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How can I prevent anti-aliasing in Photoshop shapes and smart objects?

I am simply drawing a shape using the shape layer tool, however no matter how many shapes I draw, when zoomed in there is always anti-aliasing I know I can select fill pixels and then switch off ...
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Is it possible to auto center text using the “Type on a Path” tool?

Recently I've been using the Type on a Path tool quite frequently in Illustrator and it frustrates me every time I want to use a circle path to place type on, as I want the text centered at the top of ...
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3answers
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Using the font Avenir commercially for logo design

I'm trying to find out whether or not the font Avenir can be used for logo design when a desktop license is purchased. I'm finding it difficult to interpret the EULA. ...
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Trouble getting a color in Photoshop to show correctly in my browser [duplicate]

My website has a background color of #EEEEEE (238,238,238). I have an image with a light grey background I want to blend with this background. In Photoshop I used brightness adjustment to get ...
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PDF has white background when exported from Illustrator

I'm saving an Illustrator CS6 file as a PDF. The file has a transparent background, however when exported as a PDF and dropped into InDesign the file has a white background. I've tried saving the ...
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Fill enclosed path in Inkscape

I'm having difficulties with a really basic concept in Inkscape. How do I fill an enclosed path that has a line going into it? I've combined the original two paths to form one path, but filling it ...
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4answers
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How to make drawable of android app for all density

Hello I am Android Developer, working on android application. I require to make all drawables for all density for my android app. Is there any standard ratio I should keep for that and any tool for ...
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277 views

Please help me identify this 'techno' font

Does anyone know the name of this font, or the name of the style/category where I could look for similar ones?
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1answer
65 views

Black and white linen with espresso furniture

What would be a good accent color for espresso furniture with black and white damask design on linen?
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132 views

Is there a proper name for a “coming soon” website?

I know it is a simple question, but I failed to google it, or the answer is simply "no". A "coming soon" site is a page that keeps on the domain while the actual page is developed. There are examples ...
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1answer
103 views

How to mask sections of an image

I'm using a layer mask to remove sections of the "sushi" image to leave the tablet and phone images, but I can only do this with the brush tool, right? I'm wondering how to do this most efficiently ...
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243 views

How should I go about redesigning this graphic?

Update: Scroll to the bottom for a before-and-after. I'm designing something for my school in Photoshop, and our mascot is a knight. This is the current design: Yeah, I know. It's in desperate ...
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4answers
896 views

How to be creative in a short space of time

This question has come about as a follow on from @Scott's "How do you break out of current creative mind sets?" I work in a (smallish) company that produces all it's in house content such as email ...
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1answer
397 views

Is Wasco Sans font available as a web font? [closed]

Is Wasco Sans font by Jim Wasco available as a web font?
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How can I add Sine waves to follow the path of a circle using Illustrator

In Illustrator I'm trying to create quite a simple shape but I don't know the simplest way of going about it. I have created a Sine wave using the Sine Curve script by Sato Hiroyuki. I have doubled ...
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Difference in glyphs of I and l

In many fonts I come across, I see that the glyph uppercase i - I is same as lowercase l. Why is it so? Why don't font designers add a differentiating factor between the two glyphs? This specially ...
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2answers
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Flat design vs skeuomorphism, which one is most preferable? [closed]

As per my knowledge nowadays there's a trend going with flat design. That's cool. These are the things people associate with flat design Simple Clean Colourful Modern Trendy Easy to use Perceived as ...
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1answer
418 views

Repeating image in a path with smaller to bigger effects in Illustrator

I recently started studying Illustrator and I just would like to ask how can I do a pattern similar to the image below I am looking at the STAR, and I just would like to ask how to create that ...
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6answers
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Why would a designer want to purchase a typeface instead of using free ones?

This isn't just a nagging question. It's to help designers (such as myself) to understand the importance of paid for fonts. This question is mainly based on my curiosity to why we should pay for ...
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1answer
248 views

How can i draw this shape using rounded rectangle tool

Hi, i want to draw this shape but using rounded rectangle tool. Do you have any idea?
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1answer
73 views

Pathfinder result sightly different from expected!

I'm making this icon with a base vector and white strokes with variable profiles (right image) and I wanted to unify them as a single object, so I expanded the strokes and used Pathfinder's difference ...
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1answer
122 views

Export PNG (or other) in multiple versions from PSD with varying background layers

Ive got a website ive mocked up in PS ive got a range of background options which are individual layers in a folder called Backgrounds. I want to export copies of the website but each time change the ...
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3answers
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How to create a graphic of a text with transparent background [duplicate]

I make custom cursors for Tumblr blogs and this was a request, but I can't seem to figure out how to make all but the words transparent; even the spaces in the loops need to be transparent:
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3answers
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How to render objects in smooth mode in Maya

There is smooth mode (3 on keyboard if I'm correct) to show objects 'smooth' in the viewport, but when I render it, there is no smoothing. What should I do in order to get a smooth render? I've ...
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1answer
524 views

How to open a file the fast way in Gimp?

