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Do most web designers make their own textures?

I'm a web developer by training who is branching into UI/UX design. One of the things my design work lacks compared to experienced designers is subtle use of texture, such as on these sites: ...
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What can Illustrator do that Photoshop can't?

I'm fairly expert in Photoshop but a total novice in Illustrator. I need to do an infographic and I have a suspicion that Illustrator is what a real designer would use, but I don't really know why I ...
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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

I need to save each layer of my psd document as a page in a multi-page PDF file (or as a single-page PDF file each as I can combine them later). File->save as->PDF works for 1 layer at a time, but I ...
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How to increase line thickness in an existing raster image?

I received an image with colored lines that I need to include in a report. However, the image will be scaled down and the lines will be thin making it hard to see what color they are (especially in ...
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What is happening to my Illustrator pdfs?

I'm running into something very strange. When I re-open an Illustrator pdf file that's been saved in the Illustrator default manner, edit it, save it, and close it, sometimes when I re-re-open it, all ...
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How do I compress/zip files in Bridge?

I use Bridge for my workflow but I always have to right click> reveal in finder to zip a folder. There is no option to do so when I right click in Bridge, as there is in the finder window. Am I ...
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Align 2 layers in PS by similar “points”

I have two different photos from the same place. One is old from the 80's and the new one from the current time. What I'm trying to achieve is to fit the photos over each other. I'd like to align ...
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1answer
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Exporting PDF from Adobe Illustrator without aliasing

I am working with an image with an aliasing problem in Adobe Illustrator CS6. The aliasing disappears after unchecking Preferences-> General -> Anti-aliased Artwork. However, when I export the ...
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1answer
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Billboard Designing: Why design at higher resolution instead of the actual, lower print resolution?

Perhaps I haven't understood the concept of the "Scaling Workflow" and hence my confusion ... I checked out most of the Q&A for designing large format images on Photoshop (like for huge ...
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Expand a shape in Sketch

Is there a way in Sketch to expand a shape? For example, let's say I have an outline of something. I'd like to expand that outline to be a solid shape so I can apply boolean operations to it with ...
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Why do gradients appear like this in illustrator?

I'm designing a window poster for shop, I'm working on this in illustrator and I'm trying to achieve this clean red to black gradient or feathered effect shown here, ...
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Resizing multiple images inside one document within a set frame size

I'm hoping I can write this clearly. I have a document with a number of cutout images in it on a transparent background. We want to resize each image so that the longest edge (either height or ...
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Overlapping characters/diacritics detection

is there any tool/script/plug-in for InDesign or Acrobat Pro that would detect/highlight overlapping characters or diacritics? See sample below:
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Icons in iOS App Icon Template seems to have the wrong corner radius

Icons in Sketch 3 File\New From Template\iOS App Icon Template seems to have the wrong corner radius. I compared the corner radius with an actual icon and it seems like the corner radius from the ...
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Why can't I ImageTrace an image in my pattern?

I need to image trace some images that are in a custom pattern I made so that I can recolor the pattern. The images were placed there and linked in a previous Illustrator session. When I'm in the ...
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Bootstrap - different size block - image grid [on hold]

My dear friends, how can I do it with bootstrap. Is it a possible? up: .col-md-6, .col-md-3, .col-md-3 and down: .col-md-6 ?
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1answer
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Data merge of multiple records returns field name only

I'm trying to data merge multiple records on a page. The single record per page works fine. But when I try for multiple records through the master page I get this: Any suggestions?
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How to EXPORT/ SAVE transparency for web use from InDesign?

I would like to create a header for a webpage with a logo (with transparency from a psd/ tiff) some typography and an overall transparent background In InDesign, typography options are ideal for ...
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What's a good way to represent a complex timeline? [migrated]

My wife is a novelist, now working on her fourth book. The books aren't a series in the sense of featuring the same main character, but they all take place in the same town, and some main characters ...
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Why is my .psd file saving only one layer?

I have saved a brochure for print and because of the file size issues I saved my original Photoshop file as a .pdf without Photoshop editing capabilities. Then I applied some changes and saved as ...
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Rescaling from cm to mm in Maya

I'm working with Maya for a uni course and still really green with it. I've got (what is probably) a fairly simple issue. So apologies if this is really basic. Basically we've been building a ...
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1answer
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Illustrator: Suddenly drawing (inside other shapes) does not work

I'm very new to illustrator CS6. I am making a logo that consists of two reflecting "C's". Inside of the C's I've been using the pen tool to draw lines inside of one of the C's to make what will look ...
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Critique Request: Personal logo. How to achieve a specific effect

Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my logo. I'll provide a little background info first. Brand and logo info This is the first iteration of the logo. The concept is for a personal ...
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How to make outline a brush in CorelDraw X5

Is it possible to make an outline look like drawn with a brush. I have attached the illustration and I want the black outline to look like a brush in illustration. I know this is possible in ...
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dividing transparent objects into individual shapes

In Adobe Illustrator How do I divide two overlapping shapes into individual parts so the overlap area is a shape and the non overlap areas are two shapes. So I end up with three shapes that can each ...
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How can I make a font monospaced?

