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Questions tagged [graphic-design]

Software that, or software that interacts with other software that, aids in the design of graphical art.

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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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UI Elements Checking on Mobile

Is there any software in playstore that I can use to demo or simulate UI elements on android mobile ? For example I created a 100px width 50px height button or box in any image editing software in ...
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Graphic Designer Library

I apologize in advance if I'm not using the correct terminology. I'm looking for some sort of library (or open-source project to use as base) to develop a graphic designer application for Windows. ...
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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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Simple 2D interactive interface design software

I seek to design an interactive, graphical 2D information display interface. My goal is to create a 'to-do'/progress-tracking tool. Currently I use MS Word; for example, I use bar graphs to keep track ...
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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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Free batch image resizing and conversion software for mac

I often have to convert images in batch in my line of work (photography, design). A typical workflow is having a folder with high-res images (Photoshop or .tif format) and needing to output a folder ...
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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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Any tool recommendations for creating GUI mockups for SaaS?

I am currently just using Photoshop to create visual mockups (I am pretty fast at it) but it does not have any features like connecting pages (i.e click [btn] that goes to page 2) or showing dropdown ...
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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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Inkscape alternative for scientific schematic figures

I would like to produce something like the figures below. So far I have been using Inkscape, which is a bit laborious sometimes. As an alternative, sometimes Microsoft PowerPoint hasn't worked that ...
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What software can be used to make book cover designs?

I know GIMP and inkscape can be used but are there any specialized open source or freeware softwares that can be used specially to design book covers?
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Glyphs vs FontLab, which one is easier and powerful for a beginner user?

I'm graphics designer but I never thought about making my own font. I don't have any knowledge about those to software, and I'm trying to make an Arabic and English font. As I know, FontLab supports ...
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Create draggable text box for each line of text

I have a list in a text document and need a program that can take each line and make it into a correctly sized text box (not too big or too small). It also mustn't add line breaks to any lines. When ...
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Free 3D fractal generation

Fractals like Mandelbrot or Julia have always been fascinating to me. I even implemented some of them during my school time. With the power of modern PCs, there are also 3D fractals possible like this:...
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Is there a program similar to Adobe Capture for Linux?

I love the shape capturing feature in the Adobe Capture mobile app. I use it all the time to convert images and drawings into clip art. On my computer, I use GIMP and there is no official way to get ...
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Is there any free software that can open InDesign files?

I have a flyer that another person created with InDesign. The gave me the raw InDesign files. Is there any free (as in no cost) software that I can use to open the file and edit it? I personally use ...
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With which tool I can draw version control(git) graphs?

I want to draw Directed Acyclic Graphs(DAG) as below. I have tried Visio, only to find it's very unhandy to do this. I need to draw the graph manually rather than produce one according to the logs in ...
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Offline software to draw Sprites

I want to teach the way of creating 2D custom Sprites of humans to the children that are about 10 years old. They can do programming by MIT Scratch so they know basic concepts of animation. But I do ...
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Software for sprites and backgrounds for game dev [closed]

My question is how can I make computer sprites and backgrounds with a computer software. I tried to use adobe without success. So I went to pixel art using ragepixel and adobe and they turned out ...
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Flooring layout software

I'm trying to come up with a flooring layout for a corridor with Granite of different colours and specifically of a specific pattern, such as the one below. Given a corridor dimension, I need to ...
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Viewer to open .CDR files

I have a few users here at my work that use the Corel Draw application to create certain types of Labels, etc. In our engineering department, there are documentation specialists that need to open up ...
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Is there a graphic design software specifically for creating stick figures?

For a group of non-designers, is there a graphic editing software that is specifically geared to creating stick figures like the one below? High level requirements (ideal) A SaaS offering supporting ...
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Is there a software with the purpose to create scientific posters?

A scientific poster is usually printed on a huge paper format (A0 or A1) containing text but mainly figures that should present a scientific topic in a consolidated yet interesting and self-explaining ...
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Library/script to do a sliding effect on a website [closed]

On my website I want to implement a sliding effect: when you scroll down and reach a new section, an image comes from the right and slides to its final place. Example of a site with the effect I am ...
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Any online service that can create mobile app showcase/presentations?

Being a developer myself, I find it very hard to create showcase of apps I made. I created a template in Photoshop and it does not look bad, but it's nothing like on the images below. And there are ...