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 query : Re: Pattern help for wedding name cards I am a super beginner in illustrator and have gotten as far as the picture attached. I am trying to make name cards for my wedding from the graphic I

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First of all, if you are using Object > Pattern > Make, what you are seeing is a preview of how the pattern will look like, that's why it disappears when you save it. But it actually does save it in your swatches panel and you can use later but forget about patterns cause that's not what you need.

You have created those cards and want to place more of then on a A4 paper to print more in one go. If you have only illustrator your course of action should be:


If you haven't already, add a text box to your card with dummy text that you can edit later with all the names.
Figure out your card size: 1/2 of A4 or 1/4 of A4 or whatever.
Create a new document with the size of a A4 paper (illustrator has a pre-defined size)
Group your already designed card (Ctrl+G)
Add a rectangle shape the exact size of you card, on top of it, select all and press Ctrl+7 (this will create a clipping mask, hiding the excess shapes that go beyond your design)
Copy the resulted card and paste it in the previously created A4 document.
Resize/rotate to place as many of them as you want.


That would be just about it.

Depending on how many you want on a A4 paper, it should look something like this:

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 query : Re: How to extract the result of a multiply blend from the underlaying layer In Photoshop I have a layer A which is placed onto another layer B using a multiple blend. The result looks good.

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I had the same issue. The only solution I found is to use a script that my collegue found somewhere online. It can take a (pixel layers, no adjustment layers) from screen mode into normal mode while keeping its appearance. Now Multiply is the opposite of screen so you can use it also for this.

1: put your (pixel) layer from multiply to normal mode
2: invert layer (ctrl+I)
3: run the byebyescreenmode script with your layer active
4: invert again

Now you will have a layer that is in normal mode and looks for 95% indentical to your original multiply layer (might have small color shift).
If you use it de get rid of a screen blending mode it will look 100% the same.

You can download the script here: drive.google.com/file/d/14DAOkZT1dUV1cmv-22lSktUHQC8I0q-X/view?usp=sharing
I hope this is what you are looking for.

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 query : Re: Sketch: Dynamic Text and Object Alignment-Symbol Overrides I have a symbol with an icon and text. The text is a specific distance from the icon. Together the icon and text are grouped, and

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Currently, our team uses Auto Layout for this in conjunction with the "Button" plugin that allows us to overwrite the button's text and adjusting the button size automagically.

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 query : How to disable randomization on stained glass filter in photoshop for videos? When I apply the stained glass filter to a video in photoshop and render it out it generates a new pattern of

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #Filter #Video

When I apply the stained glass filter to a video in photoshop and render it out it generates a new pattern of cells each frame which leads to flickering.

What I want is an effect that has flat shaded cells but the pattern remains the same for the entire video.
Is that possible with the build-in tools? If not, how can I edit the code for the stained glass filter to always use the same pattern?

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 query : Modifiable progress bar symbol in Sketch I'm trying to create modifiable progress bar symbols in Sketch. Those are rectangular and circle one on the picture below: To modify that rectangle

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Posted in: #SketchApp #Symbols

I'm trying to create modifiable progress bar symbols in Sketch. Those are rectangular and circle one on the picture below:



To modify that rectangle so it would suit different percentages I created separate progress bar symbols to nest in the main one like so:



I don't think this is the only way of modifying progress bar. A while ago I saw a tutorial how one guy regulated progress length bar using text override. He somehow linked mask to the text field. Thus, he could regulate the length of the progress bar with the amount of text symbols typed in the override. I can't find the example and forgot how he did that.

How can I create one progress bar symbol and modify progress bar without creating additional symbols for each percentage?

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 query : How do I do 3d shoe manipulations I would like to know how the images below are done: They are based off this image of a shoe: If you guys know of any similar tutorials, let me know.

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Posted in: #Images

I would like to know how the images below are done:





They are based off this image of a shoe:



If you guys know of any similar tutorials, let me know. Or if you guys are THAT advanced. Id like some instructions!

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 query : Where do I go to make a web portfolio? So I have been doing webdesign or web development as a hobby for two years and recently I made a leap to make it a career and even went back to

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Posted in: #Portfolio #WebsiteDesign

So I have been doing webdesign or web development as a hobby for two years and recently I made a leap to make it a career and even went back to school for it. I've done two projects, one which fell through but I still have all the code I did for them. Another project I am doing and the website is live and running which is great I have some experience and schooling however...

I don't know where to go to make a portfolio and I am strapped for cash as I have enough to pay bills and make sure my kid is fed.

