Join 3,562 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

165 posts tagged with illustrator. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 50 of 165. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (62)
+ (52)
+ (28)
+ (27)
+ (19)
+ (14)
+ (12)
+ (12)
+ (10)
+ (10)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (8)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (7)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (6)
+ (5)
+ (5)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Users that often use this tag:
ChloeMills (5)
Hands of Manos (4)
Busoni (2)
Tom-B (2)
Anonymous (2)
karmaville (2)
pinto (2)
smelvis (2)
sister nunchaku of... (2)
kidsleepy (2)
ottereroticist (2)
Thorzdad (2)
pmbuko (2)
odinsdream (2)
punkfloyd (2)

How do I get a (creative) job in gaming in Las Vegas with 0 experience?

I am moving to Las Vegas before the end of the year, and I'm looking for work. I'm a cartoonist/illustrator/visual story teller. I've applied for a few casino, and mobile gaming jobs, but have had no luck so far. I suspect that one of the primary sticking points is that I don't have industry experience, which is a qualification on every posting. I have spent most of my professional life in the production side of art, and now I'm trying to move into a more creative area. There are similar aspects, but it's not a 1:1 parallel. Is there a way to get this kind of experience, or comparable experience I might already have?
posted by hanzoschmanzo on Sep 14, 2014 - 4 answers

How can I print custom nametags? I feel like a dummy...

I need to print simple 4"x3" conference name badge inserts - just first name, last name, and a custom background image. I have Word, Excel, Illustrator and Access (though I've never used Access). I have the names in an Excel spreadsheet, and I've created a nice .jpg/.png image as the background. How do I pull this all together? Thanks!
posted by smelvis on Aug 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Don't Make Me Regret My Lack of Piracy!

Is there any way to recoup the money I spent on Adobe products for Windows, now that I've switched to Mac? [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Jul 21, 2014 - 16 answers

Simulating an image that is out of register

I have a JPG that I want to appear as if it is out of register. It's to depict the idea of something being counterfeit. [more inside]
posted by divinitys.mortal.flesh on May 29, 2014 - 15 answers

What's it called when you have label inks in an illustration?

Realistic question: What is it called in printing when a copy of the art has inks labeled with lines and callouts and labels? Long "this would solve everything" question inside [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Nov 23, 2013 - 7 answers

Tech that can run Adobe Suite, that is cheap, sturdy, and in bulk?

I need recommendations for a all in one desktop or study laptop that can run the Adobe Suite (not the newest in the creative cloud) for a new proposed Digital Arts course. These would purely need to run Photoshop, Illustrator - some sort of video editing program, and potentially a light game design program. (Doesn't need to be Flash) I know about different specs needed but am lost how to find what would work best and for 32+ students in one classroom. This would be a huge investment for the High School so if I can quote under 30,000 for all the new technology it would be more likely considered. [more inside]
posted by mariecheri on Nov 16, 2013 - 14 answers

How can I use a .csf file?

Color management! How can I get Adobe Creative Suite (5 and 6) to recognize a .csf file? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Oct 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Do I have to buy Photoshop/Illustrator?

I'm 27 and I want to learn design on the side just for the hell of it, not because it has anything to do with the job I have now. Does that mean I have to buy Photoshop and Illustrator to start with? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Aug 15, 2013 - 19 answers

Resizing and Creating a PDF from an AI file

I have a 39KB AI file I need to resize into a 20MB PFD - while retaining all image quality for print. Thank you so much!
posted by brookem on Aug 15, 2013 - 15 answers

Is there a free program similar to illustrator that I can use on a mac?

I'm a teacher and would like to make a few custom posters for my classroom for next year. I'm pretty decent with Illustrator but don't want to invest in it for rare projects such as this. I need something that will let me a bit more nuanced formatting than just a word doc. Any ideas?
posted by shrimpsmalls on Jun 27, 2013 - 15 answers

How do I get my guides to work across all layers in Illustrator CS6?

Is there any way that I can get guides to stay visible across *all* layers in Illustrator CS6, instead of disappearing when I turn layers off? I'd rather not replace them every time I add a new layer. My google-fu is failing due a bad combination of search terms that keeps returning tutorials. Thank you!
posted by avocet on Jun 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Design software for the homeowner?

