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Jan
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comment Handwriting font that at random picks characters?
I think when font makers do this, they do it by creating loads and loads and loads of ligatures - so the a in ...sa... might be different to in ...ta... to ...ma... to ...ssa... to ...sau... etc etc - but two identical words would look identical. Fonts also allow variants on letters that can be applied manually, which you could use to 'fix' repeated words near each other so they aren't identical on the same page (or, you could skip some ligatures). I can't remember a source for this though, think it was an interview with a handwriting font maker on MyFonts from about a year ago
Jan
31
comment How animations like this are done…3d/artistic/cartoonish
They definitely are up for talking about their process - they responded to a couple of comments asking questions on Vimeo: in particular "All the animated stuffs were made in 3D (with painted textures), but the backgrounds are in 2D.", and "we used 3DsMax for this production". Why not ask them and direct them here? :) would love to see a more detailed description, it's a great style done really well
Jan
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revised How animations like this are done…3d/artistic/cartoonish
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revised Music Player on Website that continues playing between pages
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Jan
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comment What is the best icon to represent the shopping cart for an e-commerce store?
Could work, but there's a risk it could be mistaken for wishlists or gift lists or gift wrapping options, which many online stores have. I'd suggest having it as an open box else it looks like something to do with completed orders - the 'basket' metaphor works because you can put things in and out of baskets as much as you like while deciding what to buy.
Jan
30
comment What is the best icon to represent the shopping cart for an e-commerce store?
I'd never thought about it before, but I suppose it makes sense that places like clothing stores would want to avoid anything like shopping trolleys/carts that would make people think of supermarkets and high volume, low quality discount shopping. Likewise any shop that is its own luxury/exclusive brand.
Jan
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comment Looking at ideas for an “incorporated” logo for my fictitious company
No need to apologise! Hope it goes well :)
Jan
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comment Looking at ideas for an “incorporated” logo for my fictitious company
Hi Bert, we don't do project-specific brainstorming here, maybe somewhere like deviantart.com might be better? A few general tips though: never be self-conscious about how rough idea sketches are, they're for your own use so they can be as rough as you like! And for making things look like letters - people recognise words as whole units not letter-by-letter so people will already be ready for an m shape there: it's not far off working already. Just make sure the three middle fingers are prominent, clear and mostly vertical, like the uprights of an m.
Jan
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revised Best way to display large amounts of hierarchical information in a web application
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revised Best way to display large amounts of hierarchical information in a web application
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answered Best way to display large amounts of hierarchical information in a web application
Jan
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Jan
29
comment How to align rotated shape back to 0 degrees?
When I've looked into this before, it seemed like this is something everyone wants but that Illustrator just doesn't do (but, annoyingly, something Illustratror's rivals manage to do just fine). When I need to unrotate text, I usually just re-type or copy and paste the text into new text, then use the eyedropper to make it match the old text (double-click the eyedropper icon first and make sure everything's ticked). Sometimes it's also possible to use the bounding box.
Jan
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comment Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set?
...and one tip for anyone following this method: if you're creating lots of PDFs, don't forget to make sure that View PDF after saving is not ticked when recording the save PDF action!! D'oh...
Jan
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revised Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set?
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comment Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set?
Awesome! Perfect! p.s. I have to ask - what does your HULK SMASH!! action do? :-D
Jan
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accepted Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set?
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comment Maximum resolution of 3D printers
I know a few graphic designers who've worked with 3D printers. It's not mainstream yet, but I wouldn't close a question just because it's about an area on the up. That said, since it's still a fringe area overspilling from product design etc, it's unlikely many people here will have had the chance to do much 3D printing related work. You might get better results elsewhere: a specialist forum, or maybe the techies at superuser.com ?
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asked Illustrator variables / data-driven documents: how to batch-export one file for each data set?