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 query : How to make a disk look 3D I have to generate the following diagram in which the disk appear sort of 3D. How can I generate this?

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Posted in: #Diagram

I have to generate the following diagram in which the disk appear sort of 3D. How can I generate this?

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 query : Re: How to "italicize" a word in an italic context? If you want to emphasize a word in a roman text, but don't want the effect last long in the readers, you make it italic. In an already italic

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Don't underline in print. Underlining is a manuscript convention to tell the future typesetter "italicize this." On the web it means a link.

To your main point: when you have a chunk of copy which is italicized, and you need to emphasize one word, the general technique in fiction is to make it roman (non-italic), because that's the "opposite" of italic.

In non-fiction, I might make it bold italic, because your italics have a meaning on top of formatting emphasis.

[I'm trying to create examples and our board CSS is resisting my formatting for some reason.]

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 query : Re: 3 pages viewed as spread, but still print individual pages I am working on a three page spread in InDesign that will be viewed online as a PDF. I can make the spread appear correctly when

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There is no way to do this.
It is only possible to display two separate pages next to each other, not more.
The only possible way — but you are already doing this — is to export as a sheet, and then you have the mess with printing.
You could change to two pages or like Lucian said provide two different PDFs.
Another way would be a PDF with 4 Pages, the first one is a sheet with all Pages next to each other and 3 single pages for printing.

But none of these solutions is ideal.

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 query : Re: Creating a selection from a path with 'holes' I am attempting to create a custom logo in Photoshop (mainly because I'm not familiar with Illustrator). I've used the pen tool to create a vector

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I had the same problem as it was working fine in CS6 but changed in CC. In CS6, it would automatically "add" the holes to your selection and you would have marching ants around all your selections.

Now, (in CC2018), you need to press the 'esc' key so that all your drawn selections become the thin solid path line. Then you can press the make selection button or right click on your path to make a selection of ALL drawn paths with marching ants.

For example, draw a path around the outside of an "O". Then draw a path around the inside of the "O". The outer path becomes a thin line and the inside is now active with the square control points. When done, PRESS THE 'ESC' key to make the inner active path inactive. You should now have thin solid line around the inside and outside of the "O". Now you can make a selction by pressing the make selection button or right clicking on the "O" for more options (feathering, etc.)

Also make sure you are in "Exclude overlapping shapes" in the path operations button.

In summary, you need to make sure there are no 'active' paths (with square control points) as these will be the only ones chosen when making a selection. Only the solid thin blue path lines in your path layer, then click make selection button. Hope this helps.

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 query : Transparent particles in Illustrator when making an ellipse I'm trying to create a logo for a school assignment, but whenever I make an ellipse in Illustrator these weird lines appear near

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Shapes #Vector

I'm trying to create a logo for a school assignment, but whenever I make an ellipse in Illustrator these weird lines appear near the edges.
It doesn't happen with any other shape, and it seems to appear when I export it too.

Is there anything I can do to fix this?
Thank you!

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 query : What is the best way to increase a selected area over another area in a image using photoshop I am a beginner in Photoshop & trying to learn the following thing: i want modify the below

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop

I am a beginner in Photoshop & trying to learn the following thing:
i want modify the below image



I want to increase following selected area over another area (yellow colored enclosed area) in a image using Photoshop:


in doing do i found following problems:


I can't select the custom area, so i enclosed it by yellow color
Can't correctly maintain the angle & other geometric balance


So whats best way to do this by maintaining correct angle & pixel perfect.
please suggest me Photoshop instructions. I want to learn it by myself.
Thank you very much

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 query : Re: Coloring In An Outline Font In Inkscape I have a specific font that I am using for a new Logo. The font is called Dystopian Future, and is a grungy Outline font, which looks great, but doesn't

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Type text >
with Paint bucket in default mode >
Select the letter's empty center >
turns grey >
select a color (green) from swatch >
fill turns green -

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 query : Re: Should I focus on dimensions or proportions, when creating a logo? I am currently in the process of creating a logo for myself, within Photoshop. I know many may say that using Illustrator

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Craig, I see you're struggling with the various answers because you feel like you're not being heard. Here's the issue: You're going at this backwards.


With the above in mind, I am under the impression that I would need to create a logo to factor in each of the above dimensions. Over time, I will end up having a lot of files for various purposes.


