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Software that aids in the design of graphical art.

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Desktop Publisher (Alternatives to InDesign)

Adobe InDesign is the dominant player in the Desktop Publishing world. It is used for many books, and also for magazine and pamphlets, and even things like greeting-cards and invitations. It is almost ...
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IDE specifically for layout and design of regular web applications?

Introduction I have been using CSS for many years now and, make no mistake, it has a huge value in separating the presentational responsibility from HTML into a separate layer of specification. But, ...
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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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What is a good way to quickly develop a mock GUI?

I'm looking for a method/tool/software to easily create a GUI. The GUI should look good, but nothing very fancy. It should have checkboxes, lists, radio buttons etc. The important thing is that ...
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Mockups for room design

I am looking for a software (preferable offline) in Windows or Linux for room mockups. I want to design a room without using Photoshop or Illustator. I had a similar one for Website Mockups. Look for ...
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Software for Website Mockups (Win/Linux)

I would like software to help me design websites. I can code, but do anything visual on paper and in the browser. I know there may not be something I'm looking for as there are people still using ...
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Switch screen to greyscale temporarily

I am working on graphics design which shall be used in presentations (Powerpoint, color) and web (color) but also be suitable for printing (greyscale). Since I work in the programs defined by the ...
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Web-based garment builder

I'm after a 'garment builder' - the kind you find on custom T-shirt design website pages. Preferably: Open source or otherwise able to link from an existing website, Able to upload custom images (...
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What Linux program(s) support OpenType alternate glyphs and can explode to vector shapes?

I need some Linux based program that will allow me to create an assortment of drawings exported in SVG as exploded shapes that are primarily composed of a couple of words of text rendered with a few ...
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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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Self-hosted tool for user interface design feedback

I was wondering if anyone has any good tips regarding any existing self-hosted tools for providing user interface design feedback. E.g. similar to Invision, Notable, Bounce... Mandatory criteria: ...
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With which tool I can draw a shapeless and curved logo for website?

I want to draw a logo that I designed for one website. This logo is shapeless and curved, like this image that I drew with CS: I searched for offline/online tools, but don't find perfect one. Is ...
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Free software to design magazine covers and pages

Am looking for free software to design magazine covers and pages (magazine pages with rich color and images). I searched web and found this - https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/3144/...
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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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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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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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Software to overlay 3d models on top of markers

I am looking for a quick way to do AR (augmented reality). I think the correct term is camera matching. Given a photograph which contains several squares of a known size, and several 3D models, I ...
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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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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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Software to create sprites for mobile games

I am developing some Android games by myself. The problem is I am not able to make a good splash screen and sprites for store, high score, help and play icons. They are not easy to create in Paint. ...
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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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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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Creating a logo with style similar to Flask's

I'm wondering what are the options for creating a logo in a style similar to Flask, the requests library and some Flask extensions, like: flask-restless flask-script frozen-flask I've googled a lot ...
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Open-source manga making software

I am not very special at drawing stuff, but I want to create my own manga novel. So, is there an open-source manga making software? If yes, please recommend it. I am using Windows 8.1.
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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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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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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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Software to create 2D/3D scientific illustration images [closed]

Recently some scientific journals add/require a graphical representation of article's content. What software is used for creating these 2D/3D images? I would appreciate suggestions (preferably easy to ...
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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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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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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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3D Box Shot in Photoshop: Plugin / Template / Action / etc?

I'm trying to learn how to make 3D Box Images in Photoshop. I need this for box designs of different sizes, and so I found this tutorial that makes it easy to create with the use of Photoshop Actions. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rotatable 3D Models with realistic lighting

I am researching a method to train people to learn art (how to draw/paint) faster, and for this I need a utility that allows me to create simple 3D shapes in different lighting conditions with as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I create Google(Android)-style images?

I'm trying to achieve this style: Notice that I'm talking only about the imagery of the screenshots, I'm not talking about Material Design. This style they're using seems really minimalist and simple,...
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Software for mathematical shapes

I try to find a software or web app which are suitable for mathematical shapes design. I have tried Geogebra Cabri II sketchpad but all of them have low quality results comparing them with the ...
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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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Graphing with auto expanding text areas

I'm looking for a program where I can draw a big rectangle, divide it into smaller rectangles, and have them auto expand as I type text inside of them. Basically I want to automate creating ...
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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 ...