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

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Text not showing up on illustrator file

I am a beginner to illustrator. I attempting to add text using the text tool. I am successful doing it in the practice file, but same actions don't work in my "live" file. Below images show ...
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How to auto resize text, to fit a bounding box on Photoshop?

Heu guys, I have defined a text bonding box (275px x 153 px for example). Now I need to set this text to AUTO fit (resize both spacing and font size) this bounding box. How can i do this in ...
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After Effects Scripting : fontSize adjusted to boxTextSize Script Optimization

I need Help Improving and optimizing a Script. I'm fairly new to java and scripting in general and I've been Trying to do a script that would increase the font Size of a text until it fully fills it'...
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Text on a path with Pixelmator

Is it possible to have text follow a path? Similar to this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-type-path.html
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Is it possible to join multiple text characters into one curved path in Illustrator?

Other than creating an entirely new curved path and entering text, is there a way to combine separate text characters into one path? I know it is possible to outline them first but ideally they would ...
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How to simulate embossed punch tape

Twenty years ago I ran a Sex Pistols fan site and, taking a cue from the punk-rock DIY aesthetic, designed the home page to look like it was crudely produced by sticking labels on paper. I actually ...
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Indesign: can't get rid of padding on Auto Resized text boxed

I auto resized a text box to "height only", but is still has a little white space between the bottom of the text and the bottom of the box. The inset spacing is all set to zero. Any ideas as ...
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Is there a good way to work with Indesign justification settings?

I don't find it very intuitive, and I haven't found a clear guide online as yet. I end up "playing" with Word Spacing until I get to an approximation of what I need. I only ever modify Word ...
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Separate keep options for paragraphs

My project is set in such a way, that the paragraphs should be kept solid. In other words they must not break no matter what. If the paragraph size exceeds the margins, then the whole paragraph is ...
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Aligning text layers in Android

The situation - I need to hand over designs to my devs. I have created some spacing tokens, that I am using in Sketch(the design software). These tokens are based on baseline alignment of the text ...
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How to created 3d text with square ridged border in Photoshop

I want to make 3d text in photoshop that has a thick square border, with a different color than the text, very similar to this: I've been playing with these contour settings: But this is the closest ...
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export from Illustrator to PDF - text not selectable

We need to export a 2-page file from Illustrator CS6 to PDF. The issue is that when a user opens this PDF file (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC) they can't select any of the text (Selection tool for text and ...
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Exported a map from an .MXD (ArcGIS) to .AI, why did some textboxes including '≤' come in as '='?

I will post the area in question below. Here is the "before" of the legend in ArcGIS, an MXD file: When I export the entire map to AI, it mostly comes into Illustrator just fine, but when I go to ...
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Preview text size change in Photoshop CC 2018

In Photoshop, since time began, when you selected text and then used the arrow keys on your keyboard you could see dynamically the text change on screen as you increased and decreased the point size. ...
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Photoshop is changing text when saving as PDF

When making circular text with photoshop CS6, for example: Circular written text Now, when I want to save my project as PDF the text is getting turned, for example: Turned letters, but the same ...
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How can I merge a heap of text into an image using Photoshop 2017 CC?

I have a templated PSD image that I want to use to build a heap of "memes" (for want of a better word). I have a heap of tips in text format. Most of them are 1-2 sentences at the most. I want to ...
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How to turn image into custom text font with photoshop?

Im attempting to grab these droplets in the image below and turn them into text to resize them. The little “O” shaped would be the first letter of what I’m trying to write as the letter “O” and the ...
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Text disappears when size is decreased Indesign

I have a 500+ page doc in Indesign. Selected all, tried to decrease the size by one pt and the first paragraph disappears. Tried cutting and pasting that bit of text after but just removes another, ...
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How to warp text with font effects

I am working on a logo and want to use a text effect like this one. I add the appearance effects to get the offset outlines but when I warp the text, all of the outlines still go the same way. While ...
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Can GIMP be used to extract scribbled-out text?

A student of mine has submitted their exam paper with a large portion of text scribbled out beneath one of their answers. This is what it looks like: For context, their actual answer is written eight ...
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How to apply alternating color fills to a text in Illustrator?

I'm trying to follow along an Illustrator tutorial on how to personalize a label. In it, the brand's name uses two colors that are applied alternately to each letter. See below image: The text "...
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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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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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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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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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Loss of text integrity in illustrator

I've got a text object on top of a solid colour, and I'm trying to cut out the text from the background image. I outline the text and then use "Minus to Front" function on the text, and the ...
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Illustrator 3D bevel issue

I'm trying to bevel a word with just a gradient color and a black stroke, but one character - the 'T' - is having issues and just turning black. It says "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred", ...
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How to change alignment of placed ICML file?

