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Adding a background to a sample of letters of a text object in Inkscape

Does anyone know how to highlight a sample of letters in a text object with a solid colour using Inkscape? I saw a similar post with the question of how to highlight the entire text object (the post ...
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My Canvas Size Showing Different when I am trying to change the units

I am very new to photoshop I am facing a problem that is whenever I am trying to change my canvas size it is showing some improper size instead showing the original. as per this 210 mm = 2480 pixels ...
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Fonts for personal use [closed]

Can I use fonts from da fonts that are used for personal use in edits to post on tiktok? I don't make any money, so would it be okay for me to use it. I found a lot of cute fonts on da fonts that I ...
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Inkscape: How does one disable object stroke absolutely?

Immutable Stroke Configuration The image below shows a couple icons I am working on. I need to define bounding boxes for the icons to ensure there size is always the same. The problem is when I color ...
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Should I use serif font for the labels on printed forms?

I'm redesigning printed forms for a company that has provided me with brand guidelines. Their headline font is a bold sans serif font and the font specified for body text is a serif one. I would ...
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Coreldraw: Total Area inside Curve

There's a total length measurement on CorelDraw when selecting a curve. Is there a way to also get the area inside the curve?
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Inkscape PathEffects: How to remember which path to copy to clipboard?

Recently, I started using Inkscape regularly and more particularly the Live Path Effects. But I am still be confused when dealing with most path effects. Some Path Effects such the "Pattern Along ...
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Continuously changing the color of an object on canvas

To continuously change the color of an object, you may use the Fill and Stroke dialog and drag in its bands or color wheel. Is it possible to do it directly on the canvas, without any dialog?
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Inkscape: How to bend object with more than one color into a circle precisely?

How to bend the rectangle on the left to the circle on the right? I've tried creating a circle and applying the "pattern along path" effect, but it only results in one color.
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How do native speakers of a right-to-left-language read an image?

In Western left-to-right languages, e. g. German, we also read images from left to right. Therefore if a person in the image walks from right to left, he/she is seen as coming to the viewer or ...
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How to create a toon looking smoke trail?

I'm trying to create a kind of a smoke trail for a rocket ship in a toon look. Something like in this image: I thought combining the Inkscape a path effects Power stroke and Pattern Along Path would ...
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Script in InDesign to separate document into individual files with naming capabilities [closed]

I'm looking for a script that can separate a document into individual InDesign files that, upon extraction, allows for some naming capabilities for each page such as either: adding a suffix (page ...
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Footnote style using asterisk should have space or no space between symbol and note?

When referencing a footnote using an asterisk or other acceptable symbols such as dagger and double dagger, in the footnote itself do you put a space between the symbol and the note? Example: This is ...
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this picture has a digital look to it. How do you think it has been achieved?

I found this image on the internet and I noticed it has this render-like quality to it. How do you think it has been achieved?
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Why bottom layer is getting move when I am trying to align in Ai?

I am working on some practice Illustration files, one problem that I am facing is whenever I am trying to align my top layer with the bottom one, the bottom one is getting moved. instead of the top ...
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Toolboxes are huge in inkscape

Is there a way to resize docked toolboxes in inkscape? I dock toolboxes towards the right of my screen (see image below) but it is taking up too much space compared to my drawing layer. Dragging it by ...
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GIMP: Disable Anti-Aliasing/Interpolation when Drawing

Is there a setting that controls image interpolation when drawing? I want to create pixel art, and it is really annoying when the brushes paint the outher pixels of each stroke with some opacity.
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How can I export my print booklet design to Interactive PDF without spine margins?

What I'm trying to achieve I'm designing a book that will need to be printed and also exported to Interactive PDF for viewing on the web. Ultimately, I want to be able to use the same InDesign file to ...
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How do I add multiple sharp cornered strokes to a single Smart object?

I'm working on a custom logo for a personal project that requires that certain smart object to have multiple strokes with sharp corners. For some unknown reason layers styles doesn't not provide an ...
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How to change the color of a layer's icon?

Layer's icons may have different colors, as e.g. in the “A4 leaflet 3-fold Roll” document template: A layer's icon color is repeated in the status bar, too (near the layer's name): But in the “...
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What does the default 72x72 resolution mean?

When I check the properties of a photo, the resolution is shown as 72x72 most of the time: But as far as I know, the resolution depends on the image dimensions (5184×3456 in this case) and also the ...
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How do I enable the selection of different types of mode of the blur tool?

I'm using GIMP 2.10.2 in Spanish so not 100% sure the english terms I use here will be 100% correctly translated. I want to be able to set the different modes of the blur tool, now it's set in "...
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How can I give Drop Shadow effect to a masked image in xd

I have a masked image, and I want to give a little drop shadow on it in Abobe XD. But I am not able to do so. Can someone please tell suggest any idea... reference image This is what I have tried so ...
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Exporting illustrator file and uploading to instagram blurry

I am having a dilemma with quality exporting from illustrator to instagram. I don't know whether this is something I'm doing in illustrator or instagram. I create an artboard the same as an instagram ...
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Will a PDF imported and rasterized in GIMP at 500 DPI lose quality when exported back to PDF?

