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Are there any tangible benefits to becoming an Adobe Certified Expert?

I've been doing a little research into improving my skill set and I thought it could make sense to take the test, becoming an Adobe Certified Expert. For those unfamiliar, The Adobe Certified Expert ...
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Adobe Creative Suite alternative

My question: Is there an alternative to Adobe Creative Suite for designers/enthusiast? The programs that I am mainly interested in is Adobe's Photoshop, Adobe's Illustrator (create vector art), ...
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How to display spacing information between the two elements in adobe illustrator?

When I'm hold down CTRL in Photoshop it will display spacing information between the layer I have selected and other nearby layers. Have an Adobe Illustrator a similar function to this?
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How do I send a file I've created in InDesign to someone else, so they can open it up in InDesign and work with the file too?

I'm kind of in a pickle and took on a project involving indesign/illustrator. It's been a long time since I was really familiar with InDesign so I feel a bit overwhelmed right now and as though I've ...
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Is Adobe CS2 free?

I know Adobe has essentially released CS2 for free, i.e., giving away the license keys. Is it legal, if I owned CS4 at one point (but lost it), to download and use it?
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What software should I use to design infographics? [duplicate]

I am designing an infographic for a charity but I'm unsure whether InDesign would be better than Photoshop even though I have little experience in it. I would be happy to learn though. What would you ...
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INDESIGN: How do I unlock an object larger than the page?

I have an object larger than the pasteboard. It's lock icon is outside in the grey field and not visible. How do I unlock it?
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Spacing objects evenly on a spine with an open path using the blend tool

I made a blend of stars and chose the replace with spine command. The stars are not evenly spaced. I then decided to add anchor points and adjust them to try and space the stars evenly. Is there an ...
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Auto-link phone numbers in a pdf file

In Adobe Acrobat, you can process a document using the "Create Links from URLs" function to automatically detect email and web links in a pdf file and make them live links. I want to do the same ...
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Two colors for one graphic

I have a graphic in photoshop that is red, it's two hands that are bent to make a heart. The graphic is red and a single graphic. Is it possible to change it that the right hand color is different ...
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How do I use the pen tool for just one anchor point?

It is quite hard to explain in words so I will show screenshots of what i would like. This is a screenshot of what happens when I drag with the pen tool. This is what I would like to happen. ...
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Switch to English version of Adobe Web Premium CS 5.5

On the compact disk I received for Adobe Web Premium Creative Suite version 5.5, there was only a German version of the tools. Is it possible to uninstall the CS and use the English version, which I ...
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Two overlapping lines causing darker shades

I got a vector map of India and am trying to make my own edits. Everything has been going well except for one small point. As you can see from this image, each state is counted twice in the ...
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What is the difference between pdf “print ready” and just straight pdf?

I am about to get a book printed and the term: "pdf print ready" has come up. How is this different from an ordinary pdf file?
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I feel like whatever I transfer to Adobe Illustrator is loosing the concept's original features?

I can draw pretty cute thing that in my imagination would look good in vector format. But I'm just plain frustrated whenever I need to work with Adobe Illustrator and transfer my thoughts on digital ...
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Keeping Transparency and White color in Adobe Illustrator CS6

First off I am using Adobe Illustrator CS6 and I have an image that has a white stroke and a transparent background. Whenever I try to use image trace a white background fills up the transparent areas ...
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Adobe Indesign effective PPi

I am working in Indesign cc and i am using images with an actual ppi of 72 , and i need to know how much the effective ppi of the same images should come upto if i am to get the document printed in a ...
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Adobe Indesign frame converted to text frame right aligns

I have spent the last couple of days trying to get a colleague's build of Indesign cc 2014 to behave. She is in the habit of creating a rectangle frame and then immediately converting it to a text ...
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1px Line When Placing/Pasting Illustrator Shape in to Photoshop

We recently created a new logo and every time we paste/place the logo in Photoshop, we get a strange 1px line between two shapes in the logo, going vertically through the middle. So here's the 612px ...
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Large-format printing Adobe Illustrator files

I have an Adobe Illustrator file that I wish to print; I want to print it on a 60x60in (inches) paper. My question is: should the Illustrator file also be 60x60in wide? Or it is ok if the dimensions ...
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CMYK color related to RGB / hex - different online than in Adobe [duplicate]

I'm working in a palette where for each color I have: - hex value - rgb value - cmyk value I was working with online tools like http://www.color-hex.com/ The thing is, for the same rgb/hex value I ...
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Arranging objects under master template objects in Adobe Indesign

I have set up an Adobe Indesign template and it is working perfectly okay except that I can't arrange page objects under the objects that come from the master template. I tried send it to back from ...
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Need information on .aep files and related stuffs [closed]

I have never used adobe before and in fact have no experience of Graphics design as such. . I got an animation developed on freelancers.com. As a final delivery they are giving me a .aep file. The ...
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How to rotate and snap an object into a desired position? [Illustrator]

so I'm working with Adobe Illustrator, and I'm trying to have a rectangle pass through the centre, and also snap to two points. Basically, I want the marked (with the black lines) corner of the ...
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Background Front Ground and layers

I have one background layer which have hands and trousers, one front ground layer image which is my design and several different colours of T Shirt. I am using script export layers to files(fast). My ...
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Why are Pantone Color Bridge (UP) so different to Pantone Solid (U)?

