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Make top of type sit on path - illustrator

Im trying to get type to sit on a path, so far ive been able to get it to work but when i try and get the type to sit the right way round (ie. not upside down) it sits on the inside of the path, which ...
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What's the name for images like these?

I'm trying to figure out the name for, or a collection of, the kinds of images that "fade-into" a solid color. For example, twitter has this image: This allows them to add a background image that ...
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PSD Files: Quick Preview without opening Photoshop?

I have a lot of PSD files in many random directories. Sometime I need to view many files quickly without loading into Photoshop. I am looking for a lightweight PSD viewer application, is there any?
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3answers
674 views

Method for batch layout of images into PDF sheets

I have 100,000 identically-sized, but unique, PNG/JPG images which I want to automatically layout onto A4 sheets which can then be exported as print-ready PDFs. So assuming I can fit 8 of these ...
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1answer
405 views

Developing abstract/deeper concepts rather than literal concepts [closed]

I've been given an Illustrator assignment where I have a number of 100mm x 100mm squares in which I have to design using just shapes, and black and white colour, something corresponding to a ...
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4answers
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Tips for creating a packaging designer portfolio

I am a graphic designer and I have never done packaging design before. What is the process when it comes to branding packaging? Do you use templates depending on what you are branding. e.g. Beer ...
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1answer
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Creating templates for Illustrator

I am very familiar with template creation for Coreldraw but I have never done this before in Illustrator nor did I see the question from a search. How do you properly create a template and where ...
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2answers
8k views

Helvetica missing font in photoshop [closed]

I have frequently found that Helvetica appears as a missing font when I open a PS file, I have Helvetica on my system so is there a way to readdress the missing fonts of a PS file to another font? ...
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2answers
117 views

What's the name of this distorted / dirty brush?

For example in these images, what are the 'dirty spots' brushes applied to them called? I am newbie in PS and trying to figure it out.
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1answer
836 views

How can I move the view in Photoshop?

I zoom a lot and need to move the current viewport...is there a way to move it with mouse wheel click like in other programs? Currently I must go to the scrolling bars for adjusting X and Y view. ...
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1answer
2k views

Illustrator multi-device export

I’m working on an UI app design for both Android and IPhone. I’m using Adobe Illustrator. Now I’m facing the problem that the exportation of assets is a nightmare. I need to create a different ...
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2answers
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Expression Design: Why is my image blurry?

I'm trying to create a web icon using expression design. Its 45x45 pixels in size, and I've set the PPI to 96, exporting to .PNG with Antialias & Transparency. It doesn't look crisp when I look ...
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How to address a flaw in a client project

In a large company environment client projects are delegated to teams. That said, if your team is completing a website for a client and you happen to run across a large design and code issue but your ...
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1answer
188 views

Quality of text in PDF and SVG

I'm converting pdf files to svg as it is easier to use svg files on webpages. I first thought the quality of svg must be similar to pdf, as they are both vector graphics. However, now I look a ...
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1answer
1k views

How to change the animation speed per 'state' in Adobe Fireworks

I want to know how to alter the animation speed of some text appearing across a banner. The default is too fast. I'm trying to set the duration of time that each state shows for. Thanks in advance! ...
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4answers
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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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How do I achieve a long shadow effect with Photoshop? [duplicate]

I've seen this kind of divider all over the web, how do I make this with Photoshop?
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1answer
2k views

White edges on exported .pngs

How do I get rid of the white edges on this exported .pngs? I have tried many different options (changing 8 bit to 16 bit, save for web, interlaced) and nothing seems to work. I also attached an image ...
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4answers
842 views

How to represent 'random' with an icon

I've seen many times a 'random' icon that looks like this: But does anyone else feel this icon is awkward? I can understand what it wants to express, but it's just not that straight forward. People ...
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2answers
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How do I copy selected paths of a shape in Photoshop CS6

I was wondering how I copy selected paths of a shape in PS CS6. I start selecting the paths I want to copy by clicking on them and holding SHIFT. I then press ALT SHIFT which only copies one of the ...
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1answer
326 views

Creating tiles from rotated elements

I have visited a page discussing the calculations required to rotate an image for tiling purposes. I am still very stuck. I've even tried using the automated tool inside the G'MIC plugin in GIMP. ...
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1answer
1k views

Guide for shortcut keys and term similarities between Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw

I am desperate for a guide that will tell me how terms translate between CorelDraw and Illustrator. I've used Corel for nearly 20 years and know the terms and shortcut keys like I speak "Corel". With ...
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1answer
54 views

Is there a way to show areas not covered by any layers in GIMP?

Does The GIMP have some sort of function to highlight areas of the background where that are not overlapped by any layers? I'm making a sprite for CSS, and I have a lot of pics with different sizes. ...
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1answer
481 views

How to connect a curved line shape to other shapes using the Pen Tool

I'm trying to create a curved line with the pen tool, which I can do, but it automatically fills in the semicircle I'm trying to make. Sure, I can just set it to not fill, but when it comes times to ...
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1answer
7k views

How to fade two images together in Gimp

I have two pictures of irregular shape with transparent background and a background image. How can I join these two pictures to make them fade with each other, but not with the background image?
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3answers
847 views

Printing Google Fonts on Paper for clients to view / choose

I would like to print 100-150 of the Google Fonts on nice paper for clients to choose for website builds. Is there a recommended way to do this? If there's already a PDF or if it's easier to print ...
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I'm trying to make my character look big, strong, and imposing, but it always ends up cute and fat. What am I doing wrong?

