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Best workflow for editing massive posters/banners for print in Photoshop?

I have a very large poster that is 98" by 90" and I would like to know some good tips for making edits to the file I tried to make it a smart object and then decrease the image size, only to increase ...
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How to do a prototype print of a business card

I'm a newbie in the freelancer world. I started creating logos and business cards and I show it to my customers. Well, I always face a problem how to present my work in a professional and a nice way. ...
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1 click undo on photoshop actions

Ive been using some Photoshop actions (not developed by me) to add a 'grunge' effect to some text (a .png), it works well but theres several levels of grunge, so i tend to try a couple out to see ...
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What is the ideal number of font sizes to use for a website?

I'd like to know how many font sizes can you use for a website. Someone said to me it's better not to use more than 3 different font sizes (e.g. 16px for heading, 11px for text and 13 px for smaller ...
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Creating series of horizontal lines in photoshop

I want to create this final output of image as in this answer, so first I need to create horizontal lines. I am very new to photoshop and a bit aware of Gimp. As I see every answer is in photoshop. ...
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Desktop/iPad/iPhone PSD frames for screenshots workflow?

In the past, I've googled iPhone user interface elements and downloaded the PSD. 2. I deleted all layers except the frame 3. I took screenshots of my various web projects 4. Change dimensions and ...
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Using Photoshop, what is the best technique to “undo” drop shadows from flattened images?

A note upfront: The background does not have to "survive" the process. It's the type (and visible style/design) I'm after. I have this situation: Using Photoshop, what is the best technique to ...
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How to design a poster with so much written content in it?

Consider there is a website full of text, and someone asks you to design a poster from it. Which methods do you suggest for designing this poster? Update: the website is "Semantic Version ...
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Is there a simpler solution than Photoshop for web development?

During web development it's only really necessary to chop, crop, extract layers and save as PNGs, etc. A web developer will only use a tiny fraction of a tool like Photoshop. Photoshop as a tool for ...
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How can I recreate a curlicue shape in Photoshop?

I want to use this element in a larger resolution poster: I tried using Photoshop's free transform, but I lost too much quality. How can I create this shape?
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What is the name of the texture in the Wunderlist Sidebar?

I was using Wunderlist, and I was wonderling what the texture is that is used in the sidebar, as shown in this image: Image courtesy of ifrick.ch. Click image for full size It looks like some sort ...
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What's the technical term for groups of glyphs in an OpenType font?

This question is asked with FontForge in mind, but I'm sure that if I get the terminology right then it would help me. Here's my screenshot: See how in this font, you can hold the mouse down and ...
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Improving design skills [duplicate]

I've been practicing front-end web design for almost 4 months now (and by that I mean design, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). I've found that I excel in terms of writing code and markup, but my design ...
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Triangular Pixelation Technique in Photoshop

I want to be able to create the triangular pixelation effect depicted in the following image. I've been successful with the technique detailed here--and it's nice--but It is not quite the effect I ...
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Creating book cover art from stock photos

Is it possible to start with a stock photo and wind up with an artistic rendering of that image? An example will depict what I'm trying to do See the image of the cornet player wearing the straw ...
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654 views

Is there something like smashing magazine.com for the Print Industry?

I know the print industry isn't probably changing as much as the web stuff nowadays but Im just wondering were do print graphic designers get their inspiration, latest news and that kind of stuff. ...
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How do you bypass having to manually save during Photoshop batch processing? [duplicate]

I have over 600 JPG images, and I need to apply the same action to all of them and then have them saved to a new folder. I tried batch, but after each image it brings up the JPG options dialog asking ...
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1answer
280 views

No break Type option too big for cell indesign

I'm creating a book in indesign cs5. I'm using a table to do a 2 column layout. When I set the block of copy to no break to get rid of all the hyphens in the cell, the type disappears. I try dragging ...
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1answer
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Problems with frame interpolation in Poser 9

So I am making an animation in Poser 9. I am have a keyframe at the beginning of the animation and at the end of the animation for the feet. The feet literally have the same values at the end and ...
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2answers
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Which version of Adobe Flash is the stablest?

The artist in our company has a lot of problems (crashes, corrupted files...) with Adobe Flash CS5 (last patches installed). It's really a pain in the neck... With Flash CS4 the situation was not ...
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How do I covert Photoshop swatches to illustrator swatches in CS5? [duplicate]

I want to bring my Photoshop swatch library into Illustrator. I've tried saving swatches for exchange and then opening them in a New Swatch Library in Illustrator, but the colors become corrupted.
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1answer
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Is there a way in Adobe Creative Suite to “share palettes/swatches” across programs?

I use a mixture of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to produce the vast amount of printed media I design at my current position and I find myself faced with copy/pasting color values from one ...
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235 views

Icons to represent “browse”

On higher level nodes of our site we have a utility nav with only 3 links: "sign in", "register", and "browse". The text labels for these actions are too long to keep fully visible at screen sizes ...
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2answers
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Do Stats or polls exist for the preferred style of website design?

I am looking for stats or polls that show what viewers like in a website design. I have seen stats about what browsers are commonly used, but I have not run across any statistics or polls to answer ...
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Why am I unable to edit text in a PSD file?

I got a psd from one designer, I got the gotham font that he used but when I open the file to edit the logo and replace the current content with my own content nothing happens, another layer gets ...
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5answers
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How should I get started if I want to work as a 3D designer for games?

