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: How can I resize a vector to a specific size and resolution? I'm fairly new to design and I'm having issues resizing vectors. My end goal : to print to a t shirt through something like redbubble/printful.
I'm fairly new to design and I'm having issues resizing vectors.
My end goal : to print to a t shirt through something like redbubble/printful. They list a printable size of 7500px7500px
From my research, I think I need something like 300ppi?
How could I go about using an existing vector to scale it to those requirements in Adobe Illustrator?
Thanks for the help!
: Banner: 2.5' x 4' I need to make a banner 2.5' x 4' Could someone please inform me on how I can determine the size of the Fonts, and or Pictures. I use Vista, Publisher, and Photoscape.
I need to make a banner 2.5' x 4'
Could someone please inform me on how I can determine the size of the Fonts, and or Pictures.
I use Vista, Publisher, and Photoscape. If there is a better program for "free" please share.
Thank you all for your help :)
: Change color of symbol and automatically apply shared style I'm practicing creating a design system with Sketchapp. I already defined the shared style for text. The above shared style are: Black/Left/Regular/Large
I'm practicing creating a design system with Sketchapp.
I already defined the shared style for text.
The above shared style are: Black/Left/Regular/Large & Center & Right.
I wish to apply the same shared text style for the below, only change the color to primary. Is there a quick way to do this (also apply the primary share style), instead of go to each symbol and apply the Primary/Left/Regular/Large style?
I have tried to change the color using the color picker, but only the color changes, the shared styles did not update?
: Making dark areas lighter on a wood texture I'm trying to find a method to make a wood texture more homogeneous in Photoshop. What's the best approach to achieve this? (I only found tutorials
I'm trying to find a method to make a wood texture more homogeneous in Photoshop. What's the best approach to achieve this? (I only found tutorials that deal with photos, not textures).
I want the dark grey areas to be more closer in color tone and brightness like the lighter brown areas. This seems difficult on such an image but I think it can be done.
: Re: 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
It's difficult to determine with certainty, but I suspect that you are asking about the pattern of dots known as halftone.
It's a carry-over from newspaper printing, because gradients are far more expensive to print than dots of different colors. Pick up a newspaper or magazine and examine it under magnification to see them in the "real world."
I suggest that you use your favorite search engine using terms "photoshop halftone effect" and pick the link that appeals to you. It's not too astonishing to learn there are hundreds of options available to you with this particular effect.
You can change the shape of the dots (circles, squares, lines, etc.) as well as the size.
: Error in stroke for characters and text in an Adobe export to PDF? I have been working on this technical issue for a while and can't seem to get around it. :^( I am stroking text in Indesign,
I have been working on this technical issue for a while and can't seem to get around it. :^( I am stroking text in Indesign, and exporting the file to a pdf. The pdf seems to convert the stroke to a vector that does not match the original stroke. Specifically, the inside of small, circular letters are messed up; e.g., the letters like "a," "o," and "b."
Below are two images. The first is when I exported the file to a PNG format, and the second is a screenshot of a PDF export. Is there any method to export to pdf without distortion that doesn't itself distort the text (like double layering or converting to outline)? If not, what is the best way to fix this?
I've uploaded the file here: Download. The issue also occurs with Calibri Bold, if you need a common font to test. The issue is present in: Mac OS Preview, Foxit PDF Viewer, and Chrome. There is no issue with Adobe Acrobat, but cross-platform support would be appreciated.
Thank you so much for your help! :^)
What the export is supposed to look like:
A distorted pdf. Please notice especially the "o"s in the title:
: Re: SVG artwork for XY axis plotter I'm having an issue with my XY axis plotter. Does anyone know what minimum line weight I should use? The lines on my SVG files keep doubling up. Also, how
Your plotter will read the vector file as a series of lines of undimensioned width. You can use any line width that will accurately represent your objective. If you have a line that does not create a closed shape (circle, box, triangle, curves that "hold water"), it will be the width of the tool selected by your plotter.
Depending on your device, closed shapes will either be outlined or automatically filled. The software which interfaces the image to the machine is the best place to check regarding fills.
Laser cutters set to cut will convert closed shapes into "drop-outs" that fall free of the item being cut. When the cutter is set to scan (engrave), those shapes become filled automatically, with specific parameters provided within the software.
