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Questions about creating and editing background contents, textures, patterns, colors and effects. Ask anything related to designing graphics for background images.
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Questions about CMYK; short for cyan, magenta, yellow and key(black). It's the colour process and model used for colour visualisation in colour printing. Ask anything relevant to graphic design about …
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Questions about color mixing guidance and the visual impacts of specific color combinations.
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Questions about Cascading Style Sheets, commonly referred to as CSS. Ask anything related to implementing styles, effects or graphic-design-specific tasks. For questions about implementing structural …
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Questions about masks; in this context they are a way to control and manipulate the visibility of specific areas of an image. Ask anything related to using masks in graphic design software.
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Questions about illustration, an art and discipline focused on communicating a specific contextualised message to an audience. It is rooted in an objective need to fulfil a particular task. Ask anythi…
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Questions about copyright law from a designers point of view. Answers should not be treated as bona fide legal advice, but instead as advice from designers who've experienced copyright issues in their…
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Questions about resolution, a measurement of the amount of detail an image possesses used for print design, photography and digital media. The higher the resolution, the more detail and data is contai…
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Questions about patterns, usually a repeating unit of shape, and often a small, repeating and tile-able element. Most patterns are based on repetition and periodicity while others use magnification an…
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Questions that ask for ideas to improve an existing design. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgement, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical…
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Questions about alignment; the placement of elements in relation to other elements, or to a visible or invisible reference in the design. It's a gestalt principle, applicable to every type of design. …
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Questions about dealing with clients, what to expect, demand, wish for, and better communication.
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Questions about GIF; short for Graphics Interchange Format, a bitmap image file format capable of storing up to 256 RGB colours and it also supports animation. It's primarily used for the web due to i…
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Questions about optimising workflow for professional graphic designers. Workflow describes the process that a task undergoes, from initiation to completion. Ask anything related to the workflow of a g…
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Questions about drawing, the art of representing objects or forms on a surface using lines. Ask anything related to creating and perfecting drawings and illustrations.
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Questions about the production process of printed materials.
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Questions calling for advice on what typeface or font to use in a particular design or situation.
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Questions regarding illusions or visual tricks in the design process, whether it be from software (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP) or through technique.
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Questions about conventions of graphic design. Sometimes theoretical, sometimes tangible, sometimes metaphysical.
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Questions about automation, the process of recording or scripting multiple actions for a software to take to complete a desired task without direct user interaction. Professional designers tend to aut…
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Questions regarding hardware or analogical tools (but please use software-recommendation for software ones!)
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Questions about the digital motion graphics, visual effects and compositing software package published by Adobe Systems, used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production.
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Questions about the tools used for applying paint to a canvas. Digitally, a brush refers to a tool designed to mimic the application of color similar to traditional media. This often results in soft e…
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Questions about the amount of detail and information contained in an image.
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Questions about the automation and extending of functionality through the use of scripts within Adobe Photoshop.
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Questions about image textures, designed to quantify the perceived texture of an image. It gives us information about the spatial arrangement of color or intensities in an image or selected region of …
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Questions about batch processing, a technique of automatically applying the same set of commands/actions to a collection of files. It can save time for designers who need to apply the same process to …
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Questions about changing colors from one color space to another, most often to match the original color as closely as possible.
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Questions specifically related to the CS5 versions of Adobe's suite of software. It was Released in 2010 and updated to CS5.5 in 2011. Succeeded by CS6.
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Questions about terminology, industry specific words used in a given field of study or discipline. It's often referred to as jargon or specialized language related to a chosen profession. Ask anything…
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Questions about the designers themselves; becoming a designer, living as a designer, forming the designer ethos and other theory related topics. It also covers practical topics like geographic locatio…
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Questions regarding the research of resources (books, websites, videos, etc.) pertaining to a specific design topic.
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Questions about selecting parts of a file or image, so those parts can be changed or transformed while leaving the nonselected parts intact.
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Questions regarding imagery, colors, typefaces, or other visual or audio items used to identify a business entity.
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Questions about web fonts; online resources developed specifically to allow for a wider variety of dependably available fonts for web site designs. Web fonts can help define brand identity as well as …
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Questions asking to identify a particular visual language, a style of graphic elements.