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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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Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion GUI wireframing kit for Illustrator

Is anyone aware of a wireframing kit for Illustrator (or any vector based template) that encompasses GUI elements from Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion?
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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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For mobile apps, what's the best graphic design software I should use (Mac)? [closed]

I am an experienced programmer but new to graphic design. I am making mobile apps for both iOS & Android, and I am wondering what graphic design tools/software I should use (in Mac) would be the ...
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How do I copy selected paths of a shape in Photoshop CS6

I was wondering how I copy selected paths of a shape in PS CS6. I start selecting the paths I want to copy by clicking on them and holding SHIFT. I then press ALT SHIFT which only copies one of the ...
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Any program to create/edit Adobe Illustrator xml easily?

I've been using Illustrator's Data-Driven Graphics, for one of my projects. But dread using command-line programing to populate all the fields. Is there a GUI app to manage, edit and save Adobe ...
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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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Colors in design manual, doesn't fits to real color displayed on monitor

I have an interesting problem. I opened design manual for one logo in Preview in mac. There was showed the colour of a logo with the numeric representation of that colour. But when I picked the ...
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How to COMPLETELY disable all channels shortcuts in Photoshop CC? (Mac OS)

Is there a way to override and disable the default shortcuts to select/toggle channels in photoshop? (the shortcuts are currently ⌘~, ⌘1, ⌘2, ⌘3). I know you can set custom shortcuts for most things ...
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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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How to match brightness between two different images using GIMP (Mac OSX)?

I took two pictures with my iPhone, one during the day and one at night. How do I make it such that the two images look like they were taken at the same time of day? Is there a compare two images ...
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Math fonts available for Mac CS4 systems?

Any leads on the names of serif and sanserif fonts that have comprehensive character sets necessary for advanced math equations and math expressions? The lead received has been very helpful in ...
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Apple Pages: Annotate a screenshot

I am using Apple Pages to write a user guide and would like to insert screenshots of my app. Inserting the screenshots is no problem. How can I annotate the screen shots like Apple did it in the ...
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Alternative to Keynote to design great slides?

What software are designers using to create great presentation slides? E.g. Adding (configurable) drop shadows on text Creating custom slide backgrounds, e.g radial gradients Adding noise or ...
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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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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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Inset spacing different on other computer

My business partner and I are working on the same document in InDesign. I made a master that is good to go, but every time he starts to change stuff in the document the whole design becomes different ...
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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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Is Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)? [closed]

I have Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1 installed on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), and it works just fine. Does anyone know if this version of Photoshop will still work if I upgrade to Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)?
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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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data merge not generating multiple records.

I need to know what i'm doing wrong. i'm making a catalog that needs 4 images per page. as so. i know i can't do that with facing pages so i separated the two pages and created individual file for ...
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What (sans-serif) font should I use for an OS X application?

Currently working on an application, which will be released on Multiple platforms, targeting OS X and Windows devices first, followed by iOS release. The current focus is on the OS X version, which ...
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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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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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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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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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how to view/print all the characters in a font (mac ox10.12)?

I'm trying to find a simple way to be able to view all the characters that are available in a font, and to possibly create a PDF sheet of those characters for reference. Is there a way to do this ...
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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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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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Changing zoom level steps of Photoshop

When I zoom with my Macbook's trackpad by pinch gesture, elements get blurry because of decimal zoom level like "169,11%". Is there a way to change zoom steps to use only integers?
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How to fix pixelation of vector logo?

i have been reading the forum in regards to vector art in illustrator appearing pixelated. I have followed many of the different suggestion regarding anti-aliasing, saving it in 72dpi, 300dpi and all ...
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Fonts that display in all devices and operating systems

I would like to know what are the Fonts which are displayed in all devices(Tablet/PC/Mac/Mobile) and platforms(iOS/Windows/Android). The real problems is, i have designed a Powerpoint presentation ...
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Photoshop doesn't save composite previews

First: I have Photoshop CS3 running on Mac OS 10.7.2. (This also occurred in 10.6.8.) In Photoshop preferences, I have every preview-saving option enables in File Handling, yet Quick Looking a file ...
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How do I make a good OS X Icon from an existing png

I have this image: that I would like to make into a nice OS X icon. One that would go in the safaritoolbar or on an iphone. Problem is that they don't use PNG they only look at the shaded parts, so ...
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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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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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'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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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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Which version of the Mac computer is most appropriate for students studying graphic design? [closed]

My daughter is going to be a Freshman at Liberty University this fall. We are interested in knowing which mac version would be recommended as she will be studying Graphic Design. Also we need to know ...
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Canvas recording and on Mac

I did some painting on iPad, in Procreate. Now I am moving to Mac with Wacom Intuos Pro. I am playing with Photoshop, Pixelmator and Sketchbook. I am looking for some plug-in or maybe completely ...
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Which fonts don't come with Windows 8 that would come with a new MAC?

I'm a beginning graphics designer and I currently own a Macbook Pro that I got in 2010 that is really on the fritz and basically I need a new computer. I am comfortable using both Mac's and PC's, so ...
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Align tool not working on Illustrator CC 2014 [closed]

It's kinda weird. I'm unable to figure out why 'Align' tool is not working on my Illustrator. If it's of help; i'm on Yosemite with CC 2014 latest release. PS: I'm using Mac for past 2 days only, so ...
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Photoshop CS4 - what does a small circled 'x' mean next to a cursor?

In a new layer in a CS4 Photoshop document (Mac), my shape tool cursor has a small circle with an 'x' in it - to the bottom-right of the crosshair. What does this mean? If I try to draw a rectangle, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...