Last seen: Tue 11 May, 2021
: Moving Sketch's iOS UI Design Library to Symbols Page Sketch has iOS symbols embedded. It's difficult for me to find the symbols I'm looking for by just looking at the names in the dropdown
Sketch has iOS symbols embedded. It's difficult for me to find the symbols I'm looking for by just looking at the names in the dropdown menu as shown below.
I can't seem to find how I can view all these symbols at once in a symbols page, or how to move them to a symbols page. Here's an screenshot of another file - ideally the symbols in the library would be laid out in a page like this. Any suggestions on how I can view all the iOS symbols in the dropdown on a page?
: Adobe Illustrator two pages in one file My colleague gives me a file from Google drive and i can see a file with two pages. After downloading the file, when i open from Illustrator, I can
My colleague gives me a file from Google drive and i can see a file with two pages.
After downloading the file, when i open from Illustrator, I can see only first page. How can see the second page? Please help.
: Re: Aligning Nonlinear bend to grid (MAYA) I've been stuck on this problem for a while. I'm trying to make a road piece. Initial size is a plane of 7 x 7. That is the road piece template. Following
In your example inner radius of road piece must be equal 9 pieces of your grid size. For example, if grid 1x1cm then road inner radius must be 9cm.
: Creating a clock using the rotation tool (with rounded rectangles) I have managed to create a circle with 12 boxes inside which worked fine. I came to create another but with rounded corners
I have managed to create a circle with 12 boxes inside which worked fine. I came to create another but with rounded corners and they don't line up. How would I fix this? I used the rotation tool and put 30 for angle and then duplicated it around. I somehow I need to account for the rounded corners.
360 / 12 = 30
: How to edit a pixel without modifying surrounding pixels When working on a bitmap image in Photoshop, I often need to make changes to individual pixels, such as using the Paintbrush to change
When working on a bitmap image in Photoshop, I often need to make changes to individual pixels, such as using the Paintbrush to change the colour. This would typically involve zooming into the maximum level possible - 3200% - then using a 1px brush to paint the individual pixels, as seen below. However, this has the unwanted effect of also changing the colour of the surrounding pixels to a lesser degree.
How can I avoid this behaviour to modify the properties of only a single pixel? I've come across the workaround of creating a 1px x 1px fixed size selection around the pixel as I'm working on it, thereby preventing the surrounding pixels from being affected, but this seems like a convoluted, time-consuming hack more than a real solution. Is there nothing in Photoshop designed for this purpose - or at the very least, a hack or plugin that would be less time-consuming?
: Re: I'm trying to split up my illustrator artboard into even sections using the rectangular grid tool I have my artboard set up to represent a playing field which is measuring at 140 meters by
You must use another tool:
Draw your rectangle
Go to menu Object → Path → Split Into Grid
Check flag Preview and tune the options
: Illustrator - Making inside of image transparent I'm trying to make the inside parts of an image transparent. I used the image trace feature in Illustrator 6 to successfully get the outside
I'm trying to make the inside parts of an image transparent. I used the image trace feature in Illustrator 6 to successfully get the outside transparent, but when I attempt to select the inside parts (inside the hand, around the eye) and then delete, it goes to black instead of transparent. See image below for details, I basically would like all whitespace transparent (so its just an outline)
: Re: 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,
First of all, use photoshop to enlarge by using the best for enlargement features.
After that try to sharpen the image by using the high-pass feature (see tutorial here)
If the enlarged image is too pixelated, try adding a very light Gaussian blur and then use the high pass sharpening layer on top of it.
: Photoshop CC deletion and erasing is pixelated I'm having a problem I haven't encountered before. On my previous laptop I was using PSCC, and it was perfectly fine. But now, whenever I have
I'm having a problem I haven't encountered before. On my previous laptop I was using PSCC, and it was perfectly fine. But now, whenever I have a selection and delete, or try to erase using the brush, the edges become pixelated.
As an example-
Cut to new layer:
What happened, and how can I fix this? I don't see any cut and paste options for selections anywhere to fiddle with, and changing the eraser to pencil mode isn't really much of a solution though it does do its one solitary job.
