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comment How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
The same argument could be made for replicating dozens of other Illustrator features in Photoshop or adding quicker ways to do an infinite number of very specific tasks already possible in Photoshop. But adding new UI (and a new class of objects) has a cost. If it comes down to choosing between adding lens warp compensation or improved 3D painting features versus adding a quicker way to create dashed shapes, the developers are right to prioritize the more powerful new features that will have a greater impact on professional workflows.
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comment How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
Also, doing this in Photoshop is actually much easier than trying to do this by hand with a compass and protractor. A lot of "simple" graphics still require a set of steps to make unless you're fine with simply using premade stencils/stamps/shapes/brushes/etc. Professional graphics programs typically try to provide powerful and flexible general-purpose tools rather than one-click solutions to very specific problems. Otherwise, the program would be more bloated and less useful, as well as harder to learn because there are thousands of single-use tools.
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comment How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
@Pacerier: Photoshop is designed for making raster graphics. This includes photomanipulation, compositing images, digital painting, creating textures, etc. And it's easy to add vector art to Photoshop documents (Photoshop supports smart objects, rudimentary vector paths, and the same basic shape presets that most vector graphics programs support). But if you're creating vector graphics, it makes sense to create them in Illustrator and import them into Photoshop, or import your raster image into your Illustrator document.
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comment How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
@Pacerier: Because Photoshop isn't really designed for this style of graphic design. Things that are simple to do in vector image editors like Illustrator are often hard to do in raster image editors and vice versa.
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comment How to reduce the size of a (chinese) .ttf font file?
Instead of trying to modify an existing font (almost always a bad idea, unless you're the font author), I would just avoid using webfonts with Chinese. Instead, use standard Chinese system fonts that are already installed on most computers: kendraschaefer.com/2012/06/… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CJK_fonts#Ming
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comment How to reduce the size of a (chinese) .ttf font file?
@DA01: It's fairly normal. They're all around 7~12MB, at least. You can't store 20,000+ (in some extreme cases up to 200,000) hinted glyphs without exceeding 6MB. Here are some other common Chinese fonts that you can use as comparisons. Most are between 20K to 40K characters. This is one of the major drawbacks to ideogram-based languages (multi-byte characters, way too many glyphs, large font sizes, no standard ordering...).
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update mime-type to reflect current W3 specs
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comment What design trend led to movie trailers displaying the title at the top of the screen?
@Ryan: TV networks do use similar on-screen graphics to brand their channels. Likewise, news stations often follow very similar formats (especially for things like sports). Many channels also use similar on-screen animated promos in the lower left corner of the screen to promote upcoming programs. And movie trailers/posters have long followed a standard format. However, the title/hashtag + release date thing isn't nearly as standardized to the same extent as the other things I've mentioned seeing as the vast majority of trailers don't have them.
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comment What design trend led to movie trailers displaying the title at the top of the screen?
This isn't a standard commercial style. The hashtags/title and release date aren't part of the trailer. They're just thrown in by some uploaders to make use of the letterboxing space because theatrical releases are presented in a CinemaScope (2.35:1) aspect ratio while YouTube displays all videos in 16:9. But most official trailers don't have them, and especially if the video isn't hosted on YouTube (e.g. go to the Apple trailers or the official website for the films).