I know there are few website hosts but they are generally limited I found to let me actually show off my coding skills. But I am just starting out so I was wondering what do many of you recommend I do to start a portfolio? Use a free hosting? Or do I need to buy actual hosting?

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 query : Re: How can I easily move multiple artboards in Illustrator? All artboards in my current project are organized according to page and iteration. As I'm adding more and more, I've come to the edge

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This feature has been included as part of the 2017 October 18th updates.

You can now select multiple Artboards by shift-clicking the canvas and dragging the cursor over the artboards you would like to select.

Learn more at the official Adobe Support Doc on Artboards.

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 query : A question about furthering education I have an AAS degree in Graphic Design from 2004. I have worked steadily in the graphic design field ever since (employee, contract & freelance). I am

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Posted in: #Education

I have an AAS degree in Graphic Design from 2004. I have worked steadily in the graphic design field ever since (employee, contract & freelance). I am now looking to further my education and would like to know how professional certificates from places like EDX.org are looked upon by potential employers in comparison to traditional education paths (Bachelor's Degree).

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 query : Re: Photoshop CS6 clipping mask Sorry for being idiot but I try to recreate effect from tutorial and I might be paranoid but I think I can't get it right. This is how it looks in tutorial. I

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You are using a Gradient Map while the tutorial is using simply Gradient. Gradient is somewhere higher in the Effects tab. Focus on the details.



Also, your layer named Layer appears to have a solid background while in the tutorial, he created a new layer and used a brush to paint WTF while everything else is transparent.

Try this, delete Layer, create a new layer, take your brush and paint something on the newly created layer.

Remove the gradient map and add Gradient instead, clip the B&W and Gradient to the new layer.

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 query : Underline all initials after a tab In my Indesign Style (CS6 on Windows 7) I want to apply the style underline to all initials that come after a tab. NASCAR National Association for Stock

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign #Grep

In my Indesign Style (CS6 on Windows 7) I want to apply the style underline to all initials that come after a tab.

NASCAR National Association for Stock Car Racing


So the initials all get underlined in the expansion to indicate the letters for the acronym. I am making a list of acronyms, so I want to grep this.

Here is what I have:

(?:(?<=t))(<.)*
(?<=t)(<.)


These will only underline the first letter after the tab.

So I thought of just underlining capital letters in the expansion, because in acronyms it's not always just the first letters of words:

(?<=t)((?i)[A-Z])


But that does the same thing.

How can I do this?

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 query : Re: When I use Font Awesome in Photoshop CS5.1, it crashes straight away When I try to type with/edit a text layer that uses Font Awesome in Photoshop CS5.1, it crashes straight away. I am using

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Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator are all programs that come from different original sources but are available under one entity (Adobe) now. They are coded and act differently. They don't share resources very well and are "made" to play nicely with each other. Sometimes, what works with one application doesn't with another. That aside, fonts are notoriously problematic. If you have a problem that involves a font, most likely the problem lies with the font. If your original has become corrupted, it doesn't matter how many times you reload it, it won't make you happy. Download a new copy of it.

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 query : Have any Unicode symbols reached archetype status for indicating good, bad, and neutral or winner, loser, and tie? I am looking for a way, preferably with symbols, to denote a winner, loser,

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Posted in: #Symbolism #Symbols #Unicode

I am looking for a way, preferably with symbols, to denote a winner, loser, or tie—or, thought of another way—good, bad, or neutral.

For instance, in a table of features, to indicate that the feature is included, there might be a check mark, and if the feature isn't included there might be an x mark.

In another example, if comparing two products for features, you may want to denote which product implements the feature better, or worse, or neutrally. In that "neutral" case, is there a particular character that is more recognizable as such?

I'm looking at the following three unicode checkmarks from Wikipedia:

U+2713 ✓ CHECK MARK
U+2714 ✔ HEAVY CHECK MARK
U+1F5F8 LIGHT CHECK MARK


And at the following 'x' marks also from Wikipedia:

U+2717 ✗ BALLOT X (cross)
U+2718 ✘ HEAVY BALLOT X (bold cross)
U+1F5D9 CANCELLATION X
U+1F5F4 BALLOT SCRIPT X


Since there is a heavy check mark and a heavy ballot x, I'm thinking of using those two, but I guess where I'm really struggling is what to use for the "neutral" symbol. Is it just a dash? again from Wikipedia:

figure dash ‒ U+2012
en dash – U+2013
em dash — U+2014
horizontal bar ― U+2015
swung dash ⁓ U+2053


If so, which one: hyphen, en dash, em dash, something I haven't heard of yet? Do I use one, or I've read a bit about three dashes, but that doesn't seem to pertain. Maybe two dashes means something?

