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Questions about Microsoft's series of graphical interface operating systems.

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Activate window when hovering Adobe app on second monitor

I have a two monitor setup. I run Photoshop maximized on screen 1 and InDesign maximized on screen 2. When I copy from indesign to photoshop, I have to activate the photoshop window with the first ...
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Photoshop CC 20.0.4 - Unwanted Pixel line in Thumbnail Preview

Since I've upgraded from PS 2017 to version 20.0.4, I'm seeing a grey 1 pixel line in the Thumbnail preview in the Layers panel - no matter which color theme and which thumbnail size I use. Is this ...
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How can I remove that “Ctrl” sign when I using Wacom pen in Photoshop CC?

when I using Wacom pen in Photoshop CC (Windows 10) and clicking "Cntrl" button it appears "Cntrl" sign which distracts attention and annoying, is there a way to remove it? I was trying to make some ...
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Edit clip path nodes not showing up on Windows

I am running Inkscape 0.92 on Windows 10. I have clipped a portion out of a picture and "Show clipping path(s) of selected object(s)" is also enabled as per this similar question. However I do not ...
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Software Recommendation: Color Picker and Library for Windows 10

I worked some time in Linux, and Ubuntu has a very handy and lightweight tool called gpick. It picks colours from anywhere and stores the picked colours in an infinite scroll library, ready to copy on ...
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Illustrator 19 can't change polygon (or any path) appearence under 4pt stroke

I can't change the appearance of the stroke on this polygon to anything under 4pt stroke, and I can't change the corners from anything but round joint. Turning off the stroke does nothing, and only ...
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What's a software that I can use to design UI's with my team? [duplicate]

I want my team to be able to see my PSD and be able to edit it. Kinda like how code works on git-hub but for photoshop or UI design. I make a design, save it and my team member can get the latest ...
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Edited images different in Mac and PC

I am a total amateur at using image editing programs. I have been scanning pages from a book to my Mac (High Sierra) using Image Capture and saving it in png format. I have then used Gimp to edit ...
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What is the term for the lines that let you resize dialogs?

I'm looking for a term for these 'lines' that often appear on the bottom right corner in dialogs. Is there an official term for this? Screenshot:
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Pixel art software for Windows 10

I am into game design and I want to make my game in pixel art style. I saw a program called Graphics Gale. Is it good for pixel art? Can anyone recommend some open-source, or free, Windows 10 pixel ...
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“System” font in Windows

I had a user complain a font was missing she liked. She told me was called "system". Looked in several windows computers font lists (both 7 and 10), and there is no font called "system". But in ...
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What are the Windows 10 top bar icon guidelines? [duplicate]

Long story short, I'm building an app that doesn't have the official Windows 10 minimize, maximize and close buttons. So I want to add them by hand. Now I searched a bit on the net but couldn't find ...
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How to view extremely large images?

Does anyone have a recommendation to view extremely large image files in Windows? Default Windows image viewer tends to have issues with extremely large images. I'm talking about both large file size ...
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CMYK color difference from Windows to Mac

When I open an InDesign file and edit a linked PSD by changing the color mode CMYK, I see a difference from my Windows PC to my Mac. The other day I made a CMYK version of an PSD on a Mac and put it ...
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Why does OSX print a bolder image than Windows in Illustrator?

For those interested the solution would be to use Acrobat for printing. I've noticed that OSX prints a bolder image than windows does for text that has been converted to outlines. See the circled ...
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How to determine correct font name between OSX and Windows with Adobe “Find Font”

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2017, Edit: To everyone else who is experiencing this problem. It appears to be a really bad bug. Please upvote the issue on the link below so Adobe can be aware and fix ...
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windows 10 icons set

Didn't expected to get stuck with it, however it is seems to be a problem. Is there any publicly available standard icons set for windows 10 applications design? (Something like here for material ...
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Windows (or Linux) program for light and value

Is there a program for Windows (or Linux if all else fails) for studying light and value? For example, I would like to study geometric solids being exposed to different types of light from different ...
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Gotham Narrow and Google Yrsa commonly available alternatives?

I need fonts that are commonly available on desktop platforms (Windows/Mac, base system + MS Office) that are similar to Gotham Narrow and Google Yrsa. I've seen mention that Arial is similar looking ...
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How can I replicate Photoshop's content-aware fill in Gimp for Windows?

I want to remove an object from a photograph based on the surrounding patterns. In photoshop I could use the Content Aware Fill Tool, but there doesn't seem to be any built-in alternatives for Gimp on ...
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What software will let me open old Photoshop PSD files?

I found some old PSD files that I used to work with in Photoshop in the past. I think it was version 6 or CS that I had for my online class on the internet. I still have the software with them but it ...
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Is there a way to rename images based on their dominant color?

I have a folder full of PNG files made up of a single color... Here are a few of them to give an idea of what I'm trying to do: I want the name of the files to be their hex color codes. It would be ...
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1bit MacPaint style Dithering

I am looking for a way to achieve a MacPaint style effect from a full color RGB piece. See below for an examples of the style. Basically what I need is a way to assign a different 1bit patterns to ...
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How do I zoom with Ctrl instead of Alt on Windows in Adobe CC?

