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How do you call tall, thick fonts, similar to Bebas?

I'd like to find similar fonts to Bebas (below): What do you call these types of fonts? Thick, tall, and usually all in uppercase?
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1answer
54 views

How would I restrict a path to a hexagonal grid?

So I need to create a world map using only hexagons. I have an svg of every country on earth that I got from QGIS. Basically, I need to do what I did with China (above) to every single country. ...
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1answer
6 views

Why use a white circle/spot in eye icons/logos?

What is the reason behind using a white circle/spot in eye icon/logo in terms of visual or graphic design? Is there any specific meaning?
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0answers
5 views

Re-creating gradient effect in Illustrator

Tried searching for any tutorials online but I couldn't seem to find one. How do I re-create this image color in Illustrator? I tried using gradients but I could not seem to manipulate it to ...
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2answers
220 views

Photoshop CS6 - How to duplicate pen tool path then transform it

I was wondering if it was possible to make a copy of a pen tool line, duplicate it then rotate that duplicate pen tool line 180 degrees, then again 60 degrees. After which I join both pen tool lines ...
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1answer
10 views

How do I delete the stroke part of an image?

I can't figure out how to delete the selected part of the image below, any ideas? And by the way the selected part is a stroke as well so thats why I think none of the other solutions are working.
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1answer
28 views

Illustrator: Relative File Path for linked Assets

I would like to link external assets relatively rather than absolutely. Is that possible?
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0answers
7 views

Why my text distantly spaced if i change the format from left alignment to full justify?

I using Corel Draw X7. I type my word in a text box with left alignment. but when i change to full justify, the text distantly spaced. And i can't fix it. The text doesn't look neat. Can you help ...
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2answers
207 views

How to smooth out lines of rotated smart object in photoshop?

I am building some kind of mockup for business card and while i was trying to create the looks like cards are on top of each others i used smart object to easily change look of business card on all ...
3
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1answer
202 views

In InDesign, is it possible to hide the Web Content loading icon?

I am using web content layouts to make sure my animations are shown on the iPad. If I display the magazine on an iPad, I can see a loading icon on opening the page, right before the animation starts. ...
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1answer
11 views

How do I make spikes jut off an image?

How would I create the circled spikes in the picture below, I've tried editing the path with the pen tool but that just results with the spikes not being fully through glowing blue.
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3answers
322 views

What’s the right character for an apostrophe?

Maybe this will be considered a little bit nitpicking and this might be asked before, but I wonder what’s the correct typographic character for an apostrophe? Many times I see the so called ...
2
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1answer
57 views

Expanding an existing Color Pallette

Is there any easy way to expand a pallette to include additional colors that match/compliment the current scheme? In the process of creating some design guidelines for my new nonprofit for ...
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0answers
3 views

How can I generate a full waveform from my audio file in AfterEffects?

There is an effect in After Effects which generates audio waves and spectrums from audio tracks. What I get is the form for a given second. How can I get the full waveform on a single frame ?
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1answer
16 views

Recreate Complex JPG File As PSD? My Designer Disappeared

I unfortunately hired someone who I thought was a fantastic, dependable designer. They created a very complex, extremely well put together landing page for me. They then sent me a jpg version of the ...
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1answer
27 views

Set font size in pixels in Corel Draw x7

im using Corel Draw x7 and need to use font size in pixels instead of points. Is there any way to do that? Thank you
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0answers
10 views

Painting a car in 3D then generating stencils

I'm not really sure what software solution would be best, or if one even exists, but I have a car that I want to design the paint job for. It appears that Photoshop can import a 3D model and from ...
1
vote
2answers
428 views

How do I add a border to multiple images in photoshop?

I have thousands of images where I need to add a border onto. I've been trying to automate this tedious process but I don't seem to succeed at it. I've been playing around with the automate, actions ...
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1answer
24 views

Place images into photoshop without confirmation prompt?

I drag and drop like 50 images into some opened psd. To complete this i have to confirm a transformation 50 times (press enter or click the checkmark). Any way to skip this step and make it apply ...
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2answers
21 views

distorted shapes and curves

I did a project a while ago where all the curves and a lot of the shapes were distorted. Unfortunately I only noticed the distortion after having saved the file. I am attempting to fix the issue now ...
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0answers
19 views

What's with size-specific fonts?

Google fonts has a font called Slabo 27px -- 27px is part of the font name because the font is made for that specific size. Do you know what's the point of this? The font seems the same to me at ...
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2answers
31 views

How do I smooth out pixelated lines?

I am designing this logo for my website. It looks great in Illustrator CC but looks pixilated on the site. I want to smooth out the "A" and "W" diagonal vector lines. I have tried exporting as a PNG ...
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0answers
11 views

Separating downloaded vector images using Inkscape

I am completely a novice at this but I would like to use a vector image I have downloaded using Inkscape OR Gimp. The download came with multiple images and I would like to be able to separate them ...
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1answer
29 views

Graphic designer [on hold]

i have been appointed as Computer Engineer as a person in charge to manage the infrastucture in my company, i have been assigned to suggest a specific computer hardware and propose appropriate system ...
2
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3answers
142 views

Gimp: quick way to cycle through pencil/brush presets?

