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comment InDesign Data Merge with hyperlinks
I'm open to these kinds of questions here (despite the rules) but you'll get better answers elsewhere. I think you'll have the best luck with an XML workflow. Try asking around on the Adobe InDesign forums. If you want something really efficient, go to the InD Scripting forum.
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comment How to cut some portion of shapes in Sketch 3?
Seriously? People ask basic questions like this all the time ... and get answers. How does a quick answer to this hurt GD.SE?
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comment What's causing my gradient problems in illustrator?
This is a pretty handy method. Also allows you to use an image in your gradient (like textures) rather than just color. The downside is the difficulty (for you and the printer) of controlling the actual CMYK values across the transition.
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comment What's causing my gradient problems in illustrator?
^ add that comment to your answer for bonus points (^_-)
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comment Methods for improving color choice and combinations?
Thx, Scott. No bounty necessary: I could talk color all day (◠‿◠)
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comment Methods for improving color choice and combinations?
The problem with this common technique is that it obscures the key colors of the original. In your masterful HTL example (a fave of mine) blending the colors into a simple 'mosaic' dulls the small areas that enliven the original. They aren't large enough to register properly in your filtered version, but they are more than strong enough in the original to change the mood of the artwork.
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comment How do I generate Pantone swatch chart of all current PMS colors in Illustrator?
Use Adobe's ExtendScript toolkit to roll your own solution (or pay someone to do it). It's just javascript, nothing too terrible to work with.
Apr
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comment Export tiff & png script with custom export setings and custom filename
> Ryan It's a design workflow question. I think a lot of designers might hit this same question (for those who even know they can do such things). > Valentin please reword this into more of a question rather than a statement.
Apr
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comment To which extent is the designer responsible of a responsive design?
@DA01 Off topic question: In your idea structure, does info architecture and interaction design fall under Content?
Apr
2
comment Free, screen-suited roman font to match Unifraktur Maguntia
Those are some pretty harsh requirements: Freely distributed font with extensive typographic features ...
Apr
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You sure got polite all of the sudden, @MuhammadUmer! Spend the next year in the community showing some consideration and try again next time.
Apr
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"The current question quality is dropping, and it's putting off experienced users." That's a good summation of the state of the GD.SE union. I hope you can help steer it back on track.
Mar
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comment Smart guides “construction guides” feature intermittent in Illustrator CS5
Thanks for the tip, Jason. At the time, 'Snap to grid' was not a factor for me, though it did introduce it's own oddities. Scott's answer was correct. I still keep a copy of Illustrator CS3 around. Smart guides work and I can use Scriptographer. For everything else, I've moved on to Bohemian Sketch. I uninstalled Illy CC. No thanks, Adobe.
Feb
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comment What are the best mac applications for developing pixel art?
I still prefer the flexibility of creating art in vector and exporting to pixel. Especially with the quality of today's display panels..
Feb
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comment Faded Colour Code Calculation
Much appreciated. It encourages us all to keep our code chops up to date ;)
Feb
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comment Faded Colour Code Calculation
Wow! You took that in a much more technical direction than I expected on GD.SE!
Feb
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comment Faded Colour Code Calculation
@DA01 Yeah, I realize there's some "scope creep" in my answer. The first two answers are relevant in most environments. The last is for the likely scenario that others will want to apply this to the interwebs ;)
Feb
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comment How to begin with UI design
One minor adjustment to your bottom line: The most important thing is to watch real users interact with UIs. Develop an empathy for how people interact with UI patterns and operate within their environment, design lots of UIs, then watch people use your UIs. Repeat that a few dozen times and it'll start to click :)
Feb
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comment Can I make changes to the Facebook 'f' square logo like removing the background?
Point taken. Apparently my sarcasm was set to 'kill' that day. I've toned it down a few notches.
Feb
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comment Can I make changes to the Facebook 'f' square logo like removing the background?
Apparently sense of humor is low this week. My point is that people do all sorts of awful things to social icons. Personally, I stick as close the the original as possible, with a little normalization to make them sit well together. But if you want to violate their rules, you're the designer incorporating a service. This isn't heart surgery folks.