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Cartoonist/illustrator specializing in cartoon logos and cartoon character design. Mac geek. Minecrafter. Stoic. @gcoghill on Twitter.


May
10
comment Can one create a scalable brush in Photoshop?
I think the question is about lossless scalable brushes. If so, the only solution I am aware of is to use a Custom Shape (a vector object) instead of a brush.
Mar
25
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Feb
23
comment Turning Multiple Vector Paths into a Solid Object/Image
An alternate approach would be to group the objects and add effects using the Appearance panel on the group.
Dec
10
answered Is there an autosave feature in Adobe Illustrator?
Nov
7
comment How to extract PNGs from Adobe Illustrator file
For a non-Illustrator user, this is probably the best solution. And I agree with the earlier comment that you should find another designer willing to send you files you can actually work with.
Nov
7
answered How to subtract text from a shape in Illustrator?
Aug
22
answered Best techniques for digitizing artwork using a tablet
Jul
23
comment Change Illustrator's save method to not have -01 extension?
At least for PNG files, the 01 suffix is in reference to the artboards, so by naming artboards there is a bit of a workaround.
Jul
3
comment How To Achieve This 3D-ish, bubble-ish Look
This gradient mesh tutorial video on YouTube is a good place to get an understanding of how Gradient Meshes work and how to create them.
Jul
2
answered How To Achieve This 3D-ish, bubble-ish Look
May
18
comment Tint a layer (or a group of objects) in illustrator
Was not aware of that, thanks for the heads up.
May
17
answered Tint a layer (or a group of objects) in illustrator
Mar
28
answered Layer Comps in Illustrator?
Mar
28
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Mar
21
awarded  Editor
Mar
21
revised Adobe Illustrator: maximum artboard dimensions for PNG export?
improved clarity
Mar
21
comment Adobe Illustrator: maximum artboard dimensions for PNG export?
I'll agree that someone with an underpowered computer might run into their own bottlenecks, but my system far outperforms the specs you mentioned. And tests with nothing but a single rectangle as the artwork resulted in the same exporting issues which rules out artwork complexity. See my answer above for the solution an artist friend & I tracked down. Bumping the artboard to just one point larger than the max mentioned above will result in the error message. Anything below exports fine.
Mar
21
answered Adobe Illustrator: maximum artboard dimensions for PNG export?
Mar
20
comment Adobe Illustrator: maximum artboard dimensions for PNG export?
It's definitely not RAM or the system, I have a dual-quad Mac Pro with 14 GB RAM. You can hit the export limit even with a file that just has a big plain rectangle and that's it. It's definitely a dimension/DPI thing.
Mar
20
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