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What do I search to find a photoshop specialist who makes fake things?

So I got the go ahead from work to hire a photoshop artist to mock up some fake stuff for a presentations. Imagine for our purposes it's essentially for scenes for fake TV shows from the 70s. So I went to look on ELANCE and...well I have no idea what I'm looking for here. How would I search for such a person? Is there a term or series of terms for someone who specializes in speculative photoshop/graphic mockups? IS this a thing? Or is this a case of post the job and see what comes back?
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 21, 2014 - 8 answers

Is there something like the Studio App but for desktop/online?

I need to make some signs and hang tags for products and I'd like some more modern looking templates as a jumping off point because I am not talented enough to start from scratch on my own. [more inside]
posted by magnetsphere on Jul 2, 2014 - 2 answers

What application to design a simple restaurant menu?

I'm designing a menu for a restaurant, with around 60 items. [more inside]
posted by klinefelter on Jul 1, 2014 - 20 answers

Help me name my business?

I'd appreciate help naming a small graphic design firm whose work is grounded in natural beauty. Extra points for help with a tagline based on the view that nature is the touchstone of all art. Brainstorming so far has yielded: "Second Nature Arts" and "Inner Nature Designs." I'm getting stuck because I don't want to use the word, "nature" twice: in both the name and the tagline. Any other words evoke natural beauty for you?
posted by R2WeTwo on Jun 21, 2014 - 15 answers

Font help?

I'm at a loss - here is a rough sketch that I want to create in Photoshop but I just can't decide on a lovely font to use? My inspiration came from these images, here, and here. I know those were handlettered but font lovers, what do you recommend? We will be using Cinzel Regular as the primary font on the wedding invitations.
posted by xicana63 on Jun 16, 2014 - 9 answers

How to manage a graphic designer?

I work with an agency that has multiple clients, projects, and account managers, but only one, remote graphic designer. It has fallen on me to manage all graphic design needs for all accounts, and communicate these needs to the designer. Is there software, a template, or any other service that would helps manage this? (I know there are various project management apps/platforms, but is there one better suited to graphic design?) I'll need to track assorted, shifting deadlines for projects that each have their own styles and assets. All tips appreciated!
posted by Unsomnambulist on May 15, 2014 - 13 answers

Choosing a path in the Graphic/Interactive Design industry.

I'm a graduating graphic design student with two job offers in the field of interaction design following graduation. One is extremely well paid with great perks in the tech industry, and the other more traditional studio setting, only three-months long (to start) with lower pay but with more interesting work. Help? [more inside]
posted by drd on Apr 21, 2014 - 13 answers

Labelis Totallis - graphic design for a complete newbie

I would like to make some candles, lip balms, soaps etc with wizard themed labels for an upcoming Harry Potter themed party. Then, if it works out ok, I was hoping to expand and maybe start a small etsy shop. But I don't know where to start with the labels. [more inside]
posted by Youremyworld on Apr 8, 2014 - 3 answers

Design for Print Questions

Graphic (print) designers/printers/small press people/publishing folk/or anyone experienced with graphic printing, Can you answer a slew of questions about the Creative Suite program, color management, pre-flight, and the like? I'm moving into print for design work, specifically for commercial publishers, and I've been doing hard-core study of Creative Suite and pre-production for the last several months, but niggling questions remain. Can you help? It would be such a relief to get answers from real people rather than books, videos, Websites, and my own darned inferences.... Quite a few snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Apr 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Photos that have been drawn on?

Can you share with me photos that have been drawn on? Samples after the jump - [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Mar 20, 2014 - 8 answers

Job title for CEOs right-hand man

Please help come up with a job title for a new position. This is a small company (~25) focused on marketing and associated software development. The person in this position is tasked with working directly with the CEO to extract his visions of new ideas, then creating mock-ups or final graphic designs as needed. [more inside]
posted by Diddly on Mar 3, 2014 - 15 answers

Graphic/web design education for a returning student

I'm evaluating several options for obtaining graphic/web design training and would love to get the opinions of those in the trade (pretty similar to this past question, but a bit more specific). In a perfect world I would love to get a (second) BA, but that's probably completely insane financially. [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Feb 8, 2014 - 5 answers

Typophiles: What's the Hominis Font Like?

