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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
First question. Are you employed by your boss and the company? Not 'freelance' but rather a full-time employee? If full-time then the fault would technically be on the company but you can possible be a fall guy and get fired. If freelance, then you can possible be sued as well.
Second are you documenting the conversation via email with him in regards to asking him if the images are legal to us and his responses? If you are, at least you have a little proof in the event they try to put on you. You're boss will totally cover his own ass if push came to shove. The email chain can stop that in its tracks.
This is by no means legal advice, just wisdom from previous jobs. Good luck!
: Best Data Visualization Technique for real time tabular data? I need some guidance with the following problem- I have a table of huge data which looks somewhat like the diagram below: The
I need some guidance with the following problem-
I have a table of huge data which looks somewhat like the diagram below:
The folders contain the number of files present in the folder and the values may even range to billions.
The values are in real time.
What would be the best way to represent all this data in such a way that it's easily understandable by the user? I only have limited knowledge of data visualization techniques and am not sure which way of representing it would be the best way.
: Instagram Desktop Version - Profile Pic Blurry/Pixelated Question....I am trying to use a logo as a profile pic on Instagram. On my phone it looks fine but on my desktop it looks very pixelated.
Question....I am trying to use a logo as a profile pic on Instagram. On my phone it looks fine but on my desktop it looks very pixelated. Does anyone know how to fix that? I have tried different sizes, exporting my logo through Photoshop/Illustrator and nothing seems to help.
I looked up profiles like Target and there logo looks pixelated too so I am thinking it might just be desktop vs mobile??
Oh that's so strange...at work I am on a PC but at home I am on a Mac (I don't have retina display) and I still see it a little fuzzy. So maybe that's why.
This is the link to the 640 x 640 png file. I am able to upload a png to Instagram through my phone.
Thank you for all your help!
: How do I get printer marks in Inskscape 0.92? Yeah, as the title says - how can I get printer marks in inkscape 0.92? Found this https://itstillworks.com/12597955/how-to-add-bleed-marks-to-inkscape
Yeah, as the title says - how can I get printer marks in inkscape 0.92?
Found this itstillworks.com/12597955/how-to-add-bleed-marks-to-inkscape which says:
Click the "Extensions" menu, hover over "Render" and select the "Printing Marks..." option to open the Printing Marks window.
Ensure the check boxes labeled "Crop Marks" and "Bleed Marks" are checked.
But I don't have such a menu in Inskscape 0.92, Ubuntu 14.04?
: Re: How do I make this signature look more high-quality? How can I make this image a higher quality? It looks like a low quality image right now and I can't seem to figure how to fix that.
Take a black ink pen that gives a lot of ink and write the signature several times on white paper.
Select the best signature and take a pic with your phone or digital camera, well lit, from within 1 foot.
Open it in photoshop and adjust levels or isolate color channels until you get one that looks very contrasty and crisp.
Use this to mask out the signature.
Save as your favorite file type.
: How do I make this signature look more high-quality? How can I make this image a higher quality? It looks like a low quality image right now and I can't seem to figure how to fix that.
How can I make this image a higher quality? It looks like a low quality image right now and I can't seem to figure how to fix that. I use Photoshop for my editing, but suggestions on other platforms would be appreciated too.
: Re: how to fill a shape with multiple colors Hey I recently started using Illustrator so still a newbie. I am trying to add 4 colors within the sunglasses as shown in Img1. At the moment I
If all the objects are vector, just select them all, go to pathfinder, click divide, then ungroup the objects, click on the areas you want to delete, and delete them
: Is there a simple way to change all TIFFs to JPGs in an Indesign document? I have created a zine using TIFF images. However, the images are way too big and making the file way too huge
I have created a zine using TIFF images. However, the images are way too big and making the file way too huge to share easily. I want to convert all the TIFFs to smaller JPGs. They are already placed in the document and there are a lot of them. Is there a way to automatically change each without placing the images again on the doc?
