130 Answered Questions for the topic Graphic Design

04/10/19

Point vs Pixel: What is the difference?

What is the difference between points and pixels?

04/10/19

What is the difference between a designer and an artist?

I've noticed that I often use the words **"artist"** and **"designer"** in the same context. It seems to me that every designer can be an artist, but not every artist is a designer. I wasn't sure... more

04/04/19

Batch export Photoshop layers to individual PNG files?

I am a web dev and competent in Fireworks, but not so much in Photoshop.I have just received a layered PSD file to turn into a web page. Can anyone tell me the easiest way to export all layers to... more

04/04/19

What is a histogram?

04/03/19

What kind of black should I use when designing for CMYK print?

My question is what kind of black should I use when printing. At the moment I use this black (split into CMYK): C:0% M:0% Y:0% K:100%It looks fine in InDesign or Illustrator but if I save a PDF... more

04/02/19

How to set the rotation point and use Transform Each in Illustrator?

I have a triangle I'm trying to rotate in Illustrator using the `Object->Transform->Transform Each` command, but I can't figure out how to set the rotation point like I can if I just use... more

04/02/19

Why use Fireworks for website design?

I've used Photoshop to design (more or less) every website I've made in the past 9 or 10 years. I hear people going on about Fireworks saying that it's excellent for web design and prototyping.When... more

03/27/19

Repeat client is suddenly demanding intellectual property rights!?

A fairly sizable client whom I've done a few jobs for over the past several years has recently contacted me for a new job. We have never had a contract for any of the work I've done for them (I'm a... more

03/27/19

Who first discovered CMYK?

It has been used for colour printing for many, many years, but who (and when) first discovered that a bright pink colour (magenta), a light blue (cyan), yellow and black can be mixed to create... more

03/27/19

Convert text to paragraph text in Illustrator?

Is there any quick way to convert text created at point (automatically resizable boundaries) to a area (paragraph) text (with fixed boundaries) in Illustrator CS3?

03/25/19

Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside?

I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects... more

03/19/19

How to vertically center text in a box in Illustrator CS5?

How do I vertically center text in a box in Illustrator CS5? I cannot find a way to do that; in InDesign, it's a click away!

03/19/19

How can I get illustrator to automatically clip the artboard to the vectorized objects size?

I just exported a shape from photoshop as a path and then filled it in illustrator. I now want to save the shape as an svg, or eps but I don't want to save all the excess whitespace around the... more

03/19/19

How to create a batch job, numbering images (writing text on them) from 1 to 100 in Photoshop?

Looking to create a 100 images that would have their appropriate numbers written on them.Since I`ll be most likely making changes to the template in the future I figured it would be better to... more

03/18/19

Why does my client want her company name confidential, when I post my work on design sites?

One of the clients I'm working with insists that my work with her **stays confidential,** she doesn't want her **company logo nor their** name to be shown on my designs when posted on Behance.**Is... more

03/18/19

What's the best way to animate an illustration for the web?

I have a couple of illustrations done in Illustrator and I am planing to animate it for a website that I am working on, I've heard of [Create.js](http://www.createjs.com/#!/CreateJS) toolkit with... more

03/18/19

What's the difference between RAW and JPEG?

03/15/19

How can I protect my job from a client publishing it elsewhere?

I am designing a brochure of 1,872 pages for a client. This client is asking me provide him with a copy of the job. I am 100% sure if I provide a copy this job is gone. He will print it elsewhere.... more

03/14/19

Difference between kerning vs letter spacing?

What is the difference between kerning vs. letter spacing?

03/14/19

How to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another?

Is there a way to copy layers from one Photoshop document to another? I was working on a project earlier on that required this but I didn't know how this could have been done. (Procedure not as... more

03/14/19

Turning off slices in Photoshop's "Save for Web & Devices" without deleting them?

I have a document set up with slices in Photoshop. If I want to export the whole PSD as one large JPG and no other files, can I do it? I don't see any option to select combine all the slices into... more

03/13/19

How to modify the corner radius on rounded rectangle in Illustrator?

I always ended up just creating a new rounded rectangle if the existing one don't work. Is there a way to modify the corner radius without having to create a new shape?I know I can modify the... more

03/13/19

Must one have a knowledge of fine art to be a Graphic Designer? Should all Graphic Designers know how to draw?

Is it true that **nice design comes with a nice drawing?**Do designers have to know how to draw to be a good designer or not?

03/13/19

What's the difference between saving a vector as .AI and saving as .EPS?

Is there any benefit to saving as an `.ai` file? I know that `.eps` files can be opened in many programs, but `.ai` files, I think, would only be opened in Illustrator. Should I bother saving in an... more

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