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2answers
393 views

Photoshop effect of an element that's jumping out leaving streak behind

I'm fairly new to Ps and I'd like to create an effect whereby a window looks as though it's jumping out of something, leaving behind a trail or streak with blur, so that it looks in motion. I've been ...
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1answer
912 views

Illustrator won't remove editing capabilities when I save as a PDF

I want to release an AI file saved as a PDF for email blast. When I save my file as a PDF and turn off the editing capabilities it does not seem to work when I open the PDF in Illustrator. I have ...
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2answers
1k views

Transforming a layer in Photoshop creates a copy of the layer

I'm a regular user of Photoshop since the CS3 times, and this is the problem that haunts me from the beginning, regardless of the PS version, and the platform - when I do a transformation on a layer ...
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2answers
21k views

Turn image into geometric array of colours

Is there a tool like Poly (iPad app) available for Android or Windows systems? I'd like to turn images into polygones/triangles like shown on the app site.
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2answers
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copy object as a reference

Is it possible to copy an object in Illustrator so that if you make a change in any of them the changes will apply in both? Actually I have this situation where I have a lot of instances of the same ...
2
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2answers
666 views

Font management tools for Mac

It's been a few years since I've visited this topic, one which has been one of Apples biggest issues since OS9. Font management. I have been using Font Explorer however I've never been very impressed ...
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2answers
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How can I make a font monospaced?

Suppose that I have a font in a modestly popular format (.ttf, .otf, etc.), and I have the legal rights to modify it. As it stands, it is a normal font with different charaters (glyphs?) varying in ...
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1answer
2k views

Get transparent color to create specific color on a specific background

I've got some Images like this one: Now I need to find out the color which will become the orange in the right center of the image when drawn on a new layer with 50% opacity (The Background is the ...
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3answers
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Why is my character lost in the background?

I am designing and developing a 2D-platformer and I'm having trouble with the look and feel of the game. The game is about an inventor who is kidnapped for warfare. Theme: Childish but sad. There are ...
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2answers
618 views

InDesign CS6: How should I structure pages of lists?

I'm having several different parts of a publication I'm doing where I'm presenting essentially a list of compound data. Examples are contact specifications (data points are [Name,Phone,Email]), recent ...
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1answer
767 views

How to draw crystals like in Bejeweled?

How to draw crystals like in Bejeweled ? Is it rendered in 3D and then Photoshop or vector graphics like Corel Draw
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2answers
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How to undo alternate layout in InDesign CS6?

I clicked Create Alternate Layout in my InDesign CS6 document without really understanding what it was for, to try and fix a margin problem I was having trouble with. Now the document has been split ...
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2answers
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How to select a difference of two layers?

Consider the following two files. Background: Background with some content on top: How do I get a flat image that is content-background? ie. the result should be white text with the blood ...
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4answers
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export layers with bleding options and shadow to PNG format using photoshop

I have iphone/ipad app design as PSD file, Most of layers in this file are linked with shapes in order to support retina display. Each shaped layer has blending option like outer glow or external ...
2
votes
2answers
728 views

iOS image for buttons not crisp

So I'm trying to create a few simple buttons in Adobe Illustrator for work. I'm not a gphx artist and just know the basics of Illustrator. I tried creating a pin icon, like dropping a pin onto the ...
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1answer
1k views

What's the maximum file size of a jpg image? [closed]

I'm attempting to ascertain the maximum file size possible of a jpg to detect when someone has hidden additional data (viruses etc) within it. Assuming that you have an image that is 640x480 with no ...
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2answers
886 views

Font with large spacing suggestion

I'm using a software that has a very annoying auto-reduce-spacing feature, so that all the characters are close each other, that is highly unreadable. I can't change the spacing, but I can change the ...
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1answer
2k views

Inkscape in terminal: convert to greyscale

What is the command for inkscape (called from the terminal) to convert graphics to greyscale? I was not able to find in in the manual. I use the following command: inkscape -f drawing1.pdf -A ...
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3answers
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How to apply a gradient to an Outer glow (example attached)

I want to achieve this sort of an effect on my own. As you can see, there's sort of a non uniform glow (in terms of color) to the text. Simply using the gradient option in the Outer Glow blending ...
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1answer
1k views

Scratched/Etched onto wood look

What would be the best way to create an effect of "keying" someones name into a piece of wood in photoshop? I've used a hard 2px brush with a tan color and it looks good. Just not believeable. What do ...
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3answers
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What fonts are similar to Candara, but available on Google Docs?

I've got several documents using Candara that I'd like to shift from Microsoft Word to Google Docs for collaboration; which font is going to be the closest match when using Google?
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1answer
1k views

Adding a brush to an existing custom brush library in Illustrator

I have an existing custom brush library I created in Illustrator (CS5). I just created a new brush that I would like to add to this existing library. How can I do this? Drag and drop does not work. ...
2
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1answer
571 views

Gimp: Change coordinate system (where 0,0 is)

I use gimp for manipulating images for my software projects. I am used to working in a coordinate system where 0,0 is at the bottom left of the screen. Gimp uses 0,0 as the top left; Is there a ...
0
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1answer
933 views

Create Spraying Water from a Sprinkler

I am attempting to create water spraying from a fire sprinkler. I am not having the best time getting the water to look realistic. I have attempted this tutorial but I am not happy with the results. I ...
5
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1answer
133 views

Shortcut for selector tool in Photoshop

Is there a shortcut for the selector tool in Photoshop (the very fist tool in the tool bar, the one selected when opening Photoshop) ?
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4answers
18k views

How to remove the background of an SVG with Adobe Illustrator?

