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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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Font album of Umberto Tozzi: Notte Rosa 1981 and 2024

With much sadness my favorite world-known singer Umberto Tozzi (I remember: "Gloria", "Ti amo"...) have announced his retirement from live concerts from half 2025. If we look at ...
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Tool to plot color ramp/palette on saturation vs brightness grid

Are there any tools that help plot colors on a saturation vs brightness grid like below? (And perhaps even help adjust the colors) I've seen this used on a couple different sites, but they seem to be ...
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Steps to creating a Motion Graphic Scenery

I am looking for directions in creating an animated scene like the one portrayed in this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh0jhjs2z7c I am completely blind to the process and I would love to get ...
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Software to flip vector graphic without the use of CSS or SVG code

Say I have a simple SVG file, as an example, this: <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" width="400" height="400" viewBox="0 0 100 100" fill="none&...
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Graphic Design software with Variable Font support

Which Graphic Design software have you found to work well with Variable Fonts? How are you making use of Variable Fonts for projects, that involve software, that isn't compatible, yet?
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How can I author or create Lottie animations on Linux?

I use a Linux machine as my daily driver for web development, and I would like to create Lottie animations. I need to draw my shapes and use timeline / keyframing / tween tools. It can be using a full-...
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Software that preserves original raster image information during multiple resizing?

I am in the process of transitioning from Powerpoint to image processing software to create professional-quality images for academic publications. I was trying to organize several images into a graph/...
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Is there a way to create patterns similar to the Waveform Drawing display shown in Fairlight CMI?

I have leaned that Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) is a kind of commercially available digital sampler in 80s. I don't know much about music and programming related knowledge. I just ...
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Graph program name [closed]

Does anyone know the name of the program that gives graph output in this format? Notice how the numbers at the top are between lines instead of before or after.
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What are the ways to present an unfinished software / WWW to a client while making it obvious it is work in progress?

Sometimes I would like to present some work and indicate clearly - this is work in progress - waiting for the final designs - but you can already test the functionality. 1st thoughts - pink comic sans ...
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Tools for drawing container terminals for scientific publications

For my scientific paper, I want to illustrate my problem in a visually appealing way with some sketches. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any web tools or apps that would allow me to draw figures ...
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Is there a drawing software that can recognize and convert hand drawn shapes in real time (like ink to shape feature in Office)

I use a Wacom tablet for sketching (diagraming), and I am looking for a software that can aid in that with recognizing and converting hand drawn shapes in real time. Example in Office (ink to shape ...
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Is there a program similar to After Effects that lets you animate the points of a polygon according to a mathematical function?

I have some irregular polygons defined by points whose coordinates depend on a variable r, for example: x = if(1 / sqrt(10) <= r < 1 / sqrt(5)) { -2 r² + r sqrt(1 - r²) - sqrt(2 r⁴ - r² ...
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How to create a curved triangle of specific dimensions?

I'm trying to make a triangle where all the sides are curved outward, like a Reuleaux triangle, but the sides must be of a specific length. The length must be measured along the curve, not from end to ...
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What is this effect called and how can i create it on photos with FOSS?

Searching for name of effect I want to design posters and I have stumbled upon this effect often, but I don't know what it is called. Thus I haven't been able to look for tutorials. I am not talking ...
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Serving a book as an interactive webpage where readers can flip pages, with some page flipping effect

I have a 60-page (i.e., 30-sheet) book (to be more specific, a photobook), in JPG format. I'd like to serve the book as an interactive webpage where readers can flip pages, with some page flipping ...
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Turning a book into a video of the book with its pages turning one by one

I have a 60-page (i.e., 30-sheet) book (to be more specific, a photobook). I'd like to create a video showing the book with its pages turning one by one (e.g., ~10 sec per sheet or so, then turning to ...
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Convert characters with combining diacritics to pre-composed characters

I had a large amount of Greek with an audio file of people reading it. I broke both up into phrases to save as pronunciation guides. Unfortunately, the text used combining diacritics, and the audio ...
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Looking for svg editing software that supports the animate function

I am currently doing some simple svg files by hand. They contain simple graphics. Think of a circle representing a planet and a smaller circle passing in front of it representing a moon. I use the ...
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Code teaching and animation videos - Software recommendation

I want to make code teaching video animations. Something similar to this https://youtu.be/UF9Iqmg94tk?t=195 I want to know what software/app should I use for making professional looking animation ...
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How do I create technical design architectures' illustrations?

