# All Questions

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### How can I make a screenshot look like a photograph taken of a real surface? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop? I'm starting from a plain old screenshot, and I'd like it rotated in 3d, with more distant parts more blurry. Is there ...
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### How to create a smoothing photo effect in GIMP

How can I create a smoothing effect like this?: It's clearer in his hairs and face.
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### Making a typeface – should I check if it resembles any non-free or copyrighted typefaces?

I want to make a typeface that I would also let others to download if they happen to like it. But if I use it on the net, and if I also let other people using it, can I have copyright problems? It’s ...
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### What is “perspective” in the 3D Extrude and Bevel Options?

I was watching a tutorial on the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options and I did not understand how Perspective work. I know it's viewing something at an angle, but I don't see from where it references it ...
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### What's an appropriate icon to represent the concept of 'all'

In my app, I have a collection of objects that I'm allowing the user to filter. To represent each filter, currently starred objects, watched objects and the user's object, I use the icons pictured ...
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### How should I handle vector artwork and images for street pole-sized ads?

I am a very junior graphic designer / art director. I try to go through as many Lynda.com courses to equip myself with knowledge but some things I'm not sure of so please go easy on me here, I'm not a ...
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### How do I create a two toned color or watercolor look in illustrator or photoshop?

I am trying to create the two toned watercolor texture effect like the image found below. I have tried unsuccessfully to create it using Photoshop and Illustrator. Results I come up with don't ...
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### Font Identification for a futuristic tech-looking font

It's a font from the future, but I don't know what it will be called! Can anyone help? Tried WhatTheFont, was unsuccessful...posted up a case there, so if I get an answer there I'll post it here.
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### How to not make my website have a “1990's” look

I recently launched a comics website, www.hittingtreeswithsticks.com, which I created from scratch. I created my own design because I wanted to keep it unique, and used no templates. Unfortunately, ...
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### How to guide the workflow in a collaboration? How to not kill the other’s motivation?

While working together, how can I discuss my ideas and objections without killing the other person’s motivation? I want to do a design project with a friend, for study purposes, but I experienced ...
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### Create an “pressed in” look

I'm trying to recreate a fairly common look, but I really like how it is executed on getpebble.com The getpebble.com icons are on the left, and my disaster of an attempt is on the right. As much as I ...
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### Photoshop - turn white transparent, specifically preserving shadows - new issue

I have read articles all over the internet today. While some questions and answers are similar to my issue, none precisely cover my problem. I am currently doing CAD work for a website where my ...
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### I have a Photoshop .pat file, but I don't have Photoshop

I bought some textured patterns I'd like to use in an iOS app I'm developing, but they're in .pat and .mxp formats. I don't own any of the Adobe apps (Photoshop, Fireworks, inDesign, whatever). Can I ...
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### 100% black problem on indesign and pdf?

Currently I am facing a HUGE crisis about this 100% black not being right for printing and coming out as 4 colours, in my InDesign document. My swatch for the black text is set at c=0 m=0 y=0 and ...
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### Symbols “degrees” and “degrees centigrade”: proper spacing

For mathematical and physical units, usually there is a thin space between the number and the unit, in the LaTeX syntax for example $1008\,\mathrm{kPa}$. However, I feel that angular degrees (e.g. ...
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### Adobe Illustrator - create new document at launch

Is it possible to change Adobe Illustrator settings to create an empty new document each time it is launched?
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### Photoshop - Multiple layer styles of the same type

I want to style a layer with layer styles in Photoshop. The problem is that I want to add multiple inner drop shadows. I saw that you can do Right Click > Rasterise Layer Style, but then I can't ...
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### Will a photographic image be ruined in print if I use HDR toning in RGB mode and then convert to CMYK?

I'm working in Photoshop CS5 and would like to use HDR effects for print work.
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### Merging two images and highlighting different regions

I have 2 images, one taken with flash on(A) and other with no flash(B). Both images highlight different parts of the view. How can I add details from both images to create a new rich in detail image? ...
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### How to Achieve this Spherical Planet effect?

I'm interested in creating an effect similar to the one linked below, but freehand drawing with perspective isn't my strong suit. Looking at this image it appears that I could individually create the ...
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### How do I turn a full color design, into a 1-color design?

I was asked to design a piece of junk-mail advertising. It has to be one color. Here are links of how it should look: What I want to know is, how do you get your design like that? It's like ...
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### Do most web designers make their own textures?

I'm a web developer by training who is branching into UI/UX design. One of the things my design work lacks compared to experienced designers is subtle use of texture, such as on these sites: ...
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### How do I create a solid line of uniform thickness inside of a letterform in Illustrator?

I've seen all sorts of headlines and ads that use this style a solid color section of type has a solid uniform line of a different color running through the exact middle of each letter. I've done all ...
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### How to create a PDF which has a background that does not print

Is there a way to create a PDF file that shows a background color or image when viewed in Acrobat Reader, but when printed that background does not get printed by default? Ideally, this would happen ...
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### Is there a way to do a numbered recommendation list in InDesign with the recommendation numbers right justified?

