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answered How would you create an 'experience' with an invoice keeping ink cartridges in mind?
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comment What percentage opacity do I give each overlay so that the important features from each appear in the final superimposed result?
It's just Photomerge with auto-align then Auto Blend Layers.
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comment What percentage opacity do I give each overlay so that the important features from each appear in the final superimposed result?
Photoshop does its own focus stacking (alignment, scaling if necessary and masking). Helicon Focus is good - very good - but it may be an unnecessary expense if Ps can handle it and is already available.
Apr
23
answered Dreamweaver CS6 Fluid Grid question about padding
Apr
22
comment Publishing a RAW file after retouching RAW in photoshop
It's not about "the most high res image", @sam, it's about RAW - they want to ensure they have an unretouched image. You can submit a TIFF or a low-compression JPEG alongside the RAW, but they want to see the RAW image. (A DNG with your basic ACR adjustments in place might be preferable from your point of view, since if you give them a RAW + XMP, there's no guarantee that they'll see your adjustments at all.)
Mar
31
comment Can this licence be applied to non code (art)?
It's essentially CC0.
Mar
27
comment What's this printing technique called?
A surprisingly large number of designers will have a Roland desktop CNC router or mill about the place for precisely this sort of thing (on a small scale, at least), as will any number of "engraving" kiosks is large malls.
Mar
26
answered Using GIMP, how do I fill the canvas with an image?
Mar
17
comment replace artwork while retaining(extract) the reflection, specular highlights and texture of a metal surface
What an actual professional faced with this sort of task would do would be to photograph a plain, single-colour badge/pin of a medium tonality (or one with very simple, small and easily-removed print if a plain item is unobtainable) to capture the environment. (Do note, though, that studio photographers don't want to wind up in their product shots, and go out of their way to eliminate their own reflections when shooting.) Adding a new design then becomes almost trivial.
Mar
6
comment How to get MS Office fonts?
There's a really good free Type1 + OTF Palatino designed for use with LaTeX (huge glyph set) at CTAN (the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network). Can't help with Eras, though.
Mar
2
answered Tube Label Gradient Abrupt Cutoff when Printing Help!
Feb
28
comment Origin of the color red in early typography?
It goes back to the process of rubrication, which predates (movable type) print considerably. It helps to keep in mind that in order for new technologies, like printed books, to be widely accepted, they need to be just as good as the "real thing".
Feb
27
comment Keep one layer always on top of the rest?
So use opt+[ and opt+] (or alt+[ and alt+])to navigate layers when you need to. (Not knowing a shortcut doesn't mean it's not there.)
Feb
13
comment Is 32-bit color depth enough?
In a strange sort of way, "32-bit support" makes sense on a spec sheet. While the monitor may only see 24-bit information (ignoring its own menus, etc.), the user's computer may be set to 32-bit colour (which basically means "my graphics card/processor can handle alpha overlays; don't waste CPU time calculating this") and putting "24-bit MAX" on the spec sheet/user guide can lead the uninformed to put their machine into a state of poorer performance for no good reason. Yes, it's a bit of a lie, but it's a white lie.
Feb
2
answered How to apply a brush transparency over itself in Photoshop?
Jan
29
comment 3D border effect help
I'd be willing to bet a substantial amount that the effect was created using AlienSkin Eye Candy (or similar) using a metallic emboss and a rainbow environment map.
Jan
29
comment Difference between RAW file size and Photoshop Image size
Lightroom is only one of many photo-management (or image-management) software packages; there is also the little matter of output to and interop with prepress software, etc. And DNG is not at all appropriate for works in progress (pending approval, even if you are the only approver), unless you're one of those self-important "straight photographers" who never actually experienced what went into darkroom photography.
Jan
23
comment Difference between RAW file size and Photoshop Image size
The point is that while the option will essentially double the file size of a flat image, it's not something you can dispense with simply because you don't need to interop with older versions of Ps - there are other, more important reaasons to keep the option checked.
Jan
22
answered Is cobalt blue a bad choice for text?