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Whats the name of the font used in this Mickey Mouse birthday banner?

Can anyone identify the happy birthday font? Whatthefont's closest match is Lithos Pro, but it's not.
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132 views

Font with (fairly) symmetrical S (or how to edit Arial's S)

I'm looking for a sans serif font (similar to Arial) with a (fairly) symmetrical 'S' This is Arial's S: See how the top part is so different from the bottom? Even if not 100% symmetrical, if ...
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1answer
19 views

Which red and green colors look still different when printed as grayscale?

I'm looking for red and green colors which are still really distinct when printed as a grayscale image. My current color values (224,133,0 and 168,181,10) are really industuingable on paper.
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What should be the relation between margin and padding?

In grid-based layouts, should there be any relation between margins (the distance between elements) and padding (the distance between an element content to its edges)?
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1answer
12 views

Adjust workspace size

I have read that the default workspace size is about 227". This is much to large for me as I am working with Letter (8.5 x 11) documents. The effect of this is that the scrollbar is very small And ...
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What size should a business card be to fit snugly into a 3.5x2" sleeve?

A client requested a new design for business cards that also have a protective paper sleeve like these: http://www.envelopes.com/business/open-end/credit-card-sleeve-envelopes Since i've never done ...
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How to make it obvious that an option is unavailable, and can be deleted?

Here is the question I have asked on StackOverflow that somehow did not get the response I hoped for. I am trying it now here, as I am looking for a visually appealing solution. Ideally using a ...
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2answers
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How come my link is overlooked?

I'm fairly new to designing. As of now, I have this design: Click image for full resolution As you can see there is a small link in the upper right corner (Upload Prenda Link). When clicked, it ...
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1answer
26 views

Select non text objects

I can put a rectangle around the target area, and it will select all objects, including text However in this case I would like to select all objects except text objects, or perhaps select all then ...
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1answer
319 views

How to render objects in smooth mode in Maya

There is smooth mode (3 on keyboard if I'm correct) to show objects 'smooth' in the viewport, but when I render it, there is no smoothing. What should I do in order to get a smooth render? I've ...
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What features are needed in an icon for domains and websites to be easily differentiable and individually recognizable?

I am trying to create two icons. One for domains (as in TLDs such as .com, .net, .io) and another for websites (the entire website including the domain, code and content). I have been toying with in ...
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2answers
53 views

Creating an action or script for pasting thumbnails into canvas

I have series of thumbnail images, many of them are 52 x 70 and I want to create an action or a script that would do the following: paste each one onto a canvas of 72x72 black save each one for web ...
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What are good places to start learning web typography and layout?

I have been a digital designer since 1999. I am self taught. However; my biggest weakness is spacing, grids and developing pages that feel balanced, as well as have strong typographic hierarchy. I ...
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Make a transparent 3D sphere with objects inside

I want to build a 3d sphere as a container which has a blurred transparent surface and wrapped some objects inside. (Objects are placed on the half floor) I've created something similar, in 2D to ...
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4answers
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The most advanced JPEG image compression on mac?

Sometimes i work with JPEG files for my web designs. There are occasions where the PNG format is not suitable.. There are several optimization techniques for the PNG format, but I noticed that for ...
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0answers
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How to use different shaders in 3ds max 2010?

When using Blender, there is a "Node Editor" where you have shaders like - Diffuse, Glass, Glossy, Emission etc. If anyone can tell me how to use at least some of those shaders in 3ds max?
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How to create an edge or a face from selected vertexes in 3ds max?

How can I create an edge or a face from selected vertexes? When using Blender: For edges - You select vertexes and hit F. For faces - You select the border and hit F. How is it done in 3ds Max?
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2answers
38 views

Auto align layers with changing contents but constant shape in Photoshop

I have 70+ images of a coloured microsphere taken through a microscope. Between each image, I manually rotated the sphere by about 5°. In each picture, the position of the sphere is slightly different ...
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1answer
21 views

How to subdivide edges/faces in 3ds max?

How to subdivide individual edges/faces in 3ds max? That is, to add more vertexes/edges on edges/faces?
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1answer
22 views

Draw Inside Tool - Illustrator

I'm using the "draw inside" tool (located at the bottom of the left sided tool bar) within illustrator. Basically I'm attempting to put an image inside text and its coming out choppy (some edges ...
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Do anybody used watermarked images [on hold]

I am in need of image for a website design project. I have seen, many designers using HD but watermarked images. I don't know how do they do it. Do anybody know about how to get HD watermarked ...
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How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...
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2answers
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Rendering only the edges in Blender 2.6x - wireframe with thicker lines

I can't figure out how to render only the edges of my object ( mesh ) with thicker lines, someone know how to do that?
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1answer
183 views

Apply MasterPage to even pages in QuarkXpress

I have created a new project with automatic text box (non facing pages) and have created a second master page that I would now like to apply to all even pages. InDesign has this option when I ...
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1answer
36 views

Add perspective to Bitmap in Inkscape

I have a 3D monitor drawn in Inkscape and I'd like to add a screenshot into the region. I have tried to skew, but the shape is too irregular. I have also tried to apply an envelope (Extensions -> ...
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3answers
212 views

Do I have to create vector files at the correct print size?

I had to create an 800mm x 2000mm print and so I started by actually creating a 800mm x 2000mm file in Illustrator. The file contained only vectors so my question is: Can I create my file size ...
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1answer
25 views

Converting marker and watercolor art to Illustrator/Vector?

