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 query : Photoshop scaling issues I'm running Photoshop CS6 on Windows 10 with resolution at 3840x2160 and scale and layout at 250%. At first I was having an issue with all the menus being super tiny,

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #Resolution #Scale #Windows

I'm running Photoshop CS6 on Windows 10 with resolution at 3840x2160 and scale and layout at 250%.
At first I was having an issue with all the menus being super tiny, so I looked for a solution and found that going into Photoshop compatibility properties and checking "Override high DPI scaling behavior" worked.
But now my brush painting area doesn't correspond to the cursor size anymore and it's really annoying ..... As in the area painted is actually bigger than the cursor size.
Does anyone know how to fix it without having to go back to everything being super tiny?

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 query : Can you combine two small animations into one on FireAlpaca? I use FireAlpaca and I currently have one problem with it. Is there a way to make one separate animation and combine it with

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Posted in: #Animation

I use FireAlpaca and I currently have one problem with it. Is there a way to make one separate animation and combine it with another animation made from FireAlpaca?

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 query : Save for web Photoshop/Illustrator I want to save a logo as PNG-24 with a transparent background. Is it completely the same outcome if I Save for Web in Photoshop and Save for Web in Illustrator?

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #AdobePhotoshop

I want to save a logo as PNG-24 with a transparent background. Is it completely the same outcome if I Save for Web in Photoshop and Save for Web in Illustrator?

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 query : How to make rgba in illustrator i have a logo in .ai and the customer wants me to save it as a rgba. I normally only work with cmyk and rgb, so how do i make it rgba in illustrator?

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator

i have a logo in .ai and the customer wants me to save it as a rgba. I normally only work with cmyk and rgb, so how do i make it rgba in illustrator? Is rgba only for websites?
Thanks for your time..:)

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 query : Re: Photoshop: high pass filter or sharpening filter? I was wondering, what is the difference between the high-pass filter and the unsharpen mask one? I am used to use the first to improve the quality

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Let me tell you a secret, Photoshop is doing almost the same in those cases.

Let me explain.
Classic sharpening (Using Linear Filters) is as following:


Take an Image.
Apply High Pass Filter on it.
Add the result (Or some kind of adding operation) of 2 to the original image of 1.


More than that, in Photoshop the High Pass Filter used in Unsharp Mask is the exact one in the High Pass filter.
Actually, in Photoshop, both are created as following - Photoshop's High Pass:


Take an Image.
Blur it using Gaussian Blur (Which is actually Box Blur applied few times).
Subtract the result of 2 from 1 and put the result as High Pass Filter result.


Now, the question is, given an High Pass of an image, how do you want to use it?
If you just want to add it, then Unsharp Mask is your friend.
If you want different application (Like Multiplication and addition, etc...) use High Pass Filter + Calculation Tool / Apply Image / Blending Mode.

If you really want a modern way to sharpen images - Use Multi Scale / Multi Frequency Sharpening.
Those are superior to any of those.

Just Google Multi Scale Sharpening Photoshop.

Another great approach to deal with the weaknesses of High Pass based Sharpening (USM included) is given by DoubleUSM.

Davide Barranca is an expert on this and he has amazing and hilarious video on the subject - Double USM 2 Panel for Adobe Photoshop.
In summary, he take care of Dark and Bright Halos in an independent approach, tackling each on its own.

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 query : Dynamic symbols color change I am using dynamic symbols for a bunch of icons and when I create a dynamic symbol in black, color editing for individual symbols(which doesn't affect the master

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator

I am using dynamic symbols for a bunch of icons and when I create a dynamic symbol in black, color editing for individual symbols(which doesn't affect the master symbol) doesn't work. I would like my master symbol to be in black (as it's the most used version)and change its color here and there. But apparently this individual recolor thing with the direct selection tool doesn't work when the symbol has been created in black. Someone can help? would be awesome!

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 query : Illustrator/Inkscape : doing perfect connected waves in one path I'm a newbie with these tools but i need to do a kind of drawing that should be scalable. I would like to reproduce the same

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Pathfinder

I'm a newbie with these tools but i need to do a kind of drawing that should be scalable.
I would like to reproduce the same kind of waves of the wifi signal but connected each other like below. The orange color is what i would like to have and that i can't achieve in one perfect path.


So i tried to start with half circles or polar grid but don't know how to make a clean connection. Adding circles seems to be the best idea i had but difficult to place and connect them exactly

Thank you

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 query : Merge and delete the nodes from overlapping shapes in Inkscape I started my adventures with Inkscape. I am trying to merge and delete connection between nodes. I have got a two objects that

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Posted in: #Inkscape #Path #Vector

I started my adventures with Inkscape.
I am trying to merge and delete connection between nodes.

