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answered How do I make a photoshop action pick a color from the image?
Mar
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answered Why is illustrator CS6 not seeing some of the Google fonts I have installed
Mar
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comment Vectorise scientific pencil drawings
Additionally, what you are describing as "so many ways of doing it" is very much like a Software Design Pattern way of thinking. With art, you have more flexibility.
Mar
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comment Vectorise scientific pencil drawings
The first linked youtube video, perhaps slowed down, is all the tutorial you need IMO. "Overwhelming" is just a word for "a lot going on at once." As a computer scientist, you already know how simple iteration gives rise to complex looking operations and 1,000s of lines and 1,000s of files of code. Same thing.
Mar
27
comment What role does logo color play in web design?
Is this a hypothetical company, or is there an existing brand-guideline document?
Mar
27
answered keep quality when resizing png icons on document and exporting as pdf?
Mar
27
comment Why is illustrator CS6 not seeing some of the Google fonts I have installed
did you try sorting the font list differently (i.e. toggle "friendly font names")? Adobe Garamond is under "G" in these cases.
Mar
26
comment Why is illustrator CS6 not seeing some of the Google fonts I have installed
I can imagine per-user might be a problem if, for example, one uses "sudo." Additionally, the I note that "Cuprum" is a True Type outline format within the OTF file. Not sure if this is significant.
Mar
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comment Why is illustrator CS6 not seeing some of the Google fonts I have installed
I don't use a Mac, but ( helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/… ) suggests that there are several "system-wide" font install options, some of which are per-user. check this
Mar
26
comment How to turn off effects on anchored object that are nested from textbox?
If you make a 3rd text box and then anchor both objects in that, then it is possible to get the one item to follow (to some limited degree) the auto-height. Perhaps with runaround (text wrap) and proper offsets you can get it working.
Mar
26
comment How can I avoid seeing exceptional color stains
I see. Now I am curious about laser etching substrates. Googling.
Mar
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comment How can I avoid seeing exceptional color stains
Note ^^ my comments above are questions even though they look like statements!
Mar
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comment How can I avoid seeing exceptional color stains
what i mean is: if he submits a PDF from Photoshop that is not vector, they will have to pre-process it to be in a vector format. I haven't ordered such work before, but I expect it to be similar to a plotter which is (or was) always 100% vector. If the rasters are high-enough dpi/lpi then the vector trace would be pretty precise, but @300dpi, fine registration of small type etc might cause issues.
Mar
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comment How can I avoid seeing exceptional color stains
re: your final paragraph. If the OP submits (anti-)aliased art, they will have to create paths based upon it, and this can lead to misalignment, correct?
Mar
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answered How can I avoid seeing exceptional color stains
Mar
25
comment What font is used for the Kotaku logo
Very close, but a defining feature of the typeface is the "half-round" end caps. The landing page has a pretty good clue for further research: "Designers Republic" (a design studio/aesthetic school). I expect the "K" is custom. Google also: "Wipeout computer game"
Mar
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revised Convert sprite images to retina display
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answered Convert sprite images to retina display
Mar
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comment Poser-like plugin to help with drawing human figure in Illustrator?
There are plenty of figure pose references in e.g. the bookstore. You don't mention the intended use, but the problem with 3d is that it is easy to come up with poses that are completely unnatural, even if they conform in all ways to normal human range of motion.
Mar
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comment Exporting trimmed layers with their position
I think that if you change a measurement/ruler property for the document to pixels, it will handle the conversion for you. (in the script: query it, store it, change it, revert it)