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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.
Dec
17
comment Is it a copyright violation to trace everyday objects and use them for commercial use?
The best guidance on these questions I've seen is that to infringe, there has to be substantial similarity with protectible elements of the original. So in your case I'd imagine (not a lawyer) that it would need to be a) recognisable and b) of something distinctive or unique. Generic features (e.g. the shape of an average sofa): no problem. Distinctive features (e.g. a particular pattern, or distinctive chair design): a problem unless you use it as only inspiration, creating something that is not "substantially similar".
Dec
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revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
based on feedback from asker's testing
Dec
16
revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
based on feedback from asker's testing
Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
@KromStern if those links helped you make a script that works and if you don't mind sharing it for other people facing the same problem, you could edit the working script into the end of the answer. People could then also edit in new features or improvements if they wanted.
Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
That script is basically the same as the pixelalign script I linked to - it only aligns objects, not points within objects
Dec
13
revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
confirmed that save as SVG exists in CS2
Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
If it's a minor value it's likely to be consistent (or, very very similar) for every point - so can't you then move all points at once to get them exactly on the grid?
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revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
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revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
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revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
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comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
No idea what the downvotes were for - this is a really clear question. On some StackExchange sites there's a really ugly undignified trend where some people downvote questions when they don't know the answer... (i.e. any interesting, challenging questions...) I really hope that's not what happened here because I thought we were better than that.
Dec
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answered How to align all selected points to a grid?
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revised How to conceptualise and generate visualisations with many points interconnected via Bézier curves?
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answered How to conceptualise and generate visualisations with many points interconnected via Bézier curves?