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 query : (Inkscape) A shape made with path/difference produces a gap The picture I included illustrates the issue. The biggest problem is that the effect escalates: so if I had to add several shades,

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Posted in: #Inkscape

The picture I included illustrates the issue. The biggest problem is that the effect escalates: so if I had to add several shades, the gap would become bigger and bigger each time I applied path/difference, and become visible even without zooming.
Is there a way to avoid it?

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 query : Re: What font is used on the cover of Boosey & Hawkes pocket scores? I have consulted WhatTheFont!, Identifont, and FindMyFont, with pretty abysmal results. I would like to identify the font in

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It's Gill Sans with an alternative 'Q'. The current Gill Sans Nova digitisation does include it.

That style of 'Q' was very normal in the nineteenth century, like on Century Schoolbook, and the metal type version of Gill Sans included it (and many other alternate characters) which were available by special order. Here it is in the introductory specimen along with an alternate R and J as well, but that sample still does show the normal Q we're used to as well. It might have been done to give printers a 'Q' that doesn't drop below the baseline at all if they wanted to give lines of capitals a more linear effect, like with the alternative 'J'.

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 query : Join two paths with a border This is probably far easier than I'm making it out to be.. I have this path that I duplicated and reflected but since both paths have a border I'm not sure

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Borders #Path

This is probably far easier than I'm making it out to be.. I have this path that I duplicated and reflected but since both paths have a border I'm not sure how to join them so that the path is just one continuous path (without a line down the middle separating them...)

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 query : Re: What is this helvetica-like font called? The font is used in this dribbble post for the headlines and titles, not the body text. So far I have tried multiple font identification sites but

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My recommendation would be Sailec, which is very nice.

As people have said, this is San Francisco Display. It has a detailed license, but in summary Apple only permits its use on Apple hardware and for related development (mockups and so on)–you can't host this as a webfont except to call it if viewing a webpage on an Apple device. Whoever did this webpage is mocking up what it would look like on an iPad or Mac–on a Windows computer they'd have to choose another font.

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 query : Re: The Paris Review logo font? What is the font used in the Paris Review logo? WTF suggests Stone Serif, but the shapes are very different. I've also tried fontspring.com, whatfontis.com, fonts.com

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Late reply as it's interesting. While custom, this looks a lot like Fournier, the Roman du Roi or some of the other fonts of the eighteenth century. The tell is the curled leg of the 'R', which is an eighteenth/late-seventeeth-century feature, and the narrow, almost monoline serifs, although the 'h' with its leg folding inwards is more sixteenth. Fournier has been digitised by Monotype, Typofonderie and Joshua Darden, so you have a bit of choice. Fleischmann's types are also in the same mood.

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 query : Blending two lines in Illustrator gives me holes When I try to blend two lines, I keep getting holes in parts of the blend. I have gotten the advice to increase the number of steps an make

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Blending #Path

When I try to blend two lines, I keep getting holes in parts of the blend.
I have gotten the advice to increase the number of steps an make the number of points the same but with the same result (the lower image has 300 steps, with 8 points on each path)

Anyone an idea on how I can solve this?




edit: few more details:


both lines have a stroke of 1 px, no fill
the upper blend has 50 steps (not sure about the number of path points though)
the lower blend has 300 steps and 8 points in each path

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 query : Illustrator cc Script - Save to destination I've found a Illustrator cc script that i've adapted and added to make my life 5 times easier. To make it 6 times easier i'd love to save it to

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #IllustratorScripting #Javascript #Script

I've found a Illustrator cc script that i've adapted and added to make my life 5 times easier. To make it 6 times easier i'd love to save it to a destination folder chosen in the diaglog box at the start. For the life of me I can't work out what to do. Everything I try either saves it in the folders current location or in recent location.

What the current script does is:

Saves .ai file out as 3 separate files based on some presets with the following extentions .ai OL.pdf and OL_LR.pdf
#target illustrator #targetengine "main"

for (x=0;x<app.documents.length;x++)
{
var workingDoc = app.documents[x];
var workingDocFile = workingDoc.fullName;
var HighPreset = 'High Res';
var LowPreset = 'Low Res';

// populate these with your settings

var aiFile = new File(workingDocFile.toString().replace(".ai","_OL.ai"));
workingDoc.saveAs(aiFile);

var lowResOpts = new PDFSaveOptions();
lowResOpts.pDFPreset=LowPreset;

var highResOpts = new PDFSaveOptions();
highResOpts.pDFPreset=HighPreset;

var lowResFile = new
File(workingDocFile.toString().replace(".ai","_OL_LR.pdf"));
workingDoc.saveAs(lowResFile,lowResOpts);

var highResFile = new
File(workingDocFile.toString().replace(".ai","_OL.pdf"));
workingDoc.saveAs(highResFile,highResOpts);

}


Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Phil

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 query : Re: Auto crop layer in Photoshop I've been googling this subject and also searched in this forum, all I found were posts about removing semi transparent pixels, ie. not what I have a problem with.