If your lines are doubling up, consider to set your line width to hairline, but double-check the result on your plotter with a test run or two.
: Illustrator adding a weird outline Hi I cant get rid of this feathering around the text in adobe illustrator and its happening in lines too... you can see specifically around the e and o.
Hi I cant get rid of this feathering around the text in adobe illustrator and its happening in lines too... you can see specifically around the e and o. I have reset all the preferences and my brush stroke is plain. I have checked all the settings and there doesn't seem to be anything to change it.
: Thin out pathway in Inkscape I am trying to thin out the google 'G'. Ive tried by hand and ended up with very mediocre results. Is there a way in Inkscape that allows selected a pathway
I am trying to thin out the google 'G'. Ive tried by hand and ended up with very mediocre results. Is there a way in Inkscape that allows selected a pathway and then having the path thin out.
For example a function that moves nodes tangentially to the curves they lie on toward the next point that would be found along the path in the direction of the tangent.
: How to create a realistic shadow like in this image below? Super Realistic one I want to create a realistic shadow effect to my products like in this image. Original: The problem is I can't
I want to create a realistic shadow effect to my products like in this image.
The problem is I can't understand the process of creating this kind of shadow from layer structure. The layer structure of the original shadow looks like this and the actual shadow layer shown below it.
Layer structure and layer itself:
layer behind the notebook
I managed to create my version by looking at the shadow.
My Shadow on Notebook:
Can someone tell me how to achieve this shadow to any product in front view or perspective?
: Re: Printing on pre-printed awards certificates to complete information I have multiple 8.5 x 11 card stock winner/participation certificates. They have a certain layout and design with a few blanks
What you require is not particularly difficult with the correct approach.
Consider to use your preferred word processor to create the fields to match the certificate. Create text boxes and image/graphic boxes in approximate locations on the document.
Print test text and images on ordinary paper, thinner is better. Hold the certificate and test print together to a strong light, to determine alignment adjustments needed.
Once you have the boxes placed as needed and sized to your requirements, turn off the borders of the boxes and print with confidence.
: How to make this shape in Illustrator CC I am not a graphic designer but I can do a few things in Illustrator. My task is to convert the below image to a vector in Illustrator. I can do
I am not a graphic designer but I can do a few things in Illustrator.
My task is to convert the below image to a vector in Illustrator. I can do everything fine except the top blue shape. How would I do this? Any help is greatly appreciated!
: Re: What Is The Basic Procedure In Gimp? Is it sensible to ask for a short statement of the basic operating procedure for GIMP? I am thinking something like this: For existing files: Open the
GIMP and many other image edit and creation software provide too many features to be able to condense "the basic operating procedure" into a few paragraphs.
That aspect that makes these programs useful also make them complex enough that specifics are usually the only way to accomplish a task. As an example, a friend desired to have step-by-step instruction for green screen compositing using GIMP. Together we created a document with example images which would enable almost anyone to perform an entertaining image creation.
To prevent confusion, it was a rather verbose document, not unlike my replies. When completed, it spanned fourteen pages in 12 point type in MS Word! That was to accomplish a single specific goal.
GIMP is far more capable than that one task and would require volumes to cover everything.
Like you, I desire often to have a good overview of a particular program in order to better grasp the possibilities. Such an overview might provide for easier learning as well, but I've found these overviews to be non-existent.
It is typical for online tutorials and published documents/books to present a project for practice, covering the specifics of the task. From performing each individual step of the project, one is expected to learn how the step interacts with the project, but also one is expected to expand from this understanding and apply it for future projects.
That aspect of documentation is lacking in most instances. I would like to see, in the above described example, what happens if something goes wrong, but also how one might apply a particular feature to a different project in a different form.
Of course, such a document or tutorial quickly becomes excessively large and impossible to absorb.
Thanks to internet resources with respect to tutorial videos and supporting posts, one should be able to find an answer to a task, using specific directions, but then it's up to the viewer to learn to apply such information in the future.
