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Questions tagged [text]

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

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Is there a trick to using small text?

I'm trying to create an email header with a ticket design on it. The ticket has small text on it which always seems to be pixellated, especially when I rotate it. no matter what I seem to set ...
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illustrator 2017, pastes the copied text into the layer 1

I am totally new to illustrator, so, Hello, good designers :) My problem is, I have text, "Restore Purchases", just copied and had to paste it on a rectangle. I'm trying to make a button. The text ...
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How to create curved texts like these?

How do I create these wave-like form in Adobe Illustrator/photoshop? I tried to use blended objects and applied the text on it, but it doesn't work.
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Open dialog for Get Text only displays 3 document names out of about 80 in the folder [on hold]

I'm baffled... also dead in the water. Anyone hear of this? (I'm new to scribus)
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How to make text into a transparent punch through a shape in Illustrator?

I am a total newbee in Illustrator. As in title said, I'd like to ask how to input transparent text in Adobe Illustrator. For instance, the following image has 2 layers, one is the ring and the ...
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Recreating realistic text to be editable?

I'm having the hardest time ever figuring out how to basically trace/recreate the text on this label so that I can edit it and change the text as needed (different scents). I've tried following along ...
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Text frame not filling up in indesign

Hi friends today i have a problem with an indesign book i'm designing: the text that flow into some pages do not fill up page text frames completely. I don't know if the issue is from my formatting ...
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Constrain size of existing text object?

If I switch to the text tool and just click in one spot, without dragging out an area, it normally appears as a text object which does not have a constrained size. Another method which sometimes ...
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Evenly spaced text in Photoshop

I'm trying to add text to my document that is evenly spaced, like in the example on the right. The closest I've been able to get it is like the image on the left, but as you can see they don't quite ...
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Move text content automatically to correct place when changing page order in InDesign

I designed a multi-page booklet with three columns per page. In the master pages I defined one text box with a width of one column, and one text box with a width of two columns. The single-column text ...
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gimp: use modifiable layer as mask of another layer

I have text cutting out pieces (letters) from background layer using alpha to selection on the text and using that selection as mask for the background layer (like in this question how can i make ...
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InDesign CC - Auto add entire Master spread when over-flowing text

Should be a simple answer to a long question. I am making a Book and working on one chapter file. The chapters all need to end on an odd numbered page. Easy. Except that every time I edit and the ...
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Creating a text deboss effect at small scale [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a debossed effect in a small scale. It's a coin-like layout, but not using metallic gradients: I've been working across Photoshop for image isolation/clean up, but ultimately ...
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Baseline Grid question

So im new to using Baseline grids - little late i know.. but i have a question about this document i am making. 1st picture: In the pictures below is it common practice to align the quote on the ...
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Illustrator: how to change simultaneously two identical text boxes?

I'm working on a papercraft project and I have needed to change the order of the tabs. To do so, I have to manually search for the two corresponding number and edit them one at the time. Is there any ...
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Affinity Designer: How do I make textframes scale with the artboard if I scale by an exact value?

When scaling artboards "by hand" with the "scale handle", the font-size of textframes changes as expected. However if I use the transform dialogue to enter an exact value I want the artboard to scale ...
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Finding right ASCII code for a symbol?

For a design I'm making I need to use a character similar to the "greater than" sign (>), only less wide. Like this: However, I'm having difficulties finding such a symbol. Would I have to use a .png ...
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How to change text couple times and save every single one?

Is there a way to make really quickly ID's for events? I have a background for my ID's but I have to make them one at a time and save it for each person on the list. Can I somehow automate this ...
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How to distort a letter into a triangular shape on illustrator?

I've tried making a triangle shape while selecting my letter and going to envelope distort > make with top object and this is what I got...
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Inkscape for cartography: fill the background of a text

I want to produce a geographic map with Inkscape. I have cities with names. I mean I have dozens of city names. I want to fill the background of cities names with a semi transparent background so that ...
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Razor Sharp, Pixel Perfect Text Export from Illustrator or Photoshop?

I'm trying to create Windows 95 / 98 pixel perfect text styles to mockup a retro UI. In the past (roughly 8 years ago) I remember being able to export BMPs from Illustrator in Greyscale and get pixel ...
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Replace many keys by values from list in PDF

I have a lot of very large PDF files where I need to replace some strings in text. These strings are listed in a mapping table where every string has its corresponding string-value to be replaced with....
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Adobe Illustrator: Deboss or Engrave Effect

I'd like to create a realistic debossed (indented), recessed or engraved effect. Often seen on tactile commercial products, particularly for embellishing text and symbols. Here's an example of a gear ...
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How to create distorted, textured, type in a specific shape?

there is a great designer that create awesome stuff like that using typodesign. I really love him. Some of you guys have any idea of how I can obtain the same result of text envelope without distort ...
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3D effect on text - How to do it?

