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 query : Image that looks completely different when resized Is it possible to design an image that looks completely (or at least very) different when resized to a given (fixed) size? This would be similar

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Posted in: #Resize

Is it possible to design an image that looks completely (or at least very) different when resized to a given (fixed) size?

This would be similar to the technique in Image that looks different on black background and on white, however using image resizing algorithms rather than gamma correction.

The idea would be, for instance, to supply a profile picture to a website which shows it in two different sizes, and have the viewers see starkingly different pictures in both cases. For instance, the word "YES" when seen in full-size, but "NO" when resized to a thumbnail.

This would of course depend on the resizing algorithm and on the source and target sizes, but for a given website (e.g. Facebook), these should remain (fairly) constant.

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 query : Re: Anyone know a specific approach for creating these fluid liquid graphics? Or know of resources? This is a bit of a broad question I'm aware of, but I'm sure I can be pointed in the right

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The technique is called "marbling," and is achieved by pouring multiple paints into a wide shallow container and then using a stick or toothpick to gently stir them together. With decent lights and a camera, you will probably get faster and better results doing this with real-world materials. I think that the sample images were probably done "IRL" rather than digitally.

Digitally, Photoshop has (had?) a tool called "Liquify" that can, with some care, create similar results. Try starting with a gradient, apply some texture filters to that, and then use the liquify filter. You might experiment with greyscale and then apply a gradient map to that.

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I was thinking more about this, and it occurred to me that a good source for material might be a Fluid Dynamics Simulation/Visualization tool. For a proof of concept, I found an interactive one online ( nerget.com/fluidSim/ ), took a screenshot, converted to greyscale, adjusted levels, and then added a gradient map adjustment layer using some sampled colors from the "album" cover image in the question.

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 query : Can an action export using Web Legacy to the source folder in Photoshop CC? GOAL: In other words I want to create a droplet that I will use on a set of images in a folder, where the resulting

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #Automation #Save

GOAL: In other words I want to create a droplet that I will use on a set of images in a folder, where the resulting processed versions will be saved as new files to that same folder.

NOTES: So far I see that in an action you can use the following 'Save' options:


"Save As" which does not give you web optimization.


Requires a destination.

"Export/Web Legacy" which allows web optimization.


Requires a destination.

"Save and Close" which does not really provide web optimization.


Does not require a destination but does not provide web optimization



QUESTION: How do I set this up so that I can drop a folder of files onto a droplet and have it process the files and save the new updated versions within that source folder?

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 query : Cannot add proper bleed in Illustrator I'm having a little problem in Illustrator CS6 that makes me very confused.I'm trying to extend my file to the "bleed" grid,but the extended background

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Bleed #Cs6

I'm having a little problem in Illustrator CS6 that makes me very confused.I'm trying to extend my file to the "bleed" grid,but the extended background is transparent,which then results in a blank space bleed.How could i fix it,it only happens with this file?

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 query : Can't choose CMYK in Illustrator print colour management I'm having an colour issue when printing. I've been using a Mac for the past 2 years and I never had color problems when printing. (The

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Cmyk #PrintDesign

I'm having an colour issue when printing.
I've been using a Mac for the past 2 years and I never had color problems when printing. (The colours resembled the same as the ones on screen).
Now I had to change to a Windows 64bit machine and the troubles started.
When I want to send a file to my office printer (a Lexmark XS50DE connected to the office network) the settings I get are not as on the MAC and when I print a file the colours are different from the screen (I guess the screen could be calibrated, but the colours i see are not so far from what they should be).

The Graphics Settings are grayed out



In the color management window I can't select CMYK in the printer profile



This is the printer's color profile



I apologize in advance if any infos are missing, just ask and I'll provide any data.

