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comment Do and don't do with styling <html> and <body> tags
Also, backgrounding <html> allows you to treat <body> as a "container div" without adding extraneous, styling-oriented markup. Current HTML+CSS allows for purely semantic markup; there's no reason to inject crap for appearance's sake.
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comment Is HelveticaNeue a good web/e-mail typeface if it can successfully embedded?
Assume that people will not "click here to view in a browser". They don't — if they can't get what they want when opening the email, they'll delete it and move on with their lives.
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answered Adobe photoshop: Low DPI in color images but good in black and white
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comment Is it possible to design a book cover using Gimp only?
@Matt - It is quite possible that the OP is not aware that InDesign is an application (a fair number of folks I run into equate Adobe and Photoshop, unaware that DTP and pre-press are "things", and this question is obviously "in design").
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comment Is it possible to design a book cover using Gimp only?
Just for completeness, most POD (print on demand) services have very similar requirements: JPEG or PNG @300ppi (text may be added using a proprietary "cover tool" in some cases, but with limited available sizes and effects).
Oct
26
answered A Font Identification Question
Oct
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awarded  Editor
Oct
21
revised What do you call this distorted text effect and how can I reproduce it?
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Oct
21
answered What do you call this distorted text effect and how can I reproduce it?
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comment Making changes to a page that I own, but was made by someone else
@ZachSaucier - That's not entirely true. The design and content can have separate copyright and notification requirements; removing the designer''s notification may mean that you are no longer entitled to use the rest of the design (it becomes an unauthorized derivative work). It depends on the agreement you have with the designer — did you actually purchase the moral rights in the design, or are you just licensing it (as you might with a general-purpose template)?
Oct
6
comment Should there be “seams” at the edge of the “tiles” when I fill using an image as a pattern in Gimp?
I don't know much about the Gimp, but that is the expected behaviour if your selection tool is anti-aliased. There's normally a checkbox to turn that off.
Oct
6
comment How do I hide guides in Photoshop?
I believe it was the entirely unnecessary "I won't even say to read the manual..." at the beginning of the second paragraph. I think we all realize that RTFM really only works if you already know the arcanities and where things are most likely to be categorized (or, more properly, hidden), and searching the doco results in 8700 entries, the first 7300 of which will usually be irrelevant.
Oct
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comment Comparing numbers of vastly differing scales
Have you taken a look at the way Randall Monroe handles it for his xkcd infographics? Take the radiation dosage chart for instance.
Oct
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comment Fine Jewelry Editing
Domes (and tents/boxes) encourage too much flatness, resulting in meh images at best; you're almost always better off with discreet diffusers and well-placed black and white cards. Domes are great for catalogue-type drop-and-pop shoots (too many items, not enough time, low price per image), but they're rarely a good idea for high-end shots unless you're just using a very large one to eliminate uncontrolled reflections and doing most of the lighting inside the dome.
Oct
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comment Fine Jewelry Editing
I'm going to point you to a YouTube video by Marios Karampalis for some of the technique, but the key, you'll find, is that shiny metal won't look like shiny metal unless there are really dark darks (you know, like actual black), really bright highlights (nearly blown-out white), and smooth gradients in the intermediate areas.
Sep
30
comment gray photos differ between pc and offset printing
The calibration thing is a good call, but in photography, "X% grey" refers to reflectivity, not to black percentage. "86% grey" would fall at the top of Zone VIII (white with substantial detail). The difference in terminology between the photography and press environments may have a lot to do with it, especially if a photographer is speccing 86% to a printer.
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awarded  Yearling
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answered How was the effect of this Gotham ad achieved?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment How to make Background of Image Invisible?
You can also just drag the lock icon to the trash, which will save you the duplicate/delete steps.