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How to distress a font in Illustrator?

I'm trying to distress a font. I have created outlines on the text, then using brush, drew a line of charcoal brush. Select All, Expand Appearance, Pathfinder minus. It works but only the first ...
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5answers
420 views

Critique: How can I improve this realistic icon?

Programmer here, working on an app by myself. I think I'm slowly improving with my images each month, but I've never taken a course in graphics design, so there are elements of professionalism that ...
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1answer
4k views

Taking color from another object in Adobe Illustrator

I'm using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC. I'm on a PC running Win 8.1 with Classic Shell. How do I copy a color from one object to another? It's a word, (text converted to path). I've ...
5
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1answer
17k views

Photoshop Fonts Always Italic

I've recently exported an image from Microsoft Expression Design to a .psd format, but when I open the exported .psd & attempt to create a new font layer, any font I choose will be italicized but ...
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2answers
67 views

Identify indivudual colors on a scan. Is it possible?

A quick question for any gurus out there :-) Suppose I have a simple picture with a red circle, a blue square and a green triangle. The background is yellow. Those are the only 4 colors involved. Is ...
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1answer
400 views

How to match saturation and lighting in two photographs of the same scene

I can't figure out how to equalize the first image so it plays perfectly with the second. I've tried everything. It doesnt seem to involve saturation but rather something with exposure/gamma. I can't ...
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0answers
47 views

Eliminating shadows and equalizing color tone on pattern

I am attempting to take this image and fix it so it is a flawless pattern, the problem is the uneven colors across the image. I want the image to all be the same color, about in the middle between the ...
4
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3answers
653 views

How to remake these lines that follow a circular shape?

How do I remake this image? I want to make the gray, green and blue part. It basically is a slightly altered rounded rectangle. I was wondering how to make it fit the curve of the circle perfectly.
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1answer
55 views

Techniques to preserve visual quality when importing content from PDF into MS Word

Someone I know occasionally asks my help when incorporating contributed material into an A5 booklet she edits and produces for a small local annual event. The booklet is essentially a programme for ...
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2answers
184 views

Maintaining correct line thickness and small dots seem mutually exclusive in Illustrator's Image Trace

I am attempting to use Image Trace to vectorise an illustration drawn with technical pens. The drawing has variable line thicknesses, which I want to preserve as accurately as possible, but also small ...
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4answers
437 views

Critique: Icon design

I am producing a new application icon for a query menus and I would critique about this icon: The aim of this icon is to represent the group of dishes, like in a folder tree found in many operating ...
5
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1answer
664 views

Fonts with ambiguous / similar characters

I'm looking for a font with deliberately ambiguous Latin characters. i.e. where symbols like O0, 8B, Il1, 5S, 2Z, 6b, 9g, are either identical or visually indistinct. Certain fonts like Arial have ...
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2answers
112 views

Moving multiple folders' masks at the same time

I've done a Google search and I can't seem to find whether this is possible or not. Is it possible to move multiple folders' masks at the same time? Say in the image below, all the folders' masks ...
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3answers
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How to achieve this particular photo filter effect? [duplicate]

I would like to learn how to achieve this effect where the only color used to represent an image is blue (or any color, for that matter). It seems useful for printing processes where only one color ...
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1answer
282 views

Gimp: Howto antialias round border around

I have a gif file with a round logo on top of transparent background. The border around the round item needs to be antialiased. I have tried selecting with the fuzzy wand as well as with border: 2px, ...
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2answers
89 views

Indesign question about layers on objects or texts

So i haven't used InDesign in years. I'm a little embarrassed to ask this but I'd rather just find out on this site instead of taking an hour to figure it out. I would like to add layers to a shape ...
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2answers
1k views

Copy & Paste in place from Illustrator to Photoshop - Not aligning

I am trying to copy & 'paste in place' layers from Illustrator into Photoshop, however they never align correctly. I have checked artboard and canvas size are the same and also same color mode. ...
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1answer
92 views

Organise / Align / Snap multiple objects in a box?

I am new to Illustrator so wondering if there is anyone who can help me. I have 195 flags of the world, each one a separate object. I would like to place them all in a rectangle in a neat and ...
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2answers
3k views

Photoshop Marquee Tool - Lost square corners

Our computer is used by several people and somehow the rectangle marquee tool lost its square corners and now only shows rounded corners. How to change the marquee tool back to the square corners? ...
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3answers
4k views

How do I preserve legibility when overlaying text on images?

I have lots of creative images that I want to use, except when I put text over them it makes the text really hard to read. Other than a drop shadow, is there another way to make it more clear?
4
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1answer
417 views

How can I use GREP to get all text between the third and fourth underscore in a file name?

In the firm I work for, they have file naming system. It always has 5 sections as in the examples below: File Name: YYMMDD_PROJECT NUMBER_PROJECT NAME_FILE NAME_initials.ext 140527_207_AL MURR ...
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3answers
528 views

What are the basic rules of “flat design”?

I'm not a designer nor a graphics artis. But I wonder, are there any basic rules that can be applied to make for example diagrams or small illustrations look modern/flat/whatever you would call it. ...
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1answer
57 views

Where should be put a feedback box on a website? [closed]

Is there a special place where to be this kind of section? I have a task to integrate a "feedback box" and I have no idea... Thanks!
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2answers
98 views

Multiple gifs on screen/in film

I am filming a project, and in one of the scenes I need to have a lot of smiley-faces. For example this: How can I repeat this multiple times on the screen?
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2answers
489 views

Please guide me for UI design Workflow

I have just started design for mobile apps. My question is: in the beginning of the design process I have so many ideas, but I am not able to decide which one visually looks great... Designing all ...
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5answers
354 views

Which colors should I use to indicate higher values in a graph?

