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Questions that include methods for creating, editing, manipulating and enhancing images. Ask anything related to the design of images.

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Saving pictures in Adobe photoshop

Firstly I would like to know what is the best way to save a JPEG file on photoshop? Currently I click save as, change format to JPEG, then the JPEG options screen pops up, I set it as large file with ...
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How do I add multiple pics into a background without losing quality [closed]

I saved the file as 1000 x 1000. Now I need to open the same file in Illustrator but when I open it, the file size is so small and It cant fit my artboard of 960px x 960px...When I try scaling it ...
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GIMP - Mode/Opacity VS Brightness/Contrast

In GIMP, is adjusting the opacity of a layer directly above a white layer identical to making some combination of adjustments to brightness and contrast, or do the two achieve different ends? If they ...
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How can I create this tile background? [duplicate]

I find banner background from Internet, but its main color is blue, I want to change it to #f2836b using hue/saturation .but its Broken image quality So I want try make it from scratch what is ...
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Why do images appear to have one file size on desktop but then another in an image editing piece of software?

Recently, I have started to look into image optimisation. Specifically, optimising images for the web. Using Photoshop, I have come to notice that when you open a new image, the file size could ...
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SVG Pros & Cons for Graphic Designers! [closed]

What Are the Pros & Cons of Using SVG for Web Graphics? Q: SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) are becoming a popular choice for web graphics. What are the main pros & cons of using them today ...
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Top Naviagation Sizing and File Format

I would like some suggestions regarding the sizing of banners- will be homepage and other pages of website. I understand that if I have a designer/illustrator save top banner images as a vector file ...
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What is the correct style that describes the following images

What is the name or names of the style used in the following images. They are used on Google, Facebook, atlassian.com, bitbucket.org and on info-graphics. I refer to them as lifestyle images but ...
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Japanese font identification

Could some be able to identify the Japanese font for the big green letters? Im trying to emulate it to write a different word with that font. I have tried using whatthefont.com and other sites but not ...
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InDesign: images using Data Merge

Probably missing something simple. I'm trying to set up a post card template that has a couple hundred images that I'm trying to merge: I set up the .csv correctly, to the best of my knowledge: but ...
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I need to restrict the copying and printing of my artwork

I need to restrict the copying and printing of my image files. Please tell me what is the best file format for restricting copying and printing of files?
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How to blur images in bulk?

I have an HTML theme and to avoid copyright issues I want to blur all images so my clients can use it freely. There are 50 images, I need some tool that is free and have the ability to blur images ...
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In Gimp, how to replace an image with the same dimensions and position?

I have got a Layer in Gimp with an image that I manually scaled down, many times I want to just replace that image with a different image file but with exactly the same coordinates and size. Basically ...
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Image quality is bad when importing image into Photoshop

When I make a screenshot for my app on my phone, the picture looks clear but when I import it to the mockup phone in Photoshop it doesn't show up clearly. How can I make a HD screenshot for my app to ...
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How to create an image with complex gradient?

I need to create an image like this, but I do not know what software or technique to use. I tried to use the Mesh Tool in Illustrator, but the result is odd, also I tried to blur an image in Photoshop,...
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Best way to copy and modify pictures from sources like (pdf, web) so that the modified image has high quality?

I am using TeXMaker (Latex) to write my PhD thesis, I have a lot of thesis examples (extension .PDF, .tex) I want a help concern the copy and modification of pictures from sources (web, book, thesis, ...
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What size should portfolio thumbnails be? (Wordpress)

I'm doing my portfolio (graphic design) on Wordpress and I was wondering if you know what the dimensions (in inches or pixels) that I should use for the image of the thumbnail for my portfolio. Is ...
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Is there a standard size for smart phone wallpaper?

There are too many smart phones and sizes, I have to create a lock screen for a client but dont know what size I should be designing, is there a standard size that applies to all? instead of creating ...
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How can I fade an image along lines in Illustrator?

I was wondering if anyone could assist with teaching me how to fade an image along lines in Illustrator (similar to the picture below). As the lines progress a larger portion of the image is ...
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PDF to monochrome PNG automation

I would like to make a system that does the following (on Mac, btw): Detect when a PDF is added to a folder (like folder actions in automator) Take the file name of that document and make a folder ...
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How do I change the color of a png image in GIMP?

I have a png image that I'm using with GIMP that is only one color. I would like to change this color to a different color. Is there an easy way of doing this?
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Is there a canonical way of representing parallax backgrounds in a wireframe?

I am currently working on several wireframes / mockups. The product I am designing will have a landing page with a parallax. What is the correct way of representing this in a wireframe? So far, I ...
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What are the good ways to constantly backup Photoshop files and exported images?

