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Photoshop alternative with layer styles?

Are there any photoshop alternatives that have some sort of layer-style system? (Like photoshop?)
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How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?

I am not a designer, I am a scientist. I write papers in Word or LaTeX, the conference organisers give me a template with fonts, rules like "Caption for figures go below the figure, captions for ...
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How would I recreate this horizontal line in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I've seen variations of this idea... in HTML, the <hr /> tag creates a horizontal line that can be used as a spacing tool to separate headings, blocks of content, etc... I'd like to create such ...
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Should web designers make a free mockup?

I have some potential clients that ask to see something before accept the work. Now, should I make, for example, a free mockup or It's better to find another client?
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How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?

I have next to no knowledge about typesetting, just the usual office skills. Some weeks ago, our team wrote a scientific paper, and after it was accepted at a conference, I handled the submission of ...
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1answer
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Fixing fuzzy text in an icon?

I have an icon that looks like it was shrunk from a larger image. How can I easily clean up the text to make it look sharper?
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1answer
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Where can I find digital scans of Christian paintings? (examples provided inside)

I need to make a website for a Christian group and they requested some images similar to the ones found on the following website: http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/ I've tried iStockPhoto and ...
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Will scaling down incrementally hurt quality?

In Photoshop, will there be a difference in quality when a raster is scaled down 75% once as opposed to being scaled down 50% twice? In both cases, the final size will be the same: 25% of the ...
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How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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2answers
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Extend gradient to two separate areas

I have two open areas in a picture which aren't connected, but I want the same gradient to be present in both of their backgrounds. Is there any way to achieve this with the same gradient? If it ...
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1answer
244 views

What's a good site for human body props resourcing?

I'm trying to improve comics style, and I'm looking for a good resource where I can find human body and/or comics layouts, scene building, etc. Is there a good place for these? Thanks!
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What setting allows a master page to be the top level element in Fireworks?

I am creating an iPhone template, and need to make the master page be on top (for the menubar, carrier, etc...) This will allow me to simply send everything else to the back and not worry about ...
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How do I achieve this gradient effect on type in Illustrator?

I'm trying to achieve the gradient effect shown in the below examples on each letter of the type I'm using in a logo design. I don't really know what this style is called, so I can't effectively look ...
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Automating the Creation of Geometric Shapes?

How can I draw geometric shapes, or other regular shapes, such as a gear, using macros or scripts? I'd like to experiment with creating games by combining elements, similar to geoDefense: ...
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Font suggestions for a church site [closed]

Do you guys have any font suggestions for a ministry website (for headlines, logo etc.) ? So far I found this one:
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4answers
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How do you cut out the centre of an image, bringing the edges closer together?

I need to cut a large number of columns out of a PNG image. The area I want to remove is in the centre of the image; I therefore want the left and right edges to be closer together after the cut. I ...
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2answers
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Color Theme Repo Similar to Kuler

I have a website where users can create custom designed paper goods. I default the color selections for a template to something popular I found on Kuler, but I've noticed the colors themes that the ...
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How is this radial pattern done?

I've seen this pattern done in a lot of images but have no clue how it's done. I'm pretty sure it's not done line by line considering how perfect it always looks regardless of the image. Here's a ...
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Illustrator CS5 Artboard convert error

I'm trying to convert a vanilla rectangle to Artboard in Illustrator CS5. Using the rectangle tool, creating a 100x100 rectangle, selecting Object > Artboards > Convert to artboard, I get a error ...
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Convert icon to a transparent png

I have a set of icons that I resized to 30x30. Now I want to use them for my iPhone TabBar as specified here: http://www.idev101.com/code/User_Interface/sizes.html How can I make these transparent ...
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1answer
316 views

Filling areas without going over the border

I'm working on some vector art for a project in Adobe Flash CS4. My art is all cartoon-ish, with an outline and then maybe 2-4 shades of each color used. Just a heads up on what I'm looking for. The ...
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1answer
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Why Illustrator CS5 Expand breaks my shape? [closed]

Ok, so I got a logo that's made of group of compound paths with appearance, I've already Expanded it once, so appearances (strokes only) are separate paths, and what I'm doing next it taking all the ...
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3answers
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How can I align a bunch of layers in Photoshop CS3 to a curve?

Is it possible to take a series of layers (say, icons of seats in a theatre) and align/distribute them all to a curve (so they appear as a row)? What I'm looking for is similar to "align text to ...
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1answer
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Photoshop CS5 Contact Sheet II abnormalities

There isn't a photoshop forum around here but I hope someone might have encountered this and might enlighten me. I'm using Photoshop CS5 on multiple computers, each with their own individual licenses ...
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3answers
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Rotatable guide in Photoshop?

Is it possible to get something much like a guide in Photoshop, but such that I can set it any angle? I have Photoshop CS4 Extended.
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2answers
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Use GIMP to extract out the logo from background

I would like to extract out the icon in the following screen (mixed with gray background) to Anyone know how I can do that using GIMP? Thanks.
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Good sites to find textures online?

