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How to change the shape of the eraser tool in Illustrator?

I am Photoshop enthusiast, I can't find how to change eraser shape like in Photoshop (eraser "brush" mode). In Illustrator eraser is always circle or ellipse (when you change width in eraser ...
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Why isn't the black in a video made with After Effects a true black when it's viewed on Windows 7?

For some reason my video is coming out a lighter black than web #000 black. I'm using After Effects & Web - H.264 profile. Left: Web | Right: Video The photo doesn't do it justice.. it's very ...
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How do you scale a vector image to equal a measurement in inches, in illustrator CS3?

I need to send a vector file to a textile laser cutter. Image size currently says 521 pixels, and I'm hoping to create a motif that equals 18.75 inches. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank ...
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What program can I use to view a .gfa file?

I have a .gfa file that needs viewing outside my simulation program. After google-ing .gfa, I found that it belongs to the Graphics Interchange Format along with .gif. But I have not found a viewer ...
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Am I allowed to embed Typekit fonts directly into a website and host them myself?

With Adobe CC I've gained access to Typekit. I've started playing around with it and noticed they put a cap on page views per month on loading the fonts. (Currently I'm capped at 500,000 but would ...
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Photoshop - clear color data from transparent pixels

I have some images that have some transparent grey pixels, and when I make the picture larger, thoose pixels are visible a little bit. Is there a way to do this with Photoshop? In GIMP you can ...
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How to create a realistic bevel effect on text in Photoshop?

I found this image on google and was fascinated by the realism of the bevel effect and wanted to learn how to do it myself. I tried some stuffs but they were not close enough. I want to replicate ...
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Photoshop CC Generate Ignores “Layer Mask Hide Effects” option

I have made a simple tab UI with 3 possible buttons, left, center and right. The first thing I wanted to do was to simply make one big tab (which includes the left and right and center parts in ...
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How can I avoid seeing exceptional color stains

Using CS5 Hello I edit a file in PSD and save it as PDF (for laser cutting) In this file there are only three colors. Who receives the file, says he sees more colors alone of the three colors I ...
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Gradient with stop causes thicker appearance at the stop, not smooth

When using a stop in my gradient, it doesn't smoothly transition from the solid color before the stop. It has a thicker appearance. See the picture below. Notice the visibly darker line in the ...
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Is 4-color process printing (CMYK) more or less expensive than using 4 spot colors?

Is there much of a cost difference between the two?
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In spot color printing, does black count as a spot color?

Do I have to choose a Pantone black, or can I just use 100% K?
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Color palette next to crop marks - function?

I'm wondering what the function of adding these color spectrums is? Attaching screenshot.
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1answer
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Create cloud textured effect in Illustrator

I want to create an effect/color like this image of the cloud in the Parse.com logo. It is not quite white, and seems to have a texture. I am new to illustrator, but have a white "cloud" made thanks ...
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Choosing placement of colorbar and registration marks in illustrator

In Illustrator's print dialog, I can choose trim marks and color bars, however it decides to place them outside of the print area. The print I'm working on will be die-cut and would like to move the ...
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1answer
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PSD file with same measurements as InDesign document appears larger when placed

I have a 300dpi layered .psd file with the exact same measurements as the InDesign document (14.525 x 11 including bleed). When I place/import the .psd file into InDesign the file appears larger. ...
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Where to start preparing a portfolio to enter a graphic design program?

I need to create a portfolio to enter a graphic design program. Subjects are the use of typography and imagery to communicate information and ideas. Possible projects might include things like ...
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How can I resize a round image in Photoshop?

I am working with Adobe Photoshop CS4. I wanted to create a round button of size 20px x 20px. To be comfortable I have created a round button with the size of 200px x 200px. The image is shown below: ...
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How should artwork be setup for T-shirt printing?

What does it mean to colour separate the artwork in T-Shirt printing? It is normally suggested to use Pantone colours for T-Shirt printing. Is it the Pantone Coated or the Pantone Uncoated? The ...
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1answer
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Photoshop — How to stop patch tool from smudging nearby pixels as last step? (quick video demo)

I've created a very, very short video displaying my problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hobFes92_Fg&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 Its a pretty succinct issue. Photoshop's patch tool is pretty ...
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What is a good icon for a 'change units' button?

We are working on a software with a design close to Office 2013 (2D icons, main colors black and white). We have a button which allows the user to change the units in the software. We are looking for ...
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How to copy Live Shape Property settings from one shape to another in Photoshop CC?

Does anyone know if there is a way to copy Live Shape Properties from one shape to another? It's nice to adjust strokes and fill and stuff, but I'd like to save it somehow to easily apply it to ...
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How to create a rectangle with one side stroke only in Inkscape?

How to create a rectangle with stroke only on one side of the rectangle ? By default the stroke is applied to all sides of the rectangle.
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53 views

Please identify the typeface in the Atlas Lighting Products logo

What is the font in this logo? I have searched Dafont and other sources, but all I could find was the Convoy typface. Convoy has no lowercase glyphs, though. Thanks.
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1answer
31 views

How to move the background in After Effects?

I have just started learning Adobe After Effects, and I couldn't find how to do this : I have a character which looks like walking on a black background. So I want to move the background (or the ...
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1answer
27 views

How to reduce screenshot dimensions for putting in a macbook mockup?

