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What's that red-plus icon near a text?

It sometimes appears in Illustrator CS6, only with some text: It's annoying me. How can I remove it?
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Create grid gradient background

I want to create a gradient background like the background in the image below: I have tried the solution in this post but the result is not satisfying. As it can be seen in this picture, it seems ...
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How to get a layer's dimensions (including transparent border)?

I need to know the dimensions of a masked layer with transparent area to resize it to the same dimensions of another layer. If use the bounds data I get the dimensions of the pixels, but not the ...
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How to sweep an area with a color

What I am looking for is a way to create a path then move the endpoint on one side of the path and paint the area covered by the movement of the path. So for example, if I have a straight path then ...
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How can I make complex gradient images like these in Photoshop or Illustrator? [duplicate]

How can I create these types of gradient images in Photoshop or Illustrator? I don't understand how they made these swooshes. Lower picture is what I came up with... but it's not the same. Your ...
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How can I modify an image to have colors that flow into each other and what is this effect called?

I have been trying to find the name of this effect in this image Specifically, how the image has been converted to white and a spectrum of colors that flow into each other. I would like to know how ...
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Illustrator trim not cutting cleanly

I have two shapes as seen below I want to be able to trim the rectangle so that it doesn't flow into the inside of the circle. When I use Pathfinder's trim option it does not trim correctly as seen ...
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1answer
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Help me to find a specific category of typefaces

I'm looking for a serif typeface whose curvy letters (c, s, e etc) have thick/wide spine and instead of the serif, a properly rounded ear (like on some lowercase a, c). Kind of like Didone or ITC ...
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1answer
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How to make the text effect as shown

Can you please tell me how to make the text effect as the picture attached in Photoshop or Illustrator?
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Photoshop on PC vs MAC [closed]

I have always used MAC when designing in Photoshop or any adobe program. Recently I have been working on a PC, and I've noticed some differences in Photoshop. I am used to using the Direct Selection ...
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How to record screen on graphicdesign.stackexchange? [duplicate]

I've seen some answers on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com where people have made small recordings of how they navigate menus to show someone where a particular item is located. These are usually ...
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Indesign Data Merge & Smart Text Reflow- not deleting blank pages

Apologies if this has already been answered-- I looked and was unable to find anything that addressed my specific issue. My question will make more sense if I briefly explain what I am trying to ...
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1answer
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How you connect a line to a rectangle in figma?

In Power Point you can connect a line to a shape on any of its corners or edges. When you move the shape around, the line's end moves with it. Can you do this in figma?
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Where can I find align objects to pixel grid option? [ Illustrator CC 2018 ]

I've already checked transform options and new documents option..I couldn't find it. I just want to know where to check that options, not to snap option. I want to know why I can't see that option.
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Generating the “drawing commands” from ASSdraw3 using other vector programs

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1answer
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Keep pixels crisp when rotating object?

I noticed that when rotating an object in Photoshop the preview of the image has nice and crisp pixels, but when I rotate the image and finish the transformation it adds an annoying blur. Is it ...
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1answer
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Why does color disappear completely from my graphic once I export it as .svg

I`m still a beginner on GravitDesigner but created several vector icons already. One strange thing happened already several times: I create a new icon with different shapes and compound paths with ...
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Aligning text layers in Android

The situation - I need to hand over designs to my devs. I have created some spacing tokens, that I am using in Sketch(the design software). These tokens are based on baseline alignment of the text ...
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2answers
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How to blend text to background so it looks burned in paint.net?

I'm working on artwork for which currently looks like this: It currently has 3 layers: The white background which I'll delete later. The image of the photo. The text. Currently the text is just ...
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How to create image like this?

So, I have an image like this: in which I want to highlight the "Advanced" section on the left side of the image like the image below: How can I do this? Thanks!
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How to control Alignment tool vertical distribution in GIMP?

I have multiple objects copied onto separate layers, and I'm trying to align them and stack them up so they are spaced evenly to fit precisely within a given area. I made a selection to act as a ...
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1answer
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Alternate text colour for each word in a paragraph in illustrator

I have a text box of words in illustrator and I would like to alternate the text colour of each word, red, blue, red, blue and so forth. Can this be done in illustrator or another way? Any help ...
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Read and Set the Preferences of “History Options” in Photoshop

Photoshop's History Panel has options: Which has the following options: Is there a way to read / write those preferences using Photoshop Scripting / ExtendScript?
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Illustrator CS6 how to “flatten path”?

I've made a paisley flower shape and I'd like it to have a transparent fill, the issue is if the layers are transparent then you can see the shapes behind. is there a way to flatten or combine the ...
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InDesign bounding box - stroke issue

When I draw a rectangle, the bounding box covers also the stroke, unlike Illustrator that keeps it on the vector path. How to deal with this problem? See attachment for a better understanding.
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How to make this “bumpy sphere” shape in C4D?

I'm new to Cinema 4D, but I can't figure out how to make this kind of shape. (Currently I have a spikey ball I made by selecting points and jutting them out. Can anyone point me in the right direction?...
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How to renumber static numbers in InDesign CS6

I have a series of static numbers in my InDesign CS6 document (e.g. 256, 257, 258, 259...). All numbers have a given character style (i.e. Footnote). I would like to find the numbers and renumber ...
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How to do I keep the quality of an image while reducing its size and also the file size?

