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Creating a PDF file with variables

Is there a way to prepare a PDF file in any of the programs in the Adobe Creative Suit, making a part of it change with input from the user? For example, you make an invitation template. You make the ...
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2answers
834 views

How to apply different colours to each letter in a word in Adobe Illustrator

I am looking for a method to fill multiple colours to different letters in a word without removing the outline / expanding the type?
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1answer
278 views

What do the font style names used by Typekit mean?

Typekit offers fonts in a variety of types / suffixes: Std Display Extended Condensed Pro Caption Subhead Wide Black And often these are combined. For example, https://typekit.com/fonts/kepler-std ...
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1answer
105 views

Does this art style in Hannes Johannes animations have a name?

I am really in to this kind of art style: http://www.hannesjohannes.com/ It heavily features lines and dots to create textures and shading. Is there a specific name for that kind of style? The image ...
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154 views

How can I create an action that hides or shows layers by a specific name in Photoshop?

I have some layers in a PSD that are named "@bounds". I'd like to create an action that will either show or hide any layers in the doc that match that layer name. Is this something that can be done ...
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1answer
338 views

Exact same colors in 2 separate Illustrator CS6 objects appear way less saturated in one

I have 2 different objects in Illustrator CS6. They are both their own layer. They both consist of several paths which are filled with a gradient made to resemble gold. My problem is that of one the ...
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4answers
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What do different bracket/braces/parens in logos mean?

I'm thinking on a logo for my personal site that is tech/dev oriented and I've been curious about the use of brackets/braces/parens in logos. Most of these special characters have a lot of different ...
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2answers
117 views

“On the fly” actions in Photoshop

I use actions regularly. Sometimes I just need to resize a bunch of images to a certain size, and will never use that action again. So I create an action, use it and then delete it, or let it rot in ...
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117 views

Icon help - 'Delivered Fully Assembled'

Can anyone think of an icon that represents delivered fully assembled? Only requirement is no tools. Client has said no to tools or scews etc. as he thinks it leads people to think you might need ...
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0answers
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How to increment a number in indesign by 1 using a text variable [duplicate]

my main goal is to come up with a way to automate a version number in an indesign document. for example if I have a field that I type the number 0 into and publish the document then the exported pdf ...
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1answer
155 views

How can I display extra information in a table?

So I recently got this theme and I have been modifying it to fit my needs for the application and I came across a piece of design in which I am unsure about. I have a table which contains bans, these ...
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5answers
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How can I represent speed in a graphic?

How can I show speed in this example? I don't have any vector programs, I'm working in Photoshop. Any advice will be helpful.
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9answers
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I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon

Trying to come up with a undelete icon, the best ideas I've come up with so far are an upside down wastebin with rubbish underneath it. It is going to be placed on a user profile page that lists user ...
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2answers
300 views

Critique: How can I tie a logo into my website design at both mobile and desktop screen sizes?

I'm new to the graphic design section of SE, this being my first question here, but not new to graphic or web design. I am in the process of making a free website for a new local eSports bar. The ...
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3answers
93 views

Is there a quick way to prep an illustrator file with tons of strokes and fills for screen printing

I needs to look like it looks here with three different pics for screen printing. Is there any way to do this quickly or do I have to do it manually?
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1answer
885 views

How do I copy some smart object layers to another file and keep them linked

I have two layer with the same smart object. If I edit the smart object, both layers are updated (nice!) I copy these layers to another file (by dragging them) In the new file, both smart object ...
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2answers
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How do I cut out strokes from a shape in illustrator

I have a bunch of lines that go behind the layer of a mountain that I have created and I would like to cut them out. Proving to be impossible right now with the pathfinder tool. Any suggestions?
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0answers
206 views

Set default colors of line graph in illustrator?

Is there a way to set the default colors of the lines and points in line graphs in Illustrator CS 5? I'm having to create 75+ line graphs and it would be nice to have the colors default to my ...
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4answers
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Why is it that this color gradient is so much more attractive than others?

I've been playing around with some gradients on a site I'm developing, and I'm really interested in the psychology or other meaning behind why certain colors appear more attractive than others. ...
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2answers
336 views

Designing a paper plane for the game

I need to draw a paper plane for my game. I have pretty much PS experience but still have problems with easy tasks. It must be totally 2d , so most examples that can be found on the internet are ...
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2answers
359 views

Characters design tools

My students are creating 2D artwork of characters for integration in a video game. I'm unhappy with the results, because the bodies are "wrong", but I can't really help them out because I'm worse than ...
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2answers
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GIMP/Inkscape Text Art from Image: Is there an easy way?

Hello All, is there an easy way to grab an image (or a shape I cut out with GIMP Free Select tool) and then just write text over it and let it fill the shape? I have tried searching for it but no ...
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1answer
57 views

Visual guidelines across multiple products

Where can I find resources on how to create a visual guideline across multiple products, eg. apps. Example; If a company wants to do 20 apps, and they should have a visual guideline across all 20 ...
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3answers
1k views

How to use value-based pricing for design projects?

tl;dr What is the best way to use value-based fees for design projects? What would the "value" be? I see that a lot of designers use time-based pricing (hourly, daily, etc.) Time-based pricing is ...
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0answers
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Where can I find free for commercial use hq stock photos? [duplicate]

I keep losing to webdesign contests whenever we have to use stock images as I can't find high quality images for free. I know there is a search engine for free stock photos (everystockphoto) but they ...
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2answers
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What font family is this Art Nouveau / Jugendstil letter “A” from?

