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: What is the dimension of a paper size? I was looking up tolerance values for DIN paper sizes and was confused what is meant by dimensions. On every site, I could only find the pasted text
I was looking up tolerance values for DIN paper sizes and was confused what is meant by dimensions. On every site, I could only find the pasted text from Wikipedia:
The tolerances specified in the standard are
±1.5 mm (0.06 in) for dimensions up to 150 mm (5.9 in),
±2 mm (0.08 in) for lengths in the range 150 to 600 mm (5.9 to 23.6 in) and
±3 mm (0.12 in) for any dimension above 600 mm (23.6 in).
Does dimension mean width, height or a combination of both?
For example DIN A5 is 148 mm × 210 mm. Is it below or above 150 mm?
: Re: Google map utility for printed maps? I'm more of a software guy than a designer, but I've done some design in the past and got talked into doing a print job for a charity. I was wondering
Not sure about Google Maps, but OpenStreetMap can export to svg, and there are several utilities built around it to make the process easier and output to other formats.
: How would I create this type of line in illustrator (the yellow)? I am trying to recreate this logo and do not know how to make this yellow line. Any help?
I am trying to recreate this logo and do not know how to make this yellow line. Any help?
: Union Representation I currently work for an employer who is at best unpleasnt (bad work environment, terrible attitudes etc) Does anyone here know of any suitable unions for graphic designers
I currently work for an employer who is at best unpleasnt (bad work environment, terrible attitudes etc)
Does anyone here know of any suitable unions for graphic designers to join here in the UK to access represtation and help should I need it?
: How to make GIFs open with navigator by default? I have several looped animated GIFs, that I like to place in one USB stick. I'd like the person who plugs this stick in whatever computer
I have several looped animated GIFs, that I like to place in one USB stick. I'd like the person who plugs this stick in whatever computer to be able to read the GIFs by clicking on them. By default, these GIFs wont be opened with some navigator or web browser. Instead these will be opened with something like "preview" or "picture viewer", which will display all the frames one by one.
How to make those animated GIFs immediately readable, in some user friendly way?
(without adding some readme.txt file telling : open gifs in chrome)
: Re: How to reduce the filesize of an image without altering its dimensions? I have a 5760px x 3840px image with a filesize of1.14MB. I would like to reduce its filesize to 200KB without altering
This is not your requirement. But, I suggest you use ImageOptim tool. Just drag and drop and let's tool compress your image.
: White lines around the logo today I'm here to ask you how to export better on Illustrator! I made a text logo, I was going on Photoshop to add a background and I saw these lines: Did I
today I'm here to ask you how to export better on Illustrator!
I made a text logo, I was going on Photoshop to add a background and I saw these lines:
Did I do something wrong with Illustrator or Photoshop?
: Re: Is there a "Show Mask" keyboard shortcut in Photoshop? I'm wondering if this is possible in both the Liquify interface and in the regular Layers (layer masks). I'd like to be able to toggle
Shift + Alt and click on the mask.
: Creating a palette from two *intermediate* colors I am given 7 categories and 2 colors: blue (#02A7E3) and orange (#F6A800). There are numerous online tools to interpolate between these two, for
I am given 7 categories and 2 colors: blue (#02A7E3) and orange (#F6A800). There are numerous online tools to interpolate between these two, for instance:
But what if I don't want my given colors to be at the ends? More precisely:
I think reasonable to calculate the colors 3 to 5 with the same tool:
blue (#02A7E3) #8ba7b5 #bba787 #dba858
How could I interpolate the colors at both ends?
Ideally (but I don't know whether these requirements are compatible), I would all the resulting colors to be dark enough to serve as background against a white text (with a bold font).
: Create new photos from a photo based on variations of an adjustment I have a picture here and I want to apply an adjust (brightness for example) and save like 40 pictures, each one with a
I have a picture here and I want to apply an adjust (brightness for example) and save like 40 pictures, each one with a different level of brightness. Is there a way to do this automatically?
I use gimp and Photoshop.
: Re: Making dark areas lighter on a wood texture I'm trying to find a method to make a wood texture more homogeneous in Photoshop. What's the best approach to achieve this? (I only found tutorials
The Curves tool is your friend!
When it comes to tonal range, the sledgehammer is always the scary "curves" tool.
Below I applied two adjustment layers. The first curves layer (radically) evens out the tonal range (you can adjust this of course, and as a bonus it's non-destructive, and repeatable) and then a hue/saturation layer to add back colour.
Of course varying the blend modes and capacities of these two adjustment layers allows further fine tuning.
: Re: how to get used text details on gimp How can i get used text details like font-family,font-size,font-weight etc from a psd file in gimp
This cannot be done, the PSD text layers are converted to bitmap in Gimp and the text information is lost.
