3
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2answers
248 views

Automatically remove overlays from a set of identical images using Gimp

I have a number of images that have all the same background but each has different text overlaid (they are covers of a magazine journal). I don't have access to the background image, but I know that ...
3
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1answer
858 views

How to batch resize a group of images by area?

I know how to run a batch resize based on fixed width, height, or percentage... but what if I have a number of photos of all different sizes and shapes and I want them to be roughly the same size ...
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1answer
3k views

Using Photoshop CS6 to animate a Smart Object

I'm currently using Photoshop CS6, and I have an image with three layers: One layer is the background layer. Another layer is a simple shape (star) layer. And a third layer is a set of text that I ...
2
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1answer
138 views

In Illustrator, how can I use a blending layer (soft light) but limit it's opacity based on objects beneath (like a clipping mask)

I'm really more of a Photoshop person--so I know exactly how to do this technique in Photoshop but can't for the life of me figure it out in Illustrator! Here's what I'm trying to do. I have ...
16
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4answers
1k views

Where do professional designers “go” to look for typefaces?

I'm just reading The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams and am very impressed how on almost every page, Ms. Williams seems to "pull out" some beautiful typeface which I've never heard of. ...
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1answer
700 views

How to present logo concepts to a client using Indesign

I'm an amateur graphic designer, however I do know the importance of presentation in any product or service. I was wondering if there are any preset Indesign templates or rules of thumb on how to ...
2
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1answer
7k views

How to make Indesign tables of contents interactive, with clickable jump links in the exported PDF

I couldn't find any simple resource saying how to make Adobe Indesign tables of contents interactive, so that each item in the electronic version of the exported PDF is a live hyperlink / cross ...
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2answers
479 views

Photoshop - save for web and devices, how to save using default options each time?

I wonder if there is a way to ask photoshop to save for web and devices using the default options, and save two or tree mouse clicks each time.
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2answers
804 views

How to fill an area with open end points with a gradient?

I've been battling this question for a while now. It will sound very trivial I'm sure to an experienced Illustrator user but I've found it extremely hard finding any relevant info regarding it. All ...
2
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1answer
210 views

Inserting a new column in InDesign changes the paragraph style by adding a + to the name. Why?

When I add a new column to a table in InDesign CS6 and I click into a new created cell it has a + in the style name. When I hover over the style it shows: "Overrides(alt+click to clear): (align: flush ...
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1answer
51 views

Photoshop locking images

Everytime I open an image in photoshop, it locks the image. Its slightly annoying and wonder if there is an option to prevent this Thanks for the help
2
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2answers
901 views

Text Style in InDesign and Adobe Illustrator?

There is something similar to Microsft Word Text Styles, in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator? For example I choose: "Style 1", for many paragraphs, and then I can change the font of all of them at ...
0
votes
1answer
9k views

Gradient Tool is blocked on Illustrator cs6 [closed]

My gradient tool on Illustrator cs6 is blocked. It won't let me change color, direction or anything related. The Gradient tool wont even let me click on the gradient, it shows the cursor with a ...
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2answers
579 views

How to do a prototype print of a business card

I'm a newbie in the freelancer world. I started creating logos and business cards and I show it to my customers. Well, I always face a problem how to present my work in a professional and a nice way. ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

PS CS6: brush/cursor: Can't change from crosshair to precise when too small brush size

The problem is that when I'm using small enough brush, it seems I can't have anything else than a crosshair. For example, if I'm using brush of size 4px and I'm in 25% zoom. Nothing wrong with ...
4
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1answer
71 views

Suggestion for a book on graphic trends and their evolution

I have been researching about graphic design trends and its evolution. Can someone please suggest a particular book or website about this subject?
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2answers
379 views

Is it usual for the designer not to hand over the Adobe files used to create projects? [duplicate]

I am about to hire a Graphic Designer to help my Web-design company. Besides for designing websites, she will be making Logos and Advertisments. Now, she tells me that it is standard practice for her ...
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1answer
131 views

Eye pleasing aspect ratio for slides and handouts

Assuming that there are no restrictions like the ratio of a screen; what is an eye pleasing ratio for presentation slides and handouts (containing information about the presentation)? Is it something ...
6
votes
5answers
2k views

Text effect on any background color

I want to display a text over a video. However, the video may include any color from white to black. What is the best text effect (color/stroke/shadow/glow ... etc) that can be applied on the text so ...
3
votes
1answer
128 views

Achieving same effect on a play button as show in this image

as you can see in image the rectangle has this boxy look, I was trying to get same look on my play button, but it always turned out wrong, can anyone please edit the image and give that play button ...
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vote
0answers
97 views

Auto - Fix an image of its contrast and brightness - Pixel Bender

I am developing a filter in Pixel Bender. It needs me to apply an auto-fix to the image before the filter is applied. Currently this is my progress in it -> dst = sampleNearest(src,outCoord()); ...
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votes
3answers
469 views

Is NDA necessary for this?

I have a client that requires me to submit at least a homepage of my proposed website design. However, I just recently known that he already contacted some other freelancers who incidentally are my ...
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2answers
3k views

Is photoshop elements good enough for typical website mockups?

I want to create a web page mockup to show a client, does Photoshop elements allow you to create layered pages?
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votes
1answer
405 views

InDesign: Resetting character style after end of paragraph

Is there a way (a setting or a shortcut) in InDesign to reset a character style to None after the end of a paragraph? Paragraph styles have the option for Next Style, but this does not apply to ...
0
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1answer
135 views

How to keep manageable pages after turning off page shuffle?

I've seen this tutorial http://philippaberrysmith.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/how-to-get-page-numbering-to-start-where-you-want-it-in-indesign-cs5/ but after turning off the page shuffle option when I ...
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2answers
222 views

Is possible to share a text variable across documents of a book in InDesign CS6?

