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Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks disable floating and lock all panels and other preferences

For the last few years I've been lazy and suffering through a poorly managed workspace in all these programs. It all started when I upgraded to the Mac versions instead of the Windows versions I had ...
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Font design and typographic choices for dyslexic readers?

I recently stumbled on a font designed specifically for dyslexic readers (OpenDyslexic). It explains how it works like so: Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of "gravity" to each ...
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Adobe PDF error when printing. What's STACK?

I'm receiving a mysterious error when printing a .PDF. The exact message it prints out (wrong linebreaks) is: ERROR: undefinedresult OFFENDING COMMAND: itransform STACK: ...
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Does the usage of symbols improve illustrator performance?

I create quite big illustrations with a lot of small complex symbols/icons in it, for example different kinds of servers etc. Some icons/symbols are used multiple times in one illustration. Would it ...
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798 views

Gradient white lines in .eps file

I designed a vector in Adobe Illustrator CS6, but when saved as an .eps file, white vertical lines appear in my gradient. What is happening? I've tried rasterizing the vector at 300 PPI with ...
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Scribus: scale image after cropped

Scribus lets you crop images easily by choosing "properties" > "image" > "free scaling". After cropping, you can even move the image around inside the frame by double clicking on the image and then ...
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Photoshop CS6 Colors Look Terrible!

I just installed Photoshop CS6 for the first time (after coming from CS5). I tried taking a screenshot of a website I like to sample the blue color in the screenshot, but as soon as I paste it in ...
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How to design a websites using thin fonts that will look good in a web browser?

I recently quite repetitively encounter the same problem - the fonts in photoshop don't look even close to the fonts embedded onto the websites. Obviously - it's mostly about external, 3rd party ...
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How to get a construction paper look in photoshop or illustrator

I am looking to create some graphics or logos that look and feel very much like that thicker colored construction paper in photoshop or illustrator cs6 Example here: ...
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Online community for Q&A or Tagged graphics? [closed]

Are you aware of any large online communities with a format similar to StackExchange (i.e. highly usable interaction, not a phpBB) that help artists and designers locate material for composition? ...
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Stacking Images Using Photoshop

I'd like to arrange a few images like the following arrangement: Could someone guide me on how to do this in Photoshop? I am not sure whether it's related to perspective but I am not trying to ...
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Extract inner glow to separate layer?

I've got a .psd that needs to be cut up for a site. There are multiple times where the artist uses solid-colored square blocks with an inner glow applied to it, and instead of cutting out each one as ...
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In Design - Prints

I am a beginner to indesign and can't work out why when I print my document onto an A4 sheet my background colour won't go to the edge of the page. My document when printed has an uneven white border ...
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How to shrink down paths in Illustrator (cs6) whilst maintaining equivalent strokes?

I have a selection of paths in illustrator (cs6). I want to select all the paths and free transform them to something like a 3rd of the size. The problem is when I shrink them down, the stroke on the ...
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3d packaging mockups

Is there a simple way to create a 3D looking cardboard box to show off what some packaging might look like. Photoshop solutions would be helpful. I would like to be able to change the images on the ...
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What's up with the inconsistent drop shadow when exported from CorelDRAW X5?

I am expecting to export images from my CorelDRAW project and see them exactly as they appear in CorelDRAW. However this is not what I am getting... Dropped Shadows appear a lot more prominent when ...
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504 views

What font does Frank & Oak use?

I find Frank & Oak's font simple and beautiful. Could someone please tell me what font this is?
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586 views

How can graphic design be more accessible for people with disabilities?

I've noticed that, when talking about accessibility, guidelines and articles often refer to web design, but only in rare occasions I've seen graphic design (print in particular) being targeted as ...
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Help me optimize this Photoshop process (create image from layer)

What's the fastest way to create an image from a layer in Photoshop? The resulting canvas size has to have the same size than the contents of the layer. Currently I do the following: Hide all other ...
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What is this style of text-as-image called?

I'm seeing a trend (especially on pinterest) of these posters where the image and subject is the text. THe text itself isn't really that important either, it's mainly the typefaces used and ...
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Where can I order a custom-made plastic bag sample?

I need to make a plastic bag with my own design for my school project. I want to buy a clear plastic bag with 24"/20"/10" measurements. I need a very thick plastic (like this) with possibly a zipper ...
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The most legible sans-serif question mark for small sizes?

Trying to come up with the most legible sans-serif question mark for my Google reCAPTCHA's help icon. The ones that Google use are either too retro or too unreadable (below). I want a question mark ...
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Are people in science-related fields appreciating clean and simple slides?

I am currently doing a master study in marine biology. Most of the slides in presentations I see (from students as well as teachers) are extremely cluttered with information and visually completely ...
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How do I replicate these two effects in Photoshop?

I am having trouble finding help on my own since I do not know the names of these effects. Here's the reference image: How do I replicate the impressed circle effect behind the button? I tried ...
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Font Identification of Body Text

Can anyone please help me identify the font in the attached image?
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1answer
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Designing by the grid 1140px

I'm using a theme based on 1140px grid and I'd like to make the content area narrower while making the sidebar wider (currently it's 250px). How do I ensure everything stays proportional? I'm looking ...
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what does it mean to compress a layer in photoshop?

