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: Re: What can i do if my boss gives me an image to use and says he has rights for but wont show me that he does? So my boss buys tons of old images and asks me to use them on some of our
Write a document on either your or your bosses' letterhead, in which you use language similar to this:
"The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Consultant against any and all claims, costs, and expenses, including attorney's fees, due to materials included in the Work at the request of the Client for which no copyright permission or previous release was requested or uses which exceed the uses allowed pursuant to a permission or release."
In which you replace "Client" with your boss's name, and you replace consultant with your own, and indicate in it that you will be happy to comply with the request for design work executed with provided images with the explicit proviso that he sign two copies of this: one for his records, and one for yours.
I copied this language from another copyright thread on Stack Exchange (see link below) because it's very well done.
How to handle client requests to violate copyrights?
I have a similar clause in my own freelance contract language, and can tell you it's effective.
Be very careful: as already said in a previous answer, folks who feel free and easy playing fast and loose with copyright in one arena (scanned physical images) often feel just as free and easy ignoring IP (Intellectual Property) rights in other venues. Review your contract with your boss, looking for language related to IP: if there's no direct statement about ownership of works created, and there isn't the phrase "work for hire", then you own copyright to anything you create whilst working for said boss. If there is language about IP, or there is the "work for hire" phrase, your Boss may own all IP rights for work you execute. This all matters not only for how and what you get paid both now and later, but also for assignment of liability in case later someone gets sued for IP violation.
Caveats: I'm not a lawyer or solicitor, and do not play one on TV: I'm a freelancer of many years standing; my reply is based on my limited understanding of US IP law from my limited point of view as a freelancer.
: Re: Simple 3D Drawings I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of a 3D modelling program or some such. I simply wish to draw/view: edges/lines; solid triangles; wireframe boxes. I also
I think that I'd either recommend Blender or OnShape.
Blender and OnShape are both freeware, each in a different sense and each in their own operational sphere.
Blender is a 3D modeling tool for 3D artists, and has both phenomenal power and a decent degree of simplicity, albeit true that the workflow and toolpipes in Blender are largely unlike any other 3D artist aimed DCC tool - so what you learn there doesn't necessarily translate easily to other such tools. It's reasonably fast, easily extensible, and is often the first n the 3D DCC tools out there to get new exciting technologies plugged into ti by excited open-source coders the world over - though often the documentation is kinda rough.
OnShape is a free, online-based engineering 3D environment and toolset, directly equivalent to Solidworks, and was in fact developed by a number of the technical leads from D'Assault Systems who had previously developed Solidworks. The workflow is not a 3D artists workflow, but rather an engineer's, and the tool is immensely powerful and rich, but if you've never used that kind of tool, it may be both overkill and a steeper learning curve, though I must say I was able to get onboard and be productive pretty darn fast.
Of the two, Blender is more likely to be the tool I'd recommend to the OP.
For myself, I use a range of 2D and 3D design tools, including Blender, but my 3D DCC of choice is modo, which is not freeware at all; in my case the excellent customer and technical support, the incredibly artist-friendly workflows and the massive flexibility of the toolset make it worth my time and money hands down.
I also recommend that the OP look into both SketchUp (though clearly Trimble has already shifted the free version to an in-broswer workflow only) or Form*Z free as they each have strengths to recommend them to a new user's entry to 3D design. Both are aimed more at mass modeling for architects and landscape architects, but can have multiple uses given the range of the tools they present; I won't detail the use-cases here for these two, but each has a very different modeling workflow from any of the other tools presented so far.
Hope this helps.
: Re: Can we have a multi-coloured logo as white in the navigation for better visibility? Is it okay to have a white logo on the navigation because of a darker colour shade and the original multicolored
Yes it is ok. Having different versions of your logo is more than accepted practice, it's recommended. Large companies will have a Graphic charter, which are brand guidelines that details precisely how to use their logo in different situations, for example on a light or dark background, very small or very large, which precise colors to use and much more.
They are usually available online, for example you can find the Twitter guidelines here.
: Re: Render 3D CAD model as lineart/blueprint Coming from an engineering design background here. I’ve got this rather complex CAD model I’m supposed to make a poster for. I figured turning it
You can set hidden lines to off prior to your capture - should help a lot.