I have a few household projects for which I'd like to mock-up some designs. Mostly pressingly a bathroom, and after that garage storage, landscape design, and other things. What is the best (free, or individual consumer-priced) software to get the job done? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Graphic file formats, master files, Inkscape and me

How do I get Inkscape files ready to be worked on in Illustrator? [more inside]
posted by Biblio on May 19, 2013 - 5 answers

I need to animate a tetrahedron

I have Illustrator and intend to make an animated GIF. A tetrahedron is a pyramid with a triangle base. I can't make the 3D extrusion on CS4 agree that I want a pyramid shape. It gave me a triangular prism, though I followed an online tutorial (but that had a square base - which might be part of the problem, and it was for CS3). (No, I don't want to use Flash or download a trial version of Maya but thanks for the thought) So, online free 3D software where I can capture a number of positions of a tetrahedron, and redraw them from within Illustrator? I will need to also place text on each face, so if I can do it in one program only, I'll be happier.
posted by b33j on Feb 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Excel spreadsheet to pretty clips report?

I have an Excel spreadsheet with couple hundred rows: URLs, a few fields of identifying information (outlet, etc.), for media hits on the organization I work for. I need to make this into a pretty (or at least semi-legible to the computer illiterate) document that I can give to board members, senior staff, etc. What I would like is to use some form of scripting to automate this. Bonus points if the script can somehow open the URL and take a screenshot of the story so that I don't have to. I have a Mac, and both the Adobe and Microsoft suites. How do I not spend tedious hours manually doing this? Especially since I have to do it each month and quarter.
posted by klangklangston on Jan 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Keyboard Shortcut in Illustrator

I'm watching a youtube tutorial about a plugin for Illustrator. The speaker mentions pressing the "out key" at which time this icon is displayed : Out Key. I can't figure out what he is referring to. I'm actually using a windows machine and he is on OSX, but I'm not seeing that on my macbook either. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks!
posted by meta87 on Jan 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Stupid Illustrator tricks--any suggestions why this is happening?

My rectangles in Adobe Illustrator keep disappearing in regular view, although I can see them in outline view. Any idea why this is, and/or any suggestions regarding how to make it stop? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Dec 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Help Me Keep Our Store Maps Up-to-date!!

THE PROBLEM: Let's say you have a large store spread across several floors of a building, with many many aisles and sections. There are information kiosks located at various rooms in the store, oriented different directions. Each information kiosk has a map of the store on it, with the aisles and sections numbered and labeled, and the map rearranged and the text rotated to the viewpoint of the customer standing at the information desk. What is the most efficient way to create and update that map as sections change? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Nov 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me find a children's book, frog and dragon image.

Help me find a children's book. All I remember is the cover image, there's a frog standing up on two legs, holding a sword or a spear, beside a dragons tail that has been cut into sections. I remember the sections showing the bone, cut sort of like a sliced loaf of bread. [more inside]
posted by Dynex on Oct 6, 2012 - 4 answers

How to become a freelancing cartoonist?

I want to become a cartoonist. Can anyone give me some helpful advice or point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Sep 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Technical logo design suggestions and tips?

Technical logo design suggestions and tips? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Application Manager isn't managing

How can I re-set Adobe Application Manager to recognize when there are updates available again? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jul 4, 2012 - 6 answers

Hope us with Illustrator, please!

What are your best resources, tips, and tricks for someone who's having a difficult time learning Adobe Illustrator? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy on Jul 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Introductions to illustrator?

I have a tablet, a computer, a copy of an older version of Adobe Illustrator, and a desire to create simple icons for one of my websites. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Illustrator / Photoshop Course Recommendations

Can anyone recommend good introductory Illustrator and Photoshop classes in NYC? [more inside]
posted by beisny on May 31, 2012 - 1 answer

How to get rid of the crappy default non-black in Adobe Illustrator CS5?

Crappy default non-black in Adobe Illustrator CS5: why, and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on May 14, 2012 - 11 answers

Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them?

Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them? [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu on Apr 20, 2012 - 9 answers

WLTM laptop for days of CS5 and evenings of Skyrim <$1000

My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
posted by merocet on Apr 20, 2012 - 4 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

Please tell me this can be done with a few clicks instead of a few days!

