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Questions tagged [white-space]

Questions about white or negative space in a design. White space is the portion of a page left unmarked: margins, gutters, and space between columns, lines of type, graphics, figures, or objects drawn or depicted.

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How can I export an Illustrator JPEG - PNG while keeping the whitespace?

I created a logo in illustrator for a client. When I export it and save it as a JPEG the image is clear but the artboard gets cut of. It only saves the logo itself, there is no white space. How can I ...
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Is there a way to knock out a white background while maintaining white details when vectorizing?

In Illustrator I'm using 'image trace' and by default, the resulting vector has a white background. To avoid this, I select 'ignore white'. But when I do that, I lose all the white content in my ...
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How do magazines and newspapers allocate ad space to perfectly fill each issue?

Magazines and newspapers have ads of different sizes and different issues of the same publication don't always have the exact same template each issue, so I assume they layout the different sections ...
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Handling whitespace at points where shapes interconnect/overlap

I'm helping a friend out with a bird logo and I'm new to Illustrator. I need to increase the whitespace around the points where the wings intersect with the body ellipse, without changing the wing ...
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Tips for Magazine Cover?

School artistic magazine, done in Inkscape. Not sure about the readability of the entirety, nor about the colors for the text. Any tips would be great. Also, someone told me that all that ...
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Illustrator: white space around logo when exporting as JPG

I've created a logo in Illustrator, and before I export it, the spacing looks fine. See below: But then, once I export it, it doesn't keep the spacing around the letters I want (the right side of the ...
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Should headings divide space unequally and be close to the border?

This is a chapter heading of an ebook style of LaTeX, and it divides space unequally. Small phone screen doesn't mean it need to be close to the top border to make the reading flow rushy, does it?
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Fluid shape resize in Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign

Is it possible to resize a group of shapes and keep the distance locked between them? I've tried this in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Sketch but with no success. Maybe there is a plugin for ...
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Rule for leaving some particular amount of the white space on the bottom of the page. UX

Is there any rule for leaving some particular amount of the white space on the bottom of the page? Or having the footer with a specific size? Especially for allowing users scrolling text of the ...
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Which fonts profit from double line spacing?

When writing academic papers, whether the paper is to be read on screen or in print, a font size of 10 to 12 pt at double line spacing is a common request. When printed, white copy paper (A4 or US ...
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Use of a hamburger menu for minimalist design on desktop website? [closed]

Here is a link to my website. My aim was to have a "minimalist" interface, with large font and lots of blank space. The idea was coming from the fact that I personally feel more like reading a webpage ...
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Multiple whitespace characters in XML for InDesign

I want to use an InDesign workflow where my editor types into an XML document, and I link elements of that document to frames in my layout. Unfortunately, some of our content employs monospace text ...
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I want to remove all the white [closed]

Hi I wanted to remove the white background in the image below how would i use that and what applications/websites can I use to remove the white and i'm using a mac just incase you have an app that's ...
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How to create equal border size around objects for after cutting out

I'm creating a quick design for some vouchers in Inkscape to be printed on a sheet of paper and cut out. I want to leave some space around the voucher design, to give a nice white border after cutting....
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Illustrator: how do I equally space interlocking shapes

I have an illustration consisting of different geometric shapes. All of them are touching each other, they "lock in" to each other if you will. I would like to space them all out from each other ...
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How to determine or calculate the correct amount of whitespace around a logo?

Is there a specified way to calculate the whitespace around a logo? I have searched a lot but all I found is something like using the first word of the brand name to determine the whitespace.
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Is there a general rule regarding font spacing?

Lately I've been looking into designing my own font. As practice I did some small family jobs, like I had created this design with 3 letters, the whole thing was pretty much a "custom font". I was ...
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How are the spaces done in France for ? ! : ; « » in a real-life work-flow?

I have learnt what the spaces need to be in front of ? ! ; » and after « in French texts, namely thin spaces (1/8em). I got that from this question and its answers: Principles of Typography for ...
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InDesign: how to adjust table spacing

Is there a way to define how big the distance betweeen text and table grids in InDesign is? Right now my table looks kind of crammed with the text so close to its cell borders.
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How can I minimize the space between the text and footnote rule?

I can't seem to figure out how to minimize the space between the bottom of the paragraph and the footnote rule (separator). There seems to be space for at least one more line, which is what I want, so ...
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Photoshop. How to remove all white space, background + unenclosed space

Hi everyone here a problem I have, basically I want to remove all white from this image so I can paint beneath the illustration. When I remove the white using magic eraser or the magic wand I'm ...
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What is the term for the opposite of “bleed” in printing?

Bleed is the word used to describe the region that extends beyond the edges of, let's say, a rectangle. What is the word used to describe the region that converges towards the center of the rectangle?...
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Illustrator: extra white space when exporting to PNG

I've created a PNG version of a document that I made in Illustrator. The PNG seems to have a couple inches of white space next to it. I have checked for artifacts to the side of the doc. Nothing I don'...
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Trimming AI file white space

I am using an old, old CS2 version of illustrator and have designed my art (about 2" x 3" in size) on an 8.5" x 11" page in AI. How do I reduce all the white space around my design so that when I ...
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SVG file excessive white space

I've created a vector using Adobe Illustrator CS5. The actual size is supposedly 30x30 px. For some reason, whenever I save it as an SVG file. It produces a file that is not 30x30 px. My vector is in ...
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Why Bootstrap's grid gutters in the middle are twice as large as on the edges?

