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Feb
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revised My web logo looks pixelated after resizing
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Feb
9
answered My web logo looks pixelated after resizing
Feb
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comment My web logo looks pixelated after resizing
I'd more describe it as being blurry or having softened edges rather than "pixelated", which suggests aliasing or a mosaic effect. There's actually more aliasing in the large scale than the small logo.
Feb
8
revised Issues with creating a hi-res Large Icon for Android notifications in Jelly Bean
formatting
Feb
8
answered Examples of well designed software architecture diagrams
Feb
8
comment Literal versus indirect imagery
Indirect transfer, according to the article, is more likely to happen when the brand and affective stimulus are presented sequentially rather than simultaneously, which is partly how the study examines/differentiates the two learning processes. So it's not really about literal or non-literal imagery as the poster is asking about. Secondly, the use of URL shorteners is discouraged on SE. (There's really no need for it here, especially in answers.) Lastly, answers should not simply include a link without any sort of summary should the link die in the future.
Feb
8
comment Literal versus indirect imagery
Fascinating paper, but the paper is talking about the two (often simultaneous) ways evaluative conditioning occurs: direct affect transfer and indirect affect transfer. Direct affect transfer happens through diffuse affect (or affect confusion), whereby simultaneous presentation of the affective stimulus (e.g. a celebrity endorser) and the brand causes the affect generated by the endorser to "spill over" to the brand. OTOH, indirect transfer is through learned association with the memory of the affective stimulus.
Feb
8
comment What are some essential tools I need to start school?
Software may have replaced a lot of studio materials because in today's graphic design industry, pretty much 100% of the commercial studios are digital studios, but only trade schools/technical colleges have abandoned theory for software training. And most graphic design curricula still include studio art as part of their foundation. And an instructor is more likely to introduce students to color theory using acrylic paint or water color than having them just open up a color picker in Photoshop.
Feb
8
comment Is ampersand allowed at the beginning of line?
This is the generally rule for professional writing, though IMO there's some leeway in terms of article titles and other display text (I think it's consistent with ampersands being a stylistic choice in branding).
Feb
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can't see the canvas in Photoshop CS5 (it's transparent)
Feb
8
comment Can't see the canvas in Photoshop CS5 (it's transparent)
To fix the problem, Adobe needs to know about it. Has anyone tried posting this problem to the Adobe Photoshop forum or the Photoshop Family Customer Community (it's technically hosted under Photoshop.com, but it appears to be a GetSatisfaction community for the entire Photoshop family line of products)?
Feb
8
answered Issues with creating a hi-res Large Icon for Android notifications in Jelly Bean
Feb
8
comment Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?
@yisela: Ah, my mistake. I'd never actually checked out OU in depth aside from a quick look at their frontpage since they're always mentioned after my favorite BBC programs, but I guess the "Open" in their name is simply reference to the fact that they have no entry requirements, not that their course material is open source or free. They do have some free online materials, but it's under the OpenLearn section of their site.
Feb
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revised Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?
Open University is not actually open source/free
Feb
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answered Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?
Jan
21
revised Add 3D perspective to a vectorized text
3D features aren't available in normal Photoshop CS3/CS4/etc.
Jan
18
comment Terminology for a “futuristic” interface, objects, etc.
But futurists typically try to analyze technological, cultural, and social trends to extrapolate where humanity/technology is headed in the future. What the questioner describes sounds like pointless visualization that is strictly there as superficial decoration. It's sorta like how old sci-fi films have walls or workstations covered with rows and rows flashing lights, illuminated buttons and toggle switches--totally unusable/impractical and just looks pretty silly to us these days, but back then it looked "futuristic".
Jan
13
comment How can I make a screenshot look like a photograph taken of a real surface?
This is probably the way to go 99% of the time, as it's not like it requires a lot of expensive props or specialized equipment. But if you happen to not have a camera with you or need to simulate a screen on a concept device, then the Photoshop/Gimp route is still viable. But yea, his example definitely seems like a real photo (though the moire pattern is from the rescaling of the image interacting with the pixel grid; it's not there if you look at the full-size version).
Jan
13
comment Repeat client is suddenly demanding intellectual property rights!
@DA01: I understand that. And I know that in the case of magazine ads, many publishers don't want anything more than a single flattened file. In that case, I know they're dealing with probably a hundred different advertisers/designers, and they have a highly optimized workflow. But at least based on my own experiences, these are in the minority. Most of my work is in web design, logo design, product design, etc. and are more long-term assets. So if a client wants to make a second run on CD/LP, they're gonna need the PSD/INDD/AI file to edit the copyright line, liner notes, etc.
Jan
12
comment Repeat client is suddenly demanding intellectual property rights!
@Scott: I don't think I'm sacrificing much profit from giving clients fully editable masters of the designs they commissioned. If I needed to resort to withholding editable files to create vendor lock-in or to nickle and dime clients for non-work, I would immediately quit graphic design. IMO, it's a bit like a web developer giving the client no way to update their website on their own in order to ensure more work for themselves. Aside from the ethics of it, even if in the short-term you might earn a little extra, you're gonna lose a much greater amount of revenue in the long-term.