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White space between snapped shapes in Illustrator

I am working on a pattern of a bunch of tiled square shapes. I matched all of the shapes right next to each other until I get that little green "Align" line and let go. When I zoom out I see a little ...
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How to create/draw stick figure vector art

I'm new to graphic design and I want to create stick figure vector art, the kind you find on most start-up websites, that looks neat and professional. However, I have no clue on where to get started. ...
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1answer
304 views

How to convert paragraph text envelope to clipping mask in Illustrator CS6

I have some paragraph text that I have modified using an envelope in Illustrator CS6. I can not make it into a clipping mask. I can make it into a mask up until I make it an envelope, after that, I ...
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Vector Mask in Photoshop

If I have a layer with a vector mask. I would like to liquify the vector mask so I can save the path again after the liquify. Can I apply the liquify filter on the vector mask? How?
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52 views

How to prepare vector halftones for print

I have layout with images processed and saved with vector ink halftones, but have no idea of angles used for color plates: Does anyone have idea how to process these images so I could print them in ...
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1answer
76 views

Colours in Illustrator CC are not the same as in other software

I've got a problem with Adobe Illustrator CC. The fact is that I create a design just with black and red colour (#EC0000). But then, when I save this document in PDF or when I export it to JPEG, and ...
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1answer
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InDesign interactive PDF scale slider options?

Is there a way to create a scale slider(button as an interactive PDF within inDesign. I know about the general buttons, radios, and text fields but can't seem to find anything on creating a scale to ...
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0answers
6 views

Photoshop vector mask

I have a path and I would like to liquify the image and I want to apply it also on the path. I know that there is a way to do that with the vector mask but I can't seem to remember it. Can you ...
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102 views

What color should be given to the ripple feedback?

One of the major feature of Material Design in the touch feedback that you get on touching widgets. I want to know how should I go about selecting the ripple color? For example, I have a custom button ...
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0answers
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Pantone new 210 colors will not install in my color picker in photoshop

Pantone company can not help me install the new 210 colors into my Photoshop color picker please help
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0answers
7 views

How to get started illustrating children's books?

I need some very beginner advice. I have written several children's books and I want to illustrate them myself using my photos and photos of mixed media embroidery I make using thread, fabric, beads ...
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3answers
170 views

Saving as jpg in Illustrator

When I try to "save for web" my work in Illustrator (258px - 170px) it shows the right image size (258px - 170px) but after I save the image, and open it in windows, the image is really small. When I ...
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1answer
46 views

I sent someone an .ai file, but they can't edit it. What do I do?

I sent someone an .ai file for them to edit. She said that when she scrolls over something with her mouse, each item is specifically highlighted, but when she clicks on it to edit it, everything is ...
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23 views

Why did black lines appear on my image cr ated by pen tool?

Why does my image have black lines? This is created using pen tool and I'm using Illustrator.
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7 views

ASCII box-drawing characters as PNG images?

I'm looking to acquire PNG versions of ASCII's box-drawing characters. ╣ ║ ╗ ╝ ╚ ╔ ╩ ╦ ╠ ═ ╬ Ideally the black lines would extend to the edge of the image and the background ...
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1answer
30 views

rotation target and illustrator actions

I'm building a set of actions to help myself create pie charts, one segment create a line segment at a certain point (from the artboard center out), and the attempts to rotate it around the same point ...
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Delete path from other paths - Illustrator

So I have been trying to delete a path from other paths. I have looked around and tried pathfinding, clipping masks, expanding, knockout layers... It looks like a simple thing, but I just can't figure ...
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1answer
18 views

Sketch masked image overriding the size of entire group

I have an image inside this widget I'm designing. The image (outlined in blue) is increasing the height of the whole widget even though it is masked. What do?!
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2answers
58 views

Quick way to set background to transparant [duplicate]

What is the quickest way to set a transparant background to jpg image with a white background without any major editing? I have tried a few online solutions but the quality always seems poor, so any ...
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1answer
98 views

How to convey the concept of “Clear Communication” with an icon or simple illustration

A client is requesting that I illustrate a concept for a brochure. The literal verbiage that was provided to me was "Be Intentional and Transparent In Our Communications & Decision-making." It's ...
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1answer
21 views

How can one ensure that the style guide is maintained and used?

How can one ensure that the style guide is maintained and used? I'm specifically working with UX styleguides.
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2answers
242 views

Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)

Some layer effects and styles in Photoshop have pixel settings. The problem appears when you want to scale your design. For example, in Bevel and Emboss you are able to set the Size and Soften. The ...
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1answer
16 views

Are there fonts whose licence allows me to edit them and then resell the edited version?

I am looking for a way to start from a base font and create another font from it, that I could eventually resell. The edits would be rather heavy but the shape could remain. I would like to know if ...
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How do I keep the photograph intact while stretching it so it becomes a full width image?

I have an image I want to use, for example: And I want to keep the entirety of the photo intact, but use it as a full width as in the full width of the current screen image. How would I achieve ...
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2answers
44 views

Removing text in an image

So I've got this image and I'd like to be able to remove the text so that it's just a picture of the banner. I don't know of any 'advanced techniques' so to speak, so what I have tried so far is ...
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3answers
137 views

How can I avoid auto-adjusting of the text dimensions in Inkscape?

When I create a text object in Inkscape, it automatically clips it and adjusts the dimensions of the object so it occupies as small area as possible. This might be useful in certain cases, but in many ...
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1answer
76 views

Is there a way to update PSD files in Fireworks?

