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What's the name for typography that looks like the meaning of its content?

For example a flame who looks like a flame Or a typography snow who looks like snow Do you know the name of this exercice ?
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1answer
114 views

Printing multi-page PDF with different copies of each page in Acrobat

I have a PDF with 20-30 pages. I want to print them but with different numbers of copies for each page. Right now I'm using Acrobat Reader. I know I can do this manually by selecting the page in the ...
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Save Illustrator as PDF with transparent background

Is there a way to export my artwork as PDF so that it has a transparent background? Something like exporting objects only... whenever I try to save my .ai as pdf, it always comes with a full white ...
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1answer
91 views

How to ignore objects outside clipping masks in symbols in Adobe Illustrator

I have created an illustration of a box out of 3 simple shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC. They are actually 3 clipping masks that clip 3 different embedded raster textures. I then turned the whole group ...
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Do I need to create my images at twice the pixel dimensions on a retina display?

I just got a new Macbook Pro with Retina and I'm confused about how to attack my PSD's. If I'm designing a site which has 14px font size, should I be creating it at 28px in Photoshop to see what it ...
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2answers
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Create gradient with transparent edge

I am trying to create a linear gradient with a transparent edge. I am hoping to use blending options in photoshop, so that I can fine-tune my results. The issue is, that it seems I would have to use ...
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PDF to CDR the ornament (soft Ornaments (d)) wont print

Designed with inDesign (CS4)and saved as PDF and the guy who is laser etching by putting the file into CDR says one of the decorative fonts reverts back to the letter associated with that ornament ...
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Vibrant colors in Indesign [on hold]

I recently changed career path to graphic design, and while i have "somewhat" mastered Photoshop and Illustrator, I am still struggling with Indesign. My question is, how do I get a vibrant orange ...
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2answers
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When I save as .SVG it adds extra whitespace width to the document

I have my image on the artboard and have clicked Object > Artboards > Fit to artboard bounds. When I save an SVG I get extra whitespace at the bottom, how can I just save whats in the ...
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1answer
63 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 ...
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2answers
82 views

How would I go about vectorizing this image?

I'm working on vectorizing (in Illustrator CS6) the atrocity below. I've finished almost everything except for the teeth. What is the best way to vectorize the mouth and teeth? Should each grey tooth ...
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1answer
73 views

How to recreate line effect in the famous Woolmark Logo

How can I recreate the oddly curved line effect seen in the famous Woolmark logo in Adobe Illustrator? Thanks in advance. tor.
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1answer
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How can I print this PDF and fill an A4 page?

I have this PDF. It's a simple grid created in Pixelmator with lines every 500 pixels. I want to use it as a template for drawing over a Wacom tablet. For some reason, no matter what I do, print ...
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Testing visual lay-out and concept of interfaces on users before really starting development?

This is essentially about lay-out and visual structure, and using a couple of more or less random people to help thinking ("Random" people can mean someone passing your office, your neighbour, cousin, ...
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The Creative Process for creating slight juxtapositions

I am assigned with the task of developing weather icons. As you might suspect, many things in relation to weather are extremely similar with hardly any differentiation. I am running into the problem ...
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1answer
32 views

Saving Multiple Pages as PDF in Photoshop

How to save Multiple pages as a single Portable Document Format document in Photoshop.
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2answers
3k views

How to use the color picker in illustrator?

How can I color picker for the gradient tool to sample a color? It seems the color picker does not work like photoshop does where you can pick a color from the existing canvas, but have to know either ...
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2answers
36 views

How do I start designing a dynamic shadow in Text?

I just want to ask for some resources and as to how I could implement such in Photoshop: I saw this image online in a website: https://www.zirtual.com/ and it's just simple as it looks but I was ...
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1answer
27 views

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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1answer
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In InDesign, is it possible to hide the Web Content loading icon?

I am using web content layouts to make sure my animations are shown on the iPad. If I display the magazine on an iPad, I can see a loading icon on opening the page, right before the animation starts. ...
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3answers
74 views

Logo / process critique

I included my design thinking in the picture above; I would greatly appreciate any comments or questions about my process and final result. The objective is to create an identity for a ...
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1answer
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brightness-contrast does not operate on indexed layers

I want to darken a PNG image in GIMP. I open it and choose Colors | Brightness-Contrast. The application responds with the error message - "brightness-contrast does not operate on indexed layers". ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Is there any vector drawing applcations that the origin of coordinate system is top left corner?

I've been using Inkscape, but the origin is at the bottom left corner, and I can't seem to change it to the top left corner. GIMP's origin is at top left corner, but GIMP is not a vector drawing ...
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2answers
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Color Theme Repo Similar to Kuler

I have a website where users can create custom designed paper goods. I default the color selections for a template to something popular I found on Kuler, but I've noticed the colors themes that the ...
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4answers
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Critique: How can I improve my logo design?

Can anyone give me some feedback on these logos - I have been asked by a client to design a logo for a lingerie maker whose name in portuguese is "Virgem Lingerie", and means the same as virgin ...
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2answers
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How to reduce the size of a (chinese) .ttf font file?