Suppose that I have a font in a modestly popular format (.ttf, .otf, etc.), and I have the legal rights to modify it. As it stands, it is a normal font with different charaters (glyphs?) varying in ...
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I've divided my artwork into artboards and now I want to move the contents around

I've divided an artwork into a bunch of artboards and now I need to move the contents of the artboards around, resize them and such. Is this possible? Whenever I try, it either moves just the ...
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Illustrator: Why do layers and sublayers sometimes have different colors?

Not sure if it matters, but before I make some mistake that will cause a lot of work to correct afterwards: Why are some sublayers not colored like the partent-layer (see screenshot)? Are they somehow ...
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How do you call font types similar to Bebas?

I'd like to find similar fonts to Bebas (below): What do you call these types of fonts? Thick, tall, and usually all in uppercase?
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How to save a GIF with transparency without it creating white blobs around glow? Open for other solutions!

So, basically, I have a website where I want to put animated christmas lights, nothing to complex. Note: Don't mind the watermarks, they are just in case... I made the static image in png first: ...
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how do make an Archimedean spiral of words decreasing in font size every 3 characters?

I am attempting to do a logo where the phrase starts at the top of a spiral and continues throughout the spiral decreasing in size until the very middle of the spiral. Tried the Spiral tool but not ...
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InDesign CS6 - Content conveyor: placing collected objects (links) at their original positions

With the intent of easily updating elements across several pages I am using the content collector tool to place linked objects. I am finding it unpractical to precisely position several collected ...
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Why is my PDF size from my InDesign Export still large?

I'm doing class project that is a four-page, seven-image document with very little text. The project must be submitted as a PDF under 300 KB. However, when I export the document under the smallest ...
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2answers
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Save pictures with a color profile?

I am using RawTherapee to process images. This program (and I suspect many others) has an option called "Working Profile", which you can use to adjust how the image is displayed; and an other called ...
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How does one extend arrows in SVG?

I would like to be able to lengthen (without changing their direction, colour, width or the dimensions of their heads) arrows between cells in this diagram, ...
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Can you tell me which two fonts are used in this image?

Can you tell me which two fonts are used in this image?
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Pasting a selection in photoshop with a transparent border clips the transparency before snapping to grid

I have a number of small icons all of which fit into a 32x32 pixel png with transparent backgrounds. I wish to create a single large png which contains each of these icons in a 10x10 grid. I create a ...
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Greeting card font identification

What is the name of this font?: Sample used on Whatdafont: Note: I already tried Whatdafont and the results are similar but not hand drawn like in the photo. Also, the capital I is not being ...
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Replace individual colors in multiple layers

The goal Replace individual colors in a multi-layer Photoshop document in a way that is flexible and efficient enough to be done a multiple times in the production process—like when I need to update ...
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What size fixed drive on virtual machine running Adobe Production Premium CS5? [on hold]

I just tried using CS5 with Mac OS X Yosemite and got a warning that Java Runtime Environment 6 is required. Other software I run requires a newer version of the JRE, so I finally considered upgrading ...
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Photoshop (CS6) bitmap halftone pixelated

I want to create a halftone effect in Photoshop. The only output I'm getting is hard pixels and nothing like dots. I also tried lines, diamonds, etc. etc. and the output is always the same. It also ...
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Create ripple effect gif

I would like to take an image and create ripple effects on it, similar to the (poor quality) background in this YouTube video. Is there any free software out there for this purpose? Or ways to do it ...
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Breaking a path into equal segments of a fixed length

I have an arbitrarily curved path, and want to break it up into segments of fixed length. i.e. I have a squiggle, and want to turn that path into 1-foot segments, plus a remainder portion. How
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Why does Color Dodge produce different results when applied to a group of layers, compared to when applied directly to the layers themselves?

In Photoshop, I can't figure out as to why this happens. I painted with a soft round brush at 100% opacity with the color set to white and grey on a new layer. I duplicated the layer and then I put ...
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Are Gimp's template sizes correct?

When I start a new project of a poster which is to be printed on an A4 paper, I select gimp's A4 dimension template, but as I recently found out, it is actually NOT A4. If I import the finished ...
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How would you represent distance graphically?

Ok, So this might be somewhat "subjective" but I am looking for some ideas. I want to represent distance as a bar graph (kind of) that gets "fuller" the closer the people are. The farther they are, ...
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Generate responsive image grid with text CSS [closed]

So, I need to make a responsive image grid with text. Here's an idea of what I'm trying to create:
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How can I print vinyl stickers without using laminate?

I would like to use a consumer grade inkjet printer (entry to mid grade) to print on self-adhesive vinyl. These labels would be for outside use, so the ink could not simply sit on the surface of the ...
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Should I link to or rasterize the large amount of artwork I'm using for my catalogue project in InDesign?

I am trying to figure out what I should be doing for a 94+ page catalogue. I have been researching and from what I've read understand that linking files is the best practice for putting complex ...
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Tools for the designer work (developer)

I am a Java programmer who likes to create own programs/web pages/games which look nice. I am not a front-end guy even though I am willing to dedicated effort to produce good looking apps with ...

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