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What line width is appropriate for a scientific A0 poster?

I am in the process of making a poster to be presented at a scientific conference. What line width would you recommend for elements like arrows, graphics, and frames around text? I am using 28 point ...
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Should blending modes ever be used for logo designs?

In a vector editor like Illustrator, blend modes do not work in CMYK mode; blend modes only work in RGB mode. My logical conclusion is that you should never use blend modes on a logo design, because ...
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Automatically align layers across a 8×8 grid in Photoshop

I have 256 small images, each with a size of 8×8, that I need to lay across in a larger 128×128 image in alphabetical order, from left to right (continuing in a new row once the first is filled up, ...
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Recreating realistic text to be editable?

I'm having the hardest time ever figuring out how to basically trace/recreate the text on this label so that I can edit it and change the text as needed (different scents). I've tried following along ...
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Photoshop CS6: export selected frame range as GIF

I'm making animations in Photoshop CS6, wanting to export them as GIFs. I know how to export the animation sequence, but I don't want to export the entire sequence. I want to export frames 1-44 as ...
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How can I paste into a layer with a layer mask?

I download an iPhone mockup PSD and it looks like this: As you can see, there is a placeholder layer at the top that says "YOUR ART HERE". I'm not sure what to do though. The mask works: I can only ...
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Dagger used in text as a reference

Should a dagger (obelisk) come before or after its reference word? This symbol looks like a cross, sometimes refered to as a printer's mark (†) used esp. for references.
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Corel DRAW row number

can someone help me with this problem in corel? i have a table with 16 rows (2 pages, left and right because of the binding), and i need to insert on the first column on each row a number starting ...
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How do I make a script to select certain layers according to an xml file?

Hello I am Joel Machado and I am a simple technician and computer programmer. At one week while working one of my co-workers working with illustrator asked me to develop a sricpt or a macro to select ...
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Best Practice for colours that are different between applications

I am trying to create a colour swatch for a brand based on the branding guideline supplied by the original designer from around 2014. In their branding guideline they have supplied the following ...
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Scribus: how to force sign in calcuated numeric fields?

I'm new to Scribus, and using it to make an interactive PDF. I have several fields that are calculating integer values based on a custom calculation script. Now I would like to make sure that positive ...
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PDF with flattened transparency / stitching / but lines are printing?

I intimately familiar with the flattened PDF / white line / stitching issue. They're screen artifacts, they won't print on press, yadda yadda. I use a variety of PDF settings, depending on where and ...
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How to reproduce the gradient settings in Adobe Illustrator?

I need to recreate the gradient settings in letters in Adobe Illustrator (below you can find one example letter in .ai file). Is it possible? letter G (cs6).ai I do not know this program very well (...
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Acrobat - placeholder text for form field?

I have created a form in Acrobat and would like to have placeholder text within each field instead of actual labels for each field. The first approach was a script I inserted into "custom" under the ...
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When a website says a font is “Free for personal use”, am i allowed to use it in a name card?

I have an amateur question to ask. Following the title of the question, if the website says free for personal use, am i allowed to the font and print it on my name card (business card)? I dont own or ...
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Possible Way to Create Cartoon Tree Effect in Illustrator? A Circle with Ridges / Small Curves Around It?

I often have to spend a lot of time making every single curve around a circle if I want to create a cartoon tree: When I know it would be so much faster if there were a way to get points around the ...
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In Illustrator, file is completely different than in Acrobat

Today, I was making a map of an interchange point for a local transit company, and I had been basically finished, but for some reason the file started completely freaking out. I exported a finished ....
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Can't get clipping mask to work for custom shape

I am trying to make a fairly simple image design. Its a versus poster where there will be an image on the left and an opposing one on the right. An angled line goes down the middle to separate them. ...
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What are the main things that decreases the quality in GIMP?

I am relatively new to using GIMP. A few days ago I learned that rotating an image might downgrade the quality because of the anti-aliasing, and that surprised me, for I thought rotating an image is ...
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Sketch export options with a different ratio

My issue is Sketch only lets you define a width, a height or a % of the original artboard (or slice) dimensions. is there any way to give it exact pixel dimensions for both height and width? if not ...
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Illustrator Creative Cloud Pantone conversion

I am using latest Illustrator, colour settings Generic CMYK. Artworks will be printed in CMYK. I have been supplied with Pantone colours that will need to change to CMYK for print process. When I ...
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Photoshop background area with three images [on hold]

I have the following in psd: In the background I want to add three areas with three different images that are seperated through lines that are going diagonal. Something like:
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Text frame not filling up in indesign

Hi friends today i have a problem with an indesign book i'm designing: the text that flow into some pages do not fill up page text frames completely. I don't know if the issue is from my formatting ...
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What software & method did Uber's design team use to create this graphic?

My company is trying to move into machine learning & we'd love to replicate an image like this for our debut product. If anyone has an idea as to what software Uber used, that would be helpful. I'...
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How to fix horizontal lines from JPG compression in an image?

