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How to reproduce a “stamped type” effect in Photoshop?

I'm working on an illustration and want to have an effect such that the type looks imprinted into a textured leather background, as if it had been stamped in place. Examples: In the real world, ...
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2answers
556 views

How do I create a professional quality desktop icon?

I would like to create a professional quality icon. Currently, I have created an icon with IcoFX. The icon looks great -- when it is scaled at the right size. When it gets scaled to the wrong size, ...
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1answer
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Saving vector art using Illustrator CS5 with the intent to sell artwork to people who work with various vector software and versions of Illustrator?

I have been making vector art recently and am looking into hopefully selling it either on existing websites or maybe creating my own, the website in a way would also be a portfolio and it would give ...
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3answers
59 views

Guidelines for what pixels/quality ratio is more efficient when compressing images

I'm trying to get the best size to quality ratio on images that are being scaled up (bc of size constraints). When saving out a jpg, is there any guidelines as to what generally looks better at a ...
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1answer
58 views

How do I batch resize elements?

I made the first of these white cells, then wished to duplicate down to fill the rest of the screen. Predictably, it didn't fill the space exactly, so I needed to try to resize all of the boxes at ...
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Resize smart objects keeping certain aspect ratio of only certain elements constant

I came across a very interesting psd file today. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56753740/tag-cloud.psd (original source http://www.premiumpixels.com/) The file contains a lot of tags with different widths ...
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Photoshop Action for save mysteriously increase file size

I record a Photoshop action to save file as png format. It works except one thing: file sizes differ when I do manually save and when I play the save action (recorded exactly the same steps in manual ...
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686 views

Removing a white background when foreground contains white

I'm trying to remove the white background of an image (replacing it with transparency), however, the challenge I'm having is that the image has white parts that I would like to maintain. Below is the ...
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Square brushes in Photoshop have one rounded corner

I'm trying to create a favicon in Photoshop CS5 by painting individual pixels. I've tried using the square brushes but for some reason each square brush preset has one rounded corner in the bottom ...
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Coding a website design , which is better from PSD (Adobe photoshop) or EPS ( Adobe illustrator )? [duplicate]

What is the diffrence between EPS and PSD in making a mockup in: 1. Quality 2. Size in loading page 3. Easier to use 4. Similarity between both of them Thanks in advance....
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What font is used on Cote & Ciel?

http://www.coteetciel.com/collections What font is being used on this website? It's like a beautiful cross between ITC Avant Garde, and Helvetica. I love the way the lowercase L has a tail on it.
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Automated fitting images inside a frame

I have a frame in which different photos must shrink and fit into (frame size is absolute), and then save into different file names (preferably same name as the file that was fit into the frame). ...
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1answer
427 views

Lens Distortion Effect with Illustrator

I'm trying to model a lens distortion to apply to a vector image. I originally tried to use the Warp > Inflate effect, and I was able to get close in some scenarios to what I was looking for, but the ...
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1answer
513 views

Remove selected ring when editing layer in Photoshop CS6

The layer being edited always have a black border around it, this is rather annoying especially when I draw something small, anyone knows how to remove it? Thanks.
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Incremental moves/Snapping to grid close up

having some trouble on Illustrator CS4. I'm creating a metro map and am having trouble with items taking too much of a jump when I nudge them with the arrow keys. I've been through other threads and ...
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3answers
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Can adjusting color (or grayscale) properties of an image affect its visibility in daylight?

I'm trying to find ways to make images more visible under daylight (i.e., when daylight reflects off the image screen/print). For my project, I want to display digital images on an electronic display ...
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2answers
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Saving Image for 150 LPI

I need to save an image from Illustrator at 150 LPI (lines per inch) for a printing vendor. How do I do this? Bonus Question : Reccomended file format? (JPEG, TIFF, etc)
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1answer
316 views

Vectorize 3D Logo in Illustrator

I am new to Illustrator and vectorizing Logos. I need to vectorize this logo My questions are: how can I find out the two font types and colors? What will be the best way to vectorize this Logo ...
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1answer
73 views

Identifying font type

I tried searching on WhatTheFont Site and asked in the forum to identify the font. Here is the Logo: The font type of the "MSB" 3D text needs to be identified.
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1answer
43 views

Chop up an image in to blocks of the same color

I want to chop up an image into blocks of lets say 10x10px (the size is arbitrary). The blocks can only have one color and therefore it is allowed that the image will be slightly changed (its the ...
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1answer
508 views

Best ways of saving .png 2D game art for an iphone game?

I'm currently working in illustrator CS5 creating 2d game art for iphone, and I'm just wondering about the best way to save the art to still keep the quality but have low memory. In save for web and ...
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1answer
705 views

Photoshop help to reduce the PSD file size without losing its quality and to create a fast loading page? [closed]

I have beeen working on a website design into a psd format , the file size reached around 300 megabytes.... So is my PSD file as intial design reaching this size is terrible ! I need to end up with ...
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1answer
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How to save/export gradients and textured effects in .png while minimizing file size?

I have been making a 2d game art for iphone in illustrator CS5, and buttons and background elements which use gradients and some textured effects are saved in .png. I noticed using these effects ...
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1answer
177 views

Any tips to design for a 1024 resolution? (especially with fonts and font sizes)

In terms of tips, are there any good resources or things to keep in mind with things like font and typography? Any "ideal" or happy medium sizes to keep in mind? I'm working on a project where the ...
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1answer
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ID renumbering TOC

I need to create a master table of contents that incorporates two 100-page documents. Each document has its own table of contents. So, the master TOC would list both of the TOCs of the two documents ...
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1answer
172 views

Cleaning up DPI/PPI for scanned graphics to put on the web?

