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518 views

FBI files for people background template [closed]

I need to create a report like FBI reports for people background. can anyone give me a link to such a paper so I can design it or give me its template? Thanks
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Preparing photographs for black and white photocopiers

I am preparing a textbook for use at my school. Eventually, I might hand-draw all of the illustrations, but in the meantime, I will use photographs. Some of these photographs will fill 1/3 of the ...
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2answers
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Scaling strokes in Illustrator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Scale drawings in Illustrator, maintain proportions of line weights and effects When you minimize large vectors that contain outlines & text to a small vector the ...
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3answers
867 views

How to handle a client who only wants to purchase stock images from my design mockup, instead of my design?

I am a graphic designer who provided spec work for a client. I worked on a flyer and I gave them 2 options. They went with one, paid for it. Now they have another project and would like to use the ...
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1answer
397 views

When invited to publish in a design showcase book, what considerations should a designer make?

(This is a deliberately broad question. A correct answer would be a set of considerations with a strong experience-based rationale) I've been invited to put some of my designs forward for publication ...
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1answer
2k views

Tools or methods for optimizing favicon appearance?

I often must create a favicon for a fairly complex image, that when it gets down to 16x16, looks weird or blurry. I have been trying with one image, reduced with bicubic-sharp in Photoshop and ...
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1answer
10k views

How can i change the radius of the rounded rectangle on AI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to modify the corner radius on rounded rectangle in Illustrator? can't seem to manupulate the rounded rectangle on Adobe Illustrator... forgot the shortcut! Any ...
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49k views

Show Preview of .psd files in Windows 7's Explorer

I was wondering if there is a way to view a preview in the icon of the photoshop files in windows 7(simmilar to the preview of a jpeg file for example) instead of the photoshop file default blue icon. ...
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3answers
958 views

What are examples of web apps with clean, text-based layouts?

I'm in the process of redesigning a web app with a very simple layout, set mostly by text (similar to Google in both aesthetics and functionality). Do you know any examples of web apps with such ...
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1answer
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Looking for a good, video game retro (pixel-like) web safe font

Does anyone know of a good pixel-like, retro video game font that is web-safe? I am having trouble finding one. Thanks
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1answer
819 views

Is there a good resource for beautiful HTML forms? [closed]

I am looking for some resources to design visually pleasing HTML forms. I can write the CSS, so even examples would be great. Any recommendations?
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655 views

How to design a brochure for a programming competiton [closed]

I am a computer science student hosting a programming contest at our college. We need to design a nice brochure for the contest. I don't have any idea hot to create such a thing. All I know is how ...
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2answers
2k views

how do I fix this blur issue on my text logo in photoshop

I have a logo in PS but I'm having a small issue. I see this small blur at the bottom of my logo text which i cant seem to get rid of. Zoomed in: can you see that small blur at the bottom of ...
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1answer
690 views

What goes in a Graphic Design portfolio on Slideroom for graduate school?

I'm going to apply to graduate programs this year and Slideroom seems to be the preferred choice for portfolios. I'm wondering about what to put in it and what I'm even able to put in it. Do I design ...
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Why does Helvetica [Neue] look absolutely horrible in Illustrator?

Helvetica has always looked horrible in Illustrator CS4+ on my Mac, including all OS versions, regardless of size or units. Below are screenshots of Helvetica at 12px, 24px, and 36px. Is there a ...
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2answers
173 views

Advice when hiring a freelancer for creating a company logo

I'm about to hire a freelancer to create a logo for my IT consulting company. My personal thoughts: The logo will be vector based as I might need to use it at different sizes. It should look good in ...
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3answers
942 views

Disable smoothing for layer styles

I would like to know how to disable smoothing for layer styles in Photoshop so that edges get jaggy. For example, I create a text layer and disable smoothing in the toolbar. Now, when I go to Layer ...
3
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2answers
623 views

Blend lines along font letters illustrator

Hi i'd like to achieve this final result with those letters made out of thin lines..How do I achieve that? I want to use the Myriad font. I know about the replace spine method but does it work for my ...
4
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4answers
475 views

Should the F-Pattern be considered in all designs?

The F-Shaped pattern is a pattern found in an eye-tracking study as the primary areas people glance over when reading a website. http://www.useit.com/alertbox/reading_pattern.html Is this something ...
2
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2answers
724 views

How to make these color effects?

I am trying to design a logo that makes the color blend as on the image beneath. How do I do that? Any design guides or tips you can give me? ...
2
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3answers
2k views

How does one align images in a grid in Photoshop CS4?

I have a number of equality sized square images and would like to distribute them evenly in a grid on the same image. How does one do this using Photoshop CS4? I'm trying to create a sprite. The ...
1
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2answers
282 views

Company offered to pay for design training. What should I suggest?

I'm a computer engineer on a small development team that specializes in designing mobile apps. We're all coders, and we're starting to realize that we need at least one or two qualified designers on ...
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1answer
32 views

Why are spot channels not exported to video in photoshop?

This is one of those obscure questions, but I had built an animation in Photoshop and I'm using a spot channel. When I "export to video" it loses the color that I had specified: Here's my example:
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2answers
259 views

GUI for web design?

I have a friend who has like 250 hyperlinked flowcharts. He wants to put them into a web app. The thing is, it needs to be simple HTML. There are some websites out there for flowchart HTML, but the ...
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4answers
9k views

How do I avoid lines at top and left borders of png files exported from Illustrator

When I export Illustrator artwork as a png file, I get a one pixel grey border at the top and left edges. There is no background object, but I export (Save for Web and Devices) with matte white ...
4
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3answers
38k views

Exporting to High Quality Print InDesign - preserving all fonts/text - Create Outlines?

