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 query : Inkscape palettes I've run into what I can only assume is a bug, but would like some confirmation and ideally a workaround if possible. I've set up an palette in Inkscape (0.92) and have applied

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Posted in: #Inkscape #Palette

I've run into what I can only assume is a bug, but would like some confirmation and ideally a workaround if possible.

I've set up an palette in Inkscape (0.92) and have applied it to my "illustration". Now I would like to play with the palette entries to see how the illustration looks as colors change.

If I right-click a palette entry, I see an Edit... option:



If I have no objects selected when I click this, nothing happens. If I do have objects selected, it brings up the Fill and Stroke settings for those objects. That's my first point of confusion, since according to this I would expect it to allow me to edit the palette entry via a color wheel. Instead, I seem to be editing the swatch for the selected object.

If I persist and use the Fill and Stroke settings, things get weirder. If I drag the RGBA sliders around, then everything updates as expected. All objects with the given swatch (not just the object I have selected!) will reflect the chosen color. However, if I modify the color in any other way, it does not:



I've not been able to track down any further information on how editing palette entries is supposed to work in Inkscape. Can anyone point me in the right direction here?

EDIT: I have a clunky workaround as follows:


Bring up the Fill and Stroke for the palette entry.
Copy/paste the RGBA value into the text box. This updates all the individual values, but not the palette entry itself.
"Drag" the alpha slider all the way to the right (assuming full opacity in the color, which is the case for all my colors). This applies the palette entry correctly.

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 query : What is the pixel size of an iOS tab bar? I am recreating an iPhone app in CSS for practice but I've ran into an issue. I don't know the size of a tab bar! I've looked at this guide

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Posted in: #Css

I am recreating an iPhone app in CSS for practice but I've ran into an issue. I don't know the size of a tab bar! I've looked at this guide from Kapeli, but 98 pixels seems quite big.

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 query : Punctuation space after number in footnotes I'm working on a journal in which there is a lot of footnotes. (17 articles, aprox 30 pages each with at least 30 footnotes). I use superscript nested

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign #CharacterStyles #Footnotes #Grep #ParagraphStyles

I'm working on a journal in which there is a lot of footnotes. (17 articles, aprox 30 pages each with at least 30 footnotes).
I use superscript nested style to make the number of every footnote in footer superscript, but I wonder if there is a way in which I can add a space after footnote number and before text (so I don't have to do it manually). Punctuation space would suit me well, but I'm not very good with grep styles so I don't know how exactly to formulate it so it works.

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 query : How to vectorize an image while keeping it crisp I have been given the task to take graphs and vector them to make them be able to scale up and down. Every time I live trace it, it comes

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Vector

I have been given the task to take graphs and vector them to make them be able to scale up and down. Every time I live trace it, it comes out blotchy and I cant get it to remain someone crisp. I cam easily make the number increments out side of the graph easily but the information inside is very complicated to just try and recreate using the pen tool or anything

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 query : When dealing with graphs, is Illustrator or Excel better, and why? There is a graph tool in AI. I wonder if I needed to create one, should I use AI or a specific programme like Excel? Are

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #MicrosoftExcel

There is a graph tool in AI. I wonder if I needed to create one, should I use AI or a specific programme like Excel?

Are there features in AI not available in Excel and vice versa?

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 query : Re: Least Destructive Way to Reduce an Image in Photoshop I do a lot of macro photography and shoot RAW files. I'll edit the RAW files how i see fit, then duplicate them to a template I use

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I wouldn't resize the originals at all.

Work at full resolution, as your current method, but then just do the resize at the point you Save for Web. [I would still use the legacy Web save for this, not the new version, as it preserves your exif data]

Set to PNG-24, no transparency unless it actually exists in your original image.
Check Convert to sRGB
Size to 996 x 600
Bicubic Sharper
[This is essentially the same as SitiSchu said, but in a single step]
Hit Save...



You will lose detail - that's inevitable as you are stepping down to potentially 16% of your original size, but you don't have to undo the sizing of your original, or forget & overwrite it with the smaller version.

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 query : Re: How to export icon in different sizes without getting blur edges? I need to export icons for an android app in 4 different sizes: 36x36, 48x48, 64x64 and 72x72 px. The original size of icon

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In Photoshop. Use the shape and then convert that to a smart object instead of rasterizing the layer.

Then change every time just your wanted png you'll get same of all.

You have to do is opposite click on the layer and edit content and select another png.

You'll get same sizes with more accuracy.

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 query : Re: Align text in exact center (vertically and horizontally) without creating outlines? In Illustrator, how do you align text in the exact center of a shape for example without creating outlines.

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Here's a solution I am working with to customize and to control your text, keeping it editable and vertically aligned in a text frame (or, ‟area text box.”)


