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9answers
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Tools for *lossy* PNG compression?

I'm trying more and more to get by sans PhotoShop for my personal/freelance work. I do primarily web work these days and don't do enough side gigs to justify keeping up with the Creative Suite beast. ...
0
votes
1answer
447 views

Remove inner portion of object

I'm rather new to Inkscape (always worked with photoshop/gimp) so please excuse my ignorance here. I'm trying to accomplish the following. I have an object that needs to have a certain part in the ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to create a 3D effect in Inkscape as required by the Android Design Guidelines?

In the Iconography section if the Android Design Guide they describe the following style that should be used for Launcher Icons: Use a distinct silhouette. Three-dimensional, front view, ...
5
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2answers
4k views

How can I prepare for a career in character design?

I'm a young girl and I love to draw, especially characters. I started drawing people when I was much younger. I love character design. I would like to have a job that involves drawing people in ...
0
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0answers
44 views

How can I possibly do this kind of noise effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Do you know how can I apply this kind of noise effect? (image attached) Seems like it somehow needs some gradients for that to have the effect, any help would be really appreciated, thank you! ...
3
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1answer
593 views

How can I reduce compression artifacts in dark areas with Photoshop?

Using Photoshop I have converted a photograph into a sketch/line drawing, I achieved this in photoshop by: Making image greyscale Duplicating image then inverting it Applying a color(colour) dodge ...
0
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0answers
140 views

Upsampling - The Basics and Guidelines

Photoshop and other image editing applications possess sophisticated engines and algorithms which allow one to increase the resolution of an image via interpolation. Are there any hard and fast rules ...
2
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1answer
57 views

Detecting Spot Colors

How do I find whether or not spot colors have been used in a PDF?
1
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1answer
660 views

Setting Tab Leaders in Adobe Illustrator CS6

When setting tabs in Adobe Illustrator CS6, when I apply a leader to a tab, then add another tab, it puts that leader on the new tab but removes it from the original tab. Is there a way to leave the ...
0
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1answer
180 views

Out of HSV, RGB, & CMYK, which is more consistent

Adobe illustrator does not have L*a*b* color, and I'm trying to create a color palette for my company, and I want to know which of the 3 values Illlustrator uses will give the most consistent color. ...
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1answer
98 views

How can i do this layer style Effect in Photoshop? [closed]

designers, In Photoshop i tried lot of times to make this layer style but i didn't. could anyone please tell me how can i do that. please have a look this URL
4
votes
2answers
209 views

Recognize all table cells

I opened a PDF file in illustrator, and I noticed that it only created objects for some of the cells, example I tried using using a trace, but I cannot seem to select the problem cells. How can I ...
4
votes
5answers
7k views

How to become really good in graphic design from being average?

I have seen many designer's work (logos, websites, brochures, animations, infographics, business cards, scenery, illustrations). Most are average but some stand out. Their work just takes you. You ...
0
votes
3answers
91 views

Need recommendations for finding colors to combine with existing ones

I have a darkish blue color #3c5c7c. I need a medium blue color to go with it. I know there are tools like www.colllor.com that can show me shades/tints of a selected color. But what I want is to ...
1
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0answers
88 views

Italic Cursive/Running Resources

I am in the process of practicing a running Italic hand, with most letters connected in the spirit of Paul Standard (I also own Alfred Fairbank's book). In addition, I'm trying to minimise the number ...
1
vote
1answer
720 views

Drawing basic human shapes

I'm currently creating a multi-language "Mountain Rescue Casualty Card". It's basically a card (a4paper front and back) which tells the first aid rescuer where someone is hurt after an accident. Now ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it acceptable to ask a designer for an editable file so I can make variations myself?

I want to hire a graphic designer to design one cover to be used on a series of books. Each cover in the book will have the same design, but slight modifications to each. For instance, the first book ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

In Illustrator the Layers panel Options for Selected contains no color assignment.

I see that others have more options for the Layers Panel, such as the ability to change color. My layers panel Options for Selected contains only: Lock. Hide. How do I restore the correct ...
2
votes
3answers
10k views

Applying Clipping Mask Function to Illustrator Lines

I'm an architecture student looking to add more of an artsy touch to my floor plans. Traditionally, the plans are exported as vector lines from the arch program I use, which I take into Illustrator to ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How to change the colour of a wire frame in Adobe Illustrator?

I have a letter, which I converted into a wire frame, now I want to change the colour of wireframe, but no reliable option found so far.
0
votes
1answer
308 views

How to reproduce the gradient effect in the 'Find My iPhone' icon? [duplicate]

How to make this icon in Illustrator/Photoshop or any other software for that matter?
7
votes
3answers
19k views

Rotatable guide in Photoshop?

Is it possible to get something much like a guide in Photoshop, but such that I can set it any angle? I have Photoshop CS4 Extended.
0
votes
4answers
3k views

Objects in Illustrator doesn't align perfectly

When working on logo design projects, there are some things in Illustrator that doesn't work perfectly. For example, when I need to make rectangle and then put in rounded rectangle and then aling to ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

How can I set the Photoshop pencil tool to auto erase to transparent?

Photoshop's pencil tool has a setting for "auto erase". When set, clicking on a pixel of the current foreground color causes it to draw over it with the background color. This is great if you're ...
3
votes
3answers
313 views

What should be the relation between margin and padding?

