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How do I replace a color with pure white?

I have a simple image with an off-white background. I would like to make that off-white background be pure white. I can use the "Replace Color" tool to select the off-white but I don't know how to ...
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Bleed lines in Pixelmator

I designed a label for printing in Pixelmator. If the printers don’t have Pixelmator they can’t see my layers... How do I save it that someone using AI can open it?
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How to mark length on Pixelmator Pro?

I was wondering if Pixelmator Pro can do some basic ruler & mark like Mark Tool Basic?
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How do you switch between "free" and "bounded" text boxes in Pixelmator Pro?

As per the official guide, in Pixelmator Pro you can click to create a free text box (which changes size to match what you type) or drag to create a bounded text box (which remains the same size ...
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Problem converting pdf to eps - grey hue (using Pixelmator and Inkscape)

I am not a graphic designer at all, but a science grad student. I need to submit figures to a journal in .eps format, they do not accept .pdf. When I try to convert my .pdf files to .esp, different ...
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How to make selection with Pen tool in Pixelmator?

I am new user in Pixelmator and I used to use Photoshop. Now, I would like to use Pen Tool in Pixelmator. In photoshop, we use pen tool to cut things and then Ctrl+Enter to make a selection. In ...
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Text on a path with Pixelmator

Is it possible to have text follow a path? Similar to this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-type-path.html
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How do I create a (custom) alignment guide in Pixelmator

How do I add a custom/fixed alignment guide in Pixelmator? I know it's possible because I done it before and I'm working with a file that already has three, but I need to add one more. How is that ...
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How to create a Yin Yang in Pixelmator

I have been trying to create a Yin Yang effect in Pixelmator and, whilst I have been relatively successful using a number of well-placed semi-circles, this method fails when I try to add a stroke to ...
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Cropping the exact same part of several pictures

I have several pictures that are exactly the same except for some small variations. It was one picture that was photoshopped in several different ways. Now, I need to crop them all (13 in total) but I ...
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How do I achieve an "old" distressed poster effect in Illustrator, Photoshop or Pixelmator?

I am looking to create some graphics that look like modernism vintage style. Examples here: Any thoughts here?
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How to create a vector curve programmatically?

I want to create a vector curve that is symmetric in the top and the bottom. For example, in this baseball icon (How to draw a baseball in Pixelmator?), if I try to write the vector as suggested by ...
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Creating a rainbow like background

How would I create a rainbow like background like this in pixelmator?
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Create a wavy pattern with pixelmator

How can I create a wavy pattern in pixelmator? Something like this -
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How to copy and paste a color in Pixelmator?

Is there an easy way to copy and paste a color? I keep having to remember the RGB values and it's kind of a pain... For example, if I make a circle shape and set it's color to 123 44 5, can I somehow ...
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Deleting part of a pre-made shape in Pixelmator

Is it possible to delete part of one of Pixelmator's premade shapes? I tried cropping part of the shape, but that just creates a new window where the cropped portion is shown on the canvas and the ...
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Scaling a photo up in Pixelmator

I just downloaded a set of Glypish icons, however I'm not sure how to scale them up using Pixelmator (my only graphics editor). They give a .psd file with each image as a separate layer...
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How to divide the layer in Pixelmator?

Is it feasible to divide any layer in Pixelmator and then merge them again? I would like to convert this image (640 x 1136) to 640 x 960, but have to convert it without touching on the navigation and ...
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How to erase the text in Pixelmator if the text is not generated within Pixelmator?

How can I erase the text that is not generated in Pixelmator? In the following image, what I like to do is erase the black status bar text (carrier, Wi-Fi symbol, time, and battery icon) on the top of ...
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How to draw a baseball in Pixelmator?

I've changed background color to blue, and put a circle on it. I also changed the color of the inner part of the circle to white. Now I want to depict seams on it... how can I draw the seams? I can ...
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How to draw iOS Safari app-like ticks in Pixelmator?

How can I draw a tick in my image on Pixelmator? I'm now creating my iOS app icon with 1,024 x 1,024 pixels, and have put a background rectangle to cover the whole picture, and on it draw a circle and ...
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Select subelements in composite shape in pxm

I have created a composite shape in Pixelmator: it is a circle with rays around (=sun icon) - all in one layer as shapes elements. Let's say I should transform some rays by rotating them into ...
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How do I change the color of a monochrome image with some transparency?

I have this image: and I want to change it so it looks gray instead of black. My problem is that it has some anti-aliasing, so there are some half-transparent and/or gray pixels on some borders. If I ...
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Export set of layers in Pixelmator

So I'm new to graphic design as a whole, but I've worked with layered PSD files before. I don't have Photoshop, but I do have a copy of Pixelmator. Clearly a cheaper alternative, but obviously not ...
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How to convert solid color to transparency?

I have a simple black and white image. I want to remove the white background and make it transparent. There are some intricate parts so the magic wand tool won't work for me in this case. Is there a ...
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How to use the pen tool in pixelmator?

In Photoshop when I want to cut out part of a picture I can easily move along the edges with the pen tool and draw my curves - not so easy with Pixelmator. Especially the Alt key does not do anything ...
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Colors appear differently on webpage when saving in sRGB

I've made a webpage with an image next to text, set as the same color I thought I had used for the image. However when I looked at the webpage on Safari (on Mac) I noticed that the actual color of the ...
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Keep black lines, make other colours transparent

Here is a sample image : The white background is actually transparent. I'd like to keep only the black lines and surfaces, and make all other colours transparent. Is it possible to do this ? I'm ...
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How to select everything around a shape in Pixelmator?

Using Pixelmator, quite often I need to draw a shape and then select everything around that shape to apply a filter or change hue/contrast. Is there an easy way to select everything around a shape, ...
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Graphic Design Books for Digital Images

I'm using Pixelmator instead of Photoshop. The problem is there are no books on learning Pixelmator. Is there a book that teaches design techniques that is not centered around Photoshop? Where can I ...
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Generate Parallel lines in Pixelmator

I need to generate parallel lines with gap of 18px in Pixelmator for the purpose of baseline. Is there any quick way like transform in Illustrator or pattern in PS? Is it possible to generate guides ...
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Pixellation in font for iPhone wallpaper

I'm trying to create an iPhone wallpaper from an image. (iPhone 4, retina display) I've already found the resolution, which is 640 x 960, but the problem is that when I export the image out of ...
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pick color with alpha value

I need to know the color-values of a certain pixel in a PNG including the alpha value. But if I use pixelmator's color picker, the alpha value is not available. Where can I find that information?
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Add gradients to an object in Pixelmator?

I'm a new to graphic design and I'm whipping up a quick icon for an app kinda thing. I created a rounded rectangle shape. Next I need to add a slight gradient to it to make it look neat. I have to ...
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How do I crop an image with just one or a few layers with Pixelmator?

The task I'm trying to achieve with Pixelmator is opening up a PSD and quickly (because I generally have to do it a lot) crop a piece of the image but also removing layers that I don't want in the ...
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Is pixelmator a viable alternative for photoshop?

I've always been a photoshop user, i know the ins and outs and know my way around all the tools i need for my webdesign work. But now i'm faced with a dilemma, for my new job i haven't got the budget ...
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Can Pixelmator handle Photoshop layer styles?

Can Pixelmator handle Photoshop layer styles? How compatible is Pixelmator with the rest of Photoshop and the other Adobe graphics programs?
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