Last seen: Tue 11 May, 2021
: Re: Resize a JPEG to a specific file size in Photoshop? Is there a way in PS to resize .jpeg files to a specific file size, like 150mb, by setting the exact file size? When I save a .jpeg,
You can use Save for web.
There you can see and change settings to see the file size.
See the image below:
: Brush strokes pixelized in Krita I have any brush in Krita very pixelized, as example or In Krita you can see every pixel in curve, while in SAI every line looks smooth and fine. What
I have any brush in Krita very pixelized, as example or
In Krita you can see every pixel in curve, while in SAI every line looks smooth and fine. What can cause the problem?
: Cmyk to ral needed help asap for paint choose I need to switch those colors for paint code - ral BLUE（C:80 M:70 Y:50 K:20） GREEN（C:50 M:0 Y:100 K:0） can anybody help ?
I need to switch those colors for paint code - ral
BLUE（C:80 M:70 Y:50 K:20）
GREEN（C:50 M:0 Y:100 K:0）
can anybody help ?
: Blur every object behind itself sorry I am a new guy here and in illustrator, I am gonna make a low opacity and blur object that effects on every object behind itself. like below finally
sorry I am a new guy here and in illustrator, I am gonna make a low opacity and blur object that effects on every object behind itself.
like below finally
: Re: How can I change Photoshop's color picker to the default style? Somehow my color picker style is changed and I don't like this style because picking color is very difficult. I want the default
The color field shows colors based on the value you have selected on the right hand side of the picker...
You have the blue "B" from the RGB values selected. The default is the "H" from HSB, so check the "H" to return it to the default.
See Choose colors in Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Support
: QR code with custom background I'm trying to make a QR code design like this one that I found on the web, but I have no clue on how to make it, and the code seems to be scan-able as
I'm trying to make a QR code design like this one that I found on the web, but I have no clue on how to make it, and the code seems to be scan-able as well. (it's not just a fake code)
: How can I use character styles in my table? [character styles only visible1 when just type in one cell highlighted][2cell styles panel only2I would like to highlight an entire column or row
[character styles only visible1 when just type in one cell highlighted][2cell styles panel only2I would like to highlight an entire column or row and apply a Character style to that row or column but I cannot. I tried cell styles and cannot get font attributes to be applied? I think I know so much and realize I hardly know anything about indesign yet work in it everyday.
Example first COLUMN I have a different color and style font from all other columns except for one.
: Re: How I can make this Complex Gradient in illustrator? I want to make this complex gradient, what tool should i make ?
That's not a simple gradient, there is at least some texture in there too, so I wouldn't bother trying to make that exclusively in Illustrator.
How I'd approach it...
Render some clouds in Photoshop (Filter → Render → Clouds):
Place a gradient on top (I've used a radial light → dark gradient on a fill layer):
Set the gradient's blend mode to Multiply:
I then added a levels adjustment layer and adjusted as needed (I actually added two; one directly on the clouds and one above everything. I also slightly over did it so you can better see the effect). I also added a Paint Daubs filter as your example has a similar effect:
You can then save and place the file directly in Illustrator. If you need it to be vector you could always do a full color image trace in Illustrator.
: Re: Photorealism critique? Ignoring the background does this look photorealistic? This is my first time modeling in Blender, but please be as harsh as you need to be. Besides the photorealism any
The scratches look a bit wide to me, it gives me the sense that it's a very small anvil (more like something one would put on a keychain).
A quick google finds some images with much finer scratches, such as this one:
There also seems to be more hammered-looking bits in this image. I see you have some of that already which is looking good, but I think more variety would help.
I would suggest trying a couple different lighting setups and camera angles too. There is one comment about the roughness being a bit low (shiny), but I feel like the roughness might be a tad high, at least on the base. It's hard to judge from just one view; how reflections look depends greatly on the environment. Flat environments can look especially unrealistic sometimes, so you might try lighting it with a few different HDRs and see how it reacts.
Anyway, a very good-looking first project :)
: Re: Bleed of a flyer designed in Illustrator I designed a 5.5" x 4 3/16" inch flyer in Illustrator. I set the bleed to 0.125 inch. I finished the flyer and saved it using the PDF/X-1a:2001 preset,
But he is asking me to create a one-eighth-inch bleed and crop marks.
