Questions tagged [text]

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

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is there any option in illustrator to convert in curves by type automatically when export in vector format?

when i have designed in illustrator finally i need to send it a printing press in a vector format. i manually convert design's type in outline by (Shift+ctrl+o). Is there any option to convert design'...
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Assign text frame to a paragraph's first line

I'm working on a book with complicated layout. Each spread has three text features: A — main text paragraph B — side text paragraph C — paragraph number Each A-paragraph must have a number. I ...
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Type in a shape

So I'm trying to recreate a cover for a single, and I've got most of it down except for one part. There's a piece of text contained inside a circle-type shape that I can't quite seem to get down. I've ...
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Convert Resume from Photoshop to ??? to improve PDF quality

I've made a huge mistake. I found a cool template for a resume that I liked and spent hours making it what I wanted in photoshop only to find out that saving as PDF makes all the text look blurry. I'...
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Problem exporting dxf as solid shape, not outline

Im trying to export a logo in dxf format using illustrator because I’m designing a printed circuit board in diptrace. As soon as I export it and try to open it all I see is the logo outline. Im trying ...
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Advice on making this swoosh effect through text in Illustrator

I was wondering if I could get some advice on how I could achieve this cool swish effect in Illustrator. I know I can convert to outlines, and then modify each path but this required a lot of ...
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Adding a “bursting neurons” effect to text in Inkscape

I am creating a logo with Inkscape, and would like to process the text in the logo so that it looks a bit like the "vertical lines" in this image: So far, after browsing all the nice effects that ...
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How to achieve this text effect in Adobe Illustrator?‎

I’m a beginner with Adobe Illustrator and try to get the screenshot text effect, but I ‎couldn’t able to do it. I try “Warp” submenu effects (Effects > Warp), but didn’t ‎work for me. Does this ...
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How to join text together using shape in Illustrator?

I'm creating a logo and struggling with joining a shape to text. As you can see from the images. The text is 'MN.' And I am attempting to use a semi circle shape to join the letters. However, it ...
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Center multiple words on a path to different segments in a circle using Illustrator

Problem: Centering multiple words on a path in relation to the segment that each word belongs to. I wish to do this in Illustrator. Example (what is done so far): I created a circle and divided it ...
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inkscape copy text from one image to another

I just got introduced to Inkscape and it seems like a pretty cool piece of software. have a very simple task: I have several images that are maps of a certain location. I added the names of the ...
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How to align text to pie graph in Illustrator?

I need to align the digits in a pie graph. As usual, I select and clicked center alignment. but it doesn't work. I really want the digits in the center Do I need to do it manually?
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Indesign preflight not showing errors with cyrillic characters

I'm laying out a document that's a couple hundred pages with several hundred footnotes. In some of the footnotes there are other languages such as Chinese, Russian, and Greek. I've imported the ...
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Matching different text amounts to the same sized logo?

Using photoshop I have a brand logo that I need to use with different amounts of text. for example the logo is 6 points long ...... In one project I need to have 'hello' above the logo - That's ...
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Word breaks at a parentheses within the word ex. (im)possible

i recently got an offer to do a quick catalogue for an artist and there is a point in his text with a parentheses in it ex. (im)possible. indesign is breaking the word into: blah blah one line (im) ...
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Illustrator: Auto-sized Text box with a rectangle border (no fill)?

My question is related to this one Illustrator: Auto-sized Text box with shaded background? What I want is an auto-sized Text box with a black rectangle border. It should look like this: Is it ...
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Unable to “paint” text with the type tool with Illustrator CS6

I am completely unable to "paint" text with the type tool. What I mean by painting is I can't click and drag to select the text, therefore I can't select specific parts of the text to modify and I ...
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Is 75 or 80 the optimal number for the columns of proportionally-sized letters in each row for readability and accessibility?

I'm sitting here trying to decide whether to make my plaintext newsletter 75 or 80 characters in "width". That is, a "monospace" font renders it as plaintext with either 75 or 80 characters per row. ...
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How to display custom font on Adobe XD mobile cloud document?

I have a prototype which uses a few third party fonts and 1 custom icon font. When previewing the prototype on my PC, everything is displayed correctly, but when I try to test it with my Android ...
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Are “Orphans” and “Widows” ever good?

Referencing text layout. . . A widow is a sentence separated from its paragraph An orphan is a single word separated from its sentence When considering this for print layout... Are these ever a ...
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Strange Photoshop Text tool options

I've been learning Photoshop, used the Text tool many times but today I came across some options which I've never seen before. Can someone explain what they are for, and how to turn them on/off?
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Inkscape: Is there a way to unstretch / undistort text?

I'm working on an svg where all the text got condensed by someone scaling a bunch of items nonproportionally. All the text is still text and editable. Is there a way to select the text items and have ...
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How to add a layer style effect especially on a highlighted text?

How can I add an effect on a highlighted text, such as border and other stuff that can be found in Layer styles > Blending options? Example: I have this text right here: https://i.imgur.com/TSTrNFV....
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How to fit frame to content for text boxes in Photoshop similar to InDesign?

Is there a way to fit frame to content for text boxes in photoshop like they have that feature in indesign? because sometimes when the text frame is larger than the text with empty space, and we try ...
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Styling of text objects in Inkscape

I need this workflow in Inkscape: many text objects of the same style, I change the style of one object, the style of all text objects changes the same way, but the text of all objects are different. ...
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How to fill inside of a text with an image-pattern?

I want to fill the inside (white area) with a pattern how do i get the pattern inside the text without it affecting the outline of the font?
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Export text data from Adobe Illustrator to MS Excel file

I have finished a food brochure for a restaurant and now my client needs to have all food names and their prices in MS Excel file to modify names and prices in the future; whenever he needs. Copy text ...
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Fill object that has holes with text in Illustrator

I am trying to create a logo where a text is inside a shape that has holes, but I want it to be within the shape, including the eyes and teeth. The eyes and teeth are just filled white here and the ...
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Parts of paragraph style won't stick

I've got a problem where I am defining a paragraph style, but when I am applying it, it does everythin as defined except for the font style. It just applies a font style I did not select, however the ...
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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 a text layer into a separate layer per line?

Does anyone know of any scrips that splits text layers into separate lines? I have one right now, but when it splits the layers it goes way too far down. Here's the code for the script that doesn't ...
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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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