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

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Why have different font faces for title, text body and graphs in texts?

I have read several recommendations, e.g. this one to use different font families for titles (sans-serif), the text body (serif) and graphs (sans-serif). This is also what the default article document ...
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Text-in-Text on specific character

A few years back a member of our group committed suicide. Before he passed he wrote a song with 5 verses, and there are 5 of us remaining. What I am attempting to do here is replace the semi-colon ...
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Trying to find balance in uneven text blocks

I'm designing a business card for my small business. The text at the bottom of the card is throwing me off. I'm separating the employee's name and title from their contact information, to "square ...
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How to quickly insert sequential numbers?

Working in Gimp, I frequently need to label different parts of a diagram with sequential numbers (say, 1 to 30 or so). Is there any tool in Gimp which can make this more efficient (ideally 1-click on ...
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Position text baseline

How do I specify the position of a line of text relative to the baseline, rather than relative to its lowest point? I can see the little white square next to the baseline; however, I am unable to ...
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Is there a good add-on for RTL text support in Photoshop?

I've found this website where you have to write and paste (!) Arabic text for Photoshop, but I need a better one with more language abilities. Anything in mind?
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Removing all colour from a file, making it a vector

just had a question about removing all background from an image traced file. If ever someone sends through an image which has words (like the one attached) or if it's got closed off sections, the ...
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Illustrator: how to add perspective to text?

I am trying to achieve this effect in Illustrator.
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Is there no capitalize button in Inkscape?

I do not see an option to set a phrase as uppercase with the click of the button. Is there no such feature, or am I missing something?
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How to make a font file bold/italic

Basically, I downloaded Google fonts, that do not have bold/italic variants. I can make them bold/italic with css, but I also have to use the .ttf file (which is only normal) in ffmpeg. There is no ...
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Multiple Color Override in one text on Sketch

I have a question about Sketch symbols overrides. I have created a text box and have put some text inside and some hashtags. But the hashtags are in another color than the text. I transformed my ...
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Editing out text from a preformatted photo

I am very inexperienced in graphic design so please go easy on me. I would like to edit out just one of the text boxes from this image. What is the easiest way to go about this? I was trying to ...
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Deleting text from multiple text boxes on the same spread (Indesign) [duplicate]

I want to delete text from multiple text boxes that are on the same spread in Indesign. Is there a way to do this all at once without having to individually delete the text from each box? thanks!
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Insert special characters as text in Illustrator

How do I insert the ∝ symbol and other special characters in illustrator text? I tried and this is what I get instead of the ∝: I searched here about special characters, but is there a way to just ...
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Why exporting to SVG reduce quality rendering?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Once I export a (rotated) Area Type Text in SVG and I view at 100%, I can see it with low quality rendering: Only once I start to increase the zoom I gain quality: ...
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How to center vertically and fill a background color to an Area Type Tool?

This is the Area Type Tool I've created: I'd like to: Center it (also) vertically, so if I resize the width/height area it will keep both the vertical and horizontal alignments Add a background ...
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Letter spacing, non VA Setting

We are having some weird issue on an AI file. There is some text that has a strong letter spacing, however we checked the settings and it has 0 VA value: We then tried creating a new text with same ...
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Clarifying text in low resolution image

I am desperately keen to be able to read the text in the attached image, in particular the description below the picture of each watch. I have tried but failed using GIMP. Does anyone have any ...
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How can I do this text effect?

I'm trying to figure out how to do this thext effect in photoshop but I have no idea. Do you guys know how can it be done and how this effect is called? or it can be done only in Illustrator?
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Does this layout look okay?

I've never been great at laying out text and other elements within a rectangle. I know a few tricks (like the rule of thirds) but I'm still unsure. Does the layout below look okay? The rectangle has ...
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What letter is ム?

Does anyone know what letter this is? I have been trying to figure out what letter this is. I don't even know if its a letter and I don't know if its in a different language and font. It looks like ...
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How to make letter shapes by filling in motifs?

How to make a shape by filling in motifs like the effect of the attached image? I know how to clip a pattern to a shape but this one is different. Thanks.
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Removing Font outline when stroke is set to none

I'm having issues trying to remove the stroke from my text which has no stroke set. I've also tried different fonts however the stroke(or outline?) remains the same. How can I go about removing this?...
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Border with text

please help to me to make a border with text for my images. I have attached a picture for reference.
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How to add a label next to an arrow and respect the tilt in Ps?

I want to add text next to arrows and make the tilt of the text be equal to the tilt of the arrow. If I do it manually with a free transform then, if I change the tilt of the arrow I have to manually ...
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Linking text layers in sketch

I have a text layer and other one is also a text layer applied Gaussian blur. Is there any way we can link two text layer such that as soon as we change one text layer text, other gaussian blurred ...
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Unicode: left and right superscript and subscripts, stacked symbols, and fractions

I would like to know whether Unicode fonts, and if app which ones, and how do I input the symbols, support the insertion of super left and right superscript and subscripts (as in math and chemistry), ...
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InDesign: fix wrapping for vertically centered text

See the following screenshot of my current document: As you can see, there's a graphic frame in the top right that has text wrap enabled. The text in the text box follows that nicely (as you can see ...
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Putting a 0.25pt stroke on type in illustrator - will it mess up printing?

