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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.
Jun
22
comment Who is in charge of creating fake logos and products for movies/games, and what are good examples of them?
Acme actually was a real company that made anvils - I use one at the forge I go to. They were actually sold by a number of companies including Sears.
Jun
1
comment CS6 When holding shift to maintain perfect form, shape won't subtract from?
Whoops - sorry. Yes, that was me answering questions without having a cup of coffee first.
May
2
comment Feedback on Basic Website Logo
"He is quite happy with it." I'd say your work here is done...
Apr
2
comment Many images on one page - having issues placing them
+1 for Rubber ducking.
Mar
21
comment Design tips for a web design by a beginning developer
Agreed. Any chance you could talk to the powers that be about that as part of the design changes?
Mar
21
comment Copyright ownership: paid by hour vs. paid by project
"reasonably high corporate muckety-muck" doesn't necessarily mean "legal expert" either. A podiatrist is a wonderful thing to have when dealing with fallen arches, but I wouldn't call one in to perform a lapriscopic traumatic injury repair even though they're both "Doctors". I'd consider the source.
Mar
6
comment FBI files for people background template
I'm sure that won't raise any flags... ;-)
Feb
29
comment If these colors all have the same lightness, then why does my brain tell me some are lighter than others?
Is this a color perception question or a design question?
Feb
29
comment Text flow - when to say “no”?
@horatio - true. And yet for some odd reason images placed in MS Word with no text wrap are labled "in line with text". Yet another reason I don't like laying anything out in MS Word. But for some reason the phrase stuck in my head this morning.
Feb
29
comment Text flow - when to say “no”?
Right - in official documents (and even submissions to some journals) the rules are right there. I'm looking for more "this is what I've found works for me" or "I had a design professor who said you should have x number of characters or y percent of space to flow text around".
Feb
24
comment What is the difference between “wrapped” text and “constrained” text?
They tell me that kerning and leading elves will be supported in HTML5.
Feb
23
comment Where to ask for free work?
Particularly if it's a company, quid pro quo is often a good arrangement. I've gotten a couple of free months of gym memberships, oil changes, and even a remote starter for my car in exchange for design work. These were all small, local businesses and the quid pro quo was understood up front - "I'll create a front page and associated graphics for that page in exchange for a remote starter being installed in my vehicle".
Feb
22
comment What's the best way to print a mostly black 8.5“ x 11” page?
Print it on someone else's printer. Maybe a neighbor who has a fancy wireless printer and no clue how to turn wireless security on.
Feb
15
comment Aligning objects side by side in illustrator with specified distance (zero distance for example)
Well, if you add the glow radius to the spacing it might solve that issue...