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What is the best practices/ethics to follow as a graphic designer to avoid silly mistakes?

I have been working as graphic designer quite, but I have this issue that I can assure that there will be something left or error in final design or layout. And I will get to realize that when the 100 ...
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InDesign: Adding space before the first paragraph

I'm creating styles for my book (to print) in InDesign. I'd like my "chapter title" to be somewhere lower on the page, not on the top, but can't do it. How do I set the paragraph style, in this case ...
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Testing visual lay-out and concept of interfaces on users before really starting development?

This is essentially about lay-out and visual structure, and using a couple of more or less random people to help thinking ("Random" people can mean someone passing your office, your neighbour, cousin, ...
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Scribus - Masterpage layout on top of content

I have noticed that whenever I apply a masterpage to a regular page, it always goes to the background, leaving the the content of the regular page on top of it. I'd like to know if it is possible to ...
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What is the name of this GUI layout

Sorry for asking such a question, I've to confess I do not own a hand-held device, but I wish to discuss about layout options for desktop application I develop. Would you please tell me the name of ...
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Batch join PDF files, layout for cutting

I have 20,000 PDF files which is a mail merge of post card files. (Front has unique QR code, back has address.) Our printer requires artwork on 11x17 with cut marks. So my task is to layout each set ...
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why have odd numbers of logical pixels in an inch, such as ppi of 96?

I was just looking up the definition of pixel coordinates for the flutter framework. You specify sizes in logical pixels. There are 96 logical pixels in an inch, which translates to roughly 38 pixels ...
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Intelligent Headers And Subheaders In Indesign

I am working on a book of poems. Each poem has a title and some poems also have a dedication below the title (basically a sub header). I would like my Poem Title paragraph style to include a double ...
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Styling/Layout advice on an Isotope/Masonry website

I am experimenting with a masonry layout web site bringing niche news and cultural information on East Asia to a Western audience. I have chosen a masonry layout for the homepage because the site will ...
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Can you mix two documents in one book?

I am translating a book from latin and want to put the translation on the next page (parallel text edition) keeping different footnotes for each document. I have two documents in one book, latin.indd ...
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Rule of thumb for album creation: layout, colors, background

I wonder if there exist some rules of thumb to suggest good looking layout for albums. As some generally-accepted rules exist for photography (e.g. rule of thirds, etc.) to give a hint for a better ...
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MS Word — setting a section break so that it's fixed in one place

I'm creating a letterhead template for a client. I'm using a section break so that I can style the header on the first page so that it's different to the headers on all subsequent pages. My problem ...
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Need opinions on the type of column

I am preparing some web CSS styles. I have this layout: For all thoose with a print design background, we can consider that we have some margins on the section (Red) and some internal colums with a ...
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What kind of job title would this be as a graphic designer?

I am currently a graphic design major at Academy of Art University finishing up my associates degree and I would like to go into the typography field of work. I am leaning toward being a layout artist ...
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Billboard with Cutouts

I'm creating a billboard with cutouts. How do you represent the cutout portion. Do you just outline the parts to be cutout with a solid line like a crop mark would do, except the cutout goes around ...
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What is the term for designing an element such that it visually reflects the spatial design of the object in real life?

What is the term that specifically describes laying out an object or representation of an object such that the interface reflects the spatial orientation of the object in real life? For example, ...
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Print Barcodes in CR80 Cards

I have a barcode with a dimensions width: 162px and height: 50 px. When I print it in a A4 paper size,its dimension is 40 mm X 14 mmbut when printed in CR80 Cards(smaller paper size) it's size is 25mm ...
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Efficient Way to Insert Repetitive Page Images Consistently in a Large InDesign Doc?

Hi Graphic Design People, I am trying to put together a comic book to print, whose pages I have saved as flattened tif (of course I have the layered files too in case I need to modify anything). It'...
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Content as the whole page or just the content area?

This is an opinion question that I go back and forth on every time I start a new project. In most cases, I am designing a website that has some sort of "article" element, whether it be a blog post, ...
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Aligning objects in Illustrator does not produce expected result [duplicate]

I believe I am an expert Illustrator user, but I've never seen this weird behavior before. The Align setting is set to "Align to Selection". However when I click "Horizontal Align" or "Vertical Align"...
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Sketchup Pro: How do you export a file from Layout into Sketchup?

Problem I was wondering how I would be able to import objects made in layout to SketchUp. I import it as a DWG/DXF file, and then tried to open it in SketchUp, however, I get the following message: ...
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Page Animation Transition Questions [closed]

I'm new to this forum, and am really looking for advice on how to animate my website. At the moment I've stuck with snap transitions and some loading text, but I feel I could do better. My current ...
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Importing HTML/CSS into InDesign layout?

