Questions tagged [mac]

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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Intuos 3 Drivers for Mac OSX 10.12 [on hold]

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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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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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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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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Color differences between Mac and Windows, How to set color profile scheme on Windows to get same colors of Mac?

I'm developer; I use Windows but my designer uses Mac. Whenever he sends a graphic file to me (.psd and .ai files) the colors show differently on Mac and Windows, even if I take the color code from ...
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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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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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How to view webfont files (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a mac?

Does anyone know how to view webfont file formats (ttf, woff, woff2, eot) on a Mac? I've been sent some files and would like to view them so I can make sure all the formats are correct.
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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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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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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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Adobe Illustrator 5: When I move an object right it moves up?

I have Adobe Illustrator 5 on Mac. Everything was normal before but now some document level transformation settings have changed. Arrow keys don't work as they should. When I move selected object ...
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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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Low resolution when printing from Illustrator on mac [duplicate]

Printing from Illustrator on my iMac gives me a lower resolution result than opening the exact same document with Acrobat which produces a nice smooth print. I already tried completely removing the ...
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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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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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CS5 export layers as files with NO number sequence

I am using cs5 layers to modify and then exporting layers as files. While saving CS5 automatically adds some number sequence at the end thereby modifying my original filename. It automatically ...
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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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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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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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Radius of Mac OS X Windows?

What is the corner radius of the windows in Mac OS X? I kind of like to have stuff right on the dot and it'll bug me until I find out.
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Change opacity of image similar to CSS

In CSS, you can modify an image like this: background: rgba(63, 70, 108, 0.7) url(/image.jpg) no-repeat; I'd like to modify image.jpg to create image2.jpg so that it looks the same way as ...
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Computer recommendations for magazine layout?

We have been using Mac Pro computers and are being asked to consider mini or iMacs.
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How can I fix a faded logo in Outlook email signature

I created an company-wide email signature template on my MAC starting with an RGB vector logo from Illustrator--converted to a PNG. When some users send an email with the signature template, the logo ...
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Only exporting one artboard in Photoshop

I started using artboards in Photoshop, they are great for making banner sets. However, I've just had to change something in only 1 of my banners. If I use 'File > Export as...' it only gives me the ...
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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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Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?

Why is it that graphic designers more often use an Apple Mac? I am studying graphic design and I am hoping to do some freelance work in my spare time. I have a unit in my studies to discover why Macs ...
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Copying the position of a slice or slices from one PSD file to another one

I hope I'm on the correct site to ask this question, because I'm new here. Is there a way to copy the position of a slice from a PSD file to another PSD file. If I select the Slice Select Tool and ...
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Can't get graphical .ttf font to work in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop on the Mac

I'm trying to use the Keyrune 'font', basically just .ttf of all magic sets. It's built as web font, but is .ttf and is being 'seen' by both PS and AI, as the typeface shows up in the autocomplete ...
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Where does Adobe InDesign CC 2015 for Mac store user customised keyboard shortcut sets, and how to import them to InDesign on another computer?

In the InDesign Presets/InDesign Shortcut Sets folder under my applications, there are only PageMaker, QuarkXPress and Default shortcut sets. The set I defined and saved in InDesign is no where to be ...
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How to detect if Extension Manager for has already been installed?

I have Illustrator CS6 and want to install some common plugin. This plugin needs Extension Manager installed. How can I detect if Extension Manager exists on my Mac?
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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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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 ...
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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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What are the best mac applications for developing pixel art?

I would like to create pixel art graphics for an iPhone game on my mac, and I'm wondering what are some good programs I should look into.
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InDesign relink Index Markers

Working with Indesign Creative Cloud 2017, I've run into an issue. I was delivered files and the supplied IDML file has about 150 Index entries that I need to relink in the content. When I export ...
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How to determine what quality a JPG was saved as?

When saving JPG images with Pixelmator or Photoshop, I select a quality from the scale 1–100 that gives optimum file-size. Later on, I sometimes take these images and crop them a little more (not ...
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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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InDesign corrupts imported excel-files. Win/Mac issue with character sets

I'm on a Mac, working on an InDesign file. I get some XSLX files with numbers in them, and when I place them into my document, all spaces are replaced with an 'Ê'. I'm thinking this is some issue with ...
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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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Access to all glyphs from OTF font in Photoshop CS6 (Mac OS)

I have downloaded font and saw this video. Here author show, how to use all glyphs in Illustrator. But how to use it in Photoshop? I tried to find symbols in Fonts.app, copy it and paste to photoshop ...
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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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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 ...