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How can I create a new image with transparent background in Paint.NET?

I would like to do some basic graphics using Paint.NET. I would like to start with a transparent background and draw on top of it, but I can't find any settings on how to do that. I only get a new ...
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Learning to draw technical illustrations in inkscape?

I am looking for good resources (books, tutorials, courses, etc.) on learning to draw technical illustrations in Inkscape? I am specifically looking for resources aimed at beginners in both drawing ...
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Please recommend a tool to draw structs / classes and pointers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application to help build diagrams I know the paper and a pen answer, but I truly need a PC solution. I made the example below by Word, so please recommend others more ...
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Software for drawing basic geometry

I'm looking for some software that I can use to draw simple geometric things like this: Or even better: Does anyone know any software capable of drawing these things easily? I'm particularly ...
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Best drawing / illustration software for Windows? [closed]

Any good Windows XP software for drawing or illustration using a Wacom tablet for example?
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Corel Draw alternatives [closed]

Corel Draw is a really good vector graphics application but its price is a 'bit' high. Could you recommend me some alternatives? I only know InkScape from out of the blue.. and it's a bit behind Corel ...
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Any good Pixel Graphics Editors on Mac OS X? [closed]

I'm looking for a graphics editor suited for Pixel Editing. On Windows there is Graphics Gale or Pro Motion, but the only thing I found on Mac OS X that comes close ceased development 4 years ago - ...
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Good Sketching software [closed]

Any good Sketching softwares preferably open source freeware? I basically need it for quickly putting my ideas down into the pc similar with what I would do If I had a pen and a book. Except that here ...
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Is there a drawing tool which can draw this image?

The image author said he used Microsoft PowerPoint2010 SmartArt to draw it. I tried but I can't even draw rectangles using SmartArt. Can SmartArt really draw this? If so, please explain it to me. Or ...
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Video editing software with 2D drawing/animation support?

I think I'm looking for video editing software that has some sort of 2D drawing/animation support. For example try to imagine a video capture of a busy road from the sky and wanting to tell your ...
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Preserve aspect ratio when pasting width or height in Inkscape

I'm frequently using the paste size feature in Inkscape to ensure that several objects have the same size. But sometimes I want to just ensure that a new object has the same height as a old object but ...
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Draw multiple arrows

There used to be a feature in the drawing tools of Microsoft Office that you double click a drawing tool (such as arrow) and that meant you'd draw that and your next click would draw the same of that ...
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Linux software for drawing 3D diagrams

My professor has asked me to draw a certain diagram for a poster which he wants to present at a conference. Which program on Ubuntu gets this done? My image/drawing consists of the following: x, y,...
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Is there a graph paper like drawing software?

I have a college assignment, where I have to draw diagrams of voronoi, delaunay, minimum spanning tree etc for the college. I want to do that in computer. I searched in google with no luck. Is there ...
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Visio-like design software? [closed]

A friend of mine is looking for an equivalent on Macintosh to Visio or SmarDraw to draw plans for home improvements. I don't know anything about Macintosh, so would appreciate any feedback on good ...
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Tablet-compatible vector drawing app for OS X?

I got a capacitive stylus so I can use my laptop's trackpad as a graphics tablet. It seems like drawing software such as SketchBook Express works quite well, but it only produces bitmap output. Are ...
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Non-Structured software for drawing, text & mind mapping [closed]

What could be a non structured software for drawing, text, mind-mapping something to quickly lay down your ideas, Similar to VUE but much more liberal with respect to the following points: ...
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why is my Bamboo pen always drawing and a yellow note pad appears?

I have had a Bamboo pen and touch tablet for a couple years but have not used it in a long time. Now that I'm trying to use it again it is behaving very strangely. It won't drag anything on my desktop,...
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How do I stroke a path in GIMP (or, just draw a line)?

I want to just draw a simple line in GIMP. The usual method, which I'm sure worked before, is to use a path then stroke it. I selected the path tool, then clicked 2 points to make a straight line ...
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How to write on screen and zoom in during presentation

A year or two ago, I took a Matlab training class and the presenter had some kind of tool that let him zoom in on a portion of his desktop so that we could read his code, as well as draw on his ...
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How do I export large Visio 2010 drawing to PDF? Only part of the drawing is being exported

I have a relatively big drawing. When trying to save it as a PDF, I am only getting part of the total drawing. How do I get the whole drawing to export?
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OCR of engineering drawings?

What's the best solution for OCR analysis of handwritten text strings that appear on a map? More in-depth explanation of what I'm looking for: I'm working on a large data processing effort involving ...
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Reliable, free 2D dimensional drawing tool

So far the CAD programs I have checked don't seem to support what I am looking for - but I'd be happy to be shown wrong :) I want to be able to create dimensioned, scalable 2D drawings - specifically ...
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Is it possible to draw frame around group in Visio?