I'm just about to export a brochure for printing in InDesign (CS4) What is the correct way to export the document so that the fonts used throughout will display properly at the printers. I have used ...
5
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2answers
3k views

pick color with alpha value

I need to know the color-values of a certain pixel in a PNG including the alpha value. But if I use pixelmator's color picker, the alpha value is not available. Where can I find that information?
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4answers
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Why are fonts from the 19th century not in the public domain?

(This is probably more a "copyright" question than anything, but I have not found an appropriate StackExchange site for this kind of question.) Why are fonts like Akzidenz-Grotesk, that were made way ...
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1answer
1k views

What's wrong with this PNG [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG? If I save this PNG file on my machine locally: And then open this file in Photoshop (CS5 12.0.4 x64 on Windows 7) it ...
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2answers
385 views

Illustrator issue on top bar : font style panel and opacity's one overlapping

In Illustrator I have this strange problem on the top bar: the font style panel and the opacity's one are overlapping so that I have to make impressive mouse moves to have one of them selected. Why ...
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7answers
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Removing One Part Of A Stroke On A Rectangle In Illustrator CS5

Is it possible to remove on side of a stroke on a rectangle? Let's say you have a rectangle with a stroke all the way around it and I want one end of the rectangle to be 'open' and take the stroke ...
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2answers
295 views

How do you achieve the margin:auto effect in Fireworks/Photoshop?

In Fireworks and for an image similar to this: what's the best way to horizontally distribute objects in their parent container so that they have equal margins? The same effect can be achieved with ...
2
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3answers
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Dragging And Moving One Corner Of A Rectangle In Illustrator

I am struggling so hard trying to do a simple thing. I've drawn a rectangle with a stroke of 1 pt. I basically want to make that rectangle taper on the end by grabbing the corner anchor points of ...
0
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0answers
27 views

What is a good question to ask a designer in the context of an interview for a website? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What kind of Interview Questions should one expect at their first design job interview? I am a designer, interviewing other inspiring designers, for a new website! I ...
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1answer
129 views

What are the rights of the font “Marcelle”?

I found this amazing font that i want to use for my application. It is called "Marcelle" and it's available on almost any font website. Some say it's free, others say it's "free for personal use". ...
3
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1answer
807 views

What are the journals on the contemporary graphic design?

Are there any internationally recognized journals on the contemporary graphic design? For example, I want to write a commentary on David Carson or Uwe Loesch creative work. Where can I find critiques, ...
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1answer
299 views

If I have a directory of JPEG's, how can I create one long stitched image?

I exported a Flash video (.flv) to jpeg sequence. All 450 frames are in a folder, and now I'd like to stitch them all together so the result is one super long image. For example, instead of 450 ...
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2answers
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How can I achieve metallic gold effect? I need to laser-print golden fonts using an OKI C9650 printer

My main difficulty is not laser-printing a large golden image, for example of a wedding ring. But I just can't get small fonts to have a metallic effect. The program I use is Corel Draw. I tried all ...
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2answers
8k views

How to resize an image made up of 2x2 pixel blocks down to corresponding single pixels?

I have an image made up of "pixel blocks" of size 2x2 (so that each block is made up of four pixels of the same color). How can I scale the image by a factor of 2 in each direction so as to reduce ...
1
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2answers
1k views

XML Data to InDesign for 1000+ different copies

I have a small project that I need help with. I am working on an online survey for a client of mine; which consist of 10 odd pages of questions as well as free text entry on some of the questions. ...
0
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2answers
115 views

Photoshop: How far can I reduce something while maintaining legibility?

when designing iphone icons,but in general designing something that is bigger or smaller than my screen size, I have problems in understanding how far can I go with using smaller/larger fonts (and ...
5
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3answers
620 views

What Latin fonts are used in Apple's Chinese fonts?

Many Chinese fonts seem to use other fonts for the Latin text. For e.g., Adobe Song Std uses a light version of Minion Pro. What Latin fonts are used in Apple's Chinese fonts, such as STFangsong, ...
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2answers
4k views

Transparent to black gradient?

I am trying to recreate the effect on the bottom of this photograph, where it reads "Back from the Darkness". I have the text figured out as far as transforming it to match the perspective. But it's ...
0
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1answer
258 views

Applying PS effect to AI layers

If I have more then only a layer in AI and I want to apply different PS effects to every layer, how can I do it? Do I need to copy/paste every layer to PS separately?
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2answers
123 views

Video tool options

It seems I may be exploring video editing sooner than later. While my skill level with video would certainly classify me as a novice, I like to invest in tools which allow me to grow. I know about ...
1
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3answers
481 views

How to generate a iBooks-like wood texture

http://i.stack.imgur.com/7ChgL.jpg Can I generate something similar using only Photoshop? Or should I be sourcing a wood texture and process that? Is there any standard advice on the processing of ...
6
votes
4answers
544 views

If these colors all have the same lightness, then why does my brain tell me some are lighter than others?

My human brain has a certain sensation of how "bright" a color is. More formally there is Lightness: Human vision has a nonlinear perceptual response to brightness: a source having a luminance ...
6
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4answers
304 views

Text flow - when to say “no”?

What do you folks use as a general rule of thumb for flowing text around embedded images? I know everyone's got different preferences in addition to standard rules; is there any time when you will ...
0
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2answers
281 views

Achieve this effect

checkout this image: How can I achieve a round rectangle like that with a transparent cropped image at the center? I can't find a good way for EDIT
3
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4answers
2k views

When creating a vector file, how should I determine my vector file canvas size given the png sizes I need to export to?

For example, if I need to export a 32x32 png and a 64x64 png, what size should my control vector file be? The main reason I ask this is because I recently did an iPhone app icon and I needed to ...

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