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SVG optimization practices when drawing in Illustrator

I’ve noticed that when exporting a file from AI to SVG, there is a lot of code created that is not necessary and I realized then that this code can be certainly optimised. Found this interesting SVG ...
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98 views

Color all objects within polar grid

First off, I am new to illustrator so may be going at this the wrong way. I have a design that involves multiple paths that form a web like structure in a circle. I would like to have the color of ...
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2answers
142 views

When should I use the Unicode punctuation space character in French written texts?

I couldn't find any authoritative references about this which are available on public internet. the code is 0x2008.
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1answer
231 views

Replacing flag on astronaut

How to replace flag (U.S flag in the picture below) with other flag (for example, United Kingdom) on astronaut using Photoshop CS6? Displacement mapping gave weird results, and blending did not work ...
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1answer
107 views

How do I create a gap in an outline or shape?

as the title says, i'm looking for a way to create a gap in an outline or shape. The options in pathfinder are not helping. Thanks in advance!
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2answers
255 views

Is there research on the preference of sans-serif fonts in printed text for Western European countries?

According to an answer on: How are Serif and Sans-serif fonts different, and when should one use one over the other? For print, in the U.S., body copy is usually set in serif, while in Europe it's ...
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4answers
431 views

What is the process for creating a color palette like this?

So, this is a screen grab of Web site designed professionally. I'm particularly interested in understanding how the designer arrived at this palette. Arguably, the palette works, but I can't figure ...
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224 views

Name the effect where text is on a shadow box over an image

Some examples with text over a transparent background: See the transparent black background See the text on the shade of cyan What would you call this type of effect?
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0answers
128 views

How are Google Material Design Color Palettes Generated?

I've searched a lot and did not find the expected result. Another Question here says that google palettes are monochromatic, but one single palette contains colors with different hue(though only ...
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1answer
47 views

Difference betwen coated and uncoated formula guides for use on consumer products?

We are looking for colors to be used on portable air conditioners. What is the difference between coated an uncoated formula guide as we choose a color for our product.
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1answer
365 views

Is there a free service/website/method of testing an HTML email in a specific client?

I have designed an HTML email template for a client and it works fine everywhere except, according to the client, Outlook 2013. I don't have access to Outlook 2013 but it would be very helpful if I ...
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3answers
1k views

GIMP: How to apply a mask to multiple layers?

I'm new to GIMP, so I'm having trouble accomplishing the following: I want to apply the same layer mask to all of my layers without having to merge them. If this is not possible, the end result ...
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3answers
234 views

Illustrator: How can I fill stroked shapes with a color? TONS OF THEM

I created a detailed pattern on illustrator and I used the paint brush and used a stroke color with an empty fill, so it became transparent. I didnt think it through, and there actually should have ...
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1answer
343 views

Working with InDesign paragraph styles and text indenting with paragraph rules

I'm trying to create a "Pull Quote" paragraph style and having issues with spacing. I'd like the paragraph to have "padding" or text indenting around all sides (I realize that padding is the wrong ...
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1answer
66 views

Is there a term for roman-type Arabic numerals?

There are Roman numerals and Arabic numerals (perhaps more accurately Indo-Arabic numerals) and there also are three main branches of typefaces for the Latin alphabet: roman type, blackletter and ...
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1answer
108 views

Why would I get aliasing on a vector like this? [duplicate]

I've read several similar questions but they keep leading back to eventually becoming raster images, in which case the aliasing makes sense. However I haven't quite figured out why an image made ...
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2answers
112 views

Icon to represent smooth?

I am looking for icon ideas on how to represent a smoothing quality. The icon will be used for a tool that will smooth out points on a jagged curve.
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1answer
134 views

Icon to represent transparency?

I am looking for ideas on how to iconically show that an element has an opaque quality.
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1answer
276 views

How to convert to GIF in MS Word without losing the font style? [closed]

I am trying to convert a text (which is actually my logo) from Word to Gif. The problem is that I lose the font style in that process. My original document is in Chopin Script and I get a Gif with a ...
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0answers
80 views

Abobe Illustrator---text on path at strange angle

I am using Adobe Illustrator to create a logo. However, the text around the circular path is at a funny angle and the spacing is funny. On the word "Office," if you look at the Fs, you can see that ...
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1answer
190 views

What's a color palette for blue, green, yellow, and red that is legible on both light and dark backgrounds?

