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Graphic Design Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

How do I convert a .png blurred background into a compressed .jpg one without introducing artefacts?

I'm currently dealing with a problem of image quality for my website background image. I have a big blurred background image I'd like to use but would like it to be as small as possible in size for ...

background compression optimization  
asked by Aki 12 votes
answered by bybe 12 votes

How should I position the letters in a square logo to read “H S S C”?

I am creating a logo using the acronym HSSC (High School Student Council). Here is the current logo. My question is: What is the best/proper arrangement of letters in this type of logo to read ...

asked by tylerharms 7 votes
answered by Scott 11 votes

How To Ask Fellow Designer For Native Files For Prepress Purposes Only?

I am the graphic designer and sole prepress person for a small quick print shop. I often come across issues with a file to be printed and cannot make the needed changes or compensations as they arise ...

print-design client-relations print-production prepress  
asked by user32595 5 votes
answered by Scott 3 votes

Is there a way to select multiple sprites from a sprite sheet in GIMP?

After you've made the background transparent, color selected the background and inverted the selection to outline all the character sprites: Is there a shortcut or some quicker method/program/tool to ...

asked by Hourglass 5 votes

What is this kind of pattern called and how is it created?

I've seen quite alot of these the best way to make a pattern like this I found was to make a blurry image with a buch of colors (similarly to this image blurred @50px or so) get that into ...

patterns procedural-art  
asked by Matthew Abrman 4 votes
answered by joojaa 2 votes

How to put one object both in front and behind another object at the same time?

I've attempted (as a test) to make a circle with a bar going through it. The bar should go under one side of the circle and over the other. I've done this by splitting the circle into two objects, ...

asked by gandalf3 4 votes
answered by Wrzlprmft 2 votes

How can I outline this image with a thick black border

I would like to turn this image into just a simple black outline. Like this simple hand drawn example below, but more precise.

adobe-photoshop image-trace  
asked by jackdh 4 votes
answered by joojaa 11 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to create an outlined drawing of a map or easily turn a Google Maps screenshot into one?

I could probably figure out how to do one, but I have to do like, 30 of these and I want to learn how to make it quick and painless. My first thought was using Live Trace in Illustrator, but I'm not ...

how-to resources automation maps cartography  
asked by Zelbinian 9 votes
answered by Joonas 10 votes

How do I type Arabic text in Photoshop?

I want to type Arabic text in Photoshop, but the text appears disjointed and the letters do not connect at all. For example محمد appears as م ح م د. I'm using Photoshop CS6 on OSX Mountain Lion.

adobe-photoshop text cs6 arabic  
asked by Mohamad 6 votes
answered by David Christopher Mohr 11 votes

Can you answer these?

How to optimize images for e-readers?

I am preparing a PDF for use on black-and-white e-readers. Most of the pages will contain illustrations. I noticed that, on black-and-write e-readers, the graphics do not look very good, so perhaps I ...

graphics ebook  
asked by Village 2 votes

What's the more appropriate way to introduce a "flashback" in a graphic novel, in terms of color, line strokes and panel shape?

i'm in the process of making a graphic novel together with a scriptwriter. We're both at our first attempt in making a graphic novel although we are not new in drawing (me) and scripting (him). This ...

color graphics stroke comics  
asked by Yenn 2 votes

Enable flash content in interactive pdf

When exporting my indesign file to an interactive pdf i get the following problem: I open the pdf, when there is flash content , i can set the properties for it to be visible when the page is opened ...

adobe-indesign pdf cc-2014  
asked by Stef Hamerlinck 1 vote
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