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Logos with avatars (mascots) vs anything else

Has anyone seen a study on how users react to logos that contain alive things like birds vs just geometric shapes or really anything else? I assume everyone will grow to love a mascot more then just a ...
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iPad in Graphic Design: actual usage

Most of my work I perform on MacBookPro, but also I have a retina-iPad device which I never use for any type of graphic design, thus I am looking for solution to the underuse of this costly device. ...
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1answer
460 views

Microsoft Surface VS Drawing Tablet Monitor

I have used a drawing tablet before in order to draw stuff onto Photoshop, but I did find it quite awkward and strange looking at my monitor, while paying no attention to the tablet itself. I mean, ...
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1answer
82 views

Photoshop layers to batch icons?

I am trying to save out 24 rasterized layers to icon format. Is there a script to do this? I have tried greenfish but it does not let me set a custom size 100x100 I have also tried batching as png ...
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1answer
609 views

Optimize animations in Photoshop

I have Photoshop CS6 and in the timeline panel's menu there's an option called optimize animation and it has two options: Bounding Box Redundant Pixel Removal I searched in the internet and Photoshop ...
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1answer
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Saving PNG as SVG in Illustrator CC

When I open a PNG in Illustrator CC and save it as SVG, once I open the SVG on the browsers I found out that the Photo has been shrinked. Can you tell me the reason and if there is a solution for that ...
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1answer
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Recreating Anti-Alliasing/Moiré effects

I'm currently designing a poster, and when I view the design in Illustrator my Ben-Day dotted images are heavily distorted in their color and spatial appearance. I really like this. Is there a way I ...
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3answers
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cutting one object with another using illustrator

I want to cut an object using second object how can I acheive it? In the above image you can see 2 objects one is circle having 2px stroke and no fill, second is rectangle having white fill but no ...
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2answers
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How to fill in areas surrounded by line segments?

I have a rectangular shape and I added an "extension area" to it with several line segments and closed it back to the rectangle. Specifically, I clicked on an anchor point off a corner of the ...
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1answer
159 views

Does this “ribbon” design fit with SE Community?

I love SE Community, and I love badges, it has something similar with Xbox achievements. I used to play a game called Gears of War 3, it has a cool system called Ribbons. Basically you played this ...
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Should I ask for client's budget before the initial first meeting?

First of all, is it a good idea to ask a a potential client for a ballpark budget they are thinking to work with? I just don't want to meet with somebody who has a very low budget, and who could be ...
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9answers
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Would this use of initials in a logo be considered plagiarism..?

Would this be considered plagiarism? I have made the LiveBulb logo 3 days ago, I made it all from scratch. Starting at sketches and completely refined it using grids in Illustrator. Luka Balic ...
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3answers
489 views

how to make logos like these? any tutorial online? [duplicate]

I am a student of graphics, and was looking for some inspirational logos and came across these, they look beautiful and I tried to make one myself but failed. How can anyone make such perfect logos? ...
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4answers
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Font Similar to Casablanca Book Condensed

I'm trying to find a font similar to Casablanca Book Condensed which you can test drive. What I'm trying to find to match the 'S': Ultimately I'm looking for something free but the cheaper the ...
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2answers
1k views

PSD mockup template not getting design in place

I am trying to create mockup for my business card design but when I paste the design in the smart object layer and save it, the design only gets the effect of the template but the design do not go ...
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0answers
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Creating tiled pattern in curved wave

How Do I make something similar to following image in Photoshop? (Click to see larger) I thought of creating a curved shape by pen and then apply the tiled pattern to it but not sure how to create ...
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4answers
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Saving Images in png format in Photoshop makes it blurry when used in websites

When I save PNG images for the web in Photoshop, its getting blurred on edges. I want to use these PNGs in mobile websites: Any solution to this?
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24answers
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Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?

Why is it that graphic designers more often use an Apple Mac? I am studying graphic design and I am hoping to do some freelance work in my spare time. I have a unit in my studies to discover why Macs ...
0
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0answers
547 views

How to make a curved pattern line in Photoshop [duplicate]

I'm not really sure what else to call it, but my goal basically is to create various locations on a map and have them connect with a curved progress bar-like line. Like this: I'm familiar with the ...
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2answers
17k views

How do you erase only part of an imported “placed” image in Illustrator?

I have drawn an image in Illustrator and am working on drawing a second and unrelated image. Part of the new project requires another clip-art image I drew previously. I "placed" the older image into ...
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2answers
235 views

Save and reuse a design in a different PSD file

Say I create an arrow with drop shadow and I want to save it and re-use it in another PSD file. Is there a way to save the arrow in Photoshop to do this?
0
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1answer
44 views

How to hide children layers

Let's say I have a parent Rectangle layer, and 3 children Circle layers. What properties do I need to set in order to have the circles be forced within the boundaries of the parent so that when I ...
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7answers
14k views

Illustrator: Getting solid color values from transparency? [duplicate]

I created a logo in illustrator and after much experimentation, settled with a design which the client approved. The problem is, some shapes have a transparency of 60% which looks amazing on white ...
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1answer
928 views

Illustrator - Using an RGB transparency mask in a CMYK file

My file is CMYK, but it has a Link to an RGB PSD file as a transparency mask. The file renders properly in illustrator (the preview), but whenever I try to export to any other format, the colors are ...
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1answer
341 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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1answer
713 views

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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1answer
2k views

Is there a way to apply Paragraph styles on a conditional basis

I think the question I am asking is the following: Is there a way to apply Paragraph styles on a conditional basis (until they encounter a specific character or word) or, if that is not possible, is ...
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4answers
2k views

Screenshot mockup of website on different devices [closed]

Which is the best way to show how a website differs on various devices for responsive web deisgn such as the screenshots found here
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1answer
4k views

Why does the paint brush style revert back to the old setting the moment I start painting?

