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4answers
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Can I use portions of stock images for derivative works?

I have some stock vector files from istock that I'd like to use as the starting point for a logo. I'd like to stress I wouldn't be using the original image in the logo - but using as a starting point ...
6
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2answers
519 views

Laser cutting vector image - bitmap created two lines when I need one on border of counties

I'm working on a custom design of the outline of some counties in kentucky and it's engraving each county with individual borders instead of as a single line. I know I could manually trace between the ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Scaling a text box

I want to be able to scale numerous text boxes (all with text threads) so that the scale includes the font size. I am using indesign CS (CC 2014)
3
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2answers
48 views

There and Back Again: What changed when importing a vector from Illustrator to Indesign?

I designed this portfolio piece for a class using Illustrator, and in my rendering I created a crayon by revolving a shape along its axis. I then used Object -> Expand Appearance and it appeared ...
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2answers
146 views

Trimming vectors in Photoshop

Is there any way to erase or trim the hidden portions of a vector in Photoshop? It's easy to do with raster graphics - select the layer, select the part of the image outside of the canvas, and delete ...
0
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2answers
416 views

How can I select and delete parts of a single 3d layer in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015?

I imported an obj. file to Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 and the whole 3d model came as a single layer. It is a 3d racing suit model and I want to delete arms of the suit. I know I could use the quick ...
0
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2answers
264 views

Multiple shapes with gradient fill as one alpha mask in Sketch

I have a group of shapes that each have their own unique gradient fill. I would like to use the union of those shapes to create an alpha mask for an image behind it. In other words, I want the union ...
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2answers
22 views

Create blended layer with mask and text

I have a simple text layer and a texture layer. I want to use the texture layer to texture the text using blending modes and opacity. I want the texture to only show through on the text... but I want ...
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1answer
33 views

How to use a shape as a vector mask?

My goal is a rectangular vector mask that I can freely resize without resizing the masked layer, but I'm confused about the interplay between shapes and vector masks: I can't figure out how to ...
0
votes
1answer
99 views

photoshop animation merge multiple gif frames

I'm trying to optimize an animated gif size. I read that one technique is to reduce duplicated frames (still frames with no movement) to one, and combining their time. So for instance, in my ...
1
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1answer
23 views

Alternative to offset path for increasing/decreasing width of incomplete circular shape

I am wondering if there is a more efficient way to increase/decrease the width of a an incomplete circular shape (1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 circle or sphere) other than by using the 'Offset Path' command and ...
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1answer
12 views

While aligning objects in Adobe Flash how to decide what object moves?

So this is a problem that should be easily solved but I'm having a hard time figuring this out in flash. When I align two objects I just want one of them to move while the other remains stationary, ...
0
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2answers
880 views

What fonts are these t-shirts (I'm a wild one / Ain't nobody got time for that)?

Trying to figure out what font these are? I have tried dafont and WhatTheFont.
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0answers
6 views

i don'ts see make frame from layers option in my timeline menu

I'm trying to make an animated gif from two still images. However, I do not have a make new frame fro each new layer option, even grayed out. On my computer at home I did not have this problem. Only ...
1
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1answer
58 views

wrapping text around circle in illustrator

right now I have two separate type paths- I want type to wrap in continuous circle but still need the calico skies on top and sparkling company on bottom- basically want the type closer together so it ...
4
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3answers
921 views

How can I improve my lighting/shadow illustration skills

I was curious to know if there are any resources, books, blogs that focus on perfecting object shadowing and lighting with Photoshop and/or Illustrator? I have and know how to do basic shadowing and ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Exporting brush libraries in CC 2014

I'm trying to export my custom brush library in Illustrator from one device on CC to another in a remote location. This seems to depend on having your brush library appear in the libraries panel, ...
1
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3answers
17k views

How to render objects in smooth mode in Maya

There is smooth mode (3 on keyboard if I'm correct) to show objects 'smooth' in the viewport, but when I render it, there is no smoothing. What should I do in order to get a smooth render? I've ...
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votes
1answer
18 views

Preview how images scale on InDesign

I used to be able to see "live" how an image was scaling when I was changing its size. Now in the CC version I only see the resulting size when I end the process. How can I change to the previous ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

Creating a selection from a path with 'holes'

I am attempting to create a custom logo in Photoshop (mainly because I'm not familiar with Illustrator). I've used the pen tool to create a vector path for the logo, but when I try to convert the path ...
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0answers
16 views

Is there any active graphic design community for sharing my designs and layouts and getting feedback? [duplicate]

I'm a budding graphic designer and as a student, the first and foremost thing I need is hard criticism, feedback, and praise -- when appropriate. However, most of my friends are into animation or ...
1
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1answer
131 views

How can I achieve the dark tones in this photograph?

I have tried blending, curves and all I can imagine so maybe I probably just need a good photoshop course. I have managed to reach certain aspect of this but there's always something missing. This ...
2
votes
3answers
23k views

Emoji typing support in Illustrator or Photoshop?

Is there any support for emoji in illustrator or photoshop, and if so how do I access it? If not, why and when can we make this happen.
1
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1answer
193 views

Is there a way to stop Adobe Illustrator from adding anchors when using the Pathfinder or Shape Builder?

