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Open an .ico file in Photoshop or Illustrator? [duplicate]

I have some icons I'd like to purchase and use from iconfinder.com, but they are only available as .ico files. I want to use these as part of a user-interface on a website, so I need them as either ...
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Why can't I get a hard border when I expand the border? [duplicate]

Why can't I get a hard border when I used modify -> border? This is maddening and I've read about 5 posts so far that do not solve the problem?
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How can I recreate a graph paper grid in photoshop?

As in Photoshop there we can display the grid but I want this grid to be printed so I want to make the grid myself. What's an easy idea to make this?
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Optimizing (Compressing) GIF images in Photoshop

I am trying to optimize an animated GIF image in Photoshop. The current size is 2.2 MB. Following the guides I found online, they told me to "Save as Web" and then decrease the colors from 256 down to ...
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Using the shape of an object to cut the object beneath it in Inkscape

I'm editing an svg in Inkscape and I have an object on top of another object. I'd like to use the shape of the top object to cut the object beneath it. For those who are familiar with GIMP, I'm ...
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111 views

Website to apply some visual style to a vector image (SVG, etc)

Question: If I have a vector path (let's say it's an SVG), what's a website I can send it to and get various "styles" in return? What I mean by "style" is just: change the colors of the vector paths ...
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Use vector image to cut shape in another layer/shape

I am currently trying to make some rounded social icons for my website. I managed to fine a blog online which supplies some vector cutouts of some of the popular site logos I need. What I want to ...
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Pathfinder divide tool on object with gradient mesh

I'm using Illustrator CC, and have a tear-drop shaped object which has a gradient mesh applied to it. I need to use the pathfinder divide tool in combination with another simple shape to take a chunk ...
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RGB to CMYK conversion problem

I'm having a rather annoying problem! I have RGB images made in Photoshop that I need to convert to CMYK. When I save the file my black background is converted to a light grey! I tried deleting my ...
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How best to adjust the colour of different parts of an (all raster) image that are on the same layer?

I am attempting to experiment with different colours for the grey, orange and pink areas of this image. They all appear with no separation on a single layer. So far I've tried selecting and ...
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Why is the blue in my AI file black in my PDF file?

I created a RSVP card for a friend and in the AI file the color is NAVY Blue but when I save as a PDF and attach it on the email it is black. Does anyone know a solution?
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How do I move my mask independently of my layer?

I'm trying to move my image without having my layer mask move with it. How do I move the image without moving the mask? See the images below for a visual depiction. Is it possible to move just the ...
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1answer
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How do I edit an existing layer mask in Photoshop?

How can I edit the mask that is being applied to this layer?
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Delete path of two anchor points, but not the anchors themselves

I am trying to change the path of a two anchors. I have tried grouping the two anchors I do not want connecting together and goto Object>Path>Divide Objects Below, but nothing happens. I get the ...
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What programs can I use to create an animation for web?

I have never created animations, but I want to make one for my website's home page. Basically what I have is an image where each chakra of human body is shown with its name. I want to show how the ...
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How to create Android PNG Icons from an SVG using GIMP

I'm pretty much a graphics design noob, as you can tell by this very basic question. What I am trying to achieve is to create a set of Android icons from an SVG file that I have. In case you didn't ...
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Make grid from images [duplicate]

I have N images in foldes with the same dimensions (HxW). Is there any software that can resize all images to the configured size (for example proportionally reduce size of the pic by X) and build a ...
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Which RGB profile should I use for my JPG file?

I need to send a image as the title says. But the amount of RGB choices confuse me... There's sRGB built-in, sRGB, adobe RGB, apple RGB... I thought of choosing "Best RGB", is it okay...?
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How can I copy and paste a logo layer using Actions?

Is there a way to copy a layer from one file and paste it into multiple files using Actions? I already use actions to re-size the images, but I end up having to manually copy and paste the layer with ...
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Logo Families/ecosystems

I'm doing a research for conceptual Logodesigns which should fit into a ecosystem. I'm not sure if logosystems, ecosystems or logofamilies are the right terms. I'm thinking about logosets like the ...
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how to replace masked image in photoshop?

Image should be replaced without pasting image or grouping to the below as grouping remains the previous image.
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How can I produce custom vector based buttons in Photoshop?

I want to create some vector based buttons which resemble the button design shown below: I can just take a button and treat it as a bitmap and change text and appearance, but the output doesn't ...
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470 views

I select colour #0033ff and get colour #3d58a7 in a CMYK Photoshop file. What could be happening?

I am working on this CMYK file and until today all colours could be selected and everything was working fine. Today I decide to give it a bright blue background, and select shade #0033ff. I see a ...
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Should I look into different graphic design softwares?

I have so far used nothing but GIMP for photo touch-ups, logo designing, etc..etc.., Now I have seen that many use illustrator for logo designing, lightroom for photo editing so on... Should I ...
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Text silhouette; change color in middle of a letter illustrator

Does anyone know how to change colors in letters to appropriately represent silhouette? A perfect example is the opening for the movie Superbad: The 'U' is perfectly a U while having the right ...
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How can I easily deselect a path after creating it in Photoshop?

