GerardFalla
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Is it normal practice to screen share with a client?
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I've been in and out of the graphic design world over several decades, and have also spent a lot of time in both technical writing / illustration and architectural design & 3D modeling - in all ...

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How would I draw a shadow from a spherical object onto a non-flat surface?
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To amplify Billy Kerr's excellent response, if you wanted to set your light source in your illustration other than directly overhead (I can see Billy took, as I do, your initial sketched dashed lines ...

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Inexpensive or free software to just use to draw chemical equations and structures
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I know there's an open-source extension to LATEX specifically for chemical formulae - I think it's called chemfig - here's what I just found on quick lookup: Overleaf - Chemfig Also, for simple ...

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Should you offer multiple logo design options to the client or just one final design?
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I agree in the main with Lucian's approach, but will add this thought: I will often provide three (3) early directions in sketching, and have the client make a definitive choice - they sign off on ...

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What is the name of this perspective and how is it constructed?
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This is an example of a classic one vanishing point bird's eye perspective, but with a spherical warp in the left-hand side barycentric to the wailing child in the column of walking people. This ...

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3D effect on text - How to do it?
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Odds are very high this was produced in a 3D DCC* (**Digital Content Creation) program like Modo, Maya, 3DS, Cinema 4D, Blender, Houdini or Lightwave - I say this because you can clearly see some ...

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Best way to email huge .ai file (2GB) for printing?
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Determine (with print provider) actual needed final resolution for the raster images - export an appropriately-set-up print-ready .pdf. That should do it right there - failing that, use a file-hosting ...

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How do I recreate this overlay/design in photoshop?
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I'm just adding to Danielillo's already-excellent answer, and with one variant from his approach - but it's still basically the same thinking - that's why I stole his image so brazenly! What I'm doing ...

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Critique - Logo design for a beer brewery
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Might be worth adding some non letterform elements to reinforce the barley aspect, and contrast natural curvilinear forms with the rigidity of the text... don't take the font in my quickie seriously - ...

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Critique: Logo for a sunglasses brand
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There is a strong, uncomfortable historical echo in that S form - unless you are deliberately courting neo-nazis, I'd consider a complete reconcept. Look up images of the "SS" collar tab - then ...

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In a logo, is it okay to break the company name in two lines as needed?
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My take as a multi-decade graphic designer? It's fine if the name makes it the best approach visually, and if you've no existing brand definitions or logos to conflict with. If there are extant ...

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Is Adobe Illustrator too heavy for handling complex EPSs?
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Depends a lot on a range of issues: 1) sheer vector data density - if it's a truly huge number of points and vectors, Illustrator will bog down. 2) some of the the specific effects applied to given ...

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How to mockup a logo in a realistic environment?
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For myself, I have a suite of 3D modeling and rendering tools I've become quite comfortable with, and I use them whenever this situation occurs. As the previous answer stipulates, when you show the ...

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Free vector tool
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For myself, I started off in vector art with Macromedia Freehand and Aldus Pagemaker... then switched to Adobe Illustrator, and some Inkscape... those two were my workhorses for a looong time. I ...

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Create a Price Tag Icon with Rounded Corners
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It is entirely possible to create this in Photoshop, using the pen tool to create vector paths, stroking the paths; it would however be far easier and faster to create this as vector art in ...

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What methods exist to get the text of a low quality picture?
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A simple, effective and ethical method exists to get the text from THAT specific low quality image: pay the publisher the fee.

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Illustrator: How to make the arrow keys move in smaller increments?
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In the preferences it's called "keyboard increment" and is under General: you can set it pretty darn small if you want to - I just tested 0.001 pt and it worked perfectly. In the Smart ...

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How do I improve the bottom part of this horse walk cycle animation?
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As a whole we try to avoid link-based answers here due to the ever-present risks of link-rot, and to keep more actual content here where it can be indexed and thus be available for future searchers - ...

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Resize before convert or convert before resize?
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Resize prior to any lossy compression - this gets you the best quality result for the intended pixel dimensions. Lossy compression like .jpg save space by calculating relationships and change of ...

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Preparing Indesign booklet with .psd graphics for print
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InDesign has an incredibly powerful pre-flight & packaging system set up for exactly this task: Once you've opened the palette up you can choose (or create) an appropriate pre-flight profile: ...

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How can I change the thickness of a doughnut shape without changing the radius?
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With apologies and thanks to @user3164 - whose incomplete answer I parsed in my comment to it and then brazenly stole and then expanded on in this answer... Take your assemblage of objects, and the ...

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Is there a filter to 'reverse Emboss'?
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In fact there are a range of tools for extracting and extrapolating "texture maps" for 3D modeling textures based in a single input photo, and they can create heightmaps, reliefmaps, base colour maps ...

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What program should I use to make UI sprite animations for unity3D
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Unity 3D imports SVG quite nicely, so if you are developing your sprite UI element in a vector art program like Illustrator or Affinity Designer or Inkscape, you can output your elements as pure ...

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How can I find the intersection of two line segments that do not currently meet in Adobe Illustrator?
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You can either use Smart Guides, dragging your anchor to-and-fro for a moment to get the "line extension" Smart guide to show up, or you can draw your own guides, snapping to the existing geometry; ...

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What role do yearly published logo "trends" play into the process of creating a logo?
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I've been approached a number of times by clients who've trawled through such lists for their initial ideas, and although it can cause some interesting frustrations in expectations and communication ...

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Trying to create a bent 3D bent pipe with multiple bends (Illustrator)
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I would agree with both Jooja and Vincent that the "3D Tools" in Illustrator scarcely deserve that nomenclature, and any decent 3D DCC (Digital Content Creation) is a far better bet for this task. ...

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Do shadows of an object have a color?
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A few quick thoughts from an architectural and technical illustrator and renderer on shadows & shadow colours: Shadow colour is complex, and is driven by a number of factors: local tone of the ...

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How to make this shadow more realistic?
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Thoughts: Your shadow paths should show differences in depth for the two different path heights, and also where the shadow of the upper path falls over the lower path (right hand ascending loop) ...

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Online tool without login to create animated GIF
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THere are a few commonly-used tools for this - I've used both of these repeatedly: https://www.onlineconverter.com/mp4-to-gif https://ezgif.com/ I prefer EZ GIF overall.

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Lighting setup for C4D
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To me they both look like classic low-key setups. The upper image has a two light setup with a low-intensity key that's basically white behind the subjects and quite low (probably a luminous poly ...

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