In the [ TYPE MENU > Area Type Options ] tool panel I made a 5" width × 1" high ‟area text box.”
I used 1 line of text to make things easy here. Set your Offset to Legacy. You can FIX the width of your text box by rows or columns.
I set my area type rows to 2 (easy numbers). It makes each row = ½ the height of my Area text box and provides a visible center line, which serves as the baseline marker for my text.
I manually Adjust the ‟Base line shift” of my text to match the top edge of the bottom row, which is the halfway point of the height of the text box. Each row height equals half the box height by proportion here.



Try 3 rows, then each row height = 1/3 the box height = the box height ÷ by 3, and so on.


Tweak and explore these settings to work the way you need them to. I'm still tweaking and though it can get complicated, I think this method offers us some of the control we need. Enjoy. Hope this was helpful!

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 query : Re: 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 ?

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Short answer: There can't be an exact match because RAL is a spot color definition library. You can always try to find a RAL color close to your given CMYK values.


Convert your CMYK values to RGB and copy the hex value
Look up the closest match using the rgb.to site


C80 M70 Y50 K20 translates to RGB #293d66 and closest match is RAL 5013

C50 M0 Y100 K0 translates to RGB #80ff00 and closest match is RAL 6038

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 query : Re: Identifying printing quality issues I have just received some business cards that I ordered to a local copy shop (not a printing house). The result is acceptable, but it doesn't look very professional.

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Speaking from the point of view being a copy shop operator for almost 20yrs, you can't expect a registration better than +/- 1mm in everyday's business. Yes, adding bleed helps but in order to get peferctly even borders on both sides, the printer needs to have a perfect registration which is quite unusual for these kind of rush jobs.

My suggestions:


Deliver PDF files in CMYK or RGB (use the output preview of Acrobat to check the expected output in this case)
Add 2mm bleed around your final size
Try to use vectors wherever possible (maybe avoid using Photoshop for the entire layout -> use Illustrator instead)

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 query : Re: Does the black ink in dye-based printers always smudge? I recently purchased an HP Envy 5540 printer with original inks and noticed that none of the colours smudge when I run my fingers across

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Your HP printer is using pigmented (UV resistant) black ink which won't dry on certain media types. That's why it's important to select the proper media type in the printer or driver.

On photo papers or cotton, your printer will mix black using the (dye based) color inks.

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 query : Re: Printing from directly from InDesign vs PDF After exporting a file to PDF from InDesign to be imposed in Acrobat, we sometimes get unexpected color/appearance changes that are almost always easily

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The main cause of your problems are related to the way, your Fiery handles PDF files: Embedded controllers first convert PDFs to Postscript using EFI's own CPSI software before rasterizing the final output.

External Fierys are able to skip this step and RIP the actual output using an Adobe licensed library, called APPE.

This technique produces the same output as printing directly out of Acrobat. As a side effect, it is less error prone because color management can only be applied at one central point: The RIP itself.

Nevertheless, there are some rare cases, even APPE fails to render a job. That's why EFI made this feature optional.

But I strongly disagree that producing a PDF file does indeed rip it. Acrobat does rasterize parts of your PDF when printing (= producing a Postscript file) but the RIP itself still has to do some extensive tasks in order to rasterize it completely.

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 query : Re: How to fill a shape with color in a way that doesn't follow the outline? I have created this shape in Photoshop and exported as PNG: I then imported it to Illustrator and now I am trying

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Not really good with photoshop on computer because I mainly use my phone for stuff try to make the entire shape transparent with the inside as well and use a brush on a different layer to replicate this look.

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 query : Re: Fix vertical spacing or reset default text style I am creating a new SVG document and when I add some text, it's messed up. It uses a 55.99999809 pt font and a 5.29 mm paragraph spacing

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A partial answer for the font size:


Create a new SVG document
Stay in selection mode (arrow cursor, F1)
Choose Text/Text and font... from the menu (Ctrl+Shift+T)
Set the font size to the desired value
Click "Set as default"
Close the document without saving and create a new one

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 query : Restore correct colour balance after "Colour to Alpha..." using GIMP I am running into this problem where removing a green screen using GIMP messes up the colour balance of the elements in the

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Posted in: #Alpha #Color #Gimp

I am running into this problem where removing a green screen using GIMP messes up the colour balance of the elements in the image.

To recreate this simple problem I chose an image with an alpha channel (image on the left) and I added a layer below it with a #00ff00 fill (image in the middle). I then merged the layers and applied "Colour to Alpha..." using #00ff00 ; the result is the image on the right.



As you can see, the blue and red dice from the original image are quite accurate (perhaps because they have no green component on their colour composition?), but the problem arises for the two green dice: you can see that the one on the top right becomes grey...

Is there a proper way to deal with this? Thanks.

