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Shanna688

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 query : Re: How do you a get graphic both in front of and behind text like this? I hope someone can help me. I know about Object, Arrange and text wrap and all that, but I still cannot figure out

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Although it looks like a one-piece symbol, the heart icon is most likely made up of 2 shapes. Part of it will float over and part under the actual wording.

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 query : Saving an AI file in Illustrator automatically generates a PDF When I save an AI file in Illustrator, I usually keep the default "Save As" Illustrator settings. My understanding is, that when

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Pdf #Save

When I save an AI file in Illustrator, I usually keep the default "Save As" Illustrator settings. My understanding is, that when you save an AI file, it automatically generates a PDF version as well. Where can this PDF version be accessed? I am never able to access it on my computer or in Illustrator. I know it "buckets" the two together, but, I simply don't see it. Thank you.

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 query : What programs do designers use to illustrate reports' graphs and maps? I am designing monthly and biweekly reports which have many maps and charts. For the maps, I am using ArcGIS but for the

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Posted in: #ChartDesign #DataVisualisation

I am designing monthly and biweekly reports which have many maps and charts.

For the maps, I am using ArcGIS but for the graphs, I am using Excel which I don't think it's suitable and doesn't fit my needs. I can use Illustrator to design my charts but updating and maintaining them is time-consuming

I've looked at several other reports and I am amazed by the consistency of their graphs.

below is two of the examples. Are these using a software to produce these charts or it's completely AI and ID?

Example 1: visionofhumanity.org/app/uploads/2017/11/Global-Terrorism-Index-2017.pdf)
Example 2: www.humanitarianresponse.info/system/files/documents/files/wos_response_september_2017_171127_0.pdf

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 query : Re: problem with pdf resolution I have a presentation on a very big and high-resolution screen (1200*5760). I set up my InDesign file to the right pixel resolution (as specified above) but when

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I think I understand the problem.

You have made a Web document in InDesign and specified the dimensions in pixels (you say it's 1200x5760 px - is it really that narrow?).

Then you place text and images in different resolutions. So while working in InDesign, you might be able to zoom in and see details in a higher resolution than you export to. This could be partly causing the confusion.

Then you export a pdf. But a pdf always has physical dimensions not pixel dimensions! InDesign will assume that you want 72 ppi, so for example a document with the dimensions 72x72 px will create a pdf with the dimensions 1x1 inch.

When you preview this pdf in Acrobat at 100%, you are not guaranteed that the pixels will be shown at 1:1. You can't even be sure that the preview is 1 inch on the screen!

So Acrobat's 100% is not really trustworthy. And do you even want to see the pdf at 100%? Do you need to able to zoom in on the images? Don't you just want it to fit the presentation screen? You should test how it looks when filling the entire screen.

My guess is that your file is fine - you are just viewing it zoomed.

If you only have one or a few pages, you could just export a png file at the right dimensions.

Let me know if this is any help.

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 query : Re: Remove Background Keeping Shadow I have a shadow on a solid coloured background. I know that the colour of the shadow is black (#000000), and I know exactly what the background colour is. How

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I don't know GIMP very well, but the method should be the same as in Photoshop. (All the screenshots are from Photoshop.)

You need to make use of the divide blend mode (which is apparently called layer mode in GIMP).


We start out with a grayscale image, to which I have multiplied a colored background.


Create a new layer on top of the image, filled with the image's background color.
Set the blend mode/layer mode of the color layer to divide.



This removes the color from the image and leaves it with a white background.
Flatten the image.
In Photoshop it seems to work perfectly, but in GIMP the lightest color becomes (254, 254, 254)! So if you are using GIMP you need to use something like Levels to lower the white point by 1.
Invert the image.
Use the inverted image as Layer Mask for a completely black layer.


Now, you have a black image with a transparent background.

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 query : Re: InDesign: workflow for translating texts I have quite a large document, a product catalogue to be specific, which I have to translate. I tried doing this manually and exporting to RTF, which

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I do this regularly, not the actual translation part but typesetting an EN master into multiple languages received from the client. What i would do is set up 2 layers, 'Artwork' for photos/logos/etc and 'EN' for the english master layer (text only layer). Then i would duplicate the EN layer in InDesign and typeset any new language on a separate layer, which will have some advantages further down the road.

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 query : Clear overrides without changing current font style (Character Style mainly) in InDesign I have been trying to figure out the correct approach to clear overrides without changing current font style

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign

I have been trying to figure out the correct approach to clear overrides without changing current font style in InDesign.

I have read the InDesign Guide in helpx.adobe.com but ain't able to find a suitable approach to do so. Whenever I clear override, both the "Character" and "Paragraph" styles gets applied to the set attribute. For example: If there is an italic word included in override styles, after clearing the override, the word gets changed to regular style. I can't let this italic word to get affected.

Hope, I have explained my problem well enough. If anyone needs more clarification or facing the same problem, please reach out to me.

Thanks,
Raaj Kanchan

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 query : Using a font or an image that I redrew and incorporated into my own work in a portfolio? I am applying for a job at my college's craft center, which, if I get an interview, requires a portfolio.

