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comment How to make a metallic gradient in photoshop
@horatio: Yea, all gradients need to be based on the geometry of the reflecting object. And if you go for the photorealistic end of the spectrum, you also need to take lighting and the surrounding environment into account. The problem with non-flat/tubular geometry can probably be solved using a gradient mesh, but it's still a tough job.
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comment How to make a metallic gradient in photoshop
Curious how so many people try to (ab)use bevel to simulate all forms of non-flat 3D shapes: a sphere, a box, complex shapes of real-life objects--many of which have already been drawn with proper perspective and shading. It's especially baffling with things like isometric cubes, as the bevel actually has the opposite effect of flattening the object.
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Dec
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comment How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG?
@Verandaguy: A few problems here. First off, FontSquirrel generated a bunch of CSS for embedding all the different styles of Ubuntu (e.g. bold and italic), and it used 'UbuntuRegular' as the font-family name for the regular version. I removed all the unused fonts, leaving just UbuntuRegular and renamed that to Ubuntu to match the font name you used later in your document. Secondly, there was an extra </svg> right after the style definitions. So everything after that was treated as junk data. Once I removed that, it worked fine.
Dec
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comment How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG?
@Verandaguy: I don't see a <style> element anywhere in that SVG document.
Dec
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revised What should I ask from a designer, a single PSD or multiple PSD files?
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revised Photoshop CS5 - how to “normalize” colors in an image to reduce the noise?
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answered What should I ask from a designer, a single PSD or multiple PSD files?
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revised Photoshop CS5 - how to “normalize” colors in an image to reduce the noise?
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answered Photoshop CS5 - how to “normalize” colors in an image to reduce the noise?
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comment How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG?
@Verandaguy: You can either put in a separate CSS file just like you would an HTML document, or you can embed it in a <style> element like so.
Dec
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revised Jagged edges from illustrator
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Dec
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answered How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG?
Dec
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comment How do I select a high-contrast color set for a map?
That's because the visual colors we perceive are more psychological and specific to human vision than mathematical. If we had 4 or 2 color receptors instead of 3, our perception of color and the relative relationship between different colors would be completely altered.
Dec
22
comment How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop?
@Kris Van Bael: Ah, I had no idea it could do that. Thanks for enlightening me. =]
Dec
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comment How to get this blur texture effect in photoshop?
Given the realistic hue shift and the way that the blur radius increases from the focus point (most noticeable along the top edge of the menu strip), I think they probably just took an actual closeup photo of a monitor. AFAIK, Photoshop is still incapable of dynamic blur radii like that. That's a nice tutorial for reproducing a close approximation though.
Dec
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answered how to collect fonts in illustrator CS5
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comment how to collect fonts in illustrator CS5
@lawndartcatcher: He's talking about collecting all the fonts used in a particular project, for example when you need to deliver the project to a printer or another designer.
Dec
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answered Jagged edges from illustrator