Groups in Visio have well defined margins independent on group content (see picture below). Is it possible to visualize this margin, i.e. to assign line color and width to it?
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Diagram drawing application [closed]

I need to draw a complex value network and the Visio isn't fitting my needs. Does someone know the drawing program used to draw the diagrams in the Android Design website? That would fit my needs. ...
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Word 2013 PDF - The export failed due to an unexpected error

Like this post for Word 2007, we can't save our Word 2013 document to PDF and simply receive a generic error: Is there any way to troubleshoot this error? Playing around with the conversion options ...
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A software to draw an algorithm

I'm currently working on a complex algorithm, and I want to draw it into a reference document. Basically, I have formulas, formulas are linked to their operands, operands are formulas themselves ...
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Which tool is very suitable to draw geometry picture for mathematics?

Such as : What is the most convenient tool to draw pictures like this? I want to find a tool which will automatically detect what I need. For example, when I need to draw a line vertically, it ...
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How to get Pencil-Sketch Effect?

I am trying to get this kind of Pencil-Sketch Effect in Photoshop, but without much luck: Being new to Photoshop, I need either exact steps to bring this effect or links to tutorials. Anyone have ...
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What software created this graph?

Can anyone recognize what software could have been used to create a graph like this? I'm looking for something that could produce the same type of arrows.
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Turning jpg photos into Coloring Sheets

Is there an Open Source program that will run on Ubuntu, that I could use to simply make coloring sheets from my jpg pictures?
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Looking for real time collaborative diagram drawing tool [closed]

I have seen a number of diagram software packages but most don't support real time collaboration. Google docs Drawing does the real-time collaboration, but is severely limited on features--focused on ...
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Software for drawing printable diagrams? [closed]

I'm building a few custom VESA mounts and I need some software to draw printable to-scale diagrams for drilling holes. Here's a diagram I found which is the perfect size for 100mm x 100mm VESA mounts: ...
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3D modeling and drawing

I think that a common approach in 3D modeling is to have three different views of the object you want to model, then you start building the main figure, then add details etc. Are there any ...
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In Sketchup, how to create an exact angle within a box?

I'm aware that this is a very basic question, but I can't seem to find the right terms to Google for. Any guidance would be appreciated. What I want is a rectangular box with a triangular piece ...
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Where do I find detailed technical drawings for Mac computers?

Where do I find detailed technical drawings for Apple Mac computers? I am specifically looking for details on the locations and sizes the following components on the MacBook and MacBook Pro for ...
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Selecting layers to view on PDF viewing program

I have a PDF file, and whenever I open it in adobe on my computer, I can select the layers I want to view. But when I view it in a web browser, the layer dialogue box doesn't appear so cannot select ...
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Import Libre Office Writer Document in Draw?

Is it possible to import a LibreOffice Writer Document with tables and pictures without layout modifications in LibreOffice Draw? It seems I can't insert the whole file at once. When trying to copy ...
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Can I use my Surface 3 as an external drawing tablet?

I have a Microsoft Surface 3 (not pro) with the Surface Pen stylus. I am wondering if I can use my Surface as an external drawing tablet (input device) for my desktop computer (running win 8.1 pro). ...
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Is there a program to move the mouse according to an svg?

Basically, I want a program that will look at an svg, then 'act' it out on a set canvas. For drawing.
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How to get pen input to draw?

I just got a crappy little Hyundai pen input module To use on a normal Windows 7 HP laptop, it works quite well with the Hyundai software, but that's in Chinese, and the input only stays on the screen ...
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Which software can I use to create an engine illustration?

As an electromechanical student engineer, could you tell me which software can I use to create an animation like this one under Windows XP?
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How to make sure that the text in TextBox in an excel is found when searched using CNTRL+F?

i have made a flow chart diagram in an excel sheet using TextBox tool from drawing toolbar. i've made entries into the text boxes.(No other data is present in the cells of the worksheet) But now ...
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How to prevent the appearance of “Create your drawing here” area in Word

In MS Word, how can I prevent the appearance of "Create your drawing here" area when inserting a square (or a circle) in a document?
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Software for taking handwritten notes [closed]

I am using Wacom tablet in Windows 7, mainly with Photoshop. I Was wondering if there is a good program to take notes, draw, save, print and so on that could be run in the background. A Google search ...
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How to create Smart Art in LibreOffice Writer

How do I create flow charts in LibreOffice writer? I know how to do it in Draw but I'd like to do it in Writer as well. (I'm looking for functionality close to Word's Smart Art feature) Here's an ...
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A whiteboard software for Mac [closed]

I'm looking for a software which allows you to simply "draw" on the screen, as if it was a giant whiteboard. It's crucial that the application i able to run in full screen mode. A Wacom tablet will be ...
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How to draw such (e.g. 5 by 5) a grid with thick boarders efficiently in Word 2016?

In Word (or Excel or Visio or any other similar), how to quickly draw such grid? For example, for each 5 by 5 squares, the boarder are thicker. Thanks.
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Add anchored shapes in the margin area in Word

I need to rewrite a resume in PDF to Word. The section headers are marked with additional rectangles in the margin area, like this: How would I do that in MS Word, in the .docx format? I found some ...
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excel - how to connect a graph max with original (0,0) point

If I have a spreadsheet that has the following data: A 0 0 1 2 2 4 3 4 4 6 0-4 X Axis A is Y Axis First point is (0,0) Second Point is (1,2) Third point is (2,4) ...