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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...


11h
comment How to select all objects in the entire document?
InDesign, she don' have no actions. One day, maybe. We can hope!
13h
comment Changing transparency color in preview panel for Adobe Bridge CC
Scott's right. You would also have to expand the question to make it clear what you're asking, because black is displayed as a transparency color only in certain very specific circumstances. More usually, it's white.
13h
comment What happens when you pre-render a PNG sequence in After Effects?
I understand completely. Ae isn't the easiest bit of software to wrap the wits around; it's deep, complex, and has plenty of traps for the unwary. :)
13h
comment What is so good about Helvetica?
Great points. Even the negative spaces and inter-character spaces in Helvetica were thought through with an intense amount of care, which adds to the harmony and simultaneously detracts from flexibility.
13h
comment When holding shift + scaling a shape layer = doesn't constrain a perfect shape.
That's likely. At any rate, you can always work numerically using the object's properties, and scrub to enlarge/reduce. I tend to use properties more than WYSIWIG scaling, so perhaps I'm a bit biased. :)
1d
comment Why are circles used to draw a logo?
If you're interested in this kind of stuff, I highly recommend Mario Livio's book "The Golden Ratio," which 'splodes myths (he covers many of the bogus phi examples), gives fascinating history, and shows the ubiquity of phi in nature. And he does it with restraint, never getting too mathematical for a prototypical "intelligent reader."
1d
comment Saving ARGB 32 Bits BPM in Photoshop
To be fair, it's not exactly spelled out in the UI, and you would have a hard time finding it in the Help docs, I suspect, although the information is probably in there somewhere.
Dec
12
comment Recommended Body Font Size for Print Magazine?
Open Sans, which you mentioned, has such a massive x-height that it's quite legible at 8 point (much more so than, say, Helvetica or Myriad). It requires a healthy dose of leading at any size, so it would require as much room as, say, Myriad at 9 pt. It's also not that comfortable for long text in print.
Dec
12
comment Recommended Body Font Size for Print Magazine?
Good on pointing out that the font used makes a big difference to both the point size and leading required for readability.
Dec
7
comment Difference between navigation overlay and toggle navigation in Web Design
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about UX rather than graphic design.
Dec
5
comment Is cheap two-colour printing possible at all?
'zackly so. There are still smaller shops around that do this kind of work in the LA metro area, and I would assume the same is true elsewhere. OTOH, they tend to be significantly more expensive than standard 4/4 work from the big online-ordering shops, even going through a broker.
Dec
2
comment Fitting merged text to the width of the frame in InDesign
Now that's an awesome placeholder! :)
Dec
2
comment How can I repair a JPEG after it has been HEX edited?
Wildly OT for gd.se, but: jpeg is a lossy compression format that depends in part on difference values rather than absolute values. If you remove or corrupt image information, then of course everything downstream from that point is borked.
Dec
2
comment How can I repair a JPEG after it has been HEX edited?
Of course it gets screwed up. The jpeg format compresses the file. Change random byte-level information (especially removing it) in any type of compressed file will mess it up. What were you thinking?
Dec
2
comment Fitting merged text to the width of the frame in InDesign
@user34266 I've added to my answer, now I have a clearer idea of what you're trying to do.
Dec
2
comment Fitting merged text to the width of the frame in InDesign
@LaurenIpsum It does sound gruesome, doesn't it?
Dec
1
comment Import PNG in indesign
The real problem is trying to use a web/mobile app production tool for something far away from its actual function. And gif, like png8, is an even worse format for print than png24.
Nov
29
comment PCB Screen Printing Problem
As fascinating as I find this subject (it's many years since I messed with PCBs), the question really has nothing to do with the topic of GD.SE. You're much more likely to get an answer on a hobbyist forum than here.
Nov
29
comment Removing white segment from a svg image
Hi Vafa, and welcome to GD.SE. See the Help center for guidelines on how to ask questions. So that we can answer this question, and that it will be useful to others in the future, get a screen shot with transparency and post that. Your link will eventually go down, after which nobody reading this would know what your were asking about.
Nov
26
comment Vertically centered Guillemet next to a paragraph using only paragraph and/or character styles?
Welcome, indeed. It's great to see more InDesign users showing up on the site. Anchored objects would be difficult to use as a solution in this case, because positioning is relative to a fixed point in the paragraph, so you'd have to have an Object Style for each paragraph length (which would each have to change if the text styles changed).