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Apr
15
comment My web logo looks weird on other devices
The text has been converted to <path> elements; there should be no issue with the font (there isn't any alt text to display in its place, so minus several thousand for accessibility) .
Mar
26
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Mar
20
comment PHOTOSHOP/WACOM- Is there a way to assign different tools to different styluses?
Do you mean the same type of stylus? AFAIK, you can do that with stylii of different types (inking, airbrush, etc.), or at least you could on my late-'90s serial port model (the last one I used with the digitizer puck cursor and the airbrush).
Mar
13
comment Why do most of the well known currency symbols have strikeouts in their symbols?
@Yorik - The $ for dollar and the ¢ for cent come from the peso and the centavo respectively, which were both in use (along with pounds, shillings and pence and a bunch of other things) in the US long before they created their own native currency. To most people at the time, a d — stricken or not — would have meant a penny.
Mar
11
comment Small Ellipse coming out pixelleted on mobile
An SVG ellipse should be coming out well under 200 bytes, unminified and uncompressed.
Mar
4
comment Hand Lettering style?
The generic name from the days when a signwriter was a person rather than a machine would be "brush script". Which is somewhat misleading, since the tool you'd use is called a dagger (as opposed to the much shorter and stiffer brush). One might also find it filed under show card fonts/letterng.
Feb
29
comment Saving a png file for web
Why would it be? I regularly use image files that are under 200 bytes (at which point it makes sense to base64 'em directly into CSS files and save requests while still getting cache).
Feb
20
comment What are the different stroke widths (e.g. in a W) in serif fonts called, and why do they have a particular orientation?
It has a lot more to do with a pen than a chisel. Reed and quill pens didn't ordinarily come to a point, which would wear out way too quickly and need to be recut every few strokes, they came to a "chisel point". Using such a pen with the right hand naturally makes upper-left-to-lower-right strokes heavy and upper-right-to-lower-left strokes lighter. Incised letters emulated written forms, not the other way around.
Feb
18
comment Export photoshop layer with blending option: screen applied on it
CSS has blend modes as well; screen is one of them.
Feb
2
comment Pixellated Text on Magazine psd Mockup
So what you're asking is why the stuff that's about the same size as a pixel, but that isn't lined up with the pixels, isn't sharp?
Jan
30
comment Is there any way to identify clipping masks using JavaScript? PS CS5
I don't know about this specifically, but it's not unusual in a hierarchy for parent items to know virtually nothing about their children; all of the relationship info belongs to the child items.
Jan
30
comment Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga compatible wacom-pen
The pen tip should look plastic unless you specifically bought the optional felt nib or the inking pen. And the eraser isn't necessarily a pen feature; not all tablets/digitizers support the eraser feature.
Jan
14
comment How to Force HP LaserJet Color M475 Printer to Print at Lower Than 600 DPI
It's likely a PPI/DPI confusion issue, as usual. At 600 PPI (pixels per inch), there wouldn't be enough colour information in the resulting pixels since the printer is only a 600 DPI (dots per inch; dots are not pixels) printer.
Jan
6
revised Is there a name for this kind of website footer graphic?
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Jan
4
revised Is there a name for this kind of website footer graphic?
added 9 characters in body
Jan
4
answered Is there a name for this kind of website footer graphic?
Jan
3
comment How did Jony Ive draw the curved lines along the edge of this pen so evenly spaced together?
In addition to, say, using a compass with carefully-measured radii, there were also roller sleeves you could use on a mechanical pencil or Rapidograph-style pen that would let you get even offsets from French curves and other stencilly thingamabobs. And for the writing-impaired, there were lettering tools like the Rotring controlled lettering kit - a pain in the butt to use, admittedly, but easier than the half-stencils where you needed to fill in the inevitable blanks.
Dec
29
comment Reduce handmade graphics for sharper look?
As a general guide, "half up" (150% of the final size) used to be a sort of industry standard back before computers took over. I'm pretty sure you can still get rulers scaled in "half up" and "third off" (the inverse, so you can tell what size something that already exists will print at).
Dec
12
comment Do 3d Programs calculate perspective?
This just uses more words to say less.
Dec
12
comment Do 3d Programs calculate perspective?
@joojaa - No, mathematically-based realism is covered here in the second paragraph as well (and it's where my life in 3D starts and ends; I much prefer doing "ad hoc" in 2D media).