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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

It depends..... Disregarding the implications of derivative work, that's a legal matter and different. Template systems are meant to be altered in many instances. There are a ton of positions out ...
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Inkscape/Fusion360: Convert paths with thickness into outlines

If the path is just an ordinary path, ellipse, polygon, rectangle object, with a stroke, select it and click Path > Stroke to path If the path is a Spiro path or BSpline, or has some other Path ...
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How to add ability to scale your skills in your resume/CV

The simplest way to do this would be to do it as text/type: just use a row of slashes ( / ) or vertical lines ( | ), probably in bold, and then just change the color of the type for how high you would ...
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How to add ability to scale your skills in your resume/CV

For each bar, make a layer group with: the empty bar as a row a grey dashes over a transparent background above it, a transparent layer set in Color mode Then paint the required color on the top ...
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I would like to cut an image into several sections

No to both of your questions. Inkscape can't edit/crop raster images at all. It's a vector image editor, so it's no use for what you want. GIMP has no template functionality as such, other than ...
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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

I would say this depends on how you position yourself and the work. If your portfolio is based around the design part, then focus on that and only showcase your own designs. If instead you position ...
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Simple, editable design system for clients?

Something like Canva templates What if you consider... Canva? You can upload files, that can be the base file, probably the background, and then someone just log in and edit the file? It also has ...
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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

I believe it's in you best interest to create a portfolio you can be proud of. It shouldn't include anything you would rather not talk about. When you are showing the portfolio to a client/employer, ...
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Recommended powerpoint template dimensions

If it's a presentation, 16:9. If it's a printed document, 4:3 If it's a multi-purpose document that people will print, trust me people are going to view it on screen most of the time. Use 16:9
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Printing multiple files on one page with Illustrator?

As a quick fix, you can wrap artboards within artboards, take aa look at this example. Here I have a file with 4 artboards (1 hidden off screen that won't be used) I can wrap a larger artboard around ...
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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

This question is not really only one of ethics, but it may have legal implications. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. If you want legal advice, hire one. As long as A) you have permission to use the ...
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Which format to provide a report template to a client?

If the client needs Word, send a word file, if he uses something else, uses something else. Designing is not presenting something "nice" but not usable. Design studies the real needs of a project, in ...
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I would like to cut an image into several sections

In Gimp you can record settings for most tools and the Crop tool is not exception. On one image, set the crop tool to you liking (size & position), and click the "Save" icon (leftmost), ...
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Printing a Vinyl Sticker "Skin" for a large City-Owned Bin (Skins for Binz)

The bin specs you have do look pretty accurate. I don't believe they would have done this effort of drawing it without making sure it has correct measurements. – In general one artboard should do (the ...
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Printing a Vinyl Sticker "Skin" for a large City-Owned Bin (Skins for Binz)

I'm using Illustrator. Should I be providing one artboard per panel? Yes, I would make each panel and artboard in Illustrator with the correct spacing between each artboard. I find this easier to ...
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How to edit text in Scribus 1.4.7 document created from template?

If the text frames are on the Master pages, you will only be able to edit them from the Master layout. These are generally meant for auto. text (e.g. page number) or text that you would like to appear ...
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Template vendor using unique fonts

They do not really sell templates with custom fonts because fonts are generally licensed separately. If you are concerned about the metrics when you change fonts you can do the following. You can ...
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Template vendor using unique fonts

There are a couple of issues you are facing here--one is that fonts used in templates have to be available to the end user, so they must use a font that can be downloaded for free and the source of ...
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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

Take credit where it's due. Give credit where it's due. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and it's important to not misrepresent yourself if you want to avoid embarrassing moments or worse. ...
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Tips for designing governmental internal systems

Guidelines / Requirements If this is in any way governmental, there will be some kind of requirements and/or guidelines you need to work by. I don't know where you are but I'm sure this will be the ...
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Help with Microsoft Powerpoint templates and themes

I have downloaded Powerpoint templates from Templates Vision, it's a paid resource, but very useful for students and professionals too. You can also download a sample of 3-4 slides from ministore at a ...
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Can I "donate" source files to non-profit for tax deduction?

I'm curious about this as well. You cannot charge for your time, but from everything I've read, you should be able to write off the fair market value of the product you've provided. Now, from what I ...
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Creating templates for Illustrator

In addition to @Metis answer, you could also save any .ai file as a new template. Go to File -> Save as Template.. as shown below to save as a new template.
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I designed a Powerpoint deck and would like to convert the design into a PPT template. is it possible? and if so, how?

If you've based your PPTX on a blank master and put all the design elements onto the slides themselves, you'll need to transfer them to the slide master + layouts of your deck (better, a COPY of your ...
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Is there a way to setup palettes/themes that apply across all folders in photoshop?

You can do this in Illustrator, but not in Photoshop; see https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/13792/57377. To do it in Illustrator, in the "swatches" panel, click on a swatch and then click "...
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How do I create a PDF invitation template my customer can edit the text only themselves?

You can not do this easily (or in fact at all) with off the shelf tools (but you can do it with notepad, go figure). But if you are willing to invest in a server running suitable software and font ...
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How do I create a PDF invitation template my customer can edit the text only themselves?

You can't do it. To edit a PDF successfully without the source file, you need the fonts and artwork, and some program beyond Reader. Reader may allow you to make some minor tweaks, but for the "fill ...
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