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How to get in Isolation Mode from Layers panel in Illustrator?

The most known way to get into Isolation Mode in Adobe Illustrator is by double-clicking on the image. Nonetheless, is there a way I can get into this mode from the Layers panel?
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InDesign constantly checks cross-references documents

When I create cross-references to other documents, InDesign gets very slow accessing to disk all the time (I can see the Windows icon) unless I open all related documents. Is there a way to ...
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How to remove a smaller rectangular part from another bigger rectangle shape layer [duplicate]

How can I remove a smaller rectangular part from another bigger rectangle shape layer in Adobe Photoshop? My selected layout is 110px x 110px on which I have drawn a rectangle of 106px x 104px. Now ...
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Adobe InDesign: how can I get the CMYK code from a color that I have saved in RGB in the swatches?

I'm making a work for school and I have to put together color palettes for some pictures. I also want to indicate the RGB and the CMYK code but when I get a color from a picture with the Eyedropper ...
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Quality of .gif output from Photoshop

I'm trying to output a .gif from Photoshop (CS6) and have run into some difficulty with the quality it is producing. Ideally, each image should resemble these stills - 1, 2 and 3 which are crisp and ...
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Change background color of just one artboard in Illustrator CS5

I'm not sure if illustrator supports just changing the background color of one artboard but what I am looking to do is have one black background artboard and leave the other five or six artboards in ...
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Resize paragraph size (pixels) - Photoshop CS6

I have a text paragraph. Is there a way of resizing it without having to pull the box or stretch it? (ex. Let's say it's 50px high, how can I define the size of it using pixels to 100px?) EDIT: How ...
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How to separate layer styles on to their own layers?

I know how to do this for all of the layer styles of a particular layer - I simply hover over any of them, right-click and click "Create Layers" from the contextual menu. Does anybody know how/if ...
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How do I copy a specific shape on to a different layer's layer mask?

I have heart shape, below, that is on a separate layer to the two lungs. How do I take this shape and use it as a layer mask on the two lungs? I have created the layer mask on the lungs layer, but ...
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1answer
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Estimate number of characters to truncate

In website I am implementing I found that the maximum number of characters that I can display in a certain sidebar div is 17 M (uppercase M) plus the elipses. So that is the maximum I setup the code ...
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What analog tools should every designer have today?

Prior to the proliferation of software, namely Adobe and Aldus, a designer needed an entire toolbox full of things to get a job done. From t-squares and triangles, to ruling pens, masking tape, photo ...
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What are common fonts for TV sports score banners? [closed]

I'm working on a project that needs a font very similar to the types used in television broadcasts of sports games to display the score and other info. I would love to know if there are any industry ...
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Which is a better design pricing model?

I'm curious which pricing model other feel best fits freelance design, in what situations, and why. I am not seeking dollar values. There are a few basic pricing models a freelancer can use: ...
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How to apply layer style to one object and apply it to multiple layers

I think what I may be looking for exists in Fireworks maybe, but I haven't messed with it. Basically, is there a way to make a style sheet for an object? Say I have an object and I apply x layer ...
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1answer
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Adjust hue / saturation such that colour X becomes colour Y [duplicate]

I need to convert some stock icon imagery to a pre-existing colour scheme. The method for conversion is to simply adjust the image hue to the right level. However all I have to go on is existing ...
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2answers
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Reduce image size in photoshop without compromising text readability

I found a similar thread that gave some great pointers, but still doesn't solve my issue. My boss asked me to create a corporate presentation, and I had the unfortunate idea of doing it all in ...
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What does “Ratio Of Headline to Body Font Size” mean

in a smashing magazine article, I read "According to our study, on average, the ratio between the headline and the body copy is around 2.5" - and this is the formula HEADLINE ÷ BODY COPY = 2.5 Does ...
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Trying to id a font

This font was created using Adobe CS4 and I am using Corel Draw 6. I cannot id this font and need to do so to create more graphics using it. What is this font?:
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How to begin with UI design

Newbie here. I like the web and UI design, and I know what good UI and good design is, but I lack Photoshop skills. Sometimes when I try to do design work my mind goes blank or gets mixed up because ...
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1answer
359 views

How can graphic design help improve internal communications?

From a personal point of view, I'm convinced you have to enjoy going to the place you work in. Improving your day to day experience feels revolutionary enough for me. I also think design and ...
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3answers
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Making the auto select layer check box a keyboard hot key

I find myself clicking on the auto select layer check box an egregious amount during the day. I was wondering if someone knew how to make it a hot key as that would save me quite a bit of time.
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How to create a transparent stroke or outline around a vector shape?

I'm attempting to create a transparent stroke around the inner heart shape, which knocks out the "lungs" layer below to reveal the red bottom layer. I seemed unable to create this as an actual ...
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1answer
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How to give sharp edges to a shape in Illustrator

I had no problems creating a grid like in the figure, but I can't create sharp edges at the end of the grid: How can I do this?
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1answer
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Export Photoshop layers in subfolder to individual files?

My question is an extension from this question ( Export photoshop layers to individual PNG files - batch process? ), but for some reason, I can't seem to contact any of the posters from that thread. ...
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2answers
369 views

Better image compression by combining images?

What is the name of the technique where many small images are copied into one large image to get better compression and avoid loading many separate images int memory? And is this still useful in ...
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3answers
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Can you see while drawing on the drawing tablet?

