Last seen: Tue 11 May, 2021
: InDesign: Even fontsize for pagenumbers in Table of Contents I am currently trying to make a table of contents in InDesign that houses two levels of headings. To make the hierarchy more clear
I am currently trying to make a table of contents in InDesign that houses two levels of headings. To make the hierarchy more clear I have changed the fontsize of the level 2 headings. My problem is, that this results in the page-number references to also have different sizes, which is not exactly what I want, since it looks rather odd.
If possible I would like to have those page numbers at the same (smaller) text-size. How can I achieve this? Will I have to manually style them?
Here a sample of how I would like it to look made in Photoshop
: How do I make a set of images exactly the same hue/darkness as a sample image? I have two textures of the same section of straight road - one darker and yellower, but a low resolution, and
I have two textures of the same section of straight road - one darker and yellower, but a low resolution, and the other is the correct resolution but much too light.
I need to be able to exactly match the high-res image's darkness & hue to the lower resolution image, and then apply the exact same action to four other (light, high-res) images of the different road intersections and curves.
All five high-res images need to seamlessly match each other and an image that the low resolution image already matches. I can't simply match them to that image because it is effected by an un-measurable light source, so I have to match them to the low-res image.
(I'd prefer a way of doing this in Krita but I have old Photoshop and I'd use whatever other software you recommend if its free.)
in uploading theses images i must state that i did not create them, the originals are by curiousb and the darker image is by rensim
these are the colour differences when i use photoshop's match colour
since the difference is quite noticeable is there any automated way to reduce the difference or must it be done manually?
: Printing a logo on a 3x2.3m im new here so sorry if i do any mistakes in explaining. I've been doing graphic design works but explicitly for online and digital usage, never print. Now, im
im new here so sorry if i do any mistakes in explaining. I've been doing graphic design works but explicitly for online and digital usage, never print. Now, im about to enter into the printing area of it all and i have a question;
Im supposed to print on a 3x2.3m surface (300x230 cm) just a logo on a specific height and width and i will attach a photo to clarify my question.
Now, am i on the right path or not?
: Re: Voronoi Diagram (Delunay Triangulation) in inkscape not working properly? I'm working on some low poly wallpapers on inkscape 0.92, but when i use the voronoi diagram (delunay triangulation), i
I was having the same issue. I found some duplicate dots, but removing them didn't solve the problem. Because I had created my dots so haphazardly, I thought the stack order of them affected the results, so I chose each one, one at a time, from left to right and top to bottom, and moved it to the top, reordering the stack. That also didn't help. I concluded that I had too many dots, some of which were quite close together, but since I liked the look, I didn't want to remove some of them.
My solution was to use what the extension gave me and just manually correct the triangles that were either stretched to the wrong points, or missing altogether. To correct them, choose the node tool, turn on snap to nodes, paths, and handles, click on a misshapen triangle, and finally drag the node or nodes in the wrong location to where they should be. Snap to node is your friend here.
: Re: Fonts to be used on a catalogue Is it safe to use any font (like Futura/Circular/Univers) on a catalogue that is going to be used only in a digital format (like an ebook) and also that is
This totally depends on your license. If you use any typeface without having the proper license, you are breaking copyright laws.
You license text should describe whether you can use a typeface like this. Try and find out what license you have for the typeface you want to use.
: .fit.jpg format I have some high quality photos that I'd like to put theme on my web site but I have to reduce the size of these photos without loosing quality. there were lots of same photos
I have some high quality photos that I'd like to put theme on my web site but I have to reduce the size of these photos without loosing quality.
there were lots of same photos on web with the size of 720x480 px and 300 dpi but the size was only 35 kb. the extension they use was .fit.jpg that I have never heard about it.
Do you have any idea how could it possible?
: Re: What is the name of this realistic design style and where can I find tutorials for it? As a junior UX/UI designer I would like to be able to recreate this design technique (following imgs).
This looks like something I'd call 'photorealistic skeuomorphism' or a close variant. I think if you'd Google that term with 'tutorial' appended, you'd be bound to find something.
: How do people create visual designs for text documents (such as ICO whitepapers and investment prospectuses), and what software do they use? By "design", I mean this sort of minimalist visual
By "design", I mean this sort of minimalist visual formatting that uses accent elements and negative space to focus specific pieces of text, not infographics (which are a different topic):
Is this all done in MS Word? Or is there more specialized software?
And if anyone can share any links to tutorials/guides/courses on this sort of design (especially the WHY of the design choices, rather than just the technical HOW), I'd appreciate it.
: Re: Divide a path into equally parts I'm looking a way or tool to divide a spline or path in equal parts, or, what is the same, equidistant points (anchors). This is a very common question, but
To divide any path to any equal segments:
1- draw a short vertical line
2- with that vertical line create a pattern brush
3- select a copy of the path u want to divide
4- apply the pattern brush u created
5- open that pattern brush option
6- make sure preview is ticked, and stretch to fit is ticked
7- in the spacing option keep increasing the space
until the line have divided the path into the number of segment desired.
