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: Margins changing from InDesign to PDF? What am I doing wrong? When I save my InDesign file as a PDF the margins are different when I open the PDF and off when I print. They are correct
What am I doing wrong? When I save my InDesign file as a PDF the margins are different when I open the PDF and off when I print. They are correct in ID. Why would they be different?
Here is the InDesign Doc, I hope it is visual enough to see what I am talking about:
Here is the PDF of the doc- Outside 1" Inside- 1.5" Bottom 1.375", Top 1.125- But in InDesign the margins are Top and Bottom 1, Inside 1.5 and Outside .875.
: Exporting psd to jpeg but still low quality on iphone I created a logo on photoshop CS5, each time I export the logo to JPEG and send it to my phone it becomes low quality on my phone
I created a logo on photoshop CS5, each time I export the logo to JPEG and send it to my phone it becomes low quality on my phone how can i transfer it to my phone with the same quality I see on CS5
: Illustrator: when making a pattern with a symbol instance the link is lost if i create a symbol, then use that to make a pattern any changes to the symbol are not reflected in the pattern.
if i create a symbol, then use that to make a pattern any changes to the symbol are not reflected in the pattern. Is there a way of keeping this link.
Is there any way to keep this link with patterns?
: Erode-like filter from Gimp in Photoshop I'm seeing a guy on YouTube making a heightmap for sand dunes, using Gimp and Photoshop. In Gimp > Filter > Generic he has this tool called "Erode"
I'm seeing a guy on YouTube making a heightmap for sand dunes, using Gimp and Photoshop.
In Gimp > Filter > Generic he has this tool called "Erode"
Which accomplishes the following
I played around a bit with Photoshop filters but didn't find it. Do you how I could achieve something similar?
: Re: How to vectorize an image while keeping it crisp I have been given the task to take graphs and vector them to make them be able to scale up and down. Every time I live trace it, it comes
To be honest, I think you have been sent on a fools errand. Auto tracing that image will never look good.
As for scaling it, there is no problem. The image is a bitmap with solid pixels. This could easily be rescaled in Photoshop using Nearest Neighbour (preserve hard edges) as the interpolation method.
For example, here's an enlargement of just one small section. Click on it to see it full size.
: What should be transparent padding width and border radius for an Android launcher icon? I'm trying to create a 48x48 px icon for an Android app according Google material icon guidelines. Now,
I'm trying to create a 48x48 px icon for an Android app according Google material icon guidelines. Now, the guidelines mentioned here material.io/guidelines/style/icons.html# doesn't tell about the radius and overall padding (Z) of icon for Product icons. It also doesn't tell (or maybe I don't understand. I'm having hard time figuring it out) what the distance Y should be (see image).
I currently have given 1 + 4 = 5 px (Z) padding. I understand why should I give padding 1 px (X) as it's mentioned there, but not sure about other 4 px (it should be less or more).
Further, 2nd doubt is about radius. Is the radius should be given to outermost invisible path (O) (doesn't make sense if I'm right) or the visible inner path (I)? And how much it should be? I'm asking this because again it's not mentioned for Product icons guide.
Note: I have created this icon according to square guidelines shown in the green colored image at the top of the page I have mentioned above.
: Re: How to create this text effect in Illustrator? (one word, 2 different colours) How would you create this effect (below) in Illustrator with the coloured text and transparent text over the coloured
place the shape and the text as required
convert the text to paths
select the text and the shape
apply the Divide options from the Pathfinder palette
use the direct selection tool or ungroup the result to colour each part as required
: Re: How heavy should ink coverage be for a custom CMYK rich black? In recent jobs, I have skewed away from pre-mixed rich black formulas in favour of making a black that fits dominant colours
Ok, I think this question is quite difficult to answer because there could potentially be many variables at play. I'm just going to concentrate on the practicalities of printing the job, so you don't upset your printer with your novel choices of mixes for rich black.
I assume, it's four colour process offset lithography.
It might depend on the press and the amount of coverage required, even the stock it's being printed on, or whether it's being UV coated, etc, etc. I worked in offset litho for many years. Sometimes the printers would nearly have a fit when they realised a certain colour mix was virtually unprintable, or would give them significant problems during the run.
