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Aug
2
comment Tri-fold Brochure in Indesign - How do you handle fold lines?
Thanks for the tips!
Aug
2
comment Tri-fold Brochure in Indesign - How do you handle fold lines?
Awesome. How do you set up your gutters? Do you create your text frames at the full width of each panel and add inset spacing, or do you just adjust the width of the entire text frame to create gutters?
Nov
22
comment Photoshop CS5 Polygon Tool smooth corners “too smooth”
Of course, and that's why Johannes's answer is the accepted one. The thing is, your suggestion is missing steps which are required for this to make sense as an answer to the question, which is why I made the comment. Your suggestion required the OP to convert his polygon into a selection first—without doing this, the steps you describe would be impossible. Just so you know, I never down-voted your answer, I only made the comment.
Sep
11
comment How to specify a repeating pattern for textile printing
Thanks for the tips. This is all good advice.
Sep
11
comment How to specify a repeating pattern for textile printing
Thanks for the answer—I think this is probably the safest solution to cover my bases. Direct communication with the fabric producers is pretty hard, so I think that if I give them several options and clear instructions, they'll be able to work with what I send them.
Aug
29
comment How to specify a repeating pattern for textile printing
@DA01, I will definitely ask them, I was just curious if anyone knew already. This is through a factory in China, who makes the product from fabric that they buy from a fabric company, so it'll be a little difficult to get good information, but I'm sure it will work out.
Aug
29
comment How to specify a repeating pattern for textile printing
It wouldn't be a bleed in the true sense, it would be basically be a little extra of the pattern so that you can see where the pattern begins to repeat, and the crop marks would define the actual boundaries of the repeating pattern. Visually, it makes more sense to me to include the extra "bleed," but technically it probably makes more sense to have the pattern cut off exactly at the boundaries, and then maybe have a separate image of a larger area of the pattern showing it repeating.
Mar
13
comment How to keep Photoshop history snapshots?
Hey Alan, there's no way to send you a direct message, so I'm going to write here instead. Did you get the email today about Gridiron Flow being discontinued? This is what I hate about "Software as a Service," it sounds like the program is going to become non-functional after December of this year. I'm really upset about this, and I'm wondering what to do.
Jan
6
comment Technically, what are the prime gotchas that could affect your logo further down the road, if it incorporates justified* fx & blend mode treatments?
What's wrong with this question? Is it too broad? I think it would be a good discussion. Perhaps it would be better if it was limited to the technical parts of his question, rather than design preferences (which are more a matter of opinion)
Dec
22
comment What's this monoline geometric slab serif font?
That's most definitely it!
Dec
22
comment Photoshop CS5 Polygon Tool smooth corners “too smooth”
As Vickash noted, you are much better off using Illustrator to do this if you have it. If you just need Illustrator for a portion of your image, you can copy whatever you create in from Illustrator and paste it into Photoshop as a smart object.
Dec
22
comment Photoshop CS5 Polygon Tool smooth corners “too smooth”
While this may be a workaround if he is willing to use a selection instead, this doesn't really answer the OP's question. He's asking about the polygon tool, which is path-based, not alpha-based.
Dec
22
comment What's this monoline geometric slab serif font?
Based on a WhatTheFont Search, it appears to be based on this font: new.myfonts.com/fonts/itc/avant-garde-gothic/ext-lit. I tried to find fonts which were based on this one, but I haven't been able to find anything, so I'm not sure if those are hand-modified letters or an actual font.
Dec
21
comment How to keep Photoshop history snapshots?
I'm glad that you haven't had any issues. If it weren't for all the trouble I've had, I would love it too! The concept is great, the execution is good, but Flow 2 has been slow and unstable for me ever since I switched, and I've been using it since it was released. Their support team is very good, they're always helpful, but it seems like as soon as my problem is fixed, another one comes up in its place. It's really frustrating because I WANT to love the program!
Dec
21
comment How to keep Photoshop history snapshots?
Alan, do you still use Gridiron Flow? Which version do you use, 1 or 2? I've been using it since version 1, and ever since switching to version 2 it's been nothing but problems. I'm wondering if you've had a similar experience (Also, are you running on Mac or Windows? I use Mac). The only reason I haven't gotten rid of Flow is because I can't find a suitable alternative for versioning my CS files. Even so, I don't trust Flow's versioning that much, as I've had issues multiple times where the Flow extension just stopped tracking files, and I didn't realize for a couple weeks.
Dec
13
comment Which font is this?
No problem! Happy to help.
Dec
11
comment How can I effectively manage all my design assets?
I tried the older version of Leap, but it appears to be broken in Lion. It couldn't find any of my tags, so I gave up on it.
Dec
11
comment How can I effectively manage all my design assets?
I'm curious how you've been using Alfred to find files? I've been a hardcore Alfred user for over a year, but I've just never been able to get into the File Browser part of it...I've never been able to see how I could use it effectively.
Dec
11
comment How can I effectively manage all my design assets?
IMHO, Bridge can’t be beaten for its image browsing capabilities—What I really wish is that something existed which combined the image browsing abilities of Bridge with OpenMeta tagging ability. I don’t think this will ever be added to Bridge, considering how hell-bent they seem to be on cross-platform consistency (consistency in their own App, not consistency with the operating system—I totally agree with you about how out of place Bridge feels on either system), and OpenMeta is Mac/UNIX only. An unfortunately, Bridge won’t even preview aliases, so the Punakea workaround won’t work for that.
Dec
11
comment How can I effectively manage all my design assets?
This has allowed me to see my images organized by tag in Raskin, which is pretty cool (Screenshot, Punakea on right, Raskin Surface beneath). Leap looks interesting, but they have no demo, and I’m not about to fork over money for something I haven’t used. Aside from those, I don’t know of any other programs that even come close to what I’m looking for.