: Re: Designing a video mock-up with a placeholder image How can I place an image/design onto an object that is moving? Like on a guy's t shirt who is walking for instance. In other words, how
You need to use motion tracking. After effects (linked) has a good tracker. You create your mockup compositing on a single frame and then have the altered layer you created move along a track generated by after effects.
It's not automatic – you have to pick a 'tracking point' that is fairly high contrast and isn't distorted or covered during the shot. That's what the + things you see sometimes see on green screens are, though if you have a good natural edge that can work too.
It works best with flat surfaces – walls, floors, tablets – that don't rotate away from camera (in which case you'd need a 3D track – way more complicated).
T-shirts can work if the only movement is lateral to camera, but if the person wearing the t-shirt turns away it's much harder. Especially if the wrinkles in the shirt move.
That said, I've done lots of simple, successful tracks where it's basically comping it up in photoshop and make it move in after effects.
There's a lot to tracking. I haven't even mentioned dealing with camera noise and motion blur.
Video copilot has a lot of good after effects tutorials. Here's one on basic tracking:
: Is a "hand written" style infographic suitable for a technical product? Do you think that a "hand written" style infographic i.e. font and illustrations are suitable for a technical product or
Do you think that a "hand written" style infographic i.e. font and illustrations are suitable for a technical product or should I use a more "technical" style?
: What is this style of design called? It's not still flat is it? I'm trying to think of the name of this style, to me, it's sort of like a flat meets minimal skeuomorphism (like 90% flat,
I'm trying to think of the name of this style, to me, it's sort of like a flat meets minimal skeuomorphism (like 90% flat, 10% skeuomorphism) but I think there's a proper name for this style, just trying to find out what it is.
This is a button:
This is part of a header:
: Failing to draw round circles in Fontforge I'm using Fontforge to design a typeface, but I have a problem: I cannot draw round circles! :( I click the circle tool, then draw the circle in
I'm using Fontforge to design a typeface, but I have a problem: I cannot draw round circles! :(
I click the circle tool, then draw the circle in the usual fashion (holding down Shift to get a circle, rather than an ellipse) – but as soon as I let go of the left mouse button, the circle changes and wind up looking all irregular, like this:
Background: I'm working by expanding the GNU FreeSans font (a Truetype font) to which I'm adding glyphs for my own writing system. If I open a new project in Fontforge, drawing circles works just fine.
I'm thinking this has something to do with the fact that PostScript fonts use cubic Bézier curves, while Truetype uses quadratic? (Though this is only a guess on my part.)
According to the "Help > About…" menu, I'm using the following version of Fontforge:
git hash: b9149c13e...
Version: 00:15 UTC 31-Jul-2017
: Re: Isometric with or without a grid in Illustrator? So I'm doing this isometric thing. I started using a grid and thought I was well on my way. Loving it and understanding it. Until disaster
medium.muz.li/creating-isometric-illustrations-made-simple-with-the-geometric-technique-1a58bb2bb41e .This explains isometric shapes clearly. I can't explain it to you cause I'm lack of vocabularies. Sorry for my bad English.
: Illustrator: Copy appearance between documents I am currently making assets for an InDesign project. In order to stay consistent I wanted to copy over the shadow I created to the rest of my
I am currently making assets for an InDesign project. In order to stay consistent I wanted to copy over the shadow I created to the rest of my assets. It was then when I noticed that I do not have the slightest idea how to do that ...
Note that they are all in seperate documents / .ai files, in case that is relevant.
: InDesign: Increase "space before" but only if content is above I am currently doing a table of contents in InDesign and have run into yet another problem, namely the spacing: My TOC features
I am currently doing a table of contents in InDesign and have run into yet another problem, namely the spacing:
My TOC features two levels of headings. To make the top-level heading stick out more, I decided to give it some more room by increasing the "space after". This however results in the lower-level headings to really stick to the next top-level heading after them.
Now I did figure out, that I can simply increase "space before" for the top-level heading, however that leads to the very first of them to also shift down.
Is there a way to make the very first one an exception?
Normally I would just define two paragraph styles: One for the very first element and one for all the other ones (or rather tackeling the whole problem from the other side by increasing "space after" for the very last lower level heading), however with a TOC I can only define one paragraph style per heading-type (at least from what I know) and therefore this is not an option.
While I could edit that manually, this is something that might be easily overlooked when the TOC will be updated in the future, so if possible I would like to make this somewhat "automatically".
: Re: Non-rounded inset in Inkscape I'm trying to 'inset' a path a fixed amount, so that if I were to then increase the stroke width, I would end up with exactly the same shape. I understand that
I found that if you work at too small of a size, the threshold is too small so the inset starts to lose detail. However, if you make your part larger, you can use the tool more effectively and resize your work afterwards. This is just what worked for me when I had the same problem.
