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Remove scanned watercolor paper texture [closed]

I googled this and seems that the best way is to scan an another rotated 180 version to offset the texture in the original... but I just can't them into perfect alignment; manually or using the the ...
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Paper background with flecked or fibrous pattern

How do you achieve the background paper effect in Marissa Mayers CV? It looks like there are a bunch of soft sketched lines and squiggles, or it was printed on that creme contour expensive paper and ...
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Pantone Golds with black

I have a customer wanting to print gold on black stock or black on gold stock (80-100 lb) for business cards and I'm afraid it won't turn out nice, classy like what he is envisioning. I'm looking for ...
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What is the difference among gloss/smooth text/cardstock papers and what do other terms mean? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get the right paper for the job. That job is the printed cover that is inserted under the plastic on a DvD or Blu-ray album, to be printed in an Océ CM2522 toner copy machine. ...
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Looking for a printer for thick paper and A3 format size?

I am looking to invest in a printer for my work that can print on thick papers 200 gsm+ up to a3 size. It'll mainly be used to print graphic design related stuff. It'll mainly be used for internal ...
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Specifying paper weight/thickness for a textbook

I have to specify print instructions for a textbook that will be printed in China. If I want to create a hardcover textbook that is 300 pages in length, and will weigh less than 5 pounds, what paper ...
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How can I determine the grain (or fiber) direction of a paper and what are its impact on the final design of a piece?

How can one test paper to identify the direction of the grain? I've seen books with covers warped because they were printed in the wrong direction and also hear that folds tend to tear more. How ...
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Paper vs color white

Could someone explain the difference between "Paper" and white in Indesign? I'm printing posters and continually use "paper" for my text and other shapes as the color white. Is this correct?
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What type of cardboard to use for a liquor box?

We designed a label and a box for a cognac (vinjak), the full bottle weighs around 1.3 kg . The printing company my client chose (in another country) wants to know which type of cardboard (or which ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a different type of paper as continuation paper?

I'm doing an identity design for a friend who doesn't have a particularly large budget, so he wants to spend as little as possible on printing. The first page will need to be printed at a printing ...
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What type of paper is used for mass-produced posters?

I'm looking to order prints of some artwork, and I'd like the paper to be the same or similar type used for mass-produced posters, such as movie/sports/music posters (by companies such as Trends ...
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Evening lighting on (badly) photographed archive documents

I'm going slightly mad trying to 'restore' 19th-century maps that were photographed in less-than-ideal lighting conditions. Even before getting to the stain/tear repair, I have to ensure that I have ...
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What paper should a design print shop have on hand? [closed]

I am building a co-working space for the design industry. I want it to have excellent printing facilities. Right now I'm working on sourcing papers. What paper types and weights would be a good ...
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Split InDesign Poster in to Multiple Pages?

Say I design a 34 × 44 inch poster in InDesign. If I don't have a big enough piece of paper, is there any way to split it up into four 8.5 × 11 pieces of paper? I want to then be able to ...
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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

How can I give my designer detailed information about the measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper. I create the piece of paper with such an punch: I can't measuring it with a normal ruler, ...
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What type of paper and which size to use for flyers?

I am a doctor by profession and have recently set up my own clinic. For this I want to print out flyers in order to let the general public know about my newly opened clinic. Don't have much knowledge ...
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Printing onto Vellum / Tracing Paper

I need to print form a Canon Pixma 100 Pro onto vellum. Whereas other paper I've printed onto has had printing profiles available for the paper (Canon, Hahnemuhle etc), this is generic unbranded ...
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Paper that reflects car lights? Or glows in the dark

I have an assignment at uni that requires me to think of a way to make a flyer work as an accessory. I chose to design it as a reflector for pedestrians (on one side, regular text on the other). I'm ...
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Word paper design printing with white borders

I've created a photoshop design for an invoice. The invoice design fits perfectly on the Word page, but when I print the exact example, it prints with white borders of 2 cm. Is there maybe an option ...
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Physical paper weight reference

So here's the thing. When I send an order to a printing shop, I never know what kind of paper I really need. So I just ask them what paper they'd propose me after I explain them the futur use of the ...
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Stock, Ink and Bindery [closed]

my apology. I was searching on the following info, appreciate if you can help. I have some info but need to get additional for my project. Thanks everyone. :D Describe how paper/stock affects the ...
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Flat Paper Look - How can i make these? And what would I need?

Is there a name for this style / look? I really like it, but have no idea how to begin or what to look for. What Software would I most likely do this with? Any advice on how one would begin making ...
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What paper and ink types are better suited for hot weather conditions?

