Questions tagged [workflow]

Questions about optimising workflow for professional graphic designers. Workflow describes the process that a task undergoes, from initiation to completion. Ask anything related to the workflow of a graphic design project.

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Create SVG asset library with Illustrator

I'd like to use Illustrator to generate a set of assets for use in web. The idea is that I would define one or more defs that could be called upon late. It seems this is not the intended use, and to ...
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InDesign: layering options ignored when updating links

Question How to update links when prompted, but also preserve previously selected Layer Import Options from earlier placement? (linked file has been altered to trigger prompt) Issue Context Opening an ...
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Indesign workflow for hidden text visible only on TOC and running headers

I am working on a storybook with the sections split into two based on two authors. Each of the two sections have multiple stories that each spans a few pages, hence the recto running header will have ...
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Embroidery workflow on a Mac

After meeting with a few designers and artists who do Embroidery design, and seeing scanned, embroidered designs by famous designers slowly take over design blogs as a means of expression in itself, I ...
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Object-based alignment guides in Illustrator

In InDesign, I never have a problem aligning objects in relation to other objects because the Guides always show me where each object's center points are: I would love to know how to do this in ...
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Is co-design applicable to branding projects?

I've been reading up on co-design / human-centred design (whatever you want to call) it recently. It seems like a great approach to take when working on, for example, large web or app projects as it ...
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How to create an image that is black on one side, and white on the other side, using Gimp?

I need a way to create a new image in Gimp which is completely black on one side, and completely white on the other. I've tried color to alpha but that did not seem to yield the correct results. I'm ...
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Is there a way to edit or import List Items from/to a Combo Box in InDesign?

I'm currently working on translating an interactive PDF in InDesign and I am wondering if there is a way to edit already written List Items instead of having to delete and adding new ones each time I ...
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How to efficiently work on resizing glyphs in FontLab

I'm wondering if people use Illustrator to design the actual font-glyph, and use Illustrator until the glyph is fully developed, positioned, etc.. Then only once the glyph is basically done do you go ...
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Workflow for users to advance-add things to a table

Attached is a quick sketch of a table idea I’m trying to improve. Ignore the naming conventions. Above the table are dropdowns to select an apple or an orange. The user also has the option to add a ...
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Color Mapping in Photoshop

I am making web templates and am looking for a quick way to change color schemes efficiently. I need to map different items to a certain color/swatch and change all of those items linked to that color ...
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Where can graphic designers go to find collaborative jobs?

I want to find a site where I can go and search for design or coding projects that customers upload and hope to find professional proposals by teams, not solo freelancers. A site where professionals ...
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Steps to to handing off designs to engineers

I work as a UX/UI Designer at a small startup right now. My background is in design with some front end work. I'm not sure our process for handing off files to developers is the most efficient and ...
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Is there a way to retain variable data link when copying/duplicating a layer in Photoshop?

I am setting up a workflow in Photoshop where several layers have variable content being pulled from a dataset - however, there are also several artboards for different configurations of the artwork. ...
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InDesign: Section/Chapter Navigation Panel (extension workaround?)

Can I name chapters/sections of pages in InDesign - as well as navigate them through a panel? Yes, I've seen the [a,b,c]-[i,ii,iii]-[1,2,3]-solution suggested on this platform. I also know I can color-...
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How can I change my workflow or use Simple Choke to get my desired effect?

So I am trying to animate a logo. I'm far from a master of AE, but I usually figure things out, but this time I am at a loss. I have two visual goals, outside of the animation itself: have these ...
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A good workflow from Mellel to Indesign

I'm writing a book and it requires an immense amount of footnotes, endnotes and a bibliography. I started in Word, and after 200 references and 300 citations, Word is slow and clunky. I am now ...
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Is it possible to resize the page interactively in Inkscape?

I would like to resize the page interactively in Inkscape, either with the mouse or with a keyboard shortcut. Is this possible? If it were not possible, could this potentially be a desirable feature, ...
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Find and locate text in a hidden Illustrator layer

I am working with a AI document that has over 200 layers with country names. All the layers are hidden and locked (because each layer contains overlapping elements with the others, so it's better not ...
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photoshop workflow: after action ran, make early step revisable?

I often want to make my workflow revisable - I often go back to an early step and change it, and, often with help of Smart Object if later layers are NOT all adjusting layer, I could pass that change ...
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What workflow do you usually follow when exporting for mobile multi-platform?

I'm interested especially in the case in which you absolutely have to support older android versions. What is especially annoying is the fact that they constantly change their implementation and this ...
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Illustrator vector objects lose their curves when imported into InDesign

I am having a new issue with Illustrator 2020 and InDesign 2020 compatibility. If I drag-and-drop .ai files into an InDesign Artboard (or Place them), their curves become edgy. However, if I copy ...
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How Do I Go About This Photoshop Bulk Templating

I have a folder with designs that need no further work designwise. They all need the same treatment, to have width set to 500. Once treated each and every image needs to be put through two generated ...
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Website building workflow on iPad?

I'm going on a bike trip for a few months really soon. I'm dreaming about building a (photo) portfolio website. I've built one website on a desktop machine so far, so I'm not that experienced. I don't ...
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