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Alternatives to illustrator for tablet drawing for Mac OS

I love Illustrator for graphic design, but for tablet drawing it's a real pain. Why? You can't rotate the artboard like you do in Photoshop. When drawing on real paper it's very natural for me to ...
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What is term for a brand identity “color treatment”?

What is the industry standard term for a set of color guidelines for a brand identity? Logo Usage Guidelines Brand Identity Guidelines Something else? Edit: As Scott mentioned "whatever works". ...
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How do people measure the quality of offset printing?

I would need to measure the quality of a printed material in an offset printing procedure. There is any kind of points per square inch or something similar? I cannot find any kind of information ...
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1answer
10k views

How to add a shadow border to an image in GIMP

I prepared a square and a triangle in Gimp but I am unable to get a shadow around it. I want it exactly like the image below. I tried with filter --> lights and shadow --> Drop shadow but it ...
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163 views

What's the name for images like these?

I'm trying to figure out the name for, or a collection of, the kinds of images that "fade-into" a solid color. For example, twitter has this image: This allows them to add a background image that ...
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How to create a grain / noise effect in Adobe Illustrator

I want to create a noise effect using Adobe Illustrator. Inside the hexagonal shape there is some kind of texture effect, I don't know what the name of this effect is: How can I create such an ...
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4answers
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Change of colour when copying into a different Illustrator document

1) When I am copying a logotype from one Illustrator document to another the colours are changing slightly. Anybody know why this could be? I am noticing that the CMYK values are also changing, so it ...
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Is there a way to preview SVG files in Adobe Bridge?

I am not able to preview SVG files in Adobe Bridge since CS2 version. Has Adobe removed this feature or am I missing something? I'm using both Windows and Mac, version CC and CS6.
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How can I create interactive animations without Flash? [closed]

I have a client inquiring about the following image having the gears rotate constantly, and also have mouse over interaction shown by the one gear and text being darker. How would one go about ...
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1k views

Make top of type sit on path - illustrator

Im trying to get type to sit on a path, so far ive been able to get it to work but when i try and get the type to sit the right way round (ie. not upside down) it sits on the inside of the path, which ...
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3answers
674 views

Method for batch layout of images into PDF sheets

I have 100,000 identically-sized, but unique, PNG/JPG images which I want to automatically layout onto A4 sheets which can then be exported as print-ready PDFs. So assuming I can fit 8 of these ...
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1answer
405 views

Developing abstract/deeper concepts rather than literal concepts [closed]

I've been given an Illustrator assignment where I have a number of 100mm x 100mm squares in which I have to design using just shapes, and black and white colour, something corresponding to a ...
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1answer
6k views

Creating templates for Illustrator

I am very familiar with template creation for Coreldraw but I have never done this before in Illustrator nor did I see the question from a search. How do you properly create a template and where ...
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1answer
835 views

How can I move the view in Photoshop?

I zoom a lot and need to move the current viewport...is there a way to move it with mouse wheel click like in other programs? Currently I must go to the scrolling bars for adjusting X and Y view. ...
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2answers
117 views

What's the name of this distorted / dirty brush?

For example in these images, what are the 'dirty spots' brushes applied to them called? I am newbie in PS and trying to figure it out.
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2answers
8k views

Helvetica missing font in photoshop [closed]

I have frequently found that Helvetica appears as a missing font when I open a PS file, I have Helvetica on my system so is there a way to readdress the missing fonts of a PS file to another font? ...
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2answers
124 views

How to address a flaw in a client project

In a large company environment client projects are delegated to teams. That said, if your team is completing a website for a client and you happen to run across a large design and code issue but your ...
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6answers
62k views

How to apply, blend or overlay a texture or pattern image to a layer in Photoshop?

I've got a grunge texture JPEG that I downloaded from Premium Pixels that looks like this: and a text layer on a black background. I want to blend or overlay the image file to create a worn-out, ...
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2answers
7k views

How to replace a character in a font with another character

I have a font in TrueType and OpenType format that I really like. I would like to replace one character of that font with another character. Specifically, I would like to make underscores look like ...
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0answers
30 views

How do I achieve a long shadow effect with Photoshop? [duplicate]

I've seen this kind of divider all over the web, how do I make this with Photoshop?
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1answer
2k views

White edges on exported .pngs

How do I get rid of the white edges on this exported .pngs? I have tried many different options (changing 8 bit to 16 bit, save for web, interlaced) and nothing seems to work. I also attached an image ...
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1answer
644 views

Do the illustrations I do for a company belong to me, or to the company?

I'm doing a new website for a business and it's going to involve some original graphics: a large drawing that will get used for various background elements, and two medium-sized looping Flash or GIF ...
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1answer
1k views

How to change the animation speed per 'state' in Adobe Fireworks

I want to know how to alter the animation speed of some text appearing across a banner. The default is too fast. I'm trying to set the duration of time that each state shows for. Thanks in advance! ...
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1answer
4k views

Export set of layers in Pixelmator

So I'm new to graphic design as a whole, but I've worked with layered PSD files before. I don't have Photoshop, but I do have a copy of Pixelmator. Clearly a cheaper alternative, but obviously not ...
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1answer
326 views

Creating tiles from rotated elements

I have visited a page discussing the calculations required to rotate an image for tiling purposes. I am still very stuck. I've even tried using the automated tool inside the G'MIC plugin in GIMP. ...
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1answer
2k views

Illustrator multi-device export

I’m working on an UI app design for both Android and IPhone. I’m using Adobe Illustrator. Now I’m facing the problem that the exportation of assets is a nightmare. I need to create a different ...
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2answers
10k views

Expression Design: Why is my image blurry?