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Posted in: #Fonts #Plagiarism #Portfolio

I am applying for a job at my college's craft center, which, if I get an interview, requires a portfolio. I have several pieces that I want to use but I'm not sure if it's okay to use them because I'm not completely sure if they count as my own work.

In one of the pieces, I hand-copied a drawing I found online to make into a silk painting. In another piece, I hand-copied a font that I found online to spell out a few words. The font is listed as "free for personal use."

To be clear, I never directly copied/pasted anything; I hand-drew them for my own purposes and added my own small touches to them. If I were to submit these pieces in a portfolio, would it be plagiarizing?

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 query : How do i need to process an picture to make it look like the background of this site? Im currently developing an little game... Im a pretty bad designer and artist so i need a lots of help.

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop

Im currently developing an little game... Im a pretty bad designer and artist so i need a lots of help.

I just found a really cool main menu, which got a pretty interesting background:



As you can see in the background theres a part of the world map.
It looks really cool, so i downloaded an world map illustration which looks kinda old. I tried to reduce the opacity, but that just made it looks worse. Is there an other way to "create" such an background ?



Here's where I'm stuck: I want to add some realistic wrinkles to the following picture, to make it look a bit more used and older. Because i use this texture in a game, i want the wrinkles to have a specific structure ( For example wrinkles positioned to make them look like a square ).

Whats the best way to do that ? What tools do i need ?

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 query : Re: Difference colour right/left page on photo I've been creating photobooks on inDesign for a while now. Never had this problem: This is the extra image i created to see if the problem

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I have printed with Blurb a few times and remember they are using a particular export preset for their PDFs. Try exporting without that preset and instead use one of the default presets in InDesign like the 'High Quality Print' or the 'Smallest File Size' and see if that works. In which case the issue would be the Blurb preset.

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 query : InDesign: interactive catalogue to order products from? Is it possible to build something like this in InDesign? A client is asking me, i already said its probably impossible and sounds like

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign #Interaction #Pdf

Is it possible to build something like this in InDesign? A client is asking me, i already said its probably impossible and sounds like a website will work better, but wondering, how much of this is possible via PDF?


product catalogue imported via XLS with 5000+ products with photo, name, price, tax and similar columns (i know about this part)
then for each product have an editable field when the user can type in the quantity (sort of like an 'add to cart')
a total checkout for all quantities and prices is calculated on the last page and then an email is sent to the owner of the catalogue, like a checkout order


Note: yeah i know the email part is ridiculous, but what alternatives are there to pass a selection of products around? Can Google Docs somehow work with all the above?

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 query : Re: Resolution of text effects in InDesign Does adding text effects (drop shadows, glow, etc.) in InDesign lower the resolution of text or file when it goes to print?

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No.

But it may look like it does depending on your 'Display Performance' setting. For a 'Typical Display' setting, which is usually the default, these effects can look 'pixelated', but that's just a quick preview and it should look smooth when printing.

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 query : Re: How do I save an SVG that's on a website to my computer? I need to work with a logo from this website (in the top left corner): Here is the piece of code I copied from the page: <svg

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If you're using Safari on macOS, there's built-in functionality for this. Simply right click the SVG image, hit "Save Page as..." followed by choosing "Format: Page Source" in the resulting drop-down menu.

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 query : SVGs export adding pixels in preview and browser Hopefully some simple solution to this, but basically when I export an icon create in sketch it basically adds a pixel. Is this an export problem

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Posted in: #Export #SketchApp #SubpixelRendering #Svg

Hopefully some simple solution to this, but basically when I export an icon create in sketch it basically adds a pixel. Is this an export problem or a rendering issue in chrome for example? (or both).

Here's a screenshot of what's being exported:



As you can see it all aligns to the pixel grid etc.

Here is what I see in preview:



As you can see it's distinctly broken. I guess perhaps the arrow head is broken because the tip falls on a half pixel? But I can't explain the issue with the horizontal line at the top doubling in height! Please help!

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 query : Re: Layout term for bar or rectangle of solid color I'm trying to find the term for a rectangle or figure made of rectangles of solid color, as found sometimes near the title on the front page

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There is no specific general term for these.

InDesign has a formatting feature for this called Paragraph Rules, which can sit over, direcly under or below the headline and can have any weight from a thin line to a solid bar.

The L shape could be called a frame.

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 query : Drawing lines come out jagged I don't know if it's inappropriate to post something like this on this site but I didn't have anywhere else to relay my problem. (I'll remove it if it is.) Everybody

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Posted in: #Digital #Drawing #Krita

I don't know if it's inappropriate to post something like this on this site but I didn't have anywhere else to relay my problem. (I'll remove it if it is.) Everybody online had something different, so it was just becoming a bit frustrating to not be able to find a solution.

I have Krita and MediBang on my desktop computer and they both work fine. No lag, no freezing, they run real smoothly. But I notice with the lines I draw, both tablet and mouse, they come out angular. It's barely noticeable in Krita, but in Medibang it's more prominent. It's really frustrating because it messes up any sketching I try to do. Sometimes the beginning of the stroke is completely straight before it follows the rest of the input. Is this due to some settings in the programs? Or is it my computer? I don't have the slightest clue what to do about it.

