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Adobe Source Sans Pro in a website?

I love the new open source font by Adobe, the Source Sans Pro. But I am not sure what's gonna happen if I use the font in a website, and the font isn't installed on the visitor's machine?
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Recreating pencil hatching in Illustrator

I’m trying to take a friend’s pencil-and-paper design and recreate it in Illustrator for use in a poster we are creating together. She’s proficient (away from the computer) and it’s my job to get her ...
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What are great examples of the influence that design has?

There is a quote that "bad design never killed anyone," but I know that what we do is less trivial than that. What designs have you seen cause real change or have a real influence? Specific context ...
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The role of the designer in content – should he have one and how big should it be?

I'm a designer, not a marketer, and not a writer (at least not professionally). A lot of the work I do involves working with material in a field that can be above my head. Because of that, I'm content ...
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what tools to use for beginner

Could some experienced graphic designer suggest what tools to use- what software, to do this- make a picture of some money bills, which are curved and floating around randomly, with some background ...
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How to change a google map into something similar to the poster background?

How do I change a google map into something similar to the map in the 1st poster? How do I change it to blue and also include shadows? Please help! Regards, sammydude
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London Olympics Ticket Design - How to?

I'm in the process of designing a program invite and thought I could experiment something similar to the London Olympics ticket. I am more interested in knowing how I can go about designing the blue ...
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Is there a way to force Photoshop to always align on pixel boundries

Is there a way to force Photostop to never put anything on a sub-pixel or size anything to a sub pixel level? I'll move layers around or resize them and I'm always getting the positions at 234.2 or ...
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Search Help Keyboard Shortcut on Mac Illustrator CS6

The standard mac shortcut (Command+?) for opening the menu item search field doesn't work. As Beibei mentioned - This is about cueing the cursor to the "Search" box of the help menu, not invoking the ...
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Determine N Contrasting and Aesthetically pleasing colors

How does one algorithmically calculate a set of N colors that are both contrasting and aesthetically pleasing? For example, we want to plot an unknown number of lines on a graph that still looks good....
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Where would I find a high quality version of a wooden floor like this?

It is to be used for background on a website. I like it exactly the way it is except that the image quality is not good enough. Looking for quality that will look good on a Retina screen. Must be able ...
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Using InDesign CS6, how can I simultaneously edit A4 and A5 versions of a poster?

I'm on Adobe Creative Cloud, so I have the latest InDesign, and I'm attempting to design a poster for my choir's next concert. Traditionally, I've done this in Photoshop, in two separate files, ...
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Photoshop: Layers disappearing when select lower layer

I am using Photoshop CS5 and am encountering an odd issue: I have simply layer A sitting on top of layer B. When I select layer B, layer A becomes invisible. The visable/non-visable icon (the eye) ...
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Opening Inkscape SVG in Illustrator, not looking right

I'm new to graphics, and had to make a small poster for a competition. I created it in Inkscape, but found out they need a .ai file. I tried opening the SVG in Illustrator, and it just does not look ...
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If I reference a medical textbook or website for hand drawing bones is that considered copyright infringement?

I can't quite figure this one out. I am not copying a custom piece of work, I am copying something that is available in nature, bones. I am also not tracing it, I am drawing by hand using them as a ...
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Alternative to Keynote to design great slides?

What software are designers using to create great presentation slides? E.g. Adding (configurable) drop shadows on text Creating custom slide backgrounds, e.g radial gradients Adding noise or ...
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Is this Comic sans MS?

Could somebody tell me if this text is written in Comic sans MS? It looks like that. It is a quote from a famous Québec premier (René Lévesque) which is engraved on a monument in Québec city, Canada. ...
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How to extract the result of a multiply blend from the underlaying layer

In Photoshop I have a layer A which is placed onto another layer B using a multiple blend. The result looks good. Now, I wish to hide layer B so that layer A can be saved out as a semi-transparent ...
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340 views

How can I use align to pixel grid without messing up the outline view in Adobe Illustrator?

In Adobe Illustrator there is the feature of using 'Outline View'. It shows you the wireframes of your objects so you can see that they are properly aligned. When I use 'Pixel Preview' I can see what ...
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InDesign - Can't see purple alignment lines in CS6

In InDesign CS5 I could draw a text box, drag it on page, and see purple lines that helped me align. Where did they go in CS6? I don't see them as I drag text boxes. Ideas?
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Baseline Grid vs. Readability

Any designer worth their salt will talk about the importance of the grid, and rightfully so. However, as I've continued to practice my trade, I've found that the baseline grid in particular doesn't ...
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1answer
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Add borders to side of image

I have a square image that I am looking to turn into a landscape sized image by adding solid black borders to the left and right of the image (optionally with a fade to white type gradient). I know ...
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How does (clipping) mask in Photoshop work in my specific case

This is my basic layer setup: http://screencast.com/t/OCQTSwp7I5 Textlayer Shape Background I want to mask the shape-layer so the parts where the text is the shape is transparent. http://...
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What is the correct font for Android section headlines?

The Roboto spec book shows "Black Small Caps" but it's not included in the font package. Fallback is using Black in uppercase - not ideal.
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Editing multiple objects at once in Illustrator CS4?

