130 Answered Questions for the topic Graphic Design
Point vs Pixel: What is the difference?
What is the difference between points and pixels?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Difference between kerning vs letter spacing?
What is the difference between kerning vs. letter spacing?
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
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
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
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?
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