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 query : Restore quality of image after reducing and restoring it's size I have lost the original of my photo, which was about 500x500 pixels, JPG. The only one survived copy is 200x200 pixels. So,

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #ImageQuality #Images #PhotoEditing #Resize

I have lost the original of my photo, which was about 500x500 pixels, JPG. The only one survived copy is 200x200 pixels. So, I want to enlarge it back to original size, and obviously, the main problem is noticeably reduced image quality, i.e. after enlarging 200x200 image back to 500x500 it becomes very blurred.

What tutorials or recommendations I should use to restore (as much as possible) it's original quality, i.e. make it sharp?

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 query : Re: Is there a simple way to change all TIFFs to JPGs in an Indesign document? I have created a zine using TIFF images. However, the images are way too big and making the file way too huge

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export your file into PDF, when you click save a window with exporting settings will appear and you can change your images quality in compression tab, if you want to share the editable version of idd, just share it via wetransfer

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 query : Re: InDesign: Increase "space before" but only if content is above I am currently doing a table of contents in InDesign and have run into yet another problem, namely the spacing: My TOC features

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Two suggestions :


decrease the "space after" value of your "Table of Contents" Title paragraph style
place "Table of Contents" title and the Toc content in two separate frames. You can thread them. If you choose not to thread them, remove the title in the TOC panel.

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 query : Re: How to auto delete a space left after a data merge in InDesign? I have an InDesign document which is filled from the data in a CSV file using data merge. The CSV has columns for First Name,

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Are you sure those spaces exist in your CSV file? They shouldn't.
Did you not manually added the spaces between the fields?
Like this: (dots represent spaces)

<<Firstname>>.<<Middlename>>.<<Lastname>>


It does make sense since you want a space between fields.
A solution (among many possible ones) is to use a grep style to hide a space if followed by another space. Something like this should do the trick:

h(?=h)


To create an invisible character style, you can use these settings ("Invisible character style" is just like pancakes: everyone has his own recipe... here's mine ^ ^):
color : [none]
size: 0.1 pt
Tracking: -1000
horizontal scale: 1%

See example below:

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 query : GREP Style to remove tabs & replace with paragraph break I am wondering if it is possible to create a GREP Style (not search) to auto-format a consistent data set of info. Data example as

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign #Automation #Grep #IndesignScripting

I am wondering if it is possible to create a GREP Style (not search) to auto-format a consistent data set of info. Data example as follows:

XXX1X234-101 "UPAS" WOVEN SPTWR JKT OFF WHITE

XXX1X234-6D6 "JAKLYN" WOVEN SPTWR TOP BARE PINK

XXX1X234-6D6 "RUTHIE" WOVEN SPTWR TOP BARE PINK

XXX1X234-101 "COLE" WOVEN SPTWR JKT OFF WHITE

XXX1X234-9O2 "JAKLYN" WOVEN SPTWR TOP ALABASTER

XXX1X234-001 "JAKLYN" WOVEN SPTWR TOP BLACK

XXX1X234-101 "KURRA" WOVEN CITY PANT OFF WHITE


If needed, data consists of 12 char string then tab, followed by a string surrounded by quotations then tab, then another string of text then tab, and lastly one more string of text.

I am wondering if it can be formatted to this automatically:

XXX1X234-101
"UPAS"
WOVEN SPTWR JKT
OFF WHITE

XXX1X234-6D6
"JAKLYN"
WOVEN SPTWR TOP
BARE PINK

XXX1X234-6D6
"RUTHIE"
WOVEN SPTWR TOP
BARE PINK


Till the end of the data list.
Each string instead of being tabbed in now in new line (not new paragraph; shift-tab)

Thank you in advance!

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 query : Inkscape converted file not recognize I have saved an SVG file to WMF and EMF file format using Inkscape (0.91). However Google Drawing do not recognize these files. However when I use online

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Posted in: #Google #Inkscape #Svg

I have saved an SVG file to WMF and EMF file format using Inkscape (0.91). However Google Drawing do not recognize these files. However when I use online tool for conversion (CloudConvert) Google Drawing can open WMF and EMF files.

Is there anything special about Inkscape conversion? What other tool (in Linux but not online) I can use to convert SVG file to WMF and EMF?

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 query : Looking for resources to study the design practices for Asian countries like china, taiwan etc I am a visual designer and I have recently got this project on researching web/app design practices

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Posted in: #Mobile #ResourceRecommendations #WebApplications #WebsiteDesign

I am a visual designer and I have recently got this project on researching web/app design practices for Asian countries e.g. China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea etc. I have been trying to search for books or other resources but couldn't find one. I hope someone can refer me some resource to study the same.

For instance: If I need to design a mobile application for China, I need to understand how does the design work in China. E.g if Red is to stop, green is to go in USA, what is standard people follow in countries like china, Japan etc. How do they deal with the Typography and what are some best practices for the local user of those countries and how it is different than from western countries.
I would be working on web/mobile app designs. I hope someone can guide me.

