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How do I keep file sizes down when editing PDFs?

I have a set of white label PDF forms that I need to brand for our company. The initial document is 6 pages, 316KB, and already has a full set of fillable fields. In a perfect world, I just open up ...
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2answers
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Good color to get attention in presentation

I am working on an important presentation and and need a color to highlight otherwise black text on white background (beamer presentation). An example is highlighting data in a table with a color for ...
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2answers
466 views

InDesign and transparency flatteners location

I have InDesign CS5 on Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard, and created a new transparency flattener style called test1 as a preset. I'm interested to know, where is my custom preset stored on Mac OS X; ...
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1answer
380 views

design inspiration collection of horizontal website layouts?

Who knows a good resources to get some fresh design inspirations for horizontal layouts? Searching google gives some blogposts with relative bad quality designs. I look for fresh, inspiring layouts ...
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361 views

Apps for free-hand graphic design

I have always drawn with pencils and paper. I like drawing things that are just plain creepy. But I want them on my computer, but I don't want to just scan them on, so I've decided to draw them on the ...
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1answer
134 views

Desperate to find out the name of this font!

I need to know the name of this font:
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6answers
20k views

Adobe Flash CS6 won't Export Animated Gif - How do on the main timeline?

I am using Adobe Flash CS6. I have my .fla attached for you. Simple movie. I want to however export it as a GIF and the animation just does not work. It exports a static file. Someone mentioned above ...
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How big should Photoshop canvas be? (Maintaining scalability)

I usually design in Illustrator, which appears to be vector so I don't really care about the .ai size, scaling wouldn't be a problem, but Photoshop uses Bitmap and scaling can mess up the image ...
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1answer
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How to use the pen tool in pixelmator?

In Photoshop when I want to cut out part of a picture I can easily move along the edges with the pen tool and draw my curves - not so easy with Pixelmator. Especially the Alt key does not do anything ...
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3answers
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Where to find high-quality icon sets?

I'd like to change the style of our Windows Mobile application to follow the Modern UI style (as in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 7). While there are excellent guidelines for layout, fonts and sizes, I'm ...
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1answer
181 views

Custom brush texture

In my document I have an olive leaf (top part of the picture), which I'd need to repeat so it would look like in the middle part of the picture. Leaves size and angle would need to vary a bit ...
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2answers
287 views

Illustrator: How to add 3 or 4 part gradient to this logo?

Illustrator: How to add 3 or 4 part gradient to this logo? I don't want it to a smooth gradient but a block-like looking gradient. Example 'block-like looking gradient':
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3answers
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Illustrator: How to merge to circles and rectangle in illustrator from this sketch to make a blob?

How to merge to circles and rectangle in illustrator from this sketch to make a blob? Now I'm trying to get this logo (using these shapes). Should I use the Metaball tool to create the one shape ...
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2answers
486 views

Is it acceptable to include portfolio items from adult-themed projects?

I was trying to come up with how to ask this and working in the adult entertainment industry alone doesn't seem like it would fit here. But I will ask if you worked in the adult entertainment industry ...
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1answer
186 views

businescard disguised as a real iphone, anoyone knows a good mockup / sample?

I try to create a businesscard like below. I searched for the internet for an template to no avail. So playing now around with Illustrator but im not that of a design guru. Does anyone know if below ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Moving in 3D space in After Effects

AE beginner here: I'm trying to create an effect such as this: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-video-5444182-business-people-loopable.php Does anyone know of a tutorial or perhaps just point in the ...
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1answer
2k views

logo with color gradient how to do this?

I would like to do the below color gradiant: Does anyone know how to approach this? I have searched but don't know the right way to name this effect. I'd prefer making this effect in Adobe ...
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2answers
4k views

Can I rotate an object clockwise or counterclockwise around its center handle using shortcut keyboard keys in Illustrator CS5?

I am reproducing a poster from an image that I've placed in the background. There are a lot of rotated objects, graphics, text all of which I would like to line up with the original image. I've been ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

Convert Images to CMYK in Indesign

I have a large Indesign Document (about 200+ pages), and in about the half of the pages the images were copied & pasted into the document instead of linking them. These images are now somewhat ...
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2answers
159 views

Illustrator background color

I must have pressed some keyboard combination and now the document background between artboards is no more dark gray (as usual) but fully transparent. How to restore this? I'm using Illustrator CS6 ...
2
votes
1answer
568 views

Removing people from pictures seemlessly

I'm currently trying to remove a person from a photo that tried to be cool and photobomb, but i'm at a loss as to how it can be done with no loss of photo quality. My attempts have been to use the ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a way to remove the PDF file from an Illustrator “.ai” file?

As I understand it, when creating a new illustrator file the default is to store a a PDF document inside it so that other applications such as InDesign can show a visual representation of the file ...
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1answer
2k views

See through to make text transparent

I am very new to Adobe Illustrator but I'm trying to get the hang of it. I have some text, say "Pizza" and I have filled the "P" with a black square so that there is no hole in it. Then, I have a ...
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votes
2answers
3k views

Clipping mask retained in jpg file

I have a JPG which appears to of retained a clipping mask: (http://gdh.guildmembers.co.uk/logos/LEVENE%20MAG.jpg) When this file is opened in photoshop / fireworks and then the "Paths" tab is ...
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votes
1answer
512 views

UX research on where to put website menu? [closed]

If you browse websites, you can find pretty much all types of sidebar menus: on top (like our very own Stack Exchange), as left or right menu bar, or even at the bottom (though that's a less common ...
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3answers
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Should underline clash with text descenders?

