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Don't Make Me Regret My Lack of Piracy!

Is there any way to recoup the money I spent on Adobe products for Windows, now that I've switched to Mac? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Jul 21, 2014 - 16 answers

How can I pick a key colour in an image file in an automated way?

Recently I am sure I saw a script or action that analysed an image file and instead of generating the average colour, looked for a key colour (for example a logo colour) and provided that colour value. For example it might look at this image and give you the blue or the pink rather than a beige / skin tone average. Does this sound familiar?
posted by stackhaus23 on Jul 3, 2014 - 6 answers

Quality online t-shirt maker?

Hi, simple question here. My friends and I are designing logos on photoshop. We'd like to put the finished logos on some shirts what we'll probably wear for a marathon. I'd love to hear some recommendations on what reputable online sites you might have used - I found a a decent bunch of choices on google, but can't seem to find reviews so It'd be nice to have some anecdata.
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Jun 29, 2014 - 8 answers

Do I have to buy Photoshop/Illustrator?

I'm 27 and I want to learn design on the side just for the hell of it, not because it has anything to do with the job I have now. Does that mean I have to buy Photoshop and Illustrator to start with? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Aug 15, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me design an ebook!

I just finished writing a novella length book. I want to publish it as an ebook readable as a pdf or on an ipad or what have you. It’s picture-heavy (with very high quality photos.) Probably every page will have pictures. I want the design to be magazine-like, with the words many times ‘on top’ of the pictures. I have Photoshop and a decent knowledge of it and I just got Lightroom, but I don’t know much about how to use it yet. I think I’d like to design (at least some, if not all) the pages in Photoshop. I have a lot of questions: [more inside]
posted by saul wright on Jul 24, 2013 - 8 answers

I might need a larger desk, too...

I just acquired a Wacom Bamboo Create. Do you have any advice/tutorials/program reccomendations for me? [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Free Online Photo Editor that works for high rez pics w/ nice Pixlr-like effects?

Are there any free photo editors that can work with higher resolution images (300dpi) and offer some of the effects that Pixlr-o-matic can? They seem to save to web resolution only.
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Good design goes to heaven

How to get started in graphic design? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Introductions to illustrator?

I have a tablet, a computer, a copy of an older version of Adobe Illustrator, and a desire to create simple icons for one of my websites. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Need help with a small website design challenge

I'm building a simple website for a "PumpkinFest" event that my son's school is running this fall. I'm OK with the HTML, but I'm looking for some help creating a background graphic. I'm not sure how to find a designer/Photoshop expert for help with this small project. [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Sep 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Can you help me get set up with Photoshop CS5 and a new non-Apple cinema display?

Can you help me get set up with Photoshop CS5 and a new non-Apple cinema display? [more inside]
posted by critzer on Mar 22, 2011 - 11 answers

To slice or not to slice in Photoshop

Slicing a web design layout in Photoshop - is this a conventional web design practice? What are the pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Mar 22, 2011 - 20 answers

How do I go about hiring an artist??

How do I hire an artist to create concert poster style wedding invitations? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Feb 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Photoshop and web design

What is the best reference (book, class, web tutorial) for learning how to use PhotoShop in web design, specifically the creation of headers? [more inside]
posted by jcbach on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF?

How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF, and how can I ensure that Photoshop-created type will come out OK when commercially printed? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Jun 21, 2010 - 28 answers

How to apply a radial-subtle gradient to a 1px line Photoshop?

How to apply a web 2.0 radial-subtle gradient to a 1px line Photoshop? [more inside]
posted by wildrain2008 on Sep 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Fireworks and Photoshop workflow issues

Fireworks vs. Photoshop - which is better? (ok, that's obviously flamebait). How do I make a workflow argument for Photoshop in a production department entrenched in Fireworks? [more inside]
posted by fauxtoes on Aug 31, 2009 - 7 answers

Adobe Creative Suite Upgrade

We want to upgrade from Adobe Creative suite 1 to at least CS 3 at our office. We use mostly Illustrator and Photoshop. But the upgrade seems to be more important for Illustrator than photoshop. -It needs to be relatively cheap to get approved so I am wondering the following: a) Would it make sense to just upgrade illustrator or would that cause compatibility issues with the older version of photoshop? b) We need to upgrade on 4 machines? How many upgrades would we need to buy. c) What are the benefits of CS 4 vs CS 3? d) Sicne CS4 is out does that mean CS 3 is cheaper?
posted by ChloeMills on Feb 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me replicate my beloved Photoshop 5.5 action!

In Photoshop 5.5 I was able to create an action to resize a layer/selection to a maximum width (say, 200 px). I could quickly select objects of varying initial sizes, run the action, and voila, everything fit neatly in a column. I've had Photoshop CS4 for over a week and can't figure out how to replicate this; my resizing seems to always be happening as a percent of the original size. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Feb 8, 2009 - 17 answers

How do I get the most out of my Wacom?

Help me get the most out of my new Wacom tablet. [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Feb 4, 2009 - 4 answers

A good-looking photo collage calendar?

Accidental Graphic Designer: I have to make a photo-collage calendar for work. By tomorrow. I have hundreds of pictures, decent Photoshop skills, and the ambition to make something beautiful. But, Oh God, no clue. Hope me? [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet on Jan 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Monitor recommendation for design work

The boss said "tell me what you need and we'll get it" so I need advice on a monitor for daily CS3 Photoshop and Illustrator work primarily for print with some web work. [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Jan 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Right Tool for the Job?

