143 Answered Questions for the topic Graphic Design
How can I make a successful career change, start, or transformation during these challenging times?
I'm asking this question to showcase what many are feeling at this time. The times are challenging but I have successfully managed career change over the last 30yrs. I can help and feel for you... more
Are you looking to start a career in web development?
Graphic Design Tax Accounting
What is 'fiscal personality'?
i have to answer a question for a school discussion board and the questiion is What is the tax personality of the graphic designer, when carrying out a project?
How did Bauhaus influence 20th century design? Include 3 specifics in your response.
Throughout the 20th century, design was often closely linked to the major social and political movements and cultural shifts. Please write an essay that examines 2 specific instances of this.
Throughout the 20th century, design was often closely linked to the major social and political movements and cultural shifts. Please write an essay that examines 2 specific instances of this.... more
Following World War II, the most influential center of design shifted from Europe to America. Please write an essay that summarizes American design during this period.
Following World War II, the most influential center of design shifted from Europe to America. Please write an essay that summarizes American design during this period. Use the following prompts to... more
Graphic Design Geometry
Creating the New Logo
RidanCo has decided to use a 12-pointed star that is 100 units tall as its new logo. Using the Spider Tool, create a drawing of the new logo below.7. Use the Spider Tool located on page 1 of this... more
How are Serif and Sans-serif fonts different, and when should one use one over the other?
What is the difference between these fonts, and what are some typical examples of why one might be used over another?
Getting rid of Whitespace in Inkscape?
Is there a way in Inkscape to set the boundaries of the svg file the way they would be set if you export as a bitmap?I want that there's no whitespace above, beneath, right or left of the object... more
GIMP: Trying to move selected text layer but moves background layer?
I have a background overlay on which I have three text layers on top. Now I want to move these text layers around on the overlay, but I can't get it to work.As soon as I click inside the text layer... more
Graphic Design Color
How can I get the closest color word for a hex color?
Say I have a color like #7B0D40. Are there any tools out there to output the nearest human-understandable word for that color? (Like #7B0D40 ~= Magenta?) I know there's ways to search the words... more
How do I embed Google Web Fonts into an SVG?
I'm writing an article on my site about the advantages of new web technologies, among others HTML5, CSS3 and SVGs, one of the advantages of the latter being the ability to select text in what is... more
How can I determine how much bleed to use?
I'm starting to do designs meant for printing, but I'm fairly new to this medium so I don't really understand how bleed works and how much bleed should I specify for:- Business cards- Large format... more
How can graphic designers contribute to Open Source projects?
I want to participate in Open Source projects, but I cannot code (that well. Or.. at all). I would love to contribute to GitHub projects, but as a designer I'm not sure what's the best way to do... more
How can you export an Inkscape SVG file to a PDF and maintain the integrity of the image?
I've been having a devil of a time getting Inkscape to export PDFs cleanly and there don't seem to be very many answers out there on all the various wikis and tutorials. In particular,... more
How can I automatically determine fonts used in an image or PDF?
How is it possible to determine the fonts used by text in PDF and TIFF files?
How do I change a single layer to grayscale in Photoshop CS4?
I know you can have the whole image turn grayscale: *Image* → *Mode* → *Grayscale*What if I only want to make specific layers grayscale? There's gotta be an easier way than pulling out the layers... more
How can I describe the font I am looking for or looking at?
I have no experience regarding Graphic Design, so this is kind of a intro question.If I have a font I'd like to identify, but cannot describe the details/semantics of it, how would I explain it?... more
How can I duplicate smart objects and make them separate in Photoshop CS6?
In **Photoshop** I can copy and paste Illustrator paths as a **smart object**, and then double click this smart object to edit it in **Illustrator**.When I duplicate this smart object (say to... more
Graphic Design Adobe Photoshop
How do I apply anti-aliasing to the edges of a layer?
How do I apply anti-aliasing to the edges of a layer?I have a layer that has rough edges. I want to apply anti-aliasing to it so it blends well against the background. What is the best way to do... more
How can I force a guide to snap pixels whilst being dragged?
When I drag my mouse through a ruler to create a new guide, I want this guide to move pixel by pixel so that when I leave it, it will have snapped to a side of a pixel instead of staying in the... more
How can I export an image from Illustrator image at multiple sizes?
I am new to Adobe Illustrator and I have a logo image which I need to use in 5 or 6 different sizes. The logo image was created in Adobe Illustrator, but when I try to save the image to PNG or JPEG... more
How do I change the colour of a shape in Photoshop after I've drawn it?
For some reason it seems impossible to change the colour of a rectangle I've drawn in Photoshop after I've drawn it. I can change the colour of a new one that I want to draw but once it's drawn... more