I found a royalty free SVG image on the net. I'm experimenting with web design using SVG. The problem I'm having is that the SVG background is white. How do I delete / remove the white background, ...
6
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2answers
8k views

Reset/avoid distorted Illustrator graph text labels after scaling?

Adobe Illustrator's graph tool is... special. A veteran of many software updates (successfully surviving all of them unscathed...) one of its many quirks is that you cannot resize a graph object that ...
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2answers
18k views

Text-wrap in Illustrator CS6

I typed out text in 14pt. I then typed another letter in 131pt out. I was hoping to have my 14pt text wrap around the 131pt character...but to no avail! I clicked on both items (and my 131pt. ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Merging Layers Before Saving?

I read somewhere that before you save your photo you should merge the layers, including watermarks, before saving then save. My question is this: Is there any benefit to merging the layers (or ...
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1answer
7k views

Creating a cylinder in Photoshop CS6

I have a rectangular shape(in fact a label) which is 100cm x 84cm, now I wanna create a cylinder. PS CS6 has a cylinder preset, when I want to scale that preset cylinder it becomes something that in ...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

Best resolutions for display on the web for high resolution image?

I have a RAW image taken with a Canon 5D, so the image's resolution is 5,616 × 3,744. I am going to display a different resolution of the image depending upon the requesting user's display. I'm ...
3
votes
1answer
697 views

Easy way to create stacked boxes with equal margins

I'm a bit of a n00b to Illustrator (at least I think so anyway)! I have a bunch of text that is columnar and need to create boxes that stack (one above another) and serve as a container for this ...
2
votes
1answer
966 views

Font conversion from (unknown file type - maybe .pfa) with .afm

I have been given a font that has a .afm file with another file that doesn't actually have a file type. I'm unsure what the file type is meant to be but, on my Mac, when it installs it, it can read ...
0
votes
1answer
204 views

In Illustrator, how to “unflow” text in columns but retain individual page layout

Hope someone can help. I have designed a template where the text flows into four columns per page, and there are four pages in all. So in all 16 columns, and the text flows beautifully. The ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Illustrator knows I have a font but refuses to select it

I need to use a specific font (Nanum Gothic Extra Bold) for a certain project. Illustrator knows I have the font: If I start typing the name in, it autocompletes. But once I hit return, it selects a ...
0
votes
2answers
116 views

Which version of Adobe Flash is the stablest?

The artist in our company has a lot of problems (crashes, corrupted files...) with Adobe Flash CS5 (last patches installed). It's really a pain in the neck... With Flash CS4 the situation was not ...
13
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4answers
69k views

Scaling a text box in Illustrator CS6 (without scaling text)

Ok, I have a fresh Illustrator document. Pasted some copied text into the "artboard" (the clipboard is severely broken, but that's for another day). The textbox that gets pasted is one huge line ...
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votes
5answers
31k views

How to package all faces of a font into one family file (Mac)

I've got a few fonts I've purchased over the past few years. These are decent quality fonts with, on average, 8-15 different faces for the family. The problem I have is each face is listed ...
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1answer
514 views

How can I create organizational chart in inkscape?

I have lots of problem with inkscape connectors incluing these 1. when Icopy/pase a connector everything changed! 2. can not break a connector alone! now I do not know how to creat some ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Data merge “at once”

I get the feeling that I do not really want Data merge, but something similar... I want to merge a .csv file into my InDesign document, have it formatted in a similar way as if I was using Data merge, ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

How to crop image with transparent border

I'm looking for the easiest/quickest way to crop the image below to remove the transparent border in Photoshop CS5. Source image available here. I have lots of these so I'm looking for some ...
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votes
3answers
291 views

What constraints can I put on a set of colors to produce quality gradients?

I'm creating a gradient programmtically with HSB Colors. My Question is what kind of colors do fit good together in a gradient? Which of the Values H(ue), S(aturation), B(rightness) needs to variate?
3
votes
2answers
966 views

Transparency in clipping mask groups

I am using a clipping mask to cut out some shapes. These shapes are composed of a rectangular "base color" and then some extra shapes overlaid for shading. However, with the clipping mask I get bright ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

Help with choosing a good font combo for a business survey

Could anyone suggest a good font or combination of fonts that I can use for my online business survey? I have access to typekit, so would be great if the font choice was available from them. I'm ...
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4answers
212 views

What are the biggest software pains for graphic designers?

What are your biggest software grips as a graphic designer? Some examples might be software that: is unnecessarily complicated doesn't allow you to accomplish what you really want to do doesn't have ...
7
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4answers
1k views

Why was my experience with a logo contest so miserable?

I'm starting out as a freelance designer (and no job experience at any company before) and I decided to join "contests" held by freelancer.com's users. I've joined several of them already and I can ...
1
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1answer
223 views

Is there any way to combine a picture's border into the shape in illustrator?

I made an icon with a border, but I don't want the border. If I remove the border, the icon loses it's thickness and doesn't look right. Is there any way to make the border into part of the shape?
0
votes
2answers
12k views

How to make striped/dashed border for a “cut out” coupon style?

I want to make an effect like this: How can I achieve this? The thing I'm stuck is the striped border. I want to know how to make it in Photoshop and Illustrator.
3
votes
3answers
5k views

Right-aligned tabbing not working as expected in InDesign

Working on creating a table of contents. It's right aligned, and since the page numbers go into double digits, I wanted to have a tab in between the page number and the page title so I know that the ...
0
votes
1answer
128 views

Need help identifying this font. Have spent hours [closed]

My laptop has died and so has the PSD file with it. Now I need this font again as it's everywhere (printed material, online, cards, letterheads etc.). Can you identify this font?

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