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  1. Hey guys, was just curious as to the benefits i have with / without hardware accelerated rendering. I would generally assume it would be beneficial but im not 100% so i thought id ask for some opinions

    I have a well cooled desktop machine with an i7-4790k clocked at 4.28ghz, 32gbs of ram and a Geforce GTX 970 graphics card. A powerful machine whichever way you look at it so im sure a huge difference wont be made

    Does anybody know whether the benefits of acceleration will apply much to me? I know utilising my GPUs CUDA processors for rendering in After Effects and Blender makes a very very large difference, i just haven't observed any difference with PDN yet

    I tend to work with Effects>Distort allot with canvas sizes around 8000x8000

    Thanks all :)

  2. As far as i know:

    Fonts downloaded from typekit aren't saved into the windows font folder, however they are saved locally somewhere as they are usable offline, just not as identifiable TTFs or OTFs. And with some fudgery the individual font files can be created from what's saved around places

    There is a trial available for Creative Cloud which would include typekit, and i believe it would house these fonts for the trial - https://typekit.com/fonts?collection=trial


    After scanning through the Typekit Blog i saw mentions of DirectWrite in relation to web browsers but nothing more closely resembling this situation so i cant say for sure whether DirectWrite can use them in a desktop use case

  3. Moving to professional grade hardware means i must move on the software side aswell, but that's not stopped me using PDN! Loads of my stuff is just experiments now, ill be dropping them in when i dig em back up :P

    I float around the forum allot still!

  4. So here's a feature i have wanted every now and then but could never really describe it
    The gradient tool has the great transparency feature, but it only works one way


    Rei created a plugin that replicated this feature in a way, but it had an 'Inverse' feature


    This would be an immense feature if it was baked into the gradient tool no?

    Of course there are other ways to achieve this (soft eraser, blurring an outline, vignette plugins, blend modes etc) but built in it would have fewer limitations on its use (not having to be in the centre, allows usage of other gradients, friendly with huge canvases)

  5. Quoting le forum rules


    23ADVERTISING and SOLICITING are strictly prohibited. This is NOT a place to find artists or developers, either for hire or for volunteer/free. This is NOT the place to advertise your product, company, or community. If you want, you may include a few links in your signature as long as they are small and unobtrusive. See Ash's signature for an example of what is tasteful and acceptable: http://www.getpaint....isc/ash_sig.png  



    Its hard to ignore the appeal for your brand, its very unique. As a working designer id recommend you look at what others are doing and put your own twist on it, making use of your personal skills. An idea that's just jumped to my head now is that you could create a very simple flat logo, which you would then skin as often as you'd like, maintaining the original logos structure. This would give your brand presence, but also keep things interesting over different usages

    A visual example of what i said here:

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