Questions tagged [template-design]

Questions about the creation of basic designs, to be used as a starting point for more advanced designs. Can also apply to questions about creating 'skins' for eg. websites.

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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

Is it ethical and right to include template-based works (i.e. sites built from a WordPress theme) in your portfolio, or is it considered the property of the original author?
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Designing for Coffee Mugs

I'm starting a project and want to have customized coffee mugs for people who support the project. I've never designed anything for a coffee mug before and am unsure of the typical standards. I know ...
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InDesign document needs to be converted to Word or similar program

I have an inDesign file, a booklet of mostly text in a table (names addresses etc) and my client would like the file set up so they can edit it themselves, add to the table. Is there a way to convert ...
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How do I make non-printable template instructions in InDesign?

I'm trying to create a business card template for my work and I wanted to add text to the file giving instructions on how to use the template. How do I create text that won't print once the file is ...
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How to create a frame to-fit different images

my request is nothing very advanced (the way I think it should be done at least). I blog for a business, and part of "keeping the style throughout" is applying a specific frame. That frame comes from ...
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Can I “donate” source files to non-profit for tax deduction?

I created a template for an 8-page monthly print publication and created the publication for print each month for 7 happy years. The client hired a new PR person who suddenly let me go and demanded my ...
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Non-displaying objects in illustrator and photoshop

So I'm trying to set up templates for other designers to use to adhere to design guidelines, and I want to know if there is any way to specify objects in illustrator and photoshop that do not show up ...
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Where can I build a customizable HTML e-mail template to reply to individual customers requesting information?

We receive a number of e-mails everyday requesting further information on our prices and service. I used to answer with a "plain text" message and some PDF attachments with a graphical showcase of ...
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Software for Creating Yearbook (50+ Pictures/Page) Layout

I'm trying to create a yearbook with each single page holding 50 to 60 pictures, depending on the class size. I have Adobe Cloud but I don't even know what program would be best for this project. ...
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Creating templates for Illustrator

I am very familiar with template creation for Coreldraw but I have never done this before in Illustrator nor did I see the question from a search. How do you properly create a template and where ...
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How can I create a letterhead template that doesn't break our company branding guidelines?

I'm a director of a nonprofit, and I've been working on a letterhead for my group that we can use. Nearly a decade ago, we had an actual graphic designer draw up a branding guide for us that we try ...
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Inkscape/Fusion360: Convert paths with thickness into outlines

I have an svg file which is a template for a piece of armor. It is made up of centerlines with a certain thickness and is intended to be printed and used as a guide to manually cut or engrave the ...
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How do I save as a template in Photoshop CS4?

I've been making my templates by just saving a psd file but that brings up the problem that I might save over the template on accident. When I go to File> I don't see a "Save as Template" option. Is ...
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Is there a way to setup palettes/themes that apply across all folders in photoshop?

I am trying to create a solution where I can create a series of 'designs' or 'patterns' which may use 3 colours from a palette. What I want to achieve is to be able to change those colours (my palette)...
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Tips on creating Microsoft Office 2011 Templates/Themes?

I'm attempting to create some basic branded templates in Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint) to be deployed for office use. Just some colours, and basic typography hierarchy so people can easily ...
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Standard placeholder text for a business card

I would like to know if there is any standard placeholder text for each & every content in a business card? The content may include Name Job/position Email Phone
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Recommended powerpoint template dimensions

I am creating a new powerpoint template for my company (yes, I know, I know...) and I am not sure what dimensions are best to use. I know the most popular is 4:3, but I see the 16:9 is widescreen and ...
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Why can I only unlock some elements in my master template in Adobe InDesign?

So I am using templates, and can override the locked master items (e.g. text boxes and headers) yet cannot seem to unlock an image (which I am using as a placeholder to replace with the correct image ...
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Switching between templates in InDesign

I have a document that I'm currently working on in InDesign which has white text on a dark background. Graphic styles (boxes with outlines) are also light on dark. This is well and good for when I ...
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How to reflect objects on one artboard onto another in Sketch?

I created a new file from iOS App Icon template in Sketch, and put some objects on the largest artboard there, which is 1024 x 1024 size named as iTunesArtwork@2x. However, you still have to put the ...
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How to couple an Illustrator workspace to an Illustrator template?

I have made a template in Illustrator CS5 as an .ait file. Now I am wondering if it is possible to couple a certain workspace (Drawing, Painting, Like Freehand, etc.) to this template such that that ...
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Need help creating a graphic template of an arch based on given measurements

I received the following dimensions from a hotel where I will be branding the arch. They gave me a file I can work off: When messing around, I found out that the proportions of the drawing do not ...
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MS Word: protect header only from editing

I'm creating letterhead template in MS Word for a client. They want to protect the header from editing but allow the footer to be editable. I can't seem to get the Protection feature to do that. It ...
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Illustrator color fill problem

I'm working on a packaging box and I have a ready template. I'm not an expert in Illustrator and I can't seem to fill the other boxes with colour. If anybody knows how I can successfully fill color ...
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zigzag folded brochure template for 11“x17” sheets

I am trying to make a quick start guide similar to those that come in product packaging. They are usually made of one large sheet folded many times to make pages/panels of about 4"x5" or so and ...
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Is there a template to display a tri-fold or page-turn for a portfolio?

