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Is there a (free/open source) black and white emoji font?

This answer is copied from Black and white emoji fonts – enfascination Noto Emoji Font Google has a fully internationalized font, Noto, whose emoji font has a black and white version: https://github....
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Client requesting source files to all design drafts and to all versions throughout the process

Clients are NOT generally entitled to source files or design drafts unless you agreed to that in a contract. Do you have a contract or terms of business? What does it say? If it's unclear, seek legal ...
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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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Is attribution required while using a Google Font as a piece of art or in video?

First not all Google fonts have the same license. A quick search found the following licences (which are listed on attribution page, but there can be more): SIL Open Font License, 1.1 (OFL) Apache ...
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Open source software capable of open Sketch files

I'm using https://app.sketchviewer.com to view designs. Works very well.
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How to find open source alternatives to commercial fonts?

I use alternatype.net it shows the most similar fonts to a commercial one from Google Fonts and Font Squirrel. The database is not too big but I think the project is growing everyday.
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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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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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Is there alternate open source font for Chevin Light and Chevin Bold?

Not an exact match but a nice free alternative is Dosis via Google fonts. It's available in seven weights and, in my opinion, pairs nicely with a wide variety of typefaces.
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Open source alternative for figma

Penpot, while still in beta is a pretty solid open source figma alternative, with loads of features. It is a webapp, works with SVG as a native format and supports interactive prototypes, shared ...
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Is it possible to use only Open Source Software for industry level graphic design?

It is possible, as much as back in 2010. The problem is not so much what you can and what you can not do with a tool. I can do much of everything I do in illustrator using a text editor. I can do much ...
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Is it possible to use only Open Source Software for industry level graphic design?

Yes, it is. Better tools do not make someone a better designer. A great designer can produce better work with Inkscape than a mediocre designer can with Illustrator. I'm not going to claim that open ...
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Free silent movie card font

It is not a serif, but Josefin Sans from Google Fonts has a vintage quality that to me seems appropriate: Smythe also from Google might work:
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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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How do I edit the metrics for a specific character in a font?

You don't need to edit an actual font or add multiple spaces to achieve indents, and in fact doing so would cause many undesirable problems. Anyone else on a different computer viewing/editing your ...
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Gimp - Why am I unable to snap to the edges of the brush?

You aren't missing anything. AFAIK you can only snap the center. If you want to always snap to the same side of the brush, you can define a grid offset so that snap_point ± brush_half_width is where ...
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What are some free software packages for producing attractive scientific plots?

Free scientific plotting softwares I used: Command-line packages--> Matplolib (Python module) GUI interface software--> Veusz (Python-based as well), Sci-Davis Personal remarks: -Matplotlib is ...
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Software or a tool in a software that calculates 75% darker/lighter color of a given color?

You can do this yourself with a calculator and the HSB value of any colour. HSB = Hue, Saturation and Brightness. Take the existing brightness value, and add or subtract whatever percentage amount ...
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Is attribution required while using a Google Font as a piece of art or in video?

I am not sure if I understand clearly what you are concerned with. Google fonts are free to use in both commercial and non-commercial projects, so you should be able to use them in any piece of art or ...
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Open source software capable of open Sketch files

Also, there is a free tool called Icons8 Lunacy that helps you open and edit .sketch files. It allows to copy the CSS of any object and copy plain text for any text layer. Just note this is not an ...
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Is there a (free/open source) black and white emoji font?

I went through all of the previously posted options, and the only emoji that has black and white emoji as well as being up-to-date with unicode (ie- having all current emoji) is this Opentype font ...
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Open source programs to apply vector designs into mockups?

Of course, depends on what do you mean by showcasing your designs and what those designs are. My option would be, create your mockup. If there are no macros or smart objects on Gimp to reproduce ...
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How to simulate weather conditions over a group of images

An almost complete set of effects is provided with the G'Mic filters that come as a plugin for Gimp, and as a Web-Version. Amongst the many filters there also is a rain & snow filter in the ...
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How do I change the background of a bitmap from white to grey in Inkscape (or other open source photo editor)

You can't edit bitmaps in Inkscape. Inkscape is a vector image editor. You could redraw the graphic in Inkscape however. It's not too complicated and shouldn't take too long. All it consists of is ...
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How do I change the background of a bitmap from white to grey in Inkscape (or other open source photo editor)

The quick way would be to use gimp to make the background of the image transparent, then it won't matter what colour your background has. Add an alpha channel to the image: select the colour to ...
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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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Client requesting source files to all design drafts and to all versions throughout the process

I detest these issues, but they can arise from time to time. It's even worse when a client has turned sour for some reason and are just being ridiculously demanding and unrealistic. The first thing I ...
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Open source alternative for figma

Pencil Project Pencil is built for the purpose of providing a free and open-source GUI prototyping tool that people can easily install and use to create mockups in popular desktop platforms (Windows / ...
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Open source software - create short avi - random words, changing text characters

Natron could get this done well - it's an open-source feature-film-quality compositor, nodally based and can use Nuke plugins. You could also look at DaVinci Resolve.
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