...
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How to completely remove the background from an image?

I have an image (a logo) that was on a black background. I have used Photoshop's (CS5) Background Eraser Tool to remove the background. This is great except that there are black (well grey/black) ...
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Scriptable Image Editing Desktop Applications

PhotoShop and (IIRC) FireWorks both allow for batch processing of images following a recorded script. Are there other desktop image editing applications I could look at that also have that same ...
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How to fade a line out in photoshop

I have 1 RGB layer; the background. Its background is white. There is a solid line on this image. I wish to fade its left end out to white. How can I do this please?
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How do I turn off anti-aliased brushes in Photoshop CS5?

My brush keeps drawing gray-scales around my lines. I want to remove the gray pixels so I can use the bucket-tool without any problems.
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How would you represent “religion” in an icon, neutrally?

I am involved in a web application where items in a list have a category. Each category of an item is shown through the use of an expressive icon. One of the categories is religion. My coworker, a ...
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Scripting actions by hand in Photoshop / Bridge

Does anyone know if there's a less clunky way of creating actions than by using the built-in recording function in Photoshop? For instance, if I have an Action I want to alter slightly (add a step, ...
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Creating a “Background Glow” in Photoshop

I see this effect a lot in websites and feel envious because I'm like King Kong with boxing gloves on trying to operate Photoshop sometimes. [URL removed because it was removed and replaced with ...
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Scanning line art for press

I would like to know what's the standard resolution for line-art if you'll include it in a for-press production? I intend on this process: scan image (as RGB or Grayscale) convert to grayscale if ...
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Colors in Website Design

It's not a kind of question but rather it's a kind of thing which effects a lot in web designing. What are some important rules to follow for making a color combination in web design? I always fail ...
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Sans-Serif font suggestions for small (11pt), bold, uppercase heading text

I need some suggestions for a sans-serif font to use as a Heading/Label. I'm looking at small 11pt text, which is all uppercase and bold. I'm writing my app using WPF on Windows XP and none of the ...
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Illustrator EPS File To PNG Web Logo - Print Quality

I have been provided a typographic logo in an EPS format and I am creating a PNG with it (File | Save For Web & Devices) to be used on a web site. One of the pages on the web site is a "print ...
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March Madness Bracket on Website

I've got a little site I built for myself and a friend that let's us run our tiny little March Madness pool. Functionally, it works great. But for the display of the brackets, it's, well, just plain ...
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Which font should I use when I do not have a lot of real estate , and anti-aliasing turned off

I have been developing a lot of Windows 7 gadgets lately. The max suggested height and width are 400x400 but ideally 300x400 is the area I develop a gadget in. Now a lot of rendering is being done in ...

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