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Jan
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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?
Jan
2
revised What font is used in these wooden trail signs?
not all trail signs use the same font
Dec
31
reviewed Approve CorelDraw: How do I insert dynamic text for the document path?
Dec
31
reviewed Approve Blackletter fonts supporting long s and r rotunda?
Dec
30
reviewed Approve adobe-photoshop-elements tag wiki excerpt
Dec
30
revised How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
better method
Dec
30
answered How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
Dec
30
comment Photoshop Batch Action - Relative Positioning
By "vertical value" and "horizontal value" do you mean height and width or something else like Y position and X position? Either way, it should be easy to do with Photoshop scripting.
Dec
30
comment Mysterious line next to shape after saving for web in Illustrator
In the future, it would help if you posted the image. Or, better yet, post an AI file (it could just be a document with the problem area isolated).