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Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
That script is basically the same as the pixelalign script I linked to - it only aligns objects, not points within objects
Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
If it's a minor value it's likely to be consistent (or, very very similar) for every point - so can't you then move all points at once to get them exactly on the grid?
Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
No idea what the downvotes were for - this is a really clear question. On some StackExchange sites there's a really ugly undignified trend where some people downvote questions when they don't know the answer... (i.e. any interesting, challenging questions...) I really hope that's not what happened here because I thought we were better than that.
Dec
12
comment Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
If he did the "digital tracing" method I described using layers, then it wouldn't be surprising if the photo and image were near-identical - any differences would simply be where he got bored of tracing details. Mau Horng posted a link to an overlay comparison he made showing several very small differences which was deleted for some reason: tiny differences would make sense if the guy did 200 hours of tracing then finally got bored.
Dec
11
comment Illustrator assumes I want to type on a path— can that be changed?
Just did some experimenting, weird observation (in CS6 on Mac): if you click while holding down ctrl (not cmd) and alt while over/near a path, it doesn't put the text on the path. It does, however, create the text as a text box with a seemingly random size and position... other versions might give other results...
Dec
11
comment Illustrator assumes I want to type on a path— can that be changed?
I'd be surprised if there is, unfortunately. One possible workaround if you're working on something with many paths adding many text points would be to have the paths on one layer, text on another, and lock the paths layer while you work on text.
Dec
10
comment How can I make a nav bar thats not boring!
A thought: dull isn't always a bad thing for something functional like a nav bar. You don't want a nav bar that distracts from your main content and trips up users because it's not what they are familiar with. I'd suggest saving the spice for those things you want to be eye-catching, and keep everything else simple, familiar and easy to use: this will also make the genuinely eye-catching stuff stand out more strongly. If everything stands out, nothing does.
Dec
10
comment Cut a square in half to produce line corners
So, an easy way to go from your first image to your second image would be to use the direct selection tool (white arrow, a), select the points at the corner of each triangle (holding shift), then copy and paste just those points.
Dec
9
comment What are some techniques to drawing abstract art
Surrealist artists were very big on devising fixed formalised techniques for coming up with ideas and starting points accidentally, randomly and/or subconsciously. Search on 'surrealist techniques' and you'll find some relevant stuff.
Dec
9
comment Change viewbox attribute in svg exported by illustrator
Strange - definitely can work in CS6. Must have changed between CS6 and CC - seems like an odd change though.
Dec
6
comment What image file format is used by Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile?
It only allows one save file? :-/ not ideal... I generally find Infinite Painter to be better than SBM - also, the guy behind it has a pressure-sensitive galaxy note version, a vector drawing app (Infinite Design) and an animation app (Animation Studio), as a kind of Android design suite.
Dec
4
comment Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
Can you add links to the "some other video" mentioned, and if possible images of zoomed side-by-side high-detail areas (e.g. hair) of the photo and painting to support "you will see that there is not even one pixel difference betwen them"? Also - to clarify - is what you are suggesting that the first 80% of the video is real, but the final steps leading to the final image are just erasing the painting to show the photo?
Dec
4
comment Adobe Creative Suite alternative
I've heard that Corel is popular in fashion illustration (not sure why, but I think Corel encourage it with community resources aimed at fashion related things). It's worth mentioning that Corel hasn't run on Macs for 10 years or so - but Macs and PCs are pretty much the same for design purposes these days, I'd choose software then device then operating system.
Dec
3
comment Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
Yeah that's the photo he worked from. It says so on the description of the video: "Original Photograph Taken by Scott Gries - scottgries.com "
Dec
2
comment Converting an Illustrator Letter Head Design to Word
Don't forget to test the colours in print (can't use CMYK but you'll still need to be sure your colours do come out right - especially any vivid reds, blues, greens), and to export the PNG large enough for the intended PPI. 300 pixels per inch is typical for print, so you'll typically export your PNG with a pixel height and width equal to 300 times the height and width in pixels it covers on the page. Doesn't have to be exact, just has to be high enough to show no pixelation or scuzziness when printed.
Dec
2
comment How can I represent a country with a font?
Nice idea - but keep in mind that this will be the fonts that project the type of character the tourism board wants the country to be associated, not necessarily how people actually see the country. Great way to get ideas though. Also maybe try national cultural/heritage organisations, or things that try to cash in on being "of" that country, e.g. merchandise, and signage at tourist traps... don't copy them, they're probably awful, but as cheesy caricatures of national character they could help get ideas of what characteristics people associate with the country...
Nov
29
comment How to create this realistic glossy preview of a business card?
If you've seen those but you're specifically interested in that specific gloss effect, please edit the question to clarify. As you can see there have been a lot of questions already about simulating business cards!
Nov
29
comment How to create this realistic glossy preview of a business card?
Get it printed, photograph it... If you can't for any reason and you need to simulate printing, have a look at How can I create realistic business card mockups?, and How to make an image look like it's been printed, and How to achieve this 3D “Card” effect, and How to put a design in best light before showing it on Behance or Dribbble
Nov
28
comment Adobe Creative Suite alternative
Oh yeah, I forgot about Serif. I've heard they're not bad for the price (never tried it though).
Nov
28
comment Adobe Creative Suite alternative
Corel do have at least one CS-like suite, but their website is so bad I personally couldn't tell you anything about it even though I tried to look into it a few months ago... I eventually gave up in disgust. I remember there were two Photoshop-like programs and I couldn't figure out the difference.