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Gradient stops for metallic cylinder effect

I'm trying to diagram a metallic piston inside a metallic bore and I am struggling to get a coherent 3D effect using gradients. Following image shows my attempt: This is a hemisected bore with the ...

inkscape gradient diagram technical-drawing  
user avatar asked by feetwet Score of 3
user avatar answered by Scott Score of 5

Create break lines in Inkscape

How can I create diagram break lines in an object in Inkscape? Here are canonical examples of break lines in diagrams:

user avatar asked by feetwet Score of 3
user avatar answered by Billy Kerr Score of 4

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How do I divide a canvas into 9 equal squares in photoshop

I tried to create an image in photoshop with 9 equal squares and I failed horribly. Is there a simple way to divide a canvas into equal sizes rectangles without having to work out the numbers?

user avatar asked by Josh Pittman Score of 18
user avatar answered by João Santos Score of 14

How to make millimeters the default measurement unit in Adobe InDesign?

Almost all of my design requirements are given in millimeters, not points, pica, or any other classical measurement. I design for board games, and the printer's specifications always list their ...

adobe-indesign measurement document-setup configuration  
user avatar asked by baudot Score of 12
user avatar answered by Scott Score of 21

Exporting an object as svg from inkscape

I know that Inkscape does not have the ability to export selected objects as svg, but is there a workaround that people have found that works?

inkscape export svg  
user avatar asked by broccoli_soup Score of 138
user avatar answered by broccoli_soup Score of 162

Reduce file size without losing quality

I would like to save files in Photoshop but keep them as small as possible. I use Save for Web (and Devices) and save as a JPEG. Here are the settings I used: I really do not want to lower the ...

adobe-photoshop images image-quality save  
user avatar asked by L84 Score of 11
user avatar answered by thebodzio Score of 15

What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro?

I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts (ideally) or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir Next Pro, specifically, Bold and Demi: Any similar-looking fonts, with good cross-browser ...

fonts web-fonts  
user avatar asked by julien_c Score of 70
user avatar answered by Jasmine Wilkinson UXNZ Score of 33

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  
user avatar asked by Alex Score of 11
user avatar answered by user56reinstatemonica8 Score of 12

How can I outline this image with a thick black border

I would like to turn this image into just a simple black outline. Like this simple hand drawn example below, but more precise.

adobe-photoshop image-trace  
user avatar asked by jackdh Score of 8
user avatar answered by joojaa Score of 14
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