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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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Extracting layers from psd

I am a developer and working on an application whose designs I have received as a PSD file. But I am totally noob in designing. I have installed photoshop in my computer but have no idea about how to ...
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PDF: zoom with scroll wheel and pan

Is it possible to set a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat 9 or 10 so that: Using the mouse's scroll wheel will zoom Holding left-click will pan It's an intuitive interface, kind of like Google ...
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RGB and CMYK: Why both?

Any of you who have at least little experience with graphic design software, photography or professional printing, must have -almost undoubtedly- have gone through this: 'the struggle' of RGB and CMYK ...
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Photoshop saves PNGs with less quality

I have a 2000x1500 image created with Photoshop CS6 Extended. When I save images in different formats for re-use in other programs, e.g. PNG, the image quality will suffer. I have nice basic gradiants ...
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Copying layer comp positioning in Photoshop CS

I'm designing a iOS interface that had some last minute changes to the tab bar (across the bottom) and many of the screens had already been set up as Photoshop Layer Comps maintaining visibility, ...
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Illustrator CS6: Where did the debug panel go? Computing area of irregular shapes

I've been looking for ways to compute the area of an irregular shape. I've found this post for tips: http://www.astutegraphics.com/blog/calculating-an-objects-area-in-illustrator/ The keypress combo ...
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Removing guides in Photoshop

In Adobe Photoshop (I'm currently using CS5), is it possible to remove the cyan-coloured guide lines? I'm talking about the ones added by View > Guides.. > horizontal/vertical guide choice I can't ...
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How can I make my google fonts render properly in chrome (windows xp) [duplicate]

This is the SITE and it looks great in firefox on both windows XP and mac OS10.6. But with chrome on my XP it looks wierd. All the texts are jagged and pixlated sort of. I have tried with and without ...
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How to use opaque Smart Object as transparency mask?

I have two opaque Smart Objects. Object A is black-and-white and I want to use it as a transparency mask for object B. In other words, for the following layers: IMAGE REMOVED - Imgur replaced the ...
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Adobe InDesign 5.5: why when I place some pics they come out with a very lower resolution in the doc?

The images I'm using are from different sources but most of all flickr (few from other websites). When I download them in 500 pixel size for example, they look ok in Anteprima, but when I place them ...
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How can I achieve a sharp pixel perfect stroke effect in Photoshop?

I'm working on retro-style pixel art for a video game. I would like to be able to add a border around a sprite, but I need it to be sharp and "pixel perfect". Using Photoshop's Stroke effect seems ...
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What is a “sprite”?

I am studying Fundamentals of Multimedia by Ze-Nian Li and Mark S Drew. They use the term "sprite" but I don't understand the meaning. Can someone explain to me what sprites are and how they are ...
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How can I create a generic display that looks appealing with a wide variety of images?

I feel like this looks ugly. The box shadow above the image blends really well with some images - generally with images that have a lot of color or are white - but with others it looks horrible. ...
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Using a Smart Object as a mask for another layer?

Let's say I create a complex smart object containing layers, filters, effects, shapelayers, etc. Then, in the main comp I want to use that smart object to mask another layer/smart object with. ...
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hazy lighting effect / filter in photoshop

I would like to change the overly clean look of some rendered images i have made as they are a bit to crisp to be "real". In the couple of images bellow there is this kind of hazy light.. is there a ...
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Adobe InDesign 6 not printing booklets to edges of paper, InDesign 5.5 did

I printed booklets for my students in InDesign 5.5. Worked perfect, on US Letter paper I was able to get 2 worksheets per side. I'd cut them down the middle and have these great packets of ...
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Grid / ruler toggle button at top of photoshop missing in CS6

In Photoshop CS5 there was a button at the top bar of the program where you could toggle rulers / grids (it was a square button and the had a ruler-looking border). I'd like to know how I can get this ...
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Can I stop Photoshop from asking for interlaced option when saving a PNG format?

I never want my PNGs to be interlaced. So I wish I could set a bunch of option defaults in the application so that I am saving time when outputting a lot of images as PNG over the course of a day ...
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1answer
497 views

How do you create a photo that looks like it is being painted?

I came across a photo that looks like it is being painted. I like the look and would like to replicate it with one of my pictures, the question is how is this done or created? I am using Photoshop ...
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2answers
597 views

Designing shape in InDesign - how to emulate effect from Quark XPress?

This is part of my original document from Quark XPress [Windows demo] (which I am recreating in InDesign, since I'm converting manually for now, I don't need Q2ID for now, since it's just a ...
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2answers
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Where did my default brushes go?

I was working on a logo design for a client in Illustrator CS4 when suddenly the default brushes were no longer there. The brush files are still in place but they do not show up in the brushes panel. ...
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Is there a font face in which all glyphs are identical?

As strange as it seems, I am looking for a font in which all characters look exactly the same. The goal is to obfuscate the text of passwords generated on http://enlargeyourpassword.com to the casual ...
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How to draw abstract images with “line shapes” in photoshop?

I try to reconstruct this image: From http://www.shutterstock.com But, I'm failing. Perhaps there are tutorials on this topic? Maybe some advice?
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Is a Photoshop EPS file a vector format?

