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With Gimp comes a plugin Resynthesize together with a Python script Heal Selection. On Linux the plugin is contained in the package gimp-plugin-registry. After selecting an area with the select tool: We can "heal" this selection from "Filters > Enhance > Heal selection...". Here I made a random healing with 10 pixels from the surrounding:


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Stiff, P. (1996). The end of the line: a survey of unjustified typography. Information Design Journal, 8(2), 125–152. No empirical data, but a good overview. Science would tell us that inconsistent word-spacing as a result of justification may inhibit saccadic eye movement by creating irregular “jumps” for the eye to make. I have not read a study that ...


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There are two reasons ClearType text is so crisp. it uses subpixel rendering. I don't think Photoshop supports that. it uses aggressive hinting to fit lines into the pixel grid You can type your text in Notepad, screenshot it with some nice convenient tool, and paste it into Photoshop with blending mode Multiply (because it's black text on a white ...


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No, no, no, absolutely not, no, hell to the no, no way, and if I were working on this document in any capacity I would be looking for my Hammer of NO to hit the originator with. Did mention "no"? There is no reason, rule, suggestion, guide, stricture, or recommendation to put a space before a mark of punctuation. What I see there is someone who either ...


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Usually, text is a smooth, solid color, which makes it easy to select with the good old-fashioned Magic Wand tool. Alternatively, marquee select (keep the boundary as close to the text as you can) will get you something. Use Select > Modify > Expand and add a few pixels to the selection. How much depends on your image, but it doesn't need to be more ...


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As Lauren says, you can simply uncheck Hyphenation in the Paragraph panel or in the Hyphenation section of your Paragraph Style, but don't be too quick to throw away the hyphens. No hyphenation also tends to leave you in trouble when you have widows and orphans to deal with. Some things worth considering: Language: Hyphenation requires the language of the ...


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The science of readability is by no means new, and some of the best research comes from advertising works in the early 80s. This information is still relevant today. First up is this quote from a paper titled “Improving the legibility of visual display units through contrast reversal”. In present time we think of contrast reversal meaning black-on-white, ...


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Type > Create Outlines From the menu. Text will no longer be editable as live text though. Although really.. I'd just draw a secondary shape to cover the dot. Then group it with the text.


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I'm not sure where "simple" and "semi-automatic" start, but there is a simple way to make shaped area text without having to indent lines by hand. Create a path in the shape you need using the Pen tool. When you hover over it with the text tool, you'll see the cursor change to the Area Text tool (little parentheses around the I-bar). You can use a shape ...


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I believe this is as close as you can get. (To see the Appearance panel better in this image, right-click [Win] or Control-click [Mac] and choose Open Image in New Tab/Window) Top fill is a red and black gradient. Both color stops are at the 50% location creating a straight line between the two colors. The two fills below the characters use Effect > ...


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They're just careful applications of gradient fills and/or meshes to give a depth effect. Not everything has a specific term for which complete tutorials can be found. I would advise just trying to recreate these logos and come back when you hit a specific problem.


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Photoshop is not a web designing program. To get text that looks the same in a browser as in a graphic (jpg, gif etc) you have to use the same font in both programs. Some fonts are not used by all browsers. Depending on the size of your text, a good mid-sized font could be Tahoma, Helvetica, Trebuchet or Georgia. Check out this website for some good ...


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To type Arabic or Hebrew in Photoshop, you need to enable the Middle Eastern text engine. You can do this by going to Preferences > Type. Check out this video: How to access Arabic and Hebrew features in Photoshop CS6


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I would approach this in a similar way to horatio, but I would probably keep the original image in tact as much as possible (assuming you want to preserve it). I'd create a similar texture to the paper like so: It's just a noise texture against a subtle gradient with some distortions via a horizontal and vertical scale. You'll notice some color ...


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Edit: There was a better way to do Quick & Dirty #1. I have revised the answer with the improvement. This is now my preferred method. Like many Illustrator things, there are multiple ways to do this. The Quick & Dirty Ways Use these methods if the outline object is at the bottom of your layer stack and transparency doesn't matter. Quick & ...


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Please have a look at these websites. they have pulled off lighter colors your are interested in. You can work around something like these websites. www.nature.com BBC news Stick Sports TED Scitable History.com Youtube As Scott mentioned in his comment, "White is your friend". You can also look here for some more inspiration. I hope ...


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Type a V Rotate it 180° Apply a gradient overlay.


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To answer the implied question "Why would a respected source of usability advice do something convention-breaking like that?", the answer is in the source code. It's not something a human did by adding spaces, it's something their site's CMS does indiscriminately to every inline element on the page (not just links and bolding / italics), because of the way ...


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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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I suggest making the font bold (just a change of weight, not the font itself) and respecifying the shadow so that it defines all the edges of the letters: font-family: Raleway; font-weight:900; text-shadow: 0px 0px 3px #000; You can even combine more than one text-shadow to create a definite outline as well as a blur: text-shadow: 0px 0px 3px #000, ...


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Customarily, you'd send a PDF/X-1a file with fonts embedded by simply saving that format (with crops and bleed), therefore outlining type would actually not always be a good thing. PDF/X-1a is often preferred because it is a self-contained format with fonts embedded and artwork flattened. This ensures the most accurate preproduction. If you are sending a ...


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You can use the script from AjarProductions : Convert Illustrator Point/Path Text to Area Text This script will convert point text and text on a path into area text. You select multiple text fields and the script will convert them all. Works fine for me on Illustrator CS5. Code of the script copied below, in case the page goes missing: //Convert to ...


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This can be done with scripting capabilities. EDIT: I've update my answer below having tried and tested. Open any text editor Copy and paste the following code into it Make sure whatever the name of the text layer is matches with what's defined in line 20 Save as splitText.jsx Open with Photoshop. Also make sure the document you want to apply this to is ...


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I don't justify any text which I wish to be easily read. Justification can decrease readability. And a ragged-right, left aligned, text block is simply far more visually interesting than a block of text.


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That question is hard to answer in general. I think it depends on your location and what you want do with it. I have found this link, which is about lyrics quoted in books, but I think you can transfer it to your question: Quoting Lyrics and Dodging Copyright Issues by Grant Piercy As suggestet, here are some quotes from the article: Let me make this ...


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Illustrator has horizontal and vertical scale options just like Photoshop. But because Adobe are... special... they thought it would be fun to hide a lot of their settings and leave no clue that they are there. Open up the flyout menu with the button at the top right of the character settings window. Choose "Show options", which is Adobe speak for "Stop ...


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Type your text and add a period (aka the dot) right after the i. Color the dot red. Open the character panel, select the dot and adjust the baseline shift. Place the cursor between the i and the dot but ensure nothing is selected. Apply a negative kern value until the dot covers the dot in the i glyph. Perhaps tweak the size of the dot to ensure it covers ...


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Found it, I think! It's Lucida Sans.


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You should open up your "Character Styles" pane and start creating character styles. This will allow you to 'assign' character styles to specified type on your page, then you just change your specific character style and voila: All of them are changed. It's a bit picky, but it's a good 30 minute learning curve. Once you start playing around, you'll ...


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As an alternative to the already great answers, how about adding a black div with 50% opacity behind the text? This would allow the font to work on basically any image also. div { position:absolute; top:250px; left:140px; width:500px; height:50px; background-color:black; z-index:0; opacity:0.5; } EXAMPLE



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