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comment What happens to articles in academic journals between acceptance and the printing of the journal issue?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about non-design process.
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comment Arrange multiple items at once in Illustrator
I was able to get what I needed with a single drop shadow, but the clipping mask is a great idea to keep in my toolbox.
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comment Arrange multiple items at once in Illustrator
I considered using a blend; unfortunately they're not all exactly the same (some are longer in other sections of the building) and I've already created them. This is good stuff for the future, though.
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awarded  Curious
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comment Arrange multiple items at once in Illustrator
Yup. I'm creating an illustration of a building (actually multiple buildings; this one happens be be clapboarded) and I need to create clapboards with a shadow at the bottom.
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asked Arrange multiple items at once in Illustrator
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answered How can I efficiently make several hundred signs for a plant sale?
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awarded  Nice Question
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answered How to decide what type of paper to use for a flyer to hand out at a tradeshow?
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revised Must one have a knowledge of fine art to be a Graphic Designer? Should all Graphic Designers know how to draw?
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accepted What should a designer consider when laying out print materials for elderly audiences?
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answered T-Shirt design from an A4 drawing?
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comment T-Shirt design from an A4 drawing?
You could try scanning it in at something ridiculously high like 600 dpi, then resizing it in Photoshop down to 300 dpi but keeping the same pixel count (in other words - scan it in at 600 dpi; you end up with something like 4960 X 7016 pixels. Resize it to 300 dpi, but keep the actual pixel size at 4960 x 7016. You will now have an image that's larger than A4 but contain the same number of pixels. Since A3 @ 300 dpi (still probably fine for creating screens for t-shirts) is 3508 x 4961 you can scale and crop to get to A3 size from your original scan.
Jul
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comment What should a designer consider when laying out print materials for elderly audiences?
Hee hee...they've gotten used to my "you can't fit 10 pounds of manure into a 5 lb bag" rant. Also, sometimes I just cut copy until it fits and send it back. Half the time they never notice, and the other half the "manure" rant is enough. :-)
Jul
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comment T-Shirt design from an A4 drawing?
Out of curiosity, what process are you going to use to print on to the shirt? If it's silkscreening you may have issues if you start using large numbers of colors or subtle fades. One of the nice things about doing things as a vector illustration is that you're forced to look at how your shapes are filled and how many colors you're using.
Jul
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comment What should a designer consider when laying out print materials for elderly audiences?
Good stuff. So 12 point isn't too small? The other thing I'm trying to do is limit the amount of copy - some of the contributors to this tend to be a little long-winded in front of a keyboard, and I feel like this brochure (for our local CDC STEADI rollout) needs to be simpler.
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comment What should a designer consider when laying out print materials for elderly audiences?
No worries here with the edits. Back in architecture school I did research on architectural and HCI accommodations for the elderly but nothing on straight print design. I've got to assume that there's someone out there who's got experience with this.
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comment How much consistency should I keep throughout writing (document) and presentating (slides)?
I like it. I also like cream cheese and jelly on a sandwich, but there are many who might not. You originally asked for some guidelines, and I believe that the second example you gave did a nice job of using the same design elements in two different areas without directly copying it.