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I want to be a Computer Graphic Designer, and I want to draw on the computer [on hold]

Could you tell me can a graphic designer draw on the computer? I want to be a Computer graphic designer. Do I use a mouse to draw on the computer?
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5answers
102 views

Critique: How should I place/format an informative text in a picture?

I am trying to advertise some discounts in Facebook and to do that I have to provide an image that has a small amount of text informing potential customers about the discount I am offering. I am ...
0
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1answer
20 views

How to adjust the thickness of a stroke in Sketch?

I have an icon and I would like to make it thinner but it has a fill instead of a border. As far as I know, it's not possible to change the thickness of the fill, so I need to find a way to convert ...
2
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1answer
104 views

Photoshop Scripting: batch replace colors

I'm trying to write a script that will replace the colors of all same-colored shapes, including those on non-visible layers. I am new to Photoshop scripting, but I imagine the pseudocode would work ...
4
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5answers
497 views

How to optimize images to improve pagespeeds / webpage loading times?

This is almost a StackOverflow question, however it's completely related to Photoshop and other tools. With every Pagespeed test I do for all my website I get the comment "Optimize images by lossless ...
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3answers
41 views

Placing Items from Illustrator to Indesign

I'm trying to place an illustrator CC file with many artboards all into an Indesign CC file. When I paste in the illustrations, the bounding boxes are giant. When I place the file from file > Place, ...
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1answer
33 views

What is a good software package for technical drawings with shading?

I am a web developer so I am a coder normally not a designer. I have illustrator on my PC and I have a lot of technical drawings to do for fencing that my client sells such as this one Now this is a ...
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0answers
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Opacity and Fill started to behave differently

I always assumed that when used on a layer that is set to normal, with no layer styles applied. For example if I have a white (brightness 100%) background and a black foreground (brightness 0%) and ...
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1answer
20 views

AI: Recolor linked .ai file

I have an .ai file that I need to use multiple times in another .ai file. I linked the file and then duplicated it 4 times. The original .ai file is just one color (black), but I need each one of the ...
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1answer
40 views

Batch cut and paste on a new background

sorry for my bad english. I would ask you help regarding a batch in photo paint or others. I have a lot of photos and I need for each photo to cut and paste on a different background and save each ...
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4answers
945 views

Best way (efficient and nice output) and best software to ink comics digitally

I am a hobbyist and I like comics - to read them, and eventually to write them but it didn't happen yet. Maybe my question is not specific enough, but I am almost obsessed with inking comics, partly ...
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1answer
21 views

Custom swatch guide color

I created a custom swatch color, I want to set this color as my Guide color. I tried Edit > Preferences > Guides & Grid > custom but you can't select a swatch nor you can pick a color (with ...
3
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1answer
57 views

Should I calibrate my monitor? Any low cost way?

I'm using Apple cinema display model number A1316 27 inches. I think it is from 2010. I'm making User Interface for mobile app and we also plan to make some marketing collateral (some printed ...
0
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1answer
77 views

When exporting from Illustrator to Photoshop, should I be worried about aspect ratio?

when I am exporting a design made in Illustrator to a Photoshop document, I have to use different resolutions and each of them have its own aspect ratio. Is Illustrator able handle this without ...
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1answer
138 views

Preventing adding up of colors for multiple brush strokes

This is somewhat a newbie question, but I couldn't find any solution. While painting, if I lift up the brush and start painting again, colors start adding up at intersections. This makes it hard to ...
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0answers
19 views

How can i fill a unique shape with evenly spaced dots to create a pattern? [on hold]

I have a church-bell shaped shape and i need to fill it with an evenly spaced dot pattern. Here is a rough example: Any idea how to do this properly?
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3answers
13k views

Illustrator problems with free transform and type tool

I was used to trasform object by clicking ctrl+T and then working the shape off by dragging the vertexes here and there as much as I want. Now this shortcut is not working anymore and I dont know ...
0
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0answers
6 views

Illustrator output size is smaller than the input [on hold]

my illustrator CS 6 is behaving strangely recently. All my artworks are coming out smaller than The size I put i.e. a 10 cm artwork is printed as 9.8 cm this is a large error since I’m printing large ...
2
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4answers
182 views

What is your file naming convention do you use for version control? [on hold]

Im trying to figure out the best way to link a printed piece to the electronic file name. Best practices for file naming and version control? Do you use a log of sorts for graphic design?
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2answers
2k views

How to fit svg drawings to their canvas on the command line?

Cropping .svg files on the command line is simple: $ inkscape --verb=FitCanvasToDrawing --verb=FileSave --verb=FileClose *.svg I need to do the opposite. I want to fit the drawing into a 64 x 64 ...
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2answers
172 views

Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
0
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1answer
11k views

How to change thickness of outline shapes?

How can I change thickness of "outlines", which actually are not strokes but closed shapes? In the following example you can see outlines which I would like to make thicker, all of them. I wish I ...
1
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1answer
36 views

InDesign CS4 displays transparent image correctly on screen, but the exported PDF sometimes prints a faint background

I am working remotely with a client; deliverable product is supposed to be a printable PDF. The problem: The design has a colored background, and over this, an image with transparency. On screen and ...
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3answers
173 views

Keep one layer always on top of the rest?