I bought a drawing tablet. But when I draw on it, I can see the drawing I am making in an image editing software such as Microsoft Paint or on Microsoft Office products, but I cannot see anything on ...
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Is there any way to convert 'AI' and 'EPS' to corel draw format (.cdr)?

Is there any way to convert 'AI' and 'EPS' to corel draw format (.cdr)? My client want to rework from their existing AI and EPS to corel draw.
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Exporting an object as svg from inkscape

I know that Inkscape does not have the ability to export selected objects as svg, but is there a workaround that people have found that works?
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1answer
77 views

Distributing layer position in sequence

I'm in storyboard hell. I have to place about 400 seperate images in sequence on a huge board in photoshop. So I have a 20,000 px by 10,000 px board and a load of layers which have been imported in ...
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AI - Breaking a mesh into a grid of vector shapes

I've researched for what seems forever, and I cannot find anything explaining how to break a mesh into a (distorted) grid of vector shapes. I don't need to preserve any kind of gradient or coloring; I ...
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2answers
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Simple Line Fading Away At Both Ends

I am not much of a designer. Looks like a very basic thing to do but i don't know how to do it. I just want to create a line that is blurred from the ends and have this shade at the bottom of it. Its ...
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1answer
393 views

Fireworks - inner shadow on transparent background

How to get inner shadow inside rectangle with transparent background?
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690 views

'Printers page' PDF layout in InDesign?

I'm doing the layout (first time) for a friends charity magazine, last minute as the usual girl quit just before it was due, so panic time there. I'd saved the individual pages (as I'd been asked) as ...
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3answers
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How can I make a Tartan Design in Adobe Illustrator

I generated on the internet this tartan design: Now I want to get this design as a vector graphic built in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a trick to get 45 degree lines on the squares? Or does ...
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1answer
325 views

What's this font used for Astrology & Crystals' logo?

I need to know what font is this. Thanks so much!
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Differences between “Royalty-Free”, “Public Domain”, “Creative Commons” etc

Is there a simple summary somewhere (or can someone provide one) of all the different kinds of legal terms for how and where we can re-use someone else's images? For example these terms are bandied ...
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Using Photoshop to create a magazine

My question: Can I create a magazine exclusively using Photoshop? My understanding: It should simply be a case of using CMYK and an adequately high resolution. Other software: InDesign is pretty ...
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1answer
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How do I move or copy a single path?

I know this is a ridiculously basic question, but I cannot seem to do it for the life of me, even though I did it just 5 minutes ago... I'm trying to copy the path on the right over to the left side ...
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1answer
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How do I adjust anchor points correctly?

The way I have just learned to use the Pen tool, if you hold Cmd/Ctl while selecting the end of a guideline, it will move the guideline on BOTH sides of the anchor point and adjust the last curve that ...
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Why are guides looking like this?

I'm working on a file in photoshop and every time I drag a guide out I see multiple guides. How can I fix this so only one guide is present? I tried restarting photoshop but the problem persisted.
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3answers
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How do I get out of Outline View?

I have drawn a broom in Illustrator and cant apply any brushes or strokes to it. I just don't get it. What do I have to do? Here is a screenshot:
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1answer
246 views

What hardware do I need to work with very large 300dpi illustrator files?

What hardware do I need to make a 300dpi 2000mm x 1200mm illustrator files rich with 2 x layers of jpeg artwork and 1 x layer of vector? I suspect the final files for printing will be in excess 1GB ...
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2answers
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How do I make these paths have the same vector?

I'm trying to draw another shape to go with this heart, and I want the line on which the anchor is selected to have exactly the same curvature as the corresponding length on the heart. Is this ...
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1answer
391 views

What size, spacing and baseline shift for tm and numerals in superscript?

Is there a set formula / ratio for creating a trademark symbol (TM) or adjusting numerals such as 2nd or 3rd to create the proper visual effect on the superscript? Currently I always just eyeball it ...
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5answers
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How do I create a button with two shadows in the bottom?

I am not much of a designer. I want to know how I can create Wix like buttons in Photoshop. They offer many kinds of buttons, but I want the one with a shadow on both sides of its bottom. Any help ...
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3answers
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When I create an arrow in Sketch and enlarge it, the tail bursts out of the arrow

I've been creating an arrow in Sketch and whenever I adjust the Size property of the border, it decides to burst out the side of the < part of the arrow. Is there anyway to fix this, or am I ...
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1answer
702 views

If I draw something with a brush then use Live Paint, how do I get rid of the brush stokes?

Say I have the following picture that I drew with a black brush then used Live Paint to color it. How do I get rid of the black stroke?
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2answers
176 views

How to create new image from a group of layers of the exact size as the biggest layer extends? (Cropping in photoshop)

I am trying to crop an element in photoshop and I want to make sure it is perfect. I have a PSD that has many web elements that are grouped together nicely. I want to create a new image with the same ...
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1answer
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How to make photoshop pencil tool 8x8 pixel square

I was making some pixel art and at some point I doubled the image size so now in order to continue to make my nice squares I want the pixel tool to be an 8x8 pixel square tip. Is it possible?
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Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion GUI wireframing kit for Illustrator

Is anyone aware of a wireframing kit for Illustrator (or any vector based template) that encompasses GUI elements from Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion?

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