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How to prevent unification when animating in photoshop?

I am trying to create an animated gif where text drops down and smashes into the background and cracks it. Whenever I try and transform it though, the transformation is applied to all frames. How do I ...
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1answer
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How to import .obj files into Maya 2011?

I'm using 123D (a great 3D suite from Autodesk) that generates .obj files. I'm trying to open them in Maya 2011, but to no avail. It's strange because both applications are from Autodesk, yet they ...
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2answers
309 views

Should I remove or add pixels and then scale up?

I would like to make this image to have 4:3 ratio, so it then later can be scaled up so it completely fits a 400mm x 300mm paper when printed. It can not be cropped any more, so the size is ...
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1answer
912 views

Text hyphenation in iOS apps

I'm not sure if there are any typography gurus here that might be able to answer this question, but I don't know where else to look. I'm looking to add text hyphenation into one of my projects, and ...
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7answers
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Mysterious line next to shape after saving for web in Illustrator

So I have got the .ai file from our designer and I have to save it to a specific size to then be used on a website. I have aligned all shapes to pixel raster (not sure if this is required) and I have ...
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2answers
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How can I improve a poor quality scan/photo of an ink signature on paper?

I am trying to "transfer" my signature from paper to the computer. Here is the procedure I followed, yes you may laugh, I know it. My question is, is it possible instead of the hard lines I got to ...
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2answers
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Clearly distinguishable colours for scientific figures

I am looking for pointers on how to pick a set of colours (or a colour gradient) that are clearly distinguishable, for use in scientific figures. Was there any systematic research on this? If yes, ...
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3answers
927 views

Illustrator clipping masks containing images and text

My clipping mask was working in when it was just text. I have added an image to the text and the clipping mask no longer works even if I group the text and the image. Any ideas? I was working in ...
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810 views

Photoshop - How to apply an indexed color palette when saving individual slices using “Save for Web”?

I'm basically trying to optimize "Save for Web & Devices" in Adobe Photoshop for pixel art. What I want is to apply an indexed color palette to all the individual images saved when using the ...
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2answers
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Photoshop batch job: export to folder (filenames)

I'm trying to run a batch file on a custom action. The action does one thing: File -> Export -> Paths to Illustrator. However, whenever I run that action as a batch on multiple files, it saves each ...
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1answer
1k views

Drawing and importing hand drawn images into mobile game

In the article about DragonBox iPhone game, I've read that: the dragons were all drawn by a fourteen-year-old girl I would like to do exactly the same: ask someone to draw some images for the ...
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3answers
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How To Achieve This 3D-ish, bubble-ish Look

I have been searching all over to find a tutorial (for Photoshop or Illustrator) to create something with this look: I would like to be able to achieve this with different textures (wood, stone, ...
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3answers
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Select background against trees / hair

I've got this image. To take it I had to up expose the photo to make the house clearer and the sky which is already very pale has disapeared. Normally I would just magic wand the white sky and replace ...
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4answers
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Photoshop layers into SVG paths

I have a set of Photoshop files which consist of a base image with a series of layers with colored overlays. The overlays are labeled using the layer names. My task is to get these overlays as SVG ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I create a realistic 3d model from my 2d photos of furniture?

Before you point your finger and laugh, please take into consideration that my boss is asking me to do this for him. As a faithful employee with some Photoshop skills and no experience with 3d ...
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1answer
1k views

Photoshop Black / White Filter

I have a bunch of social media icons that are in color that I'd like to make grayscale. I've opened them all in Photoshop and am applying a black and white adjustment layer to each one. The problem ...
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4answers
7k views

Inkscape: remove stroke preserve size/shape

I've created a path with a stroke and a fill of the same color, and I'd like to remove the stroke while preserving the size/shape of the object. Is there a simple way to do this? In other words, I'm ...
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2answers
3k views

How to Subtract A Rectangle From a Circle in Illustrator

I'm new to Illustrator and it is driving me nuts. What I want to do is simply subtract a rectangle from a circle On top of it, I draw a white rectangle, and use the Subtract from front from the ...
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2answers
602 views

How to portray 'lifestyle' in an app logo [closed]

I'm designing logo for an application titled 'Healthy Lifestyle'. The app provides info about restaurants with healthy food, gyms, some workout instructions; basically anything to do with healthy ...
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2answers
235 views

Exporting from Adobe CS to a format the client can easily update?

I have a client for whom I've designed a newsletter. I did this in Photoshop, since it's the program I'm the must accustomized to (I know InDesign would've been the "right" choice). And now I need to ...
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2answers
1k views

Why does Twitter app use different fonts in two screens?

I'm sure that this is not a coincidence, that it was very well thought out by the designers of this app, but I can't seem to understand why. In the timeline, they use a sans-serif font, while in the ...
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5answers
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How can I make my Photoshop text appear like it does on the web?

Do I really have to design everything in Photoshop with anti-aliasing set to "none"? I'm sure there is a better way. I'd like to have a setting so that when picking a basic web-safe (such as ...
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2answers
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how can I export a vector shadow in illustrator to place into photoshop as a smart object?

I know you can export the asset as a PSD and open it in Photoshop. Is there a more seamless way? Update: I'm an idiot. Someone else created the logo, and the shadow was it's own layer on multiply ...
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1answer
1k views

Photoshop/Illustrator difference in blend modes

I have used photoshop for some time and am now trying to learn Illustrator (Both version CS5) I would like to know if there is a difference in the way the blend modes work between these two apps, ...
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6answers
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Align to pixel grid problem

I'm designing small icons for screen, I'm using align to pixel grid. One problem I've encountered is aligning a compound path to the grid. This is the letter "O", which is a compound path, when I ...
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4answers
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IS ALL CAPS EVER OK?

