167 Answered Questions for the topic Graphic Design
How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?
I have a folder full of videos that I want to convert to an animated gifs. ffmpeg/avconv does a bad job of doing it directly, so I instead convert the video to a gif by first outputting each frame... more
How to change the font style of all text layers in a single PSD file?
My client has a change of heart and wanted to go from Roboto to Helvetica Neue. Is there a way to change the font style of all text layers automatically instead of the painful way one layer at a... more
What's the pixel dimensions of a presentation slide for Open Office / Libre Office Impress?
What's the dimensions of a presentation slide in pixels? I'm having a hard time trying to get it right. I keep guessing and checking and it's taking too long. I googled some results and they're a... more
Can you re-number the order of artboards in Illustrator CS4?
I use illustrator with multiple artboards to design website layouts. Often I start at the beginning (what I think is the beginning at the time) and get 15 pages deep. Then I realize that I need to... more
Charging an Intellectual Property transfer fee for design work?
So, you've finished a design job (eg. a logo design) and the client asks for your IP surrounding the logo, eg copyright, original artwork files, notes, sketches, all of that stuff that went into... more
Are "web-safe" colors still important?
Years ago, it was always strongly recommended that web designers should only use web-safe colors. Have studies been done to see if this is still the case? If so, what's the answer?Does anyone know... more
Before computers, how did cartographers draw roads with perfectly parallel sides?
If you're drawing a road on a map, and that road happens to be straight, it's easy to draw its two sides parallel: you just move the ruler. But most roads twist and turn, and drawing their sides... more
Are graphics tablets worth it?
I've always felt curious about graphics tablets, but I've never even used one. Most people I know either give up or love them. I'm not a big illustrator myself, but I do the occasional doodle and... more
Are Macs preferable to PCs for handling graphics software?
Excuse me for being totally uninformed, but it usually seems like creative types of people i.e. graphics designers prefer Macs over PCs for accomplishing their tasks. I was wondering, why is this?... more
Alternative for Sketch on Windows?
I recently came across a tool called "Sketch", which is great for designing apps and other responsive layouts, and has great resources as well. For now, it's only available for Mac though. What... more
Any way to use an Android tablet as a cheap touch-screen (display + pointer-input-device) for Photoshop?
Is there a way (a hack; a commercial app; etc...) which enables me to use any of the available <300$ tablets as a pen-input device to my PC? And specifically in Photoshop?Wacom's offerings are... more
Alternative to Adobe Illustrator?
Can you recommend a good alternative to Adobe Illustrator? I am learning vector based graphic design, but I am not ready to make such a large investment as to purchase a copy of Adobe Illustrator.... more
How to protect against third-party claims when using free stock images?
Today's royalty-free Stock image sites are relatively open, meaning that theoretically, anybody can submit any kind of content, including copyright-protected content created by others.It's even... more
How can I visibly alter an image while maintaining the same classification result?
Write a program to implement the DBSCAN algorithm using python. Graphically visualise the cluster outputs with each cluster points given in different colours.
The input will be a chameleon data set. And also check the quality measure using Homogenity and seperation
Graphic Design Font Recommendation
Font where O is very distinct from zero?
I'm working on a project that has a a convoluted acronym with an O in it. In addition to being difficult to remember, it's very easy to mistake the O for a zero since it's not a word and it already... more
Graphic Design Font Size
What does the size of the font translate to exactly?
I have a 40 pixel font that I'm trying to translate into custom images. I'm trying to match the size of the image exactly, but I'm having some problems getting exactly the right size. Basically,... more
Is there any open-source alternative to Fontlab out there?
I used to work with Fontlab Studio to design and compile my fonts. Years have passed and my former Fontlab install vanished into the voids of a crashing harddisk.Now that I'm gaining interest in... more
How do I make screenshots look good when printed in CMYK?
When printing screenshots alongside black text, black areas of the screenshot look a <del>washed out</del> *"muddy dark grey"* and *"washed out"*. What causes this and can I improve the... more
What are standard ratios for typography on the web?
In laying out a web design, I often try to make sure that my typography is proportional and consistent. However, I haven't been able to find any definitive articles or resources on what ratios and... more