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Questions about designing with or for the Apple Mac; a series of models of desktop and laptop computers developed by Apple, Inc. Ask anything about design that's specifically relevant to an Apple Mac computer.

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Best macOS software for very large vectors

I want to build very large and detailed vectors to be used as map-like interfaces (via PDF viewers). macOS Preview for viewing allows you to zoom to 30x (3000%). I tried web based Figma, but this ...
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Export PNGs from Photoshop when on Retina display

I am on a 5k iMac and creating thumbnails from screen shots for use in a website. In case it matters, my display resolution is set to 3200x1800 (less than the number of physical pixels of the display ...
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How to set up Inkscape's preferences to export only to PDF or SVG

Is there a setting (or hidden preference) to tell Inkscape's to show only a couple specific file formats in the "Save as"/"Export" menu (out of the 20+ choices available) and ...
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In macOS and using Adobe Illustrator, how can I make a photo appear and look as if the OS was using a different display profile?

Say for example in macOS, under System Preferences..Displays..Color.. and choosing the display profile "Rec. ITU-R BT.709-5" as the current display profile (say P_Current). How can I make a ...
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Why does my Apple Pencil produce different brush strokes than my mouse in Photoshop?

I’m working through the 2021 release of Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book for my digital imaging class. One of the lessons is on the Mixer Brush tool. I decided to connect my Mac to my iPad Pro ...
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Copying and Pasting in Sketch

What is the difference b/w Paste Here and Paste Over in Sketch? Additionally, is it possible to move an artboard from one file to another file?
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macOS metric-compatible font to Times New Roman and Liberation Serif

Does macOS provide a pre-installed font that is metric-compatible to Times New Roman (which is pre-installed on Windows) and Liberation Serif (which is pre-installed in most Linux distros)? I need it ...
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Illustrator scripting: setting bleeds

Trying to solve this has been an odyssey, thanks in part to Adobe's new community platform breaking old links. Most of what I found is in this thread. So for some stupid and arbitrary reason, document ...
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what is the best color profile for screenshot in macOS? [duplicate]

I want to take a screenshot for a website(images in the website) in MacOS and use the image in other places/devices. what color profile should I use? I can use: P3 color because my monitor is 99% P3 ...
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Fixing an error in the RandomSwatchesFill.jsx script?

I am trying to assign random colors to vector shapes in Illustrator 2021 on my Mac (running macOS BigSur). With some research, I found the script below. Each time I run it, however, I get an error ...
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I'm looking for a free to use font like Avenir Next with raised superscript for the registered trademark character

I'm using Avenir Next for a website. One thing about it is that it renders the registered trademark as superscript. So for example: Extensive Enterprises® The R looks smaller and higher than the ...
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Remove text from black and white photo

How do I remove the text from this image please? I have tried using clone tool but it is very messy. I have Gimp on a Mac.
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Unable to delete an object in InDesign, bug?

How can I delete an object that I can select and move around, but can't delete via keyboard delete button nor cut via the right click cut option? This is on MacOs. It feels like a bug...
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Thousands of texture parts generated when importing .skp file in Cinema4D

Im trying to import a bunch of sketchup files into Cinema4D (R20). Some of them generate thousands of JPG's when i drag them into Cinema. This one for example generated over 15'000 .jpg files before i ...
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Text Not Showing Up In Gimp (Mac)

I'm trying to add some text to a moderately complex layout, but the text tool is malfunctioning -- everything shows as blank no matter what I type. I have checked: Foreground color shows reasonable ...
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What typeface is used by MacOS to render unicode glyphs?

What font is being used in the following screenshot (on a latest MacOS/Safari) to render the unicode glyphs? The screenshot is taken from the page http://www.alanwood.net/demos/wingdings.html Is ...
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Intuos 3 Drivers for Mac OSX 10.12 [closed]

I have an old Wacom Intuos 3 tablet (with pen and mouse) that I occasionally use with my Mac (OS 10.12.6 - Sierra). I noticed my Wacom Intuos 3 mouse was acting strange (clicks not always being ...
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Images Unlinking in Illustrator

My office is transitioning from Windows to Mac. Files which were created in Illustrator on the PC are showing up with images missing and their links broken. Same thing happens in reverse, if someone ...
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GPU for Mac Book pro

I suffer a lot with the speed of work of my render and my computer. I have a MacBook Pro 2,9 ghz intel core i7, 32 ram, radeon pro 560 graphic card. I want to install octane render on my computer but ...
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How to open Illustrator or Photoshop in new Desktop on MacOS?

I am working with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and I prefer to work in fullscreen mode in a separate Desktop as is often used with working on MacOS but when I want to create a new Desktop I cant do ...
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Using LaTeX in Inkscape 1.0 Beta on macOS Catalina

I recently updated my MacOS to Catalina, with that, Inkscape 0.92.2 using XQuartz or X11 stopped working. Since I use Inkscape to make all my figures for conference papers and things like that, I ...
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Unsmooth text when printing work created with Adobe Illustrator

I create worksheets for my classes with AI. These usually consist of pictures in color and text. I have the following problem on Mac when printing with my laser printer Brother L8900-CDW: Using the ...
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How to invert colors of a picture on Mac? [closed]

How to invert colors of a picture on Mac? I'm using macOS 10.13.
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Plugin for color blindness?

