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PNG from Illustrator placed in InDesign exports badly in PDF?

Sorry about the title but I'm not quite sure how to word it. Hopefully this will help explain it more: Click image to enlarge
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1answer
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Paper size and printed magazine question

I'm designing a magazine, and it's trim size is 272mm x 342mm when printed. One of my other test InDesign files is 222mm x 291mm at trim size (a fictitious local tourist guide). What paper size would ...
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How to keep the resolution of an image when scaling it in Gimp

I want to copy and paste one picture into another one using Gimp. I have a picture with 200x200 pixels and 72dpi. The 72dpi are not enough to print the image in the size specified in its header. ...
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Does Gimp support custom shapes?

Why doesn't The Gimp have drawing tools? Weird isn't it? Something I'm trying to do today, and not for the first time, is take in a picture and just annotate it with a couple of arrows pointing to ...
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How to Draw Perfect Curves in AI?

A perfect curve looks something like this image: When I try to draw a similar curve shape in Illustrator, I couldn't get the above effect. It's just about 85% perfect. As you see closely, there are ...
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Is there a graphic design specification system?

Is there a commonly used design specification system to present a graphic design to a customer before we start the implementation? My challenge is specifically on mailings (PDF A4, HTML sent per ...
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1answer
436 views

What is the difference between using transformation vs path tools for selection?

What is the best way to enlarge or shrink a shape drawn using the shape tool; By pressing CTRL T and resizing OR By using the direct path selection tool and dragging selected anchor points? Is ...
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How to change just one color value for multiple objects in Illustrator?

When making and experimenting with color schemes in Illustrator, I usually use a few base hue values (H) and start playing around with saturation (S) and brightness (B). Since I like similar value in ...
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0answers
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Inkscape: Export SVG to LaTeX-PDF preserving text positioning

I am using Inkscape to export .svg files to LaTeX-PDF using the following command: inkscape --without-gui --file="<file>.svg" --export-pdf="<file>.pdf" --export-latex It generates a pdf ...
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Good visual alternatives of representing the Push and Pull signs on doors?

Using "Push" and "Pull" should be quite straightforward, you read the word and follow the instructions. But day after day I see people in my office coming to the door and pushing when they should pull ...
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How to fill an area bounded by some lines?

In "Corel Draw X6" there are drawn lines which overlap ever so slightly to make it appear as a closed figure. How can I fill the area that is bounded by mentioned lines (because now it is ...
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How can I search for a unicode character if I'm not sure it exists?

I'm looking for a Unicode character that will be as similar as possible to the Avengers logo. Even without the circle. Anything that will hint at that logo for people who know it I'm not sure ...
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What printing techniques or folding tools can I use to hand fold a commercially printed design without it cracking?

I recently created some tickets that were professionally printed then hand folded into an origami heart shape. We used 170 GSM paper and I'm not sure what ink the printers used. They arrived ...
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How to use Subversions for Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

I found the tool Timeline from Pixel Novel, but I wondered if I could use any subversions app to manage my design files. I'm not sure to understand everything about Subversions yet, and I did not ...
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1answer
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Removing background from .GIF image

Original Image: My try: This is the image. I tried using Polygonal Lasso Tool, but the edges doesn't appear to be OK. Is there more precise way to remove the background and leave the letters ...
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1answer
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How do I copy a layer with a vector mask in Photoshop

I need to copy an icon from a design that has a vector mask in photoshop. How can I do it so I get the icon to paste exactly as I see it in the design, so it can (for example) be added to a css image ...
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1answer
409 views

How to Compare a Dot (used in printing) with a Pixel (used in websites)?

I am a web developer but I am noob in designing. I have an html page of size 640 pixel * 800 pixel. I have converted this html page to pdf using wkhtmltopdf. But my boss is saying that we need to ...
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1answer
614 views

What is this futuristic font?

Can you help me find a font this cool?
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1answer
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What is this LCD font used in the cover art for for Kraftwerk's “The Model”?

Please help me identify a font or a similar font that I can use. I want a font that makes letters out of dot on a dot matrix font like "THE MODEL" is written on this image:
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How do I copy a layer with its applied effects?

How do I copy a layer in Photoshop in the traditional method of selecting an area and CtrlC while maintaining the layer and it's applied effects? I don't want to drag and drop the layer; I prefer the ...
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Using a picture which had been modified beyond recognition. Is that copyright infringement? [duplicate]

Say I take this pic: and turn it into this (plus adding title and name of author): And then use it as a cover for a book at Amazon. Is that copyright infringement?
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How to create a template for a wooden photo FRAME to support different types of patterns and styles in PS?

To explain it further How can I create a skeleton or a mould of a photo-frame which would receive a small image of the frame style/pattern as input and convert it into a full rectangular frame with a ...
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How can I easily apply an embossed texture to a surface in a 3D model?

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to create an embossed texture. A picture worth thousands words, so please check this image: You can see on the upper sole that the surface has a ...
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1answer
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Possible to not have InDesign CC automatically generate class names based on 'Style Name'?

In the Export Tagging settings in InDesign CC, there is an option to use a custom tag as well as a custom class name. However, if the class is left blank then the Style Name is used in its place. Is ...
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3answers
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Indesign CS5 relink all links when moving to a different computer

I have done a lot of work on a lot of files. To give them to a new designer working for us, I have put them on an external HDD and passed them over. But he now has to open up every file individually ...
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How you can rework logo to fit favicon of browser - 16x16px?

