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You can simply drag the layer from the Layers panel and drop it on the new document. That can be tricky however if your view is setup such that the two documents aren't side by side (at the bottom is description of how to do this with tabs). The other way to transfer layers between open documents is using the Duplicate Layer function. When you right-click ...


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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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First you will have to convert the arrow from a path / stroke into a shape object. Do this by selecting Object -> Path -> Outline Stroke. Open the Pathfinder palette (Window -> Pathfinder) and with the two items selected alt-click on the Unite button - it’s the first one that looks like two squares united into one.


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Just think of pixel like an atom. The atom is a smallest particle of matter. Where as a pixel is a smallest particle of digital image. An atom has neutron, proton & electron whereas a pixel has red, green & blue values :) The number of pixels per inches or centimeter (cm) etc. is called the "resolution". A higher resolution means more pixels per ...


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I always do it the duplicate route: You select the layer(s) and then either Layer → Duplicate... or via Duplicate... in the options button of the layer palette. In the dialogbox choose the destination you would like to copy them to. This has the added advantage that you can even choose to duplicate into a new document which automatically creates a new ...


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You can align to a specific dimension (horizontal or vertical) using the "Distribute Spacing" selection in the "Align" tab. Select the objects you want to distribute, single-click on one object to set it as the anchor object, and enter the amount you want them distributed. Click on either the distribute vertically or horizontally button. You can also use ...


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You can "tweak" the artboard color by this way: Select File->Document Setup... On the popup window you will have Transparency sub-menu: Choose the upper color (I set it to rose) and Mark "Simulate Colored Paper" - You will get this image - There is no any other layers except of text ones...


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There are several ways to do this. You can use the pen tool draw it yourself. My answer is based on the way I've been doing it over the years. Draw a triangle in a new layer. hit cmd+a(select all) then cmd+c(copy) switch to the Channels tab and create a new channel. It will be named "Alpha 1" by default. now paste the triangle you copied from before. ...


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The full path is C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\Plug-Ins\File Formats. Unless it's in File Formats, it won't show up in the export options.


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To create a font, you need a font editing program. FontCreator is quite popular and inexpensive. FontForge is an open source font editor, if you're up to the somewhat dense documentation. FontLab has a utility called TypeTool, a little more expensive but has a good reputation.


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No need for a script (yet), I found a simple way. Hope it helps someone else too. If you want all the cutouts / slices to be of same size and cover whole image, resize or crop base image accordingly. Create one big slice, containing the whole image. Right click on the slice icon in the top left corner. Choose Divide Slice and define into how many slices do ...


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Illustrator Make certain you open any new document in CMYK color mode. Yes open in CMYK, don't switch to CMYK if you opened an RGB document by mistake. Many things in Illustrator are dependent upon the document color mode. The Swatches, symbols, graphic styles, brushes, are all built to match the Document Color Mode. Switching color modes mid-stream does ...


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Styled Maps Wizard ( link ) does the job. It does have a pretty good instructions that show up when you open up the website. Those instructions can be accessed at any point with the help button at the bottom of Map style panel ( shown in the image below ). Below are the styles I used to create the static map on the right ( and in this link ). You ...


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Try using patterns. For your example of a square: Draw your initial square and marquee-select a smaller square that includes the top and left sides only. Then select Edit > Define Pattern... and save your pattern with a name. Next, marquee-select the area that you wish to fill. Then select Edit > Fill... , choose Use: Pattern and select your square ...


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In Illustrator, you can use a Mesh Envelope distort to non-destructively warp text like this: Select your text object, then use Object > Envelope Distort > Make With Mesh... and add however many rows and columns you need to get the desired effect. I used 16 rows and 1 column in my example.


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Here is an overview on how I would do it with Inkscape, which should be easily translatable to Illustrator (if not, Inkscape is free). I won’t go into the details, as it is not your desired program. Create something like this: The rectangles on the left are squares with a border length corresponding to the border length of your cube. Group the top ...


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Assuming there isn't a reason why it has to be the Google-copyrighted maps you use, I'd use OpenStreetMap for this (the open source wikipedia-style Google Maps alternative). They're virtually identical but their license (Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike) explicitly allows this sort of thing including for commercial work, so long as they're credited ...


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Indeed you should perform right selection. Select->Color Range and click on the spot colored with color you want to select - you will see the change on the preview screen. Also, you can choose the color from sampled colors drop down menu Fuzziness should be set to 0. If you press SHIFT while selecting (you can also click Shift and drag of the image) ...


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Use the Polar Grid Tool. This is what it's for. Tap the ↑ arrow on the keyboard while dragging to add rings. Tap the ↓ arrow while dragging to remove rings. Tap → or ← arrows to remove or add dividing lines.


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To change the font style of all text layers, you can filter all Type Layers with Layer Filtering option (CS6+). You find it on the top of the Layers panel - [T] icon. Than just select all Layers that left in Layers panel and change font as you wish. Don't forget to turn off filtering when you're done - click on the red toggle button next to filters.


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I suggest that you use BirdFont and follow these steps to import your work in the editor. Draw a triangle and a rectangle. Use them as test shapes to decide what your x-height should be. Compare your test glyphs to other fonts using the preview tab. (Ctrl+p) Turn on grid and guidelines for x-height and margin. Create four rectangular markers at the ...


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You might have set 'Hide edges' by mistake. Try ctrl-H (or cmd-H on a Mac), which toggles 'Hide edges' on and off. Or, you can control whether it's set to Hide Edges or Show Edges directly using the option listed in the View menu. (it's similar to Hide Extras in Photoshop, which has the same keyboard shortcut)


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Option 1. Load the graphic into Illustrator, select the artboard tool and click and hold one of the corners, this will display a little tooltip with the height and width. Option 2. Click Window> Artboards. On the side a little artboards pane should appear, click the dropdown menu then click "Artboard options." This will give you a dialog box ...


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Simply save/export a PNG24 image using Adobe Photoshop which contains transparency. Transparency is the remaining 8 bits. 24Bit PNG = 8 bits red, 8 bits blue, 8 bits green 32bit PNG = 8 bits red, 8 bits blue, 8 bits green, 8 bits alpha Photoshop automatically creates a 32bit PNG image if you save a 24Bit PNG that contains transparent areas.


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The easiest way to see white artwork in Illustrator is by opening the View Menu and selecting Show Transparency Grid. This gives your white artwork something to contrast with. You can adjust the color of the grid by going to File -> Document Setup.


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Easiest way is to select the layers you want to copy and drag and drop them into the new document.


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You need to use the "delete segment" button. In the node tool, select the segment you want to remove. In the second line of the top toolbar, look for an icon that has two nodes connected with a line at the top, a down arrow, and two separate nodes at the bottom: This will disconnect the nodes without deleting them. Here is the result:


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To Convert the Video File into a Compatible Structure for the Animated GIF File Format Open Photoshop without opening the video file. Go to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers. In the options that appear, make sure the Make Frame Animation checkbox is ticked. At this stage you can also select only a specified range of the video enabling you to ...


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I'm guessing you have a huge number of layers: The fastest way is to click+drag over all the layer eyeballs, this works in CS5 at least. Note that visibility changes are not undo-able, i.e. they don't show up in history A better suggestion for the future; get used to organizing layers into groups, then you will have far less 'points' to turn on/off layers. ...


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If a client of mine asked for a 1920x1080px image, the first thing I need to know the intended use. Is it for the web, print, or both? In the print world, a pixel (or picture element - [pict-el]) has no meaning or definition. Pixels can not be measured in any way. They have no predefined size or unit in order to calculate their size. Therefore are not a ...



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