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Designing reports graphica that can be printed b/w or photcopied

Is there an online tool, or function in Word, to see what a design would look like when printed in black and white, or how it might turn out when photocopied? [more inside]
posted by troytroy on Apr 19, 2014 - 9 answers

Need examples of textual graphics

Please suggest book covers (or others) I can look at that are extremely text-heavy images. [more inside]
posted by bq on Oct 10, 2012 - 22 answers

Can largescale 3D projections be diy?

Can anyone explain to me how 3D Projection Mapping is created and eventually executed? [more inside]
posted by poolsidemuse on Jun 4, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I make a similar graphic?

How can I make a budget/financial graphic like this for a non-profit? It would be incredibly useful for fundraising and board meetings. [more inside]
posted by beisny on Mar 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Who can two art/design types move from the UK to the USA and find work?

Why is it so hard for UK citizens to move and work in the USA? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Feb 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Learning how to create graphics

Learning to create realistic UI graphics/icons [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Feb 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for online tools for making nice data visualizations.

Are there online resources that will let an amateur make slick, professional infographics, graphs, charts or images+text? Or communities of designers that do quick, topical visualization challenges? Further details inside. [more inside]
posted by HE Amb. T. S. L. DuVal on Nov 8, 2011 - 2 answers

Why is my blue createspace cover printing purple?

I am attempting to publish a book using createspace.com Any idea why my Blue cover is printing as light purple? [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin on Oct 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Need help with a small website design challenge

I'm building a simple website for a "PumpkinFest" event that my son's school is running this fall. I'm OK with the HTML, but I'm looking for some help creating a background graphic. I'm not sure how to find a designer/Photoshop expert for help with this small project. [more inside]
posted by stuehler on Sep 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Latitude vs. pongitude

How does a design worker suss out how much creative latitude they've got while working? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Aug 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Hold on, let me open that file... just one minute here...

I the hive can help me find a program that will allow me to instantly switch my desktop to any number of current setups that includes programs and files. I’m not quite sure how to boil it down to the simplest terms for searching. [more inside]
posted by studentbaker on Jul 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Tutorial for using old airline ad layouts when designing icons?

Years ago, I read a wonderful tutorial someone posted on livejournal explaining how to use and modify old [airline, I think] ad layouts when designing icons. I vaguely remember a few samples with the basic shapes and layouts pulled from them, side by side. I can't seem to find it again. Can anyone help me find it? [more inside]
posted by Eshkol on Mar 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Please help me remember a website containing digitized old illustrations and woodcuts.

Please help me find an online collection of old woodcuts and other decorative elements available as vector drawings. I've lost my bookmark to it. Example images inside. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 26, 2009 - 4 answers

How graphic is too graphic?

I'm back on the job market and considering applying to a few graphic design firms, help me decide how fancy to make my resume. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Sep 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Need Illustrator reference recommendations

I can competently use Illustrator CS3 and do so daily for my job but want to increase my knowledge base and skills. [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Jul 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Why in modern video games are all the enemies still clones?

Why, in video games, am I moving through an endless variety of environments but killing the same enemies over and over? [more inside]
posted by straight on Jun 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Good Graphic Design Porfolio Services/Sites

What are some good online graphic design portolio services? Free is great but I don't mind paying for some quality either. I'm a broadcast designer so I have a lot of motion graphics to show. Thanks!
posted by Tim McDonough on Feb 17, 2009 - 2 answers

How can I quickly learn basic 3-D modeling?

I need to learn some basic 3-D modeling this weekend. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by relucent on Feb 13, 2009 - 9 answers

How do I get the most out of my Wacom?

Help me get the most out of my new Wacom tablet. [more inside]
posted by bristolcat on Feb 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Character design programs like in Rock Band?

My favorite part of Rock Band is creating different characters and choosing crazy outfits, face paint, and tattoos. Are there any games that have very detailed character creation? How about any that focus solely on the character creation? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Jan 19, 2009 - 27 answers

Profiting from the Feed Icon ?

Profiting from the Feed Icon ? [more inside]
posted by querty on Jan 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Help a wannabe graphics designer make a logo

What are some good resources for designing a logo for my company? [more inside]
posted by coachjerry on Dec 26, 2008 - 13 answers

Do's and don'ts of graphic design

Advice on how to be a successful graphic designer. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Aug 9, 2008 - 15 answers

Desperately seeking inspiration

I'm in a rut. I need information graphic inspiration. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on May 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Automatic creation of images displaying sequential numbers

How do I automatically create a series of images of sequential numbers? ( 01.jpg shows the number '1', 02.jpg the number '2', etc) [more inside]
posted by Grensgeval on Apr 30, 2008 - 5 answers

out of the blue, into the black

When I build a spot gradient in Indesign or Illustrator I'm not getting exactly what I want. What I want: a very dark blue (say, PMS 2756) to black - with the blue getting darker and darker toward black. What I get on screen and on proof: the blue becoming a lighter gray, then the gray darkening toward black. I assume the solution rests in using a blue > nothing gradient in a layer above a blue > black and messing with overprinting / transparency but I'm unsure how to proceed. Any advice?
posted by luriete on Mar 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Getting started in graphic design

Where does one find images for graphic design? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Feb 25, 2008 - 32 answers

Seal of Chicago... Where Are Thou?

I'm looking for a high resolution version of the City of Chicago Seal -- as seen here on the wikipedia page. I need this for a printed flyer I'm designing. Scouring the web hasn't turned up anything larger than 2 or 300 hundred pixels squared.
posted by steinwald on Feb 10, 2008 - 5 answers

Reinventing My Cortex

DesignFilter. Help me poke and prod my nondesigner's mind to consider new ways to present that hackneyed standby of the elementary school social studies textbook, the timeline. Too much information inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on May 2, 2007 - 12 answers

How to make pretty economics-style graphs

What software can I use to make pretty microeconomics-style graphs? [more inside]
posted by grimmelm on Apr 12, 2007 - 10 answers

Game design software advice needed

Help me help my students design video games. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on Jan 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Are there good vector graphic libraries for Macromedia Flash ?

Where can I find a good vector graphic library for Flash ? [more inside]
posted by vincentm on Oct 24, 2006 - 2 answers

Wall Graphics

Converting an image to a simple dot-matrix pattern? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Oct 15, 2006 - 15 answers

Opening CAD without CAD

Does anyone know any good freeware that will allow me to open and/or preview CAD (specifically .dwg codec) files? [more inside]
posted by j.p. Hung on Mar 20, 2006 - 6 answers

How to make an icon for a web page?

How do I create a little icon for the tab of a web page? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 19, 2006 - 7 answers

May I ever use a stock graphic in a logo?

Clients want me to use stock graphics in their logos. May I do so, if I warn them that the resulting logo may not be trademarkable? [more inside]
posted by lemuria on Mar 4, 2006 - 7 answers

squid me

I really like squidfingers' background patterns. Anyone know of other sites offering graphics with a similar aesthetic, or that are also awesome?
posted by ITheCosmos on Jun 11, 2005 - 8 answers

plastic label wraps

Product packaging designers: Can you tell me the name of the process in which plastic labels are heat shrunk to conform to the shape of containers like this... [more inside]
posted by sharksandwich on Apr 10, 2005 - 2 answers

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