For example in small offset lithographry, some smaller presses don't have quite the roller power for large areas of solid ink coverage - combine that with the actual system whether it's a full colour press, or perhaps two-colour being printed in full colour but in two passes, and therefore the possible contamination of colours in the second pass, from blanket to plate, and back into the ink.
Another possibility is that if there is too much total ink it could cause problems with drying (again depending on the stock), or even offsetting on the backs of sheets etc.
There are so many practical reasons I think I would want to ask my printer about this before just assuming that they can print it.
My advice - talk to your printer first, don't upset him!
: Remove Text From Background How can i remove the text from background of this image using gimp? The text is composed by different colors so i cannot use "color exchange" option for every
How can i remove the text from background of this image using gimp?
The text is composed by different colors so i cannot use "color exchange" option for every single color of the text.
: Re: Managing styles with CSS classes in Inkscape I am using Inkscape and a CSS file for styling a project. I tried to add the class attributes in the XML editor and it didn't change anything.
You can't change it in the XML editor. However, I haven't used this before, but you might want to take a look at Extensions > Stylesheet > Merge styles into CSS, which is available in Inkscape 0.92
You have to select items which share the same style, or the extension will throw an error, then run the extension and name the class. Do this for all the classes you want to set up.
I have just tested it and it seems to work, although I still see some weird inline stroke styles added to the text, although I don't really know why it's doing that, since the text has no stroke. I suppose it will kind of get you half-way there, but may still need some manual cleaning up.
Here's an example output to Plain SVG, with no manual tweaks, warts and all!
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
viewBox="0 0 210 297"
d="m 167.82143,30.904762 c -3.77977,0 -27.97024,2.267857 -24.94643,12.095239 3.02381,9.827379 15.11905,9.071427 12.85119,18.898809 -2.26786,9.827379 0.75595,20.410712 12.09524,14.363094 11.33928,-6.047619 -0.75596,-12.851191 5.29166,-22.67857 6.04762,-9.827382 17.38691,-5.291667 13.60715,-13.607145 -3.77977,-8.315476 -18.89881,-9.071427 -18.89881,-9.071427 z"
d="m 153.45833,106.5 c -4.53571,0.75595 -27.97024,5.29167 -18.14286,18.89881 9.82739,13.60714 -10.58333,15.875 1.51191,23.43452 12.09524,7.55952 6.80357,-18.14285 20.41071,-13.60714 13.60715,4.53571 40.82143,1.5119 25.70238,-6.80357 -15.11904,-8.31548 -23.43452,-3.02381 -25.70238,-9.07143 -2.26785,-6.04762 8.31548,-10.58334 -3.77976,-12.85119 z"
style="stroke-width:0.26458332px">This is some text</tspan></text>
style="stroke-width:0.26458332px">This is some more text</tspan></text>
: Re: Outline ImageLine Art from Edge Mask Hey I've been trying to figure out how to create black and white line art from my photographs. I've got illustrator, photoshop and lightroom. Image trace
In Photoshop, there is something like gallery of available photofilters: Filter => Filter Gallery
Then, you have a Sketch folder, when you can find a lot of nice filters to do the sketch-like picture. For your purpose, I recommend a Photocopy option. It looks like this:
After choosing best options, it should looks like this:
: Re: How can I localize an InDesign file? I'm looking for some method for automating the localization process for an InDesign document. Basically, I want to be able to take the contents of the file,
There is a (paid-for) add-on for InDesign that does exactly what you're asking for.
It will machine-translate (using Google Translate) an InDesign document.
It keeps all paragraph and character styles intact (which is probably the toughest requirement in the original question).
If wanted, it will create new duplicates of the paragraph and character styles, changing just the language setting (and if needs be, the text direction: from left-to-right to right-to-left).
And it does this all in-place (just like Google Translate for a web page), so you don't need to "rebuild" the InDesign document.
It's created by Id-Extras.com: www.id-extras.com/products/translate
So this would definitely be a step forward in automating the localization process for an InDesign document.
: Re: Restore correct colour balance after "Colour to Alpha..." using GIMP I am running into this problem where removing a green screen using GIMP messes up the colour balance of the elements in the
You have simply added green to the whole image. If you are trying to simulate chroma-key backgrounds used in photography/videography, that's not what they look like at all.
