3
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4answers
206 views

What are the most important things that a beginner or learner or novice designer should care about or focus on while designing

I am new in designing field, i have started with photoshop currently in learning phase, Whenever i work on images or try to design something new on my own, i get confuse with the basic things like ...
2
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1answer
68 views

How can I change colors of a B&W graphic in Photoshop?

I have a black & white graphic, which I want to turn into a blue & yellow. Black → blue, white → yellow I can do the first part by creating a solid color layer and change the ...
3
votes
4answers
8k views

What's the width to mockup websites for desktop and mobile now?

Recently, I was practicing web design beyond code things. But after I opened Sketch and just started to make a rectangle of my site, I got stuck. What width should I use? I'd search for the ...
1
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3answers
666 views

Transparent background on my logo

Hiya I am fairly new to illustrator. I have made a logo for my client, which is all vector and ready to handover. I've saved a pdf version and an .ai version to give to him and these are good, but ...
1
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4answers
5k views

Large format pdf - can't save?

So I am building a 10' x 2' 300dpi sign for my buddies restaurant. I have never prepared anything that large for print (I'm mostly a web developer). I have my freaking huge psd, 120in by 24in, 300dpi, ...
1
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2answers
156 views

What are methods do you use for handling typography issues (Ill, ill, fi, ct, Th) without using ligatures?

So, this is a question I've never asked, and in most cases avoided pointing out all together. I'm finally open to finding a non-ligature solution too. Preferably one that doesn't require a font change....
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1answer
155 views

Can I extract and save background of a png image in photoshop? [duplicate]

I have an image that was sent to me as a png file that I can't display here because it's for a client. It has a background image--a design--with text and another image layered above it. I need to ...
2
votes
2answers
690 views

Drawing a ribbon banner with text in Illustrator

Basically, I want to draw a “fluttering” banner/ribbon in Illustrator, such that the text follows the curve of the ribbon. There is to be a pseudo-3D effect, where the ribbon doubles back over itself, ...
16
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7answers
2k views

Is creative writing needed to be a Graphic Designer?

I want to be a graphic designer but I'm awful at writing copy, editing, coming up with slogans and catch phrases. Do I really need to learn Writing, Spelling and Grammar and such to be a successful ...
1
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3answers
118 views

How to lower the details of a line-art illustration?

Not too sure about the vocabulary but here is the bicolor icon I am referring to. This final result should then be used for laser engraving, at roughly 4cm in size, so I need something simpler. I'...
1
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1answer
89 views

Some text moves when deleting a color swatch (Indesign CC)

I have a color swatch I need to be deleted, but on deleting the swatch some text in certain text frames moves up a little (1 or 2 mm). It is not the frames that move, but the text inside the frames. ...
2
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3answers
258 views

Illustrator Aligned to Pixel Grid But Logo Still Fuzzy

I'm trying to create a crisp logo in Illustrator CC, and no matter what I do (have set up web document settings with align to pixel grid), when I go to save my logo as a PNG-24 web document and ...
3
votes
2answers
128 views

What search terms can help me find “progressive reveal” campaigns?

not sure what this is called. Tried a bit of googling but didn't find what I was looking for. I'm designing a website on which we will be revealing a list item every week. The website is launching ...
0
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1answer
145 views

PIxelated lines in illustrator… images are for print, should I worry? [duplicate]

I am working on a big project and have done a few drawings but I am noticing some weird stuff with my strokes and I just wanted to check if it is normal and just something that I am seeing on my ...
1
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0answers
61 views

Force sketchbook 7 to use mouse mode [closed]

I haven't drawn in years and coming back to the whole thing i was ready to start with Photoshop but a friend of mine convinced me to take a look at Sketchbook. I did and i do like it but the major ...
2
votes
2answers
156 views

In photoshop how do I create an obfuscated window like this

I am trying to make a carbonless invoice for a client, however I need to create something like below to 'blank out' parts of the invoice on the copies. How would I fill a shape with random numbers, in ...
0
votes
4answers
241 views

In Photoshop, how do you make object shrink or grow by just dragging a layer over?