I should also note that my particular ask is for a professional situation. Smile (), frown (), and straight faced () might work in another setting, but probably not for my specific situation.

Is my sense right, and these are archetypal symbols, or are there some other symbols that get me closer to communicating good, bad or indifferent?

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 query : Re: Exporting a GIF animation in Photoshop - how do I make it more vibrant? I'm trying to export a short, 6 second GIF in Photoshop. It looks great on the canvas, but very washed out after the

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I struggled with this issue as well. I found that using this shortcut:
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + S

pulled up the image in preview mode with the exact same quality as before, and ready to save as gif. I only had to hit Save and the result was my edited gif without any loss of image quality. Not sure why this works, but it did for me. Hope it helps!

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 query : Re: What is this style of design called? I like this style and I want tutorials to learn how to do something like this what should i type????

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Terms that might describe it:


flat
line art
icons
trendy


But it doesn't have a particular name. In 20 years it might be called '2010s style'. :)

They are fairly easy to create (at least in terms of mechanically). Basic tutorials for any vector illustration art should get you headed in the right direction.

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 query : Re: Name of this style: Vintage, b/w, line-filled? I've found a graphic style, which ... looks "retro" (maybe around 1900?) is only "filled" with lines, so looks a bit like a hand-drawn technical

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As others have stated, it's an engraving. Which is a physical technique first and foremost (and, of course, later adopted as a style for non-engraving situations).

Engraving works by etching or carving away the surface of a (typically metal) plate. The ink is trapped in these recessed areas, and that is in turn applied to the paper. This is why engraved printing, such as US Currency, has a raised feel to the ink.

With engraving, the positive parts of the image are what are carved away from the printing substrate. This is opposed to wood cut or lino cut art, where you carve away the negative parts of the image.

As for 'era' this was widespread pre and turn of the century. One place to obtain copious amounts of stock art in this style are the Dover Stock Art books.

The technology and technique of engraving predates the 1900s by a few centuries (originating in roughly 1400s Germany) but in terms of contemporary graphic design, it definitely tends to have a 'turn of the century' feel given that it was in almost universal use for mass produced printing (such as catalogs and newspapers and the like) which correlated to the start of the consumer-driven era (hence a lot of art was created to "sell stuff") and a massive amount of it was produced during that era, much of which was later collected and compiled into stock art collections such as the aforementioned Dover which gave the art and style a prolonged life.

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 query : MDPI (Baseline) (160 dpi Resolution in Photoshop) dimention 320x480px - 1x scale MDPI 160 1x HDPI 240 1.5x XHDPI 320 2x XXHDPI 480 3x XXXHDPI 640 4x Graphics Assets for Max Device

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MDPI (Baseline) (160 dpi Resolution in Photoshop) dimention 320x480px - 1x scale

MDPI 160 1x

HDPI 240 1.5x

XHDPI 320 2x

XXHDPI 480 3x

XXXHDPI 640 4x Graphics Assets for Max Device Support

(StyleGuide for Baseline coz 1 px equals 1 dp. Designers can design in px and Developers can put them as dp.)

Get more tips here vinsol.com/blog/2014/11/20/tips-for-designers-from-a-developer/

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 query : Re: What is the name of this chart element? What is the name for these vertical bands in this graph?

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As shown, the chart elements could be referred to generically as intervals or time periods.

The duration of each of them is implied to be one twenty-four hour civil day beginning at midnight during a sequence of days.

The implication of the number is that some measured event achieved this (peak) value during the specific 15 October interval.

As there are also Month and Quatar [sic] buttons, the chart elements would have variable proportions and relative sizes to portray the data consistently with the overall term for the sequence selected.

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 query : Re: Wall Menu Font Size and Type recommendation I am designing my own restaurant wall menu and would like some help with choosing which font size is best for the heading, the menu items and

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The font you choose should depend on the type of restaurant you run.
We need more information on this to help.

The font size also depends on the font itself:
fonts are designed to look good in a certain size.
Some are more appropriate in signs or menus than others.

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 query : Re: Type Ratio Formula Is there a set ratio to harmonious type, Header, Subheader and body.. say if you body was 9pt, then subheader would be 12 pt header 14/16pt? Os this done how i normally

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There is a similar question to this already floating around on here, which pretty much comes to the same conclusion as I will.

