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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.
Nov
26
comment What is the Font of the word 'BEST' on the magazine cover?
Looks like they might have used as a base a lighter variant of whatever the "THE ... ISSUE ... STOCKS THAT YIELD" font is, then traced it and adjusted it, copying, pasting and merging the added embellishments. The proportions look quite similar (taking into account that the non-modified version is bolder).
Nov
26
comment Is it OK to use a smaller font size for credentials that come after someone's name on a business card?
I don't know about standard conventions, but if you wanted a way to make them smaller without it looking like you're implying they aren't important, small caps might work. While looking for an example I saw this thread on an almost identical topic on Typophile, might help
Nov
26
comment What Fonts Complement Walkway?
For a font that's "formal and stylistic to me, and nostalgic of the 1920's" (so classic and slightly unobtrusively art deco?) and suitable for body text (i.e. high readability), browsing fonts similar to Avant Garde might be a good place to start. A font like Walkway can work in short snippets like headings, but the uneven letter spacing might make it tiring and effortful to read long paragraphs of it.
Nov
22
comment New generation of Save icon that is not a “disk”?
Nice... but 'Load' looks a bit like 'Share' - like you're pushing it out into the wider world. Maybe if the arrow was straight up or up-left, it would be more like you're loading it for your own use?
Nov
21
comment Similar plugin to GuideGuide for illustrator
It's worth adding that you need to show rulers (cmd-d) first, and then to select the guides to set exact co-ordinates, you need to untick View > Guides > Lock guides
Nov
20
comment When should I use SVG or SVGZ for my web graphics?
If it works, it'll cut file size down quite a lot. This might be useful if you're using interactivity on something complex - e.g. a very detailed SVG world map that is zoomable. The z means gzip compression which is used to cut down file size and pretty much nothing else.
Nov
20
comment When should I use SVG or SVGZ for my web graphics?
It looks like it might be partly a web server configuration issue setting .svgz to be served up using the right MIME type, see stackoverflow.com/questions/16725380/svgz-doesnt-display . Personally I always use Raphael.js for SVG/vector graphics on the web because I need IE8 support
Nov
14
comment Halftone pattern within InDesign
If you have access to Illustrator, you could try something a bit like this which converts pixels to vector objects then resizes them by luminance (and, like halftone, is handy when you've got to make something look good under difficult print conditions)
Nov
13
comment Is there an autosave feature in Adobe Illustrator?
@kontur Hopefully someone at adobe can read...