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Feb
19
comment Why does this poster look off, like it's lacking something to focus on?
Hi and welcome to GD.SE - I've edited the title of your question so it's clear what the unique focus of this question is in lists and search results.
Feb
19
comment Illustrator vector aliasing
@BoscoMabutao If this answer worked for you, can you mark it as 'Accepted' with the tick icon, so we know the problem is solved and others can see which answer worked?
Feb
19
comment Easy way to make smooth connection in Adobe Illustrator CS6
Re. "we need a plugin for this, as there is no good answer" - Unless there's something you've not mentioned, the method I suggested does exactly what you asked for with just click-shift-c-click/drag (if you've got smart guides on and the pen tool active from having finished drawing - and you only need the first click some of the time). There might be something in Vectorscribe that is only one click, but what do you need to do that can't be done without plugins? You also never said what the two methods you knew were.
Feb
18
comment Easy way to make smooth connection in Adobe Illustrator CS6
For complex cases where you want the smooth curve to be 100% exact, you might find this useful: Create a smooth connection (blend) between open paths in Illustrator
Feb
18
comment How can I easily turn a Google Maps screenshot into an outline drawing?
Both links currently point to the output, not the styled map wizard. Also, what are the licensing conditions under which these can be used? Last time I looked into it (8 months ago maybe?), any web page using Google Maps API data without a commercial licence needed to use it in conjunction with an embedded Google map with logo etc prominent - may have changed.
Feb
16
comment How can I easily turn a Google Maps screenshot into an outline drawing?
@zelbinian if it's black and white unstyled maps with no labels you want, also check out the Perl script in the first link on my answer - I didn't go into detail on it because most designers don't code but judging by your having a stack overflow account you should have no problem with it. It's designed for the kind if batch output you seem to want.
Feb
14
comment How to design a poster with so much written content in it?
Oh, and think hierarchy hierarchy hierarchy.
Feb
14
comment How to design a poster with so much written content in it?
It also depends on the purpose. If it's to promote the website as the final source of info, you want something simple, clear and eye-catching that gives the gist then a short-form web address (plus maybe a QR code). If it's to be the source of info itself, as an info poster people will take time to read, you need to do the above, and also, design a hierarchy and structure for the text that helps people skim to the bit that is relevant to them and guides them through the content. See also Examples of good academic poster design
Feb
14
comment Resetting InDesign's “Document modified outside of book” warning
Did you check the synchronise options? Master Pages is unticked by default for me, might be related. Also, I find the Adobe forums best for questions like this - sometimes it's a bug or corruption or something (sounds possible in this case) and those guys seem to know every bug inside out.
Feb
13
comment Where do professional designers “go” to look for typefaces?
See also the question Visual typeface search tool for what we (I presume: or at least, I) would do to look for typefaces, if such a thing existed and worked well...
Feb
13
comment How to make Indesign tables of contents interactive, with clickable jump links in the exported PDF
@Scott I can find the auto-generated bookmarks in Window > Interactive > Bookmarks with options to delete, rename and re-order, but I can't find any way to see or edit the ToC links in the hyperlinks / cross references panel - is there a way, or do you just mean manually created hyperlinks (not ToC links)?
Feb
13
comment Inserting a new column in InDesign changes the paragraph style by adding a + to the name. Why?
Is it the cell style that is set to apply the paragraph style? Or is the paragraph style applied manually?
Feb
13
comment Is photoshop elements good enough for typical website mockups?
@DA01 I can't say for sure not knowing the asker, but often people ask questions like this places like this because they don't yet have a clear definite crisp list of every feature they might want to use, and they're hoping to learn from other people's wider experience. I read it as: "Is elements good enough for typical web knockups? I know layers are one feature I'll definitely need, does it have that, for example? [implicit: If it does, is it lacking anything else important for web knockups that I should know about?]".
Feb
13
comment Is it usual for the designer not to hand over the Adobe files used to create projects?
eps is normal for a logo. Not just for the reasons described here: also, if you share a logo as .ai you're dependent on everyone who works on it having the same version of Illustrator. eps gives you everything you need and keeps it simple.
Feb
13
comment Is it usual for the designer not to hand over the Adobe files used to create projects?
Re. "due to copyright right stories/stealing, people are scared to share", that's what Creative Commons is for. General things like icon sets get shared like this, but almost never final designs for clients. Exceptions: rejected spec work, hobby projects, or work where the contract was terminated before completion (e.g. the google web font Lato). There's a danger to doing this though: you can't stop the original client you were hoping to get paid by then using it for free...
Feb
13
comment Is it usual for the designer not to hand over the Adobe files used to create projects?
Re. the open source software analogy: Imagine a development shop who specialise in open source software. They share generalised versions of their work, and benefit from feedback and input: like designers sharing general techniques on sites like this. But they'd never share the actual final products they made for one client. e.g. Drupal developers say "Here's a module we're sharing, based on a feature we worked on for X client", but never "Here's a site we built for X client as a gzip file". Not just because the client would sue: like design, it's too specific to that client to be useful.
Feb
12
comment What do you call these infographic icons?
+1, for more on this: The Noun Project is an awesome modern take on the idea (plus a great, huge ever-growing source of really nice Creative Commons pictograms and icons), and for the history side, research group Isotype Revisited collate research and sometimes organise exhibitions of the Neurath/Arntz originals.
Feb
11
comment Text wrapping fill-last-line-first
The only thing I can think of that comes close is vertically justified text - which is like what you say but without the ragged top. Probably really hard to do for web, this link might help stackoverflow.com/questions/9188969/… really it's a programming problem
Feb
11
comment Text wrapping fill-last-line-first
You have my sympathy! If that type of alignment did exist, it would be called "top ragged" I imagine (the ragged side in typographic alignment is the uneven side).
Feb
11
comment Text wrapping fill-last-line-first
P.s. if the purpose of this is to avoid a title, can't you just make the title float: left; or right in the tile? This would make the main tile text flow around the title and could be a more conventional way to make things work. Conventional is usually good in typography because if a reader is distracted puzzling out an unusual layout, they're paying less attention to the content.