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To "auto-crop" use the magic wand tool or quick selection tool and select the outside of what you'd want to crop to. Then select the crop tool and it will auto select the area that was selected in to crop. accept the crop and presto!

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 query : Best lossy image type with transparency looking for something like a jpeg2000 that comes with GIMP. Need to get lossy images with transparency for a mobile application where the file size is

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Posted in: #ImageFormat

looking for something like a jpeg2000 that comes with GIMP. Need to get lossy images with transparency for a mobile application where the file size is critical.

Any ideas?

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 query : Batch Photoshop is not resizing/saving when changing output folder I created an action which resizes the image, and than saves it as a PNG file to a folder. When I run a batch for a few

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop

I created an action which resizes the image, and than saves it as a PNG file to a folder. When I run a batch for a few images to the same folder everything works. However when I change the output folder in the batch, it does not work. I need to change the output folder again for the action, but it will not resize before saving.

If I make the exact same action for the other folder, everything works again. Why can I not change the output folder to run the same batch?

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 query : InDesign: Script to replace text by library item As I am working on this catalogue, I am looking for a way to replace a string of text by an item in a given Library that I created. Context:

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign #IndesignScripting

As I am working on this catalogue, I am looking for a way to replace a string of text by an item in a given Library that I created.

Context: The purpose is to replace strings of text containing a product "color code" after a data merge (since it isn't very feasible before) by the corresponding formated string of text (ZapfDingbat color bullet + text with style + some text with different style)

As illustrated below, I have a library (on the left) made of each individual color text strings (the ones on the right), and would like to replace the middle ones (100color, 102color, etc) by the corresponding library item



If there is a simpler way to do this, please feel free to tell me, but I've thought about that for long with no success.

Any help on the script or direction that I should take would be welcome. I know javascript but I am completely new to Adobe scripting.

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 query : Is there a clear "Cycle" in UI/Grpahic styling? As you will be aware design styles go in waves, IE flat, clear/opaque, curved, fades, tiles, minimalist, retro, halftone etc etc - often styles

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Posted in: #GraphicStyles #Style

As you will be aware design styles go in waves, IE flat, clear/opaque, curved, fades, tiles, minimalist, retro, halftone etc etc - often styles come back into fashion, and often it is a design industry-wide change.
UI and Graphic (for print/web) are now inseparable as they are often involved in a single product/service.

Is there as yet any clear cycle that these style types are appearing in? do they tend to follow the cycle of certain design houses or companies?

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 query : Re: Different font thickness between InDesign and Word I'm currently work on text, which intented to be read on screen. For that reason, body text should be quite large, 15-16 points. I use both

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It's possible that Word is making some kind of correction to help you see what you're doing more clearly with smaller fonts. Try printing this or exporting to PDF and see if the problem is still there.

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 query : Re: Some good fully-featured OpenType typeface for body text What are some good serif typefaces for body text which have at least Roman and Italic, and support small caps, old-style figures, ligatures,

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STIX Two Text is good for small print. Although it was designed for maths typesetting, of course it works perfectly in general-purpose use. It has quite a high x-height so perhaps best suited for smaller-print text. The makers describe it as based on 10pt text.

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 query : Batch script to resize height of all layers to same height but keeping their original aspect ratio I have hundreds of product image layers and I am trying to resize them all to the same height

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #BatchProcessing #PhotoshopScripting

I have hundreds of product image layers and I am trying to resize them all to the same height (ignoring the width) and retaining their individual aspect ratio's.

Is there a script available that does this? Or a feature I am unaware of?

Thanks!

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 query : How to hide offcanvas elements in Gravit Designer I just started to teach me some UI Design lessons, but since I dont want (and can't afford) a Mac, i had to look for a good alternative

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Posted in: #Canvas

I just started to teach me some UI Design lessons, but since I dont want (and can't afford) a Mac, i had to look for a good alternative to Sketch, which runs on Windows. I stumbled upon Gravit Designer in another question here, and it seems to do the job pretty well for me.

Now I have some Objects, which are part or completely off-canvas (as you can see in the image below), and I want to hide everything off-canvas. I know it is obiously not shown, when I export it, but I would like to hide it in the Designer as well.

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 query : What is iOS system default Japanese font? We're having trouble to make a Japanese UI of iOS app because we can't get iOS system default font. It's known to be "Hiragino" font, but the font

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Posted in: #Ios #Japanese

We're having trouble to make a Japanese UI of iOS app because we can't get iOS system default font. It's known to be "Hiragino" font, but the font we obtained has different metrics, and looks pretty differently on Sketch/Zeplin. How can we get a properly looking iOS system default Japanese font?

