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How can I create a ragged edge on a box with an image mask in Illustrator?

I apologize if the title of the question isn't terribly clear, I'm struggling with finding terminology that is adequate. Essentially, what I am trying to do is create a rectangle that looks like a ...
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1answer
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How to delete a Rectangular Grid without deleting the color in Illustrator

I am new to the use of the Rectangular Grid Tool and I created an 8-bit style background using it and the LivePaint Bucket. I'm afraid that some how, some of the lines of the grid were colored and are ...
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1answer
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What is considered a commercial use in 3D modeling?

I've only ever done 3D work for educational purposes. Now I need to do some for work and not sure what exactly constitutes commercial in this realm. We manufacture two pieces of architectural ...
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Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?

I saw a video of a Morgan Freeman Finger Painting on YouTube. Could this be a real video showing how someone actually created that painting? I think it's fake. I think he started with a photo, ...
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1answer
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Apple Pages: Annotate a screenshot

I am using Apple Pages to write a user guide and would like to insert screenshots of my app. Inserting the screenshots is no problem. How can I annotate the screen shots like Apple did it in the ...
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1answer
396 views

Licensing Cover-Art For Book

I'm a graphic artist digital and print/front-end designer and developer. Recently I was approached by a friend to design cover art for his book. He had informed me he couldn't offer me a payment but ...
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622 views

How can I multiply pixel values by a constant in Gimp?

In Gimp, how can I multiply the value of every pixel in a grayscale image by a constant value? For example, multiply each pixel by 2.
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1answer
148 views

Software Recommendation for Card Layout

I am looking to design many unique study cards, with text and some images on the front and back, to be printed on a professional digital press. Right now, I have the material in a table, with one row ...
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Is it a copyright violation to trace everyday objects and use them for commercial use? [closed]

Is tracing/vectorizing furniture (everything in my home) for commercial use in violation of copyright? How can designers make arrows, buttons, tiles, etc. that maybe accidentally copied? I have ...
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Relative paths for image links in inDesign

We've got a large indesign file that several people are dipping in and out of on several machines, to do this we've got the indd file and the /images folder that it references in a shared Dropbox ...
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1answer
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Converting an Illustrator Letter Head Design to Word

so I created this letter head for a client of mine in Illustrator and it's looking good and everyone is happy with it. This now needs to get converted into a word document so that when they open the ...
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1answer
663 views

Vector mask adjustment layer in Photoshop

I'm working on a calendar. I have a grid of rectangle shapes that outline the days. I'm trying to make a different adjustment layer for each day applied to a background. It's basically working ...
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2answers
408 views

Slices - retain header and footer and edit middle

I have an email template that's done in Photoshop for a weekly newsletter. It's sliced up and the only parts that stay the same are the header and the footers, the height of the email is always ...
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2answers
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How to convert clipping mask to individual paths?

I'm a programmer, not a designer. I'm handy with a graphics program as long as it doesn't require artistic abilities. However, I'm not sure about the correct terminology. I'm working with Adobe ...
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1answer
1k views

Adding missing glyphs to fonts

I need to add extended characters (š,č,ř,ž,ě) to a font. I can do this in Photoshop, but can you please recommend me a program that has this functionality + can save it as a font that I can use on the ...
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2answers
399 views

Stroke just one path in single layer independently

This is a Photoshop question. I created a rectangle in a layer. Then I copied it and moved it until it touched the first one along an edge. I would like to be able to stroke each rectangle ...
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1answer
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How can I make this painting look more realistic?

This is my best attempt at painting so far. I'm trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I can pinpoint a line on the chin that doesn't look good or is a little unrealistic. The thing is, I can ...
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3answers
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How can I easily add color to unclosed shapes?

I've got a line art drawing of a dragon that I'm trying to color. I don't necessarily care if I use Illustrator, Photoshop, or Sketchbook Pro; I'm just trying to figure out the best way to color the ...
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2answers
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How can I convert a jpg-signature into strokes?

I would like to convert a scanned signature into a vector file. Specifically, I'd like to obtain a clean, small svg, like Barack Obama's signature on Wikipedia. It consists solely of paths with no ...
2
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1answer
289 views

QuarkXpress shortcut for adding custom pagination

I'm creating a booklet in QuarkXpress and I have it set up for automatic pagination, but on some of the pages I want to make my own pagination (move to next column or next page). I used to be able ...
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1answer
817 views

Design Reflection for business cards [duplicate]

I've designed a perspective view in which i show off my business card design. To make it realistic I want to use lightning conditions effectively. In some Cards I they use beautiful frosted glossy ...
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1answer
153 views

Help on Resizing a Photoshop document w/layers for print!

I hope someone can help me. I am creating packaging for a client, and I decided to create the file bigger than the die line. So the dieline lets say is 11x9.5 inches and I just scaled the vector ...
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What is this circle technique called?

What is this technique called: http://dribbble.com/shots/260469-Squirrel-Construct See how the image is the result of overlapping many circles to create the final drawing. Parts of the circles ...
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Can I change the transparency of a selection keeping the relative transparency each part already has proportional?

I want to give the middle full opacity but let the border effect that is already existing.
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1answer
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How to create this realistic glossy preview of a business card?