: Design for simplified poker with few elements I'm doing my first front-end web project: a little poker hand calculator [you have the cards in your hands, physically, and you have a computer/phone
I'm doing my first front-end web project:
a little poker hand calculator [you have the cards in your hands, physically, and you have a computer/phone to calculate the bets]
Since there's few elements [table with players, and action buttons], the page feels cold and empty.
What design "trick" could I use to make it feel warmer?
[colors, placement, etc, it's way too ugly as it is]
: Stop autoselecting while using tools I'm trying to use, (say) the "Elipse Tool" to create a few circles using the same centre axis. After upgrading to 21.0.02, It will NOT let me use the tool
I'm trying to use, (say) the "Elipse Tool" to create a few circles using the same centre axis.
After upgrading to 21.0.02, It will NOT let me use the tool again without DESELECTING the current shape.
Shape tool is still selected. NOT DIRECT SELECT.
When I mouse over to create shape 2, the cursor changes (to some transform icon) and left-click now moves "shape 1" instead of allowing me to build another shape on this centre point.
Illustrator is treating me as if direct select is active tool, even though it is not.
The only work-around is to create a shape and deselect it first.
: Re: Multiple images on page - how to select any one easily I'm using Photoshop CC (new user). I am creating a collage with 40 pictures. All of the pictures import into a different layer. If I
Yes, there is. Select the Move tool, also known as the black arrow. It's the first tool in the box, with shortcut v.
With this tool active, while holding your Left Alt, Right click the desired object with your mouse. That should select the layer that object is on.
Be aware that clicking a (mostly) transparent pixel will select the layer that that pixel is on, and not the things you see below it.
: Does anyone know what happened to moorstation.org? the 90s type foundry Does anyone know what the status is of moorstation.org's type collection? There were probably hundreds of typefaces designed
Does anyone know what the status is of moorstation.org's type collection? There were probably hundreds of typefaces designed in the 90s on that site. It's been down for at least a month (HTTP Error 503).
I'm hoping this is only temporary.
: Re: White border on transparent Photoshop image (when on top of black InDesign solid) I have an InDesign document with a transparent Photoshop document on top. When I paste the Photoshop document
Be aware that the InDesign preview mode is faulty at best. To save memory and CPU, InDesign doesn't render a super-high quality preview, even in preview mode and with 'High Quality Display' turned on. Especially things like transparency and blending are among the first things it cuts corners on.
The answer is: there might be no difference, provided the two blacks are identical. It's just that Photoshop puts a lot more effort in rendering the on-screen preview than InDesign does.
To get a better view of what your product is going to be, export a test file from InDesign, be it a .jpg or a digital .pdf (as opposed to a print .pdf). And even then, in case of the .pdf, your pdf viewe may be somewhat faulty.
: Re: Can I have layers with different pixel resolution in Photoshop? I use Photoshop for pixel art. When I have a reference photo, I'd like to be able to use that image as the background and start
I don't think you can set different resolutions for different layers, however if you build your low res piece in it's own document and then place that object over a high res photo, you would get the intended effect.
: Re: How can I recreate this posterization effect? So for the last couple of days I've been researching and trying to find out how to recreate this awesome looking effect, but haven't found any
I would try to include use of the "Cutout" filter located under Artistic in the filter gallery/dropdown menu. I think that may push you in the right direction as well.
: Re: What are Google Webfonts or Typekit alternatives to Avenir Next Pro? I'm looking for fonts, available from Google Webfonts (ideally) or Typekit, that would look similar to Avenir Next Pro, specifically,
In google font
try POPPINS is best answer
: CMYK export illustrator to JPEG and/or PNG I need to export my illustrator artwork to a JPEG or PNG. I checked everywhere to see is my file was in CMYK and also my colors. Everything looks
I need to export my illustrator artwork to a JPEG or PNG.
I checked everywhere to see is my file was in CMYK and also my colors. Everything looks alright. But, when I export my file it seems that the colors are wrong.
Do you know where that can come from ?
Thanks in advance
: Re: How can I drag 2 points inverted in Sketch? I want to take 2 points of the object I'm creating in vector mode and drag them in an inverted fashion, so the distance from the center to the
Msorry! Can't be done.
cut the shape in half
edit the shape as desired
Flip one shape
: Re: How to Subtract a Vector Path from a Rectangle in Sketch? How does one subtract a vector path in Sketch. Shapes are straightforward and text is also doable. The white lines in the attached
Lines can't be subtracted. First convert them to a shape:
shift + command + O or layer > convert to outlines.
I see the arrow heads are already subtracted which might cause you a problem too. Try this:
Undo the subtraction of the arrowheads
Connect the (outlined!) lines with the arrowheads (use 'union')
Subtract the connected lines and arrowheads with the rectangle.