I'm always on the lookout for good textures, as they are pretty subtle but can add a lot of life to your site. Recently I found Tileables (http://tileabl.es/) which looks pretty cool. Can you ...
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1answer
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Saving a layer to png in Adobe Illustrator

I am new to Adobe Illustrator. I want to save the header layer to a png for a web background. I get close, but always have a white border around the graphic. I am thinking there should be an easier ...
5
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4answers
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When I export an image from Illustrator, why is it a slightly different color in the exported image?

I have a web design layout in AI that I'm trying to slice up into HTML/CSS. I'm having trouble keeping the colors the same in the exported files as they are in Illustrator. When I open it up in ...
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10answers
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How to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another?

Is there a way to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another? I was working on a project earlier on that required this but I didn't know how this could have been done. (Procedure not as ...
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3answers
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turn 2D logo into 3D voxel logo

I have a 2D logo that I would like to make into a 3D "voxelized" logo. This website shows exactly what I mean... http://www.drububu.com/miscellaneous/voxelizer/index.html ...
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2answers
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Where can I find the best vectorization tutorial for a newbie?

I have a friend who does a bit of illustration, but all by hand. He is not familiar with Photoshop or Illustrator. He would like learn a bit of Illustrator, just enough to get by and vectorize some of ...
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7answers
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Is there a way to copy guides from one Photoshop document to another?

I'm using Photoshop CS5. I have a PSD file. We'll say it's 600x400. I have guides set up at, let's say, 100 pixels over and 27 pixels down, which I am using to position a layer correctly. I have to ...
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Simplest screenshot software

Mainly for making tutorials, on windows. The simpler, the better. If it could just kinda like on mac. So that I can select an area. And if I could easily annote after taking the picture, that'd be ...
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1answer
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What color sets are there?

I've got a music player that colors the playlist songs according to various criteria, and recently I've changed the random color generator to a static list of traditional japanese colors. That made ...
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3answers
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Drawing directly with a tablet

I am currently using a Wacom tablet to draw. The tablet is a bit small, so I feel that I don't have enough "control" with the stroke. Is it a good idea to draw directly using the tablet to the graphic ...
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1answer
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Should one mix serif and sans-serif type fonts on the same Webpage, for plain text elements (not headlines)?

There are "rules" that sans-serif look better for headlines, serif for plain text. Are there "rules" that specify what to do if I'd wanted to mix serif and sans-serif on plain text elements (not ...
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2answers
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In Adobe Illustrator, How do you paste an item to the BOTTOM of the layer stack, not the top?

Whenever you copy something, then paste it, it will be pasted at the top of the layer stack in the same level as all of it's sibling layers. Is there a way to make Illustrator paste to the bottom of ...
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1answer
146 views

How to set the width of one item based on the width of another item in InDesign?

I am taking a bunch of text snippets and creating boxes that are 0.2 inches wider than the text snippet to use as a background for it. I have hundreds of these to make. I can't think of a way to ...
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1answer
231 views

I need advice on how to position key elements in a layout

I'm designing a video game display page. The page which has many items and I'm finding it really difficult to decide on a layout that makes logical sense. Can you provide me with any advice in terms ...
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2answers
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Clients always think they are a better designer than I am.

When I am designing a new website or application I am very meticulous to get every detail right so it is beautiful while still user friendly. Almost always however, the client has better ideas. They ...
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1answer
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Illustrator - mapping objects around a copied path using Blend option

All, I have a path that has been copied and inverted to form a complete shape together. I want to map objects (multiple circles created using 'Blend step option') around the path using the 'spine' ...
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3answers
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photo editing effect

what is that effect that makes it look like a camera was rotated 20 degrees or so while taking the shot? it makes it kind of rounded at the edges, like this:
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6answers
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Is it possible to split the view in InDesign?

I want to look at two parts of an InDesign document simultaneously. Is it possible to "split" the view in one window so that I can see the two parts together in one window? edit: In CS5 at least, I ...
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0answers
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I need some icons etc. designed, but where to start? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best Way To Find Independent Designers? Problem: I need some graphic design work done. I'm developing a website with a college friend of mine. I need a lot of icons, ...
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2answers
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Where do the various international business card sizes come from?

According to the Wikipedia entry on "Business Cards", various countries employ several standard business card sizes. US/Canada use 3.5 x 2in, UK uses 85 x 55mm, ect. Apparantly, the following ...
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2answers
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How do I shift/remap one range of colors to another in Photoshop?

I have attached an image to hopefully explain better, but if say I have an image that ranges from color 'A' to 'C', and I want it to range from 'B' to 'D' instead - what is the best method? I'm sure ...
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1answer
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Illustrator: Artboard X and Y?

just want to know: what are the X and Y settings of the Artboard good for? are they in any way relevant for print?
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2answers
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How to create such a raster shading?

Look at this pic: How Do I create in Illustrator those areas which you find in the poster between the blue and the yellow areas. they are horizontally blue-yellow striped thanks
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4answers
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What are the traditional rules for drop shadow direction / light source?

When creating a drop shadow for objects, what is the traditional / classic "rule" for the offset direction? I see so many that are down and right, which results in the light source coming from the top ...

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