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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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1answer
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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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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
245 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
69 views

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
472 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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711 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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2answers
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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318 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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2answers
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
467 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
303 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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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
889 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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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
946 views

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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2answers
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How can I accurately draw a mockup for an iPhone 5 app in GIMP?

In the Appstore you can show screenshots of what the app looks like to the user so they know what to expect. I am looking into creating an image from scratch of a screenshot of an app. Here's my ...
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2answers
503 views

Why does “Modify Border” bleed outside the selected edges? [duplicate]

I have a problem with my Photoshop fill feature. I created a selected area with a border of 2. Then I Edit → Fill... but it seems to bleed outside the lines with a faint colour. It's best I show the ...
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1answer
2k views

Tri-fold Brochure in Indesign - How do you handle fold lines?

How do people handle margins and gutters when designing a tri-fold brochure in InDesign? When a brochure is folded in three, the inside flap ends up being smaller than the other two flaps, so if I ...
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1answer
192 views

Use Ink Bottle Tool to outline shapes converted to symbol in Flash CS 5

I have been teaching myself Flash CS 5 and attempting to do some simple animations. I have created a simple bat drawing that I am attempting to animate. I read that it is a good idea to break ...
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3answers
773 views

What is the easiest way to remove background from an image using Photoshop? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to remove background from below image? If you can show it with screenshots it would be great.
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4answers
770 views

Designing a corporate websites with non 100% width

I will like to know if there is best practice regarding designing a website for a big corporation. I am specifically talking about the width of the website. I have a believe that websites with full ...
4
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3answers
557 views

What is the best way to review static mobile mockups?

This question is in regards to mobile site layouts but could just as easily apply to apps. I am not concerned with pitches, just true team reviews among UX, design, dev, and business partners. I ...
4
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1answer
853 views

Create and Edit parallel “bus” lines in Inkscape

Of course I've seen Create and Edit Parallel Paths in Inkscape - Graphic Design Stack Exchange, but the "Stroke to Path" answer there doesn't cut it for me - because I want to draw "parallel lines" as ...
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0answers
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What skills are necessary and/or recommended to become a graphic designer [duplicate]

I am planning to major in Graphic Design, but I am unsure if it is the right choice for me. I would like to know what skills I should know before starting to study it so I can get a head start. One ...
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3answers
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How to create a perspective view of a screen shot so that it appears as a photographed 3D object?

Ok so this is difficult to put in words but I want to know how designers present their Graphics Design work in screenshots something like this (source: Dribbble): Not about the iPhone but I'm ...
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1answer
125 views

Sprite Sheet Creation [duplicate]

I'm manually creating a sprite sheet using Photoshop and many of the graphic elements have drop shadows applied. Given that fact, it's tough at times to see where the drop shadows begin and end. I ...
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1answer
111 views

Can you help me identify this serif font?

I have to rebuild a flattened file from scratch and have no information about the font and Photoshop style used. I have been able to recreate the Photoshop style, but I have a hard time identifying ...
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1answer
452 views

How can I display sound distortion through images?

I've become very fascinated with the idea of digital destruction through a physical medium. There was PBS video on youtube How Does Glitchy Art Show Us Broken Is Beautiful? Example Pieces: Cultural ...
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3answers
168 views

Which fonts are used in this image?

Could someone please tell me which fonts are used in 1st and 2nd row of below image? Thanks!
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Are there any tangible benefits to becoming an Adobe Certified Expert?

I've been doing a little research into improving my skill set and I thought it could make sense to take the test, becoming an Adobe Certified Expert. For those unfamiliar, The Adobe Certified Expert ...
2
votes
1answer
819 views

How to cut off overlapping outlines in Illustrator [duplicate]

So I'm trying to make graphics on a snowboard on illustrator and some of the artwork goes outside of the outline of the snowboard. I'm wondering if there is a way that I could cut off the excess ...
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2answers
320 views

Do all vector files contain layers? [closed]

Here for example is link to a free infographics. When I open it in Gimp or Inkscape I get a flat image. Is that what should happen? How do you make a use of it? I work on Ubuntu 12.04. Program I use: ...
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votes
3answers
452 views

How do I create an abstract image with a color gradient with Gimp?

I want to create an image that looks like this: How can I recreate this effects, or what terms should I use for finding better results?
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5answers
603 views

Where can I go to recieve feedback on web design projects?

Are there are any web design forums where designers can submit their work to receive feedback and advice? I am looking for a place that I can seek advice on how to improve my designs.
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2answers
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How can I change the Blending Modes in Adobe Illustrator?

I can't seem to find it, even though it's probably looking me dead in the face. I'm new to Illustrator so I'm still trying to figure out the ins and outs of it. I'm using CS5. Any and all help is ...
4
votes
3answers
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'Un-smart' object in Photoshop

I've created a design in Photoshop CS6, and used a large number of smarts object which made the workflow more easy (at least for me). Now I've finished working on the design, and I want to "unsmart" ...
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2answers
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1 click undo on photoshop actions

Ive been using some Photoshop actions (not developed by me) to add a 'grunge' effect to some text (a .png), it works well but theres several levels of grunge, so i tend to try a couple out to see ...
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votes
2answers
568 views

Site Design Complementary Colors vs Analogous Colors

I am finding various resources on what is more accepted to use a website design color scheme, complementary colors such as red/green or blue/orange or analogous colors such as green/yellow or ...
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votes
1answer
187 views

How to make a deep bevel in Inkscape

Usually I use filters for this effect, but combined lighting made it look like crap. The example design below shows the top is without bevel, and the bottom is with. This is what I'm trying to do in ...
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2answers
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Creating series of horizontal lines in photoshop

I want to create this final output of image as in this answer, so first I need to create horizontal lines. I am very new to photoshop and a bit aware of Gimp. As I see every answer is in photoshop. ...

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