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2answers
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Indesign adding white strokes to stroked text when exporting to PDF

I am working on a very basic InDesign project (my first one), and have one trouble that is progressively driving me crazy. I need some bold text, and so have added a 0.25pt black stroke to my 10pt ...
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1answer
683 views

Looking for font with music player controls: loop all, loop once, shuffle

Any suggestions? I searched FontSpring, FontSquirrel, and MyFonts to no avail.
3
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2answers
343 views

How can I make this sidebar menu clearer?

I have created a sidebar for a client as requested: The top bar - where on other pages menu items are shown - is left empty as requested and instead 3 menu items are show in the sidebar. These lead ...
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4answers
853 views

Where can I post a job listing to outsource a graphic design project?

I'm on the stage of hiring a graphic designer for my Android app and I was thinking that it will be a better idea to hire the right person for this task. I know about websites as elance, odesk, etc ...
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2answers
1k views

Difference between Android, iPhone and BlackBerry

From the point of view of a graphical designer, which are the differences in developing for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Is it possible to design for one platform and to use that work on the ...
2
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3answers
773 views

Align lines in square

There are one square and two horizontal lines. I need this lines to be arranged in the square dividing it into three equal parts. Is it possible to do it without messing with pixels? How can I align ...
8
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5answers
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What software is best for GUI design?

I've used Photoshop extensively, but the fact of the matter is that it's a photo editing tool. It has some complicated effects built in, such as the drop shadow and inner and outer glows etc., but it ...
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1answer
282 views

Possible fonts for tabs in technical site heading hierarchy [closed]

As we sort of came to accept as an axiom - the heading fonts for any document should be arranged in an hierarchy, and the hierarchy font choices should make sense and match. I have a design that ...
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2answers
1k views

Having trouble making a CSS3 background

I wanted to make a rather simple double-CSS3 gradient background, which would look like the one in use on my website now. I can't, however, conjure up the code to get both gradients working at once. ...
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2answers
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Are working outlines, like the ones shown inside, a product of the workflow or added, manually, for presentational purposes?

I've seen a few images like this one, they fascinate me, but what I wonder is whether the geometric 'work-lines' are a product of the workflow (hidden masks, etc) or added, manually, for ...
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6answers
2k views

Is a graphical/original resume a good idea for a designer?

This is more a question about graphic design as a field than about methods. I am applying for web designer jobs out there, and have been wondering more and more about my resume. I have a quite ...
4
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1answer
285 views

Graphic design/color compositions for waveform presentation

I have a dashboard of data, on which one of most important elements is a waveform of medical data (a real-time stream, in most cases it would be ECG waveform). I am looking for a way to present this ...
3
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2answers
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Changing an all Black Icon to a Colored Icon

I recently bought an icon set of all black icons (http://glyphicons.com/). These icon's look really sharp, however I am interested in changing the color of some of them so something other than black ...
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1answer
1k views

Importing highly complex(maybe vector) graphics[3D model] from PDF to Illustrator

I am trying to import a PDF into illustrator, the problem is that the PDF is a highly complex 3D diagram. I don't know from which software the PDF was genarated. I know that the original file ...
1
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0answers
522 views

How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?

The task I'm trying to achieve with Pixelmator is opening up a PSD and quickly (because I generally have to do it a lot) crop a piece of the image but also removing layers that I don't want in the ...
6
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8answers
2k views

Lower-cost alternative to Photoshop

Maybe once a month I need Photoshop. Since it is rare, the cost seems like a disproportionate amount of money to spend by my startup. I think the tasks I need to achieve when I'm converting a ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Make InDesign not re-hyphenate an already hyphenated word

On a publication that I work on I run into a problem where hyphenated words are hyphenated again at the end of a line. (Here's an example: self-sufficent would end up self-suffi-cent) Is there a way ...
7
votes
4answers
27k views

Why can't Photoshop properly open this PNG?

When I try to open this image in PS (CS5) I get red rectangles around the parts of the image that are not transparent. If I copy the image and paste it in PS I get the contents of the image, as seen ...
12
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9answers
38k views

How can you export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?

I've been having a devil of a time getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don't seem to be very many answers out there on all the various wikis and tutorials. In particular, transparencies ...
1
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4answers
4k views

Can I apply more than 1 transparency to one object in CorelDRAW?

I have a background image with linear transparency applied on the top of my image. I would like to replicate the same transparency on the bottom of the image. How can I do this?
0
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2answers
374 views

How to get this text effect? What are the blending settings? Any tutorial?

Any idea how to achieve this exact text effect? Does this kind of text effect have a name? I know the moonlight text effect and since I'm new to Photoshop, I do not understand what blending effect ...
6
votes
2answers
524 views

When is font hinting used for print?

Following on from this question: TTF and other "modern" font systems, and font size differences Higher quality fonts contain hinting information, which in short better fits glyph boundaries ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Converting bar code to CMYK “True Black”

I have .tiff. Part of the .tiff is a bar code. My printer is insisting the bar code be converted to 100%K - CMYK "pure black". (Their words) A couple obstacles: 1) The Bar Code has been scaled up. ...
1
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1answer
116 views

Can I permanently set column visibility in the Content pane of Adobe Bridge CS5?