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 query : 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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Posted in: #BackgroundRemoval

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 can I remove the colored background and convert the shadow into a black image with alpha? Given that I know what the colour of the shadow is the problem should be exactly solvable for an alpha-shadow that gives me back the original image when I overlay it on the background colour.

Using paint.NET, or Gimp, or any other free software. I can find lots of approximate solutions, that "work" even when the colour of the shadow is not known (Leaving some of the background colour "lingering" in the result), but I don't want that. I want the exact solution when I do know the colour of the shadow and the background.

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 query : Re: Is attribution required while using a Google Font as a piece of art or in video? i let all fonts i used to use when i found there was free and paid between them and the files were mixed,

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i have reached this link when i decided to get the answer from the source .. SIL Open Font License, 1.1 .“http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scrip... not required notice the licence it may be different in each font ..
#read the Question: 1.1.2 and make sure by your own again.. and read Question: 1.1.1 to know when you must .. Read each font license and make sure that it under SIL Open Font License ..

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 query : Illustrator: Making areas of color transparent Hello everyone. I'm a web designer who is brand new to graphic design. I've been experimenting this evening, trying to learn new skills using YouTube

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator

Hello everyone. I'm a web designer who is brand new to graphic design. I've been experimenting this evening, trying to learn new skills using YouTube tutorials.

I've spent the last 1-2 hours trying to figure out what I'm about to ask you all. I really hope there's an easy answer (I tried erasing and that was just NOT clean).

I want to make the colored ellipses appear only behind the mountains, like a sun. So I need to figure out how to make all of the other colored areas transparent.

Hopefully this question makes sense.

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 query : How to achieve 'Orange and Teal' look in GIMP I would like to give the 'Orange & Teal' look to some pictures using only GIMP. I must remark, the question is specifically restricted to

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Posted in: #ColorGrading #Gimp #Linux

I would like to give the 'Orange & Teal' look to some pictures using only GIMP. I must remark, the question is specifically restricted to GIMP.

My question is simple but here is some background. 'Orange and Teal', also called 'The Blockbuster Look' is the practice of color grading pictures and movies in a simplified palette where shadows are turned into blue and lights are given an orange tone. Hated by many, it is being abused in Hollywood productions more and more, but as any other technique it also can be used very creatively to achieve kind of a warm sunset look.

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 query : Re: Can you create interactive pdf with changing images on mouseover? Is it possible to produce pdf files with InDesign that have interactive images on them? For example, the initial appearance of

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I found this video really helpful with interactivity in InDesign documents, hope it helps! Also remember to change the export option to 'Save as type: Adobe PDF (Interactive)' if you are exporting to a PDF.

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 query : Bullet list syntax for Adobe InDesign script I'm looking for the syntax that defines bullet points so that I can create a bullet list in a script for use as a guide template for other users.

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Posted in: #Adobe #AdobeIndesign #IndesignScripting #Javascript

I'm looking for the syntax that defines bullet points so that I can create a bullet list in a script for use as a guide template for other users. At a guess my best bet so far is that it's under 'character styles' but other than that I'm really not sure what to try.

Thanks in advance!

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 query : Re: Opentype feature for controlling double- or single-story lowercase "a"? Is there an Opentype feature that controls whether the lowercase "a" glyph is shown as "single storey" or "double storey"?

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Form the list of Registered Features, you could choose:


Stylistic Alternates (salt): "[...] alternate glyph designs for a purely aesthetic effect.", or
Stylistic Sets (ssxx): "In addition to [...] stylistic alternatives of individual glyphs (salt), some fonts may contain sets of stylistic variant glyphs corresponding to portions of the character set, e.g. multiple variants for lowercase letters in a Latin font. Glyphs in stylistic sets may be designed to harmonise [sic] visually, interract [sic] in particular ways, or otherwise work together."


So, if the 'a' is the only variant, I'd go with 'salt'.

As for the other, specific question, Candara has double-storey for roman, and single for italics. This is a common choice since the italics is suppose to be based on a "stylized form of calligraphic handwriting".

APPENDED: Candara has also an Oblique version, as the OP remarks. I understand the original quest is trying to get a double-storey 'a' in the italics, and the OP also suggested substituting the oblique 'a' in the italic text. Unfortunately, italics and obliques (at least in this font family) don't have the same slanting angle, and the substitution may look weird. Unless the italic face of the Font Family has a specific double-storey stylistic alternate, I guess there is no way to add a double-storey italic in this typeface ( without much trickery :P ).



EDIT: related to the article you mention from FontFont -- for example, FF Unit lists in this page that the 'a' stylistic conversion is in the salt and ss01 features. Other FF fonts also handle it similarly.

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