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Top new questions this week:

How do I turn a 2D coin texture to a 3D image

I have created the following 2D coin texture: From this 2D textures, I'd like to create something like this: What is the best way to go about this? I tried using Blender, and I created this ...

vector 3d  
asked by Jack Stoller 13 votes
answered by Scott 39 votes

Inkscape: A proper way to align arrows heads with a given curve

I have an arrow and a given curve as shown below: I want to duplicate the arrow and align it as follows: Unfortunately, I've done that manually. It 's not perfect and is very tedious if I have ...

inkscape bezier-curve arrow  
asked by Thiziri yoor 9 votes
answered by Billy Kerr 11 votes

scale by specific dimensions - illustrator transform effect

Is there a way to use transform effect to scale to a specific measurement instead of percentage? I have ran into this thread but it talks about the "transform each" tool and not the transform effect ...

adobe-illustrator transform scale  
asked by tristramit 5 votes
answered by Billy Kerr 7 votes

Do shadows of an object have a color?

In the following image, I placed the box manually. Created the shadow and reflection. Now, what seems a little odd is the colors of the shadows of the box and plant pot are different. Plant pot's ...

adobe-photoshop color photo-editing design-principles shadows  
asked by Vikas 4 votes
answered by GerardFalla 2 votes

How do you find right plane/perspective to place a product on a photo?

Someone on GD.SE commented that I don't know how light and perspective works. Moreover, the product I placed here near plant is in wrong plane. How do I know if it's right or wrong plane and ...

adobe-photoshop 3d photo-editing lighting-effects  
asked by Vikas 3 votes
answered by Scott 4 votes

What is the name of this UI Element?

I'm looking for the exact name of the UI card (?) element marked with the red dashed lines here that is often used for product purchases. Does anyone know the name of it?

interface-design terminology ios user-experience  
asked by ChrisBean 3 votes
answered by ChrisBean 5 votes

Illustrator: How to cut out a circle from the middle of a shape with effects?

I've tried multiple online tutorials, looked at several previously asked questions on here that I thought should have worked for me but for some reason I just cannot figure this out. All I want is ...

asked by Sara 2 votes
answered by 13ruce 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?

Why is it that graphic designers more often use an Apple Mac? I am studying graphic design and I am hoping to do some freelance work in my spare time. I have a unit in my studies to discover why Macs ...

tools mac osx  
asked by Lauren 46 votes
answered by user56reinstatemonica8 56 votes

Why are my handles and anchor point missing in AI?

I'm quite new to using illustrator. My problem is: I'm missing the anchor point. Usually when you use the direct selection tool and click an object, it should show the anchor points and handles. I ...

adobe-illustrator vector selections  
asked by ardent 13 votes
answered by user56reinstatemonica8 25 votes

How to convert a video file into an animated GIF in Photoshop?

I was trying to convert an MP4 into an animated GIF for an answer on here. I tried opening the file directly in Photoshop, and then clicking on the timeline menu and choosing both: Convert Frames ...

adobe-photoshop animation gif video  
asked by Dom 43 votes
answered by Dom 53 votes

How to convert paths into shape in photoshop cs6

I drew paths thinking i was drawing a shape but later realized it is only a path. Now i could create a temporary shape like a box and paste this in and delete the box path. But just as there is a ...

adobe-photoshop cs6 path  
asked by Muhammad Umer 10 votes
answered by pontzy 33 votes

How to crop an image in Illustrator?

I've read a few tutorials but I'm still new to Illustrator. Currently, I am trying to work with a sketch that I am trying to position on the artboard. If I were to resize the entire shape the sketch ...

asked by zakgottlieb 12 votes
answered by Scott 16 votes

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 15 votes

Saving Multiple Pages as PDF in Photoshop

How to save Multiple pages as a single Portable Document Format document in Photoshop.

adobe-photoshop pdf  
asked by Arun Subramaniam 16 votes
answered by antoniosastre 27 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Finding the Yule-Nielsen factor

I have a rather technical question. I'm trying to find the Yule-Nielsen factor n in the equation I've read that n is empirically derived from the ...

color cmyk color-theory digital-printing  
asked by John M. 1 vote

Is there a constant thickness font? (not monospaced)

I'm working on 3D printing using FDM (filament) and SLA (resin) technology and I'm always struggling with small text details because I have not found one with a constant thickness path. Is there a ...

font-identification font-recommendation font-design  
asked by Carlos 2 votes

Good broad CMYK rainbow color palette?

I sometimes use Illustrator as a drawing board for online lessons, and I'd like to have a good calm, but vivid full color palette for writing or drawing, preferably CMYK. Illustrator has a lot of ...

color palette  
asked by Тарас Мукин 1 vote
answered by Billy Kerr 0 votes
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