Which one of the multitude of Linux distros should someone who's never used Linux before give a go? [more inside]
posted by n3rt
on Aug 18, 2009 -
Where The New Comics At?
: In addition to my many other hats I may be getting a job reviewing new erotica/sexuality/explicit etc comics in the future. I'd get my pick of any comic/graphic novel to review as long as it includes some element or discussion of sex or sexuality or whatever. The problem is that I have no idea what the new releases are and I can't seem to find a centralized list of upcoming titles with enough description. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Is it still possible to get hold of Corel Draw 8 for Windows? Abandonware? [more inside]
posted by n3rt
on Aug 7, 2009 -
Digital graphics artists, hi! I have a painting in mind--a foliate head (aka 'green man') or rather several of them, embedded in foliage. I expect the final form will be in acrylic on masonite because I want it to be bigger than any monitor or color printer I'm ever likely to have. But I want to do most of the detail prep digitally, and it will involve 3D work because I plan to stare at and think about every single one of X hundreds of leaves, sized and rotated to fit in with its neighbors. So I'm fishing for recommendations about which of the free 3D packages I should plan on using. I know the learning curve will be pretty steep and I want to pick one program and stick to it. Free candidates I know of are SketchUp, Blender, and Bryce 5, but I'll consider anything. Does any one of these, or any other one you've used, stand out from the rest for doing complex-mesh organic forms like, um, leaves? If any of them make it easy (or anyway less hard) to texture flat(ish) objects on both surfaces, that's a big plus. Thanks very much! Oh, Windows or Linux. Got no Mac.
posted by jfuller
on Jul 8, 2009 -
What was the name of the website on which freelance graphic designers could publically upload their logos and banners to match a contractor's brief, on the condition that one of their designs must be purchased after an allotted time? [more inside]
posted by Black Spring
on Jun 22, 2009 -
Can you recommend any graphic novel / comic forums or groups that focus on more obscure, non Barnes and Noble titles? [more inside]
posted by sponge
on Jun 8, 2009 -
Large-format printing filter: Help me figure out a workflow for getting my very large photographs into a 60" x 90" Adobe Illustrator file. Difficulty: need the job done tonight! [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese
on May 28, 2009 -
My design is very similar to theirs but I hadn't seen theirs ahead of time. What trouble do I get into if I continue on and sale mine? [more inside]
posted by grablife365
on May 26, 2009 -
CertificationFilter: Help our web/graphic design team find appropriate certification's for our field. [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel
on Apr 24, 2009 -
I'd love to get tips/resources for 1) learning more about the Chinese language and culture for work travel, 2) doing graphic design for a Chinese audience and 3) learning more about working with Chinese writing (this was helpful, for example
*Bonus points if anyone can tell me if there are any Chinese typefaces I could access that have a particularly whimsical, fun, or child-like feel. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Apr 12, 2009 -
I've been put in charge of coming up with a consistent look for my print shop's promotions and signage--branding, I guess. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Apparently I'm a fan of graphic novels now, but I don't even know where to start. I love (LOVE!) Preacher
; I liked Watchmen
. What should I read next? [more inside]
posted by wonderyak
on Mar 12, 2009 -
Does anyone have software recommendations for making Venn diagrams? Especially complicated ones? [more inside]
posted by tnygard
on Mar 10, 2009 -
We want to upgrade from Adobe Creative suite 1 to at least CS 3 at our office. We use mostly Illustrator and Photoshop. But the upgrade seems to be more important for Illustrator than photoshop.
-It needs to be relatively cheap to get approved so I am wondering the following:
a) Would it make sense to just upgrade illustrator or would that cause compatibility issues with the older version of photoshop?
b) We need to upgrade on 4 machines? How many upgrades would we need to buy.
c) What are the benefits of CS 4 vs CS 3?
d) Sicne CS4 is out does that mean CS 3 is cheaper?
posted by ChloeMills
on Feb 16, 2009 -
I would like to read graphic artists' accounts of their work process, like Kazu Kibuishi's walk-through
of the making of Copper
. Discussions of favorite pens or art supplies or studio setup also very welcome. [more inside]
posted by Tufa
on Feb 8, 2009 -
I want to propose to my manager a system/software/configuration to dynamically graph data but I don't know what the technical terms are or what software can do this kind of thing. I need your advice. [more inside]
posted by kenzi23
on Jan 27, 2009 -
During the late '80s or early '90s, Epic Comics, an imprint of the Marvel Comics company, printed a graphic novel about schizophrenia thinly veiled as a ghost story. [more inside]
posted by fiTs
on Jan 24, 2009 -
I'm looking to create a dynamic graphical relationship infomap where different thought/idea "bubbles" connect to others via color or lines. Any software reccos?
posted by pmaxwell
on Nov 26, 2008 -
Just moved to new york and I need help finding a job in the Graphic Design world. Help me get my foot into the door. [more inside]
posted by ss448
on Nov 20, 2008 -
I am trying to find inspiration graphics for a piece I want to create. I know I have seen what I am looking for sometime in my life.
The piece I am creating is for a mythical toy that is a disc shaped flying object. I want to make it in the guise of a 1930's or 1940's advertisement.
A boys face in wonder
A splashy graphical font across the top
The disc "comin' at ya" with wind sweeps trailing back
All in bold primary colors.
I have scoured the web for some source material, but keep coming up empty handed. Any pointers would be appreciated.
posted by silsurf
on Oct 30, 2008 -
Multi part question: MOVING TO NY....what should the starting salary of an entry level Graphic Designer be? What are some Design Studios / Agencies I should be looking into? Details Inside. (I could also use some NYC advice...) [more inside]
posted by ss448
on Oct 10, 2008 -
My girlfriend and I just moved to Austin, Texas and she's looking for a job in graphic design. She needs advice, and I want to know how I can best help and support her in her job search. [more inside]
posted by malthas
on Aug 25, 2008 -
I'm looking for books and graphic novels that are meant to be read multiple times. [more inside]
posted by spec80
on Jul 25, 2008 -
I am looking for the best sights for vector border graphics as I am designing my wedding invitations. Anyone recommend some decent sights? When I googled I did not get many sights with much. Thanks for your time and consideration!
posted by snap_dragon
on Jul 3, 2008 -
I'm curious about companies like this one
that convert Photoshop files to working HTML/CSS. If you've had an experience with one (good or bad), I'd like to hear how it went.
posted by davebush
on Jul 2, 2008 -
CookingFilter: I need cookbooks or websites that have step by step visuals of recipes. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on May 27, 2008 -
Graphic design department question: How do they manage a lot of little projects where you work?
posted by andrewzipp
on Apr 3, 2008 -
What printer/printer output will please an art director? An artist is shopping for a new inkjet printer. It will be used to print graphics and photographs for submission to art directors, so she would like to know if there are industry standards or preferences for the output. [more inside]
posted by bbranden1
on Mar 29, 2008 -
Name that pattern! I've seen some really nice designs lately that feature a stylised floral pattern running in a repeating, seamless motif. [more inside]
posted by dantodd
on Feb 29, 2008 -
How do I build and promote a totally non-commercial web site to disseminate useful and creative tricks for fixing a number of supposedly incurable health problems?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Jan 12, 2008 -
Design filter. Help me layout a circular dial. Both InDesign and Illustrator are making this very tricky. Is there a plugin or other program that can help? HELP! [more inside]
posted by spakto
on Nov 19, 2007 -