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Why is CMYK & PNG not possible?

Why? Because PNG is a lossless raster image format developed for the web, and ultimately for display screens which are RGB. However the format was never intended or designed to be a print format, ...
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Exporting an object as svg from inkscape

I keep another instance of Inkscape running on the side and just copy-paste the object I want to save into the scratch document, then save. Another option if you just want the path data is to select ...
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Where can I open Adobe Illustrator files

You can open AI files in Inkscape, an open-source vector graphics editor for free on Windows, Linux, and Mac. What formats can Inkscape import/export? Inkscape natively supports opening or ...
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Animated GIF shows all layers instead 1 after 1

Frame Disposal: Select all Frames in Timeline Right-Click on one frame Select Dispose
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Retaining px dimension when export to a PNG file. Adobe Illustrator

Because you did not check the Use Artboards option on the export window, Illustrator defaults to exporting everything in your workspace. But I would recommend using the File > Save for Web... command,...
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Exporting a slice in Sketch with transparent background around

Hit A to create an Artboard, select the size (or set your own by clicking the + in the bottom right) and start exporting. No need to create extra layers.
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Inkscape: export xml for Android drawable resource directory

The XML used for an Android VectorDrawable resource is specific to Android and therefor not something you will easily be able to export from any general image editing software. You have a number of ...
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Why is CMYK & PNG not possible?

Broadly speaking there are two schools of thought on file-format design. One is that you should have lots of options to give lots of different users what they want. The problem with this approach is ...
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Illustrator: how to only export artwork inside the artboard and ignore what falls outside

If you must use JPG: Go to 'File → Export' Choose 'JPG' from the 'Type' dropdown menu Tick 'Use Artboards' (this excludes the fall off) Click 'Save' Since you mentioned needing this for print, choose ...
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Illustrator: white space around logo when exporting as JPG

In the Export dialog box, tick the 'Use Artboards' option. This saves the image including the containing artboard, what you're seeing as the white frame behind your logo. If you need to re-adjust the ...
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How to export .svg file from Adobe Illustrator with shape IDs?

Feeling your pain. Short answer: AI SVG export is (one of) the reason(s) I need therapy. Long answer: I've successfully exported SVG from AI (CS6) with id's. See below: Turns into: <g id="...
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Export iOS Icon Sizes in Affinity Designer

Since the requirements change from time to time, it's always a good idea to refer to Apple's guidelines. There's an Affinity Designer template on my website that I've develop that exports the 18 sizes ...
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Export Artboards to separate PDFs (Illustrator)

Export> Export for screens Choose PDF as format (Press the settings icon to change preset). Enter name into the Prefix window. The name of the artboards should append after that name.
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how to split an image with a grid and export automatically every frame of the grid in a single file in photoshop or illustrator?

Select the slice tool (under the crop category), with the slice tool select your entire image. Right click on your selection and choose 'Divide Slice', enter the horizontal and vertical dimensions of ...
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Export multiple SVG files generated with Inkscape to multiple PDF files

For people who landed here from a google search because this question references Inkscape but isn't tagged with Windows, here's a complete howto for Linux (this assumes you have Inkscape installed on ...
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Why do my photoshop designs turn neon when I upload them online?

The web is all sRGB all the way. If you upload an image created in ProPhoto or Adobe RGB, it will show on the web as if it were sRGB. The result is a large or small color change, depending on the ...
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How to export a file in Adobe Illustrator and still have it be a vector?

It's the .png format that is the problem. .png is a raster format that will not upsize very well, just like any raster format. You need to save it in a vector format, such as: .ai - You'll most ...
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Exporting a slice in Sketch with transparent background around

It's actually very easy if you know how to do it :) Suppose you have an icon that is 24x24px and you want the png to be 32x32px. You have to create a slice over the icon. The slice must be 32x32px. ...
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inDesign document becomes "unsaved" after pdf export

The InDesign document stores the name of the PDF you exported. That way the next time you export the file name will be the same. So after you export, the document is unsaved because it wants to ...
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How to get Illustrator export into shortcut?

You can do this in Illustrator by navigating to Edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts: You will get the Keyboard Shortcuts panel: The default view is for Tools so you will need to click the drop down and ...
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How do I grab a jpeg from a layer and open it in it

If you want to keep the layer linked to your current document: Use Smart Objects. Right click your layer and click Convert to Smart Object. Double clicking the Smart Object layer will open the image ...
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Only exporting one artboard in Photoshop

Instead of "Export As...", select "File > Export > Artboards to Files": This will give you the option to export the selected Artboard only.
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Illustrator: how to crop artwork and save as SVG?

Hit Shift+O and adjust canvas size to your liking Hit Ctrl+Shift+S to 'Save as', choose SVG format and tick 'Use Artboards'
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Easily save .png from Photoshop without any dialog?

Well, the best, easiest, coolest, fastest way I could ever find of saving as a PNG without confirmation or any other kind of dialog is: Open your document Open the Actions tab and Create a new action ...
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Sketch 3 - Is there a way to export all artboards in a .sketch file from multiple Pages?

For a single page you can export all artboards at once like this: Edit > Select all art boards Layer > Make exportable Now you can export art boards. For example I have four art boards:
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How to export a GIF from After Effects?

When I need to create a GIF from After Effects, I do my animation in After Effects, go to Menu>Composition>Pre-Render and render it out as an uncompressed MOV file. Then you can drag that file onto ...
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Batch export Photoshop layers to individual PNG files

I updated the script to use the core BackgroundLayer of the doc. So that each jpg that exports is compiled with it. Would be great if someone added tagging to layers to make them Master layers ...
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How to make text behave as a hyperlink in PDF exported from Adobe InDesign 5.5

There are two things required for creating functional hyperlinks in a PDF from InDesign: Link defined in Hyperlinks panel PDF Export supporting hyperlinks. If you've already created the definition ...
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AutoCad vs Illustrator for logo design

Most likely he has no clue on how to articulate his needs. What he most likely wants is the vector logo in a usable format. However he is experiencing some problems on the way. I am listing a few ...
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How to export an InDesign file to PDF that is going to be spiral bound

The same way you'd export any print-destined file. Export as single page, PDF/X-1a with bleeds and marks. Be aware, you really want large inner margins for any type of spiral or comb binding. And ...
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