: Re: Complex Wireframe to solid for use in Autodesk 2018 I'm working on a project for a piece of coursework with which I really need a hand. I can't figure this out and have tried looking at
I'm a bit of a fan for using Meshmixer and the tasks ahead of you are not particularly demanding, based on a rather important aspect of the model head. It's not unusual for a sculpting program to create extremely high detail, which results in a high facet/triangle/apex count. This is likely the reason that my Fusion 360 crashed on first attempt, followed simultaneously by Meshmixer. I rebooted and loaded the STL file or the OBJ file, can't recall which into Meshmixer from a clean start. You too can perform this amazing feat.
You suggest in your post that you require a solid model. That's a different type of model within Meshmixer and it may be that you do not require a solid model so much as you require a manifold or watertight model. The models you've provided are indeed manifold and do not fail the typical test for such properties.
Open Meshmixer, import the model of choice. I suggest the STL file, as it appears to be the most stable.
Note the triangle count in the lower right corner after importing the file. Please also note that patience is foremost with your model, as the high facet count means much thinking to be done.
Click on the Select option on the left tool bar, then press Ctrl-A with your mouse over the model. It will turn red and a new menu will appear to the right of the left tool bar.
Select Edit, Reduce and click on the 50% field, on the digits. I suggest starting with a 75% reduction. It will do very little damage to the fidelity of the model. Click the Accept button to make somewhat-permanent the change.
Export the model as you like, perhaps using a new filename to represent the updated version and saving the original from destruction.
I was able to get the count from more than three hundred thousand to less than a hundred thousand.
If you are comfortable with Fusion 360, it will Insert, Mesh the reduced model with no complications, although it may caution you that there is a high triangle count. My earlier attempts that did not crash resulted in outright rejection due to high triangle count.
If you wish to interact within Fusion 360, it is necessary to turn off the capture of the design history, then use the Convert to BREP option, making the model "conform" to F360 expectations, so to speak. The actions within F360 will also be slow, again due to high triangle count.
You may find that you can use the reduced triangle model in other programs with less difficulty.
While I had the head model in Meshmixer, reduced, I also exported it in OBJ format, just in case. Reading the last section of your question, I found an online resource for threejs that might be of value to you.
I was able to import the OBJ file and rotate, translate, etc with the model on the screen. I'm not qualified to test further this particular resource, but it may assist you in your quest.
I suspect the Fusion 360 portion to be of small value if your final goal is threejs and you can likely skip that portion.
: .DWG files to artboards in Illustrator I have many (100+) .DWG files that have to be edited slightly and exported to .SVG files. Illustrator can do this of course, but I was wondering if I
I have many (100+) .DWG files that have to be edited slightly and exported to .SVG files. Illustrator can do this of course, but I was wondering if I could make one big illustrator file with a lot of artboards, do my adjustments and then export all the artboards to .svg.
TLDR: How can I import multiple .DWG files to multiple artboards in one Illustrator file
: Re: Some lowercase letters are very small in Photoshop I think I've screwed something up in Photoshop. While using Myriad Pro, some lowercase letters appear very small. See screenshot: I feel like
It looks like you accidentally enabled the OpenType feature "Ordinals".
Why are only the characters 'o' and 'a' superscripted, and not the entire text?
The function of ordinals is different from superscript:
Function: Replaces default alphabetic glyphs with the corresponding ordinal forms for use after figures. One exception to the follows-a-figure rule is the numero character (U+2116), which is actually a ligature substitution, but is best accessed through this feature.
Example: The user applies this feature to turn 2.o into 2.º (abbreviation for secundo).
(Microsoft OpenType specification, www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/features_ko.htm#ordn)
Some fonts contain properly drawn superscript characters to support proper ordinals for the most frequent English ordinal indicators "st", "nd" and so on, to enable "1st", "2nd" – more rare fonts do not assume English only and contain the entire lowercase alphabet.
Minion Pro contains è so one can typeset "2ième" with confidence. (The accented character may be meant for another language and number. If you look this up you may find "the only correct abbreviation for deuxième is 2e".)
Most font designers don't go that far. But as the specific characters 'ª' (feminine ordinal indicator, Unicode U+00AA) and 'º' (masculine ordinal indicator, Unicode U+00BA) are part of the recommended basic supported character set "Latin-1", they usually appear in fonts anyway. From that, it's a small step to add the feature 'ordinals', because its most basic form is to only swap 'a' for 'ª' and 'o' for 'º'.
