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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 suggested edit on CorelDraw: How do I insert dynamic text for the document path?
Dec
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Blackletter fonts supporting long s and r rotunda?
Dec
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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).
Dec
29
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
29
answered Positioning a DIV before the previous DIV
Dec
29
comment Recommended column width for text reading, digital vs printed
A good rule of thumb is to test the column width yourself. If you find yourself having to move your neck/head to read the text in a single column, then it's probably too wide. Ideally, the reader should be able to scan each line just by moving their eyes. Of course, different media/devices are read at different distances, and different people may prefer different reading distances as well, so it's not a precise science.
Dec
28
comment How Do You Use the Redeye tool in Photoshop CS5?
How did you apply it? Did you click on the red eye areas? Did you try adjusting the pupil size and darken amount values?
Dec
26
answered How to apply adjustment layer to layer with effects
Dec
26
comment How can I convert Point Text to Paragraph and Vice Versa in photoshop
Similarly, if you have the type layer selected, just right click on the canvas with the Type tool and the context menu will also list the option to convert it to point/paragraph text.
Dec
26
answered What are good ways to handle extracting a portion , such as a logo, from a much larger PSD?