I have a text (see picture below) on a page that has been tilted some 45 degrees and then expanded down in a cylindrical fashion to form a 3D effect. I would like to ask you for help to identify how ...
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Grain line issue when creating procreate brushes

I’m having an issue with creating a procreate brush. Ive noticed a line in the grain. Ive tried to scale the grain to get rid of the line, however nothing is working.
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Is there a way in InDesign to quickly resize text that is stacked so that each line is the same width but different sizes?

I have a method currently of just going line by line and increasing the font size until it takes up the width of the text box and just readjusting the line/paragraph spacing but want to see if there's ...
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Font text is not smooth in Photoshop

Has anyone dealt with this issue before? For some reason, my text on Photoshop is not smooth at all, no matter what font is picked. Example: If anyone has any tips, would be highly recommended.
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Why does my text made in Inkscape not display elsewhere?

I made quite some basic icons in Inkscape, but when displaying the SVGs in other tools (browser or basic Linux image viewer), The text parts are not displayed at all. How to get it to show up ...
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Precisely resize editable text in Illustrator

I want to be able to resize editable text (to a precise numerical value) but it goes by the bounding box, which is slightly larger than the text is. The only way to reduce the bounding box on editable ...
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How do I make a curved text logo with dotted abbreviatures correctly?

How can I get an even space between the dots and the letters? Is there a way to center it correctly with respect to the logo? Is there a general way of doing this to make it look better? (for example, ...
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'shine' in letters

So I made this with the help of another image As you can see the letters have a kind of 'shine'. (I do not know what to call it) I know where to put this shine on very few letters taken from the ...
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GIMP 2.10 - Bump Map not working

I'm trying to create a piece of beveled text. Here's what I'm doing: Create the text in a layer. Apply the bump map filter with the text layer selected, using the text layer as the AUX channel. ...
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Highlighting issue with InDesign pdf

When highlighting text in a PDF exported from InDesign, the highlight doesn't select the text in the right order. How can I fix this?
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How to annotate both citations and that something has a definition (i.e. text style)

Say you have a sentence like this: I am an \adef{example} sentence about \acite{foo.com}. Where \adef is marking it as a definition and \acite is marking it as a citation. The citation would be put ...
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Illustrator: Text shown not to have a fill has a fill

I have two text objects in my Illustrator file that look the same, but their Appearance properties are showing up differently and I don't know why. Here they are, with their Appearance properties: ...
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Why does text appear off canvas in Photoshop?

When I select the type tool and click in the center of the canvas, the text always appears outside the canvas. This has always happened on my work PC and I have never had the issue at home. How can I ...
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How to create custom bullet/number formatting in InDesign

I'm creating a key in InDesign with designated numbers and text. I want the formatting to be like #107, basically like a numbered list (I just manually did it to demonstrate). I tried messing around ...
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How to use color in legal documents

Most legal documents like this are just black and white, with some bold and italic thrown in there, as well as indentation and changes in font size. But you don't really see color in there. The same ...
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Can Illustrator display more accurate (character) information on scaled text?

I've been working in Illustrator files left behind by the old designer. It looks like a lot of the text has been scaled, however Illustrator still shows this text as being the size it was before with ...
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Simple Text effects like this images

I am a beginner. I want to create text effects similar to this images. What i have to do? Which tool can i use? If anyone have a link to tutorial, please give me. Thanks in advance.
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Image Edit to see under a colour layer? [closed]

It is possible to take an existing image which has black texted covered by solid red layers and remove that so the text can be seen? For instance this pictute here is a screenshot with black text ...
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How to make a video of a counter e.g.100-1,000,000?

I'm developing a website and want a counter upon start up to go from 1,000-1,000,000 So we decided the best way to do it would be to put a video on the cover that would play on start up. Now how do I ...
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How can I center text vertically and horizontally within an image in Gimp?

I would like to center text vertically and horizontally in an image within Gimp. I have the image, I have added the text, I have been able to use the alignment tool to center the text horizontally, ...
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Printing a set of service manual images on A3 - source is 120DPI JPG's [closed]

I wish to print some images that I have somewhat manually gone through to remove whitespace, and they aren't looking as good as I think they could be. What steps should I take to get them looking as ...
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How to recreate subpixel anti-aliasing like Windows Command Prompt

I want to be able to create a anti-aliasing effect as shown in windows command prompt with any text or vector I'd like without having to screenshot it within the program. How could I go about doing ...
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getting text to be horizontal as opposed to vertical

I just downloaded GIMP and am trying to work with text on a photo. What I write appears vertically, how do I get it to display horizontally?
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Apply Find/Change only within all paragraphs of certain style

Would like to know if there is a way to replace "normal returns" with "hard returns" as I would in Find/Change, but only affecting all paragraphs of a certain style (I don't want this change made to ...
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Bumps on bottom of text in Illustrator

For some reason in one of my Illustrator documents, there are small bumps on the bottom of the lowercase E and C characters. The font I'm using is (I believe) built into Windows. It's called ...
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How to Create Spray Paint Text Effect

I've been trying to replicate a spray paint text effect in photoshop with hardly any luck. I downloaded multiple spray paint brushes/assets, the problem, however, is whenever you resize the brush to ...