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Top new questions this week:

Annoying client asks for "all original files" years after project completion

Let me be clear, this client has been a real nuisance in making unreasonable demands, and has been really rude on top of that. After completing the project and receiving the payment he attempted to ...

client-relations business file-management  
asked by Freelance With a Side of Fries Score of 19
answered by Scott Score of 35

Is there a name for this form of 19th-century (?) table of contents design?

I've been remembering and inspired by an old style of table of contents/chapter summaries where a list of short sentences or phrases describing the events or contents of the chapter is presented ...

typography terminology book history  
asked by Phin Jensen Score of 8
answered by JeffK Score of 7

Change colour of an image

I would like to change the colour of the following image (from grey) to red, does anyone know if it is possible to do this with Mac Preview? I couldn't find out how to do it. Otherwise, is it possible ...

color logo icon pixlr apple-preview  
asked by SoftTimur Score of 4
answered by Tetsujin Score of 5

Two colors whose shades are perceived as equally dark?

Currently, I use the two colors blue and black to visualize the degrees of severity in two variables X and Y denoting two opposites. In RGB I let black (for X variable) vary in the range (0,0,0) - (...

color data-visualisation  
asked by Kagaratsch Score of 3
answered by Rafael Score of 5

How to add Highlight to Kritas Bevel and Emboss Layer style

Am I doing something wrong in Kritas Bevel and Emboss Layer Style settings? In the red quare bellow I expect the light gray to be much darker and the top and left dege to be the color that it is now. ...

krita layer-style  
asked by Andrew Pullins Score of 2
answered by user287001 Score of 2

Indesign GREP - find lines before a string but exclude string

I am struggling to find some GREP to find lines before a string when I need to exclude the string itself from the selection. In this example, I need to find the 2 lines before "Fox", but ...

adobe-indesign grep  
asked by RobC Score of 2
answered by Janus Bahs Jacquet Score of 2

Can one side edge be rounded in adobe xd?

For a rectangle, it is possible to round a single side, but when I am using a triangle all the sides are getting rounded at the same time. Please see the image for your reference. What if I want to ...

layers shapes mask adobe-xd  
asked by Sumit Yadav Score of 2
answered by Billy Kerr Score of 2

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Replacing whiteness with transparency in Photoshop

I want to replace the whiteness in pixels with transparency in the same way as described in this question - i.e. for lighter pixels to be made proportionally as transparent. All solutions found via ...

adobe-photoshop cs6 transparency background-removal  
asked by geotheory Score of 175
answered by John Score of 184

How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the Object->Transform->Transform Each command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use Free ...

adobe-illustrator shapes tools transform illustrator-scripting  
asked by bccarlso Score of 31
answered by Farray Score of 8

Photoshop: how to resize a text box without distorting the actual text?

When trying to resize a text box in Photoshop, it is stretching my type instead of just making the box larger. It is a text box and not a bounding box. It just started doing this out of the blue. How ...

adobe-photoshop text resize  
asked by Beth Score of 30
answered by Steve Score of 35

How to create an outlined drawing of a map or easily turn a Google Maps screenshot into one?

I could probably figure out how to do one, but I have to do like, 30 of these and I want to learn how to make it quick and painless. My first thought was using Live Trace in Illustrator, but I'm not ...

resource-recommendations automation maps cartography  
asked by Zelbinian Score of 19
answered by Joonas Score of 21

How do you save an Animated GIF file using Photoshop?

I am making a .gif file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 Dithered > GIF > Save. After saving the .gif ...

adobe-photoshop animation cs5 gif  
asked by pooja Score of 22
answered by Scott Score of 27

What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

I have a PSD comp for a website and the titles are in ITC Avant Garde Std. What's a good replacement font? It should be available for the web, either free or on TypeKit.

web-fonts font-recommendation free  
asked by ageektrapped Score of 20
answered by Brendan Score of 10

How to change artboard size in AI CS6?

Sorry can't find this simple feature. I was asked for document size at creation time but don't know how to change this later.

adobe-illustrator resize  
asked by Suzan Cioc Score of 47
answered by Scott Score of 63

Can you answer these questions?

gradient effect on gif

I was trying to make animated gif on adobe photoshop and when i use gradient, there are some lines on the gif when i try to open it via chrome. I searched and cant get a certain answer for it. they ...

adobe-photoshop gradient gif animated-gif  
asked by yyolandi Score of 1
answered by Rafael Score of 0

Reproducing industrial system colors (RAL, NCS, Pantone)

Assuming I have access to equipment that gives me ability to measure precise amounts of fluids - is it possible to reproduce colours of any well-known system (like RAL, NCS...) using avialable ...

color-conversion painting palette  
asked by MacTok Score of 1

Trouble creating a diamond in svg

I am trying to create a baseball diamond via svg. Here is what I have Baseball SVG But the diamond portion does not look correct to me, the left side seems a little pushed out or elongated. But the ...

asked by Mike Score of 1
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