I really like the font titled Hominis. I'd love to know what historical era the style belongs to--Victorian?--as well as what typeface it might have been modeled after, if it doesn't seem original. (I attempted to contact the designer, but was unsuccessful.) Thanks in advance.
posted by whitebird on Jan 7, 2014 - 7 answers

In Search Of Post Time

I'm looking for an amazing 2014 wall calendar. [more inside]
posted by casarkos on Jan 3, 2014 - 8 answers

Looking for MacBook keyboard outline template

I'm searching for a size-accurate outline image of a unibody MacBook keyboard (basically an accurate diagram/wireframe). For this outline file, any format will work, although Vector (.ai, .svg, etc.) would be ideal. I've tried googling but the results tend to be photorealistic images with broad outlines, shadows, etc. I'm looking for a technical drawing like a blueprint. The goal is to make custom keyboard covers with multiple languages by die-cutting and laminating paper; these would be one piece, hence the need for precision. I'm thinking there must be an diagram of MBP keyboards one on the web somewhere... Any advice on where to find one would be highly appreciated. (As far as I know, the keyboard layout is the same for all models except the 11 inch/Air.) Thanks in advance.
posted by landonmoon on Dec 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for a particular memetic image

Vague identification question: I remember seeing a meme/joke about graphic design that was an image with text on it to the effect of asking the reader to hire the creator or use the creator's design. It included the phrase "I did everything right". Does anyone remember this and know where I can find it?
posted by capricorn on Sep 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Tall Skinny Font Seeks Perfect Mate...

Let's get this out of the way: I really know nothing about graphic design or fonts. I have a blog, and my blog title is in Strangelove Next Narrow font. The blog is about a pretty lighthearted subject matter, and the title uses multiple bright colors for the letters and looks pretty playful. (I don't want to link it, so you'll have to take my word for it. It's fun.) I want to add a tagline near the blog title in my header, and I'm stumped as to what font I should use...help? [more inside]
posted by Bella Sebastian on Sep 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Client wants to finalize a logo design on their end - how do I handle?

I run a freelance design business and I've been working with a small, 3-person finance company on their logo. I delivered the last contracted round of revisions yesterday and the client has more changes, but rather than paying for a few more hours, they are requesting to make changes on their end, even though they are not designers or even in a creative field. How to manage this stickiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2013 - 17 answers

ambidextrous mouse for graphic designer

I would like to purchase a high quality ambidextrous mouse for my wife to use with her 13" MBP. She will mostly be using it for graphic design (Adobe cs6, etc). [more inside]
posted by LizardOfDoom on Jul 1, 2013 - 12 answers

Help with project? Please list fictional cities !

For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on May 18, 2013 - 47 answers

Can you determine my worth?

I work as a graphic designer/layout/print production person, and this particular job classification has always been a problem at my company— they are deliberately comparing those of us with this position to other job titles with a lower pay scale. Can you help me determine an appropriate wage comparison? [more inside]
posted by Eicats on May 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Hacks for Graphic Designers

I need some hacks to help me try to decrease the amount of time it takes to complete a graphic design project. [more inside]
posted by oceanview on May 15, 2013 - 20 answers

Graphic designer desperately needs a better job!

Somebody I am very close to is a senior designer at a graphic design firm in Southern CA. She has been there many years. She is ridiculously overworked and underappreciated, and while she has achieved some authority in the company she has also hit the glass ceiling pretty hard and she is dealing with some covert but undeniable workplace sexism. She desperately wants to quit and work someplace else, but for a million special snowflakey reasons, it is very difficult to make that happen. Help? [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on May 11, 2013 - 12 answers

How to Create a User-Friendly InDesign Template - Best Practices

I need to create a user-friendly InDesign template for a client that they can re-use and customize slightly over and over. Normally I'm the one doing the customizing so I'm a little leery of my ability to produce an editable template document that will be easy for someone else to use with less InDesign knowledge. (I'm somewhere between being a beginner and an intermediate user.) Fellow designers, could you weigh in with tips, warnings, and resources? [more inside]
posted by Hello Darling on Apr 27, 2013 - 2 answers

Human Vision Heuristics?

Are there any rules of thumb that human factors experts, graphic designers or user interface designers use regrading how much detail a typical human eye can resolve in different commonly-encountered situations? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Apr 26, 2013 - 6 answers

Where can I find accent images to make printed documents classy?

Where can I find free graphics that I can use on invitations, event programs, and books? I'm looking for black and white images: Horizontal rules, flourishes, small flowers, accent images, those little symbols that look like a spade but have a swirling stem....? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Apr 15, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me find good design ideas for my business publications

What are some good sources for layout and design ideas for professional but interesting business documents/presentations? I have access to a full Adobe Creative Suite, Thinkstock library, etc. My previous job doing these had almost no design in it, and my earlier design experience was several years ago and with a very different audience. [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Feb 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Font pairing for Handmade Dropshadow JNL

A project I'm working on uses Handmade Dropshadow JNL for the main title. Obviously, that's not a typeface you can use anywhere other than in the title, so can you recommend a secondary display font for subtitles, headings, and so on? Another web-font would be a plus, but not a requirement.
posted by Ian A.T. on Feb 1, 2013 - 3 answers

What graphic/icon will look wrong when mirrored?

