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What is the best software for creating exam paper template?

LaTeX is meant exactly for stuff like this. LaTeX is a programming language of sorts, designed with the explicit purpose of typesetting documents... like, say, an essay template. It spits out nice, ...
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Why are my prints low quality when screenshotting a PDF?

Screenshots of PDFs are going to be limited by the density of your monitor and (I'd assume) rendering settings from the PDF viewer. There are many tools for converting a PDF file (or pages from a PDF ...
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Free software suggestion use with drawing tablet

How about Krita ? It's a nice free, open source painting program. I don't actually own a tablet, but this software felt like it was designed to be used with a tablet.
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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

Some other valid options for 2017: Gravit Designer: This is a very young product and as such it's still lacking many features, but for now it's a good vector editor, and the roadmap promises a lot ...
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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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Alternative for Sketch on Windows?

2018 update: Lunacy — reads and saves .sketch files (native Windows app, free) Figma — reads .sketch files (browser-based, freemium) Disclosure: I'm one of the authors of Lunacy. I have no relation ...
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How can I replicate Photoshop's content-aware fill in Gimp for Windows?

Yes, there is a "resynthesize" plugin. It is available from the Gimp registry (possibly here). But the best way to install it are: on Linux (at least for Ubuntu and derivatives), install package ...
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Free vector tool

up to date feature overview On a free tool is not a pain at all. You download it and you take a look. So I'm a bit curious as to which one is the better pick to invest time in. Inkscape is a ...
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What is your backup strategy?

It's relevant I think, but I'm not entirely sure it's on-topic for "design". I suppose it's no more off-topic than "what font is this". Note I'm not in a corporate environment. I'...
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What software can I use to get started in webcomics/animation?

If you are targeting free, possibly GIMP and Inkscape will do. Other free/open source wares like Synfig Studio, a 2D animation software and Blender, for 2and3D are worth a short. But since you are ...
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Free software suggestion use with drawing tablet

My options are: MyPaint http://mypaint.org/ and Krita https://krita.org/en/ MediBang Paint Pro https://medibangpaint.com/en/pc/ Dog Waffle. It has some oldy free versions: The page is ugly as ...
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What is the best software for creating exam paper template?

Photoshop is probably the last choice for this type of work. InDesign could work better as it can natively create a 'facing pages' document, meaning left & right page templates and yes with the ...
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What replaced Flash?

Adobe Flash became Adobe Animate. Whether or not that fills your needs is impossible for me to say. There are other things out there but they all depend on what specifically you want to create. ...
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How are these modern physics figures made?

They are most likely drawn by a human on a computer. Manually, with some definition of manual. It always strikes me a bit weird how people this day and age can not draw simple line drawings themselves....
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Why are my prints low quality when screenshotting a PDF?

Any screen capture / screen shot tool will only ever capture the screen contents at screen resolution, which is significantly lower than the resolution required for a high quality print. If you take a ...
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Adobe Fireworks - the best replacement?

I use Affinity Designer as a replacement for Fireworks. I also use Graphic by Picta which is pretty good too, but vector only.
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"Flattening" a rectangular image photographed at an angle

I don't know Illustrator, but in Photoshop you would use the Perspective Crop Tool Drag a rectangle from one corner to the opposite, then grab the other corners & move into place. Ignore the ...
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How to make a font with Adobe Illustrator?

Today the easiest way to make an actual font in Illustrator (or Photoshop) is to directly install in Illustrator (or PS) an extension dedicated for that: Fontself Maker. Pros: very easy to use, ...
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What tools can I use to create Fractal Art?

Here's a comprehensive list of the best software/online tools available right now Incendia Fractals - Donationware The application includes multiple 3D editors for design and process Fractals as ...
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What is the difference between After Effects and Flash/Animate for animation?

Adobe AfterEffects is a composite tool where you put video, image and 3D content to create a final product. To that end there is a large set of tools, plug-ins and scripts such as tracking, effect ...
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Is there a tool for easily creating a GIF/video with a morph transition between two images?

Here is a free web site for doing this (that, however, allows only for producing low quality GIFs): https://3dthis.com/morph.htm Another software is Morpheus Photo Morpher, which is not free but ...
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Create a Large Image (172500x172500) in Paint or Similar Program

Before I made some sugestions that could help, I feel comepelled to mention this. I know it is not for printing, but the reference Ryan is a good reference to see the dimensions. Sometime ago I was ...
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Mac app to compare processed image before/after?

Not in any specific order. Kaleidoscope - $70 ( Mac ) PixCompare - $4 ( Mac ) Pixel Diff - $2 ( Mac ) ImageDiff - $2 ( Mac ) Araxis Merge - $150 give or take ( Mac and Windows ) Image Comparer - $35 (...
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What software can create and annotate a 3D model's outline?

Well that image isn't very hard to draw*. But that seems to me a bit premature. I would first start by answering following questions: Would you know how to draw that by hand. If yes then use a vector ...
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Is there an automatic tool that can crawl a live site and generate both a visual sitemap and single-page screenshots?

If you're not afraid of coding you can do this with Python: import gtk.gdk w = gtk.gdk.get_default_root_window() sz = w.get_size() print "The size of the window is %d x %d" % sz pb = gtk.gdk.Pixbuf(...
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Free vector tool

For myself, I started off in vector art with Macromedia Freehand and Aldus Pagemaker... then switched to Adobe Illustrator, and some Inkscape... those two were my workhorses for a looong time. I ...
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Remove all people from pictures without photoshop?

Here's a tip from long experience with Photoshop removing people. Wake up early. I mean really early, grab a banana and skip breakfast. Be the first guy taking that photo. No software needed and this ...
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How to begin designing PDF Business Reports

It is possible to learn how to do this. However, you should realize that graphic design is a design field you need to know quite much more than, PDF template with different styles to begin with. ...
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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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