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How to create a high quality gif with GIMP?

I'm trying to animate a few images as simple gif. The images contain one human, a red balloon and a green background. The background seems to be dominating. The face is made of only a few colors, and ...
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Illustrator - resize position but keep shape

I am looking for a simple way to resize the position of elements of a group of elements in one dimension, without resizing/distorting the individual elements. I.e. I have a simple scatter graph (...
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Photoshop Batch save under unique names when cutting images apart

I am trying to batch process images that need to be cut into multiple smaller images. I have an action that opens an image, then selects a portion of it, copies, creates a new image, pastes, then ...
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Illustrator CS5 (Mac) Pathfinder Tool Messing up Paths

So I'm trying to cut an image out of a solid background in Illustrator CS5 (Mac). I do this fairly often and my typical workflow is to: Place the image to be cut out on top of the background Group ...
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positioning numbers after text

I have added a paragraph style that has numbering in it. I was wondering how I make the numbers come after the text? I have tried aligning the number to the right but that doesn't work.
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Radial gradient outward from shape

I'm trying to achieve a certain effect with Photoshop. Basically, I want the edges of my shape to bleed seamlesssly into the background. I'm trying to achieve a "radial" gradient from black to ...
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Did Photoshop change vector formats?

My co-worker sent me a file created with Photoshop CC that she swears contain vector layers with shapes in them. I am running CS5, and the same layers are showing up as rasterized. Is this a ...
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Is there a way to save the palette in the “Save for Web” feature of Photoshop?

I would like to apply a single palette to multiple images, is there a way to easily save and retrieve a special palette in the save for web feature. There is this option that you can switch colors ...
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297 views

How can I create a tree effect in Illustrator?

How can I create this type of effect in Illustrator?
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What's the name of this semi-serif font (“arif”)?

What is the name of this semi-serif font? (View edit history for image with finer detail (but awful colour combination)
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How to export PSD file to SVG in Photoshop CS6 [duplicate]

I have a PSD file. I want to convert the PSD to SVG file using Photoshop CS6. Anyone able to tell me how to do this?
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How to recreate a common startup trend — tinted background image

I'm trying to create a design for a startup I'm involved with where there's a background image that's been tinted by a colour. Examples of what I'm looking to recreate include the background header ...
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Design books with quantifiable, real world resources (vintage)?

I am looking to pick up a few reads. I am mostly interested in the fundamentals of design such as space, hierarchy, balance, etc. but beyond the scope of the basics. I have been through the fine arts ...
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What serif/calligraphy fonts have a lot of discretionary ligatures?

I'm looking for typefaces that have a lot of discretionary ligatures, more specifically a serif or calligraphic font of the fancy/classical sort. I am already aware of: Mrs. Eaves DTL ...
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How do I Transfer the animation from my smart object to my real file

I am using photoshop cs4 currently, but I have photoshop cc at home. I want to know if there was a way to transfer the animation I've worked on the smart object to the original project.
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How to Print Onto Letterhead Designs

I'm looking to start offering letterhead designs to clients. I could of course handle the design and printing side of things no problem, but how do my clients go about setting up their documents so ...
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How can I share swatch palette between desktop and laptop?

I recently bought a laptop to take out to appointments. I use a set palette of about 400 colors. How can I find the file and copy that to my laptop without recreating each color?
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What is the definition of font size? [closed]

I tried to search the Internet for a definition but I didn't find much. So, what is the definition of font size? For instance, what makes a 10 pixel font a 10 pixel font?
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Is it standard to save Photoshop Editing capabilities for PDF?

Is it poor judgement to preserve photoshop editing capabilities if creating a PDF for a client? I'm wondering if it comes across as unprofessional or whether it might be a courtesy to save the ...
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Noisy Gradient Effect [duplicate]

What techniques are out there that allow you to create a gradient like the ones pictured above? Is this a product of a specific brush set? Or is there some type of Noise Manipulation / Gradient ...
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In Illustrator, possible to apply one layer to another?

I have the following: where the text "Panning" is on one layer, and the rectangular grey mask that covers it is on a different layer. I was wondering, is it possible that I can somehow apply the ...
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How do I export multiple different sized artboards to PDF in Adobe Illustrator?

I have a file with multiple artboards of varying sizes. When I print to PDF, I usually get just the size of the first artboard, the rest are either cropped or have a white border around them. Any ...
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Typing on a path but retain the path itself

I am currently trying out typing on a path and I seem not to do what I want. Is there an option where I could retain the path itself? I notice that typing on a path removes the path in preview mode. ...
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Does any body know how to dynamically change outline in illustrator?

I know the setting Edit > Preferences > General > Check "Scale stroke & effects". But this setting is changing outline setting for all objects in illustrator. Does anybody know setting for only ...
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How to clone objects in Inkscape so that ctrl-D will show the original object?