: Can I crop an image using settings from another image in Photoshop camera raw? I have about 16,000 tiff images with size of each file is about 250MB, cropping them using camera raw would take
I have about 16,000 tiff images with size of each file is about 250MB,
cropping them using camera raw would take forever because of the size. The crop is not the same for all images.
I'm thinking of a solution like this:
Convert tiff files to another type, for example .jpg, keeping dimension, file names, etc.
Use camera raw to draw the rectangle I want to crop. It would take less time because the size is much smaller.
Is it possible to use the .jpg files with drawn rectangle to output the tiffs?
I'm using Photoshop CS6.
: Why are my Sketch image exports blurry? Every time I export an image from Sketch the edges of graphics are not sharp. I would be better off screenshotting and then importing and optimizing
Every time I export an image from Sketch the edges of graphics are not sharp. I would be better off screenshotting and then importing and optimizing in Photoshop.
For this example the artboard size is 800 x 500. The icons are SVG and the text is not converted to outlines.
Any suggestions as to why this is?
: References to missing color books (Not Pantone) in Illustrator from a linked PSD So I am working with a file in Illustrator (CC V22.01) to create a multi-panel POP display. The Brand's logo
So I am working with a file in Illustrator (CC V22.01) to create a multi-panel POP display. The Brand's logo is made in photoshop and so I've been placing it as a linked PSD into the document. That appears to be the cause of this error message I get every time I open the file or paste the assets into a new document. The strange thing is that if I just hit okay, it looks fine, but because the logo is placed in the document 12+ times and the file is large, it means I have to be attentive to the file while it is opening. This happens to my co-workers as well, so this isn't an isolated incident.
More info: when the document finally opens in Illustrator, there is a global swatch named "Orange" that shows up in the panel, so it doesn't seem like the color is actually missing.
Attempted fixes: I've isolated the logo in it's own document to ensure that it is this linked PSD that is causing the problem. I've tried adding the swatch named "Orange" to my libraries so that every time I start Illustrator it has that reference, but that didn't work. I also tried saving that swatch and then opening that set of swatches in the document to see if that would clear the error message, but that didn't work either.
Anyone have any ideas to try?
: Re: Aliasing problem when transforming a smart object in Photoshop CS6 As you can see in the above image, I am trying to rotate this photo, which has been converted to a smart object. However,
I had this problem with PS CC 19.0, but the solutions above didn’t work for me.
In the end, I copied and pasted the layers (a new feature) from my smart object (which where originally embedded PSDs) into the main Photoshop file and scaled them down to match. I then added any effects that were added to the smart objects onto my new layer.
This solved the issue for me.
: Trying to connect these objects but I can't snap to an element using Inkscape I'm using the freehand tool (F6) in Inkscape but when I enable snapping, it snaps to a grid point. Also, as "cables"
I'm using the freehand tool (F6) in Inkscape but when I enable snapping, it snaps to a grid point. Also, as "cables" will be crossing between them, how can I add some curve at this point to differentiate both paths?
: There is an equivalent to Adobe Illustrator on iPad Pro? I am using Adobe Illustrator Draw, but it is a very small app. Exists a professional tool to illustrate on iPad Pro?
I am using Adobe Illustrator Draw, but it is a very small app. Exists a professional tool to illustrate on iPad Pro?
: Re: Make a shape with pen tool and colour it (photoshop CC17) I am drawing a basic mountain shape using the pen tool creating many different lines for the inside of the shape. Then I need to
From your screenshot, I can see that you're using Stroke only and not Fill.
Select the layer and click on the swatch next to Fill to choose a color and 'fill' the shape.
I recommend closing all shapes using the Pen tool so that you can control the full shape of the drawings. Meaning, connect the Starting point and the Ending point of each of your shapes.
For Grouping: You can either use the regular Layer Group command, i.e Select the layers you want to group, go to Layer > New > Group
Or you can have multiple shapes in one layer = By using the Path Selection tool, (A) , Clicking on a desired Shape, then cutting / pasting on on the desired layer. NOTE: These shapes will have the same layer properties i.e fill and stroke.
