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Things you need to know to create something like this in After Effects: How to make a Project and Compositions When you start AE, you can press Cmd+N to create a new Project with one Composition inside it. If you already have a Project open, pressing Cmd+N only creates a new Composition. In this project, I used 2 compositions. GUI comp to hold the ...


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Head over to Adobe.com and do a bit of reading regarding features. In general: Photoshop = raster image editing (photographs) or digital painting (Illustration) Photoshop Extended = Same as Photoshop + ability to use some 3D tools and basic video editing Illustrator = Vector artwork (Logos, illustrations, etc.) Indesign = Page layout (books, manuals, ...


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I've always used Photoshop for my web designs but am going try Fireworks after reading Andre Reinegger's excellent comparison between the two: http://www.reinegger.net/50_reasons_not_to_use_photoshop_for_webdesign.html I think the most relevant of his reasons are scaling without distortion, the states panel and the user interface panel.


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The closest you'll get is the Trim… command in the Image menu.


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There are some "rules" regarding color harmonies that you will find very helpful for this case and any future ones you might have regarding colors. Color combination is really the most important part of color theory and designing with colors, and also the hardest-- It always comes down to your personal judgement and how you look at colors. There ...


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InDesign gets my vote. It does all the tasks you're describing, and is meant for layout. However, as a general note, do NOT over-design your résumé. Even if you're a designer applying for a design job, please, make your CV clean and straightforward. If I'm reading through 100 résumés in a week (which I've done), I am really, ...


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This is the Language Selection that the package has. LS4 contains: Deutsch - German Español - Spanish Español América Latina - Spanish Français Canadien - French Français - French Italiano - Italian Nederlands - Dutch Português do Brasil - Brazilian Portuguese Svenska - Swedish LS16 has: English Japanese (not sure)


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File -> Export -> Choose "FXG and Images" in the drop-down for file type. This produces a much higher quality vector map than the AI8 "Save As" format does.


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the very definition of gray is that its lacking any hue. If there is no hue, there's no way to adjust saturation. That said, most image editing software has a checkbox in the hue adjustment dialogue labeled 'colorize' that will do exactly as you want...it will give the gray a hue of your preference.


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There is no text box colour in Photoshop. The only way is to draw rectangular shape layer below the text layer (you could also use a bitmap layer). Yep, that's different to some other design software.


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Create a selection before applying the blur...


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It's true that a logo must look as good on a billboard as it does on a business card. That doesn't mean the same artwork will work in both cases. It's not uncommon for the full-scale version of a logo to have detail that becomes completely lost or too fine and "busy" when scaled down. Stripes, strokes, even a typeface must be adjusted for tiny applications. ...


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"Also when I export PNG24 with alpha transparency in fireworks, it always adds background color, but in photoshop, it exports with alpha ." You need a PNG32 for the alpha channel, so when you save a PNG24 with an alpha channel, PhotoShop actually makes it a PNG32. In Fireworks, it actually let's you manually make the decision, so if you choose PNG24, you ...


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Actually the only way to see which fonts are used, is to use "Replace fonts", note the missing ones and close the file without saving. Search them, download/buy/install them and you are done. I'm not aware of another way to do it. :/


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Nope. What you are asking for is pretty much impossible. You can't render letterforms with only 3 vertical pixels. There have been attempts at making incredibly small screen type, though. For instance: http://www.typophile.com/node/61920 That face has a 3px x-height. So pretty small. Is it readable? Not really. But a fun experiment.


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You can try Object > Path > Simplify and adjust the Curve Precision and Angle Threshold settings to perhaps get a curve. There's no straightforward method, which I'm aware of, other than this.


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There is no universal "best" software for GUI design. It just depends on your software/workflow preferences. Photoshop I'm not sure what you mean by "multiple editable gradients", but if you know what you're doing, Photoshop provides all the tools you need to design any GUI you can imagine. No "tricking" of tools needed. Despite its name, Photoshop has ...


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This is pretty simple. Create your background layer and fill it with the color that you want. Then choose Filters>Noise>Add Noise... from the menus. Make sure Monochromatic is checked, and adjust the Amount until it looks how you want. Hope this helps!


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It's important not to over-complicate logos. I believe it's more typical to design logos to be well suited for a broad range of sizes, as well as making it look good in both color AND black and white. When designing a logo you can't be 100% certain exactly what for the logo will be used for, so it needs to be as versatile as possible.


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There is a quite old thread on Adobe forums where speculation is made that it's because Fireworks is a screen-specific tool and this behavior might change in the future. However, you can change the limit. Make sure that Fireworks is closed, open Fireworks CS6 Preferences.txt file located in: Windows 7/Vista: ...


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Call me old school, different or just plain wrong but Photoshop should be used just for that: photo editing and retouching. Fireworks should be used for web design (the CSS exporting ability alone in Fireworks is heavily underrated much like Fireworks itself). Illustrator for, yep you guessed it: illustration work and logo's. InDesign for magazine/newspaper ...


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I'm 99.999999% sure the example you posted is just a typeface that's like that. If you want to achieve a rough approximation in Photoshop, it's possible using the Bevel and Emboss Layer Style. The key is the custom contour. The best way to do something like that would be to use a font with the effect baked in, or draw custom shapes... probably in ...


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I have a love/hate relationship with Fireworks. HATE: Adobe treats Fireworks like Photoshop's retarded cousin. It feels really unpolished and even has some bugs (out of memory is my favorite). When you use it you can just feel how much potential a tool like this could have. Most of the time you'll be thinking: "Wow it would be so cool to have this or ...


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Fireworks has a pretty nifty shape interface that lets you either play with the points / beziers of a shape or grab sections of the shape as if they were pixels at will. So you could make a square, grab one corner and stretch it out, and then use a marquee tool to grab and delete a square section of the opposite corner. I was really, really surprised that ...


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File → Export… Choose Layers to Files from the dropdown. Under the Options… you can choose the target file type (or you can choose to use the document's optimization settings set in the Optimize window). Then Fireworks exports the layers (all visible) as separate files. (If you want just one layer, you can hide the others.) Also note that Fireworks' ...


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"I want Raster+Vector" The primary alternative would be to use a raster illustration program and a vector illustration program. Common in the industry would be Photoshop + Illustrator. For open source, maybe The Gimp + Inkscape. Alas, Fireworks doesn't really have any direct competition. It is/was a tool designed specifically for on-screen graphics with ...


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Other than Photoshop, whose guides are monomanically monochromatic, guides in the rest of the CS applications pretty much follow the rule that when selected they will assume the color of the layer they're placed on. If you have, say, three layers in AI or ID and place guides on each one, a simple marquee selection will expose their "true colors" so you can ...


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Is this what your referencing? the #52524A color as the top most of grayscale. this was achieved via image > adjustments > gradient map. and setting the black to #52524A.


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There are probably a few different ways of doing this, and in different programs. This is how I would do it: CODE: Start with a color background, and add a text layer/s with the code in white. TRANSPARENT CODE BEHIND: Either duplicate your text layer or create a new one, apply a gaussian blur to it and make it semi-transparent (30% or so) PICTURE BLUR: Use ...


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To be honest, I'm not quite sure what your problem is. At least in my download of bootstrap, there is no .png file, just font files (as .ttf, .woff, .svg and .eot). So here are some ideas: 1: If you literally want to change the picture you have uploaded, open it in Photoshop, set Image -> Mode to RGB and color it using a Hue/Saturation Layer with ...



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