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Jun
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Jun
12
comment CMYK colours wrong on export in Illustrator
That's unusual, does it also seem red when you print it? It'd be great if you could show a sample
Jun
11
comment Name for noir-esque art style in the Burial at Sea promotional art?
+1 the main thing in the sample not covered by "noir" is the arrangement of different elements including faces over a paint like pattern, which is classic 1960s film poster style
Jun
8
comment Does the Retina Icon pack represent good value for money? (1200 - 3000 icons for $58+)
Whether it's good value to you depends on how much you use icons and how much you could re-use one particular icon set between projects. I've edited the title to be more about the objective thing of whether that is good value for money in general. At a glance it looks like a fair, competitive price and a well-produced set, but I don't shop for icons often and haven't checked the fine print.
Jun
8
revised Does the Retina Icon pack represent good value for money? (1200 - 3000 icons for $58+)
made the title less subjective - about value in general more than if it's worth it for one specific person
Jun
6
comment What is the best approach to improve skills? i.e good tutorials, books, course
+1 I'd strongly recommend treating things like books, courses, tutorials etc not as ways to get better but ways to get ideas, inspiration, new techniques and approaches, which you then practice. It's that actual doing that will make you actually improve, everything else is just fuel for the fire.
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