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revised Should designs be created on paper first?
re-worded the question to be more readible.
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comment Should designs be created on paper first?
most older and notable designers would in all likelihood tell you to fully form your idea, not necessarily the design, with sketches on paper first. as a member of the newer generation of designers i tend not to do this but i still find it very helpful to do. it allows me to see with my eyes what i want and find several problems with the design before i spend lots of time trying to create it digitally. however, the sketching does not need to be done on paper, but it is impossible to replace that tactile feel of working with paper for sketches.
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comment Illustrator Vector Graphics Appearing Pixellated
this is good information in general. i did not include any information about anti-aliasing or types thereof when i originally answered the question. my reason for this was that anti-aliasing was not the issue he was having as he already had it turned on.
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Mar
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revised How to determine a typeface's origin and whether I have a license?
removed a paragraph suggesting possible method to acquire the information sought by the asker, but which had already been suggested in a comment by the asker.
Mar
16
answered How to determine a typeface's origin and whether I have a license?
Nov
20
comment How do I combine paths to make a clipping mask in Illustrator?
when you joined/united the paths were you working with them all selected or just the two points you wanted to connect. make sure the path is not already closed or it will not be able to join the two points.
Nov
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revised What's the fastest-drying pen?
removed link for UniBall Onyx pen as it was no longer valid.
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comment Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?
+1 nice question i have been curious about this myself but have no where near the amount of experience as you do. so i was approaching it as someone starting off wanting to know the advantages to a newbie. when you reference Dreamweaver are you talking about the coding or WYSIWYG method of using it? i use Dreamweaver, but only the code editor and nothing automated if i can help it.
Feb
28
comment How do I create a polygon tessellation pattern in Adobe Illustrator?
the bonus to doing it this way over mine is immense. initially you drastically save yourself time by not having to continuously repeat the shape manually. it also makes the future editing and management of the pattern vastly less complicated.
Feb
28
comment How do I create a polygon tessellation pattern in Adobe Illustrator?
if you look closely at the example pattern that uses the triangle, you will see that there are actually two different triangles used. but that would be a small matter and your answer is much more efficient. +1
Feb
28
comment Given a number, how to find that many colours that are well-distinguishable?
1: find maximum number of unique colors determined by the system you are using to represent them. 2: determine the minimum difference between 2 colors that a "healthy human" can distinguish. 3: divide the maximum number of colors by that distance. << that (lets call this x) is the largest acceptable input from the user. 4: RNG a starting color. 5: divide x by n from user (to get y). 6: add y to start color n times. 7: show resulting colors.
Feb
28
comment What would be equivalent blue colour for this red/orange one?
+1 for such depth in answer.
Feb
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comment What would be equivalent blue colour for this red/orange one?
check out kuler.adobe.com it is a great tool for color pairing. photoshop has an integrated version of this.
Feb
27
revised Stroke a path from thick to thin
re-worded for clarity and added additional information.
Feb
27
comment Is there a guide out there for printing and selling T-shirts?
you could always try and get your design on Threadless. it is mostly visual trash on there now but they still pay you a nice sum of money for winning designs.