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In Photoshop, how can I open up a view (in the same window) with another zoom level?

When drawing pixel art in Photoshop, I like to have the zoom level really high. Is there a way to also have a regular-level zoom (or perhaps an outer zoom) in another part of the window, so that I ...
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To What Extent Should Overused Fonts Be Avoided?

Conventional wisdom says to avoid overused fonts, because they start to lose their flair, and then your work ceases to stand out from the crowd, or adopts unwanted connotations. But what if an ...
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1answer
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How to prevent black fringe from appearing after resizing in Photoshop?

I have a light gray graphic atop a darker gray background. I flattened this file with CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+E. Then I chose the crop tool and specified a smaller crop width. After the crop + automatic ...
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1answer
230 views

A good web design book in Japanese

A question for the Japanese-speaking part of the Graphic Design society - is there a book on web design (mostly - non-technical aspects like usability) in Japanese that you could recommend? There is ...
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How to center group based on one member?

I have a group of 2 objects a circle and a line. Looks like letter Q. I want to center this group, so that the circle will centered in a page and the line will maintain its relative position to the ...
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2answers
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Industry Term for Interface that looks Intentionally Realistic / Archaic

It's killing me because I can't find a good way to search for this, but I've heard the term used when people discuss a lot of iOS applications that use knobs, sliders, and other graphical elements ...
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284 views

Illustrator for Beginners

I'm pretty good at photoshop (got at least 7 years experience with it any how), but i'm looking into broadening my horizons, and with my job I could use a few more tricks up my sleeve. So I was ...
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2answers
139 views

Font identification, again

Can anyone identify this font in the image? It's also here : http://livedemo00.template-help.com/wordpress_34886/
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2answers
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Large size banner design issue..help needed immediately? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What DPI should a large format artwork for print be done at? I want to design a large banner for computer shop and banner will be viewed from a far distance. I will be ...
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2answers
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Does the usage of symbols improve illustrator performance?

I create quite big illustrations with a lot of small complex symbols/icons in it, for example different kinds of servers etc. Some icons/symbols are used multiple times in one illustration. Would it ...
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1answer
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How to create a texture / matte finish

I'm new to graphic design, so forgive me. Does anyone know how to create a the matte/texture feature that appears on the twitter start page when a user is logged out? Its like a light blue which has ...
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4answers
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How do I apply anti-aliasing to the edges of a layer?

How do I apply anti-aliasing to the edges of a layer? I have a layer that has rough edges. I want to apply anti-aliasing to it so it blends well against the background. What is the best way to do ...
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9answers
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Tools for *lossy* PNG compression?

I'm trying more and more to get by sans PhotoShop for my personal/freelance work. I do primarily web work these days and don't do enough side gigs to justify keeping up with the Creative Suite beast. ...
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3answers
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How can I get Illustrator to respect the rounded corners on the top shape when creating a mask?

I have two shapes (left) and I have added rounded corners to the rectangle on the top one using the "Rounded Corners" menu item. When I select the two shapes and choose "create mask" I want ...
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3answers
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Can you convert a neon RGB color to CMYK for printing?

I have a logo that was done with RGB colors, now I have to work with this logo to do something for printing purpuses, the problem is that in the RGB version of the logo I have a shade of green I ...
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4answers
900 views

Avoid cropping “transparent” areas when using logo

We have the following logo for a project at my school: (PDF: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/13934366/M2/Grafiska/Logotyp/M2.pdf) Now, as you can see, it has a descending triangle to make it look like a ...
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1answer
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Resize an image without quality loss

this is a newbie question. I'm not a designer but I would learn something. Look this image: Well, I would recreate this image (without the pattern background, it doesn't matter). The point is that ...
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3answers
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Illustrator: export embedded picture to its original size

The title says it all. I have a document with embedded pictures at various resolutions (300dpi, 220dpi, ...) and I'd like to export them to their original size (in pixels). A simple copy-and-paste ...
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1answer
229 views

Illstrator CS5: Wide selection border

I've noticed than when I select more than one object, then click on one of the selected object a wide selection border is set on the clicked item. eg: What does it mean? What are the implications? ...
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3answers
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How to create instructions and arrows

What are the tools used to create the instructions and arrows in such images? Which one is the font?
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1answer
1k views

What are good and maybe free UI storyboarding applications, especially for mobile UIs

Hi I would like to get an overview of existing UI desktop or online application, which may have a specialization towards user interaction modeling and mobile device interfaces. I guess there are some ...
2
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1answer
8k views

How do draw 3D arrows?

I'm using Illustrator CS2 to create some graphics. In one of my graphics I'd like to use a "3D" arrow lying on the ground as shown in the following example: I want to draw arrows just like in the ...
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4answers
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Convert text to paragraph text in Illustrator

Is there any quick way to convert text created at point (automatically resizable boundaries) to a area (paragraph) text (with fixed boundaries) in Illustrator CS3?
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1answer
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Simple shadow layer style in Illustrator

Using Adobe Illustrator CS3 I usually create a simplest drop shadow by duplicating duplicating the object, moving to background, changing the background color and shifting by few pixels. This works ...
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2answers
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Certificate design

I have to design some certificates, something that kinda looks like this, only better I have no clue... were to start? Two script fonts on the same design seems a bit too much, but I am trying to ...
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2answers
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Tiling seamless diagonal lines

I'm working on a tile-based game, and I'd like to have diagonal lines for (32x32) tiles. The problem is, whenever you tile them, they look like this: How do I make it seamlessly tile?
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How to fit text box size to text?

