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What are the possibilities choosing colors using Phi (the Golden Ratio)?

I recently sat down with a friend, and we hypothesized that Phi (the irrational number) and that it could be used to determine colors using an algorithm of a sort. So, I came back home, and googled ...
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What kind of Interview Questions should one expect at their first design job interview?

If you were interviewing for your first graphic design position, what kind of questions should you expect? The posting is fairly vague, aside from the assumption of basic design skills.
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Web safe font for Chinese similar to Trebuchet?

I have created a Flash banner to be used on a site that is localised across Asia-Pacific region, and according to provided brand guidelines I need to use Trebuchet as the base font and theres 3 ...
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Free/libre equivalent fonts for a cover

I'm working on a book cover for a translated book. I want to keep the style of the original book, but I'd also like to use free/libre fonts if possible. Using the original fonts, this is what it ...
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How do I establish international copyright to my works?

What should I do to establish rights on my work? Does it depend on the country where it was created?
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Is there a standard “magazine” size for printing?

I'm thinking of printing a informational project in magazine size, however I have a hard time finding what the standard size for magazines is? There is no default size for this in InDesign and from ...
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Representing “My” in Logo Design [closed]

What's a good way to represent "My" or ownership in a logo? Specifically own ideas. [Edit:] The logo is for a web app called Mypothesis, it's for people to put their own personal theories out there, ...
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Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality?

Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality ? Like this: I've watched this tutorial : but the quality of the outcome is still far away from the one above. Is there a way to ...
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Help me get this design to look right. Folded paper with a sense of depth

I'm designing a site for a client. And I was wondering if I could get some help using shadows to create a "folded" effect on this div. The div overlaps the bottom edge of the header, and I want to ...
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Are there easy ways to convert an image to a cartoon achieving a high quality? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it easy to convert an image to a cartoon with high quality? Is there some relatively easy way to convert an image to a cartoon with a high quality ? This example ...
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.tga compression

Is it possible to compress/degrade a .tga image to a specific file size/range? I read about RLE compression, and from what else I've read, this seems to be the only way to compress it. Other than that ...
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Practice Assignment for Clone tool in Photoshop

I have been looking around on Google for practice photos for the clone tool, but haven't found any good so far. The thing is that I am taking a paid course for Photoshop, and I have missed a couple of ...
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font identification for resume

I would like to know what font type is used in this resume? And how do I reproduce it? It seems that the header is using some-kind of an Arial font, not sure what the sub header is.
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How to create an art asset that can be dynamically colored in software?

Specifically, I have a bunch of photographic crayon images. I would like to remove the color from one to produce a neutral image that I can load into an iPhone app that I'm writing and dynamically ...
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How to explain the difference between stealing the design and copying the design? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where does inspiration end, where does illegitimate copying start? How to explain the difference between stealing the design and copying the design? In Web Designs. How ...
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Compositing transparent paths so topmost pixel wins

I'm having difficulty wording what it is I want to accomplish, but I'll try to explain. Let's start with the images below: (a) (b) Image (a) shows the image as I have it right now, ...
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How do I erase “writing” from an object

I have a picture that has writing over an umbrella: I would like to accurately remove the writing from the umbrella so it appears air asia was never there. What is the most accurate way of ...
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Can you help me with a font licensing question (AKA what is the licensing for my font)?

I'm asking this question on behalf of the occasional new members who ask questions in the following categories (fill in the blanks as appropriate): Does anyone know the licensing terms for ______ ...
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Compiling a new font from existing fonts and embedding it in a website

I'm working on a project, which is a bilingual project. There are beautiful fonts for each language (I'm talking about free fonts). However, in any special case, only a subset of each font is suitable ...
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PS Scratch disk obsolete?

I have 16GB of RAM and I do not believe that I can saturate all that RAM. I am only dealing with 16MP+ photographs and I will not be opening 20+ images at a time. From my understanding scratch disks ...
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Photoshop Color Settings for web design

What color profile settings should be used in Photoshop for web design? Does monitor calibration effect save for web images? I keep my monitor calibrated with a colorimeter and want to make sure my ...
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Where does inspiration end, where does illegitimate copying start?

I'm creating the UI for a web application which will mainly run on Macs. So my goal is to preserve the look and feel of Mac OS. But since I don't use Apples Frameworks I'm not allowed to use their UI ...
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Emulate gold letters in Inkscape

I would like to write with golden letters in Inkscape. I've found the Gold gradient, but no gold texture in the filters. How can I do that?
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Creating grids for documents

I really love grids and guides. I tend to follow and break them at cases to create visual interest. I'm trying to create grids for a 8.5" x 11" document. What must one look for when creating ...
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PANTONE and color conversions

I have been given a standard color palette. The colors are defined in terms of PANTONE #### X for example PANTONE 1234 C. Followed by their CMYK, RGB and HSB values. Another page defines ...
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What's a good source of color palettes to provide to a color-blind user?