Thanks in advance

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 query : What is a segment in Lottie/BodyMovin I have had a BodyMovin animation created which consists of 5 distinct scenes. The animation is being used in a hybrid mobile app. For each scene I would

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Posted in: #AdobeAfterEffects

I have had a BodyMovin animation created which consists of 5 distinct scenes. The animation is being used in a hybrid mobile app. For each scene I would like to show a descriptive caption. BodyMovin provides two events that could perhaps be useful here


enterFrame and
segmentStart


The first event is an easy one and I can use it. Given that each of my scenes has a known number of frames I can count frames in each enterFrame event and trigger the caption change as and when required. However, it is not at all clear to me what segmentStart does. In my own tests it never fires so it clearly does not correspond to each of my 'scenes'. I understand JavaScript but I am at a loss here given that I am a total newbie when it comes to animation Adobe AE etc. Can someone here explain just how/if segmentStart can be used or do I simply have to settle for counting frames in enterFrame?

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 query : Re: In Indesign, is there a way to delete all frames with a specific Object Style applied? I need a plugin, or script that deletes frames with a specific applied style. Or if there is already

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If you need a more fine grained search engine you could also use the FindChange capabilities built into InDesign (you still need a little bit of code to delete all the objects though).

You can set the object style to search for or just specific properties in the FC panel and get all the found elements with this little script snippet.

app.doScript(function() {
var objectsList = app.findObject();
for (var i = objectsList.length -1; i >=0 ; i --){
objectsList[i].remove()
}
}, ScriptLanguage.javascript, undefined, UndoModes.ENTIRE_SCRIPT, 'Object removal via script');


Update 2018-01-15: Make it a one step undo mode

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 query : Re: Name of vector icon font set on iOS On Android we know that the icon set is the Material font icon set from here: https://material.io/icons/ However I cannot find the name for the icon set

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Apple doesn't have an official iOS icon font. It does provide some icons for iOS mockup purposes only on its official website. For implementation, developers refer to the icons, which are bundled with the system, in code.

Given the restrictive license of the provided materials, nobody can legally make an icon font out of these icons nor use them elsewhere than on Apple platforms.

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 query : Re: Cannot see my A4 size artboard in Illustrator I have just started with adobe illustrator and making a design in A4 size sheet but when I select it my whole page shows and the when I draw

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Ctrl+0 resets your zoom level to fit the artboard on the screen. Further experiment with the zoom options under 'Menu → View' and see what happens.

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 query : Font-style: oblique as a substitute for italic, and vice versa I have a hard time trying to understand font-style during investigation of transient bugs in a SVG→PNG converter) and comparing

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Posted in: #FontDesign #Glyphs #Skew #Svg

I have a hard time trying to understand font-style during investigation of transient bugs in a SVG→PNG converter) and comparing it against rendering in browsers. Common italic fonts don’t slant such symbols as “=” and “|”, and this has a solid reason because these are signs of (mathematical etc.) operations, not letters.

After learning more about “oblique vs italic” (esp. on stackoverflow.com/questions/1680624/font-style-italic-vs-oblique-in-css) and playing with www.w3schools.com/cssref/pr_font_font-style.asp (note: the sample served doesn’t contain any of +, =, * , |, ×, but you can inject all of ’em with the DOM inspector) I want to ask:
We know that italic requires a distinct glyph for many characters, whereas oblique does not. But we also see many symbols, such as “|” and “↑”, which have the same glyph in all three font-styles. Assuming the user agent or renderer has an appropriate Roman font, what exactly should font-style:oblique do to each character? Or, shifting from applications to fonts proper, what is a correct oblique font with respect to a given Roman font? Which namely characters (and why) are homographical in all three styles? If a general answer is too difficult, then, at least, how should the shape of vertical ellipsis (⋮) differ between Roman/italic/oblique?

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 query : Re: How to find out fonts' native word space? I need to set up average word space of M/4 in InDesign where M = 10pt. That is equal to 2.5pt. InDesign lets me adjust word spacing in terms of

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For an exact figure: Open the font in a font editor (there are free ones and free trial versions) and check the width of the space character (U+0020). It is measured in units per em and em is equal to the point size.

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 query : Re: Where can I have my work reviewed? I'm new to graphic design coming from a software development background. In this area, I can easily have feedback about my work by open-sourcing my code,

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You could try Usability Testing Exchange — it's a free & open-source place where you give feedback to other people, about their websites, logos, designs, demo videos and other things, ...

... And then you get back feedback about your own work — you can link to an image, or link to a website. You get back about as much feedback as you give to others, counted in characters.

Note, though, that some people at Usability Testing Exchange are new to design and UX, maybe just like you.

