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Calculating correct line length in perspective drawing?
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Yes, there is. The "mathematics" involved with perspective is called Projective Geometry. The formulas are solved by diagrams as with most all geometry problems. There are different kinds of 3D ...

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Is there a word for when a logo uses an image for one or more of its letters?
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It is called a lettermark, an illustrated letter, an especially effective type of trademark.(from Before & After Magazine © 2004) To design a lettermark, select a typeface and a graphic, then ...

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Is there a word for when a logo uses an image for one or more of its letters?
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The concept in force here is called Closure.It is covered by Gestalt Theories of Perception Humans are bombarded with countless signals day-to-day. To keep from going crazy, we unify these signals ...

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Getting free design for a hobbyist project
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There are two parts to this "question." You ask for a design to be done; but, the design is already done and, from what you say, it is functional. That brings us to the "doing" of the design. Let's ...

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Where to find more to 4 combo colors generator?
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You can generate them yourself using a 12 hue colour wheel and choosing various different "colour harmony" configurations. There're endless shades or tints of each hue. There is an analogous, ...

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Match projected RGB to printed CMYK
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You will have to create similar viewing conditions for both of the images if not industry standard ones. The colour matching is the subject of "Colour Management." Within that is what is called "...

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How to "italicize" a word in an italic context?
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One of the benefits of having a large typeface family is the variety of styles and weights available for a chosen job. The way to emphasize text set in an italic context would be to set it in either ...

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Term for line based vs area/shape based thinking
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For line-based images, I use the term drawing as opposed to images using shapes which I refer to as painting. I know it may be simplistic; but, these define the "poles" of a continuum to me. This ...

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is there something inherently special to non photo blue pencils?
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Non-Repro Blue, Copy-Not, Non-Photo blue referred to their inability to be reproduced by Ortho-chromatic copy film. It shows clearly with Panchromatic materials but not with Blue-sensitive "ortho." ...

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Trying to find balance in uneven text blocks
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As always, it depends on what you want to "feature" on your personal, portable, promotional piece. Suppress your ego and poll your target audience. (Anecdote) My favourite card impressed everyone who ...

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Colors of design are perceived as boring, how can this be improved?
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Often, adding a random colour will produce a dis-harmoneous result. Our perception favours some combinations over others as being more aesthetically agreeable. We refer to these combinations as being ...

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Best separator between key and description in a text-only legend
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I prefer the way you have the key and description in your original question. That is a hyphen. If there are commas in the description, then use a semi-colon for separation of each key and description ...

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Best separator between key and description in a text-only legend
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Proper English grammar suggests a series comma to separate items as you have done. A semi-colon is also acceptable but not so correct. This is an English grammar question, not a design one. (It ...

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How can I improve this magazine page layout?
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If I could make one suggestion for improving your layout, it would be to improve the Alignment now lacking in your layout (Vertical and Horizontal). No two (or more) page elements align with another. ...

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Is binding correction necessary for a single-sided, bound document?
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Yes. Casebound (hard cover) publications require some provision for the mechanical binding method which consumes a portion of the available print/read surface of the page, no matter the lateral ...

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ToC - should I put page numbers vertically aligned?
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Yes, Flush-right page numbers for orderly appearance with dot-leaders for readability has been a versatile and utilitarian format for book contents for many decades since the first codexes. You might ...

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Running qualitative research on marketing materials
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You must find a performance-based standard creative problem to solve that allows a comparison of the result to be evaluated by a standard user. It doesn't exist, yet. We've been working on creative ...

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How to shore up a portfolio with only one major application for the last five years?
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You've effectively joined the 9 to 5 job market and must rely on a CV until you can squeeze-in a few contracts to build a reference. That's the trade-off with the job market versus freelancing. You ...

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Is there a font that has the same height for every character?
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Q: Is there a font that has the same size for every character? A: There is for every character in the font itself; but there's not one for every existing character. The fonts are incomplete, in effect....

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My client insists that editing her text is part of the design process
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"All errors will be faithfully reproduced," appears over my desk. You are not a copy writer, unless you are. There are different kinds of "editing," to confuse the issue. As the graphic designer in ...

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Header container alignment with the body container
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Alignment is one of the basic Principles of Design. It defines a reliable and predictable pattern of human behaviour. There are up to eight of them, depending on your reference source. It is taken ...

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Why color printout looks different from display?
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The "white" appearance of the print has the characteristic hue that results from industrial (inexpensive) fluorescent tube lighting. Under this kind of lighting colours don't appear correctly as the "...

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Is there a name for illustrations with non-rectangular borders?
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The style of embedding illustrations within a text block or floating on a page of a book surrounded by text or other design items is not a characteristic of the illustration itself. The illustrations ...

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I feel like I am undercharging myself and there is nothing I can change about it
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Your adult clients do take you seriously. Your self-confidence is low and experienced (older) people will sometimes use that to gain a price-advantage over you. Take a deep breath, and ask for more; ...

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How can I practice my design skills in a more motivating and engaging way?
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Finding work (as opposed to a job) is part of the motivation in (and reason for) creativity. Any couch potato can think of a design job — a tee-shirt with four descriptive words that begin with the ...

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How to guide an employee to improve his graphic design ablilties?
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The answer may lie in the difference between formative and summative assessment — the kind of feedback your employee requires to advance. Note: In the pedagogical feedback theory suggested below, ...

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How to identify and understand the principles of a design?
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How to identify principles of design more easily. Everyone immediately responds to the subject matter in a composition. Harder to understand after-the-fact is the design (as in plan or scheme) behind ...

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Black highlights and shadows?
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A well-lit irregularly-shaped high-gloss finish black object will exhibit white highlights where the luminary is reflected toward the viewer. A well-lit irregularly-shaped semi-gloss finish black ...

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How to identify and understand the principles of a design?
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A good way to identify principles of design is to study each of them in isolation with a definition, an explanation, and examples of the principle. Graphic Design studies include areas in different ...

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Smallest readable font size for printed card
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Text legibility affects its readability. Rather than suggest point sizes alone, look at those factors that affect ease of reading. case: upper & lower case mix is more readable than all caps x-...

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