Questions tagged [text]

Questions that refer to manipulating a text layout, styling and/or management in graphic software.

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Make text box center along columns

I want to create text where each column is centered horizontally based on each letter's center, like this image: However when I try this in GIMP it inevitably ends up off center using the text tool. ...
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How to add readable text paragraph on background with mixed colors in Illustrator 2020 [duplicate]

Can you please explain how to add readable text paragraph to background with various colors ? When background and foreground colors match then words or phrases are not distinct. I need readable text ...
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Adobe inDesign - Table rows cross page

I'm trying to create a two-columns table on InDesign. Unfortunally, when row content doesn't fit the remaining page space, the entire row is pushed on new page leaving a lot of space on previous page....
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Create Halo around text Illustrator CC [duplicate]

Does anyone have advice on creating a halo around text in Adobe Illustrator CC? I have text over some black lines, and want the text to be easier to read. I have tried using the outerglow but am not ...
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Putting Text on a textPath using Svg in Krita

In Krita 4.2 ,the text tool doesn't provide the feature to put text on a path,but it does give the ability to curve text using Svg scripting. On using a Svg script to create curved text (below) by ...
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Is there a more or less automatic way to create this kind of 3D metallic text effect, or does it have to be digitally painted by hand?

I'm looking for a way to turn an ordinary flat font into a 3D metallic text, kind of like the Game of Thrones logo here, or the Skyrim text here? Or this logo here. And maybe even any hand drawn shape,...
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Pink X's all over in InDesign CS5

I'm seeing pink "X"'s all over in InDesign CS5. I know that usually when I see pink text it means a font is missing, but normally I see what the text is supposed to look like. The context is I'm ...
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Adobe Indesign: Finding the last bullet in a bullet list

My current style sheet is: [Body] After paragraph : 4mm [Body, Start of List] After paragraph : 1mm [Bullets] After paragraph : 1mm [Bullets, Last] After paragraph : 4mm Part 1 Is there a way to ...
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Why text size is different in these 2 files in Photoshop?

I'm working on Adobe Photoshop(2019-2020). In one file Arial Regular font size 12pt texts looks normal as in below image: But in the another file the at size 11pt the text is very big as shown in ...
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How to align text box on Figma?

When placing a geometric shape or image on Figma we get the exact height and width of these forms. From this square to the top, I certainly got 23 pixels of space: From this text to the top, I'm not ...
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TEXT FORMAT LOST [duplicate]

I had to edit an illustrator file, a menu for a restaurant that needed some changes in the texts. When opening the Ai file provided I found that the text boxes/blocks are not boxes anymore, but ...
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Is Photoshop in use for print posters with high quality of text objects?

When creating a poster in Photoshop with 300 dpi settings and export to high res PDF, text do not look crisp enough (after rasterizing text objects). Will it look good after print? Or should text ...
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How can I align text to some curve?

How can I align text in GIMP so one of its sides “touches” some path or the text is placed inside path? Example: The text is aligned so right side of text line bounding box is at the number 4.
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Adobe Illustrator 2019 text cannot be seen after certain point

I am using a template from the internet and was trying to change some text and add a dash - but the text goes invisible after a certain point. If I delete the last letter of the text I can see the - ...
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Illustrator - Removing the blank space below a letter

Objective I am trying to create a logo in png format with the size of 512x512. The shape is round, so i need the edges of the background to be transparent. Problem The letter has some weird space ...
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Text box has padding on left side but not right side

I'm not sure why my text box has padding on the left side but not the right side. When I look at the text frame options, there's no inset spacing on the left side. I want the padding to be symmetrical....
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Align text to center of object in InDesign

I want to make this text centered within the white rectangle. I have tried using the Text Frame Options and setting vertical justification to "center', but it's still not quite aligned-- there's too ...
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How to recreate this perspective text effect?

I'd like to recreate this "increasing size text" in Illustrator or Photoshop. Which software should is better to use? What tool is the best?
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aliasing a scanned text (removing blurry or non black pixels)

I have a scanned text like this: And I want something like this: Do you have any idea how can I achieve that? Thanks in advance!
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Is there a script that splits text layers into seperate lines (text layer for each line)

I wanted to know if anyone knows of any scrips that splits text layers into separate lines. I have one right now, but the problem is, when it splits the layers it goes way too far down. Heres the code ...
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Count total number of words in Illustrator file

I am designing a poster in Adobe Illustrator (ver. 2019), and one of the suggestions I am following is keeping the total number of words around 150. Is there a way to count all words (inside text ...
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Indesign - Need to split between only 2 text boxes

first time here. I'm working in Indesign and I was wondering if anyone knew how to split text between just two text frames/boxes. To be clear, I'm not trying to unlink text boxes, but split them. ...
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Envelope distort with top object doesn't give the expected result

i am trying to curve a text to this shape: somewhat like this but with the sides smaller, like in the shape. What i mean is i want it to only wrap like an arc and not like a ballon or so (no 3d?). ...
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Is date variable text possible in Photoshop CC 2019

I'm trying to create a date variable for a production template in Photoshop so that it updates to the current date when I save a new version of the document. It doesn't seem like much but over time ...
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How do I detect an empty text frame with hidden data frame markers?