(I'm developing it. The homepage mentions websites and apps, but it works equally well for images & logos, if you type a link to e.g. a logo image instead of a website.)

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 query : Re: How to export a completely transparent image? For a game I’m making, I need a completely transparent image, i.e., every pixel shall have zero opacity. I tried to make a completely transparent

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Here's what you should be doing. If it doesn't work for some technical reason related to your machine, I could actually make this for you and upload the PNG if you gave us the actual dimensions you need this in.


Create a new document in Photoshop, give it any size you need and set the 'Background Contents' to 'Transparent'.
Go to 'File → Save for Web', choose the PNG-24 format and tick the 'Transparency' box.
Hit Save, give it a name and this should be it.

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 query : Adobe Illustrator: A transparent background for an character of a file pdf First question: I'm starting to use Adobe Illustrator recently. I would like to know what are the commands to convert

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Background #Transparency

First question: I'm starting to use Adobe Illustrator recently. I would like to know what are the commands to convert the white background of a pdf into one that is transparent background.

Second question: I use, now, Adobe Illustrator CC, relase 2015, tryout. Thanks an help of an user and various comments I have to find the “trasparent grid”, of my file .pdf, in the position of the figure shown here:



Here there is the path of the “trasparent grid”:


Visualizza>Mostra griglia di trasparenza


instead of


View>show>trasparent grid


Probabily the user has a different version of mine. Now I have another problem. How I do to remove the withe background and to have only the black character “P”?



I do not like the white background and I would remove it. Could someone explain to me step by step what I must do to make the background transparent and just leave the character?
Thanks.

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 query : Re: How to apply a master page to every Nth page? Is there a expression/code in "apply master page" dialogue to apply selected master to every n pages, for example every 6th page? Any scripts suggestions

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The best thing I can come up with is to generate the required page number sequence in 3-rd party software (like Excel) and then paste it in "apply..." field. Seems to work with documents several hundred pages long.

For example, in Excel put in A1 cell the initial page you want to apply master to.

Then, in B1 cell type A1+N.

Then apply and drag B1 by bottom right corner to the right for as many numbers as you wish. You'll have to copy the whole line of cells and replace tab symbols with commas.



Or you can use online tools like rechneronline.de/number-list/

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 query : Transfering Photoshop paths separately No matter how I move multiple paths from one image to another (dragging, copy-pasting), they keep collapsing into single path (see pic). Is there a way

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #Path #Vector

No matter how I move multiple paths from one image to another (dragging, copy-pasting), they keep collapsing into single path (see pic). Is there a way to copy/move them and keep the original structure?

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 query : Re: PMS vs CMYK Logo colors So, I designed a logo in CMYK color and printed it using EPSON printer. The colors match perfectly what I see in print and on monitor. Then I convert the logo color

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PMS is an ink. It is one color. If you print a PMS color, and the print provider is actually using the Pantone ink system and they mixed the ink correctly, it will match the swatch from your book.

If you are picking a CMYK process of a PMS book swatch, you are not printing a PMS color. If you are not running (and paying for) a separate plate and ink for that PMS color, you are running a job with 4 color process and there are no PMS colors (all spot colors have been converted to process). If your logo will never be printed using a separate spot color, it will never be a PMS color.

If the second paragraph (above) describes what will happen, then do not specify a PMS color for your client, since you are simply trying to match a swatch to a CMYK color, this is the opposite of the intention behind Pantone PMS to begin with.

One thing that gives me pause in your question: you say your (consumer-grade?) Epson matches your screen. You should be calibrating your systems to match what an actual paid commercial print job result will be, otherwise you might be in for a rude awakening when your purple is mud brown and your greys are pink. You should be getting a proof of your stuff from an actual print provider from a calibrated output device. It is worth it to spend 25-50$ to ensure your workflow is "trusty" enough to pick colors on-screen.

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 query : PMS vs CMYK Logo colors So, I designed a logo in CMYK color and printed it using EPSON printer. The colors match perfectly what I see in print and on monitor. Then I convert the logo color

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Posted in: #ColorConversion #ColorReproduction #Logo #Pantone #PrintDesign

So, I designed a logo in CMYK color and printed it using EPSON printer. The colors match perfectly what I see in print and on monitor.