In grid-based layouts, should there be any relation between margins (the distance between elements) and padding (the distance between an element content to its edges)?
4
votes
2answers
158 views

Critique: music and graphics company logo

This is the logo I designed for my Music and Graphics Productions Company, http://www.psychoproductions.net. Can you please review, and provide feedback. Is this logo well branded for the type of ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Replace Multiple Swatches - Illustrator

I am trying to create a template for a wedding card with multiple color options.The design uses 4 colors in a custom swatch palette. Is it possible for me to load a 'new 4-swatch palette' to replace ...
1
vote
4answers
305 views

Critique: Improving logo so that it is more conservative/professional?

I am building a logo for a company building generators powered by bicycles. Target market is both personal and business-oriented. Here are a few different iterations of I've come up with so far. ...
0
votes
1answer
494 views

How can I make 3D mockups for packaging more realistic?

I'm new at making 3D mockups. I have tried making 3D mockups(attached one) but they don't look like a real image. I have used both CorelDraw x5 and PhotoShop CS6 to achieve the necessary results. ...
2
votes
2answers
131 views

How would you edit a photo to get a darkened face (See examples)

How would you edit an photo to get a darkened face? It's hard to explain, but how would you get this edit in photoshop? Photo 1 Photo 2 Well here's the image i'm editing:
2
votes
2answers
213 views

How to start with Blender?

I'm very interested in animation however I only have a little bit experience in Flash Pro. I would like to start from Blender and how to make easy models then go higher and higher. Is there any book ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Illustrator compound path and clipping mask

I'm having an issue with a compound path and a clipping mask. It's driving me absolutely crazy. There is a very fine outline which I can't seem to get rid of. I've attached screenshots to ...
1
vote
1answer
415 views

Good printing effect for pattern packaging design

I am currently designing a tube for skincare products similar to this: The design so far has repeated patterns on the tube kind of like this: My team wants to use nude and cream color on a matte ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Tool to create the icons for an Android app

I am an Android developer. Currently I am working on an Android app where I need to to create the icons even though I don't know of any tool to create the icons. Is there good websites which can ...
5
votes
5answers
594 views

How to make it obvious that an option is unavailable, and can be deleted?

Here is the question I have asked on StackOverflow that somehow did not get the response I hoped for. I am trying it now here, as I am looking for a visually appealing solution. Ideally using a ...
2
votes
2answers
482 views

Is there a Ruby based Generative Art Platform still supported?

To do some Generative Art I know Nodebox is based off Python and Processing is based off Java. Is there a Generative Art platform using Ruby that is as visually stimulating as Nodebox or Processing? I ...
0
votes
1answer
578 views

How do you create divs below the fold in Adobe Edge Reflow?

When designing in Adobe Edge Reflow, how do you create divs that start below the fold? Using this site as an example, after you created the top level purple screen, how would you create and position ...
-3
votes
2answers
983 views

How to make circles of growing in sizes from small to big in photoshop

I am a newbie in Photoshop.. i want to make circles in Photoshop which look like growing in sizes from small to big vertically... I have attached a picture along so you guys might get an idea... or ...
3
votes
2answers
62 views

How can I efficiently make several hundred signs for a plant sale?

This is my first StackExchange question ever, yay! First I will describe how I made the signs last year: I started with a spreadsheet of plant names and prices, as well as a folder of images (one ...
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votes
1answer
29 views

connect the 2 path using photoshop

I have attach a jpeg that has a 2 path disconnected. I would to like to connect it. Pls advice
0
votes
1answer
155 views

Can we remove the Watermark that is slightly lighter than the greyscale image using photoshop

Need to remove the background word "confidential" from all the locations for QC purposes Can this be achieved in photoshop or any other software. Thanks
9
votes
4answers
17k views

Preventing reverse search engines from finding the origin of your image?

I am planning to make a game, where I give the user an anime related image and they have to guess where its from. However, most of the images, specially from popular anime are easy to use on Google ...
1
vote
1answer
590 views

Similar fonts to Segoe WP?

I can't find anything about the Segoe WP licensing in Microsoft's website. So I was wondering if I could use it or no? Probably I can't and what I want to achieve is this: I would appreciate it if ...
7
votes
2answers
12k views

Photoshop on a retina screen, how to fix? [closed]

I am curious what's your favourite fix or option for using photoshop on a retina screen like a macbook pro 13' like mine. I'm quite upset with this computer as it is a pain to do web design in, ...
2
votes
4answers
666 views

How to choose a grid, for a complex mixed content web page

Planning a web page design in wireframes is super easy, but the next step is to choose a grid and build the page in Photoshop. This is a mine field to me. What is your methodology for choosing a grid ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Getting text to behave in photoshop like it does in html/css

Im setting out a template in PS 1280x700 px 300dpi (i know web is 72 but i like more clarity when working in PS). My main problem is the way the text renders im using helvetica neue light 15px and ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Snap side-by-side figures to height or width?

When I have two images side-by-side ---i.e., subfigures---, how should I make them work togheter? Should I force them to be the same height or the same width? (keeping the aspect ratio, of course). ...
3
votes
3answers
106k views

How to make rounded corners from shapes drawn with lines?

I am trying to make a shape like this: And so far in Illustrator, I've drawn this: Now, I know how to make a rectangle/square rounded. Select object, go to Effect -> Stylize -> Rounded ...
0
votes
0answers
889 views

How to scale/rotate vertexes/edges/faces around a point in 3DS Max?

When using Blender, you have a "3d cursor", that you can put it on a location and then make an operation like scale and rotate around that point. Can I do the same in 3DS Max? When that point is ...
9
votes
8answers
42k views

Noteworthy: Web Font and Its (Possible) Alternatives

I am trying to use Noteworthy font (available on Mac OS X 10.7.2) for my web application. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it on MyFonts nor typekit; I mentioned these two sites just because so far they ...

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