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Jan
12
answered Repeat client is suddenly demanding intellectual property rights!
Jan
11
answered What is “perspective” in the 3D Extrude and Bevel Options?
Jan
8
comment How to image trace halftones in Illustrator
That's a problem with your image/settings, not Phantasm. Your image has almost no midtones, only shadows and highlights. That's why I blurred it. You can also emphasize the midtones by adjusting the dot gain curve.
Jan
8
revised How to image trace halftones in Illustrator
add phantasm halfton settings screenshot
Jan
8
revised How to image trace halftones in Illustrator
Phantasm CS can produce the desired effect
Jan
8
answered How to image trace halftones in Illustrator
Jan
8
comment Photoshop: How to use a non-white background as the basis for semitransparent layers in PNG8 export?
You should add that as an answer and then mark it as correct.
Jan
7
answered Cheap Cintiq alternatives - tablet PCs with digitizers?
Jan
5
comment Looking to find how to make this type of 2D animation
Given the size of the files, it's most likely that it's just a video that uses .swf as a container because that's what the games are programmed to use for the login background. More than likely it was done in After Effects as those particle effects are built into AE and a novice could literally create something like this within an hour of picking up the software for the first time.
Jan
5
comment Which anti-aliasing settings should I use in Photoshop when designing for small print sizes
Technically, the RIP will AA the type and other vector shapes optimally for the printer. So there's no point to AA the text yourself, but AA definitely has a use in print. It's not just for low resolution screens. Any time you have non vertical/horizontal lines in a raster image, you get aliasing. AA counters this and improves image quality, even at high resolutions.
Jan
5
answered Which Photoshop features are affected by different DPI or PPI tags?
Jan
4
answered Designing interesting looking websites in greyscale, minimal tones
Jan
4
revised How would I know how good of a designer I am?
expand on contests
Jan
4
comment How would I know how good of a designer I am?
Yea, I guess I should have clarified.
Jan
4
comment How would I know how good of a designer I am?
Those 4 phases are so true. I can recognize each of them in myself and others for everything from drawing, design, programming, writing to sports.
Jan
4
comment How would I know how good of a designer I am?
Just to clarify, the HOW/PRINT contests and some marketing organizations generally have year-end contests where they ask you to submit your best marketing piece or branding project, etc. So you're not creating something just for the contest, but rather submitting something already in your portfolio.
Jan
4
comment How would I know how good of a designer I am?
@DA01: I disagree. The competitions set up by iStockPhoto, Veer, PRINT, HOW (PRINT & HOW's cost a lot of money to enter, so I wouldn't bother with them until much later in your career), Behance, etc. have a lot of really great designers--especially the ones sponsored by Pantone, Wacom, Sony, Nvidia, or other big corporations. They usually have pretty good prizes was well. Even the corporate sponsored contests they have on DeviantArt tend to have pretty good entries for the finalists. Another really good source are the Threadless-type competitions if you're an illustrator.
Jan
3
comment How to combine two paths in Illustrator
Your problem is that the top path is using a center stroke instead of an inner stroke. If it had an inner stroke, then they'll be aligned and you can just group, make a compound path, or outline the strokes and them combine them in the pathfinder.
Jan
3
comment How would I know how good of a designer I am?
To be honest, most clients have terrible taste: They'll pay even if you're an awful designer, as long as you give them what they're after and their sales are good. -- That's key. You can't rely on the client's tastes alone. Part of what they're paying you for is your designer instincts. One of the harder parts of being a designer is being able to work with a client with poor tastes to still come up with a professional-looking product.
Jan
3
answered How would I know how good of a designer I am?