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comment Client refusing to pay
@Scott it might be a duplicate, depends on what the deal with the contract is. The key characteristic of that linked question is that there wasn't a written contract (and some unrelated stuff about powerpoint...).
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comment Client refusing to pay
What does your contract say? Most contracts I've used have some sort of deposit and cancellation penalty written in. Also, the client's analogy is terrible - if you've got 10 years' experience and it doesn't suit their needs, chances are their brief didn't communicate their needs. And you've already done a bulk of the work: it's not like a customer in a shop, it's like hiring builders to build an extension then trying to cancel without paying when they're mostly finished because they "thought it'd be more spacious". Or sending a dish back in a restaurant because they misread the menu.
Jul
26
comment What inspired this logo's design?
No, it's not saul bass. There was something (maybe a 90s comedy drama a bit like Ally McBeal?) that had a logo just like this ... I think the first letter was green, the colours were brighter, and I'm sure the poster/cover had one or two people standing and leaning in a sassy "pretty woman" pose ... it's really bugging me that I can't remember what it is! Closest I can find are logos for Rent and Clerks which are both grungy takes on whatever this is...
Jul
22
comment How to present email marketing in a portfolio?
Yup, and (as with web pages), if a selling point is that you do responsive (email) design, showing the same design on a selection of differently sized devices usually goes down well
Jul
21
comment Highlighting/Changing the backroung colour of a text that is on a path-ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR
Do you want the background colour to follow the shapes of the letters, like an outline of the letters, or to be a smooth line following the line of the path, like it's a ribbon the text is sitting on? (I thought both had been asked before here but actually I can't find either)
Jul
14
comment What is the difference between a font and a typeface?
Fair points, I said "track" in an earlier version, can't remember why I changed it - I'll change it back
Jul
13
comment How do I earn more as remote freelance Graphic Designer?
The short answer is, by finding real, serious clients, who want a designer they work with to really develop a style that brings out their brand, not the kind of clients you find on freelance sites, who generally just want something quick, professional-ish and fashionable-ish. As for how to find them: I've been in-house for too long to answer that but I'm sure others here can.
Jul
9
comment Is creative writing needed to be a Graphic Designer?
I spent my first day of my first job at a small company putting up shelves in the office... That job certainly had variety.
Jul
7
comment How to edit the “lists” defined in Bullets & Numbering in paragraph styles?
Great, Type > Bulleted & Numbered Lists > Define Lists answers the question, thanks - why not put that as your answer?
Jul
7
comment How to edit the “lists” defined in Bullets & Numbering in paragraph styles?
By "Properties" I mean a) list name b) is "Continue...stories" ticked yes/no c) is "Continue...book" ticked yes/no - the three things you set on creating a list, visible in the screenshot
Jul
7
comment Why are drop shadows so hard to render, and is there an easier alternative for an aging computer?
Also, size will be a factor. Normally, how big (in mm) a vector is makes no difference, but raster (pixel) effects like drop shadow are based on an internal pixels per inch (PPI) setting (probably 300), so if you're designing your logo bigger (in mm) than usual, it'll use more pixels to render than usual, and will be slower than usual. (tip: it's a good idea to avoid pixel effects in logos - they'll be used in so many varied contexts it's best to stick to things which size and render reliably across formats and media)
Jul
7
comment How to create a uniformly distributed dashed plot in a scatter graph in Adobe Illustrator CS4
That's weird, I'm sure I used to do this all the time: create graph, ungroup graph, select line segments using the funny "group select" tool under the white arrow, then join and it joined them all at once. Alternatively Unite in the Pathfinder window should work
Jul
6
comment If business card will only contain one phone number, is it necessary to specify which type of number it is?
It'd be good to add what country this is, and whether it's a country where you can tell what type of number it is by looking at it. For example in the UK there's no need, since if it's an 07... number most* locals will know it's a mobile whereas if it's an 01... or 02... number most* locals will know it's a landline number. If there's no equivalent convention where you are, you should specify. *[citation needed, your mileage may vary, etc]
Jul
5
comment How to make a bulged hexagon in Adobe Illustrator?
Great answer, just one thing to add - after doing this, you can either fix the effect with Object > Expand appearance to get normal handles on the bloated corners, or if you don't, you can edit the effect setting under Window > Appearances
Jun
29
comment Hero Banner - Responsive Design
Responsive design tends to be minimalist because a) it gained popularity while flat design is/was in fashion, b) it's much, much easier that way and c) it tends to be implemented by UX-oriented design teams which err towards minimalism (every flourish or decorative element needs to be able to prove its objective utility). In theory, you could have a design that was both perfectly responsive, and highly decorated/complex... but you'd be swimming against the tides of fashion, technology and the decision-making processes of most responsive design teams, for little benefit. +1
Jun
25
comment Is there an autosave feature in Adobe Illustrator?
While this is useful, there are a few issues with it: 1) the "pause" you set applies to everything in your Actions palette. It's per illustrator session, so it might also forget what you set it to next time you start Illustrator. 2) Once it starts, it applies to whatever Illustrator file is in focus. You can't apply the action to one file but not another, and only files in focus will autosave. 3) If you set an autosave folder, that becomes the default save folder for the file.
Jun
25
comment How do I can paint a good design for my game such as game designers that are in google play
See also How do game designers create graphics for their games? and also the comments under How are sprites and graphics for high end graphic games made?
Jun
25
comment How do I can paint a good design for my game such as game designers that are in google play
I'd guess they're professionally-made games made by teams that include one or more professional game designers. So the answer, depending on how you look at it, would be "spending money" or "years of experience, practice and/or training".
Jun
25
comment Why does Illustrator add zeeros in all units?
What are your language settings? Maybe you have it set to a language that uses , as a decimal point, Adobe forgot about these languages in some update, and now illustrator is storing the number as 12,00 (twelve point zero localised) when saving it, changing that to 12 00 because some adobe engineer told one part of the system to always ignore commas in numbers, and then reads that as 1200... Adobe are pretty terrible with international stuff (for example), so this seems like the kind of mistake they'd make.
Jun
25
comment An error in printed book is my fault: what do I do?
Good answer, just one thing to add: in future, to avoid ambiguity, add something explicitly stating this to all contracts - something like "there will be up to X revisions, revisions beyond the Xth will be charged except where it is correcting a mistake, after all revisions there will be a checking period of X days for spotting mistakes, any mistakes not flagged during this checking period are the client's responsibility". And always have a contract, even (especially) for small projects or with family/friends.