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bio website justinthrelkeld.com
location Murfreesboro, TN
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Often inspired, occasionally brilliant. Always passionate. Currently working to make the world (and the work) more fun at redpepper.

I make things with pixels, bits, and ♥


Nov
6
comment How to change the color of the artboard in Adobe Illustrator?
Personally, when working with white objects and transparency I'll use the transparency grid rather than simulating colored paper (maybe add a bit about how to enable the transparency grid?). Good answer.
Nov
6
comment How to change the color of the artboard in Adobe Illustrator?
The parts here about color handling aren't quite correct. Illustrator isn't a print-specific product and will define and treat white as a color (see the behavior during an export to .png). The mapping of white to "paper color" is typically handled in pre-press (via InDesign or similar). The CMYK white swatch is 0%, yes, but that is only because of how the CMYK colorspace works.
Nov
6
comment How to change the color of the artboard in Adobe Illustrator?
unfortunately this doesn't change the artboard color, only the canvas area surrounding the artboards.
Jul
15
comment How much alteration to a font constitutes a new variation?
@MichaelLai are those edits what you were looking for?
Jul
15
comment What is the purpose of always locating/starting new chapters on odd pages?
@Ooker: if you're still interested, I finally published my list of books I keep around: justinthrelkeld.github.io/designbooks — feel free to contact me via other channels if you have questions (before this gets too terribly off-topic).
Jul
15
comment How much alteration to a font constitutes a new variation?
@MichaelLai you mean an overview of the variations that are possible within various letterforms/characters? So something to expand on my first paragraph where I say, "...there are only so many variations on the basic form"
Jul
12
comment What is the purpose of always locating/starting new chapters on odd pages?
@Ooker The Non-designer's Design Book is an alright resource too. Though it's much more general and basic than CMoS. I had it assigned during one of my university courses and ended up selling it because it wasn't as useful as other books. If you'd like, I can point you to a list of the books I keep on my shelf and a summary of why I keep them around.
Jul
12
comment How much alteration to a font constitutes a new variation?
@MichaelLai I finished revisiting DWR and didn't find the essay I was thinking of. Laws of the Letter (pp. 53 - 61) discusses the properties of typefaces and how various type has evolved over time, which might be quite relevant.
Jul
12
comment What is the purpose of always locating/starting new chapters on odd pages?
This question isn't off topic as it stands now. It relates to typesetting and manuscript preparation, which graphic designers should be familiar with.
Jul
12
comment What is the purpose of always locating/starting new chapters on odd pages?
I couldn't find a better source for the CMoS rule, but the book should be freely available in the reference section of most libraries, though I highly recommend purchasing it if you intend to set any amount of text in a semi-professional manner.
Jul
9
comment How much alteration to a font constitutes a new variation?
@MichaelLai it's quite possible that the "font family tree" is nearly limitless when you consider technical aspects like kerning, ligatures, and format. For example, look at the number of available versions of Caslon. There's book of essays, Design Writing Research, that I vaguely feel I might have something on the topic. I'll read through it again and let you know if if find anything relevant.