: Re: Unidentified 80s Commodore Game manual font Does anyone know what font is used in this commodore game manual? I found it in a web archive collection https://archive.org/details/Commodore_64_Game_Manual_Collection
Thanks to Ovaryraptor and usr2564301
I suppose that due to typewriting (or an another technical constrain), they probably have to used only one family (glyphs limitation).
But they also wanted to produce a strong visual contrast between titles and paragraphs.
So they remplaced AG Book Regular uppercases with AG Book Extended uppercases.
Notice that titles are always in uppercase.
(with false bold)
also they decided to not remplace all uppercases with an extended version ( like the 'A', the 'J' and maybe more ) for aesthetical reasons ( or maybe they forgot some )
: Is it ok and not breaching copyright to add a slogan onto original business logo? On behalf of a company he works for, a family friend has asked me to add a commemorative slogan onto the
On behalf of a company he works for, a family friend has asked me to add a commemorative slogan onto the bottom of their original logo. They don't want me to alter the logo in any way, just add the slogan.
I was just wondering if this was ok to do, as I am not changing or updating any of the original designers work for this company's logo, just adding on something to sit underneath it.
Thanks for any help!
: Unidentified 80s Commodore Game manual font Does anyone know what font is used in this commodore game manual? I found it in a web archive collection https://archive.org/details/Commodore_64_Game_Manual_Collection
Does anyone know what font is used in this commodore game manual?
I found it in a web archive collection archive.org/details/Commodore_64_Game_Manual_Collection on archive. org
It's kind of an blunt extended geometric lineal. It seems to be used in several 80s COMMODORE manuals, such as Dragon Lair, Bomb Jack II, maybe it is part of a default template.
The uppercase 'A' appears condensed while the other uppercase glyphs are extended. Notice how dark the 'M' is. At first I thought of an akzidenz grotesk because of the large leg of the 'R' but the condensed 'A' does not fit at all.
: Re: Is there a "Fit to Canvas" option in Photoshop like there is in Fireworks? I am a Fireworks user new to Photoshop. In FW there is the very handy "fit to canvas" button in the properties
I did it this way:
Replace the 100% width in the topbar by the width in pixels of your canvas. (Replace the % with 'px'). Be sure the Keep Aspect Ration chain-icon is active.
: Re: Photoshop - Keyboard shortcut for entering text editing mode? Is there any keyboard shortcut for entering text editing mode for selected text layer without clicking or double-clicking with the
Answering to my own question after two hours of research.
Make any selected text layer to enter the editing mode is quite simple, just hit
Ctrl + Enter (to Edit)
After making changes again hit
Ctrl + Enter (to Commit changes)
Note: This doesn't work with Previous versions of Photoshop CC 2018 editions.
: Re: XML special characters I am doing a catalog layout in indesign using xml. Is there a special character in xml for column break similar to 	 for tab characters or are column break characters
The 	 is a code by ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange).
Apart from the invisible ASCII control characters (the ones you can't type), all other characters are just normal text. Currency signs (€, £, $, ƒ, ₨, Ƀ, and others), all the punctuation (except < and &), and all other letters, signs, and symbols in any language or writing system are just text (assuming you have the correct character encoding).
You need to set the correct character encoding into your XML file.
: Re: How to Krita - Creating user defined pixel brushes to match Ctrl+Paint I am new to Krita and have read through a number of documentations on setting up pixel brushes. I am trying to match
The video example Ctrl+Paint show by you into the range of time is:
a basic use of shortkeys used with this features: Brush tool (B) and Eraser tool (E).
Krita has these features and you can create your own brush sets and is more advanced than CtrlPaint.
: Re: 1px hairline in Photoshop after scaling a selection (feather is set to 0px) After some upgrade of Photoshop CC (from PS CC 2017 to 2018 I guess) I noticed 1px hairline on images after scaling
These are artifacts that may happen each time you squeeze pixels. As you write, you can easily edit this, but probably the best solution is to crop the image to the desired size.
: Re: Is it possible to generate a gradient from color swatches? I am trying to generate two gradients using color swatches in Adobe Illustrator. It took me a very long time to find out that it's
I wrote a script that does that:
Illy Grad: Create gradient from selected swatches in Adobe Illustrator.
: Re: Name for a folder that has all of your PSD's, AI's, SVG's, etc My project folders at work have different subfolders for wireframes, comps, and prototypes, but I want to have subfolders for
Source files /Sources?
This is how I ususally structure my projects:
--Assets (this could be fonts, photos, etc)
--Sources (ai, psd, etc)
--Exports (pdf, jpg, etc)