Questions tagged [software-recommendation]

Questions for when you know what you want to do but don't know what software to use. Looking for a better/cheaper/free alternative? This is the tag for you.

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Software (Other than PS) to align images?

I shot two panorama at different times of the day: My goal is to align them so I can do exposure blending. I tried doing so in Photoshop but the results are not very good. Photoshop allows very little ...
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How do you make such 2D assets? (absolute beginner)

Okay, so I am a Web Developer and I want to learn how to make 2D assets for the old school browser game I'm working on. I'm not an artist, and my skills in that area are very poor. I'm not even sure ...
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Arial Small Caps -- how to use them?

According to this answer to another question about small caps by @yakunins, Arial got small caps around 2014: (image provided by @yakunins) So, how do you use them? Is this Arial or Arial Nova? ...
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Which tools should I learn how to use when I have the combined goal of creating a graphic novel and a math textbook?

Background: I would like to create both of the following: A graphic novel. I would like to be able to sketch, draw and preferably color all the panels myself. A textbook in mathematics for children ...
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What animation tool is best for teachers for 2D animations?

I am an online teacher who often have to explain the concepts which are best understood with 2D animations like these : https://youtu.be/u1DYs2I-_lU?t=134 I learnt AfterEffects because that was the ...
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GIMP failed to load a large gif

The software GIMP failed to load large gif. When I loaded the gif in GIMP, most of the frames became transparent/nothing. The number of frames is 1905 What happened? How can I fix this? I am using a ...
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How to create such a design

I want to create such designs: How this is possible and is it possible to do automatically from a picture?
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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Mobile (TabS3 Samsung) apps to digital drawing: I need to draw book/ebook covers in 300dpi

I want to produce ebook covers and printable covers. So, which apps can I use to draw, without any doubts, in 300dpi or higher using my tablet?
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icons - How does one create your own icon set?

I tried looking over StackExchange a lot, but couldn't find anything related to my question :( I have seen many (MANY) icon sets evolve from being nothing to everything. A few days ago I have seen ...
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Is there any software that has the same vector drawing tools as Flash?

I was wondering if there is any software that has the SAME vector drawing tools that flash has/had. I tried photoshop and a couple of other programs but the main thing is that you would have to use ...
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What software can I use to easily make this product sheet template?

I don't really do design but have been assigned to make a product sheet for a lot of different products in this style: Original PDF here Do any of you have any tips on what software to use to make ...
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How to make the statue of liberty dancing?

How did they made this video? For example, what did they use to make the statue of liberty dancing? What you would use to achieve such a result?
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Wavy satin like effect

i am trying to replicate this for learning purpose since i found it very eye-catching. So far i have tried both free form and mesh gradient without success. With mesh gradient, i am able to create ...
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Content management for reports with low technical barrier

In my work we produce a large number of architecture reports usually between 20 and 100 pages every year. They must be high quality and are currently being produced in Indesign. However this creates ...
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"Flattening" a rectangular image photographed at an angle

I have photographs of rectangular images that I would like to "flatten" so that they are truly rectangular, rather than the distorted view that comes from a photograph. I know this is ...
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How can I distribute many rectangles inside a larger rectangle, minimizing empty space, without rotation?

I have about 50 rectangular pieces of paper, with dimensions between 1 and 5 inches and different "aspect ratios." I'd like to fit them all inside the smallest rectangle possible. Additional ...
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Art, image creation using hand and software [duplicate]

In several youtube links I didn't find a guide on how charts make figures of this kind. Surely it could be Adobe Illustrator, the first candidate but surely it could be some other program. To create, ...
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Is there a way to run Photoshop Actions and export an image on an input image from the command line?

I would like to convert thousands of images to pen and ink style like this. How can I automate this so I don't have to manually go into Photoshop for each image and apply the action and hit export? ...
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Exporting .obj with displacement

I’m looking for a software or tool that will allow me to export my model in Wavefront .obj format along with the accompanying .mtl file. I want the mtl file to correctly include the displacement I add ...
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Software to help me create an approximate route (just sites and arrows) on a map?

I'm in the middle of writing a thesis on the most authentic Exodus route (following the clues given in the bible). I would like to demonstrate on a map the sites and locations where the Israelites ...
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Interactive svg for touchscreen

I'm trying to build an interactive screen for a touchscreen wall using HTML and JavaScript. I have build svg images with Adobe Illustrator and added animations to it. But these svg are 2d only. I ...
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Can we use geogebra as a "drawing software"?

