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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

It depends..... Disregarding the implications of derivative work, that's a legal matter and different. Template systems are meant to be altered in many instances. There are a ton of positions out ...
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Lorem Ipsum placeholder Images

There are several placeholder image sites. placekitten.com (kitten placeholders) placebear.com (bear placeholders) fillmurray.com (Bill Murray placeholders) placecage.com (Nicolas Cage placeholders) ...
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Landing page image for a salon

As someone who uses these kind of services (I'm a woman, I get my hair/nails done etc.) nothing annoys me more than stock images on a salon website. I want to see where I'm going, how it looks, how ...
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Lorem Ipsum placeholder Images

If you only want place holder images, just use some Creative Commons images. Do a search at the Creative Commons search website. search(dot)creativecommons(dot)org Alternatively, many stock ...
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Simple, editable design system for clients?

Something like Canva templates What if you consider... Canva? You can upload files, that can be the base file, probably the background, and then someone just log in and edit the file? It also has ...
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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

I would say this depends on how you position yourself and the work. If your portfolio is based around the design part, then focus on that and only showcase your own designs. If instead you position ...
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How to create interactive emails?

You only need a graphics program to make the images that will go in the email but for the layout itself you do not need to use any specific program. You could code it in notepad or an online code ...
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Which one is better for website design, photoshop or illustrator?

First off, this question is asking a large group of individuals to provide a concrete answer on a topic that relies heavily on an individuals personal preference, application skill set and workflow ...
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What kind of web page is this?

A Single Page Template, as name states, is a page with all elements within one page - even if you click on item on navigation menu, it just scrolls down to an anchor point on said page. It creates ...
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How can I convince my manager to stop predisposing our designers?

Give your manager a reason to agree with you. Why do you need something fresh? Are you losing your audience? If your not losing your audience yet, are there reasons why you will soon? Is the site ...
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Lorem Ipsum placeholder Images

@Metis provides a great batch, including some I hadn't seen before, but just wanted to add that for those of us with less humorous clients watching end work coming together on staging sites that these:...
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How to create interactive emails?

JUST DO NOT DO IT!!! I know. It's a worthy cause. Etc. Everyone believes that. Even used car salesman, home loan lenders and chemists specialising in viagra for perverts. Use email in the most ...
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3d virtual exhibition stand

When I was tasked with creating a virtual trade show a year or so ago. I found the easiest solution was to create 360° Panoramic Images. I created the full show in Blender and exported using an ...
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Which one is better for website design, photoshop or illustrator?

Try Sketch (Bohemian Coding) it's the current top software for designing websites, apps and interfaces it is based on CSS and have many plugins available, some of them allowing for export to HTML. ...
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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

This question is not really only one of ethics, but it may have legal implications. Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. If you want legal advice, hire one. As long as A) you have permission to use the ...
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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

I believe it's in you best interest to create a portfolio you can be proud of. It shouldn't include anything you would rather not talk about. When you are showing the portfolio to a client/employer, ...
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Simple, editable design system for clients?

I had a client once ask me to do this for a digital menu. Because of my relationship with the client, it made sense for me to give them a file that they could edit instead of me doing small edits over ...
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How much memory is required to send a 300x500 pixel page to a 500 dpi printer if each pixel is 20 bits?

(300*500) pixels * 20bit/pixel = 3000000 bits. At 8 bits per byte that is 375 kb. The DPI is, as almost always, a red herring.
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Is it ethical to include template-based works in your portfolio?

Take credit where it's due. Give credit where it's due. We all have our strengths and weaknesses and it's important to not misrepresent yourself if you want to avoid embarrassing moments or worse. ...
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Which one is better for website design, photoshop or illustrator?

If you want to create mockups with interaction you can also try Adobe Experience Design, it's a new tool for rapid prototyping: Go from idea to prototype faster with Experience Design CC (Beta), ...
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Validation colors in the same family as my primary

I've followed this advice from Erica Schoonmaker before on how to unite colors into a more cohesive palette. https://dribbble.com/shots/166246-My-Secret-for-Color-Schemes Take a selection of colors ...
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Landing page image for a salon

I just want to add some ideas to Jane's good answer. Hire two models or better yet, if the salon has some beautiful regulars offer them discounts/free services for a photo shoot (a lot of young girls ...
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How can I convince my manager to stop predisposing our designers?

Physical examples of what you're looking for are always more useful to designers than words. How does a designer know what "fresh" means to you? If you have the time and resources I would suggest ...
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How can I convince my manager to stop predisposing our designers?

This is tough, especially tough when convincing someone who's business minded (polite way of saying greedy). You have to frame it from a business point of view. Saying things like "we need something ...
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How to create interactive emails?

Graphic Designer here that does to many emails. adding anything "interactive" is a no-go. it relies on script and server communication. which gets stripped by most email clients. the effort to put ...
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How to create interactive emails?

The best way to make some email campaigns is to use MailChimp. You create the assets, in this case to make it interactive, you could add gifs and videos etc. Whatever you can create really. Plus they ...
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Landing page image for a salon

I am relatively new in this field. (I am struggling to find a cover photo for the page due to copyright issues.) Two things you need to know then. Avoid problems to your clients and yourself doing ...
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How professionals design they top notch websites?

The best thing you can do is what you're currently doing: looking at good web design. Figure out what you like about the layouts and try to replicate it. If you don't know how they achieved it, in ...
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How to create a pattern border around webpage, squarespace

You cant do that Directly with CSS over the body tag directly, you have re-structure you html body to achieve the desire effect. All you have to do is four different DIV's overlapped over each others ...
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