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Yes you should definitely charge him, it is usually un-professional not to charge someone for any sort of Graphic Design unless you are close friends etc. Paypal is often the best and easiest method as you can always reclaim the money and cancel the transaction etc. if the deal was to go wrong. If it is a big payment i would however always suggest to get ...


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1) Yes, you should probably charge him, but that will depend on your relationship, how much work the retouching requires, and whether you do this for a living. 2) I prefer to be paid by check. Paypal takes out fees, and credit card companies charge 2%. 3) You would have to figure out what's easiest between your country and the other person's, and the ...


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You are actually in a good situation here. What often happens in these deals is that Marvin the Magnificent would hand off your background art to his buddies and they would be altering it willy-nilly without you. This guy is honestly coming to you and offering you work from his friends. Great! The first rule of work is sign a contract. So you should have ...


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If he's okay with it and there's nothing in a contract saying otherwise then I don't see the problem. Charge for the revisions and be happy you just got yourself some new clients. If it's a decent person you might talk to him about the billing, see if you can work directly with those other magicians and give him a % referral fee. I'd explain to him that ...


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In legal terms, the client must purchase fonts. Whether you do that on their behalf or they do it, it needs to be done. You generally can't legally give away fonts any more than you could give away Illustrator. Fonts are software.


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If you're designing to make a living, then you should just base your decision on what gets the job done in the quickest, most efficient way. Not what the software costs. If you prefer the free software, and are proficient with it, then that's great, you can save yourself a bit of money. However if you're even marginally more productive using the commercial ...


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If you use GIMP over photoshop for high quality graphic designs then.. kutos to you. The software itself does not matter but as a graphic designer i URGE you to PLEASE update your softwares. Ubuntu is not good for graphic designers, i would only recommend ubuntu for programmers. Linux supports the adobe products so that is a good operating system to choose ...


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As a designer I work with programs the client wants and the printing company can use, which in my case is Photoshop and Illustrator. Sometimes they prefer PDF. Just ask with which formats they can work and which is prefered. They don't want incompatible files, hence I use an older version. I always add a text outlined version to avoid font problems. They ...


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So basically, is it possible to establish yourself as a respected designer if you choose to use the free alternatives but create the same final quality of product? Obviously yes since by definition, if you're providing the same final product, the client won't be able to tell the difference. Can I produce designs of the same quality using non-leading ...


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Some of this will depend on the eventual purposing for your produced work. From the standpoint of print production, using mainstream products like the Adobe suite is beneficial in that we (prepress operators) can reasonably edit your work to fit the needs we have for our workflow and end-product quality. Of course, this is mainly applicable to programs that ...


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If you are using Windows (linux see below) I would recommend Xara. I've been using it for 17 years and for a while it was sold by Corel because the rendering engine was so much better. It still is. As a tool for producing web graphics it is utterly unsurpassed. What more there are free versions you can try. Very intuitive too. It manipulates bitmaps as ...


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The quality of your work is judged by your work...not the tool you used to make it. So if your output is good, that's all that matters. As such, no, what software you use isn't what other designers will judge you by (or at least, isn't what they SHOULD judge you by). All that said, if you work in this industry, and have to SHARE files, you likely have to ...


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In todays world there is Adobe, then everything else. This was not always the case. I'll overlook any "learning curve" issues and assume someone knows whatever app they use well. The issue with using "everything else" can be directly felt in terms of workflow speed and compatibility. For layout.... There was a time when you chose between Aldus ...


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Let me tell you about Billy (his real name is not important). Billy was a college colleague. We all used auto cad, he used visio (or something). We used adobe, he used corel. Now, as projects came and went, we all benefited from each other's knowledge, we thought each other tricks to get the job done faster and better, etc. Billy, on the other hand, had no ...


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I firmly believe that, in this area at least, as long as your final work has a solid base in planification and reasoning, there is no right or wrong when it comes to software. To be honest, it doesn't matter if you do your designs in Microsoft Paint, as long as the end result matches what your client needs and wants, or what initially intended during your ...


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Don't add the button/link to the page until its ready. It makes your website/client look like they are making overly broad claims, and have no content to back it up. Back up every claim/service/product with a page explaining it. Honestly if you have the time to create an "under construction" page, then its often better to spend 5 minutes more and create ...


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After researching and researching on the internet I was unable to find any official documentation regarding novelty notes. Yes there are ton of web sites that passingly state, "It's fine if you aren't trying to defraud." But some random web site having this posted with no follow up was not solid enough for me. The closest to an official stance I could find ...


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It seems that 18 U.S.C. ยง 504 : US Code - Section 504: Printing and filming of United States and foreign obligations and securities only places restrictions on reproductions of actual U.S. currencies, not made-up currencies. I'm not sure where to find an official or credible source for that; it just seems like the natural conclusion to me. EDIT: I was ...


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I show the clients my design(s), and then I "sell" it to them. I explain why each element or function was chosen. I feel I am "expert" so I lay it all on the table by explaining why something will work and why something else won't, or why anything, etc... Most of the time this will bring the client back down to Earth and they will see things "my way". I try ...


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It sounds like you need to read this book before this becomes a situation you routinely find yourself in: Design is a Job, by Mike Monteiro Everyone pointing out that you aren't getting paid for this is might sound like a horse being repeatedly beaten to death, but it's a well deserved horse beating. Small projects have just as many thorns as big ...


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I don't feel it's a matter of being "user friendly". It's a matter of presentation. An incompletely design carries with it a stigma or connotation that you're okay showing off incompletel, unfinished work/products. If the site is customer-oriented (selling a product/service) this indicates that there's no attention to detail perhaps or maybe no ...


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If you have understood your clients needs and have carefully considered a solution, then you should have sufficient rational for your decisions making it easier to win over your client. Explain to them exactly why you have done what you have done, and why it is the best solution for them at this time. Design can be perceived as objective when there is ...


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Most of the time for live sites you should not have a page at all or, if you really want it live (perhaps to show to others and you don't have a development site), don't link to it publicly anywhere. This is because if a user sees that you have content that interests them enough to click on it, they are expecting to see the page. Having an "under ...


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A brief exploration of the statutory sources you provided may help. Generally you should rely on the plain meaning of the text in the statutes and regulations, as well as on general construction canons. Public Law 102-550 contains the Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act which deals with counterfeiting deterrence measures amongst other things. In ...


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The answer is ...you are not making it on the same material nor are you attempting to reproduce the actual anti-counterfeiting measures like that strip in the bill. Let's say a million dollar bill existed - you'd still be fine until you are truly trying to defraud which means you match the correct mint location seal to where those bills are printed, the ...


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I've decided to go with the flat rate route. I think it's easier to set up package deals or price items individually. If you're fast then the size of the project doesn't matter unless you and the client set up other arrangements. For instance you can do each logo from $100 on up. Get 10 logos do a logo a day and there you go $1000 in 10 days. A flyer ...


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I have a web designing business and the first thing you did wrong was not getting paid for the original design. There are a lot of free templates for people to use if they don't want to pay so you have to make it clear from start you need so much for a down payment to began. Half would be great to start with, never create more than one design unless you are ...



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