I have a couple of thousands coupon ads to make. Which is the right tool for the job: Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, or Indesign? [more inside]
posted by leigh1 on Nov 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Exporting multiple images from one layered photoshop file

I really miss Imageready's "Export Layers to Files" command. Is there an easy way to replicate this in Photoshop? [more inside]
posted by kpmcguire on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Eye-candy graphics directly in Email

Eye-candy filled e-mail without having to open an attachment - how do you create this? [more inside]
posted by designbyme on Nov 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Do's and don'ts of graphic design

Advice on how to be a successful graphic designer. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Aug 9, 2008 - 15 answers

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I'm interested in learning more about design and illustration, and I live in Florida. I thought about attending a conference here in Orlando (so no hotel or travel fees), but being new to this I am not sure about the presenters, and the price tag is hefty (even with my discount code, $395 for three days). So, creative Mefites, tell me what you think! [more inside]
posted by misha on Aug 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Free Vector Graphics/Borders for a Wedding Invitation

I am looking for the best sights for vector border graphics as I am designing my wedding invitations. Anyone recommend some decent sights? When I googled I did not get many sights with much. Thanks for your time and consideration!
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 3, 2008 - 5 answers

What is the best and easiest way to make a template for designers to use to submit cap designs?

I'm organizing a fitted cap design contest, and I'm trying to find the best and easiest way to make a template for designers to use to submit cap designs, which is harder than t-shirt designs because cap designs must be 3D. Is it possible on Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, or something else? Please help! [more inside]
posted by ialas on Feb 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Name this (illustration / graphic design) style!

I know you've seen this style of illustration (example, another example). But what's it called? There are a bunch more illustrations in the same style on each site, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the style is called. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jan 8, 2008 - 16 answers

What are some killer Photoshop projects for my class of design students?

What are some killer Photoshop projects for my class of design students? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 28, 2007 - 18 answers

Why is ImageReady doing this?

ImageReady is screwing up my slices, layers. What is going on here? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Nov 19, 2006 - 2 answers

Repeating pattern design in Photoshop and Illustrator

Repeating pattern / seamless tile design in Photoshop and Illustrator -- do I need plugins? [more inside]
posted by kmel on Jun 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Designer Imposter!

Help me impersonate a graphic designer! I know it’s kind of insane, but as early as this afternoon I may receive the proverbial offer (well, assignment) that I can’t refuse, and I’m wondering if anyone might be able to offer some fake-it-till-you-make-it tips for this sort of project (a short catalogue for a half-dozen or so boutique products). See, the thing is, I'm not a designer, although I have some experience with Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. I’m most interested in a list of ten or fifteen things that you talented designer folks do over and over again that seem impressive to the uninitiated, but that are simpler than they appear to we of the untrained eyes. Books are also fine, but due to the potential immediacy of this, the shorter the tutorial, the better. [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Apr 26, 2006 - 32 answers

Duotones, shmuotones

Looking for ideas for different vintage photograph treatments. i.e. not just duotones or hand colored. Or any other victorian inspiration you know of. [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Apr 7, 2006 - 12 answers

Stroke my Photoshop, the same way every time

Can I set defaults in Photoshop CS2? Specifically, I want to change the Layer Style "stroke" default. [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Mar 14, 2006 - 4 answers

Photoshop help?

Photoshop help...Can you wrap text around an object in Photoshop 7.0? [more inside]
posted by djstig on Mar 8, 2006 - 14 answers

Linux for a web designer! Need advice of what versions to use.

Linux for a web designer! Need advice of what versions to use. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Feb 21, 2006 - 12 answers

color me!

Tomorrow I'm giving a lecture about color -- specifically, I'm talking to designers about how to create color palettes. The talk is more concerned with aesthetics (i.e. what color combinations are striking) than tools (i.e. how to pick colors in Photoshop). But there will be some tools talk. Since there are many designers here, I'd love to know all your color-related tips. As the Xmas season is coming, I am sharing one of my own tips inside... [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 15, 2005 - 15 answers

Photoshop assistance

What Photoshop technique is best for making rough or tattered looking borders like the one in this header or this background? How can I make 3-D organic shapes like these or these or this? As a web design newbie, help me break out of the flat, 1-dimensional, 4-cornered box -- any other good examples of scratchy organic patterns & shapes, and advice on how to achieve them?
posted by jenleigh on Aug 12, 2005 - 10 answers

Attn: Graphic Designers I need ideas

Need help designing a sports collage [more inside]
posted by askmatrix on May 18, 2005 - 2 answers

On the way out, man.

I'd like to make op-art style backgrounds for posters. I've been doing it with french curves by hand, but I'd like to use a computer to cut down the amount of time it requires (and the steady hand— curse you, strong drink!). [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Apr 27, 2005 - 4 answers

Is it possible to convert or otherwise use Photshop plugins from Windows to Mac?

Is it possible to convert or otherwise use Photshop plugins from Windows to Mac? I have lots of legacy plugins and effects from the old Windows PC here at work. We switched to Mac but many of the plugins are not available for Mac.
posted by ooklah on Jan 27, 2005 - 7 answers

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