I graduated from college with a degree in math-computer science and have been working in the subd/cad industry for 1 year. My company attends siggraph every year and after going this year, I was ...
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Can I use portions of stock images for derivative works?

I have some stock vector files from istock that I'd like to use as the starting point for a logo. I'd like to stress I wouldn't be using the original image in the logo - but using as a starting point ...
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3answers
273 views

Creating rough sketched shapes

I am not a professional designer however I need to make a few shapes like the ones shown above for my college presentation. I would like to ask how I can create shapes like these ?
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2answers
369 views

Better image compression by combining images?

What is the name of the technique where many small images are copied into one large image to get better compression and avoid loading many separate images int memory? And is this still useful in ...
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Why stroke angles in Illustrator do not behave equally?

Those vector shapes have the same stroke configuration, and on the pointy end there's only 1node. So why this happens?
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1answer
236 views

Technique to Extend the Pattern in an Image

I have read about techniques such as "Spot Healing", "Content Aware Fill-In" and "Reconstruct" that are able to regenerate parts of an image based on the patterns in the rest of the image. How could ...
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2answers
140 views

Photoshop CS6 - Creating figure

I am not so familiar with Photoshop and would like to ask for help with something that is probably quite easy for many people, I have tried searching around without any exact help to what I want. ...
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1answer
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How do I select the layer beneath my cursor in Photoshop for Windows?

On the mac you simply pressed cmd and when you clicked, and Photoshop would select the layer beneath your cursor. However, pressing ctrl and clicking, or pressing Alt and clicking doesn't do the same ...
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1answer
343 views

Batch save AI/PSD/INDD with PDF aswell in each application respectively, how?

This is probably asked already, but I couldn't find a sufficient answer, so hopefully you guys can! When creating things such as corporate identities, I always save both the workfile (PSD/AI/INDD) ...
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598 views

Editing photo dimensions in large batches

If I had the time, I would go through each and every photo to make sure that the dimensions and quality are pixel perfect. However, I'm in a time crunch, and need to make the couple hundred photos ...
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2answers
133 views

How to prevent inconsistencies when designing new icons for a pack

I am currently using the Entypo icon pack for the design of my website. Unfortunately it's missing some icons I want. I am willing to create them but I'm afraid to create inconsistencies because I ...
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2answers
408 views

Make Illustrator use the embedded result images

I have been tasked with updating a poster that the client used last year. Should be fairly simple, just edit the file, change the date and shrink it from A2 to A3. But I only have the pdf that was ...
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1answer
990 views

Adding “Duplicate Group” to Photoshop Action

I have created a Photoshop action which: Duplicates the current image. Merges all visible layers. Removes hidden layers. Rearranges parts of image. Adds the layer to a group. Displays user interface ...
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Using a picture which had been modified beyond recognition. Is that copyright infringement? [duplicate]

Say I take this pic: and turn it into this (plus adding title and name of author): And then use it as a cover for a book at Amazon. Is that copyright infringement?
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1answer
770 views

Snapping shape anchor points to a curved path in Illustrator

I have a curved path generated with the line tool followed by the Zig Zag filter to which I'd like to snap a shape I've drawn. I would like it that the shape can be dragged only along the line (like a ...
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1answer
613 views

Which monospaced “slab serif” fonts can be recommended for use as web-font?

For a website project, I need to find a good looking web-font that fits the following parameters: it must be a "slab serif" it must be "monospace" Keeping my question short and simple: Which ...
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1answer
284 views

Adding curved drop shadows using Gimp

I was going through a few website designs and I really liked this pointed corner drop shadow: How can I add similar shadow effect using The Gimp or simple CSS?
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2answers
851 views

Adobe Illustrator: Prevent graphics styles from overriding stroke and fill?

I have a graphics style that has the following attributes: Stoke: None Fill: None 3D Extrude and Bevel: Applied [*] Opacity: Default [*] Actually, this links to countless irrelevant ...
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1answer
83 views

Taking consideration for advertisements in web design

Can't argue that advertisements are an extra means of a web site generating income but should web designers take advertisements into consideration when laying out the pixels for a site? Should this ...
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1answer
332 views

Is there a font named “Flower Power”?

I just wanted to know that is there is any font named "Flower Power" that looks like this: Are the two files available for download at the above mentioned page (.eps and .ai) fonts? Can I convert ...
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2answers
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Why are my psd files shrinking when I open them in Illustrator?

I'm trying to open my .psd files in Adobe Illustrator, but it's turning them into really small files. It's probably something to do with the advance settings, but I cant seem to find it.
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2answers
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Is it possible to guarantee the exact trim point of a design?

I'm designing a business card for a client, and they have asked to use a geometric repeating pattern as a background on part of the card. Initially I thought of placing the pattern flush against the ...
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0answers
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Formula for grid that supports 2:1 and 1:1 units?

I'm trying to create a grid that supports 2:1 and 1:1 units. I cannot figure out if this can be done or is even mathematically possible without compromising the 1:1 or 2:1 unit. The grid will be ...
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1answer
456 views

How do I trace an image and place it over a different background?

Warning: Total photoshop newb! I recently got a cool image of my fiancee and I holding hands and showing off her engagment ring. The backdrop is the beach: I tried to trace an image using a combo ...
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1answer
534 views

Add a Sun lens flare from a photograph to a space scene

I am trying to make some sort of space scene in Photoshop. I want a light source in it; since the standard lens flare filter is a bit cliché, I decided to put in a photograph of the Sun I just made. I ...

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