AutoDesk Fusion Help-360-Hidden Lines
For myself, I pull models into modo, and do my visualization work there, as there's a huge degree of artistic freedom: I'd imagine the same is true of Blender.
: Anyone know a specific approach for creating these fluid liquid graphics? Or know of resources? This is a bit of a broad question I'm aware of, but I'm sure I can be pointed in the right
This is a bit of a broad question I'm aware of, but I'm sure I can be pointed in the right direction. And this fluid liquid effect can probably be done in many ways. However I'm really interested in creating/using graphics like this for a project.
Is there a name associated with this style? then I could actually search for it and find resources hopefully. Not finding much when searching 'fluid liquid effect'.
Or does anyone know of any software/process which creates this style.
Thank you :)
: Re: Does anyone know what happened to moorstation.org? the 90s type foundry Does anyone know what the status is of moorstation.org's type collection? There were probably hundreds of typefaces designed
According to Luc Devroye, Typoasis/Moorstation shut down in July of 2017. Fortunately, Prof. Devroye hosts the fonts of Manfred Klein and others.
: Re: Photoshop CS6, Timeline reset Is it possible to reset (means to remove all keyframes at once) timeline in Photoshop CS6? Thank you I need this: to remove keyframes and timeline animation
Click on the menu icon in the top right of the timeline:
You'll get this menu:
Delete Animation will delete every frame but the first one.
You can also click Select All Frames or select certain frames with Shift or Command and select Delete Frames to delete the selected frames. Again, the first frame remains as is.
: Re: Illustrator saving in small size distorts shapes I have a symbol in vectors at raw with around 500px width and 600px height. All strokes were outlined. Saving it straight from its normal size,
I have looked at your .ai file thinking it was something with stroke scaling, but the problem is actually that you have too much details in that area to scale it properly at such a small size.
The full height of the part on top of the helmet is 23px. If you try to reduce it to 10%, it only leaves 2.3 pixels for that part. It looks bolder because you get an average color between the black of the shapes, their darker beige fill and the yellow-beige of the helmet, which "clogs" the space and makes it looks bolder.
At 50%, you can still see details:
At 30%, you can see that it's starting to "clog":
At 10% as you're doing it, the whole area is basically filled with dark grey:
However, if I delete some of the details within this area like this:
Then the area remains open. You can also see that you have only 1 or 2 pixels between the top and bottom of that area:
Which gives a better result:
It will be up to you to determine what detail you want to keep to scale it basically to the size of a postage stamp.
: Re: Text/Font Single Path Illustrator In basic terms I want to take a font and convert it to a path. You can do this with "Create Outlines" but what I need isn't the path of the font, I need
I've got a workaround. It's a bit lengthy but if you've only got a few characters to edit it should be fine.
Outline your text
Cut the ends of the text off with the Scissors Tool. Then separate the two lines (select the nodes on one line, cut, then paste in place was how I did this).
Object>Blend Options (set the Blend to Specified Steps = 1) hit OK. Then Object>Blend>Make.
Object>Blend>Expand and delete the two outer lines.
: Need to extract highest possible fidelity/detail of single frame from poor video, which tool to use? I have a poor quality video, but it's the only source for a particular image. It was taken
I have a poor quality video, but it's the only source for a particular image. It was taken on a moving mobile phone, it's blurry, it's poor quality - it's honestly everything abhorrent to graphics professionals, but it's all I've got for this item.
What I need is to get the most faithful and detailed extraction of that frame I can. The problem is that by definition, I can't compare the proposed image to some "ideal version" to check how faithful it is. So I'm going to have to go by whatever tool's reputation I use.
As the best tool might depend on the video codec, this is the information I have from VLC:
H264-MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1)
1280 x 720
frame rate 20.751022
Decoded format: Planar 4:2:0 YUV
Video (excluding audio) bitrate: 9987 kbps
So I guess I need the tool that gets the best result from such a file.
My main criteria is detail faithfulness - so if the original includes subtle details or shadings, or a slight colour nuance in some area might hint at a detail, that's what I want to capture those as accurately as I can. The large scale colour faithfulness (ie same shade of blue is rendered as original scene even if more or less detailed) isn't so important as the nuances of shading and detail that the original video has captured and might reveal, not being lost, and extra granularity or colour "steps" not being introduced which reduce the exactness of detail in the original.