Im trying to follow this tutorial here http://www.psdvault.com/drawing/create-awesome-abstract-nebula-circle-shape-in-photoshop/ And it says Compress this layer to a very thins strip What ...
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Is tracing or drawing using a grid legitimate in photoshop

I use photoshop for web design, though I would really like to try and create faces with it. Though I can not draw. I saw a video on youtube where they traced over a photograph with a pen tool. and ...
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Any ideas on how to fill a blank sidebar?

I would like to have some suggestions on how to fill my sidebar empty space on a feed aggregator. One solution may be advertising, but for now advertising is not acceptable in the page. A second ...
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Export With Transparency / Set Page Background

I am new to InDesign. I have been supplied a file with a number of pages consisting of tiff images. I was told that the tiffs have transparent backgrounds, but when I export to png, the entire page is ...
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How to have 2 layers with different directional drop shadows in photoshop?

I am wondering how to have 2 different directional dropshadows in the one file with photoshop. ie 2 different type layers - one has a dropshadow at 90 degrees, the other at -45 degrees. Currently it ...
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Is it not possible to skew things in illustrator as in photoshop

When transforming in photoshop if you alt+shift then drag a corner you can skew both corners. The other corners being at side that is opposite in terms of horizontal and vertical depending on the ...
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How to make a noise/paper background in PS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create this grunge texture effect How can I achieve this kind of background in Photoshop? Seems like a noise/paper pattern.
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1answer
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Cheap very large scale printing methods (wall sized, 10,000 square feet)

I'm interested in printing some very large installations from a digital file -- i.e. 10,000 square feet. This is for a cheap art-school project, so labor and quality are NOT concerns, but COST is. ...
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Apps for free-hand graphic design

I have always drawn with pencils and paper. I like drawing things that are just plain creepy. But I want them on my computer, but I don't want to just scan them on, so I've decided to draw them on the ...
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Inline Text in Photoshop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I create a solid line of uniform thickness inside of a letterform in Illustrator? I have been messing around in Photoshop trying to re-create this effect! I ...
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Why hasn't Adobe built a font feature into illustrator yet? [closed]

It seems that Illustrator is the flavor of choice when designing typefaces. Users seem to have a strong grasp on Illustrator and prefer the design tools in the software over others. Typography is a ...
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Illustrator CS5 crashes when I open fonts menu

Does anyone know of a way to fix this? Googling reveals only solutions for older versions.
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1answer
696 views

Created starburst effect using Wave and Polar Coordinates, but it doesn't tile

I'm creating a silly anthropomorphic router by heavily modifying a product image of a Linksys router. Here's a preview. I want to incorporate a starburst effect into the background by creating a ...
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1answer
302 views

Keyboard shortcut for Image Size in Save For Web & Devices Panel

In Adobe Illustrator, after I do Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S to open the Save For Web & Devices window, is there a keyboard shortcut or other way to select the Image Size tab in that window and input size ...
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1answer
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Where can I find a font with numbers, letters and symbols to use in a design of a calculator?

I am looking for a font to use in a calculator. It needs to have alphabetic characters (a-z), and hopefully mathematics symbols like: + − x ÷ ( ) It's for using it in a calculator app design. Any ...
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1answer
246 views

Is there a way to script InDesign to read the EXIF information of a photo?

I'm thinking of making a photo portfolio in InDesign and I have the following functionality in mind: First I would make a document of several pages containing placeholder images. Each page has a ...
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How to make a picture look like it's torn off?

How do I cut off the boundary of a picture all zig zag like it is in this picture Or in this one I have Paint.NET, a free image editing software. How can I do this in Paint.NET?
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1answer
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How to convert .svg to .eps?

I am using Inkscape to create .svg vector files. I wanted to convert it to .eps so that I could use it in Latex (unable to use .svg in Latex). Please recommend a free software to convert .svg to .eps. ...
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What is the font in the Profmat logo?

I need to redraw the logo below but I don't know what the font is. Help is welcome.
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1answer
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Remove “padding” around layer similar to Image->Trim with PS CS5

I used the selection tool to drag part of one image onto another image in a new layer. That layer has a "padding" (not sure what else to call it) of about 75 transparent pixels around the image. I'm ...
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2answers
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Simplify illustrator object to just its visible parts

I have a complex illustrator object, with many of overlapping sections hidden behind one another. I want to simplify it down to just its visible parts. How do I do this? Why: I need to pass that to a ...
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How do I change RGB value without changing the Alpha channel?

I would like to know how can I change color of RGBA image when alpha channel will be unchanged for each pixel. If I use Paint Box Tool it will set alpha channel for all pixels to constant value. Look ...
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2answers
488 views

How can you get decorative dots or dashes between links in the sitemap hierarchy, using either CSS or images?

In the footer of my clients site, I want to give the users total clarity about where things are on the website so that they can quickly navigate there. So I will implement what looks like a nested ...
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1answer
429 views

Why do I get color banding when using Color Dodge and a dark colored gradient?

I am experiencing significant color banding when I use the Color Dodge blend mode with a very dark colored gradient layer style. I have even tried enabling dithering on the gradient layer style, with ...

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