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Aug
12
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.
Aug
11
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.
Aug
11
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.
Aug
8
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.
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.
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
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.
Aug
15
comment Ad layout for programs - Illustrator or InDesign
I miss Letraset...not for copy layout, but for other lettering stuff. Especially adding a "wo" in front of every men's room sign in the building.
Aug
15
comment Ad layout for programs - Illustrator or InDesign
As much as I'd prefer to not export to pdf (transparency has been a nightmare) the client's printer insists on it. :-(
Jan
7
comment Is there a metric for “apparent” chroma?
As this appears to be an "individual perception" question I'm not sure that a useable metric could be developed as each individual would have differences in perception (both optically based on current condition of their eyes - astigmatism, various degrees of color blindness, etc.) and cognitively.
Aug
13
comment Tips for creating and editing paths in Illustrator
Learning the keyboard shortcuts definitely makes the hole process a lot smoother; once you're able to incorporate that into your workflow you'll find using paths in Illustrator a lot less of a chore.
Jun
25
comment What font is used here on David Guetta's T-shirts?
Try a font identification site such as myfonts.com/WhatTheFont
Jun
22
comment Who is in charge of creating fake logos and products for movies/games, and what are good examples of them?
Pixar's stuff has a lot of in-jokes as well (e.g., the lamp and ball from "Luxo, Jr." appear in every film). I believe B&L is named after Brad Lewis, who produced the previous two Pixar films.