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1answer
497 views

Program for drawing patent illustrations

Is there a free cad or similar program that would be good for making drawings that will be submitted as part of a patent application?
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2answers
12k views

Illustrator problems with free transform and type tool

I was used to trasform object by clicking ctrl+T and then working the shape off by dragging the vertexes here and there as much as I want. Now this shortcut is not working anymore and I dont know ...
2
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1answer
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Apply different master page

I'm formatting a simple book (novel) document. I have basically two master pages, one is for basic pages (a large text field and a page number) and the other is for the first page of a chapter, with ...
0
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5answers
9k views

How can I create a soft line in Adobe Illustrator?

Easy question for someone familiar with Illustrator - I have a path and I want to create a line effect similar to the 'soft line' in Fireworks. I want the line to be a bit blurry around the edges ...
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7answers
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How can I convince a stubborn client that white space is absolutely necessary?

We have all been there: you show a client your design and they say "look at all that unused space, we can go ahead and make the text bigger, in fact let me give you more copy. We need to make use of ...
2
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1answer
487 views

Best Resources for Facebook/Twitter Page Design

I'm currently in the process of creating a few custom Facebook and Twitter backgrounds for some of my company properties and I wanted to know if there are any extensive galleries and tutorial/template ...
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1answer
135 views

Issue in execution of Gimp's Python-fu scripts

I followed steps in http://www.gimpusers.com/tutorials/install-python-for-gimp-2-6-windows, installing following 32-bits installers: GIMP 2.6.11, Python 2.6.6, PyGtk all-in-one. Gimp recognized ...
3
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3answers
2k views

Fisheye Effect in Inkscape?

Is anyone aware of a way to create a fisheye effect with elements in InkScape? Freehand used to have an xtra tool that did just that. The specific effect I'm trying to achieve is applying horizontal ...
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4answers
27k views

Can't see all the font styles installed in Windows 7

I've installed a font that has different styles (bold, italics, thin, medium, ultra and so on...), but I can't use them all because I can't see them in Photoshop. The fonts are installed, but seem in ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How can I use “Save For Web” in a Batch Action and save new files in their original files folder using Photoshop CS?

Let me explain the title a little further. What I have is a series of PDF files in a series of folders -- Parent Folder   -Child Folder      --PDF file ...
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2answers
875 views

continuous overlapping paths in Inkscape

I'm attempting to re-create a SVG version of the Alfresco logo viewed here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alfresco-logo.png The problem that I'm running into with my .svg is that when I create ...
3
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1answer
5k views

Drawing a three-quarter circle in Inkscape?

I've been able to approximate a three-quarter circle in Inkscape using bezier curves, but is there a more precise way I can draw a three-quarter circle in Inkscape?
2
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2answers
168 views

Is there a hard and fast rule for choosing colours to make text appear inset

I've always liked the look of inset text on web pages so I try to use it every now and again. (Sparingly and when appropriate). I always find it a bit of a chore to find the right blend of colours ...
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3answers
9k views

How to wrap text on a curved path with perspective?

I need to replace some text in a photograph where the curved path is on a plane not perpendicular to the camera. I am using PS/AI CS4. This example is actually harder than the one I'm working on, ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to scale a Character without changing its width?

I have to recreate a logo which has been made many years ago and all that is left is a tiny rasterized picture. I want to make a vector file in Illustrator. The logo contains text in, lets say 100 pt, ...
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8answers
915 views

Color matching tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good resource or tool to help build a palette around colors I select? Can anyone recommend a good tool / website for finding color matches for a certain color ...
2
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4answers
137 views

Red replacement as color convention in primarly-red websites

I am working for a company, which web site uses red as its primary color, because this is the main corporate color (so, this could not be replaced). The usual convention, of using red to highlight ...
6
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2answers
282 views

Graphic Design Conferences

Does anyone know of good/reputable graphic design conferences/conventions in the states? I'm looking to attend one that focuses both on web and print design. Your recommendations are appreciated.
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3answers
2k views

Creating a bokeh-like background effect in Photoshop

How to create this bokeh background effect with the help of Photoshop?
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3answers
6k views

How to Create a Torn Page Effect in Photoshop?

I saw an image as the 404 error in CSS Tricks, and I wondered how to create such an effect in Photoshop.
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2answers
8k views

In Photoshop how do I create a heat wave/shimmer/etc effect?

As the title says, what is the best way in Photoshop to create a heat wave/shimmer/etc effect? Ideally I would like it be sequenced somehow, so I can output this to a series of frames - but if not, so ...
4
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3answers
3k views

1980's brushed metal stereo knob

How do you make the circular knobs shown at the right? When zoomed in enough, there will be a fine texture of concentric circles. I only use Photoshop and Illustrator.
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Which software should i use for poster designing

Current i have to use two softwares for poster designing. The text i have to write in corel draw and then i export it in eps and then use Photoshop to give some text effects like bevel shadow etc. ...
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1answer
73 views

Can I rotate the instrument bar in photoshop ?

Can I rotate the instrument bar in photoshop CS5 and display it horizontally ? I mean this:
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1answer
6k views

Is there a way to display alignment lines in photoshop ?

Is there a way to display alignment lines in photoshop ? I need to see if the object in my current layer is aligned with other objects in other layers.. thanks
0
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2answers
212 views

How to create the border shown in the picture?