I am trying to create the effect posted in this image. How can this can be created?
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1answer
2k views

How to Create a Shiny Colour Swatch Puddle

I was wondering how you would create something like this: Source: orlybeauty.com As you can see, there is a shadow in the bottom left, which gets lighter as you move diagonally to the top right. ...
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4answers
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Resizing/shrinking .JPG files without losing quality?

Im using Gimp to resize images. When using a high res image normally 4500 x 2994 i usually need to shrink this image to 325 x 130 pixels. As you can imagine i loose the shiny, glossy and high res ...
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1answer
237 views

Text on Path Illustrator

I wanted to put the text inside the triangle path. I tried but the text is not guite readable. I want something like on picture I provided.
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1answer
248 views

Preparing this type of icon in illustrator

I recently came to know that photoshop doesn't give much clarity on resizing as it saves on rectangle pixels and even my work was wasted due to that even, because whatever images I prepared, they look ...
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1answer
462 views

converting png to ico shrinks the size?

I converted a 256px ico file to a 256px png so I could edit it in Photoshop. The problem I'm having is once I'm done in Photoshop, I save the png image, go to IcoFX and convert the 256px png to a ico ...
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1answer
310 views

Maya: Mystery Wireframe

I am starting out with Maya and just moved my object up to reveal a mystery grey wireframe which I can't work out what it is at all. It appears I can't select or interact with it at all. I have been ...
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5answers
969 views

Adobe Creative Suite alternative

My question: Is there an alternative to Adobe Creative Suite for designers/enthusiast? The programs that I am mainly interested in is Adobe's Photoshop, Adobe's Illustrator (create vector art), ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there an automated, configurable way to organize many layers into a sprite sheet grid with exact pixel coordinates in Photoshop?

I have a huge grid of icons that need to be positioned so that I can write sprites out of them after I'm done. Right now, I have so many layers, it'd take me forever to click on each one ...
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1answer
820 views

My outputted PDF looks different on a Mac to a PC

I'm a bit concerned as my outputted PDF from InDesign CS5 looks different on Mac. This has happened a few times. It seems as though sometimes the Mac does not draw the new version of the PDF, which ...
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1answer
2k views

How to convert millimeters to pixel?

I would like to print a Polaroid like image that is 336x407 mm big. What size is that in pixel and what PPI should I use?
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1answer
2k views

Change the transparency of an Android stock icon?

I am trying to use an android star icon (.png) and color it in red. Basic, right? Well. I did the color change after some research (just download Gimp 2) from an iOS icon because it has the ideal ...
0
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0answers
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How to apply the same text styles for text for 2-3 documents by 1 click in photoshop cc? [duplicate]

I have 3 psd files with design for a site. There are headers (h1,h2,h3...) in all of them. What can help me to synchronize styles for those headers between documents?
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2answers
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How to hide pasteboard in Illustrator CS5?

Is there a way to hide the pasteboard in Illustrator CS5 so I only see whats in the Artboard area?
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1answer
2k views

Indesign Master Page item can't be removed after overriding it

Indesign CS6 Master Pages I seem to have a strange problem, in the master page (Right Side/Odd numbered pages) I have a simple graphic but when I delete it using ctrl+shift+click Delete, another one ...
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2answers
193 views

Preparing icon with arrow heads with different sizes

I am new to Photoshop, please go easy if my question is unclear. I am trying to prepare an icon in Photoshop and I happened to see this. So I want a similar graphic but I want the each color area to ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Share paragraph styles between PSD files?

I created paragraph style in one PSD file. After that I saved it to default styles and loaded it into another PSD file. How can I synchronize changes at all documents after updating just in one of ...
0
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1answer
66 views

What is the purpose of dash between navigation and introduction?

While surfing through some portfolio sites, I encountered something interesting. It was a portfolio site created by Robbie Manson. If you see the below image, you can see the dash line '-' between ...
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4answers
157 views

Need to create maintanable sprites

Does anybody know of a good tool or generator that allows me to create sprites, save the sprite set and be able to update the css sheet if i add new icons to the icon set? What i mean is this: ...
0
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2answers
796 views

What is good drawing posture?

Lately I've been noticing that I tend to draw while hunched over, with my face as close as possible to the page. I've been wondering if it's better to sit up straight, although when I do that, I can't ...
6
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1answer
175 views

Is it possible to control layer order in an Illustrator stroke?

Let's say I've made a custom brush in Illustrator (this example is stripped down, but it's enough to get the point across): The stroke starts at the bottom and loops around. There are two ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

how can I collaborate using GIMP2?

most of the collab tools for drawing that I've seen so far cost too much, and lack features. GIMP does everything that I want, but unfortunately I don't know of a way to draw with 2 or more people ...
0
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2answers
457 views

What is a good color scheme to use in describing layers of an application? [closed]

In the technical documentation of my application I want to split up the modules in different layers, e.g. (starting from the top): Reporting layer Business logic layer Volatile data layer Basic data ...
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2answers
393 views

How can I copy a layer a specified number of times?

I want to copy a layer 77 times. How can I do this quickly to avoid repetitive work?
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1answer
191 views

New Trend In Typo Blod or Thin [closed]

Does anyone wanna share opinion on THIN fonts being used in mobile apps or even in websites? Is it the new trend. In early stages of iOS7 beta releases Sir Jonny Ive's team used Helvetia 45 Light but ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

inkscape padding or margin on export

How can I add padding or margin easily when exporting drawing or selection to bitmap? What I've been doing is changing the width and x, y values when exporting but it's a lot of work when exporting ...

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