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How to prepare a design for CMYK printing?

This was asked in another thread. When I searched to see if this question has been asked before it was not. Per Meta we are encouraged to create threads that show quality solutions or to future ...
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1answer
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Action on selected layer in Photoshop

I have a bunch of Smart Objects in a .psd. I want to create an action that opens up the .psb of each individual Smart Object and scale the .psb image size by 150%. The reason for all this is that ...
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What printing technique can I use to print a poster that is too vibrant to print using screen printing?

I've got a poster design that I wish to print. But provided that poster has multiple colors that won't go good for a screen print (further, I would like to restrict screen printing to t-shirts), is ...
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1answer
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Can I covert paths to brush strokes in Illustrator?

I want to create shapes using the shape tool, but then change the stroke to a line that looks hand drawn, or lay down a brush stroke that follows the same path -- by some method other than tracing ...
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5answers
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How can I write in other languages in Photoshop?

In other languages, alphabets can combine characters into symbols. I don't know if Photoshop can do that. Is there a clean way to do it, or a special plugin (preferably free)?. Maybe there is some ...
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9answers
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How can I prevent layer effects from overwriting when merging layers?

Often when I apply some effects to layers, and I merge them, the ones with effects have their blending mode messed up. They act as if all of their layer blending mode became normal and then merged. ...
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2answers
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Can I be a designer if I have Parkinson's Disease or mobility impairments?

I know there is software (like SteadyMouse) and hardware (like big key keyboards, mouse adapters, mouse pedals, and so), that can make the use of a computer easier for people with Parkinson's Disease ...
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1answer
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What are some obscure/rare/endangered/extinct typographic symbols?

Just discovered the "asterism" today: ⁂ Super cool. I had never heard of it or seen it before. Wikipedia has more about it. What other typographic symbols are out there that were never all that ...
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2answers
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Tools to put into place for designing for yourself

I know I am my worst enemy from critique to execution. I ask this question because I wanted to know any good ways to stop myself from going on and on in my own work. I have several ideas and things ...
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1answer
409 views

Recommended drawing techniques for digital graphics

What are drawing techniques you use for digital graphics? Whether it be drawing with a pencil, scanning; or using illustrator from scratch. What are some methods you incorporate? Tips and tricks are ...
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1answer
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Animated gif in PS only shows first frame

So I have a series of images that I am trying to make into an animated gif. I have an animation time line and all that basic jazz, and I have saved for the web as a gif. When I reach the final save ...
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2answers
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My Timeline window is missing lots of controls

I'm using CS6. Can someone tell me how to display all the controls of the timeline window ? Here's what mine looks like: All the demos / tutorials [show the timeline quite differently there:
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1answer
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Hiding symbol (and other weird) fonts from Photoshop

In my Photoshop fonts menu there's a lot of fonts I'll never use, and these get in the way of finding the fonts I do use. Can I hide those never-use fonts from Photoshop? (I'm not sure font management ...
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3answers
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How do I know if my downloaded font is legal

My graphic designer has specified Gotham Thin for the font in the iOS app that I'm writing. I googled around and found a site that will sell it to me, and I found some sites that just will let me ...
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2answers
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Batch resize and OUTPUT multiple images

I need to batch resize multiple images and thats really easy in Photoshop insert a folder and get a output in anther folder. But i need this to output multiple images of all the images inside the ...
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2answers
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What font does Apple use for printed document?

Serif font such as Times New Roman is usually used in printing document in Windows. What is the equivalent font in Apple?
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1answer
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How to make a site attractive? [closed]

What are the basics of an attractive web design? What should I be looking for and what sources should I use to educate myself on the matter?
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2answers
292 views

What is this effect called and How Do I create this?

The part where the human is shown. I have the original image in color and want to convert it into the red effect. What is the effect called and what technique is used.
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2answers
790 views

Where can I find visual examples of the thought process behind different logo designs?

In this image you can see a preliminary grid and then circles are added that are aligned with the grid and then the shapes are formed by the intersecting circles, etc: http://i.imgur.com/ZErtNHC.jpg ...
4
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1answer
103 views

How can I use design to teach history to 8th graders?

I want to use graphic design and website design to teach history to 8th graders, so kids can express what they have learned about history and use their knowledge to teach others. I also want to use ...
4
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1answer
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What the name of the part of the character that holds the counters and the eyes in a stencil typeface?

Is the a name to the shape that connects the outside of a stencil letter to its interior enabling the letter to be cut through and retain its counters.
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3answers
644 views

What is a difference in Css frameworks vs preprocessors

I am somewhat confused as a graphic designer. What is that distinguish them. I know what both provide to some extent. Like I read about LESS and liked it. I guess i want to know what is a difference ...
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5answers
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How can I change the color of this black icon to orange, as shown in this image?

How can I change this black icon to the same shades and colors as this orange / gold icon?
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3answers
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Shape gets distorted when adding stroke in Illustrator CS6

I very recently started learning how to use Adobe Illustrator (CS6), and just now I noticed something strange. When I add a 1pt stroke to my shape, it gets slightly distorted. This distortion does not ...
2
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5answers
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Selecting individual layers in Photoshop

Hi :) Does anyone know if there is a way to select individual layers on a canvas in Photoshop without having to select it in the layer window first? I know I've done it before but I can't remember if ...
2
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1answer
545 views

How can I create a stretchable / scalable button texture with uneven edges?

