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Lock layer effects

How do I 'lock' layer effects? In that, when I rotate the layer, the fx rotates with it. Currently, when I rotate a layer, the fx I have applied (a gradient) doesn't rotate with the layer, resulting ...
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Closing paths drawn with the Illustrator pencil tool?

Prompted by John's question about leaving paths unclosed. Drawing with the pencil tool (or the paintbrush tool) in Illustrator leaves the paths it makes open. Unlike the pen tool, there isn't an ...
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How to create a bubble wrapper effect for text

Please take a look at this image. It's the logo of the charity Childline. Source How can I achieve this bubble wrapper effect around text in photoshop?
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How do I trim the overlapping elements in Adobe Illustrator?

Whenever I am working with Adobe Illustrator, I can't figure this out for the life of me so I end up doing all kinds of knifing to get it sort of the way I want it. I am posting this here so I can ...
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Why are vector shapes sometimes left unclosed?

I don't see it often, but I've seen it a few times in vector files: some of the shapes were left unclosed. The SE logo is not an example of this, but I modified it to illustrate my question: You ...
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What are some important things to look out for when buying a used silkscreen press?

I've had my eye on Craigslist for a few months looking for a silkscreen press. I've only ever dealt with my own 1 color/1 station press which I purchased new, so I'm not especially well versed in what ...
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Photoshop CS6 displaying incorrect glyphs

So I've downloaded a google font known as 'Didact Gothic' from Google Fonts. It works perfectly when embedded in a website. However, Photoshop CS6 does something really odd to the 'w' glyph: The ...
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How do I use a vector graphic to cut an image in Fireworks?

I am designing a website with Adobe Fireworks and I want to have a design where I have divs with rounded corners. Inside those divs I want to have an image that gets cut (rounded) by the containing ...
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Specific-sized grids such as 49x49 in Photoshop for sprite generation?

I need to generate sprites where images must not intersect. How can I get a custom-sized grid in Photoshop?
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Components of a site that might cause imitation concerns

I'm new to the web design and web comic fields. I'm a huge fan of The Oatmeal, and thought his tile layout was a good way to share the most amount of comics for given real estate. So, following the ...
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Git-style Managing for Graphics/Programming Assets on Filesystem level?

This question addresses my problem about handling derivative works but I am trying to find some Git compatible solution. Extensis Portfolio may be a good candidate but for me it is essential that I am ...
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Setting brush transfer in photoshop

I want to set the brush to transfer, I tried more than 100 times but nothing. This image shows what I want: Is it because I don't have a tablet that this function doesn't want to work?
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What is the easiest way to export just the selected objects in Illustrator?

The title says it all, I want to know what the simplest way to export the selected objects. In Inkscape, there is a menu option called export selected which does just this. The aforementioned ...
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How can I automate the process of cutting intricate shapes out of paper?

I am trying to find whereabouts and name for this kind of automatic paper scissors, source of image here. I understand it so that one plugs in image with formats such as vector and raster and then it ...
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Can I revert a transformation in Photoshop?

Let's say I have transformed an layer/element in Photoshop and I'm well past the point of being able to undo, or it would be highly inconvenient. Is there a way to revert the transformation back to ...
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Creating an interactive publication for Android/iOS/PDF/Web

I have rudimentary desktop publishing experience, and I would like to create a resume (not in the publishing field!) that I can give to prospective clients as a free iOS app (iPad/iPhone), Android ...
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Photoshop action to export png using filename pattern (@2x)

How do you create a Photoshop action to do the following: Save for Web, at full size, using the (PSD) filename with "@2x" appended (and .png) Save for Web, at 50% size, using the (PSD) filename (and ...
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How to calculate the best type colour for a random background colour?

I might need to present content at multiple levels depending on the distance of the observer to a display. Let's say from far away the user perceives a flat colour, but from a close distance the user ...
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Do we have name for these kind of “flat graphics” images?

What is the name for these type of images? I love these kind of graphics and it's so flat which totally matches my current product development. Do we have a name for it? A name will make it ...
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Fireworks CS6: easy way to adjust values like in Photoshop?

In Photoshop we can easily increase/decrease any values by using arrow keys or dragging left/right after hovering mouse on the subject. But I found neither is possible in Fireworks CS6. Am I missing ...
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Can anyone suggest a free equivalent of the Hoefler Text font?

Can anyone suggest a free equivalent of the Hoefler Text font On Identifont
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An analogous gradient on a triangle in Inkscape

I have a rectangle, shown below, which has a gradient so that the top and bottom edges fade to black. I wish to reshape this this rectangle into a triangle (like the one pictured) so that top and ...
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How do I only fill part of an object in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have an illustration that someone else created in Illustrator. I need to be able to choose the exact point in which to fill half of the shape with one color and the other half with another color? ...
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Brochures font size

Hello This is may first question here. I was working with small projects. I have problem with the Brochures (Tri-fold). At the Back Cover the content are only programme 2 fold and raffle entry 1 fold ...
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Ticketing/Project Management/Collaborative Software for Graphic Design

I manage our company's in-house graphic design. We have a lot of requests that are very simple (ie, ad-resizing, simple web banners, logo-adjustments, etc) and a number of requests that are complex ...
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Photo effects in Gimp: How to improve color, depth of field, etc

G' day dear Graphic-design-experts, I am new to Stackexchange's Graphic Design and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am ...
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1answer
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Is there a shortcut for switching between preview modes in Fireworks CS6?