: Batch export OBJ files from Photoshop keeping the PSD filename I have an action that takes a psd with a 3d layer that: Resets the rotation of the Object Moves it to the Ground Plane Unifies
I have an action that takes a psd with a 3d layer
Resets the rotation of the Object
Moves it to the Ground Plane
Exports to an obj file (here lies the problem)
Closes the document
When it exports during the batch it writes it as whatever the original file was named overwriting the original. I want to simply export the obj with whatever name the current psd has. I have a render action that renders the 3d image and saves it as a jpg that runs just fine so it's probably some problem with ps's export 3d layer command and actions.
I also tried writing a folder action on the mac that will copy and rename the files to a different folder via a bash script pulling names from a txt file and deleting them as it moves them and it sometimes manages to get 2 of the 3 into the destination other times it moves the mtl file as well which was nowhere in it's commands.
NAME=$(head -1 /Users/username/Desktop/test.txt)
mv /Users/username/Desktop/3D/OBJ/Run/CH098.obj /Users/username/Desktop/3D/OBJ/Processed/$NAME.obj
tail -n +2 /Users/username/Desktop/test.txt > /Users/username/Desktop/test.bak.txt
mv /Users/username/Desktop/test.bak.txt /Users/username/Desktop/test.txt
I then decided it was running too soon and added a 5 second pause before it moved the file to hopefully make sure photoshop had finished writing to the file. (it didn't work)
: Trying to identify a graphic design style/concept I am interested in identifying a particular graphic-design concept, if it exists (and is not just my imagination). Two examples that I can think
I am interested in identifying a particular graphic-design concept, if it exists (and is not just my imagination).
Two examples that I can think of are:
The background of the cover art on the AC/DC album Black Ice:
The old (pre-2010) logo design of Brut brand aftershave.
It’s a dirty masculine tattoo or imprint kind of look.
Is this a defined style/concept?
: Is it possible to create slanted objects in Illustrator's perspective grid? I've been looking for a while but haven't found anything useful. When working with the perspective grid, the first thing
I've been looking for a while but haven't found anything useful. When working with the perspective grid, the first thing I wanted to do is to draw a laptop. I wanted its lid to be slanted at an angle. I thought I could get away with just drawing two straight lines on different planes then connecting their ends, but then I couldn't figure out how to make a perfect round-cornered lid. Come to think of it, how do you even draw a foreshortened slanted circle on the perspective grid for that matter? Anything you draw snaps onto either the vertical planes, or the horizontal planes, and there are no slanted planes to help you with that. Other tools (rotate, shear, etc.) don't seem to work. Is it possible draw slanted objects at all?
: Why some brush types in the Create New Brush dialog are disabled? I created a new Pattern Brush to test a new symbol I designed, and then decided to create a new Scatter Brush instead. But
I created a new Pattern Brush to test a new symbol I designed, and then decided to create a new Scatter Brush instead. But when I click the New Brush button in the Brushes palette, now the dialog box has 2 brushes greyed out (the Scatter Brush and Art Brush). Previously all of them were available. What would cause that to happen? Thanks!
: Re: 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
If you want to be sure that the colors behind an object are not seen there are 2 ways:
color the object above
delete the portion of the underlying object
The object above is called A and the object below is called B.
To color object A just select it and give it a color from the Color Panel or the Toolbar.
To delete the portion of an object I use the Shape Builder Tool (great time saver).
Often I prefer that both objects are shapes and not strokes, in this case I select the stroke/path and I expand it going in the menu Object -> Expand...
Then select object A and object B and with the Shape Builder Tool [Shift + M] select the portion you want to remove.
Then with the Selection Tool [V] select the portion and delete it [delete | backspace].
: RGB to CMYK with best results I'm currently designing a mockup for print but unfortunately the logo extends some colors that are only available in RGB. I was trying to convert a pretty agressive
I'm currently designing a mockup for print but unfortunately the logo extends some colors that are only available in RGB.
I was trying to convert a pretty agressive RGB green (#afff00) to CMYK but the differences after the conversion via photoshop are capital.
If I'm printing the RGB logo I get a color thats very very close to the RGB one on the monitor, how is that possible? Is it possible to use that or a pretty similar color in CMYK?
