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4answers
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Why is it that this color gradient is so much more attractive than others?

I've been playing around with some gradients on a site I'm developing, and I'm really interested in the psychology or other meaning behind why certain colors appear more attractive than others. ...
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2answers
373 views

Is there a printing press that can print a book directly from the RGB space?

I have a book ready for printing. But, of course, it was done in RGB. In fact, I stretched the RGB gamut beyond its normal range in order to make it more painterly etc. When I saw it converted to ...
0
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2answers
187 views

“On the fly” actions in Photoshop

I use actions regularly. Sometimes I just need to resize a bunch of images to a certain size, and will never use that action again. So I create an action, use it and then delete it, or let it rot in ...
1
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1answer
237 views

How can I display extra information in a table?

So I recently got this theme and I have been modifying it to fit my needs for the application and I came across a piece of design in which I am unsure about. I have a table which contains bans, these ...
0
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3answers
600 views

Weird spacing problem with a font - Indesign

I am using a font (custom made)for a title- which never posed any problem in other programs (illustrator, powerpoint, etc) - and it is acting very odly. See for yourself: It gives me this huge space ...
3
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1answer
1k views

How do I copy some smart object layers to another file and keep them linked

I have two layer with the same smart object. If I edit the smart object, both layers are updated (nice!) I copy these layers to another file (by dragging them) In the new file, both smart object ...
6
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8answers
4k views

What are some tips for a Graphic Designer's CV/Resume?

I've recently graduated from university (within the United Kingdom) and I'm trying to get my first step on to the ladder within the Graphic Design industry. It has been several months and I'm having ...
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3answers
142 views

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?
0
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0answers
394 views

Set default colors of line graph in illustrator?

Is there a way to set the default colors of the lines and points in line graphs in Illustrator CS 5? I'm having to create 75+ line graphs and it would be nice to have the colors default to my ...
1
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3answers
73k 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
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2answers
858 views

Characters design tools

My students are creating 2D artwork of characters for integration in a video game. I'm unhappy with the results, because the bodies are "wrong", but I can't really help them out because I'm worse than ...
2
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5answers
3k views

Illustrator: All objects in same layer (or in sublayers)

I need sometimes re-edit Illustrator files made by somebody else and i have noticed that all objects are in same layer and it's sublayers. Elements might be also combined with each others (texts are ...
1
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1answer
69 views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
940 views

What should a (technical) writer know about graphic design?

I'm starting out as a technical writer, and want to present my written material as best as possible to the customers. Are there any "bibles" or introductory books on graphic design that I could ...
1
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1answer
167 views

Is it possible to show symbol grid in Illustrator?

If I turn on grid inside symbol, then it has no relation with symbol's coordinates and it's registration point, which is at zero. So I can't use snap-to-grid function correctly. How to ...
0
votes
4answers
647 views

Best practices for exporting images from vector / eps artwork

I'm taking my first steps into the waters of vector design, designing a simple logo (in 'Sketch' for mac - an illustrator alternative). This went well until it came time to export the artwork for a ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Framemaker/ Software Question

I have just started documenting a purchasing/warehousing/billing/sales/accounting application - a real monster! It is being deployed to multiple sites and is modified for each site. This means the UI ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Where can I find free for commercial use hq stock photos? [duplicate]

I keep losing to webdesign contests whenever we have to use stock images as I can't find high quality images for free. I know there is a search engine for free stock photos (everystockphoto) but they ...
10
votes
5answers
1k views

What materials should a web designer using Photoshop send to a developer?

I have been implementing mainly web and desktop applications and this is the first time that I actually started working with a graphic designer on a web site that is for public use. In this case the ...
6
votes
4answers
600 views

Is the OCR-A sans-serif?

Can anyone confirm that OCR-A is a sans-serif font? Are the OCR-A capital letters considered to be block-form? Thank you.
6
votes
2answers
20k views

Merging separate paths in Illustrator

I have several circles that are set at type none color and 0.01 black stroke. They're all currently in paths (except two I made into compound paths). I want to know how to remove the stroke from the ...
4
votes
1answer
670 views

How to create transparent 1 bit background as in the sample?

I stumbled upon a background image with transparency I have never seen before (image below). When placed as a background-image on web, it mantains the set background-color and only adds some ...
2
votes
3answers
16k views

Cut a complex path at an intersection in Illustrator

I'm playing with a celtic knot work shape, which means that I want to split a path which crosses itself at that intersection. How do I tell it what segment I want to split? It's one path but ...
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4answers
170 views

What are several ideal icons for a web homepage? [closed]

I am creating a portfolio website for a college class and my homepage content contains a Welcome, About and Contact paragraph. What are several icons I could use that appropriately represent the ...
1
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3answers
10k views

How do you change the color of the line that Text is drawn on?

In Illustrator I used the Type on path tool and typed a word on a black drawn line. I have change the style of the brush the line is using and now I want to change the color of the line. The text ...
1
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3answers
3k views

How do I create a partially transparent overlapping “Stain Glass” effect with shapes in Photoshop?

