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Jul
7
comment How to edit the “lists” defined in Bullets & Numbering in paragraph styles?
Great, Type > Bulleted & Numbered Lists > Define Lists answers the question, thanks - why not put that as your answer?
Jul
7
comment How to edit the “lists” defined in Bullets & Numbering in paragraph styles?
By "Properties" I mean a) list name b) is "Continue...stories" ticked yes/no c) is "Continue...book" ticked yes/no - the three things you set on creating a list, visible in the screenshot
Jul
7
comment Why are drop shadows so hard to render, and is there an easier alternative for an aging computer?
Also, size will be a factor. Normally, how big (in mm) a vector is makes no difference, but raster (pixel) effects like drop shadow are based on an internal pixels per inch (PPI) setting (probably 300), so if you're designing your logo bigger (in mm) than usual, it'll use more pixels to render than usual, and will be slower than usual. (tip: it's a good idea to avoid pixel effects in logos - they'll be used in so many varied contexts it's best to stick to things which size and render reliably across formats and media)
Jul
7
comment How to create a uniformly distributed dashed plot in a scatter graph in Adobe Illustrator CS4
That's weird, I'm sure I used to do this all the time: create graph, ungroup graph, select line segments using the funny "group select" tool under the white arrow, then join and it joined them all at once. Alternatively Unite in the Pathfinder window should work
Jul
6
comment If business card will only contain one phone number, is it necessary to specify which type of number it is?
It'd be good to add what country this is, and whether it's a country where you can tell what type of number it is by looking at it. For example in the UK there's no need, since if it's an 07... number most* locals will know it's a mobile whereas if it's an 01... or 02... number most* locals will know it's a landline number. If there's no equivalent convention where you are, you should specify. *[citation needed, your mileage may vary, etc]
Jul
5
comment How to make a bulged hexagon in Adobe Illustrator?
Great answer, just one thing to add - after doing this, you can either fix the effect with Object > Expand appearance to get normal handles on the bloated corners, or if you don't, you can edit the effect setting under Window > Appearances
Jun
29
comment Hero Banner - Responsive Design
Responsive design tends to be minimalist because a) it gained popularity while flat design is/was in fashion, b) it's much, much easier that way and c) it tends to be implemented by UX-oriented design teams which err towards minimalism (every flourish or decorative element needs to be able to prove its objective utility). In theory, you could have a design that was both perfectly responsive, and highly decorated/complex... but you'd be swimming against the tides of fashion, technology and the decision-making processes of most responsive design teams, for little benefit. +1
Jun
25
comment Is there an autosave feature in Adobe Illustrator?
While this is useful, there are a few issues with it: 1) the "pause" you set applies to everything in your Actions palette. It's per illustrator session, so it might also forget what you set it to next time you start Illustrator. 2) Once it starts, it applies to whatever Illustrator file is in focus. You can't apply the action to one file but not another, and only files in focus will autosave. 3) If you set an autosave folder, that becomes the default save folder for the file.
Jun
25
comment Why does Illustrator add zeeros in all units?
What are your language settings? Maybe you have it set to a language that uses , as a decimal point, Adobe forgot about these languages in some update, and now illustrator is storing the number as 12,00 (twelve point zero localised) when saving it, changing that to 12 00 because some adobe engineer told one part of the system to always ignore commas in numbers, and then reads that as 1200... Adobe are pretty terrible with international stuff (for example), so this seems like the kind of mistake they'd make.
Jun
25
comment An error in printed book is my fault: what do I do?
Good answer, just one thing to add: in future, to avoid ambiguity, add something explicitly stating this to all contracts - something like "there will be up to X revisions, revisions beyond the Xth will be charged except where it is correcting a mistake, after all revisions there will be a checking period of X days for spotting mistakes, any mistakes not flagged during this checking period are the client's responsibility". And always have a contract, even (especially) for small projects or with family/friends.
Jun
24
comment What is the characters style in these Japanese games called?
possible duplicate of How to draw these big headed characters? which also asks for both the name and drawing tips of an almost-identical style
Jun
24
comment What is the visual concept behind squared, boxed or Z patterned letters in logo design?
@Joojaa good fact! :-) The way the modern Korean alphabet works is a little like the above examples too en.wikipedia.org/Hangul
Jun
24
comment What would be the best adobe product for creating wedding stationery?
A good place to start is What are the different applications in Adobe Creative Suite for?. But the short answer is, if you're designing for print, don't a raster (pixel-based) design program like photoshop, use something vector based like Illustrator and InDesign and turn to Photoshop when you need to work with photos.
Jun
23
comment What are these line and dot graphs called?
+1 @Alex they're also sometimes called "network graphs", "node diagrams" and "node-link diagrams". D3 has some great features for creating force-directed graphs, and is an open source library that a coder can use to create them. Example: bl.ocks.org/mbostock/4062045
Jun
23
comment Meaning of Responsive web design
Good answer, might be worth adding the key central idea that unites these technical points: that responsive design is about creating flexible designs that work or adapt themselves to work across a wide range of devices - in particular (but not exclusively) different widths and different resolutions.
Jun
23
comment Does anyone know this font
Can you add a note about where you saw this text saying "Heybi"? Just so anyone else who sees the same thing could find this question. Thanks for telling us you'd already tried What the Font :-)
Jun
19
comment Help! The Minus Front in illustrator is not working properly!
Cool, if you want you can post an answer to your own question showing what you did, and it might help others (and possibly earn you points :-))
Jun
19
comment Help! The Minus Front in illustrator is not working properly!
Very strange! Can you add a screenshot of how it distorts the flattened / no stroke version? Is there anything in the appearances window when these are selected? (thinking there might be a distort effect or something?)
Jun
19
comment Help! The Minus Front in illustrator is not working properly!
Weird... I can't explain why it ends up like that, but you might get better results if you take a copy, outline stroke each element, pathfinder merge, and then do the minus front with normal solid shapes with no strokes. Have you tried that?
Jun
18
comment Image shows blurry in browser at 100%, but not in photoshop!
Yup, there are lots of issues with some Windows browsers having weird default zoom levels on some high pixel density devices. Firefox is the worst because it pretends it's not zoomed in when it actually is. There's some discussion and possible workarounds here - How do you handle client's browser zoom ? tldr; consider doubling image file dimensions while holding image size with CSS, or, using SVG