In essence though, there are two main things that would make a golden ratio hard to apply to any typefaces or hierarchy:


X-height.
Font size.


A font that uses a high x-height will look short and fat, even when compared to another font with similar sized ascenders and descenders.

Some fonts are also considerably taller and shorter than other fonts by design, even at the same point size. It's entirely up to the foundry/typographer how they wish it to look.

Here is an article I think you might find interesting:
pearsonified.com/2011/12/golden-ratio-typography.php
It doesn't talk so much about the relation between levels of hierarchy, but more about font-size, line-height, line-length, and their relationships to one another. It does contain formulas for getting a "Golden Ratio", but once again, it's entirely subjective.

Here is a great example of font-pairing for hierarchy:
digitalsynopsis.com/design/best-font-combinations-typeface-pairings-guide/
In summary, there are far too many typographic styles and font variations to ever achieve a perfect ratio. Use your instincts!

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 query : Re: How do I create a water ripple (distorted) effect on text? How would I create text with this type of effect in either Photoshop or Illustrator?

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An easy way for something similar will be to rasterize the text layer and then transforming it. Rasterizing text layer can be done by right clicking on the layer and selecting rasterize layer. This will make the text layer behave like normal image layers and it can be transformed in a variety of way using warp,distort options. For transformation shortcut is ctrl+t and then right click on the active selection to change transformation mode. Play with it.

Note : rasterizing text layer will remove text editing capability. So it is important to finalize the text before starting transformation.
Will try to add a pictorial guide later.

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 query : Re: How to replicate this photocopier distortion effect? The below is achieved by moving the paper when scanning. How can I replicate it?

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Try putting an index mark (-) on the back of the paper you wish to scan. Position the index mark on either side of the baseline of the line of type you want to distort.

Begin the scan. When the scanner bar light gets to the index mark, pull the paper by hand to 'follow' the light with the index mark as a positioning guide. It's easy, you'll see the light through the paper back.

Try a few experiments with the positioning, one with the index just before the light bar, one on the middle of the scanner light beam, and another test scan with the index aligned just after the scan beam. One will have the optimal effect you strive for.

Stop dragging the paper when the bottom of the text line reaches where you wanted to end the effect. (That made sense when I wrote it!)

Here's an attempt at clarifying the instructions with a diagram.



The slight imperfections come from the imperfect motions of the hand-dragging. Every scan will be different. Pick the best one for your application.

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 query : Punch out rectangle from group of paths in Illustrator I'm starting out on Illustrator for the first time and am trying to punch out this rectangle (in red) from a group of paths to clean

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator

I'm starting out on Illustrator for the first time and am trying to punch out this rectangle (in red) from a group of paths to clean up the edge of a design. Is this possible? And, if so, how?

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 query : Trying to create a certain 'controller' button effect but can't quite figure out what to do So what I'm trying to do is make a button that has this kind of controller button effect, with

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #HowTo #Layers

So what I'm trying to do is make a button that has this kind of controller button effect, with the indent of the button holding, and the rounded edges, here's an example:



But I can't quite figure out the details I need to add, this is all I've got:



Any help is appreciated!

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 query : Re: serious RGB to CMYK issue for book printing I´m having a serious problem with RGB to CMYK conversion on my artwork. I create all my artwork in photoshop, using images of scanned fabrics to

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RGB-to-CMYK Conversion

Many of designers ask, "Should I send images to my service provider in the RGB or CMYK colour space?" In the past, the service provider would always request that the designer convert images to CMYK before sending them off to the printshop. This is not the best choice for a few important reasons. First, you will get much better results if you colour-correct images in the RGB colour space. This is because the CMYK colour space has a much smaller colour gamut; simply stated, you have fewer colours to work with when correcting images in CMYK.

Second, converting images from the RGB to CMYK colour space is more than just a mode change in PhotoShop. When converting to CMYK, considerations are made for dot gain, inks, and substrate. If your service provider insists on CMYK images, or you do not know where the job will be printed, the best option to use is U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2. Go to Edit>Color Settings in PhotoShop, Then under the Working Spaces section, choose U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2 from the pull-down menu.

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 query : Distorting text in Illustrator only scales the middle instead of the whole letter I recently came across a Behance project showcasing a text effect I really like. Here is an example: However,

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Distort #Text

I recently came across a Behance project showcasing a text effect I really like. Here is an example:



However, when I try to drag my own text in Illustrator, it ends up like this:

Click here for full scale

Does anyone know why this happens and how I can make sure the whole letters get scaled instead of just the middle?

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