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What's a good way to get into Concept Art?

I'm a game programmer, and so yeah, you could call me creative, but I've only created code-generated visuals. I want to get into Concept Art. Where are good places to start? I am looking for both ...
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5answers
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What properties should a typeface or font for children's signage have while still being playful?

I am looking for a typeface for use with children's signage (don't say Comic sans). I'm looking for something playful yet legible. By children, I mean elementary school age (and younger). What a re ...
0
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2answers
40 views

Photoshop: how I can increase the height of a part of my image?

I would like increase the height of a part of my image. Here is my current image: http://i.imgur.com/LEMfuo0.png I would like increase the height with 90px here: http://prntscr.com/5viaqk Not the ...
0
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2answers
40 views

Have separate page number per master page side spread-sheet in Indesign

So I have a document with page spreads, let's say left page has master page A set, and right page has master page B. This for all subsequent pages. A-B, A-B, and so forth. What I want is to have all ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Creating a PDF file with variables

Is there a way to prepare a PDF file in any of the programs in the Adobe Creative Suit, making a part of it change with input from the user? For example, you make an invitation template. You make the ...
0
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2answers
138 views

Photoshop - clear color data from transparent pixels

I have some images that have some transparent grey pixels, and when I make the picture larger, thoose pixels are visible a little bit. Is there a way to do this with Photoshop? In GIMP you can ...
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1answer
34 views

How to fix disproportional scaling across multiple images at the same time in InDesign?

In InDesign CS6, you have to directly select an image and scale up or down after clicking the "constrain proportions" chain-link button in order to revert the proportions back to normal. When ...
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4answers
526 views

Design a 'pressed' version of a button image?

I have designed an image which will be used as a button in an android app. Since it is a button, the state of the image has to be changed when the user clicks on the image to give it a "pressed" ...
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1answer
31 views

How to make the white text that is sitting on an opaque black image separate?

How to make the white text that is sitting on an opaque black image separate from the black so that it is recognized as an object in and of itself?
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1answer
114 views

Extract Assets with CUSTOM Size, Format and quality?

I have a 1920x1080 PSD with many layers (close to a 100) of emeded assets that I need to extract at 66.67% (scaling down to a standard 1280x720). Is there a way to add a custom size on export? (all ...
1
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1answer
487 views

Problems with Inkscape's trace bitmap when converting with multiple colors

I want to apologize ahead of time, for potentially failing to explaining the problem more accurately: So I'm attempting to smooth/clean up a design I'm making for a greeting card on Inkscape. I ...
3
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2answers
46k views

What does the Interlaced option in adobe Photoshop do?

There is this options box shown when saving a .png image from Adobe Photoshop. I always choose 'None'. What does the 'Interlaced' option do?
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5answers
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How would I know how good of a designer I am?

To me my designs looks good, at least for some months. But to others not so much. I want to go freelancing but I don't want to be a bad designer. So how do I find out if my logo/website/business ...
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2answers
5k views

How to resize an image made up of 2x2 pixel blocks down to corresponding single pixels?

I have an image made up of "pixel blocks" of size 2x2 (so that each block is made up of four pixels of the same color). How can I scale the image by a factor of 2 in each direction so as to reduce ...
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votes
3answers
44 views

Help with designing a billboard

I have designed brochures and marketing materials in the past, but a friend of mine in a town association asked if I could create a billboard. I know InDesign and Photoshop, and am limited in ...
3
votes
2answers
92 views

When trying to achieve the “ideal” letter count per line how do you balance container size and font size?

“Anything from 45 to 75 characters is widely regarded as a satisfactory length of line for a single-column page set in a serifed text face in a text size. The 66-character line (counting both ...
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2answers
65 views

What group of colors would go well with these colors? [closed]

I am trying to find a couple more colors (hex#s) that go well with these colors. I made a calendar to which people can add many different groups. I wanted to have about 4 more of these. I don't ...
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3answers
111 views

Content as the whole page or just the content area?

This is an opinion question that I go back and forth on every time I start a new project. In most cases, I am designing a website that has some sort of "article" element, whether it be a blog post, ...
10
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2answers
14k views

Turn image into geometric array of colours

Is there a tool like Poly (iPad app) available for Android or Windows systems? I'd like to turn images into polygones/triangles like shown on the app site.
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0answers
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InDesign CC has taken away some important image resizing functionality, and it's annoying [on hold]

In InDesign CS4 I used to be able to do a layout placing TIFFs and sometimes they ended up being too large for my needs in the end. When the layout becomes approved I would go into Photoshop and ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Making Demonstration graphics for web applications

I have been through a lot of websites which have the following kind of demonstration images/icons which look plain but awesome. What are they exactly called? What is the term for such graphics? Any ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Quick color panel in Illustrator

I've been working with Adobe Illustrator for over 2 years now and I really love this program. I'd want to know if it's possible to create a window (just like pathfinder, layers etc.) with my favorite ...
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2answers
48 views

100% True Black problem in Illustrator

In an Illustrator file, Even though I used the default black(100% K), my printer said the pdf is not 100% black. What do you think is the problem?
2
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2answers
428 views

How do I get Adobe InDesign CS6 to export high quality PNGs?

I am having trouble exporting PNGs from Adobe Indesign. The problem is they become very pixelated once they have been exported to PNG. However, when I export to JPEG, there is no pixelation, they look ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

What design options can I go for when fitting a lot of content in a poster?

