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1answer
84 views

How to draw smooth curved shapes in illustrator?

I did one illustration like this. It includes thin curved lines. I took lot of time and patience to create this one. But the end result is looking a bit cluttered. I'm expecting very smooth curves. ...
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1answer
81 views

Looped GIF or video in InDesign

Is it possible to A, embedding an animated GIF, or B, embedding a video where the controllers are hidden and loops itself automatically within InDesign, then export it as an interactive PDF? Is ...
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1answer
27 views

How do I use the paint brush with a fill in illustrator?

I'm watching the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cljS0rL5-Ko . The video's author uses the paint brush tool with a fill and a stroke to draw the character. Every time I try to draw with a ...
3
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1answer
49 views

Making the jump on my gif smoother

I have a gif generated using Python. It looks like this: To avoid the jump in resolution at the start, when is a good time in the animation to introduce the next layer? EDIT: Implementing fading ...
0
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1answer
20 views

Indesign CS6: Applying “show/hide” function to elements on separate pages from trigger

Is it possible to apply a "show/hide" function to an element on one page that effects elements on other pages throughout a document?
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1answer
98 views

Spacetime Fabric Curvature

I'm using Illustrator to create a 10x10 grid that I wish to manipulate so I can achieve this effect: But I'm unsure how to do it. Using the various Warp filters does not achieve the result I need, ...
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0answers
32 views

Pricing for projects while still in school [duplicate]

During my first semester of grad school, I did a class project that involved working with small business owners to help revitalize their businesses. We were each paired with an actual client that told ...
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1answer
40 views

Segoe Script - Font Recommendation [closed]

Please I need help selecting fonts that match the Segoe Script family. I am currently developing a website and I am using this font in my logo. I am not sure what other fonts match ( Preferably ...
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1answer
22 views

Indesign CS6 Is it possible to make one really long page and use breaks to make it work as if it's multiple pages?

I'm having trouble using the show/hide feature in Indesign to effect elements across multiple pages (see my question on the issue here). If I can't figure out how to make that work my next best ...
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0answers
11 views

Indesign CS6 how to show and hide elements on multiple pages

I built a multi page questionnaire to use for my Corporate Identity and Brand Development services. Due to the fact that my customers range from new Entrepreneurs who've never run a Business to ...
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3answers
48 views

How can I keep my file size small without losing quality?

I am designing a sign measuring 0.9m x 1.50 m. This sign will be seen from up close and needs to be top quality, high res. However, I need to keep file size manageable. Any suggestions?
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2answers
41 views

Specified resizing in Illustrator

I'm just wondering: This is the size of the group. I want to resize the rectangle and the Q in the same time, but I want to give a specified size for the rectangle that the q can follow. For ...
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0answers
21 views

How do I open a document at the maximum full screen size, instead of less than full screen? [migrated]

I noticed when I open any document (psd/jpeg/etc.) it opens at around 70% of maximum view size, instead of 'full screen' (CMD+0). How do I open images at full screen by default? I checked ...
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3answers
806 views

Why does Photoshop want to save JPEG as quality '10' out of 12?

I'm currently editing a bunch of images (JPEGs) and Photoshop keeps wanting to save them as 10/12 instead of 12/12. Why does it constantly want to save it as 10/12 instead of 12/12? Is there an ...
2
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2answers
70 views

How to make rectangular photo of a book?

I try to make this photo rectangular. Borders of the page and vertical and horizontal lines should be linear. Ratio can be corrected later. http://hpics.li/d6d43bc Photoshop Puppet Warp couldn't ...
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2answers
41 views

Looking back at work you want to change but its gone to print?

I have recently just started at a new company as an art worker. (My first ever artworker job) I get given small jobs which require quick turn arounds. The other day I had to add some copy to a poster ...
2
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1answer
32 views

Random characters in Fontlab

I'm working on a project where I want to make a font, but it's more like a pattern generator. Here are 2 pictures to show what my concept is: With some scripts is it possible that I want to do? ...
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0answers
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What is this arrangment of elements in broadcast news called?

I am searching for the name of an arrangement typically used in news-broadcast designs, exemplified below (Terror in Boston, with rectangle above). In French we call these mortaise, but I cannot find ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

need a typefont with caps that ascend and descend below baseline

I know everyone rags on Papyrus, but I love that the caps are higher and lower than the lc letters (see The Paper Store logo). I see this on script fonts as well (e.g. Typnic Script), but don't want ...
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3answers
56 views

3D or image pass through text effect…?

I noticed this graphic concept or trend where you have a picture pass through text, not set in it or the text itself being 3D but the effect gives off a similar appearance. I have no idea what its ...
1
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0answers
68 views

Generating a random “city lights from space” pattern

I'm working on an alien planet design in Photoshop, and I'm wondering if there are any brushes or techniques for easily creating that "city lights from space" effect? I'm hoping to create a randomized ...
0
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1answer
26 views

How do I color just the outer union of two concentric circles in Sketch?

I'm looking to add a separate fill to the areas labeled "Color" in the diagram below. I'm using Sketch 3. The concentric circles were both created by subtracting two concentric circles from each ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Why does my CMYK file have crazy neon colors? [closed]

I am new to Illustrator but made a very cool file with photos & text to print as 11x14 poster. A JPEG file is needed to bring to the printer (using Costco which usually works fine). But when I ...
0
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1answer
26 views

How to get the outline of a thick line in Illustrator CC

I have perhaps a silly question. If I have a line, very thick, say 70 pt, and I wanted to use the outline of this line rather than its actual path for vinyl cutting, what can I do to change this? I ...
2
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2answers
163 views

Does anyone know the name of this typography/design style?