I like the repeated shape, with color "overlap" but I do not know what to call this, or how to create something similar in Photoshop. How do I create this effect in Photoshop?
2
votes
1answer
632 views

While copying text, why more than just the highlighted text is copied? [closed]

This is a very minor thing but very annoying. I am using Adobe Illustrator CC (Windows 7 station) to create cosmetic labels. They have, of course, a lot of copy. The copy is set on area type boxes. ...
4
votes
3answers
726 views

I'm looking for this gothic / blackletter font (or a very similar one)

I would like to know what font this is, or the name of a similar font. I've already tried with font from an image recognition services and also sites with step by step font identification. It's not a ...
2
votes
0answers
189 views

What is happening to my colorbar when I open Illustrator?

I usually create figures using something like Matlab or Python; then I use Illustrator for final touch-ups and things. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble with the colorbars when I open my figures in ...
0
votes
1answer
274 views

Moire pattern when viewing vector pattern in acrobat but not in browser

I was wondering if anyone knows how to avoid vector created patterns (from Illustrator) looking terrible (a sort of harsh, jagged looking moire pattern) when viewing a saved pdf in Acrobat. If you ...
5
votes
6answers
1k views

On which crowdsourced design site have you the best experience?

I'm looking to have a couple logos and website designs done. I've had some great local designers, but each one has moved or gone else where so I keep having to look for new designers. My thought and ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

How to duplicate circles increasing their size in Illustrator?

I want to copy a circle and re-size it at the same time, then do Ctrl-D several times to imitate the behavior and end up having circles with increasing diameter. I don't want it to scale the new ...
1
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0answers
29 views

Creative Commons Mix and Printed Materials [duplicate]

Hello graphic design exchange. I have a question about creative commons and its mix usage for printed materials. As you know there are lots of websites offering free vectors for commercial uses. In ...
5
votes
1answer
115 views

Is there a name for digits/figures which fit in the x-height?

Is there a name for a set of figures which fit into the x-height (or thereabouts) in a typeface? Lining figures explicitly do not: While old-style figures have ascenders and descenders: In the ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Set Equal Distance Between Layers (PS) [duplicate]

How can you set multiple layers equal distance between them in Photoshop in a given distance? I know you can do the math and manually set the x axis value for each of them, but I am looking for a ...
0
votes
4answers
5k views

How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions?

I have a 5760px x 3840px image with a filesize of1.14MB. I would like to reduce its filesize to 200KB without altering its dimensions. How can I do this in Photoshop?
0
votes
4answers
664 views

Best way to document ideas when brainstorming website design

Alright I am thinking of designing this site for xyz need or customers. Now when i am thinking...ideas that pop up in my mind are about lot of things, which are not necessarily related to graphic ...
5
votes
2answers
235 views

Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger

I have a weird thing happening with this font. It's Avenir. I've used it in the past with no issues, but this one seems to pop up once in awhile. The issue if not obvious is that some letters appear ...
0
votes
1answer
221 views

Illustrator: How to accurately align shapes

i didn't really use Illustrator before, but i'm having troubles with some basic things such as aligning shapes together accurately. I'm using this auto-snap feature to align things but it's never ...
1
vote
0answers
466 views

Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 ...
0
votes
1answer
432 views

Select dots on image and modify the color of some of them

I make a dotted map just like the one on the image below. I am using Illustrator and Photoshop. How can I select and re-color some of the dots on this image?
2
votes
3answers
306 views

Column align text (InDesign)

Not sure exactly how to describe this, but here goes... I have some key/value pairs that I want to display separated by a colon: Name : Some Person Description : A description that ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

Designing Large banners in illustrator cs4 [duplicate]

I am designibg a banner 6' by 4' at what resolution should an image 2' by 3.5' I would like to use be?
6
votes
6answers
5k views

How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?

I am looking for help with creating spherical map similar to provided in picture: the 6 parts spherical map image setup (bent): I want to put together a promotional balloon vinyl,and I want to ...
1
vote
2answers
225 views

Alignment and Gradients

I am pretty new to Photoshop and am trying to do 2 things. I'm pretty sure this is the right site for this question. How do I horizontally and vertically center a Layer, or Text or an Image on the ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Exporting image (png, jpeg) from Photoshop to Acrobat PDF - bad quality

I have a portfolio design in Photoshop, and I when I save that as an image file format, it gets compressed and low quality if I try to import it in Acrobat. I just want to export from PSD as an ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

Combine multiple, independent animations to a single animation

I've been messing around with Pencil2D to create simple, keyframe animations, and although it works nicely, I can see how if you have an animation which is a combination of lots of independent ...
5
votes
2answers
257 views

What factors make a campaign go viral?

I've been tasked with designing a viral campaign with limited budget. I've not worked on such things before, so I don't really have any idea on how to handle this task. What exactly makes a campaign ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

3ds Max units problem when importing STL file from SolidWorks

I'm trying to import a SolidWorks file (saved as .STL) to 3ds Max. The shape, vertices etc. are importing correctly. But I cannot figure out how to set the units. I made a simple 100mm x 100mx ...
3
votes
2answers
560 views

Which classic serif font is this one? [closed]

Hello! I'm looking for the name this font! Any ideas?

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