PS240: Boom! Thwak! War and Comics. I teach in the political science department at a small liberal arts college, and I'm fortunate to have quite a bit of flexibility in new course design. For 2010-2011, I'm putting together a new course on war and comics/graphic novels. Awesome, right? I know. But what else goes on the syllabus? [more inside]
Wouldn't being hired as a graphic artist (graphic designer/in-house desktop publisher) mean that my work involves some form of artistry? [more inside]
I have a picture I want to modify in photoshop, and I'm sure there are relevant tutorials out there on the web, but I don't know how to describe what I want to do to it. Basically, I'd like to give it the illusion of depth -- make the back wall seem further away, and give it more of a sense of perspective, so you get more of a feeling of looking into a room, and less like you're looking at a flattened image of a room. Is there a term for that? [more inside]
What are the essential books on the topic of the objective qualities of effective graphic design? [more inside]
[Fontfilter] Short and sweet question for you, fontaholics...what font is used in The Logo Factory logo found here? [more inside]
I saw a graphic novel in a store today - the sequel to an earlier work, about a female high school student's adolescence, and written by a woman. Any ideas on what it could have been? [more inside]
How would I go about creating a much larger version of this image so I could print and frame it?
The A-B-C's of corporate collateral writing: I'm a graphic designer. How do I communicate to my client that willy-nilly editing procedures, and last minute proof-stage rewrites inevitably makes projects run to the last minute? Is there a "standard" procedure for writing/editing? [more inside]
What is the best way of creating a moving graphic timeline in a video presentation? [more inside]
Whats that site? Freelance logo and website design by a community. [more inside]
I've nearly finished my degree. Help me work out my future. [more inside]
Okay, I'm designing a web application with a minimalist look-and-feel. I want a simple, clean, cute logo, and a simple, clean, cute front page. What's a ball-park figure as to what this may cost? [more inside]
I am trying to create a professional looking logo for a Web site. I am using GIMP but finding I am very limited in terms of what I can do with it. Is there a software package that I should be using that will allow me to create a good looking logo/header image? I understand Photoshop is the best however, it's really expensive (700.00). Are there any software alternatives or do I just have to pony up for Photoshop? By the way, I have a PC.
Which one of the multitude of Linux distros should someone who's never used Linux before give a go? [more inside]
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]
Is it still possible to get hold of Corel Draw 8 for Windows? Abandonware? [more inside]
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.
WebDesignFilter: Why is Firefox resizing my images? [more inside]
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]
Can you recommend any graphic novel / comic forums or groups that focus on more obscure, non Barnes and Noble titles? [more inside]
What's the best camera for a cash-poor graphic designer? [more inside]
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]
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]
Is there such a thing as a graphic equalizer for images? Can I obtain it? [more inside]
CertificationFilter: Help our web/graphic design team find appropriate certification's for our field.
CertificationFilter: Help our web/graphic design team find appropriate certification's for our field. [more inside]
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).* Thoughts? *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]
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]
Looking for recommendations of printers... more details inside. [more inside]
What's the current state of QuickTime VR editing software on OSX? [more inside]
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]
Does anyone have software recommendations for making Venn diagrams? Especially complicated ones? [more inside]
Recommend any good Wonder Woman graphic novels/storylines? [more inside]
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?
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]
I think i've peaked as a designer, help me find my next step. [more inside]
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]
How can I be a successful designer without working in advertising? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
What icon represents 'Graphic Design?' [more inside]
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. Henry
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]
How do you freelance graphic designers find work? [more inside]
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]
Disturbing, graphic Western movie/ TV show from childhood... [more inside]
I'm looking for books and graphic novels that are meant to be read multiple times. [more inside]
Please help me find some old logos that incorporated some kind of a globe! [more inside]
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!
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.