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Is it possible to add a background image to all 'layers' of an animated gif?

I have an animated gif with transparent background, and I want to add a background image to all layers: How can I achieve it without adding it to every layer individually?
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Image loses transparency when added to another image

Ok, so keep in mind that I have no idea what I’m doing with image editing. I have a watermark that I want to add to images, but it loses it’s transparency when I try to stick it on a picture. I’ve ...
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Can I use copyright character's image within my design for sell?

I started working on my own designs to sell and had someone came and asked me if I could put a classic Winnie the Pooh image within my design. I am selling the whole piece to this customer but can I ...
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Illustrator, Save for Web: keeping Art and Type optimization separate in one go?

When exporting for web in Illustrator, there's the ever familiar Art Optimized and Type Optimized rendition schemes (apart from None). Both schemes have their own perks on different types of ...
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1answer
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Drawing grid in Inkscape in millimeter

If I try to draw a grid in Inkscape, there are two different options: Extra -> Render -> Grid Extra -> Render -> Kartesian Grid But both of them use pixel-metric(?). Is it possible to use other ...
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What type of printer do you recommend for printing greeting cards?

I a working on a number of projects that I will design and frame along with a bunch of greeting cards. What is the best printer to buy for printing greeting cards? I was looking at the Epson Stylus ...
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Inkscape: bitmap pattern filling - 1px line around every tile

I want to fill an object with a bitmap pattern. Instead of perfectly connecting, there is this 1 pixel transparent line around each "tile" of the filled object. The same problem was described here: ...
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Illustrator knows I have a font but refuses to select it

I need to use a specific font (Nanum Gothic Extra Bold) for a certain project. Illustrator knows I have the font: If I start typing the name in, it autocompletes. But once I hit return, it selects a ...
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Inkscape 0.48: stacked objects: selecting z-order 1 object and hidden z-order 3 object simultaneously

I have object 1 which obscures object 2 which obscures object 3 which obscures object 4. Object 1   Object 2     Object 3       Object 4 I know ...
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How to remove a path from other paths

I have a .svg file with many different paths. I know I can select all black parts by using Strg + F and searching in the style attribute. I combined all black paths to one. But I want to remove all ...
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Is there any way I can add watermark to .jpg files (around 15000), in mass instead of one by one?

I have around 15000 .jpg files which needs to be watermarked. Is there any way to process these images in mass to add watermark?
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Text-wrap in Illustrator CS6

I typed out text in 14pt. I then typed another letter in 131pt out. I was hoping to have my 14pt text wrap around the 131pt character...but to no avail! I clicked on both items (and my 131pt. ...
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Highest quality website screenshot?

I have created a website that i would like to add to my portfolio, but i'm having a hard time getting high quality screenshots of the full site. I tried to save the website as PDF, but that was full ...
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1answer
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Gimp: Add text to Layer Mask?

I'd like to have a layer mask in Gimp that includes some text. I currently have a method of achieving this, but it's a little more crude than I'd like. In this image, the top text is a simple text ...
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1answer
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Skew? Arch? Bulge? Text

I need help on how to create this text effect in Illustrator CS6. The free transform is not working, the bulge, envelope, and arch are not giving the same effect.
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what is Spotify new font ? - google font alternative for web

Spotify recently rolled out their some design changes with darker design and new font for desktop application. Can someone tell me what font are they using? and if there is a similar google font ...
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Is it an usual practice to request portfolio rights?

I'm an amateur graphic designer. I've been doing work for local companies and initiatives for just over a year now. I recently got a job designing for a pretty big client (by my standards). They ...
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Presentation of webdesign

I'd like to ask you how you manage with presenting webdesign. Usually, I send a jpg file/files to client directly to the mail, but this isn't the best approach. In most cases it does the job, but I've ...
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1answer
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Photoshop make texture fit shape

I'm trying to fit a texture inside this shape but the main thing is that I want it to continue on both sides of A and B from the bottom center, I dont want the texture to continue under the black ...
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1answer
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How to see the size of your current selection box in Illustrator?

When making a selection in Photoshop, you get the dimensions of your selection as a tooltip (at least in CC), and it's displayed in the info-box (Window > Info) when enabled. I often use this to ...
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Saving Photoshop master/working files in PDF, not PSD

A friend of mine uses PDF as the default format for saving Photshop files. For both master and working documents. He never saves anything as a PSD. Is this good practice?
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Have there been any attempts to improve the design of spreadsheets?

Are there notable attempts to redesign the spreadsheet, as a number-heavy GUI which requires hours of painful concentration? As of today, the mainstream spreadsheet applications still use the same ...
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What kind of animations can I use in flat design? Is it wrong to combine 3D animations with a “flat style”? [on hold]

Well, I have a website where there is a table (it is the school schedule) and the cells are too small to show all the info needed. I would like to know what type of animations I should use to get some ...
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1answer
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Need help identifying this elongated sans-serif font

Does anybody know what that font is used for the word CAPITAL? I'm sure I've used it before I just can't remember what it was. Any help is appreciated! Thanks! :)
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1answer
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Creating a curved image/photo wall/montage using the Linux commandline

This question is a crosspost from Stack Overflow because of its predominantly graphical nature and the fact that I think that a primarily graphically oriented community may [be able to] provide advice ...
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1answer
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How can I show snapto lines in Photoshop CS 5.5?

I've been using CS 5.1 at work and it will show lines (green and sometimes pink) when it is snapping to other object's alignments. I use 5.5 at home and layers will still snap to others, but they will ...
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234 views

Can I redesign a logo I created in Photoshop in illustrator?

I created a logo for my husbands business in Photoshop and he loves it! I understand that logos though need to be created in Illustrator in order to be resized with out loosing it's quality. Can I ...
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4answers
107 views

How to reduce the file size of a PSD image with minimal quality loss?

I have a full colour PSD image file which I want to convert to a format that can be easily shared on the web. The current size is of the PSD is around 7MB. I want to reduce the file size to ...
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2answers
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How do I go about finding a font that says “safe, secure data”?

does anyone have any suggestions for a font and type treatment that says "safe, secure data?" to me, the 'safe' part means big, bulky, with perhaps a steel sheen, impenetrable. however, the 'data' ...
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1answer
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Layer Masking in Photoshop CS 6

What would be the best way to subtract the radial (shape 1) lines from the grey ellipse (ellipse 1) so that the background image (ios7 wallpaper) would be visible as a "notch" effect and so the ...
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1answer
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Filling areas using transparent color without affecting the border [duplicate]

I am drawing a figure which shows several tetrahedrons in Illustrator. I have drawn all the line segments and connected them at the endpoints. Now the figure has been like this. Now I want to fill ...
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Where can I get images for commercial use?

I am running a web site design service for local small business owner. I want avoid legal issues on the images I use. Usually, the images in the Flickr are forbidden for commercial use. Where would be ...
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1answer
266 views

Textures for city facade design such as roofs and walls?

I have used textures from services such as FreeImages.com (formerly sxc.hu) and different bundles but is rarity that they connect well together. This print design resulted in odd lines and some bad ...
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Gimp select tool selects old selection [on hold]

Sometimes I need to copy parts of a mockup into separate image files. Then I select the needed part with the select tool. And I copy and paste it into a separate image: Ctrl+C, Ctrl+Shift+V. I repeat ...
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1answer
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Filling areas using transparent color without affecting the border, in Illustrator CS6

In Illustrator, if you want to fill in areas surrounded by multiple line segments, you can first select all the line segments and use Live Paint Bucket (K) to fill the color. However, if you want to ...
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2answers
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How do I keep edged flush when tracing with the pen tool in Illustrator?

I'm just learning how to trace images with the pen tool in Illustrator -how do you trace when you have lines protruding from the whole (a line that offshoots) or when you have two objects which need ...
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1answer
409 views

Photoshop merging timeline frames in 1 image side by side

I have created an animation in Photoshop. I want to merge them in 1 image file side by side. Is there an easy way to do it? Because I will do this process about 10-15 times. My animation timeline ...
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1answer
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Place Photoshop layer comps in Indesign

If you have an Indesign document you can place for example PNG's, PSD's, Ai artboards, etc in element place holders in the document. I wonder however if there's any way to also place Photoshop layer ...
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1answer
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Automatically move its associated objects when move one object [duplicate]

In Adobe Illustrator, if we create a graphic figure with multiple related objects, we may want them move dependently. Let me show you a case: I created a figure with 3 circles and 2 segments, the 2 ...
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2answers
277 views

What's the name of the random geometric avatars some blogs use?

We usually see this kind of avatars in math forums! But I don't know what they are called. What is the name of such art? Also, is there any tool for generating these random shapes?
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Simplest Program to create alternating page layouts

I'm looking for an easy to learn layout program that allows me to create alternating page layouts. MS Word does NOT seem to have this feature (argh!). By simplest I mean lowest learning curve. This ...
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3answers
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Feedback on Basic Website Logo

A friend of mine is setting up a basic English Language School and came up with his own logo combining a globe with a title and slogan. Here is the logo: I helped as much as I could being ...
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0answers
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How can I achieve effective handdrawn line boil?

I am trying to achieve a deliberate line boil effect in a pose-by-pose animation. Similar, for example, to the effect achieved in Dr Katz (I know this particular example was done with software rather ...
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1answer
50 views

Does InDesign support page sets?

We're creating a set of user manuals with different versions. In some versions, not all the pages should be included. For instance, in version A, everything should be included. In version B, pages 6 ...
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1answer
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Acrobat X Custom Action to Save PDF as JPG (not export all images)

Can I use Acrobat X Pro to batch process hundreds of multipage PDFs to JPGs? This question is very similar to what I am after but I am wondering if there is a way to do it in Acrobat X Pro. I have ...
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3answers
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Illustrator: How to merge to circles and rectangle in illustrator from this sketch to make a blob?

How to merge to circles and rectangle in illustrator from this sketch to make a blob? Now I'm trying to get this logo (using these shapes). Should I use the Metaball tool to create the one shape ...
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1answer
17 views

Can you use the Blob brush in illustrator to add to an existing “blob” with a gradient color?

I drew a "blob" or a sketch and then colored it with a linear gradient. I then selected the eye-dropper tool and picked that same gradient. After having the gradient set as my fill color I attempt to ...
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2answers
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How to reduce the size of a PDF with embed fonts (Calibri)

I need to reduce a PDF form's size to at least 500 KB from 1,117 KB. A client gave me this form already created and they just have to use Calibri as a company standard. I am aware that Calibri is ...
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8answers
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Is being a graphic designer a stressful job?

I am considering my options and interested in graphic designing. I often hear however, that this job consists of mostly desperation and deadlines. . . mostly a lot of deadlines. As a graphic ...
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3answers
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1 letter used - do I need to buy the entire font?

I am about to finish designing logo. I use two fonts. One I already bought, but the other... I need just one letter from this font but it is not free. Do I need to buy the entire font?

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