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 query : Illustrator Image trace doesn't appear in a saved PDF I have Illustrator CC 15 and I'm trying to image trace this panther sketch. When I do this it comes out how I want then I save as a

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #ImageTrace #Pdf

I have Illustrator CC 15 and I'm trying to image trace this panther sketch. When I do this it comes out how I want then I save as a PDF so I can email it. But when I open the PDF It just shows up as a blank doc. How can I make sure the image trace shows in the saved PDF?

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 query : Re: What should be size of Document in Adobe Illustrator? I have downloaded Adobe Illustrator 2017. It has different options for Mobile, Web, Print, File Video, Art Illustration. I have to redraw

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You are making a Vector-based logo, therefore the size that you design it to is pretty much irrelevant, as whoever does the layouts for cards, latter heads etc etc will scale it as necessary.

Personally I would design it on a document sized to 1000x1000px

Some things to watch out for though are drop-shadows and stroke(line) widths which do not scale as they are set at a pixel/point size.

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 query : Re: Trouble with Beziers in Inkscape after switching from Illustrator So this is my first post as I just very recently downloaded and tried Inkscape after roughly 7 years of Illustrator. As far

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2. only for open paths: you can select the path, then switch to the bezier-tool. You get two squares on the path's ends, click on one of them and continue drawing. (Works also for the pencil).

4. I don't think this is possible

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 query : Is it acceptable to change colors on a logo to make it fit a website's theme? I have a few payment brand images that need to go in the footer of a website, the footer is very dark grey,

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Posted in: #Branding #Logo

I have a few payment brand images that need to go in the footer of a website, the footer is very dark grey, to the point where making the logos grey-scale wouldn't be much of a good idea, especially as we still need the logos to stand out.

For example I took the following logo:

And changed it to fit with our very dominant red theme:



Is this good in terms of the user's perspective? Is this legal or misrepresenting the brand? If so is completely changing a logo to white acceptable for dark backgrounds?

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 query : Scroll to top of artboard shortcut in Sketch In Sketch, if you have a really tall artboard and want to quickly scroll to the top of it, is there any shortcut to do so other than mouse scrolls?

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Posted in: #SketchApp

In Sketch, if you have a really tall artboard and want to quickly scroll to the top of it, is there any shortcut to do so other than mouse scrolls? Because the up/down keys (not the main four arrow keys) change the page, instead of panning up/down.

The up/down arrow keys with a horizontal line on them seem to me like they should be used to go to the top/bottom of the artboard, but they don't do anything.

Any way to do this?

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 query : Is it legal to use dribble example for a company logo? I'm not a designer but I know how to use some of the programs. I've done some """"designing"""" for several projects (either mine or

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Posted in: #Logo

I'm not a designer but I know how to use some of the programs. I've done some """"designing"""" for several projects (either mine or for some friends/family) and mostly I inspire in someone else's design to achieve something of my own.

This time, someone requested a logo pretty much EXACTLY equal to one of the example ideas I sent him to check out:
dribbble.com/shots/1125759-Chilling-Hippo
He wants the colors changed and some minor stuff but, essentially, it's the same.

Is it even legal to use it? I don't see any copyright claims nor legal information available on dribble.

Thanks!

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 query : Re: Should I send the source file to a client where the design was built upon their source file? I created a design for an agency's client based on their client's original mascot design. The final

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I'm not convinced there is a "proper" answer to this - It's really something you need to decide, based on:


Is it worth anything to them (can they just re-create it anyway)?
Is it worth anything to you?
Is it worth loosing good-standing with them?


For the legal aspect, please see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derivative_work
What you have created may or may not constitute a "Derivative work" and therefore may be covered my your, the agency's or the client's copyright (or a mixture thereof.

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 query : Re: Is converting tiff (CMYK) to png (RGB) and back again lossless? I need to convert a bunch of tiff (CMYK) images to png (RGB) to process them through a certain program, and then convert them

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Simple answer: No.

Longer answer: You will not loose image data as such (They wont start to display compression artefacts etc), However in converting between CMYK and RGB then back, you will basically completely screw up the colours. As CMYK and RGB are not compatible colour spaces.

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 query : Re: How to curve rectangle outwards in illustrator? I want to know is there a way to curve a rectangle outwards (gives arc shape effect: see attached image)? Or do i have do it manually using

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You can also use the curvature tool to curve specific lines of an object.

If you want to do that for a rectangle, click on the rectangle, then click on
a line, click the curvature tool and drag the line.

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