Let's say, I have a logo of website, with size 120x50px. Favicon should be 16x16px to be supported by major browsers. How it is possible to rework some image, making it smaller nearly in 10 times, ...
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2answers
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Export objects to separate files in Illustrator

Is there a way to export objects to separate files in Illustrator? The output I want is AI or vector files, not raster images. The objects are not on separate artboards, and I am looking for a ...
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1answer
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Reset Photoshop CS6 layer style non-default defaults

Anyone have an idea how can the defaults of the "Reset to Default" button be reset, after being set with the "Make Default" button without reverting all the other photoshop settings. I would be very ...
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1answer
759 views

What should graphic designers consider when designing tattoos?

I searched the site but couldn't find anything relating to tattoo design, I believe it's a relevant GD form and would like to cover some of the basics here. What are necessary considerations a ...
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1answer
2k views

How to prepare PDF transparency for printing

I'm using illustrator to create a piece of artwork. I've used several transparent layers (small circles). Since I'm using a transparent effect, do I need to rastarize or flatten it? I tried ...
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1answer
88 views

How can I give a layer a shadow that will provide depth?

I am trying to create a design like the following image: I tried to replicate this by creating another layer and changing the blending options (adding a drop shadow) for it. This is the image I ...
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1answer
360 views

Save a SVG of JUST what is showing

I have to admit that I'm a newbie to Illustrator. (Bezier curves I've never got!) I have a design that I'm preparing for laser cutting and it needs it in EPS/SVG. I see the Save as SVG option but its ...
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1answer
2k views

Reduce file size of PDF/EPS from Adobe Illustrator

I'm trying to export a logo I created into PDF and EPS for a client and the file sizes are HUGE! The PDF is 78MB! The logo has lots of little diamonds on it which I duplicated, so I'm guessing it's ...
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How to visually display css blocks for debugging

After lots of confusion and wasted effort I once learned that css also had this lines concept that everything else followed regardless of it being text or not. And that each line can be varied, be of ...
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How do you save an Animated GIF file using Photoshop?

I am making a .gif file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 Dithered > GIF > Save. After saving the .gif ...
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1answer
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Invert Colors of an and get a specific color scheme

If you invert the colors of a photo you make them the colours of their exact opposite and it usually creates this really nice effect. For example, in this tutorial, an image with browns and greens ...
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4answers
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InDesign CS6 - Update multiple displayed artboard/pages of linked files without relinking

InDesign CS6. I'd like to know if there is a way of updating a linked file's displayed artboard (.ai) or page (.pdf) without having to go through the process of relinking the file. Currently upon ...
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How to save a 32 bit png with alpha channel (transparency) in Photoshop?

I want to use an image as an application launcher icon for my android application. The android guidelines specify an image for the launcher icon must be a 32 bit PNG image. Please explain the steps ...
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Importing XML into InDesign and automatically adjusting content

My client has an InDesign catalog. Instead of manually updating it as he's done up to now, he'd like to import XML data into the InDesign file and not have to make any of the changes manually. However ...
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1answer
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Indesign file. Text thrown off while sorting pages

While I am formatting my indesign file, sometimes removing pages or adding them throws neatly formatted text off the margins. Why
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1answer
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Little grey squares in photoshop

This might be a question with a stupidly easy answer: I have been casually using all of the adobe products for awhile. Although I have used Illustrator and InDesign the most, I occasionally use ...
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1answer
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How can I automatically number the survey questions in my InDesign document?

I'm relatively new to InDesign and I just know that I'm going about this project in a less than ideal fashion. I've done a lot of Google searching about numbering, but I seem to know little enough ...
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Is it legal to embed the fonts that come with Adobe Reader in a PDF and distribute that PDF? [duplicate]

By downloading Adobe Reader I obtain these fonts: Adobe Pi Std (regular) Courier Std (regular, bold, italic, bold-italic) Minion Pro (regular, bold, italic, bold-italic) Myriad Pro (regular, bold, ...
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1answer
378 views

Is it legal to convert a not-freely-distributable font to “path” and distribute it?

Suppose, I am creating a logo in a vector graphics editor (for example Inkscape) and I use there the font which cannot be freely distributed (for example Myriad Pro which can be obtained by ...
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3answers
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How can I take my graphic design to the next level?

I'm a full-time professional designer in the early middle of my career -- I have been working as a designer full-time for 15 years. I create lots of work that I am very proud of. However, when I look ...
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1answer
273 views

Using mix Typography/Color in brand name

A friend and i are building a e-commerce site, but we really trying to create a brand that will be cool as well. Our target market are 15 - 29 year olds, so we want it quite funky. and it should be ...
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1answer
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How can I curve a design I made to make it perfectly match the curve of a circle?

I would like to make a logo that has two simplified branches of barley that mirror each other and curve to a perfectly circular shape, like the following from http://culination.co: I have tried to ...
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2answers
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InDesign: Synchronizing and combining documents

I have two primary needs: Build several documents with the same layout/styling Combine those separate ones into a single document For the first point I've discovered (I'm learning InDesign as I ...
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3answers
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A selection of colors that spans the range of the RGB color spectrum?

Below is a screenshot of a small application I am building. I would like to cover the most significant colors from whole color spectrum, but I am missing lots of colors. I don't get the intended ...
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Which script font does Wendy Gladney use for her logo?

As seen on http://www.wendygladney.com Can you please identify the cursive/script font in this image?

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