I have been using the DeleteEmptyFrames.jsx script from the interwebz and it works in text frames containing nothing, but fails when the frame had a data merge field that contained no data when ...
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Why is my 'FG to Transparent' gradient mostly black?

I'm having some trouble with gradients here, can anybody help me? I'm currently trying to follow this tutorial... How to make retro 80's chrome text in GIMP? I'm in the Text Shading section, and ...
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Skew text in scribus

Is there a way to skew text in Scribus? I know there is Item > Transform > Transform > Skewing, but this only skews the text frame, not the actual text within it. Another idea is to ...
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What is this 3D text effect called?

I need some help defining the technique used in this image. I call it a 3d drop shadow but that isn't the best or correct term to use for this graphic.
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Text graphic - artistic play on repeated words

I am trying to think of a cool way to visualize this quote from Fight Club: You know how they say 'you only hurt the ones you love?' Yeah, well the inverse is also true. So the way I'm ...
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Sketch - Text not resizing with symbol

Summary I'm trying to resize a symbol in Sketch and the text is not resizing with the symbol. I have "adjust content on resize" enabled and it's still not working. What I've tried I've also tried ...
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Combine text alignment

I am working on a multi-page report that has several different sections. Due to text available, some of the sections are left aligned while other sections are full justified. Is it acceptable to ...
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Is this curved text blend possible in Illustrator?

I've started playing around in illustrator and came to a full stop when I tried to find a way to create a side curve to a text blend (cause I don't know the limitations of the blend tool) Here's ...
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Using single column/multiple text boxes or multiple columns/single text box in InDesign for creating a multi-column page

To create several columns of text in InDesign I have (to my knowledge) two different approaches: Either set the text to several columns by using a paragraph style while using a single text box for the ...
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Bookman Leading

I am designing the interior for a novel using Bookman Old Style size 11pt. Right now, due to input from readers, I have set a leading of 13.5pt. Is that too large? I do not want the text to look ...
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How do I export text as paths in Photoshop?

I have a logo that is made simply by mixing two different fonts with custom settings (the image in the center is actually big G in Webdings): I want to export my logo as an svg (paths). Unfortunately ...
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Adding Textures/Patterns to Text [Krita 4.15]

I wanted to add textures/pattern overlays to my Thumbnail text on vector layers(similar to paint brushes on rasterlayers ) in Krita 4.15. There is an option provided under the Text_ToolOptions menu ...
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How do you set the text colour in Indesign to change depending on page background?

I have an InDesign spread where some pages have a white background and some have a red background. I want to flow text across both types of pages, and change the text colour depending on what the ...
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Apply gradient to individual letters

In Illustrator CC 2018, I can't find a way to apply a gradient to individual letters of a text. I know that I can apply the gradient to the whole text by adding a new fill to the text object. But ...
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Is it okay to fade a human face just to create some space to place important content over it?

Please see the image. Just to write the copy, I had to place white color over the upper half of the person on the right side. Is it okay to do so in graphic design or is it terribly wrong here? PS: ...
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How can I prevent this optical illusion of a rotated text?

Recently I have been trying to add tabs to my application. When designing the Zoom tab, I find that when focusing on other elements of the screen it appears to look like eoon to the unfocused eye. ...
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Does Facebook’s 20% rule apply to sharing images on posts?

I'm the social media designer for the company I work at, and most of our images are just used for posts. I've been asked to follow the 20% rule and have even been asked once or twice to make the text ...
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How can I remove all blurs from text in multiple PNGs at once?

Look at the picture above, it has many shapes similar black and some of it got mixed with the white background. I want to fix this and make it simply black. For your information, this is a zoomed-in ...
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Get black value of color of text Illustrator Scripting VB

I am trying to determine the value of the black in each text item in an illustrator document. I have managed to successfully run the count words script and alter it to apply a tint and a new color to ...
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Overflow Text box in InDesign using masterpage - threading & XML import issue

I designed a visit card and want to import data using an .xml data source file. I created multiple textboxes, each in different places for contents and they're linked to each other (overflow). But ...
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Splitting text into editable sections

I'm looking to create a similar text-effect as is in the picture. Ideally, the text could be "split" into different sections which could be colored to do shading of sorts. If possible, I would like to ...
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How do I remove these transparent pixels?

I've converted this text to outlines, and then I have flattened the transparency, but zooming in on this, there is still transparent pixels. Where the outline is, I would like to export the shape, and ...
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How to do an infinitely extending text effect in Illustrator?

I'm looking to create a similar-style text effect to what is in the image. Mainly, I want the extended rainbow effect coming off the backside of the text.
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How to copy text from Illustrator to another program?

If I open an Illustrator document from a collaborator and select the text with the Type tool: ...then proceed to copy the text through the Edit menu: ...then try to paste this text in another app ...
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I converted Type to shape, but now I want to make the entire vector one color

Is there any way I can flatten this small portion of the vector? To me it looks like a pixel that I should be able to paint, or change the color of. However, I tried to Edit > Recolor, and it did not ...
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text color changes from one computer to another

Edited an image and put-in gray color text. When the same file was opened on another machine, the color appears as RED. I did the editing on a trial version of illustrator and saved it as a xx.ai file....