In other words, the overall colour balance is less crucial, it's really the detail of what the image shows, and the rendition/graduation of colour detail and variations, that matters.
Initial tool thoughts
I've got VLC and FFMPEG but I don't know how good they'll be, since their primary target is probably a user watching a movie. They aren't really designed for this, and the kind of detail I'm after would probably be harmed by any temporal processing whatsoever, so an ordinary media player is perhaps not best.
Another option might be a pure codec-conversion program (VirtualDub/FFMPEG in direct decode->recode mode rather than frame extraction mode) to convert the segment of video to totally uncompressed format, on the basis that this would ensure it's a pure codec-only action and wouldn't add any post-conversion processing other than mandated by the codec format, to produce a pixel-by-pixel version of each frame?
But I'm hoping there is a better tool for this, perhaps one designed to handle that specific codec or one which is more likely to be a good fit for the task.
: The client asked me to find the figure in the image uploaded to make it as the logo image , what does that mean? The client asked me to find the figure in the image uploaded to make it
The client asked me to find the figure in the image uploaded to make it as the logo image , what does that mean ???
: Re: Aware of a font made from uniform straight lines? I’ve searched for awhile and haven‘t found anything. What I'm looking for is letters and numbers (specifically 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A, E,
This typeface, Homestead, sounds like it could work for you.
: After Effects/ Photoshop GIF animation stops looping I rendered an animation from After Effects via Adobe Media Encoder as an MP4 file and opened it in Photoshop to export as a GIF. This worked,
I rendered an animation from After Effects via Adobe Media Encoder as an MP4 file and opened it in Photoshop to export as a GIF. This worked, but the GIF stops looping after 3 loops. It's endless in AE and Photoshop. Any idea why the final product doesn't loop forever?
The GIF is here: www.dropbox.com/s/ed2oo2jog4m8toe/Earth-and-astronaut_1.gif?dl=0
: Does Photoshop have a file navigator (thumbnail) strip of open images? I'm thinking here of the kind of strip that Elements has, showing the open photos at the bottom or side of the display.
I'm thinking here of the kind of strip that Elements has, showing the open photos at the bottom or side of the display. Very useful if you have too many images open to display in a grid, and you want a quick selector list of thumbnails to see them all and move between them.
If it has one, I can't find it.
If not, how do people handle moving between images when you have several open? Surely not just the tabs? Extension?
: Re: Will I get sued for my logo, even though the customer doesn’t know me? A few months ago I made a logo for a customer on Brandsupply. Brandsupply is a site that lets a customer upload their
Talk to your insurance company and check; unless you've been negligent, your professional indemnity will likely cover you if you're sued.
If you don't have professional indemnity, get it, or get out of the business. Also, I'd really recommend you stop doing spec work. This stuff devalues design work: www.nospec.com/
Stock site licences often exclude use as a logo; I can't remember what Shutterstock's licence says. Go check.
However, it's likely there's no infringement, if it's really just inspired by a stock image and you've actually done some creative work. If you've just pasted together a stock image and the client's name, yeah, that's probably infringing – regardless of whether you win the content, and regardless of whether the client picks your design.
: Re: The description and interpretations of TrueType font points and curves A question was asked recently on another forum that made me rethink my understanding of vector formats. TrueType fonts are
Possibly changes the amount of control points to due to copyrights infringement? If it matched exactly number of points then it would be illegal?
i am 758th registered copy of illustrator in the usa v1.0, which couldn't do outline fonts then. The first day of Adobe's release it sold less than 1000 copies, the second day it sold around 16,000 copies.
Just my input, you can always simplify the path to add or remove points.
I also used fontographer back then and making a perfect typeface with all characters isn't easy. it took me over 45 days to get it close but it was never perfect.
: Re: InDesign: Keyboard shortcut for "Remove Selected Local Overrides"? I use Remove Selected Local Overrides a lot, but each use requires fine mouse movements and at least four clicks. I've tried
Remove Selected Local Overrides is available in Quick Apply (⌘⎵), but you need to Show Hidden Keyboard Commands in the Quick Apply options, which isn't toggled on by default.
