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Adobe Certified Expert: Illustrator

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1h
comment How can graphic designers contribute to Open Source projects?
That may be true, but how many actually read full URLS beyond the .com/net/org???
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comment Does my very ugly website violate any general tenants of graphic design?
Dijon Mustard yellow is generally not a great color in a monochromatic layout, just my opinion.
1h
comment Adobe Illustrator / Rhinoceros Custom Object Select
Do all these small circles have the same fill or stroke which is different than other objects? What's the layer stack look like? Illustrator doesn't have any inherent means of selecting by size. No clue about Rhino.
2h
comment How can graphic designers contribute to Open Source projects?
Link-only answers are not very good. A bit of explanation about what the links entail is always beneficial. If the links change or break, this answer becomes useless. I realize Wikipedia may not disappear (unless they don't get donations). However, explaining what the links are asking would improve this answer.
3h
comment Finding intermediate colours between two xyY colour points
Maybe it's just me, but I fail to see how this is a design question. Seems more of a math question to me.
13h
comment Do I need a commercial font license for small clients and derivative works?
That is correct. The license is yours and is not transferable in most cases.
18h
comment What is wireframe-esque design style called? Is it made solely with pen tool?
Just line art with an animated revealing mask @ZachSaucier :) Still merely line art though.
19h
comment How to visualize combinations of data for a gene discovery application?
"Isn't data-visualisation almost always going to involve brainstorming though" -- Yes. To me, it doesn't become "on-topic" because it's data. If I asked how to design my exiting content into a web site it would be brainstorming and off-topic.
20h
comment How to visualize combinations of data for a gene discovery application?
This appears to be brainstorming to me.
21h
comment Can anybody tell me how we can make app stickers in Photoshop or illustrator?
What's an "app stocker"?
21h
comment Open .indd files without InDesign
I think you've got to have InDesign.. or the IN2Q plug in for Xpress (And Xpress)
22h
comment How to make PNG-quality animations in GIF format?
Are you certain they are gifs? You can animate PNGs via jQuery or javascript.
1d
comment Change color for a complex logo without using Pen Tool?
CS5 (or older) Live Trace = Image Trace in CS6 (or newer) -- Without Tracing, Illustrator is not the correct tool to alter the colors of a PNG file. Use Photoshop. I'd also hazard a guess that tracing that isn't going to yield excellent results.
1d
comment Can I assign custom keystrokes in Illustrator CC?
Have you tried Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts?
1d
comment Glisten shine in illustrator
Illustrator has a (little used) "Flare Tool"
1d
comment Design Favorites and Ratings on same page of app
Favorites are traditionally noted by a heart shaped or plus shaped icon.
1d
comment How to have a “live preview” when changing colors in Illustrator?
I'm fairly certain there's no way to get around the "let go" aspect.
1d
comment How to have a “live preview” when changing colors in Illustrator?
Okay, you do have to let go of the mouse for the color to update. There's no way around that.
1d
comment Is there an easier way to distress graphics in illustrator?
The "Clip" and "Invert" options are on an as-needed basis. Those depend upon the artwork and the mask being used. Sometimes they are needed, sometimes not.
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comment Why can't I just download a premade color profile from the internet for my monitor?
Every environment is different. The manufacturer has no idea what the lighting in your workspace looks like.