I have created 6 different pencil pre-sets with different diameters. What I want is to be able to cycle up and down from one pre-set to the next, preferably with a keyboard shortcut. How do I set this ...
2
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3answers
420 views

How can I fix jagged curved with Photoshop's Gradient Overlay?

I am trying to create an image and added a Gradient Overlay style as seen below. I ended up with the following image (A part of image). Looking at the area circled in black, you can see a jagged ...
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0answers
20 views

Graphic design software [on hold]

What is the best graphic design to interface with CAD work? No photo touch up's. Straight graphic design
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1answer
93 views

Which Catalog I will buy Pantone Solid or Color Bridge?

What is the difference PANTONE 340 U and PANTONE 340 UP? Is the UP color CMYK process printed color or not? Because they are really different. I want to buy pantone catalog today and I don't know ...
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1answer
69 views

Is there a way to quickly swap Fills and Border color in Sketch 3?

In Illustrator you can do it by pressing Shift + X, is there a way to do it also in Sketch 3? Thanks
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7answers
805 views

Graphic design beginner: How do you get to the point where a design is in your head?

I know this question might sound stupid but I'm a programmer and I want to learn graphic design. Well, from what I see you have to learn stuff like color theory, composition, spacing, etc. I get that ...
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2answers
31 views

Illustrator svg with screen shot image, large file size

I am using screen shots to present my web work then building an .svg with some additional layers, the resolution turns out great. I choose to save it as an svg because it maintains clarity, in the ...
0
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2answers
27 views

Inserting PDF into InDesign

I've been supplied with a PDF that I need to insert into InDesign. The particular InDesign document is a 16pp booklet, so there are facing pages. The PDF is going on a facing page. The PDF is set up ...
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2answers
19 views

Converting a set of SVG files into PDF

I have a set of stacked SVG files myFile01.svg myFile02.svg ... myFile10.svg (created with InkScape). I want to do the following automatically as the number of files grew large: a) transform ...
3
votes
4answers
224 views

Why are Pantone Color Bridge (UP) so different to Pantone Solid (U)?

I've recently bought Pantone Uncoated Color Bridge fan guide (I've owned Formula Guide for some time now) — it's great. What surprises me though is the obvious color shift in Color Bridge (UP) colors. ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Pathfinder or Shapebuilder with stroke solution?

I find myself running into this problem all the time. I am wondering how to utilize pathfinder or shapebuilder with a stroke. Or ideally many strokes, since I end up having to cut a lot of elements. ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

Fit to Artwork Bounds fitting more than expected

When I choose Fit to Artwork Bounds or Fit to Selected Art in Illustrator CS6 it appears to be fitting to phantom objects, sometimes on other artboards, so it fits the other artboards inside itself. ...
20
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8answers
5k views

First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma

Sorry in advance for the long read. I'm 22 years old and just finished university for graphic design. I was approached by a small business which wanted me to design them a logo, stationery, and a ...
0
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0answers
16 views

Set Illustrator to remember Artboards

I'm trying to find a way Illustrator will remember how I set the artboard in a file. Normally I'd create an icon, set the artboard bounds to fit the artwork bounds, save and close the file. When I ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How can we see the difference between RGB and sRGB spaces?

RGB and sRGB I found were said to be two color spaces the former adding some kind of a standard. There are a lot of details about what their difference actually is but how exactly can we spot or see a ...
7
votes
4answers
233 views

Buying a logo from a graphic designer: who owns the copyright?

I am working with a graphic designer for a new logo. They are offering the logo, but have said there will be parameters put in place to prevent me from editing the logo myself. Is this commonplace ...
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vote
2answers
3k views

Export layers to files script not working

I'm trying to export certain visible layers to png in photoshop cs5 using the "export layers to files" script, but all it does is make a copy of the psd in a new tab and freeze. I tried in cs4 and ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

How to I scale my text to past 1269pt in CS6 illustrator?

I've tried the scale function and it doesn't seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Noisy feather selections in photoshop

Whenever I put some kind of feather on selection. Or there is some angled selection; there is a noisy type of selection. How to get rid of it? Refer to the link for image please.
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0answers
20 views

create new layer for each frame

I'm trying to animated images of mine in photoshop CC2015. I complete every step until I have to go to the menu to select create new layer for each frame / make frames from layer and this is where I ...
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vote
1answer
22 views

Photoshop Actions: How can I add styles (fx) to layer without clearing current styles?

I'm trying to record a Photoshop action that applies a layer style (say drop shadow). When I run this action, all other effects gets removed and only currently applied (drop shadow) remains. How can I ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Alternative to Scriptographer

I used Scriptographer a good while back (http://scriptographer.org/) I wanted to use it again but they no longer work on the latest version of Illustrator - does anyone know an alternative version? ...
15
votes
11answers
48k views

How can you export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?

I've been having a devil of a time getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don't seem to be very many answers out there on all the various wikis and tutorials. In particular, transparencies ...
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0answers
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2
votes
3answers
171 views

How to correctly recolor in Adobe Illustrator?

I have an SVG ( http://www.feingeist.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Polygon_grey.svg), which I want to recolor. Initially, I wanted to achieve this by using CSS function background-blend-mode: ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Illustrator CS6-How do I make swatches stay Global after Global Adjust?

[Adobe Illustrator CS6 / PC] I hope someone can help me. I'm usually able to find an answer through Google, but not this time. What I'm trying to do is create a series of color schemes. While ...

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