5
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2answers
439 views

How can I simulate screen printing/offset colors in a non-destructive way

In screen printing or offset printing (or any other printing process that uses galzing colors) colors printed on top of each others mix together. This is similar to the multiply layer blend mode. ...
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3answers
156 views

Hero Banner - Responsive Design [closed]

Is there a "best-pattern" for responsive banners? I see this one all over the place: ...in fact, I haven't seen much else on responsive websites. Essentially, the common theme seems to be a ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Unable to build a shape in an individual layer - CS6

I am an absolute newbie to photoshop and I can't seem to figure out how to create a shape that creates it's own layer without it being created behind an other. Any ideas guys??? Thanks, Connor ...
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0answers
45 views

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 ...
1
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2answers
49 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 ...
1
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1answer
21 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
24 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 ...
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2answers
90 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 ...
3
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2answers
37 views

Are street sign designs open source for public use / sale?

For example if I were to photoshop a deer crossing sign and make a few alterations then sell stickers / prints of the sign, can I be prosecute with copyright violation for using the likeness of the ...
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1answer
24 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 ...
0
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1answer
23 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 ...
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5answers
133 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 ...
1
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1answer
43 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 ...
2
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4answers
202 views

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

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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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 ...
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0answers
41 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
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1answer
40 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 ...
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0answers
21 views

How do I can paint a good design for my game such as game designers that are in google play [duplicate]

How do I can paint a good design for my game such as game designers that are in google play? Games such as "sub way surf" in google play are very good and it has a good graphics.
0
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1answer
26 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 ...
0
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0answers
30 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?
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1answer
57 views

I wand to identify the font in this image? [closed]

Please identify the font in this image.
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7answers
797 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 ...
2
votes
3answers
389 views

How do I set a Photoshop image to just pure black and white, no grayscale?

i'd been googling for answers for this, all guides point me to make it grayscale, but actually it is still not enough, it still allows non-black(gray gradient). What I want is Suppose I ended up ...
0
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2answers
28 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 ...
2
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5answers
137 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 ...
0
votes
2answers
43 views

Making a frame of an asymmetrical shape with an even width in Photoshop

I am trying to create a frame of a star. I have tried duplicating and shrinking a whole star, and placing it over the original and deleting it to leave the edge. However, it doesn't result in an even ...
0
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0answers
18 views

Illustrator - Always show paths, anchor points, etc

I want to draw along some lines in Illustrator. I realized that I can do that way more efficient if I can always see the paths, anchor point, etc. so is there a way to enable those permanently? If ...
0
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1answer
29 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
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2answers
48 views

How to explode image into multiple smaller images?

Say I have this kind of image: You can see the black areas are separated by transparent pixels. If I want to extract these into new images, I could select the area, copy, create new image from ...
2
votes
0answers
31 views

Why does Illustrator add zeeros in all units? [closed]

I have an annoying problem with my Illustrator CC 2015. When specifying some size like font size, two zeros is always added to the size. This causes the font to resize to something huge when the size ...
0
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0answers
29 views

Business Card Printing [duplicate]

I want to know if there's an economical home pc printer that will feed business card sheets efficiently. I have to load them one at a time.I use Avery 8371 stock from Wal-Mart.
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3answers
2k views

An error in printed book is my fault: what do I do? [duplicate]

I designed a kids' activity book for my client. She handwrote all the text correctly and I typed a sentence out incorrectly. She approved the proof before print but that was the 6th draft so I guess ...
4
votes
1answer
65 views

What type of printer do I need to print small round gold stickers with perfect accuracy?

I am looking for a company to print a gold seal/sticker for my product. The problem is, all the companies I have tried can not print with the perfect accuracy I need. It needs to be water resistant, ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

How can I tell if my .psd file can be saved as a vector image? [duplicate]

I have designed a logo for a client in Photoshop CS6 (I know, Illustrator, Illustrator) and all of the active layers consist either of Photoshop-generated shapes or editable text, aka nothing is a ...
0
votes
1answer
33 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?
2
votes
2answers
39 views

Is there a reverse Font lookup for copyrighted fonts?

I often get font files from other designers. Is there a way for me to check if those fonts are copyrighted and require me to have a license to use them.
0
votes
1answer
19 views

Exporting with slices in AI doesn't respect Rasterize Effect settings?

I have a series of thousands of vector objects imported from a DXF file, and sized to an artboard of a specific pixel size (10,160 x 10,160). I need to cut the images up into a grid of 1,024 x 768 ...
5
votes
4answers
332 views

Why should I make reponsive templates in Photoshop?

I am a designer and currently working on responsive web templates in photoshop. I started to learn responsive designs just now after seeing its market need. As I am a designer so i started to try in ...
1
vote
3answers
83 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Changing the proportions of a circle cut in half after cutting?

If you make type on a path in Illustrator on a circle, and you cut the circle in half 50:50 to get the type the right way up in each half - can you then adjust the half to make it eg 60:40 or some ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

Chroma keying in photoshop, but have reflected on the subject? [duplicate]

(Revisited) I originally posted this question, but wasn't logged in when it was posted. I'm a beginner portrait photographer and I recently shot a photo shoot using a green screen. It was suppose to ...
0
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1answer
14 views

Place into InDesign and keep transparent padding / exact artboard size?

When I place a vector image like an Illustrator file or PDF into an InDesign file, InDesign always trims away any clear whitespace around the artwork. This causes problems because normally, I've set ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Indesign CC 2014: Strange problem with page number placement in Table of Contents

I have a table of contents that looks like this: As can be seen, all entries are displaying perfectly as intended except for the last one. In fact, this is just a small test version of the whole ...
4
votes
3answers
55 views

Logo Sub Category Name or Logo Sub Brand Design

I'm looking for the technical term if there is one of when brands have a sub category or sub brand and they alter their logo slightly. I'm looking for some inspiration of this online of how it's done. ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Images blur when exporting as interactive PDF (CS6)

When I export my InDesign CS6 Document as an interactive PDF the images come out blurry even though they're all properly linked and look fine when exported to a print PDF. What can I do?
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0answers
34 views

What would be the best adobe product for creating wedding stationery? [closed]

Hi I create digital wedding invitations but am currently using serif software which is a little limiting. I am self taught and have used photoshop in the past (long time ago...) What would be the best ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Adobe Photoshop - “path” coordinates and “path stroke” behavior

I have some things I need to verify in using Adobe Photoshop. I am designing a "precise" dimension related image. It was an archimedian spiral. base on a tutorial I found on YouTube. I have to be ...
4
votes
2answers
99 views

Make Grey elements pop over-top of greyscale photo

I have a complicated task. Client would like this grey UI to pop, and problem is, they want greyscale photographs in the background. The photographs are on a fade-carousel and they each have different ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

What is the visual concept behind squared, boxed or Z patterned letters in logo design?

I am willing to know the visual concept or communication behind such logo designs like IDEO's forming or surrounded by a flat square shape and contains only 4 letters or symbols. See the images as ...

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