I have got a two objects that intersect:



I would like to merge them and delete a section so the result is similar to this:



I tried join selected nodes for two node from two objects but it doesn't work.

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 query : InDesign: Relinking broken library links breaks links for other users Working off of the same server we have an interesting problem. When one user creates a library on their machine and saves

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign #AssetManagement #Library

Working off of the same server we have an interesting problem. When one user creates a library on their machine and saves it to the shared server, all connect via the same macOSs path, then when another user loads the library from the server their links are broken and the media needs to be relinked.

My first thought was that the server is being mounted under slightly different paths on each users machine but, after inspection this is not the case. I made sure that they were connecting the exact same way and even checked the paths when they were being relinked to be sure.

There is obviously a path issue because once another user relinks an asset the original user now has broken links. Can someone please give me some advice on troubleshooting this problem further? Has anyone out there experienced similar problems?

Thanks!

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 query : Re: Free font similar to Quattrocento, with italics I'm a fan of Impallari Type's Quattrocentro. It has a certain classic elegance that I like, and it is very readable on screens. Unfortunately

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I believe I came across Quattrocento while looking for the font used in mid-to-late-1980:s "Byte" magazine. I later learned (via fontsinuse.com) that the actual font used was ITC Novarese, which has the interesting property of the italics that Janus Bahs Jacquet mentions in a comment, and seems to fulfill all of your criteria. Not free, though.

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 query : How batch rename artboards in Adobe illustrator? Is there a way to batch rename a bunch of selected artboards in illustrator? Also adding increments or text to suffix or prefix with a UI that

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Artboard

Is there a way to batch rename a bunch of selected artboards in illustrator?
Also adding increments or text to suffix or prefix with a UI that have fields for these! wow I'm greedy!! :D

any script or plug-in appreciated...

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 query : Re: How to disable randomization on stained glass filter in photoshop for videos? When I apply the stained glass filter to a video in photoshop and render it out it generates a new pattern of

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I solved the problem:

Go into filter gallery and add a stained glass filter, after that add another one and hide the first. That will make the pattern stay the same throughout the whole video.

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 query : Re: Snap paths in Illustrator How I can make my paths snap with each other? Even with Smart Guides and Snap to Point enabled, I can't make it work. This is what I want: This is what I get:

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I was able to get this to work after plenty of frustration by doing the following:


Smart Guides: On
Snap to Point: On
Preferences->Smart Guides->Construction Guides: On (I also left everything else on except Transform Tools)
Most importantly was to hold down Ctrl before clicking on the object.

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 query : 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

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #Text

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 looks perfect in Illustrator, but as soon as I export it to any kind of file format results are always pixelated.

I have tried exporting it as jpeg100,jpeg80,jpeg50,jpeg20 and I get similar pixelated results every time.

After spending hours of research and countless thoughts of giving up I've decided to ask for help. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks


both of these appear to be pixelated.
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 query : Rounding corners inside a mesh-like shape I'm new to illustrator, and attempting to round the corners of the intersections between lines on shapes like the one attached. My first issue is that

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator

I'm new to illustrator, and attempting to round the corners of the intersections between lines on shapes like the one attached. My first issue is that I am unable to merge the shape into one. I've tried using the join tool which does nothing, and tried using the merge tool which removes my lines between the blob. The shape has been constructed using the curvature tool with a high line width and no fill on the lines between the blob.



I appreciate there might not be a solution to this problem, but if anyone could give me another suggestion on how to rebuild this shape from the beginning in a way that I can achieve my intended result that would also be great :)

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 query : Distorted and uneven lines in illustrator I downloaded adobe illustrator CC 2018 yesterday! and the tools give distorted lines!no matter whatever tool i use.here is a screenshot of whats happening.Can

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator

I downloaded adobe illustrator CC 2018 yesterday! and the tools give distorted lines!no matter whatever tool i use.here is a screenshot of whats happening.Can anyone help me with this please

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 query : Is there any section managing tool/ panel for indesign? In Indesign going through sections in multi documents or long documents to editing their titles and other options is a time eating process.

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign #IndesignScripting #SectionMarker

In Indesign going through sections in multi documents or long documents to editing their titles and other options is a time eating process.
Is there a panel, script or plug-in to just list sections... as documents as in a book... and let designer to see them stacked and bring up the section option by just one click, instead scrolling all page panel up and down?

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 query : Why do my cross-references keep breaking? I have a document, let's call it A, that consists mainly of a single text thread. Somewhere in this thread, there's a cross reference to another chapter

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Posted in: #AdobeIndesign #CrossReference

I have a document, let's call it A, that consists mainly of a single text thread.
Somewhere in this thread, there's a cross reference to another chapter in the same thread, and it works fine.

