Questions relating to software used for graphic design, web design, computer-aided design, et cetera.

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How do I add subnets and VLANS into my network [closed]

First let me say I have posted this on cisco support forums and just copied and pasted into a new question for you here. Secondly I think I understand that to route through subnets I need a router ...
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How to use DrawingBrush in Resource Dictionary in Windows Phone 8 Project

I am doing conversion of SVG to XAML from Expression Design 4. I want to use this XAML in Windows Phone project as Resource dictionary. But when i use this XMAL, i am getting error on Drawing brush ...
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a program to put distance and lines on image

I basically want a program that allows me to do the following: import a graphic in png or jpg format. Make straight lines on the image in various colors, when I hit the enter button the line also ...
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Tools to put pixel ruler guides to the image

I'm using Photoshop/Illustrator to design the layout of my game's title screen. When I have finished, in addition to exporting each button/image for the programmer to implement, I also want to let the ...
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What happened to design view in Visual Studio 2013?

Visual Studio has the option to view html in 3 views: design, split an source. (image from VS2012) All 3 options seem to have disappeared in Visual Studio 2013. Any ideas?
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What software is useful for designing buildings with accurate measurements? [closed]

I originally trained with AutoCAD a long time ago but haven't needed to use any modelling softwares since; I'm wondering if there is anything more suitable nowadays. I'm looking for open source and ...
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An application to easily pick a color in Mac OS X and get the hex value

I'm looking for a way to easily pick a color from anywhere on the screen in Mac OS X and get the value as a hex code (like #ACC782 ). OS X has a built in system "color picker" and I found a ...
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How do I relate these access tables without losing data?

I have an excel flat file with about ~6k records I want to put into a MS Access database. The original Excel fields are: Name Address City State Zip DOB CaseNumber DateSentenced AmountDue I saved ...
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Method/program for creating a graphical email signature

I would like to create a kind of business card for my email signature in Mac OS X, with a nice graphical design. I tried to find software for this but it seems most people use photoshop, etc, which is ...
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Photoshop 3D and Vanishing Point filter: can they work together?

I've stumbled upon Vanishing Point filter completely accidentally. It's a great tool and I logically assumed that it should work with 3D extension of Photoshop, like for example help to align 3D ...
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How do I edit text as one of the layers, using GIMP

I have a PSD and I want to edit text which is one of the "layers". Can I edit the text or do I have to create a new layer and delete the existing one.
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Software to easily design electrics / electronics circuits

Does anyone know a software to easily design electronic / electrics circuits (for resistors, capacitors, inductors, sources, transistors, ...) which already has a large and easy-to-use "library" of ...
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Software for creating sitemaps or showing relations between websites [closed]

I need a software to present the structure of a website, for example the hierarchical relation between pages and what content they offer. The purpose of this is to generate a scheme of a website for ...
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Can I get a diagramming tool with a transparent background, for Windows? [closed]

I would like to be able to a diagramming tool's main window over another application's window, so that I can trace areas from the base window with drawing elements on the overlaid window. I can take a ...
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Is there a desktop application for managing vector/image files and other graphics?

I have a huge and growing graphics file collection, which I store in the folders. I wonder if there is a special tool for designers to tag and search these images. Editing is not necessary.. For ...
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Simple Computer Aided Design [closed]

I need to create a design mockup something very similar to this: However, I don't have weeks to learn AutoCAD or 3dsmax or Sketchup (time consuming). Is there any easier solution? I've heard that ...
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Anyone know of a “live” markup/comments/revision FireFox/Chrome extension?

When I'm asked to do revisions on a Website, I usually have the non-technical editor print out pages in question with comments/revisions written in ink, but this obviously has it's drawbacks. I was ...
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is there a tool that will let me take 'functional screenshots'? [closed]

It's one thing to grab screenshots of web sites and return to them for design and interface ideas and inspiration. But increasingly I've found that when I want to examine something that previously ...
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Any home design software similar to The Sims 3? [closed]

I tried Sketchup to sketch a home design but I find the controls a bit frustrating. I can sketch 10 times faster in The Sims 3, plus it is nicer to look at. Though the metric system may not be 1:1 ...
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Software for fashion/apparel design? [closed]

