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Apr
8
comment How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions?
With the information given by the OP, we are left to wonder what the image content and the image file type are. I will add, though, that "uniform noise" in my answer is probably going to be the worst-case for most compression. A 100% white fill is over 200k at maximum jpeg compression. There are probably other compression methods more suitable for 100% fill. In any case, the OP need not accept my answer but the details might be useful for others.
Apr
8
comment How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?
I didn't see the answers directly answer your query about "Gothic," but Gothic means, more or less, "German" and Sans-Serif (Grotesques) were popular in Germany int he 19th century as far as I can recall. Additionally, there was already a Gothic/Roman juxtaposition in art and cultural terms, so the American type foundries probably chose "Gothic" for its thematic resonance. Grotesque is a negative term in English. Probably in German too, since almost all art movements are named by wearing their critics comments as a badge of honor.
Apr
8
revised How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions?
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Apr
8
answered How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions?
Apr
8
comment How to create transparent 1 bit background as in the sample?
I think you solved it already in your second "things I have tried." There is no way to pick a color which is visible on all colors. You could try a secondary pattern which is different enough that you never have a case where they are both too close to the background color.
Apr
8
comment Is there a name for digits/figures which fit in the x-height?
@beerbajay: they don't usually get scaled down when "small caps" is "simulated" by scaling (as opposed to the old-style samples you provided). If you want the numbers smaller, you can scale the numbers separately: the small caps scaling is usually a document preference for DTP software and you can start with that percentage. In indesign, you can use a GREP style within a paragraph style to set all numbers smaller on a nearly automated basis. Adobe Garamond has a small-caps font as part of the set.
Apr
4
comment Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger
Would this particular instance benefit from setting the type larger, rasterizing the type layer, then scaling? Or perhaps a smart object with larger type scaled down.
Apr
4
revised How to resize an image without losing quality
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Apr
4
comment Is there a printing press that can print a book directly from the RGB space?
There is a particular blue pigment used in 19th century landscape paintings that used to come out as violet on kodak 5x7 positive film transparencies. I know your pain.
Apr
4
comment Is there a printing press that can print a book directly from the RGB space?
I was typing an answer, but this covers it. I will say from, personal experience, that you will always have better results doing your own CMYK conversions than leaving the conversion to the printer's proof/plate stage.
Apr
4
comment Strange type behaviours, some rounded letters seem larger
Avenir seems to conform to that, probably 1-2 pixels height difference in larger type sizes ( linotype.com/43930/AvenirStd95Black-product.html ) Just scroll down until the "C" touches the top edge of the browser viewport.
Apr
4
comment How reliable are the colour blindness previews in Illustrator and Photoshop?
I think the OP is also interested in "accurate simulation" for the purposes of evaluating the design. I think you have the perception part covered pretty well.
Apr
4
comment How reliable are the colour blindness previews in Illustrator and Photoshop?
If I looked at the "protopanopia" specimen in the OP, I might judge it to be of sufficient contrast to use for, say a foreground meant to be seen on a background, but the specimen here I have a different judgement. Tonally they are quite different.
Apr
4
revised How do I figure out the right size font / text for a given read distance?
Changed "/" to parentheticals to avoid confusion with division operator. Minor grammar as an afterthought
Apr
4
comment Photoshop make texture fit shape
maybe "puppet warp"? Cs5 or newer I think.
Apr
4
comment Transparency problem
I disagree with both of you equally! :) I think both methods are useful and correct, depending on the context and situation, sometimes time constraints won't allow a person to redraw something, sometimes the client only can supply a raster image. I think the OP now has 3 good ways of doing it.
Apr
4
comment Disable each step from being show on screen when using user-defined actions
Is there any value is reducing history levels and changing default snapshot on open when running large-volume batches?
Apr
4
comment Transparency problem
While true re: vectors, it is still a good method for the question as asked.
Apr
4
comment Transparency problem
(Not so) Obviously, delete or hide the bgcolor layer when saving out the item.
Apr
4
revised Transparency problem
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