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Creating a Random Garden Layout in Illustrator, Photoshop

How can I create a random layout, like the one in this garden plan, in Illustrator, Photoshop, or any other app? The average size of a patch is around 1-2 meters. I would like to add different plants ...
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What is the appropriate resolution for a 4x2 tarpaulin and a invitation card? [duplicate]

I was asked by my teacher to design her son a birthday tarpaulin and also a invitation card. It's my first time designing this kind of large project as I'm more familiar in smaller scale ones such as ...
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Figma: how to make auto layout frame contain a stroke's width

I'm trying to use an auto layout frame to contain a hamburger menu. The lines of the hamburger menu should be entirely contained within the auto layout frame. I applied the following settings to the ...
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How do I create a smart object grid?

I'm using Photoshop CS6. I want to create a grid layout template (something like this: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/683684779/collage-template-photoshop-square). I want the area for the content to ...
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Scribus – can I export facing pages combined?

I have created a document with facing pages. It’s for a foldable flyer with four flyer-pages in total, each in A5 format. The printer shop does the folding for me, but expects the input document to ...
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How to find the best position when designing a logo after adding logo name, logo mark and slogan?

I am a beginner logo designer, I started creating some fake logos. I have to spend lots of hours finding the correct position for my logos. For example, In the "DPT Shipping Solutions Logo," ...
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Order frames in a grid in Figma

I have about 3000 frames with icons currently on my Figma page. It looks like this: I want to have them ordered in a grid. So instead of this: X X X X I want it to become this: X X X X Auto-layout ...
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How do i tell Layout that this Line is X amount of Centimeter/inches?

Im new to layout and I Need to do some elevations for a design. Im bringing an elevation drawing into Layout and I just want to be able to dictate the dimensions.
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What is a good book on brochure design?

I'm looking for good books about creating brochures to learn more about how to structure one and such. I've tried to search Amazon but could mostly only find more inspirational-focused books (a lot of ...
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Which program should use for an Image with description

I have an Online Shop, I'll in my Website Dress to sell, I to want habe as this image to show, My question is which program need for have same what inside of rectangle is, the Black Circle and the ...
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Layperson friendly software or filetype for editable/formatted form?

I'm designing a sales flyer for a client, that needs to be contain editable text and image boxes, while maintaining the integrity of the layout I've designed. The client does not have any Adobe ...
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Converting PDF layout using a tool

I have a rather large single-page layout PDF which needs to be converted into spreads (it's too large to do this manually in a reasonable amount of time). What software could I used for this? I ...
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How should I lay out cards for print?

i'm in the process of making a deck of flashcards, there's around a hundred of them. the image on each card and it's corresponding back is different. what is the most efficient way to prep my cards ...
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Inkscape: Equidistant circles based upon 19mm distance from center of each

I'm a complete newb and visuals are far from a strength. I'm using Inkscape because it is needed for "Synth Panels Designer", an Extension for designing panels for electronics. I need every ...
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Help! I cant figure out this setup for an indesign file

I just need some extra guidance in my homework. So I need to set up a file in InDesign with a specific bleed, and I don't know what to do because InDesign won't let me set it past 6 in. Please help! ...
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2 column layout and full page width subtitles

I have a two column layout for a document I am working in. The client wants subtitles to be full page width (not only one column as normal, see attachment). Is it good practice to let the subtitles go ...
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Logo design: Suggestions for how to apply proportions of logomark and logotype in horizontal layout

I have been playing around a bit with logo design as of late, and I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions or can recommend approaches for defining the sizing of a logomark when juxtaposed with ...
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What software can I use to easily make this product sheet template?

I don't really do design but have been assigned to make a product sheet for a lot of different products in this style: Original PDF here Do any of you have any tips on what software to use to make ...
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How can I create a layout in Adobe illustrator?

How can I make a design like the example below. When I generate some lorem ipsum text, I don't know how to set up columns, or how to set the text to wrap around the letter.
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How do I resize an alternate layout in InDesign CC (15.1.2)

I created an alternate layout and realised the width of the page is 5mm shorter than I'd like. I cannot find any option to resize the alternate layout. I've tried Document Set-Up and Adjust Layout, ...
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Is it okay to delete the parent alternate layout in adobe InDesign?

I regret the choice of 8x10 pages in a 250 PG. book, now wish it were 8.5x11 pages. I created an alternate layout for the latter and want only that. Is there a problem with me deleting the parent ...
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Exporting two pages as one in PDF file

I am designing a booklet: the print house needs the two sides of the booklet to be on a single PDF page. When exporting the PDF from Scribus, I found a way to make it such that PDF viewers display the ...
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Choice of font and layout for displaying text in more than one language at a time

It is common to see bilingual books where the text is laid out side by side so that the reader is either reading in language A or language B but not looking at text in both languages at the same time. ...
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How can I make this more readable? I need to change the space around the words, but do not know how big to make it

I've got a big strategic road map that I created in Visio. I know that Visio is not the ideal choice for all elements of this project, but it checked most of the boxes without having much downside. ...
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Advice for report layout? [duplicate]

I'm an engineer who recently became a member of a county Grand Jury in California. For those who don't know what that means, it's a body of 19 people who - for a year - have the responsibility to ...
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Flex-grow in Figma auto layout?