Take a look at this guy's video, at the part where he slides the sides of the table out and in to make the table longer and shorter. How do I create that effect in Photoshop? Here is his video: https:...
3
votes
3answers
251 views

newbie illustrator question : how to create a cut in a shape?

Below is 2 letters where one goes across the other (the O) and can see the small white space between the two. How can i do this in illustrator, creating the cut shape so i get the white line ? i want ...
0
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0answers
70 views

Illustrator, Files appear pixelated when it's saved to web

I'm hoping I may be able to find someone who may be able to help with illustrator. I'm currently trying to create a header for a blog, although every time i save to web, the image appears pixelated. ...
1
vote
3answers
331 views

How to force Illustrator CS6 to work in whole pixels and fix fractional points?

I've been using Illustrator to make a UI and as I learn how to use this software, the points of the shapes I made keep getting to fractions of a pixel. I have a great many points now and I'd rather ...
1
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2answers
62 views

How do you design for low fidelity displays?

I own two displays, one is my phone's and one my laptops. I am a programmer, looking to develop for Android. When designing my apps and their logos, I find there there are huge discrepancies in the ...
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votes
1answer
55 views

Specific kind of color picker

I'm looking for an HSL color picker with the following: It has a color wheel with the Hue and the Saturation It has a slider with lightness/brightness Does such a color picker exist? I really just ...
0
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2answers
132 views

Create text with cutout through letter leaving cutout part transparent

I need to create a logo. It's very basic but I cannot figure out how to achieve my desisred effect with Adobe Illustrator. Like the image before, I need to have a part of the text cut out. I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Tykewriter Font from Scholastic

I have been searching for the font "Tykewriter," often used by Scholastic Publishers. I've been in contact with the creator of the font, Josh Korda, who sadly no longer has a copy of the font. ...
1
vote
1answer
194 views

InDesign Data Merge: multiple records per page [closed]

I'm new to Adobe InDesign user and I'd like to create multiple coupons printed on a A4 page, each of them having a different coupon code. I understand that I need to use Data Merge, but unfortunately,...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Unwanted Rouge Stroke Lines When Saving As PDF From Adobe Illustrator CS6 [duplicate]

There are rouge lines on some outlines on various objects when I try to save a file as .PDF; IE: I am wondering if it will affect printing, or is it just an on-screen issue?
1
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0answers
70 views

Text Outline coming up as less than 1pt for pre press

So I'm working on an album for a 12 inch record. The printer has a preflight profile that I have to pass through before uploading to their site and printing the job for obvious reasons. My issue is ...
1
vote
5answers
724 views

What are some good projects for portfolio?

I'm a student and I started my first portfolio. I'm doing some "fake jobs." I can do 3d and 2d (I'm not so good at drawing [yet]). In the future I hope to work with designing album covers, posters and ...
1
vote
1answer
915 views

Color values change between Illustrator and InDesign

I've googled and searched here for an answer to my question but haven't been able to find anything. I designed several pieces of collateral, all using the same single color. Some of the pieces I ...
0
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0answers
49 views

How to decide output printing quality and material for an image?

Ths is my first question on this site. I need help, I have modified version of this attached sample photo from the movie promesthus. I want to print it and put it as a wallpaper on my room wall. I'...
0
votes
2answers
122 views

How to merge a set of small psd images into a printable A4?

I have a large set of different small images from the very same size (660 x 144 pixels, 120 pixels/centimiter) which I like to print in a A4 papaer. Is there some automated script that fit those ...
13
votes
5answers
3k views

Programmatically creating radiating rows of dots

I want to create a speaker hole pattern like this: But I'm not sure where to start. Can this be achieved without laborious positioning in Illustrator or similar software?
2
votes
2answers
671 views

In-house designer yearly goals - How to be descriptive

Our organization has to complete yearly goals and I don't know how to elaborate and this is my problem for years. I have the goals but can't fully explain in detail. I am surrounded by editors that ...
0
votes
2answers
910 views

