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When designing an Android app, will the “default” theme be different on different devices?

I am currently designing the UI for my first Android app. Android (obviously) lets you design any and every element in your app using XML. On any elements where you leave the "default" (holo) theme ...
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How to export large amount of objects to separate images in InDesign?

I have this photo album with two layers, layouted in InDesign (CS6): On the first layer I have all the graphic elements (the gras and the yellow elements) On the second layer are portraits (the ...
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Do interfaces really need to “look good”?

I notice that sites and software with less superficial value (less style, inspiration, or simply "neat-ness") often succeed far above their fantastically, well-designed counterparts. Is the style, ...
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Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Does anyone know any other fonts similar to Helvetica Neue (free for commercial use)? I'm working on a big website project where 'Helvetica Neue' is used heavily. I need a font that looks almost the ...
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1answer
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Why does InDesign reduce the quality of my screenshots when Word doesn't?

If I take a screenshot and paste it into InDesign it completely destroys the quality. Yet when I print screen and paste it into Word, the image is resized to the page and the quality is kept. What is ...
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In typography what is an open counter?

Wikipedia defines counter then gives examples. Then it proceeds to give examples of open counter without having given any definition of it: In typography, a counter or aperture is the area of ...
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When a client wants 2 of my logo concepts and I quoted one.

So I estimated a job for a new client. 3 concepts, 1 logo, 1 revision. I gave them 4 to get a feel for their style. They liked none and drew their own. I executed that one plus another original ...
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is it mandatory to keep 72 dpi for web design? What if I create in 200dpi?

I have been designing web banners in photoshop for more than 1 year but never considered the DPI, as I was using the default 72 dpi, but now I want to know is it necessary to create web designs in ...
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1answer
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Need name of the font used in the Envision logo

I need to know the type of fonts used in this logo. I have searched in google from my known list but not find any of them useful.
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Where/how to find Xara Designer Pro experts?

Is Gary Bouton the only authority out there on Xara Designer Pro? If not then where are the other guys? The reason why I am asking for this is because I am still learning this great program and I want ...
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1answer
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sprite css not hovering correctly

I have a sprite that add a couple of images added. I'm not sure if it is the case of the positioning of the actually images in the sprite or just a case of inexperience on my part. If you go to the ...
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Smooth faceting of beveled/embossed text in Adobe InDesign?

I have been trying to achieve a text effect similar to this "Hobbit-Inspired" text but I keep getting this strange faceting that I can't seem to get rid of. I'm fairly new to InDesign (CS5) and am ...
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Is there a series of key principles to design a simple interface for a complex application?

I need to design an interface that clients don't have to spend more than a few minutes learning to use, but still offer advanced control of the the features that the application offers. How can the ...
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What is exactly a “Pixel”?

"pixel" always confuses me when i do web banner work. I use coreldraw x5 for my work. I usually prefer to use inches rather than pixels as inches are much intuitive for me. But when i do "Inch to ...
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0answers
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Photoshop wrap around edges blur

Ho to blur the image, with as much less efford as possible, so the blur wraps around the edges I want to blur HDRI maps
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1answer
14 views

Is it possible to add a note to an Illustrator project similar to Photoshop?

Does anyone know if it is possible to add a note to an Illustrator project, the way you can with the note tool in Photoshop? Currently, I've created a new layer, and set it to not print, but not super ...
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1answer
60 views

How to export to pdf from indesign retaining existing image compression?

I have a document with images. I need the best quality/size ratio. Now I use the "save for web" feature from photoshop because it allows exactly that. When I place my images in indesign it looks ...
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Does anyone know what this sans-serif font is? (EAGO)

I'm trying to find this font - have wasted a few hours now - and any help would be much appreciated! Thank you!
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1answer
21 views

What does 8 bit alpha (PNG) mean?

I am trying to follow specs for iTunes app graphic. The requirements state: 72ppi, rgb,flattended, NO transparency High qualtiy PNG plus 8-bit alpha. Everything I read about alpha is WITH ...
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4answers
602 views

Best Adobe tool to design a resume?

It is now several years that I cart my CV on Photoshop. I heard and I saw by myself that this is not the right tool at all to design a resume. I never used the other tools from the Adobe suite, but ...
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2answers
25 views

Best tool to make moving animations for iOS games

What is the easiest tool and way to make moving animations that can be used in iOS games? If there are tutorials, I can also learn. I also want it to be vector or retina. Something like hd. Thanks
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2answers
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Best tools to make game graphics for iOS games

I want to make game graphics that are smooth not pixelated, kinda like vector graphics and I will need to use it in iOS games. I am not that experienced in creating graphics so I looked here and no ...
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3answers
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How to convert a pixel layer into a path using Photoshop?

I am trying to convert a pixel layer (in this case, the shape is some kind of parabolic line) into a path in Photoshop. I tried using the Pen tool and drawing path directly on the shape but no ...
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3answers
153 views

In Interface Design, are the finer details really as important as the general ones?

In user interface design, I've heard artists stress that the "smaller things" are actually of equal importance with the "general features", or at least, very important. The smaller things being ...
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What skills, techniques or methods can I use to help teach my child typography?

