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Sep
13
comment How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
The same argument could be made for replicating dozens of other Illustrator features in Photoshop or adding quicker ways to do an infinite number of very specific tasks already possible in Photoshop. But adding new UI (and a new class of objects) has a cost. If it comes down to choosing between adding lens warp compensation or improved 3D painting features versus adding a quicker way to create dashed shapes, the developers are right to prioritize the more powerful new features that will have a greater impact on professional workflows.
Sep
12
comment How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
Also, doing this in Photoshop is actually much easier than trying to do this by hand with a compass and protractor. A lot of "simple" graphics still require a set of steps to make unless you're fine with simply using premade stencils/stamps/shapes/brushes/etc. Professional graphics programs typically try to provide powerful and flexible general-purpose tools rather than one-click solutions to very specific problems. Otherwise, the program would be more bloated and less useful, as well as harder to learn because there are thousands of single-use tools.
Sep
12
comment How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
@Pacerier: Photoshop is designed for making raster graphics. This includes photomanipulation, compositing images, digital painting, creating textures, etc. And it's easy to add vector art to Photoshop documents (Photoshop supports smart objects, rudimentary vector paths, and the same basic shape presets that most vector graphics programs support). But if you're creating vector graphics, it makes sense to create them in Illustrator and import them into Photoshop, or import your raster image into your Illustrator document.
Sep
12
comment How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?
@Pacerier: Because Photoshop isn't really designed for this style of graphic design. Things that are simple to do in vector image editors like Illustrator are often hard to do in raster image editors and vice versa.
Apr
21
comment How to reduce the size of a (chinese) .ttf font file?
Instead of trying to modify an existing font (almost always a bad idea, unless you're the font author), I would just avoid using webfonts with Chinese. Instead, use standard Chinese system fonts that are already installed on most computers: kendraschaefer.com/2012/06/… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CJK_fonts#Ming
Apr
21
comment How to reduce the size of a (chinese) .ttf font file?
@DA01: It's fairly normal. They're all around 7~12MB, at least. You can't store 20,000+ (in some extreme cases up to 200,000) hinted glyphs without exceeding 6MB. Here are some other common Chinese fonts that you can use as comparisons. Most are between 20K to 40K characters. This is one of the major drawbacks to ideogram-based languages (multi-byte characters, way too many glyphs, large font sizes, no standard ordering...).
Aug
13
comment What design trend led to movie trailers displaying the title at the top of the screen?
@Ryan: TV networks do use similar on-screen graphics to brand their channels. Likewise, news stations often follow very similar formats (especially for things like sports). Many channels also use similar on-screen animated promos in the lower left corner of the screen to promote upcoming programs. And movie trailers/posters have long followed a standard format. However, the title/hashtag + release date thing isn't nearly as standardized to the same extent as the other things I've mentioned seeing as the vast majority of trailers don't have them.
Aug
13
comment What design trend led to movie trailers displaying the title at the top of the screen?
This isn't a standard commercial style. The hashtags/title and release date aren't part of the trailer. They're just thrown in by some uploaders to make use of the letterboxing space because theatrical releases are presented in a CinemaScope (2.35:1) aspect ratio while YouTube displays all videos in 16:9. But most official trailers don't have them, and especially if the video isn't hosted on YouTube (e.g. go to the Apple trailers or the official website for the films).
Jul
31
comment How to cut off overlapping outlines in Illustrator
Make sure the outline of the snowboard includes the bleed, otherwise you're just gonna end up redrawing part of what you're trying to remove for purely aesthetic reasons.
Jun
30
comment Do I want to convert or just tag with the CMYK profile?
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_gamut and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_space to understand why changing color profiles can change the colors of an image.
Jun
30
comment Do I want to convert or just tag with the CMYK profile?
@spiderplant0: You can't tag an RGB image with a CMYK color profile because RGB has 3 channels while CMYK has 4. Therefore, some form of color conversion needs to take place. You can assign a different RGB profile to an RGB image without color conversion because it's still going to be 3 channels at whatever bit-depth the image is. Image viewers will simply display different colors for each RGB tuple.
Jun
27
comment What are some tips for getting hired without a formal education?
@poepje: AA = Associates Degree. It's a 2-year degree you usually get from a community/junior college.
Apr
16
comment Is there a collection of basic open source web templates I can use and customize for my projects?
@Robottinosino: When an original theme usually takes $1000+ to design and implement, yes, $40 is near free. Also, if you're actively paranoid about having your designs copied and used for free, why would you expect others to give theirs away to you for free?
Mar
17
comment How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?
Visual paradigm has some examples of different ways to convey the function and design of your app: including function call diagrams, sequence diagrams, and activity diagrams. And if you've been properly documenting your code using Javadoc/phpDoc/etc. then you can easily generate pretty API documentation in HTML, which can then be converted to PDF or LaTeX if you want.
Mar
17
comment How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?
Rather than trying to overwhelm the audience with how indecipherable and abstruse you code is, why not focus on the merits of the code: such as performance, scalability, extensibility, etc.? If you don't think that sufficiently conveys the magnitude of your effort, include a class diagram, API documentation, UML diagrams, revision tree, and a list of all the bug fixes and refactoring you've done. Source code just isn't a good measure of a programmer's productivity, as much of a good programmer's work is done outside of actually coding.
Mar
17
comment How can I convey complexity of source code without showing code?
From a programming point of view, wouldn't it make more sense to show the simplicity and elegance of your solution rather than playing up how bulky and convoluted it is? As DA01 sorta alluded to in his other comment, complexity may be the result of poorly organized spaghetti code that doesn't use good architectural design, doesn't follow good OOD principles, and/or is overengineered. If your goal is to show the merits of your work, it makes much more sense to show a list of features, demonstrate the particular challenges you faced and the novel solutions you created.
Mar
15
comment What tools can I use to create Fractal Art?
@hhh: Even though it's a standalone app and in theory other graphics programs could also use Pixel Bender as a CUDA image-processing language, I don't think anyone other than Adobe has actually added support for Pixel Bender in their apps. MathMap's GIMP plugin might be similar though.
Mar
9
comment How to change the line height of a font
If you're developing the app, it should be simple to set the leading: android:lineSpacingExtra, and for iOS: UITexTView.
Mar
8
comment Point vs Pixel: What is the difference?
I can't tell if you're trolling or not...
Mar
8
comment Point vs Pixel: What is the difference?
@kontur: Many image formats, such as PSD, TIFF, JPEG and PNG store PPI or similar scale information. Without PPI information, the printer driver or RIP software wouldn't know the physical dimensions to print the image at. It would also be a hassle to do print design on the computer if you couldn't measure the image in inches or centimeters.