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Importing Acrobat file into Indesign and retaining comment highlights and text

I am aiming to import a multi page pdf into Adobe InDesign. The client has added highlighted comments which need to be retained when imported. However when the pages are brought in, the highlights ...
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What is the element being used here?

I cant inspect element and find out, how they have implemented it. It's not simple highlight though, it has this glassy , feel to it . Edit : not glassy anymore
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Photoshop CC - Making Highlights

How would I make the white highlights like what you see in the fingernails of this image? I've tried several methods but nothing comes out looking this nice.
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How exactly do blend modes work?

I've done some homework Googling but I'm still confused as to how exactly blend modes work. So according to Wikipedia, this post and this post, the way blend modes work is to use various formulas on ...
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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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Black highlights and shadows?

I'm trying to do a Graphic Design of some blocks using a certain color palette. The way I did the highlight and shadow colors is to multiply the colors by 2 and 0.5 respectively, clipping if needed. ...
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Ideas to highlight various areas of a Single Page Web Application [closed]

I have created the following page. I have created a textured background, borders for two sections in the page. Search Results Selected Images What I want is an effective way of highlighting the ...
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how to improve the highlights and shadows for project

I'm not yet confortable to use highlights and shadows to give texture, so I wanted to ask how can I improve the texture of the character ?, does the effects make sense ? are at the right place ? ...
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What is this kind of effect called and how can I learn it?

I really want to learn how to do these sort of illustrations but don't know what the effect is called in order to search on the internet and find out more. I am sharing an image below of the effect, ...
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How to add highlights on a product photo?

Hello graphicdesign StackExchange community! I am trying to retouch my image (on the left) on Photoshop to replicate as close to the reference image on the right, but I am not able to create the ...
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How to easily determine shadows and highlights of objects?

If there is one thing I'm extremely bad at, it's that I am bad at determining and visualizing where shadows and highlights would go on an object I made in Illustrator that I want to make 3D or create ...
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Where should I put the shadows and highlights on these antlers?

So I made some antlers in Illustrator and now I want to add some shadows and highlights. Unfortunately, I've never been good at figuring out where to put them. My brain has a hard time comprehending ...
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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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Create Shimmer in Adobe Illustrator

So I've created many sparkles in Illustrator, but now I'm trying to make a shine or highlight. I'm trying to replicate the highlighted circles in the second half of this animation: It appears to ...
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Highlights and Shadows with Equal Weight

I'm creating isometric buildings in Inkscape. Each building has a base color. To account for lighting, the top of each building has a highlight, the left side has the base color, and the right side ...
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How to apply Graphic Style correctly in Illustrator?

This is my first time to post a question. My question should be a best following to the answer below, but I cannot comment it because it requires 50 reputations (which I have only 1 as a newbie). ...
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Applying highlighting formating to text in Adobe Illustrator

I'm looking for applying text highlight formatting (that's easily done within Microsoft Word) in Illustrator. Screenshot of highlighting formatting from Microsoft Word: I know that I can add ...
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Any Advice On Shadows and Highlights?

I'm trying to create my first sports-style logo, but I can't seem to get the right shadows and highlights. Does anybody know of resources that thoroughly go over this? I've been going through Fraser ...
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How can I make a shape look like it is made of glass?

What are the general principles I can apply to make a shape look like it is made of glass? More specifically I want to make some simple graphics that give the impression of looking at a lens side (see ...
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Apply a text background color in Adobe Illustrator CS6

I'd like to highlight titles in my text like this: I'm doing that by adding a blue rectangle behind the text, but every time I change the text which is 16 pages long I have to go and move the ...
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What CMYK values should I use for the brightest highlights in an image?

I usually set the whitest part of the image to C5 M4 Y4 K0, but this is making some product shots of glassware (ie wine glasses, glass trophies) look grey. Does anyone use a different CMYK mix for ...
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Are zebra stripes on tables more effective than good spacing and visual contrast?

In old forms or webpages I often see a lot of zebra striping used on the tables because the way the table was designed it was difficult to see the rows and columns easily when you want to locate ...
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Does a beard highlight or obscure the mouth area?

I'm illustrating a portrait for someone (male), and they have asked that I draw attention away from their mouth for their own personal reasons. Having spent some time thinking about it, the only way ...
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Removing Highlights/Making highlights less harsh and “warmer”

I have a pretty basic digital drawing, using a wood texture. The problem I have is the texture has highlights on one side that don't match the rest of the wood. I have tried just putting a brown color ...
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How can I improve my lighting/shadow illustration skills

I was curious to know if there are any resources, books, blogs that focus on perfecting object shadowing and lighting with Photoshop and/or Illustrator? I have and know how to do basic shadowing and ...
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How to increase brightness of a highlighted text in a scanned image?

I'm currently scanning a few documents at the moment and have highlighted several parts of the text. My scanner doesn't pick up the highlighted text very well and the highlighted areas are very ...
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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 ...