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Apr
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comment Is there a printing press that can print a book directly from the RGB space?
See also Simplest set of inks that could print the RGB gamut? - but the short answer here is, either pay a bit extra for a blue spot colour or two, or use 'nearly blues' like C100,M60,Y0,K0, get real proofs (it usually looks better when printed, the greyness is exagerated a touch on screen to show the contrast with spot colours), and talk to the printer if you're not satisfied
Apr
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answered I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon
Apr
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comment I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon
I like the simple trash can shapes at the bottom, but the ambiguity of the + and - here makes my head hurt - + often means "create and have more stuff" and - "delete and have less stuff", so people could interpret this as the opposite as intended. I'd suggest arrows pointing up out of the bin or down into the bin
Apr
11
revised What's this style called, with blocky text and strong circle shapes?
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Apr
11
revised What is this black and white graphical style called?
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Apr
11
comment How do I achieve the equivalent of using small caps in Arabic?
@KhaledHosny That sounds like the start of a great answer - it'd be really interesting to see some examples of how different Arabic calligraphy styles can be applied to modern typographic use cases like this
Apr
11
comment Does this art style in Hannes Johannes animations have a name?
@Ilan that's a good description (I hadn't noticed the 'Beavis & Butthead' similarity before) but not really a name. This style seemed to be everywhere around 2010-2013, I'm sure it must have a name but I never noticed one (except for some people who don't like it dismissing it as 'hipster art'... but that's a broad brush...)
Apr
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revised Does this art style in Hannes Johannes animations have a name?
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Apr
11
comment How can I represent speed in a graphic?
+1 this is the least intrusive option and fits well with the sharp, clear illustration style
Apr
11
comment How can I represent speed in a graphic?
A slight problem here is that the lines going straight down don't match the implied perspective of the plane, so it could be seen as icicles or as the back of the plane moving upward
Apr
10
comment Set default colors of line graph in illustrator?
There's a really clunky and hard to use 'graph design' feature that sort-of does this (see 're-use' right at the bottom here) - but personally I find it much easier to just copy and paste existing graphs then edit their data.
Apr
10
revised Drawing block diagram?
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revised Drawing block diagram?
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comment How to use value-based pricing for design projects?
Value-based is tricky as you often won't have access to the finance data to calculate the possible value. Many designers who do time-based have hourly rates that vary by client and nature of work, and agree a rate and number of hours for the project beforehand, charging for those hours whether it actually takes them an hour or a month - so the incentives are still to work quickly.
Apr
9
comment How do I create a partially transparent overlapping “Stain Glass” effect with shapes in Photoshop?
Which element of the effect are you interested in? The overlapping fading colours, the textured background, the 'vignette' with darker corners and a light centre, or the different grid lines, etc?
Apr
9
comment While copying text, why more than just the highlighted text is copied?
This sounds like a bug to me - I'd suggest taking it to the Adobe forums. I avoid CC because it seems to be always full of bugs. I have had odd copy/paste bugs in Illustrator in the past that have been cured with regular updates.
Apr
9
comment Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger
Yes, rasterizing then down scaling haywire hinting does sort out hinting issues, but there are easier solutions: try different anti-aliasing mode like "crisp" or "strong", or try a size that's a rounder number (e.g. 22 instead of 21.5, or 24 instead of 23)
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