Welcome to TalkGraphics.com

Search:

Type: Posts; User: JET; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Re: Aspiring graphic designer looking for tips and advice :)

    Without going into a long description of my personal 45+ year history in graphics work, having been in positions of hiring graphic designers and illustrators, I'll offer this:

    • Build the...
  2. Replies
    104
    Views
    17,482

    Re: Locked out of Xara DP11 once again!

    Just so you know; it's not as bleak as all that. There are other sources of vector drawing programs in addition to Corel's Draw and Technical Designer (both of which I also use).

    ACD's Canvas (now...
  3. Replies
    189
    Views
    48,619

    Re: Xara Designer Pro X10 Released

    Way too little, way too late. A real opportunity tragically missed. Serious vector drawing capability is not a "niche" requirement; it's everything. Designer "Pro's" primary Bezier drawing tool...
  4. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    The question "why", of course, would have to be answered by the vendor (Xara). Logical assumptions would be:

    Xara just doesn't believe in it, and therefore doesn't consider it worthy of attention....
  5. Replies
    53
    Views
    16,608

    Re: Adobe vs Alternatives

    MyCoalescen,

    Many assumptions in digital graphics work stem from self-perpetuating conventional-wisdom driven primarily by the continued market domination of Adobe. This is not healthy for the...
  6. Re: trying to get the best quality export to a pdf... still gets pixelated. Newbie

    The oft-cited "rule" that everything destined for print must be at least 300 PPI is a gross misconception due to a corruption of a rule-of-thumb dating back to the beginning of desktop publishing.
    ...
  7. Replies
    27
    Views
    7,719

    Re: Hex or RGB to Pantone

    Rik,

    You've said you've designed a logo, you've shown four RGB colors, and said you need four matching Pantone colors.

    But you haven't shown the logo or the document (brochure, ad, trade show...
  8. Replies
    27
    Views
    7,719

    Re: Hex or RGB to Pantone

    When designing for print, don't think so much in terms of "color." Think in terms of inks. Printing is a very physical/mechanical real-world endeavor, and much of it boils down to practical common...
  9. Replies
    27
    Views
    7,719

    Re: Hex or RGB to Pantone

    Rik,

    Apology in advance for any of the following which you may already know. This is a public forum, so it's assumed there are others reading, too.

    Digital graphic designers (especially...
  10. Replies
    9
    Views
    4,411

    Re: photo and graphic designer on windows rt?

    I don't have Photo and Graphics Designer because I use Designer Pro. I haven't installed Designer Pro on my Surface Pro because I already have it installed on my primary desktop machine and this, my...
  11. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    Go back and read what I said, Tony. Those who appreciate the simplicity of the Shape Editor tool would still have it! I'm not taking anything away from that.

    Again, the click-click-bend method can...
  12. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    That would be backward. It's not the Shape Editor tool that needs fleshing out; it's the Pen. The pen already provides the fundamental click-or-drag functionality. So add the requisit momentary...
  13. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    Sorry for the accidental double-post. I was trying to edit some typos.

    JET
  14. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    Again, M, I'm not the one dismissing the time-spent differential; you are. You want to dismiss it on the mere assumption that Frances is less skilled than I. I never claimed that. So I suggested you...
  15. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    Again, M, I'm not the one dismissing the time-spent differential; you are. You want to dismiss it on the mere assumption that Frances is less skilled than I. I never claimed that. So I suggested you...
  16. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    Think through what you're saying, M. Your backhanded "complement" is rather patronizing, isn't it? If you truly respected my "years of broad and deep exploration" then wouldn't I also know that...
  17. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x15bwmzh7lg

    7 minutes at a leisurly pace; less than half as much time. Note that corner/curve points are placed as you proceed; no point "conversions" by going back...
  18. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    Calm as I can be, bud.

    Frances,
    You're making my point. Can you post that image somewhere?

    JET
  19. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    You can't "let" me? I don't need your permission.



    Not compared to working proficiency with what has long since become the defacto standard interface for Bezier pen tools: click for a corner,...
  20. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    As I said, FreeHand's Pen Tool is the best I've encountered. That doesn't mean a still better Bezier drawing interface can't be devised.

    What Xara users need to understand is just how far behind...
  21. Thread: Pen Tool

    by JET
    Replies
    92
    Views
    21,769

    Re: Pen Tool

    That was done about a quarter-century ago by Altsys in FreeHand. Adobe acquired it when it acquired Macromedia, and discontinued it. Its one Pen Tool can do the "bendomatic" method (like Xara's Shape...
  22. Replies
    32
    Views
    5,681

    Re: A way to change the "look" of DPX9's interface?

    The highly adaptive nature of human vision is exactly why dark backgrounds is a bad idea. The fact that glowing monitors already cause artwork to appear more brilliant than the reflective printed...
  23. Replies
    35
    Views
    7,167

    Re: Making curve with Smooth join

    Then maybe you should think before you speak:



    As for "attitude" I'm not particularly fond of yours either, Frank. And I'm not interested in arguing with people who can't speak calmly to the...
  24. Replies
    4
    Views
    990

    Re: Software for instruction manuals?

    "Instruction manuals" is a pretty broad subject. Can you describe the documents a bit more fully? Length (page count), format, content (images and text), source material, organizational structure,...
  25. Replies
    35
    Views
    7,167

    Re: Making curve with Smooth join

    Yes. Click for a corner, drag for a curve is the beginning principle of what long ago became and still is the near-universal interface for Bezier path drawing. But Designer Pro's Pen stops there....
Results 1 to 25 of 69
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3