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May
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revised Create Illustrator document without defined document/canvas size?
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May
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revised Styling clean flat-design buttons so they show affordance, and look 'well designed'
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May
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answered Create Illustrator document without defined document/canvas size?
May
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May
29
revised What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?
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May
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comment What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?
Nice find - also, check out the alternate glyphs at theleagueofmoveabletype.com/raleway for more Avant Garde like as, ls, ws and ts (editted in an image).
May
29
comment Completing or offering a dying art form
Can't offer any personal experience, but there are artists and crafts folk who keep dying arts alive and the formula appears to be: 1) find niches of people with very specific requirements who need your rare skill (or, enthusiasts, cranks, hipsters or posers who want it, or, can be talked into wanting it...) 2) build really strong personal relationships and reputation within this small world, 3) charge as much as they can afford, 4) do everything you can to keep this small world alive: live it, breathe it, promote it. ...It looks like hard, precarious work: I wouldn't choose this path.
May
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comment How was brand consistency maintained before computers?
@DanNeely Babylonian cylinder seals were a cool example of miniaturised brand assets carved in stone. I guess if you wanted to upscale a design you could cut out the depressed bits of the pressed clay, and shine light through it, creating a stencil silhouette of any size?
May
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comment How should ascenders and descenders that share the same space be handled?
You might also find the answers to this question helpful: How do I deal with line spacing when a single descender is getting in the way?
May
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May
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comment Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?
To offer a different perspective on "the technical skill required to make a Metro UI is noticeably less than if you had to create gradients and shadows" - I'd say knowing how to use gradient and shadow tools is one of the less significant challenges in this kind of icon or logo design: software fluency is usually just expected. The real challenge is making something that communicates the message simply, quickly, reliably - and that's harder the more constrained your stylistic palette is. Designing a good two-tone logo or icon for something non-trivial can be a serious creative challenge.
May
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May
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revised What's the meaning of saying CSS sprites are “for graphics that are just single blocks”?
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May
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answered Why do some logos look.. old? How does design age?
May
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revised Help me recreate this text effect
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May
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comment Does Photoshop Elements fully support PSD files from “full” Photoshop?
Good question, I believe it's fine for layer effects except for groups of layers and complex adjustment layers, but I'm not 100% sure. I wrote a quick write-up a while ago of the key differences between PS and PS elements for web work here which might also be useful background: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/a/15879/3327
May
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comment Best way to add an individual image to pdf form letter
The answers to this might help: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/12794/… If you've got access to Indesign I'd suggest looking into Data Merge with a spreadsheet of 200 file locations (I've not personally used that feature enough to be able to offer a step-by-step though).
May
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comment How do I type Arabic text in Photoshop?
For me (CS6 on Lion) it does keep the joins, so long as you copy from the lower of the two input boxes (the one where in the web browser, it looks like the text has been reversed). For example, for me محمد appears as ﺪﻤﺤﻣ in the browser but does then paste into photoshop as محمد, with each character joined.
May
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revised Make Arabic text show properly in Adobe Illustrator
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