I am trying to figure out the most efficient method for editing raw scanned documents so they look best at 72PPI when published on a website. I have an example here which is from a 600DPI source scan. ...
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2answers
539 views

The diff between a shape layer and a layer with a vector mask when applying a gradient overlay layer style in photoshop CS 6?

The image The layer panel The yellow top rect is the layer with vector mask, the one with full gradient is the shape layer. They are both applied a gradient overlay, but the layer with mask ...
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How to design a site without pictures

A site I'm creating is a directory which sorts and displays information for about 300 businesses which are part of a specific business partnership/network. The site is meant to provide information to ...
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2answers
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Illustrator CS6 saving as CS5 by default?

I don't really use Illustrator, but as the techy I am I help someone who does use it regularly - not a techy at all. The problem is I've installed her CS6 because of the 64 bit support, but she has ...
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1answer
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How should i design my websites's homepage? [closed]

I have a website, www.xphoenix.co.in. Before, it's homepage had too much text but no pics, news feed, countdown timers, etc. Actually it's for our team participating in the F1 in Schools competition ...
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8answers
3k views

Is there graphic design software made for beginners, suitable for designing websites?

I'm teaching web development to beginners, and it would be useful to show them the basics in design, meaning using a graphic design package to come up with a layout, before turning it into code. To ...
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1answer
568 views

How to create a vertically asymmetrical grid in Photoshop

I'm working on a site. The width will be fixed, but the length will vary. What would be the best way to create a grid like the following in Photoshop?:
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2answers
287 views

What are some basic guidelines to make a website look nice?

I'm building a website for a client. I look at it and it just doesn't look cool. It gets the job done, which all of the websites I've built get the job done. But I don't think I've ever built anything ...
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1answer
668 views

Help identifying a font family

I'm all new at Graphic Design, so correct me if you can. I found this graphic picture today from Earth Hour's website for 2012: I really want some fonts that looks a bit like them. Someone having a ...
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1answer
269 views

How to imitate watercolor-esc imperfections and tranparencies in Photoshop

How can you create watercolor-esc transparencies, varying levels of depth of color and also creating imperfections, like these two images bellow? (both by Elisa Webler) I've tried taking a vector ...
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2answers
1k views

How to print photographic postcard/business cards

I'd like to produce my own double-sided mini post cards/business cards from my photos at 3x4" on 80 pound coated stock. I used to send them to a print shop with odd-number front page, even number ...
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3answers
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How to setup a duplex document printed both sides with page numbers in InDesign

I'm about to create an A4 business brochure magazine style of 8 pages and i was wondering how to setup my document. I have two options. 1 would be creating an A4 document, facing pages with proper ...
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1answer
4k views

How can I create an abstract sea/wave effect in a free vector package?

I'm looking to create a vector (ideally) illustration with an abstract sea, much like this (not the dolphins or sun): How can I go about this using free tools such as Inkscape?
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2answers
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Why can I not align these two elements?

I am trying to align a text layer to the vector mask directly below it - the top two elements displayed in the Layers Panel in the below image. For some reason, with both layers selected - although ...
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2answers
691 views

Typesetting tools other than LaTeX

I come from a Computer Science background and i'm used to write my reports/documents in LaTeX. They look great and things like Hyphenation and kerning (using microspace package) are automatically ...
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1answer
679 views

How to modify basic paragraph in Photoshop CS6?

After pressing OK button new paragraph rule created. But I need to modify basic paragraph.
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1answer
699 views

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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1answer
617 views

I downloaded an icon pack, how do I get each icon separately?

I just downloaded the icons from http://www.entypo.com Say I want to just get the lightning bolt icon, how do I get that specifically from the PSD file, and since it's vectored, at the resolution I ...
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1answer
660 views

selecting inverse an Inner Border on photoshop

Is there a way to select an inner border in Select Inverse? Here is one example I need to select the border pointed by the red arrow. With the basic select inverse both borders pointed by the blue ...
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1answer
2k views

Why is the paint brush painting in a particular layer style?

I was trying to clean up the bottom of this bitmap bookmark by replacing blurry (i.e. Between black and the main grey color) pixels with the main grey color of the bokmarks. I selected paint brush, ...
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Is using a portion of quoted text on a poster a derivative work?

I made a poster, for my own use, that uses a few lines from a well known song and I liked the outcome so much I'd like to share it. However, I'm not sure if taking part of a copyrighted material and ...
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2answers
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Ascender and descender heights: all equal?

Are all ascender and descender heights typically equal in well-designed typefaces? Does using identical ascenders and descenders increase readability, or is it not an issue at all?
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4answers
394 views

How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?

I just created a big web application, and I need a way to present it. I want to allow people to visualize the amount and complexity of code I coded ("wow this is a giant bunch of code" and "wow this ...
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2answers
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Photoshop - how to get rid of background and resize the image inside it?

I am working on this image: And I need to get rid of that gray background, and resize the image itself. Right now if I try to resize the image, is says it is pixels: 3285 by 2000. Thanks!
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2answers
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Beginner in Photoshop, how can I take an iPad psd file and put an image inside it?

I have a screen shot image for my app. What I am trying to do is insert it into a nice image of the actual device. So I downloaded this image: but I am clueless about how I can cut out just the ...

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