I'm trying to create a web icon using expression design. Its 45x45 pixels in size, and I've set the PPI to 96, exporting to .PNG with Antialias & Transparency. It doesn't look crisp when I look ...
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1answer
54 views

Is there a way to show areas not covered by any layers in GIMP?

Does The GIMP have some sort of function to highlight areas of the background where that are not overlapped by any layers? I'm making a sprite for CSS, and I have a lot of pics with different sizes. ...
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2answers
1k views

Why do most logos 'move' from left to right?

I was browsing logo examples, which represent some not symmetric object (usually in movement, like - trains, cars, plains, etc). And realized, that logos, where 'movement' is from left to right look ...
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4answers
1k views

Tips for creating a packaging designer portfolio

I am a graphic designer and I have never done packaging design before. What is the process when it comes to branding packaging? Do you use templates depending on what you are branding. e.g. Beer ...
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4answers
4k views

Responsive web site mockup tools

I've always done web mockups in Photoshop, recently I switched to Illustrator because I thought it could speed up my work flow (And it did!) As I design more and more for responsive web sites though, ...
5
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3answers
845 views

Printing Google Fonts on Paper for clients to view / choose

I would like to print 100-150 of the Google Fonts on nice paper for clients to choose for website builds. Is there a recommended way to do this? If there's already a PDF or if it's easier to print ...
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1answer
481 views

How to connect a curved line shape to other shapes using the Pen Tool

I'm trying to create a curved line with the pen tool, which I can do, but it automatically fills in the semicircle I'm trying to make. Sure, I can just set it to not fill, but when it comes times to ...
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1answer
982 views

Flash: default compression settings for imported PSDs

I've been working on some pixel art lately and whenever I import a PSD or bitmap into my library in Flash Professional it sets the compression option to JPEG. I want it to be PNG lossless and disable ...
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1answer
2k views

What's the font used on HBO's on air promotion? [closed]

It's a sans serif like Futura or Neutraface or Gotham or Brandon--but, it's got sharp corners (unlike Brandon), and the central point of the cap M reaches the baseline. And, it's a point--it's not cut ...
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1answer
334 views

How can I fix screenshots with subpixel rendering?

When taking a screenshot of some text with subpixel rendering, the result is very ugly, especially in print. Obviously, the best way to avoid this is to deactivate that option before taking the ...
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1answer
7k views

How to fade two images together in Gimp

I have two pictures of irregular shape with transparent background and a background image. How can I join these two pictures to make them fade with each other, but not with the background image?
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3answers
3k views

What is the name for making words equal in length?

I'm trying to find the term (if any exists) for this: What is it called when the size of individual or groups of words are increased proportionally in size so that they are all the same width?
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3answers
683 views

What could be most indicative icon for “Blog”?

I'm really stuck thinking on what could be the most friendly way to represent "Blog" as icon. Google search led me here but it doesn't indicate a blog completely. I have designed this: but it ...
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4answers
838 views

How to represent 'random' with an icon

I've seen many times a 'random' icon that looks like this: But does anyone else feel this icon is awkward? I can understand what it wants to express, but it's just not that straight forward. People ...
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1answer
54 views

Why is all my text uppercased in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use the text tool in Photoshop, but any text I type in any font (including base fonts such as Arial) is unconditionally uppercased. I tried to copy-paste a lowercase text, and it gets ...
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2answers
1k views

Glassy effect for hexagon in Illustrator

I am making graphics for a 3 meter big stall. I was thinking about making its background as hexagons. Big hexagons. These will be in a constant pattern, but not joined, that means, a few millimeter ...
3
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1answer
650 views

Can I have multiple slice layouts in Photoshop?

Can I have multiple slice layouts in Photoshop? I want to have multiple slice layouts and switch between them. Is it possible in Photoshop?
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1answer
503 views

Automatically apply different fonts based on text/symbol

I'm working on layout for a 300-page trilingual “coffee table” style textbook, and one of the languages uses a glottal stop symbol which the chosen body text font can't handle. This means that for ...
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1answer
6k views

4 colors/corners gradient with Illustrator or Photoshop

I should create a vector rectangle filled with a gradient made of 4 colors, one for each corner. I could just find some very generic information about using live blends, but I am not sure that is the ...
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vote
1answer
7k views

Free and paid architecture drawing software [closed]

What software is useful for designing buildings with accurate measurements? I originally trained with AutoCAD a long time ago but haven't needed to use any modelling softwares since, I'm wondering if ...
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4answers
3k views

Re: View Size vs. Print Size and Resolution in Adobe Photoshop

They say you start to see the pixels in an image when it is printed around 200 dpi/ppi or less, right? I'm looking at some images here at 100% view in photoshop, and when I open the image size window, ...
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2answers
225 views

What software can I use to draw diagrams and graphs?

I tried to draw like this picture but failed. I used Dia. What can I use to help draw it? I'm using Ubuntu, so software that runs on Unix operating systems would be preferred.
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2answers
9k views

Why can't I fill a selection with color using GIMP?

I am quite new to GIMP. I created some text and set it along a path. I created a selection with the same shape as my text. If I try to fill this selection with a color (Cmd. or Cmd,) GIMP appears to ...
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1answer
294 views

How to blur all text in an image automatically

Is there a way to blur just the text in any image, automatically? I have a lots of PNG images with text(s) in them. And I have to blur all of it from all of them. Is there a way to automate this?

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