Got a cousin who's interested in fashion designing and I would like to help her digitize her efforts. Currently, she uses Corel Painter to sketch out her creations, but there have to be more accurate ...
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Program to make image buttons? [closed]

Which program is used to make the kind of button you see on the screeenshot of a website below (the one with the little icon on the left and profile/email on the right):
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tools to design and arrange pictures [closed]

I have 10 pictures and I want them to be all in one canvas designed. What tool do you recommend me to have these pictures scattered in the canvas looks nice?
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Achieve this glowing look

I am trying to recreate a transparent png image so that I can place my featured item in this glowing space What is the technique used here to accomplish the smooth glowing white effect in Photoshop? ...
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Building Hardware Appliances with Intel Atom Atom CE4100 SoCs

Today I saw the D-Link Boxee Box I read that it uses an Intel Atom CE4100 SOC (System on a chip). I did a lot of searching and found tons of PDFs and technical specs from Intel about the SOC itself, ...
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Software to draw IT-infrastructure [closed]

I have to design and present the ICT-infrastructure for a startup. Does anybody know a good piece of software for making a good looking layout of the ICT-infrastructure? Until now I have been doing ...
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Two different slide designs in a single PowerPoint presentation

Is it even possible to do that? If so, what's the easiest way to achieve this?
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What's a good 3D modelling editor, other than Blender, that can be used within Unity 3D?

Unity 3D is an amazing tool for quickly creating good-looking, fun games. Unfortunately, its not intended to be used for actually designing your characters or complex levels. Blender is the general ...
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Wide survey of different hardware adders, multiliers, dividers (design)

I want to learn, how computer hardware is organized in lowest level. I'm interested in VLSI (microprocessors) internal structure, schematics, algorithms of fast mathematic. I search for good survey ...
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Adobe InDesign templates and design templates' cross-compatibility

Do Adobe InDesign templates only work in InDesign? What are the options for design template formats, and what programs do they work in?
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How to add a border to a shape in Adobe Photoshop CS2?

How do I add a border to a simple shape in Adobe Photoshop CS2? I'm creating a polygon that is white; I want it to have a black border.
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Photoshop Technique for Such Effect - How Was It Done?

If you take a look at the DevDays logo, or the Graphic Design presentation from FOWA, there are certain letters in the logos that are extended upwards or in some direction, such as the V and Y ...
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Need Windows software for GUI design [closed]

I'm looking for software to facilitate GUI design. There are many good questions on this topic already, but none contain what I need: XP style, not stencil/sketch/wireframe/mockup. Custom widgets, ...
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How do I get the 'average' colour of a texture?

I have one background texture that is a wood grain, and I have a menu hover background colour that I would like to match the overall tone of the texture as closely as possible. Using a tool such as ...
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Why can't I open my Access application in design mode?

I have been given an Access 2007 application (mainly VB code) that I need to modify. It has been locked down for production, so the toolbars and so forth are not visible. However, it is a .mdb file, ...
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Killer power point presentations [closed]

How can I hone my presentation to look out of the ordinary? Are there any add-ons to Microsoft PowerPoint to assist the presenter? Something like showing the next slide as a thumbnail only to the ...
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What ways are there (programs used…) to create fonts? [closed]

I'm intersted in creating some TrueType fonts, and I've seen and tried some online creation tools that let you scan in your handwriting (such as FontCapture), but I'm looking for a more manual ...
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Page layout software that allows mixed visual and programatic editing

I'd like to use a programming model for custom graphics and precision placement, and an interactive visual mode for large scale layout and less precise placements. I've used tools (PostScript, various ...
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What is the best tool for creating custom iPhone icons?

Is it adobe illustrator for Mac?
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Free (or cheap) software for visualizing a house design [closed]

I am moving to a new apartment and I want to plan the arrangement of the rooms before I move in. Is there any software that I can use to design an apartment, that can create 3D visualisations of the ...
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What software could be used to design a garden? [closed]

Preferably free software. 2D or 3D. It would be nice to see the output rendered with some textures. It would also be nice to be able specify dimensions. Something user-friendly without much of a ...
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Are “docked” menus a good idea for Websites? [closed]

Why do the majority of websites use menus that disappear when you scroll down? Is it a good idea to "dock" the menu to the top of the screen (like this), so visitors can easily navigate no matter ...