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How to make a graphic with long shadow?

I want to make a long shadow just like in this image. I can create this shadow with shapes and by deleting the unwanted shadows after rasterizing the layer. But it's not very reusable. I can't resize ...
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Designing images with dimensioning

Are there any graphics programs that work like AutoCad or Inventor where you can draw objects and give them precise dimensions? Even better, something parametric like Inventor. I don't like lining ...
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What does a “normal” British pound sign look like?

I'm working on creating a glyph for the British pound sterling for a typeface I'm working on, and I realized that not only is it a bit of an oddity, it's an oddity that I, as someone from the United ...
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1answer
460 views

How can I give a uniform feel to a gallery of pictures?

I'm designing a page with a lot of beautiful pictures of different places. I'm wondering how I can use some sort of filter on the pictures or how to format the container to give the page a consistent ...
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1answer
201 views

Do I want to convert or just tag with the CMYK profile?

I have some images to send to the printer. The printing company wants them in 'CMYK' but doesnt offer any other information. I've read up quite a bit on this but most info that I've found seems to be ...
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0answers
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Resizing images in Photoshop - Paint style [duplicate]

Microsoft Paint is the worst image editing tool I could ever imagine of, but it has one good thing that still makes me use it over Photoshop: When I enlarge a small, pixelated 16x16 image, it doesn't ...
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1answer
665 views

How can I easily produce “Balsamiq style” wireframe mockups in Photoshop?

What is the easiest way without vector? I would like to generate something very similar to the image below for CSS development, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the easiest way to turn shape ...
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1answer
185 views

Quality of text in PDF and SVG

I'm converting pdf files to svg as it is easier to use svg files on webpages. I first thought the quality of svg must be similar to pdf, as they are both vector graphics. However, now I look a ...
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How can I set the displayed increments of the ruler units in Photoshop?

I was following a tutorial related to the construction of a web template using Photoshop. I have found this image that shows the use of the guides: I have no problem placing a guide into my canvas, ...
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Photoshop rasterize layer style

I have a very simple psd file with 2 layers. The top layer has a layer style: This is how it looks: But when I try to rasterize the rounded rectangle layer, it turn it into this: It's missing ...
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1answer
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How can I remove an existing Gradient Mesh from an object in Adobe Illustrator?

I just messed up using the Gradient Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator. I want to start a brand new Gradient Mesh on the object I messed up on and don't want to delete the original shape. How can I ...
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How to convert solid color to transparency?

I have a simple black and white image. I want to remove the white background and make it transparent. There are some intricate parts so the magic wand tool won't work for me in this case. Is there a ...
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2answers
295 views

Is there a common basic template or style for movie posters?

I am designing an app about collecting movie posters (original ones combined with some funny/creative factors). Since there are different kinds of movies (horror, romantic, action, etc.), I need to ...
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sharpen small Icons

I am new to design and I am creating a document in InDesign. I am using 16X16 icons for headings, but when I export this document to PDF format, the icons look blurred (see image). I've tried to ...
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1answer
996 views

Designing an icon to fit the iOS 7 style

I want to create an icon for my iOS App that keys into iOS 7's new design and color scheme. What kinds of colors should I use and what key things should I implement in the design?
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2answers
279 views

Logo distribution - without color profiles?

The company I work for recently started a partnership program. Part of the program includes us sending out our logo to our partners which they will include in their websites, signs and printed ...
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1answer
164 views

What's the name of the font used in the given picture?

from an unknown source i have found this image.The font looks cools .I had searched in http://whatfontis.com/ and http://www.whatfontis.com sites but could not exact font.So please could help to find ...
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1answer
137 views

How to view a unitless raster image at 1:1 given a desired print size?

I want to preview a map that I'm generating before sending it off to the (expensive) printer. Unfortunately, the tool used to make it (TileMill) has no concept of paper sizes, DPI or any units. It ...
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2answers
204 views

What sort of structure does the slice tool generate when exported as HTML?

When I used the slice tool on each part and export as HTML, does it generate a skeletal HTML code where it consists of frame layouts? I would like to know for both Photoshop CS4 and GIMP.
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2answers
699 views

How to maintain color consistency across a website

I am a web developer struggling with design issues. I have a blunt eye for colors and my design skills suck (I try to improve though). I'm having issues with the feel of particular pages, I wonder if ...
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1answer
8k views

small lines when printing to PDF from Illustrator

I have an Illustrator file that's behaving strangely when I print it to PDF. Basically, it adds small lines around shapes; I included a zoomed-in screenshot. If I save the file as PDF, the lines ...
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3answers
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How to turn a path with straight lines into a curved path automatically in Illustrator?

I know how to do this manually, but I need an automatic way (either a script or just a command in Illustrator). Here's a line like the one I mean. Notice how it's all made of straight lines (The blue ...
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2answers
656 views

Combining angled shapes in Photoshop CS6 causes antialiasing on all

When I combine two shapes where at least one has a non-right angle or curve, both shapes become anti-aliased. This appears to be some new to CS6. Are there any ways to get around this? The photo ...
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1answer
917 views

How can I fix jagged iOS buttons created in Photoshop

I'm creating buttons for my app specifically for the iPhone 4S and the iPhone5. For some reason, any objects that are circular in nature appear jagged on the phones. For example, a location marker ...
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856 views

What software should I use to design clipart pictures of human's performing different exercises?

