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Apr
20
comment What is this typeface with a very high A crossbar?
Don't forget the S that looks like it's drunk and about to fall over backwards! I'd guess the font up top is some design student's experiment; they'd just learned about how many people had created modified versions of Johnston's original design, and decided it was their turn. Possibly using the open source Johnston-inspired Railway Sans as a base (though it's no more similar)
Apr
20
comment What is this typeface with a very high A crossbar?
One of the things about P22 Underground Pro is, it has an insane variety of stylistic alternatives, including single-story a, many forms of Q, y` etc. However, I just checked on MyFonts and none of them include a high-crossbar A like this.
Apr
11
comment How to make a circle with grid on the outside ring
This is the most flexible/editable solution. If you want no fill instead of white on the inner circle, instead of using a long line like ________, use a short line, a gap then grouped with a point with no stroke where the circle centre is, like _ .
Apr
4
comment Is it ethical to make derivations (adaptations) of an external agency's work as an in-house designer?
This is a great summary of US copyright law. It's a bit different in other countries. I believe in most European countries, it's more to the favour of the client not the artist (i.e. any contract can transfer copyright, not just special "work for hire" contracts). If the agencies are willing to transfer source files - which they are under no obligation to do, even if copyright has been transferred - then it's very likely they have a contract transferring copyright and allowing modifications (usually for an extra fee)
Apr
4
comment Why is moving from a raster editor to vector editor so hard?
I'm not trying to use "variables" in any technical sense, I mean loosely something like ways in which the page is interacted with. Also, I'd like to niypick a bit, *fewer variables ;-)
Mar
17
comment How to get an RGB hex code in or out of an InDesign RGB colour swatch?
Okay, this works, thanks! I hope you don't mind me editting in an image and a few details to make it more of a complete answer
Mar
3
comment Why does a GIF increase in size when I add a logo although number of colors stays the same?
Sounds like maybe the number of frames is increasing somehow - have you checked the number of frames in the output?
Mar
1
comment Adobe Illustrator is making my PDFs HUGE! Why?
No, you don't open the PDF in InDesign, you build the new PDF by creating a blank document in InDesign then adding the PDFs from Illustrator or whatever with file > place
Feb
24
comment Adobe Illustrator is making my PDFs HUGE! Why?
They've clearly already tried this, judging by what they say about "changing image compression to the minimum... making the original, crisp images look terrible". If raster image resolution was the problem, that wouldn't explain the increase in size from the original.
Feb
23
comment How to have a running footer showing section name alongside a running header showing chapter name?
Hi Melina, I've edited your question title so people can see what you're asking about. Can you tell us a little more about how you've got things set up currently - in particular, the settings for your running headers and footers, and whether the chapter and section names use different paragraph styles? There's an edit button below your question text
Feb
15
comment Help me understand how the “RGB Colorspace Atlas” by artist Tauba Auerbach was made
It's not a duplicate but this question is related: Simplest set of inks that could print the RGB gamut?
Feb
10
comment First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
Great first question, and it's not a "long read", it's exactly the right amount of info!
Jan
28
comment Is Balsamiq good enough to produce a mockup/exmaple of a site to present to a future client?
@canon819 you know what balsamiq mockups look like, right? Unless your client has experience with UX design wireframes and you tell them to expect a wireframe, they'll completely freak out if they're expecting a "final mockup design" and you show them that.
Jan
14
comment I want a font like this but don't know how to search for one
Related (not a duplicate): How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?
Jan
12
comment How can I know what fonts a website is using?
Nice move :-) one thought - how to tell which font in the font family stack is the one you're actually seeing on the screen? I usually do it by trial-and-error, deleting from the first font until it causes the appearance to change, but I'm sure there's a better way. In WhatFont is it the one in italics? (p.s. welcome back!)
Jan
8
comment how do i draw dashed vertical lines on a path in illustrator?
A better way to do the same thing is with the super-useful transform effect - I'll add an answer explaining it, just a minute...
Jan
8
comment What makes this POS design look dated?
Arrrrghh!! Extra's!!
Dec
10
comment Is there any internationally-recognisable icon or symbol for police?
Aha, I was sure I'd seen something like it in airports. Thanks!
Dec
2
comment How to find out what a font on my computer's web font name is?
@ZachSaucier good call, editted
Nov
30
comment What's the best method and strategy to learn to draw from the imagination?
I really like this question - but we'd benefit from a little more info to narrow down the relevant solutions. Can you elaborate a little on where you get stuck when drawing from imagination? For example, if I gave you a Jim'll Paint It style painting or drawing challenge, at what point would you get stuck - would it be conceiving the piece, laying it out, developing it, refining it?