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Ratio 1:10 - billboard
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Keep in mind that 300ppi at a 1:10 ratio would be 30ppi at the real size of your billboard. 30ppi is plenty for a billboard, you should just be aware of how your resolution changes with your ratio. (...

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(Font identification) Univers-like sans-serif
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The name of this font is Replica and it was designed by the Zurich-based studio Norm.

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How do I achieve an "old" distressed poster effect in Illustrator, Photoshop or Pixelmator?
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There are many ways to do this and to achieve this effect very easy you can just use a ready-made texture (search for example for “vintage” or “letterpress”). If I wanted to make my own texture I ...

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What software can be used to create high quality GIF images?
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I don’t know if this animation was made in Photoshop, but you can do it in Photoshop. If you open up the GIF and take a look in the Timeline panel, you will see that the smoothness of the animation ...

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How do I mix rounded and squared caps in a single path in Illustrator?
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You could use the scissor tool to sever the path without a gap or you could create a custom pattern brush. But the way I think is the most interesting and creates the best results is adding a custom ...

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Difference between 8 bit and 16 bit in Photoshop
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A friend of mine who is a photographer told me once that he converts his images to 16-bit while editing to reduce a loss of quality. I always wondered if this really had a visible effect, so i tried ...

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Converting a greyscale image to a single solid colour with Photoshop, while preserving transparency
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Select All and Copy (cmd/ctrl+A, then cmd/ctrl+C) and then create a new fill layer (Layer > New Fill Layer > Solid Color). Click ok on the first dialogue box and then select a color. Now your ...

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Pull apart pie chart slices in Illustrator but retain stroke
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First ungroup the Graph by pressing Shift+Cmd/Ctrl+G. This warning will appear: After this you will get lots of groups within groups. To get rid of this press Shift+Cmd/Ctrl+G some more, until only ...

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How do I make a drop shadow with a halftone effect?
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Start with a normal Drop Shadow. Play a little with the settings (Don’t forget to use Spread). Right-click the Effect Layer and select Create Layer (Ignore any warning dialogue). Merge the new Drop ...

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Polygon shape not closing with brush in Illustrator CC
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The brush you are using is an Art Brush. Art Brushes just take an object and wrap it along the path from start to finish, even if the ends don’t line up perfectly. What you should use here is a ...

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Figuring out how a background was created
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You can never know exactly how a rasterized layer was created. But you can always make some details better visible. You could for example use Levels. You will notice that the dark gray base color is ...

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New Smart Object via Copy inside a Layer Group
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Copy the group and Convert it to a Smart Object. Then open the Smart Object and drag the group inside back to your original document. Not a very elegant solution, but it gets the job done fast.

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Compound Paths and Paths - One single object
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Select all the Elements you want to merge into a single object … … and select Object > Compund Path > Make or use the shortcut cmd/ctrl+8.

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Why is the color of the same image different when displayed on laptop and mobile device
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The problem is that there are many factors that can make your image look different from the screen you designed it on (brightness, calibration, light from the environment). However you can sometimes ...

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What's the easiest way to create to get this subtle 3D effect in an icon in Illustrator?
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Two Objects, one has a gradient, the other one is slightly smaller (subtract the stroke outline from the original object to achieve this Use the Offset Path effect with a negative value) and has a ...

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Is Marcellus a serif font?
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Fonts like this are called glyphic serif. But since for example Optima is widely considered a sans serif, I don’t think it would be wrong to say the same for Marcellus. By the way: The German font ...

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Dividing a rectangle with type (torn paper with pieces)
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The problem you encountered is, that by cutting that many small detailed paths into pieces, you are creating tons of path fragments, that are not connected to anything anymore. It can be really ...

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Saving GIF and items become not clear
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GIF cannot display semi-transparent pixels. If you want to get rid of the jagged edges choose white as the color in the »Matte« Dropdown-Menu in the Save for Web dialogue. Radial Gradient without ...

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Should the gutter and the baseline have the same value?
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There are a few rules of thumb, that i know of: gutter width ≈ line spacing gutter width ≈ width of »mii« Too much is a little bit less problematic than too little spacing between columns. These ...

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How should I position the letters in a square logo to read “H S S C”?
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Of course everybody will read in a different way, but when you consider all possible combinations, you can still find out which has the highest probability of being read in the right order. Since we ...

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Photographed monitor screen effect
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Use Free Transform or the 3D-Tools to give the screenshot perspective. Apply a Depth of Field effect by using either Tilt-Shift (Filter > Blur Gallery > Tilt Shift) or Lens Blur (Filter > Blur > Lens ...

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How to create wireframes in Blender 3D
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This depends on which Render Engine you are using. For more realistic Results you should select Cycles, but in this case Blender Render should work just fine. Set up your scene (Camera, Lamp, Object)...

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What are common fonts for TV sports score banners?
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I don’t know if there is some kind of standard for fonts in NBA broadcasts, but obviously they have to maintain readability even if they are small and pixelated. The apertures and counters should be ...

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