Questions tagged [borders]

Questions about design elements on the sides or outlining other elements.

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How to modify the corner radius on rounded rectangle in Illustrator?

I always ended up just creating a new rounded rectangle if the existing one don't work. Is there a way to modify the corner radius without having to create a new shape? I know I can modify the bezier ...
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How can I preserve border width when scaling an object with Inkscape?

I want the borders to stay fixed in Inkscape when I'm resizing an object. I found these buttons in Inkscape v0.48.3.1, but they don't seem to work. Is there any other settings that I should turn on? ...
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How can I create this irregularly-shaped border with pure CSS (no images)?

I am trying to avoid using a background image (or any image-based solution) to effectively create this: Note: the red arrow is just pointing at the border in question. The arrow should not be ...
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Strange grey bordering/outline in Illustrator

I made a couple of vector shapes in AI and I get this strange thin border appearing around them. I can't get rid of it. Any suggestions? Zoomed in:
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What is this woodcut / engraving like / illustrative design style called? (as seen on the US dollar sign)

Where can I find books / references / inspirations to learn the principles behind these graphic patterns? It's often seen in luxury or heritage style products, as well as the us dollar sign. What is ...
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How to add a simple border into an image in GIMP

I'm very new to GIMP and found that doing simple stuff in GIMP is much harder than it should be. All I want to do is add a simple black border around an image layer. I have added this image using the ...
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Padding between border and text in textframe InDesign

Is there a way in InDesign CS6 to add space between the text and its border? Or do I have to just make a shape behind the text instead?
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Remove white thin border from exported PNG from Photoshop

I have a branding logo saved as a PSD Photoshop file. I'm exporting it to the PNG format with relevant size, but the exported PNG image has a thin white border around the logo. How can I remove this ...
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How to make borders of images equal in InDesign?

I'm throwing together a newsletter in InDesign that requires linking JPG images. It looks fine in InDesign but when I export the image to Adobe reader the borders on my images change so that one side ...
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Sketch: Dotted Line

Is it possible to make a dotted line in Sketch? And by line I mean the border of an object (e.g. oval). Using dashes the dots are not perfectly round: Even though I reduced the length to the ...
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How to create a triangle/jagged edges on a single border in Adobe Illustrator CS6?

I would like to create a border only on one side of a rectangle. That border would have that modern zigzag stroke that is present on so many websites. Just like on this photo : I've tried creating a ...
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3D objects with raised border in illustrator

I'm trying to make something similar to this in illustrator using the 3D feature. What I'm strugling with is getting the border to be raised relative to the base of the tray. I start off with a ...
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CSS-only Polygonal Border

For example, how could I recreate the "Ask Question" button in pure CSS without images? There is this method here but I'm looking for a normal no-fill stroke-only border. I've been able to do it ...
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InDesign create fully rounded corners (border-radius: 50%)

Hi, I'm trying to achieve something like a CSS "border-radius: 50%" in InDesign. The left shape shows what I`m looking for, the right shape is all I was able to do. I'm using the "Corner Options" in ...
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Join two paths with a border

This is probably far easier than I'm making it out to be.. I have this path that I duplicated and reflected but since both paths have a border I'm not sure how to join them so that the path is just ...
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How can I change the thickness of a doughnut shape without changing the radius?

I have objects groped together to make a doughnut shape but I want to make the shape thinner. I am using it as a border but my border looks too thick and makes the centre image look small. Is there a ...
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Why does the stroke position have to be 'center' on an open path in vector programs?

I've noticed that in every vector drawing program I've used, the options to place strokes 'inside' or 'outside' are disabled when a path is open (or on text). I assume there is a reason for this, but ...
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How to fill a shape in photoshop and avoid white lines

This is something it will be useful for several things now that I started "photoshoping" - so I made some lines with the pen tool, then right clicked with the 'direct selection' and then 'stroke path' ...
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Where is the option for scaling stroke width in Inkscape? [duplicate]

When you scale objects in Inkscape, it either scales the stroke with the object, or it leaves the stroke width alone. I think I've seen a button for it on another post next to "Affect:" but can't ...
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How to assign different border styles in Sketch?

I needed to assign different border styles for a shape, let's say rectangle. For example, I want to make a #666 1px top border and #333 2px bottom border like we do in CSS. { border-top: 1px solid #...
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Make a border of symbols in Gimp

I am trying to bake a border pattern of images in Gimp. I am finding it to be a tedious task and am hoping there is a better way. I have a large image say 400x400. I have a small image, say 20x20. I ...
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How can I make a dashed line border with an empty inside?

I am trying to add a dashed line border around a coupon I've made using CS6. I tried adding a shape (rectangle) with the dashed Stroke option but the rectangle shape covers my coupon. Can I make ...
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Adding blurred border to image using GraphicsMagick

How can I add a border of 100px to all sides of a jpg that is made up of the perimeter pixels stretched out and blurred? e.g. the border to the left of the image is just columns 1-3 stretched ...
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How can i change height size without any deterioration?

I have a PNG, not PSD. It's size 29 x 126 but i want change this to 29 x 220px. What is good solution for this? Image: http://imgur.com/l2IENUH
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Photoshop CC - How to paint along the border of a selection

I have this image: I want to paint a lighter blue on the left cliff that flows along the border like so: Doing it by hand is very hard and messy. Is there any way to automate this? If so, how do you ...
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Inkscape How to create outer border after Clip 'Set'?