I have a high resolution image (TIFF) that I need to fit in a 320x440px asset for the web (JPEG preferably). The high res image is usually a photograph and can sometimes have a logo burned in as well. ...
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Adobe Illustrator: how to do a minus globally to make all white areas transparent? [duplicate]

I downloaded a vector from an online stock image library. The vector is of a car that should only have one color, black. Unfortunately, it has some white areas that I need to be transparent. The only ...
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Is there a way to target a path within a clipping group in an Illustrator script

I am super new to Illustrator scripting and am stuck on this problem, and hoping that someone might be able to shed some light for me. I have a clipping mask in illustrator with a curved line being ...
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How do I keep high resolution pics when posting screenshots to a piece of paper to keep it from getting blurry when printed?

I am making a cheat sheet with a bunch of equations and notes on them. I essentially take screenshots of the notes on my computer, and then paste them to a word document, and then resize them to make ...
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How to select parent layer (and all child layers) with mouse, selecting one of its child?

Let say I've a layer with N sublayers: When I select a layer of them with mouse, it always select the one I click over. How can I select the parent (thus, all its child) on the workarea without ...
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How to compensate for printing on shipping containers?

I'm preparing some print materials for a new office for the company I'm working in. One piece of the materials is a huge logo printed out on a shipping container-like, ribbed sheet metal. It sort-of ...
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Open source software - create short avi - random words, changing text characters

Is there an open source software package I can use to create a short video, like the one in this link? https://www.akamai.com/uk/en/multimedia/videos/unified-security-header-video-v3.mp4 The video ...
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Illustrator CS6 pattern brush stroke alignment

I am trying to create pattern brush in AI CS6, my line and corner elements are precisely aligned, but when I make swatches and subsequently a pattern brush, elements are misaligned, I check the swatch ...
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3ds max : Model Optimisation

Is it possible in 3ds max to decimate a mesh while keeping it as close to the original as possible down to a 1mm difference? Is it possible to measure this distance? Cheers
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What is an overline in typography?

Often I hear the term overline. What is an overline and what is its function and style in typography?
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Do I have to create a nested symbol to use motion tween inside a symbol?

I've created a graphic symbol that includes a single shape and nothing else. Now I want to apply a motion tween to that shape inside the symbol timeline: I want it to wiggle back'n'forth so I can ...
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Attempting to make a cartoon person with illustrator, issue with coloring

So.. i'm following along with this video..this issue i'm having can be found if you fast forward to about 22:16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL5hjyJG1L4&t=1244s When i attempt to do what he's ...
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Sketch App with label colors on Sidebar

In the Sketch App I have at home, he displayed a few different items on siderar than I use at work. Basically you have the option of selecting label colors for artboards and layers and also a line ...
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Using “recolor artwork” to only have certain set colors

I often adapt illustrations to fit brand guidelines. It usually is a tedious task when I have to select each color by hand. So I've been trying to make sense of the "Recolor Artwork" feature... I ...
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How to stretch the corners of this image so that it looks like a perfect rectangle?

I have an image that I took at an angle, so it isn't a perfect rectangle: How would I pull the bottom left and bottom right corners in so that they line up perfectly with the top two corners? Like ...
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How to single out colors when adjusting the curves?

I am trying to edit the colors in this picture so that 1) the yellow letters in "Thomas Jr" pop out more. Currently they are too bright and disappear into the white background. 2) The white looks ...
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How much should be the bleed/trim area for a 1.5 x 1 meters Design [closed]

What is the safest bleed area size should I keep for the design of 1.5x1 meters in Photoshop
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Batch conversion → Save to 'source' folder?

In Illustrator CC 23.0.1 is it possible to use the 'source' folder of a file as the 'destination' when using Illustrator's batch processing options via the 'Actions' window? I have a directory of 200 ...
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I pressed the wrong shortcut key, now half my image is grey

Hi people, I pressed a wrong set of shortcut keys (Shift ctrl z I think) now my image is half grey, Can someone explain how to undo this EDIT, please see below before after images, It seems to also ...
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Adding text in picture header without losing readability but not drawing too much attention [duplicate]

I am working on a design with a big picture header. This picture displays the subject of the website and on it is an accompanying text and a "conversion area" a form that starts a process. Now I ...
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Are there ideal ratios for downsampling images?

I would like to ensure maximum quality of my images after downsampling. The downsampled resolution will be 300 DPI for print. I need the source graphics to be ever so slightly larger for use in an app....
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Is there a way to do a find/replace on artboard names?

I've got a file with over 300 artboards. Each artboard has a unique name e.g. "symbol.hot.surface". I need to replace all the periods "." with an underline "_" I'm pretty sure this can be done with ...
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Illustrator Bevel

I'm trying to bevel a word, just has a gradient color and a black stroke, and one character - the 'T' - is having issues and just turning black. It says "Bevel self-intersection may have occurred", ...

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