The Grid System of the popular Bootstrap Framework creates column grid where the gap in the middle between columns is twice as large as the edge margins: http://jsbin.com/baxunex/edit?html,css,output ...
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When and why did spaces around an em dash originally appear?

Today, the usage of spaces around an em dash in English depends on the publisher's style. But in scanned old books, I find only unspaced em-dashes—similar to this one. (Moreover, in printing, the em ...
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how to trim an image in Gimp [closed]

I wanna trim all white spaces surrounding an image's content using Gimp. Is there some straightforward method, or any trick?
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Should spacing between containers be consistent?

First an admission: I'm not a graphic designer. So I'm posting this question here. As per request, the purpose of the inner containers is to provide set of options to choose from. All the inner ...
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Deleting white background from scans in Illustrator

I'm trying to create custom brushes in illustrator with scanned brushstrokes. I use image trace, then expand...how do you then select and delete the white background?
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Remove extra space in front of the text without outlining it? [Illustrator]

Did anyone figure it out on how to remove that little extra space in front of the text?
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A question about the readability of hanging indents in print

Large amounts of copy are way more readable for me when the paragraphs are divided by hanging indents (instead of standard first-line indentation). I'm not really sure why, but it's way easier on my ...
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White space around vector portrait 12 x 18 inch' rule(s)? Best practices?

I'm doing a poster series around vector portraits and I have two elements on the page. a. Portrait / Head + Neck b. { just below } a small centered logo connected to a box with a persons name. What ...
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When should I use a condensed font?

I was advised to post this question from User Experience (UX) to this site instead. Assuming I always have enough space to write what I need to write, and I never get into a position like https://ux....
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Is there a specific term for horizontal gutters?

Context My team is working on a responsive website and we allow the user to configure some of the properties of the page, including the spaces between the grid "cells". We had a conversation about the ...
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How do I horizontally distribute text with equal spacing?

How do I horizontally distribute text in Illustrator so that it has equal spacing between the words? When I use the horizontal distribution tool it doesn't give equal spacing between words.
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About “This page is left blank intentionally”

I have sometimes seen that when the 'half title' page of a book (the page that goes before the title page) is left in blank (which is one of the possible alternatives), a message such as 'This page is ...
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How to achieve better consistency with stock / vendor photos taken from different distances?

I'm working on an e-commerce site and one problem I face is having to deal with furniture vendors and the way they shoot their photos. Some shoot products photos up close and others from far back. ...
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Critique: Best use of typographic space and negative space in this design?

Which design better uses space and is more appealing? I'm new to this community so please if this is the wrong place to ask this type of question direct me to the correct one. Thanks. Design 1: ...
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What principles of whitespace were used in this email?

I received this beautiful email from Skillshare and thought that their white space was done well. Below is the bottom of that email which has the copy. The top has an image, part of which is encased ...
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Double space acceptable after period before abbreviated title?

It seems accepted amongst typographers that the double space after a period is a dated artifact of monospace typewriters, but is it acceptable to use a double space in between sentences like: I ...
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How can I make this footer “more corporate”?

I created a footer for a dental lab. I was trying to keep it warm and inviting, but now being told it "looks too casual" or "looks too simple". I heard the blues and grays are "too subtle" So before ...
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In a flowing layout design in InDesign how I might full fill the spaces left at the end of the pages?

As you can see at the left, there is a lot of white space at the bottom of the page 1. My boss doesn't like it and forces designers to put "enters" (new lines) between the paragraphs in order to full ...
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client logo - large dropshadow and awkward angle - looks terrible on any media, any guidance?

I am reluctant to post the actual logo for risk of repercussions, but I have taken away any identifiable features, leaving the "problem" parts. Here is the logo on a white background: It looks awful ...
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Symbols “degrees” and “degrees centigrade”: proper spacing

For mathematical and physical units, usually there is a thin space between the number and the unit, in the LaTeX syntax for example $1008\,\mathrm{kPa}$. However, I feel that angular degrees (e.g. $...
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Should I place the border above or below header to separate sections?

If the content is split into several sections, and each section has a header, should I put border below or above the header? The “border below” approach seems prevalent (see Google, Wikipedia) but “...
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Dealing with narrow form fields

When I put a form into a main content area, I often find it looks awkward. In a typical content area of between 600-700px (like on this site), how wide should your form fields be? Contact forms or ...
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How can I convince a stubborn client that white space is absolutely necessary?

We have all been there: you show a client your design and they say "look at all that unused space, we can go ahead and make the text bigger, in fact let me give you more copy. We need to make use of ...
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How to Take the Edge Off Mandatory Double-Spacing

I'm a student who's into graphic design. I try to make everything I turn in look nice, and usually succeed. One of the only times I feel stuck with a design that I don't like is when I have to double-...
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How Should One Modulate White Space?

How should one modulate white space within an image, poster, or a logo? Some people say that there should be a certain amount of white space available within an image to make it appealing, while ...