: Re: How to write 3D Isometric text using Sketch app? I need to write Isometric text in Sketch app. I tried using "Convert to Outlines" option to do transformation. But that doesn't help to transform
There's no extrude like option in Sketch.
As Luciano states you can Convert your text to outlines and manipulate it from there.
Right click > 'Transform' gives you the option to skew the form.
To make it look like 3D I'll give you this tip:
Duplicate the letters, place the front on at where the front of the 3D letter should be and the back one where the back of the 3D letter should be.
Lock the front layer.
With the pen tool change the point of the back letters so it looks like it is extruded (connect them towards the front letters)
: Cycling through and previewing fonts in Photoshop There's a trick I've seen other graphic designers do where they'll highlight a block of text, and then seemingly down-arrow through their whole
There's a trick I've seen other graphic designers do where they'll highlight a block of text, and then seemingly down-arrow through their whole list of fonts, seeing how it looks on that text block, 'til they find one that looks right. Yet when I try to emulate, it doesn't work for me.
: Anchoring multiple objects in InDesign? I have several images anchored in my text flow, and I'd like to annotate these images with some arrows. The problem is that the drawing tools (line, pencil,
I have several images anchored in my text flow, and I'd like to annotate these images with some arrows. The problem is that the drawing tools (line, pencil, etc) not anchor to the image. So when the text changes, the image moves up or down and the arrows remain in place.
How can I anchor these arrows to the image, so they move as well?
: Re: How to get children active in graphic design? A 10 year old child shows skill in art both on paper as well as with MS Paint, and can follow through speed paints done on YouTube very well.
I got into the Adobe software by doing tutorials from magazines, but I guess online tutorials could work just as well. After that I loved doing posters (for parties and such) and t-shirts in my teens.
Personally, I didn't need external inspiration, because I was inspired and fascinated enough already, since almost everything you see around you somewhat designed.
So my suggestion would be to encourage that he learns Photoshop/Illustrator, and if he has a genuine interest, he will start doing it a lot by himself. Maybe give him a photoshop/illustrator magazine now and then. I always loved those, so inspiring and helpfull, and relaxing to page through.
: Sketch: Pixel grid behaviour Ok, so I want to create an outline-icon. Therefore I made a rectangle and chose to have my border centred, so that round corners are actually round on both sides.
Ok, so I want to create an outline-icon. Therefore I made a rectangle and chose to have my border centred, so that round corners are actually round on both sides. In order for it to be pixel-perfect, I want the border to lie on the pixels and not between them, like this:
However Sketch keeps rearranging my rectangle the way I do not want it:
Now, when I edit vector-points I can choose how sketch places these in relation to the pixel-grid:
Is there some similar option for aligning objects, rather than their anchor-points? Because this is driving me crazy. Even if I duplicate a perfectly aligned rectangle using alt/option + drag, it moves both of them to lie between pixels ...
: How to delete pixels without having to click multiple times? If I try to delete some pixels, then I select rubber tool and set hardness to 100%. However, I still have to click about 4-5 times
If I try to delete some pixels, then I select rubber tool and set hardness to 100%. However, I still have to click about 4-5 times at a pixel so that it completly removes and turns to alpha.
Why is this the case and how can I solve it?
It does still not delete all inside my circle on one click , even if everything is on 100%
: Re: Photoshop: Embed linked files Ok, so now here's the deal: I have been working on a .psd for a while now, using linked smart objects. Now it is time to hand it off to someone else. Is there
ok, it seems like I am slowly going blind ...
: General rule of thumb for margins Is there a general rule of thumb for figuring out what margins should be based on paper size? I am starting a project that is 8" x 8" square, all text.
Is there a general rule of thumb for figuring out what margins should be based on paper size? I am starting a project that is 8" x 8" square, all text.
: Illustrator: Export assets as .ai I want to export assets of an Illustrator file so I can use them as links later-on. However the "Asset-Export" dialogue does not let me use .ai as output
I want to export assets of an Illustrator file so I can use them as links later-on.
However the "Asset-Export" dialogue does not let me use .ai as output format:
While I know, you can use SVG or PNGs as links as well, I would prefer to use .ai, since it should have the best possible compatibility (for obvious reasons).
My main goal is to have key assets, that might need to get changed / revised, as links, so that I only have to make changes once and they will be reflected in multiple illustrator files, which use these assets.
Am I missing something? Is this a dumb idea? Or why is this option seemingly absent? Or does it just happen to be placed somewhere else in the menu?
: Sketch: Dotted Line Is it possible to make a dotted line in Sketch? And by line I mean the border of an object (e.g. oval). Using dashes the dots are not perfectly round: Even though I
Is it possible to make a dotted line in Sketch? And by line I mean the border of an object (e.g. oval).
Using dashes the dots are not perfectly round:
Even though I reduced the length to the absolute minimum: