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How to use different materials in 3ds max 2010?

When using Blender, there is a "Node Editor" where you have material like - Diffuse, Glass, Glossy, Emission etc. How can I use at least some of those materials in 3ds max? Note - Maybe the Slate ...
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Typography and the science of 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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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
301 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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When displaying modules on content heavy sites. Fix the width of modules or not

My first post. Excited to be here. I am currently working on a big content site and we have recently made a move towards a website style that is sees us opening up the design to use more of the ...
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0answers
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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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2answers
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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
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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 ...
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1answer
47 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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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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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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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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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
42 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
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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
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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
29 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
30 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
43 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
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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 ...
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1answer
26 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
45 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
21 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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1answer
11 views

InDesign CS4: Word Document import with Header and Footer

is there a possible way to import a word document into InDesign Cs4 INCLUDING its Header and Footer? Thanks in advance G
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1answer
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Making millimeters the default unit in InDesign

Almost all of my design requirements are given in millimeters, not points, pica, or any other classical measurement. I design for board games, and the printer's specs always list their requirements in ...
2
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0answers
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How do I find a range of colors (ex. different blues) that will contrast well with another range of colors (ex. reds, yellows etc)?

I've searched online; I've used numerous color web apps; I've even spoken with my graphic designer - but I still don't have a solution for this. What I want to do is come up with a color guide or ...
4
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4answers
121 views

In Photoshop, what is the difference between “Save As” and “Save for Web” for a .png?

I've been wondering about the settings used for "Save As (.png)" option available in Photoshop. Does it save the highest quality, largest size as a default setting and how does it differ from PNG-24 ...
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1answer
26 views

Photoshop - Justify tool for text

In MS Word, justify tool works great. It gives nice spacing between latter and words but it doesn't work well in Photoshop. As you can see in image. How to make it work like in MS-Word?
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1answer
508 views

Photoshop CS6 - Animate / Keyframe Smart Filter

I've applied the 'Oil Paint' Smart Filter to a layer in Photoshop CS6. I'd like to animate the filter's 'Angular Direction' from 0 to 360 degrees but I the keyframes in the "Style" lane of the ...
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2answers
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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 ...
2
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3answers
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Quick copy text in Photoshop Text layer

Is there a way to copy all the text within a Photoshop text layer without having to "open" the layer. I'm hoping there's a way that I can just select the layer and then have some shortcut that copies ...
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2answers
3k views

Software for cartoon creation, to make a web comic without drawing by hand?

Here is my dilemma. For a while now I have had some ideas kicking around in the back of my mind for a web cartoon. I would like to try to put the idea into reality, but I run into one tiny little ...
0
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3answers
187 views

How to draw a woman in line art style in Illustrator?

I'm an AI newbie. I've been asked to make the word "TV" in line art with the T as a woman crossing arms. What's the best way to achieve this in Illustrator? I started creating it with the ...
2
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0answers
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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
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Where should I place the colophon in a thesis? [on hold]

I've heard this could be either at the beginning or at the end, but I'm not sure if there are any rules regarding scientific thesis. Furthermore, should I devote an entire chapter to it?
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3answers
14k views

Convert text to paragraph text in Illustrator

Is there any quick way to convert text created at point (automatically resizable boundaries) to a area (paragraph) text (with fixed boundaries) in Illustrator CS3?
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2answers
18 views

Is there a way to resize my Photoshop document without effecting layers?

I am making a website mock-up with photoshop and currently my image size is 1020x807. I am wanting to add a great deal more of height to the "canvas" so I can give example to a largely scrolling page. ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Is there any way I can make an InDesign text box editable in Publisher?

I make tons of single-sheets that our sales team uses. But some like to change the wording a little for each account separately, so I don't want them to have to come to me every time they want to ...
2
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3answers
1k views

Where can I buy designs for my t-shirt website?

I'm building a t-shirt website and I want to be all legal and stuff. I want to offer the customers interesting designs, like the ones from threadless.com or zazzle.com. So the question would be... ...
2
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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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3answers
2k views

How to make a Effect act as transparency in Photoshop?

I know I can create a layer mask, but this method only accepts a bitmapped mask as far as i know, than the result is not perfect. I tried using this method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGBNHY5rAxg ...
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1answer
109 views

Tile stitch together hundreds of vector files

I need to generate large-scale print of audio waveform. I still do not have exact dimensions of final print, but it should be around 5-7 meters long "one-off" print. So far I've been able decode ...
8
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2answers
6k views

Exporting an object as svg from inkscape

I know that Inkscape does not have the ability to export selected objects as svg, but is there a workaround that people have found that works?
4
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1answer
140 views

Recommended workflow to expand paths without creating unnecessary anchors points

I'd like to know if what I do is the correct process for what I want to achieve. I created some paths to draw the strokes of an illustration (a helmet). As these strokes are paths, and they can't be ...
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0answers
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Changing Opacity vs Changing Color

I have noticed in several professional documents (templates, guidelines, co-workers' projects, etc.) the designer has adjusted the opacity of certain elements to get the desired colour. Is this best ...
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7answers
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Tools for making infographics

What are the best tools for producing infographics - attractive displays that combine graphs, diagrams and text to convey a lot of information succinctly. I'm interested in both web-viewable content ...
2
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1answer
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What's the quality difference between 600 DPI & Offset printing?

I sell calendars online. I print them thousands at a time using offset printing at a local printing company. I'm considering printing them myself using a digital wide format printer - but I'm ...

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