Then I convert the logo color to PMS using Illustrator's automatic conversion tool, the colors on screen pretty much stay the same, but then when I take out my Pantone color swatch book and compare the colors, there is significant difference in hue and shade between what I see on screen and print, with the Pantone swatch book in my hands.

How do I deal with this issue? Should I just manually grab my swatch book, and try to closely match the colors to the printed logo and apply those numbers to the logo on screen? Here is the rub, if I do that, the logo on screen changes in hue and shade and looks nothing close to the CMYK logo on screen and print.

So the question is, when I provide logos to the client should I provide one in CMYK color, and one in PMS color? And when the client asks "why do they look a little different in hue and shade?" I tell them "Don't worry, once that PMS logo is printed on a press it will closely resembles this CMYK logo that you see."

Is that it?

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 query : Re: PDF too large when saved from AI file I have an Illustrator file and I can save as PDF, but need to reduce the size of the resulting PDF. What's the best way to achieve that?

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Are you using any photos in your AI source file? If you do, when saving to PDF look for the 'Compression' tab in the options panel that pops open. Either choose the 'Smallest File Size' preset or play with the compression options until your PDF gets reduced to the size you need.

helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/creating-pdf-files.html

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 query : Re: 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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If you're doing websites, presumably good quality responsive websites, i say don't bother to show off your coding skills but instead just present the actual end product. Good websites are easy to spot, even to somebody who cannot dig into your source code. Then, get a free Behance account first and market the work like these guys are doing (just a random example), showing actual screens on different devices and so on.

Are they showing any code? No. But the screens look like they probably know what they're doing.

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 query : Re: When does Indesign automatically update links after a rename or move? Sometimes I have to rename or move my linked files to another name or location, I can't remember my file were open or

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To my knowledge, InDesign will not auto-update renamed or moved links.

The proper way to handle this is to create a 'Links' folder next to your INDD source file and drop everything in there. Clearly, not the only way, but when working with long-term clients and multiple versions of the same job, its better to remove any doubt and just know by default every linked item is in the 'Links' folder and nowhere else.

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 query : Re: How to create a pixelated gradient outline? Is there a way to add a pixelated gradient outline around a layer in Photoshop CC 2017? I have tried using a stroke but each gradient layer is

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Not sure its exactly what you need, but try an 'Outer Glow' and play with the value in the 'Size' field, push the 'Spread' to 100% and try the 'Cove Deep' contour.

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 query : Re: Can i publish a game with famous character heroes? I am working on a iOS game where a player has to hit multiple balloons with a superhero. Can I use cartoon images such as this one from

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If going commercial with the game:


make sure your artist and all external providers transfer all copyright for their work to you or the entity publishing the game. you need to own every asset used in the final product (the game).
avoid replicating any existing artwork and commission an artist which can create original work. sure, there's always inspiration, but no need to actually copy existing work on purpose.

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 query : Re: How to increase DPI from 96 to 150 I have a JPG logo that is 96dpi and needs to be minimum of 150dpi. What program do I use?

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Photoshop (paid with free trial) or Gimp (free) can do this. Be advised increasing the dpi count in a JPG image will affect the sharpness and overall quality of the image.

For best results logos are usually circulated in vector format (AI, EPS, SVG, etc). Which can then be exported to 150 or 300dpi with no quality loss.

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 query : Re: InDesign: hard return to move to the next text frame? Is there a way to set a hard return to move to the next text frame, so if I copied a page of text, every hard return would move to

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You can use a column break character via the keypad Enter instead of the normal Enter/Return, and this basicly jumps to the next linked frame.

Or, assuming each page should work as a single paragraph, paste your content as you normally would, then use find/change to replace every 'End of Paragraph' with a 'Column Break' (see below).

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 query : Re: Illustrator: how to achieve a conical gradient effect Is there a way to get this effect on circles in Illustrator?

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Create a circle.
Stroke it and make sure the stroke weight is the same as the circle diameter. A fill on the circle is not necessary for this purpose.
Apply a linear gradient to the stroke and hit this button marked in green.
Duplicate, rotate and play with opacity to add more cones and compose a similar image.

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