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42 views

What color swatch preset to use for preparing graphics for print?

I would like to know what color swatch preset should be used to print a design you made on illustrator, so there's no confusion on colors from you to the printing company.
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1answer
49 views

Is there a way to click and drag, bulk direct select in the shape of a circle in Illustrator?

When you have the Direct Select tool, you can click and drag. This bulk selects in the shape of a square, selecting anything within that shape. Is there a way to do this so that the shape it selects ...
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1answer
6k views

from RGB to CMYK in InDesign

I read... " InDesign recognizes the color profiles of all placed images (sRGB, Adobe RGB, ProPhoto RGB, etc.). When you export to PDF (never PNG or JPG if you're going to press -- never, ever), ...
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1answer
124 views

If someone re-creates an old public domain icon today, do they own it, or is that piece also public domain?

A client wants us to use this specific Uncle Sam logo: The Uncle Sam logo was used by the US Government starting ~75 years ago. This one may or may not be a re-creation, but out of general ...
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2answers
99 views

Is there a conventional format for an alpha mask?

I'm a programmer, not a graphic designer. I'm writing a custom View for Android that requires the ability to apply an alpha mask to an image. I want to make it easy for graphic designers ...
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1answer
440 views

How do I join a reflected object to the original so there is no stroke running down the middle?

I am designing a logo for a trucking company and I have an idea of using the front of a truck. To that end, I used the pen tool and traced half of the truck. Each element (bumper, grill, lights, ...
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1answer
79 views

CS2 Upgrade Help

So, I work for a small company doing very basic design work. I'm currently running on Windows XP and using CS2. They've allowed me to purchase software to upgrade my programs, but I'm having a little ...
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3answers
7k views

What does rasterization do to an image?

What is the general purpose for making or converting graphics / images to a raster format? What happens to an image when it is rasterized?
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1answer
108 views

Illustrator: Make a compound path a single path

I have the letter "a" expanded as two paths, one being the letter and the other being the circle inside of the "a" I need to get the "a" to be a single, simple path. When I use pathfinder > minus ...
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1answer
153 views

How to go about “writing up” a legal contract for clients

I'm asking this question because of this one and also for previous people I've seen ask similar Q's. As a fairly new designer who doesn't really have much freelance work under my belt (just the odd ...
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1answer
207 views

How to make this Twisted Strokes Effect

Does anybody recognise the below effect? I have tried to recreate this image in illustrator by putting a dark green circle with a dashed stroke on it and then apply Effect/Distort & ...
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1answer
278 views

Is it preposterous to have 2 different light sources in a design project?

I am working on a branding skyline for a company, and I'm using a top-left light source for the geometric buildings, but then my ground landscape and trees are using a top-right light source. My ...
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4answers
2k views

How can we talk about the “resolution” of a JPEG file?

A JPEG is characterised with three parameters: width (pixel), height (pixel) and bit depth (bits per pixel). And resolution is a characteristic for output devices, e.g., monitors or printers. Why? ...
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1answer
386 views

How to make visual interface in photoshop script?

I'm wondering how to build visual interface for users using Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit. What I mean is like Windows Forms application in Visual Studio, where we can have textbox, checkbox etc so that ...
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4answers
874 views

Why is Garamond italic all wonky?

The angle of the 'upright' strokes in Garamond italic is different between capitals and lowercase. See, for instance, the discrepancy between the "I" and the "t" of "Italic" in the following ...
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1answer
126 views

How to save an action in photoshop?

How save an action in Photoshop and when we are upgrading version can we get the save actions on new version or we have to migrate the old actions files?
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1answer
446 views

How do I make an image grid with logos? Photoshop, Illustrator or Indesign

I'm looking for a way to make automated image grids to be filled with logos. Like this one: I work on a firm which every month makes an event and invites hundreds of companies to participate. There ...
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1answer
672 views

Inkscape - Exclusion/Difference: remove fill but preserve stroke (size)

For my background, I'm not entirely comfortable with Inkscape, but I'm not entirely new with it either. Say I have a large object with a smaller object inside of it. I want to remove the smaller ...
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0answers
35 views

Changing canvas size in fireworks while having a master page set for multiple pages

I am using Adobe Fireworks for a website mockup and set a master page so that each page will have the same header,nav and footer. The problem is that each page is not going to be the same in size ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I add a semi-transparent color over an image in gimp?

Example of what I'm trying to do is the radar maps in MechWarrior 3: you have a "satellite view" of a landscape and the whole image has a semi-transparent green hue and you can see all the details of ...
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3answers
640 views

Is a 100x100 px image with 100 ppi equal to a 71x71 px with 50ppi?

This should be obvious but the content out there on the web is confusing. I'm trying to understand the role ppi plays when saving an image. So if I have an image with rows of 1000 pixels, is it the ...
2
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2answers
685 views

Is there a way to mass delete text without deleting the text frames in Indesign?

I'm trying to delete text in non-linked text frames without having to individually click inside each one, select all, and delete. Is there a faster way of doing this?
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1answer
230 views

Choosing a set of colors to display text on a white background

I'm looking to color-code a textual list displayed on a white background, and have trouble finding a good tool to help with that. There seem to be lots of tools to aid in finding a color palette for ...
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2answers
4k views

Is it possible to edit placed PDF file in InDesign if it was exported to PDF from InDesign

So, I got this PDF magazine layout (page by page - not all pages in one document). When I place it in InDesign, I can't edit it. Can't change font or anything. I just have one object (text and ...
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2answers
171 views

Illustrator Align object with stroke

I am trying to align a few text objects that have stroke applied to them using align all to the left. However, fist of all the font and font size used add an empty space in front of the text. And ...
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1answer
282 views

Is there a Photoshop equivalent to Gimp's Bump Map filter?

