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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to use iPad Pro as a touch screen for Macbook Pro (retina), without lag and without app such as Astropad?

I would like to use my iPad Pro (Retina) as a natural extension of my Macbook's pro retina screen, without lag and keeping the touch screen functionalities. The aim is to draw directly in photoshop or ...
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Why sketch allow 0.5x export in dropdown?

Can anyone tell me why Sketch(mac tool for designers) enable us to export half sized of anything? Why they made it so easy?
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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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Pixel art illustration app identification

While browsing through (genius) Uno Moralez's Instagram account, I came across this screenshot from his computer with a set of illustration tools: I am curious to know what app this is, if anyone ...
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CMYK Print - Jpg colours changing between Mac OS and Windows

I am a designer working on Mac OS X - I have created a CMYK .jpg graphic for print using InDesign. I printed it out and the colours appeared as expected. I sent this graphic to my account manager - ...
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Problems when selecting “Save for web”

I'm in the process of creating my name in Photoshop, but I have a problem. I type in my name. I use the "free transform" to scale to the size that I want. I make sure that the "anti-aliasing" is set ...
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Extract controls from screenshots

Is there a tool that can extract controls from screenshots (dialogues, windows,...) automatically in something like layers in Photoshop? In my memory there was a tool for Mac doing this. But I couldn'...
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Does the 2014 13inch vs 15inch Macbook Pro Make A Difference? [closed]

I'm currently a Design Comms student and I'm thinking of changing my 2012 macbook pro to the new 2014 retina macbook pro. I'm torn between the choice of the 13inch high end model of it's kind or the ...
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How to use Macbook Air's trackback to click Illustrator icons under the top icon?

I want to get the icons behind the top icon, how can I get them visible? I am using Macbook Air without a mouse.
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Mac illustrator shortcuts

Hi i just swapped from a pc to a mac and feel a bit lost cause I cant find many of the shortcuts i was getting used to. -I can't scale an object uniform just by clicking on its bounding box and shift+...
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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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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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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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InDesign text to table makes table data transposed

I copy and paste a table from Microsoft Word into InDesign and select Text to Table. However, the resulting table is transposed diagonally. A solution may be to use Excel to transpose the data first. ...
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Software for formatting text in a particular manner

I'm looking into formatting some text I have into something similar to the attached image. Particularly: 1) being able to number each line, or every five lines, automatically; 2) having several ...
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How to copy characters from particular font family in macOS Catalina?

I often use mathematical and geometrical symbols which are related to equations. I know that the main font that I am using for the typing feature all these symbols, but when I put them in the document,...
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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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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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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 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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InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC 2015 on Mac OS Sierra not seeing Helvetica fonts

I have upgraded from Mac OS X El Capitan to Sierra last month, and InDesign works well, generally. CS6 is a bit slow but does load, CC 2015 loads but with PDAppFlex on opening. I have InDesign CS6 ...
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Placing the names of layers in Photoshop into Illustrator as text

I'm using a linked .psd file to quickly make a series of images for screen-printing and web all at the same time. I use it to place images from Photoshop into Illustrator. The linked file is really ...
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How can I print this PDF and fill an A4 page?

I have this PDF. It's a simple grid created in Pixelmator with lines every 500 pixels. I want to use it as a template for drawing over a Wacom tablet. For some reason, no matter what I do, print ...
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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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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 Insert Image Field in PDF?

I did some Googling, and it seems that there's no way to do this with InDesign as of a couple years ago. But I'm hoping that a way to enable the recipients of my PDFs to insert their own JPEGs/PNGs/...
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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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iBooks author customize template: change section's title color

I'm trying to build an iBook with iBooks Author on my Mac customizing the "Contemporary" template. The point is when I switch the view mode from landscape to portrait Tte section title color is red ...
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Free software to format an illustrated children fairy tale on Mac [closed]

I have the text and the drawings are scanned and saved. I am looking for: A nice modern font Formatting software that enables me to design my book with writing and pictures Editing software to ...
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How to create animated gif like the mac screensaver with changing photos? [closed]

I want to create animated gif of photos, like the screensaver of macs ? Which program will do it as default ? I am using windows. I want to use it in power point.
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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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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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Which font to use for a Mac OS App design?

I'm designing a UI for an app in Mac OS (Yosemite) which font is the default font? or which font is widely used in the latest Mac apps?

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