0.125 inch is indeed 1/8 inch, the PSD/X-1a:2001 PDF preset doesn't include crop marks by default though. Just go to "Marks and Bleeds" and check "Trim Marks". Done.
: Re: How do I move a pattern swatch once I've applied it to a shape? I want to create patterns/images within an image in Illustrator E.g. smaller triangles within a large triangle. I’ve tried
You can use object transforms (in the Object → Tranform menu) to transform only the pattern, just uncheck "Transform Objects" and check "Transform Patterns"...
You can also use the Transform panel by selecting "Transform Pattern Only" from the panel menu and adjusting values (i.e. to move, just adjust the X and Y values)...
: Re: Absolutely change saturation of multiple objects to uniform amount in Illustrator I need to change only the saturation level of multiple objects in Illustrator to a uniform value. Basically,
Select the objects and open the “”Recolor artwork panel”.
Change the color sliders to HSB.
Select the color you want to change in the Active Color list.
Chance its S slider.
In case you want to change all together, click the Link harmony Colors icon.
Now you can change the S slider to increase or decrease the saturation of all objetcs with the same percentage.
: Re: How do I create a transparent hole in Adobe Illustrator I am designing some key tags and am VERY new to illustrator. I currently just have a circle placed where I would like the hole, is
If you want to make the area transparent without destructively or practically affecting any of the other artwork you can use a knockout group. If you want to cut through everything so there is nothing visible below, you can use a page knockout group.
Make sure your shape is above everything else
Give the shape a fill and set its opacity to 0%
Check "Page Knockout Group" from the panel menu...
If you only want to cut through specific parts of your artwork (e.g. you need a background image), you can use a regular knockout group, which you define on the group or layer you want to cut through. You can see an example here:
How do I make an object fill transparent without showing objects below in Illustrator?
: Re: Make path that have same space between each other inner triangle I have created triangle, I want to create lines inner it. I successfully created some lines, but the space between other line
You can create the lines with a few Transform effects.
Draw a single horizontal line
Add a Transform effect (Effect → Distort & Transform → Transform...) with some vertical movement and a number of copies...
Add a second Transform effect to the same line. Set the rotation angle to 60 degrees and the number of copies to 2...
You can then go to Object → Expand Appearance to expand the lines (and use the Shape Builder tool or Pathfinder etc. if you want to construct shapes from the lines)
: Re: Text appears pixelated after exporting from Illustrator I'm using Illustrator CC 2018 and I wanted to make a logo for a logo challenge. It's a horizontal logo with dimensions 400x100 px. Everything
You don't need export/import while working with Illustrator and Photoshop. You only need to do that copy whole object(or whatever) from Illustrator then paste into Photoshop workspace. Then it will open a window, select Smart Object
This method is the easiest way to copy/paste your works between Illustrator and Photoshop
If you want to edit object you should click it twice from layer tab as we did in smart object, then it will open Illustrator, when you made a change then press Ctrl+S (or save from menu), automatically update will be done in Photoshop (If my english is bad sorry...)
: Re: Photoshop transform selection bounds larger than selection When I select all documents' transparent pixels by selecting a patch of transparent pixels outside a pixel object and putting Selection
You need to keep in mind that the marching ants is only a 1-bit visualisation of a selection and doesn't give you any visual indication of different levels (or opacity) of a selection. It's not an accurate representation of the selection.
Photoshop only includes anything that is more than 50% opaque in the marching ants. You can see this by making a selection from a layer with pixels all less than 50% opacity. You won't have any visible marching ants (although there will still be a selection) and you'll see a warning:
If you want a better visual representation of the selection you can enable Quick Mask mode. You'll see something like this:
Images taken from Photoshop Rectangular Marquee Tool not selecting correctly.
I suspect you just need to make your initial selection in a different way.
: Re: Is there a way to export a SVG that's under 'class=' on a website? Is there a way to download/export the svg under: <span class="connect-device-list-item__connect-icon spoticon-spotify-connect-16"></span>
That's not an SVG, it is an icon font (which is in reality, the same as any other font).
