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First client's partner demands free website redesign, wants deposit returned - moral dilemma
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Okay, it depends on this: If they saw proofs or any other mock up and signed off on the design before it went to code, then I think you are in a good position. They should pay for it, propose that ...

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What is this style of 'punk art' called?
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I would say it's a punk comic / DIY zine art style, although I'm not aware of it having a defined name. Scumball is a brand built around comics and art zines with themes of slime and lowbrow art/...

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Illustrator add inner shadow effect?
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@Aziz answer is great, if you are using an older version of AI that does not allow multiple strokes and you need vector paths, this may help. If you need the artwork to be vector paths (say you want ...

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professional design of an extremely slim vertical menu
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Consider using established UI patterns like the burger menu icon or an arrow to show that there is a draw or menu. The icon is enough for people to know there is navigation / settings to be clicked. ...

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illustrator shortcut - reset zoom to fit artboard
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Fit in Window: Ctrl / Cmd + 0 (that's a zero).

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What style is this vintage illustration?
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It's pretty close to syles used for Etching & Wood cut. Here's some examples I got from googling the following... "Etched illustration style" (source: victorianweb.org) "Wood cut ...

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What would be a good icon for representing "Stress"?
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It really depends on the situtation but genearlly speaking I think a lightening bolt striking through a brain (or possibily a heart for specificly emotional stress) would work quite well in most ...

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How can i design 6x4 meter area in Adobe Illustrator?
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Because Illustrator is vector, so you can scale your graphics indefinitely. For this reason you don't need to make your artwork 1:1. Just make your graphic 2:1 or 10:1 and then label your file clearly ...

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Export photoshop layer with blending option: screen applied on it
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Screen blending mode is only a Photoshop mode, so when you export it to (JPG, PNG, etc) it flattens the layers and saves how it thinks it should. Blending modes do not exist for these files. Try ...

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Between these two designs, would you consider this plagiarism?
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I would not call this plagiarism. The type treatment and location are completely different. Also the the Penrose Triangle has been a part of popular culture for 80+ Years. The Penrose triangle, also ...

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How should I match Pantone / CMYK / RGB colors for my designs?
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Pick your Pantone colours. It's important to pick these in a light that you will view them in typically. If your designs will be viewed outside, see what they look like in daylight (if you can, at ...

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Replicating this text in photoshop
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I didn't have Vag Rounded, but here is a quick mock up with Arial Rounded. While not 100% this took 2 minutes and should be a good starting point for you to adjust until it's perfect. Just double ...

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Kerning Approach for Letters with Large Spaces
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I would say it's design dependant, but I think a good place to start would be with creating a visually equal spacing where my green arrows are while trying to keep in mind the pink arrow. The spacing ...

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What are some good projects for my portfolio?
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When I was a student and I needed to create portfolio work, I found D&AD New Blood briefs to be extremely useful. They are all World wide brands and are vaired to all types of design. The D&...

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How to do a stroke raster effect
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As you mentioned in the comments you have Photoshop, you can do it pretty quickly by following this process. Open your image in Photoshop Image > Mode > Greyscale Image > Mode > Bitmap Method Use: ...

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Graphic design beginner: How do you get to the point where a design is in your head?
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I think with design, you never just come up with the perfect design in your head. What I find is that I get an OK concept in my head, I then draw sketches until I've honed my idea and it becomes a ...

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Should a logo contain stock images?
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TL;DR it seems they are inexperienced or unprofessional. I'd personally not feel comfortable and would cut my loss and find a more experienced designer. Stock photos and vectors are there to make ...

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Where is a good place to learn graphic design for beginners?
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My personal view is that Graphic Design is not really something you can learn without critique and peer review, I would suggest enrolling in a course if you are interested in design principles and how ...

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How do I recreate this color styling effect in Adobe Photoshop?
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It should be simple to do if you build your layers like this. top White text Orange layer set to multiply Levels layer (if needed) Black and white image bottom If levels are needed, just push the ...

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How Would I achive this line effect in Photoshop
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I created this example as per the settings below. Essentially a large faint drop shadow with a smaller but darker drop shadow over the top.

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How should images be aligned within a blog post?
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There is no established conventions. If you like centred images and they work with your content, use centred images. It's that simple :) Side note, a general rule of thumb for an "average" I use is ...

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Illustration Banner 5x3 m
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I design quite a lot of banners for events, usually the pop-up kind, so people do stand close up to them. Also I started my career as a signage designer (and operated a digital printer for quite a bit ...

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How can I set custom units in Photoshop?
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I'm not aware that you can, however you could always set a grid in the preferences to 150px with 10 subdivisions. Then turn your grid on with CTRL or CMD + '

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Whats an appropriate *default* set of formats/styles for sharing initial logo drafts with a client
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This has been my process for doing branding / logo work for the last 5 years of freelancing... Initial Ideas - screen res jpegs / gifs Slide 1 • Mood board of where I have got my inspiration, this ...

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Unlinking Path Groups in Adobe Illustrator
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Multicolour example 1.First take your scribble background and make sure you have it as outlines. Make sure your logo is all grouped together. Place your scribble path over the top of the logo (...

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How can I achieve colour overlay effect in PS?
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I created the following using Duotone. Image > Mode > Greyscale (you image first needs to be monotone before you can play with Duotone Image > Mode > Duotone Select your darkest tone you want to ...

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What PPI and DPI is needed for a photographic backdrop printed at 6x4 foot?
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I would use between 72-100 dpi if the image could handle it, although you could maybe drop it down a little further if necessary. . The longer the distance you view something, the smaller the dpi, at ...

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Blowing up an 8.5 X 10.5" page of text
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It depends how your original page of text was created? If it's a Word doc or something like that, just recreate it as it will be minimal time. If you are using Illustrator / InDesign (or another ...

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issue with alignment with two objects
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Looks like you could have one of the Snap to... toggled on. View > Snap To Grid View > Snap To Point View > Perspective Grid > Snap To Grid

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Illustrator stroke weight
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Just click the stroke weight in the tool bar at the top of the window and enter you desired weight in any measurement (you can enter cm or mm even if it is set to pt). Or you can use the Stroke menu.

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