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Jun
27
comment How is this product box with windows / hologram effect created?
?? Packaging design is 100% a legit branch of graphic design. Good question
Jun
25
comment How to draw a wing cascade with boundary layers?
I don't know either software mentioned well but I'd guess your "blank box" problems mean one or other of the programs is putting the artwork in a group or a clipping mask - look for options to do with ungrouping or removing masks or compound paths.
Jun
24
comment Making existing icons flat
Yeah, there's no one magic technique, it's a case of looking at each icon and then designing a flat icon that gets across the same idea. You'll often need to take a very different approach since you'll need less detail.
Jun
23
comment Why does Illustrator CS6 read font information from a SVG file incorrectly?
strauberry: How about adding a link to an example SVG that has this problem? Or, making the simplest possible SVG that has this problem, then posting the code in your question?
Jun
20
comment Cross Platform Fonts and specifically cross platform Weights
Okay, so you want to check if numbered weights like 100, 300, 500 etc work cross platform? Is this using web fonts or relying on users having the fonts installed? (Gill Sans is uncommon except on Macs)
Jun
18
comment What is the best program for image optimizing for the web?
Every Lower-cost / free alternative to Photoshop should also be suitable for this. If you're a designer doing images manually, I'd try those before trying automated programming options like ImageMagick suggested below
Jun
18
comment How could I improve the shading on this chain link illustration?
+1 this is one of those tasks that seems like it's going to be easy, but has surprisingly many difficulties. To do it well, you'll need shadows from where links cross over too. On Illustrator I'd use a gradient mesh, from googling it looks like this is probably possible in Inkscape too. Alternatively, two-tone shading with solid highlights or shadows might be an option?
Jun
17
comment Can I revise a poor logo without infringing on copyright? (Canada)
@supercat good point, but if the company is using the logo right now, they can be sued for that same as editing it. So Emilie should check if they're using the flawed existing logo, and if they aren't, check that they did actually buy the rights to it.
Jun
17
comment Can I revise a poor logo without infringing on copyright? (Canada)
+1 it'd be a very unusual contract that didn't grant a client ownership of their own logo, I've never heard of a designer "leasing" a company its branding!
Jun
17
comment Why does Illustrator CS6 read font information from a SVG file incorrectly?
Another place to look - are there any elements or groups the text is in that have a transform? Could be, it's reading the size as 11, then scaling it by 75% because of something elsewhere
Jun
17
comment Protecting against copyright?
You'll probably find the tools in Image search engine, but for logos / How do you spot plagiarized logos? useful for this
Jun
16
comment How to create a fictional city map
OpenGeoFiction might be of interest - it uses the tools behind Open Street Map for fictional maps. Seems to be just one collaborative map though, rather than allowing lots of individual maps. Blog article on it
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
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