In Windows, the standard scroll-wheel zoom key is Ctrl. Pretty much everything follows this standard, including all web browsers, Word, Explorer, even Adobe Reader. Except Adobe Creative Cloud ...
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Why do images look different in different software and in different formats

Example: It seems like the colors on the right are the "true" colors, but the PNG file contains some sort of "filter" that enhances the saturation but only gets recognised by certain software ...
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Is Microsoft's Windows XP icon design free to use commercially?

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997636.aspx On this page, Microsoft says how to make Windows XP icons. I love Windows XP! The style, the texture, the shading,... It's so alive unlike this ...
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How to create animated gif like the mac screensaver with changing photos? [closed]

I want to create animated gif of photos, like the screensaver of macs ? Which program will do it as default ? I am using windows. I want to use it in power point.
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Intous Draw pressure sensitivity not working

I just bought my new Wacom Intuos Draw and it's working really well, but in Photoshop 2015.5 and Illustrator 2015.3.1 the pressure sensitivity is not working. When I go to Wacom tablet properties I ...
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How to show preview thumbnail for Illustrator files in Windows Explorer? [closed]

How can I make Windows Explorer use preview thumbnails for Illustrator files (*.ai) like Corel files currently do so that my files are easier to identify?
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Is there a Windows PC equivalent to the OS X DigitalColor Meter?

Is there a Windows PC equivalent to the color picker app found on Mac OS X called DigitalColor Meter?
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Inkscape on Windows: How to change the default unit to pixels for new documents?

Creating this question, and providing the answer as well. On new documents created with the default template, the default unit is either in (US) or mm (Europe). As I work mostly on documents ...
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What scale to use for an extra large window graphic?

The print shop I work at just purchased a over size printer, HP Latex 360 that uses Onyx Thrive. We have a client looking for a large scale window graphic to cover the front of their car dealership. ...
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How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

I'm doing all graphic design in a startup company of some friends, and a major part of our product is developing an app that should run on everything after iPhone 4. So after some researching (I have ...
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Adobe font cache clearing is not working

OS: Win7 x64 software: Adobe InDesign CC 2015 I modified one installed font slightly such that one character only changed. Then I uninstalled the original font, installed the modified version, ...
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A way to use iPad as a drawing tablet for Photoshop & Illustrator?

Are there and apps/programs that allow an iPad to be used as a drawing tablet? I've tried Duet Display and Chrome Remote Desktop, which are great apps, but are not helpful with my situation. They don'...
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Remove the window curtains from a photo, but save the glasses - how to do it in GIMP

I have a PNG image: I want to remove only the window curtains from the above image using only GIMP. I tried to remove the curtains, but along with curtains I also lost the glasses. How to keep the ...
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Where is this font installed?

I ran a font previewer (PrintMyFonts) which provides a sample of every font you have installed on your computer. It gives me a sample of Helvetica Narrow, but I can't find the font anywhere to use it! ...
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Cannot drag/drop vector objects from Illustrator CC to Photoshop CC

I recently formatted my computer and in doing so lost my preferences from my Adobe programs. I drag and drop vector images to Photoshop constantly. After the reset, dragging images to Photoshop will ...
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I'm searching for sketch design software

I'm looking for software which can make sketches such as the one on the image below. I need this software because i start new big project, with many pages. I'm working in a team and I need to ...
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How to disable all fonts in Photoshop on Windows? [closed]

I've been researching how to handle a font collection for use in Photoshop since the built-in tools are, politely phrased, rather limited. The consensus seems to be that the best way is to use a ...
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I need help with app development [closed]

I am building my very first app. I have the concept and I have built the frames in photoshop CC. I want to turn it into a live app - I am overwhelmed with the different programmes & software ...
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How to know which of my fonts do or don't support certain glyphs?

I have a long list of glyphs with various Unicode points across several Unicode blocks that I need to represent in a monospaced form (which mean with a single font). How I can know which glyph the ...
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CMYK Print - Jpg colours changing between Mac OS and Windows

I am a designer working on Mac OS X - I have created a CMYK .jpg graphic for print using InDesign. I printed it out and the colours appeared as expected. I sent this graphic to my account manager - ...
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Images in Photoshop appear washed out

When I open an image in Photoshop, it appears to be washed out and displays incorrect colors. I am using Windows. Actual image: Image displayed in Photoshop:
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Is there an included or downloadable PS palette that simply displays an image for reference?

Like the navigator but not for an open canvas, just an image needed for reference? It's not difficult to open a preview window behind PS, but I wondered if there was an integrated solution. Also! ...
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From Inkscape in Linux to Windows, changing bitmap resolution

I was creating a splashpage for an app I'm working on at work, using my personal laptop with Ubuntu (14.04) and Inkscape. We use a framework at work that requires precise dimensions, but I could not ...
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What is the best pixel art application for Windows? [closed]

I'm trying to develop a game for smart phones. If I want to easily animate characters and output character-sheets. What's a good tool to use? There is so much software and I can't test all of them. ...
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Why are Apple products so common in mockups?

Inspired by this question: Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry? While browsing through the web trying to find device mockups for my website, I realized that about 90% of ...
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Adobe fireworks UI to mobile live preview

I am running Fireworks on Windows 8.1 and I am designing a user Interface for Moto G mobile. Is there any simple way to see live preview in USB connected mobile phone? I don't remember but there is ...
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Extract controls from screenshots

Is there a tool that can extract controls from screenshots (dialogues, windows,...) automatically in something like layers in Photoshop? In my memory there was a tool for Mac doing this. But I couldn'...