: Proffesional game or animation 3d models I'm learning how to make 3D animation (I know that one person can't do much in this topic but I want to give a try). I have been keen on it for
I'm learning how to make 3D animation (I know that one person can't do much in this topic but I want to give a try). I have been keen on it for 1-2 years, but I have been started doing it seriously a few months ago. Is it possible for me (one-person team) using programs like Blender etc. to make something like this:
I'm quite talented in art and this stuff but I'm having doubts if it's reachable level for me. That's why I'm asking. Maybe Maya can do the trick.
: Re: Are there any shortcomings to making layouts in InDesign to place in Photoshop? Is it a crazy idea to make artwork in InDesign and then export to JPG then place linked files inside Photoshop,
There is a potential downside: JPEG compression is lossy and is not great when there are large areas of solid colors touching other areas of solid colors (like large type on white etc.). In addition, you are baking in the quality when you export in raster format. The second point is probably fine for most things you are working on, and if you open the JPGs and do not resize them then you are probably OK but it should be considered.
Exporting as PNG as suggested in another answer is one way to avoid using lossy compression.
Exporting a page as PDF will preserve all vector art. It will be converted when you place it in Photoshop, but it is better to defer rasterizing vectors as long as you can so the conversion quality is as high as possible. If you place the PDF as a smart object instead of opening and moving the layer, then it might actually resample if you resize, which is good
: 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?
I want to make my picture look more old and used.
How do I do that? Is there a tool for doing that?
: Re: How can I import multi-page AI files or PDFs to InDesign CS5.5? I'm currently using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and Illustrator CS5.1. I'm working on a school project in which I have to make a book
We at Markzware have a tool called PDF2DTP. This is conventionally a PDF to InDesign conversion software. It will also convert most .AI Illustrator files into new InDesign documents as well. I say most, for you will have to have clicked on the "Create PDF compatible File" when saving the .ai file. (But that is on by default, so most are as such)
This is an Illustrator to InDesign conversion with all pages, geometry and placed images or elements. There generally will be some touching-up needed, but it can also pleasantly surprise! Here is a video on how that works:
: Perfect placement of a shape to delimit a corner Is there a way to perfectly make those corners? I am kind of eyeballing the position of the circle, but wondering if there is a way to place
Is there a way to perfectly make those corners? I am kind of eyeballing the position of the circle, but wondering if there is a way to place it perfectly touching both lines it is supposed to touch on a single vertex each.
: How to make the image to look out like it was rendered The image below seems like it's a rendered 3D model. How can I make a 2D image in Illustrator or Photoshop to have the same look?
The image below seems like it's a rendered 3D model. How can I make a 2D image in Illustrator or Photoshop to have the same look?
: Spacing letters in a word so that the end result is exactly a given width So my problem is the following. I can't seem to figure out how to space 6 letters in Illustrator that are 10mm
So my problem is the following.
I can't seem to figure out how to space 6 letters in Illustrator that are 10mm high so that the end result is 80mm wide.
If someone has a solution for this that would be great.
: Re: Photoshop Color Range selection in Single Layer Is it possible to use the color range selection tool for a single layer? Right now it samples colors from all the layers to make the selection,
Simply select the layer that you want to select the color, ctrl (cmd) + click on layer (or right click and "Select pixels") and go to Select > Color range; and you will only select the colors on one layer.
: Re: InDesign: how to prepare book for perfect binding I am designing a perfect bound book, I understand that the pages will all be single, so they can easily be in different paper (colour, weight
Typically perfect bound uses 8-page "saddle stitch style" signatures that are then stacked, so you could bundle them as individual files of 8-pages each.
I have never done any real work with production binding (just some home projects and intro stuff) as I rely on the production staff's know-how. You can insert individual sheets and have i.e. non-multiples of 4 but I think that if the binding is just stacks of paper glued at the end, they fall out. For my BS home stuff this happens (I don't mind), but for good work, the signatures are usually clamped and ground down. Presumably, this roughs the paper and provides a better surface for the glue. Someone with more direct experience in this regard can speak to that.
I do an "ad book" that often has 2 special colors, and I bundle them as 3 individual books named using the paper color. Note that the colored pages are either contiguous or are not running pages and can be inserted randomly inside the signature without editorial issues, and the book is folded and stapled.