I switch between the original, 2-up and 4-up modes frequently, yet can't find a keyboard shortcut for it anywhere. What is the keyboard shortcut for changing the preview mode? If there isn't one, ...
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1answer
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Coming from a programming background, where should I start to learn web design?

I'm a web developer mainly working in front end developing. My main fields are HTML5, CSS3 and Flash ActionScript 3.0. Here in Iran, teamwork means nothing for most of the people, but I think it's ...
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How to make a “highlighter” effect for text background in CSS?

How would I go about highlighting an inline part of a paragraph decorated with a "highlighted" effect as if it were marked by a real highlighter on paper. <p> The dog <em>jumped ...
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Which is better for icon design: vector graphics or raster graphics?

Which of the following approaches should I take to design icons in many resolutions? Create them in vector graphics, as SVG or AI and then rasterize them Design them directly as bitmap graphics ...
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Graphic Design Pricing [duplicate]

I have a client that wants me to create some designs to promote their book. I have done work for them before, but having a hard time trying to come up with a price for this project. The project ...
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How can I move multiple objects towards a central point in Illustrator?

I want to move a set of objects towards a central point. Think moving objects that are outlining a circle towards the middle. I know you can do this through the bounding box, but that results in the ...
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How to fill shirt patterns into a shirt silhouette with realistic form “twist”?

I currently have xxx amount of patterns that I want to apply to a shirt silhouette. My challenge is that I naturally want to apply the pattern with realistic "twist" and form on arms, collar etc. So ...
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Common ground for image sizes when using Photoshop save to web

Recently, I was working on an image in Photoshop and wanted to save it for web usage. I wanted to know whether there is a good size to go with for the modern design standards when it comes to ...
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Resize multiple layers around their respective anchor points (PS CS6)

I have 50 or so layers (imported images as smart objects) that I would like to scale down, while they stay in place. Is there a way of doing this? I know After Effects has, is there a similar Scale ...
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1answer
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Rules for adding colors to a black and white palette in web

I am working on a fashion website for my own portfolio, that allows users to have their own account where they save fashion related items. A sort of Pinterest for fashion items. Now, I know that the ...
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1answer
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Best dpi for printing a 48x18 inch at 200%?

I have an image in photoshop I want to print at 200%, and right now it's 48x18 inches, and the resolution is 72 dpi. I read somewhere that changing it to 600dpi would allow me to scale it by 200% at ...
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Geometrically correct line drawnings: curves, angles, cusps and other edges

I am a PhD student in Psychology - Vision Science. I've just started to learn Adobe Illustrator in order to prepare the visual stimuli for an upcoming experiment. I'm not well experienced and since I ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS6: Where did 'preserve transparency' go?

I haven't been heavily using PhotoShop for a few years and now need to get some work done in CS6 and for the life of me, I can't find the setting for paintbrushes to 'preserve transparency' when ...
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1answer
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Why does this “pattern” occur when i use the sharpen tool?

When oversharpening an image (w/o protecting detail) in Photoshop a distinct pattern emerges -is there a reason for this? does it maybe have to do with how the tool was coded?
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How can I use GREP to find all text between bullet and equals sign in bullet list in InDesign?

I have a bulleted list with several entries, it's a list of keyboard shortcuts, similar to the text below: alt+shift+ctrl+2 = Lock Others alt+shift+ctrl+3 = Hide Others alt+ctrl+b = Blend ...
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What is the best way to design for a group where multiple people have equal input?

I am building a website for a student organization. Although I'm a novice at graphic design, I can do basic sites (bootstrap is a lifesaver) and am moreso of a pro when it comes to development. The ...
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3answers
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Transparency dithering issue when saving for web

I am trying to optimize the graphics for a webdesign, since I am not satisfied with the performance in terms of load-times. The logo is quite big and in PNG24 so I experimented to see how much I could ...
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1answer
602 views

Extract path from shape, and preferably merge it with another path from a shape

I have two different shapes, one that looks like a drop and one that is a square. The drop was made using the pen tool. Now, I want to merge these two shapes, combine their paths to create the ...
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Matching colors for dark brown

I am building a website and need some advice regarding colors. My website is mostly white and dark brown. The logo and menu have to go in that brown color, but I am not sure which seconday color ...
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2answers
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Creating an .ico file with multiple sizes - web application

I want to be able to create an .ico file containing a complete set of Windows icons (16px x 16px, 32px x 32px, 48px x 48px, and 256px x 256px). Is there a web application that can do this for me given ...
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How can I represent a country with a font?

I am working on a multilingual book about some European Union countries. The selected are: Poland, Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Austria, Turkey and Estonia. I wish to write a ...
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1answer
45 views

Could anyone help me with this Flash problem?

I have a very frustrating problem with my flash project. I have two scenes in my flash movie, each of them has lots of links and navigation within itself. And there is one button that takes you from ...
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1answer
9k views

Apply different designs to Illustrator graph columns

I have a column chart that I've created with the Illustrator graph tool. I've applied a sliding design to all the columns. I'd like to apply this design to a specific column type e.g., People that eat ...
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2answers
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Under the U.S.'s Copyright Law, is it an act of copyright infringement if we changed the color of another artist's image to black and white?

Under the U.S.'s Copyright Law, would it be an act of copyright infringement if we were to change the color of another artist's image to black and white? The answer to this question is provided below ...

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