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Should I design business cards in InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop?

Basically what the question says, what are the pro's and cons to using InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop for business cards? Or is there something else you prefer to use?
6
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2answers
154 views

Which glyphs to design according to the needs of a particular market?

Sometimes I make my own typefaces. Most of the fonts are very incomplete. I concentrate a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and some punctuation marks. I want to make a more complete font. But find it hard to decide which ...
0
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2answers
180 views

PS CC Filter Selections used in Actions

The new layer filters is nice but doesn't record when making actions. Before I was able to add 'Select similar layer' in an action and edit all similar layers (because they have different layer names) ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Auto batch replace smart object in multiple files Photoshop Cs6

Have another question. I have a project that I'm working. I have a psd layered template with a smart object. The goal is to change the image in the document and replace the current smart object with ...
1
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1answer
250 views

What is the design rule for aesthetic rounded corners?

When is a rounded corner just right, when is too round or too squary ? There are a bunch of rules in design such as the golden rectangle, the thirds, etc, is there one for rounded corners ?
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2answers
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Transparency is lost in illustrator CS6 when I use image trace. Help!

so I'm pretty new to illustrator so sorry if this is obvious - but, I'm having troubles with the transparency of a flower image. I placed the image of the flower which has no background from a saved ...
4
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2answers
1k 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 ...
0
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3answers
58 views

How do I turn a RGB picture in a B/W portrait in Photoshop CC?

I used to be a big fan of a band called Maximum The Hormone and i decided to check out one of their songs, which soon led me to revisit their site. On there I roamed and visited their band page. I ...
7
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1answer
3k views

How do I fix this photo (poor quality, saturation, color) in GIMP?

I have a photo with poor quality and lighting that needs to go in a print newsletter. There is some lighting issues, and a blue-ish color in part of the image. I'd like to fix the image using GIMP. ...
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2answers
211 views

Is there a better icon for Save All than multiple floppy disks?

Visual Studio 2013 uses the 'Save to multiple floppy disks' icon from long ago to represent 'Save All' I am working on an application where I need to represent 'Save All' with an understood icon. ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Import a couple hundred images and place them side-by side in Photoshop

I am trying to create a sequence just like this: Link The issue is, my sequence is much longer: 439 frames. I have the PNG files, I just need to merge them to be side-by-side like it is in the ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a way to set PNG as default output in 'Save for web'?

For 80% of the time I want my Photoshop images "saved for web" to be of the file type png-24. I know it is possible to set it as default, for I did it once before, but I don't know how to do this. ...
5
votes
2answers
42k views

Is there a way to convert from Illustrator to Photoshop and maintain things like text, lines, arrows as editable?

I am working with someone who likes to use Photoshop for their scientific figure layouts, but I prefer Illustrator. When I finish with editing in Illustrator I want to give it to them such that it is ...
0
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3answers
50k views

Using Illustrator CS6 to create shape out of multiple paths

I am very new to Illustrator, in fact I am only experimenting with it in an attempt to help my friend develop a logo for a new business venture. I managed to draw out the shell of the logo using the ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Should I seek explicit permission to place a logo into an image sprite with other logos?

I'm currently trying to get permission to place various clients logos on a website, should I also ask for permission to place their logos into a image sprite together with other logos? My reasons for ...
15
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14answers
3k views

Offline billing software for freelancers

The billing/invoicing/time-tracking software I use, iBiz, is no longer being supported by its manufacturer. I am a freelancer, so I need software which allows me to: Track time on jobs Track tasks ...
10
votes
3answers
2k views

How many variables can I represent graphically before losing clarity?

Let's see if I can explain this graphical economy question I have correctly. I'm new to the field and it's worth mentioning this is pure curiosity, and my examples are - as you will be able to tell ...
1
vote
3answers
4k 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
226 views

Grey border top and left When export Illustrator cs6 artwork as a png file

When I export Illustrator artwork as a png file, I get a yellow, or gray pixels at the sides of the artwork or duplicates part of the drawing at the bottom. I have no more elements, my background is ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Where can I find web design projects?

I am a recently graduated graphic designer. I would like to know if there are any worthwhile websites that I could present my portfolio and receive or look for job offers. I have came across the ...
6
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4answers
1k views

Should designers put ALL of their works in their portfolio?

I've been freelancer for many years as a graphic designer and web developer. In the last few days I've found myself filling a huge portfolio for a creative company - videos, websites, branding and ...
1
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1answer
321 views

Could anyone determine this art deco looking font in the picture below?

Could anyone determine this font used for categories in the picture below? I used www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont, but didn't succeed in font identification. This service has showed wrong font-families. ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I create and batch this 3d planes effect?

I am originally a programmer, so I don't have much experience in Photoshop. I have always wondered how to display all layers as multiple 3D-planes (see below). Do I have to use a plugin or macros? I ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a way to have InDesign respect the artboard set in Illustrator?

When placing a *.ai in InDesign, InDesign auto-crops the frame if part of the Illustrator artboard is empty. Even if I outline the Illustrator artboard with a no-stroke, no-fill rectangle, InDesign ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

How to assign a value for a single in a VertexPaint in 3ds Max

I have a mesh and it has VertexPaint modifier. How I can set values on a per vertex basis? I tried to select a single vertex and looked for any property I can change to change its coloring. I need ...
18
votes
6answers
10k views

How to attribute, give credit to creative commons/copyleft/public domain content for web/print?

