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answered How can I design a simple logo without any prior skill in graphic design?
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comment Tips and resources for beginning designers
@Andy Groff: That sounds like a good plan. I was mainly referring to web developers who try to handle design themselves for commercial projects and end up spending 95% of their time on the development part and then try to do the design in the last 3-4 days before the deadline. But I think anyone can get something out of learning new skills and expanding their horizons. It's sorta like how athletes do cross-training, which helps improve their overall performance.
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comment How can I improve my drawing tablet skills?
This sounds like a good idea for smaller tablets, but I question how practical it is for larger tablets. I have an Intuos4 XL (probably not the best choice for my first tablet), and I simply can't imagine using the pen as a mouse replacement. I'd have to move my arm 10x as far just to reach the same places that a small flick of the mouse would let me reach. So I really can't can't see myself using the pen for general computer use for 8~10 hours a day.
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comment Why are certain colors more prone to compression artifacts than others?
Re-compressing an already lossily compressed JPEG compounds the problem of compression artifacts. That's why you should never do it. If you need a copy of a JPEG, just create a copy of it. Don't open it up in a graphics editor and recompress it. If you're getting corrupt files all the time simply from copy a file, then you need to replace your hard drive. That's not normal.
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answered How can one create a design style?
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answered I want to be a graphic designer. How should I approach learning Photoshop?
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comment What image tablet can you recommend on a budget?
You can probably get a previous-gen Bamboo less than that (weren't they retailing for $70 or something?), I think.