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client logo - large dropshadow and awkward angle - looks terrible on any media, any guidance?

I am reluctant to post the actual logo for risk of repercussions, but I have taken away any identifiable features, leaving the "problem" parts. Here is the logo on a white background: It looks ...
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1answer
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Illustrator: How do I copy a gradient (including direction) from one object to another?

I know I can copy a gradient (minus direction) from one object to another, but how do I preserve the direction of the gradient? (I'm using Illustrator CS6)
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1answer
192 views

Professional looking websites [closed]

Apologies for cross posting from the Webmaster stack exchange but I have a question I'd like to resolve as urgently as possible. I'm starting to design a site and am at the stage where I have most ...
3
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1answer
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Can an Illustrator file be saved as a PDF with layers without retaining the editability of the artwork?

I would like to convert an Illustrator document to a PDF and make it available to graphic designers doing publicity. It would be convenient if the designers could turn off the different layers but I ...
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5answers
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How can I get more efficient at designing tables for web in Photoshop?

It takes me too much time (IMO) to design tables in Photoshop. I need to move rows, columns and stuff easily. I'd like to be able to get through this faster. I've tried InDesign and Illustrator and ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Velvet effect for background in Adobe Illustrator

Does anybody know/have ideas how to make velvet effect background in Adobe Illustrator 5.x? An example I'm talking about:
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2k views

How to reset layer style properties in layer styles window in Photoshop?

Every time I go back to edit some layer effects for a new layer, there are weird presets, e.g. Screen or Overlay blend modes for some of the layer settings, and then the lighter gradient tone is ...
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1answer
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How to use “add/subtract/intersect from path/shape area” effectively in Photoshop?

I'm attempting to follow the below Photoshop tutorial, but steps 29 and 30 have me stumped. The larger of the two white rectangles in the below image was created on its own layer. Once I have that ...
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0answers
35 views

Android app to use it as tablet [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to use an Android tablet as a cheap touch-screen (display + pointer-input-device) for Photoshop? I am into very beginning stage of digital sketching, I have ...
8
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3answers
548 views

Seeking advice to improve the design of my minimalist calculator [closed]

A while ago, I built a count down timer app based on a designer's free giveaway. It turns out users like it and it is even mentioned on beautifulpixels. This time I'm building a calculator named ...
3
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2answers
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Group paths into fillable objects/Join open paths in Illustrator?

I'm trying to follow this tutorial but they skipped a few steps... The two side dots below are each individual arches made using the pen tool, they are not connected to the mushroom cap. All I want ...
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1answer
58 views

Have multiple text Layers in CS5 [closed]

I want to make multiple text Layers in CS5 be able to change the word example "pete" in all the layer at once to "john" is this possible?
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1answer
337 views

What is the name of the design technique based on dots?

I am searching for more information and resources about a technique I really like: unfortunately, I don't know its name. It is based on a layout in which everything is drawn with dots of several ...
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2answers
124 views

How to associate a color with multiple images in Photoshop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Photoshop - adjustment layer to change colors of multiple layers? Is it possible to have global color swatches or color styles in Photoshop? I have a PSD filled with ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Where and/or how to generate custom android button graphic images?

I'm creating an app, and I want it to be more colorful and vivid. Though, I'm not an artist or have any drawing talent. Is there someplace online where I can create custom images for my android ...
2
votes
1answer
624 views

What do the concentric rectangles in Illustrator's layer visibility interface mean?

I have created an image with multiple layers, paint groups, layer groups etc. The image saves okay as .ai or even export to .png. However when i use the save for web feature my topmost layer group is ...
2
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3answers
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Save for Web in Photoshop with custom DPI

I am writing user documentation using DITA which allows me to easily generate deliverables in PDF, CHM and web formats. The images need to be saved with a DPI of 110 so that they are displayed ...
8
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4answers
3k views

How do I create a look & feel?

I'd like to first say that I have attempted to look through Google to find the answer to this though surprisingly, I get more about 'what' it is than 'how' to create a look & feel. I was a writer ...
3
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2answers
4k views

How do I add a raster texture file to Illustrator's 3D Extrude & Bevel?

How do I get an image to extrude and bevel using illustrator CS6. The shape that's having the issues has effect>texture>texturizer and then I uploaded a psd file. When I then select ...
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2answers
3k views

Illustrator CS5 crashes when I open fonts menu

Does anyone know of a way to fix this? Googling reveals only solutions for older versions.
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2answers
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Grid-based design in Illustrator — need help setting up a grid!

I'm trying to explore grid-based layout design in Illustrator to help me create mockups for prototypes. I was wondering if anybody here could help me set up a grid based layout easily in Illustrator ...
0
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1answer
933 views

Looking for an elegant icon-set similar to Glyphish or Glyphicons, but colorful

Does anybody know a decent and modern icon-set similar to Glyphicons that is colourful?
6
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3answers
9k views

Annoying GIMP issue (fill bucket with a circle-slash icon on the cursor)

I am trying to bucket fill a layer, but I get this crazy cursor I cant get rid of. I think its because I have something selected. I tired Select All, Select None, but the cursor does not change. I ...
3
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1answer
156 views

Name for florid corner style on a fantasy game site

I just want to know about this sample website: http://ragnarok.levelupgames.ph/main/ As you can see, there is something CURLY on every corner of the divs. I know about "fleur de lis" as a design ...
5
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1answer
1k views

lines capped by lines in Adobe Illustrator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create my own arrow effects in illustrator CS 2 Is there an easy way of creating thin perpendicular lines capping the end of a line segment in Adobe Illustrator ...
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3answers
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What are the historical origins of Helvetica?