Is there a way to update the PSD file that I'm using in Fireworks? I'm slicing and making some action in Fireworks, but I have to change and add elements and layer in my Photoshop document. Is there a ...
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0answers
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Logic behind displacement of notches when avoiding inverse trapping artefacts in SVG

I have a question that is based on the GD@SE question, "Is there a reason Hillary Clinton's logo has hidden notches?". Like that questions, this question is purely about graphic design and not ...
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2answers
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Specifying distance between objects in Adobe Illustrator CS5

As I'm placing items for a design, I find myself guessing a lot about positioning, usually I will take an item and everything else that might be similar I'll use align-left, or distribute-center. ...
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1answer
33 views

How to distort an object into a circular shape

So I have a bone cartoon image. I am trying to make it into a dog collar. For my purposes, I don't need to know how to fit it around a dog, but just how to curve it so it looks like a dog collar. If ...
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1answer
201 views

Is there a way to create an action or script to select and embed external file(s) placed in an Illustrator file?

As a follow-up to my question Is there a way to expand linked EPS file placed inside another EPS file in Illustrator? I am now trying to create an action to select and embed external file(s) placed ...
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0answers
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How to automatically Update place linked file without switching to photoshop ?

I know How to update "place linked..." file in Photoshop CC. I have placed illustrator file as a place linked file in Photoshop. "Place Linked" automatically updates when i save illustrator file but ...
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39 views

Tool to compare designs

I am looking for a tool (not Software / Programm) to compare corporate designs consisting of colors, fonts, logo and lines etc. I have something in mind like a onepager / card / palette with a ...
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2answers
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Adobe Illustrator - Strange Behavior while Aligning Objects

I am creating icons with Adobe Illustrator during which process I use the Align tool quite frequently. All of a sudden, the align tool started behaving quite strangely. When I select two objects and ...
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2answers
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How to display data labels in Illustrator graph function (pie graph)?

I am trying to make a pie graph that has both the data labels (e.g. 33%) and the series name (e.g. "apples"). Here is an example below. It seems this can only be accomplished through manually ...
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Recover unsaved illustrator file Cs6 on macbook [on hold]

My illustrator program just suddenly crashed. I didn't save for 4 hours (I know that I'm stupid, but the file's so big that it takes 5 min, and I haven't got the patience). Is there any chance that I ...
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1answer
180 views

Can I use the Collections Groupings in Font Book within Illustrator?

I love how Font Book allows me to organize my fonts into collections like Fun, Modern, Swash-y, Sans Serif, etc...What I want to do is browse or filter fonts in Adobe Illustrator using those ...
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1answer
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Easiest way to wrap label around an existing bottle / can

I'm trying to add a label to a can in Adobe Illustrator CS6. I've seen tutorials on how to create the bottle using 3D revolve and then map the art (using a symbol) to the 3D object. The problem is, I ...
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1answer
88 views

Applying highlighting formating to text in Adobe Illustrator

I'm looking for applying text highlight formatting (that's easily done within Microsoft Word) in Illustrator. Screenshot of highlighting formatting from Microsoft Word: I know that I can add ...
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1answer
18 views

InDesign: Create changeable “Profile Pages” from template

I want to create a yearbook for my school with Profile-Templates (think about a Facebook profile). Let's assume i have 3 of these Profile-Templates. All contain various graphics, styles and ...
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Is it possible to draw on multiple video frames at once in Photoshop CS6?

I was hoping CS6 and updates would allow editing on all frames. I have imported a green screen video of angel wings (approx 100 frames). The tip of the wings needs to be modified and changed to a ...
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1answer
22 views

After Effects CS6 Problem [on hold]

I try to render with After Effects CS6. I have a weird problem. Here render result: https://youtu.be/Hji09buWxYo Here normal video: https://youtu.be/qF7MJBHpCuo My render settings default. And ...
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1answer
20 views

Is there any difference between a font converted for web and TypeKit

Let's say I want to use Helvetica Neue on my website. One solution is to convert the font for web use with websites which transforms the fonts through @font-face css property. Other solution is to ...
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1answer
49 views

After Effects Expression – custom counter

I'm working on after effects for a college institutional video and I'm making a timeline that as to have numbers counting. That part I figured out. Using expression & slider control and voila my ...
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2answers
763 views

How can I check if some OpenType font supports ligatures?

I am using two fonts, STSong and STHeiti. I want to know if these fonts support ligatures, such as f + i becoming one character, or at least having two characters nearby. I made a ConTeXt document, ...
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1answer
107 views

Sketch 3 align shapes perfectly

I am trying to join 2, of the same, symmetrical shapes with each other on a 45° angle. This comes down to joining 2 rectangles. At first glance the 2 shapes look perfectly joined and aligned but when ...
3
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1answer
13 views

Why does the whole Layer fill in when i try to fill in a section on Gimp?

I'm trying to do this texture for imvu but everytime I try to fill in this one section it fills in the whole layer can you please help me? (this is before i pressed cntrl ,) this is after I ...
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1answer
23 views

What is the double arrow cursor in photoshop?

What is the double arrow cursor in Photoshop? What hotkey switches to it? I'm getting this cursor by accident while using the brush tool and hitting "step backward". Surprisingly, Google for "...
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1answer
296 views

How can I automatically group each shape with the text inside it for a huge collection of rectangles?

I have a .dwg (AutoCad file) map full of fields (rectangles) that I'm manipulating with Illustrator. Each rectangle has a text inside it that indicates its number. The problem is that there is no ...

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