Graphic Design Weekly Newsletter
Graphic Design Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Designing book covers with stock images

I'm a freelance graphic artist. I'm designing book covers and the book covers require stock images. I want to get stock images legally and have a couple of questions. Do I need to buy the stock images …

book stock-images ebook  
asked by ranger designer 7 votes
answered by Scott 9 votes

Which colors should I use to indicate higher values in a graph?

Which color should I use to indicate higher intensity, frequency etc.? I mean, most of the the graphs I've seen use red to indicate high values (intensity, frequency, height) and purple to indicate …

color color-theory diagram  
asked by akinuri 5 votes
answered by DA01 7 votes

Critique: Tritium website design

In follow up to this question: Critique: Tritium software logo design. For reviewing the website code (performance, bugs, related user experience), please visit the sister question on Code Review. …

website-design critique identity  
asked by syb0rg 5 votes
answered by Argent 0 votes

What are some of the benefits of having a Mac vs a Windows PC in a design environment?

I work in a b2b business and everyone here is on Windows PCs. A co-worker is pushing to move the design department from Windows to Mac. I worked on a Mac about 15 years ago when I worked for an …

workflow mac windows apple  
asked by user3075987 5 votes
answered by Scott 14 votes

Easiest way to create vintage grane/corners/angles in Ai

I am looking for an easy way to create in Illustrator vintage style corners like on the picture provided. I have some technical ideas, but they are time consuming, there should be an easier way I …

adobe-illustrator illustrator-effects vintage  
asked by Ilan 5 votes
answered by Scott 5 votes

How to remake these lines that follow a circular shape?

How do I remake this image? I want to make the gray, green and blue part. It basically is a slightly altered rounded rectangle. I was wondering how to make it fit the curve of the circle perfectly. …

adobe-photoshop shapes  
asked by Zack Aronson 4 votes
answered by Cakey 4 votes

Fonts with ambiguous / similar characters

I'm looking for a font with deliberately ambiguous Latin characters. i.e. where symbols like O0, 8B, Il1, 5S, 2Z, 6b, 9g, are either identical or visually indistinct. Certain fonts like Arial have …

fonts font-recommendation  
asked by Terence Eden 4 votes
answered by Ryan 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What resolutions are standard for digital device wallpaper designs?

What seems to be the most popular resolution that wallpaper comes in for desktop wallpaper? I am a digital artist so I want people to download my wallpaper. What resolution should I offer it in to …

adobe-photoshop resolution  
asked by user4101 8 votes
answered by Johannes 10 votes

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 13 votes
answered by John 15 votes

Can you answer these?

Animated slides conversion into static PDF

For all of you, people who make ppt slides with animations like: Showing bullet points one by one Showing images one by one or zooming a plot Showing a border on an active element Internal …

pdf animation  
asked by Xirux Nefer 1 vote

How does one generate a palette similar to the ones in Google's material design?

Google's material design specifications have sets of colour palettes: Starting with a base primary colour, which they designate as "500", they then have a range of incremental steps of shade, …

color color-theory color-conversion  
asked by Dave M G 1 vote
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