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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

I recently came across a tool called "Sketch", which is great for designing apps and other responsive layouts, and has great resources as well. For now, it's only available for Mac though. What would ...
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Any way to use an Android tablet as a cheap touch-screen (display + pointer-input-device) for Photoshop?

Is there a way (a hack; a commercial app; etc...) which enables me to use any of the available <300$ tablets as a pen-input device to my PC? And specifically in Photoshop? Wacom's offerings are ...
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Show Preview of .psd files in Windows 7's Explorer [closed]

I was wondering if there is a way to view a preview in the icon of the photoshop files in windows 7(simmilar to the preview of a jpeg file for example) instead of the photoshop file default blue icon. ...
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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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Color differences between Mac and Windows, How to set color profile scheme on Windows to get same colors of Mac?

I'm developer; I use Windows but my designer uses Mac. Whenever he sends a graphic file to me (.psd and .ai files) the colors show differently on Mac and Windows, even if I take the color code from ...
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How to paste PNGs keeping the original transparency

Is there a way to directly paste PNG images in Photoshop and keep their transparency? I don't mean dragging them, but directly pasting from, for example, a browser. Transparency is always replaced by ...
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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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Recommend a good font management software for Windows 7

I am looking for a good Font Mangement Software for Windows 7. Can you guys please recommend a good professional one, something that has options like: install/uninstall a font at the touch of a ...
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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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Export multiple SVG files generated with Inkscape to multiple PDF files

I have around 150 SVG files created in Inkscape. Is there is a utility that can export all of these to multiple PDF or PNG files? Exporting individually is too time consuming, so I was wondering if ...
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Is it acceptable to make a Windows Phone 8 app that looks like an iOS app?

I'm trying to transition some clients apps to Windows Phone 8. These particular clients want their apps to look exactly like they do on iOS and Android (I tried to convince them they shouldn't look ...
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Can I automate saving different combinations of layers?

I have a source file for an icon. It has a base layer which is the icon background, and a number of layer folders, each of which contains layers for each individual icon. There are 20 or so of these ...
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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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How do I set Extras to be off by default when I start up Photoshop 7?

I don't know what setting changed, but every time I start up Photoshop 7 for Windows, View → Extras is checked, and a grid overlay appears on the image pane. I'd like to set the default to View → ...
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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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Any Google Font that renders equally well both on Windows (IE) and Mac (Cr, FF, Saf)?

I like the fonts available at Google Fonts but I've noted some sans-serif choices render markedly different when comparing Win XP (IE) to browser on a Mac (Saf, Cr, FF). An example is Open Sans, ...
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What to do with these errors when I open a PSD file in my Photoshop CS3 (Windows 7) while PSD is made by Photoshop (Mac OSX)

I'm a Web Designer and when I open some PSD files in my Photoshop CS3 (Windows 7) I get these messages pop-up before to open PSD. My fellow designer use Photoshop on Mac OSX. Error 1 Some text ...
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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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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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What are some of the benefits of having a Mac vs a Windows PC in a design environment?

I work in a b2b business and everyone here is on Windows PCs. A co-worker is pushing to move the design department from Windows to Mac. I worked on a Mac about 15 years ago when I worked for an ...
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Problem printing PDF from Freehand-10 via Acrobat X

When I go to print a pdf file with "Adobe PDF printer", I get the following error: cannot complete command because read or write access has been denied. This very strange error only appears if I ...
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How to OTF export the font I created in Indyfont?

I've created a custom made bullet and used the indyfont script to set up the export but I'm not able to click on the the OTF export button. I'm not sure what to do.
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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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How to edit clip path?

The Inkscape FAQ states: In fact, if you use a path as the clipping object, you can actually edit the clip path without having to Release it. First select the clipped object, then choose the Node ...
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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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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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Which sizes should I deliver icons in? (Desktop, not web)

It's the first time I am designing some icons for use on a desktop, but I have now come to the point where I have to export them as .ico. My question: How do I deliver, hand in the icons to the ...
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Does resizing a photo in paint remove exif data?

I have some images and I want to strip the EXIF data for privacy reasons before I put them up on the website. Is it enough to simply resize them in windows paint? I'm using Windows XP X64.
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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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Can't see all the font styles installed in Windows 7

I've installed a font that has different styles (bold, italics, thin, medium, ultra and so on...), but I can't use them all because I can't see them in Photoshop. The fonts are installed, but seem in ...
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Right color balance MAC vs Windows

I've designed a web page on a Mac computer. When testing it on windows in appears with something like 20% less saturation. The page is public, for the web, so the final user may have any kind of ...
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Automation of repetitive tasks in Photoshop?

Is there a way to automate some highly repetitive tasks in Photoshop? Example 1 I have a folder of images. For each of them, and I want to import each as its own layer I'd like them to be resized ...
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Metro Website Template Guidlines

What are some of the rules and guidelines needed to design a Windows 8 "Metro" style website template? I notice using blocks is one of these guidelines. I'm also noting something about the colors, ...
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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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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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Why isn't the black in a video made with After Effects a true black when it's viewed on Windows 7?

For some reason my video is coming out a lighter black than web #000 black. I'm using After Effects & Web - H.264 profile. Left: Web | Right: Video The photo doesn't do it justice.. it's very ...
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How do I handle thumbnails of white-on-transparent pngs in Bridge?

When handling multiple white-on-transparent png images, I am hindered by the fact that the thumbnails of these images are all-white. Both Adobe Bridge CS6 and Windows Explorer suffer the same problem, ...
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Free Windows software for animations

Can anyone suggest a good (and easy to use) freeware for creating animations in Windows? I was looking at the Pencil mentioned in a similar question, but it seems its development has stopped. In ...
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Which font should I use when I do not have a lot of real estate , and anti-aliasing turned off

I have been developing a lot of Windows 7 gadgets lately. The max suggested height and width are 400x400 but ideally 300x400 is the area I develop a gadget in. Now a lot of rendering is being done in ...
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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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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 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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How do I install Gimp 2.8 in Windows without administrative permissions? [closed]

I want my creativity to flow right now but I don't have access to the administrator account.
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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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Motion graphic software suggestions [closed]

I'm attempting to find motion graphics software to visually explain complex topics. Here's an example of what I'm after: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEH_3BPu0As I've looked at Houdini, After ...
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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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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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Photoshop: Strange defaults for layer styles

Photoshop layer styles now have strange defaults on my system, seems like all values are scaled up. I don't know when or how it has happened. Eg: Bevel size: 84px Stroke size: 52px Inner ...
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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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'Effect > Stylize > Rounded corners' not available in Illustrator CS6

Well the question pretty much sums it up. I'm running Illustrator CS6 on Windows and after selecting a shape and wanting to round the corners by going to Effect > Stylize I'm looking for the option ...