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Illustrator: Pathfinder tool not letting me erase?

On my first pattern I was able to trim the edges by selecting everything and then pressing shift + M while holding alt but now it's not letting me. Everything is unlocked and ungrouped. What's going ...
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How can I achieve an iridescent/metallic/holographic effect in raster editors?

I understand this effect can be achieved in 3D rendering programs, but I also believe that it can be achieved through a raster editor like Photoshop. I work in Affinity Photo on iPad, so I’ll need to ...
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How to change shape of soft edges in MS PowerPoint?

In Microsoft PowerPoint (2016), you can add a soft (fading) edge to pictures via the Picture Effects menu. This adds a circular perimeter around rectangular/square pictures with a fading edge. There'...
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How can I create a PDF file from an Inkscape SVG with multiple pages?

I have an SVG file that was created in Inkscape. It's the layout of a page for a book that is like a diary, so every page is exactly the same. The printing service that I will be using to make a hard ...
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Excel data driven ad creation

My client has an Excel document with these headings Headline | subheadline | background image There are roughly 10,000 rows, so they want 10,000 .jpg graphics created. Question 1. What's the best ...
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Inkscape - how to draw a line with an arrow (as marker) in the middle with correct orientation

I would like to draw a light ray which makes an angle with the horizontal axis in Inkscape. Using the freehand drawing, I drew the line horizontally first (placing a node in the middle for the arrow) ...
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FontForge: Change the aspect ratio of an existing font

I have found a font I really like to program with, but it is too tall. I would like to scale the height of the font to 80% (or alternatively scale the width of the font to 125% if that might work ...
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Rectangle with gradient around entirety of shape . - Illustrator

How can I make a rectangle with basically a fade to middle gradient on both vertical sides and also gradients from the bottom of both horizontal sides of the rectangle? I cant use radial because that ...
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Rectangle on master footer in InDesign doesn't appear in pdf

I add a rectangle and some text at the footer of a master page. They are all there in InDesign, but when I export it to pdf, the rectangle disappears. I check layer of the rectangle, it's visible. ...
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Photoshop is exporting vector as transparent SVG

I've been give a .ps file to turn into a webpage. As part of that there is an vector logo in it. When I go to export it as an SVG it does export the file at the correct size, but it is 100% ...
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Batch background removal on non-uniform images

The issue I'm having is the following: I have an archive of about 700,000 tiff images that were originally microfilms. They are all black and white and are basically paper with information on it. I'...
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Bloated PSD file

I'm not sure what is making this PSD file so large. Approx. 25MB. There are a total of 3 layers (two vector shapes and one type layer), no channels or paths. So the file should be fairly light. I did ...
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Make cutting in the SketchUp component

I have got a component which is a wall. I want to add different cutting to different walls. However, I do not want to make walls unique, since I want to be able to resize walls in the future.
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InDesign CC - Auto add entire Master spread when over-flowing text

Should be a simple answer to a long question. I am making a Book and working on one chapter file. The chapters all need to end on an odd numbered page. Easy. Except that every time I edit and the ...
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How to move contour of selection instead of content of selection (GIMP)?

I was able to do so, but those buttons gone (probably compatability with new hardware issue) , but anyway I need some workaround - shortcut or using a menu bar. How I was doing it in the past: I ...
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How can I test and apply certain changes to all documents in a book file?

I have a book file with around 75 documents amounting to 1927 pages. All of these documents contain the same paragraph style 'Body'. My first question is: How can I "test" a change in 'Body' to all ...
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Transparency issue in PDF printing

I finished my package design in adobe illustrator cc, then saved it as a print ready PDF (Press quality), and delivered to the client for print. But he returned back saying that he has a problem with ...
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Why is an m not an em wide in all fonts?

M and — are not always equally wide, And I wonder why, I realize that the EM-dash is one EM, but why is a M not one EM?
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How Do I Easily Resize Vector Layers Against Grids?

I am designing vector logos in Photoshop and need them to look sharp in 5 different print sizes. What I'm currently doing, is designing the logos in the largest print size first and then: Putting ...
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InDesign line composing for left alignment

I see this kind of left text alignment (alternation of long line/short line over and over) in many books lately. I wonder if there is any way to achieve this with a combination of specific ...
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Inkscape not showing svg that displays correctly in browser

This svg from wikimedia, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/OOjs_UI_icon_language-ltr.svg, is visible in web-browers, but shows nothing in Inkscape 0.91r13725 <svg xmlns="http://...
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Inkscape: Replace objects with original size

Is there a way to replace objects of the canvas by another respecting the proportions? For example, in my drawing I have many rectangles of different sizes and I want to replace them with another ...
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images inventory data management tool

I work as a designer and need to manage image inventory. word and Excel are not helpful and handy. Is there any other data management tool? Please suggest.
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What is the font of the eyeglass prescription printed by TOPCON autorefractor?

TOPCON (the Japan company, not the Texas one) uses this font in many of their autorefractors (or as they call it, auto refractometers). This font looks simple, but I just can't find the exact same ...
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Creating a custom language, using fonts or Unicode

I'm not actually sure if this is the right tag (this is a very niche subject) but I've created my own language (I mean a traditional spoken and written language) with it's own characters and ...
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How to Achieve Very Realistic Grunge Textures

I was wondering how to achieve the type of super realistic grunge effect as in the canvas in the photo. Would it be a mixture of finding intricate patterns online and "compositing" them using blending ...
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How can I use the drop shadow filter on multiple paths on inkscape?

