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How can I make this painting look more realistic?

This is my best attempt at painting so far. I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I can pinpoint a line on the chin that doesn't look good or is a little unrealistic. The thing is, I can ...
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How can I easily add color to unclosed shapes?

I've got a line art drawing of a dragon that I'm trying to color. I don't necessarily care if I use Illustrator, Photoshop, or Sketchbook Pro; I'm just trying to figure out the best way to color the ...
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How can I convert a jpg-signature into strokes?

I would like to convert a scanned signature into a vector file. Specifically, I'd like to obtain a clean, small svg, like Barack Obama's signature on Wikipedia. It consists solely of paths with no ...
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1answer
267 views

QuarkXpress shortcut for adding custom pagination

I'm creating a booklet in QuarkXpress and I have it set up for automatic pagination, but on some of the pages I want to make my own pagination (move to next column or next page). I used to be able ...
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1answer
753 views

Design Reflection for business cards [duplicate]

I've designed a perspective view in which i show off my business card design. To make it realistic I want to use lightning conditions effectively. In some Cards I they use beautiful frosted glossy ...
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1answer
146 views

Help on Resizing a Photoshop document w/layers for print!

I hope someone can help me. I am creating packaging for a client, and I decided to create the file bigger than the die line. So the dieline lets say is 11x9.5 inches and I just scaled the vector ...
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What is this circle technique called?

What is this technique called: http://dribbble.com/shots/260469-Squirrel-Construct See how the image is the result of overlapping many circles to create the final drawing. Parts of the circles ...
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Can I change the transparency of a selection keeping the relative transparency each part already has proportional?

I want to give the middle full opacity but let the border effect that is already existing.
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1answer
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How to create this realistic glossy preview of a business card?

I am trying to create the effect posted in this image. How can this can be created?
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1answer
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How to Create a Shiny Colour Swatch Puddle

I was wondering how you would create something like this: Source: orlybeauty.com As you can see, there is a shadow in the bottom left, which gets lighter as you move diagonally to the top right. ...
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Resizing/shrinking .JPG files without losing quality?

Im using Gimp to resize images. When using a high res image normally 4500 x 2994 i usually need to shrink this image to 325 x 130 pixels. As you can imagine i loose the shiny, glossy and high res ...
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1answer
218 views

Text on Path Illustrator

I wanted to put the text inside the triangle path. I tried but the text is not guite readable. I want something like on picture I provided.
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1answer
238 views

Preparing this type of icon in illustrator

I recently came to know that photoshop doesn't give much clarity on resizing as it saves on rectangle pixels and even my work was wasted due to that even, because whatever images I prepared, they look ...
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1answer
441 views

converting png to ico shrinks the size?

I converted a 256px ico file to a 256px png so I could edit it in Photoshop. The problem I'm having is once I'm done in Photoshop, I save the png image, go to IcoFX and convert the 256px png to a ico ...
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1answer
280 views

Maya: Mystery Wireframe

I am starting out with Maya and just moved my object up to reveal a mystery grey wireframe which I can't work out what it is at all. It appears I can't select or interact with it at all. I have been ...
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950 views

Adobe Creative Suite alternative

My question: Is there an alternative to Adobe Creative Suite for designers/enthusiast? The programs that I am mainly interested in is Adobe's Photoshop, Adobe's Illustrator (create vector art), ...
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1answer
982 views

Is there an automated, configurable way to organize many layers into a sprite sheet grid with exact pixel coordinates in Photoshop?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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1answer
665 views

My outputted PDF looks different on a Mac to a PC

I'm a bit concerned as my outputted PDF from InDesign CS5 looks different on Mac. This has happened a few times. It seems as though sometimes the Mac does not draw the new version of the PDF, which ...
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1answer
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How to convert millimeters to pixel?

I would like to print a Polaroid like image that is 336x407 mm big. What size is that in pixel and what PPI should I use?
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1answer
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Change the transparency of an Android stock icon?

I am trying to use an android star icon (.png) and color it in red. Basic, right? Well. I did the color change after some research (just download Gimp 2) from an iOS icon because it has the ideal ...
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0answers
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How to apply the same text styles for text for 2-3 documents by 1 click in photoshop cc? [duplicate]

I have 3 psd files with design for a site. There are headers (h1,h2,h3...) in all of them. What can help me to synchronize styles for those headers between documents?
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2answers
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How to hide pasteboard in Illustrator CS5?

Is there a way to hide the pasteboard in Illustrator CS5 so I only see whats in the Artboard area?
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1answer
1k views

Indesign Master Page item can't be removed after overriding it

Indesign CS6 Master Pages I seem to have a strange problem, in the master page (Right Side/Odd numbered pages) I have a simple graphic but when I delete it using ctrl+shift+click Delete, another one ...
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2answers
189 views

Preparing icon with arrow heads with different sizes

I am new to Photoshop, please go easy if my question is unclear. I am trying to prepare an icon in Photoshop and I happened to see this. So I want a similar graphic but I want the each color area to ...
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2answers
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Share paragraph styles between PSD files?

I created paragraph style in one PSD file. After that I saved it to default styles and loaded it into another PSD file. How can I synchronize changes at all documents after updating just in one of ...
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1answer
63 views

What is the purpose of dash between navigation and introduction?

