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Top new questions this week:

How can the "dress" optical illusion be accurately reproduced on other images?

By now pretty sure the entire world is familiar with the "dress" optical illusion as it will one day be known. My question is how can this illusion be reproduced on other images? For those living in ...

color-theory perception optical-illusion  
asked by Ryan 19 votes
answered by Scott 21 votes

What do you call this type of top down, not really 3D, perspective?

It's not isometric, it's not one point, maybe top down? I want to Google it and don't know how. Thanks

illustration perspective  
asked by Manuel Paulo 19 votes
answered by Zach Saucier 36 votes

Is it possible to "invert" an SVG file? Not the colours, but the actual areas/paths?

I have an SVG file, and I want to create the opposite of it. It's a monochrome icon, and I want a version where the logo is transparent and the rest of the rectangle is filled paths. In theory it ...

inkscape svg  
asked by Codemonkey 12 votes
answered by Sean Madsen 21 votes

Why are fonts more expensive when used in games?

I'm a video game developer who loves fonts. I noticed that fonts are often more expensive when they are bought to be used in games. For example, a font called Daft Brush on HypeForType is sold for ...

games font-licensing buying  
asked by lvictorino 11 votes
answered by joojaa 14 votes

What generic icon could be used to symbolize a brand (McDonalds, Apple, etc..)?

I need to use an icon in a web application that will represent "Brand" as an object. The "Brand" could be "McDonalds", "Apple", "BMW" or any other company/brand. What generic icon would represent ...

logo icon illustration  
asked by user3449608 7 votes
answered by user568458 8 votes

Is it okay to use Font Awesome's social media icons?

Font-Awesome provides logos for social media brands like facebook. According to Facebooks brand guidelines using those seem to not be allowed: [Don't] Use any icons, images or trademarks to ...

asked by Alex 5 votes
answered by Vincent 4 votes

How to tell my boss his webdesign attempts are bad/hopeless?

I'm a web dev. My boss is an outdated physical media designer. We're working together on a relatively huge food delivery web system. He just keep coming with these poor and ugly layout ideas. Clearly ...

website-design workflow business  
asked by Sarchophagi 4 votes
answered by Gin-San 19 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Replacing whiteness with transparency in CS6

I want to replace the whiteness in pixels with transparency in the same way as described in this question - i.e. for lighter pixels to be made proportionally as transparent. All solutions found via ...

adobe-photoshop cs6 transparency background background-removal  
asked by geotheory 32 votes
answered by John 41 votes

Flip type when its on a path, AI CS5

I'm putting some type on a path, a circle; but when I do it, the type is upside down. How can I flip it so it reads the right way up? See image below:

adobe-illustrator cs5 typesetting  
asked by sam 11 votes
answered by Martie 10 votes

Can you answer this?

Tapering spiral text - tried text on path, art brush, and envelope distort

Using Illustrator CC 2014: I'm trying to create a spiraled text in which the text size decreases as it spirals inward. I've tried putting the text on a path created using the spiral tool and ...

text path illustrator-scripting font-size  
asked by natep 1 vote
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