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Tool for creating one pager [closed]

I wonder if there is a specific tool for creating one pager cv's like the one bellow, besides photoshop or other high professional skill tools. http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/a09NWOZ_700b_v1.jpg
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Rotring 0.6 ArtPen alternative? [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good calligraphy pen that could serve as an alternative for the discontinued Rotring 0.6 ArtPen?
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What tool can I use to upload an image with a device and then upload my screenshot app on the screen?

I need a tool which allows me to upload an image with a device(like this) and then to upload my app screenshot on the screen. What can I use? I don't need a tool like placeit, I need to upload my own ...
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What is the purpose of single row and single column marquee tools in Photoshop?

Today I dared to ask a very basic but all time ignored question about the purpose of single row and single column marquee tools in Photoshop. It will be more appreciated if the answers provided with ...
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What tool do you prefer for interface design? [closed]

I primarily designs interfaces for web based applications. I prefer to use Illustrator. I find that it's quick and flexible for designing interfaces. Working with flexible artboards and vector based ...
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Tool for UI Designer where you can see distances between elements

I am creating tons of pixel-perfect views for static websites. My front-end developers losses their times figuring out distances between related divs, images, etc (using Paint). What I want to ...
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Best tool for minimalistic-themed graphics? [closed]

Hey I would like to create art in the style of what's kind of modern since 2013 (I guess). Simple shapes, bright gradients and a generally "flat" appearance. What's the best tool for that? I own ...
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Photoshop CS3 > Marquee Tool > Modify > Contract problem? [duplicate]

Very strange.... The circular Selection I Made by using Marquee Tool is no longer good once it's contracted by using SELECT | MODIFY | CONTRACT .... In conclusion, if i made CONTRACTION to make the ...
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Photoshop using Marque Tool > Path > Circular But Not a perfect shape?

Please consider this image below : This is happened when I have a circular shape (marquee tool selection). THen after that I converted to Work Path (by right click of that selection). And I add 2.0 ...
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Can Illustrator art brushes rotate with a Wacom art pen or airbrush?

The pen for my wacom tablet suffered a fatal accident while moving home, and I'm looking to replace it. Given that all Wacom accessories cost a bomb, I'm considering upgrading to an Art Pen or ...
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How to access the rotate by angle functionality of Illustrator's Rotate Tool

I read that when I select the Rotate Tool (R) in Illustrator CS6 then Alt + Click on a point to select the rotational reference, a dialog should popup prompting for an angle. When I did that nothing ...
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I have to get a large number of photos approved for my project. Is there an online tool or platform that can help me with this?

We've had a photographer do a three day shoot to provide imagery for the project I'm working on. From the thousands of shots she took we want to get down to an initial set of 75 images that have been ...
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Which tools is used to draw this image? [closed]

I am new in Photoshop CS6. I have a sample picture and i want to draw a picture same like this I dont know how many tools are used to draw this. Please suggest me which tools are used to draw like ...
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What are the best tools for testing how a website will look on different platforms and what are their pros and cons?

What are the best tools for testing how a website will look on different platforms and what are their pros and cons? This includes knowing how my layout/fonts display and functionality in various ...
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Fill Tool Question

I recently bought an iMac and started using Photoshop. I already have a macbook pro and the photoshop works perfectly, but now I am experiencing one tiny, but annoying, issue. For example, when I ...
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Is creative writing needed to be a graphic designer?

I want to be a graphic designer but I'm awful at writing copy, editing, coming up with slogans and catch phrases. Do I really need to learn Writing, Spelling and Grammar and such to be a successful ...
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Creating animation and exporting it as series of PNG files

I am keen to have a tool that allows me to generate a particle animation and export it as a series of PNG files with alpha transparency. This is possible to do so with GIMP/Photoshop by drawing ...
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Can I generate series of one object around a curve line in illustrator cc?

I drew a golden cup which you can see below by illustrator. Actually I am looking for speeding up ways for drawing . I'm familiar with blend tool which we can create series of shapes if we have first ...
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How to navigate to given coordinates in paint.net?

I'm using the Rectangle Select tool - I'm selecting an area of 300px x 300px, starting from 0,0 coordinates. I'd like to quickly jump to coordinates 300,0. Is there any shortcut which I can use to ...
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Logo design process templates & tools, multiple font test tool

I'm trying to find resources to complete, improve and/or make easy the logo design process using templates based in grids and so on. One of the things I'm trying to find is a webtool or software that ...
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How can I resize, rotate part of the path in Illustrator

As a Photoshop user I don't know exactly how to rotate or resize only the part of the selected path in Illustrator. When I do this in Photoshop I simply select part of the path by using direct ...
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The easiest way to simulate how a PDF A4 letter would look like on a desk? [closed]

I'm preparing a start-up and have to send some corporate letters to potential business partners. I have already designed it and filled with contents, and exported to PDF. Now I'd like to see how it'd ...
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List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Tools and Actions in Inkscape [closed]

I haven't been able to find documentation about keyboard shortcuts, or how to customize shortcuts for tools anywhere online, after half an hour of searching. Frequently used tool must surely be ...
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Is there any automated tool for convert PNG to Sprite image?