I am a Realtor in the Phoenix metropolitan area and do all of my own art work in InDesign. Currently, I am printing flyers for my listings. These flyers are placed in an outside box for drive by ...
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need a cover stock like fake leather for booklet

I have a restaurant drink booklet which I'm trying to get a cover stock that has a 'leathery' feel and texture. It's meant to be taken away by customers if they like it, but the budget calls for a ...
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What type of paper is commonly used to print flyers [closed]

for example: I'm printing my design out onto paper but which type of paper is most environmentally friendly and has a slight shinny finish: glossy card cover matt this is for my graphics GCSE ...
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Recommended paper type and thickness for recipe cards

I'm in the process of designing some recipe cards for a client. There are two components of the cards. (1) Index Tabs (2) Recipe Cards It's important that the end user can write on both sides of ...
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Very Basic Question I really Need Help With [duplicate]

Like I said, basic.... I have a series of simple illustrations and graphs on physical paper. Now I need those graphs/ images made to look professional digitally for worksheets, books, online, etc. ...
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Achieving a printed on paper look [closed]

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to look at my question. So, I'd love to know how to achieve this effect (pic below). As you'll see it looks as though the ink is sitting on the brown paper and ...
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Scan of paper: keep grain pattern, remove gradient

I have a hi-res scan of some paper, where you can see the grain. However, the scanner has made some parts of the page darker than others—for example, it is a lot darker near the page edges. This can ...
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Multiply effect when printing on cardboard stock

So I've designed a label and been using a cardboard texture as a guide for when it will be printed on actual cardboard. I've used the multiply blending effect in InDesign so I can get some of the ...
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How strong lighting should I have in a studio where I work with only paper and pen?

I have a studio where I never use a computer. I only work with paper and pencils. How strong lighting (how many Lux) should I aim for if only using ceiling lights (LED at 6000K)? Is 1000 Lux enough? ...
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Does anyone know what this waxy coating on a post card is called?

I am trying to ask a print broker for a quote on some postcards but I don't know what the name of this coating is. This postcard gets attached to a lanyard and the coating looks great and avoids it ...
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What is standard colour of squares or lines printing on paper/notebook?

Are there standard colours of squares or lines printed on a paper? Or I can choose gray, green or blue CMYK colours and ask printing company to print squares in my particular colour?
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How to create matte black paper on Photoshop?

I want to mock up the paper texture seen here, but I can't find any proper tutorial or link on it. Would anybody know how to get this done? I tried this… As well as this… and a few others on youtube ...
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What does 'maximum halftone value' mean?

Can you help me get a better understanding of what "halftone value" means, please? I tried looking up idioms, looked at the dictionary, and a lot of other tools. I am not a native English speaker. ...
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Calculating Fold Lines Based on Paper Thicknesses?

I am wanting to know how do you calculate the curvature distance a fold line may produce based on paper thickness? For instance I am wanting to do artwork on a thick paper stock and I want to make ...
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Inner margin in a classical book layout

I used to think that the inner margin should be smaller than the outer margin in two-sided paper layouts, as in classical book layouts. This is an example of what I mean: This example was taken from ...
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How can I predict how colors will mix when silkscreening?

I'm just starting in silkscreen printing and I would like to know if there are common ways to predict the final result of overlaying transparent inks on paper? Are there methods that could help me ...
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How to explain my client that the solution to his organization's problems is not graphic design?

My client (a kind of a spa) called me to do their new website and stationery. After almost a month of investigation and interviewing the staff, I came to the conclusion that the problem is not their ...
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How to decide what type of paper to use for a flyer to hand out at a tradeshow?

I'm printing a tradeshow flyer and was wondering what type of paper I should print it on. I don't want anything glossy so I'm trying to decide on the following: 100# text weight matte 80# cover 80# ...
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paper print design on photoshop

I am looking for some tutorial for this kind of graphic design - I don't know what to call this, but the logo is looking like it is printed on paper does anyone know how this is done ?
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What is graph paper called where the grid is dashed instead of solid?

I don't know what is this kind of paper call (1cm x 1cm grid) but I am trying to find this kind of paper in A4. (After searching google for 2 hours) What is the name for a graph / grid paper is where ...
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How could I adjust a design color scheme to account for paper color?

As a made up example, say I have a client who really wants a pastel blue paper but a color print on top of the paper. She knows there's going to be discoloration, but still wants me to go ahead and ...
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What type of paper should I use for print outs for a physical portfolio?

I'm creating a physical portfolio for an interview. I've bought a portfolio binder/case. I was wondering on what kind of paper should I take the print outs of my work? For example, would it be fine if ...
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Is it better to illustrate on matte paper or glossy paper?

I have searched for this question here but I did not see anything in regards to paper. I ask this question because some have chosen different types of paper when illustrating and I do not understand ...