Medibang - Angular Lines:



There are marks where you can see the angles.

Krita - Straight line breaks:



I'm certain I don't need to clarify this, but just being safe; This isn't just messy sketching, It's called feathering; just a bunch of repetitive, short strokes that can help represent a form more accurately. I would show all examples, but this is already long enough as it is.

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 query : Asus Splendid Imitation with Photoshop I'm using Asus laptop with Asus so called "ACVT" - ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology tool. One of its futures is to enable "Eye Care" mode with

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #Color

I'm using Asus laptop with Asus so called "ACVT" - ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology tool. One of its futures is to enable "Eye Care" mode with 5 different levels(1-5, 5 is the maximum). I couldn't find exactly how is it really works, but found out in the following link that it reduces blue for about 30%:
www.asus.com/uk/ASUS-software-and-technology/
Basically, I want to implement this kind of effect in Photoshop, but seems like reducing only blue doesn't imitate the effect. Perhaps I'm not doing it right and you could suggest a right way of doing so(I used Curves for this).

It's also difficult to understand this effect as you can't catch it with screen capture tools - it capture the unfiltered image.

But this ACVT does affect white(#ffffff) for more kind of yellow, I can't say for sure.

Perhaps anyone here know what am I talking about and can help me with, please?

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 query : Re: InDesign: how to export Photoshop created pdf's without losing quality? I'm trying to create a pdf, the kind where you can zoom as close to the text as you want without it getting blurry.

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You can't control how Issu will render a document. Online apps have their own rendering issues, some of which are documented. It might be useful to first look at this article from their tech support.

If that won't work, try is to export everything in the best possible quality from Photoshop and avoid compressed formats like JPG. Try to save PSD or TIFF files of your pages/designs, then link these in InDesign, then export a PDF from InDesign using the 'High Quality Print' or 'Press Quality' export presets.

For even more quality, disable the compression in the InDesign export panel, by choosing 'Do not downsample' via the Compression tab for both color and grayscale images.

Uncheck the 'Compress Text and Lineart' feature at the bottom of the Compression tab.

Caution: depending on your artwork, this can result in a very large pdf.

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 query : Re: Is it legal to use a not-freely-distributable font in your logo? Let's say I imported a font that is for personal use only. I then type in the company name in that particular font and screencapture

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Probably still illegal, but even if auto tracing a raster version, you are unlikely to get the exact same letter shapes as the original font. And then, who's going to believe you had the font, but honest to god, you didn't use it, just somehow made it look similar. Why bother. There's a million free fonts out there. And another million 10$ fonts. See this question.

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 query : Re: Illustrator: how to select all elements below a shape I'm trying to take a pre-drawn shape, move it into position over a number of smaller elements, and select all of the elements it covers

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Illustrator cannot detect which elements of the pattern are covered by a shape. But you can use a Clipping Mask to hide anything outside the shape:


group all the knot elements. select one of these, go to 'Select → Same → Fill Color' and hit Ctrl+G
make sure your shape sits on top of the group of knots
select the group and the shape and hit Ctrl+7

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 query : Re: Photoshop drawing effect I'm trying to create an image similar to the one below. Outside lines look like they are drawn with a pencil and the colored fill doesn't touch the outside line everywhere.

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The drawing is actually an illustration and Adobe Illustrator is better at working with this type of shapes. You can apply brush strokes to any (yes) manually drawn lines, so the resulting lines can look like painted, or brushed, or drawn in pencil. See this post for example.

The resulting vector file format is another reason to do this in Illustrator. When finished, you can import or simply paste from AI back to PS if needed.

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 query : Partially increase width of the curve I'm reworking an old raster logo to the vector format. There is a part of the logo where the curve widens in one place and then comes back to normal

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Posted in: #BezierCurve #Inkscape #Svg #Vector

I'm reworking an old raster logo to the vector format. There is a part of the logo where the curve widens in one place and then comes back to normal width.



How can I make this happen in Inkscape? I've tried some path effects like spiro spline or BSpline but the outcome was a mess.

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 query : Re: Photoshop: how to export and quickly open as AI file? I have a design in a Photoshop layer that one I want to open as an AI file. Is there any quick way to export to an AI file?

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Photoshop does not save Illustrator (AI) files. If your design is vector artwork (Photoshop paths), you can copy the paths and paste in Illustrator. Non-vector artwork can also be directly pasted from PS into AI, but you won't be able to make further edits in AI for non-vector work.

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 query : Re: Bizarre Illustrator error - SVG output looks different I've never run into this. For some reason, Illustrator is changing this SVG file (see versions 1 and 3) for a coat of arms, although it

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This problem could be related to the "Decimal Places" setting, when saving the SVG.



In a SVG file, all the coordinates are measured in points and are rounded according to the "Decimal Places" setting.

If the physical dimensions of the document are "big" (the original from Wikimedia Commons is in A4 format), the rounding won't be visible to the eye, but as you scale down the object the decimals get more and more important.

Try saving your SVG with a higher "Decimal Places setting". 7 is max. If that isn't enough, try scaling up the document before saving - you can always downscale it in the browser.

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