So, If I shift select all the images I want to create a shadow for, I get the following image: A way around this would be to group the objects and cast a shadow over that, which produces the ...
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Macro to downgrade/ resave in previous versions from Corel Draw X8?

is there any macro or soft to resave/ lower the version from Corel-Draw X8 to X7,X6, X5 or X4? PS i have a X8 file but the CD X7 and need to open that
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How to run photoshop closed?

Is it possible to run photoshop without running it? I want to run an action that basically replaces image layers and text layers, and quick exports results. Summing up, I have come to know about ...
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How should I save a drawing for printing?

I drew a vibrant picture for a friend (3000x3000 300dpi), and I intend to email a file to them that they can print. But I am not sure what file type to save it as. Google search says TIFF to retain ...
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What is the name of this perspective and how is it constructed?

I stumbled on this image in The Promised Neverland: This kind of perspective is relatively common in the series and I'd like to know it's name, and how it can be constructed.
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How can I cut specific segments out of letters (see image) [duplicate]

As you can see in this image, I'm trying to have the letters intersect in such a way that the C goes over the D, and behind it at the bottom. The J just cuts straight through. I want the trim to be ...
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Why Is Image Exporting At Larger Dimensions Than In Illustrator File?

this does not make sense to me. I have an Illustrator file and the shape is about 245 x 210 px on the artboard: I then export this image as a transparent png, using the artboard: But after it's ...
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How do I get the “combined” color with the eyedropper tool in Illustrator?

I drew a smiley face graphic and used translucent gradient layers on top of the first color to give the face a 3-dimensional look. But there are also "smile lines" under the eyes, and I want to the ...
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How to join separate shapes in Adobe Illustrator

Ok, so this might seem a simple enough task to anyone, but I'm really struggling. I have 50-60 of these patterns. All made up from a number of paths (these are not joined in anyway and have gaps in ...
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Need help understanding an indesign feature

I’ve been stumped on what exactly the practical use for the "first baseline offset" option could be used for under text frame options? I understand that it shifts around the first baseline in that ...
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How to make realistic previews of my designs, especially for curtains? [duplicate]

I am an intermediate level of graphic designer planning to start a new business of making and selling curtains and pillow covers I've seen some of the sellers and other graphic designers that they ...
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Collapse transformations for Cinema 4D layer in AE

I got a Cinema 4D layer in an After Effects composition. That composition is in another composition, where I want to scale it up, since you can't scale C4D layers in AE. Now the problem with the ...
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How to make a HD Gif? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a Gif with Photoshop,its looking very dotty pixelated.Need some help to make it look smooth especially with gradient.
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Problems while creating fonts for different scripts

This is for a research purpose. I was wondering whether the designers face any problems while designing the fonts for different scripts. It is because the alignment and spacing of different scripts ...
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Is there a way to change the cursor when using the brush tool in Illustrator?

I can't stand how the cursor for the brush tool is an actual brush in Illustrator. It makes it really difficult to see where I am going with the brush. Is there a way to change it so that the cursor ...
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How do I convert a 3d drawing to a 3d image in Photoshop? [on hold]

This is the drawing I would like to convert to a 3d image. Help!!!!
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Very basic questions about digital art programs

I am unfortunately very stupid and after several hours struggle have not made any progress, so I'm hoping someone can help me out. I'm not an artist but need to do some basic image editing-type things ...
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How to have a custom Default Swatch Library in Illustrator

Is there a way to have my custom Swatch Library open up in the top left corner, rather than the default library? I have colors and spot colors I use in almost all my files. I would like to have them,...
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In Illustrator, how can I move a whole group (including hidden subobjects)

I'm sorry if this is a common question, but I can't find the answer anywhere. It's very important to me that I should be able to move a layer and have all of the sublayers/sub-objects move with it, ...
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Typeface Identification

I have been trying to figure out the typefaces or stencils styles that were used for this 1941 map. I was thinking that it could be something like a Leroy Lettering template, but I can't find it. This ...
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Clipping Mask makes coloured box disappear

I'm having issues with Adobe Illustrator clipping mask. I'm learning as I go and have a created a masking path to work with a coloured rectangle. However, whenever I select 'Make Clipping Mask', the ...
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What resolution to print a rollup banner [duplicate]

I have 2 rollup banners I want to print which has been laid side by side. The tiff exported size is over 1gig which is large. At what resolution should I export to have the best output and a ...
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How to change in photoshop script color of Smart Object Layer, or Rasterized Image?

I need to change color of Smart Object Layer in JS script. I found how to change TextLayer, but SmartObjects haven't "textItem" property. Need to change it like Color Overlay works in Photoshop. For ...
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Set white lines & strokes to transparent [Illustrator]

Good evening! I'm having a problem finishing a logo for a customer. Basically I made an effect like this with 2 text blocks and 2 white lines: The letters J and C are 2 different text blocks with a ...

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