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graphic and interface designer, degree in industrial design


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.
Feb
25
comment Paste into specific artboard
Yes its a bit confusing. An object can span from art board to artboard. An dartboards can actually overlap. In this case I think the "higher one" (in the artboard list) gets selected. Think of artboards like slices that can overlap.
Feb
24
comment Paste into specific artboard
Unless I am misunderstanding you; the align to artboard only works for the current artboard it is on.
Feb
24
comment Paste into specific artboard
Change it to what really? The artboard you are working on will be highlighted. The only impart this has is that the rulers change. You can fix that by using the global rulers.
Feb
22
comment What kind is this background called and where to find more?
I think it's called "pattern background"
Feb
22
comment how to combine two objects using path finder in illustrator?
You circled "subtract paths". Is that not what you want to achieve?
Feb
14
comment What is this design style called in which lots of simple polygons make up an image?
Of course it's based on cubism. But I just would not have called it that as it is just different and only based on it.
Feb
13
comment What is this design style called in which lots of simple polygons make up an image?
yes and no :) Visually I feel you are correct. But cubism has this concept of merging objects and surrounding into one. So the geometric aspect can be used as inspiration but the style shown is certainly more of a "polygonal" one. Searching for "polygonal design" certainly turns up results like the one in the question.
Feb
13
comment Export Photoshop swatch sheet to a human-readable document
I added the steps form the linked website. Just in case the link goes dead.
Feb
10
comment CS6 Illustrator: join two differenty sized lines, maintaining individual stroke Weight
How would you want the transition to look like? Just a "step" between them? One option might be the with tool to make a smooth transition. But if you want two lines to be completely different I see no option but to not join them. What benefits would you have from joining them anyway if they are supposed to appear different?
Feb
8
comment Applying stroke to path in Illustrator moves the path.
So basically what Jin said in 2011?
Feb
7
comment How to do this half bright face effect for portraits?
What have you tried?
Feb
5
comment Illustrator CS5: Font Transparency in Shape Layer
Good Idea, I'll add it.
Feb
4
comment What is the actual value of vector graphics as opposed to raster?
No, but you can create any PNG size from a vector source.