I'm teaching my child, who is 5, how to write and I wondered if it would be a bad idea to teach the foundations of typography and if any skills or techniques exist for children that can help show them ...
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3answers
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What should be included in a PSD to convert it into HTML?CSS code

I'm working for the first time on "PSD to HTML" job for a client(i usually do logos and banner work). As this is my first time, i'm quite confused about "What should exactly be in the PSD file". ...
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3answers
335 views

Photoshop CS6 -> Export Layers To Files Subfolders

I hope that anybody of you could be able to solve my Problem. I'm using Photoshop CS6 and would like to get only the filename prefix I specify. If I try using the Export Layers to Files command, I ...
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1answer
17 views

Animating in Photoshop with transparency

How to make a "Graphics Interchange Format" as Transparent in Photoshop or any other tool ?
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1answer
24 views

Identify Panini album 2014 sans-serif font?

Please some one can help me to identify this font? Is used on panini sticker's I tried with many differents font identifiers tool.
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2answers
39 views

Data merge exports to multiple PDFs all uniquely named from data

I’m looking to automate data merge to create multiple PDFs per row of data (each PDF would have 10 pages) and with each PDF being named uniquely based on a column in the data. Specs: InDesign ...
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3answers
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Template or tool for creating single-page multimedia presentations?

Two examples I have in mind are: The next America The New York Times, A game of Sharks How would you create something like this with minimal effort? Is there a tool or a template? What I ...
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1answer
69 views

First steps in Designers World [duplicate]

My question is simple so feel free to give me any kind of suggestion. I want to study as a Designer and I'm expecially oriented in Web Design. I don't have any graphical studies in my carrier and now ...
2
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1answer
152 views

Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Pro for color conversion

I'm looking for alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Pro for converting the color profiles of PDFs for newsprint. I commonly use Acrobat Pro to prepare files for four color offset printing. The color ...
0
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1answer
17 views

InDesign automatically copy text

I am currently looking for a method to automatically copy text from one position onto another. Let me try to explain this a little bit better: I have created a quick survey form in InDesign where I ...
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2answers
99 views

Identify neon sign font in photo

just in case someone is able to recognize this, if not, doesn't really matter. I was browsing the web, came across a photo depicting an interesting font (RAMLÖSA, lower left corner). I like the ...
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1answer
66 views

Identify these two fonts, on serif one sans-serif

Please someone can helpme to identify these two fonts? I have tried many different websites without success.
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1answer
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How do I achieve the equivalent of using small caps in Arabic?

I have this letterhead title in Hebrew, English, and Arabic, in which I set the English to Small Caps (that is, the first letter is a big capital, the rest are small). Now, in Hebrew, the letters are ...
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2answers
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Budget workflows for transforming pencil design into professional looking digital image

My family does light artistic stuff for fun - almost exclusively drawn with mechanical pencil. This isn't fine art - no vine charcoal sketches of bowls of fruit, it is just for fun. We would like to ...
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1answer
20 views

Export HUGE png/tiff/pdf from SVG

I need to get an image (optimal would be pdf/tiff but png will work, too) from my svg file. The svg is relatively small (cca 300 kB). What I need is an image in resolution cca 10000x5000px in 60+ ...
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1answer
126 views

How can I localize an InDesign file?

I'm looking for some method for automating the localization process for an InDesign document. Basically, I want to be able to take the contents of the file, translate it into a few other languages ...
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2answers
62 views

How to turn a simple but not very crisp raster shape into a path

I have a photo of a block print design I'd like to turn into a path in photoshop. What is the best way to extract the design and turn it into a path so I can make it a vector shape?
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1answer
55 views

Add diacritics to fonts in Illustrator

There are many free fonts, but they often don't include letters with diacritics such as Ă, Â, Ș, etc. Placing those marks by hand in a large text that keeps changing can be a pain. Is there a way to ...
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1answer
1k views

How to make a site attractive? [closed]

What are the basics of an attractive web design? What should I be looking for and what sources should I use to educate myself on the matter?
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1answer
33 views

How to make gradient tool annotators snap to grid

I'd like to have precise control over a gradient fill. From Expression Studio I'm used to the gradient tool annotator to automatically snap to a grid. By default, the Adobe Illustrator gradient ...
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1answer
21 views

Software to show bubble text on image

I don't know if this is the right place but I am looking for a software through which I can show some comments/text on image. You know the bubble text that we show on images to describe something!? ...
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2answers
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Why do yellow and red look good together in this photo?

I've been looking into complementary colors and appealing color schemes, and I couldn't find any which suggested that this shade of yellow would look good with this shade of red. However, the picture ...
2
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1answer
33 views

What are the pros & cons of subtle vs bright GUI design?

I've heard it said that a designer should almost always use subtle, simplistic style in the design of a typical user interface. Is that really the case? What are some of the pros & cons of using ...
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1answer
10 views

Having more than one TOC in InDesign

I have a document with multiple sections that has a TOC at the beginning (which includes h1-h3 styles for the whole document) and I want to create a sub TOC for a single section that includes the ...
3
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1answer
80 views

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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2answers
7k views

Gradient Tool is blocked on Illustrator cs6

My gradient tool on Illustrator cs6 is blocked. It won't let me change color, direction or anything related. The Gradient tool wont even let me click on the gradient, it shows the cursor with a ...

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