However: if your book is using a arbitrary random color paper on every even page, then you probably want to speak directly with the production people to work out a way to communicate how you want it. Usually you get the sales person to set up a meeting with the three of you. It really is crucial to get the person who is actually in charge of the production of the piece. The sales department will not be able to handle it properly.
If it were me, I would also provide a paper dummy of what the finished product is supposed to look like, at least for page ordering. I would bring something of this nature to the preliminary meeting and say "this is a dummy of what I am thinking, with random color order, weights etc. what is the best way to submit a file so that your production staff understands how to put it together?"
: What does underline on a group mean in Illustrator? What does the underline on a group mean in Illustrator's Layers panel?
What does the underline on a group mean in Illustrator's Layers panel?
: How to put pictures in running text as if they were text? Some tutorial books have text lines containing graphics like these: It'd be a lot nicer to build an OpenType-SVG font, but there
Some tutorial books have text lines containing graphics like these:
It'd be a lot nicer to build an OpenType-SVG font, but there doesn't seem to be any intuitive workable tool for that yet. Thus I'd like to know how to put graphics (especially colored graphics) into running text like the above examples, as if the graphics were text themselves, so that the graphics are aligned perfectly and consistently on text lines. Not just symbols already built in fonts, but actual graphics (rastor, vector, etc., especially colored ones) Ideally using Adobe apps.
: Re: How can I create a clipping mask using a contour group? I'm trying to create a clipping mask using something I've imported with the adobe capture app which into illustrator - this has shown
I personally don't like masking in illustrator (because they are algorithm generated they are not really masks, and if they mask they create an insane ammount of extra code under the hood).
Unless you need to make some special effect with gradients and complex decorations, I suggest to use the Trace tool, to create the shape you want by adding or cutting elements with other elements.
For example if I want an half moon, I take a square and a circle, I align them in a way that the square cut in half the moon, and extract the difference from them. The result is an element that is not the combination of the two, but an object with his own path. If you mask a raster in illustrator you might want instead work on photoshop.
: Re: Importing SVG into Illustrator with proper viewBox size When I try to open an svg file with Illustrator, Illustrator defaults to whatever artboard size was last used when a file was open. As
I know that this is not exactly the answer that you want, but I work mostly with SVG limiting his use with Illustrator because you can work easily directly with text. Illustrator add a lot of nonsensical code that I prefer not to have in my SVG files, I use it only when I need to shape a "path" that I need to use.
My 2 cents:
First of all having a decent viewbox number helps a lot when dealing with SVG elements. So you might want to have a viewbox that is square shaped more than rectangular, something like "0 0 32 32" or "0 0 100 100" so that you can move the SVG element around and resizing by just modifing via text editor the SVG rather than from Illustrator.
Even because if you resize the element just in height, still will be limited by its max width. Working in square as metric is easier.
1) Create an empty field via text editor with "0 0 100 100" value (that will be your standard file that you'll open from now and on). Remember of saving it with the .svg extension.
2) Avoid to use real text font inside an illustrator file, "expand" them so that they will be vector and can be resized without a problem (if the OS doesn't have that font, it will render a font of the system).
3) Open in illustrator the file, and copy and paste your work. Group the elements and FIT THE OBJECT TO THE ARTBOARD (not viceversa). You can do it in different ways, the important is that you keep the proportion of all the elements.
Use from and now and always the file created to insert all the shape that you want inside that "0 0 100 100" proportion. Doesn't matter if you insert a rectangular element inside a canvas that has a lot of white space around, on the web when you link an svg file, that white space of the canvas will be transparent because is not really there.
Bonus: use jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg/ to simplify the path of your svg to the essential piece of text.
: I think the inlinemerge script Baris Celik mentioned will help you solve your problem. It allows you to create a template within a text frame that the script will repeat for each record.
I think the inlinemerge script Baris Celik mentioned will help you solve your problem. It allows you to create a template within a text frame that the script will repeat for each record. You can read about it on Indesign Secrets. In the article it makes it sound like you have to use anchored objects but works with regular text as well.
: Re: inDesign Table of Contents auto grabbing character style I'm just learning the Table of Contents feature in inDesign, and have learned a lot from tutorials but can't figure this one out. When
You should be able to fix this by specifying a paragraph style for your TOC