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Where can I find tutorials for LibreOffice as a tool for book design?

I want to design a book using LibreOffice. Is there somewhere on the net good tutorials for this?
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1answer
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Should I use different colours for talks in two languages?

Should I use different colours for different languages? Do viewers find it easier to read if the two languages are in different colours, or do they find it an insult to their intelligence? ...
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1answer
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Distorting a layer to fit shape

I have a rectangular image which I'd like to distort so that it fits into a shape. I can almost do it using "Distort", but I need to move more than just the corners, which is all I can seem to do ...
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4answers
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Creating large-scale high-resolution documents in Photoshop

I am a student trying to create collages in Photoshop sized* 4' x 4' and larger, resolution 300dpi, to be digitally printed on cotton canvas and silk. The enormous file size causes my iMac to lag or ...
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2answers
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Create equally spaced circles around a sphere object

I'm attempting to create a similar graph to this one. Is there a specific way in illustrator to equally space the circles around a center circle? What I've done is created the center circle, then a ...
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1answer
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How do I create Mexican hat potential figure in Illustrator using 3D Map Art?

This is what I'm trying to create in Illustrator. (for those interested, it's a graph of a Mexican hat potential function) Here's what I've done so far, using Illustrator's 3D->Revolve and Map ...
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Transparency in swf file created using png image

I have some text with transparent background and I imported this png image to flash. Now when I create a swf file, it doesnt show me transparency. I tried using wmode parameter as transparent in the ...
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1answer
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Best resolution for a 2x2m design in Photoshop ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What PPI should a large format artwork for print be done at? I am required to create a 2x2m design that will be printed. I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS5. What is the best ...
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What is the best font for use in legal contracts?

What are the best font for legal contracts, and why?
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3answers
571 views

Is there a short authoritative reference of basic design rules and principles?

As a web developer, I often find myself working with different non-professional self-called designers. In such situations, I often have to explain them the most basic rules and principles about the ...
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2answers
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Create a crisp 200px wide logo in Illustrator

I've used photoshop for years but am new to illustrator. I want to use this to create a crisp 200x wide logo for web use. I created the logo in illustrator, I then exported it to Photoshop and resized ...
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3answers
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Formula for finding out the result of a color after applying x% opacity to it?

I have 2 colors #a1a2a4 black (#000000) white (#ffffff) Now I need to know how much opacity (in a percent) must I apply to the second color (black) against a background of the third color (white) ...
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5answers
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Create a Triangle with Rounded Corners

I know you can create a rounded-corner rectangle; but, how do you create a triangle with rounded corners in Photoshop? I am actually interested in making it from scratch, not basing it on a custom ...
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1answer
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Do I need full 300dpi resolution photos for designing a poster?

I'm working on a poster for a local event. It has a photograph in the background. The poster itself is designed to be 11x17, which at 300dpi is about 3300x5100. Now the photo in the background does ...
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3answers
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Creating a list of favourite fonts in Photoshop

I do a lot of design work, and I'm constantly using different fonts. Therefore I've built up a list of over 200 fonts in my directory. Is there a way in Photoshop of creating a favourites short list ...
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7answers
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What's the pixel dimensions of a presentation slide for Open Office / Libre Office Impress?

What's the dimensions of a presentation slide in pixels? I'm having a hard time trying to get it right. I keep guessing and checking and it's taking too long. I googled some results and they're a ...
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2answers
421 views

How can I get this sponging / splatter effect similar to this image in photoshop?

I'm trying to duplicate the sponging type effect of the background gold part of the following image: Does anyone know of a tool I can use within Photoshop, or how else I could do this?
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1answer
376 views

Changing position of text in objects from common library & copying layer structure to another file

this is a double question (to avoid wasting space :P) 1: How can I precisely move the text of an element from the common library? I'm currently using a mac text field and after resizing it the text ...
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4answers
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How do I make dotted borders in Photoshop?

How do I make dotted borders around my custom layer. Now I have a simple rectangle that I want to have with a dotted line (dash 1px, gap 6px). How can I do that?
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3answers
312 views

How can I specifically improve my webdesign? [closed]

My website is www.strongape.com and I'm looking to improve my design. I don't know where to start. Are there other forums I should visit for advice?
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3answers
361 views

What's the name for the “artistic movement” /technique of these graphics?

Can anybody help me understand if the graphics I linked have elements that make them belonging to the same artistic movement/style,and if positive which is this art name.Even if their styles look ...
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3answers
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How to merge objects with illustrator?

Im kind of new to illustrator and wanted to creat a simple logo, so here what I did: changed background color to black and text color to white, used typography for text, created outlines to convert ...
4
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3answers
2k views

How can I produce this drop-shadow effect in Photoshop?

More specifically, how do I produce this square background shadow: Source
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2answers
493 views

How do I achieve this shading effect in Illustrator?

I've been seeing this shading technique a lot lately, this is possibly not the best example of it but it's the only one I can find at the moment. How do you achieve this sort of shading in Adobe ...
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5answers
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Is there a faster way to save all layers in PSD to PNG?

I'm trying to export all 155 raster layers, each 240*240 in pixels, to separate png files, but it takes ages to do that using CS5 File > Scripts > Export Layers to Files. This script creates new psd ...
3
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4answers
472 views

Why is SunBurst background so popular and are there any other ones?