I have a text variable for paragraph style A. The book is like this: ch1_00, ch1_01, ch1_02. ch1_00 contains the chapter cover, and I want to put here the text variable based on the words contained ...
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4answers
311 views

What are some good ways to showcase someone's portfolio work online?

I've been happily employed for awhile now, so I've not kept up on various trends and changes in the online portfolio field. I would like to remedy this knowledge gap. I can do a search for "best ...
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5answers
1k views

Why does Illustrator make the colors darker with 3D effects?

I am trying to adjust colors after I apply a 3D effect (say extrude & bevel) in Adobe Illustrator (I tried in CS2 and CS5) but even if I make the object's color white it turns into fairly dark ...
2
votes
2answers
152 views

Weird color distortion when using an effect on top of an image in InDesign

In Adobe InDesign, I have placed a pink image that I brought in from Photoshop. The below screenshot is how the pink looks like in Mac Preview (I'm on Mountain Lion). I wanted to add some lines to ...
2
votes
1answer
619 views

AE: Particle Emitter Sourcing Multiple Sprites/Layers (Particular)

Looked it up on The Cow, but the answer was very vague so I'm probably not doing it right: I have about 200 icons I want to randomly disperse amongst the comp and have move organically. How can I ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Pairing a font with a tahoma as display font

For branding matters, I need to use tahoma as a display font (for all headlines). I know, I know, it's a body text font meant only for screens: I don't really have a choice there. I am having a hard ...
2
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7answers
4k views

Photoshop CS6 PDF export problem

Sometimes I need to save the Photoshop files i'm working on as .pdf, but there is a huge problem with the .pdf export on my computer. For example here is a brochure design draft. It looks great in ...
3
votes
2answers
235 views

Text wrapping fill-last-line-first

I have a peculiar design for a web page that I have to implement from an already made design, and some of the text wrappings are filled bottom-up (in my case it's for bottom-left aligned thin text ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

How can I apply the outlines and curves of a font to a logo?

I'm playing with a logo and I'd like to be able to use the font outlines to create the basic symbol. For example, I'm trying to create new leaf utilizing a slab serif font. What is the best way to ...
2
votes
1answer
240 views

Fontsquirrel and webfont conversion

I've been trying to convert the font M+ 2p with fontsquirrel, and I have searched their website about the converter's limitations, but, no matter what I do, it seems their converter hangs on 0% ...
0
votes
2answers
158 views

Need free pdf file editor software

I need a free PDF file editor, where i can easily add or delete something inside a PDF file. I have searched a lot on Google but can't find any good software for this purpose. If you know of one, ...
1
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2answers
6k views

Illustrator vector aliasing

How can I make my vector graphics anti-aliased in illustrator? My paths always turn out jagged. Is there an option like in Adobe Fireworks to smoothen[remove the jaged edges] my paths?
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2answers
1k views

How do I deal with color spill in chroma key using GIMP?

I'm experimenting with "green screen" techniques to remove the background around a test subject. The test shots were taken in front of a bright green background in moderate to bright lighting ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

How can I add notes to a photoshop document?

I'd like to add textual notes to a Photoshop file, like the notes you can write when preparing a power point, not seen by the end user but only by the presenter. I need to add quick notes about the ...
0
votes
2answers
109 views

What process should I use for converting this Toolbar PSD comp into something I can use on a Web page?

I am a programmer and have recently started playing with Photoshop in my spare time. Ideally, I prefer to create components using HTML/CSS only, but there are times when it is not possible. In this ...
4
votes
4answers
11k views

My web logo looks pixelated after resizing

I am trying to resize my logo for the web but so far I have not been seeing the result that I want to. It was in a vector format first (AI) and then it was converted to PSD. I then used the image ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

How can I edit the colors in an already-placed, custom gradient in Photoshop?

Here's a basic list of what I did to the document before I sat down at the computer tonight: Customized a gradient Applied the gradient to the image in the usual way (mouse stroke), in its own layer ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Smart guides “construction guides” feature intermittent in Illustrator CS5

My sad story In the much maligned post-CS3 smart guides, there are some known problems. This Adobe forums thread is a good example. That was all very helpful but my problem is a little different. I ...
4
votes
1answer
891 views

How do I make non-printable template instructions in InDesign?

I'm trying to create a business card template for my work and I wanted to add text to the file giving instructions on how to use the template. How do I create text that won't print once the file is ...
6
votes
1answer
356 views

Fonts not combining correctly into a family (PC)

I'm using FontCreator 6.5 professional. I have two fonts in the same family, and in "naming" I've given them the same Font Family Name, and in Subfamily one is called Regular and the other is called ...
6
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2answers
158 views

visual typeface search tool

Fontshop.com used to have (at least I think it was them) a index of typefaces that you could use visual / structural specifics to search through their library of typefaces. It gave options for things ...
6
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2answers
218 views

Designing printed items with a hairline border

I came across these business cards on a blog, what i cant work out is how did they manage to print the cards with such a fine hairline white board close to the edge. Normaly when you'd print ...
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vote
3answers
187 views

What is this sans-serif font?

Can anyone identify this font? I've tried on identifont and on WhatTheFont but I can't find anything. It's the slanted 'e' and the ampersand that really stump me.
3
votes
1answer
259 views

Indesign running-header character style doesnt work if characters are the number in a list

I have a list [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] and in the paragraph style is set that the number [1, 2, 3, 4...] is of character style A. Now I set a variable for the character style A and it doesn't show up the ...
2
votes
1answer
429 views

Illustrator - Print copies with sequential numbers

I have an Illustrator document, which has a text field with a number. How do I print X copies of it, so each copy has a different sequential number on it, say from 0000 to X ?

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