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Is it possible to uncurl an image of a handwritten book page?

Yes it is possible. You'll need some raster image editing software such as GIMP (free) or Photoshop (not free). This is for GIMP (works on Mac, Windows and Linux). It's a simple method using the Warp ...
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Is it okay to fade a human face just to create some space to place important content over it?

When advertising, especially something which involves the human condition such as medical care, you want the viewer to be engaged and connected as much as possible. Human faces tend to soften ...
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Incorrect usage of hyphens in the form “Artist - Song Name”

Mainly because: The dash is not part of people's keyboard. But the weird hyphen/minus character is (I mean ideally we would use minus for minus and hyphen for hyphen but that is just how it is). Most ...
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Which symbol represents multiplication?

U+2715 (“Multiplikation X”) is in the Dingbats block. Therefore, it’s for ornamental usage (if anything) and not for communicating mathematical relations. There is no reason to expect that any font ...
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What font is used in this computer academy certificate? Check the attached image

Trick - lasso then copy/paste individual letters, straighten then search the result. What The Font is pretty lenient on imprecision, once they're straight-ish... It has to be said, though, that ...
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3D effect on text - How to do it?

Use a real 3D program. Your best option is probably Blender. It is great, and I mean great 3D program, for modeling and rendering (besides a tonne of other things); and that is what you need. This ...
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Photoshop: how to replicate this text effect?

That just looks like some type with a texture overlay. Write some text... Find an appropriate texture[1]... Clip the texture to the type. You can either do that through the menu (Layer → ...
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Why does my text made in Inkscape not display elsewhere?

Aparently, the issue is that by selecting the text tool and then dragging a box instead of just clicking, one creates a free-flow text box instead of simple SVG text. The solution is, to create a kind ...
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Inkscape for cartography: fill the background of a text

I had the same issue that Tom brought up in the comments under Billy Kerr's answer, which led me to find a different solution... I found that using the Fill Background filter worked much better to add ...
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Text I made in Photoshop becomes blurry when exported as JPG or PNG

This in not blurriness, but the JPEG compression doing its thing. Strong colour contrasts between irregular shapes are always distorted like this by the compression in a .jpg. We call them 'artefacts'....
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How can I fill in 4, 6, 8, 9, 0 etc with writing without it ignoring the center circle?

You can't fill compound paths (as in paths with "holes") with text, you can use a text wrap as a workaround though... Separate your paths... (ungroup or release compound path or whatever). Use the ...
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Inkscape for cartography: fill the background of a text

Since there is no background attribute in a text object in SVG, you'd need to use another method, such as drawing a filled rectangle under the text, however as you say that's inconvenient as you'd ...
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What should I do after sending a file to print with a typo?

You need to contact the printer immediately to see if you can make the changes, if it hasn't finished printing. If it's too late, I would say you might have to bite the bullet on this one. I suppose ...
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How to set Text on Path on outside path in Sketch?

i wanted to add a new answer which doesn't create transforms and/or rotations on your text-path. (if you're exporting it to SVG). If you want the text to be on the outside of the shape you should do ...
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Photoshop CC: text stuck in all caps

Open your Character Panel: Untick the All Caps setting in the Character Panel:
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What is the purpose of rasterising type?

There are many reasons why you would want to rasterize text. I agree that in general one does not want to do it if it can be avoided. Reasons for rasterization: You dont trust the end users ...
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How to make retro 80's chrome text in GIMP?

This will be long. Once you pick up the techniques you should be able to follow most of the bolded steps without reading the additional instructions. Here's what the result will look like: Setup: ...
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Fill object that has holes with text in Illustrator

If the shape you are trying to fill is a compound path, use the Knife Tool to make cuts in it so that it is no longer a compound path. Then you can use the Area Type tool by clicking on the path. Then ...
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When using underlines for emphasis, should spaces be underlined?

Not underlining the spaces implies that the words are to be taken individually rather than in a grouped way. For digital media where the underline is a link, I would say always underline the spaces. ...
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InDesign: how to get first letter bigger in each word of a sentence?

That looks like small caps are being used, so: select the sentence hit the 'Small Caps' button as seen below go to 'Type → Change Case → Title Case'. This will capitalize each word and then you'll ...
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Sketch: vertical text alignment

Sketch only allows to vertically center text if they are fixed and do not using the native line-height of the font. This is how you can active the vertical alignment options: Create a text layer ...
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3D effect on text - How to do it?

Odds are very high this was produced in a 3D DCC* (**Digital Content Creation) program like Modo, Maya, 3DS, Cinema 4D, Blender, Houdini or Lightwave - I say this because you can clearly see some ...
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What is the purpose of rasterising type?

tl;dr: Type that isn't rasterised won't stay in shape on other machines. That's a bad thing for sharing and printing the .psd file. You may also want to use pixel editing on the letter shapes. If you ...
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Adding background color to textbox in Illustrator CC

Use the Appearance Panel to add a new Fill to your text object by using the "new Fill" icon at the bottom of the panel. Next, highlight this new fill when it appears in the Appearance panel and use ...
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How to create this circular text?

Start with a nice squarish text... I used Aldrich from Google fonts: With the text selected go to Type > Create Outlines. The text will not be editable after this point. Use the Direct Selection Tool ...
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How to invert text color with respect to background in Illustrator?

Set the Blend Mode of your text items to Difference in the Transparency palette. Change the text color to white. You'll probably notice the white doesn't change to black in the "white" space. That's ...
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