17
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6answers
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Client asking for design suggestions

My first-time client, referred by a very loyal client of mine, does not want to follow my designing route (for what I’m assuming are personal financial reasons). They want something “fresh, new, ...
0
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1answer
26 views

Can't use keyboard shortcuts when using my Wacom Intuos? [on hold]

So here's my issue: whenever I use my tablet (a Wacom Intuos) I can't use keyboard shortcuts while I'm drawing. In order to use them I have to click out of my artwork (click on the layers panel or ...
0
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1answer
59 views

How could I spice this logo up?

I am currently working on starting a small business(less than 10 transactions a month), but in order to get any support from the suppliers, I need to create a logo and website. So I would appreciate ...
6
votes
2answers
533 views

Importing XML into InDesign and automatically adjusting content

My client has an InDesign catalog. Instead of manually updating it as he's done up to now, he'd like to import XML data into the InDesign file and not have to make any of the changes manually. However ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

How to prepare a spot varnish; does it need to have trapping if there's a gloss and matte one?

On a project that has a selective varnish, the print-ready file usually needs to be prepared separately in one spot color, a bit like a dieline. Only the area where the varnish will be printed should ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Web Development programs for Macs [closed]

I bought a Mac last week and will be hopefully having a career in Web development. I was hoping a few members can help on what programs I should buy or look into. I understand many programs are free, ...
1
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1answer
141 views

how to resize object with additive styles applied to it, while keeping it's copies in place?

What I want to do is shown here at 0:52, unfortunatelly there is no explanation in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fh-9Ajs0ck The author applies additive style to a square to acquire a ...
1
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3answers
4k views

How to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file?

I was wondering if there was an easy way to convert Sketch files to a layered Photoshop file? Sketch exports tiffs, png and jpg but they are all flattened. Anyone else have to do this? Any suggestions ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

How can I fit an image onto an iphone template perfectly?

I made a mockup for mobile and saved it as a jpeg. Adobe firewroks has a library that contains an iphone template and I wanted to fit my mockup to fit perfectly inside it. I used transform and held ...
0
votes
2answers
191 views

How can I Change the color of a bunch of symbols in Illustrator

I have a set of flat objects and they are independent, they only share the same file. I mean they are all in one single .AI file. How can I Change the colors of those objects while they are in symbol ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

After Effects - create a square mask and have an image slide through it

I have a rectangular image, let's pretend it's a wide picture of New York city's skyline. I want to create a rectangle in the center of my canvas. Then I want to horizontally slide the picture of New ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

InDesign Faux Italic Font for EPUB

I'm producing an EPUB with Adobe InDesign. Most of the fonts I'm using have Italic and Bold versions. I simply select the correct font in InDesign, and it is set up as a @font-face in the CSS when I ...
2
votes
2answers
185 views

Vintage/Stamped text effect in Illustrator

I really like the look of this image but can't figure out how to replicate it: I understand that rounded corners were used, and then texture within the letters, but how do you get the roughened ...
1
vote
2answers
95 views

Working with opacities/transparency in printing

I'm working on some tasting cards for a winery and have since received a proof of my design. However how I've set it up completely wrong in terms of the opacities I'm using. I've known for a long time ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Removing white segment from a svg image

I am designing an Arabic font for which I have created the glyphs using MetaFont and processed the MetaFont sources with MetaPost. As a result, I got an svg image for each of the glyph. There is one ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Is it possible to embed an indd file inside another

I know that it is possible to place pages of another indd inside a parent indesign file as a linked file. But is it possible to embed it? I'm using ID5.5 and the embed option is greyed out for linked ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

GIMP Scaling Groups of layer masks

Using GIMP it's possible to link a number of layers together and scale them together. However I have about 5 layers each with a layer mask that fit together - I would like to scale these together with ...
3
votes
2answers
42 views

Scanning colored pencil illustrations and prepare them for printing?

I would like to know how to scan a coloured pencil image properly, without having that grey dots around the image and without expose it so much. My scanner is a Epson V330 Photo and I made the ...
1
vote
3answers
63 views

Can I change the outside area colour of my canvas?

I am using Illustrator CS5 and the grey background around the outside of my canvas/page I used to have and loved has gone white. I do not know why. I can not change the colour in preferences-user ...
11
votes
3answers
923 views

Good typography for a speech manuscript [closed]

Consider this use case: I have to give a speech, and I cannot give it extemporaneously (too long, too little time to prepare), so I have to use a manuscript. I would expect the typographical ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Align an image horizontally relative to a mask

When I place an image inside a mask, is there a way to align horizontally/vertically that image so it's right in the center of that mask without me having to drag it around within the mask to find the ...
1
vote
1answer
57 views

Adobe fireworks UI to mobile live preview

I am running Fireworks on Windows 8.1 and I am designing a user Interface for Moto G mobile. Is there any simple way to see live preview in USB connected mobile phone? I don't remember but there is ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How's the best way to scan coloured pencil drawings?