Not sure I am asking this correctly. Here's my problem, Originally, I perform 'Object' --> 'Clip' --> 'Set' on 2 images. Here's the result: Note that the pink color object is successfully contained ...
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Creating a semi-transparent 3D cube with borders in Illustrator

I'm trying to create a 3D cube with different colored borders and face-transparency(while keeping the borders 100% opaque) in Illustrator. Like so(the dotted lines on the backside aren't completely ...
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Is there a rule of thumb or some guidelines for deciding what colour to use for a border?

What's the border color paradigm in terms of color schemes and background color? Some borders look nice on some backgrounds. Is there a rule of thumb when choosing div's border colors in respect to ...
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Rectangle border into 4 equal pieces Illustator

I want to cut this rectangle border shape(Picture below) into 4 pieces without affecting the gradient color but cannot figure out how. I have tried pathfinder tool, scissors tool, removing anchors. ...
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Adding diagonal pixel border in gimp

I am looking to create a simple border in Gimp and have tried both the selection >> border and both the stroke selection methods and both are not creating what I am looking for. The stroke selection ...
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Color Intervals For 0to255.com Online Tool

I'm a developer trying to learn more and practice better graphic design. One of the tools I love to use is Shaun Chapman's http://0to255.com as it easily let's you pick good variations on a base ...
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Should headings divide space unequally and be close to the border?

This is a chapter heading of an ebook style of LaTeX, and it divides space unequally. Small phone screen doesn't mean it need to be close to the top border to make the reading flow rushy, does it?
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How to create decorative borders for ebook / website use with fantasy theme?

How would I create a border with a pattern, be it some celtic knots or gem-like pieces, that could be used as a border in websites or ebooks? I'd like to simulate materials like gems, gold/silver, ...
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How to achieve this border button effect? (Photoshop)

Im trying to replicate this border button effect (the gradients, fill color and shadows; forget about the icon) but I don't know where to start Can you give me a way to replicate it straight away or ...
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How do I create a dual lined border in Photoshop?

I have a square box, that I need to create a dual lined border of differing widths. I've selected the shape and then done a 10px stroke inside. Now I want to add a 2nd rectangle of 5px width that is ...
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GIMP - Unwanted white borders after applying transparency layer

I had this image: Which I applied a transparency background: However, the result isn't perfect at all, as letters still have white borders. You can see this in the following zoom: What wrong did I ...
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Illustrator proper overlap of shape

I am trying to use Pathfinder shape modes to cut out parts of shape and overlay them on each other (as shown in following figure) However, I am getting shape overlapping with border of background ...
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In what design style do these graphic ornaments and border decorations fit?

Given the image below, that contains some graphic elements, which design style do you think that best describes the image? Can I say that the design used is Victorian? Or is it baroque? Art-deco maybe?...
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Illustrator: how to create a gradient with transparent ends on both sides

I have an image like this And i want to add transparent borders like this I made the second image with photoshop but i don't know to do this on Illustrator. i want to make something like this with ...
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Preparing a file to be printed

Good evening, I have a question about the exportation of a file made in Indesign that I need to print. I hope you can help me. I have to precise that short time ago I used Freehand for projects as ...
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Where to find subtle border patterns? [closed]

Is there any border pattern version to the website http://subtlepatterns.com/? What I mean is that these patterns are usually used not as backgrounds but just as a border or divider between two ...
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Weird grey line/border in white space in Adobe Illustrator

While using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.1 release on a Macbook, I get these strange lines as outlines/connecting around my shapes and they appear even in my png and pdf exports. See image below. In the ...
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Photoshop - Draw sketchy rounded rectangle borders

I would like to draw a sketchy frizzled border around the panels of a comic page in Photoshop. Basically a brush stroke border with a precise alignment to the borders of the rounded rectangle. ...
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Photoshop: Border around complex transparent image

could someone give me a hint how I could draw a border around a transparent image of a tree without too much effort? I tried creating a duplicate layer and resizing it before merging both layers but ...
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How to adjust the thickness of a stroke in Sketch?

I have an icon and I would like to make it thinner but it has a fill instead of a border. As far as I know, it's not possible to change the thickness of the fill, so I need to find a way to convert ...
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Styling/Layout advice on an Isotope/Masonry website

I am experimenting with a masonry layout web site bringing niche news and cultural information on East Asia to a Western audience. I have chosen a masonry layout for the homepage because the site will ...
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Preventing the overlay of outlines without putting the border on a group/layer

This is a very specific question. I suspect there is no solution, but I'll try anyway. See this simple character: At the shoulders, the outlines of the arms and body overlap. I want to prevent this. ...
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Map borders on GIMP

I'm trying to create a map for Risk. I found an image scouring the Internet that fits what I want perfectly, except instead of having borders, each province is just a different color. I would like to ...
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Scribus page border

I would like to add a black border around my document that is 0.3 inches. My document is 2.75 x 3.75 inches. To solve this I have done the following: Created a rectangle that starts at 0.15 from the ...
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Photoshop cs6 unintentional cropping problem

Elements in photoshop cs6 are being cropped if placed outside the canvas borders. So when I drag that layer elsewhere, the rest of the element is gone. Is there any way to stop this happening and to ...