In Adobe Illustrator I've changed the paint brush style to something else, (this happens with stroke size too) but the moment I start trying to paint the settings revert back to what they were before ...
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1answer
144 views

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 ...
1
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3answers
724 views

How to smoothly cut a non-vector image out from its background

The picture below shows the initial image, and the desired effect (sorta), First I used the magic wand to remove the background around the bell. Then I did CTRL+I and inverted the colors. This was ...
0
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1answer
382 views

Remove texture in illustrator

I'd like to remove the texture from a logo I made. I'm not sure how to attach the AI file, but here is a screenshot of what the logo looks like. I've tried going into the Appearance panel, but ...
1
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1answer
3k views

Similar font to Lithos Pro

I'm searching a free alternative for Adobe's Lithos Pro. Anyone?
2
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2answers
196 views

Reversing the colors in an image

Being quite honest, I couldn't think of a better way to phrase a title for this, so I apologize for that.. Anyway, this is what I need. I have this image Basically, I need to make the black = ...
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2answers
6k views

How to adjust two handles equally?

When adjusting the handles of an anchor point, how can I adjust both handles to an equal length or adjust them both at the same time?
10
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6answers
42k views

Merging two anchor points of the same path in Illustrator

Assume the following situation in Adobe Illustrator, where I have two neighbouring anchor points on the same path. For the left anchor point, only the left bezier-handle is important and for the right ...
4
votes
4answers
725 views

Name of web layout made up of full-width sections

Is there a name for the type of web site layout in which the body of the page is divided into horizontal sections; each section is 100% wide but has content of fixed width (that is typically ...
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1answer
134 views

how to use custom font as Genericons

I want to use custom Genericons please guide me the way I should do this.I have done a quick searching but didn't found any good example it would be great if any one can share any link related to ...
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1answer
883 views

Distribute a stack of elements to a grid of elements?

I have dragged and dropped about 30 png's into a psd document so that they're each in a separate layer but laying on top of each other. I now wonder if anyone knows of a nifty trick or script to ...
4
votes
3answers
6k views

Photoshop how to crop a picture within a layer (initial bounding rectangle is empty error)

Original posts: Photoshop: Select item and crop it directly I tried asking on the original post, but it says I need 50 comments or participations to post a comment. Sorry for the confusion. I was ...
2
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3answers
14 views

How can i add contrasted lines from a layer to another?

Hi i have this layer : And this layer : And what i want to do is add those black lines to the red layer but i dont want the white parts , how can i do this ?
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3answers
145 views

Do you know what font this is?

Please can anyone help me. I have been searching for hours using all sorts of font finder applications and cannot figure out what this font is! Could anyone please help? PS Additional logo example ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How can you find the percent of the total image that one object uses?

Given that I have an irregular object image (flower) and I am only allowed to use 30 percent of the image/page with said object is there a way to tell this in photoshop or any other program? I just ...
1
vote
4answers
612 views

Can this design be considered as a banner?

EDIT Thanks for your answers, they're all pertinent to the question I've asked. However, it's not really what I've been expecting, i.e. it's not the right question I've asked ! Can you tell ...
6
votes
2answers
527 views

How can I reduce the aliasing that occurs around my custom icon web font when it is scaled?

I am trying to make my own icons and embed them in a custom Web font. For that, I'm using Illustrator & Icomoon. I design the icons in a 14x14px square, then I create my Web font using Icomoon ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

How to create files with dynamic heights

I'm wanting to make layered "cards" for print design (think of a tabbed index card but the tab goes the whole width) they'll be layered on 8 1/2x 11. Each card maybe 6in wide. The thing I wish I ...
0
votes
2answers
254 views

Having trouble getting this Google Chrome Extension icon right

This is how my icon is looking now. I want to remove that "alpha" or something, that grey square. I want it full like Chrome suggested me to do this: Upload an icon image that represents ...
1
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2answers
215 views

Tile stitch together hundreds of vector files

I need to generate large-scale print of audio waveform. I still do not have exact dimensions of final print, but it should be around 5-7 meters long "one-off" print. So far I've been able decode ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Moving Transformation Anchor Point in Photoshop CC

I have a form layer containing two paths in PS CC, when I transform it (using cmd+T) I would like to move the central anchor point, unfortunately, when I click-drag on it, it moves all the layer, and ...
13
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7answers
2k views

How to balance dignity with a calculated risk of offensiveness / tastelessness?

When designing an advertisement campaign how should one balance dignity and respect for offensiveness? Nobody remembers the latest ad for McDonald's or Foldger's but I can tell you all about the ...

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