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Apr
11
comment I need suggestions for an 'undelete' icon
I like the simple trash can shapes at the bottom, but the ambiguity of the + and - here makes my head hurt - + often means "create and have more stuff" and - "delete and have less stuff", so people could interpret this as the opposite as intended. I'd suggest arrows pointing up out of the bin or down into the bin
Apr
11
comment How do I achieve the equivalent of using small caps in Arabic?
@KhaledHosny That sounds like the start of a great answer - it'd be really interesting to see some examples of how different Arabic calligraphy styles can be applied to modern typographic use cases like this
Apr
11
comment Does this art style in Hannes Johannes animations have a name?
@Ilan that's a good description (I hadn't noticed the 'Beavis & Butthead' similarity before) but not really a name. This style seemed to be everywhere around 2010-2013, I'm sure it must have a name but I never noticed one (except for some people who don't like it dismissing it as 'hipster art'... but that's a broad brush...)
Apr
11
comment How can I represent speed in a graphic?
+1 this is the least intrusive option and fits well with the sharp, clear illustration style
Apr
11
comment How can I represent speed in a graphic?
A slight problem here is that the lines going straight down don't match the implied perspective of the plane, so it could be seen as icicles or as the back of the plane moving upward
Apr
10
comment Set default colors of line graph in illustrator?
There's a really clunky and hard to use 'graph design' feature that sort-of does this (see 're-use' right at the bottom here) - but personally I find it much easier to just copy and paste existing graphs then edit their data.
Apr
10
comment How to use value-based pricing for design projects?
Value-based is tricky as you often won't have access to the finance data to calculate the possible value. Many designers who do time-based have hourly rates that vary by client and nature of work, and agree a rate and number of hours for the project beforehand, charging for those hours whether it actually takes them an hour or a month - so the incentives are still to work quickly.
Apr
9
comment How do I create a partially transparent overlapping “Stain Glass” effect with shapes in Photoshop?
Which element of the effect are you interested in? The overlapping fading colours, the textured background, the 'vignette' with darker corners and a light centre, or the different grid lines, etc?
Apr
9
comment While copying text, why more than just the highlighted text is copied?
This sounds like a bug to me - I'd suggest taking it to the Adobe forums. I avoid CC because it seems to be always full of bugs. I have had odd copy/paste bugs in Illustrator in the past that have been cured with regular updates.
Apr
9
comment Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger
Yes, rasterizing then down scaling haywire hinting does sort out hinting issues, but there are easier solutions: try different anti-aliasing mode like "crisp" or "strong", or try a size that's a rounder number (e.g. 22 instead of 21.5, or 24 instead of 23)
Apr
8
comment How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?
Absolutely - I went 100% for a beginner-friendly answer reasoning that we've got lots of people better able than me to add the history and detail!
Apr
8
comment I'm looking for this gothic / blackletter font (or a very similar one)
@gilezajner Also look for blackletter fonts, and on sites that use tags, try medieval
Apr
8
comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
Yeah, I'm very glad I don't need to actually do this! If I had to, I might hang the sphere from a string (so it's 100% vertical) then use a light, spirit level and ruler to cast 100% horizontal and vertical shadows on it, then draw across those with something like an ink brush or graphic pen that needs no pressure to make a mark
Apr
8
comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
+1 never come across the term "UV Unwrapping" before - is it the industry standard term for this?
Apr
7
comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
Indeed! And it's also an approach to working with map projections that doesn't require doing any specialist mathematics or engineering knowledge (and the 'unfolding grid lines' version doesn't require pressing buttons to use someone else's mathematics or engineering)
Apr
7
comment What factors make a campaign go viral?
It's a very difficult question by the way so it might not get a good answer immediately. In the mean time design/business/tech mag Fast Co has written some decent articles on the topic, though more from a news/writing perspective. Here's one that links to many of the others.
Apr
7
comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
The references to cartographic map projection techniques (mathematics) and ball-making machines (engineering) - relevant and interesting, but sometimes when people see high tech solutions like those they become intimidated to try low-tech approaches.
Apr
7
comment What factors make a campaign go viral?
No problem, I just wanted to make sure I'd understood the problem properly! I've edited the question slightly to make it clearer what sort of general info you're asking for
Apr
7
comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
True, but just because a problem can be solved with heavy-duty mathematics or engineering, doesn't always mean there's not a simpler way. Often the mathematics or engineering is itself a way of automating what was originally a simple or intuitive process (e.g. isn't Mercator essentially a mathematical version of putting a candle inside a globe, putting a paper cylinder around the globe then tracing the shadows of the country outlines on the paper?)
Apr
7
comment How do I map Illustrator artwork on a sphere?
No idea, but I'd guess they ignored the second paragraph and just thought "you can't just easily do that in Inkscape/Illustrator"