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Questions about the process of manipulating a photo to achieve a desired result. Ask anything about photo editing techniques such as cropping, colour adjustments, applying filters, enhancing, airbrush…
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Questions about paths, in this context they are lines created in a raster or vector editing software such as Illustrator, Inkscape or Photoshop, to name a few. Ask anything related to manipulating pat…
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Questions about optimising workflow for professional graphic designers. Workflow describes the process that a task undergoes, from initiation to completion. Ask anything related to the workflow of a g…
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Questions about the action of resizing, a transformation that either enlarges or shrinks an object. Ask anything about resizing graphics in a graphic design software.
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Questions about color mixing guidance and the visual impacts of specific color combinations.
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Questions about patterns, usually a repeating unit of shape, and often a small, repeating and tile-able element. Most patterns are based on repetition and periodicity while others use magnification an…
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Questions regarding illusions or visual tricks in the design process, whether it be from software (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP) or through technique.
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Questions about conventions of graphic design. Sometimes theoretical, sometimes tangible, sometimes metaphysical.
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Questions about Fireworks, Adobe's bitmap and vector graphics editor; widely used for web and interface design. Ask anything related to designing graphics with Fireworks.
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Questions regarding hardware or analogical tools (but please use software-recommendation for software ones!)
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Questions about image textures, designed to quantify the perceived texture of an image. It gives us information about the spatial arrangement of color or intensities in an image or selected region of …
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Questions about drawing, the art of representing objects or forms on a surface using lines. Ask anything related to creating and perfecting drawings and illustrations.
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Questions about masks; in this context they are a way to control and manipulate the visibility of specific areas of an image. Ask anything related to using masks in graphic design software.
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Questions about illustration, an art and discipline focused on communicating a specific contextualised message to an audience. It is rooted in an objective need to fulfil a particular task. Ask anythi…
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Questions that ask for ideas to improve an existing design. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgement, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical…
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Questions about copyright law from a designers point of view. Answers should not be treated as bona fide legal advice, but instead as advice from designers who've experienced copyright issues in their…
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Questions about CMYK; short for cyan, magenta, yellow and key(black). It's the colour process and model used for colour visualisation in colour printing. Ask anything relevant to graphic design about …
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Questions about resolution, a measurement of the amount of detail an image possesses used for print design, photography and digital media. The higher the resolution, the more detail and data is contai…
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Questions about graphic user interface design; the act of preparing an interface with the focus on the user's experience, understanding and interaction. Almost everything has a graphical user interfa…
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Questions regarding the research of resources (books, websites, videos, etc.) pertaining to a specific design topic.
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Questions about web fonts; online resources developed specifically to allow for a wider variety of dependably available fonts for web site designs. Web fonts can help define brand identity as well as …
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Questions about alignment; the placement of elements in relation to other elements, or to a visible or invisible reference in the design. It's a gestalt principle, applicable to every type of design. …
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Questions about automation, the process of recording or scripting multiple actions for a software to take to complete a desired task without direct user interaction. Professional designers tend to aut…
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Questions about the designers themselves; becoming a designer, living as a designer, forming the designer ethos and other theory related topics. It also covers practical topics like geographic locatio…
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Questions about families of letter shapes. Use [typefaces] when you'd use "song" (e.g. "I love that song/typeface..."), and [fonts] when you'd use "MP3" ("...so I'm going to buy the MP3/font for it").
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Questions about objects' outline. Mostly applies to vector programs, where the stroke is editable separately from the object's fill.
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Questions about GIF; short for Graphics Interchange Format, a bitmap image file format capable of storing up to 256 RGB colours and it also supports animation. It's primarily used for the web due to i…
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Questions calling for advice on what typeface or font to use in a particular design or situation.
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Questions about business and the commercial aspects of the graphic design industry. Ask anything relevant to graphic design such as promoting, managing and operating a design business.
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Questions about methods of combining varying text and fonts with relatively simple illustrations (click to see example); also illustrations used to emphasise a message or content by the use of for exa…
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Questions about the amount of detail and information contained in an image.
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Questions about the script/extension language in Photoshop, used to automate certain tasks.
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Questions about grids, a guide laid under or over a graphic with user or software specified measurements. They're often used in the development process to create layouts, align elements, and/or restri…
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Questions about Adobe Flash Professional, a program used to author content for the Adobe Flash platform. Flash is commonly used to create interactive graphical animations for a wide variety of digital…
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Questions about hand written or printed work, consisting of pages; bound together between a cover and attached to the spine.