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Apr
4
comment Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
"Mac is a well written operating system which is similar to Unix" — uh, OS X is based on the BSD flavour of Unix. It's not just "similar" — it is Unix. Also, installing OS X in a VirtualBox isn't strictly legal, easy to do, or very practical. Where do you get a copy of the OS to install?
Jan
14
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Oct
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Sep
30
comment Is there a “Fit to Canvas” option in Photoshop like there is in Fireworks?
@AwQiruiGuo As I said, it's the closest you'll get. If it's something you need to do often, it's relatively straightforward to make a photoshop action to change the canvas size to something arbitrarily large so that the content is surrounded by blank space, then use the trim command.
Jul
10
comment InDesign: Synchronizing and combining documents
@DidierGhys I'm a bit confused as to why the page numbers are tripping you up. You can apply page numbers to the master with the menu Type > Insert Special Character > Markers > Current Page Number and you can easily change section/numbering style for subdocuments.
Mar
4
comment Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?
@Scott I totally get you with learning new markup. That's why I like SASS. It's essentially just an extension of CSS, you don't have to learn a new syntax, just new features you need (like variables or mixins.) Super easy.
Mar
4
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Mar
4
comment Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?
@Scott Might be a case of "if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail" — certainly you can use php to handle CSS variables, but then you're taking an unnecessary performance hit. You can precompile the variables with LESS or SASS. I find LESS easier to read than PHP peppered throughout. :)
Mar
4
answered Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?
Jan
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Apr
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Mar
15
comment Can you name this font?
yeah I recognized this as Black Chancery, ah the memories!
Jan
14
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Dec
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Oct
2
comment Vectors: How do you deal with background 'spill' on overlapping edges?
+1 I was going to make a post suggesting using the subtract feature in the Pathfinder palette. Copy the shape, subtract, paste in front with fill. Looks like you covered it.
Oct
2
answered Which font for a tactics video game?
Sep
19
comment Can anyone name this font?
@tucson A truetype version of Myriad Web Pro Bold (a web-hinted and optimized version of Myriad Pro) is available at the Adobe Store as part of a 12-font bundle for a very reasonable $69. Myriad Pro Regular, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic are bundled with Adobe Reader 7 and 8. In Adobe Reader 9 and onwards, the fonts are included, but not installed in the system fonts directory.
Sep
19
answered Can anyone name this font?
Sep
10
comment What's the difference between saving a vector as .AI and saving as .EPS
You've made a few oversimplifications which muddy the waters. PostScript is not obsolescent, it is the language which is still behind all of these technologies. Level 3 PS does support transparency. Illustrator is still PS based. PDFs still contain PS. The difference is that a PDF is a smarter container format which holds fonts, images, instructions, and other things beyond just the PS instructions. A PDF is simply PS which has already been interpreted by a RIP. Adobe has an excellent page describing PostScript vs. PDF.
Sep
9
comment What resolution do I need for images placed in InDesign?
@horatio FYI, comments and answers use Markdown so if you don't want to YELL you can simply emphasize things like this.