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comment What font is used by this dot printer printed page image?
It's a 5x9 dot matrix proportional font; it's built into the printers (and not quite the same horizontal dot pitch in the two examples in any case). All such fonts are substantially similar, since there are at maximum 45 occupied dots per character and you need to be able to distinguish between characters. Your passbook example doesn't even feature a blank vertical line between characters (it trades text width, which is a constraint of the book size, for a little less legibility).
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comment How to select a font color to go on a very busy background?
+1 - The outline, by the way, is easy to add in CSS with text-shadow (you can use multiple hard shadows in a single text-shadow property declaration). Unfortunately that leaves older versions of Internet Explorer out in the cold. A panel as suggested here is the easiest cross-browser solution; the alternative would be to use conditional comments to introduce CSS for a panel in IE9 and below.
Jun
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comment How to show the dimensions of a document as a ratio
Or do you mean the sort of thing where instead of 75%, 76%, 77%, 78%... you get 3:4, 19:25, 77:100, 39:50... ? That would make the spinner/slider (click and drag) annoying and hard to read.
Jun
21
comment Commercial alternative to vinyl for bumper stickers and wine/beer/food labels?
One niggle: the Phaser name covers more than one printing technology. The solid ink printers use solid blocks of wax-based "inks" that are melted and sprayed (similar to inkjet) onto a transfer surface and rolled onto the paper (similar to offset litho). The technology was acquired along with Tektronix, and most of them are now sold under the "ColorQube" sub-brand. The ones that use toner cartridges are just LED "laser" printers - excellent ones, to be sure, but they're not "solid ink".
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Jun
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comment What is the name of the font used to make this letter?
It's based on ITC Anna, but it's been given a Go-Fastâ„¢ makeover. It's been expanded horizontally, and the lengths of the crossbars have been stair-stepped. Hard to tell from the picture, but it may have been slightly obliqued as well.
Jun
15
comment Why does Photoshop call ppi “resolution”?
@groovy354 - Yes, it is. What you're doing in setting the PPI (not DPI, though people get that wrong more often than they get it right, so live with it) is saving some time at the print setup. Whether your image is going into a page composition application or straight to a RIP (raster image processor, which you can sort of think of as an industrial-strength printer driver), if you have the resolution set wrong for the job, then the pressman or the prepress operator have to change the resolution - which often happens after it hits the press/printer, once the mistake become expensive.
Jun
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answered Is there a term for roman-type Arabic numerals?
Jun
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comment How can I visually represent and make a good contrast between Mechanical Stairs and fixed stairs?
And ISO 7001 doesn't work because...?
May
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answered Does CC0 1.0 Universal require attribution?
May
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comment “Grand grimoire effect” in photoshop
Let's face it; hand-distressing all of the letters in a sharp-cut face is a LOT more work that changing a couple of letters in an overpressed (as in literally used beyond its best-before date) font. Starting with something that's designed to look new is just making the job a crapload harder and time-consuming for no good reason. That's irresponsible, both as a contractor/businessperson and as a suggestion for somebody else.
May
26
comment “Grand grimoire effect” in photoshop
I'd actually go with a distressed font to build on (a lot less work that way); IM Fell Pro would probably be a decent stepping-off point (it's a distressed old-style Palatino).
May
26
comment Looking for lively sans-serif fonts with relatively short x-heights
Are you looking for a display face or a book face?
May
25
comment What's the worst that can happen with CC0?
@GregZaal - There are very few jurisdictions in which CC0 results in dedication to the public domain, and you would need to be living in such a jurisdiction for dedication to happen (in all other jurisdictions, at least those that are party to Berne and WIPO, your inalienable copyright would have to be recognised, even if that jurisdiction allows dedication to the public domain).
May
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answered Remove transparency from semitransparent pixel
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comment Is it possible to have multiple blend modes on a single layer in Photoshop?
Have you looked at the blending options? You can fake a lot of what the lighten (or darken) groups do - with limitations, of course - using the "blend if" sliders.
May
21
comment What's the worst that can happen with CC0?
@JohnManly - I hadn't noticed. Don't touch it, anyone!
May
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answered What's the worst that can happen with CC0?
May
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comment How can a print have a resolution of 9600 x 2400 dpi?
Exactly. Think of an inkjet printer as Georges Seurat with a limited number of tubes of paint (often only four) that he's not allowed to mix at all, and tiny brushes of one, two or three sizes that must be dabbed, not stroked. 300DPI (which was actually a common spec back in the early '90s) means you need to see a (full-colour) picture from quite a distance before it looks like a picture rather than like a bunch of dots, and printing an image at 300PPI on a 300DPI (non-giclee) printer would be like converting to a 4-colour (2-bit) GIF. (The whole LPI thing is a red herring here.)
May
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comment At what size can I print a pixel image of an existing without losing quality, and can I use it for personal or resale purpose?
It's not about content-aware, @Scott - according to Julieanne Kost, as of (at least) CS6 "bicubic smoother" (or bicubic auto and upscale, which is the same thing) actually does an interative (implied 10%, but not stated explicitly, so don't quote me on the percentage) upscaling automatically.