I've asked this question before, but for Illustrator: How can I easily deselect a path after creating it in Illustrator? I want to make hair strands, so I'm using the pen tool to make a path with two ...
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1answer
321 views

How can I spice up my flat iOS icons?

I'm making an icon for a speed reader app for the iPhone. These are more or less the designs I've been toying with: Looking at them though, I just find they're a little boring. With the iOS 7 ...
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Wrap text inside sphere

I'm trying to achieve something like this image in Photoshop CS6: However I only need two large letters inside. The goal is to have the letters in a standard "squared" font (Arial Black) follow the ...
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What is a good generalized “navigate to” or “open” or “more” or “choose” or “select” icon?

Imagine a table with many rows in a web application. The first column contains only an icon, no text. When single-clicking the icon, it must represent selecting that row and takes you to a new page. ...
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2answers
884 views

Recreating bloated/blurred text in Tate Modern logo in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate the effect demonstrated on the logo for the Tate galleries in the UK with Photoshop. Here are some of the logo variants: Using quick masking I can emulate the gradient ...
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1answer
243 views

Packaging design process? From pricing, to mockups, to finding vendors [closed]

I'm wondering what the general process is for packaging design? I've got a few years of graphic/web design under my belt, but in discussing a re-brand, a client has requested that I also pitch new ...
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1answer
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What's the name of the font used in Cape Charles?

What is the name of this font and it's family ?
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1answer
469 views

How to automatically repeat labels on a page in Inkscape?

I make labels for my beer bottles in Inkscape. With each new batch of beer I need to change the label. When I am done I want to print 8 labels on each page. Right now I export the SVG as PDF and use ...
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708 views

Adobe Automation: Dynamic Text in Template

I'm developing a template for my team's daily production needs, and every product must have certain consistent marginalia on it, such as date, product ID, title, subtitle, etc. Currently, this ...
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1answer
387 views

How to teach a print designer to design for web?

I'm a programmer (not a designer) and I work with various designers in the marketing industry. A typical project will consist of a designer coming up with a design for a web page and then handing the ...
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227 views

Website Style Guide Creation

I'm working for a client that requires me to create website style guides from detailed photoshop mockups of the already designed website. These style guides are then passed on to the actual developers ...
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How much process can I / should I show in my portfolio?

I have some cool visuals to do with process of developing an end idea or product, but I was wondering how much process I should show in my portfolio.
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What is the best way to make text fit inside a circular shape?

I'd like to create something like this: (see design peg) Ideally, the text should be editable so that any letter combination can be used. I know I can do it quickly (and keep the text editable) by ...
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317 views

Printing over watercolor

I've previously screen printed over watercolors but would be interested in looking into digital printing onto paper thats been painted... Is there any common process for doing this or is it just not ...
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130 views

What is the name for wireframe-like projection images of technical objects?

What do you call wireframe-like projection images of technical objects? Like the rocket images below: This is not an actual wireframe because empty spaces are not filled with a grid; only notable ...
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1answer
466 views

How can I use gradients to imitate depth for isometric mazes?

I would like to create a maze with gradients, but I don't know where to start. I can see that they are subtle gradients that shift, so I would like to start with some techniques that could help me ...
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1answer
204 views

How to filter a photo to pencil and paper sketch with stains?

I have tried a variety of different manipulations to achieve a old-style architectural render. Here is what I've tried, perhaps the workflow and quality can be improved. Desaturated image Adjusted ...
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2answers
299 views

What is Pantone Cyan used for?

What is the difference between cyan and Pantone Cyan Special Color?
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1answer
192 views

Apply MasterPage to even pages in QuarkXpress

I have created a new project with automatic text box (non facing pages) and have created a second master page that I would now like to apply to all even pages. InDesign has this option when I ...
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1answer
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Is there a worldwide applicable color-emotion chart?

Colors are used to represent emotions; especially in advertising. People have even come up with color-emotion charts like this one: Yet, depending on the country, some colors have different ...
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2answers
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Editing the size of rectangular grid tool in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I've been painting a pixel character in a of 32x32, but after the work is almost done I noticed I needed a little more dots, Is there any way to edit the grid to something like 64x64? If not, is ...
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What font is typically used for receipts?

Can someone please help me identify the fonts used in these two receipts. I'm looking for downloadable free fonts that I can use to reproduce the same looking results. The two receipts used different ...
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1answer
883 views

How to warp text to simulate paper curl effect, in Illustrator?

I have an object with some perspective, to simulate a paper curl effect (blue sticker on image below). How do I apply the same effect to text (i.e., how do I make the purple text look like it is ...
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2answers
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Clipping Mask Error in Illustrator? [closed]

I have a Visiting Card in Illustrator and have to fit the pic of a person in a visiting card Frame. I am clipping his pic in the frame but it says the Can't clipping because the front part of the ...
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1answer
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How to create a decreasing stippling or halftone effect? [duplicate]

For lack of a better name, I'm trying to create a decreasing stippling effect like this: My first inclination was that this could be created in Photoshop with some sort of filter effect. I was ...

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