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Jan
30
comment How to convert 8bit image to 16bit image depth size
What model tablet do you have that supports 16-bit color depth?
Jan
30
answered Courier New-like font with Unicode support?
Jan
30
comment Selecting page ratios for a novel
@Village: I don't think specific sizes or ratios are appropriate for an instructional book. Layout design isn't so simple as just picking from a predefined list without consideration for other typographic attributes (e.g. folio placement, leading, typeface, font size, etc.). The book does mention that older books used the Golden ratio, but the takeaway is that your margins should be well balanced but not equal, especially with books since the inner margin will need to be bigger to account for the binding. But there are unfortunately no math formulas for creating harmonious page layouts.
Jan
29
answered Reverse-engineer alpha channel
Jan
29
answered Selecting page ratios for a novel
Jan
29
comment In Adobe Fireworks, how do I make the margin beneath the text in a text box smaller?
What screenshot? And have you tried just reducing the bottom margin of the paragraph? You should be able to set it to a negative number if needed.
Jan
29
comment Which font should I use when I do not have a lot of real estate , and anti-aliasing turned off
I hate most applications that deviate from the UI style (and UX guidelines) of the host OS. With the exception of iTunes and Adobe apps, they're almost always incredibly tacky and have poor usability. And even if your particular widget/app is well-designed, it's not aesthetically pleasing for every app on the desktop to have a different UI style.
Jan
28
answered Greying-out images?
Jan
28
comment Making a business card. Any advice?
Eh, if you're gonna pay for design, why not pay for a professional designer? Most print shops (from the local mom and pop shops to the big online operations like PSPrint) have subpar to mediocre in-house designers. Graphic design for a throwaway flyer may be a commodity service, but not business card design. So shop for printers & designers separately.
Jan
28
comment What's an appropriate body font to couple with Bebas Neue
Font pairings can also be contrasted using typographic color and other visual qualities. However, the mood of the typefaces should be compatible with one another.
Jan
27
comment Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
@Mikalichov: Good call. You can get free exposure and win cool prizes! I've personally even gotten a job offer after one contest.
Jan
27
revised Where can I find small and limited projects in order to make my first steps toward working professionally as a designer/developer
add contests as per Mikalichov's comment
Jan
27
comment Are there any animation programs other than Flash?
@e100: I think hand-written JavaScript mostly, which explains why most of the examples of HTML5 animations are simple/short demos. All the cartoon-type animated shorts I've come across have been really crude and nowhere near professional quality. At this point it's more suitable for animating games rather than producing animated films, especially as most artists/illustrators aren't likely to want to learn how to code JavaScript by hand.
Jan
27
revised How can I lock down Microsoft Word to protect our branding?
typo
Jan
27
answered How can I lock down Microsoft Word to protect our branding?
Jan
26
comment Can't save PSD as JPEG
@horatio: Yea, I've personally found that Photoshop bands more heavily in 32-bit mode than in 8-bit, probably because the quantization needed to simulate 32-bit color on 8-bit displays.
Jan
26
comment Can't save PSD as JPEG
That's a separate question, but it's probably an incorrect file extension. It could be a TIFF file using JPEG-XR (HD Photo/Windows Meda Photo) compression, which supports 32-bit color depth.
Jan
26
answered Are there any animation programs other than Flash?
Jan
26
comment Speed effect on electrons - 3D
If it's supposed to be scientifically rigorous, then shouldn't the illustration represent an electron cloud or show the electrons as a wave function rather than discrete moving particles of the Rutherford model a la old pre-quantum-theory textbooks?
Jan
25
comment Software like InDesign or QuarkXPress to create instructional documents
A superior way to do syntax highlighting is to use a source code printer like listings to generate the properly typeset code in LaTeX. This can then be used in Quark, InDesign, etc. In addition to LaTeX's usefulness for bulk typesetting (and not just for source code) in document/book publishing, listings supports a ton of different languages and comes with lots of options. It's far preferable to trying to come up with your own GREP styles to parse each language yourself.