: Re: Does this home page design convey trust, calmness and professionalism? This is the new home page design for a shopify app development company. Please feel free to share your thoughts, I am here
I like it. Like others have said, your parameters are a bit vague, so it's difficult to be sure, but it is nicely composed and not cluttered, which gives a sense of calmness, and the CTA at the bottom using stats and real photography gives a sense of professionalism. I like the icons but they feel disjointed with the photo at the bottom.
: Why does my text overflow right away? Why am I getting the text overflow symbol, when there isn't any overflow? When I create a text box over a photo I have placed and just type in 1 letter
Why am I getting the text overflow symbol, when there isn't any overflow? When I create a text box over a photo I have placed and just type in 1 letter it immediately puts a text overflow symbol on the text box. If I move the box over to the side, the text flow symbol goes away.
: How can I bulk-change the color of text in InDesign? I’ve got a twenty-page document; each page has six text boxes on it with no other content. I want to change the text colour of all
I’ve got a twenty-page document; each page has six text boxes on it with no other content. I want to change the text colour of all text, including the text boxes.
Is there a simple way I can do this ?
I believe you can assign a class to text, a bit like CSS, so you can make changes like this in one go, but I have not done it for this file.
I’m running InDesign 2017 CC.
: Re: Name of printing on glass or plastic(packaging/container) with out clear label! I need help! What is the name of the printing? When it is printed directly on the plastic cosmetic packaging or
AS far as I know, it's called Pad printing or Tampography. It also can be screenprinted to a flexible surface as plastic film and then transfered to the shaped packaging.
: Re: How do I create new objects from existing nodes in Inkscape? I've been trying to edit an Inkscape diagram I've created; there's a segment I'd like to separate from the rest of the shape it
So what I did with an object with tons of nodes (traced bitmap) is:
Duplicate the Object (Ctrl+D)
Enter "Edit by paths" (Key F2)
Select a rectangular region of the nodes by holding the Shift Key and selecting with the mouse
Invert the selection of nodes using Alt+!
Press Del to remove the unwanted nodes.
If you don't manage to select all nodes in one rect, just keep holding the Shift key to add another rectangular selection of nodes to the already selected ones.
: Re: How to format a print booklet with fold out tabs on certain pages I am creating a sort of portfolio book for an interior design company. They requested the sections have fold out tabs on
Yes you can set it up yourself, by making the tabbed pages wider by a set length and drawing a guideline at the fold.
It's better and easier if you start with a template. Your printing service may have templates for folding page booklets.
There are many document booklet templates available online, someone even come in InDesign files.
: Re: Is it Possible to Redo After Save-Close Project ? Revert f12 not able -illustrator So i faced this problem just now , i added a Drop shadow to my Logo to see how it's gonna look and when
Undo and Redo are not available after closing and opening.
However, the drop shadow and any other effects can be removed or adjusted in the Appearances panel.
: Re: Adobe Illustrator Ardboard Color disappears, why? Somehow I managed to turn off the background color of my artboards in Illustrator, so I cant see any differences between the background of the
Go to Edit > Preferences > User Interface.
There you will find a slider to control the darkness of the area around your artboard:
: Positioning logo's of different sizes inside rectanlge I have a bunch of logos of different proportions that need to be positioned inside a rectangle. I can do this by hand so the layout is
I have a bunch of logos of different proportions that need to be positioned inside a rectangle. I can do this by hand so the layout is not as chaotic as it would be with a center/fit placement.
Is there any way to automate this layout?
Using Affinity Designer or Illustrator.
: Re: Should I focus on dimensions or proportions, when creating a logo? I am currently in the process of creating a logo for myself, within Photoshop. I know many may say that using Illustrator
Proportions are a key consideration in logo design and any design.
Favicons and other icons should be squarish. Squarish allows balanced integration into many layouts. Icon holders are square. If you don't fill the square there will be blank space. A favicon is very small without a lot of room to spare. That is why I recommend a square-ish shape for your logo.