Edit: Here are the PSD files as mentioned in the comments. we.tl/ompBApYUtE
: Illustrator: Exporting in 0,5 with 'export for screens' doesn't export in truly halve the size I have a problem that drives me crazy, I have a lot of artboards that are exactly 32x32. The
I have a problem that drives me crazy, I have a lot of artboards that are exactly 32x32. The content on it is pixel perfect. I want to export all those artboards in 16x16 in the .png format using 'export for screens'. The result I get is that they all change dimensions after exporting.
What am I doing wrong?
: What is a "Semi Bold" font style used for? Some fonts have a "Semi Bold" font style. https://i.imgur.com/hg0CCYb.png What is it used for?
Some fonts have a "Semi Bold" font style.
What is it used for?
: Separating vectors in Photoshop I purchased some vectors in Adobe Stock. They are multiple images on a page and download as an ai file. I open them in photoshop and cannot figure out how to
I purchased some vectors in Adobe Stock. They are multiple images on a page and download as an ai file. I open them in photoshop and cannot figure out how to separate out the individual images. The layers are not visible in the file. I have tried searching for this answer but all the answers seem to be for separating the file in illustrator. I would like to stick with PS if possible. Thank you.
: Branding work: advice on transferring copyright to client I recently got a project to design logo design, stationery, website, brand identity for a startup company. I want to seek answers from
I recently got a project to design logo design, stationery, website, brand identity for a startup company. I want to seek answers from a professional brand designer: is it compulsory to include a legal document at the final package to the customer?
If yes, if I want to publish online the works I did, should I include a license for usage (or is there a better term sounds like the client has a full right) or a copyright transfer document?
If I have given out the copyright transfer document to the client, will I still have the right to publish it online as the portfolio?
: How to really quit running my business for real I “quit” running my own graphic design business a couple years ago. A couple weeks ago an old client, who knew I had hung up my hat on
I “quit” running my own graphic design business a couple years ago. A couple weeks ago an old client, who knew I had hung up my hat on it, asked me to fix and re-order him some business cards. I asked, is the only change from the latest ordered, the phone number? He said, yes. I did not send him a proof he could see. I sent one and he said he could not read it. I confirmed the only change was phone number. He said it was.
It was not. Now he needs me to fix web address and re-order. I feel like it is my fault since the customer is always right on tiny issues like this. I now have to fix it and send it in for printing again on my dime.
I do not have time for this, which is why I quit my business. How do I say no to former clients in the future without feeling guilty and feeling like I have to help them? Thanks!
: How can I apply a gradient overlay to *only* non-white areas of a group? I am working with a vector image (not my design, bought as stock) and wish to overlay all of it with a gradient
I am working with a vector image (not my design, bought as stock) and wish to overlay all of it with a gradient from the top to the bottom of the image.
Each of the many objects in the image is comprised of a compound path (as a grey outline... not all the greys are the same shade!) and a path in the middle (as a white fill). The fill therefore blocks out the objects behind it, which is essential.
I first tried to apply a fill to the whole group of objects, but found it covers both the outlines of the objects and the fills, which removes any distinction between them.
(Note ^ I want that behaviour over every object, not just one - e.g. the gradient will not 'restart' with each new object)
I have also selected one of the white fills and used Select > Same > Fill Color to remove all the white fills... but now you can see objects through each other!
I next tried selecting everything of the same stroke colour, but couldn't group them together to apply a fill (as they are already in many different groups sorted into individual trees, etc... with the fills included in each individual group). The ungroup function didn't seem to work here for some reason.
Is there any way for me to selectively apply a fill to only the outline compound paths?
: Arrow-head caps on the end of strokes in Illustrator I want to have arrowhead caps on the end of a stroke in illustrator (so similar to the rounded caps, but with an arrowhead that fits perfectly
I want to have arrowhead caps on the end of a stroke in illustrator (so similar to the rounded caps, but with an arrowhead that fits perfectly to the edge of the stroke)
I can sort of achieve this using actual an arrowhead, but it doesn't look perfect. Here's what I've got so far:
I've also tried messing with the stroke's Variable Width Profile - there appears to be a profile that is exactly what I'm after, however, the "caps" scale depending on the width of the stroke. I need the arrowheads of the stroke to be exactly at a 45° angle.