I'm following a tutorial on fantasy cartography. It was written for Gimp, and I've been figuring out how to convert the steps to Photoshop (CS6) as I go along. The step "Bump Mapping your Height ...
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0answers
19 views

going from PC Photoshop CS6 2010 to Element for Mac and vice-versa?

My son is using Photoshop CS6 2010 on Windows at school. We have a Mac at home and need to install the program so he can do his homework. As the cost of "full photoshop" is huge, we would rather ...
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0answers
40 views

All dots are invisible after repackaging a font, only in Illustrator.

Yesterday I repackaged a set of loose fonts into the same family with the help of Robofont and this tutorial. Now if I use the font in regular in Illustrator, the dots in characters like i, !, ? and ...
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3answers
1k views

Does a gaussian blur applied in illustrator stay vector?

Curious if this is appropriate for resizing, alpha transparency, etc.
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0answers
91 views

Slicing an EPS file using Adobe InDesign

How can I slice a EPS file in InDesign to keep just one part of it?
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1answer
197 views

Things to consider when designing for flexible materials?

What are common issues and technical matters to be aware of when designing for flexible materials? For example, a plastic poultry wrap package like this example.... Are there any best practices ...
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1answer
229 views

Open source softwares for editing a macromedia flashplayer animation [closed]

I do not have any prior exposure to animation and thsi is teh first time that I am going to edit a file. I have an animation file as an EXE file. In the properties it says Description: Macromedia ...
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1answer
360 views

How to reference a sublayer by name in an Illustrator script?

How can one reference a sublayer in functions like setLayerVisibility, that accept layer names as arguments? I tried setLayerVisibility("MyLayerName.MySublayerName", true) , but that was ...
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0answers
652 views

How to differentiate 24 Bit PNG and 32 Bit PNG file?

When image is encoded in PNG format, it can be encoded either in 24 bit format (rgb) or in 32 bit format (argb). Both the files appear as .png files. Then how it is possible to differentiate these two ...
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1answer
739 views

How to make an eye glare effect in Photoshop

How would I go about recreating this effect in Photoshop? The picture itself reminds me of actual pictures I have seen from photobooths, and the glare of his eyes seems realistic: it's brightest when ...
0
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1answer
734 views

Divide a path into equally parts

I'm looking a way or tool to divide a spline or path in equal parts, or, what is the same, equidistant points (anchors). This is a very common question, but i haven't found an answer. Also, is pretty ...
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1answer
35 views

How to close areas of this image so I can fill them

I tried live paint and it won't close the areas. What needs to be done to make this art fillable?
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0answers
47 views

Specific Section and Page Numbering InDesign

I am new to InDesign and I am trying to get my head around how to do something with the page numbering. I am wanting to do this: Have at the top of the page Sec 01.1 (the .1 signifies the page ...
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0answers
343 views

Is there a way to preserve EXIF data when converting file from JPG to PNG?

I have following requirements: Convert JPG image to transparent PNG Preserve the tags given in JPG image and have it in PNG image as well. When I convert JPG image to transparent PNG, the EXIF ...
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2answers
90 views

How to remove a portion of objects in Illustrator

This would take me a minute in Photoshop, but can't get it to work in Illustrator. How can I remove a portion of one object over another in order to create a "hole" or "counter" within the bottom ...
0
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1answer
49 views

I'm working with 4 artboards in .ai, 4 diecut shapes on each board need to line up with the others

I am working on retail packaging. Picture something along the lines of a iphone screen protector package that opens like a book. A) Front of package has a diecut shaped window on the front. B) On ...
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0answers
36 views

Need help changing canvas size in adobe fireworks while having a master page set

I set the header,nav and footer on a master page in adobe fireworks for a website i am mocking up. The issue is that some pages have more content than others but since i have a master page set at a ...
0
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0answers
120 views

Why is InDesign rasterizing my Illustrator placed files?

I am new to InDesign and have used Illustrator for many years. I am using the place command in Indesign of an AI file into my InDesign file, but when I do that its like Indesign is rasterizing it or ...
0
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2answers
92 views

How to drop shadow over a layer

I am trying to reproduce a bent-like shape. For this, I created two circles: one over the other one. Then, create a layer mask to hide the unnecessary part of the circle. Now I am trying to drop its ...
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0answers
44 views

Collating an RTL “book” in InDesign CC

I've been working on a siddur, or Jewish prayerbook, in InDesign. However, all of my training has been in the "document", creation within InDesign, which is to say, I can make perfectly decent ...
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2answers
3k views

Rotate position with Photoshop animate

I am trying to rotate a circle around another circle in Photoshop CC. I am using the transform option in the animation window. After I make the 2 keyframes. The animation isn't moving along the anchor ...
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0answers
12 views

Constrain certain dimensions while resizing groups of objects [duplicate]

I'm creating a mockup in Adobe Illustrator. I have a mockup of the Yosemite window (with the close, minimize, and fullscreen buttons) and some stuff in the main content area. The annoying this is that ...
2
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1answer
118 views

Streamlining paragraph styles in Photoshop projects

We're using Photoshop for big web projects, and often use more than one designer for different pages within the same web project. We use color swatches to get a consistent result across many different ...
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1answer
143 views

Loss of quality when cropping smart objects in Photoshop [closed]

I'm using a crop tool (or marquee tool, then Image -> Crop) in Photoshop CS4. Immediately after cropping, the quality of anti-aliasing of Smart Object gets noticeably worse. The blending mode of ...
4
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1answer
96 views

How can I best represent scaling when painting?

I want to add a scale to a drawing without putting an object for scale in it. I have no problem showing the scale of an object by putting something like a human or a banana next to it, but how can I ...

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