I've recently bought Pantone Uncoated Color Bridge fan guide (I've owned Formula Guide for some time now) — it's great. What surprises me though is the obvious color shift in Color Bridge (UP) colors. ...
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Color values change between Illustrator and InDesign

I've googled and searched here for an answer to my question but haven't been able to find anything. I designed several pieces of collateral, all using the same single color. Some of the pieces I ...
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What would be the best adobe product for creating wedding stationery? [closed]

Hi I create digital wedding invitations but am currently using serif software which is a little limiting. I am self taught and have used photoshop in the past (long time ago...) What would be the best ...
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Adobe Reader Fill and Sign - Same word for many fields?

I am digitally filling out an employment application for a company. However, when I get to fill in certain fields, Reader automatically takes what's in that field and puts it for several other fields ...
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Printing problems using Illustrator

I made a brochure for my internship this summer using the brochure template illustrator already has available. Now, I am having trouble printing the document. I have the settings as US letter ...
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How can i insert this image to fit this action perfectly with keeping the dimensions?

I am trying to use mookup i am working on a guideline with Adobe InDesign and once i am ready with it, i wanted to create a 3D mock up using photoshop action, but when i tried to insert the image it ...
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File Size issue when exporting from Word 2013 to PDF

First off I hope I am posting this in the right community. If there is a more appropriate place please let me know. My problem is this: I regularly generate PDF files from Word documents which ...
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How to change textframe creation order in Indesign

I am writing a script for Indesign. In that script I am taking the contents of the textframes and save them to a database. Till here my script works. However when looping between textframes script ...
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Adobe Illustrator Appearance Panel: Where Did My Effects Go?

Granted I'm new to Adobe Illustrator I'm having trouble figuring out the appearance panel. Namely when I add an effect, I can't seem to select the right selection again to get it to come back up on ...
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Why hasn't Adobe built a font feature into illustrator yet? [closed]

It seems that Illustrator is the flavor of choice when designing typefaces. Users seem to have a strong grasp on Illustrator and prefer the design tools in the software over others. Typography is a ...
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Applying Paragraph style to InDesign text boxes

I'm a beginner-to-intermediate user of InDesign. I am unable to apply my Paragraph Style to a number of my text boxes. I have tried holding Opt/Alt while choosing the PS with no luck. I have also ...
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How can I “font-browse” while in design programs?

I have noticed that certain applications provide a font sample when you use a drop-down to choose a new font. For example, when I'm working in InDesign CS5 I see what the word 'Sample' looks like in ...
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How to make a rounded edged art board in Adobe Illustrator?

I am trying to create a save the date invitation. The bride wants the invitations to have rounded edges of about .5 inches. Is this something I can do to the art board itself, or do I just create a ...
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Why is my Logo losing quality when I save it for the web? [closed]

I am designing a website for my business and I am having a bit of trouble. I am not very good as this sort of thing but hoping someone might be able to explain in basic terms. I have gotten the ...
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Blend clipped image in Illustrator CS5

Looking to try and fade out an image in illustrator using the blend tool. At first, I tried blending 2 clipping groups, but I knew that wasn't going to work. Then I tried blending just the linked ...
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PDF file placed in Illustrator

I am placing a PDF into an illustrator file and where there should be white in the PDF it is transparent. How can I fix this? I want the PDF to have white where there should be white. When I put a ...
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How to create these pixel effects in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to create any of the following effects in illustrator: http://dab1nmslvvntp.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Scans_thumb.png ...
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CS2 Upgrade Help

So, I work for a small company doing very basic design work. I'm currently running on Windows XP and using CS2. They've allowed me to purchase software to upgrade my programs, but I'm having a little ...
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Helvetica Font from Mac to Windows

Im currently using mac os and the font for illustrator is set to Helvetica. However, my colleague uses Windows and he dosen't have helvetica. Will my design consisting of helvetica font change when my ...
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Taking color from another object in Adobe Illustrator

I'm using the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC. I'm on a PC running Win 8.1 with Classic Shell. How do I copy a color from one object to another? It's a word, (text converted to path). I've ...
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I need to print images off of google at a 36“ by 36” size, but if I increase the size (using Adobe Illustrator), it gets pixelated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Techniques to dramatically scale an image Is there any way that I can increase the size of these google images without ruining the quality? I'm starting with ...
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Adobe illustrator, arrowhead in the middle of a line [duplicate]

I'm new to Illustrator, I was going to create some schematics with lines that have arrowhead in the middle, indicating the flow of liquid or gas. I found the options to add arrowhead to either the ...
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difference between illustrator, photoshop and inDesign [duplicate]

I know that you use Illustrator for your logo's, Photoshop for you pictures (to edit them) But for what purpose do you use inDesign? If it is for logo's and design, why does Adobe make another program ...
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Changing colour of a layer without affecting any other layers in the file in photoshop [closed]

I am trying to change the colour of a brick wall but I do not want it to affect the house and garden or anyother item within the whole document in photoshop. I have tried using adjustment layers, ...
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InDesign, How to email video

I placed a video as an F4V in my InDesign document, saved it as an interactive PDF and emailed it. When I send it to myself, download it and open it, it opens in Adobe Reader and plays just fine. If ...