How would I go about creating this type of border? Large image.
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2answers
3k views

how to create rounded ribbon effect in photoshop

I have already done everything else (like shadow,gradient), but now I'm just stuck at one step. How can I bend the rectangle (pointed with arrows) to get this rounded ribbon effect:
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votes
1answer
511 views

Define crop marks for each design that is 4-up on a letter size page.

I'm trying to print a birthday invitation, 4 to a letter size page. I'd like crop marks for each. How do I set crop marks without having to draw them by hand? Is there a feature when printing or ...
8
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5answers
22k views

How can I prevent Photoshop from applying anti-aliasing to a layer when it's resized?

I want to size down an already small rasterized layer in Photoshop. I notice that Photoshop distorts the layer by applying anti-aliasing after the resizing is applied. During the resizing, when we can ...
15
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5answers
19k views

How can I have prints with white ink?

Say, I have a small business card that has solid, dark background and white text. Registration, ink amount and look & feel -wise I'd prefer the paper itself be dark and the text printed in one ...
3
votes
1answer
231 views

Desktop wallpaper idea that's at the same time visual interesting and bland

I'm an IT guy rather than an artist of any kind. I work at a small college, and we're deploying new PCs to our classrooms. As part of this, I want to build a desktop wallpaper to include with the ...
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4answers
1k views

How to create wooden texture for table?

I've been developing a flash game which is a top-view table top game. I'm trying to have a go at the art myself and need the table to look kind of smooth and not photo-realistic. So far I tried to ...
47
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8answers
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What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print?

my question is what kind of black should I use when printing. At the moment I use this black (split into CMYK) : C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100% It looks fine in InDesign or Illustrator but if I save a PDF ...
6
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2answers
346 views

Different font colours for accent marks in Unicode

I am working on an application which uses some Thai script. Many vowels in Thai script are written as what could best be described as accent marks above consonants. For example, in the word: กึด ...
6
votes
3answers
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what is the largest glyph width in Arial?

Im designing a DIV container that will contain some rows of text. Every row can contain 0 to 35 chars. I need to specify a fixed width for the div, but I cannot predict how "wide" the string can be. ...
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3answers
254 views

Photoshop Text Effect

I'm looking to do a similar text effect to this I haven't used photoshop in a while for this sort of thing. Thanks
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1answer
189 views

Guidelines or resources to create an application icon based on typefaces

I've been using an Open Source application for a while now and, given that its current icon looks somewhat basic, I thought it would be great if I could contribute back with a perhaps more ...
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1answer
246 views

Photoshop online tutorials

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find tutorials for Photoshop? I have just started using Adobe photoshop and was looking for online tutorials highlighting all its features from beginner to ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

Add class to layer in Photoshop

How can I simply add a class to a layer in Photoshop CS5? That class should hold properties like "fill color", "size", etc. I'm very new to scripting Photoshop so please bear with me =) Thanks!
5
votes
3answers
339 views

Why is my edited image smaller than my original image but yet retains the same resolution?

I used IrfanView to change a JPG's DPI from 96 to 300 as I want to print it on a bag for my child. The new imaged created is significantly smaller 6 MB vs 682 kB. The detail summary shows the same ...
0
votes
2answers
374 views

Font Identification

I recently discovered this font in the July/August edition of Little White Lies Magazine. Here's an example of the font: Is anyone familiar with this font? I have used WhatTheFont to try and find ...
8
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4answers
388 views

Is there a typographical term for vertically-stacked characters?

I recently discovered this type technique in the July/August edition of Little White Lies Magazine. Here's an example of the typography: I wish to know, is there a term for the technique of ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

City map making (cartography) with GIMP.

Does anyone know of good city specific (although I would be interested in others as well) plug-ins for fantasy role playing game map making using GIMP? I am more looking at macro-scale (so whole ...
6
votes
1answer
13k views

How to squeeze text into a shape

I'm trying to squeeze a text into a shape so that after removing the shape the text gives the impression of the shape. In the above example MYTEXT should go into the elipse. How can i do this with ...
3
votes
3answers
539 views

which is the most smallest character or image which can represent coding

I am designing a logo and i almost filled all space because i want to keep it very simple. Now i want to put something in there which can represent that we do coding or atleasy signifies coding or ...
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1answer
188 views

Could you please help me out identifying the typeface (font)?

Could you please help me out identifying the typeface (font) used to design the logo presented below? What about ornaments/emblems? Is there any font I could use to design similar style ...
0
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2answers
1k views

How do you make image masks?

I have a hexagon in my logo, but it's empty. I'd like to insert some random bits of code or hexadecimal digits in the spirit of some internet pics. Can anyone recommend simple ways to insert some ...
4
votes
3answers
801 views

Need help with logo design and its transparency

I have given money to a company to design a logo. The designer will be using Corel Draw, and he was saying that he will give me the cdr file. Now I am confused about how many files he should give me. ...
0
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2answers
347 views

Need concept or pictorial representation “thinking code” [closed]

I need to insert some small logo where i have convey that code can think or thinking code. Is there way to represent that in very small logo form
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1answer
142 views

Can anyone recommend me the some color scheme for my website [closed]

i want to use this color as base color for my site I have navigation bar on left which is vertical around 220px wide and 47px height per tab i also have horizontal navigation tabs as well Now i ...

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