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Jun
27
comment What tools would Monks use when DESIGNING a large illuminated letter or pattern?
No problem, I imagine any other illumination of any other style would have the same issue! Just clarifying that it's the general approach to desiging illuminations not any one particular style or technique
Jun
27
comment What tools would Monks use when DESIGNING a large illuminated letter or pattern?
Great question, I've always wondered about things like this. That particular example has a lot of celtic patterns, is that intentional or incidental? Just that celtic patterns could be a whole question on its own.
Jun
27
awarded  Revival
Jun
27
answered When designing in the browser how would someone use kerning?
Jun
27
comment What's the typography used by “Pride of Gypsies”?
A good way to judge if something is a font or handwriting is to look for repeated characters and see if they match. There are two ss in gypsies and one in toujours and they're all different, as are the es in pride and gypsies, so it's almost certainly hand drawn. There might be similar fonts out there, though.
Jun
27
comment How is this product box with windows / hologram effect created?
?? Packaging design is 100% a legit branch of graphic design. Good question
Jun
27
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
25
comment How to draw a wing cascade with boundary layers?
I don't know either software mentioned well but I'd guess your "blank box" problems mean one or other of the programs is putting the artwork in a group or a clipping mask - look for options to do with ungrouping or removing masks or compound paths.
Jun
24
revised What font is used in the following image? (2014 Brazil)
added 81 characters in body
Jun
24
comment Making existing icons flat
Yeah, there's no one magic technique, it's a case of looking at each icon and then designing a flat icon that gets across the same idea. You'll often need to take a very different approach since you'll need less detail.
Jun
23
comment Why does Illustrator CS6 read font information from a SVG file incorrectly?
strauberry: How about adding a link to an example SVG that has this problem? Or, making the simplest possible SVG that has this problem, then posting the code in your question?
Jun
20
answered How do I make a brush with overlapping shapes aligned to the path in Illustrator?
Jun
20
comment Cross Platform Fonts and specifically cross platform Weights
Okay, so you want to check if numbered weights like 100, 300, 500 etc work cross platform? Is this using web fonts or relying on users having the fonts installed? (Gill Sans is uncommon except on Macs)
Jun
20
revised How to achieve a repeating circular shape like the 'Sam Rockwell - Moon' poster in Illustrator?
added search terms
Jun
18
comment What is the best program for image optimizing for the web?
Every Lower-cost / free alternative to Photoshop should also be suitable for this. If you're a designer doing images manually, I'd try those before trying automated programming options like ImageMagick suggested below
Jun
18
comment How could I improve the shading on this chain link illustration?
+1 this is one of those tasks that seems like it's going to be easy, but has surprisingly many difficulties. To do it well, you'll need shadows from where links cross over too. On Illustrator I'd use a gradient mesh, from googling it looks like this is probably possible in Inkscape too. Alternatively, two-tone shading with solid highlights or shadows might be an option?
Jun
18
awarded  Custodian
Jun
18
reviewed Reviewed GIMP: the closest thing to Photoshop's smart object?
Jun
17
comment Can I revise a poor logo without infringing on copyright? (Canada)
@supercat good point, but if the company is using the logo right now, they can be sued for that same as editing it. So Emilie should check if they're using the flawed existing logo, and if they aren't, check that they did actually buy the rights to it.
Jun
17
comment Can I revise a poor logo without infringing on copyright? (Canada)
+1 it'd be a very unusual contract that didn't grant a client ownership of their own logo, I've never heard of a designer "leasing" a company its branding!