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2answers
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Optimum line height in relation to font size

Is there an agreement on what the optimum mathematical proportion of line height and the size of a text is? And if there is, is it the same for print and web?
4
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3answers
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Different sizes/dimensions on export & save as web in Illustrator CS5

I have a file which is 1020px X 200px Artboard/Document dimensions and the drawings coves the whole artboard as follows. When I "Export" the file as "png" (File>Export) it's dimensions change to ...
0
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2answers
198 views

Need suggestions on elements arrangement and picking colors

I'm making a new site, but I feel like colors or elements dimension aren't that good at all, I want it to look elegant and makes the user comfortable when looking at it. Right now I'm not getting that ...
3
votes
2answers
509 views

Pantone Colourbridge Uncoated viewing in illustrator

I have a hard copy swatch of pantone Colour bridge uncoated colours. I am setting up some packaging items in illustrator and have shown the client visuals in CMYK. I have now selected the Pantones ...
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3answers
194 views

Photoshop - finding a font

I don't know if any of you had this problem, I'm using photoshop CS3, And sometimes in order to choose a font quickly, while the text tool is selected, I click on the text field that shows the ...
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2answers
227 views

Logo design issue

forgive me if this question doesnt fit the purpose of this stackexchange site, Some of you probably have experience with logo design, I'd like to ask a question, I currently have a client that owns a ...
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2answers
3k views

iOS App Icon design - the rounded corners issue

The problem: The anti-aliased rounded corners of my app icons show, due to the transparency, some pixels of the underlying background. My quick solution: Instead of exporting with "intact" corners I ...
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2answers
178 views

Floating info menu in Photoshop CS5

I want pixel information menu to float around cursor in Photoshop CS5. How do I do that? The menu called Info or its contents is what I need to float.
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4answers
4k views

Scale layers in a psd file by 200% for retina iPad

I have a PSD file that my designer gave me fitted for iPad dimensions. I need to support the retina iPad as well. What's the best way to create the 2x retina images? Should I scale up the layers by ...
0
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1answer
807 views

Photoshop CS5: duplicate layers with “smart objects”

I'd like to make use of photoshop's "Smart Objects" to have an easier time managing my layers. I have about 20 layers that will be duplicated 10 times... and I'd rather manipulate them as single ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How to place files to photoshop without scaling?

Is there a way to place files to photoshop without scaling( true pixel of image )? They automatically resize to fit screen when I drag into psd file! For example, when place a 48x48px to 480x480px ...
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vote
1answer
8k views

How can I remove the default shading of a simple model in 3DS max?

I've been downloading free 3d models for a project that I'm working on, but I can't figure out how to disable the default shading. I'm using 3DS MAX 2013. Here's an example of a table I'm working on: ...
0
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1answer
574 views

Dotted Overlay Creates Monitor Flicker

There was a recent question discussing dotted overlays/dithering patterns on images, and I wanted to explore the method. I set it up so it was one black pixel, one blank, one black, etc. After ...
5
votes
1answer
524 views

Color management in Fireworks CS6

I'm using Fireworks for UI design. However, any saved png file from Fireworks shows different colors when opened in normal image viewers. Fireworks doesn't seem to have any color management options. ...
2
votes
2answers
240 views

Font used in 'Home Team: Global Domination' game board?

The territory names are very small, no results with 'WhatTheFont!'. Slightly larger original image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/RS9LU.jpg
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votes
2answers
127 views

Determining text color on top of a selectable background color

I have a requirment to have users be able to select button colors, I want that according to the background color they select, an appropriate, contrasted button text color will be determined ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

Image that looks different on black background and on white

If you put this image on a black background you see something different than on a white background. Does anyone have a idea how it works?
5
votes
2answers
151 views

what's the legal status of copying an existing OS theme to implement a GUI framework

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate question for this site, but I tried to find an answer through Google and I found a question here about copying UI themes/paradigms so I hope it's not off-topic. ...
3
votes
2answers
633 views

Is the maximum ink percentage embedded in the pdf color profile?

I am placing some Photoshop-made artwork into InDesign and exporting to PDF for print. My artwork is quite dark, and Ps's eyedropper tells me that some of my blacks are around the 90/95/95/85 mark. My ...
7
votes
6answers
5k views

Are dotted pictures a new trend in Web Design?

I've noticed lately that some of the websites I visit regularly are adopting a new and bizarre trend in Web Design: "the dotted pictures". Not sure what to call it. It looks as if a pattern of ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Illustrator: is there a way to toggle snapping while moving anchor points?

Situation While moving anchor points around and… …you currently have Snap to Point and Smart Guides turned On and …you momentarily don't want the points to snap during this operation Problem …you ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

How to rasterize layer blending options in Photoshop without loosing the effect

Let's say I have a layer with color and another layer with texture over it. That top layer has a blending option "Overlay". How do I rasterize that top layer, but keep the overlay effect?
5
votes
5answers
6k views

Best techniques for digitizing artwork using a tablet

I need help or rather to be pointed in the right direction please. Take a look at the artwork: On the left you see my "on paper" art. On the right is my attempt to do the same thing on the digital ...
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votes
4answers
1k views

What is the purpose of typesetting a Word document with InDesign?

