Posted 26.02.2015 @ 7.42AM
How is everyone going work wise?
It's been dead since xmas for me and I haven't know it this bad for a long time. Started applying for full time gigs and hearing nothing back. The only industry that doesn't go backwards is the property market. RBA looks set to drop interest rates again to prop that bubble up. Meanwhile unemployment is going up, retail is down. How bad do things get before we start using the R word?
Posted 13.02.2015 @ 10.41AM
Will appeal to the hobbyists. Can't see the pro's switching if they have paid up versions of CS. But for those that want to escape adobe's subscription... maybe.
Learning new software when I already know and can do with existing software... i think why bother. Be interested to know what it can do (or better) than CS.
Posted 13.02.2015 @ 11.49AM
@dan – even in the video, there's a bunch of features which aren't in illustrator which would be super useful and same I've quickly read some comparisons online which shows it out performs in some areas but lacking not quite as good in other areas unfortunately like missing plugins and scripts :(
Posted 01.10.2014 @ 12.15PM
Wow, thanks for all the thinking you've put into this for me!
The problem with my data in this case is that it's quite linear; 750 of the group in total, with sub groups of 162 and 84 that I'd like to highlight by colouring them differently.
Visually, I wanted to show the totality of the group and how the sub groups form part of it. I'm not really making a graph at all as there's no x or y to plot to, so I'm not sure how I could use a scatter graph etc. to build this.
@Adam designs - a graph from excel can be copied and pasted straight into Illustrator; there's no need to export as an extra step, which is a wonderful thing! If I knew how to build this as a scatter graph this would be the way to go. **(pro tip - if you ever get funny text issues when you copy and paste the graph, it's probably because Excel has used Calibri. Change that font to a basic system font and you should be happier!)**
@Dan you're right that patterns would be the fastest way to do this, but in this case I need to be accurate with my numbers which patterns can't help me with. Having said that, it may well be better than manually placing each dot!
Posted 17.09.2014 @ 12.10PM
As @Dan stated, you'd be best off going digital cost wise. Most printers will oblige you with your paper choice given enough time.
Talk to the printer, they'll let you know whether it's appropriate for their machine. If you tell them what your trying to achieve they might have a better alternative.