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An independent graphic designer and instructor in InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver after tiring of working for other people. I'm also a software tester for various companies and "Tier 0" tech support for friends, family, various associates and lots of clients...


Nov
23
answered Which app icon should i use?
Nov
23
answered Photoshop - Relative layer position
Nov
23
answered Logo design - image beneath text - can it work?
Nov
23
comment Triangle cut corners CS5 Photoshop
The image that's now been added to the question completely changes the answer. In that situation, I'd go with Scott Brown's answer. Why go to the pain of cutting out sawteeth when you can step and repeat by creating a pattern?
Nov
23
awarded  website-design
Nov
23
revised Resizing rectangle in Fireworks without losing sharpness
Fixed a typo in the subject
Nov
23
comment How can you turn a clients ideas for how they want their brand to be into graphical elements?
Adobe just came out with Collage, which lets you assemble a mood board on the fly on a tablet while you're right there with the client. It's in the Android Market now, and will be coming for iOS soon according to what we heard at MAX.
Nov
23
answered Resizing rectangle in Fireworks without losing sharpness
Nov
22
answered BRANDING: How can you create a 'brand' for many different companies under one parent company?
Nov
22
answered How can you turn a clients ideas for how they want their brand to be into graphical elements?
Nov
21
comment How can I remove background from an image of a transparent object?
In a case like this, changing the blend mode of the glass to Overlay works very well. Adjust it first using Levels until the grey background is exactly RGB 128,128,128 and the grey will disappear completely.
Nov
21
comment Why do most comics have uppercase text in their balloons?
@user855: The info in the link you refer to is incomplete, and it's wrong. It looks to me like somebody grabbed bits and pieces from different places and put them together without taking time to understand them. Legibility refers to instant comprehensibility of short pieces of text, typically headlines or slogans. Readability has to do with extended passages of text, like books or articles. Handwritten mixed case in small sizes on crappy paper (newsprint) are neither as readable nor as legible as caps.
Nov
21
comment Why do most comics have uppercase text in their balloons?
Ay-ya-yai! Such a discussion! :-) @user855 decoded my answer. Sorry to have been a bit obscure. (What can I say? It was late at night.)
Nov
21
answered Why do most comics have uppercase text in their balloons?
Nov
21
answered Triangle cut corners CS5 Photoshop
Nov
20
answered Tips for a more efficient workflow using Illustrator's Live Trace?
Nov
19
answered Elliptical radial gradient overlay in Photoshop CS5
Nov
18
answered How to buy a used version of Photoshop
Nov
18
answered Photoshop doesn't save composite previews
Nov
17
comment Vectors: How do you deal with background 'spill' on overlapping edges?
Dang, where's that "Oops!" link when you need it. :-)