I'm doing a lot of work at the moment with coloured pencils on a brown paper and when I scan them they don't seem to come out very well at all so I was wondering if anybody had any advice, or tips in ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

URGENT Inkscape png export doesn't fill page [closed]

This suddenly happened on an existing .svg file that looks fine in Inkscape. When I export it to png, the image doesn't fill the right side by approximately 25% (all other sides go to the edges). I ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Gradient not printing correctly in InDesign

I'm creating a flyer in InDesign CS5. I have an object at the top with a gradient fill and text over the object. I tried to do a test print of the flyer, and the gradient isn't printing ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Where does Sketch put it's autosave files? [closed]

What folders does Sketch on mac put it's autosave files? My restore previous versions got bugged by sketch beta and dropbox.
20
votes
14answers
119k views

What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts (ideally) or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir Next Pro, specifically, Bold and Demi: Any similar-looking fonts, with good ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Split elements from one layer into multiple layers [closed]

I have a .psd file with a lot of assets (icons, logos, etc) in a single layer. Is there any automatic way of splitting these elements into separate layers?
-2
votes
0answers
35 views

Want To Know Name of This Font [closed]

Anyone knows name of the font and from where I can download it for free? I am in emergency situation as I need to complete writing a document using this font. Any help will be upvoted and highly ...
1
vote
2answers
22 views

How do I define or deselect areas where the “Color to Alpha” effect should not be applied?

I have an image where the background is white and there are various important components that are also white. I want to just change the background to alpha, but "Colors to Alpha" - by default - ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

What is the easiest way to remove the white background on these images? [closed]

Is there an easy way to remove white background on these images? Some of them have shadow so Wand Tool is not that precise. Any suggestion? Source:https://goo.gl/jc2Zhc
1
vote
2answers
56 views

Color mode problem for selecting colour in cmyk

Is it compulsory for good result to choose a zero value in either of any four c, m, y or k. In CMYK, can't we select a colour which is not having any zero value? I am designing infographics for ...
18
votes
9answers
143k views

Is there a DIN font free alternative?

I need a websafe alternative to DIN font. It needs to be free for commercial use. Anyone know of a good one?
-1
votes
0answers
16 views

Transparent PDF [closed]

Ok, so i create a pdf from an InDesign doc and the client wants to cut and paste parts of the pdf, but have the background on his document show through. Any way to do this in InDesign?
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Printing on Plastic - How is this being done?

Can someone here tell me how the images are being printed on plastic? Example: Source: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/PlayStation-4-HDD-Cases-MGSV-Ground-Zeroes.jpg ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

is it allowed to clear the “designed by freepik.com” from the vectors?

it is legal to modify freepik vectors, does this mean that it is legal to delete the text written "designed by freepik.com" on the vectors? Second question: is it legal to use freepik vectors in a ...
-1
votes
1answer
28 views

How to draw wave line on cricle in Illustrator [closed]

I am new in Illustrator and I cant draw wave on circle (like an image). Please help me!
11
votes
7answers
3k views

Critique: Does this logo portray a web-based control for a media player?

I've been working on an application that works as a remote control for a media player, over the web. The remote itself is an application that runs in your web browser, on your phone or on your tablet ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

working with gimp in windows 8 [closed]

When I installed gimp on windows 8 my create path from text button is missing along with the text along path button is missing has anyone had this same issue and if so does anyone know the fix.
2
votes
2answers
51k views

Rotate illustrator canvas and contents?

Is there a way to rotate the canvas in illustrator 90 degrees? It's pdf format. I've tried the artboard tool (Cmd + o / Ctrl + o) I found an answer regarding this: Illustrator opens PDFs rotated 90 ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Gimp shadow text not working

I am trying to shadow some text in Gimp. However, whenever I go to filter drop down shadow it gives a shadow to the region I previously selected with the selection tool on another layer. I have ...
-1
votes
1answer
48 views

2D characters animation - what method to choose? [closed]

This question is more about a method than a software. I've got drawn characters and I'd like to create an animations with them for 2D game. Most of them are like walking / running stickmens types of ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Adjust levels in a set of scanned images in GIMP

I have 4 images that I scanned and saved as TIFF using my 4 in 1 desktop scanner/printer thing. I drew all the images myself by hand using the same pen, so the originals are quite consistent. When I ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Is there a “generate CSS/HTML” feature or plugin in Sketch app

I have found a script that does exactly that (generates CSS and HTML for the layers and offers an option of exporting those in % values) and cuts the work for the web-dev in half for Photoshop. Now I ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

How to select HEX values / colors in Inkscape

How to select web colors in Inkscape? I know that I can select the ">" at the bottom-right of the screen and select WebHex and then select one in the bar. But in that bar there are just a few colors. ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

Convert shadow to path sketch 3

Is it possible to convert the shadow of a element to a path and then flatten it in sketch 3?
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Typeface similar to Papyrus with bold and italics

I use the Papyrus typeface for some creative writing I am doing. Except for the rough edges, I like all aspects of the typeface. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with different weights or italics. I ...
-1
votes
1answer
41 views

How to convert .png stripes to one .gif file? [closed]

How to convert .png stripes to one .gif file in photoshop or any other application. Thanks in advance.
0
votes
1answer
57 views

Illustrator VS Printer Color

When ever I print some of my creations from Illustrator - the red color is all wrong. My creation is in: #912327 R: 145 G:35 B:39 C: 18% M: 93% Y: 88% K: 16% My print is in: #c76b6f R: 199 ...
9
votes
5answers
3k views

Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white?

Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white? I'm thinking that maybe white doesn't count because it's the background color? Does a 1-color logo need to be literally black with a transparent ...

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