When you did a colour to alpha on the green image, you have simply converted all the greens to alpha, so that's why the green die now looks grey, you've basically removed all the greens in the image. To be honest, I'm not sure what you are actually trying to achieve here.
Also, something else to note is that chroma-key backgrounds are very rarely used in small product photography because of colour contamination/reflection problems. The method only really works with backgrounds which are well behind the subject, and evenly lit. Lighting these backgrounds but avoiding colour contamination/reflections on the subject is not trivial. Also when you use chroma-key backgrounds, it won't work properly if one of your subjects is the same colour as the background.
In product photography, white backgrounds, or using a small light tent are usually preferred.
: Re: Website to extract fonts and colors from other sites I'm looking for a website where you can type in a URL of a site and then the website extracts all the used font-styles and colors used
I don't have an information about that website, but I have found some plugins, that may you help find fonts and colors on websites.
Firefox addon, called Font Finder => LINK
You just need to click it and it shows you all the information about website.
If you are using Chrome, you could also download plugin, called WhatFont => LINK
It works very good, showing also font-size, style, etc.
For the colors, I recommend you this website => Color Combos
Type an URL on the "Grab Website Colors" panel, click OK, and then you have to wait a looong time, depend on the "size" of the website of course.
: Re: How to horizontally centre align image frame with of text frame in Adobe Muse for responsive design I currently have an image and text both horizontally centre aligned, and I have set both
Group the objects together and then pin them
: Make a very "white" black and white picture? I just saw the music video of BTS Mic Drop. I really like the style of this scene. Does anyone know how to create this effect on any picture
I just saw the music video of BTS Mic Drop. I really like the style of this scene.
Does anyone know how to create this effect on any picture without masking the particular spots? And of course without being in a complete white photo studio.
I appreciate every help!
here is the video to the scene:
: How to decrease the size of my svg file Attached is an image, new.jpg, which I created in Illustrator and then converted it into SVG as required for a project. I have also used 2 compression
Attached is an image, new.jpg, which I created in Illustrator and then converted it into SVG as required for a project. I have also used 2 compression tools, compression tool 1 & compression tool 2 via which have decreased the size to 3.8 kb from 5.8 kb originally.
My question is that is there a way to decrease the file size any further i.e. an extremely powerful compression tool which doesn't mess with the image OR a way to get rid of extra stuff within Illustrator to decrease the size.
I am also attaching a screenshot, layers.jpg, which shows all the layers in the image.
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: How much control over line breaks should I exercise in a formal letter? How much control over line breaks should I exercise in a formal letter? I have a quote of the text of an email message,
How much control over line breaks should I exercise in a formal letter?
I have a quote of the text of an email message, which includes a standard US-style phone number including area code. Right now it's breaking naturally right before the last four-digit group.
It looks funny to me but on the other hand, breaking before the phone number, which ends the sentence, looks pretty bad too. So I'd like to know what the standard or common convention is for this. Because this is a quote of an email message I can't fudge by, for example, putting parentheses around the area code. I have to quote the email verbatim.
What I could do is increase the indenting on the quoted text just enough to make the word wrap more felicitous but before I do that I'd like to understand what the convention is for breaking phone numbers.
I have a long-ish paragraph in the middle of the page, which ends with the word "up", and another paragraph below it on the page. Seeing that lonely word ending the paragraph bothers me, but maybe this is normal and I should convince myself to get used to it?
: How do I attain an effect similar to the one in the photo below? I am trying to replicate the style and effect of the attached photo. The effect is a sort of graphic novel, pixelating style
I am trying to replicate the style and effect of the attached photo. The effect is a sort of graphic novel, pixelating style that I haven't been able to replicate. Does anyone have some tips on effects and tools I should use? Thank you!
: How to fill a shape with multiple colors Hey I recently started using Illustrator so still a newbie. I am trying to add 4 colors within the sunglasses as shown in Img1. At the moment I
Hey I recently started using Illustrator so still a newbie. I am trying to add 4 colors within the sunglasses as shown in Img1.
At the moment I have created 4 different sized circles and gave them a stroke of 1 and separate colors. I then created a group of these 4 circles and placed them behind the sunglasses.
What I have not been able to do is get rid of the remaining part of the circles which are not behind the right side of the sunglasses. Hence my requirements are;
I only want the part of the colored circles in the right part of the sunglasses as highlighted in Img2.
