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1answer
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Software for creating fonts

What consumer-usable tools exist for font creation? Ideally I'd like an OSS solution, but inexpensive commercial offerings are viable, too.
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2answers
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How to use Illustrator to Create DIN A4, six-sided folder-flyer?

I'm not sure how to know which space I need to set a document in Adobe Illustrator CS5 when I want to create a six-sided DIN A4 folder-flyer. Is there a template somewhere out there that I can use? Or ...
10
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2answers
4k views

Image search engine, but for logos / How do you spot plagiarized logos?

Is there such a thing? A search engine where you're able to upload an image with a logo, and you get results of sites that are using that logo :) I tried Googles image search: ...
8
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4answers
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How to create a “zig zagged, jagged” effect with Photoshop?

I'd like to create the effect of a zig-zagged line at the bottom (or top, or any edge) of a rectangle. I also want to use this image on a web page, thus I think I should do it such that I can repeat ...
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3answers
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How to draw glowing lines with glitter effect inside

I just wonder if there exists a tutorial for photoshop which I could follow to draw those shining lines especially with the glitter like effect on the right side. (you can see what I mean in this ...
6
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1answer
161 views

What is the name of a photographic effect where there are subtle shadows in corners?

If you take pictures and the aperture settings are not ideal, you will see a light shadow in the corners. Example: This effect is a sign of bad quality, but is also often used as a design element ...
2
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1answer
870 views

What font is this? 1920's, 1930's, Art Deco, Italian, but simple

Looking for a match or similar font to the text on these signs. Particularly the "D" on the middle sign and "R" on the right most sign -- how they're fatter on the bottom of the curve. Any ideas ...
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1answer
81 views

Masking problems in illustrator [closed]

I have a group of paths and a rectangle like so: I am trying to cut a hole in the rectangle using the group of paths, I have managed to do this in Photoshop just fine but I'm a bit of a newbie when ...
2
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3answers
874 views

How to extract a blended layer from its background

I often get PSD assets that have layers with blending modes that end up blending them into a background layer. I'm trying to figure out of there is any way to cleanly extract these layers from the ...
2
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3answers
5k views

Color mixer that can mix 3 or more colors?

I'm looking for some sort of service, tool or application – even manual techniques – where you can digitally mix/blend 3 or more colors (i.e. not 2 as in most applications out there) and get the ...
2
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2answers
274 views

Whats the proper way to create a PSD containing a gradient which hue can be easily changed?

Take for example this file. I would like to make it as easily as possible for someone to grab it and change the hue from red to any other color, quickly and without losing the luminosity variation ...
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1answer
731 views

Shirt Pattern making

I like to draw, and I've drawn this yesterday: Large image. I want to make this a T-Shirt, so I need to make this drawing a vector. I want to make it different, not the regular vector-drawn shape. ...
2
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5answers
476 views

Wireframing tool to design a website idea

I have nothing to do with design, because I don't know how to mix two colors. Some time ago, I've read about some tools which are used in the creation of interfaces for application and web pages. In ...
5
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1answer
7k views

Can GIMP open PSD files without any loss of information?

I'm a programmer for a website. Because the site looked kind of naff, we paid a graphics designer to do us a new design. He has just sent me sample images (.jpgs) and the .psd files they were ...
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2answers
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Photoshop edit text problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I identify what font was used in a Photoshop layer when the font is not installed on my computer? I have a psd file and i want to edit a text from a particular ...
2
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3answers
283 views

How can I avoid boxes in web page layouts

Have you any good examples where content on a web page doesn't look boxed in everywhere? edit examples of what I want to avoid:
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1answer
150 views

why can't I duplicate a paragraph style in illustrator CS5?

I'm trying to drag a paragraph style onto the 'create new style' icon in the paragraph styles panel in order to duplicate the style, but the cursor changes to a circle with a slash through it, ...
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votes
1answer
461 views

How to get rid of business template card borders [closed]

Created business card from template. But now blue borders appear on the page too. How do I remove them from psd?
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3answers
3k views

Opening Paint Shop Pro files in Photoshop

My colleague has Paint Shop Pro X2, I have Photoshop. He tried saving a PSD version of a multi-layer image in PSP but, when I open the file in Photoshop, there's only a single background layer - the ...
2
votes
2answers
963 views

Font suggestion(motion/speed/sports)

I am looking for an oblique, slanted font that suggest motion/speed/sports but in a very subtle way. What I was thinking of is something like any font in italic mode but instead of the text leaning ...
0
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2answers
257 views

How to revert all graphic sizes after library update in Flash?

I made a SWF with some png's, but I didn't realize that shrinking the png's would make the graphics look shotty. I want to have straight non-pixelated lines, so I updated the png's with a smaller ...
8
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3answers
335 views

The selection and use of typefaces for the non-designer

I am looking for a short, concise resource that will help me better choose and use typefaces. I think the ideal resource would have a thoughtfully chosen list of about a dozen of the most important ...
0
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1answer
543 views

Creating a gleaming logo with Imagemagick?

I have a logo from which I want to make an animated gif so that it looks like a gleaming object (the effect of light flashing across it - not sure whether I am explaining myself well). I have a ...
1
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2answers
5k views

How do I create a custom gradient pattern in Photoshop CS5?

Is it possible to start a gradient (in a layer mask) from, for example, a bent shape. So that the "fade" itself will not be straight but rather a bit curved. I hope the question is understandable, ...
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2answers
585 views

How can I align layers side-by-side and crop them automatically in Photoshop CS5?

How can I align layers side-by-side and crop them automatically in Photoshop CS5? Example:
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votes
2answers
169 views

Can anyone name this font?

