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graphic and interface designer, degree in industrial design


May
26
comment Classification schemes for icons
Personally I think that clients don't need classifications and designers don't really care. They only care if the icons work well together, with is not always quantifiable. So I guess the only people who need these categories are the ones that buy iconsets. So, the only use is to find icons in a larger set. Which is exactly the same as shopping for anything else, making the a search-optimization question :)
May
23
comment how to choose the colours for different states for android components(ie pressed.selected focused..etc)
Any specific reason for the downvote?
May
23
comment Recommendation for 2 column gutter width
That's not what I would take away from that. Have you considered a baseline grid with a proportionate gutter?
May
23
comment Design books with quantifiable, real world resources (vintage)?
I am not sure what you ask does really exist. At least it sounds like you are seeking for a level of detail that is simply considered the application of design principles. Design is living and breathing and you can't "nail it down" like that.
May
23
comment How to edit an animated gif in gimp to include transparency?
Then please share this magic with us. The GIF Format does not support alpha-channel transparency.
May
23
comment Recommendation for 2 column gutter width
I don't think it's too specific but rather too broad. There simply is no "standard gutter" for A4 paper.
May
20
comment Visualizing a droppable field
"droppable" isn't really anything specific. what you want to do is show that an item can be moved or picked up (unless you can find me a physical object that looks droppable).
May
14
comment What makes gradients in graphic design look attractive and what's the best way to use them?
I have used gradients to show a buttons "curvature", so to say. Thats what many UI elements do to give a look of a real button (where you can feel this curvature with your fingers). You can simply use gradients to show a transition from one value to another. But again, I have never looked for a reason to use a gradient, but the other way around. "How can I show curvature or transition? With a gradient, among other techniques."
May
12
comment Pathfinder result sightly different from expected!
My point was that you will see this behavior on every screen, just a little different depending on the screen. Ergo, you can't "fix it" in Illustrator.
May
6
comment Can you change the opacity of a white image without getting a gray result?
Then I don't understand the question. Do you want it to be gray like the first or whit as the second?
May
6
comment Can you change the opacity of a white image without getting a gray result?
Can you provide the file that you are inserting? I suspect that it might simply not be white.
May
5
comment Pathfinder result sightly different from expected!
I suspect that this behavior will be different on every screen you use. Have you tested that?
Apr
25
comment Name for the art style with wacky space alien illustrations like on the Area 51 SE site?
I assume you mean more specific than "cartoon"?
Apr
15
comment Export HUGE png/tiff/pdf from SVG
There are many SVG to PDF online converters, have you tried those?
Apr
14
comment Any books on actual how-to of logo design?
The practice really is drawing the space around the object instead of the object itself. You simply subtract a shape from it's surroundings. I don't think you will find a book on just that as the execution is the same as drawing anything else. I think Wikipedia puts it quite well: "The use of negative space is a key element of artistic composition". So there you have it. It's all about composition. No magic tricks here.
Mar
18
comment Move design from Photoshop to Illustrator for printing
InDesign is just the first choice for setting up print layouts. You don't have to use it as Illustrator can export PDFs for print just the same. It just gets complicated if you want to go multi-page. Basically, if it's a one time thing, stick with Illustrator. If you want to learn print layout it wouldn't hurt learning InDesign. The basics for Adobe products are the same, so the switch shouldn't be too hard.
Feb
27
comment How dissimilar to an existing logo should mine be to avoid copyright issues?
I am not a trademark attorney but from what I have learned the biggest issue when using similar common symbols arises when you are in the same business. See for example how Apple and Apple records started having legal issues once Apple started selling music.
Feb
27
comment Paste into specific artboard
Yes and no. Try this: when you select an object by clicking inside an artboard, the artboard gets selected. If you select an object by clicking outside an artbard, the selection remains. So the artboard selection is related to where you click.
Feb
26
comment Paste into specific artboard
Well, how would you expect it to be? Which artboard should be selected when? I am just curious what other options you see.
Feb
25
comment Paste into specific artboard
For your workflow it doesn't really matter what artboard is selected unless you want to export it. Objects are not assigned to artboards (unlike with layers). They simply show up on them if they are in bounds.