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I'm an analyst web developer and development consultant on Microsoft technologies. My main focus is in Asp.net MVC, CSS3, HTML5, Javascript, jQuery, C#, and T-SQL. I'm a contractor by nature working around EU.


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comment What is the best program to use for making book covers (digital and print)?
Operating system? Windows?
Dec
30
comment How to remove noise/grain on a picture, based on some “noise pattern”
@huzzah: Instead of copying you could easily use layer masks here and have separate noise-cancelling adjustment layers for individual mask.
Jan
12
comment How do you create a seamless texture in photoshop?
It is as nice as much effort you try investing into it. The better seamless transition you create the better the pattern. But I was to suggest the same...
Jan
12
comment How do I learn to be creative?
For start I'd suggest to read Robert Bringhurst's Elements of typographic style. Although it's a lot about typography (which is imperative for web) it has lots about design, perceptance, aesthetics etc... I call it the design bible.
May
27
comment What to do if your website design got stolen?
Can you prove that design is yours and that it was created prior to theirs website (or development)? If you go the legal way it will boil down to facts like this. Ad as a rule of thumb: don't spend time and money on something that will cost you more (in time and money) than it's actually worth.
May
27
comment What browser width should I use to design a website?
I wish I could down-vote a comment... :( But just FYI @Rizwanabbasi: scrollbars have different widths on different systems (touch devices don't even have them) and even on these systems scrollbars can be changed (Google is doing that for instance in its apps from GMail on).
Apr
21
comment What font is used in this picture:
I was also thinking of Baskerville, but although "g" seemed to have disjoint counter it didn't have high enough ear and "f" wasn't wide enough. So I though of tightly tracked Georgia as well. +1
Apr
20
comment How to add this shadow effect in photoshop
@DA01: Please put your comment into an answer, so OP can accept it and you both get credit for obviously resolved situation. The same goes to you novice. You'll then accept DA01's answer if it proved to be helpful in your case.
Mar
5
comment What's wrong with this PNG
@Farray: Thanks for the duplicate closing. It actually is the very same problem very well explained in the linked answer. Thank you.
Mar
2
comment What's wrong with this PNG
Interestingly enough when I open it in Photoshop and re-save it using Save for Web and Devices and save it to 24-bit PNG its size becomes smaller by about 31%... From 14,5k to 10k.
Mar
2
comment What's wrong with this PNG
Thanks! This obviously worked for you (likely on a Mac). But it should be pointed out that file size is now almost 3 times larger... And that is just because PNG got converted from 8-bit indexed colour to 24-bit one... As it seems.
Mar
2
comment What's wrong with this PNG
@CasparKleijne: It opens with transparency on my machine as well, but all colors are simply dark gray (#333)... I'm sorry I invalidly refered to transparency while I should refer to colours... :)
Mar
2
comment What's wrong with this PNG
@Scott: I'm using Photoshop Extended CS5 = 12.0.4 x64
Mar
2
comment What is a good question to ask a designer in the context of an interview for a website?
@AlanGilbertson: But designing for web isn't analogous to general graphic design. One has to understand browser capabilities and optimizations. When to use JPGs, GIFs or PNGs... and many many other things as well.
Sep
22
comment New generation of Save icon that is not a “disk”?
This answer answers my question when I see some oddly designed UI and ask myself what the hell have they been thinking. This answer here just answers this question: Nothing! They've been high on dope most of the time, while occasionally writing a line of code or two. :) Imagine Microsoft Office programs having these kind of icons. I bet toolbars would extinct in favour of menus.
Sep
22
comment New generation of Save icon that is not a “disk”?
This looks more like a backup icon than save. Backups are used to put your volatile data in a safe...
Sep
1
comment Is it possible to tell from a printed sample what software/layout algorithm was used?
@e100: I wouldn't be so sure. I've been a member there for years and I think that for a Q&A type of questions Stackexchange is a much better choice. But you could open a debate about this on typophile.com
Apr
21
comment Using CamelCase in a logo
@e100: That's true, but this invalid naming has appeared lately. Pascal and Camel casing has been around since I can remember and they were very much distingushed in times of C. PascalCase for instance is invalidly calles as Capitalised camel case... That's just as if you call a bus a car with 30+ seats. Everything has a name for a reason. This is a bit extreme. I just wanted to point this out.
Apr
20
comment Photoshop curved Shadow
This is exactly the shadow displayed in the image in question. Not best shadow but seems quite fine.
Apr
20
comment Photoshop curved Shadow
To make shadow even more realistic, you should create an alpha channel with a gradient black on sides and white on centre and then rather use Lens Blur. This will make shadow more realistic ba visually blurring more at the middle (because as it seem the object is rased more at centre than sides) and almost no blur on edges (object lays down)