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Jul
15
answered T-Shirt design from an A4 drawing?
Jul
14
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
14
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
14
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
14
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.
Jul
14
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.
Jul
14
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.
Jul
14
comment How much consistency should I keep throughout writing (document) and presentating (slides)?
There's no such thing as the Design Police. If there were, there would be far fewer Comic Sans users. It's hyperbole.
Jul
14
asked What should a designer consider when laying out print materials for elderly audiences?
Jul
14
answered How much consistency should I keep throughout writing (document) and presentating (slides)?
Jun
27
revised Web-safe alternative to Univers?
Grammar correction - "it's" vs. "its"
Jun
27
revised Can Illustrator CS6 open a Photoshop CS6 File and export the image as a vector Graphic? If so, what is the image type?
added 12 characters in body
Jun
27
revised Is it possible to automatically remove the same object from every page in InDesign?
edited title
Jun
27
answered Can Illustrator CS6 open a Photoshop CS6 File and export the image as a vector Graphic? If so, what is the image type?
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When should someone use ligatures?
Jun
9
comment Illustrator help: My white image border is not appearing in saved .png or .tiff files
Are your bleeds set to something weird? If you drop an 18x24 white square in the background (so there's content) does the white border show up?
Jun
9
comment Illustrator: How to intersect a picture with a curved line
When you finish Step 3 don't forget who got you there. ;-)
Jun
9
answered What's the math behind gamma in GIMP?
Jun
9
answered Illustrator: How to intersect a picture with a curved line
Jun
9
comment Illustrator: How to make a repetitive change to a path?
You probably could have created one tab, aligned it with the top of the large square, and opt-shift-dragged it to create a second one that's in line with the first tab. Let the top of the second tab snap to the bottom of the first. Then select both tabs, opt-shift-drag down, and snap the top to the bottom of the first two. Repeat once more to end up with 6 tabs all left-aligned neatly and touching. Then just select all 6 tabs and scale them up to the bottom of the square. Then it's just a matter of selecting the three you wanted on the right, dragging them over, and using the Pathfinder tool.