My boss has been wanting me to design a promotional poster that can be used for both 18x24in poster and a letter sized one page stand. I have been having trouble designing a layout that would work ...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

Setting quote type for Indesign paragraph style

In an Indesign document, I have two kinds of paragraphs: Normal (English) text, and source code snippets. In the normal text, Indesign is very clever, so I get nice typographers quotes, and all is ...
0
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0answers
21 views

Where can I get the font Cloister Black BT Regular and have it embedded in a PDF? [migrated]

I had this font installed on my mac and never had issues with it - then my hard drive went and when the time came to print existing files (Award certificates) that I had on file it appears correct in ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

How do I make objects created with transform effect into an actual object?

Say, you apply transform as an effect and make a bunch of rotated copies of an object. Now those copies are an effect and if you center the object it will only center the original object and not the ...
1
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1answer
38 views

Matte effect in illustrator [closed]

I'm new to graphic design. Does anyone know how to create a the matte shape like this from the picture below!
2
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3answers
55k views

how to change the workspace color window from RGB to CMYK mode in Illustrator CS5.1?

I'm using Illustrator CS5.1 and started a new document in RGB mode. When I change the color mode to CMYK under File > Document Color Mode > CMYK Color, the Color window in my workspace doesn't ...
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votes
3answers
934 views

How to draw glowing lines with glitter effect inside

I just wonder if there exists a tutorial for photoshop which I could follow to draw those shining lines especially with the glitter like effect on the right side. (you can see what I mean in this ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Difference between Gaussian blur tools in Illustrator

I want to apply a Gaussian blur to an image I imported into Illustrator. There are 2 tools from the menu, Effect-Blur-Gaussian Blur and Effect-SVG Filters-AI_GaussianBlur_4. I have applied both ...
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votes
3answers
52 views

How do I find out what color mode an image is in Illustrator?

I am using one image. I just want to know in which format it is: CMYK or RGB? How do I find this out in Illustrator?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I use the width tool and brushes in Illustrator?

I am following this tutorial on Custom Lettering In one of the steps, it says " Using the Brush Tool (B), with the “Basic” brush; use the Width Tool (Shift+W) to adjust the width of our new path" I ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

How do I import a set of symbols in Sketch 3?

How do I import symbols from one project into another. For instance, I've downloaded the Bootstrap 3 resource, and I want to bring the symbols into another project I'm working on without copying and ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Illustrator PDF save as: File size differs from yesterday to today in 1MB.?

I am saving a file (rich in text and photos, 15 artboards) as a PDF. I finished it yesterday and exported it. Got a 4.9 MB file. Fine. This morning I noticed a Typo. Corrected it (Changed no photo, ...
3
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0answers
64 views

Do's and Don'ts of backgrounds (Print Design)

I guess I'm naturally inclined to throw a background onto the average print job straight away rather than designing using white space...I have a bad habit of just throwing some sort of coloured ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Can we transform pattern in shape by using handle?

I create a pattern in perspective view , but when I fill my shape by my pattern , I need Move my pattern in my shape . As I see I can do it by entering position of pixels , the question is Can I move ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

iOS Pixel-to-Points conversion

I am delivering design specifications for an iOS iPhone app, and experience lots of measurement inconsistencies between my project PSD file (which is specified in pixels) and the conversion of it to ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

How can I make these blurry Shape?

I tried to create these shapes several times ago without success. I tried with illustrator and a blurry shape that I deform with "Envelope Distort" > "make with mesh" but the result isn't very ...
2
votes
2answers
64 views

Aesthetic rules for sizing items in grid cells

(TL;DR: How big should the black boxes be in the grid below?) I have a grid of cells containing a rectangular shaped image (it's actually the same image repeated). The ratio of the image width/height ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

Adobe Indesign automatic deletion of overflow text

Indesign CS5.5 (v7.5.2) Is there an automated method to simply remove all overset text in a text frame? I don't want it hidden by a smaller frame. I want it gone. I spend so much time simply ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Is there a quick/easy way to scale one line of text to match another in Illustrator?

I find myself having to do this kind of thing fairly often: ie have a line of smaller text underneath a bigger one, matching widths. I usually do this by placing the smaller text directly over ...
1
vote
3answers
290 views

I want to blur out a part of a video.

How can I do this without separately touching up all 150 frames (layers) in Photoshop. I'm using the blur tool. Thanks, Cindy
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votes
0answers
11 views

Interaction design in developing countries [closed]

How to understand interaction design? Which feathers can affect interaction design results?
0
votes
1answer
163 views

Photoshop CS5 Type Tool frustration!

So I choose the type tool and key in 2 words. I want to change the the 2nd word to a different color. I select the second word and change its color on the Options bar. The following strangeness ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How can I position glyphs within their containing box?

I don't do much work with fonts, so please forgive me if my terminology is a little off. A client has asked me to create a few custom glyphs to add to an existing font. Two of those glyphs are for ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Progressive line width increase in corel draw

I would like to know if it is possible to draw a line in corel draw with variable width. I need to draw a line which is 1 px at the beginning and then grows progressively to 3 px at the end. The line ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Adobe Illustrator Save For Web SVG becomes empty

Windows 7, AI CS5 I have several artboards with different versions of a logo on them that I'm trying to save as an .svg file. ctrl+shift+alt+s to save for web. Active artboard's logo shows up in ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to resolve a problem with exporting in CorelDraw?

When I'm working in CorelDraw and my paper size is A4 (it's shows in the left upper corner) I keep the size of my poster into the limits of my borders/paper. Meanwhile, I have nothing changed in the ...

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