I am editing a game board for a word game, based on a "CC BY SA"-licensed SVG file by Denelson83: When I click at a colored square and then press ctrl+D I can see the original colored square - as ...
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What symbol to choose to indicate a subcategory or next page

In a very short descriptive text I want to indicate that a user has to open several cascading/nested sections in a menu structure. At the moment I use the > character to indicate the structure. But is ...
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BA (Baskerville) Math Font from micropress available?

For several years now, I've been trying to get my hands on the BA Math Font from micropress. But I can't find anyone who has it, or who is willing to sell it to me (including the original authors). ...
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Preserve hyperlinks while exporting PDF from Photoshop

I have inserted hyperlinks in Photoshop slices, and now I want to export the file as PDF, with clickable images. When I Save as PDF, hyperlinks are gone and images are not clickable. How can I do it?
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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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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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Maximizing saturation while converting CMYK to RGB

I have many designs prepared for print (CMYK), but now I need to present them on a projector. As projectors go, I know most of them have weak contrast, and many of my colors wouldn't be as accented as ...
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Are any hue angles are too close together for a tetradic color scheme?

I'm a UX designer specializing in interaction design and information architecture, but I'm looking to deepen my knowledge in visual design and color theory. I'm currently working on a new portfolio ...
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Retina to Normal Photoshop Export

I'm an UI Designer and I've just got my Retina MBP. Currently, I design on the retina screen until I get an ext. one, so everything I design is 200% bigger than on normal screens. For example, if I ...
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Fonts that come with Adobe CS5 software

I'm new to graphic design and the more I read about licensed fonts and images, the more confused I get. I've understood about downloading fonts and images on the internet. My question is about the ...
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What is the best book with american typography rules? [duplicate]

There is russian book, The Publisher’s and Author’s Handbook by Arkady Miltchin and Ludmila Tcheltsova which is well-known and considered the best comprehensive guide to typography and writing of text ...
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Distorted png when opening in PS

I have a Facebook icon PNG that I want to edit to create a sprite. But the image is distorted upon opening. Saving it gives the same distorted image. Result of opening in PS CS4 v 11.02
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Getting better printed color matches on a budget

I make and self-publish computer games for sale at comic fairs in Japan. This is not a professional activity, and as such my budget is very limited. When I make covers, CDs, posters, or other printed ...
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A software to replace my pen and paper approach to sketch ideas

I try to adapt No Paper policy in my workflow. I'm a student of EECS and most of my daily job is doing some research and designing mathematical algorithms, Communication Networks, Math, Ideas,.... I'...
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anchor a floating selection to multiple layers in GIMP?

I'm making an animated GIF using layers in GIMP. I have an image of an equation that I want to put on the same place in each frame. I tried opening the equation in GIMP, and then copy and pasting it ...
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How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency

How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency? Thanks All!
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Gradient style for each shape in one layer

I am seeking how to apply an Overlay Gradient style on a layer containing multiple shapes, in a way that each shape has his own gradient (not sharing the layer style to the merged shapes). For now, ...
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I wonder if I can get >116 simple linear shapes to use them as a Alphabet?

I'm just asking if that's possible to have ~116 simply drawn signs that can be related -since it's already proved that humans are more quick in writing linked alphabets in the same word-, easy for ...
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Is there a quick way to prep an illustrator file with tons of strokes and fills for screen printing

I needs to look like it looks here with three different pics for screen printing. Is there any way to do this quickly or do I have to do it manually?
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Visual guidelines across multiple products

Where can I find resources on how to create a visual guideline across multiple products, eg. apps. Example; If a company wants to do 20 apps, and they should have a visual guideline across all 20 ...
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How to resize an image without losing quality [duplicate]

I have an image of 90x122 pixels i want to resize it to make it 512x512 pixels but the image loses it quality Is there any way of doing this without losing the quality?.
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Rounded corners adjacent to square corners

I've been sent a ui design which includes a header menu, wrapped in rounded corners, whereas the following content element is wrapped in square corners. Also every other primary content wrapper for ...
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Is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines in Adobe Illustrator?

In Adobe Illustrator CS5, is there a way to snap the brush to the guidelines? This is the effect I'm aiming to create: I have created my grid and now I want my brush to align or snap to the ...
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361 views

Font for sections, subsections and subsubsection titles (in scientific thesis)

I've seen in some questions (Fonts for technical reports and What font types are good for a technical document?) that there are many answers to the "what types of font should I use". Since there is ...
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Gradient Fills in InDesign

how do I create a gradient fill in InDesign where both ends have zero opacity to the fill but the middle is 100% opaque? For example a box over a black background has a fill that is transparent to ...
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Color management from monitor to print

I need to design a box packaging and need help with color management of the work - formats and combinations. My company printer doesn't print correctly. Should I just look at the print out and see ...

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