I remove all the columns I don't want visible by right-clicking the column headers and deselecting the column from the list. But when I switch to a different directory of images all the columns are ...
1
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3answers
13k views

All PDF's appear to be 72 dpi, no matter what

I'm having some trouble creating a PDF with Photoshop. The client wants the final file to be "a PDF at 300 dpi". I have an image (3300 x 2550 pixels @ 300 dpi) in Photoshop. (11" x 8.5" canvas) It ...
0
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3answers
1k views

Uploaded PDF text looks blurry on my blog

I've created a PDF pricelist for my photography clients, and it looks great as a PDF. However, I wanted to upload it to my blogsite as an image for visual impact. The steps I took are: Imported ...
4
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3answers
761 views

TTF and other “modern” font systems, and font size differences

I have no formal (and precious little informal) graphic design training. Fairly famous Computer Science person Dr. Donald Knuth long ago developed a font description system called Metafont. In and of ...
0
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1answer
6k views

How do I get this dark border effect in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make an inner shadow around a page in Photoshop CS2? How do I get this effect where the edge is darkened?
3
votes
3answers
11k views

Resetting skew/perspective/warp etc. on Smart Object

Is there a way to reset the skew or perspective effect applied to a smart object? Setting the warp setting in free transform from custom to none shows no effect. Otherwise I have to export 50 smart ...
7
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4answers
4k views

Photoshop vs. Illustrator for Icon Development

My client is requesting SVG files (saving as an SVG would require me to build the icon in Illustrator), but I have always designed icons in Photoshop (importing vector art from Illustrator, and ...
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1answer
2k views

Photoshop CS5 - Change Color of Selecting/Highlighting Text

When you highlight/select a text it highlights it in Black. Can I change it from Black highlight to a different color?
3
votes
2answers
8k views

Inkscape: Changing default canvas size

Is there a way to customize the default canvas size in Inkscape?
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Facebook “Like Button” Typeface Options

When you ask Facebook for code to put a "Like" button on your website, you are given a choice of these typefaces: arial, lucida grande, segoe ui, tahoma, trebuchet ms, and verdana. Given that they are ...
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1answer
95 views

Can I get more info added to my Custom Output Settings in Photoshop (dimensions/color mode)?

When saving for the web, Photoshop lets you set some default Output Settings for the filename. Some of these options include the documents name, today's date, and the various slice names. I would like ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to edit text in PSD without Photoshop?

I have received some psd files but need to modify the texts. But I do not have Photoshop. I have Gimp but could not managed to edit the text part. Is there a way to edit text of a PSD file without ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Looking for suggestions for making type more readable with a drop shadow

I want to show a menu with indented items on top of a black background. I tried a lot of colors but can't find the right ones. I'm using css property text-shadow: text-shadow: 1px 1px #191919 , -1px ...
1
vote
1answer
295 views

How to fix broken Photoshop displacement filter

My displacement filter is simply broken. I made the simplest possible grid for a test subject, and then a displacement filter which is solid 50% grey. This should, as a displacement map, do ...
8
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7answers
17k views

Checking through different fonts quickly

There's a trick I've seen other graphic designers do wehre they'll highlight a block of text, and then seemingly down-arrow through their whole list of fonts, seeing how it looks on that text block, ...
1
vote
1answer
218 views

Page layout: is my website too “sober”? [closed]

My website here: http://www.papdevis.fr/ is very, very (x 14) "sober", i.e. there's the less menus I could do. If you click on a region, same thing: there's the less menus I could do: Mes devis | ...
3
votes
4answers
9k views

Fireworks: Can I set a transparent fill color but solid stroke?

When I set transparency to a shape, it applies both to the fill color and the stroke color. What if I need a semi-transparent fill color, but keep the stroke opaque?
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1answer
781 views

Photoshop with Wacom Intuos4: can't draw on low part of canvas

After photoshop started and once it get focus, I can move stylus to low part of the screen. But if I switch to other app's windows, stylus can be moved to full screen. I found a similar case on ...
2
votes
4answers
13k views

Is there any shortcut key to open vertical and horizontal guide line in photoshop cs5

I am trying to create new horizontal and vertical guides in Photoshop CS5. 1) view -> New Guide -> Vertical (this is for vertical guide line); 2) view -> New Guide -> Horizontal (this is for ...
3
votes
2answers
201 views

Compensating for darkening that occurs during lamination

My printer has requested that a batch of graphic files be lightened by 5% to compensate for darkening that happens when the print is laminated. That would have been easy, until I asked, "What about ...
2
votes
1answer
263 views

Site / App color schemes

I have a Color scheme for an app lets say I'm using the colors from this swatch http://kuler.adobe.com/#themeID/1746892. I am about to create another app and I'd like all of the apps created by my ...
10
votes
4answers
992 views

What should be in a job contract?

Inspired by the great answers from this question, what are things you would include in a graphic design job contract? Are there items or conditions you would have in a freelance contract that aren't ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to create decorative borders for ebook / website use with fantasy theme?

How would I create a border with a pattern, be it some celtic knots or gem-like pieces, that could be used as a border in websites or ebooks? I'd like to simulate materials like gems, gold/silver, ...
22
votes
6answers
12k views

What do I do when I quote a price for a design but the client keeps asking for revisions and redesigns?

I'm a freelance graphic designer, so mostly, my pricing and what not is pretty casual and I don't work 24/7 as I have other things to take care of, so when I quote someone, I figure out how long it ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Free / cheap desktop publishing software for a book with some graphics? (OS X)

Nothing too complex. I need a few custom paragraph styles, and here and there a graph or diagram will be interspersed with the text. I've looked at Scribus, and it seemed suited for my needs... only ...
4
votes
1answer
91 views

Find a font by tag

This is not a "what font is this" question, but rather a question about how to search for fonts. I usually have an idea of what I want the font to convey, but have trouble finding a font ...
4
votes
5answers
737 views

The name of this old burlesque-like, wanted-poster, carnival style of graphic design?

I am wondering if there is a name attributed to this type of old poster / burlesque / carnival style (lots of ink lines). Here is an example: http://ink-n-iron.com/ Their header has a lot of close ...

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