The three uses you mention can all use a square-ish logo
A logo in a banner may be wider, or even tall and narrow. Remember proportion and shape convey meaning and affect balance.
Wide and flat shapes lend a feel of relaxed and heavy, static. Tall and narrow is more exciting and noticeable, but may feel tense or top heavy.
It's possible your logo needs to be much wider than it is tall. That won't make a good favicon.
Once you have your design you can produce versions at a few different dimensions. Basically the same design with increasing levels of detail. Dimensions, or final size, is more a technical consideration that does not come into play until its time to generate large or small images, at which point you may modify your original art to suit the dimensions, adding or subtracting detail.
: 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
Generally unless an engraving font fits the situation, the best way to do this is still to draw the bezier curve with the Pen Tool.
A method that might help is to offset the path of your outlined text (Object Menu > Path > Offset Path). By setting the offset distance to a negative value that is a little under half the weight of the character, you will get lines roughly through the center that can be used as guides. If the font characters vary in weight, you may want to do this a few times at various offset values.
: Re: RGB to CMYK with best results I'm currently designing a mockup for print but unfortunately the logo extends some colors that are only available in RGB. I was trying to convert a pretty agressive
When you send anything to print that is in the RGB color space, the printer driver will ultimately need to convert your document to CYMK to tell the printer how much Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, and Black ink to lay down on the page.
Therefore due to variances in how different printer models (and therefore drivers) make this conversion, it's impossible to know how colors will look once printed if the printer is given color information not in the CMYK space. For instance, a printer with only 4 colors might interpret a bright green in one way, but a printer with 6 or 8 colors might produce a much more different looking result. Some very high end printers night even have dedicated Red Green and Blue inks to mitigate this color space problem, and provide more color gamut when printing from RGB files.
With all of that in mind, when you convert from RGB to CMYK it's not uncommon to see a drop in brightness and vibrance of color as programs like Photoshop want to ensure more consistent results across different printers models due the more limited gamut of the CMYK color space. If color vibrancy is something you're interested in achieving, you should consult with your printer to determine how to best reproduce certain colors. Some printers also make use of the Pantone Matching System (PMS) to ensure correct color results. You can find Pantone swatches in both Photoshop and Illustrator that are designed for accurate color reproduction in the CMYK space.
: Re: Text Rendering Photoshop I just purchased this font and I seemed to notice it looks very different to one of the samples they provide. I did a side by side comparison of their sample and
Is your kerning set to Optical? If so, I would suggest setting it to 0 or Metrics.
Otherwise, I would probably have to increase the tracking until they look alike.
: Re: Illustrator CC 2018: How to create the gradient of the beam? I am trying to create the yellow gradient of the beam. So, far I have unsuccessfully tried it as So, I am thinking
Also note that the gradient in your source image will look different in CMYK than in RGB. If you intend to print the design, this won't matter. But deep indigo & fuchsia tones are more drab in CMYK. So if you are having trouble recreating the exact colors in the yellow gradient, this may be good to know.
You can change which color space you work in via File > Document Color Mode.
: Re: How to invert text color with respect to background in Illustrator? I'm trying to create an image having text of color half black and other half white. But how?
Set the Blend Mode of your text items to Difference in the Transparency palette. Change the text color to white. You'll probably notice the white doesn't change to black in the "white" space. That's because it's actually not white, but transparent instead (Ctrl+Shift+D makes this easy to see). If you add a white background behind the white text, it will change to black again.
This will work even if the text has been rasterized into an image.
EDIT: Sorry, I did not realize the above only works in an RGB Document. To do the same thing in a CMYK Document, it's a little different. Change the black background to white & Difference, then move it in front of the text.
: Re: Designing a cylinder cartridge Could someone help me with some ideas of how to design (Illustrator) something that is going to be stretched into a cylinder cartridge? For example a gas can,
Similar to garment manufacturing, you must figure out how your shape will translate to a flat, 2D design.
Your example above can be designed with a circle for the top and a rectangle for the side.
