George Profenza
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How to draw isometric vectors?
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For twigital the designer(Chris) used Illustrator, a grid and the 3D Rotate tool. Notice it has presets for isometric rotations. If you need more than what Illustrator provides by default, try the ...

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rotate text on Z axe in illustrator cs5
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In addition to DLev's answer, you can also play with 3D Effects like 3D Rotate or 3D Extrude (via Effects > 3D) The 1st xyz cube is generated by applying the 3D rotate effect to each letter, using ...

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how do you do text effect like this CMYK offset-effect?
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That's an example of the subtractive color synthesis. In illustrator you can do that by using a subtractive blend mode like multiply in the transparency panel: To prove the concept I'm using 3 text ...

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Photoshop Alternatives for G5 Macs
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Depends for what Photoshop functionality you need. For simple tasks, maybe Aviary Phoenix could do the job. In the same area: Pixlr and Adobe Photoshop Express Editor

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File backups for Photoshop
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I'm doing more development than design these days and it's very common to use Source Code Management (SCM) (keep track of changes, merges from multiple users working on the same project, etc.). ...

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3d packaging mockups
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There are couple of options in Photoshop: Fake 3D - you can use the perspective grid to distort the faces of the box to look 3D Real 3D - Photoshop supports 3D formats such as .obj/.3ds/.dae/etc. You ...

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Illustrator - Radial gradient on multiple shapes
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As I mentioned in the comment, this can be achieved either with clever use of the Mesh tool or with separate parts filled with radial gradients. Bellow is a poor attempt to duplicate the effect and ...

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Need Help With Tweaking a Script for Photoshop Batch Exporting Sections of an Image
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In TunaMaxx's code you will notice this function: // Actually save, or really "Save For Web" the cell function saveCell(x, y) { var nname = dname + "_" + pad((x + 1), 3) + "_" + pad((y + 1), 3); ...

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How to convert 2d product packaging net to 3D mockup
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if it's a simple box, you should be able to use the 3D features in Photoshop Extended to make one and texture it using the design you have, but it the design is more intricate, you might need to use a ...

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How to expand/create a path around a stroke in Adobe Fireworks?
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Haven't used Fireworks in a while, but you I've got two similar workarounds: First Copy the layer with the Bristle stroke in place then Flatten it(Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Z I think). Then you can either: ...

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Perspective/non-linear blends with a common centre
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As you found out, blending isn't the best option for what you're trying to do. user568458's suggestion with the Polar Grid tool is ok-ish, but you get one object at the end of the process. If that's ...

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How to combine multiple SWF (with only 1 frame) files into one SWF?
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Sorry about the nerdy answer, but swftools can be an option. Once you launch a command line interface you should be able to navigate to the swftools folder and run the swfcombine tool passing your ...

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how to make selection on certain part of shape in adobe illustrator?
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As @Ilan mentioned, if you need to manipulate pixels, Photoshop's the way to go. Illustrator is for vector graphics. There are multiple ways of making a selection, but in your case the Quick ...

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Create a sprite using a sequence of images photoshop
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Although not directly related to Photoshop, I'd like to recommend TexturePacker. I've used it in the past I'm pretty happy with it: light, fast, easy to use, affordable and it generates clean code ...

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Convert Primitive to Path using SVG format in Illustrator
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Found anther method: Editing the primitive's anchor points. I've tried several things and looked at the generated code and it looks like simply moving an anchor point a wee bit back and forth does the ...

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What programs can be used to make animations?
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From experience I've used Flash and Fireworks for this. In Flash you can select the first frame of a properly named image sequence(e.g. frame001.jpg) and it detect that it's a sequence and ask you if ...

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