How do you handle client's browser zoom ?

I have a lot of images on a page, a gallery. I want the images to stay sharp, so I don't do any browser scaling, I use the original dimensions of the image. However, this works only when the... more

What should you ask the printer?

We get a lot of questions in regards to *what should my file spec be, what should I do with X and Y, how should I do my black* etc. etc. and a large majority of the time we suggest to ask the... more

How to fill half of a word with one colour and the other half with a different colour in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to recreate the text of a logo I have. It had black half way down the text and then yellow for the other half. How do I create text with a different colour on each half in Adobe Illustrator?

Free software to synchronize audio and video recorded at the same time?

So I just filmed something using two webcams and a separate audio recorder. This means I have 3 files, 2 video, 1 audio and they all need to be synced and then I need some sort of software which... more

What is good drawing posture?

Lately I've been noticing that I tend to draw while hunched over, with my face as close as possible to the page. I've been wondering if it's better to sit up straight, although when I do that, I... more

Drawing Area turned white?

The drawing area in illustrator turned white -- I do not mean the art board. How do I change it back to gray?

How can I trace an image (footage), from frame to frame, on a separate layer?

I want to trace over each frame in some footage, that is not drawing on the original layer of the footage. How can I achieve this in Adobe AE?I am sure I can do this in Photoshop, but is there a... more

04/10/19

Is it possible to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs in a hand drawing?

There are plenty tutorials online on how to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs from existing photos in Photoshop or similar software.However, I'm wondering if it is possible to draw a 3D image by hand on... more

Trying to realise my goal (a new way of thinking)?

I'm trying to find the fastest way, to draw on a high-end level. I am decent in Photoshop, but find myself using a lot of time with details and cleaning up my drawing.So I started to research and I... more

04/01/19

How do animators draw graphics at same place in each frame?

Take the example of older days when computer graphics didn't exist like Tom and jerry in 50s or hand drawn animation in Paper Flipbook in modern times .see... more

03/26/19

Is it necessary to be good at drawing, to develop good 3D digital design skills for modeling and animation?

I want to make 3D animation films. Not as hi-fi as Disney and Pixar of course, but as close to them as an indie animator can get. I'm good (not enviable, just plain good) at drawing things on paper... more

Adobe: saving vector outline?

If a vector object (from *Ai*, for instance) is pasted into *Ps* as `Path` (especially on a white background), one get a really nice B/W technical drawing type image, which is even still vector in... more

Any way to improve drawing with a mouse in Illustrator?

I was wondering if there's any way to make drawing with a mouse in Illustrator be much smoother, have more control and as much as possible much closer than having a pen input/tablet pen. Any tips,... more

03/18/19

Where to start?

I have a great desire to learn to draw, but I am not sure where to start. I mostly want to be able to draw whatever it is I imagine. What do you all think is the best way in which to learn how to... more

03/18/19

What skills are necessary and/or recommended to become a graphic designer?

I am planning to major in Graphic Design, but I am unsure if it is the right choice for me.I would like to know what skills I should know before starting to study it so I can get a head start.One... more

Is there anywhere I can sell my sketchbook drawings?

I'm 17 and a graphic/sketchbook artist. I have a DeviantArt account but not many people tend to buy from me there. My primary focus in drawing is mostly cartoon, anime, and gaming characters. I... more

How to stop or reduce graphite from reflecting light?

Drawings drawn with graphite shine a lot under even a little light. The paper needs to be held at certain angle for proper viewing. Anyway to reduce or stop this?

How to study anatomy as an artist?

I am painfully aware that nearly all my paintings and drawings seriously lack in terms of proper anatomy. The figures ofen look unnatural, twisted, deformed etc. More advanced colleagues told me I... more

03/15/19

Can you be a graphic design major but not have the ability to draw?

I have never really had the ability to draw, but I've also never taken a formal drawing class. I am interested in graphic design and doing advertisements. Do you need strong drawing skills to... more

03/15/19

Which kind of pencils should be used by a beginner for drawing?

I am curious what people would consider a basic / standard pencil type to have in their toolbox for pencil sketching.There are a ton of variants I see with different hardness/softness etc and I... 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?

Using Adobe Illustrator without "hand" drawing skills?

I work on Photoshop for over 4 years for web design and user interface purposes but I'm thinking of starting learning Illustrator because most of design jobs now require illustrator skills beside... more

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