Which color should I use to indicate higher intensity, frequency etc.? I mean, most of the the graphs I've seen use red to indicate high values (intensity, frequency, height) and purple to indicate ...
0
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1answer
840 views

Lost Smart Object changes?

I did about an hour's work on a Smart Object (an image I had placed in a file). I saved the smart image and closed it, but the changes did not appear on the original. I opened the Smart Object again, ...
0
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2answers
580 views

How do I scale a screenshot up and down and keep the quality?

For an assignment I would like to show the steps that I took on my pc (with print screens) in PowerPoint. I will show these timeline print screens scaled down but when I upscale them back they become ...
4
votes
1answer
360 views

How to achieve a chevron color mask effect in Photoshop?

I was browsing the Strava challenges page and noticed the following design: I like the way the chevron design has a color masking effect on the circles. I imagine illustrator would be a better ...
0
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1answer
121 views

Is selective blur (this GIMP's one) available in Photoshop?

Here's how it looks like: http://docs.gimp.org/en/plug-in-sel-gauss.html It automatically blurs blurred parts of image, but preserving crisp edges and contrast. Is it available in Photoshop?
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2answers
682 views

Delete or straighten one of two anchor point handles in sketch 3

How would you go about deleting or straightening one anchor point handle, while keeping the opposite handle intact?
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1answer
811 views

Designing book covers with stock images

I'm a freelance graphic artist. I'm designing book covers and the book covers require stock images. I want to get stock images legally and have a couple of questions. Do I need to buy the stock images ...
4
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5answers
38k views

Weird grey boxes on PDF export and (huge) quality difference in Apple Preview and Adobe Acrobat

I've exported tens (if not hundreds) of PDFs with InDesign and I've never experienced this problem. It's pretty weird... The problem is that grey boxes appear around some objects. Next to that, the ...
0
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1answer
117 views

What is the font used in the inco mobile logo the blue one

What is the font used in the inco mobile logo the blue one
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1answer
4k views

Can't select my image in Illustrator CS6 to fill it with color

I traced an image in image trace, (Illustrator CS6) it is on its own layer and now I can't select it. I've tried with the select tool, the direct select tool, magic wand, lasso to fill it with a ...
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2answers
267 views
1
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0answers
348 views

Animated slides conversion into static PDF

For all of you, people who make ppt slides with animations like: Showing bullet points one by one Showing images one by one or zooming a plot Showing a border on an active element Internal ...
0
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2answers
155 views

Duplicating an entire artwork with contents within it only returns white background - why?

I want to duplicate an entire artboard with all the artworks within it to another location in Illustrator CC, and I think it can be done by pressing ⌥ and dropping and dragging. However, when I tried ...
6
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3answers
3k views

CMYK JPEGs extracted from PDF appear inverted

I am having to deal with CMYK JPEGs extracted from a PDF source. The PDFs were created with Photoshop. The problem is that Photoshop stores JPEG CMYK data in PDF/EPS using "normal" values, whereas in ...
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votes
1answer
96 views

Where to find flat icons for formatting?

I want to create a tool bar with the following items: Browse Templates New document Copy Paste Cut Fill Save Undo / Redo Line Color I've been looking everywhere for a free icon set with the above. ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Illustrator CS6 document setup background color

I have a problem with background color in Illustrator CS6. So i set up a desired color for background in document setup, but then i can`t see any white color within my document (i assume that white is ...
0
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0answers
254 views

How to match scanner output using ICC profiles in Photoshop?

I'm working with people over the internet to scan and document collectible cards. We each have different scanners, so a challenge we're facing is accurately syncing the colors between them. We have ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

Break shape points into separate objects

I have a path, for example, looking like this: I want to break it into separate points, no need to keep bezier curves data, just simple points. Is there a way to do it in Illustrator?
0
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1answer
2k views

Hide/Show multiple objects in Illustrator

How can I change visibility of multiple selected objects (let say paths) at once? Is there any shortcut for this? Thank you
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3answers
261 views

How to create a pie chart with equal wedges and labels

How can I create a pie chart with 8 equal wedges which I can name tag outside the circle? Charts will not let me make the design I want.
0
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0answers
106 views

Critique: how to show validation message in a tabular form

So basically my page looks as follows: It has a table (table 1) What I have to do is show a validation message which contains the following information in a tabular form (table 2) : Source ...
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1answer
126 views

What fonts are used in this picture?

So this is the picture, can someone please tell me what the fonts used in this picture are? Thanks -W
4
votes
1answer
622 views

Creating a molecular cloud in Photoshop

I'm currently teaching myself design and have been asked to create a molecular cloud similar to that in the attached image. I'm seeking advice on how one might obtain a similar result/effect in ...
0
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4answers
427 views

Critique : Feedback for portfolio website design

I'm in the early years of an aspiring web/graphic designer. The two main intentions behind creating this website were: To get some practice Use it as an online portfolio while hunting for jobs (...
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2answers
337 views

Do professional markers stain each other?

When using professional markers (like Letraset Promarker or Copic markers), is there a risk of having ink from one colour stain or dirty another marker when drawing over it? For example, if I draw a ...

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