The content: "F1A3" CSS rule shows us the codepoint of the character in the font itself and font-family: glue1-spoticon; gives us the name of the font.
You'll find the font in the "Application" tab of Chrome's Developer Tools, or you can find a @font -face rule somewhere in the CSS (which may or may not be the same CSS file the icon is used in), that defines a font called glue1-spoticon; where you'll find the URLs (probably in a few different formats) of the font.
...With all of that said, the font is likely (not that I've checked) a proprietary font that you don't have the rights to use. Just because you can download something, don't assume you have the right to use it yourself.
: Re: How do I set 'Combine Shapes' to a default setting in Photoshop? I'm doing some linework for a perspective-rendered image and I need to draw lines frequently. I've turned the combine shapes
The shape mode you select should persist between layers, but it only persists while the tool is active. So as soon as you switch tools it reverts to "New Layer".
I don't think there's a way to change that.
You can however use key modifiers to draw in the shape mode you want, regardless of the shape mode selected in the options bar. So even though "New Layer" is selected in the options bar, holding a modifier key will will draw your shape on the current shape layer....
The key modifiers are:
alt = Subtract
shift = Add / Combine
alt + shift = Intersect
Those keys also constrain your drawing which can be a bit confusing, but you can release the keys as soon as you've started drawing the shape and they'll no longer be constrained, but they will still be drawing in the modified shape mode.
Note, those keys are for a Mac, I assume they would be the same for Windows, but I don't have Photoshop on Windows to check. It also seems weird that there would be keys for those modes but none for the "Exclude" mode, but I can't figure that one out; maybe someone else can figure that out.
: Difference between vertical spacing system and baseline grid in digital design What's the easiest way to explain the difference between vertical spacing system and baseline grid in digital design?
What's the easiest way to explain the difference between vertical spacing system and baseline grid in digital design? By vertical spacing I understand distances between all elements on a web page and not only text.
: Re: How do I give my picture a more "used" or "old" look? I want to make my picture look more old and used. How do I do that? Is there a tool for doing that?
Grab yourself a paper texture...
Place it on a layer above, set the layer's blend mode to Multiply...
You probably want to adjust the levels on the paper texture, adjust the color levels, opacity etc. but there's no rules here... just experiment. You probably want to spend longer than I did searching for the right texture too.
As a side note, if you're going for the same look as your previous question then you need more texture all round; the UI and everything in the example is very textured.
Image source: www.wildtextures.com/free-textures/blank-retro-paper-texture/ (it was the top search result for "free paper texture")
: Re: Is it possible to do Pathfinder-like operation to 3D objects? I created two 3D objects inside Illustrator, can Illustrator CC 2017 do some Pathfinder-like operations to these two objects? I want
If you want to do the operations in 3D space then no, It’s not possible. Illustrators 3D features are very limited and you can’t directly access or affect the 3D model at all; it’s basically just an appearance effect that you apply to a 2D object.
You can expand the 3D objects and use Pathfinder etc., but all you’re doing then is working on static 2D projections of your 3D objects; which is probably not of much use.
If you need to build complex 3D models and/or directly manipulate the model then you’re better off using actual 3D modelling in software.
: Re: Overlapping anchor points of a compound path I have a compound path which I am trying to edit so that I have a closed path. However, when I drag the anchor point over a part of the compound
You need to change the fill rule of the compound path. An even-odd fill rule will give you the effect you're seeing whereas a non-zero winding fill rule uses path direction to determine the fill. You can change both fill rule and path direction from the Attributes panel.
It's not clear from your screenshot if you have a single path or multiple paths making up the compound path; if it's a single path then simply set the fill rule to non-zero winding (the left of the far right buttons). If there are multiple paths then you may also need to set all path directions to the same (hit either of the middle buttons).
You can read more here:
Adobe Illustrator Help – Apply fill rules to compound paths
: Re: inkscape strange rectangular around each object I'm creating this image with inkscape and never had this problem before. As you can see, a rectangle appears around each object. I don't understand
Do you have layers with blend modes, like Overlay or Multiply? That could cause this effect and Inkscape shows layer blends as filtered in the taskbar.