We have a bunch of Word documents that people create using a template that matches our business's look-and-feel. When we're done writing the content, we send it to a designer than the typeset the ...
3
votes
3answers
12k views

Filling half a shape in Illustrator

I am still pretty new to illustrator, so I am still learning. I have a shape (pill shape) that is all white. I am trying to "fill" half of the shape with a yellow color (keeping the black stroke ...
2
votes
4answers
7k views

How to make an image look like it's been printed

I'm wondering if anyone has any tips, tutorials or templates on how to 'fake' a printed effect. I want to make it look in my portfolio like I have printed business cards and other collateral without ...
2
votes
2answers
221 views

Photoshop blurring peaks (it's hard to describe in text)

I want to know how to blur something in peaks, here's a picture to help describe it: Segment C is blurred the most then B then A to create an effect like the one on the right but with blur. I was ...
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vote
3answers
2k views

How to add transparent padding of fixed number of pixels to an element?

I do not want initial image to change size, I simply want to add transparent padding around what I already have.
3
votes
2answers
922 views

Pasting screenshot changes colors in Photoshop CS3

I've done search after search, messed with color profiles, image color management, etc, but I still find that when I simply print screen and paste it in Adobe Photoshop CS3, I get a much lighter ...
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vote
2answers
984 views

How to create buttons with editable text that are re sizable (to accommodate longer/shorter text) on all browsers [closed]

I often find that I need to change the text on buttons. I'd like to create some CSS based editable buttons with mouse over effects. And the whole button should be clickable (not just the text). I ...
0
votes
2answers
339 views

How to prevent text converting into image when exporting as HTML in firework

I am an architect and I want to design my basic website with minimum graphics. I'm using coreldraw, but it's more related to print (hardcopies) and it's not as "smart" compared to the adobe software. ...
3
votes
3answers
821 views

How to go about creating an Icon Pack

As a beginner in Illustrator I've been creating some pretty cool graphics I'd like to share on my website. From what I've seen, people create a one file .ai icon pack that you can download and use ...
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vote
1answer
800 views

SketchUp fill shape on multiple axes

I'm trying to draw a roof with no success. These areas should be filled that I can add roof texture there. I tried with sandbox and "from contour" but it's not what I want (can't use a tile ...
2
votes
3answers
854 views

Font choices for logotypes, body text and headlines

Should designers base their font choices for body text and headlines on the typeface used in the logotype (if used) to achieve brand consistency?
0
votes
3answers
565 views

adding textures to illustrator fonts

I'm not sure where to look for these resources, but I'm trying to create an Art Nouveau style logo. What I would like to do is have the actual text be shape similar to what is in Carl Jungs redbook. ...
3
votes
2answers
941 views

Illustrator won't remember layer collapse state

Running Illustrator CS5 on Mac OS 10.7 Reopening an Illustrator document expands all layers For files containing a large amount of layers, this is very irritating. Is this a general problem or just ...
2
votes
2answers
254 views

How to make an image's color look consistent across different applications?

One time I had some images for buttons for users to click on, and they looked bright and sharp on a Mac's Preview app, and on some other graphics apps on the PC, but when it was displayed on Chrome on ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I add multiple concentric outlines around text?

I can get this effect very easily in Photoshop using the stroke layer style and making it a shape burst gradient, but I want to be able to do it in illustrator so the stroke around the text can be a ...
1
vote
1answer
812 views

How to select everything around a shape in Pixelmator?

Using Pixelmator, quite often I need to draw a shape and then select everything around that shape to apply a filter or change hue/contrast. Is there an easy way to select everything around a shape, ...
0
votes
1answer
170 views

Name of a specific type of texture

In this website, there is this texture... Can you tell me the name of this texture and if there is an online generator?
0
votes
1answer
737 views

How can I prevent images produced by “Save for web and device” being cropped to their content?

My artboard size is 48 x 48, but when I "Save for web and device", the created png file is auto cropped to the size of the art inside (40 x 50 in my case), just like the "export" option. Could you ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

Resize a big image into a small one without constraining proportions or stretching it

I have am image which is 1920px X 1200px. How would I make it small in such a way that it turns into a 960px X 200px exactly. If I do it without the option of "Constraint Proportions" checked in PS, ...
0
votes
2answers
119 views

Can text edits in QuarkXPress automatically replicate in a linked text source file?

Is there a way to import a text file into Quark in such a way so that if there are any spelling errors that are fixed in Quark they will also be updated in the original imported text file? Kind of ...
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vote
3answers
57k views

How to create an arrow in Adobe Indesign

I've used an arrow like this: ➜ ...in lots of programs - on the web in WordPress, in MSWord, even TextEdit. But when I paste the arrow into an inDesign document, it's not recognised. Is this arrow ...
2
votes
2answers
726 views

Objective reasons to center or left-align tables and images within text columns?

First, let me emphasize that while I am asking a question about preference, I am looking for objective reasons to prefer one answer over another. I am not interested in your personal, subjective ...
3
votes
3answers
10k views

How do I make an image fade on the right+left side in Photoshop?

I recently launched radiolivechicago.com and my background image looks weird when it is all of the sudden cut off. I've been hacking around in PS and followed this tutorial to create my faded image. ...
6
votes
2answers
199 views

Why does painting with 1% opacity not always do something?

I tried this with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. When I have a black background, and a white brush with an opacity of 1%, the color should get brighter if I click onto the same spot over and over again. ...
3
votes
1answer
90 views

Perceptual colour space as working space

We know from after images that violet-yellow, blue-orange and green-magenta are perceptual complementaries. When I am designing I would like a hue wheel that reflects these perceptual ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

Fill an area while keeping transparency

In Paint.NET I'd like to change the color of an icon by using the fill tool, but I want to preserve the alpha-channel of the pixels. There's the same question for Photoshop, but I can't find a ...
7
votes
4answers
6k views

How can I create perfect “radio waves” (concentric arcs of a circle)?

I suck at illustrator, so this is a huge leap in my ability. I'm trying to draw a radio tower, but I want everything in the vector to be as perfect as possible. I want some waves to come off of the ...

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