Click on the downward triangle ▼ to reveal Quick Apply options. Voila!
You may need to be careful of how you spell “Remove Selected Local Overrides”; it didn't work for me after the first few tries. And I have no idea how Adobe came to their definition of “hidden”.
: Trying to make a tornado from text in Photoshop CS6 I am trying to create a tornado/hurricane 3d effect on some text on Photoshop CS6, my knowledge is very limited and I searched a lot before
I am trying to create a tornado/hurricane 3d effect on some text on Photoshop CS6, my knowledge is very limited and I searched a lot before I post a question here but I couldn't find any related material. I tried the transformations of skew, distort, warp but nothing that I tried could give the result I wanted. I am also posting two shapes that I have seen and want to reproduce but instead of lines to have some text curling around:
Thank you in advance for your time on this,
: Having trouble with Retina image size in Email I just got a new imac. When I opened up an old email design in Photoshop it was small. I saw that I was zoomed at 100% so this was confusing
I just got a new imac.
When I opened up an old email design in Photoshop it was small. I saw that I was zoomed at 100% so this was confusing at first before I remembered RETINA...
I redesigned an email with a width of 1200px which appears like a 600px container in Photoshop at 100% zoom.
When I save the image as a .jpg and drop it into an email (inline or attached) to share with client for feedback, the image is huge.
What am I doing wrong?
I tried reducing the size of the image by 50% back to a 600px container, which looks properly sized for an email when I attach the file to an email, but it's blurry (even at 144 DPI)
Can't wrap my head around this. What am I doing wrong?
: InDesign: How to import frame breaks with XML? I use linked XML to import content for my book into my InDesign document. It's one text flow across multiple pages, and certain content deserves
I use linked XML to import content for my book into my InDesign document. It's one text flow across multiple pages, and certain content deserves to have its own frame (e.g., pull quotes, images, exercises, and captions).
I imagine I could get the correct pieces of text to flow into the correct frames with line breaks, but I don't want to manually insert line breaks after import. How can I include InDesign frame breaks into my XML document?
: Re: How to set keyboard shortcut to run script in Illustrator Is there a way to setup a keyboard shortcut to run a custom script in Illustrator? So far I haven't found a way. If this is not
In Illustrator 2018 there is a work around.
Adding a custom script to an Action now retains the script when you close and re-open Illustrator so you can now create an action to record your script then assign a keyboard shortcut to the action... finally!
: Photoshop key combinations for placement and adjustment of Perspective Warp planes? I have a bunch of crude corrections to distorted images. The original images are planar but the planes are much
I have a bunch of crude corrections to distorted images. The original images are planar but the planes are much too distorted for any tool to help except puppet or perspective warp, and perspective will almost certainly be quicker and smoother as there are well defined flat planes to correct.
As I'm new to this tool, I'm hitting some control issues, and I can't find anything on the Adobe help pages covering the details of how to control the placement of planes.
The main issues where I would like to better control the tool are - (1) If I place a plane incorrectly when I first try, and I decide I want to undo just that one plane but not all the others before it, which were correct; (2) If the plane I just placed got auto-joined to another existing plane but shouldn't have been, and I want to unjoin them; sometimes it's the reverse and it's laid them almost over each other but hasn't autojoined their common point, or (3) I colour a line segment yellow and it messes up the warp completely so I want to uncolour it without reversing anything else.
Right now I'm having to undo the entire set of planes just to fix any of these, so I have to get it exactly right first time. It seems likely that it's unnecessary and I don't have to go back to square 1 if these happen while laying out my planes.
Does Photoshop have shortcuts or ways to control the tool better, so these aren't problems any more?
: Infusing different color I'm fairly new with adobe illustrator but how can you achieve this kind of affect? Were there's a tint of yellow in some parts of the green area I colored this by
I'm fairly new with adobe illustrator but how can you achieve this kind of affect?
Were there's a tint of yellow in some parts of the green area
I colored this by hand but I'm not sure how to replicate this in illustrator
If anyone can link a video tutorial that would be great as well.
Thanks in advance
: Use Principle for Desktop web app? I've seen a lot of examples using Principle for mobile app design but I am wondering if you guys use Principle for desktop apps too? I am trying Invision
I've seen a lot of examples using Principle for mobile app design but I am wondering if you guys use Principle for desktop apps too?
