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389 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
97 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
66 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
475 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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1answer
390 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 ...
0
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1answer
167 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
85 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
126 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
53 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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3answers
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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
112 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
53 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
72 views

Random characters in Fontlab [duplicate]

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? ...
1
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1answer
149 views

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
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1answer
52 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
249 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
306 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
53 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
182 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
122 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
355 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?
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2answers
120 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
135 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
1k 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
88 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
28 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
158 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
44 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
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2answers
103 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
206 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
46 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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1answer
76 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
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1answer
170 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 ...
5
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4answers
604 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
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1answer
46 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
115 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
3answers
242 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
6k 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 ...
10
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1answer
821 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
308 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 ...
1
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1answer
141 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
169 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
1answer
395 views

How do I 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 soft edges (no antialiasing). I started off with a red square, and rotated it, and it looks like this in the side: ...
4
votes
1answer
3k 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?
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Can I scale a text box numerically without stretching the type? [duplicate]

The type does not scale if I drag the side-handle of the text box, but when I adjust the width numerically it gets stretched. Is there a way to size a text box (I need it to match the width of other ...
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2answers
1k views

Are there Cyrillic/Greek/Japanese/Chinese equivalents of Comic Sans?

That is, is there a font in these character sets that is: Well known, Widely used for inappropriate purposes, and A marker of questionable design choice in serious application?
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2answers
820 views

How can I export an animated GIF in Photoshop?

When I create a .gif file in Photoshop, it works and animates. However, when I export it to a desktop it saves separate frames as GIFs. How do I bundle it so I can save it as one animated loop file in ...
1
vote
2answers
274 views

How do I create a Interactive PDF from Indesign that allows end user to change picture for something else?

For example: I am creating a real estate flyer and want to save it for an agent as an interactive PDF. This way the agent only has to change out the pictures and text for each home.
0
votes
3answers
1k views

How can I save an image as a 2-bit PNG. any ideas?

Im looking to save an icon as a 2-bit PNG or BMP, any ideas? The lowest option in photoshop is 4-bit. My icons are 4-levels grayscale and must be saved as a 2-bit image. Is there a trick or a ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

CMYK Color Separation for offset printing

Hello I would like to ask how to do CMYK color separation for offset printing? Is it the same for screen printing i.e. spot colors? What would be the optimal DPI, Frequency and angles? My mom sent ...

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