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How can I visually represent and make a good contrast between Mechanical Stairs and fixed stairs?

The title says pretty much it. But here a little more context: There's a EXIT sign I want to improve. I should look something like this: Fixed stairs <= EXIT => Mechanical Stairs My questions: ...
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1answer
181 views

Saving PNG logo in CS5

I need to export a PNG logo which is designed in basic font, the issue that I'm experiencing is that the exported PNG is still fuzzy. My current settings are: Font: NTR > smooth PNG-24 ...
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2answers
69 views

Can I salvage a 5GB Illustrator file made up of all raster images?

I have a single Illustrator file that's about 5GB big. It's a composite of hundreds of 2-5 megapixel camera images that we imported over time. The file will not open on my computer anymore and I ...
4
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3answers
63 views

What affect, if any, does Document Swatches play in printing?

When saving a file for print I check in Bridge to ensure the correct swatches are present: However to get to that point, I cleared out the Swatch panel. Otherwise I might get something more like ...
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1answer
64 views

Avoiding overlapping text pattern

I was wondering if there is any design pattern for making overlapping text to show nicer in a scene. How my scene looks like; I have orbs with various colours and small differences in size and each ...
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1answer
150 views

How should I handle delivery of original design assets to clients?

I'm increasingly having clients request delivery of all native files, including stock photos, fonts, etc. used in a design. Currently I've been using Thinkstock for photography, which only allows ...
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1answer
369 views

difference between illustrator, photoshop and inDesign [duplicate]

I know that you use Illustrator for your logo's, Photoshop for you pictures (to edit them) But for what purpose do you use inDesign? If it is for logo's and design, why does Adobe make another program ...
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Can we call graphic / web designers “typographers”?

Since graphic or web designers focus on typography and different ways to treat the typeface, can we call them typographers? Graphic and web designers spend significant time on choosing the typeface, ...
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1answer
148 views

How to get a “bulge” more square in nature?

How can I make some text look like this? I tried using the bulge but I couldn't get it to look square enough.
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3answers
521 views

Inkscape: create inner gear

Using Inkscape, I want to draw a inner gear. In Inkscape, there is useful extension to draw a gear. I've used that extension to draw gear with tooths pointing to outside of a circle, like so: but ...
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2answers
138 views

Adobe Illustrator: Inexplicable Transparency

I want to work on an SVG-File I downloaded from here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Risk_board.svg I opened it in Illustrator and removed everything but the strokes. But there's a problem, ...
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1answer
276 views

Steps required to preview a glossy business card in Photoshop CC?

I'm new here. I have very little knowledge in Photoshop CC and I was hoping if one of you can help me. I have created a website and I need to include Business Card mockups created by me to the ...
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1answer
261 views

Inkscape: How to export the grid to PDF?

When saving an Inkscape graphics as a PDF, I also want to save the grid. How can I do this? If I just export to PDF, the grid is not saved.
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2answers
164 views

How to stitch video into long still image?

Suppose I drive a car along a street and capturing a video with a camera, turned a side. Suppose I traveled all the long street. And now I want to compose very wide still image of all captured ...
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1answer
173 views

Does anyone know what typeface this geometric, sans-serif font is?

Does anyone know what typeface this is? The bar on the 'G' is quite unique but unfortunately most of the font identification sites can't pick it out. It's the typeface used for the "From Japan" book ...
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votes
1answer
77 views

InDesign GREP help changing mulitple lines format only

I am looking for help to make formatting baseball stats for my paper easier. SO far i have been able to use GREP to do a lot of the work for me as changing the lines for every game is tedious. Below ...
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1answer
46 views

When should I set the final output camera in maya ? [closed]

I have a question , Please help me . When to set the final output view camera ? Should I set that before modeling or after finishing the model . I have big confusion on it . If I set the camera ...
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1answer
236 views

How can I stop Illustrator's eraser tool from making small details vanish?

When I use the Eraser Tool (Shift+E) in Illustrator, there is a strange and undesired effect. It seems to clean up fine details on the effected layer, sometimes removing small shapes. For example, ...
2
votes
1answer
329 views

Inkscape scripting: how to show / hide a layer and export?

I have a cartoon with multiple layers; among those layers I have a German and an English layer. They have the text in their respective languages. The idea is to hide the German layer and show the ...
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1answer
63 views

InDesign data merge template not following path

I'm creating a curved path which is being used as a placeholder for data merge content. I create the path, click on it, then double-click the field in the data merge window. It places ...
3
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0answers
551 views

Adjust font size to fit text to frame in InDesign

I'm using InDesign data merge to generate lots of filled-in pages. I have a specific text block which holds a name, but always needs to be on one line. Is there any way I can have InDesign ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

importing Photoshop files into Illustrator to output AI file

I need to create an image for commercial printing. My printer requires an AI file. I have never used Illustrator but am familiar with Photoshop. Can I make the image in Photoshop, then load it into ...
0
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1answer
22 views

Auto-centering elements when using Data Merge

I'm using data merge to fill in data of a master template. I have a group of three placeholders: a circle (colors vary), a number on top of it, and variable-length text (a name) to the right. As ...
0
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1answer
121 views

Illustrator - How to clone text fields along anchor points?