I came across a few technical architecture designs on websites like these: (Above image doesn't have a background so please open it in a new tab as an image) Can you guys give me any idea on which ...
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Sketching/design app for people with OCD

I work best when drawing things out, but it’s a great challenge actually doing such. I have OCD, and am unable to do basic sketches unless they are pixel perfect and symmetrical. Are there any good ...
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What software is probably used for these construction animations?

I often find videos of construction animations like this one or this one where the construction steps are detailed. Out of interest I would like to know which software is most probably used to make ...
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Really simple, free Graphics software with low entry cost to export images positions

I am developing simple 2D UI/Animation in SDL_image based in-house library that allows me to import images and perform simple operations (positioning, rotation ect.). The requirement is to insert ...
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Designing a roadmap

do you know any program to easily create a roadmap like that: https://github.com/MoienTajik/AspNetCore-Developer-Roadmap/blob/master/aspnetcore-developer-roadmap-printable.png
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InDesign: Section/Chapter Navigation Panel (extension workaround?)

Can I name chapters/sections of pages in InDesign - as well as navigate them through a panel? Yes, I've seen the [a,b,c]-[i,ii,iii]-[1,2,3]-solution suggested on this platform. I also know I can color-...
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Freeware tool for slowing down a video and audio

I created an animation with the free version of Hitfilm Express and I would like to slow it down a little bit. Although generally this is possible with Hitfilm Express, the quality of the sound is ...
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Remove an object from a picture through the use of lower resolution pictures without that object

I have multiple pictures of different resolutions. Three of those pictures are without an object and exactly like I want them, but they are really small (2x smaller than wanted at minimum), and I have ...
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Open source alternative for figma

I've been using figma a lot on work but now interested for Open Source alternative. Is there anything like that?
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Inexpensive image editing software to add nice arrows

I am working on some support articles, and I would like to add some example screenshots, and in those screenshots, I would like to add large arrows where the border color is different than the fill ...
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How much more processing power does Adobe Photoshop use vs Gimp? [closed]

Gimp is not only free but is also lightweight and resources compared to Photoshop it feels like. Photoshop's long splash screen makes it feel resource heavy with alot of overhead. Is there technical ...
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Is there a program which can do pixel art antialiasing automatically?

Problem seems to me so incredibly simple it boggles my mind it isnt a feature everywhere: When drawing a line/square/circle/any other shape the lines are automatically anti-aliased between primary and ...
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Re-vectorize a rasterized vector image?

Many questions have been asked about the general practice of converting rasterized images into a vector format, but this is not quite the same question I am asking. Specifically, I'm interested in ...
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Software and hardware recommendation for painting

I've written some books for my kids and now I want to digitally paint some illustrations. I would like touch sensitive tablet which includes a screen so I can see what I'm painting without having to ...
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Is there a way to automatically arrange a collection of small images into a collage, with customizable parameters?

For a project I'm working on I want to take 40-50 music band logos, and arrange them into a collage in a specific area of an image. Example from online below: Below you can see an example of what I'm ...
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Image made of shapes - terminology + software?

rI've often seen images that look like the following example Q1) is there a term for such an image? Q2) What common software is used to convert a real photo (e.g. human face) to be composed of such ...
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What is the software used for drawing like this sketch? [closed]

What is the software used for drawing like this sketch?
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Free Software for animating SVG

I use Inkscape which is capable of SVG output. I am trying to animate characters like Santa and export them as GIF. I am trying to do simple animations like the movement of legs, hands, head etc. Most ...
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Emphasize contours

My profile picture's eye contours are fairly dim, I wish to emphasize them. Left is original, right is my attempt with MS Paint: Not so great, particularly if zooming. Is there a tool to achieve this ...
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What tools can provide such sketchy diagrams (technical)

I am searching for what tool that is used to create such sketchy drawings to be used in technical (software) related projects, and hopefully it is open source. The main point here is that I already ...
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Software for coloring geometric patterns

I am trying to colour geometrical patterns similar to the one attached here. Any suggestions which software I can use for this purpose? I am making these patterns in Geogebra and it offers to export ...
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What is your backup strategy?

It is time I took backing up my work more seriously. Currently I only have a backup external hard drive which is connected to my system all the time. One problem I have is that the light on this drive ...
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Simple, editable design system for clients?

I am creating a design system for a client with a focus on their marketing materials. They want to be able to make small changes and export files on their own eg. everyone month their web banner may ...
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Resources for learning Instructional Design

What are some good resources for learning instructional Design? How can I learn Instructional design more in depth from Scratch? The subject of this inquiry is: Basic principles for course creation ...
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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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