I have a second document, lets' call it B, which is a variant of A.
B has different master pages and different paragraph/character styles, so I used the content collector/placer to link the text thread in A to the one in B.
A wise use of variables and conditional text took care of some smaller differences between the two threads, and that works fine too, except...

...well except for cross references. Cross references in B break, and when I set them right (to the corresponding paragraphs in B), cross references in A break, and so on in a cycle.

Why is this happening? How do I solve this?

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 query : Re: How to distribute an equal amount of space between each object in Photoshop? I'm using "Distribute Horizontal Centers" in Photoshop, but it might be the wrong tool for the job. I'm guessing

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THere is a photoshop extension called "Space Equal", its free and spaces them auto automatically between the outer items. Cant find the link no more though :)

EDIT
i found it again, here is a link

this thing is super useful, totally dont understand while other Adibe software does have it. Feels like different Adobe software still is complete different companies under one umbrella ;)

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 query : Re: Set primary color in Photoshop from hex code in clipboard I already have set a hotkey to "Copy color's HEX code". When pressing Ctrl+Shift+C it copies the hex code of the primary color to

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You should try Actions I think that will solve your problem. record the action of going to the color dialog and paste the value hit okay and stop recording. Assign a key on the keyboard for the action that you just recorded. and the next time you copy a color code just hit that key on the keyboard and it will play that action for you. that should fix your problem.

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 query : Re: Resetting InDesign's "Document modified outside of book" warning This feels more like a Super User question than Graphic Design, but I figure someone here will be more likely to know the answer.

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In the Book Panel drop down menu there is 'Book page numbering options...'. Then choose 'Update page and section numbers'. This will fix all docs in the book. You may need to go back inside to see if pagination is affected in each doc.

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 query : Re: What is the difference between a website Style Guide and a Pattern Library? As per the question, I am currently trying to identify a clear difference between a Style Guide and a Pattern Library

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I guess the website style is about the layout and the appearance of the page, and the pattern concerns the format of the script and text in general!
I hope this help, and that an expert will give a better answer for all of us.

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 query : How to create a symbol for LaTeX using Inkscape by working on font character My purpose is to create the two characters for the imaginary unit i and for the Napier number e as seen below.

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Posted in: #CharacterDesign #Inkscape #Symbols

My purpose is to create the two characters for the imaginary unit i and for the Napier number e as seen below. Now, the aim is to do this in the Latin Modern Roman Italic font. So in Inkscape, I type the e in the correct font, but then I cannot figure out how could I place that white stripes that run all along the border of the letter. Any suggestion? Also, once the symbol is created, how do I make it become a symbol form LaTeX?

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 query : Engineer looking to enter design field First of all I appreciate your answers. I have finished my Msc in mechanical engineering, but now I realize that engineering is not for me. I was very

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Posted in: #Education

First of all I appreciate your answers.

I have finished my Msc in mechanical engineering, but now I realize that engineering is not for me. I was very good sketcher and painter but my mathematics were good too, so I selected engineering since everyone said it was more money. Now I am not pleased with myself.

I don't know if I want to be architect, graphic designer, products designer. I am really confused but determined to become a designer.

Who should I talk to, where should I start?

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 query : Why do I get this dialog when I open the pattern editor in Illustrator CC? I created a pattern and dragged it to the swatches panel. Now I keep getting this dialog every time I double click

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #ClippingMask #Patterns

I created a pattern and dragged it to the swatches panel. Now I keep getting this dialog every time I double click the pattern in the swatches panel to open the pattern editor mode.


A clipping mask was created around the pattern tile bounds to preserve
legacy pattern appearance.

For best results, release the clipping mask when changing the tile
size or editing art that overlaps the tile edge.

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 query : Re: Correction Layers in Photoshop I'm doing another art piece and a couple of artists recommended instead of making skin colors as shapes with the pen tool as a base I should make a correction

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Apply a Filter to a Smart Object Layer.

Adjustment Layers get created and applied to the Smart Object when the filter is selected.

A Correction Layer would be the use of an Adjustment layer to correct the effects of the filter applied to the object.

Adjustment layers allow for "small adjustments" These are non destructive, and amendable (can be switched on/ off, increased or decreased).

Create a Smart Object from your layer, or use an existing smart object.

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 query : Re: I'm looking for hierarchy-dependent logo version management Ok so I'm a newb at graphic design for sure. I can hardly hack my way through GIMP/Inkscape/PS, but I want to solve this problem:

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Convert your original logo Design / Logo Set into a smart object.

For Photoshop
Right click on layer and choose "convert to smart object" from options. You can create non destructive effects with adjustment layers added to the smart object.

In illustrator
you can create a Symbols. (You can drag artwork directly to the symbols menu)

Smart objects and symbols can be placed into other Adobe programs such as After Effects and be animated / altered non destructively. You can always edit the smart objects/symbols and then update the placed files, which in turn will update all instances.

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