I'd like to get some output that looks like this: Lorem ipsum blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.... Recommendation: Put the thingamajigger in the doodlewhatsit. (RANDOM-248) Recommendation: ...
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### Is there a tool that fills an area by its surrounding borders?

By example: Is there a tool or a way to fill the white X shape so that the colors and patterns around it will blend into it as automatically as possible? I.e., I want to remove the X as close to ...
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### Use fill/stroke with rounded rectangle that only has 3 sides in photoshop?

I can create a rounded rectangle and use the fx (fill/stroke) but I only want a shape with three sides. Because it's not enclosed the fill/stroke etc won't work. I can create all four sides and add ...
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### How to create a realistic wooden photoframe from images of blocks of the frame?

I want to create wooden rectangular photo frames of custom size for using it in an e-commerce project where we will be selling photos with wooden and plastic frames. But I don't have images of the ...
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### How to image trace halftones in Illustrator

This is somewhat of a continuation on the last project I was working on. I have this image of the California Bear that I altered in Photoshop: When I place the picture into Illustrator and use the ...
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### Photoshop: How to use a non-white background as the basis for semitransparent layers in PNG8 export?

PNG8 is a great compressed format when we don't really need semi-transparency. Often an asset will have semi-transparency data that we're happy to lose in the export process, however Photoshop ...
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### Illustrator Adding Weird Lines to Logo on Dark Backgrounds (Not Stroke)

I have a logo symbol that has several intersecting lines. In Adobe Illustrator (CS6), slight gray lines are being added at the intersection points. I haven't noticed it in other artwork, it only ...
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### Is there a metric for “apparent” chroma?

I'm not sure this is the right place to ask, but is anyone aware of a metric for apparent chroma? Now I understand that "chroma" and "chrominance" are very overloaded terms, so to clarify, I ...
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### How to prevent converting photoshop shape into mask in Flash?

By importing a simple solid vector shape from Photoshop into Flash it convert into a shape and a mask. It makes editing very difficult. Is is possible to change this behavior? Photoshop: Flash:
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### Best practices for combining header/body typeface WITH a brand/corporate ID existing typeface?

I have recently become aware of a fundamental mistake I had been making; I have been matching a company's identity's typeface and using it for the headers of my websites, which in hindsight really ...
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### Is it possible to change the layer visibility (eye) icons to be more readable, in Photoshop Elements 11?

In previous versions of Photoshop Elements, the eye icon appeared as opened or closed to indicate a layer's visibility. In Photoshop Elements 11, the layer's visibility is only indicated by a diagonal ...
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### What are the standard sizes for social sharing buttons?

I need to create a sharing button such as the one of Twitter. Are there any standard sizes I should use for it? (Edit: I'm developing a sharing service)
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### How do you paste inside of a layer mask in Photoshop

I was trying to paste some pattern that I made inside another layer. But each time I pasted, it ended up on the layer selected instead of its layer mask even when mask was selected. I have Photoshop ...
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### GIMP Rounded Rectangle Radius > 100px?

I am wondering if there is a way to make GIMP (2.8 on Mac) allow me to make a rectangle with rounded corners - the radius being over 100 px. This seems to be the current limit. This would greatly ...
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### Looking to find how to make this type of 2D animation

I am currently interested in how (what program to use) to make this effects of lighting and animated aura in the following video. Snapshot of video:
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### How to get this look in photoshop?

How to get this look in Photoshop or by any other online application?
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First off - I am not a graphic designer, but want to be. I have become a little familiar with Photoshop and yesterday was my first time using Illustrator. I purchased this image from shutterstock - ...
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### Will the Radeon HD 7670M + 7670M Dual Graphics Work Well With Photoshop CS5?

I have just recently purchased the HP Pavilion M6 15.6" Laptop - Silver (AMD A10-4600M / 1TB HDD / 8GB RAM / Windows 8). This laptop has a AMD Radeon HD 7670M + 7670M Dual Graphics.I am having some ...
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### Which Photoshop features are affected by different DPI or PPI tags?

A Photoshop document‘s physical size, pixel density (DPI/PPI) and pixel dimensions are all linked. Bitmap images contain bitmap data, which are a specific size (pixel dimensions). They also contain a ...
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### How to create an extruded halftone effect in illustrator or photoshop

I saw this photo on Smashing Magazine: Portrait of Alfred Nobel by Viktor Hertz And I was wondering how I can make a similar effect with the halftones extruding into 3D like it is shown. I ...
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### How can I make this image transparent using Photoshop?

I am using Adobe Photoshop version 13.0 (CS6) and I am trying to make this image transparent: I am trying to do something like layer --> new layer ..but it isn't working for me. I am very new to ...
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### Illustrator ctrl-drag to snap to path: how to make it default?

How do I make ctrl-dragging (to snap to other paths) the default way of dragging in Adobe Illustrator cs6 -- without pressing any key? I recently upgraded from Illustrator cs3 to cs6, and I had this ...
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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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### When saving an image as a PNG or JPEG, does photoshop/GIMP only save the top layers or all the data?

I need to send a file to someone but it has sensitive information on it that I would not like to share. I was going to just scan the document and edit out the sensitive information with a layer ...