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Questions about color mixing guidance and the visual impacts of specific color combinations.
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Questions specifically related to the CS5 versions of Adobe's suite of software. It was Released in 2010 and updated to CS5.5 in 2011. Succeeded by CS6.
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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 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 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 about print work, CMYK, printers and textiles.
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Questions about conventions of graphic design. Sometimes theoretical, sometimes tangible, sometimes metaphysical.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 objects' outline. Mostly applies to vector programs, where the stroke is editable separately from the object's fill.
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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 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 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 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 calling for advice on what typeface or font to use in a particular design or situation.
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Questions about the amount of detail and information contained in an image.
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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 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 regarding the research of resources (books, websites, videos, etc.) pertaining to a specific design topic.
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Questions about Bohemian Coding's Sketch.app, a vector-based interface (UI) design application for Mac OS X.
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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 batch processing, a technique of automatically applying the same set of commands/actions to a collection of files. It's saves time for designers who need to do the same thing to a larg…
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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 the script/extension language in Photoshop, used to automate certain tasks.
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Questions about dealing with clients, what to expect, demand, wish for, and better communication.
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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 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…