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How to control alignment with a reference layer?
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To align a set of layers horizontally where you want one layer to be the reference point (in your case icon / text) and the other layers to adjust horizontally to that you have to tell Photoshop that ...

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How can I create a twisted torus?
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I made this in about 3 minutes using the circle tool, direct selection tool and live paint. I don't know if there's a faster way, but this was pretty quick. Basically, draw a circle and a smaller ...

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Are there any color palette choosing tools that make it easy to incorporate black/gray/white?
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In addition to Yisela's answer, which I think looks like a good strategy, I would suggest using Dribbble's colour library to look at designs incorporating certain colours and get inspiration on which ...

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Place Photoshop layer comps in Indesign
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I had a talk with a colleague visual designer who loooves layer comps, and he explained that it's really easy. You drag the PSD into you Indesign document, the default layer comp will be displayed ...

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Photoshop: How do I keep 1x and 2x (for retina display) images in the same document?
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When designing for a variety of resolutions you want to scale down, not up. Do your design in a @2x resolution (640 x 960 @72ppi) and for the @1x assets you duplicate them to a new document (...

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Rows of text with same width but different font sizes
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This is how it works for CS6 at least. You're looking for the Justify tool. You make sure all the text elements have the same width. Then you select the text in the element, open up Window -> ...

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Design pattern for assigning items to two buckets/lists, where items can be in both, one or none
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This clearly fits better in UX.SE. But I'll give my two cents in either case. There are some flaws with the question, one of which being what the carrier of this system you're designing is. Whether ...

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I downloaded an icon pack, how do I get each icon separately?
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You find the icon that you want from the thumbnails in the layer list. You can Alt + click that layer to make only that one visible on the canvas to confirm that this is the one you want. You right ...

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How to create a picture like a diagram on Wikipedia?
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A search for free vector graphics software will give you a variety of editors to choose from. Inkscape is one which I've heard is similar på Illustrator and does a decent job.

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How should i design my websites's homepage?
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I'm not entirely sure, but I think these "Please review my website" type of questions are off topic for this forum. However I could myself be off there... =) I can give you some of my personal ...

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How can I create an abstract sea/wave effect in a free vector package?
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You can start by watching this tutorial on how to create wave-like vector shapes in Inkscape. Then the fill you want are shades of blue gradients that goes from blue to transparent with a stroke ...

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Save individual element in PSD as an image
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My solution is a tad complicated since it involves Photoshop Action scripts, but once you've set it up the process will be done in under five seconds per asset that you have to export, and you only ...

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photoshop - cut and move part of a shape layer
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The problem is that you're trying to manipulate a Shape. You have to rasterize the shape first. Right click on the layer of the shape in the Layer list and choose "Raterize". Then use the rectangle ...

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What is the easiest way to make the background transparent in this image?
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Assuming you haven't already used up the free trial of Photoshop CS6 there will be one available for you at the Adobe website. Once you have downloaded and installed the 30 day free trial you can ...

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Problem with InDesign paragraph numbering
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I found that the paragraph numbering got updated to the correct chapter number if I duplicated the paragraph on that same page. Then the duplicate got the 5.2.1 numbering, which I guess will have to ...

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Remove selected ring when editing layer in Photoshop CS6
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It's called Target Path and is shown for all smart object layers in Photoshop. To inactivate it you go: View -> Show -> Target Path (Shift + Ctrl + H) and deselect it.

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How to sharpen a shape layer or vector mask without rasterization?
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The fuzziness is called Anti-alias. Playing around with the adjustments may sharpen the edge, but that will also screw up the contrast/brightness of the rest of the element. I'd still say your best ...

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Photo distorts terribly on Facebook
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Facebook will use their own technique for compressing uploaded images to use in thumbnails. To avoid the noise and distortion that occurs after this resize the best thing you could do is to create ...

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Overlapping objects still show object underneath in Illustrator
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My guess is that you see the red outline because the zoom level in relation to the shapes sizes doesn't match up, and therefore you get a "ghost boarder" of the underlying shape. If you press Command +...

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Extract path from shape, and preferably merge it with another path from a shape
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As I found by trial and error and what Bakabaka also pointed out was that I wanted to use the Direct selection tool (white arrow). I "accidently" acquired it by selecting the Pen tool and holding ...

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