I'm building my portfolio, and rather than handing out hundreds of various designs, I want to put several items on one page. But I also want to illustrate what they are, such as a tri-fold or magazine....
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Designing letterhead templates for MS Word — continuation sheets

I am in the process of designing a letterhead template for one of my clients so that he can use it as a template in MS Word. I don't have MS Office installed myself, I use LibreOffice. We agreed that ...
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Where can I input a color palette and find combining colors that fit in?

I use the Affecton template in a bit different way that it was designed to be used probably. I do not have as much content as it was designed to support. I have only couple of pictures on the page and ...
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How do I create a PDF invitation template my customer can edit the text only themselves?

I am trying to figure out how I create a downloadable PDF template of a wedding invitation design that my customers can edit themselves. They will be approx 2 fonts used on each template and the ...
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Different sized headers in MS Word letterhead template

I'm creating a letterhead template for MS Word 2016. I have set it up so that the first page has one image in the header, and any subsequent pages have a different image in the header. I did this ...
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Printing multiple files on one page with Illustrator?

I have made a template for a small sign that will label cafe foods, but I can't find the best solution to print more than one sign on a page. The signs are about 3 by 2 inches, and I'd love to fill a ...
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Illustrator templates editor

I have a client to whom I have designed a couple of brochures, she wants to be able to edit text and change the images of the file. I gave her the files as templates for easy edition but she doesn't ...
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How can I make a template Icon in Adobe illustrator?

I created the attached icon for my client. Now my client wants to have the original AI file and he asked me to make a template so that he can change the flag in shades anytime he wants. I was ...
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How to make web design pages harmonious?

I am working on a Pre-School Web Design, and I feel quite stuck on a point where I don't know what else I can do to make it just a little bit polished. I was using a template for base, with a lot of ...
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How to edit text in Scribus 1.4.7 document created from template?

I spent 4 hours creating a document layout for a resume using Scribus. I'm new to Scribus, but I picked it up pretty easily through tutorials. I created two master pages (one for a first page, and one ...
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MS Word — setting a section break so that it's fixed in one place

I'm creating a letterhead template for a client. I'm using a section break so that I can style the header on the first page so that it's different to the headers on all subsequent pages. My problem ...
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Changing Opacity vs Changing Color

I have noticed in several professional documents (templates, guidelines, co-workers' projects, etc.) the designer has adjusted the opacity of certain elements to get the desired colour. Is this best ...
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Templates / variable length text / consistent spacing vs. consistent space

I have a template (for multiple pages in a brochure) which includes a block of text (squarish, fixed dimensions per each page with a border), which describes a program. How do I deal with the variable ...
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How to Print Onto Letterhead Designs

I'm looking to start offering letterhead designs to clients. I could of course handle the design and printing side of things no problem, but how do my clients go about setting up their documents so ...
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Isn't it possible to change a template at moqups.com? [closed]

After creating a template at moqups.com, I cannot change it. Have not found any documentation about it at it's web-app. Does anyone know another option like using a "master" or similar that could be ...
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How to make and use GIMP templates? [closed]

I want to use a template (with layers, fonts, guides, etc) and pull it out from a folder to make repetitive images in GIMP, like I can in Inkscape. How is this possible?
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How to add ability to scale your skills in your resume/CV

I would like to implement a skills bar chart into a resume template. I am using Gimp for this project and am trying to find ways to implement this feature. Example below.
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How to recreate devices to present responsive sites

I have recently just created a template, and I would like to show it on my site that it is responsive & fluid. I would like to take a few screenshots of my site, and display them on multiple ...
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Help with Microsoft Powerpoint templates and themes

I am working in a commercial agency. At times clients need custom Powerpoint templates and themes. We don’t have people in our agency with enough skill and knowledge for this kind of job, and few have ...
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What is the most up to date design template I should use?

I am a web-developer and am starting a new project. First step is designing the site. In the past, I have used 960 grid system but I was wondering if this is still the standard pretty much? Is there ...
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Which format to provide a report template to a client?

I have this report template we made fo a client. Keeping in mind the client specifically asked for it to be editable, I did a relatively simple design, yet with some nice details to make it appear a ...
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Template vendor using unique fonts

I am wondering, whether there is a template vendor who sells templates with unique fonts, not only those overused and notoriously known like Helvetica, Open Sans, or any other of the free Google fonts ...
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Trouble with MS Word templates and 'sections'

I'm trying to create a letterhead template that works like so: Front page containing one header image Continuation page containing alternate header image All additional pages automatically use ...
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Critique and redesign: Change template for a philosophical website

Please help me in designing the review and critique of this page I am a programmer, and a designer gave me an image of a webpage. I made it and everything is OK, but I don't like this template's ...
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Making a vector template file to output artboards based on given parameters

We use Adobe Illustrator but we are willing to try any other Adobe software that may aid on this issue, . Problem: We have to make various graphical pieces for conferences, they always have the same ...