While surfing through some portfolio sites, I encountered something interesting. It was a portfolio site created by Robbie Manson. If you see the below image, you can see the dash line '-' between ...
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4answers
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Need to create maintanable sprites

Does anybody know of a good tool or generator that allows me to create sprites, save the sprite set and be able to update the css sheet if i add new icons to the icon set? What i mean is this: ...
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2answers
721 views

What is good drawing posture?

Lately I've been noticing that I tend to draw while hunched over, with my face as close as possible to the page. I've been wondering if it's better to sit up straight, although when I do that, I can't ...
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1answer
160 views

Is it possible to control layer order in an Illustrator stroke?

Let's say I've made a custom brush in Illustrator (this example is stripped down, but it's enough to get the point across): The stroke starts at the bottom and loops around. There are two ...
2
votes
1answer
141 views

how can I collaborate using GIMP2?

most of the collab tools for drawing that I've seen so far cost too much, and lack features. GIMP does everything that I want, but unfortunately I don't know of a way to draw with 2 or more people ...
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2answers
418 views

What is a good color scheme to use in describing layers of an application? [closed]

In the technical documentation of my application I want to split up the modules in different layers, e.g. (starting from the top): Reporting layer Business logic layer Volatile data layer Basic data ...
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2answers
311 views

How can I copy a layer a specified number of times?

I want to copy a layer 77 times. How can I do this quickly to avoid repetitive work?
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1answer
187 views

New Trend In Typo Blod or Thin [closed]

Does anyone wanna share opinion on THIN fonts being used in mobile apps or even in websites? Is it the new trend. In early stages of iOS7 beta releases Sir Jonny Ive's team used Helvetia 45 Light but ...
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2answers
2k views

inkscape padding or margin on export

How can I add padding or margin easily when exporting drawing or selection to bitmap? What I've been doing is changing the width and x, y values when exporting but it's a lot of work when exporting ...
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1answer
64 views

What Icon Style Would Be Better [closed]

I am creating an educational app that looks similar to an iPhone app using the default web stack composed of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. I am wondering if it would be more user friendly/motivational ...
3
votes
1answer
347 views

Any tips for emulating printed / stamped ink textures?

I'm trying to refine my ability to emulate a technique I see quite often on Dribbble and throughout the internet really. I think in some cases this is done via actual printing (letterpress, engraving ...
3
votes
3answers
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“Select by color” and “draw path from selection” in Inkscape?

I imported an image to Inkscape. Now I'd like to select all those regions that have the same (or to a certain degree similar) color. From this selection I'd like to draw a path (to which I can add a ...
5
votes
4answers
435 views

Is it OK to use a smaller font size for credentials that come after someone's name on a business card?

I am designing new business cards for employees and many of them have several credentials after their name. To make them all "fit" do I bring the entire name and credential line down a point or can I ...
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1answer
264 views

What is the Font of the word 'BEST' on the magazine cover?

I'm trying to figure out what is the font that the word 'BEST' is. If anybody has any idea that would be helpful. I've tried font recognition, but not coming back with any results. Thanks in advance! ...
0
votes
1answer
715 views

Lost Smart Object changes?

I did about an hour's work on a Smart Object (an image I had placed in a file). I saved the smart image and closed it, but the changes did not appear on the original. I opened the Smart Object again, ...
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1answer
461 views

Photoshop CS6 Move Tool object borders

When I use the move tool (when I move some object in the layer) I don't have the borders (dotted rectangle) around the moving object like here in this picture: How can I turn borders on so every ...
13
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3answers
612 views

How can I mask out airplane propellers properly?

I have this image which I wish to mask out the propellers properly. I thought maybe Refine Edge would do the work but it didn't success. I would like to know what kind of tools I probably should ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

How to shrink logo without losing quality inkscape

I'm really not much of a graphic designer at all (programmer) but I have dabbled in some image editing using GIMP and Inkscape. Here's my situation: I have a nice, sharp image of my logo as an SVG ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

What Fonts Complement Walkway?

I'm using Walkway bold on a project, and am looking for some nice fonts for the titles. Walkway is sort of formal and stylistic to me, and nostalgic of the 1920's. I'm looking for fonts that go well ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Creating fancy script text without using a font

I am looking to create a site for a musician so some eye catching logo for their band is in order. I want to just do a script type, calligraphy type, if you will, version of the band name. I'm fairly ...
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votes
1answer
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Need Photoshop help! How to create a bitmap layer!

I need to make a sprite. I was instructed to make one layer an editable layer and another layer that is a flattened bitmap layer. Any instructions on how to do this would be appreciated.
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votes
2answers
2k views

How do you generate the shapes at the bottom of the image? Is is done with a filter or manually?

I'm sorry if this is a noob question. I use photoshop a lot, but not illustrator. Do you draw these manually? or is there a filter for this? Do you use a separate software like 3d studio max or ...
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1answer
170 views

Exporting multi layered Illustrator to Photoshop

Is there a way to export large multi-layered Illustrator file to Photoshop? When I export with preserve layers and text edit-ability, the complex layers are flattened. I've reorganized my layers to ...
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1answer
99 views

Transparency problem with different monitors

I created a png with a 10% opacity in photoshop. It looks perfect on my laptop and phone. However when I checked it on another person's monitor you could barely see the image. Then when I checked it ...
4
votes
2answers
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Why is Blue/Green/Yellow/Red such a popular color scheme for logos?

Why is the combination of Blue/Green/Yellow/Red squares or letters such a popular scheme used in many logos of tech companies? The popular examples being the Windows Flag icon, Google logo and the ...

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