I need to put a screenshot(of a desktop application) in a macbook mockup. But I'm facing some issues. The mockup I have wants a screenshot of 2880x1800px but my system screen is not that big. I have ...
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How to select a good base color for color scheme?

As a engineer, there are many tools in the web that allow to generate good color scheme based on the selected base colors. But the problem is: How to select the first, base color? Is it just random ...
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937 views

Illustrator CS6 Rotating a path after Arcing (Warping)

After I Arc a Path using the Warp tool to the desired Arc size radius etc. I then want to rotate the arc so that it is inverted. However when I flip or rotate it 180 degrees, the Arc returns to the ...
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Icon to represent a music artist in a music app?

I'm building the interface for a music application and you can sort by songs, albums, artists, etc. I have icons for all of these, but I'm currently using a generic "person" icon for ...
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Warp/arc text shows original text too

I have created text in Illustrator that I want to show in an arc'ed format. I selected the text and then chose Effect/warp then I chose the type of arc I wanted. So far so good. The text shows as ...
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23 views

Exact slice size of slice tool

I'm new to photoshop. I'm trying to replace an image on a website and I need to slice it to be exactly the 202px wide and 170px high. The slice also needs to be positioned at exactly 100px from top ...
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1answer
42 views

Exporting from a pdf to an image creates jaggies

we have a PDF file with our company logo and header etc - and I'm trying to export to insert into Word. Using Adobe Acrobat, I save it to a jpeg, using highest quality and DPI600. The file is around ...
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How to change the time format when opening a video with Photoshop CS6?

It is possible to open videos with Photoshop, I use this functionnality in order to measure the speed of an animation on my screen after recording it with OBS. It would be very handful if I could set ...
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1answer
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Illustrator CC Clipping Masks and Opacity Masks leaving slight hairline [duplicate]

I'm running into a problem when using a clipping mask or opacity mask in Illustrator CC 17.1. Either type of mask leaves a slight outline around the masking object, creating a noticeable break in what ...
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Looking for artist [on hold]

I apologize in advance if this is appropriate to ask here, and if it is I will promptly take down this post. Anyways, I am currently rewriting my website (dragontoothsoftware.com) and am looking for ...
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1answer
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Pantone issue from PSD to Ai (printer needs PMS into the document but says it's CMYK)

I am having a problem with a packaging I am developing for a client. The client did all the artwork and sent it to me so I can communicate with the printer for sampling. Most of the artwork was made ...
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How to draw a precise circular arc in Adobe Illustrator?

Say, an arc with radius r centered at o, from angle a to angle b. I don't see how to use Arc tool in Adobe Illustrator this way. What's the best way to draw it?
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How to decide what type of paper to use for a flyer to hand out at a tradeshow?

I'm printing a tradeshow flyer and was wondering what type of paper I should print it on. I don't want anything glossy so I'm trying to decide on the following: 100# text weight matte 80# cover 80# ...
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Optimizing a screenshot for adding in a document and printing

This question is not directly related to graphic design, but I think you guys can help. I am writing a thesis and I need to add several screenshots of the tools I have used and screenshots of web ...
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Illustrator CS5 - copy a hidden layer?

Illustrator CS5. How do I copy a hidden layer from one artboard to another artboard? I do not want to show the hidden layer before I copy it.
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1answer
273 views

Fireworks CS6: easy way to adjust values like in Photoshop?

In Photoshop we can easily increase/decrease any values by using arrow keys or dragging left/right after hovering mouse on the subject. But I found neither is possible in Fireworks CS6. Am I missing ...
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How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?

Can anyone please tell me what this greyscale vector style is called and how can I achieve it? Source I was informed I should put my image in Photoshop and adjust the levels and run the cutout ...
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What characteristics make a graph look professional?

I'm documenting a technical/scientific project, in which I'm needing an extensive amount of graphs to represent the data. I would like this graphs to be as clear and representative as possible. Of ...
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1answer
111 views

How to recreate a common startup trend — tinted background image

I'm trying to create a design for a startup I'm involved with where there's a background image that's been tinted by a colour. Examples of what I'm looking to recreate include the background header ...
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2answers
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Hidden Illustrator layers

I cannot find what I believe are hidden layers in a piece I am doing in Illustrator. Can someone please tell me how I might find layers that are hidden?
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1answer
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What Font Is Used For ASOT 2014 Cover?

Does anyone know what font this is? Is it custom-made for the music label? There are also posters with the same font, only in a light version.
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Critique: Help with placement of logo elements in relation to each other for a web and app-based music service

I've developed a logo for a web and app-based music service. I'm pretty happy with the shape of the icon, it's very close to what I envisaged before making it. However, I can't seem to find a ...
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2answers
57 views

Illustrator script to export eps files to black/transparent only pngs

I've modified a script I found for Illustrator to allow me to convert multiple folders full of EPS files to transparent PNGs and it does a fantastic job. The part where I'm stumped is in finding out ...
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Displaying Black on a Black Background

(First post, yay!) Im working on a fashion lookbook for print and I'm displaying product colours on a black background, but what can I do for when I need to display black on black? Example: As you ...
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Design rule toward Alignment? Is this important?

Hello all the pro designers out there, I have a question about text alignment. This is what I am designing right now. The font is Brandon Grotesque. I have noticed that when I use letter "L", it ...

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