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Jun
6
comment Golden ratio and Icon design?
A lot of it is instinct to be honest, and the "golden ratio" isn't quite the magic bullet it's sometimes cracked up to be e.g. see this on the cogsci site: basically it's real, but good well-balanced design is more important than whether a design uses the golden ratio or not. See also: How often is the Golden Ratio actually used in modern design?
Jun
6
comment Shape moves when changing stroke thickness in Illustrator?
I think it snaps the edge (or near edge) of the stroke, so the anchors of a 1px line are half way between pixel edges so the line goes from one pixel to another (otherwise a 1px line would be half of one pixel and half of its neighbour), which is why it moves the anchors. Then, it gets stuck because after being scaled up a while the other grid line is closer.
Jun
5
comment Shape moves when changing stroke thickness in Illustrator?
Looks like something to do with the snapping to grid or pixel align settings, not sure what exactly but that's where I'd look first
Jun
2
comment scale pattern in illustrator when already applied to object
You can select the input then use the up and down arrow keys to see it nudge up and down more conveniently
Jun
2
answered scale pattern in illustrator when already applied to object
Jun
2
comment How does color affect kerning and leading in CSS?
I'd suggest getting a 'before' and 'after' page up and comparing the Computed panels in your browser's inspect element tool between the two with the problem elements selected, so you can see exactly which properties end up different
May
30
revised How to create augmented reality style animation in real life videos?
added 80 characters in body
May
28
comment Does anyone recognize this font?
The font and style look quite a lot like the font in the "Goodfellas" film poster - Bodoni I think (this is slightly less bold). It might well be based on that style.
May
23
comment Is online freelancing a viable source of income?
Related reading re 99designs and similar sites: Why was my experience with a logo contest so miserable?
May
23
comment How should I handle a client when they ask for my opinion about another designer's work?
Any appraisal of any design work depends on whether it meets the brief they were given. Do you know the brief? If not, that's a handy way to dodge an awkward question (e.g. "I'd normally avoid that style for [reason] but it might meet the brief they were given")
May
23
revised How should I handle a client when they ask for my opinion about another designer's work?
edited tags
May
23
comment How can I create WORKING gears in Illustrator?
For simple gear illustrations, this is a really good simple method as it will apply teeth of the same size on any size of circle and is easily adjustable, for example i.imgur.com/LG9krpS.png
May
23
comment Are there any free emoji fonts?
Looks great. Any idea where someone could see a sample before installing the font?
May
23
revised How to recreate a common startup trend — tinted background image
added 81 characters in body
May
22
revised What are the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics?
added 52 characters in body
May
22
comment Maintaining correct line thickness and small dots seem mutually exclusive in Illustrator's Image Trace
Can you provide a sample? Also something to try: I'd suggest copying and tracing it twice, once for the lines, once for the dots, then delete the dots from one or the lines from the other
May
22
comment How do I use designs in a stacked bar chart with precise statistics?
So, pictogram charts like these tend to be best for cases where your audience want a general idea more than precision (and so the numbers shown tend to be rounded, avoiding the problem, like in your example). If your audience are more interested in the exact numbers, a regular bar chart is probably more suitable.
May
22
comment How do you edit or simply add color to downloaded vector Icons?
No idea if it's right or wrong but any work with vectors is easier in applications designed for working with vectors (it would also help if you edit a link to the tutorial into the question)
May
22
comment How do you edit or simply add color to downloaded vector Icons?
Since they're vectors, this'll be much easier in a vector design application like Illustrator or one of its alternatives than in Photoshop
May
22
answered What are the differences between vector graphics and raster graphics?