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Top new questions this week:

How can I improve card design?

I'm a Biology teacher also interested in making things look good. I am making a lecture on zoology and decided to set up the key information in cards - so students may take a screenshot and use them ...

page-layout critique typesetting information-graphics information-design  
asked by Geemishu 17 votes
answered by Lucian 14 votes

Incorrect usage of hyphens in the form “Artist - Song Name”

I’ve read lots of guides about when to use hyphens (-) and when to use dashes (–). The usage is clear to me. And I want to stress a particular case where the hyphen is used incorrectly: “Artist - Song ...

text typography design-principles terminology typesetting  
asked by Poder Rac 5 votes
answered by joojaa 23 votes

Straighten shape

Imagine I have a circular path like this: In reality it is much more complex, with hundred or so anchors (and it is more close to a circle). I want to straighten it in a way, that the form is ...

adobe-illustrator path  
asked by Andrey 4 votes
answered by Billy Kerr 6 votes

How to automatically draw the edge between two regions in GIMP?

I have an image that has areas with different colors in them similar to this I would like to draw a line at the boundary between the red and the blue regions using Gimp. So the end result might ...

asked by usernumber 4 votes
answered by Billy Kerr 7 votes

Is it possible to uncurl an image of a handwritten book page?

I have a small (4x3 inch) Catholic prayer book handwritten in German gothic script. prayer book was written by a 4 Great grandfather. I plan to pass this prayer book down to younger relatives but I ...

text images  
asked by izapem 2 votes
answered by Billy Kerr 3 votes

Why does expanding a brush stroke have a different effect than expanding a pencil stroke?

I am trying to achieve an appearance of an outlined shape that overlaps and intersects itself (The shape on the left). I can only achieve this effect by creating a stroke from the brush tool (or ...

adobe-illustrator stroke appearance  
asked by aalok89 2 votes
answered by user287001 0 votes

resizing thousands of objects with fixed height and preserving aspect ratio in Inkscape

Sorry for my English, I'm a French speaker :D I would like resize thousands of objects with the same height, but with different widths, and the goal of keeping each of their original aspect ratios. ...

inkscape resize  
asked by Ginette 2 votes
answered by Moini 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Change the color of a part of an image in photoshop

In the below image, the bottle neck 's color is green. How do I change the color of this to make it white using Photoshop?

adobe-photoshop photo-editing  
asked by meetpd 3 votes
answered by ueberkim 6 votes

Web Safe Alternative to Myriad Pro Font?

Are there any fonts that I can use in my font stack that are more or less similar to Myriad Pro and web safe?

website-design font-recommendation web-safe  
asked by Atif Mohammed Ameenuddin 61 votes
answered by dkuntz2 39 votes

How to change color of an image in Illustrator

When I open an image in Photoshop, I can easily change the color by double clicking on the layer and adding color overlay. How can I do the same in Illustrator? It doesn't need to be with Color ...

adobe-illustrator color images  
asked by Sbaliyev 7 votes
answered by joojaa 7 votes

Make Arabic text show properly in Adobe Illustrator

Arabic text doesn't show properly in Adobe Illustrator. Even with a font that supports Arabic text (e.g. Arial), the text is back to front (left to right, not right to left) and the letters don't join ...

adobe-illustrator text arabic  
asked by Alex 10 votes
answered by user56reinstatemonica8 12 votes

How to open or save as ico in Photoshop CS6

This plugin to open and save as .ico in Photoshop has been around for a while, but I can't seem to make it work for CS6. According to this question in the Adobe Forums, the plug-in works if installed ...

adobe-photoshop icon cs6 save  
asked by Yisela 72 votes
answered by Alan Gilbertson 29 votes

Add transparency to an existing PNG

I'd like to use this image on a web site. What I need to do is change the background from black to transparent, so I can use the arrow on my site maintaining the page background. I used Gimp to ...

gimp png background transparency background-removal  
asked by Paolo 66 votes
answered by Ilmari Karonen 77 votes

What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?

For wall-sized graphics and large banners (e.g 3m x 5m), what is an acceptable PPI for print? As I understand it 300 PPI is the typical for 'small' artworks (esp. for clean text resolution). However, ...

adobe-photoshop print-design resolution print-production ppi  
asked by JamesHenare 68 votes
answered by e100 65 votes

Can you answer this question?

Objects not aligned like rest of svg

I used Inkscape to make an SVG file for Cricut Canvas. The middle lines are not staying aligned with the rest of the objects and appearing on the bottom instead of in the middle (where it is in ...

inkscape canvas  
asked by Cynthia 1 vote
answered by fred_dot_u 0 votes
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