I am building a database with descriptions and various other information for strength training exercises. One of the most important things is to actually let the user get a visual idea of how to ...
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1answer
298 views

Joining two halves of rectangle

I've followed this tutorial to get 2 corner rounded rectangle. However, when I try to union those two halves of rectangles back, then on upper right corner I got the following Merged lines are ...
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1answer
1k views

Guide for shortcut keys and term similarities between Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw

I am desperate for a guide that will tell me how terms translate between CorelDraw and Illustrator. I've used Corel for nearly 20 years and know the terms and shortcut keys like I speak "Corel". With ...
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3answers
573 views

Subpixel antialiasing for fonts rendered to an image?

As I understand it, producing an image with fonts that are subpixel antialiased is nonsense because once the font is rendered to an image (clarification: bitmap image), the subpixels will turn into ...
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1answer
8k views

spot color print - how to indicate white

I prefer to work with the web, so it's been forever since I've worked with a printer. Just received this message back regarding a doc utilizing white ink. How can I accomplish this in Adobe ...
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3answers
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Cleaning up line art with choppy edges

So, a while back I created this icon from a game, but looking back on it behind a white background instead of an alpha-channel its edges are super choppy in some places while it's smooth in others, ...
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2answers
186 views

What's the centered fluffy art piece called in an article

I know this, but I can't recollect at all. What is this thing called? They are usually centered in a book or writing and I'm certain they have a name but I can't remember for the life of me. ...
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1answer
385 views

How can I make 8-bit style graphics in Fireworks?

I use Fireworks and want to create 8-bit style graphics, kind of like the games on the NES. What are the best methods for this? Can I reduce the colour palette? What about the number of pixels, is ...
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2answers
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Inverse Transparency of a PNG

I'm writing a little javascript application in which users need to be able to choose an image from an "image library" and then choose the color of said image. There will be a massive number of images ...
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1answer
2k views

Get the start and finish of text in a certain character style in Indesign GREP

I've been fighting with InDesign GREP find/change quite a bit and couldn't find any way to get it to look at the start and the end of a character style. This is necessary if, for example, you want to ...
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2answers
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Paragraph “space after” shortcut - InDesign

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut to change spacing before and after paragraphs in InDesign CS6. So far I haven't been able to find a default shortcut nor to setup a custom one (couldn't find ...
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1answer
1k views

Proper set up for using Indesign, exporting to PDF, and then data merging PDF

I've been doing some preliminary research regarding data merging. I have a client requesting layouts of essentially sales package components. His current workflow is to use Word to data merge with ...
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1answer
1k views

Expandable text field in acrobat

I would like to create a pdf with text fields that expand in height but when you are finish typing that they revert back to there original size so as not to cover anything up or flow the rest of my ...
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3answers
20k views

Photoshop: How to merge two anchor points

I have two shapes and I want to merge the anchor points as seen in the image. Is there any way?
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2answers
5k views

How to make glossy effect on stroke?

I have the following rounded rectangle Need to make border glossy like below image In order to do that, I've expanded this shape and created a ellipse with no stroke above button, with ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I apply a drop cap style for characters that are at the last character of a paragraph?

In InDesign CS6, I'm aware that I can apply drop cap style to characters at the start of a paragraph. However, what if I need drop caps for characters that are at the end of a paragraph? How can I ...
3
votes
1answer
134 views

How can I improve the clarity of my output animation in Flash CS6?

I am using Flash CS6 ActionScript 3.0. I am creating an animation with 3-4 images of registration form. The clarity of images is poor in the output of animation even though I am using really clear and ...
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6answers
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Two-sided printing: exact positioning?

I have designed some fancy cards (80mm x 48mm), and I would like to print them on both sides of a sheet of paper now (5x2 per A4 sheet). Naturally, both sides of the print need to coincide exactly. ...
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4answers
37k views

Making a Layer Black & White in Photoshop CS6

I have a layer containing an icon in color. My goal is to have the same icon in black and white as well (i.e., both the color and the black & white version in a single image). When I select the ...
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vote
1answer
443 views

Can I use a derivative work of an editorial image for commercial purpose? [duplicate]

I want to use an editorial (image which cannot be used for commercial purpose) image which contains a celebrity and crest of the sports team. I've use Photoshop filters to create a water-paint effect ...
2
votes
2answers
631 views

Best Practice : Adobe Illustrator Layer Setup

I've worked in Illustrator for years... not professionally. I'm starting to charge for my services, and started wondering. I've taken an Illustrator class at my local college, and designed hundreds of ...
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1answer
1k views

Change the direction of perspective in Illustrator

I did not see this question here after a search but I was curious to know how do you change the direction of Illustrator's perspective grid from the default: To something like this:
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votes
1answer
484 views

Using text and numbers in a vector image using Photoshop?

I'm not here to debate if which program is better, I have only one, since Inkscape no longer works on OS X without some tweaking. I am using Photoshop. I have a vector image I have been working on, ...
3
votes
1answer
259 views

How do I make changes to the mesh when I've already started to make animations?

I'm animating a character with bones, using keyframes. The character is made up of a skeleton and a bunch of planes attached to that. I want to edit the scale of one of the planes, but when I do that, ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

Change Default Color for Text in Illustrator

I'm new to Illustrator, and I'm having a heck of a time with a project. The image I'm trying to make has a black background, and a large number of white text objects in the foreground. I select the ...
15
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4answers
623 views

Font overload in academic documents

I'm a researcher in cryptography and regularly read and write acedemic papers which are, to say the least, not objects of great beauty. Recently I've noticed that the guideline not to use more than ...

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