What are the best ways to backup large files like Illustrator or Photoshop and exported images directly after working on them. For example, people working on code often directly commit to a Git ...
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Reproduce an image with illustrator

I would like to reproduce a simplified version of this image, i.e. without the internal details of the wires: just the 5 external colored claddings. Any idea how to do that with Illustrator? This is ...
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Animation: Applying changes to colors in every frame of the sequence

I have this animation of a Skeleton's Walkcycle and I would like to paint his insides purple, but I want this action to be reproduced in the various layers ofthe animation, so I don't have to paint ...
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How to reproduce this effect and what's its name? [duplicate]

I have been looking on project on behance and there are plenty of projects that show interfaces in a 3d way with depth and I can't find anything to reproduce something like this, so since I am not a ...
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Opening PDF in Illustrator breaks image up into pieces [duplicate]

Anyone know why this is happening? I created a file in Illustrator, with an embedded raster image on one of the layers. That file got saved out as a PDFx/1a, and then opened by a printer in ...
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How can I create this simple stroke image effect in photoshop?

Here is the following image effect I am going for: It is a stroked version of the image, and I was wondering how I can achieve this effect? Preferably in Adobe Photoshop.
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How to split or cut image object in Adobe Illustrator? [closed]

How to split or cut raster image object that was placed in Adobe Illustrator? The Knife Tool doesn't work on raster images.
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InDesign - background/shape color doesn't match the color indicated in the tool bar

I had a spread with light blue color background, but somehow every time I add an image to any image box on the spread, the background color darkened into a darker blue. So I unlock the background box (...
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I'm having trouble importing .png and . gif files from excel into indesign

I'm working on a project at work that requires creating 100+ mini community profiles. The profiles are a collection of Data so I'm using a data merge to import all the variables. I'm having a problem ...
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How can I increase my chances of reverse finding an image on Google Images

Every now and then I'm grading students and catch a case of plagiarism. Often, some part of the work stands out because it's better than what the student normally does. Usually, I just take a ...
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Images imported to Adobe Illustrator get resized in smaller dimensions than original

Why is it everytime I import an image into Illustrator CC 2018 the image becomes smaller than the original dimensions? For example, I drag and drop an image of 900x701 but once imported in ...
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How can you extend a motion in an image with Photoshop?

I have extended an image: Now when zooming out it is like this: It is clearly visible that the extend part wasn't part of the picture. Do you have any clue how I can fix this? I'm just trying to ...
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Using a photograph for a poster, how do I credit the original creator?

I'm using a photograph of a famous personality for a poster I'm making. I'll be manipulating the photo, maybe using image trace to create a vectorized version of the image for the poster. This I ...
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How to display a grid of images that have different aspect ratios?

If I have a grid of images, let's say political cartoons, that have differing aspect ratios and cannot be cropped, how can I display them in a grid or even linear fashion? My current solution is ...
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Overlay to make image look dusty with fragmented text

I might be utilising the wrong terms, for I was unable to find any relevant images on both Pinterest and Google Images. I am looking for an illustration with transparent background and here and there ...
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Warp in Phoshop: transform lines from curved to straight [duplicate]

I have the following image: Is there a way to easily "straighten" the lines, in order to obtain the following image? I have done this with the "Liquify" command. As you can see, the result is far ...
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Improving image quality [closed]

I have an image (It is 474 x 162 px) and was asked to send it in the following formats. However, I have no design software and use Canva. I put in custom dimensions for 1200x628, 1200x1200, etc. and ...
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Check dpi of png file

I am requested to provide an image file that should be supplied at 300 dpi resolution for .jpeg and .tiff or as .png files. I already have a png file here. When I check "file" in cmd I got: Figure ...
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Draw hemispheres on top of area?

It's a completely new area for me to generate 3D structures out of 2D image. I'd like to generate spherical hemispheres on top of every white blops. How could this be possible and with what tool? I ...
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What the Frick is “Hollywood Sleek”? [closed]

Okay so I have a client who ALWAYS asks for things in a very vague manner but absolutely and categorically refuses to divulge more into their idea(s). So recently they sent me an email saying they ...
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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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Whats the best format for saving a project that isn't yet complete

I'm halfway through a project where I'm doing some destructive editing and: I want to keep the original Raw (CR2) image. I haven't finished, so I want to come back later and pick up where I left off. ...
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Where to get images for large format prints?

I always look to change my wallscape in my office. We have a printer that can print large format but i never can find an image that can scale to 13 ft. wide proportionately without loosing clarity. ...
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Confusion between Dots Per Inch (DPI) and Pixels Per Inch (PPI) [duplicate]

Much of the confusion between these two terms happens for a couple of reasons. First, even though PPI refers to the resolution of an on-screen digital image, it can also affect the quality of the ...
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Name of specific graphic style [duplicate]

I've come across some pictures in the last few days whose style I find extremely pretty. So I honestly have no idea what name the style of the pictures possesses and that's why I decided to post that ...
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Technical term for this kind of image

Vinyl cutters often reduce photos to pure black and pure white for rendering in one color of vinyl against another color background. Popular tools for this are apps like Adobe Capture, the threshold ...
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Improve the readability of a scanned map

I have an old scanned map showing data from a 1980 survey. The map is in a PNG format. The original data has been lost over time and this is the only surviving image from the survey. Few regions on ...
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How do you nearly darken an image in Photoshop?

I have been trying to darken pictures of animals but the it only darken the darks and I wanted the whites to darken. What are ways to accomplish the style? enter image description here