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1answer
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Inkscape: bitmap pattern filling - 1px line around every tile

I want to fill an object with a bitmap pattern. Instead of perfectly connecting, there is this 1 pixel transparent line around each "tile" of the filled object. The same problem was described here: ...
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2answers
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What type of license will allow me to modify a base font with original ligatures and resell it as a commercial icon font?

What licensing is appropriate for a font to be used as a base for an icon font? So basically I need to use the UNICODE table of that font to include custom icons and sell that font. Most of the ...
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2answers
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Fastest way to replace mask with current selection (Photoshop)

Situation: I want to use the current selection as a mask on layer X. Layer X already has a mask, and I want to completely replace it. If layer X didn't already have a mask, I could do this in one ...
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3answers
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How can I get Farsi/Arabic text to render correctly in Photoshop?

I downloaded a number of Farsi fonts and they render individual characters fine but but don't join multiple characters together at all. Does anyone know how to get whole words to appear correctly? If ...
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1answer
687 views

How do I do Ctrl-Left-Click operations in GIMP on Mac OS X?

When you ctrl+ left-Click, it's like a right-click in Mac OS X and brings up a menu. I'm trying to clone a selected rectangle as shown here But if I ctrl+alt+ click, I just get a context menu ...
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1answer
197 views

Is there any way to auto close the bezier tools when using the Pen tool for every new angle?

Using the pen tool, I can't imagine why anyone would want the following line segment to go in the ( random ? ) angle it chooses for you when making a new anchor point. After making every line, I ...
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3answers
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Automate replacement of Smart Objects in Photoshop

I'm involved in the production of a touchscreen device. Our workflow for designing the graphics of the interface is to create the buttons, text, etc in Illustrator, bring it into Photoshop as Smart ...
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1answer
135 views

Drop shadow in photoshop

I want to create just a transparent shadow to use in a website. While saving as PNG, the shadow is saving with the solid white border. What am I doing wrong?
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1answer
366 views

How to optimize the packing of multiple shapes inside a page for print

Is there a tool inside or outside of Adobe Illustrator which packs custom shapes inside an (say) A4 page? This would be an optimization for printing the same element multiple times on the same page. ...
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1answer
1k views

Standard pixel density for print? [duplicate]

I have to design a flyer for half of an 81/2 x 11 page. It mostly has images but some text. And I'm designing it in GIMP. Is there an industry standard dpi for simple prints? It's not magazine ...
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1answer
668 views

How to beautifully incorporate tables in texts/documents

From time to time I have to write a small report and usually I end up having to present data in a table. Everytime I end up thinking that a table is an ugly looking rectangular box I wish I could ...
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1answer
93 views

Why does photoshop import every third frame of a gif?

I have a 90 frame gif and if I file-import-videoframes-to-layers it will make 30 layers and the .gif will end up flashing too much. Any ideas?
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2answers
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Replace individual colors in multiple layers

The goal Replace individual colors in a multi-layer Photoshop document in a way that is flexible and efficient enough to be done a multiple times in the production process—like when I need to update ...
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1answer
510 views

Never use white?

There was a famous blog post by Ian Taylor called "Never use black", in which he explained that one should never use pure, complete, 0-0-0 black, and should instead put a little bit of color or light ...
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2answers
177 views

How to balance a tab bar with an even number of elements, one of them being a call-to-action?

I have to design a 4 item iOS tab bar. One of the items is a call-to-action button for creating content. Typically, apps have 5 items, so it is natural to place the call-to-action in the middle for ...
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1answer
326 views

Why do you always end up with unused swatches in Illustrator?

Why, after a Live Trace, when you Output to Swatches, do you always end up with a bunch of Unused Swatches? What are their purpose, assuming they have one? I see a lot articles explaining how to ...
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1answer
489 views

Photoshop CS3 animation opacity problems

Here is my dilemma. I am making a scrolling text gif. I need the background on this gif to be transparent with a white box centered in the middle with the text showing ONLY in the white box. This ...
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2answers
1k views

Combine Same Color Objects

This question has probably been asked, but I can't find it, exactly. I'm a bit of a noob, and am unclear on some of the terminology. How do you combine all adjoining objects of the same color, all in ...
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3answers
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Need name for font used for the Office 2013 Icons

I need to create a logo design similar to the icons for Office 2013: Can anyone help me with font name as I am not able to find it
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3answers
986 views

How to colorize a layer with semi transparent borders to a specific color in GIMP?

I have an white icon that needs to be colorized to a specific color. How do I do it in GIMP? Keep in mind that it has semi transparent borders and transparent background, so using the bucket or ...
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1answer
949 views

How find colors with certain value (blackness level) in Photoshop

I'm learning digital painting in Photoshop, beginner level. I start with a composition in grey-scale, Let's say it is a mountain landscape in perspective with darkest object closest to viewer (a tree ...
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4answers
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Inkjet Printing on plastic

I appreciate this question is borderline for this site (apologies), but I checked the FAQs and I think it is permitted. I'm investigating ways to get single-colour text onto a thick plastic sheet, ...
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1answer
13k views

How can I separate colors by layer in Illustrator?

I did a three-color Live Trace, and output the colors to swatches. Now I'd like to assign each of these three (spot) colors to their own layer. I'm sure this is super easy, and I'm just over-looking ...
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4answers
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In Illustrator CS6, how do I make my path transparent, but have solid color in the middle?

Basically, I want to have my sketch have a solid color in the inside the path (with live paint), but the path itself that has a stroke, which looks like a border on the image, I want to be completely ...
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2answers
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In Illustrator CS6, why can't I use the variable width selection? [closed]

It looks like this to me: Where the second box is the variable width option. If it helps I expanded my path.
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2answers
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Why are my elements moved after being exported to svg

I'm quite new to Adobe Illustrator, but used to PS. I wanted to experiment with Illustrator to create SVGs that can than be manipulated with JavaScript. I created some kind of background-layer and ...
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7answers
14k views

What is the exact role/relationship of photoshop in web design?