Suppose I have a single-page 5x8 PDF with text on it, exported from LaTeX. If I import this PDF into GIMP at 500 DPI, then export it as a PDF, will this process make it show any loss of its original ...
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Undock a dialog (make it floating)

I have no problem with docking a floating dialog (by dragging its tab to the left or to the right side of the document window or at / near of another docked dialog). But once it is docked, how to ...
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How to import tailwind margins / font sizes into Figma?

I'm trying to make my Figma designs easily translatable to Tailwind CSS. Currently, I can import the Tailwind CSS colors with: https://www.figma.com/community/plugin/738806869514947558/Tailwind-CSS ...
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How do I correct the user Interface font rendering pixels-per-inch (PPI) setting in Indesign to match my target device?

I have a document set up for intent "Mobile" with resolution of 1125px 2436px, iPhone X. I'm using an eBook template I downloaded from Adobe Stock. At 14 points, the font is rendering to the ...
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How to delete frame without deleting children in Figma?

This is a pretty simple question, but how do I delete a frame without deleting all its contents in Figma? Is this possible and/or advisable? I know I can drag all the contents out of the frame, but ...
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Where can I find a design system handbook result example?

Unfortunately, I don’t even know what the name of what I’m looking for is. I want to make a simple design system. Simple basic elements (e.g. typography, colors, spacing, etc.) and a few components (...
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Drawing a line with three dots at each end in Powerpoint

I am building a Powerpoint presentation about geometry. I want to draw a line with 3 dots at each end. Does anyone know of a simple way to do that? I am talking about as in the shapes that PowerPoint ...
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How to correct the color of one image based on another image in GIMP?

I have an image that I want to adjust in GIMP to make it look like a target image which is approved for printing. I'm just not sure how to get from the source image to the target with GIMP. Source: ...
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Fill object that has space/holes with text in Illustrator

I want to create a shape that has a hole/space in the center and then I want to fill the outer shape with text which would flow around the inner hole. Everything I have tried results in a compound ...
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Fit all objects on a canvas for best plotter density in Inkscape

I have 10-15 objects in my svg. Is there a way to make Inscape to lay those on a canvas in the best way for further plotting? So it would rotate and reposition all objects and they won't overlap and ...
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Is there a name for this form of 19th-century (?) table of contents design?

I've been remembering and inspired by an old style of table of contents/chapter summaries where a list of short sentences or phrases describing the events or contents of the chapter is presented ...
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Gradient transparency along stroke won't work properly

First of all sorry for the title, I can't manage to resume my issue more precisely. I have added a gradient along this line. I wonder if I can remove the black thin line. Of course, it still appears ...
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Trouble creating a diamond in svg

I am trying to create a baseball diamond via svg. Here is what I have Baseball SVG But the diamond portion does not look correct to me, the left side seems a little pushed out or elongated. But the ...
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Changing color after I save SVG in illustrator

I am working with Adobe Illustrator, and my company has given me this mascot file. But the problem is that whenever I am saving this file as an SVG it is changing its original color. Please see the ...
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Indesign GREP - find lines before a string but exclude string

I am struggling to find some GREP to find lines before a string when I need to exclude the string itself from the selection. In this example, I need to find the 2 lines before "Fox", but ...
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How to add Highlight to Kritas Bevel and Emboss Layer style

Am I doing something wrong in Kritas Bevel and Emboss Layer Style settings? In the red quare bellow I expect the light gray to be much darker and the top and left dege to be the color that it is now. ...
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Timeline option "create video animation" does not appear

Usually when animating in Photoshop, you enable the timeline bar and choose between "create frame animation" and "create video animation". However, on my PS 2022, that I bought ...
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Two colors whose shades are perceived as equally dark?

Currently, I use the two colors blue and black to visualize the degrees of severity in two variables X and Y denoting two opposites. In RGB I let black (for X variable) vary in the range (0,0,0) - (...
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Fontlab 7 - Kerning disappearing randomly?

I’m currently kerning a font in Fontlab Studio 7. Halfway through I’m now seeing that the kerning values for some letter pairs that I have worked on previously seem to have disappeared. I’m new to ...
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Change colour of an image

I would like to change the colour of the following image (from grey) to red, does anyone know if it is possible to do this with Mac Preview? I couldn't find out how to do it. Otherwise, is it possible ...
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Can I easily change the colour of a bootstrap theme

I am looking for a bootstrap theme for a web application. The application is going to manage properties for landlords, so it is going to be mainly a collection of tables and forms -- and so the "...
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Colors blending strangely in Photoshop

I have been using Photoshop for digital painting for over a year. However, my brushes have started acting weird recently. The strokes just overlap one another, so I can't get the smooth color gradient....
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Can one side edge be rounded in adobe xd?

For a rectangle, it is possible to round a single side, but when I am using a triangle all the sides are getting rounded at the same time. Please see the image for your reference. What if I want to ...
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image tracing on adobe illustrator vs photoshop?

what is the difference between image tracing on adobe illustrator or adobe photoshop? I wanted to trace some of my friends photos for a gift, so I was watching some tutorials and realized some people ...
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What is this illustration style?

I notice it's common in sticker art It's chararcteristics are solid strokes, contouring lines and solid shading. It almost, but not quite, looks like newspaper style type ornaments that consist of ...
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Reproducing industrial system colors (RAL, NCS, Pantone)

Assuming I have access to equipment that gives me ability to measure precise amounts of fluids - is it possible to reproduce colours of any well-known system (like RAL, NCS...) using avialable ...
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