Graphic Design Weekly Newsletter
Graphic Design Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white?

Can a 2-color logo be red, black and white? I'm thinking that maybe white doesn't count because it's the background color? Does a 1-color logo need to be literally black with a transparent ...

color print-design  
asked by Michelle S 9 votes
answered by go-meek 13 votes

As a graphic designer, should I use my personal name or create a business name/branding?

For a designer who begins doing freelance or start (or renaming) his/her own business, there's usually that critical decision that must be made: Should I use my own name or have a business name for ...

designers business client-relations branding marketing  
asked by go-meek 8 votes
answered by DA01 8 votes

Are portfolios overrated?

It seems like all my designer friends are focusing on their portfolios too much. They tell me, "my portfolio is the most important factor in getting hired, as it demonstrates my skill". So, they seem ...

portfolio job  
asked by alkar 6 votes
answered by Scott 9 votes

Fonts: screen vs paper

One thing I keep reading, especially in discussions about fonts for the Kindle, is that some fonts were designed for print but that nowadays designing fonts for onscreen use should be a consideration, ...

font-design  
asked by Alex 6 votes
answered by DA01 4 votes

The changes requested by the client look terrible, what can I put in my portfolio?

So for a while now I've been lerning web design / web development, done a few small projects for classes (I'm a student), read up on the subject, watched videos and so on. I'm now somewhat familiar ...

designers client-relations portfolio  
asked by Gin-San 3 votes
answered by binky 5 votes

How can I make the color white look as white as possible?

In designing websites and applications, I have noticed that when mixing colors with white, certain colors make white look more "greenish" or "purple-ish". This happens to a much greater degree when ...

color color-theory white  
asked by blurgoon 3 votes
answered by Rafael 2 votes

Photoshop: high pass filter or sharpening filter?

I was wondering, what is the difference between the high-pass filter and the unsharpen mask one? I am used to use the first to improve the quality of the image (to make it less dreamy and more ...

adobe-photoshop photoshop-effects image-quality  
asked by Rhei 3 votes
answered by ACEkin 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Illustrator equivalent to Photoshop's skew tool

In Photoshop the skew tool allows you to move each corner of the object being skewed independently. Is there an equivalent in Illustrator? Envelope distort seems overkill and harder to achieve the ...

adobe-illustrator transform skew  
asked by Tom R 5 votes
answered by Cadin 10 votes

What is the style of font called that is typically used in newspaper mastheads?

Does anyone know of a font suitable for the title of a newspaper? It is also the type that's used for the first letter of a chapter of a book (and is so calligraphic, you can't tell if it has serifs ...

font-identification style-identification font-face blackletter  
asked by tkbx 13 votes
answered by thomasrutter 22 votes

Can you answer these?

Can anyone copyright or trademark a punctuation or alphabetical symbol (grapheme) or only a font, typography or typeface which contains it?

I have this doubt after read about the registered (trademarked or copyrighted, I don't know exactly) SarcMark infamous symbol for mark sarcasm in texts. Anyone can register a symbol or the idea of ...

fonts typography graphics copyright glyphs  
asked by Fractalon 1 vote

Export multiple png from one illustrator artboard?

Another designer left me this AI file while everything is in one layer and in one art board. I have only exported assets on Photoshop with plugin before and I have no idea how to export individual ...

adobe-illustrator export app  
asked by dazedandconfused 1 vote

External Data Input PSCS6 with text changes

Basically Im a small time graphic designer trying to simplify some small tasks that will be constantly pop up. My objective is to automate Twitter banners where the user can input their Name 'Alias' ...

adobe-photoshop photoshop-scripting  
asked by CryptiK 1 vote
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