For the time being I have only this image of A. Can you tell me what the name of this font is? Explaining that a certain answer that easily comes to mind does not work: I tried to use WhatTheFont ...
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2answers
257 views

Name of illusion phenomenon of bordering colors

Look at this picture: All the squares are filled with solid color without any gradient, but at the borders between the colors we see as if gradients were used. In the past I tried to create ...
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4answers
141 views

What are several ideal icons for a web homepage? [closed]

I am creating a portfolio website for a college class and my homepage content contains a Welcome, About and Contact paragraph. What are several icons I could use that appropriately represent the ...
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2answers
2k views

Merging separate paths in Illustrator

I have several circles that are set at type none color and 0.01 black stroke. They're all currently in paths (except two I made into compound paths). I want to know how to remove the stroke from the ...
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4answers
435 views

Is the OCR-A sans-serif?

Can anyone confirm that OCR-A is a sans-serif font? Are the OCR-A capital letters considered to be block-form? Thank you.
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3answers
2k views

How do I create a partially transparent overlapping “Stain Glass” effect with shapes in Photoshop?

I like the repeated shape, with color "overlap" but I do not know what to call this, or how to create something similar in Photoshop. How do I create this effect in Photoshop?
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1answer
323 views

While copying text, why more than just the highlighted text is copied? [closed]

This is a very minor thing but very annoying. I am using Adobe Illustrator CC (Windows 7 station) to create cosmetic labels. They have, of course, a lot of copy. The copy is set on area type boxes. ...
2
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0answers
106 views

What is happening to my colorbar when I open Illustrator?

I usually create figures using something like Matlab or Python; then I use Illustrator for final touch-ups and things. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble with the colorbars when I open my figures in ...
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4answers
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Photoshop - How to reduce the file size in KB by reducing resolution

I have tried everything I can think of, but when I reduce resolution of graphics, keeping the same dimensions, it has no effect on the size of the file. This makes no sense. I prepare graphics for ...
0
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1answer
180 views

Moire pattern when viewing vector pattern in acrobat but not in browser

I was wondering if anyone knows how to avoid vector created patterns (from Illustrator) looking terrible (a sort of harsh, jagged looking moire pattern) when viewing a saved pdf in Acrobat. If you ...
4
votes
1answer
973 views

Why are some SVG Filters automatically converted to PNG when creating an SVG in Adobe Illustrator?

I was wondering why some of the SVG Filters found in Illustrator are automatically converted to PNG when I export the entire file to SVG. I don't want any hidden PNG files because of scalability. To ...
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1answer
52 views

Framemaker/ Software Question

I have just started documenting a purchasing/warehousing/billing/sales/accounting application - a real monster! It is being deployed to multiple sites and is modified for each site. This means the UI ...
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0answers
177 views

InDesign XML import — am I missing something?

I'm trying to create a flyer, using InDesign CS6, for which the content is imported from XML, but I'm struggling... This is my InDesign template: I've tagged the individual text elements I need to ...
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3answers
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After Live Trace in Illustrator, I can't figure out how to change some of the lines' color

I auto traced an image and am trying to change the color of all the black lines and sections to brown, but some of the lines I can't change with the Paint Bucket tool (because it fills in a large ...
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3answers
2k views

How to duplicate circles increasing their size in Illustrator?

I want to copy a circle and re-size it at the same time, then do Ctrl-D several times to imitate the behavior and end up having circles with increasing diameter. I don't want it to scale the new ...
2
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1answer
829 views

Set Equal Distance Between Layers (PS) [duplicate]

How can you set multiple layers equal distance between them in Photoshop in a given distance? I know you can do the math and manually set the x axis value for each of them, but I am looking for a ...
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6answers
5k views

How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?

I have no experience regarding Graphic Design, so this is kind of a intro question. If I have a font I'd like to identify, but cannot describe the details/semantics of it, how would I explain it? ...
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1answer
77 views

Is there a name for digits/figures which fit in the x-height?

Is there a name for a set of figures which fit into the x-height (or thereabouts) in a typeface? Lining figures explicitly do not: While old-style figures have ascenders and descenders: In the ...
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votes
1answer
329 views

How to create transparent 1 bit background as in the sample?

I stumbled upon a background image with transparency I have never seen before (image below). When placed as a background-image on web, it mantains the set background-color and only adds some ...
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0answers
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Creative Commons Mix and Printed Materials [duplicate]

Hello graphic design exchange. I have a question about creative commons and its mix usage for printed materials. As you know there are lots of websites offering free vectors for commercial uses. In ...
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1answer
172 views

Illustrator: How to accurately align shapes

i didn't really use Illustrator before, but i'm having troubles with some basic things such as aligning shapes together accurately. I'm using this auto-snap feature to align things but it's never ...
0
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0answers
281 views

Combining screenshot with Apple product image (including its generic status bar) with GIMP instead of Photoshop?

I would like to add a proper screenshot to an iPhone product image to create an ad for an iOS 7 app. Apple provides such product images as *.psd files for Photoshop, however I only have Gimp 2.8.10 ...
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3answers
9k views

Text not very readable on different image backgrounds

I've come here seeking for a bit of design help or advice on how I could possibly improve the following: Like the title says, I'm having a website banner with multiple text displayed on different ...
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2answers
478 views

How much should I charge?

I have a friend who is a jewelry designer that works for a small jewelry shop and she mentioned to me that her boss is looking for someone to edit some images of the staff, not sure how many exactly, ...
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0answers
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how much pixel are good for 200*600 size panaflex design [duplicate]

i am making a big panaflex on adobe PS CS 5 ,the height is 200 cm , and width is 600 cm, which pixel is best .. because i put 72 pixel but picture size shown greater then 500 Mb .. how to calculate ...

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