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Software that aids in the design of graphical art.

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Gratis web app mock up tool

I am designing a medium sized Angular 12 app. Before I have a line of code, I would like to mock up the screens. Any standard HTML mock up app will do, gratis and for Windows or self-hosted, ...
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A program in which one can paste a 2D shape from Powerpoint, make it 3D, and change an axis of rotation before pasting it back

I am seeking recommendations of a free graphics program running on Windows 10 that allows a user who is relatively inexperienced with graphics programs to paste in a simple 2D object constructed in ...
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Is there an external, up-to-date tool that can render scenes made in Carrara?

Carrara is a 3D modelling tool that has the advantage of being easy to use for my purposes (creating landscapes), but the disadvantage is it has not been updated since 2013, and its unlikely, I would ...
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Software for map projection conversion

I have made some rectangle/cylindrical maps of globes and I am looking to find a software that will allow me to convert that rectangle to one of the major map projection types like the Robinson ...
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Tool to automatically fill defined polygons on an image

I would like to ask if there is an automatic graphic tool to fill polygons on an image? My problem concerns in particular that each polygon of one type should have the same color. I would like to ...
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Lighter alternative to Computer-Aided Design software Fusion 360

I wanted to use Fusion 360, a commercial software for 3D Computer-Aided Design modeling, created by Autodesk. to learn 3D printing on my computer, but I have doubts my 5 years old Inspiron 15 3000 ...
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GUI for XState JS to create finite state machine

Is there a GUI for XState Project to simplify creating finite state machine? Simple GUI for showcase exist as a demo: https://xstate.js.org/viz/ Can be any finite state machine OSS in JavaScript. If ...
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Find optimal distribution of repeating graphic in given frame

I'm looking for a tool, that, given a vector graphic and a minimum distance, will find the optimal distribution of a maximum number of copies on a given frame. This is meant to minimise material waste ...
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Suggested tools for trying different fonts / colors / layouts? Minimalist / simple?

I'm a developer working on some personal projects, and I'd like to get better at the design + aesthetic side so the pages actually look better. I've tried Figma and Gimp, plus some other tools ... ...
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Paint tool for OS X with specific features

I am using gimp as my paint program for game graphics, but I want something that have auto straight tool, make the line straight, and isometric grid. I will like program for Sketching and low-poly art....
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Software that allows a Python application to display directed graphs in an interactive window?

I have a Python application which can spit out a lot of data about points that relate to each other. I'd like to add a feature that would create a visual graph of that data such that a user could ...
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Embed graphical editor to a web page

I am creating a web page and I need to add a component that allows a user who enters my web to graphically edit an 3d model in order to create custom designs using a GUI. Paint, add shapes, colors, ...
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Free open-source software for creating cartoon like characters on Windows

I have technical some technical topics on my blog like refactoring, coding, design patterns, etc. To express the ideas and explain the concepts, I want to add cartoon characters on my blog. ...
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alternatives to Adobe PS Sketch, that work on macOS desktop

I want to doodle every now and then and save my drawings. Adobe Photoshop Sketch looks like a perfect app for me, unfortunately it's mobile-only. I want an app that will run on my MacBook that: ...
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Character creation/design software

I'm looking for a suggestion on a character design software. Sadly my requirements are pretty tight, so I haven't been able to find what I'm looking for so far. I'm thinking on developing a small ...
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What software can I use for simple 2d graphics for Mac in c#, c++ or python?

I have a project where I need to do simple 2d graphics like ellipses, sectors, flood fill and etc. I've been working on Visual Studio Windows Forms c# with my old PC. It would be much more convenient ...
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What software recommendation for designing human faces?

Either Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator for realistic appearance of human face designs drawn with a tablet pen? Maybe drawing it on paper, later scanning it and bringing it to Illustrator for ...
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Free 3d modeling software for mechanical designs

I want to create a 3d model of a solenoid, looking something like this: I will have to learn 3d modeling from nothing so I'm looking for a software that potentialy is directed for this kind of ...
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Mock-up or prototype tool with HTML/CSS import AND export

I have looked high and low for a mockup tool (aka: prototyping and UX) with the ability to import raw html or a website URL and have come up dry. So far I found dozens of these programs, both offline ...
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Is there cheap or free drawing application which has brush with self-improoving brush-stroke

I've seen such in Clip Studio Paint (ex Manga Studio). There is brush that makes such strokes that when you made a stroke it's shape became better: it became more smooth and tips became sharp. It may ...
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which GUI tool and language makes these customized title bar(or Frame) on windows?

I saw a program interface with a customized title bar. I have few experiences of GUI programming. My major language is python, so I have made a few of program with wxpython library(same with ...
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Is there a GUI/Painting Library for C++ and MacOS

I have started to learn C++. (Which might be a mistake) Unfortunately, I need an easy to use drawing library like Javas Swing or FX to draw efficiently. I understand nothing about rendering etc. ...
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New tab graphic design inspiration for Firefox

I'm looking for an extension that would give me graphic design inspiration in each new tab. (It could be one design, it could be several -- that doesn't matter to me much. But it should be current.) ...
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Mouse cursor plugin for Paint.Net

Sometime I have screen shots where I need to add a fake mouse cursor. Therefore I'm looking for a plugin for my favorite screenshots graphics editor, Paint.NET. That plugin should come with the ...
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What programmable music visualizaton libraries do you recommend?