I'm trying to create a cloud image which can be resized without stretching, for an iPhone application. There's a method in iOS called resizableImageWithCapInsets which allows me to specify a number ...
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2answers
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How to batch convert all Camera Raw 2 files to jpg?

I know how to do this using image processing in Adobe Bridge, but I want to also adjust the image brightness and levels and also place a watermark on the images. Is there a method to do this in ...
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1answer
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Right css code to align(center) the div tag? [closed]

I googled this question and searched for an hour, every one specify their own likes, but i want to know the correct code to align the div in center position.
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1answer
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Charts that communicate completeness / 100%

I wonder if there are other - similar intuitive ways - to visualize that some parts together on a chart are the whole / complete / sum up to 100%. Probably the most commonly used and understood is a ...
0
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1answer
91 views

document size settings, size and resolution are not working properly

Using Photoshop, when I change the document size from to 72.25cm x 54.19cm at 72ppi to 12cm x 9cm the resolution jumps to 433.493ppi. How can I stop Photoshop from doing this?
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3answers
5k views

Save individual element in PSD as an image

I am developing a site and got given the design as a PSD, my question is, can I select an individual element, say the social media icons, and save them as an image? What I have been doing so far is ...
4
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2answers
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Perception and color theory

I'm making a custom keyboard and want it to look nice, and like Apple's, without actually copying pixels. I did a bunch of work on creating keys and the background, only to be amazed once again by ...
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1answer
3k views

What is a “visual library” and how to work on it?

Reading through concept art forums, Ive met an opinion, that one of the most important things for a concept artist is to have a vast visual library. Out of the context of that opinion I take that this ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

PDF viewer with a 'View Outline' Function?

When someone sends me an artwork file and I need to see if certain elements are vector or raster, I currently just quickly zoom in all the way to see if the artwork pixelates or not. I'm looking for ...
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votes
3answers
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Learning WordPress for designers does a framework help?

I ask this question because it is in relation to Scott's thread here. I understand we have a WordPress stack exchange but I wanted to know before I dive into WordPress how designers have approached ...
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10answers
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Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?

Note, this is about design much more than development. I build sites from scratch with completely hand written CSS and HTML. I've known about pre-build css templates such as Bootstrap or HTML5 ...
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2answers
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Best practice for InDesign document translation?

What are the best practice for translating documents in InDesign? I guess there is some mechanism for import-export XML like Illustrator Variables to translate without using installed Indesign? I'm ...
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votes
1answer
662 views

How to align & distribute anchor points in a path in Flash CS6?

I have drawn a path and would like to perfect its symmetry by aligning some of the anchor points vertically. The align panel seems to work well for objects, but I can't figure it out for individual ...
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4answers
430 views

Getting started with App-Icon-Design

I want to start designing my own icons. I already have some experience with Photoshop and I made some icons using a tutorial. Do you have any tips on how to learn icon design?
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votes
2answers
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Illustrator glow effect not shown in pdf after saving

I am relatively new to Illustrator. I use version CS6 and I just discovered that when I apply an outer glow effect it is not visible in the PDF after saving apart from when you make the effect really ...
0
votes
2answers
768 views

ABR File to JPEG

I have collected over the years a huge collection of brushes, 3gb worth, that I would like a way I can export them out and possibly make a database file of them. However, I am unsure how to export an ...
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1answer
203 views

Creating playing table background with greenish rays coming from the middle

Could anybody please advise steps in Adobe Illustrator for creating a greenish background with "rays" emitting from its middle? I.e. which tool to use for creating the rays? How to create the "...
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1answer
1k views

photoshop paper roll/curl/folded effect

I want create an animation, and for this I need to create some pictures. My example consist in a envelope opened. But I need to execute this steps: Original picture. Paper tearing(rip) effect - (...
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2answers
698 views

Justification and hyphenation without proper time and tools?

In my computer science studies we are being forced to write a report every now and then. I have a background in web development and have worked closely with both print and web designers for many years ...
3
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1answer
227 views

What typeface is used on the AMOK album cover?

Just out of curiosity. I know it's designed by Stanley Donwood. It looks like Futura with the M reaching slightly below the baseline.
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votes
3answers
415 views

How do I save for web as JPG when working with photography?

I've heard from a bird that when you save in JPEG, you will always have terrible quality photos. But, I frequently see photographers post amazing photography on the web. I shoot in RAW, edit my photos,...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to to use bevel and emboss properly for clean buttons in photoshop cs6

I've heard of different methods in getting a nice highlight on the top of a button. Can some of you explain a preferred fx for the example here? Along side the nice highlight on the top of the button,...
4
votes
2answers
9k views

Full list of Photoshop Shortcuts

I want to build on my Photoshop performance and a key solution would be to learn the shortcuts for Photoshop. That said does anyone know a reliable place to get Photoshop CS5 and CS6 shocrtcuts ...
3
votes
1answer
519 views

What is the shape of curved text in a typical logo?

I'd like to know what type of path the curved text commonly seen in logos takes. For example, consider the following logos (all pulled of a recent Google search): Part of each logo is curved. In ...
5
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1answer
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Given a number, how to find that many colours that are well-distinguishable?

I'm interested in getting an method for obtaining n well-distinguishable colours, where n is just a given number. The purpose is for it to be implemented in an algorithmic way. I have read other ...

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