I'm working on a large number of dot-to-dot puzzles and want to speed up the process and make it easier. Right now I'm trying to find a way to clone one text field along the path so every anchor ...
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1answer
57 views

create envelope from mesh in Illustrator

I would like to add a picture containing a square to my project in Illustrator. The square in the picture is slightly warped, and I would like to align it to my artboard. I can use a envelope with a ...
2
votes
1answer
98 views

Tracing Problems With Inkscape

I've created a logo using Fireworks and I'm trying to vectorise it in Inkscape. The problem that I have is that my whole logo has a solid black glow around it to make it really stand out but when I ...
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0answers
35 views

add large dimension sprite sheet in css using step

I have the flash animation and i want to add those animation in website.i have sprite sheet of those animation as png but it have very large dimension width:52000px.How i can make it better.
3
votes
2answers
800 views

How to get handles on the starting anchor point of a path with out leaving pen tool in illustrator?

How to get the handles on the starting anchor point(starting point of the path) without leaving the pen tool? I am able to get the handles by Leave the pen tool Press Shift+C to get to Convert ...
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4answers
762 views

How can I get a sharp logo in my website?

When I upload my logo in png, it's coming with a pixelated white edge. When I send in jpeg, it's not sharp enough. How should I do it?
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0answers
29 views

Photoshop: same text in several size versions?

Background: I'm building a semi-automized photoshop file for generating App Store screenshots for iPhone 4 and all the way to iPhone 6+. Now iPhone 4, 5 and 6 (not 6+) share the same backgrounds, ...
19
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1answer
790 views

Who first used three stacked bars as an icon for “menu”?

The three stacked bars for a menu (known as a “hamburger menu”) seems like a pretty new concept. Is there any canonical information out there about who created this icon? I’m curious because it has ...
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0answers
43 views

How can I represent “active apps/activities” in a square icon with at most 5 simple shapes?

I'm trying to design an icon that represents "active apps/activities" in a very simple way so that the icon remains clear even when at 50% of the size show below (left). As you might have noticed ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

New Photoshop User - How do I transform an anchor point with pen tool?

I'm battling with the pen tool at the moment. Probably because I'm using it incorrectly, but anyway. I'm trying to move the top right anchor point of the left shape to meet the edge of the middle ...
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1answer
387 views

Blending tool orientation WTF

I am trying to make the blend tool have an array of lines go around a circle and all point perfectly into the middle. Every single time I change orientation in the blend tool options, it changes to ...
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votes
1answer
62 views

Answer about how to use Adobe Photoshop [closed]

i would like to know how to use photoshop So answer me or i will get very angry indeed. I am a very patient person and you are testing my patience to the very limits of existence.
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votes
1answer
66 views

Variation of umbrella logo for “children's” department [closed]

I'm a graphic designer and my company is usually very protective of our system mark. All of our centers use the same logo with simple text below to designate the location. We don't allow any ...
0
votes
0answers
85 views

How to correctly align multi-line and single-line titles?

When aligning multi-line text with single-line text what is the correct way? See examples below. Option C seems correct to me but I would like to know if there is a right way to align.
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votes
3answers
4k views

Why do people use JPG images?

I see JPG images everywhere. But why? PNG files have opacity, while JPGs do not. I've tried exporting some images to PNG and JPG to compare size, and they both either match up or the PNG is ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Is it possible to batch the same photo multiple times over?

I'd like to move a layer in my photo continuously, and save it in incrementing file names. For example: 1.png 2.png 3.png ... I heard about the batch tool, but that edits multiple photos rather ...
3
votes
1answer
247 views

When resaving JPEGs, the file size increases, but the quality is not changed – why?

I was experimenting with JPEG quality loss upon resaving and noticed that not only (even after four resaves) did the quality not degrade (down to pixel level), but the file sizes actually increased by ...
6
votes
4answers
412 views

Icon to represent “usable offline”

I have two versions of my application: online: Requires Internet connection to function properly offline: Can be used offline, for instance in the plane QUESTION: How to represent the fact that an ...
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vote
3answers
164 views

Illustrator Make Slice from Object keeps leaving gaps

Sorry if this has been answered before and I know it's probably something really simple, but illustrator is driving me crazy! I have a simple filled triangle shape which I'm trying to create a slice ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

What is the standard size of a desk calendar?

I have a new task to design a desk calendar. I've never designed a calendar so far. Can someone help me with the standard dimensions and resolution of a desk calendar. Edit: this is actually for a ...
7
votes
3answers
22k views

How to draw an arrow in inkscape

I would like to add an arrow to an Inkscape project. I read this question but it didn't tell how to actually make the arrow: Set the colour of arrows in inkscape
0
votes
1answer
250 views

How can I achieve this continuous gradient effect?

Any tips on how to achieve this continuous gradient throughout a shape? I've had luck creating this shape by using the Blend Tool between two circles in Illustrator, and then duplicating them, but I ...
0
votes
2answers
73 views

Path around bitmap image's visible part?

I found this tool a while back but can't seem to remember how it's done. Basically, I remember there being a tool in Inkscape where you select a bitmap image that has transparency, and it will create ...
0
votes
3answers
252 views

How do I move vector logo from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing resolution?

I am unable to move my vector logo from Illustrator to Photoshop without losing some resolution. It is going to be printed very large! Help! Here is a picture of the good... Here is a picture of the ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Text disappears when turned to white on colored artboard

I'm pretty new at Illustrator but I changed the color of the artboard (using File > Document Settings) to a teal color and wanted some white text ontop of it. When I add black text, no problem: But ...
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votes
1answer
52 views

design a weave in photoshop?

How can i design that in photoshop? I don't even know it's name. Is that a weave effect ? Please help me.
5
votes
3answers
955 views

Style identification – landscape graphics using single monochrome layers of the same tone

I really enjoy these images, I know the second one is from a game, I'm just hoping someone can tell me what these types of art might be categorized as so I could get more into them. Thanks. ...

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