The circular part which is not behind the sunglasses can be hidden or deleted which ever method is easier but also smaller in size.
Img3 and Img4 are for reference.
: Strange halo around the Gaussian blur under different viewing angles I made a shadow under the box with a Gaussian blur. When you look on your mobile it looks good. But if you look from
I made a shadow under the box with a Gaussian blur.
When you look on your mobile it looks good.
But if you look from the computer monitor at a certain angle, an ugly frame like a halo appears around the shadow.
What is the matter and how to solve such a problem?
: Re: Align pathes next to each other in photoshop I want to use Photoshop for drawing some simple shapes (I mostly need it for app development), and I just found the path drawing tool. I would
Illustrator is way better program to do vectors, but for now I recommend more... horrifying step;P
So, all you need to do, is to create a shape of one layer (pink shape would be better), then bring it to the next layer and simply cut it. Maybe this screen would help:
I know it's very drammatic, but I think you should at least try it;P
: Re: Leading doesn't change the text spacing in Photoshop CC Now that I've changed over to Photoshop CC, I'm having an issue changing the leading. I have two lines of text and I want to put them
Below is a screen capture from Photoshop CC (2017).
In this example I show two ways to change the leading. Hopefully one of these might suit your workflow.
Simply select the text layer, and click and drag the leading value. However, if you use this method then you can't see the text moving until you release the mouse button.
Select the text with the text tool, and click and drag the leading value. Then you will see the text moving as you click and drag the leading.
: Re: How to auto delete a space left after a data merge in InDesign? I have an InDesign document which is filled from the data in a CSV file using data merge. The CSV has columns for First Name,
In the Data Merge menu, choose "Content Placement Options", and select "Remove Blank Lines for Empty Fields", then click "OK" - it should work.
: Isometric with or without a grid in Illustrator? So I'm doing this isometric thing. I started using a grid and thought I was well on my way. Loving it and understanding it. Until disaster
So I'm doing this isometric thing.
I started using a grid and thought I was well on my way. Loving it and understanding it. Until disaster struck. I needed to enlarge a couple of things.
Found out that this doesn't work on a grid.
I found in this question that it is nearly impossible.
Until someone suggested that it can be done without a grid. Because the explanation would be to long to do in a comment I would like to hear your export vision on how to draw isometric shapes in Illustrator without the use of a grid.
: Re: Can anyone tell me what font this is? Thank you! I appreciate your help! None of the font ID apps can accurately identify it. I've tried: WhatTheFont! Identifont Serif Font Identification Guide
I agree with the comments that this is not a font due to the variations in the a in particular. If you don't need this exact look, there are many alternative fonts that will get you close if you do a little digging. For example, here's one called Just Lovely featured under Script Fonts on Creative Market:
: Re: InDesign: change dimensions of mulitple objects Is there a way to alter the size of multiple objects at once? For example those rounded rectangles in the screenshot have a height of 10 mm,
Well, there is an option... Choose one of the rectangles and set the width and height on the Control palette. Then, select other rectangles and choose Object => Transform Again => Transform Sequence Again Individually.
: Illustrator Isometric scaling I created a grid and started my design/illustration on it. Deep in the project I realize that some object are supposed to be bigger in size. So first thought
I created a grid and started my design/illustration on it.
Deep in the project I realize that some object are supposed to be bigger in size.
So first thought was to scale it up.
The problem is that I can't scale it on grid. It just won't fit anymore.
Any ideas on how I can get this done without having to do it all over again?
This is the original:
And this is after scaling:
You can see at the right side that it isn't on grid anymore. No matter how far I scale it just won't fit.
: Re: How to view extremely large images? Does anyone have a recommendation to view extremely large image files in Windows? Default Windows image viewer tends to have issues with extremely large images.
YOu can right the photo, click "open with" and select Google Chrome or any Browser you use. I have the same issues viewing with PDF files that has large file size, but whenever I open it through Chrome, it views and works just right.
: How to visualise percentages of two circles? Illustrator I am trying the create a circle with different percentages in colours in a ring shape. See below. As you can see the shapes even have
I am trying the create a circle with different percentages in colours in a ring shape. See below. As you can see the shapes even have sometimes little ends or notice the green part inside the ring. How would I make this?