Yes, you are correct to note that "a logo for a favicon has to look good at 16px" and so on.

But "making sure I have something to use for a favicon" is Item 25 on your Logo Design Checklist. It's NOT Item 3.

What you are doing is saying "I need to make sure my car is yellow so I can find it in a parking lot" before you've even decided if you need a car or truck or motorcycle, what brand, compact/sedan/minivan/pickup, your budget, and a sunroof. The paint color is just not important if you don't know yet if you're getting a smart4two or a Nissan Avalanche. And you won't know what you need until you figure out your budget and you test-drive vehicles.

I agree that "Can I reduce this to a favicon? Can I make this work on letterhead?" should be at least on your radar when you're in Illustrator designing. But it should NOT be part of your initial sketches on paper. That's what Scott is trying to explain.

Yes, you will, at some point, need to create a variation or a version of your logo for different uses. Some may be stripped down of color, or a different dimension than your original logo. I promise that this is okay.

There is absolutely no problem with starting with a circular logo and then taking one wee element out of it to use for a favicon. There is no problem with starting with a rectangular logo and restacking it to use on the web. And so on.

In short, you are prioritizing the wrong end of the design process.

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 query : Sketch Symbols - replacement sizes In Sketch, how different do the artboard sizes need to be so they DO NOT show up as replacement options? For example, I have some symbols that are 200px

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Posted in: #SketchApp #Symbols

In Sketch, how different do the artboard sizes need to be so they DO NOT show up as replacement options? For example, I have some symbols that are 200px x 48px and when I want to replace them, I also see other symbols that are 190px x 50px. Does anyone know what the threshold is for Sketch to think they're not the same?

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 query : Illustrator- Change Mesh Point Color So, I'm trying this tutorial and everything works fine, except point 5. http://www.vectordiary.com/illustrator/globe-tutorial/ I create a mesh with "Envelope Distort"

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Color

So, I'm trying this tutorial and everything works fine, except point 5. www.vectordiary.com/illustrator/globe-tutorial/
I create a mesh with "Envelope Distort" selected with my mesh tool a nod and tried to color the Mesh point... but it doesnt work, I dont why or how but... dont know, I'm out of ideas. Edit contents is just to change the color of the rectangle, not the mesh points... so, how?

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 query : Printing magazine as PSD instead of PDF? I have produced a multi-page magazine (32-40 pages long). For years I have been publishing it at a local printing business near me. They prefer a high

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #DigitalPrinting #FileFormat #Publishing

I have produced a multi-page magazine (32-40 pages long). For years I have been publishing it at a local printing business near me. They prefer a high quality PDF file to produce the magazine. It has always printed well and looked nice. I now have the opportunity to produce a version of it in India. The printer there says they prefer a PSD file because they say it prints better... and will convert my PDF to a PSD to make this happen.

This makes little sense to me:


Is PSD better for publication printing than PDF?
Would converting the "inferior" file format to PSD "increase" print quality?

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 query : Re: Inkscape: Maintaining size when saving as PDF? when I save SVGs as PDFs from Inkscape, all dimensions seem to be decreased to 80% of their width. For example, a 100 x 100 box, the PDF will

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PDF base unit is 1/72th of an inch.

What you paste here for a SVG rect is in user units, and as such is meaningless without the root <svg> width, height and viewBox attributes (can you paste them as well?).

edit with <svg viewBox="0 0 744.09448819 1052.3622047" height="297mm" width="210mm">:
744.09… user units correspond to 297mm==8.2677…in so basically in your document 90user units equal 1inch (value in pre-0.92 versions of Inkscape).

Supposing your rect is not in a scaled group hierarchy, its size is 100user units, ie 100/90=1.111… inch, ie 100/90*72=80"pt" (the pdf unit).

So everything is normal so far :)

To get a 100ptx100pt square, just use the "pt" units in Inkscape instead of "px" and it should work

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 query : How to add an outline to a layer that acts as a mask? I'm not sure if this is even possible in Photoshop, but thought I'd ask. So below I have my image that will be exported with a transparent

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #PhotoshopEffects

I'm not sure if this is even possible in Photoshop, but thought I'd ask.

So below I have my image that will be exported with a transparent background. For this example though, I've made it black.