There's a question on this site already about choosing good color palettes when designing for color-blind users. My question is different — it's about working with colors for an audience with normal ...
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JPEG vs EPS in a workflow

The work flow is this: JPEG orignal-> Edited in Photoshop-> EPS-> Imported into a InDesign document-> Distilled to PDF-> Sent to printer My question is it necessary to save it as the EPS ...
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Multiple Canvas Sizes in one PSD (Photoshop)

I'm working on a favicon which needs to have multiple sizes. Right now, I have a PSD file for each size, e.g., 16x16.psd, 24x24.psd, ..., 64x64.psd. After I'm done drawing them, I export each size ...
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Best Way to Build & Design Buttons for iOS in Photoshop? [closed]

I have been getting into designing interfaces for iOS, mostly iPhone and iPhone 4 retina display. I'm wondering how I should go about creating interfaces, the most standard way? I have been using the ...
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Connect peaks of EQ bar with smooth curved line in Photoshop

I am working on a project in which I have to make an equalizer that matches an audio loop that will be playing in a background. I have everything I need together, except I have hit one major snag. I ...
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Photoshop - Eraser tool - how do you edit multiple layers at once?

Is there anyway to use the Eraser tool on more then one layer at once? my question stems from a project I'm working on where i am cleaning up a scan of an architectural drawing. The Architect has ...
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Android Icon Tutorials

I've been trying to find tutorial on to make android icons as for the 2.0+/3.0+ specifications. I've found some based on the old 1.x specs but these are quite outdated. Does anyone have anything out ...
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What's the best way to create a subtle, barely noticeable texture? [closed]

Using Gimp (or other free software), how would I go about creating a subtle, "mild" texture, like the green in the header at forrst, or the gray in the background of the backbone.js home page? Those ...
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Designing a button with an inset icon style in Photoshop? [closed]

I am using the Glyphish icon set, and I am trying to achieve an "inset" look of the icon in a button in Photoshop. Any recommendation on how best achieve it?
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What kind of tablet are pros using?

This is more of a curiosity, but I was wondering what professional graphics designers/artists are using now that tablet pcs have been much more common and powerful in the passed few years than they ...
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Turning normal image into a sketched looking image

I want to know if there is an easy way to turn a normal looking icon into one that looked sketched. I need some or a web project I am working on, ill give an example. Normal image: Sketched ...
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Designing icons to represent abstract concepts- match test / suggestions

I'm making a site which requires users to review and tag information. The interface would benefit from icons, but many of the tags represent abstract concepts that I'm struggling to represent. I'm ...
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Computer drawing surfaces

I was looking at some Adobe products and noticed at this page the artist appears to be drawing on her computer screen directly, it appears to be a Mac. How is the artist doing this? Is she using a ...
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About font size in web design

I like web 2.0 style design - less info, more space, bigger font-size, etc. But my designer doesn't. So when we use a web 2.0 design template, she changes the font size of contents into smaller one ...
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What is the font used in the logo of Stack exchange beta sites?

I am quite curious.. I already have seen it elsewere and I like it.
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CMYK to PANTONE differences between Illustrator and Photoshop

I'm trying to find a way to match CMYK color to the closest PANTONE solid color. In Illustrator I use the "Recolor Artwork" dialog, in Photoshop the color dialog. But, if I convert (C=0, M=100, Y=100, ...
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What is the most uncommon pigment in the phyiscal world?

My intuition on why Hollywood movies use a particular hue of blue for the background screen is because this pigment is not common in the real world. So a computer program would have an easy time ...
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Is DreamWeaver more efficient rather than coding manually

I have a client who want's me to use Dreamweaver for a project. I've always used Photoshop and Illustrator for mockups and coded the CSS manually (Actually I use SASS/SCSS). Does using a program like ...
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Illustrator Ignoring Region Set by Crop Area Tool

Out of the blue, Illustrator CS3 just started ignoring the area defined by the Crop Area Tool. Going to "Save for Web and Devices" now shows the entire artboard, not just the cropped region. It does ...
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Can anyone name this font?

WhatTheFont and Identifont have been unable to recognize it. I'm sure it's something really obvious. Thanks!
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Scale2x utility for Mac OS X?

Is there an already compiled utility for the Scale2x utility for Mac OS X? I've found source code but I'm looking for a utility that is already built.
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Difference between “Bamboo Pen & Touch” and “Intuos4”

I'we been trying to compare the two tablets mentioned in the title. So far, my results are: Intuos4 is professional wheras Bamboo is for home use. Intuos4 has 2048 levels of pressure while Bamboo ...
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Should stock photos be showcased on photographers website?

I have this client who is a photographer and he wants a website designed for him. The idea that hit me is he wants to show case some of the photos from stock photo sites to his website. As a moral ...
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Wrap an element around a sphere in illustrator?

Is there a way to warp an element around a sphere in Illustrator?
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Simplifying an initial before tracing it

In order to trace an initial to make a font, I need to simplify the original picture as much as possible. I've already vectorized it, but I wonder how I could clean it up a bit more to make it easier ...

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