When it comes time to wrap the flat image to the 3D shape you will need more info from the manufacturer about how the label machine prints the graphics. In the above example it may accept a circle and a rectangle separately and apply them to the cartridge, or it may require a radial shape that has the side printing distorted out into a large flat circle.
So on your own you can make the file by figuring out how the shape will translate to 2D, or go to the printer and ask them what shape or template is used to achieve this.
To preview or demo your graphics applied to the 3D shape you can use Illustrator extrude to make the cartridge and then map your label graphic around it.
: What is the name of visual technic to draw line showing both velocity and accleration in 3d animation software In several animating software such as Blender, source film maker,etc. ... , they
In several animating software such as Blender, source film maker,etc. ... , they visual the position of an object over time by pulsating line. Does that visualization technic have a name?
In this link, you can see the line with gree dot that illustrate the movement. In source filmmaker, the green dot also glow one by one depend on the difference in timeline of the keyframe
: Kerning Problems in Illustrator. Other Letter Pairs Affected I've been having some issues kerning in Illustrator. When I position the text cursor between the pair of letters and kern that letter
I've been having some issues kerning in Illustrator.
When I position the text cursor between the pair of letters and kern that letter pair via option+ left arrow , other letters spacing further down the string are effected.
Here's another test tightening and then loosening the space between the "b" and "r". How come the "u" doesn't move?
: Enable an animation when a button is pressed down at any scroll position on Principe App? Say you scroll to a point on the screen, and you touch down on a button that's supposed to animate
Say you scroll to a point on the screen, and you touch down on a button that's supposed to animate new buttons up onto the screen. For example, on Tumblr if you long-press the reblog button on tumblr, your account icon pops up. You don't have to be at a specific point on the screen/feed in order to do this. I want to re-create this exact animation.
Is there a way to do this without knowing the user's exact scroll position? I'm able to accomplish the animation by determining the scroll position myself, but the animation in that case can only occur if the user touches down on the button at that specific scroll position. I want the user to be able to experience the animation when they press down on the button at any scroll position, and not have to predetermine the position in order for it work. I hope that makes sense.
: Is the kerning on my logo correct? I've been kerning this logo and I'd love input from those well versed on the subject. I'm particularly interested with the space around the "f", but also
I've been kerning this logo and I'd love input from those well versed on the subject.
I'm particularly interested with the space around the "f", but also appreciate any other kerning input or advice.
I've updated the logo kerning based on the advice given.
: Re: Extracting background from PDF with 100s of sublayers A colleague of mine sent me a design in .PDF format (first time seeing a design in such a format), Adobe Illustrator was able to recognize
A white background that won't go away sounds like a rastered image problem.
If you can select the paths you need you can copy them to a new file.
When you open the .pdf in illustrator can you select the white background? It may be that objects "above" it are blocking the selection. Try locking, moving or deleting other objects until you can select the white background and delete it.
Lock or hide the sub layers until you isolate the white background.
If after you've isolated the white background you find that is it attached to other objects and they can't be ungrouped, expanded or taken apart than those are rastered together and you've got to
trace them, divide and delete white background
recreate them new or
ask the person for a proper image file
.PDFs opened in illustrator are a mass of clipping masks, invisible rectangles are attached to many objects. If a small object has a large selection area you know it's attached to an invisible rectangle. Select each and every thing, right click and "release clipping mask", delete all the invisible rectangles.
: Re: Make a selection wider I have an object that is a rectangle which has a 20px wide border. I want to resize the rectangle, but to maintain its border width. If I select it and use Transform
If the border is a stroke than after resizing you can reapply the stroke value.
If the image is a vector path you can use Object>Transform>Scale and do not check the box "Scale stroke and effects", the border will stay the same width.
Or, if it is a vector path, you can take the white arrow tool and select all the points on the left half and slide them to the right, making the frame narrower and keeping border the same thickness.
If the frame is a fixed rastered image file like .jpg than you should copy half the frame, paste it in place, slide it away to make the frame bigger: