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Is ampersand allowed at the beginning of line?

In my recent project, playing with responsive web design, I've noticed that ampersand in my text landed at the beginning of a line with certain page widths. I personally find it a bit ugly... I can ...
8
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3answers
407 views

Literal versus indirect imagery

I have a client who is pushing the use of very literal imagery for her website: waving hands for success, a finishing line for the end of a process, and so on. We're trying to make more use of ...
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1answer
11k views

Issues with creating a hi-res Large Icon for Android notifications in Jelly Bean

I am attempting to create beautiful hi-res graphics for Android notifications, but am running into some issues. In Jelly Bean, there is a new place for large icons (see the notification design ...
2
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2answers
611 views

Identifying HTML colour codes placed in one pixel

How many colours at once can one pixel contain? Is there a tool that can represent this pixel in a form of HTML colour codes? (And if there are many colours in this pixel, can this tool show the ...
3
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3answers
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What are some essential tools I need to start school?

I dont have an artistic background, so when I start school soon, I don't really know what I'm going to need and what I'm not going to need. I'm trying to prepare as much as I can before starting and ...
4
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7answers
4k views

Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?

Meet Pluralsight. We are a group of serious developers. We are also committed to creating the best training available. This mix of training for developers, by developers is what rings true to ...
3
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2answers
61 views

Creating typefaces and what widths to use?

I was wondering when you create a typeface do you stick to specific widths and proportions for certain letters. If so how do you got about this other than all b/d/p/q etc widths being the same how ...
4
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1answer
624 views

Good font for a rest home logo?

I need to make a logo for an old age home, but I've had trouble selecting a font. It needs to be friendly, but not too cartoony. Does anyone have a good font idea? This is the logo (it is WIP, and my ...
0
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1answer
658 views

Why I cannot set a cell style without getting a +, it also doesn't apply faithfully the strokes on the cells

I have indesign cs6 and a table with 2 rows and 5 cols and some horizontal and vertical merges. If I try to define the cell style from the cell style menu I cannot set the inner strokes. Because of ...
2
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4answers
433 views

What are good sites for purchasing a bulk of typefaces?

I'm a logo designer, and I'm working in a company. As a result of I'm an employee all typefaces are available for free to be used in my work and licensed to my company. Recently I'm working as a ...
1
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3answers
4k views

How to create a spikey badge sticker in Photoshop

I want to make a "deal" or "hot" sticker that is effectively a glossy-looking circle with spikey edges and some text inside like "Great Deal!". I'm not very skilled at Photoshop, so specifically: ...
5
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3answers
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Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look the same upside down as right side up?

Does anyone know of any font families that 6, 9, 8, 0 look exactly the same upside down as right side up? The 6 upside down would look like 9 and vice-verse. Thanks!
1
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1answer
672 views

Books/Rescources for Composition and Layout for Print?

I'm starting my education in Graphic Design soon (once I finish my current degree) and I'm pretty much immersed myself information in preparation including textbooks that I will be using and websites ...
1
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1answer
31k views

How to smooth it out/add curves less jagged edges and illustrator

I am working on a trademark that utilizes a leaf. I translated the leaf into a vector shape but need to remove all of the jagged edges and make it smooth. Any suggestions?
2
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2answers
465 views

What are good sets of photographic portraits to use in mockups?

I've been using the same set of photographic portraits in my mockups for a long time, and I'm looking for a more extensive set of square, male and female avatars/photos (portraits). What are good ...
3
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1answer
5k views

Adobe PDF error when printing. What's STACK?

I'm receiving a mysterious error when printing a .PDF. The exact message it prints out (wrong linebreaks) is: ERROR: undefinedresult OFFENDING COMMAND: itransform STACK: ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Gradient white lines in .eps file

I designed a vector in Adobe Illustrator CS6, but when saved as an .eps file, white vertical lines appear in my gradient. What is happening? I've tried rasterizing the vector at 300 PPI with ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Photoshop CS6 Colors Look Terrible!

I just installed Photoshop CS6 for the first time (after coming from CS5). I tried taking a screenshot of a website I like to sample the blue color in the screenshot, but as soon as I paste it in ...
2
votes
3answers
310 views

How much effort should I put in to optimizing (cutting up) images for the web?

I often get designs from our artists which contain large complicated images that can be turned into a background-color, some tiling, and overlaid smaller images. The problem is, doing this often takes ...
1
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0answers
116 views

Online community for Q&A or Tagged graphics? [closed]

Are you aware of any large online communities with a format similar to StackExchange (i.e. highly usable interaction, not a phpBB) that help artists and designers locate material for composition? ...
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3answers
262 views

What font does Safe Host use for their logo?

I want to identify this font in the safehost.net logo. Can anyone assist please?
2
votes
3answers
5k views

Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fireworks disable floating and lock all panels and other preferences

For the last few years I've been lazy and suffering through a poorly managed workspace in all these programs. It all started when I upgraded to the Mac versions instead of the Windows versions I had ...
1
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1answer
747 views

3d packaging mockups

Is there a simple way to create a 3D looking cardboard box to show off what some packaging might look like. Photoshop solutions would be helpful. I would like to be able to change the images on the ...
6
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5answers
7k views

Gimp: Pick color on screen without taking screenshot

Sometimes I want to quickly use a color that I see on a picture, website or program. I usually take a screenshot then open it in Gimp and use the "Color Picker" tool. Is there another way to do this ...
1
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1answer
167 views

Inkscape radial gradient center color visibly different from specified stop color

I use Radial Gradient in Inkscape. PROBLEM: Color at center of radiant is much darker than defined stop color, as shown by red arrow: How comes? How can I make the color at the center to be the one ...
2
votes
3answers
527 views

Stacking Images Using Photoshop

I'd like to arrange a few images like the following arrangement: Could someone guide me on how to do this in Photoshop? I am not sure whether it's related to perspective but I am not trying to ...
2
votes
3answers
42k views

How to get a construction paper look in photoshop or illustrator

I am looking to create some graphics or logos that look and feel very much like that thicker colored construction paper in photoshop or illustrator cs6 Example here: ...
0
votes
3answers
131 views

In Design - Prints

I am a beginner to indesign and can't work out why when I print my document onto an A4 sheet my background colour won't go to the edge of the page. My document when printed has an uneven white border ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I apply a color to many paths at the same time in Adobe Illustrator, after importing them from Photoshop?