I'm developing a program that has both a dark and a light theme. I change the background, but there are color-coordinated labels that I don't want to change the color of. At the moment I'm using the ...
0
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1answer
181 views

Is there anyway in Illustrator to prevent a path object from moving when selecting an anchor point?

Is there any way in Illustrator to lock a path object in place while still allowing for anchors and handles to be edited with the Direct Selection Tool? I am using a Wacom grip pen and tablet and I ...
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2answers
97 views

Copyright on derivative work of the symbol of access

I made some icons for the german definitions of access derived from the well known symbol of access for a website. Now I have multiple requests, if the symbols are free to use. I like to host them on ...
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1answer
565 views

How to render text pixel-perfectly with subpixel antialising with Illustrator?

I'm exporting a document to raster image with Illustrator and get this result: But I want to get this quality: It lookes more pixel-perfect and thin then the Illustrator's render. How do I setup ...
0
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3answers
268 views

Would print in CMYK with 30%C and 100%Y turns out green or yelow-ish color?

I have created business card design in photoshop and used RGB for making a design, but i know that most of the printers and stores for printing use CMYK for printing. In few cases when it was digital ...
4
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1answer
442 views

How to export slices to PSD in Photoshop CS5

I have a big PSD file with many slices, and I would like to have all those slices in new separate PSD files. Is there a way to export a slice to a PSD ? And automate this action using a script/action ...
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2answers
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Working CMYK or Document CMYK, what are the difference for color output in InDesign?

Could you explain what are the differences in these two and which one should be used for files to be sent to press? I wasn't able to find any good answer to this question.
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0answers
216 views

Turn special characters to unicode values on InDesign export

Using a predefined InDesign file for blog posts and website content development I would like to be able to export all special characters as their unicode value but I'm having trouble finding a ...
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2answers
848 views

How do I fill my vector file with color?

First of all, I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I've been searching and trying for the past 2 hours without any luck. I'm only getting started with Illustrator, so forgive me if this is a ...
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5answers
5k views

How Do I save Illustration as a Jpeg as it's normal size?

Hi there, I'm really struggling here I am going to print these off in a little while as an A1 I set this up as a JPEG for me to print. The left picture shows the way I want it to print out. The ...
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0answers
27 views

enforce identical scale between two objects saved in .png files

I have two characters like this: But the white ones and the black ones are stored in different files, and the relative size of them, the scale of the object, although it has the same shape, is ...
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2answers
164 views

design website from psd when our screen resolution is less than psd

I have got psd of 1800px width from my client that needs to be converted to HTML but my screens are of highest resolution 1366px only. what is best way to design this type of psds? Is there any tools ...
0
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1answer
105 views

how can I recreate this effect in Illustrator?

I created the outline by duplicating the text, selecting the main text and expanding the selection by 5px and then just delete the selection on the duplicated layer. How can I recreate this effect in ...
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1answer
66 views

Blurry Images on Iphones

I have a design created via Photoshop using 72dpi. Save image for web as PNG or JPEG doesn't matter. The images really looks fuzzy on iphones only. Why is that?
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4answers
295 views

Equal distance for two objects not adjacent to each other

I am new to Illustartor and was creating a border. I was wondering if there is an easy to way to exactly create equal distance between two non-adjacent objects. For example, the two white spaces ...
0
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1answer
468 views

Loading Spinner Gif

I would like to create a loading spinner that looks like the one GitHub uses: Any tips on how to replicate this with another logo inside using Gimp? I am especially interested in this "interrupted" ...
0
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1answer
145 views

How can I assess whether I'm proper web designer?

I was an Amature web designer before 3 years. Though I don't have proper knowledge in designing I want to become a web designer and I called myself as designer. Though I didn't attended any design ...
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2answers
93 views

Creating bulk PDFs from Spreadsheet?

I have designed a TCG game with roughly 500 card created. I have a card frame made, and would like to use these to create a PDF of each card. Is there a way to automate this so i can make any changes ...
3
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3answers
415 views

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
182 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 ...
2
votes
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
votes
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
370 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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3answers
1k views

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
150 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
524 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
140 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, ...
2
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1answer
278 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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