Hi I have a bundle of PNG images I just want convert that all to one Sprite image, I can understand that each PNG image can arrange one by one for Sprite using Photoshop. But the purpose is I want to ...
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Structured pattern, random elements in Illustrator

I'm trying to make a subtle background out of a collection of symbols, arranged in randomly order in multiple roughly structured rows. A bit like: The Symbol Sprayer Tool is close to what I need, ...
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Choosing a set of colors to display text on a white background

I'm looking to color-code a textual list displayed on a white background, and have trouble finding a good tool to help with that. There seem to be lots of tools to aid in finding a color palette for ...
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Is there similar tool in Illustrator that can perform this action?

Ok, so I have a project that I'm working on that needs these articles skewed in direction, hanging off the edge of an outline that is in red. I need to be able to cut the hanging part of the image off ...
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What is the common tool to accomplish this art [closed]

I have come across this art on dribbble and really love it. I am not a graphic design guru but I really want to try to paint it with with my Wacom board. The question is, which tool shall I use as a ...
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How do I add the “enhance” toolbar in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014?

I have adobe Illustrator CC 2014, but don't have the enhance toolbar with the features such as spot healing, clone, red eye, etc. How do I add in this toolbar?
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Illustrator CS5: Selection Tool Highlights Object Just by Passing Over It?

This isn't a major issue, but I recently reset my preferences for Illustrator CS5 and now find the Selection Tool (black arrow) is highlighting every single object I pass over. Previously, only once I ...
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Is there a way to split an image without changing its final size?

I want to split an image to an n number of images, each new generated one must has the same size of the original image with a black background for the rest of the image, look at the example I provided:...
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Suggestions for wireframing / low-fi prototyping tools

my experience with wireframing or low fidelity prototyping tools is pretty bad. All of the tools is used seemed extremly time-consuming and limited in terms of creating. You always have a fixed set ...
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photoshop cs6-shape layers option

In Photoshop CC, the pen tool contains the shape layers option. where can i find that shape layers option in Photoshop CS6? Everytime i do shape fill, it wont allow me to subtract front shape. so, ...
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Why aren't handles showing up when I draw a rectangle, even though I've selected Show Bounding Box & Show Edges in Illustrator CC 2014?

I recently reinstalled Illustrator CC 2014 (have been working with it since it's initial release) and suddenly, my rectangle shapes have no handles - I can't select and resize with my selection tool. ...
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How do I hide guides in Photoshop?

I am working with Photoshop and I was wondering if you can hide the guides temporally just like in Pixelmator?
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techniques/methods/utilities/exercises to practise typography principles

I am a beginner interested in learning typography. What kind of tools are available that would help me layout/experiment easily with various design principles. For example, this site i found immensely ...
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Selection Tool doesn't rotate in Illustrator [closed]

Why my selection tool doesn't rotate object? I selected the object and it doesn't work. How do I fix this?
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How to set the pen tool in photoshop to control one side anchor point in just a click

I wanted to set the pen tool in photoshop to act like pen tool in illustrator where whenever I click again the last point the other side of the anchor point disappears. Is this possible? And if so, ...
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How to erase through one layer using Adobe Illustrator CC?

There is a segment of a font that I'm not wanting to be used. I am wanting to simply erase that swirl like I could using Photoshop. Is it possible to erase on one layer in Adobe Illustrator instead of ...
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How to reset Illustrator CS6 rectangle tool to zero degree?

I made previous work (as a beginner) in Illustrator CS6 and now when I select the rectangle tool it is by default oblique. Also, I would like to reset the rectangle to its orginal alignement/...
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Simple tool for cropping and scaling images

I am wondering if there is a simple and quick tool for cropping and scaling images. For example, if when creating a web page for an online store, you might need a set of images for each product. ...
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How to prove an image has been released under Creative Commons?

Assume you use some images with a Creative Commons license. The creative commons license states that the license cannot be revoked if you acquired the images while published as Creative Commons. ...
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How do I stop the pen tool from trying to link to other shapes within close proximity of my path in Illustrator?

I'm attempting to recreate an advertisement for a school project and when I draw two shapes near each other the pen tool wants to link my second shape to the first. This happens as soon as I start to ...
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How to change the shape of the eraser tool in Illustrator?

I am Photoshop enthusiast, I can't find how to change eraser shape like in Photoshop (eraser "brush" mode). In Illustrator eraser is always circle or ellipse (when you change width in eraser ...
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How to preview colors when using the color picker in Illustrator?

When using Adobe Illustrator, how do I preview my changes when I'm using the color picker to change the color of an element? Picking the color of an element is dependent on what's around it, so I'd ...
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Determine radius of a rounded rectangle

I have a psd that has rounded rectangle. I need to create a new rounded rectangle with the same radius. How do I determine the radius used on that said rounded rectangle? I feel like this is such an ...
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How to input 'Registered Trademark' Glyph in Inkscape?

I went to: Text → Glyphs → and found the symbol. However, I can't get it from the window box to the artboard. I've searched Google & YouTube, but cannot find the answer. How do I type ...
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What tools would Monks use when DESIGNING a large illuminated letter or pattern?

The answer here: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/35128/2611 got me thinking about how illuminated letters were designed. There's a lot of resources out there discussing illuminated texts ...
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How to delete the path between two nodes, but not the nodes themselves in Inkscape?

I have a contour object, and I would like to delete a part of it (a line). So I converted the object to a path, selected the Edit paths by nodes tool and deleted the unwanted nodes, now I have the ...
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Most accurate way to cut up a shape at 45 degrees

I am working with the latest version of Adobe Illustrator. I have the following: I would like to cup the shape at the following location, so that I create a flat document icon that is folded in one ...