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Jan
4
comment Font in 'On writing well' (25th anniversary edition) by Zinsser
I'd ask the experts at the "WhatTheFont" forum over at myfonts.com, they'll have an answer pretty quickly I'm sure. myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/forum
Nov
16
comment How can I make the logo light up against a blurred background?
Agreed - combine this with a slight outer glow to pop it off the darker shades - not as much as @Alin suggests, though, sorry. If you play with the size and opacity you'll find a spot where the glow itself isn't visible, but the effect of isolating it from the background still appears.
Aug
19
comment How can I identify what font was used in a Photoshop layer when the font is not installed on my computer?
Those are Unicode characters (depending upon the encoding, can be up to four bytes per character). Unicode is the standard for representing far larger character sets than ASCII (one byte per character). I suspect PS uses UTF-16, allowing non-English font names, but as you can see the designers of the system overlapped ASCII so most English text is still human readable.
Aug
18
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Mar
23
comment How come my text looks like it is not dead centered?
Well, I took it into PS and your centerline is not between the two lines as I would have expected (it's right through the top of the bottom line). It seems that you centered vertically based on a bounding box around the text.This may be addressed in comments below, but a lot of the time the descenders add pixels to the height of the text bounding box, but don't add "visual weight". If you think it's too high, shifting it 40 pixels down put the centerline between the two lines.
Feb
16
comment Is it preposterous to have 2 different light sources in a design project?
Yes, I completely agree with @bemdesign - it's actually very rare for anything to have a single light source. Just be wary of causing confusion with shadows falling where they don't belong or secondary source(s) overpowering your primary source(s). Having said that, many designs violate these "rules" purposefully and to good effect.
Nov
10
comment Is there a recognized name for the 'grippy' part of an interface that indicates movability?
We've always called it a "handle" or "drag handle"
Sep
29
comment photoshop - cut and move part of a shape layer
I'm with Scott on this one. Yes @AndroidHustle, you did tell him why he couldn't manipulate the shape, but then you told him he "had to" convert the shape in order to accomplish his goal rather than how to manipulate it in its current form. Strictly speaking, your answer is misleading and incorrect, and certainly not making the best use of the software. Using the vector tools, he could do a lot more than slide the rasterized triangle around, something he'd probably really appreciate (especially considering it's a speech bubble that probably wants pointing in specific directions).
Jul
8
comment How to remove strange banding from PNG export with radial gradient
That's very bizarre (it doesn't look like posterization due to limited colors). Are you sure you don't have some art there you're not aware of that might be rendering during the export? Have you tried saving a copy, deleting all layers except this one? Or recreating this shape & fill from scratch in a fresh document?
Mar
24
comment How can I create TRON-like glowing effects in Illustrator?
Looks like the video is back - thanks Alan!
May
6
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May
6
comment Are there any benefits to using kerning pairs over kerning classes?
@stephencosh Thanks for the great answer. You say that pairs "are more accurate than classes". Can you provide more detail on how they are more accurate? I'm not doubting you, but now I'm curious!
Jan
20
comment Repeat client is suddenly demanding intellectual property rights!
I've worked on a variety of projects from concept docs to full games. It isn't at all unusual for clients to want original files, and depending upon the project, to own the IP. The problem is that he's making contract-like demands without a contract (perhaps on a friend's advice, or due to problems with another contractor, so I wouldn't be insulted). The key for me is "... before payment will be made". You must do all the work and deliver everything on faith and he's not willing to do the same? Perhaps it's time for a contract with milestones, the last being delivery of source materials.
Dec
3
comment How to enhance text and line drawing scan in photoshop?
Best way to get help on this type of question is to actually post part of the pic. Typically someone will take it into PS and then post a step-by-step solution using your actual pic (which is exactly what you're asking for).
Oct
8
comment Align to pixel grid problem
I'm getting the same problem when using the dialog's "Align to Pixel Grid" checkbox, but not when using the flyout menu instead ("Align New Objects to Pixel Grid"). Also, when I released the compound paths and tried applying the aforementioned checkbox to each part individually - it's the larger OUTSIDE shape that's freaking out, not the inner one. May I suggest you rebuild that shape and try again? There's seems to be some funky error in it (when I made new shapes, they worked fine).
Sep
19
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Sep
10
comment How to view all layers in Photoshop?
+1 for the layer shortcuts link.
Sep
3
answered Why are Yahoo's emoticon's more effective at conveying emotion than others?
Jul
30
revised How can I identify what font was used in a Photoshop layer when the font is not installed on my computer?
Previous edit put a space in the "FontType" tag - it actually has no space (important when searching for it)
Mar
6
comment Using Photoshop - how do I make text “wrap” (break) around an image like in the images linked in this post?
He's already answered my additional question here.