I have a geometric wallpaper that I downloaded for my phone, but it has these horizontal lines in it, from what a presume is an artifact of JPG compression. Any thoughts on how to fix?
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Illustrator file size PDF vs JPEG export

I've come across a weird behavior regarding the output file size when exporting/saving files from Illustrator CC. I have an image with several bitmaps (i.e. raster images/photographs) where I added ...
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Link to svg file so that my other design file update automatically when those svgs change

I have an illustrator file where I design my icons, each on an artboard, and then export the result as svg files. I have another file for doing mockups of screens, where I would need to use the svg ...
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Is there a software that converts free-hand objects into shapes?

I was wondering if there is a tool/software (tablet or laptop with touch screen) which lets me draw a chart/diverse shapes or just a line that converts/brings the imperfect hand-drawing automatically ...
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Illustrator export gives a huge white border

I am trying to export a business card size in Adobe Illustrator but each time I export, I get this annoyingly huge white borders that are unecessary, even if I save it as .png, any ideas? (click image ...
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Transfer of GIF File from Photoshop to phone

When I export a .GIF file in PC, it works fine on Internet Explorer as soon as I try to transfer it on WhatsApp either it appears as an image. For simplifying the issue I took the GIF file on my ...
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How do I use random color script to fill up the circular patterns that I have created using Phantasm version?

I have already expanded the appearance, broken the symbol link of the halftone patterns and ungrouped it. I want to fill up with several colors using random color fill script but it's not working.
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1940s Typeface Identification

I am looking for the "Swissair" font.
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Constrain size of existing text object?

If I switch to the text tool and just click in one spot, without dragging out an area, it normally appears as a text object which does not have a constrained size. Another method which sometimes ...
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Rasterizing multiple objects seperately [closed]

When combining graphic elements in an .ai file, these elements being large bitmap images (tif, psd, png,...), I regularly use rasterize to reduce these images -seperately- in size (and thus reducing ...
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Create Bitmap Only Font from Bitmap Sources (possibly using FontForge)

I have found other threads/questions related to bitmaps and fonts but I think my usage case is atypical. This is for a very casual group project designing a font together. A group of non-artists has ...
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How to line up Hebrew vowels when two are typed?

I am having trouble with Hebrew text. The second vowel, when one character has two vowels, does not line up. How do I fix this?
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Text Wrap not being applied to stroke style in InDesign CS5

My designer supplied me a design and it contained a stroke style. On his version (on the left), the images with a text wrap stop the stroke style. But on my version (on the right), although I have ...
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PDF export in Illustrator: Control which images to compress

I have several Illustrator files that have multiple embedded bitmap images. Some are photos and some are detailed line art. When exporting to PDF, it is possible to control downsampling and ...
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Which drawing technique should I take when learning to draw?

I'm a completely beginner who want to learn 3D Modelling. From what I learned from some online document, I at least need basic drawing skill, which could help me a lot for learning 3D Modelling. When ...
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Evenly spaced text in Photoshop

I'm trying to add text to my document that is evenly spaced, like in the example on the right. The closest I've been able to get it is like the image on the left, but as you can see they don't quite ...
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Expand appearance and outline stroke adds extra shapes

I created a brush and used the brush tool to create an image made from strokes. When I go to expand appearance, it adds bits to the edges. This isn't happening when I use a regular straight stroke ...
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Quick Numerical PNG Save

I work with PNG frames when I make videos. So whenever I do it I usually save with .PSD, but the files got too big and I decided to switch to saving with .PNG I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Designing Artwork for a banner size 480 cm w and 280 cm H [duplicate]

I am Designing Artwork for a banner size 480 cm w and 280 cm H, What should be the size of the Image to cover the whole banner ? and resolution of the Image ? Thanks Jo
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Maintaining consistency in margin spacing of an iOS App

I am coping with designing mobile apps, mostly iOS. I understood that for margin spacing I should go with 8, the smallest amount allowed, and follow with multiples of 8: 16, 24 etc. By default I ...
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Low resolution when printing from Illustrator on mac [duplicate]

Printing from Illustrator on my iMac gives me a lower resolution result than opening the exact same document with Acrobat which produces a nice smooth print. I already tried completely removing the ...
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Material Design: Actions on items in a table view

The problem with the FAB (some would say there are many) is that often you want to be able to invoke actions on an item in a table view. The fact that that has been precluded with this design is ...
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Illustrator Object & Line Style

has anyone successfully figured out how to mimic this painterly style/texture in illustrator (without actually getting out a paintbrush)? Thanks]1
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Remove background of a single contiguous color

I have a PNG image which has two figures, bounded by black lines, against a purely white background. My figures have also some white "pixels" (dots, points) inside, not contiguous with background "...
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Inkscape does not export the layer's blend mode exclusion to PDF

I followed the instructions here to fill some objects (including text) with a negative of their background: If I export this as png everything is fine. However when exporting as PDF it just shows ...
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Photoshop “could not fill because the current canvas size does not match that of the history state”

I have selected an area of a photo using the Select > Color Range and Magic Wand tools. I then pressed CTRL-J to copy the selection to a new layer. Now I am trying to fill the layer with a solid color....

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