Say I have the following layout: ----Left Component--Central Component--Right Component--- The parent component has a fixed width. I'd like Figma to auto-resize the width of left component and the ...
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Can child elements be aligned top or bottom in Figma's auto layout?

I have a horizontal auto layout within which there are three elements: Icon Text Another Icon I made this screen recording that shows what I did. I'd like the text to be aligned top or bottom, but ...
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Are drop shadows on screen elements considered good UX, or distracting?

I have a business site with shadows around boxes, to give a bit of a 3D look. Our off-shore UX folks feel shadows should not be used. What is the general UX feeling about this? Are shadows ...
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Post-processing inDesign layouts? When to transfer to photoshop, illustrator, and in what order?

I know that there are a lot of similar questions on this topic and at the end of the day, it is a flexible process that really just comes down to personal preference, but I'm seeking some insight. I ...
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Is there a formula/method to center objects when software centering appears visually "off"?

Imagine a group of objects, type and elements. If I use software to "align on centers", visually the topmost element appears off center due to the weight of other elements. It's not off center. It's ...
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Batch join PDF files, layout for cutting

I have 20,000 PDF files which is a mail merge of post card files. (Front has unique QR code, back has address.) Our printer requires artwork on 11x17 with cut marks. So my task is to layout each set ...
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Image fitting in minimal space

Is there any way to orgazine certain images to fit in a document occupying the minimal space possible? Like this: The images would be in a PNG format, to count transparent areas as free space to ...
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Making a grid for a real world design

I'm trying to build an art exhibition that fits into a 5x5 meter square. I have rectangular boxes that I want to set up in a pattern. So I want to make a grid that's made out of rectangles on my ...
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Usage of blank space in trade banner and text-positioning

and thanks for your continued feedback on my trade banner that I am creating for my friend pro-bono. I've consolidated all the feedback from to create the below: Stucturing information on this trade ...
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Stucturing information on this trade show banner

Problem I'm working on a new banner for a trade show. I want it to fulfill two aims: communicate to the passerby the benefits of using the service (its a platform that lets people build ...
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Grid system resources for 1920*1080 grid

I just read this great book with extensive documentation of grid systems for print. However I want to create a document that will be displayed on screen in landscape mode (1920*1080) but didn't ...
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Aligning objects in Illustrator does not produce expected result [duplicate]

I believe I am an expert Illustrator user, but I've never seen this weird behavior before. The Align setting is set to "Align to Selection". However when I click "Horizontal Align" or "Vertical Align"...
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What is the difference between figures illustration and images?

It is mainly the term "figure" here that I question. Here is the source: http://condor.depaul.edu/dsimpson/pers/typography.html The author of the page seems to distinguish these terms: Figures, ...
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why have odd numbers of logical pixels in an inch, such as ppi of 96?

I was just looking up the definition of pixel coordinates for the flutter framework. You specify sizes in logical pixels. There are 96 logical pixels in an inch, which translates to roughly 38 pixels ...
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Does Facebook’s 20% rule apply to sharing images on posts?

I'm the social media designer for the company I work at, and most of our images are just used for posts. I've been asked to follow the 20% rule and have even been asked once or twice to make the text ...
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How large can 6 equal squares be on 11x17 paper?

Mathematically challenged here... I’d like to print 6 equal-size square images on an 11x17 page. The square images will then be cut from the page. Could someone tell me how large the squares can be if ...
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How can I place the product on a social media post better?

(The Logo in corner and product label is hidden for privacy reasons) When I finalized the design, I got the feedback that the product (the grey thing in bottom left) isn't fitting well. (Image 1). So ...
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From where should I start learning about layout & composition? [duplicate]

I am new to visual design and have already read dozens of articles about color, typography and other related things. But I can't understand how to use the elements and principles to create a ...
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How to generate a perfect cube map?

Ok, Ive found many T shaped cube map generators online, however I have a Unity game wherein I need a linear cube map for a skybox, like this in the bottom left: Ive done this using a skybox I already ...
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Why are designs not done with a perfectly aligned grid and layout? [closed]

Why do so many designs have the grid and layout misaligned: Instead of having the Grid and Layout aligned: The majority of projects I have downloaded from sketch resources website, don't even use ...
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Designing a webpage for cake customization

I am developing the website of a bakery where the client wants to offer different customization options for the various layers of a cake, namely, frosting, filling, etc. The design that i came up ...
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What's wrong with my designs? [closed]

I designed almost 90% of the products on this website. We are not getting sales. Aside from marketing and sales strategy. What do you think is wrong with my designs?
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Recommended size for chrome extension popup

What from the perspective of UX should be ideal size of chrome extension popup window for an extension which will allow users to add the visited site to their bookmark collect and then add tags or a ...
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Sketchup Pro: How do you export a file from Layout into Sketchup?

Problem I was wondering how I would be able to import objects made in layout to SketchUp. I import it as a DWG/DXF file, and then tried to open it in SketchUp, however, I get the following message: ...
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How to deal with "poor design" client feedback

I was commissioned to design a website for a cruise ship/boat that has 7 restaurants on board. The client provided a reference for their competitor which is Pier88group. I went ahead and designed an ...
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