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What resolution should a large format artwork for print be?
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I like the accepted answer, it has good advice, but I thought I'd expand on it a bit. For wall sized graphics and large banners (e.g 3m x 5m), what is an acceptable PPI/DPI for print. Here's ...

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Is there a "Fit to Canvas" option in Photoshop like there is in Fireworks?
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The closest you'll get is the Trim… command in the Image menu.

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What's the difference between CMYK Black and RGB Black
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I know this sounds a stupid question, black is black right? Not really. It all depends on colour model used, ambient light, substrate, and perception. Black is, by definition, no light hitting our ...

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Are Macs preferable to PCs for handling graphics software?
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graphics designers prefer Macs over PCs for accomplishing their tasks. I was wondering, why is this? I think it's dangerous to make this generalization, but it seems to ring true to a lot of people. ...

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Do web designers need to know how to code?
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Do web designers need to know basic modern CSS and HTML techniques? Yes. Why or why not is this important for a well rounded web designer? I answered "yes" because you used the word basic. It ...

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What's the difference between saving a vector as .AI and saving as .EPS
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.ai Contains: Native Illustrator content (unflattened) - used when file is reopened in Illustrator PDF 1.4 content (unflattened) - used when file is opened or placed anywhere else* *In the ...

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Do web frameworks such as Bootstrap or HTML5 boilerplate offer anything to a designer (not developer)?
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I'm familiar with HTML5 Boilerplate, but I'm more familiar with Bootstrap, so I'll talk about that. Remember that both are geared towards two different tasks, (H5BP is a responsive normalised template,...

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Is it ethical to copy the work of other designers?
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I asked the site owner for permission to use his backgrounds, and he granted to me upon the condition that I show him the finished product. I'm rather ashamed to do so. The sites will look ...

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What font is used in this "Create an online store" image from Shopify?
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5 votes

Myriad Bold ..................

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What is California license plate header font?
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Although it is similar to Mistral and Brush Script, my guess is that it's a custom font.

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Visually similar alternatives to Helvetica?
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There's a few hints, but not a lot of information in your question as to why you're wanting a Helvetica-like typeface but not Helvetica. You want something "generic" looking? But yet you want type ...

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What are the differences between Helvetica and Arial?
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Yes, one is better than the other, for all contexts. The answer is Helvetica.* I find the differences in uppercase CGQR and lowercase a and t the easiest to spot. And the Arial numeral 1 is gawdawful....

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What's the name for the "artistic movement" /technique of these graphics?
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I would categorize this as a form of Psychedelic Art. Granted, the colours are "grungy" and muted compared to most other Psychedelic Art, but the style is similar. I agree with Alan that many people ...

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How to determine color transformations from given colors?
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Not certain what you're asking here. Using the HSL colour model, the derivative colours all appear to be nearly the same hue with different saturations and lightness — the two derivative colours are ...

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Red replacement as color convention in primarly-red websites
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My advice is to use chrome around the error message and graphic icons to denote errors. For example, you'll sometimes see error boxes with a black & yellow striped border, or a yellow triangle ...

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Which font for a tactics video game?
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You should look through font options on a font browsing website, such as Myfonts.com. You can use their tag system to find the style you're looking for. For example, search for fonts tagged ...

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