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Mac (OS X) v.s. PC (Windows) for Graphic Design

This is my first post on this site, I've been googling for few months for this answer but none of them are really what I'm looking for. I've been using Windows since the first time I got my hands on ...
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Creating pixel art by tracing full resolution image

I'm trying to teach myself pixel art using Pixen or Photoshop. I'm terrible at free handing it and I'm trying to import a full resolution sprite as a background to trace. Each program downgrades my ...
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How can I create TRON-like glowing effects in Illustrator?

I am trying to use Illustrator (CS3) to recreate the Tron neon-glow visual style in graphics I plan to use on a website. This page is an excellent example of what I'm trying to do: ...
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How can I do halftone effects in Photoshop?

How can I create this effect in Photoshop? It basically is square dots that come closer together and are bigger where the image is darker.
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How do I create block diagrams in Microsoft Office without using Visio?

I need to create block diagrams (which will simply consist of rectangulars connected to each other with arrows, summing and multiplication circles). Microsoft Office 2013 is installed in my school ...
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gradient noise like this

I tried a lot.. but couldn't create a noised gradient like the brown one in this picture: http://dribbble.s3.amazonaws.com/users/4082/screenshots/830063/bm3.png What settings should I use? (in Add ...
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How can I draw “perfect” squiggly lines in Photoshop?

I want to create a logo that for the two "o" characters uses a series of squiggly lines in the the shape of an "o". Sketch: I did this with Paint but I obviously want consistency with the squiggly ...
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Creating masks with text in InDesign or Illustrator

I have something that should be easy to create, but I'm having trouble with it. I have a couple words. I want to put another object into it, but have the text mask the object. For example, I've got ...
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Illustrator opens PDFs on save? How to kill?

OSX 10.7, Adobe Illustrator CS 5.1 When you save a PDF in AI, it automatically opens in Apple Preview (or whatever PDF application you have set as default). So, if you're editing several PDFs, and ...
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Paper image to vector image?

I have a paper image (image wrote on a piece of paper) which I need to edit as same as I can edit vector graphics. As I am not good with graphics, I do not know which steps to take to make it digital ...
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Create a 2 tone (or 2 colour) border on a style in Microsoft Office 2010

I am trying to create a two tone border to go under headings in MS office. The goal is to look like this one: Notice how the Heading has an underline with two colours (of different sizes as well). ...
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Is this considered a texture? and how was it added?

How were the blue stripes created in the image below? Was this a photoshop-like texture?
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Is it possible to erase ON path in photoshop CS5?

I have a path and I was wondering if it were possible to erase on along this path. Anyone ever heard of such a thing?
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Which software is best for logos and shapes designing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Logo Editing Software For Non-Techie I am finding it very difficult to use photoshop for designing something new like logos new pics etc. I want to know which software ...
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Illustrator “Save for Web & Devices” returning crappy, pixelated images

I'm trying to create a nice title for my webpage... a big white title to sit on a black background. I'm using Illustrator to do so. When I create it, it looks nice, but when I hit "save for web & ...
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Open A New Document With A Layer In Photoshop?

I have technically designed a website in Adobe Photoshop and would like to be able to make new documents in Photoshop using the layers. I do know that you can copy and paste images from the web, ...
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What sort of information is saved in a PSD file

Up until recently I was working for a graphic design office that was closed down. What I want to know is if all the work I have done there and saved as psd can be proved somehow (perhaps by tracking ...
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inkscape stroke inaccurate

I am trying to add a stroke to a rectangle object, but if I add a 1px stroke, it places it 0.5px outside the edge of the rectangle and 0.5px inside the rectangle. I find this to be annoying when I ...
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Photoshop: Create solid image with a transparent shape in it

My photoshop file contains the following layers: Shape layer with a custom shape in it colored blue Shape layer with another custom shape in it colored black Solid white layer There is no ...
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How to contribute to GNU/Linux and free-software world with design skills but lack of programming skills?

I have very little programming knowledge but have plenty of design/graphic/branding/marketing/web skills (Architecture, web designing and e-commerce background). How best can I contribute to the ...
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Transforming multiple filled shapes into transparent outlines in Photoshop

I'm trying to create a filled plus sign and an empty transparent plus sign in Photoshop. I've been able to create the filled sign with ease, by creating a green vertical rectangle, duplicating it, and ...
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Why is Mac supposedly better than Windows for graphics? [closed]

I keep hearing that if you're going to do serious work with graphics, design, et cetera, you should get a Mac. What are some actual differences between the latest Mac OS X and the latest Windows in ...
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What software should I use for professional photo album design? [closed]

I am a graphic designer and I'm used to doing magazine advertisements, brochures, posters and that sort of thing. Recently I was approached by a photographer who wants a graphic designer to produce ...
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Good Color Picker Tool that runs in the background?

I am in search of a color picker software running in the background. ( like SnagIT ) As I am investing a lot of time in design right now, I need to pick colors from the desktop/websites and mix new ...
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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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How To Create A Parts List In Google SketchUp

I am using Google SketchUp version 7.0.10247 to design a kitchen table that I would like to build. Once I am done with the design, I'd like be able to produce a parts list that I can print out and ...
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Graphic Design in Outlook HTML Emails

At the moment we are creating artwork in Word and saving it as an HTML file. Opening up a new email, clicking insert on menu>clicking ‘File’>Selecting HTML file and choosing insert as text. The word ...