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Inexpensive or free software to just use to draw chemical equations and structures

I know there's an open-source extension to LATEX specifically for chemical formulae - I think it's called chemfig - here's what I just found on quick lookup: Overleaf - Chemfig Also, for simple ...
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What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

I know this post is a bit old, but I faced this issue today and finally found a GoogleFont alternative : Poppins Beside some letter width and the letter Q (which is completely different), the font is ...
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How to remove part of an image in the shape of a font without affecting the background?

You can do this with other raster image editing software, such as GIMP which is free. It can be done by using layers and layer masks. In fact almost any raster image editor which has layer support ...
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Inexpensive or free software to just use to draw chemical equations and structures

Chemsketch is free for academic use: https://www.acdlabs.com/resources/freeware/chemsketch/
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Should I ask an illustrator to (temporarily) work for free? If so, where to look?

Is this an arrangement someone would ever possibly agree to? Only entry level designers who don't know what they're doing. What you're asking for is a lot of work and for only name mention. You're ...
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Inexpensive or free software to just use to draw chemical equations and structures

If you only want to draw them by hand, as you were on a blackboard you can use any simple paint program, there are several free ones. *MyPaint https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/releases FireAlpaca ...
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Pixel art software for Windows 10

What you are looking for is MagicaVoxel It's an 8-bit voxel modeling and animating program that's free and open-source. The software is still in its infancy but there are a small amount of tutorials ...
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How to remove part of an image in the shape of a font without affecting the background?

Billy beat me to a good answer, but I thought I'd post examples I'd already finished - once you have your mask you can quickly flip it to show either style… colour clash below bothered me, so I spent ...
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Triangle Pattern Background in Freeware

You do not actually need a fancy editor for this a text editor and a browser will do quite well. Just Delunlay triangulate a bunch of points and draw the triangles. So something like: // you need SVG....
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What are good sources for Open-Source fonts?

In addition to Google Fonts, there is also Font Squirrel. If you are a developer or designing a web application, take a look at NPM typeface packages. This allow you to download and self-host fonts ...
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Where to get public domain East Asian book illustrations?

By simply searching for east asian illustrations "public domain" You aren't going to find a magical repository with all the images ever so you'll need to put some legwork in. With that simple search ...
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What free/open source image design programs can you recommend?

Krita is another open-source raster graphics editor. It is mostly aimed at digital painting. Among other things, it has features like powerful brush engine, symmetrical drawing mode and warping tools.
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I'm Looking For Free Graphic Design Software Like Adobe Photoshop

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) would be the best alternative to Photoshop that is free. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating ...
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Does anyone know of a free font with angled, tapered serifs similar to Golden Type Bold?

Coelacanth, a free Venetian based on Centaur, comes in many weights and optical sizes; it’s a work in progress, and the developer’s site is benwhitmore.altervista.org. Here’s a sample for comparison: ...
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Europa type free alternative

The closest alternatives would be Avenir or Sailec and the best free alternative would be Nunito which can be found on Google Fonts.
Stegathesaurus's user avatar
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What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

Questrial is pretty close but only available in Regular: https://fonts.google.com/specimen/Questrial
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Need to resize multiple image files

I thought this had been asked but didnt find it from my searches. You didn't specify an OS or specify if you were increasing or decreasing the file size. So here is a dump of some tools or apps I've ...
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Do I need a knowledge of programming to set a blog on wordpress?

I should be possible to setup a WordPress site using a template for the layout and adding some plugins for extra functionality. If you bought hosting and a domain, it's very likely they have an ...
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Is there an SVG collection or a set of "stickers" for free?

If you mean Emojis, these emoji packs from artists in DeviantArt and other places may help: iOS emoji collection by Dabolus (160×160 transparent PNGs) iOS 9 emoji collcetion by Dabolus Newly added ...
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What is this effect called and how to execute it?

This effect is called a kaleidoscope effect (or Busby Berkeley effect in film). To add to user287001's comment, GIMP and Paint.net are great free options if you're comfortable using Photoshop. Another ...
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Pixel art software for Windows 10

I really like Aseprite. It is not free though (unless you compile it yourself). It costs about $15. For at free alternative you could try Piskel, which runs in the browser. Also a good program, but a ...
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How to create and manipulate a slinky style spring

This could be done entirely in Inkscape. Almost any vector image editor could be used similarly. The following isn't a tutorial, but a list of the basic steps. Draw an ellipse, click Path > Object to ...
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Free fat numeral font as used in sheet music time signatures?

Would you be ok with Fughetta? https://www.wfonts.com/font/fughetta Legal info seems to be here: http://slipsong.com/aboutfonts.html
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Free fat numeral font as used in sheet music time signatures?

I suggest using Bravura. You can read a bit about it here: http://www.smufl.org/fonts/. It can be downloaded here: https://github.com/steinbergmedia/bravura. About the licensing: The Bravura font ...
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Remove Background keep Shadow

I don't know GIMP very well, but the method should be the same as in Photoshop. (All the screenshots are from Photoshop.) You need to make use of the divide blend mode (which is apparently called ...
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Europa type free alternative

Europa is a web font available in Adobe Typekit. So if you have an Adobe CC subscription, then you can install it for free. In Illustrator CC click Type > Add Fonts from Typekit When your browser ...
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