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Feb
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asked Correct term for stacked / super-justified / variable height text
Feb
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comment Is it safe to use an image when I'm unable to identify its source?
@MuhammedRefaat Whoever owns it knows who owns it. Many copyright owners' legal departments trawl through results like this, sending invoices and legal threats to everyone using their image without a license. It's easy money since legally, they're 100% in the right, and you're not in a position to argue if they quote a very high price. (of course, many don't bother - it's up to you if it's worth the risk)
Feb
16
comment How can I create a word using a font with my own pictures in it?
I think you're asking for something like clipping masks, like How to turn text into a “hole” in a layer, so I will see the background through it, but using something simpler than Photoshop? I imagine there's probably some free online service but it's not something designers are likely to know about (maybe try asking at webapps.stackexchange.com ?). This is also sometimes called knockout text
Feb
16
comment Many successful web startups have blue branding: is this a reflection of something?
@Vincent I've never before heard Facebook and Instagram associated with "the mind, calmness, intelligence and coolness"... you must have a better calibre of friends than I do! :-) But yes, I'm sure these were qualities the site creators were hoping their users would express...
Feb
16
comment Many successful web startups have blue branding: is this a reflection of something?
Interesting question. I remember hearing people in the '00s (pre-smartphones) suggest that blue is a good choice for social sites where your target audience would rather be outdoors under a blue sky with their friends rather than stuck indoors in front of a computer... but that's pretty speculative.
Feb
16
revised Many successful web startups have blue branding: is this a reflection of something?
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Feb
16
comment How do I handle an increasing lack of faith in my design abilities?
I'd say a good starting point is reading How would I know how good of a designer I am? - every creative person goes through periods of frustration where they realise they aren't as good as they thought they were. Often, this is when you're in the process of improving - but your ability to "see" critically is improving faster than your proficiency - you spot weak ares in your work faster than you learn to improve them.
Feb
16
comment Is it safe to use an image when I'm unable to identify its source?
An important advantage of TinEye for this is that you can sort by oldest and sort by largest, either/both of which can help find the original that everyone else copied from. Doesn't always work, but sometimes does.
Feb
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Feb
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asked Set an alternate baseline grid in an InDesign document, different to the rest of the document
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answered Set an alternate baseline grid in an InDesign document, different to the rest of the document
Feb
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comment Why is Garamond italic all wonky?
+1 great answer, people often forget Garamond is nearly 500 years old. Based on your link and John W's comment, it sounds like it was indeed Robert Granjon who designed the "wonky" italics, between 1545 and 1589. It sounds like he pioneered a variant of italics based on French calligraphy, that appears to have been popular for its natural (i.e. wonky) qualities in the 1500s, until readability became more valued.
Feb
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revised How to see an embedded image's dpi (ppi) in a pdf in Acrobat Pro?
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Feb
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answered How to see an embedded image's dpi (ppi) in a pdf in Acrobat Pro?
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revised What are some tips for getting hired without a formal education?
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Jan
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comment How to convince a client to have their logo redesigned?
Some of the answers to How to explain to a client that their logo is incredibly poor are relevant here too