I am trying Invision but it has a lot of limitations compared to Principle and other prototyping apps. But which one is recommended or most used for web app?
: IllustratorCC - how to align lines of text *along* curve? Not directly on path? First question here, so hopefully I'm doing it right. I'm fairly new to AI - current graphic design student.
First question here, so hopefully I'm doing it right. I'm fairly new to AI - current graphic design student. I'm familiar with text along a path, but am still learning various aspects of the program. I'm working in CC
In what I'm working on, I have a circular path. I'm trying to align text with it (not on the path itself) but in a vertical manner, with multiple lines. The attached image shows exactly what I am going for. What is the easiest and most efficient way to achieve this? Thank you!
: InDesign: How to show all master elements vs. overridden elements vs. local elements? I love InDesign's masters can be hard to work with. Partly that's because they're complicated, but it's also
I love InDesign's masters can be hard to work with. Partly that's because they're complicated, but it's also because they're so hard to see.
Example situations of frustration:
If I click on an unaltered master object, nothing happens. Is that because it's from the master, from a locked layer, because it's behind another object, or because I misclicked?
I've been setting up a master, and I have a bunch of sample pages based on the master with basically the same content, but some of them have been lots of overrides and others have none…, or maybe few. I can't tell at a glance because I'd have to click on everything!
I made a bunch of new pages from a master, and I plan on overriding them one by one. At a glance, I can't tell which was the last one I modified.
I don't want to be frustrated anymore. What viewing options do I have to make it really clear which objects are locked to a master, overridden from a master, or completely independent from a master?
Edit: The answer to this question suggested using dedicated layers to manage elements from each master, which I've implemented. It feels like a partial solution because it helps differentiate between master and local elements. But what about overridden elements?
: InDesign: How to restore group element to master? In Adobe InDesign, is there a way to restore an group element that's been overridden from a master to its original master state? I found this
In Adobe InDesign, is there a way to restore an group element that's been overridden from a master to its original master state? I found this answer for restoring position to an overridden element:
Select the offending text frame, and open the palette options in the Pages palette. Choose Master Pages→Remove Selected Local Overrides.
Unfortunately, it seems only to work for single elements, not groups. If you select an overridden group, the Remove Selected Local Overrides menu item will change to Remove All Local Overrides.
Is there some way to restore master status for a group, or is this feature simply missing from InDesign?
: Re: Reasons against using a photograph within a logo A client of ours has had a logo designed which is simply their brand name in block characters, with stock photos of smiling models within the
Using an image will make it impossible to use the logo in certain situations such as embroidering the logo on a polo. It would also make screen printing the logo an issue as well since the number of colors used in screen printing generally adds limitations and cost.
: How to create an 'impression' effect in Illustrator I am wondering how to create an impression effect in illustrator. If you take a look at the attached jpg, I am hoping to make this cloud
I am wondering how to create an impression effect in illustrator. If you take a look at the attached jpg, I am hoping to make this cloud look as if it has been impressed upon the magenta background. What I am thinking is an inverse drop shadow if it is possible, but any other thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
: Photoshop - Generate Image Assets outputting wrong filename? I'm using the latest version of Photoshop (currently 17.1.1) on OSX 10.11.6 but it's exhibiting some very strange behaviour. I have
I'm using the latest version of Photoshop (currently 17.1.1) on OSX 10.11.6 but it's exhibiting some very strange behaviour.
I have a series of images that are variants of another set of PSDs. I used "Save As..." to duplicate the originals with a new filename. I have made the changes to the new files I needed to, but then something exceptionally strange happens when I enable
Generate > Image Assets
It's generating a JPG image of the PSD file with the OLD filename!
So let's say I have a PSD called FirstImage.psd. I open it in Photoshop, use "Save As..." to save it as SecondImage.psd. Now I open SecondImage.psd and then enable Generate > Image Assets. It then automatically generates:
Which is a image of what the whole file looks like. There are no layers or groups telling it to do that.
I'm completely baffled. I have no layers or groups anywhere called "FirstImage.jpg80%". I've even tried quitting out of Photoshop and going back in. It always generates the filename from the previous name of the document before "Save As...".