If I save my file from Photoshop as a Photoshop EPS is that going to be okay as a vector across the board (ie will it be resizeable in whatever it's opened in)? I know if you open a .psd in Photoshop ...
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How to identify fantasy fonts

I can clearly identify wacky fonts like this one: to be of the "fantasy" type, but some fonts look almost like regular serif or sans serif fonts only with some strange things going on. As an ...
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CS6 When holding shift to maintain perfect form, shape won't subtract from?

Trying to create a vector 'ring' in Photoshop CS6. (I know there are better tools for the job and ways of doing this, but I'd like to know if there's an answer for this problem in particular. If I ...
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643 views

Is there a simple program to lay out images on a series of pages for linux?

I am constantly needing to print out pages with 4 graphs on one page or 2 graphs and a diagram, etc.. So far I have been using LibreOffice Draw to import the images and then manually lay them out on a ...
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1answer
361 views

Term for the process of converting a raster image into a vector - 'vectorization'?

I thought this would be the most appropriate SE. Regularly I'm asked to convert clients logo's and various other images into vectors - for whatever reason they don't have the original files or cannot ...
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How can I fine-tune my tile pattern to make it seamless?

I'd like to create a seamless pattern from the image below: I can cut out a rectangle and attempt to tile it but it doesn't quite line up: I know photomerge works really well for creating ...
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Is there a Github for Graphic Designers?

How do Graphic Designers share work they put in the public domain? I'm looking for a site that provides publicly visible, collaborative behavior like Github (which is for source code). For those ...
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196 views

What combination of PS filters can achieve this?

Is it possible to achieve this effect using a few filter combinations in Photoshop? http://cl.ly/183m2V253O1U2u0j2642
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1answer
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Create a white light spectrum or shaped rainbow in Inkscape

I need to create a spectum of white light or rainbow, in different shapes. When I use this method http://art.vinayraikar.com/2008/01/illustrating-rainbow-with-tiled-clones.html my clones are still ...
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1answer
109 views

How can i Re-set customized shortkut keys to default keys in corel draw and Adobe Photoshop without re-installation

i have just changed my job in my new office when i start work on Photoshop and Corel Draw the all shorts keys changed is there any option to restore my complete software without installation.
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1answer
640 views

Outlined text get distorted when resized

i'm trying to have a font letter (in this case "r") half green and half gray.So I Created the outlines from the letter and achieved this : When I go resizing (making it smaller) it the letter get ...
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Having Difficulties With The Pen Tool In Photoshop CS6

I just upgraded to Photoshop CS6 from CS5.5 and I'm finding most of it is fairly similar so no problems there, the only issue I have is with the pen tool which is the thing I use the most. I do a lot ...
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Isometric line tool for photoshop

Is it possible in photoshop to adjust the line tool while holding SHIFT so it could create a 26 or 30 degrees line angle ?
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1answer
117 views

Designing Graphics For .NET Apps Resolution

What resolution (in pixels/inch) should I use when designing graphics for a standard Windows Forms .NET application? I am using Adobe Creative Suites to design the graphics. I will be using the ...
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2answers
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How do I specify the dimensions of a vector line in Photoshop CS6?

I am new to shape layers in CS6, and am running up against this issue: How do I create a stroked line path (with no fill) with precise dimensions? All I'd like to do is create several horizontal ...
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1answer
64 views

using gimp to add to an image

I am using gimp for windows 7. I have an image of a color gradient line (top is black middle white, bottom black) and I want to use gimp to extend the bottom of the line. Meaning, I want to make the ...
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Image opened in adobe photoshop shows wrong color

I have opened an image in Adobe Photoshop, showing a green football lawn. In Photoshop, this image is displayed with a violet color. Every picture I open has not it´s original colors. Settings are: ...
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2answers
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Using Photoshop Effects in Illustrator CS6

I am well versed with Photoshop and how it works. But recently, I decided to make a poster for my home and for that I'll have to use Illustrator so I need some help from you guys along the way. ...
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2answers
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Layer issues Illustrator

I need help with creating a new layer in Illustrator. I work with Photoshop on a regular basis doing design work and although I've worked with illustrator a few times, I'm only really getting into it ...
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2answers
940 views

Flash 24fps vs 30fps

I inherited a bunch of Flash animations that I am in charge of updating, maintaining, editing, etc. They are really basic animations, really just sideshows of pictures with the occasional floating ...
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3answers
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How to make a good scatter plot (bubble chart)?

A nytimes.com graphic that I recently visited shows a nice way to draw scatter plots. I wanted to know more about how to make such plots. I would also like to have recommendations on open source or ...
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1answer
748 views

Remove pie chart lines in illustrator

I have created a pie chart and colored it and all is looking good, however I am stuck with lines between each section and ideally I would like a solid color with no outline. Been searching around and ...
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3answers
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How can I reduce/smooth the colors of an image?

I have an drawing that was created with colored markers. I've scanned it and would like to use it as clip-art/icon style image. I'm wondering how I can smooth out the colors of the image such that ...
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Advanced shadow and highlight extract with transparency

I want to blend this image dynamically over a background. So, I want to extract it as a PNG with transparency. I photographed the ship-in-a-bottle on a surface that is roughly the colour of the ...
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1answer
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How to edit animated object in powerpoint 2010 [closed]

I have written some information in a slide. After that I have added many animations( picture, table) on top of information which I have written previously. Now I want to modify these information. ...
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2answers
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Photoshop - Subtract two images

I'm trying to figure out how to subtract two images in Photoshop so that the result is an image with transparent layer. Basically it all boils down to the fact that if color of the pixel is the same, ...

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