Here is a quick example sketch: This is supposed to be a big, strong, evil, imposing demon-sculpture, but to me it just looks a bit too cute and cuddly. What should I be doing to make it look more ...
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1answer
684 views

How can I easily produce “Balsamiq style” wireframe mockups in Photoshop?

What is the easiest way without vector? I would like to generate something very similar to the image below for CSS development, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the easiest way to turn shape ...
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1answer
334 views

How can I fix screenshots with subpixel rendering?

When taking a screenshot of some text with subpixel rendering, the result is very ugly, especially in print. Obviously, the best way to avoid this is to deactivate that option before taking the ...
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2answers
1k views

Glassy effect for hexagon in Illustrator

I am making graphics for a 3 meter big stall. I was thinking about making its background as hexagons. Big hexagons. These will be in a constant pattern, but not joined, that means, a few millimeter ...
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3answers
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Create and Edit Parallel Paths in Inkscape

I have been using Inkscape for some months now to edit and maintain a transit map of San Francisco. For the most part I am very comfortable editing paths, removing and adding nodes, snapping to grids ...
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1answer
54 views

Why is all my text uppercased in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use the text tool in Photoshop, but any text I type in any font (including base fonts such as Arial) is unconditionally uppercased. I tried to copy-paste a lowercase text, and it gets ...
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1answer
503 views

Automatically apply different fonts based on text/symbol

I'm working on layout for a 300-page trilingual “coffee table” style textbook, and one of the languages uses a glottal stop symbol which the chosen body text font can't handle. This means that for ...
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1answer
7k views

Free and paid architecture drawing software [closed]

What software is useful for designing buildings with accurate measurements? I originally trained with AutoCAD a long time ago but haven't needed to use any modelling softwares since, I'm wondering if ...
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3answers
529 views

What software can I use to design pattern for a tweed fabric?

I have experience only with Adobe Photoshop, but I'm looking for something easy to use, a program that will let me focus on the design process and testing many concepts without having to do a lot of ...
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1answer
294 views

How to blur all text in an image automatically

Is there a way to blur just the text in any image, automatically? I have a lots of PNG images with text(s) in them. And I have to blur all of it from all of them. Is there a way to automate this?
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2answers
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Defining resolution or layout size for iphone/ipad devices

Basically the question is divided into three parts - What size should I start with on an iPad? At what size do the Graphic Assets need to be passed to the developer? What about the same items on an ...
3
votes
1answer
222 views

How to catch a color from clipboard in Photoshop CC

I'm a huge fan of shortcuts that makes my work easier. I have a set of little tricks in my PS that make my work blazing fast, today I was thinking if there is a possibility to put a copied color in ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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Color filling the interior region of a traced bitmap

I have got a very simple logo in jpg format. The logo is mostly text, think something like "ABC inc." with a very simple styilized shape which merges A, B and C preceding the text. Only two "pure" ...
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2answers
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How to change just one color value for multiple objects in Illustrator?

When making and experimenting with color schemes in Illustrator, I usually use a few base hue values (H) and start playing around with saturation (S) and brightness (B). Since I like similar value in ...
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1answer
503 views

How to create a template for a wooden photo FRAME to support different types of patterns and styles in PS?

To explain it further How can I create a skeleton or a mould of a photo-frame which would receive a small image of the frame style/pattern as input and convert it into a full rectangular frame with a ...
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1answer
440 views

What is the difference between using transformation vs path tools for selection?

What is the best way to enlarge or shrink a shape drawn using the shape tool; By pressing CTRL T and resizing OR By using the direct path selection tool and dragging selected anchor points? Is ...
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3answers
1k views

Advice for creating a fluid and responsive graphic

So I'm creating an entirely responsive website, with the aim of using as few media queries and magic numbers as possible. I've found after a number of attempts, that using the content to create the ...
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2answers
5k views

How can I extend the background of an image? [duplicate]

I have purchased this stock image: I wish to extend the pebble background substantially, to fill the image around 4x wider, keeping the same height. So far I've tried: Using PS CS5 ...
3
votes
1answer
354 views

Icon Character Design - name and methods

Im looking for tutorials about designing characters/mascots with illustrator in a specific style viewable below. I liked this design style but the actual original tutorial page is no longer online ...
13
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1answer
5k views

How to make a color appear the same on different backgrounds?

Background on color perception: Due to the nature of the human eye and visual processing by the brain, there's an optical illusion that the same color will look different depending on the background. ...
2
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0answers
865 views

Inkscape: Export SVG to LaTeX-PDF preserving text positioning

I am using Inkscape to export .svg files to LaTeX-PDF using the following command: inkscape --without-gui --file="<file>.svg" --export-pdf="<file>.pdf" --export-latex It generates a pdf ...
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1answer
3k views

Photoshop: use the pen tool without anti-aliasing?

I'm building some "8-bit" style sprites in Photoshop, and using the pen tool so that I can scale them for different resolutions. The problem is that they are coming out anti-aliased, which I don't ...
2
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1answer
240 views

Possible to not have InDesign CC automatically generate class names based on 'Style Name'?

In the Export Tagging settings in InDesign CC, there is an option to use a custom tag as well as a custom class name. However, if the class is left blank then the Style Name is used in its place. Is ...

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