Illustrator filter. Is it possible to mirror several objects at once, but have the mirroring axis be the center of each individual object? Picture explanation below. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench on Feb 22, 2012 - 3 answers

In search of info on a 50's/60's illustrator-author of children's books

I grew up always loving a children's book titled Throw a Kiss, Harry. The author is Mary Chalmers. She wrote a number of children's book and illustrated for several other authors. I have been able to find several of them through Alibris, but I have been unable to find much info on this great author. I believe she is still living and would be in her eighties, but other than that, I am at a loss. I would love to find out more about her and her work. After and an extensive web search I have no leads. Any ideas?
posted by flesti on Feb 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Educational discounts for creative software if you're not in school

Is there some legitimate way to get discounts for software like Ableton Live or Photoshop? I was thinking I could take some online courses and get an educational discount this way. Any suggestions for such courses? Or other suggestions?
posted by Busoni on Jan 27, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I compress my portfolio into something that won't load like a bad animated GIF?

Can somebody please explain to me image compression, specifically with regard to creating smallish PDFs from Indesign files that contain large linked vector graphics? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Nov 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Best color picker? Ideally large in size

Best color picker? I have tried various things with differing levels of satisfaction, but I'd like to know if there's some really great one that I'm missing. Firefox addons, Windows software, or websites are what I need. [more inside]
posted by 6500xf on Nov 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Work flow for print design?

Can you tell me which software tools graphic designers use when they do print design? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Nov 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Easy image decompositing with Adobe CS

What is the best way to use Adobe CS to chop an illustration into multiple graphic files that can later be recombined by software to recreate the original illustration? [more inside]
posted by alms on Oct 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Can't install Adobe products on Mac OS 10.7 Lion

After installing OS 10.7 Lion I am unable to install any Adobe products, including Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator - can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by trevs44 on Aug 1, 2011 - 8 answers

My vector file has a dual personality

I have a logo in both .ai and .eps formats. It looks mostly right when placed into a comp, but part of it has a solid white background behind it. However, when I directly open either of the files in Illustrator, a large portion of the image is missing. It seems like the portion that's missing may well be the section with the white background. [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Jul 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Half-Drop Repeats in Illustrator

Is there an easier way to preview half-drop repeats on illustrator than this super nuts way I'm doing it? [more inside]
posted by violetish on Apr 11, 2011 - 21 answers

I'm ready to lose my letterpress virginity. What now?

I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing beforeā€”do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
posted by Mr C on Mar 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Does it make sense for me to learn Adobe Illustrator?

I am a back and front end web developer - primarily a coder (that's my background) but can also hold my own in html/css/UX/GUI design. But I don't know the first thing about vector graphics. It it plausible for me to learn Adobe Illustrator? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 answers

screwed up illustrator file

IllustratorFilter: I inherited in an .ai file that has no "tipping arrow" on it's layers in the layers window -- so i can't view the items in the layer window like normal. is the file corrupted or is this some setting i don't know about? [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Jan 19, 2011 - 14 answers

From Point to Polygon

I want to learn 3d modeling but from a vector standpoint (if possible). Needs to be OSX compatible. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Dec 7, 2010 - 5 answers

3d to vector questions

I am an artist and need technical help on how best to manipulate a 3d image of a human spine then export the image as a vector into Adobe Illustrator. [more inside]
posted by ogunther on Dec 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Working with an unweildly vector in Illustrator?

Illustrator gurus! Is the answer staring me in the face? [more inside]
posted by smelvis on Dec 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Need to create budget for graphic novel

I'm interested in hiring an illustrator to turn a recently completed screenplay into a graphic novel. Any ideas/resources I can use to create a budget for such a project? I'm looking to come up with a ballpark figure which can be fine-tuned later. Where do I start? The story is set in Los Angeles and the desert Southwest. Any suggestions regarding potential illustrators from that part of the world would be appreciated.
posted by kidkilowatt on Dec 2, 2010 - 20 answers

I'm not a graphic designer but I sometimes play one at work.

Illustrator gurus - I need your help!!! Need to recreate a logo and I'm out of my element! [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Nov 30, 2010 - 16 answers

What kind of information is out there to make maps with in Illustrator?

What kind of information is out there that I can easily make a map out of in Illustrator? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Nov 4, 2010 - 6 answers

What drawing tool lets a non-geek make a webcomic?

I have a non-technical friend who needs to create a web comic stripthing. I know there are drawing tools designed for such. But what are they?
posted by Moistener on Oct 6, 2010 - 8 answers

seriously, this should just work, right?

What is the best practice workflow for using Illustrator file in Indesign? Cut & paste catastrophe to follow. [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Oct 4, 2010 - 15 answers

Page: 1 2 3 4