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InDesign: Reposition Data Merge elements based on Data

This is a long shot, but I'm at a new job, learning InDesign, and wondering if I can automate something in a set of reports I'll regularly be generating. The organization I work for partners with ...
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Case of side notes?

When writing a book, some authors put important short terms they use in the main text also into the margin near the usage position. Assuming that these marginal notes in your book are always short and ...
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Assign item to specific artboard

I have two artboards. I'm having issues assigning this thing to artboard 1 as it's assigned to artboard 2. How can I do this?
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Does Krita have a "Transform" or "Warp" layer option?

I'm getting accustomed to Krita, and I'm at a point where I need to warp some line art. It would be convenient if I could keep the original, as well—at the moment, I'm simply duplicating the normal-...
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Batch printing PDFs different amount of times

Is there a way to do a batch print where you can specify how often the respective pdfs have to be printed. like print the first pdf 100 times, the second 80 and the third only 5 times. Maybe with an ...
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Minor grid lines missing

I have a page of size 210*297 mm, and I want a 1 mm grid. So I create one, but the spacing is not 1 mm and the minor grid lines isn't showing. Am I doing something wrong? Inkscape version is 1.0.2
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Really simple, free Graphics software with low entry cost to export images positions

I am developing simple 2D UI/Animation in SDL_image based in-house library that allows me to import images and perform simple operations (positioning, rotation ect.). The requirement is to insert ...
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Any way to repair these svg files?

A young person I know has made numerous images on an iOS app called Mandalas and the app allows her to save these as svg files. We then open these on my Mac and print them, only, some of these files (...
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Adobe Illustrator 1-point perspective grid distorts the object

I plan to create a city scene in one point perspective, but I don't understand how does this tool work. The purple building is supposed to be tall and narrow, not long and short. When I double click ...
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How do I fix this issue with smart filter? (Photoshop CS6)

I was testing out a new filter I recently bought, and I liked the result. But I wasn't able to edit some of the Smart Filters, because of the smart filter showing me this (I wonder why, because I ...
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Is it possible to write a script in Photoshop that reads the values of a pixel on two layers, then sets a new value in the layer mask of a third?

I have an image of a solid-black graphic with anti-aliased edges on a shaded-red background, and an image of the background without the graphic, and I want to recover an image of the graphic without ...
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How to mimic string/thread art with vectors in illustrator?

I'm designing a wall mural for an office and have to do an illustrator mock up of a string art wall similar to this: Does anyone know how to achieve a similar effect? I tried searching all kinds of ...
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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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How to test what your PDF looks like without installed (special) fonts

I remember that Adobe Acrobat used to allow to switch between a view of your document based on installed and embedded fonts and a view based on embedded fonts only. That option no longer seems to be ...
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InDesign: Is there a way to ask InDesign not to remove a space behind a selected text when deleting the text?

When I select a text and delete it, InDesign also automatically deletes a space behind the text as well. Is there a way to change this behaviour?
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Inkscape: is there a way to perform path union on separate pages more efficiently?

What I want to do is: Select all on page 1 Path > Union Select all on page 2 Path > Union ... Is there a way to do this more efficiently instead of doing it one by one? I've tried select all ...
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Indesign: Can I delete images so I can send a smaller file to colleague?

My indesign file is 13 MB; too big to send by email. Images that are making it so big. Here is my idea: I send my colleague all the necessary images in a library, that we will both have access to. ...
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Typesetting ij/ij in Dutch: vrijgeven or vrijgeven?

Continuing Typesetting in Dutch: Dijkstra vs. Dijkstra, how do you typeset the Dutch word for release: vrijgeven (with two separate glyphs i and j) or vrijgeven (with a ligature ij)? Do i and j in ...
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Transform an image into parallel lines with varying distance?

Summary For pen plotting, I would like to transform an image into many parallel lines. Depending on how dark a spot in an image is, the parallel lines are more or less densely packed. Current Approach ...
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How to grayscale multiple logos to have the same text color?

I'm trying to grayscale 3 logos (2 of them the "text portion" is originally in dark blue, another in black) in a way where the "text portion" ends up to be the same darkness/color. ...
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Why does this LaTeX not work here?

Why does this not work for the second case? They have exactly the same syntax. I'm using Inkscape 1.2 and the lastest version of MikTeX. I've been trying to installed TexText but it doesn't work and ...
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How do I create a new copy of a signed PDF without signatures to make a template?

I cannot find anything on this that is helpful. Mostly it is about removing your own signatures to edit a PDF. We have a PDF file that was signed, and the people who signed it have left the company. ...
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Is it possible to separate an icon from a background?

I have a raster graphic consisting of a solid-black icon with anti-aliased edges on top of a shaded-red background. I also have the background alone, without the icon on top. Is it possible to recover ...
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See image level changes made in Photoshop in real time in Illustrator

How do I open an image in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (interlinked) so that after I place an SVG filter on the image in Illustrator and I change the levels of the image in photoshop, the ...
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how to remove these blue boxes without deleting my drawing (so that the artboard can be resized without whitespace)

Question: How can I get rid of the white space around my graphic so that the artboard can be fitted to the graphic itself? Observed behavior: Object->Artboards->"Fit to selected art" ...
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How can I create rounded square corners in Pixelate Mosaic effect?

