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Should I ask for client’s budget before the initial first meeting?
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Yes, It is totally legitimate. It's usually the second question I ask after whats the project about. "What kind of budget are we dealing with?" This can give you a general idea if it falls in your ...

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How to tone an image to with a specific color? Like greyscale, but toned
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Is this what your referencing? the #52524A color as the top most of grayscale. this was achieved via image > adjustments > gradient map. and setting the black to #52524A.

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iPad in Graphic Design: actual usage
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iPad apps can have very great focused/niche purpose, the appsfollowing have made it into my workflow. iDraw: geometric hands on designs with shapes, great for wireframing, on the go or in the office....

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Anyone know the name of this serif font?
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Looks like Pradell, image linked below, found via identifont

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Transparency problem
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Your best bet is to use your current work as a guide and recreate the squares using opaque colors. This will also alleviate your intersecting problem. Create guides around your squares. Create ...

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Google Play - 'Feature Graphic' Design
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Google Play Store wants PNG24 not PNG8 "JPEG or 24-bit PNG (no alpha)" https://support.google.com/googleplay/android-developer/answer/1078870?hl=en auto formatting from PNG8 to 24 can cause issues ...

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PSD mockup template not getting design in place
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Don't past the design into the document, edit the smart object of the original business card, this will open the smart object in new window, paste your design into that. Save and the original ...

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Font Similar to Casablanca Book Condensed
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Romeo Condense Medium, on myfont.com http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/romeo/mediumcondensed/

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Drop shadow extends beyond the artboard and causes the picture dimensions to change
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Under the "Save for Web" option there is a checkbox "clip to artboard" that will do it. Or if you are saving as a vector, eps or svg as an option to "use artboard"

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How can I turn my cooking blog into a basic book?
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One option, you could do is setup a specific CSS stylesheet for your website for print. This way you can designate a style different than your site. It's as simple as adding new styles inside a ...

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Limited pixel values in layer effects and styles (Photoshop)
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The only work around is creating the effects yourself. It may seem daunting at first. But in reality most effects are just.. Duplicating the current layer. Setting a clipping mask of the original to ...

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Why are Apple Macs used so much in the graphic design industry?
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There is no difference, it comes down to personal preference. You're going to spend a lot of time at your computer, you should love it. You don't have to justify your love to anyone

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Screenshot mockup of website on different devices
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The process I use for my websites, create a template with all the devices with masks for different screen sizes in photoshop or illustrator. To get the website screenshots at the correct aspect ratio,...

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Connecting drawn lines from a tablet in Photoshop
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This can really vary depending on what paint style you are trying to achieve. here are a few options. Paint with the brush, not with the paint bucket. Duplicate the layer with the drawing and connect/...

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Saving as SVG in illustrator gives me an error
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Open the file in Inkscape (free at http://www.inkscape.org/en/download/ ) Go to File > Save As for Save As Type choose Plain SVG This will remove all the references to inkscape namespace

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How to create a blueprint for a website on paper?
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To be honest, you may be overthinking it, It really is just boxes on paper. Let force flow from within you. Start with the main page and build out from there. If you need structure some structure on ...

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How to fill in areas surrounded by line segments?
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What you probably have is two different shapes or 4 different lines and your rectangle. Look in the layer window to see what you have cooking (Window>Layers) if its 4 different lines, select them ...

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how to make logos like these? any tutorial online?
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I would start by breaking down the process. Each one is creating a larger shape from smaller shapes. First, create the larger shape. Create a a few varying smaller shapes (maybe 2-3). Try creating ...

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Is there a standard color for a 'Share by email' icon for web?
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There is no real standard but I did some extensive research when making a vector set for my sites and the majority used on sites were yellow. I figured if thats what the majority is using, why not go ...

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How to avoid bevel self-intersection in Illustrator CS6?
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This has to do with one of the settings creating a shape that illustrator may have issues rendering. If the object has small or intricate details the bevel height or capping will cause this. Try ...

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Which of these font communicates "luxury products" better?
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I like the first one, it has more of a classic feel and the "PARIS" just looks like luxury. The second ones horizontal scale seems too wide, especially in the A and S.

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Why do colors output differently when I print within InDesign compared to printing within Photoshop?
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Set each program to use the same color profile, preferably the ICC profile of the printer your printer is using. The Adobe site has more info on setting for the different programs. http://help.adobe....

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How to resize an image without losing quality
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Unfortunately, no. thats a 500% increase in size. if its a completely geometric image with sharp edges, under Image Size you can select "Preserve Hard Edges" under Resampling. But any antialiasing ...

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Saving Images in png format in Photoshop makes it blurry when used in websites
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The image is currently 37x25 try saving it to an aspect ratio or canvas of even numbers. Like 42x28

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How to hide children layers
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Select the rectangle object by ctrl/cmd clicking in the layer window thumbnail. Go to Layer>Add Layer Mask>Reveal selection

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How can i add contrasted lines from a layer to another?
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Put the Brick layer above the Red layer and choose and set the layer to Multiply

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How can you find the percent of the total image that one object uses?
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Divide the amount of pixels in the flower by the amount of pixels on the page then x 100 (to get the total amount of pixels of each multiply the width and the height.)

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Turn transform selection box to selection in Photoshop - Selecting Shadow problem
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CTRL/CMD-G and group the two layers together. then just select the group. Also keep in mind, you don't always see the marching ants of a whole selection. Gradients/blurs/shadows can sometimes have ...

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