When using the Effects > Stylize > Round Corners... Illustrator option on shapes I built using Pathinfder and Shape Builder, I'm having a distinct problem with doouble anchor points. Since the effect ...
15
votes
5answers
69k views

What are the more respected sans serif fonts that come standard on most computers?

I've been tasked with making a powerpoint theme for the company I work for and one of the requirements is that it uses a font that comes standard with most computers. What are some of the built-in ...
1
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1answer
27 views

Printing multiple files on one page with Illustrator?

I have made a template for a small sign that will label cafe foods, but I can't find the best solution to print more than one sign on a page. The signs are about 3 by 2 inches, and I'd love to fill a ...
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0answers
13 views

Pencil Size On Gimp 2.8.4 [duplicate]

I'm having some troubles is gimp 2.8.4. My pencil size is HUGE and I NEED it to be 1 pixel, because i am modding. Can anybody take me through a step by step tutorial? By the way, I am on a MacBook Air ...
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0answers
21 views

transferring text to T shirts

In making T shirts, if I print the text to transfer paper, it always has the white background of the paper. I want the print only to show up on my shirt. How do I do this?
0
votes
1answer
37 views

InDesign EPUB lazy loading

I'm building an 80 page, fixed layout, image heavy EPUB for a client. When exported as a low quality PDF in its current form (A3 design from InDesign), the PDF total size is around: 500MB. The EPUB ...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

Moving content within the art board in sketch

I am working in sketch. My question is, is it possible to hand selected certain parts of the board and move them up in unison withough disturbing the non selected area? basically i have a long ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How to create saturated color palette in Photoshop and Illustrator?

Assume that I have an A color with value 0xff0f0f and two basic black and white colors. How can I create quickly a swatch consists of all medium colors between white and A (lighter) and between A and ...
0
votes
3answers
58 views

Retina to actual pixels

Im currently designing an app and exporting images for the developers. I am struggling to know that if i create an icon that on my retina screen shows at say 40px X 100px, when i export, should i ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Blurred, bad quality logo

I'm working on logo design in adobe illustrator. It's typography with border and I have problem. When I export it do png or jpg in small size it looks blurry and overall bad. I'm working on pixel ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Controlling Positioning Of Footnotes In InDesign

Is there any way to control the positioning of footnotes in Indesign beyond the most basic options in the footnotes dialogue? It seems that the only option is to have them added as part of the text ...
3
votes
1answer
62 views

Creating old neon advertisement

Good day everyone. I am trying hard to create a high resolution computer made image of an old German "Plaste und Elaste" neon advertisement (see below). After thinking a lot, the way to go I have ...
2
votes
3answers
140 views

SVG rendering issues in IE

I created this artwork in Illustrator CC and I'm "saving as" an SVG file (it has to be SVG for client). When I view the file in Chrome, Safari or Firefox it renders just fine for the most part. See ...
7
votes
5answers
19k views

Adobe Photoshop: Creating a matrix grid / collage of images

Is there a convenient way of creating a grid, or a collage of images, without having to do it manually? Ideally I want a 64x64 square grid of images that are each 100px * 100px. I've seen them done a ...
2
votes
3answers
254 views

Illustrator Aligned to Pixel Grid But Logo Still Fuzzy

I'm trying to create a crisp logo in Illustrator CC, and no matter what I do (have set up web document settings with align to pixel grid), when I go to save my logo as a PNG-24 web document and ...
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votes
1answer
27 views

Problem with creating new document with very large size [duplicate]

i need to create banner >> Height : 90 CM Width : 2000 Cm How Can i create This Size :S
3
votes
4answers
1k views

What would you use as an icon to represent social media?

Ok, So I have a website I'm working on that uses 7 social media websites (facebook, twitter, g+, youtube, pinterest, instagram and tumblr) plus the rss icon. Rather than plaster them on the website ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Embossed Business Cards

I'm about to do a run of business cards (90 x 55mm)and I'm hoping for it to be printed and the texture embossed. The image attached is going to be printed, but wondering if there is any way of ...
0
votes
1answer
261 views

How can I use just Roboto font with SVG's?

I am using Adobe Illustator to make some SVGs. I need the font-family to be ONLY roboto for the web. However every time I save it shows other roboto fonts like Roboto-Regular and Roboto-Light. I ...
6
votes
4answers
14k views

How to Set JPG Type as The default save type in Photoshop CS6

Is there any option to save a file only in .jpg file format in Photoshop CS6? Actually I don't want to take any scrolling to indicate JPG mode when I'm going to save or save as an image.
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Resorces and/or strategies for improving?

I have been working as a graphic designer for roughly 2 years at my local newspaper, I trained under the previous designer who taught me everything I needed to know for the job at hand. Problem is im ...
1
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0answers
13 views

Applying a Paragraph Style to a threaded text frame

When an Object Style that contains a Paragraph Style is applied to a text frame that is threaded, the Paragraph Style is not applied. This is expected behavior. Is there any way around this, or an ...
83
votes
6answers
15k views

Who first discovered CMYK?

It has been used for colour printing for many, many years, but who (and when) first discovered that a bright pink colour (magenta), a light blue (cyan), yellow and black can be mixed to create almost ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

How to integrate a dresser with movable drawer in UE4?

I modeled a dresser in Maya. Right now it is divided in 19 objects. The drawer faces are copy and have their own unique place in the UVs and the knobs and back drawers are instances and are stacked on ...

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