What I want to do is add a stroke to the word idea that acts as a mask for anything below it. The outcome would look like the below, but obviously the black areas should be transparent (for this example I just added a black stroke to show the



What I've been previously doing is selecting the word idea, expanding it by X pixels, rasterizing the layers below, and then deleting the shape of the expanded area.
The problem is that this is destructive, and if i have to change anything, I need to redo it all over again.

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 query : Re: How to resize a small image in Photoshop to a large image with smooth gradients and without noise? I'm looking for software, namely a Photoshop plugin, or any other software that would integrate

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There is no way to do this without quality loss. The best alternative I've come across recently is a free web service that uses machine learning letsenhance.io/
Depending on your image, the results can be a lot better than what Photoshop and similar software can do. But as long as you are working with raster images and not vectors, it will not be perfect

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 query : Re: Trouble making editable letterhead template in Word I'm having quite the headache tying to figure out how to make the header of my letterhead template editable in Word 365 and considering my

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For stationery, the convention is to have the full letterhead (logo, company name, address/phone/URL etc., header and footer) on the first page, and second and subsequent pages have reduced branding — maybe just the logo and company name.

In Word, you have to create a two-page template with a new Section. Your first page is your full letterhead; your second page starts the new Section with the reduced branding.

You can release it to the client as 1-Page Letterhead and 2-Page Letterhead, so they can use whichever they need.

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 query : Re: Offline billing software for freelancers The billing/invoicing/time-tracking software I use, iBiz, is no longer being supported by its manufacturer. I am a freelancer, so I need software which allows

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So I may have finally found my answer! The iBiz forums recommended Studiometry by Oranged.net.

It has a cloud version, but you're not required to use it. You can download the software once and use it offline. It is Mac-compatible (with a lovely Mac interface) and has extensive video tutorials. You can try it full-featured for 30 days, I think.

So far I have been able to replicate almost every function of iBiz, if in slightly different places and formats. Studiometry has an "import iBiz" function which allows you to import everything directly from your iBiz database, which is SUPER useful, and their tech support is very responsive. The invoice templates are pretty editable, and the new version which comes out in a few weeks promises to have an improved template editor.

Entering information in a task is all in one window, including detailed notes. And it's possible to get an invoice which puts the details right on it with minimal fuss.

It's also compatible with the latest Mac OS, which is resolves my other (new) problem, which is that iBiz is only good up to OSX 10.11.

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 query : Re: Live update projects photoshop I am working on some posters, I like to see how the poster will look in a frame. I have another project open that I can paste the work into. Is there any

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In your PSD file with your frame: Click File > Place linked
Find your artwork PSD file and place it as you like.

You can double click the layer thumbnail for you artwork to open it, or just open the file as usual.

It updates every time you save the artwork.

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 query : Re: Is it possible to align several single-line text frames to the common baseline? Imagine I have two or three text frames each containing a single line of text. They sit next to each other,

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Easy peasy - 2 steps: Set each the text for each object to align to baseline grid and then align the objects to each other using one of them as a key object.


Select them all, choose type tool to give you access to type controls, in Para Attributes in control panel > Align to baseline grid.
Selection tool click on the "key object" while they are all selected and that will display a heavier guide color and set alignment to bottom - the frames will all move so the bottom edges (and baselines) line up with the key object.

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 query : Re: Why doesn't the Pantone Color Finder use same preview color for Coated and Uncoated? Coated and Uncoated versions of the same Pantone color, if printed on the right paper, should (approximately)

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Correct.

The problem is, that they are actually the same ink, they're just labeled differently so as to afford having a more "accurate" preview, with the assumption being that everyone will always use the correct ink/paper, and that there will never be a need to do a read-across or use two different stocks in a particular job. The correct thing to do would be to have page layout programs which would require one to specify a paper, then simulate overlaying it with ink, and select an RGB representation based on the combination of those two properties.

I miss Cerilica's Truism (which was a page layout app which worked thus).

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 query : Font with lowercase e when the font is uppercase 's the text written in the font I'm looking for. I really need that font but could not find it anywhere. I tried online font indentifiers

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Posted in: #Fonts #Typography

's the text written in the font I'm looking for. I really need that font but could not find it anywhere. I tried online font indentifiers but they all failed. And 's the appropriately skewed and contrasted image.