Is there a script/plugin that could make one layer appear always on top? I am busy with a website design and I created some safe zones which I like to have on top at all times. However, now when I ...
0
votes
2answers
530 views

Auto align layers with changing contents but constant shape in Photoshop

I have 70+ images of a coloured microsphere taken through a microscope. Between each image, I manually rotated the sphere by about 5°. In each picture, the position of the sphere is slightly different ...
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1answer
23 views

Does anyone know what this waxy coating on a post card is called?

I am trying to ask a print broker for a quote on some postcards but I don't know what the name of this coating is. This postcard gets attached to a lanyard and the coating looks great and avoids it ...
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1answer
4k views

How to open an After Effects cc project in AE cs6?

I'm using after effect cc and I want to open the project on another computer using cs6. I collected the files (file> dependencies > collect file ) but the project didn't work on cs6 How to ...
0
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1answer
541 views

InDesign CC: Text not filling all of text boxes

I am using Indesign CC to make a newsletter from a template/grandfathered document. It has a 2 column design with images and captions etc. to go with the main text which has headings within it. For ...
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1answer
59 views

Transparency lost when placing a Photoshop CS5 image into Illustrator CS5

When placing a Photoshop CS5 image into an Illustrator CS5 file I'm losing the background transparency. Have never had this happen before. PDF's a acting the same way.
0
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1answer
28 views

Exporting multiple web design views or phone app views into phone wrappers?

I am using Illustrator CC to design web sites and mobile apps. Each view is in its own artboard which means that I get about 20 different artboards in the end. In photoshop I have a phone mockup file ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

animated media files in indesign interactive pdf

I've been trying to add an animated file into a pdf through indesign. So far every technique and file format I've tried results in a problem with the color of the image. Basically I'm trying to match ...
6
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3answers
125 views

Why is the opposite of yellow on color wheels sometimes purple and sometimes blue?

Why do traditional color wheels have yellow opposite to violet (purple), whereas graphics programs such as Adobe Photoshop have yellow opposite to blue? Yellow opposite violet (purple): Yellow ...
2
votes
5answers
97 views

How to make a bulged hexagon in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to make this shape in adobe illustrator but I don't want to draw a path. Is there any option that makes the sides rounded? The shape in picture was designed in Adobe After Effects, I made a ...
8
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5answers
700 views

Client wants .ai file but it doesn't display correctly

I have a client from hell, she wants my original .ai files and that is fine, however she downloaded Ai CC and is now complaining that "things don't show up right"... this is a map and has about 70 ...
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1answer
2k views

Exporting .emf file from Illustrator then inserting into PPT without white surround

My set up is: Mac, running 10.6.8, using CS5 & Powerpoint 2011 Wondered if anyone can help. I've drawn a load of flat icons in Illustrator as a client wants to use them in their powerpoint ...
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0answers
38 views

What fonts are used in the neoAXIS logo?

I have tried whatthefont and identifont and a few other systems to try and identify the fonts in this logo, but without much success. I would appreciate any help in identifying the two fonts. Thank ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Illustrator CC 2015: Dock workspace to toolbars like Photoshop (OS X)

I can't think of another way to write it! I would like the workspace to act like photoshop where hitting the full screen icon on the window causes it to lock itself to the top and sides of the ...
0
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0answers
12 views

Pause button position in a game UI? [migrated]

I see them mostly at the top left and top right of the screen (touchscreen games). Which is better, and why?
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0answers
7 views

Is there a way in SmartArt for PowerPoint to group items after they have been split up?

I'm looking to make a smartart graphic within the hierarchy function where I have a main header which goes to 8 sub sections, which then I want to group back into 2 final sections. Example Heading ...
0
votes
2answers
432 views

How do I convert a Keynote file to a high resolution PSD?

I mocked up several marketing materials for my team in Keynote, and I'd like to convert them into high res files (preferably PSDs or JPGs) to upload to a printing site (like Vistaprint). I've tried to ...
1
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3answers
73 views

What method to use to create opening animation for webpage

I need advice on what program to use to create an opening animation for a webpage that looks similar to this: http://melaniedaveid.com/ I am most familiar with adobe illustrator and am not familiar ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Looking for a font with decorative descenders [on hold]

Does anyone know of modern, clean, sans serif fonts with decorative descenders? In other words, letters that usually don't descend, but do for decorative purposes... Thanks!
0
votes
2answers
25 views

Converting RGB bitmap to CMYK, colour profiles

My question is related to this one: What's the point of converting RGB images to CMYK TIF/TIFF before placing them in InDesign? I am preparing some artwork in Illustrator, which contains some ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

Resize artboard to content in Sketch

Does the Sketch app provide something like a "resize artboard to content" command? If yes, where can I find it?
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votes
1answer
47 views
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0answers
19 views
0
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0answers
15 views

How do I know if i have the latest illustrator, photoshop indesign, etc. my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just try [on hold]

How do I know if i have the latest illustrator, photoshop indesign, etc. my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just try my creative cloud doesn't saying anything about updating just ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Can I set text to appear at exact left of frame InDesign?

How can I set text to appear at exact left of frame in InDesign? When left aligned, text still appears slightly inset within the text frame. Can it be made to align to the exact left edge?
0
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0answers
27 views

What to do if photoshop drawes pixels way off?

I love pixel art, and recently I got Photoshop cs6, but when I try to draw pixels then it draws them way off. Is there a way to fix this?
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Blend clipped image in Illustrator CS5

Looking to try and fade out an image in illustrator using the blend tool. At first, I tried blending 2 clipping groups, but I knew that wasn't going to work. Then I tried blending just the linked ...

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