I'm confused about the relationship of Photoshop (and any other image processing software) in web designing. I can see countless tutorials anywhere teaching on how to make web layouts from scratch, ...
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4answers
317 views

From design point of view, what are the purpose of these vertical lines on iMac G3?

Why they add these vertical lines on the machine? I don't think it is just for fun, it must be have some meaning to add this. I don't think a designer will ignore the details, and also it is in the ...
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1answer
373 views

Can one create a scalable brush in Photoshop?

Imagine if I'm drawing an image using brushes. Is there by any chance, possible to use the brushes as a vector and resize/transform them, without losing data? For instance; if you draw a tree in with ...
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3answers
409 views

Typesetting acceptance of spacing slashes?

In UI design, one often has to work in the confines of limited space and/or simply try to reduce overly excessive descriptions and such. Often, this results in using slashes a lot. This/that type of ...
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1answer
595 views

Apply an image to a depth map in Photoshop CS6

I created a depth map based on an image of the back of a man wearing a coat. Now I want to apply an image to the depth map, giving the appearance that the image part of the jacket. How is this done?
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3answers
217 views

My print based work flow. Am I doing it wrong?

Basically, I had a client who wanted a 1 meter by 2 meter poster to advertise his business at local football events and such. Though I'm predominantly a web-designer, I thought myself up to the ...
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2answers
505 views

What is the roundabout file size of a 1m x 2m pdf?

Just finished exporting a pdf that will be used to print off a 1m x 2m poster. The current file size of the pdf is a rather manic 142.3MB. Is this too big? Shall I compress it further?
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2answers
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Can I edit layered PNGs like I can with Fireworks in Photoshop or any other product?

I loved this feature of Fireworks but since Fireworks is being discontinued I was wondering whether it's possible in Photoshop or other products. Thanks.
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8answers
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Is there a visual web editor based on bootstrap?

Bootstrap is a great framework, and I want know if there is a tool that gives you the possibility of dragging html components, re-sizing and moving them, changing colours, all while generating the ...
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1answer
130 views

What's the meaning of saying CSS sprites are “for graphics that are just single blocks”?

I was reading this to understand sprites http://css-tricks.com/css-sprites/ The author says "Sprites are for graphics that are just single blocks. " What does this mean? One thing I have read is to ...
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1answer
741 views

How to save each slide of a gif animation to png in ImageReady

Can someone please explain me how to save each slide of a gif animation as a png file in Adobe ImageReady?
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9answers
11k views

Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?

This drives me crazy. What makes design look old? How subjective is this? Who decides? Look at this Bell logo: It's from 1969. And boy, does it look that way. It's simple and minimal, but.. it ...
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4answers
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Twitter bootstrap prepended and appended input text

We are working on a CSS framework for our app, having made the prototype with Twitter Bootstrap and we started by designing the elements of Bootstrap we had used. One of them was prepended and ...
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1answer
1k views

Converting shape to smart object darkens drop shadow - Photoshop

I have a shape in Photoshop with some layer effects. When I go to convert that shape to a smart object, the drop shadow darkens. Prior to converting, the shape has a normal blend mode with opacity and ...
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votes
1answer
2k views

Is there a way to edit en existing pattern in photoshop [duplicate]

I opened a new file and created my pattern, selected all and defined pattern. Then I closed the file without saving it and then used the pattern - great. Now is there a way to make changes to that ...
5
votes
1answer
233 views

Acrobat X “moves” object on save from Illustrator

Have an odd issue with Acrobat X, when selecting an object (Tools > Edit Object). I then right click and "Edit Object" which opens Illustrator CS5.1, make my necessary changes, which 9/10 is ...
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1answer
1k views

Do plotter units define quality in PLT file export?

In CorelDraw and other vector programs there is a parameter upon attempting to export a PLT file that asks for plotter units. If i have a circle for example and i export it with 1016 PU and another ...
3
votes
3answers
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How do you resize an existing vector mask in Photoshop CS6?

I have created a vector mask for a layer in Photoshop containing a circle. Now I would like to fine-tune its position and size. I can only move individual or multiple anchor points.
5
votes
6answers
276k views

How to create vector graphics In Photoshop?

I know people prefer using CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator, but I want to know if there is a technique I can follow to use Adobe Photoshop to make vector Images.
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1answer
165 views

Help me recreate this text effect

I'm trying to learn and practice Photoshop in my free time. Been trying to recreate the text effect used on Gizmodo Brazil's logo but can't quite get it right. Can somebody guide me through? Here's ...
5
votes
1answer
12k views

Does Photoshop Elements fully support PSD files from “full” Photoshop?

I'm a web developer and on a regular basis I need to work with .psd files that have been provided by a designer. My needs are low - mostly I just toggle layer visibility and then save as .png, which I ...
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vote
1answer
221 views

How to show more information than filename in Photoshop's opened tabs

The above image shows tabs of opened files in photoshop. I'm making icons of android app for multiple resolution support. Some of you may know that Android treats same filename in different folders ...
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vote
1answer
997 views

Export GIMP Settings

I've used GIMP for a while and have custom settings, brushes, plugins, etc. installed on my Windows 7 computer. I have a Windows XP machine that I want GIMP on too, and I want all the customizations ...
4
votes
1answer
573 views

Inkscape can not blur Bezier line if it is connected to the outer end of a spiral

I have added a Bezier line to the outer end of a spiral. (See comment for details.) After that I selected both, colorized them and gave them a small amount of blur (1.5%). The problem is, that only ...

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