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 query : Re: Upscale an entire document, either in InDesign or in Acrobat pro? I've designed a book in Indesign. I'd like to scale it up just a tad. Fonts are 11pts...more readable at 12pts or so...I'm

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You can make a new document and place the original InDesign document in it and scale the pages to fit. This has to be done manually, but then you have a direct link to your source, in case you have to change something.

A bit quicker option is to export the book to PDF, at print quality but without downsampling image resolutions. Then, in InDesign go to View > Utilities > Scripts > Application > Samples > JavaScript > PlaceMultiplePDFs.jsx to place the pages automatically. They still need to be scaled manually. Just remember to overwrite the PDF and update the links in case you make any changes in the original document.

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 query : Re: How do I get deep blacks on print? I bought a Pixma ip8750 to try and make my first steps in printing. It does print in hexachromy, so it has a grey, a dye black and a pigmented black.

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Two things I would have tried:

First: I recommend to convert black and white photos to greyscale. That way you avoid a color tint, but on the other hand the result might not be as dark as you want to. I don't know how your printer works, but with the additional black and grey colors, I'm guessing there is a possibility to use them in a greyscale scenario to get a satisfying result.

Second: Adjust the color of the image so that the darkest part is close to CMYK 30 20 20 100 (more Cyan than Magenta and Yellow to avoid a brown tint) do a test print and adjust CMY from there until the darkness and tint is to your liking. It can be hard to adjust that in a photograph, so another solution can be to adjust the levels in your printer, either via a control panel or in the driver settings. Again, I'm not familiar with the printer, so consult your manual.

The color of the paper will affect the color. Coated paper (gloss) will give you a darker and clearer result because the colors are not absorbed, but stays on the outside and the paper reflects more light. Uncoated will absorb more color and the print looks less saturated, or faded, in lack of a better term. A similar effect can also be seen on coated matte paper.

Do not use registration black for anything else than registration marks. Anything above 300 % cover is not recommended, it will "never" dry and you might get smudges or a metallic effect on the darkest parts.

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 query : Re: Wrong colors while printing from Illustrator I’m trying to print from Illustrator (CMYK) and it comes out red: All the blue tones appear black and everything that was either beige or grey

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Even though your document is in CMYK, it sounds like your colors have been defined as RGB at some point. The black and grey areas get a color tint when they consist of not just black.
First, be absolutely sure that the document is in CMYK mode (File -> Document color mode)
Second, select a black or grey element, open/go to the color window. If the sliders are anything else than CMYK, select CMYK from the window's hamburger menu. Now that you have the sliders, you can see what the colors really are and adjust them as you like for each element.

As for the blue, hard to say, but if it was RGB at some point, it probably has too much color in it, if the total percentage of color is above 250 %, it usually gets quite dark.

Also, take into account that it is impossible to match 100 % what you have on a screen with print.

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 query : Add an overlay counter for each image in a directory of images I want to show a counter in the middle of an image. The creation shall work in a batch function, I just want to put in the

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Posted in: #BatchProcessing #Irfanview

I want to show a counter in the middle of an image.

The creation shall work in a batch function, I just want to put in the directory name and I want all images to be numbered afterwards when I open and view them.

I was thinking about using IrfanView's Batch Conversion/Rename feature but I cannot find out how to set the counter. Here is how far I got:

I used Batch conversion - Use advanced options (for bulk resize...) - Add overlay text - Settings





In the Text textarea I can input variables. But the help does not reveal a counter variable. Any help appreciated. Does not have to be IrfanView.

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 query : Re: Can you mix two documents in one book? I am translating a book from latin and want to put the translation on the next page (parallel text edition) keeping different footnotes for each document.

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While it's possible to place one InDesign document into another, I would really suggest that you at least consider exporting the text from both as Adobe Tagged Text and then reimporting them into a new document.

Then, for each text flow, create and assign Conditions to each (Latin, English).

Then, once you have everything stitched together as a seamless whole you can use the Conditional Text feature to turn one language or the other on/off and you can have all three book variants (Latin, English, dual) in a single document so that updates to one will be reflected in the others.

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 query : Is there an online tool to change a color gradient? I want to change the color gradient in this image from yellow to white or transparent. Is there an online tool that can achieve this in

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Posted in: #ColorConversion #Gradient #SoftwareRecommendation

I want to change the color gradient in this image from yellow to white or transparent. Is there an online tool that can achieve this in an easy fashion?


Which online tool can I just that can achieve this in the easiest way?

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