The classical way to open a file is not followed in Gimp. There is no browse button, nor there is a textbox where one can paste the path to the file. I do not edit images everyday and I always have to ...
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0answers
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Generating multiple JPEGS using photoshop [duplicate]

I need to print 100's of certificates for some college work. I have made one PSD of the certificate, and I have a notepad file with all the contacts for the certificates. i just need to make the ...
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3answers
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How to create solar flares using Gimp or Inkscape

How can I create a solar flares effect using GIMP or Inkscape? Something like this image: Edit: first of all thanks for all the great comments and suggestions. My initial idea was to create the ...
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1answer
2k views

How to resize canvas interactively in Photoshop CS6?

If I resize canvas from menu, then the size of larger objects not change. I.e. they still have some portions existing outside of canvas. Meanwhile, if I do crop with interactive tool, I loose outside ...
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1answer
85 views

Alignment for report columns

I am currently creating a Crystal report, but having difficulty on how to align certain columns. I have a Social Security, employee_name, Check Number and Amount. I understand that the amounts ...
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1answer
396 views

Textbook layout including examples of two different computer programming languages?

I am currently producing a new edition of an old book of mine; this new book will incorporate code samples from several different computing environments. What I want to know is: what is the best way ...
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2answers
263 views

Website design - adjusting the size of picture

I have a stock photo, it's original size is 5616 × 3744 px. I would like to change its size to be used for my web design in photoshop - to size 1600 x 600. I do not want to crop the image because I ...
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2answers
6k views

How to apply a gradient effect for a particular circular path? [duplicate]

I want to apply a gradient effect and have it look like in this image.
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1answer
1k views

Photoshop - Background color for multiple shape objects on multiple layers [duplicate]

I have multiple layers with rectangle shapes on each, i want to apply same color to every shape at once. Can anyone share a tip? Thanks,
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1answer
243 views

Interpreting color function and adjusting pixels values

Here is the definition which I read from the net source 1st is Midtone: Situated between the darkest tone (Black), and the brightest tone (White). For a 24 bit colour image, this occurs when ...
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2answers
146 views

what Font used by sharpedgeIT company?

I was just wondering if anyone could find this font for me.
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2answers
821 views

Gaming Icon Question for A Flat Design Gaming Portal

My designer is working on a flat design for a gaming portal for World of Warcraft. We want to use icons for a sub-menu and figured using icons directly from the game would be best from a user ...
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3answers
939 views

Connecting A and T in a custom typographic mark

I don't have a lot of examples of "Look at me, I drew all the letters!" typography. But here is one, and I'm happy with the overall sketch and like everything but the first two letters. I dislike ...
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0answers
182 views

3DS Max 2015: link objects so that they stretch?

I am importing a 3d model from an external program. There are three long objects end-to-end like so: +---+---------------+---+ | +---------------+ | | | ^ | | | | C ...
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1answer
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What is the Font type of “pocket edition” text in Minecraft Pocket Edition logo?

Does someone know the font type of the text "pocket edition" in the Minecraft Pocket Edition logo pictured here?
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1answer
1k views

How to superimpose one image on another that has a different perspective? [duplicate]

I would like to take the menu image, below, and superimpose it on top of the screen in the image below it, so it looks like the person is looking at that on their screen. Is this easily done in ...
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5answers
401 views

Do we perceive images in text reading direction?

I received a graphic in a presentation with equally weighted items in it. Their order did not match my expectation, so I started to wonder why that would be. Finally I figured out that I was reading ...
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2answers
859 views

Setting “Pixels per inch” to match Macbook Pro Retina

Basically just a quick question from a newbie to Photoshop, recently i've been finding that my text on photoshop amongst other items in my designs were ending up blurry as a result of my retina ...
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2answers
10k views

Retaining px dimension when export to a PNG file. Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator I have an Icon that has dimensions of 200px by 200px. When I export it to a PNG file though,the PNG file is 834px by 834px. Any suggestions to keep the icon at 200 by 200 pixels?
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2answers
109k views

Could not open JPG file in Photoshop [closed]

I download Image from an Internet and want to open this jpeg Image in Photoshop but I got an errorCould not complete your request because of a problem parsing the JPEG Data.
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1answer
2k views

how to get Arabic in Photoshop CS3? [duplicate]

I want to type Arabic text in Photoshop cs3, but the text appears disjointed and the letters do not connect at all. For example محمد appears as م ح م د.
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3answers
302 views

unable to crop the valid psd file in photoshop [closed]

I have a PSD file which contains many Layers and each layer contains either some image or text. i want to crop the selection Area from that psd file..while doing that, it throwing an error please ...
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2answers
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Critique: Icon app redesign

An amateur graphic designer here. I was told to redesign a reddit app icon on playstore and he told me to apply the Google's new design scheme that was leaked a few days ago (The first illustration ...
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1answer
389 views

Indian Railway car fonts - available for the web?

I'm in love with the fonts used on the sides of Indian Railway cars. Is this just a hand-painted Gill Sans, or is this a custom font? For one thing the R's look slightly different.
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1answer
190 views

Is there a way to create an action or script to select and embed external file(s) placed in an Illustrator file?

As a follow-up to my question Is there a way to expand linked EPS file placed inside another EPS file in Illustrator? I am now trying to create an action to select and embed external file(s) placed ...
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9answers
8k views

What are the key principles that effective designs share?

You have arrived on this page because you are clearly curious about underlying fundamentals that you can incorporate into your thought process when designing. According to many that came before us, ...

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