I want to fit the artboard to selected art (two text boxes) - the text boxes are larger than the text inside them - how do I fit (shrink) them to wrap tightly around my text? Illustrator version - ...
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3answers
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How to apply adjustment layer to layer with effects

I usually draw buttons using shape (filled layer and shape clipping mask) and couple of layer effects. I'd like to apply Hue adjustment to it to customize button color. The problem is when I select ...
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1answer
237 views

How to maintain selection when changin active layer in Fireworks?

I have to make bubble-like "holes" in a number of layers (just coloured rectangles). I have the bubble in a separate layer also. In Photoshop I'd do: select bubble with the magic wand select layer I ...
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1answer
3k views

Image quality - Export vector icon to PNG vs resize PNG

I have a set of vector icons which I need to save as PNG images in 3 sizes (16,32,48). I'm confused as the best way to go about this to produce the best quality results. Either I can save each one ...
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1answer
106 views

Does PS have editable styles like InDesign?

Does photoshop have a way to edit a style in the styles menu, and re-apply it across the whole document? InDesign handles this nicely, and saves a lot of time with indecisive clients. Basically I ...
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2answers
144 views

What font is this in the image?

Sorry for the lame question, but I can't figure out what font is used in image below?
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1answer
1k views

Type Tool selection popup menu does not bring out

Just installed the Adobe Illustrator CS5 (never used it before, only Photoshop) and wondering why any of tool menus does not bring out by right mouse click as it is in Photoshop. I've tried all ways I ...
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2answers
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Using the Export Layers as Files (png) script results in multiple sized images

I have a psd that consists of around 50 layers and would like to export each layer into pngs. I have tried the Export Layers as Files script in PS CS5, selecting the PNG format. I need all exported ...
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1answer
674 views

Problem with using Google fonts - Coda, the font looks not rendered and unreadable

i have a problem with using Google fonts - Coda, the font looks not rendered (without sharp) . I cant understand if its something connected to Windows or Browser type. Im using mac so it looks great. ...
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2answers
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How to create embossed text in Photoshop?

I am wanting to create text that looks like the following image:
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2answers
450 views

Software/library to create artistic plan view of a floorplan

I'm looking either for a software or for a clipart library to create a top down plan view of a flat. But that should not be simply schematic, but actually look nice with shading and color and so on. ...
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3answers
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Is there a way to easily resize an image as a Ninepatch would resize in photoshop?

A ninepatch, for those unfamiliar, is described here. In a nutshell, you can take an image and put a few pixels on the outermost pixels to represent which areas should stretch and not stretch when ...
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2answers
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Should Logotype Be Considered Part of the Heading Hierarchy?

I'm in the process of an identity design for an online magazine and I've come up with what I feel is appropriate logotype, and a heading/body copy pair that I also think work well. But when treating ...
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2answers
549 views

Need an input device between tablet and smartpen

This question is a bit complicated to sum up in the title. I know there are a few technologies when it comes to digitizing your drawings. Tablets like Intuos and Bamboo Smartpens like Livescribe ...
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1answer
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Is There any Application which will open 1000 images and load a palette to them

I want to load a palette file (.pal) to images which i have opened. as images are huge i cant do it manually. can any one suggest me to do this.
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1answer
262 views

Help me identify this font or something close to it?

I'm looking for the font 1:30 in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Plhgyp0KNQQ: The Adam Tensta text is in a font that I think is used in the old game Street Fighter, but I'm not sure, and I ...
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1answer
1k views

Proper resolution for icons in Windows

I'm making a Java-based program for Windows 7 and I want my application to have a nice logo in the taskbar of windows. I have made a nice logo (in my opinion) but it´s hard to tell what it´s supposed ...
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How would I go about creating the below white-on-white effect in Photoshop?

I can't tell if I would need to start by creating a physical paper cutout or if I could do it completely in Photoshop. I am not sure how to approach this, so any suggestions of tutorials or Youtube ...
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1answer
361 views

Stitch a banner together in Illustrator

I mocked this up with copy and eraser using this banners library. What Illustrator tool, technique would I use to stitch the pieces of the banner together to create one smooth flowing sheen? In other ...
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1answer
589 views

How to get Clients to stop Micro-Managing Design?

We keep having meetings about the design, the layout hasn't changed it's just nitpicking about colors and textures etc. and nobody has any actually constructive criticism. Nothings really changing, ...
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3answers
986 views

Should your website and logo have the same color scheme

I am working on a completely new blog from scratch. New logo, branding, house style, everything needs to be done. Now the logo that is designed for the website has 3 colors, brown, green and black. ...
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1answer
634 views

How can I achieve this effect on my text?

I have recently scattered through the portfolio of a designer named Nicolas Girard, and noticed this fascinating typography art: I looked through the entire web and in every Photoshop and ...
3
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2answers
8k views

Photoshop - how to save just one layer?

I guess many webmasters create layouts in Photoshop before coding, my layouts are full of different elements, buttons, icons, headers etc. When I need to save a icon, I'm selecting it on layers list, ...
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1answer
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Illustrator: color differences between AI and PDF (profile?)

I have an .ai document, this is my working document. ! want to export it to PDF (to be portable but still vector), the problem is the color are all messed up and seem washed out (in spite the fact I ...

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