This issue of a typeface's heritage is of particular interest when attempting to pair faces. The nuances of related faces tend to harmonize well, whether that relation is grounded in history or the ...
2
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1answer
878 views

How to create a color gradient in one direction with the SMOOTHNESS opacity gradient in the PERPENDICULAR direction in Photoshop?

I would like to fill a rectangular marquee area with a gradient that stretches from the left to the right of the rectangular marquee area, starting at one color and ending at a second color. This is ...
3
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2answers
3k views

Creating graphics for Android/iOS/Mobile Devices

I've created icons many times now with tons of great information I've learned here at GraphicDesign StackkExchange. Now, I'm finally putting together my first real application that will go public on ...
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1answer
164 views

Where to find people interested in collaborative work between designers and programmers

What is a good place to find people and make a team to finish projects and perhaps make a profit? I feel there is this huge disconnection between programmers and designers, and normally there is ...
0
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2answers
3k views

is there an easy way or photoshop plugin to distribute words in evenly spaced formation

I try to do it mostly with words but sometimes have to do it with other things too. How do you equally space out things automatically, I Know how to evenly distribute from the center of every ...
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8answers
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Is QuarkXpress still relevant?

I'm looking for jobs all over the interwebs and I keep seeing postings by companies saying that applicants need to be well versed in most Adobe creative solutions softwares and then QuarkXpress. But, ...
0
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2answers
215 views

Can someone please explain non-trivial behavior of Direct Select tool while attempting to resize a rectangle in Photoshop?

I am a Photoshop novice, but an experienced C++ programmer. In the process of attempting to resize a rectangle (created with the Rectangle tool) using the Direct Select tool, I ran into some ...
3
votes
2answers
201 views

Should a Graphic Designer know Acrobat extensively?

Just had to take 4 tests for a potential job offering. 1 on Illustrator, 1 on Photoshop, 1 on InDesign and 1 on Adobe Acrobat 7 Standard I've never once used Adobe Acrobat 7 Standard but expected the ...
3
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2answers
818 views

How can I determine if my color QR code is reliably readable?

I developed this QR code for my business, and I went with a gray/pink color pallete rather than black and white for aesthetics. Based on my experimenting with my monitor (iMac) and QR reading app ...
2
votes
2answers
592 views

InDesign 5.5 Section Numbering

I am putting together a telephone directory, and I was trying to figure out a good way of getting section markers to work for me. My setup has 3 towns: Burford, Paris and St George. Under each of ...
2
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3answers
4k views

Creating a path from text

I am trying to create the same infinity symbol like in this video. ...
4
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2answers
4k views

Can I change the pressure amount of a brush line –drawn by mouse pen- after I drew it?

I am using Illustrator for doing some calligraphy, and I am not really experienced with this program. I am using a mouse pen with pressure to draw/write calligraphy. My question is: Can I change the ...
2
votes
3answers
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What's the Illustrator equivalent of Photoshop's clipping masks?

I'm struggling to find a way in Illustrator to do something which is very simple in Photoshop. Here's an example: I draw a plane. Now I want to draw stripes on it and a cockpit. In Ps, I clip ...
3
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3answers
656 views

What is the serif font used in the King's Hawaiian logo?

I was recently enjoying some tasty King's Hawaiian Bread. I noticed their font for their logo and would like find a font with a similar look. I ran their logo through What The Font and it returned ...
0
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1answer
48 views

targeted setting of transparency

for later usage in a converter I'd like to exactly control the transparency of colors. Let's say I have a simple layer (B), filled with #FF0000 and 50% layertransperency. Now I duplicate that layer ...
6
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4answers
719 views

Is there an icon set containing icons for different platforms/stores (e.g. App Store, Play, Windows 8 Store, etc.)

Is there an icon set containing icons for different platforms/stores (e.g. App Store, Play, Windows 8 Store, etc.)? I am interested in grayscale icons similar to Glyphish and Glyphicons.
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1answer
112 views

Web design components workable on paper [closed]

What are the main components of web design that can be sketched on paper? I refer to the visuals of a design that could be developed by sketches and drawings. Like a sketch of a Web-page view in ...
1
vote
1answer
535 views

How do you create a seamless texture in photoshop?

How do you create a seamless texture in Photoshop? I found this tutorial here which is pretty helpful but it seems to not look as nice as the original sampled image when you're finished. Any ...
15
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7answers
9k views

Repeat client is suddenly demanding intellectual property rights!

A fairly sizable client whom I've done a few jobs for over the past several years has recently contacted me for a new job. We have never had a contract for any of the work I've done for them (I'm a ...
1
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1answer
570 views

Flash: Creating a single walking pattern for multiple characters

I have a big project to do right now. And my final delay is... now. It's a ~35-second animation I have to do in Adobe Flash Professional CS6. Anyone having ever animated on this software knows that ...
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votes
2answers
359 views

Which mockup tool should I use [closed]

I'm not a designer, but a developer. Still, part of my job is requiring mockups. I've always just used pencil and paper but thought I'd use software finally. There seem to be a bunch of free ...
7
votes
8answers
8k views

How can I make a screenshot look like a photograph taken of a real surface? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop? I'm starting from a plain old screenshot, and I'd like it rotated in 3d, with more distant parts more blurry. Is there ...
1
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1answer
868 views

How to create a smoothing photo effect in GIMP

How can I create a smoothing effect like this?: It's clearer in his hairs and face.
9
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2answers
209 views

Making a typeface – should I check if it resembles any non-free or copyrighted typefaces?

I want to make a typeface that I would also let others to download if they happen to like it. But if I use it on the net, and if I also let other people using it, can I have copyright problems? It’s ...
0
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3answers
2k views

What is “perspective” in the 3D Extrude and Bevel Options?

I was watching a tutorial on the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options and I did not understand how Perspective work. I know it's viewing something at an angle, but I don't see from where it references it ...

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