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Jan
13
comment How can I turn my old tablet PC into a Cintiq-like pen tablet?
Awesome! I wonder - do you know if your software would work with one of the new Windows 8 Cintiq Companion tablets, enabling it to be plugged into a PC and used like a regular Cintiq? I know that a lot of people are shunning the Cintiq Companion because after a few years, once the RAM/processor are obsolete and the battery has conked out, it becomes essentially useless: this could make them more versatile and give them more re-sell value
Jan
7
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Jan
6
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Dec
31
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
31
comment Interaction of Color (albers) - book question
I don't know the book in question but for those sorts of optical illusions, you normally need three colours with a mid colour that is somewhere between the other two. There are a few examples of the principle that this looks like it's supposed to illustrate in this answer to another question "How to use poor colours well"
Dec
31
comment How to create Similar illustration
See also What is this style of jumbled, mixed words called? for some background
Dec
31
comment Icon to signify “wish” or “wishlist”?
There are lots of types of website... Is it an ecommerce site/shop, or a task/to-do/bucket list site, or tickets, or dating, or something else? Is the wishlist for the user to store things for themselves, or is it for their friends to browse when choosing them gifts, or both, or something else?
Dec
30
answered Icon to signify “wish” or “wishlist”?
Dec
30
comment Icon to signify “wish” or “wishlist”?
Wow, there's not much on the Noun Project for "wishlist"... at time of commenting, the only result is a 'User deals' icon that to me looks more like "slavery and people trafficking"... not a good look.................
Dec
26
revised android tablet for designer?
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Dec
26
revised android tablet for designer?
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Dec
26
answered android tablet for designer?
Dec
20
comment What should I do if a potential client claims my pricing is too high?
And the classic answer to "But this other person will do the work for almost nothing!" is to ask why they aren't going to that other very cheap person. If they could get that work done for $150 yet they choose not to... probably, either that other person is as bad as they are cheap, or, they've found a better way to spend their time.
Dec
20
revised Is there a script that can list the fonts used in hundreds of ai files?
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Dec
20
comment What should I do if a potential client claims my pricing is too high?
That chart "How Would You Like Your Graphic Design?" might help...
Dec
20
comment How to give back as a designer?
@boblet :-) I work mainly with NGOs voluntarily and professionally and yes that's a CONSTANT issue that MUST be pre-empted... For initial negotiations (yes, negotiate everything, even/especially free work), include something like "What is the sign-off process?" then "Who will be involved in the sign-off process?" then "What aspects will they be signing off based on what professional expertise/remit?" then "Please sign to confirm that revisions will only come from these people on the basis of these remits". It never works like that, but try... And yeah it's maddening... but on balance worth it
Dec
20
comment How can I convert to seamless pattern in Illustrator?
Unless you can make a pattern then rotate it as Scott suggests, making tiles with rotated/diagonal images is much more complicated than if they are straight. See How to create a pattern or tiles from rotated elements for some detailed explanations on why
Dec
20
comment How to give back as a designer?
I've had some similar experiences: sadly it's often true that if they can't hire a designer, they'll often also not have the know-how on how to work with one. A good tip is to treat pro-bono work like any other job: have a signed contract formally scoping out what is and isn't included in the task, and expect to have to lead on writing this up. There's something about receiving work for free that makes certain people sloppy and unprofessional: anything that reminds them it's a (donated) real professional working relationship can help keep them on track.
Dec
19
comment How to construct a cube in 3-point perspective
You don't need to duplicate the article (though, if you can summarise it and if you wanted to, that'd be great). You could maybe just mention the things it discusses (e.g. auxiliary lines) and maybe the most relevant of the diagrams, so that people know what they're clicking on and so they could google some of those terms if the link was to go down.
Dec
18
comment How to construct a cube in 3-point perspective
Can you add a quick summary? Otherwise the answer will become useless if the link goes down.