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Mar
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comment How do I save for web as JPG when working with photography?
its all there in your answer, but to be explicit: JPEG quality degradation (aka terrible quality )is from too-high a compression setting. If the OP wants to avoid this, the OP should not go below 75 (+/-) depending on the subject. Regarding color fidelity: sRGB in your answer is the part the OP may be interested in. RAW is good because it is what the camera sensor sees without lossy compressions and without any color adjustment (this may be technically incorrect, but close enough). They are like the original negatives.
Feb
28
comment What is the shape of curved text in a typical logo?
She was frowning most of the time: would you believe I failed all four quarters of 10th grade geometry, but got a 96 on the final exam?
Feb
28
revised What is the shape of curved text in a typical logo?
added 266 characters in body
Feb
28
comment What is the shape of curved text in a typical logo?
An ellipse is a closed curve which is symmetrical around BOTH the horizontal and vertical axes. In simpler terms: if you fold it in half along an axis, if both halves are identical, they are symmetrical. A circle is a special ellipse where the horizontal and vertical axes are the same length.
Feb
28
answered What is the shape of curved text in a typical logo?
Feb
27
comment How do you avoid bands of prominent color in gradients?
so tldr; avoid values of 255 for R,G,B channels (?)
Feb
27
comment How to fix extra exposure in a part of a photo?
this is the correct answer for the general case. I think for this very specific case, the OP might clone or copy a portion of the foot of the right-hand vase and apply some {magic} using distort, size, and blending to create the missing detail.
Feb
27
answered How to scan charcoal and graphite drawings?
Feb
27
comment How to scan charcoal and graphite drawings?
I actually do a lot of work with paintings and drawings, and photographing them is almost always a better option than scanning. I use 2 photo lights, polarizing filters to reduce glare, and a Digital SLR using RAW format. I use a low ISO setting to minimize noise, which usually requires longer exposures and therefore a tripod. If you have a consumer camera, check to see if there is a "custom white balance" setting: you take a shot of a white piece of paper in the light setting you are using, and then set the custom white balance to that photo.
Feb
27
comment How to scan charcoal and graphite drawings?
yes, disable any post-processing effects in the scanner software.
Feb
26
comment How do you avoid bands of prominent color in gradients?
note, i made a comment about perceptual bands (below), but this was before I really looked at the question. I see that you are speaking about how two particular color ranges stand out.
Feb
26
comment How to get a hand colored effect in Illustrator or Photoshop?
It was a toss up between that and "pouty" :O
Feb
26
answered How to get a hand colored effect in Illustrator or Photoshop?
Feb
26
comment What's the fastest-drying pen?
Sharpies are indelible markers. If you sweat washes up the ink, you must be an alien. Joking aside, beware of the solvents: they are usually toxic. Even the seemingly innocuous alcohol-based designers markers used to cause breathing and even liver problems after long-term (read: career) use.
Feb
26
comment How do you avoid bands of prominent color in gradients?
the perceptual bands are from color quantization. It is a problem with 8-bit per pixel representation. I don't know anything about the plug-in, but using 16bpp RGB when producing gradients and then down-sampling to 8bpp will produce far better results with far less banding than building them in 8bpp.
Feb
22
answered What are the benefits of making gesture drawings?
Feb
21
comment Is there graphic design software made for beginners, suitable for designing websites?
It see that it also works as a Firefox plug-in (!)
Feb
21
revised Adobe Illustrator PDF displays incorrectly in Apple's Preview application
text said "import" but tags say export and final specimens were pdf, so presumably, the OP exported to PDF
Feb
20
comment Proof printing for the web
One downside is that a printed version is going to highlight the low resolution of electronic assets in a way that an electronic version would not. Even 2x dot pitch (i.e. retina) art is probably going to be upsampled when printed.
Feb
20
comment Grunge effect for vinyl
Fair enough. My thought was that "black and white" usually refers to greyscale (e.g. b&w photo) to a layman. Die cuts would preclude subtle shades of grey (without some sort of pinhole or screening)