Edit: To be extremely succinct: How to credit imagery used on a business card or ballpoint pen? Inspired by this question, I started to think: How do you attribute and give credit, when you ...
4
votes
1answer
9k views

Add a hyperlink within Illustrator [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a hyperlink to an object or a layer within Illustrator CS6 for a later SVG export? I know about the possibility to manually edit the exported file and wrap elements with an ...
0
votes
1answer
235 views

Creating odd shapes

In Illustrator I'm creating a logo to go in the top corner of a greater image. This logo is to feature as part of it a line across the top. The trouble is I want the edges of the top of my image to be ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

How can I achieve this stamp / photocopy effect?

this is my first question, cause usually I find the answer I'm looking for on the forums. That image was made with Sketcher effect with Pics Art app for Android. How could I mimic it using Photoshop? ...
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votes
3answers
5k views

What are few good fonts for Flat UI? [closed]

The next project that we are coding in, we are making the UI flat, can anyone suggest some good fonts that would look good with it and which are freely available. I like the "Lato" font family. Maybe ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

Tools to aid compatibility between InDesign CS6 and earlier versions

In our office we have multiple users all using different levels of creative suite, they include CS5, CS5.5 and CS6. Most adobe files seem to work fine when switching between different CS versions, ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I edit the color of text once it has been warped?

In Illustrator I have warped text in an envelope and I can't figure out how to modify the color. Is this possible, if so how?
6
votes
1answer
7k views

Get difference between two images as transparent image in GIMP

I have two images A and B which are similar in many regions. I want to create an image C so that B = C on top of A where C should be as transparent as possible. on top of is the normal layer ...
1
vote
2answers
270 views

Export layers to files sized according to content of layer

Sorry for the confusing title. What I did was scan 3-4 photos at a time and then crop those photos into new layers per scan and then I combined them all into one .psd file. So what I have now are ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

How to overlap multiple objects in Illustrator

Let say I have 3 shapes in illustrator: A, B and C. I would like A to overlap B, B to overlap C and C to overlap A. How can I do that?
1
vote
1answer
463 views

Indesign numbering appendixes in a book

I am working on different documents to create a Book. I have managed to fix all references, figures, numbering, etc But I do not know how to solve the following problem with appendixes: I have 3 ...
1
vote
1answer
171 views

Inkscape settings for a high resolution avatar

I am a one-day veteran at Inkscape, making some avatars/profile-pics, and also a complete nitwit concerning graphic design. I want to end up with 1024x1024 and 2048x2048 png files. Although I guessed ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Breaking polygons into paths in Inkscape

Is there anyway to break up a polygon into paths? Actually what I want to do is to change the colour and dash of certain sides of the polygon, but that seems like the straight forward way. I can't ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

Resized shape becomes semi-transparent?

I have this shape made up of lines (see left side of image). Why is it that when I resize it to a smaller size, it becomes slightly transparent (see right side of image)? Changing it to a smart ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

product images/icons for printing company?

I work for a printing company, and our webshop is missing icons/images for our products. So, I've finally convinced my bossman to buy a pack, but we really can't find any... here are a few examples of ...
19
votes
4answers
3k views

How to explain to a client that their logo is incredibly poor

What is the best way to explain to a client that their logo is incredibly poor and amateurish when they seem to like it? They want to spend a fair bit of time and money developing new ...
-2
votes
1answer
78 views

Circular design in illustrator [closed]

I am facing a difficulty making a circular shape in Illustrator. When I duplicate a given shape in circular design and make as many duplicates as required, the last object stands out. I have tried ...
1
vote
1answer
119 views

Does Preview.app really distort ordinary PNG colors? Why?

Please help me understand how OS X Mavericks renders colors (or else how the Digital Color Meter app reports them). Following Bjango's advice on Photoshop color configuration for OS X, I found my way ...
2
votes
3answers
446 views

How to create a rounded slash / diagonal rounded rectangle?

I want to snap and or merge the lines to the circles in order for me to create a rounded slash \ type design.
2
votes
1answer
451 views

Faking print finishes on a mock up

I've looked quite a bit for resources demonstrating how to fake spot varnishes and print finition in general (embossing, foil, flocking, etc.) on real mockups (i.e. no Photoshop). I would exclude ...
-3
votes
1answer
418 views

Why does my circle look pixelated / broken?

I have created one circle in illustrator but the circle quality if not perfect: Why is the quality of the border so low?
0
votes
2answers
106 views

Aligning objects without them popping over

In Illustrator I can't align an object with a stroke with an object without a stroke. It keeps popping over out of alignment. How can I stop it from popping over?
0
votes
2answers
2k views

What's the best career path / entry-level role for someone aiming to be a creative director? [duplicate]

I wold like to get into the design industry and would like to work my way up to a creative director role. I have also considered art director. What entry level jobs would you recommend to get there ...
-4
votes
1answer
1k views

Drag and drop based website design/development IDE? [duplicate]

I want a easy-to-use, drag and drop based website design/development IDE for frameworks like bootstrap, foundation, etc...
2
votes
2answers
545 views

What is the best way to represent show and hide in icons?

I have a web page that has a list of columns of information. All columns have names and then some of the columns have items in them. I want to have an icon to represent Hide all empty columns ...

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