Corel draw exporting tiff

I have a corel draw file that im trying to export to TIFF with 150 dpi, but the TIFF files doesnt stay with the size I want. the size after the exporting changes.
0
votes
1answer
41 views

how do i delete the numbering between the sentences in indesign

Hi, how do i delete the numbering between the sentences. i search everywhere, and still did not find the answer. Im working with large document here.so deleting one by one is not an option. thank u.
0
votes
1answer
40 views

does illustrator or photoshop change the dpi, ppi or alpha when using transparency? [closed]

I was enjoying the use of different transparency settings in both programs and was wondering if the simulated transparency would have any effect on the use of the images in different production ...
0
votes
1answer
873 views

Indesign script to replace paragraph style

I am using ID CC 2014 on a Mac and there's a huge file with several hundred pages where I need to delete a certain paragraph style replacing it with another. Say there's a para style called "style-1". ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Why is photoshop adding a white stoke to my work after I save it as a gif, but not as a png?

For some reason Photoshop is adding a weird white stroke (which I'm not to fond of) to my finished work after I save it. However this only happens when I save it as a .gif, otherwise the image is ...
1
vote
2answers
57 views

Blob on path (precise), how did they do it?

I just saw this animation: http://www.panic.lv/ (Load) and here's the animation, disected: http://www.panic.lv/assets/public/images/logo_400.png And I just couldn't wrap my head around how they did ...
0
votes
0answers
300 views

Creating stained glass patterns from photos, Illustrator Image Trace?

I'm looking to create cut-out patterns for stained glass projects from photographs, and I've started to dabble with Illustrator's "Image Trace" tool. Ideally, I'd like to have the image traced, have ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

Create animated gif of an arrow being hand-drawn

I want to hand-draw an arrow, on either an ipad or the trackpad of a macbook, and generate an animated gif which 'replays' the drawing in real time. I want the animation to look like an arrow being ...
2
votes
2answers
55 views

Where do user flow diagrams fit in to the UX/UI designer's stages of development?

I'm a web administrator by trade and am curious about UX/UI design. After doing some research I've decided to resurrect an old idea and build a website. This website will serve as a tool that members ...
4
votes
1answer
105 views

Images or functioning websites for portfolio?

I am new web designer, should I include images or functioning websites in my portfolio? All of my designs are personal projects that I have designed and built using html, css and javascript. By ...
1
vote
2answers
207 views

InDesign Measurements

I'm working with an InDesign document and turning it into HTML/CSS. It is using mm for sizes, but I need the measurements in pixels. Height measures as 66px in InDesign using the measuring tool. I ...
2
votes
1answer
539 views

Do I need the Pantone Solid Coated Guide if I have Color Bridge Coated Guide?

I need a Solid Coated Pantone Guide. If I buy the Coated Color Bridge, does that have all the solid swatches (PMS) in addition to the CMYK equivalent? i.e. Would it be redundant to buy the regular ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Indesign - Paste Inline Image Resized to Frame Width

I'm inserting large inline images into my text flow, which it then breaks the flow and disappears. Is there a way to have it automatically resize to fit the text frame's boundaries?
0
votes
1answer
200 views

Hyphens in Personal Logos

How do I go about incorporating a hyphen into a personal logo? I'm currently working on the initials P and C of a double barreled last name (eg. Jean-Baptiste) and I thought the hyphen of the last ...
0
votes
3answers
767 views

Can the color of the underline below the text be changed to a different color than the text in Corel Draw x7?

I am making a visiting card in corel draw X7. I want to change the color of the underline of a word but when I do it the color of the whole text changes too. Please tell me how to change the color of ...
0
votes
2answers
758 views

Indesign - Resize Image to Specific PPI

If I paste/place a large image (72 ppi) into Indesign and want to scale it down to be equivalent to 300 ppi, is there a way to do that in just Indesign? I know I could figure out the scaling math, ...
0
votes
1answer
294 views

Which one is the best for creating android material icons? [closed]

I am a new designer. I need to design an icon for my android application. But I need to make it material. So now I am asking to you that which one is best for me to creat a material icon? And if here ...

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