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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...


Sep
11
comment When should we prefer rounded corner rectangle over square corner rectangle?
The problem is that the question is non-specific. There are so many use cases, so many possibilities that might favor one over the other, that it's impossible to give an definitive answer.
Aug
31
comment Where can I find a package firm that does the same as Moo does, but for packaging?
Be a bit more specific as to the type of packaging you are asking about. There are many companies with international reach in the industry, but the answer would depend entirely on the nature of the packaging and product.
Aug
24
comment Pantone issue from PSD to Ai (printer needs PMS into the document but says it's CMYK)
Hi Olivier. You're welcome, and redrawing is ultimately the best way to go. Well done!
Jul
29
comment Printing a 11x17 booklet
Before anyone can give you a useful answer, you'll have to make the question clear. Is the page size of the finished booklet 8.5x11 (11x17 folded once) or actually 11x17? Is the "it" that prints "as a sideways portrait" the page, or the image? What size are your InDesign pages? A screen shot would be helpful, too.
Jul
29
comment Save a vector shape with transparency with a clean outline in Photoshop?
This is the correct answer, but it would be more helpful to more people going forward if you include the explanation of why PNG-8 creates the problem and why PNG-24 handles it.
Jul
29
comment Moto 360 resolution and density
This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for a specification for an unreleased product. That's appropriate for a tech rumors site. It's not graphic design.
Jul
25
comment How do you scale a vector image to equal a measurement in inches, in illustrator CS3?
@Julie Select all the stroked paths and use Object > Expand Appearance to turn the strokes into shapes. Then increase the size. I suspect you would need to do this anyway. As joojaa says, NC equipment will follow the path and ignore the width of the stroke unless strokes are converted to shapes.
Jul
23
comment “Inverted” corners in Rectangle
Great question! This is one of those things that's so nicely hidden, and so awesomely geeky, it can completely baffle anyone.
Jul
20
comment Photoshop CC Generate Ignores “Layer Mask Hide Effects” option
The Smart Object approach works well on your test file. Just remember to create the Smart Object, duplicate it, then apply the masks.
Jul
20
comment Is it possible to reference two anchor texts hyperlinks for the same paragraph in Indesign
I've expanded the answer. I suspect you're choosing "Paragraph" instead of "Text Anchor" in your workflow.
Jul
20
comment Photoshop CC Generate Ignores “Layer Mask Hide Effects” option
I've updated the answer. Still not entirely clear to me why you have the issue, because I can't reproduce it, but I've suggested other ways to approach this workflow that bypass the problem anyway.
Jul
19
comment Numbers and Sections Options altering layout upon changing page number
Not unless you specifically export spreads (a handy way to do foldouts, which is what you're thinking of, but not the only case). I've not come across confusion with it, once it's understood. On the other hand, I'd also never put an even numbered folio on a recto, even in a pamphlet. :/
Jul
18
comment Numbers and Sections Options altering layout upon changing page number
An alternative is to turn off "Allow Document Pages to Shuffle" after doing your Step Zero. This creates the same result.
Jul
18
comment Illustrator script to export eps files to black/transparent only pngs
That does change the question considerably.
Jul
17
comment Is there a color scale for perceived color on different surfaces?
The Pantone formula is an ink recipe that produces a specific color on a standard substrate. The swatch color is the Lab definition of what is produced by that recipe on that substrate in standard viewing conditions. The Lab numbers show in the Info panel in InDesign when the swatch is selected. The Pantone website has more information. See also the Natural Color System (NCS) website for more understanding of how color works.
Jul
10
comment What can a designer do if a client claims that the work delivered is unacceptable and refuses to pay?
A well-reasoned and excellent answer that takes a different path to the same conclusion: walk away and learn from the experience.
Jul
10
comment How can I hire a manga artist, and what are the general cost factors associated with producing a comic?
This question appears to be off-topic because it really doesn't relate to graphic design.
Jul
9
comment Batch Resize Multiple Images in InDesign Document from Placed MS Word Content
If you place an entire Word doc with images all in one go, you're working directly against the basic architecture of the program. Anything you do from that point will be slower and more difficult. The solution is to build a workflow that uses the software, not try to bludgeon the software into fitting your preconceived workflow.
Jul
2
comment How do you rectangulate a quadilateral selection in photoshop?
I love the wording of this question. :)
Jul
2
comment What are some good fonts to use for bullet characters?
You pretty much covered all the usual suspects. All of the pi fonts that ship with the OSes have a collection of useful bullet-type characters, including Wingdings and its siblings/offspring.