I've a label (which is a bunch of text and image objects) that's been tiled across a sheet manually. Is it possible to edit one copy of the label and have the changes apply to the rest of the copies? ...
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Exporting color information and font sizes from Illustrator to PDF

I am looking for some tool that would allow me to export the all the artboards from Illustrator to PDF (can also be any common image file) that would automatically create: labels with colors used (...
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770 views

How can I check if some OpenType font supports ligatures?

I am using two fonts, STSong and STHeiti. I want to know if these fonts support ligatures, such as f + i becoming one character, or at least having two characters nearby. I made a ConTeXt document, ...
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1answer
140 views

Photoshop: how do you pick the original color from a layer that has effects on it?

Let's say I have a layer that is originally white, but there's an effect that makes it gray. When I use the eyedropper tool on it, the color that's picked up is gray. How do I make the color that is ...
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333 views

Color Intervals For 0to255.com Online Tool

I'm a developer trying to learn more and practice better graphic design. One of the tools I love to use is Shaun Chapman's http://0to255.com as it easily let's you pick good variations on a base ...
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Tools for Drawing Isometric Software Architectures

What tools are available for (easily) managing drawings similar to the software architectures published by Amazon, such as this one. I'm looking for something like OmniGraffle or Visio, but suitable ...
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How do I find the original color version of b&w artwork?

I'm collecting late medieval and early renaissance artwork for a personal online project. In doing that, I've accumulated a number of early-internet black and white images which I know originally ...
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How to extract PNGs from Adobe Illustrator file

My graphic/web designer left me with an Adobe Illustrator file of my website. She said it would be easy to extract the images out as PNGs so I can use them in my HTML. But I can't figure this out too ...
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How to create a small button image with embossed text like this? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a shade/roll up button for a window manager theme I'm using. How do you create an image like the one pictured? I'm familiar with gimp but I'm not familiar with the techniques to ...
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How do I insert a smiley face in InDesign?

This seems simple but I need to insert a black-and-white smily face similiar to this image. Are there any glyphs like this on the Mac. I got this from Microsoft Word it automatically does it when you ...
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1answer
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Stylus not working correctly on an Android tablet - typical for low price general purpose equipment? [closed]

A while ago i bought an Android tablet, intending to use it as a web browser, ebook reader etc. I kinda liked the idea of being able to doodle on it for fun, so i bought a cheap stylus. But here's my ...
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Why can't I use the Delete key to delete in Photoshop CS6?

The previous version of Photoshop I used was CS4 and whenever I selected a portion of an image with the magic wand and hit Delete, it simply deleted that portion of the image (rendering it transparent)...
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1answer
436 views

Advice on what to put on my home page

I need a little help, and general advice, on what I can put on the front page of my software company's website. I realise that this question is not as specific as some may like it to be, but I hoped ...
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1answer
880 views

How to use Windows Type-1 fonts in Inkscape on a Mac?

I have type 1 fonts in pfb format that I would like to use with Inkscape on a Mac. However, I can't get Inkscape to find them. The instructions seem to be only for Linux or Windows, but I assumed ...
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How to outline a brush in Photoshop

Is there any way to add an outline to a brush so that when stroking a path it will give a sense of depth and layering where the path overlaps? As an example, here is an image of footprints. How could ...
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How to add background color to text in Photoshop

What's the easiest way to do it? I know CSS could just set background color of text very easily. And fireworks was able to do that. But I can't make it work now. I know there is a harder way: putting ...
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1answer
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Scribus book templates

I'm preparing a textbook; mostly text, with some illustrations, and I'm considering Scribus. Does anyone have any suggestions on using Scribus for book-length material, or know where can I find ...
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3answers
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Is it okay to use depictions of cartoon characters in an iPhone app?

I have an app idea which is based on the use of cartoon characters; I would like to include a single image of cartoon characters with their names, the app will be purely for reference and free. ...
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2answers
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Illustrator CS5: Multiline text along a path?

How do you create multiline text along a curve? I'm using the Type On Path tool for single-line text, but is there a way to make the text multiline?
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2answers
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How to improve this design?

How can I improve this design? I'm kinda new to this and I've just felt a bit demotivated because I've been dealing with a difficult person. I intend to make the color of the copyright notice darker ...
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Kerning on the fly

Do anyone know any algorithm which would calculate automatically kerning of characters based on glyph shapes when user types text? I don't mean trivial calculation of advance widths or similar, I ...
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1answer
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Creating a time-lapse effect image from multiple exposures

I am trying to create a single image from multiple photographs taken with the continuous shooting mode on my camera. The images are of a person jumping over a gap in some rocks. What I would like to ...
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1answer
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What are useful brush dynamics and tool presets in GIMP 2.8?

In previous versions of GIMP only pressure was recognized by the brush tool. It wasn't much but it was simple. The new GIMP 2.8 introduces an all new brush dynamics system with a ton of customization ...
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Photoshop Layer -> SVG [duplicate]

I've got PSD file with vector logo (smart object). I need to save it as SVG for website use. I don't see such option directly in Photoshop though. Can anyone shed some light on the process? Is it ...
2
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1answer
476 views

script – Photoshop image processing

I need to change over 60 web optimized images to fit their new containers. The current dimensions are 760 x 1024 or 1024x760. is there an easy or simple solution to manipulating all of these images ...
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3answers
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Where can I have my work reviewed?

I'm new to graphic design coming from a software development background. In this area, I can easily have feedback about my work by open-sourcing my code, participate to existing open-source projects, ...

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