I have a Chinese font file, the size of the file is 7.693 MB. Due to the size of the ttf file, the site loads only slowly. Is there any way to reduce the size of the .ttf font?
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10answers
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How to make this hand-colored drawing even more fancier?

I wanted my son to color some brain template. I will put this into front of my thesis (on visualization of diffusion MRI tractrography data of the human brain), as book cover. How can I put this in ...
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2answers
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Should graphics meant to be wrapped around a cylinder be stretched to compensate?

I am designing a 1:1 height-to-width circular graphic to be printed on a mug. However, when printed on the mug, the graphic looks noticeably squished and oval-shaped as a result of the mug's ...
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4answers
207 views

Why are thin webfonts so popular?

Many modern websites feature very thin fonts whereas – I think – on posters it is not as commonly used. I was just wondering why thin webfonts are so popular. Does it have a reason? And since thin ...
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3answers
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How to export Illustrator layers as individual images?

I have an Illustrator file that contains patterns. I'd like to export each pattern as an individual image to use in this new program that I'm trying called Sketch. Is there a batch processing script ...
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0answers
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Exponential/logarithmic scaling in Illustrator?

Given a flat object in Illustrator, how can I scale it along the X or Y axis so that it stretches in an exponential fashion? That means that the center barely is stretched, but the outer extents ...
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0answers
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Force indesign to backup / autosave / keep backup copy

We recently had an incident were we lost some work in a indesign file, although indesign by default autosaves every minute the issue we had is that when the program was closed it prompted us to either ...
2
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4answers
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Logo looking fuzzy on smaller sizes

I created my logo in Adobe Illustrator and i'm happy espect that when i need it smaller, it looks pretty ugly and fuzzy. Like pixels are getting squeezed. Here is a screenshot of the original on the ...
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1answer
24 views

Creating Action using Photoshop

How to create our own Action using Photoshop? Can anyone guide me with a simple example? Thanks in Advance.
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1answer
171 views

Photoshop CS6: problem with cropping animated gif after moving layers

So I started making animated gif images for a little side project lately and encountered a problem for which I couldn't find any information online. Basically, since the subject in the future gif is ...
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0answers
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Health Startup illustration

I am working on a health startup and was thinking of building some character unique to my startup as zocdoc does to explain itself. Will a sketch doctor seem derivative? PS: My site would be ...
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1answer
70 views

What paint-brush-like font does Night Club use for their logo?

I am trying to identify the font in the logo for Night Club: Any idea is appreciated.
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0answers
13 views

Serif paragraph font to use along with Doppio One?

I am designing a casual news entertainment website with easy to consume content (cute pets, funny images, stories) and planning to use Doppio One for the headlines and would like to know what ...
0
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1answer
40 views

How to do symmetric modeling on Houdini?

I am trying to switch to Houdini from XSI. In XSI I could do something called symmetric modeling. Cut an object by half, and mirror it. And edit just the source half, then I get exactly same result ...
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1answer
140 views

InDesign CS6 - Content conveyor: placing collected objects (links) at their original positions

With the intent of easily updating elements across several pages I am using the content collector tool to place linked objects. I am finding it unpractical to precisely position several collected ...
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2answers
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Specific name of “line in taxicab geometry” art style wanted

I've always been trying to look for the name of a specific art style that consists of many lines traversing in a grid, like in a taxicab geometry. An example would be this picture, an image from a ...
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1answer
48 views

Highly-legible Font options for Living Room Computer?

I recently had the good fortune to inherit a very small form factor computer (Mac Mini). I've hooked it up to the TV in our living room with an all-in-one keyboard/trackpad combo, and it's working ...
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1answer
37 views

Corrupted PSD file

I was working for several hours on a multilayer Photoshop CS 5 file when my computer crashed. When I try to open the file, I can see the preview image of it: But then get this message: I've ...
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2answers
44 views

RGB Color Match

I am designing some banners and graphics for a client's website and I am finding it hard to find clean bright colours. I am using Adobe Indesign on an imac. I am saving all as jpegs in RGB. The worst ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Replace individual colors in multiple layers

The goal Replace individual colors in a multi-layer Photoshop document in a way that is flexible and efficient enough to be done a multiple times in the production process—like when I need to update ...
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votes
1answer
49 views

Gimp: how to remove background noise/artifacts and enhance handwritten text

I have a lots of scanned handwritten lecture notes (PDFormat) and I want to improve their readability (I have uploaded an example). In particular I'd like to remove the "squares" on the back. I would ...
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1answer
1k views

Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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3answers
47 views

how do I fill a shape with other small objects and text in photoshop?

This is what I need to design. Is there an automatic way or just manual? thx
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3answers
94 views

Have there been any attempts to improve the design of spreadsheets?

Are there notable attempts to redesign the spreadsheet, as a number-heavy GUI which requires hours of painful concentration? As of today, the mainstream spreadsheet applications still use the same ...

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