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Feb
16
comment Is it safe to use an image when I'm unable to identify its source?
An important advantage of TinEye for this is that you can sort by oldest and sort by largest, either/both of which can help find the original that everyone else copied from. Doesn't always work, but sometimes does.
Feb
16
comment Why is Garamond italic all wonky?
+1 great answer, people often forget Garamond is nearly 500 years old. Based on your link and John W's comment, it sounds like it was indeed Robert Granjon who designed the "wonky" italics, between 1545 and 1589. It sounds like he pioneered a variant of italics based on French calligraphy, that appears to have been popular for its natural (i.e. wonky) qualities in the 1500s, until readability became more valued.
Jan
23
comment How to convince a client to have their logo redesigned?
Some of the answers to How to explain to a client that their logo is incredibly poor are relevant here too
Jan
16
comment How to produce this brilliant effect?
Can you edit the image into your question with a link next to it? Otherwise the question becomes meaningless if the link goes down (also, deviantart contains some nsfw stuff so you'll get more responses if people don't have to click through)
Jan
16
comment How to visually represent a color contrast issue to a person with normal color vision?
There are lots of good resources for this. I'd take a look at this list on our UX sister site and also at the other 'duplicate' question it links to. There may be better, newer resources too.
Jan
14
comment Is there a way to change the color of a .png object using Adobe Illustrator?
Is there a reason why you're using Illustrator to edit a raster file? Illustrator's for vector design, see What's the difference between vector graphics and raster graphics?. Raster image editting programs (Photoshop, or free alternatives like GIMP) would be more suitable for this than Illustrator.
Jan
9
comment Photoshop: Is it possible to display ONE style of a font in the drop down?
Because Adobe's software is notoriously rather rubbish for this, people often a) use 'font management' software for browsing fonts (e.g. Mac, Windows, Linux), and b) often uninstall fonts they don't/won't use to make their font lists more manageable.
Jan
5
comment How to Force Update of All InDesign Links (Even Ones It Thinks Are Current)?
Have you tried changing one file then alt-clicking the "update links" button? That's supposed to update all links
Jan
2
comment How to distort artwork for printing on a cup?
You could try finding a cone template then do something similar to this but with the cone instead of the sphere
Jan
2
comment Shading an SVG shape using control points
I don't know much about Inkscape - how about, when you find something that works, you post a simple step-by-step of what you did? Looks like there's a lack of Inkscape gradient mesh resources.
Jan
2
comment Shading an SVG shape using control points
Sounds like you're describing gradient mesh - not sure if that exists in Inkscape yet though.
Dec
30
comment How to easily round corners on non-rectangle shapes?
That's the technique I used to create the example in the question. The trouble with it is, there's no straightforward way to get what that answer calls segment "C" the same length each time, especially when the angles are different.
Dec
29
comment What are the best practices for dealing with desired line breaks in responsive web design?
Mystery downvote... I guess someone really doesn't like jQuery
Dec
29
comment What are the best practices for dealing with desired line breaks in responsive web design?
I'd imagine that's the "algorithim" described at the start of the readme file. Basically, they're just saying they used jQuery for easier cross-browser compatibility.
Dec
29
comment What are the best practices for dealing with desired line breaks in responsive web design?
No idea, but the GitHub page includes a description of how it works. Sounds like it just uses the DOM searching and basic manipulation stuff, so you might be able to get away with just using Sizzle (the selector bit of jQuery) then patching up the element manipulation stuff as necessary. But that could easily spiral into a LOT of work...
Dec
29
comment Best way (efficient and nice output) and best software to ink comics digitally
...but before shelling out more money, I'd suggest trying the very last thing in that answer (pressure-sensitive Illustrator art brushes), which is also pretty good. Then buy the plugins if you want that, but better. I'd also suggest considering gradient meshes for the colouring.
Dec
29
comment Best way (efficient and nice output) and best software to ink comics digitally
I'd agree with Scott - for more info check out this answer to a related question I asked about a year ago - graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/16269/…
Dec
23
comment Should I get an Intuos pro medium or large, when used to A4 paper?
I've emphasised the criteria of being used to A4, which is what makes this not just about opinion.
Dec
23
comment How do you deal with clients who bash your designs?
re. "leaving quite a bit of us in every design" - I find it helps to compete with myself, like "past me did that design. Present me is better than past me - my new objective is to beat past me's design".
Dec
23
comment How do you deal with clients who bash your designs?
Nice. This also means that, when it goes really well and the client has no complaints, it'll feel like a great success rather than just relief. Makes more sense that way, thinking about it.