: Re: Ai: Resize object to artboard dimensions within an action? I'm trying to create a custom action for initializing a new document so that it has a rectangular path marking the artwork bounds,
There is an action to resize objects to fit the arboard.
Here is the link:
: Re: The description and interpretations of TrueType font points and curves A question was asked recently on another forum that made me rethink my understanding of vector formats. TrueType fonts are
TrueType uses quadratic Bézier curves, while most other vector programs (including Glyphs and Illustrator) use cubic Bézier curves. You can see that your Glyphs example does not use quadratic Bézier curves as the handles of adjacent anchors do not connect.
Now, quadratic Bézier curves are a special case of cubic Bézier curves¹ and thus the conversion from the former to the latter is straightforward and my educated guess from your example is that Glyphs uses such a straightforward conversion. For reasons that are beyond me, Illustrator converts quadratic Bézier curves to cubic ones in a different manner that uses more anchors².
¹ just as every square is also a rectangle, every circle is an ellipse, and so on
² here is a more detailed observation of the same phenomenon in a German forum
: Re: Recreating a grayscale cutout effect on an image I am trying to recreate this image from a standard photo of the dog, but struggling to get it to look like the edited image. What filters
It looks to me more like an Image Trace from Illustrator than a Cutout effect from Photoshop. The result is similar, but you have more control over the paths with an Image Trace and Image Trace produces curved paths whereas a Cutout gives you hard edges and corners.
See this quick Image Trace:
The "textured" look in your example actually looks to me just to be JPG artefacts, but if you want to achieve something similar you can bring the traced image back in to Photoshop (or rasterize and do so directly in Illustrator) and apply a Dry Brush effect:
It's hard to see the details at this size; open the image at full size to better see the effect.
: Illustrator loses stroke/fill information on opening pdf A client has provided a PDF file with vector information, and I need to make some adjustments to it. It is a complex file (an architectural
A client has provided a PDF file with vector information, and I need to make some adjustments to it. It is a complex file (an architectural design) with many different colors, line styles etc.
When I open the PDF in Illustrator (5.5) it opens ok, but all the objects lose their stroke and fill information - the paths are there and I can select them if I hover over them with my cursor, but they are completely invisible.
The information is definitely there: if I open the file in Acrobat Pro, everything shows correctly.
I tried placing the PDF in a blank Illustrator file. If I maintain the link to the PDF file, it works (everything is visible), but I cannot edit anything (it's just a linked file). If I do not maintain the link (remove the tickmark in the import box) the PDF is placed in my blank file, again with all stroke and fill information lost.
Due to the complexity of the file, manually rebuilding it (setting all stroke/fill information by hand, again) is not an option. How can I recover the information and still be able to manipulate the file in Illustrator, or what might be the cause for the loss of information?
(Unfortunately, the file is confidential, so I cannot provide screenshots or the original file. Sorry.)
Any help is much appreciated!
: Re: Invisible layer in Illustrator CC I'm very new to Illustrator CC. I did something to make layer 2 invisible and I don't know how to undo it. A picture is worth a thousand words..
Not entirely sure how you would do so accidentally (there's no default keyboard shortcut as far as I know), but you've set the group's (not the layer itself) opacity to 0.
Simple fix... set the opacity back to "100".
Tip: You can see in the layers panel if a layer has any appearance attributes other than a basic fill/stroke (such as a modified opacity) by the filled dot alongside that layer.
: Re: problem with disconnected pattern in Illustrator i have applied pattern from swatch in illustrator but i figured out that some part of the pattern is disconnected how do i fix this problem?
I think your Ai version is CS5.
I made your pattern the way it must be done.
This way it won't have any problem.
See the image below:
: Re: Free font for block-serif Hebrew? I’m developing a reference web site, to help English speakers learn the Hebrew alphabet. I’ve used character escapes for all the Hebrew letters, but they
Here is Font Squrrel’s selection of (free) fonts supporting Hebrew. I am no expert on the distinction you want to achieve, but to me it looks like the serif fonts (Tinos and Cardo) fulfil your criteria. I haven’t looked at the sans-serif fonts.