In the era of projectors, one can produce vivid images that react to the rythm and tone of the dance music played in clubs. (I guess there are open source libraries for creating such moving pictures, ...
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Free offline software to create vector+text graphical content

I want to create something like this:- And Please provide your recommendations.
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Open-Source alternative to Photoshop

I want to encourage the creativity of my little niece. Therefore I'm trying to find a graphic tool that allows here to either digitalize her own images as well as create something new. I've been ...
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Tool for bulk svg optimization

I am looking for an svg online tool where I can upload / download multiple svgs at once and reduce the file size. Something like tinypng.com but for SVGs. I need the following features: Remove ids ...
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How to turn a complex geometric figure inside out (Win 10, 64-bit)?

This question falls under several categories {software, computer graphics, graphic design, art, cartography, geographic information, mathematical transforms}, but the software (specifically for ...
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On Premise alternative to zeplin.io

In my company I am partially responsible for the Corporate Identity and one of my favorite tools (zeplin.io) won't work because it is subscription payment only, so now I am looking for alternatives to ...
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Vector graphics/sketch/CAD software that handles scaling as I would like it handled

Hi! This is one of those software requests where I've got an idea what I want, but not completely able to specify it start-to-end. If it seems hazy, please ask clarifying questions, or suggest your ...
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Program that can track drawing and make an animation?

I'm looking for a program in which you could easily draw and than view the process of your drawing.
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Is Affinity Designer an Alternative to Indesign, or is there something better?

I am looking for a package to replace Indesign and Illustrator. Here are some of my needs: high quality multi-page design useful for web, print, animation, video overlays, UV maps uses ICC profiles ...
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GUI Website Builders for macOS?

There are a number of GUI website builders floating around such as EverWeb, Flux, Pinegrow, Stylizer, and so forth. Has anyone found a particular one to be the most clean and robust? My use case is ...
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Free alternatives to Microsoft Publisher?

Windows 10. I'm mostly going to be doing pamphlets (think playbills) and large-format posters. In-line text editing just isn't cutting it these days. Bonus points for open source, extra bonus points ...
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Graphic from a graphic in image format?

I hope you can help me. I have the following problem: I have a graph (x-axis, y-axis) in image format and I can not build it again, I would like to know if it is possible that from that image I can ...
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What software can be used to make this cartoon-like graphic?

What software or fonts can be used to make the following graphic? Edit: I think the font is from http://blambot.com.
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What software did Elon Musk use for the SpaceX presentation

I just watched the presentaton on "Making Life Multiplanetary" by Elon Musk. I wonder what software they are using. I especially want to point out the pretty animations with the different payloads for ...
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Is there a good alternative to gimp? [closed]

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but... my gimp is misbehaving and I need to create a detailed map. Does anyone know a good alternative for gimp. I'm not patient enough to work with ...
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Looking for a free online gallery that supports GIF, PNG, MP4 and JPG

I have used several image-hosting services over the years (Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt, etc), and I cannot find one that would answer my current requirements. As a creative professional, I often ...
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Illustrator (*.AI) compatible way to do work?

I am currently at an internship where I work with a designer to come out with manuals and books. The designer works remotely and there is a lot of sending the files back and forth. I got the designer ...
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3-D Design Software

I am a graphic designer, who has for the majority of my career worked with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (Among other members of the Adobe Suite). Recently I have taken an interest in 3-D Design, ...
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Good software to design games and game interfaces?

I would like to make the design of my game before implementing it. I would like a tool that let me create scenes with images and arrows to design how my game will look and feel. I'm not really good ...
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Free software for making custom themes with full control over desktop elements?

I want to be able to change/create every aspect of the interface, like: start menu, taskbar, window (or windows explorer) I'm a big graphics enthusiast and I'm even starting to consider some sort of ...
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Alternate printer drivers with lot of low level options, something like VueScan does for scanners but for printers

I had a chance to try VueScan, basically it's a third-party software that supports a lot of scanners and allow you to scan with a load of options, tons more than normally available even on the best ...
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HSLa tool with paste support of hex/rgba colors

This following HSLa tool is genius as unlike all similar tools I encountered, not only it gives you a brightness hierarchy (y axis), but also a hue variant (x-axis) hierarchy. I went through some ...
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What software can be used for rapid texturing?

In the open source content in 3D, Blender is the humongous software for anything. It is a complete animation suite. But, When It comes to texturing 3D models all the procedurals or UV unwrapping can ...
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Open source software to create videos

I've heard of some pretty great video editors for Linux. However for Windows, I haven't heard much. I know about Blender, and its video editing capabilities are a rival to any professional software ...
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Paint tool / Image editor specifically for creating pixel art

I am looking to develop a simple 2D (potentially isometric) RTS game with a friend. The way it's looking right now, I will have to be doing the graphics for the game. Generally, I suck at this, and ...
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Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

I'm looking for a simple, fast and intuitive tool for sketching/drawing/painting in Ubuntu/Linux. I have Gimp installed and I like it, but I'm looking for something simpler and faster, to quickly ...
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