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jpg vs jpeg images?

jpeg files dont open or display like jpg files, are they the same? I noticed that when I rename jpeg top jpg it is able to open, I am not sure if it is the cross platform from Mac to PC or if it has ...
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steps or guide to create digital pixelation effect [closed]

I want to know how this effect can be created in Photoshop or illustrator
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Is it OK to use a two-column layout for a (primarily digital) manuscript?

I am laying out part of my PhD thesis at the moment. I am inspired by the beautiful page layouts in Edward Tufte's The Visual Display of Quantitative Information. This book uses a 5:6 aspect ratio in ...
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low poly wireframe [duplicate]

I am trying to create this look on an image but not sure what program was used to create it. I have illustrator and photoshop but not sure if there is a filter I could purchase to help start the ...
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How can I paint over a picture or a 3D model in Photoshop?

I was reading a few tutorials and they mentioned Over Painting (Or Paint Over), something like painting on top of the reference picture (like tracing but with colors instead of lines). As described ...
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Are there other licenses for generic graphics than Creative Commons licenses?

Are there (non-software, ie non GNU, non Apache and whatnot) licenses for generic graphics (photos, digital artworks, 3d models, fonts, graphic templates, etc.) other than Creative Commons licenses. I'...
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How to paint this bottle glossy?

I am trying to paint this self designed thermos bottle glossy red but I am not been able to understand the light and how to give the glossy effect and how to give light effect on the division line in ...
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What's the technical term for unintentional image pixelation due to insufficient resolution?

I'm writing to someone to say something along the lines of: "May I see that image in a higher resolution; there is some important text and/or finer details that are unintentionally pixelated/obscured ...
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Google Web Designer distorting image sharpness

I'm using Google Web Designer to create an animation. The program is awesome for the most part. The one area where it's a bit befuddling is with image quality. Original images are usually quite ...
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Difference in Applying of brush strokes between the real world and the digital art world

I am new to Digital Art and it's a completely new world. I used to make sketches on paper and was accustomed to the usage, flow and technique of applying brush strokes in the real world. I am getting ...
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Drawing lines come out jagged

I don't know if it's inappropriate to post something like this on this site but I didn't have anywhere else to relay my problem. (I'll remove it if it is.) Everybody online had something different, so ...
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What (Hebrew) font styles are more legible in a digital reading?

I have a desktop application which is basically a reader for different Hebrew texts. I know that in general some fonts are harder to read on a screen than others (both in English and Hebrew). What ...
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How to change a flat 2D png image into an image with more depth, similar to the animated Disney images? [closed]

I created a puppy out of lines and shapes in Illustrator CC. It is rather flat and I am trying to make it somewhat more 3-dimensional, similar to the images created by Disney. Is there a way to do ...
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Choosing a Graphic Tablet

I am new to the world of digital art. All these years, I have used pencil and paper for my art. I am really interested in digital art. I am not into editing photographs, I want to draw and paint stuff ...
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How to I make this more realistic/add more depth

I realize i need to add more value to it, however, I'm not sure where to add it, and in which direction to work in. How do I bring this to the "Next level"? Ok, after taking the advice given to me I ...
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Color consistency across different monitors [duplicate]

I have two different computers that I use regularly. On one computer, the colors look too bright, and on the other computer, the colors look too dark. Is there a way to try to keep things looking more ...
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How can improve this picture in photoshop?

I took a picture of this toy, cut it out of its background, put it in a new document in front of white background and added some shadow. My real intention was to make a SIMPLE(white bg) bunny ...
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Gummy Bear Digital Drawing Critique

How can I do a better job next time I draw this gummy bear? I am going for photo realism. Tools: photoshop (the latest version), Wacom Cintiq 22HD My process was: beginning with a box to understand ...
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How to lighten color without ruining texture and line in photoshop?

I'm looking to do something like this: The areas that are "sunlit" are bright but still maintain the texture and line of the darker layers. How was this done? Is it some sort of blend mode? I have ...
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PDF Printing protection

I have a client that wants to make a PDF available to download online through their own website but then also wants to add the condition to the document that it can only be printed once. Once its been ...
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Vectorize a Photoshop file in Illustrator?

Can you create something in Photoshop, save it, open it in Illustrator, and convert it to a vector? I haven't tried any other things, but I'm trying to make a logo and I'm comfortable with Photoshop, ...
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should i use a mouse or a drawing tablet to start animating? [closed]

THE PROBLEM: I need to figure out what I should use to start animating. I already have purchased a Bamboo Drawing Tablet, but I have not used it yet. I have also started on using a mouse, too. It kind ...
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Logo formats for a web site and digital photographs and using for print [duplicate]

Someone is designing a logo for me. I need to use it for a web site, as a watermark on digital photograph as well for printing on photos, business cards, etc. What formats should I confirm for all ...
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Sketching in Illustrator

I just recently found out how fun is drawing. For years I was just amazed by the artworks people did. Recently just because I couldn't find too much free vectors for my infographics and also didn't ...
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Commercial alternative to vinyl for bumper stickers and wine/beer/food labels?

Not all self-adhesive stick well on bottles or car bumpers because the surface of the glass and shinny paint isn't very porous; the glue has no grip. It also needs to be resistant to some conditions ...
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What are the options for digital magazine publishing?

I work for a company and we produce a 60 page magazine. We do a print version but are trying to figure out the best, most cost-effective way to create and publish a digital version. Also keeping in ...
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What can be done to preserve the history of digital design?

I have recently moved, so I went through the process of deciding what to keep, what to donate and what to throw away. One of the things I kept was a banker's box full of examples of my print and ...
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On dynamic identities [closed]

One thing that i'm noticing is the temporal aspect of identities (and other design sub-fields as well: from digital design, installations to all types of motion based graphics) are becoming more ...
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Matte Painting - What Is “Paint Over”?

I came across a job add that really interested me, but could never figure out how to name it along matte painting tutorials. They wanted a 2D artist that works in Photoshop (and this job is done in ...
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How do I reduce .pdf file sizes?

I had to add bleeds and enlarge an eight-page complex PDF. Traditional methods of working directly in Adobe or within InDesign were not feasible. I had to bring the PDF into Illustrator. They involve ...
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Which Wacom tablet would suit my needs, Intuos vs. Bamboo? [duplicate]

I am not a graphic design student but digital painiting intrigues me quite a lot. I have been watching online lessons of it and have finally decided to buy a pen tablet. I want to pursue digital ...
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Boxes appearing in online PDF [duplicate]

I work for a magazine and every so often we get ads (PDF format) that run through the pre-flight process with no errors. I will export a PDF with the ads out of InDesign and these boxes appear. This ...
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The Possibility of Digitally Printing Greys without Getting the Grainy Effect

I'm trying to digitally print a shrink wrap label that will have some pretty small font on it. (The overall size of the label is 81mm x 84mm) Preferably, different sections of copy on the label would ...
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Which raster image format is better for digitally displaying images when there is no transparency; JPEG or PNG?

I'm trying to determine which format is better to use when there is no transparency in an image. More importantly though, I'm trying to figure out when it's better to use one over the other. From ...
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Distinguishing/important features of a face - drawing/painting

I have been trying to draw/paint human faces from photos (in Painter). To my big surprise the result closely follows the photo but because of the different medium and/or the oily/watery/greasy "...
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Recommended tools for digital art & paintings

I like digital art and paintings. I want to create my own. Which software/tools do I need to accomplish this?