CSS3’s text-decoration module includes a text-underline-position property, which specifies whether the underline should be positioned below the whole text:            or just below baseline, letting ...
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votes
1answer
567 views

Font design and typographic choices for dyslexic readers?

I recently stumbled on a font designed specifically for dyslexic readers (OpenDyslexic). It explains how it works like so: Letters have heavy weighted bottoms to add a kind of "gravity" to each ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

Diffuse map and Texture map

I am basically a developer. I just want to know the difference between diffuse and texture. My assumption (as a new to 3D game development), from what I read is that diffuse is the texture applied to ...
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1answer
440 views

Help With Futuristic/Modern Swirls in Illustrator

I'm looking to make futuristic/modern swirls in Illustrator for a background for a project that I'm doing. Here's an example I found: I don't want to rip the picture off and I'm not looking for ...
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votes
2answers
4k views

How to edit an animated gif in gimp to include transparency?

I have an ajax spinner which unfortunately has a white background in the corners. I want to remove the white and make it transparent using GIMP. How can I go about doing that? I tried opening it in ...
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2answers
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How do I draw a square with rounded corners in Adobe Flash CS6?

I can't find any options for rounded corners in the draw palette in Flash CS6 and Google is not returning any answers. This seems like it should be so simply to do. I want to use the palette to draw a ...
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2answers
763 views

Is it possible to create Kinetic Typography effect with PhotoshopCS5 and AE4?

I am saying this because, I don't have Illustrator, so I want to know with what I can create Kinetic Typographics
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2answers
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how do I import a vector path from Inkscape into Gimp?

I'd like to take an SVG clipart, pull out particular paths from it, and bring them into Gimp and use them to create selections and/or to stroke. Nothing I've tried seems to work -- even though Gimp ...
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votes
2answers
902 views

Delivering a graphic design to a customer

I work as a photographer but recently I've been working on stretching my skills and took on a project to create a graphic design for a non-profit. The designs are complete and the organization was ...
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vote
3answers
831 views

How to create a pixelate background in Photoshop CS6 to blend an image with the background

I need to blend this photo into a square shaped flyer and don't know what effect should i use on th background to make it look like the photo. This is the photo This is what i've done so far I ...
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3answers
3k views

Are any font sizes reasonable to use

When I choose a font size for use in a graphic I usually opt for font size menu dropdown defaults like 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, 60, or 72. If I'm working on something large (like ...
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1answer
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Set the colour of arrows in inkscape

I have added end arrows to some connectors and Bézier curves, but I cannot find how to set their colour, since they appear to be concerned neither by the background settings nor by the outline ones. ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

tips on designing high-quality semi photo-realistic icons that attempt to be modelled 3-D objects

I'm an amateur graphic designer. When I'm free I do some simple graphic designing with Photoshop and Illustrator (mess around with the pen tool, add style to a layer, adjust hue of an image, etc). ...
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votes
1answer
39 views

Is there a tool to extract colors at regular intervals along a curve or line?

I have an image on which I would like to sample colors. It could look like this (it's the Novamind logo) : I'm looking for a tool that could define a path ( Bézier, circle, regular polygons, for ...
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4answers
347 views

Creating a perfect background blur?

I have looking through DeviantArt and the background of one of the web interfaces caught my eye. I tried to replicate it but couldn't get anywhere near the perfect effect. ...
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votes
3answers
295 views

Need directions regarding the learning process I should follow for learning Photoshop

I am starting out as a freelance website developer so I need to improve my graphics drawing skill. Up till now I'm using an open source tool GIMP to create the concepts and mock ups of the websites I ...
3
votes
4answers
300 views

Photoshop: What is the quickest way to make changes to headers and footers in a web design?

When I start working on a web design project and finish up the home page, I duplicate that PSD file, remove the contents leaving the header and footer, and start working on the next page. I run into ...
3
votes
2answers
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Glossy buttons: what optical phenomena are they supposed to imitate?

What are these effects supposed to replicate ? Is it a reflection, a refraction, caustics ?
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votes
2answers
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How to control word-spacing in justified text with CSS?

I have 2 blocks of text that are pretty small (just under a paragraph each) and they really look better justified but the problem is that text-align: justify; sometimes adds really large spaces and ...
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votes
4answers
4k views

What is the best way to create light-weight PNG images?

I want to create light weight PNG images with good quality. Can anyone suggest the best way...Note: Need to use these PNG images in android app designing.
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votes
3answers
3k views

Export SVG function in Fireworks only creates outline

There's a pretty big problem I'm having with Aaron Bealle's Export to SVG script in Fireworks: So I have a path in Fireworks that I created from a marquee selection (which came from the magic wand, ...
5
votes
1answer
171 views

How do you build a webpage with a main text body and 2 columns underneath?

I have a body of text that I am trying to layout in a visually pleasing way but I can not figure it out. The goal is to have this layout (see psuedocode): <container> <main /> ...
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5answers
819 views

How do I deal with line spacing when a single descender is getting in the way?

I'm making a sign for my kids' school, and am having trouble with one detail. The primary text is "Walking School Bus Stop". This, the school name, and a whimsical graphic all go into a 3:4 aspect ...
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votes
1answer
997 views

Scribus: scale image after cropped

Scribus lets you crop images easily by choosing "properties" > "image" > "free scaling". After cropping, you can even move the image around inside the frame by double clicking on the image and then ...
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vote
1answer
810 views

Problem importing .png files with transparencies to Flash Mx

I can´t import .png files with transparencies to Flash Mx, it says that if I want to import the hole pictures of the sequence and later that the import did not finish because an unknown error ...

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