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graphic and interface designer, degree in industrial design


Jul
22
comment Adding curved drop shadows using Gimp
If you wanted to do it in Illustrator, here is a similar question: How to "draw" pointed corner drop shadows in Adobe Illustrator CS5
Jul
16
comment What is the best way to create light-weight PNG images?
I realize that. My update was more about batch processing maintaining folder structure. Shrinking one is not an issue (for me), but hundreds is.
Jul
6
comment InDesign CS6 - Update multiple displayed artboard/pages of linked files without relinking
That's not what you asked, really. I design updates the files when it starts up. So that should update your views of the file.
Jul
5
comment InDesign CS6 - Update multiple displayed artboard/pages of linked files without relinking
If I remember correctly, all you have to do is close the indesign file, replace/update the AI file and reopen the indesign file.
Jul
1
comment Designing images with dimensioning
Illustrator can be set up somewhat that way. Using a grid and enabling snap to grid helps with units and works a lot better than Photoshop. And objects can be sized precisely. But nothing comes close to drawing for 3D. I tried Rhino for a while for its path operations (fillets, curve control). If I remember correctly it was a lot cheaper than Solidworks or Autodesk programs.
Jun
25
comment Photoshop: How to merge two anchor points
Sorry, I assumed illustrator. Why not copy the path to Illustrator, fix it and then copy it back?
Jun
21
comment How to create a fading effect on the border of an object, with illustrator
You can try abusing the drop shadow tool or build an offset shape with a gradient or gradient mesh. There is always another way. But it's really just experimenting.
Jun
20
comment How to create a fading effect on the border of an object, with illustrator
Other than what?
Jun
20
comment How to create a fading effect on the border of an object, with illustrator
Do you mean an outer glow?
Jun
16
comment What's the difference between 72ppi and 300ppi?
Related answer about the pixel density: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/9105/…
Jun
16
comment My Screenshoots are “too light” for printing
It will depend on the images you use. There is no one-size-fits all. Others have suggested how to do this and I agree with them. What I showed you is how to make the result measurable. Otherwise you'd be flying blind.
Jun
15
comment reasoning behind black and white color scheme of perfume sites
Actually, the black in cars has more to do with it's reflectiveness. The better the curvature of the surface, the more you want to show it off. And black really does that for you.
Jun
14
comment My Screenshoots are “too light” for printing
I merely opened your file in Acrobat to show the colors used and that they in fact might be too light.
Jun
13
comment My Screenshoots are “too light” for printing
I have to disagree with the close vote. This is an issue I have seen before. Basically, not enough color is applied. While there usually is a maximum of color (300%), they seem to have a minimum. But this is determined by the printer, not the publisher. And it is something you have control over to change.
Jun
9
comment What program can I use to convert a 2D industrial design plan to 3D model?
That's mostly the point of 3D software. I would simply look into tutorials for your software. If you have issues turning 2D plans into 3D in 3Dmax I suspect you'll run into the same issues in another software.
Jun
9
comment What program can I use to convert a 2D industrial design plan to 3D model?
That's quite a call. I would test it at least before investing that much money into software. (Unless money is not an issue, then knock yourself out ;) )
Jun
9
comment What program can I use to convert a 2D industrial design plan to 3D model?
The bigger issue you are going to have (assuming ou are talking about a paper plan) is tracing the plan. It all depends on the complexity of your "part". But that goes for 2D as well as for the 3D.
Jun
9
comment What technique is used to create these image based icons?
"photoshop, mask, image, vector" might give more results. e.g.: dummies.com/how-to/content/…
Jun
9
comment What program can I use to convert a 2D industrial design plan to 3D model?
Literally every 3D programm fits that description. One thing you need to do to narrow it down is look into file handling. 2D is not a format. So find out what output formats you have and then look for the 3D software that can handle it.
May
30
comment What are good alternatives to adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator)?
Have you tried alternativeto.net? That's sometimes a good starting point. Have you tried google? You surely can't be the first person asking this question.