When placing an ICML file into InDesign, it gives me a text frame which is right-aligned. The content is in English and I can't change the alignment of the frame unless I “Check out.” I would like to ...
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Large batch logos and text over template

I'm trying to create materials to encourage the use of a service my company provides in order to register to vote. The way we are doing it now, is getting a county to sign up and then I create a ...
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C4D - Text to Cloth

Having problems simulating Text on Cloth Hope this is the right topic for this. I want to simulate a peace of cloth with text on it waving in the wind, but with the flag itself being invisible. Only ...
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Wrong font behaviour in Inkscape

I used Fira Sans font (free Google font) and got this: Manual kerns are clear, although if I add 0.01 px of Horizontal kerning to "r" then it looks like it should. There is no such problem with other ...
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Illustrator Variables XML file specs - can I define text formatting from XML?

I'm trying to generate lots of files by dynamically loading texts inside of a template. The layout I'm going for is 2 threaded textboxes for 2 columns, and the text is made of title, paragraph, title, ...
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Dividing Objects Below in Illustrator

I have a word that am busy cutting out of a box in Illustrator. I have all the letters cut out, except for 2 of them, which doesn't seem to want to "divide objects below". For some reason the other ...
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Typographic and formatting conventions for plain text

Are there any typographic or formatting conventions for making plain text (a simple *.txt file in ASCII or UTF-8) more readable? Specific details that I'm considering: when to use hard line breaks ...
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Photoshop Adjust Paragraph Box to Content

I was wondering if there's a way to adjust a paragraph text box to it's content just like inDesign. I hate how sometimes I have to create big paragraph boxes and end up selecting them later on ...
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How to properly create and save for web animated slides with text on image background

Following on from this question PNG vs. GIF vs. JPEG vs. SVG - When best to use? regarding mr. @ChuckLeButt 's answer. I have a situation trying to create and save for web a few picture slides ...
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Text Outline coming up as less than 1pt for pre press

So I'm working on an album for a 12 inch record. The printer has a preflight profile that I have to pass through before uploading to their site and printing the job for obvious reasons. My issue is ...
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Logo Design Critique

This logo is for a a board shop that sells handmade, handpainted longboards and skateboards. It is called Explore Skateshop I wanted to make it obvious that this is indeed a boardshop so I made a ...
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InDesign Merge Data Text width fit frame width and not the opposite

Good Evening, I would like to have my text width stretching automatically to its Text frame in InDesign CS6. (I want the text adapting to the frame and not the frame adapting to the text) So the ...
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Scalable Text in Photoshop In a Droplet?

I'm trying to create a droplet for batch image processing that will put a border of 2 px all around, add 30 px to the top, then within that top space place some text that will automatically scale to ...
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How to make text fit to area text box in Illustrator CC

I am using variables in Illustrator CC. As the text comes into my design, I want the font size to change to make the text fit, without the size of the text area box changing. So, a short word that ...
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How to write Japanese in GIMP text layer?

I am using mac 10.10. My keyboard input source is set to Hiragana, but when I type into a Gimp text layer, the regular latin characters appear and not the Japanese that I expected. How do I get this ...
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Why does my text display too heavy both on screen and printed?

Working with InDesign v15.01, regardless of the font I select, the text is far too heavy. I have tried more than a dozen of the lightest weight fonts I can get and although the style changes the ...
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I am working with Photoshop CC 2019 and I tried to write in Gujarati with Shruti font so it's not showing joined and non of them are working for me

I am working with Photoshop CC 2019 and I tried to write in Gujarati with Shruti font so it's not showing joined and non of them are working for me.
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How to drill/cut a solid, using a text as a template?

Imagine a situation where I have a solid and a text. I would like the content of the text to be taken subtracted from the solid behind it. Text and solid (I did it in GIMP, which is the program I know ...
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PDF: Insert some optically hidden text "behind" another object?

Is there an easy way to insert some text which shall be invisible, but still exist in the OCR'd / plaintext version of an PDF, using Adobe Acrobat Pro? I'd imagine the text to be inserted behind some ...
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InDesign: Word Document placing and overset text

I'm placing a word doc into InDesign, which I've done many times before, with the template I'm currently using. With this specific document, I keep getting the error: text< overset text< text ...
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How do I remove an outline from Fireworks from text in Photoshop?

In Fireworks, I saved a file as a PSD so I could edit it in Photoshop. It included some text with a stroke. In Photoshop, the text appears with a stroke but I can't edit it or even find any indication ...
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Removing Vector Shapes From Underneath Text in Illustrator?

I am trying to prepare a graphic for UV printing but it cant have any overlapping colors. The image I am trying to place the text on top of has a gradient in it which has caused multiple vector shapes ...
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Coloured Text on Background Shape not Showing - Indesign

Many thanks if you can help stop me banging my head against this brick wall. Part of the text in a text box I would like coloured against a shape background. Instead of acting as expected, it "...