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To recap some of the discussions. Inkscape measures from bottom left, with up is positive standard mathematical notation, and standard postscript. Illustrator uses a GUI standard top, left, y coordinates positive is down. You can not change the setting in Inkscape. But i am pointing out, that you dont need to change the setting to gain this benefit. All ...


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I think you are under the impression that moving the origin to the top left of your canvas lets you work with coordinates where (10,10) is ten to the right and ten down. But it doesn't work that way. Let me explain: The output of vector applications are points and paths. They are plotted on a coordinate system. The coordinate system used reflects the ...


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You really have in Photoshop everything you are likely to need, at least for now. If you were setting out to do this for a living, I'd steer you toward InDesign and Illustrator, but for your purposes you can (and professional designers do, in many cases, depending on the specific design) work entirely in Photoshop. If you find you need to create ...


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Consider this: You have PS or Gimp for your photo manipulation. Then you have a vector-based programme like Illustrator or Inkscape for scalable vector work. Then, finally, you have InDesign or Scribus as the desktop publishing programme where it all comes together. The last two are desktop publishing programmes, and as such, are programmes commonly ...


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There are many applications that can do this. I have explained two options that you may consider: (1) Paid Applications: (from Adobe) a. Photoshop - Image manipulation b. Illustrator - Vector Graphics c. Indesign - Layout your cover page/book exactly for Print & Publishing (2) Free Applications: (Open Source) a. GIMP - Image manipulation b. Inkscape - ...


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One of the easier ways to handle multi-density screens (ie, Retina) is to use resolution-agnostic file formats. For iOS development, SVG ideal. An SVG file is a vector file, so no matter what size you scale it too, or what the pixel density of the screen is, you will always have the 'crispest' image possible. This also saves you the hassle of having to ...


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Looks like 3D software, free one is Blender Example of complex structures


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Judging by the ambient occlusion and reflections, this looks like it has been created using 3D modelling software like 3ds max, or Maya. However those are both industry-leading software packages and cost a lot (trust me). You might be better off trying to find a free solution, like Blender, or mimicking the effect in an illustration program like Adobe ...


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If you want static images, then Illustrator or Photoshop will do the job. If you want interactive/animations then Flash or Edge Animate have that ability. As mentioned in my answer to the other related question you should get an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription so you can experiment with all of the mentioned Adobe software.


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I use Illustrator for that. If the platform you are going to use supports SVG, go for it. Otherwise, here are some thoughts about how to create crisp raster UI elements using AI (JPG, PNG, etc). Mind you, I am a pixel picker and a bit obsessive at it. Make sure you create a document that is RGB to start with (as opposed to CMYK) so you can see the colours ...


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Photoshop and Flash can output animated gifs. Flash or After Effects are more capable for advanced animation. if you were going to use after effects you would need to export your animation as a image sequence and assemble that sequence as a gif in another application like photoshop.


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I don't know about plugins but if you make a pattern that is 1 px wide, 2 pixels high and has the top pixel black and the bottom pixel white, you will have what you need. You can then take the two images, sized 100% desired final size at 150lpi for the flip as layers in a single document, apply a layer mask to the top image, and fill the layer mask with the ...


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You can use this python code I created to create ascii art and ascii video. http://motiondesigntechnology.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/python-ascii-video-and-ascii-image-creator/


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Ink is a free plugin that will provide spec documentation for your Photoshop document. It provides layer measurements, text formatting, and layer style information with the option of turning any or all of these on and off. To install, download and run the Ink plugin from the link above. Once installed, reopen Photoshop and open the extension by going to ...


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There's this Photoshop script that is free, called Pixelmeasure. It's not as complete as SpecKing, you will need to first make a selection and then run the script to get the measurements. If you have ever done site mockups in Photoshop and needed to mark these with pixel measurements you know what an incredibly tedious task this can be. I ...


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In many schools of architecture, the software of choice for creating annotated vector drawings of 3-dimensional geometry is a workflow from Rhinoceros 3D (Rhino) to Illustrator. Rhino is generally the tool of choice for 3D drawings, diagrams, and drafting because it can be easily scripted or extended with Python or Grasshopper (a visual programming plugin). ...


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You can check this comprehensive MSDN article on icon creation. IMHO it is one of most valuable all-basics-in-one-place sources around. It focuses on creation of Windows 3D icons, but the principles are universal.


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Are you outputting video or an animated SVG/CSS/HTML? After Effects is the way to go if outputting video. It is the perfect tool for bringing in multiple files (including vector formats) and combining them. It has it's own vector toolset and also works well with Illustrator, importing vectors from there. Not sure the compatibility with Pencil2D, but if you ...


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There are extensions you can use for Balsamiq that will help you design wireframes for Android and iOS. For example: MockupsToGo is a user-contributed collection of ready-to-use UI components and design patterns built using Balsamiq Mockups. New patterns are added all the time - we hope you'll want to contribute as well! In particular, here are ...


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Give Harvest a try. My freelancing needs aren't that great, but I've been happily giving them $12/month for a few months now. They have a ton of features, a bunch of apps, they integrate with a bunch of 3rd party stuff, and more. Free trial and a limited free tier; worth checking out.


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I've gone back and forth on this one. On one hand, I love the ubiquity of cloud apps. On the other, I hate the longterm expense of a subscription model. For a local, desktop app that supports lots of time tracking and billing functionality as well as some reporting, I keep coming back to OfficeTime. It's not perfect, but it gets the job done. It is not, ...


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Since you are already using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator I recommend learning Adobe InDesign which will complete the Trinity. InDesign is primarily used in the Print Design Industry, however it is also used to create PDF Documents, Interactive PDF Documents, PDF Forms and Ebooks. This will be good for doing presentations and portfolios necessary to get ...


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I created the Dancer Image Celestial Being a few years ago. It has since been published in Advanced Photoshop and Photoshop Creative. It has been one of my favorite pieces since it was done when I was defining the basis of my own visual style, which has evolved over the years. I was quite surprised to see that it has sparked such intense debate and good ...


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No, there is no such a thing as a software that can create something like that automatically. Skilled artists do that. I can list a dozen tools that those artists might use to create something like that on, but that is not the point. It is all about skills and technique.



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