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Feb
24
comment Why do most comics have uppercase text in their balloons?
Legibility/readability is a good point, but part of it is also the practicality of lettering in lowercase throughout most of comic book history, when lettering was done by hand. This is how professional letterers hand-lettered comics before digital lettering killed the profession. It's easy to see why uppercase was preferred. This look of comic book lettering has become part of industry tradition--notice that Japanese manga don't have the hand-lettered look that western comics continue to have.
Feb
22
revised Software to measure arc length/perimeter
added 330 characters in body
Feb
22
answered Software to measure arc length/perimeter
Feb
11
revised Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?
added academia.edu
Feb
9
revised My web logo looks pixelated after resizing
deleted 1 characters in body
Feb
9
answered My web logo looks pixelated after resizing
Feb
9
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 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
8
revised Is there any learning service like Pluralsight but for design?
Open University is not actually open source/free
Feb
8
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.