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Apr
2
comment Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
Six years ago, if you asked me for Mac and Windows pros and cons, free "Gill Sans" and "Lucida" would have been genuine big plus points for Mac. But recently MS have got very good on the typography. Those aforementioned are finally looking dated while fonts like Calibri and Segoe amazingly still look pretty fresh despite nearly a decade (!) as a default font. I can't think of anything fresh from Apple on the typography front in the last 10 years
Apr
1
comment Custom icon web font not scaling well
There might be some font-specific tricks (something to do with hinting maybe?) but failing that, might it work better if you get them pixel-perfect at 16px? 16 is much more divisible than 14 and any whole-pixel increase can be done in 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 etc etc which might be cleaner than the odd fractions from 14
Apr
1
comment Do you know what font this is?
Yeah the GM is Gill Sans with a stroke applied (hence the flat-bottomed centre of the M), then squashed a little horizontally. The rest is various flavours of Gill Sans stretched or squashed. The R is another distinctive one
Mar
27
comment What is the most attractive number less that 100?
You'd be best off finding a site used by marketing experts or about advice for startups, this isn't part of a designer's expertise. (also, don't forget that even if you find the perfect number, app stores are international - so the majority of would-be customers will see a different auto-converted number in their own currency).
Mar
27
comment Critique: Amateur looking buttons with icons?
They look fine to me too - though the vertical alignment is a touch off (the text is a bit low of centre and the heart is lower than the chart). Maybe that's what doesn't feel right?
Mar
26
comment What is the name for the “broken line” effect seen here?
Similar question
Mar
25
comment Drawing animations like PHDcomics
Looks like they're using Photoshop, I could be wrong though. One more linked question... :) if part of your problem is hand-drawing in Illustrator, I'd suggest having a look at the answer to Pressure-sensitive freehand drawing of vector paths that are editable with...
Mar
25
comment Simple icon to represent vibration?
Something to notice here is how they often use straight lines instead of curves which are associated with sound. Another example here uses jagged lines to show vibration. Feels more physical.
Mar
25
comment Is being a graphic designer a stressful job?
Book recommendation: How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul
Mar
25
comment How can I emulate engraving techniques such as copperplate
The point is there are lots of different styles of engraving, each of which would need different techniques to simulate. We can't read your mind to know which you are thinking of.
Mar
24
comment How can I emulate engraving techniques such as copperplate
Can you add an example image or two?
Mar
18
comment What are reasonable market expectations for entry-level graphic designers vs. entry-level web designers?
Not identical but related: Do web designers need to know how to code?
Mar
18
comment Critique: Does this logo portray a web-based control for a media player?
This is good - if you can use gradients, I'd suggest it'd be more CD like with an additional angled gradient (maybe light blue?) and slightly sharper edges to the gradients.
Mar
18
comment Is there a software able to automatically produce professional-looking images?
I totally forgot to mention ZBrush and Mudbox: 3D 'sculpting' software used mainly for creating detailed figures and objects (e.g. 3D monster heads). 3 figure price tags, difficult to master, but I hear they're not so difficult to get started with.
Mar
18
comment Is there a software able to automatically produce professional-looking images?
I wouldn't close this question: it involves a misunderstanding, but a common, important misunderstanding, worth addressing (and despite that it's actually a well written question showing research and effort - arguably misguided, but that's what answers are for).
Mar
18
comment Is there a software able to automatically produce professional-looking images?
If it was as easy as just pushing a button, everyone would be doing it. Sounds like you're looking for Instagram for photoshop-style montages - such things do appear, with a few push-button effects, but clumsy artless over-use quickly makes those effects as cliched as, well, Instagram filters... @Bakabaka just curious, how did you find the original image? Reverse image search, keywords or did you just recognise it?
Mar
18
comment How to shade areas of a path with another, invisible path?
Just checking: you want only that lower portion of the text to be dark, so there will be no grey on the page, just red and dark red text on white?
Mar
18
comment How to represent craftsman services / manual work as icon?
Ah I see, so it's like "Work completed" in this context. I'll leave this how it is for anyone looking for craftsmen icon ideas for other reasons - for your case, I might think along the lines of ticking or stamping an item off a list (or, workman getting back into van?)
Mar
14
comment Where can I find vectors / blueprints of different car models (vinyl design)?
Unfortunately some people seem to downvote at random, never leaving any feedback... maybe they just don't like car vinyls :-/... I wouldn't take it personally, seems like a fine question to me, have an upvote to balance it!
Mar
13
comment how do you do text effect like this CMYK offset-effect?
Tricks like this are based on overlapping shapes with blend modes