I keep seeing SunBurst Background Pattern for years, literally! and It is still trendy. Why is it still so? Do we lack creativity for similar generic (or focus drawing) background patterns or human ...
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1answer
1k views

Images with Jagged Edges

On some blog posts I've seen images where they have a jagged/torn edge to them on one side which gives it a nice effect. I tried to post a crude Paint.Net imitation of what I am looking for: The ...
2
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4answers
262 views

How can I design a domain-specific “actions” icon?

We are writing an application for road construction management. Think of the guys that plan the lane expansion or road resurfacing that ruins your day. :) All throughout the application, we have the ...
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4answers
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How do I create an image with blurred background and focused foreground?

EveryMe.com uses this image as background: How is it done, and how do I edit an image to look like that? I use Pixelmator and photoshop, thanks!
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5answers
765 views

What are good commercial stock graphic sites for websites/applications?

I am looking for good websites providing royalty free stock images for pay. I'm not looking for sites that make images available for free and require attribution or non-commercial use; they're ...
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1answer
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Photoshop image fading and background effect

I believe it's easy to do, but I am missing some details. Somehow, my results are not what I'd wanted them to look like. How to draw illustrational lines? (Think of the lines from Windows Vista ...
15
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5answers
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Copy & Pasting from Photoshop to Illustrator loses transparency

I often run into this issue. I'm creating a file in Photoshop with masked layers etc. I want to make the final output available for some mock-ups in Illustrator, so I rasterize the layers and marquee ...
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2answers
886 views

Illustrator Ignoring Region Set by Crop Area Tool

Out of the blue, Illustrator CS3 just started ignoring the area defined by the Crop Area Tool. Going to "Save for Web and Devices" now shows the entire artboard, not just the cropped region. It does ...
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1answer
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“Pixels” Missing as an Option for Image Size (Re-sizing) in Photoshop CS5

I recently updated to Photoshop CS5 and I noticed that "Pixels" is not an option to re-size to. I only see percent, inches, cm, mm, points and picas. I have also made sure that I have set all of my ...
3
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2answers
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Convert Photoshop animation to spritesheet

I have an animation that I have exported to gif, works perfect and all, but it is for a game and therefore I need to create a spritesheet for display. Also, I may be creating other animations for the ...
8
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3answers
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Is there any service where you can check your designed logo against trademarked logos?

Say if I design a logo, there is the chance that it may be to similar to that of a trademarked logo already out there. Are there any services that help with this? This could be done through research, ...
0
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1answer
490 views

Can URW Garamond N°8 be used in a printed book?

Is it possible to use the URW Garamond N°8 in a printed book (for sale)?
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2answers
785 views

What font is this?

What is the font in this extract? (hint: I've already found that it looks very similar to Handel Gothic, but the M is round on top) and what free (or even open-source if possible) font (to use in ...
2
votes
1answer
765 views

SWF file smaller than the PNG's within it?

I don't understand how this is possible. I made this banner based on the design of another one. I've been struggling getting decent quality. I notice the quality is pretty good in the one I'm copying. ...
3
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3answers
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What is the best way to obtain physical letterpress metal fonts?

(Note: This is an odd question to be asking on a website in this day and age. But it is something that those with a historical bent might care about, and I'm not sure where else to ask!) As a ...
12
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1answer
88k views

How to make an adjustment layer to affect only one layer or one group of layers in Photoshop?

In Photoshop I am trying to apply a hue/saturation to just one or a group of layers instead of the entire lot of layers using the "Create new fill or adjustment Layer" button. Is this possible, and if ...
0
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4answers
501 views

Are there too many colors on this web page?

I colored a couple of table columns on this page and I think I've overdone it: now it's starting to look to me like a Tijuana whorehouse. Are there already too many colors on the page? Thanks! Any ...
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2answers
157 views

Where could i start to try and make something like this video?

i was browsing the web for some animated backgrounds for ppt when i came accross this: http://www.faithclipart.com/video/he-is-the-vine-video-splash-screen-loop.html Does anyone know what techniques, ...
4
votes
2answers
555 views

What file types should my web designer provide me with?

I am building web site, and I paid a designer to design my site, What should the designer provide me? png cut images? psd file? Should I insist on getting psd file? What is the disadvantage of ...
2
votes
2answers
504 views

How to determine color transformations from given colors?

Our designer has provided us with some nice web 2.0 buttons, etc. I translated them into beautiful CSS3. Now I want to go overboard and generalize the color scheme using Sass color manipulation. ...
0
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3answers
2k views

What font/style is being used in the following image

I'm customizing the design of a Shopify store and one of the templates uses this image as a logo: How could I write a word using that same style and font with Paint.NET? Thanks for your help!
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votes
3answers
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Photoshop Background layer

The background layer is locked by default. When I unlock it, PS creates a new layer layer0 and deletes the background layer. Is this a bad thing to do. Does the background layer have any special ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Illustrator 3D Extrude Pipe Elbow

I'm trying to create a 3D extrude of an ABS pipe elbow like this: Large image. Although it can be solid, isn't necessary for a hollow pipe. I created a doughnut from two ellipses (one deleted ...
6
votes
1answer
849 views

How to create a saturation map?

Is there an easy way to create a "saturation-map" in Photoshop/Gimp? I need a grey-scale version of an image showing where the colors have less saturation (black) and where they have more saturation ...
2
votes
2answers
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Applying stroke to path in Illustrator moves the path.

As in title, when I apply stroke value to a path created with pen tool in Ai CS 5.5, this path is being moved. That doesn't apply to all shapes I made. Is there a setting that needs changing or what. ...

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