Does anyone know of a label that could be applied to the style of typography/design above?
0
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2answers
28 views

how to position cities correctly on a world map??? geolocation markers for Illustrator CC?

I recently discovered this awesome third party After Effects plugin called "Locations" It allows you to add geolocated markers to maps in After Effects. Does anyone know if such a cartography plugin ...
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1answer
28 views

Efficient way to create picture grid

Suppose you're a photographer who works in Photoshop and Lightroom, and who wants to create a borderless "contact sheet", a grid of different photos with pixel-perfect alignment of the edges of each ...
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5answers
757 views

What questions should I ask when giving interviews to a senior graphic designer?

Ok, here's a weird issue I'm facing. My boss (no background in design) has gotten me to interview a graphic/UI design guy the company is hiring. Here's the gist: The job position in this case is a ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Centering Text in script in photoshop

How can you center text in a script? I have tried to get it's bounds, use PARAGRAPHTEXT and use the width and height but nothing works well. I've also tried to make the text centered using ...
0
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0answers
18 views

What is the US agency to copyright designs made outside US?

Is there any website of a United States copyright agency, to protect a design, lets say a cartoon, but for design made outside US?
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4answers
86 views

How to beautify images without decreasing sharpness?

a few weeks ago my girlfriend shot about 300 pictures of an event (personal collection) and asked me to improve colors and such with Photoshop. When I returned all the photos she told me many pictures ...
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0answers
32 views

Developing a graphic that highlights differences in time between items, task and sub task times

I'd like to make a visualization that shows the differences in total timelines and variability to complete a task. In total, there are 20 of these items, each with a different total and step times. ...
3
votes
2answers
44 views

Center align to page or to safe area

I'm designing a cookbook in InDesign using templates from blurb.com similar to the one below. If I want a photo or a piece of text to be aligned to the centre of the page when the book prints, is it ...
0
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1answer
37 views

Illustrator - Stroke after 3d Effect

i apologize if my question is too immature but i just cant figure it out. i'm new to illustrator and i want a black stroke around all my objects but i cant give it to objects that have 3D effects ...
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0answers
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Any good stock photo agencies? [duplicate]

I'm interested to know what websites are other graphic designers using to get nice stock photos vectors and why? Would be helpful to know where the best photos and subscriptions are at the moment.
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0answers
18 views

Files aren't opening and printing problems [closed]

Firstly, I created a logo for a client, converted them all into files for her to use for print, web, and universal (PDF, and the standard AI format) then compressed the folder I put them all in and ...
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votes
1answer
41 views

Create a custom text shadow [closed]

I have some plain text and I was curious as to how to create a custom text shadow behind it. I have another set of text I would like to use as the shadow but I'm not sure what to do as in angling it ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Script to assign a Pantone color to a channel in photoshop

I have a Pantone color, say "PANTONE 3135 C", and I would like to assign it to a channel in Photoshop (CC 2015, with ExtendScript 4.5.5, Toolikt CC 4.0.0.1) using JavaScript/ExtendScript. To do this ...
6
votes
4answers
257 views

Why @2x Mockups

Just for my own curiosity, why is it becoming a trend to create "@2x" mockups in photoshop? Other than creating larger native file-sizes, what's the difference between a 360ppi mock vs a 72ppi mock ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Does it make any difference compressing a file during exporting or after?

I have an InDesign file with a number of vector images in it. I was wondering whether it made any difference whether I exported a full quality version and compressed the resulting pdf or exported a ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Limit object view bounds, or better blur technique in Sketch

Using Sketch, I'm trying to duplicate the blur approach used in this image (source): But I can't figure out how to blur properly in Sketch. The closest approach I could find was using background ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
0
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4answers
547 views

How yellow color is formed using RGB color model?

It is said that red, blue and yellow are the 3 primary colors, which can't be formed by any other color. Then how come we create yellow color in RGB color model? Is there any theory or reason behind ...
8
votes
1answer
530 views

What does the number mean on the Google web font “Page load” meter?

I'm weighing up the pros and cons of using a particular web font combination, and am looking to see exactly how much weight it'll add to this site for first time visitors. It's a Google font, and they ...
2
votes
2answers
55 views

Decreasing the page size when saving to PDF

I created an SVG image in InkScpae. It is 1328 pixels wide. Then I did "Save as PDF". The resulting PDF was 15 inch wide. I need the PDF to be in the width of an A4 paper - about 8 inch. I tried to ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Cut out stroke from objects beneath

I'm fairly new to Illustrator, but I'm working on this vector: Right now this is accomplished by circle paths, white fill color, and also two strokes. The blue stroke is 4px and then there is a ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

Create svg with selectable text

I am new to designing. I have photoshop and illustrator with me. I need to create an svg where I can be able to select the text inside it. As shown in this example where the text is selectable. ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

After Effects renders with no audio [migrated]

I've been using after effects cs6 to make intros in my youtube template. They always render without sound. I've been exporting them as avi files. I'm currently making one in an mpeg4 format (assuming ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Preserve hard edges not working in photoshop?

I want to rotate/warp/resize images but keep all pixels the same color, I don't want softedges (no antialiasing). I started off with a red square, and rotated it, and it looks like this in the side: ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

how can I copy guides from one artboard to another

I'm using Illustrator to lay out a multi-page pdf, I've set up some guides on an artboard and I'd like other artboards to have the same guides. Can I copy them over?

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