Can anyone name this font? source: http://www.shopify.com
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3answers
2k views

Vertical rhythm/baseline grid in Web Design

I recently read some articles about the importance of good vertical rhythm/using a baseline grid for good typography in web design. I decided to try using a baseline grid, like the 960 grid pictured ...
3
votes
1answer
15k views

Where to find free, high-quality, letterpress/woodblock type fonts?

I may be asking for too much but...I'm trying to find fonts that look in the style of letterpress and/or woodblock type printing. I'm only a graphic designer in my free time, and am just working on a ...
2
votes
2answers
411 views

Where to find good examples of typography for inspiration?

I am working on a piece where typography is the main design element. However, I can't seem to get the inspiration I need in order to come up with something I like. It would be helpful to me if I had a ...
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2answers
13k views

Take away negative space in clipping masks

I am using clipping masks to cut PNG images in illustrator (purely because I don't know how to do it in photoshop) and I was wondering if it was possible to take away the white space that is created ...
9
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4answers
41k views

How can I identify what font was used in a Photoshop layer when the font is not installed on my computer?

So I created a layout for a website a while back and now am getting back to the project. The issue is I have a small logo designed and I am trying to recreate the logo at a much larger resolution. ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

How do I choose width for a set of text fields?

A programmer myself, I find it hard to make certain seemingly simple design decisions. Currently I'm sketching a signup form for a website, and I want to keep the design really simple. There are ...
5
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4answers
5k views

Graphics program easy to learn for kids

I am looking for 'kids friendly' graphic program that has quite nice UI, not scary for kids. They are playing Counter Strike all time. I think that repaint CS models texture can learn them something ...
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1answer
962 views

Resize a collection of different sized png images to the same dimensions

I have a collection of a few hundred png images, each are different dimensions. I want to be able to resize them all to the same dimensions, preferably keeping the aspect ratio intact. Is it ...
1
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2answers
288 views

Design solutions/ideas/examples/sugestions for good looking cropped images in a product booklet

I am doing this booklet for some chairs and I have a problem. The problem is that I have small images, but the booklet is intended for A4 print. I will post 2 images to explain my problem. What I ...
5
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3answers
535 views

iOS, Android, etc., tablet devices in a design workflow?

I'm going to have to spring for one or more tablets (iPad, Tab, whatever) for testing ePubs, digital magazine ads, site rendering, etc. Because I don't have the consumer nature and also because I'd ...
3
votes
6answers
31k views

How to convert a compound path to a standard path in Adobe Illustrator?

I've got a ExtendScript that only works with paths and I've got a compound path, so how can I convert my compound path into a path?
3
votes
2answers
231 views

What Windows-based tools do you use to create icons?

I'm working on a project that often needs small (16x16, rarely 32x32), simple, bespoke icons (either made from scratch or as slight modifications of other icons). Working on a Windows box, I end up ...
6
votes
1answer
192 views

What is typographically right: 100€ or 100 €? [closed]

I'm wondering if there is supposed to be a white space between the number and the € sign. 100€ or 100 €
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5answers
5k views

Using Adobe Illustrator without “hand” drawing skills

I work on Photoshop for over 4 years for web design and user interface purposes but I'm thinking of starting learning Illustrator because most of design jobs now require illustrator skills beside ...
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vote
3answers
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Where can I find unique templates for Presentation folders?

I have to design a Presentation Folder Design and print it. I have never done one before, I googled a bit and found some templates with a great tutorial above them : ...
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vote
1answer
284 views

Any good websites that offers free icons or icons to purchase? [closed]

Hi i have the following queries: Are there any websites that offers free icons for mobile design? As in totally free for commercial use and does not need to link back to website? Alternatively, are ...
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2answers
2k views

How to make adobe photoshop background smoother with gradient?

I am creating a background in photoshop with a gradient overlay. Everything works fine. its just that the background has this rigid look to it where the colors start to blend with the next color.. ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

How do I add a frame to a batch of images using photoshop?

I know how to add a frame to a single photo in Photoshop, but I don't know an easy way to choose multiple photos and apply the same type of frame to all of them. Can anyone suggest a method please?
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votes
3answers
690 views

Image resizing, maintaing image size - beginner question [closed]

I am attempting to resize an image from 480x800 to 320x240. Below are the results. The original image has an oval shaped circle whereas the re-sized image has a more spherical shape. Is it possible to ...
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3answers
158 views

Is it a bad idea to change a single - major - element in isolation?

Our team just had a rather strong argument over an issue. The issue: Some team members want to "update" one of our websites by changing the colors of the left navigation bar, and maybe also the ...
4
votes
3answers
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sRGB, Photoshop and Color Picker “proofing”

I have recently started with web developement and changed my Photoshops Color Profile to sRGB, in addtion I set the Proof Setup to Monitor RGB to make the colors look more like the end result will be ...
2
votes
3answers
169 views

What is the name of this effect, and what is a good way to replicate it?

See how the image background fades with the black menu bar? I see this effect very often and I like it a lot. I would love a tutorial (either Photoshop or Illustrator) or how-to article but I don´t ...
6
votes
3answers
479 views

Does this poster convey a “Frenchy” look?

In the brainstorming to give a visual identity to the French Language & Usage StackExchange, one of the proposals is to base the design on vintage posters such as this one: But I am afraid that ...
4
votes
1answer
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Illustrator: How do you change default Fill/Stroke Colors for the 'D' key?

Pressing D will switch to the default Fill/Stroke colors (which is White Fill / Black Stroke in Illustrator). I remember having read about a way to define your own default Fill/Stroke colors, but I ...

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