How can I create this Rounded pixelate effect from Paramount Plus's Instagram post? Any Graphics design or Motion Design tool that you know of that can achieve this?
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Choose colours by hex code when filling unbounded areas in Inkscape

I am trying to use the 'fill bounded areas' feature in Inkscape, but it only appears to let me choose from the pre-configured colour selection. How do I specify exactly which colour I want using a HEX ...
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How to design cover page/template for infographic?

I want to design a cover page for my analytical report, which contains 6-7 charts + information. So, I need advanced/professional software in order to design text, font size/design, place charts .... ...
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What tools support improting graphviz (.dot) files?

I would like to import .dot files (Grpahviz) to any interactive editor (preferably draw.io). Unfortunately, I didn't find any tool that supports this file format. Can you recommend any tool or ...
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Inkscape: how to set the spacing of new pages?

Is there a way to set the spacing of the pages instead of moving them one by one? I'm working with grids, and the grids on the second page do not align as it is on the first page.
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Photoshop Save changes directly to Image

I have 500+ images that need few sec brushing each, what I will have to do is Edit image Brush strokes Export image Replace existing image Close the file and hit No I don't wanna save PSD What I ...
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Is there a way to get the average color of a photo or get the color at certain coordinates in a photo in InDesign using ExtendScript

I have an InDesign script which places a photo in a document and then puts some text over it. The photo can be either dark or light, so the text should be either black or white. For this to work I ...
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Figma pixels differs from Photoshop pixels?

I have designed a landing page for a website for one of my client. I designed it in Figma(Online UI design tool) and have exported the whole artboard with 1x resolution with the size (W:1400px, H:...
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Why does my arrow turn into this strange shape in Inkscape?

Does anyone know why my arrow turns into this strange shape in Inkscape when I fill it? Here is my svg file from Inkscape.
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What is the best way to add missing glyph to an existing font automatically

I need to expand an existing font (consola) to add these characters ▁ ▂ ▃ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █, and more in the future, for a programming project. I've searched and found a couple tools (birdfont and fontlab) ...
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Inkscape: Document Settings Scale and Default Document Settings

Inkscape's default scale of "0.039370" is throwing off measurements when I use the Add-Ruler feature. Is there a way to make the default setting always set to "1.0" when I open any ...
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Font Forge - Below Base forms overlapping

I am creating a Kannada font in which the below base forms (Vattu) if more than one are appearing one above the other. How do i make them appear one beside the other. This rendering is correct - ...
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Make text transparent in Photoshop

I have two layers of text and a blue background. I want to make the "SERIEB2" text transparent in order to see the background and "cut" the text below. How can I make it via ...
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How to drag (move tool) an object in a drawing in Photoshop if it includes several layers?

Tell me, please. For example, I need to move a painted ear. Just move it a little bit. But this ear is drawn on several layers + shadows , etc . I tried combining layers. But then the whole drawing is ...
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Illustrator Script to Select specific sublayer Text of specific Layer

I'm a noob at scripting in Illustrator, but all of my search and trial and error didn't get me far. I'm trying to select a specific text of a layer and change the visiblity in a Structure like this: ...
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How many shades of color does cmyk have in print

in offset printing, for example, the cmyk colors are printed as dots of different sizes. One of the questions for me is how many size options are there for the individual colored dots? The reason for ...
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What is it called when you want to overlay an image at an angle?

I have close to zero experience in graphic design, but what is it called when I want to overlay an image at an angle? I want to replace his screen - but his screen isn't flat. What is it called when I ...
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How to condition the glyph of a code point based on the vowel gender in the same word?

Here's the Mongolian Universal White Font Link. BACKGROUND In Mongolian, vowels A (U+1820), O (U+1823) and U (U+1824) are masculine and vowels E (U+1821), OE (U+1825), UE (U+1826) are feminine. ...
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Is there a way to export SVG files from Adobe XD without id's?

When exporting (for example) icons from Adobe XD as SVG files, the code contains ID's that are for me unnecessary. When I want to use the SVG files for instance inline in an HTML file, it will give ID ...
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How do I create a noisy gradient in Photoshop?

I want to create something similiar to this in Photoshop but I can’t figure out a good way to do it.
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The spectacular unblur demo from 2011, what happened to the tool?

I am talking about this demo from 2011: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxjiQoTp864 The plugin they show seems to have mapped the motion of the camera. But I have never seen such a tool in PS. What ...
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GIMP alternative on Android or iPad

I'm searching for an open source alternative for GIMP for an Android tablet or Apple iPad. Can anyone suggest any free apps not browser based solutions like photopea
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Why is Inkscape making my PDF font thin on my computer and bloated in print?

I have a 100-page PDF master file exported from LuaLaTeX. Several of the pages need to be trivially edited in Inkscape. So I separated them from the master file and opened them one by one in Inkscape. ...
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Illustrator Select multiple sub-groups within parent group

Is it possible to select multiple groups within a parent group using a selection tool? I do NOT want to use the layers panel. I've been able to select a single sub-group within a parent group by using ...
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How can you format rows of text to offset in PowerPoint

I am trying to skew rows of text in a PowerPoint textbox automatically. Example: I have been able to achieve these results through manual means, such as adding leading spaces or adding a textbox for ...
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