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Sep
21
comment Rebranding a website to get a professional look
Do your research and ask "Why?" a lot. Why are the buses green? Why do they have their current graphic profile? What needs and purposes does it fulfill? What was the idea behind the rainbow? Etc. etc. Then base your design on those reasons/answers instead of off the current design. And if those reasons suck, then make up better ones that the bus company might not have considered. For example: "the buses are largely green because they're eco-friendly". You shouldn't lie of course, just find things to highlight and use as selling points.
Aug
22
comment What are good places to start learning web typography and layout?
Hmm, that's true. I suppose it might not be as up to date anymore since the advent of the responsive web. But grids are an important part of typography and have been given too little consideration in a lot of modern web design. So I suppose this article in combination with learning about responsive web design should give you a decent start.
Aug
5
comment When designing, what techniques can be used for determining if the right amount of “fluff” has been added?
Great answer! Just wanted to add that I wouldn't call the Kenwood ad minimalist in any way or form. Minimalism is about stripping the expression of something to its bare essentials, to only those elements that strongly communicate something to the viewer. The Kenwood ad may have little actual "fluff" but it still isn't minimalist. Why? Because there are a bunch of informative elements that don't really need to be there. That combined with as you say, bad composition and typography, creates something that is simply not very well designed nor minimalist. Ironically, neither is this comment.
Aug
3
comment How to reproduce the gradient effect in the 'Find My iPhone' icon?
Bit too lazy to make a full-fledged answer right now but this article should point you in the right direction: astutegraphics.com/blog/…
Aug
1
comment Draw Inside Tool - Illustrator
Well, just hit me up if you run into the problem again. Seems like a nut worth cracking.
Jul
31
comment Draw Inside Tool - Illustrator
Ok yeah, that seems likely. When is it that the problem arises? After exporting from Illustrator or before as well?
Jul
30
comment How do I find a range of colors (ex. different blues) that will contrast well with another range of colors (ex. reds, yellows etc)?
I'm assuming you have but will ask anyway, have you tried Kuler? Using the complimentary mode seems like it would do what you want.
Jul
30
comment Reduce image size
What file formats does your printer accept? Is it necessary for your to supply a PSD or can it be in other, lossy, formats?
Jul
29
comment How can I replicate GTA V “Los Santos” Font/Text in Photoshop?
Glad to help! I've updated the answer with a solution to the antialiasing problem. If you find that it works for you please mark the answer as accepted.
Jul
24
comment How to move the background in After Effects?
You should put your background elements in first, then do as Krisa said and put them all in a composition together. That way you can simply animate the position property of that composition to slide slightly as your character walks on. Or if you have your elements on different "distances" you could animate them individually so that those elements "further away" from your character will slide slower than those that are closer to him/her.
Jul
24
comment Why isn't the black in a video made with After Effects a true black when it's viewed on Windows 7?
How are you determining if it's black or not? Just by looking at it or by color picking it after rendering? Maybe it's just looking off on your monitor? EDIT: It seems you tried to post a still from your video, but it won't show for me.
Jul
24
comment Warp/arc text shows original text too
You might also want to tell us what version of Illustrator you are using.
Jul
23
comment Change all uppercase letters in a named style to initial case (Indesign Grep)
Is this the script you are speaking of? Also, it would help further if you could describe what you have already tried as well as post screenshots.
Jul
23
comment How to create an artistically posterized monotone portrait?
+1 In my opinion the best way would be to combine both of those. First convert the photo to black and white, boost the contrast and posterize it in Photoshop. Then bring it into Illustrator to manually trace the different "levels". This way you'll get some guidance as to where to place your anchor points but still have complete control over the final result.
Jul
22
comment How do I get the height and width and spacing for all layers elements in adobe photoshop?
Oh, ok. I'm sure it might be possible in some way, possibly through saving the results to the measurement log and creating a script that prints that info to your document instead of having to do it manually. But that honestly sounds pretty complicated for such a simple thing. Photoshop wasn't really made to do this. You might try Fireworks as that works easily with Ps files. Other than that I'm afraid I simply don't know how to help.
Jul
22
comment How do I get the height and width and spacing for all layers elements in adobe photoshop?
What version of Photoshop are you using?
Jul
21
comment Trying to fix layout of a homepage
@Austin Sure, if you offer to PM the website link. The critiques might not be as valuable otherwise.
Jul
21
comment Trying to fix layout of a homepage
I understand. You might consider posting it to www.reddit.com/r/design_critiques . The community has its faults but mostly you'll get som decent critiques.
Jul
21
comment Webpage image zooming or quality lose issue on mobile
Hello! Would you mind uploading an example with your logo in its original size? Then it will be easier to determine what's going wrong.
Jul
21
comment Trying to fix layout of a homepage
I'm afraid this question might get closed as it's very opinion-based. A couple of things though: How did you build this? Everything is wrapped in a lot of tables and that is not a good way to build modern websites. It also loads very slowly. Also, for your color palette finding needs I can greatly recommend Kuler.