The zipped PSD file that automatically downloads when you click this link (350 Perfect Icons -- brankic1979) consists of a high number of beautiful icon elements that were originally masked in ...
1
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1answer
585 views

What font does Frank & Oak use?

I find Frank & Oak's font simple and beautiful. Could someone please tell me what font this is?
6
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1answer
746 views

How can graphic design be more accessible for people with disabilities?

I've noticed that, when talking about accessibility, guidelines and articles often refer to web design, but only in rare occasions I've seen graphic design (print in particular) being targeted as ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

What do you call these infographic icons?

What do you call these simple, basic types of graphic elements that are used in infographic commercials, and the like? They are vector based, look like pixel art, but have smooth edges, and are ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

How to design a websites using thin fonts that will look good in a web browser?

I recently quite repetitively encounter the same problem - the fonts in photoshop don't look even close to the fonts embedded onto the websites. Obviously - it's mostly about external, 3rd party ...
3
votes
1answer
298 views

photoshop cs5 export layers to files issue

Hey i dont ussually work with photoshop, but i have many layers that i need make as PNG. I run that script, uncheck "visible layers only". And what i see in output folder is very weird. Its total ...
0
votes
1answer
509 views

Specify inner glow the same way as Inner shadow?

I'm illustrating a radio button element. When unticked I want the element to be perceived as being "descended" into the page, with a inner shadow at the top and a inner glow at the bottom. The inner ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Extract inner glow to separate layer?

I've got a .psd that needs to be cut up for a site. There are multiple times where the artist uses solid-colored square blocks with an inner glow applied to it, and instead of cutting out each one as ...
4
votes
2answers
553 views

How do I replicate these two effects in Photoshop?

I am having trouble finding help on my own since I do not know the names of these effects. Here's the reference image: How do I replicate the impressed circle effect behind the button? I tried ...
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votes
1answer
621 views

How to create a vertically asymmetrical grid in Photoshop

I'm working on a site. The width will be fixed, but the length will vary. What would be the best way to create a grid like the following in Photoshop?:
5
votes
3answers
8k views

Issues with Pantone Colours in InDesign

I have the branding guidelines in PDF format (so viewing on screen) for an organisation with the specific Pantone Colours displayed alongside their code. Now when I add swatches for these Pantone ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

What is this style of text-as-image called?

I'm seeing a trend (especially on pinterest) of these posters where the image and subject is the text. THe text itself isn't really that important either, it's mainly the typefaces used and ...
1
vote
1answer
399 views

what does it mean to compress a layer in photoshop?

Im trying to follow this tutorial here http://www.psdvault.com/drawing/create-awesome-abstract-nebula-circle-shape-in-photoshop/ And it says Compress this layer to a very thins strip What ...
1
vote
1answer
163 views

Is tracing or drawing using a grid legitimate in photoshop

I use photoshop for web design, though I would really like to try and create faces with it. Though I can not draw. I saw a video on youtube where they traced over a photograph with a pen tool. and ...
2
votes
2answers
10k views

Link a layer with a shape/vector mask in Photoshop

Simple question that I can't find the answer to. I have a layer with a photo that I got off the internet. I want this layer to have rounded corners. So I draw a rectangle with rounded corners in ...
1
vote
2answers
258 views

Are people in science-related fields appreciating clean and simple slides?

I am currently doing a master study in marine biology. Most of the slides in presentations I see (from students as well as teachers) are extremely cluttered with information and visually completely ...
0
votes
2answers
24k views

Export With Transparency / Set Page Background

I am new to InDesign. I have been supplied a file with a number of pages consisting of tiff images. I was told that the tiffs have transparent backgrounds, but when I export to png, the entire page is ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Cut shape in Inkscape so it has transparent background?

I was wondering if Inkscape has the ability to select the outline of a shape, and then be cropped or copied and pasted over another shape? I remember being able to do this in Illustrator but you ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Why doesn’t the Illustrator keyboard shortcut Ctrl+3 work? [closed]

I seem to be unable to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+3 to hide a selection inside of Adobe Illustrator. Ctrl+2 for lock seems to work fine, but Ctrl+3 doesn’t do anything for me. Object → Hide → ...
0
votes
2answers
81 views

Font Identification of Body Text

Can anyone please help me identify the font in the attached image?
2
votes
2answers
9k views

Is it not possible to skew things in illustrator as in photoshop

When transforming in photoshop if you alt+shift then drag a corner you can skew both corners. The other corners being at side that is opposite in terms of horizontal and vertical depending on the ...
1
vote
2answers
650 views

Can you lock objects in Illustrator so it doesn't keep being selected and highlighted?

I was trying to draw behind many shapes but I couldn't tell where I was drawing because of many lines highlighting. But I need those shapes to draw correctly just not their stroke lines highlighting. ...

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