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Mac OS X, is a series of Unix-based graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc.

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Photoshop Using the OSX Color Picker

Not sure what happened but Photoshop no longer opens the normal color picker but instead opens the OSX color picker/wheel. I've tried restarting and install the most recent version of Photoshop with ...
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Cannot open EPS files in Gimp on OSX

I have been struggling to open some vector graphics in Gimp on OSX. I am running Gimp 2.8 on Mac OSX High Sierra. I have installed Ghostscript v.9.22. I have set the GS_PROG environment variable which ...
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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 can I make Color picker on a Macbook Pro select the proper color? [closed]

I'm using the standard color picker on my Mac to find out which colors are used on websites or images. When I look in the Chrome developer tools, the css is saying the color should be #f9a034, but ...
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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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Embedded display profiles vs absolute colorspace profiles inside pictures

I'm trying to understand color management, and have stumbled across an issue: I've seen many people, and some tools (like the OSX system screen shot utility) that will embed the icc profile of the ...
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OSX Tool for verifying that embedded images in a PDF/X-3 file have retained their original color space

I'm using InDesign and I am exporting a photo book for an online printing service (Blurb) in PDF/X-3 (I use unaltered an Export profile that they provided). In the Output tab of the Export Adobe PDF ...
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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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Mac app to compare processed image before/after?

I often use ImageOptim and ImageAlpha to optimize images. ImageAlpha has a really nice feature because it lets you compare optimized image to the original one before saving it. Is there a software ...
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Use two fingers as ruler while drawing with Wacom tablet with touch feature

Is there any drawing software on macOS that let you use two fingers for showing a ruler while drawing with pen? Like the iOS 9 Note app for iOS, for example. Or when placing two fingers on two points,...
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How do I keep Apple Mail from resizing images in my HTML signature?

I created an HTML email signature for my company, and have everything working. It contains both text and an image containing HTML links to our website, and all looks well until I add it in the ...
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Shape in Illustrator so it can be editable in PowerPoint

How to save a shape in Illustrator so it can be editable in PowerPoint 2016 (MAC OS). I should be able to recolour and it has to scalable on re-sizing.
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Assign all panels and dialog boxes to appear on second display

I have a MacBook Pro with a second display attached. When I work, I usually have the following setup: MacBook display: Messages and Chrome in split-screen mode (full-screen) Second display: Indesign/...
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Illustrator CC shortcut: Select next layer in layer palette

I'm looking for a simple Illustrator shortcut to select the next/previous layer in the layer's panel for OSX. According to this post, ⌥ + [ or ⌥ + ] should cycle through the layers, but this seems to ...
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Gimp, OSX: PNG file seem to be saved without the alpha channel

I have followed the instructions in this question in order to cut our the paper-white background from an image and turn it into a transparent alpha surface. The original image (alpha_orig.jpg) Magic-...
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Open source software capable of open Sketch files

I have received several .sketch files from a graphic designer. I assume these files were created by SketchApp, which is a propietary software. Since I don't need to edit the files, but merely review ...
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How to distort a jpeg on osx?

I have a photographed document that unfortunately is slightly in perspective. (Details: I took a photo of the document with Photo Booth but couldn't really make it perfectly vertical and no longer ...
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Dropping in multiple images and matching size

If I drag an image from Finder into an InDesign image – without activating InDesign – it scales the image to the same size as the previous image. If I do the same but with activating InDesign I have ...
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Color mismatching on sketch exports

When exporting with sketch the colors I get are over saturated compared to the originals. See the capture below : The color mismatch is appearing in any software that I use to open it. The export can ...
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How can I visually compare OSX fonts with my primary webfont choice to determine fallbacks without an OSX device?

How can a freelance web designer who doesn't own a Mac visually identify and compare fonts similar to their primary webfont choice, that are present on most OSX devices? I need to define a fallback ...
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How to determine the “native” size of a bitmapped font?

I have a couple of bitmapped fonts in the form of *.dfont files. I would like to find out the "native" size(s) for these fonts. By "native" I mean the sizes (in points) of the bitmaps themselves, ...
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Quality loss when PDF opened in Preview

I just saved an .ai file as a .pdf and opened it afterwards to check size and quality. This is when I noticed the saved file was lower in both color and resolution, than the original .ai file. After ...
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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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In Maya how can i get Input showing under Channel Box/Layer Editor?

I'm running Maya 2013 student edition on Mac and 'Input' is missing. I'm following a tutorial in which i can see where it should be. I've seen a lot of answers to this being "turn on Construction ...
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What font is being used by the OS X text application named Brackets

I really don't have an eye for this. Can someone identify this font please: It is a menu of the OSX app named Brackets - i think this font looks awesome but i can't with certainty seem to identify it....
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How to view a unitless raster image at 1:1 given a desired print size?

I want to preview a map that I'm generating before sending it off to the (expensive) printer. Unfortunately, the tool used to make it (TileMill) has no concept of paper sizes, DPI or any units. It ...
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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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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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Git-style Managing for Graphics/Programming Assets on Filesystem level?

This question addresses my problem about handling derivative works but I am trying to find some Git compatible solution. Extensis Portfolio may be a good candidate but for me it is essential that I am ...
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What font does Apple use for printed document?

Serif font such as Times New Roman is usually used in printing document in Windows. What is the equivalent font in Apple?
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How do I put all my Illustrator and Photoshop toolbars and windows in one single window?

I have all my Illustrator and Photoshop toolbars scattered throughout my desktop, and I simply want all of my menus, toolbars, and files to be within one window. This is often super annoying because ...
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Why is OS X using my 32px@2x icon instead of scaling down the 128px icon? [closed]

I'm making a custom folder icon similar to the ones in the Home folder (Pictures, Documents, etc). To do so, I extracted the images from the .icns of the blank folder icon and photoshopped my own ...
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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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Lower-cost alternative to Photoshop

Maybe once a month I need Photoshop. Since it is rare, the cost seems like a disproportionate amount of money to spend by my startup. I think the tasks I need to achieve when I'm converting a ...
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Free / cheap desktop publishing software for a book with some graphics? (OS X)

Nothing too complex. I need a few custom paragraph styles, and here and there a graph or diagram will be interspersed with the text. I've looked at Scribus, and it seemed suited for my needs... only ...
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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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OSX: Thousands of fonts

How can I access the thousands of font files on my Mac without "installing" them and thereby slowing the machine to a crawl?
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Scale2x utility for Mac OS X?

Is there an already compiled utility for the Scale2x utility for Mac OS X? I've found source code but I'm looking for a utility that is already built.