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Help yourself! This is extremely simple, three layers only. On top the billboard as flat, no effects nor perspective In the middle a wooden support structure for the billboard. It's so dark that any planks or drawn rectangles could be used. Even a shadow (=dark partially transparent rectangle) can do the job. The lamps can be arbitary, even omitted. You ...


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The color degradation is dependent on the used print method and used colors. Many of us have put a hefty sum of money to Adobe's software because it can acceptably predict the color degradation in many print processes. CMYK printing has remarkably smaller color range (=gamut) than computer screens, so it's very easy to make an image which seems dead and flat,...


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There's no best software. Some are useless just in your cases due missing functionality, some others need too much work in your cases and some of them cost a fortune. The rest can be used, but if one of them is already fully familiar to you and is available, it can be a good selection just for you. Book mockups from scratch are discussed earlier. Here are ...


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The simple fact of the matter is that there are too many screen sizes, from phones to large desktop monitors and everything in between, and differences in user setup for this question to be exactly answered with a specific number. The more important thing is to convey the design requirements to your frontend developer. A good frontend developer can take ...


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Yes. GIMP's native file format is XCF. It's the format you should use to save your original work for future editability (whether it's being used as a template or not). It's a lossless format, and it preserves all layers, and editable text layers. Although GIMP also supports PSD to some degree, you should use XCF for full compatibility with GIMP. However, ...


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It's like some color lights seen as reflected by a little worn aluminium foil paper or cardboard. Here's at first an attempt to synthesize something resembling: For a start paint some colors which together fill a layer totally: Then apply a heavy Gaussian blur: As you see the blurring reduces fully black, white and all original color areas, have them as ...


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No standards, as these items can have infinite variations. Talk to your printer. If a printer has not been attributed, design whatever it is you are designing with adjustments in mind. Make it so you can easily adjust artwork when you do get to talk to the actual printer.


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Yes, use After Effects to put them together, not Photoshop. Import the mockup file (.psd) into your Ae project and place the animation inside the mockup frame.


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