167 Answered Questions for the topic Graphic Design
What is the difference between a well constructed and a poorly constructed font?
I'm speaking of both, fonts optimised for print, and fonts optimised for screens. Serif and sans-serif doesn't matter. Commercial or free — also doesn't matter.What matters is the quality of the... 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 are some good resource for programmers to design icons?
I'm a programmer and find myself needing to draw icons frequently. Does anyone have any good resources for both the tools and how to design icons?
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 hire a graphic designer?
I am developing the backend for a website. I always had the trouble of making an attractive design for my websites and have never hired any graphic designer yet. I have no logo nor web... 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
Is a graphical/original resume a good idea for a designer?
This is more a question about graphic design as a field than about methods.I am applying for web designer jobs out there, and have been wondering more and more about my resume. I have a quite... 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?
Tips and resources for beginning designers?
Thanks to the internet, graphic design and programming are becoming increasingly overlapping fields. As a programmer, I constantly find myself needing basic knowledge of Graphic Design, but have... more
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 batch watermark JPG files?
I have around 15,000 JPG files that need to be watermarked. Is there any way to process these images *en masse* and add a watermark?The images may be different sizes, I want the watermark placed in... 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