Hi everyone. I have been playing around with watercolor and marker lettering lately. I know how to turn them digital in Photoshop while keeping the natural watercolor and permanent marker ...
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0answers
5 views

How to scale/rotate vertexes/edges/faces around a point in 3ds max?

When using Blender, you have a "3d cursor", that you can put it on a location and then make an operation like scale and rotate around that point. It also serves many other purposes like aligning an ...
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0answers
46 views

Can you help me identify this serif? It closely resembles with “Shaolin Style”

I tried both Whatthefont.com and whatfontis.com but couldn't find the right font. It will be very helpful it you could provide a free alternative if this is not free. Also there are many fonts like ...
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12answers
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Tips and resources for beginning designers

Thanks to the internet, graphic design and programming are becoming increasingly overlapping fields. As a programmer, I constantly find myself needing basic knowledge of Graphic Design, but have ...
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2answers
307 views

How to make drawable of android app for all density

Hello I am Android Developer, working on android application. I require to make all drawables for all density for my android app. Is there any standard ratio I should keep for that and any tool for ...
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0answers
8 views

Is there a way to mix one material with another in 3ds max 2010?

The mixing to be done in a way that if a value of a one material is higher, then that would result in lowering the value of the other material. Because you can't have a 100 % Diffuse and a 100 % ...
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1answer
583 views

Where to get a 3D human face model as .obj file

Related to this SO question, I got an idea to go for an unique 3D human face model which fits all the the human faces. 1) Where can I get a ready made human head model? I have seen some tools like ...
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2answers
65 views

How to start with Blender?

I'm very interested in animation however I only have a little bit experience in Flash Pro. I would like to start from Blender and how to make easy models then go higher and higher. Is there any book ...
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0answers
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How can I control the origin point in 3ds max?

How can I control an origin point of an object. For example - in Blender you can select all the vertexes/edges/faces and click "ctrl+S" and then select "Cursor to selected". And then I can put the ...
2
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1answer
66 views

How do I get Adobe InDesign CS6 to export high quality PNGs?

I am having trouble exporting PNGs from Adobe Indesign. The problem is they become very pixelated once they have been exported to PNG. However, when I export to JPEG, there is no pixelation, they look ...
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0answers
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How can I merge vertexes in 3dS Max?

When using Blender, there is a command on merging vertexes like: Merge at - first, center and last - Can I do the same in 3dS Max or something similar to that?
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5 views

How to lock an individual axis when scaling in 3DS Max?

When scaling an object or a part of an object, how can I lock an individual axis so that the scaling operation is done only on two axes?
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1answer
28 views

Exporting .emf file from Illustrator then inserting into PPT without white surround

My set up is: Mac, running 10.6.8, using CS5 & Powerpoint 2011 Wondered if anyone can help. I've drawn a load of flat icons in Illustrator as a client wants to use them in their powerpoint ...
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3answers
54 views

Reduce image size

Hi I made a poster in photoshop but the image size is really big 15mb, as I live in a small town and have to email this to printers it is a bit of a problem. I was asked to get it down to around 4mb ...
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3answers
543 views

In a 85.6mm x 54mm business card, what is an ideal font size?

I would like to know what is an ideal and readable font size that I can use in a business card with the dimensions listed. Not too big but not too small. I was thinking it can be about 7pt for titles ...
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1answer
15 views

Text in Inkscape

When I try to paste bigger text into Inkscape, it splits it into small parts and it's impossible to put them together. I can't change font type or anything in whole text at once without rewriting it. ...
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1answer
38 views

the color I'm using on illustrator appears different when I save the image to use on my website

I'm doing a website and now I received the logo they want to use in website. The logo is in Illustrator format and I´m having a problem with this logo. In illustrator he has the color #2e3182, which ...
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1answer
40 views

font size is looking bigger than the given size in photoshop

I have given 14 pt font size in photoshop cs6 but its looking bigger than that.whats going on?
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1answer
55 views

How to subtract multiple subpaths from a shape easily in Illustrator or Sketch?

I am using Sketch (app) that has Boolean drawing operations (like subtract, union, intersect...) as in Illustrator. In my file I have four ring shapes. They are not strokes but more like circles with ...
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0answers
22 views

Google Chrome replaces symbols like ' and … with different language characters [on hold]

Wasn't sure where to ask this. It doesn't seem like a programming issue and I am a graphics designer. I currently took over my colleagues laptop and noticed that on any webpage with a '...' I get ...
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0answers
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Adobe Illustrator visualisation plugin [on hold]

Hi i remember seeing a software package addon for Adobe Illustrator to rapidly visulise ai files on 3d objects, such as a box or billboard. but cannot find anything online searching. does any one ...
2
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1answer
31 views

How to edit clip path?

The Inkscape FAQ states: In fact, if you use a path as the clipping object, you can actually edit the clip path without having to Release it. First select the clipped object, then choose the Node ...
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1answer
49 views

When designing, what techniques can be used for determining if the right amount of “fluff” has been added?

Fluff (N.): something inconsequential Source: Merriam-Webster Online English Dictionary In design, this is often viewed as unnecessary ornamentation. In web design, where load times are ...
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1answer
23 views

GIMP: how to create a collage where the photos can be repositioned within frames?

I'm trying to create a collage with 3 photos in GIMP, and I want to be able to reposition the images within each frame, not just crop them to fit the frames. Here is a sketch of what I want it to look ...

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