Is there a plugin for any of the Adobe apps or in general that adjust on-screen colors for custom color blindness deficiencies? This way the affected designer can design seeing the colors clearly and ...
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Using Adobe XD Protoype mode, how can I prevent the "go back" mode when using transitions

On MacOS, using Adobe XD Protoype mode, I created a transition between two artboards A and B. The transition on Artboard A has the following parameters : * Trigger : tap * Action : Transition * ...
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Change text of old baptism register as part of a collage

Take the image below showing a page from an old baptism register, how can I change the image with a custom text or change some names (using GIMP on macOS preferably) while fitting/matching the overall ...
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Removing corrupt 3Delight Renderer from Scene

For a recent Maya 2018 project (Mac), I was experimenting with a bunch of different renderers. I ended up settling on vRay, but in the process I was testing 3Delight. The problem is the 3Delight is ...
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How to create Pinyin character PNG with transparent backgrounds?

We need to generate Chinese Pinyin Characters with transparent backgrounds for overlay in a video. We are trying to do this in photoshop but are unable to access the pinyin character set on a mac. Any ...
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Illustrator 19 can't change polygon (or any path) appearence under 4pt stroke

I can't change the appearance of the stroke on this polygon to anything under 4pt stroke, and I can't change the corners from anything but round joint. Turning off the stroke does nothing, and only ...
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Select only image in layer around selection

Here is my current situation. I am trying to select the selection inside via CMD+SHIFT+L so I can move the gold coins around a bit. But I don't seem to be able to do so. Select -> Float seems not ...
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Edited images different in Mac and PC

I am a total amateur at using image editing programs. I have been scanning pages from a book to my Mac (High Sierra) using Image Capture and saving it in png format. I have then used Gimp to edit ...
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How can I see enclosing folders in Illustrator?

Across most Mac apps, windows have a feature that enables the user to open the enclosing folder(s) (this is done by pressing ALT and left click on the folder name). However, Adobe CC apps have their ...
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How to render LaTeX formulae in inkscape under OSX / mac?

I had trouble to find out how to render LaTeX formulae in inkscape under OSX / mac. I can imagine that many people are struggling with that, so lets collect the best solutions.
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How to use a Wacom tablet to draw shapes on Microsoft Power Point

I have Power Point 2016 (16.16) running on a Mac with High Sierra and the latest Wacom driver installed on the laptop. The point is although I can control the input with the Wacom pen, I can't find a ...
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Embroidery workflow on a Mac

After meeting with a few designers and artists who do Embroidery design, and seeing scanned, embroidered designs by famous designers slowly take over design blogs as a means of expression in itself, I ...
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'Save As' dialog appears on each save of PSD. Why can't I just save anymore?

I'm working on some of my photos for the first time in a while in Photoshop CC 2018 and whenever I press Command+S on my mac or try to Save from the File menu a 'Save As...' dialog window pops up. I ...
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How to convert videos to .GIF without photoshop on Mac

So, I want to make an animated profile picture for myself, but, I don't want to use other applications or 3 party software to convert it because of privacy reasons. Also, I don't have a windows ...
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Clipboard image to file selection dialog just like that (macOS)? ⚡️ [closed]

I wonder what's the fastest method in the universum to input an image from clipboard to a Choose a file dialog:
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CMYK color difference from Windows to Mac

When I open an InDesign file and edit a linked PSD by changing the color mode CMYK, I see a difference from my Windows PC to my Mac. The other day I made a CMYK version of an PSD on a Mac and put it ...
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Why does OSX print a bolder image than Windows in Illustrator?

For those interested the solution would be to use Acrobat for printing. I've noticed that OSX prints a bolder image than windows does for text that has been converted to outlines. See the circled ...
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Photoshop full screen mod on macOS High Sierra

looking for options to display Photoshop in FULL SCREEN mode in macOS High Sierra, why its not possible, even if I am holding key btn "ALT" on green circle button on top-left corner, there is still ...
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Inkscape Mac: how to organize objects in the same layer

If I understand if I want to create a mask all the objects must be in the same layer. (if previously are in different layers, they move to one layer only). I find difficult to keep organized when I ...
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How to determine correct font name between OSX and Windows with Adobe "Find Font"

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2017, Edit: To everyone else who is experiencing this problem. It appears to be a really bad bug. Please upvote the issue on the link below so Adobe can be aware and fix this ...
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Copy a line of text from Illustrator artboard into save as dialog window

A small issue but a persistent one: Since the early days of Illustrator I've been unable to copy a line of text from the artboard directly into the 'save as' dialog box when at the point of saving my ...
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How to resize a small image in Photoshop to a large image with smooth gradients and without noise?

I'm looking for software, namely a Photoshop plugin, or any other software that would integrate with Photoshop on macOS to quickly and easily upscale small low-res images to much larger images with ...
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Laptop pc vs mac book [closed]

Age old question I know. So i am going to buy a laptop soon, though cost is an issue. I have a mac at work and love it. But i need something for home to do extra projects or work late on. I feel ...
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Photoshop -- inaccurate 1 pixel brush/pencil

I've seen a lot of stuff about this, but everything I've tried has not helped my problem. I made a custom 1 px brush using the marquee tool (seems like the default 1px pencil should also work fine ...
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What is the best tool to create training manuals or journals in mac OS?

I am the first intern in the company. I was tasked to create an internship manual as my legacy. I want to make a creative one and instead of using a word, I want to use a layout and designing tool. I'...
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Affinity Designer add on fonts

Is it possible to add or purchase fonts for Affinity Designer? I'm running Affinity on Mac - Sierra 10.12.4 if relevant, and I'd like to know if I'm able to use fonts other than the out of box ...
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Resize gif while keeping background transparency

Keep in mind I'm using Mac's Preview, hardly a powerful graphics tool. Anyways, I am attempting to resize a few gif files (not factoring in graphics quality, I simply want them larger in size). Should ...
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