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Great answers so far, but I'd like to point out there's two main different sorts of solutions (from the user's perspective): 1. Cloud based storage applications.- these are designed to share storage over the internet (i.e. Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, etc.). They require a half-decent internet connection (more so if you're talking about huge files such ...


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We have a small design practice (2-3 people at the moment), and have tried some systems / services that may be of help for your situation: AeroFS Tried it for some time, worked well, but it kept giving errors on startup (mostly on Windows) and I would have to stop it and restart it after rebooting. On the other hand is free for local sync up to 30 users, ...


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Where I work, we work across network using a central hub (switch system) and Virtual machines hosted on the network. I don't know much of the IT behind it, but what we use is akin to a basic windows folder structure. It's fast, but it isn't great for organization or security. I wanted to add, that while we use VMs and a central file system for storage, ...


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I don't do much collaborating at my workplace (single in-house designer), but I still use BitTorrent Sync to sync design files across multiple devices; namely my NAS, dedicated server, and my primary machine. I have also used it for collaborative projects in the past and have found it to be very convenient. Our network consisted of 5 machines for 3 people: ...


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UXpin it's slow and missing features like nested groups. I use InVision, much more efficient. For version management look at PixeLapse


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Oh, there are ways. Here are some options in order asc from shitty and easy, to less shitty and hard. Rely entirely on this one article and make sure to always use serif or sans-serif as the final font in your list. Check out the OS font stack for OSX on wikipedia. Google around for type specimens for those fonts, and trust that it looks ok in your usage. ...


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make your chosen grid in excel and then copy and paste into photoshop :)


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There's an art to it In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is — as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. // Josef Albers Color theory is where the physics of light and the psychology of color become much more than their scientific parts. Like choosing and setting type well, using color ...


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I'm the OP, and though I got several great answers from you guys, I feel like adding the following points. Tool does not improve sense of aesthetics, but may improve result One important and useful (and obvious) statement is that a better tool does not improve the designer's sense of aesthetics. However, that does not mean in itself that the designer ...


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I have struggled with this topic throughout my career. I really admire designers who are gifted when it comes to color. I have a dribbble bucket devoted just to color palettes that I admire. Text Contast I use the WCAG color contrast checker to check text and background color contrast. I will only use combos that pass Level AA; this will soon be required ...


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This is my solution open an Indesign or Illustrator file and place in it a several .PSD files each .PSD have his own name. Now when you want to edit the booklet open the page that you want in Photoshop and edit then return to Indesign or Illustrator to export your work.


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This might be exactly what you are looking for: http://hunie.co - Hunie is a community that connects designers, founders and developers for design feedback. Good luck,


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I would love to comment on here instead of answer, since I feel that my reply is more useful to anyone like me who is starting in the design field. However, I am new, so I don't have the ability to comment yet. I'm sure that as a designer, you've heard of Color Theory, and have hopefully read Color Theory books like Itten's Elements of Color, or anything ...


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32 bit per channel is most likely a floating point image. Tough it could also be 32 bit integers but i have never seen such images. Both TIF, EXR and some proprietary film production formats can use 32 bit float per channel inside them. There are several reasons for using higher order bit depths. First of the image might not be a photograph. It might be ...


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The only time I use higher than 8 bits per pixel color (16/32) is when I want to do a gradient and I want to eliminate banding. For smooth grades, 16bpp has a lot of values to work with so you don't get a noticeable stepping pattern. When downsampling to 8bpp, the values are dithered and the result is usually smoother than possible with 8bpp. The downside ...


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Being a graphic and web designer in a previous life now turned/ing developer and security specialist... I used to depend (way too much so) on such tools as Dreamweaver, but the honest truth is that all that is really needed is notepad/notepad++ and good solid coding skills, really good story-boarding and conceptualization of the purpose of the site, a good ...


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It's important to realize that the term "32bit" can mean different things to different people. Context plays a large role. 32 bit color depth is an aspect of photography. Photographers use 16 or 32 bit color depth to store as much possible color data per channel as they can. Doing this allows photos to be adjusted and retouched with much more precision, ...


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32 bits per channel are used to store HDR image information, and it is considered a floating point number. I found the source: https://www.hdrsoft.com/resources/dri.html


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I have very little to add to @Matt's answer but here is my nugget. Personally, I have prohibited myself from using WYSIWYG editors (like Dreamweaver) because I think they make me a worse web designer. These are the reasons. They make me go rusty, lazy and outdated very quickly. You would me amazed to see what code related knowledge was second nature for me ...


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Visual editors or WYSIWYG editors are terrible.. The only true way to view a website is through the medium which is a browser. In regards to Dreamweaver I hate it and there are many reasons why: If you're just learning code the best way to learn how to code is through something like notepad or Textedit which you say you're doing. For me when I code a ...


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Visual editors like dreamweaver are appealing to many people that think and work visually, but I think that while it make things easier for some people, it does not necessarily make their work better. I think the differences do not come from the software people use, but from the knowledge that is behind how they use their tools. Professional designers have ...


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Dreamweaver does not make you a better designer. In the end, Dreamweaver is merely a tool and like any tool, you may or may not find it useful, but it never improves one's own aesthetic sense of design. I've found no reason to use Dreamweaver over a solid text editor (BBEdit) and a browser. Throw in a bit of PHP and a server for testing and there's really ...


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Consider mixing colors like a painter would on a palette, this allows you to do different graduation and sometimes mixing colors gets you new hues you didn't think of. This is a alternate approach that combines to the way @Matt/@cockypup suggests. The benefit of this approach is, that it is a bit more organic, thus allows for random surprises that can help ...


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This actually sounds like a question more about creativity and getting out of a comfort-zone than about technique but I will answer the technical side. How do you determine what colors work well for what objects? (i.e. "bright red on a canary yellow is too bright for good readability", etc.) This question is a little general, but to address your ...


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An interesting concept I first learned about on a male fashion advice page is to pick color combinations that occur in nature. For example, browns, light greens, and dark greens (forest); grays, light blues, and white (sky with clouds); etc. Obviously this isn't the be all and end all of color choice and combinations, but it might be a helpful thing to keep ...


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This might not answer your question completely, but as part of my workflow, I use this technique sometimes. When trying to pick a colour palette (at the very beginning of the creative process), I try to recall from my memory an image or painting that fits the "mood" or "content" of the project. Then I take that image and, using Photoshop, I apply a ...


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When I pick a color palette I narrow my selection to a max of 3-5 colors but I expand on those colors. For example, I usually run a script in Illustrator that will allow me to place each color in its own master palette and a variation of the color based from highlights and shadows I've used throughout the year help produce a HEX and RGB output in CSS. This ...



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