We need to identify the front face of a transparent glass calibration target. If the target is held wrong-way to the camera, it won't work, so we need to make it obvious to the user when it's backwards. We can certainly just write "FRONT" on it, but it's going to a lot of different countries - is there a strictly graphical way to indicate this? An icon or graphic that looks wrong when viewed from behind and therefore reversed left to right? [more inside]
posted by ftm on Jan 23, 2013 - 35 answers

Adobe's Project Rome seems to be no more. Now what do I do?

At work earlier this year I was asked to put together an infographic style chart for a quarterly report. I used Adobe's Project Rome since it was a very easy to use graphic design outfit that could be used free and in-browser. I've been using it each quarter for our reports and I last used it right before the holidays and started a rough draft. But when I went to finish it today the entire Rome program seemed to be completely gone from Adobe's website. Now what? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jan 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Paper, paper, everywhere.

I'm a freelance graphic designer in NYC and I would like to attend paper shows and exhibitions but I have fallen out of the loop with studio designers. How do I become alerted to or invited to paper shows? [more inside]
posted by c on Dec 5, 2012 - 1 answer

How to make PowerPoint presentations 508c compliant.

Making PowerPoint presentations 508c compliant, specifically complicated charts? [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Oct 3, 2012 - 3 answers

Disagreeing with a Client: Graphic Designer Filter

What's the best protocol to follow as a freelance graphic designer if a client requests something not possible or a graphic element that will ruin the overall composition of a given piece? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Sep 17, 2012 - 9 answers

What are the main cities for creative, arts and media scenes in Canada?

What are the main cities for creative, arts and media scenes in Canada? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Sep 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Something well-designed to get me well organized

Tell me of the most beautifully designed, paper-based gtd / organizers / planners in the land! I want nice typography, attractive materials and maximum usability in one package. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by 100kb on Aug 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Logo/Branding - Help?

Should I buy a logo, a huge branding package, or something in between? [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Aug 24, 2012 - 11 answers

Babe: Nephew in the city

My 17yr old nephew is staying with me in London for a few days next month, as I'm taking him to his first gig. He likes graphic design, Jack white and playing guitar. What cool things should he go, see and do? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jul 20, 2012 - 10 answers

How to find graphic design work in the Bay area?

My girlfriend and I live in the Bay area, and she's looking for graphic design work. She'd prefer a full-time job, but would be happy with contract work for now. She's new to the industry, and would like your advice on finding work. Any tips or resources would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Jul 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Good design goes to heaven

How to get started in graphic design? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Multimedia school?

Are there any universities/colleges/institutes that have an all-in-one program for video, photography, print and web design? My online searches have come up fruitless as most programs seem to be separated out. Location doesn't matter, nor does degree/diploma/certificate received. At the end of it I want to be able to shoot, light, edit, etc video and photos and understand and apply colour theory, typography, page layout, etc for print and web designs.
posted by n-clue on Jun 25, 2012 - 10 answers

From dork to designer

I've landed a temporary graphic design job. When it ends, I'd like to be an attractive candidate for other graphic design jobs. What should I focus on learning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Where to print and frame a PDF?

What service should I use to print and frame a PDF? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on May 2, 2012 - 2 answers

Stand down!

What is the URL of that tumblr with pictures of graphic designers working while their bosses look over their shoulders?
posted by whimsicalnymph on Mar 26, 2012 - 1 answer

Clever anonymous survey handout

Does anyone remember a group survey print-off designed to be left out to anonymously collect opinion? It was a graphic design/sociology piece, and it made the blog rounds a couple years ago... [more inside]
posted by tapesonthefloor on Mar 14, 2012 - 0 answers

Please help me find graphic designers who specialize in scientific figures.

I'm a Ph.D. student who knows how important it is to have great graphics for scientific papers, posters, and job talks. Good scientists don't just come up with results, they present the results in ways that inspire, educate, and amaze others. I'm looking to find contract graphic designers who specialize in scientific work. [more inside]
posted by aki_norev on Mar 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Multiple parallel text columns with LaTeX! Help me MeFi-wan Kenobi.

In LaTeX, how do I insert one box per page, each the same size and in the same spot on every page, with a single paragraph (or image) in each box? Failing that, can I have two columns of parallel text, rather than one stream of text split into two columns? [more inside]
posted by waxbanks on Mar 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Boring to 8-bit

How can I take an image in Illustrator and turn it into an 8-bit-looking image? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Mar 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Graphic design stuff

I think I'm going to try to make a living out of graphic design. But I'm experiencing a lot of anxiety over this decision and doubting my abilities to succeed in the field. And other stuff. Please talk to me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Career anxiety and finding a decent job

How do I get a new job? What kind of jobs do I even qualify for? How do I get over the fact that I didn't graduate from college and present a more confident self to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Feb 27, 2012 - 11 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

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