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Where and/or why is a slanted hyphen used?

I was reading this version of White Fang and I noticed that the hyphens connecting words are slightly slanted to the left. I have never seen a slanted hyphen before and googling it did not yield any ...

typography typesetting book glyphs character  
asked by Stealthmate 15 votes
answered by Billy Kerr 31 votes

Moving end of curves with a box in Inkscape

I have a web of boxes 'connected' (via beziers drawn on top of them) and I want to be able to select a box + the ends of the bezier on that box, to move the box + its connections around. I have 20+ ...

asked by Mr. Buttons 5 votes
answered by Billy Kerr 4 votes

Software recommendation for coordinated 2D and 3D motion graphics

I am interested in creating motion graphics that involve 2D and 3D components which are coordinated to one another, as in this example, which is likely made in Processing. Another example of what I am ...

asked by interpolack 3 votes
answered by Rafael 5 votes

How to convert a Keynote file and preserve resolution of the images?

I have a situation where we start with Keynote files, must convert them to Powerpoint and then back into Keynote before I can work with them. The extra Powerpoint step is 100% necessary. The files ...

images resolution microsoft-powerpoint presentation keynote  
asked by Paul Nix 2 votes

How to make an SVG glyph (from a font) look like it was handwritten?

I want to take this font: and make it look more like the handwritten version: I don't want to make it look that handwritten, but a little rougher curves and more stroke-like tips to the curves ...

fonts typography svg  
asked by Lance Pollard 2 votes
answered by Billy Kerr 3 votes

How to create light cone and haze effect

I have an image with stage lights in it. I am trying to add an effect so that it looks like the room is filled with haze and therefore there would be a cone coming from the light sources. Here is my ...

gimp lighting-effects  
asked by Startec 2 votes
answered by user287001 3 votes

How to notate colour?

How is colour notated? For example, if you want to refer to a specific red colour, say the red in the basic MS Paint colour palate, how do you notate this? Do you write Hue: 238, Sat: 205, Lum: 125; ...

asked by user18894 2 votes
answered by Rafael 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

I am working in Illustrator (15.0.2 (CS5) or 16.0.0 (CS6)) and when I try to move objects small distances, they snap to the nearest two pixels on some invisible grid. I can't find anything in the ...

adobe-illustrator cs6 cs5 snapping  
asked by AndyPerlitch 57 votes
answered by Scott 64 votes

Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Does anyone know any other fonts similar to Helvetica Neue (free for commercial use)? I'm working on a big website project where 'Helvetica Neue' is used heavily. I need a font that looks almost the ...

website-design web-fonts web-safe font-recommendation  
asked by drpelz 94 votes
answered by Yisela 74 votes

Why am I only getting grayscales / monotones when applying colors in Adobe Illustrator?

When I try to change the color after tracing a JPEG image in Illustrator and expanding it, it becomes gray. I have tried lots of color changes but the result is always the same. Why can't I change ...

adobe-illustrator color-spaces live-trace configuration  
asked by 999fabregas 25 votes
answered by benteh 47 votes

How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

I'm doing all graphic design in a startup company of some friends, and a major part of our product is developing an app that should run on everything after iPhone 4. So after some researching (I have ...

fonts font-recommendation windows applications apple  
asked by Z Marci 18 votes
answered by mpt 19 votes

Is there a "Fit to Canvas" option in Photoshop like there is in Fireworks?

I am a Fireworks user new to Photoshop. In FW there is the very handy "fit to canvas" button in the properties panel at the bottom which when clicked snaps the image to the canvas by adjusting the ...

adobe-photoshop images adobe-fireworks  
asked by Sammy 34 votes
answered by ghoppe 42 votes

How can I recreate a graph paper grid in Photoshop?

In Photoshop we can display the grid, but I want this grid to be printed so I want to make the grid myself. What's an easy way to make this?

adobe-photoshop grids  
asked by Bhojendra Rauniyar 3 votes
answered by Scott 6 votes

What font is typically used for receipts?

Can someone please help me identify the fonts used in these two receipts. I'm looking for downloadable free fonts that I can use to reproduce the same looking results. The two receipts used different ...

asked by Reactgular 13 votes
answered by Brendan 11 votes

Can you answer these questions?

How can I create a larger page-size copy of a PDF document?

I have a PDF/X4 printer ready file for an A3 poster, and have had already printed 2500 copies at a commercial digital print shop in Europe. Went very well. Now I want to have some A0 plastic tarps ...

pdf adobe-acrobat  
asked by Martin Zaske 1 vote

What font is used in the credit scene for the show Beastars?

The font is from the show Beastars. I've tried Google fonts, Typekit, Whatthefont and Identifont but none of them seem to recognize Japanese characters. Last I tried Likefont which did recognize ...

fonts font-identification japanese  
asked by Neut 1 vote

Why Computer Modern (latex) font doesn't contain all the math symbols?

I downloaded the Computer Modern font, which is the default LaTeX font, to use it on my website, but when I opened the file with FontForge I noticed that it misses a lot of math symbols. It contains ...

fonts latex  
asked by sound wave 1 vote
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