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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

Clients have the final say. Even if you disagree with it. Disregarding that there maybe technical reasons why uppercase is a bad idea. And disregarding the fact that upper case lowers readability and ...
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Confusion about how bleed works

There are 3 areas... Trim Safety Bleed Trim is the final delivered size of the piece.If you order an A3 flyer, then the trim is the dimension of the A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm) Safety is the margin inside ...
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Should I be charging for the social media versions of designs?

Yes. If you work on anything for a client it's billable. It doesn't matter if it's an entirely new item or a reformatting of an old/existing item. They all take your time and it's your time you charge ...
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Do I need to tell people that my flyer is double-sided?

Consider folding your paper to create a brochure. image source (public domain) When your single sheet of paper is folded into a brochure, it is clear that there is more information inside it and on ...
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Do I need to tell people that my flyer is double-sided?

No, you don't. I believe that once you see a flyer in your hand, in your mailbox, under the door, etc, the general reaction is to at least flip it over and see if there's anything else on the back. ...
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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

HAVING A EMAIL ADDRESS IN UPPER CAPS IS A REALLY BAD IDEA. USING THEM AS "EMPHASIS" IS SOMETHING FROM THE TYPEWRITER ERA WHERE YOU DID NOT HAVE OTHER OPTIONS. Sorry for that. As commented by others, ...
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How to decide if a design is very similar to my own work?

My advice would be to let it be. The only thing the "copy" has in common with your work is the idea of a noose with a drop of water. The style is different and the context probably also. It's not ...
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Do I need to tell people that my flyer is double-sided?

People will naturally try flipping it over if they feel that they are looking at an incomplete part of a larger whole. Ideally, you'd like to take advantage of that -- you want the user to flip the ...
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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

bigger, bolder == more noticeable, more legible. ALLCAPS == shouting & actually harder to read. I sometimes use title case on mine, TxxxxxMedia, which makes it slightly easier to read & my ...
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Do I need to tell people that my flyer is double-sided?

Part of your design should be based on how the brochure/flyer is presented. Will it be hanging on a wall? If so, it's not going to work well if double-sided. If the flyer is in a stack on a surface, ...
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"Flattening" a rectangular image photographed at an angle

I don't know Illustrator, but in Photoshop you would use the Perspective Crop Tool Drag a rectangle from one corner to the opposite, then grab the other corners & move into place. Ignore the ...
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What line width is appropriate for a scientific A0 poster?

An A4 sized paper is 1/4 the size of an A0 poster. Work on a a4 paper, print it and view it. Calculate that it will look the same as an A0 poster viewed at 4 times the distance. If you can see it ok ...
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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

The mail standard says that what is before the @ could be case-sensitive and is under control of the host system, and what is after @ is case insensitive as it is under the control of the mail ...
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What font is used on this Arnhem poster?

A reverse image search brings up the design archive this came from, as well as some details. It's CS Beta Bold https://www.experimentaljetset.nl/archive/comingsoon Judging from the details ...
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Is it necessary for me to have an email address in lower case

Depends on the mail system. Many mail systems do not actually care, but they could be configured to care. Some systems also allow you to have extra stuff in mail addresses, ask your mail provider for ...
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Should I be charging for the social media versions of designs?

A big, bold and uppercase YES. The whole purpose of an hourly rate is for it to be applied to everything you produce for the client. You just count the time for every request sent you get, and yes ...
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Is it worth converting from SWOP V2 to FOGRA39?

The post is stating a fact. You dont need to see the correct color on your monitor. It is true that you dont need monitor calibration. Many designers can and do live without it. According to our ...
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What's the style called for these recruitment posters?

Styles rarely have any specific name - they are most commonly just described. I would describe these as "pseudo WWII Eastern European propaganda posters", reminiscent of German propaganda or ...
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Professional approach to design billing block in Photoshop

I wouldn't use that feature. It's far too complicated. To create the layout, you could simply make one group of two text boxes. Setting up the correct size fonts and changing the leading are as ...
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Confusion about how bleed works

Yes, the bleed will be completely trimmed. If you create an A4 flyer (210mm x 297mm), then you'll have to deliver at least 216x303 to your printer. That will get produced, and be trimmed to 210x297 ...
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Is it worth converting from SWOP V2 to FOGRA39?

If your screen isn't calibrated, then unless you know exactly what colours you are going to be using - I mean dialled-in Pantone colours specified by the client, not photographs - then you don't know ...
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Critique: Balance titles on poster design

The centered text isn't the problem. (although it could be argued that putting everything centered is a bit bland) Alignment influences balance It's the speakers' names and credentials. You've ...
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How to print out a poster with an image from a Netflix show?

Well... First concern is copyright. You can't just take anything you see and use it as you wish without infringing upon copyrights, unless you have permission. Now, that being posted, for your own ...
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Do I need to tell people that my flyer is double-sided?

My best answer.... possibly. :) For most sales-oriented pieces, such as a flyer, one would use the content to promote discovery. There are subtle things within a design that can be done to try and ...
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How do I create create stripped glass effect text in illustrator?

I suspect this was drawn entirely by hand as it predates the era of digital design. You could do something similar using Photoshop and Illustrator together. First in Photoshop, create a slightly ...
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Can anyone suggest a paper similar to mass-produced movie posters?

The definition you are looking for is 'coated stock'. This is regular paper which then has a layer of liquified clay, chalk & latex applied to it. This gives it the shiny surface I think you are ...
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