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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ). Beloware the styles I used to create the static map on the right and in this link.


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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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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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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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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 suspect that the curve on that shadow might be an optical illusion of sorts. As @lawndartcatcher explains in his answer, the curved look can be achieved by making the intensity (or opacity) of the shadow fall off towards either end. Here is a step-by-step look at that process. Here is my top layer: Below that I add a basic soft shadow (I used a ...


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Select the particular layers you want to save as a .png file press Ctrl+e (that'll merge them into a single layer) select all and copy press Ctrl+n to create new file. The default option in Photoshop is that the size of the new file will be the same as what you've in clip-board. In this case, it'll give you a size with the empty spaces trimmed. Now ...


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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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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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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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Converting to CMYK won't help you unless you find CMYK specific paint, which I'm not sure exists. Commerical paint manufacturers use a variety of non-standardized ways of expressing colour - so try this web based converter: http://www.easyrgb.com This will convert your RGB to a paint colour. That's the free option. If you want to be really picky, you'll ...


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Here are some results I got: The steps for black ink are as follows: In Photoshop, put the bottle image onto a layer, and duplicate this layer. To do this, you can select the layer in the Layers panel and press Ctrl+J on Windows or Cmd+J on Mac. We will work with this duplicate layer only, which must be above the original. Use your favorite method to ...


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Yes, this response is fair and no, you were not overly cautious. That's a common issue that happens when some people have not the sufficient knowledge required to pull off the skills required to make the product appealing to others. During my apprenticeship as software developer, I was often involved in user interface design. (Which is a bit different from ...


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That is a font, there is probably no drop-shadow involved. These are typically called woodcut fonts and many have the word "wood" in their font names ("Cottonwood" etc. but this is really just an author preference). Another possibility is "arabesque". If you want to know how they got the lace effect, they probably made a layer with lace, created a white ...



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