I'm still getting a feel of Illustrator after being pretty much Photoshop-reliant. I'm doing a brochure and needed some text to be slightly heavier, so I put a 0.25pt stroke that's the same color as ...
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indesign – moving linked text boxes to another layer

I have multiple text boxes, all linked together over several pages. They are on the wrong layer... Is there a way to move them to another layer without having to copy and past them (which results in ...
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Text field top spacing vs line height

How is the space at the top of a text field determined? I know it's dependent on the font, but what's the logic. I can't see a clear relationship between the leading and this space at the top of a ...
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Photoshop: Area Type not working?

Not sure if I'm missing something but the text isn't wrapping/continuing onto the next line within the area text box in Photoshop. It just hyphenates and disappears outside the bounding box. If I hit ...
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How can I achieve these gradient effects in photoshop?

I would like to achieve the three gradient effects we see on the photo below with photoshop. I tried by myself using the gradient tool and changing the layer blend mode but didn't work. The 1st ...
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Photoshop text layout changing after editing - super weird

I'm using a template, downloaded and installed all the fonts but still this happens. When I click on the text to edit it, it suddenly turns a lot bigger and more grey, it's hard to still change the ...
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Is there a way to select the eyedropper tool while typing?

Is there a way to use the eyedropper tool while typing? I cant' type "I" to select it, because that just inserts the letter i.
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Flow text odd behavior in InDesign

I'm having an odd issue in indesign. I have a book to reset from one column to two columns. When I reflow all the pages (doesn't matter if manual or automatically), some texts jumps a frame (see ...
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Make text fit textbox in Illustrator [VIDEO]. Must have variable font-size

I made this video in Adobe Spark. But I want to do this in Adobe Illustrator: Notice that the font size changes dynamically. It seems it might not be possible in Illustrator: https://forums.adobe....
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GIMP 2.8.22 How to SELECT ALL text objects in all layers and change font size of all at once? [duplicate]

(GIMP 2.8.22) I have several text objects labeling parts of the human body and I want to increase the font size of all of them to 20 pts. Each text object was automatically put into its own layer, ...
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Change underline Text presets in Sketch

Is there any way to change underline presets at Sketch? I'm working with symbols, and I need a text with an underline, but only text, without objects. Thank you!
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How to add readable text to a light and dark image?

I'm trying to add text to a photo of a city but the colors in the background make it difficult to read light and dark text. I've tried several light and dark colors but they all looked overpowered by ...
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How do I edit existing text in a design I created in Gimp

Using Gimp, I created a design with circular lettering. I increased the font size, and now the text is pixelated (blurry, lighter in color than the rest of the image). How do I select the existing ...
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Extract text using photoshop [closed]

Hello, I need to isolate the text on this makeup flask using PHOTOSHOP. Lets say I need the white text on a separated layer, purple colored text on a separated layer and so on.. Using pen around ...
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how to add words to a text after expanding it in illustrator?

I expanded a text box in Illustrator and then edited it, however I can not add any words/letters to this text now. How can I add words to this text, or even how can I know the size of that text to ...
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Reversing the stacking order of live text in Illustrator

I'm working on a graphic where I want to overlap the type. I created a text box, typed out a big old heavy font. Alternated Letter colors, put a stroke on the whole thing then pulled in the kerning ...
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Why sometimes illustrator rasterize text? [closed]

I explain with this simple experiment below : 1) I create a complex shape with a text 2) I duplicate-it 8 time 3) I select all, I copy-it and I paste-it 4) I press cmd-Y to see the GPU Preview and I ...
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Reset text rotation in Photoshop

I've rotated multiple texts with the transform tool in Photoshop by an arbitrary angle. Now, I need to reset that rotation, and have the text straight. I am not able to do it by hand, its always ...
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How can I precisely replicate this text shadow effect? [closed]

I want to be able to start with the raw white text (font is bank gothic) and replicate the shadow effect pixel for pixel (or as closely as possible). I have tried many different blur effects in GIMP ...
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Easy way to create text with rectangle around it in Illustrator? [duplicate]

I know I can create rectangle and put inside a text but is it any easy way to get text with rectangle around it?
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text's border gets a serrated look when it gets smaller [closed]

i am a total newbie. now i want to make a logo for my website. its just a text actually. In inkscape it looks alright. however when i upload it to my website it's borders gets a serrated look. take a ...
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How to do knockout text effect in canva?

How to do knockout text effect in canva? I've tried to search for a tutorial in youtube but was unable to find anything.