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To make things easy for yourself when editing later, it pays off to do a bit more work upfront by using the Appearance panel for this. Draw a shape Give it any fill and no stroke Open the Appearance panel Select your shape with the Move tool (V) Choose Add New Stroke, either through Appearance panel options or with the icon bottom leftmost on the panel ...


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Create a pattern fill of the stripes. Draw a rectangle and fill it with the pattern. Copy the shape of the shirt and paste it on top of the pattern filled rectangle. Choose Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object from the menu. You can then alter the envelope to change how the curvature appears. With the enveloped object selected go to ...


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Adobe changed the Delete/Backspace key functionality in Photoshop CS6 when you press the Delete/Backspace key on a locked Background layer. Since pressing the Delete/Backspace key on a locked background layer merely filled the selection with the background color, Adobe changed the functionality to provide more options when hitting the key. By bringing up ...


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You can easily do this with a Gradient (without a gradient appearance). Don't let the term "Gradient" throw you. It's just the name of the tool, it doesn't have to mean a smooth transition between colors. Just make certain the Location for both gradient stops is set the same. You can even make this dynamic while keeping text live. So, it moves with the ...


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What you essentially need to do is separate the stroke from the fill. Then subtract the stroke from the fill. You can do this by using the Object > Expand item in the menu then the Pathfinder Panel or Shape Builder Tool will allow you to cut the stroke from the fill. So.... Select the hand Object > Expand (tick all options and hit OK) Click the ...


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You should expand the small triangle on the appearance panel and adjust as usual - If it does not work - probably the problem it the way you created the shapes


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No you cannot achieve the similar effect with a single shape because stroke and fill is one single property. The first case when you remove one edge of the stroke, the hexagon shape is not disturbed because still there is a top node. Once you remove the other edge, the complete node is removed as it is not connected to any other node, the fill gets adjusted ...


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Sure! Use the Appearance Panel. You can stack multiple strokes (or fills) onto the same path which is much more precise, clean, and editable than anything Photoshop can do. For more information on the Appearance Panel CLICK HERE.


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I'm going to assume the layer is the background layer and/or locked. Try Alt + double clicking on the layer thumbnail.


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What about something like this ▧? I can't seem to make it larger so here's a pic Unicode number: U+2668 / HTML-code: ▧


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Your question is a bit unclear, perhaps a image could help. If I have understood, you are starting from a "O" like object, like this (I've used the text tool to write an "O" and then I've used path->object to path): And you want to achieve a sort of two "O" nested: Starting from the first object, the orange one, this is composed by two paths: external ...


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Simply use the Ellipse Tool to draw an ellipse and set the Fill to none and the Stroke to whatever you want. Edit: For versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6 Simply set the Fill Opacity to 0% and add a stroke Layer Style


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The way to go there is to create the patterns yourself - and have GIMP load them as the existing patterns that can be dragged to an active selection or used with the Bucket fill or Clone tools. Of course, the easiest way to create them is to use GIMP itself - for a dotted pattern with B&W, for example: Create a new image 5x5 pixel in size, with white ...


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Hold shift while pressing the number.


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Let's say you have these 2 shapes: You select them and grab Live Paint Bucket tool: Next, you just choose the color and click on the area you want to paint: To get shape of filled colors you should use expand command.


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After a few minutes more of poking around in Gimp I finally noticed that the selection tool had an anti-aliasing option, that was turned on. If this is not selected you get hard edged fills.


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I'm going to assume here that you're not using the pen or shape tools. In this case you'll want to use the live paint tool. Select your design and press the K-key. Then choose a color and start filling. In the future you may want to use the pen tool. This will give you more control.


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This is a bit broad, not knowing the style of coloring you are after. If you merely want flat solid colors, then Illustrator's Live Paint Bucket Tool will handle that just fine. Select all, grab the Live Paint Bucket Tool and start clicking. If you want more painterly color (and it sounds like you do) then Illustrator isn't a good tool for that. I would ...


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If you are trying to save the shape for further manipulation, all you need to do is name the path in the Path window so it won't get overwritten when you create another shape. If you don't see your Paths window go to Window > Path to show it. To create a shape with the pen tool from the start, make sure the Shape Layer icon is selected.


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Yes. The way you are expecting swatches to work is called 'global' swatches in Illustrator. Swatches are not global by default. You can make any colour swatch global by double-clicking it in the swatch panel, then ticking the 'global' box. The swatch will get a small white marker in the panel to indicate that it's global. When a global swatch is applied ...


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It does look like scanned and manipulated art. The folders are obviously a dupe, but possibly was conceived as a stand-alone icon and then duplicated. A lot of the brush work looks responsive, which makes me wonder a little about whether it was automatically generated or not. However, in Photoshop, you can simulate colored pencil using brush dynamics ...


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I think it looks like it was done by hand & scanned.


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You can always look for Photoshop/illustrator brushes but its probably just handmade. If you are going for a hand colored effect, why not hand color it (and then scan it)?


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In Photoshop, the tool to do this is called Content-Aware: To use it, I selected a box around the X, did a Fill (Shift+F5), and selected Content-Aware from the Use dropdown. A similar tool exists for GIMP, however I have never used it so your results may vary. Search for tutorials on the Resynthesizer tool.


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While I have no direct answer, I do have a work-around: 1)Select your shape, then go... 2) This box will pop-up, make sure you have both fill and stroke checked off. Click OK. 3) Right-click and ungroup your shape - -you should now be able to adjust fill and stroke* individually. *Your stroke isn't actually a stroke anymore, it is now a shape!


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Select All Grab the Live Paint Bucket Tool (it's underneath the Shape Builder Tool) Click once to make a Live Paint Group from the lines and shape Pick a color, and click the area you wish to fill. Click the Expand button on the Control Bar across the top of the screen to expand the Live Paint Group back to standard shape and paths.


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Edit: I might have misunderstood you: to apply different colours separately, I am not sure if there are any other way than selecting each and applying colour individually. Select your text box, set both outline and fill to blank: in the appearance panel, select add fill Find a gradient you want to use, or create your own, and select that: Oh, I ...


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There is a little known feature, in Illustrator, that allows you to do this non-destructively. That is without expanding and using pathfinder. This can bring some future flexibility to your designs. As a bonus its also less work and works inside effects. First turn on transparency grid or put something behind your graphic. This ensures that you can observe ...


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Another way, just for fun: Create two rectangles. Fill them with the desired colours. Select both, drag them and drop them on the "Swatch" palette. A new swatch is created. Type the text. With it selected, click on the swatch. The swatch is applied as the fill of the text. Most likely the swatch will not be positioned correctly. Open the Move window ...



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