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Similar to Ryan's answer but more a choice from your own branding guidelines. You can use Ryan's suggestion, or you can use the one that's even better from your guidelines. The one on the bottom left: I think it's beautifully branded by the way. Something like this - you can pull the template straight out of the PDF you linked to:


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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 there which are looking specifically for those who can alter template systems to client demands. Bootstrap is a template system. Wordpress is a template system. ...


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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 Effect, then click Path > Object to Path, followed by Path > Stroke to path If the object is text, then Path > Object to Path will convert text to outlines. You ...


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There's no standard, but the important consideration is to make sure you're not using a value of an entity that actually exists. There's an entire Wikipedia article on placeholder names. It covers all kinds of things, including company/organizations and physical addresses. Name "John Smith" or "John Doe" are the first two that come to ...


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Since you're not a Subgroup I would do: Name, position, and contact information at the top. Maybe with a blue dividing line. Then logo on the bottom right as stipulated and leave the entire space to the left of it empty. There's no reason to over think it.


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There are templates / stock images of different devices out there on the web (and very easy to find), but the best answer I can give you is that you could easily create what you are looking for in Adobe Photoshop and then save that in your own custom template. For example, if I wanted to have a template with a Thunderbolt display I could mask a portion of ...


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I have never heard of any standard placeholder text but you can use something like this Name: John Smith Owner (I wouldn't use the words job/position, that is implied) Email: name@yourcompany.com name@example.com website: yourcompany.com example.com It was brought to my attention that yourcompany.com is a registered domain name which should not be used ...


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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 layer of the group (it doesn't even need to be accurate)


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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 rank yourself in those skills. EDIT: I am not really familiar with GIMP, but depending on its type capabilities, you can play around with how the type looks ...


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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 regular XCF (GIMP document) files, but these can't "do" anything. GIMP has no macro recording capabilities, although it can be scripted using ScriptFu or ...


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It can be done with ordinary 2D tools Photoshop and Illustrator. Their 3D effects are flexible enough in simple cases. A couple of guesses: You are not interested in the punching tool, you want to make a plausible hole to a piece of uncooked food material. Straight on the face view (=directly downwards) is not the interesting one - that could be done ...


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Mainly, it depends on the final destination of the presentation, and who will have control over presenting it. That is to say, if only you will be presenting it, and will have control over the viewing device, the choice is yours (although 16:9 gives you more real estate, and is, in fact, the more contemporary proportion). If you will be sending the .ppt/....


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Depending on your documents and workflow this might not work for you, but anyway ... I'm assuming you made use of the master page for the black background, since creating a colored rectangle on the master page that fills the entire page is the easiest way to color the background of the entire document that I know. To prevent this rectangle from showing up ...


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Well there is now 978.gs that is better than 960. That said there is no reason to use 978.gs or 960 but since the OP asked for a web design template other than 960 I provided the solution of 978.gs. You ask for a design template when you should be designing in the browser if you're using Bootstrap. If you use 978.gs you will need to build your own CSS which ...


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If you want to use one of the Adobe products, Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign are all viable options. Photoshop is great for working with pictures, Illustrator for drawing with vectors (better for illustrations, but also good for layouts) and InDesign for desktop publishing - so that would be my preferred choice. Lightroom is more of a photo editing tool (...


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change accordingly to search. Donations on taxes site - look at the links at the bottom of the page "Non-Cash Contributions of Property Contributions of property (other than cash) are subject to strict record keeping and substantiation rules. You must be able to substantiate the fair market value of the goods or property you donated, plus keep any written ...


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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 yourself as a developer or 'fix-it-all' kind of designer open to all budgets, then you can also showcase template based work. In which case it might be relevant ...


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No Illustrator workspaces are entirely independent of any document. There is no function to tie a workspace to a particular document, template or otherwise.


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Just a VERY rough idea just for your sub folder situation: I know you don't like the original design of the folder itself but you could apply a similar method as I've done here to your final folder design to emphasize the folder being a "sub" folder of another.


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By using Clipping Masks and locking your layers, that's how I would do it. Here is a sunglasses(ish) shape that I just made. Copy the two circular paths that make up the lenses and past them in place. I have hidden the frames, so you can better see the lens circles. Place the design that you wish to have fill your lenses below everything else (doesn't ...


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Short answer: No Long answer: Symbols should do it You can create a symbol out of any group of objects (except those containing other symbols) to standardize your doc. Unfortunately, Sketch takes that standardization very seriously. Any changes you make to an instance of the symbol will affect all other instances, including scale. As of the latest version, ...


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Unfortunately, email templates are terribly buggy, because they are based on a 'special' kind of HTML (Outlook considered their clients liked copy-pasting documents from Microsoft Word too much, and made email looks good only when that's the case). MailChimp templates are supposed to render nicely on most email services, but... well, sometimes they don't. ...


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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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Since you need to create these templates to be easy to modify and compatible, you can't use all the fonts you want and it's preferable if the graphical elements can be moved around. So basically, the template itself is almost like doing a big JPG image of a letterhead, and everything else on top of it should be easy to modify. One trick is to simply do your ...


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Ah yes. The client who thinks that they should be able to edit graphic work after its been produced. There is no technical or tool solution to this problem If the graphic work is in a source file, to edit it the user will need the same program that created the work in the first place or a similar program that can open, understand, edit, and save the same ...


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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 these 4, like so: Then when I go to print (cmd + p), I can set the range to only print that final artboard. In my case (6), depending on how close the boards ...


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It's a scam if you let someone to think that you have created this from scratch. When the truth is revealed, you're stamped. Be sure that it's clearly shown what was got from the outside source and what is created by you."I created and added these XXXs to this YYY, which is purchased". If the XXXs are flashy and clearly a great part of the total fineness, ...


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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, you should be able and willing to go into any detail. A job interview can be a stressful situation. No need to make it even more stressful by adding things you ...


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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 template to make a derivate work, and B) you mention that you used a template, and what you did to customise it, then I'd say it's absolutely fine. If you are ...


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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. Like with everything else in life honesty is the best policy. Having said that does a painter feel like a cheater because he didn't grind his own colors and used ...


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