I'm recreating a Character Sheet for an RPG, but it might as well be a form. In the original sheet I notice that all the text is in capital letters. At first I thought it was in small-caps, but it ...
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2answers
160 views

Is there any way to lock down Photoshop to prevent designers from creating styles that cannot be rendered in CSS?

Photoshop is a much more powerful design tool than CSS, and given free reign to design at will, designers will often tweak things like font settings to a degree that cannot be recreated on the web. ...
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2answers
372 views

Scanning 8.5 x 11 paper in PS results in huge image

I have a paper form that I ultimately want to us as a background template in SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio for a report. When I scan the form, it results in a 5088 x 6600 image ...
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1answer
2k views

Change Photoshop (CS5)'s 'Image Size' menu defaults

Please tell me if this is the wrong stackexchange site for this and if so which one I should post it to. And I apologize if it's the wrong one. I take photographs. I've taken a lot recently due to ...
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1answer
3k views

Active digitizer laptops that open 180°

My old trusty HP Pavilion tx2690eo convertible died just recently, and having found myself in the market for a new digital art device I thought I'd entertain an odd notion I had. The problem with ...
2
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2answers
4k views

Create a smooth connection (blend) between open paths in Illustrator

I'm trying to connect two open paths with a perfectly smooth curve. It is an easy task in CAD/3D software, But I can't figure out a way to accomplish that in Illustrator. The top part of the image is ...
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2answers
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GIMP: creating a 1 pixel wide line

I'm trying to create 1 pixel wide borders for some web buttons. I've tried to use the GIMP path tool to do this but I can't figure out how to get it looking right. See attached image. 1 - copied from ...
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How do I make an “ancient” style design

I am trying to design a site with a "ancient" feel to it, such as this example: How can I make textures, buttons and background like on those sites?
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2answers
5k views

How to “press-in” shape in Illustrator

I am a newbie to Illustrator. What I want is to create add a "pressed-in" effect to a shape (basically add some depth to it), so that it looks like it has been "pressed-in" into its surrounding ...
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1answer
887 views

How can I adjoin images with ImageMagick for pixel art?

Joining 55x55 imageA and imageB 55x55 should result int a joined image 55x110 but imagemagick acts oddly. Trial 1: adding some dummy pixels, bad $ montage -adjoin sky_0_1.png sky_0_3.png ...
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0answers
134 views

SVG Filter: Fisheye [duplicate]

Is it possible to make an SVG filter that will apply a fisheye effect to an image? Or is this beyond the scope of this technology. I don't have a great understanding of vector graphics, etc. and if ...
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2answers
200 views

Using solid color photos on solid color background

I've been trying to figure out how to get this to look right for the past week. We just got permission from a photographer to use some of her excellent photos of vegan food. Here's one: However, ...
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2answers
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How can I sharpen the lines in a scanned diagram?

I have a black-and-white diagram (floor plans) scanned from a printout. It's mostly OK, but some of the lines are visibly faded or blurred in places, so it "looks" scanned. I've tried various options ...
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2answers
1k views

Remove background from a shadow effect

I have the following image: It is a shadow effect created in Photoshop. I need to have that black shadow with transparent background in order to be used with different background colors. The ...
2
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2answers
604 views

Thin font output

I have an illustrator text in Myriad Pro light 8 pt that I need to output to a png or gif. The quality degrades tremendously. What is the best practice to get a good quality screen output on thin and ...
3
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1answer
3k views

Illustrator scripting: resize that works like transform tool in illustrator

I'm writing a script for Illustrator CS5 to resize my artwork (and artboards and a whole lot of other stuff in a batch). I'm having severe issues with the javascript functions resize() and ...
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1answer
674 views

How to resize Images with ImageMagick? Explain this odd behaviour

I am puzzled by this combo, I use convert -command to change the size to 55x55 but I get 54x55, why? I think the problem here is that the command use geometry not pixels while I presupposed that the ...
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4answers
2k views

Is there any way to save a Web page screenshot with a transparent background?

I prototyped my web page directly in HTML/CSS, using custom fonts for header text. The font rendering however is very different on Windows, so I would like to export some parts of the Web page to ...
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5answers
420 views

Critique: How can I improve this realistic icon?

Programmer here, working on an app by myself. I think I'm slowly improving with my images each month, but I've never taken a course in graphics design, so there are elements of professionalism that ...
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3answers
4k views

Extracting layers from psd

I am a developer and working on an application whose designs I have received as a PSD file. But I am totally noob in designing. I have installed photoshop in my computer but have no idea about how to ...
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7answers
17k views

PDF: zoom with scroll wheel and pan

Is it possible to set a PDF document using Adobe Acrobat 9 or 10 so that: Using the mouse's scroll wheel will zoom Holding left-click will pan It's an intuitive interface, kind of like Google ...
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10answers
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RGB and CMYK: Why both?

Any of you who have at least little experience with graphic design software, photography or professional printing, must have -almost undoubtedly- have gone through this: 'the struggle' of RGB and CMYK ...
2
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3answers
15k views

Photoshop saves PNGs with less quality

I have a 2000x1500 image created with Photoshop CS6 Extended. When I save images in different formats for re-use in other programs, e.g. PNG, the image quality will suffer. I have nice basic gradiants ...
2
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4answers
2k views

Copying layer comp positioning in Photoshop CS

I'm designing a iOS interface that had some last minute changes to the tab bar (across the bottom) and many of the screens had already been set up as Photoshop Layer Comps maintaining visibility, ...
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5answers
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Illustrator CS6: Where did the debug panel go? Computing area of irregular shapes

I've been looking for ways to compute the area of an irregular shape. I've found this post for tips: http://www.astutegraphics.com/blog/calculating-an-objects-area-in-illustrator/ The keypress combo ...

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