I am interested in using geogebra, which is a geometry software, as a drawing software. I suppose this would save me a lot of time as a replacement for drawing directly in tikz. The options I miss ...
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Software package recommendation please

I am looking for the best value, basic, beginners software packages that can help me create my own personalised cards & print gifts for friends & family please?
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Create an infinitely zooming image

I found a website that almost does what I want gif-in-gif.com , but you can't adjust very much on the website. I created a gif on it, but I want the zoom to happen on the eye of the baby, I want the ...
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Display of an calculator like Texas Instruments or CASIO: suggestions

My question is this: I would reproduce the screen of a graphic calculator like the image below: what might be the possible solutions? I use LaTeX (related question) and I remember that there was a ...
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Identification of software

I recently bought a Wacom and wanted to get into online tutoring. I came across this video of a tutor teaching on o software with this particular type of pen. Now I tried to search for that particular ...
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I need a tool to design SVG for HTML

Basically, a lot of SVG editors, even Inkscape, insert tons of random stuff into the file that is not needed to render it correctly inside an HTML. I want to be able to copy the source of the file, ...
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Is there a way or software for non-designers to customize PDF design?

In the organization I work with - we often have PDFs we use for Sales that I have to customize to the client we sell to. This happens often with the same PDFs. The salesmen want the flagship document ...
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How could I recreate this psychedelic HDMI effect?

My new company laptop and my new gaming monitor do not go well together. On the other hand, this is some flashy psychedelic art ... Is it possible to recreate such an effect, given a source image? If ...
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How does Krita compare to Corel Painter?

I am new to painting and in the process of learning. I would like to know what advantages and disadvantages Krita and Corel Painter have. If you have used both of these Software and finished a ...
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Is there a software or method of graphic design based heavily around defining relationships and constraints?

I am approaching vector graphic design from the perspective of a software developer, and I think some of my confusion with it may come from not correctly understanding how people in graphic design ...
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Graphic illustration design software for a person without knowledge in drawing

I want to explain some things in my presentation which need an authentic illustration with a specific dress, for example, a person holds certain things or works with them in different positions (...
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Any tool or tricks to convert the image colors into the colors of another image?

For example you have these two images Your image that you want to change its colors: And the image where you want to based your image colors: The output image should be the first but all its pixel ...
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Use Inkscape project in an animation app

I have a few .svg files from Inkscape that I would like to animate. However, I am not aware of a simple-to-use software that would let me paste it in its app and move my vectors in it to create the ...
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Is writing tablet like Wacom, Huion, Veikk and etc necessary for people who just want to write notes and Mathematical solutions in screen sharing?

Is it advisable for people who are not interested in drawings, but buying for the purpose to share notes and writing Maths workout for discussion. Will the speed of writing as fast as the speed of ...
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What software will fit our need? [closed]

A friend and I are using our former commute time and some of our corona-cash to start a business selling bjj rash guards. Neither of us has done graphic design for close to a decade, and are trying to ...
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How do I get this vector field effect on an image?

I recently came across an image in which there was a photo of horses running and (what appears to be) a vector field: it looks like they may have taken a screenshot of an edit mode in whatever ...
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Inexpensive or free software to just use to draw chemical equations and structures

I am a chemistry professor who is finishing semester sequestered because of COVID-19. I bought a Huion 1060+ with the intent of using it write equations/formulas for my students in our online classes....
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Software suggestion: hand tracing photo to vector on tablet

I am looking for software that let's me trace a photo by hand on an android device and then have the result saved as vectors (EPS, SVG, whatever). The task is trivial The only reference I could ...
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Check EXIF orientation

When you create a photo with your camera, the image stores the camera orientation. (https://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/exif-orientation.html) I'm trying to find an app that will show these flags....
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Dynamic 3D model rendering with physics using known keypoints position [closed]

(A bit of background: I am a C++ engineer with 0 graphical design experience) I have a following task: Capture a 3D keypoints position from live actor using multi-camera motion capture technique ...
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Batch resize vertical photos to a square without cropping using a blurred background [duplicate]

I have about 3000 vertical images that I need resized to 600x600 pixels each. I've compressed a few using Photoshop where I have duplicated the image and then Gaussian blurred it to cover the ...
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Export After Effects animation to SVG + CSS?

Is it possible to export After Effects animations to SVG + CSS? I'm okay with a commercial solution for this. I know about Bodymovin' and Lottie, but I would like to avoid going down this path, ...
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Software or web app for creating dependency graph

I need to create dependency graph diagram for non-technical purpose - concept brainstorming. Tree diagram such as mind map doesn't meet my needs. Any software or web app you would recommend? Below are ...
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Software or Script to export decorative font glyph outlines to vector images

My friend had created some decor fonts for fun with his drawings long back. Now he is asking to extract outlines from ttf file format in any vector format. Fontforge does allow to export ttf as SVG ...
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3D vape bottle renders and other 3D elements

I am looking for information on what software to use to create renders like these. I specifically refer to the Bottle and liquid. I have seen a few bottles done in different angles and I think they ...
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Open source PDF to grayscale conversion tool

I need a PDF (vector) to grayscale conversion in Linux CLI. Any open source tool to achieve that task? I have already tried ghostscript for that task grayscale conversion was happen but fonts are ...
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How to convert a cylindrical pattern into a plane?

I have a single photo of a cylindrical object from an unfortunate point of view with an image printed on its side. Are there any utils or plugins to unwrap the texture of the cylinder in the photo ...
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Software recommendation for basic 3D shapes

I want to draw a 3D structure diagram of a new device. Can you recommend a software to draw schematics like this one:

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