I'm trying to convert an HTML page that has bold text / css in it into an InDesign document so I can lay it out for print in a newspaper in PDF format. Here is a link to the HTML page: http://...
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Where should be put a feedback box on a website? [closed]

Is there a special place where to be this kind of section? I have a task to integrate a "feedback box" and I have no idea... Thanks!
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Help! Layout Size 1/2" = 1'

Our Designer will be out for the next couple days so I was given the task of getting her project started since I have the next most experience with this stuff. Unfortunately I can't contact our ...
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How to deal with “poor design” client feedback

I was commissioned to design a website for a cruise ship/boat that has 7 restaurants on board. The client provided a reference for their competitor which is Pier88group. I went ahead and designed an ...
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Why are designs not done with a perfectly aligned grid and layout? [closed]

Why do so many designs have the grid and layout misaligned: Instead of having the Grid and Layout aligned: The majority of projects I have downloaded from sketch resources website, don't even use ...
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My works are boring with the same layout all the time [closed]

I'm a 2nd year graphic design student. The thing is I always do my works in the same style, same layout, all the time. Like placing the most important element in the center. Is this a problem? What ...
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Making annotations in figures of the same font size as main text

What is the best way to ensure the same font size in figures as in main text with open source formats and programs like Inkscape or Scribus? A typical use case: I would like to include a figure ...
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Master pages with elements that are locked!

A friend of mine gave me an InDesign file which has A-Master page that has two elements on it, but when I try to copy the whole page, it only copies the elements that were added afterwards. The ...
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Post-processing inDesign layouts? When to transfer to photoshop, illustrator, and in what order?

I know that there are a lot of similar questions on this topic and at the end of the day, it is a flexible process that really just comes down to personal preference, but I'm seeking some insight. I ...
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What's wrong with my designs? [closed]

I designed almost 90% of the products on this website. We are not getting sales. Aside from marketing and sales strategy. What do you think is wrong with my designs?
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Why is this thumbnail text so beautiful?

This image is the thumbnail for this nerdwriter video. I'm about to begin a youtube series of my own, and I want my thumbnails to be that simple and beautiful, and I'm trying to understand how this ...
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Extend Slug beyond 5 inches

Working in InDesign CC 2015 and I wonder if there is a way to enlarge the slug area beyond the default 6". In this case, I'm using the page size to create iPhone screen layouts, the bleed to feature a ...
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InDesign: Multi-column text frame

I have a text frame as wide as the document. It's divided by 12 columns (settings of the frame itself). How can I set a line to a range of e.g. 10 columns? There are only the options 2/3/4.
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Trouble with MS Word templates and 'sections'

I'm trying to create a letterhead template that works like so: Front page containing one header image Continuation page containing alternate header image All additional pages automatically use ...
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What is the name of vertical, side by side responsive website layout design?

The side-by-side content and page title, style of web layout. An example of this is Melanie Daveid's website. It is beautifully designed, and I am impressed. And I'm really interested in the design, ...
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Setting up A5 landscape brochure layout in Illustrator - HOW?

I have an 8 page brochure to design but I'm using Illustrator instead of InDesign (don't know my way around indesign). How do I arrange the artboards? Do I have the artboards seperately? Do I have ...
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Overlapping text with InDesign's data merge

I'm trying to set up a book of song lyrics with a two-column layout. I'd like to pack as many songs as a page as will fit, so I tried doing a data merge with multiple records per page. This works ...
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How to design a single site for two target markets [closed]

I have a client that operates an electronics recycling/disposition company. Broadly speaking, they have two target markets and I would like to figure out how to structure the site so that I can target ...
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What tool is used for 3d looking layouts like this? [duplicate]

https://www.behance.net/gallery/17399911/Dimense I've been trying to find a way to create layouts like this for a while, and now that I have the time to try, I'm wondering if anyone knows how to do ...
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How large can 6 equal squares be on 11x17 paper?

Mathematically challenged here... I’d like to print 6 equal-size square images on an 11x17 page. The square images will then be cut from the page. Could someone tell me how large the squares can be if ...
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From where should I start learning about layout & composition? [duplicate]

I am new to visual design and have already read dozens of articles about color, typography and other related things. But I can't understand how to use the elements and principles to create a ...
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Recommended size for chrome extension popup

What from the perspective of UX should be ideal size of chrome extension popup window for an extension which will allow users to add the visited site to their bookmark collect and then add tags or a ...
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Tiling in InDesign: See guides where the page will be cut?

I am using InDesign (for the first time) to create a big scientific poster that will be printed on several A3 sheets. To achieve this, I am intending to use the automatic "tiling" function that can ...
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How to lay out objects in an evenly spaced grid?

I'd like 36 circles of equal size to be spaced out in a 3x12 (wide) grid. I would like to control the spacing between columns, and between rows, so that I can figure out what is aesthetically optimal ...
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Indesign: Exporting page with image overlaid with text to ePub

I am trying to export the following layout to ePub: As you can see there are following components to the layout: Chapter number Chapter title Circle with inline and curveline text Body text However,...
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What is the natural aspect ratio of a 12 column grid?

If I have a 12 column grid, what's the natural aspect ratio for items in the grid? Or, more specifically, I'm using 3 content-columns - each 4 grid-columns wide. Is there a natural height of images ...
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Workflow question: How to Write Memo's in Page Panel in Adobe InDesign?

When using Adobe InDesign, you Pages panel shows you all the pages of your document. But sometimes those pages look similar from the thumbnails (see printscreen below) and you can't really tell which ...
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Image fitting in minimal space

Is there any way to orgazine certain images to fit in a document occupying the minimal space possible? Like this: The images would be in a PNG format, to count transparent areas as free space to ...