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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sample and paste a color from one object with a gradient to another object with a gradient

I have 2 images with the same object in them. Both objects have a gradient. I want to sample the color of the first object and paste it into the second object without destroying the gradient in the ...
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How do I do the circular wipe movement on Photoshop, Premiere or AfterEffects?

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAJn3CD2atU See the circular movement "pizza-style" that rotates anti-clockwise? How do I do that, filling the whole screen, using Photoshop, ...
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Illustrator: how to fill space between 2 shapes

I have drawn this in illustrator: It's just a circle and a hand drawn line with the paint brush tool on top of each other. How do I go about filling in on of the two halves with a color? Many ...
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Creative Cloud - Complete vs Complete for Students? [closed]

So, I'm going to buy a Creative Cloud subscription in a few weeks to months. Since I'm a student, so I'm eligible for the special introductory option at 20 $ / month. My question is if this offer ...
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Why RGB98 printing from photoshop and PDF makes different results?

I am having a printing issue between photoshop and print from PDF. in Photoshop, I print a RGB file with the Adobe RGB (98) profile I tried to make a PDF file from Photoshop with the same ...
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Illustrator - Select and copy a section of a larger object

Pretty basic concept. I have a large object, and only want a sub-section of said object. In PS I would just use rectangle tool to select the area I want and click copy, however in Illustrator I don't ...
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How to make copied text appear in the correct order?

I have a PDF document with text created from a Photoshop file. Problem: When I do "select all text" in Acrobat and then copy-paste it into a text editor the text is pasted out of order. This is ...
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SVG files aren't visible in Adobe Edge, but are present in browser

I have had no problem uploading my svg files into adobe edge, however, I am not able to see them in the program. They are there, and I am able to see and move the outline of the image, but I cannot ...
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How to Achieve this Effect

Hello, im a really big fan of the illustrations of yoga, i would like to create something similar to this. What makes it pop out? Thank you.
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Where can I get the font Cloister Black BT Regular and have it embedded in a PDF? [migrated]

I had this font installed on my mac and never had issues with it - then my hard drive went and when the time came to print existing files (Award certificates) that I had on file it appears correct in ...
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Copying the position of a slice or slices from one PSD file to another one

I hope I'm on the correct site to ask this question, because I'm new here. Is there a way to copy the position of a slice from a PSD file to another PSD file. If I select the Slice Select Tool and ...
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Can you stack clipping masks?

I'm trying to follow this tutorial: http://www.psdvault.com/photo-effect/create-dramatic-meteor-and-burning-city-effect-in-photoshop/ In the first part where it says to: "Add the following image ...
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How come the stroke size on a circle won't be smaller than 1 point? [duplicate]

I can't seem to change the stroke point size on a circle below 1 point. Tried changing to various sizes above 1 point, and it changes but not below 1 point, such as 0.5 point or 0.25 point. Any help? ...
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How come I cannot change the point size on this stroke? [duplicate]

I tired to change the stroke size of a circle I drew from 1 point to 0.5 point but the stroke won't change. Video of it here: http://youtu.be/P6iKUP2P1uU
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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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Trying to find a repository, like GitHub, for a design team [duplicate]

I manage a Business Systems team for a large organization. Our Design Center team needs a better option than a file system on a server for managing their designs. We use GitHub on the Software ...
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Exporting special chacacters from PDF

I am unsure if the GraphicDesign SE is the right place for this. I have a PDF with a character that looks roughly like a backwards g and is typed using the WP font (it is a "k" in that symbolic font). ...
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Can interactive ebook be done as .pdf export or require Adobe publishing suite?

Can something like this be accomplished via .pdf export from Adobe InDesign CC, our does it require using the Adobe Publishing Suite?
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Visualization of SVG code before save file in Illustrator [on hold]

I have an .ai file that I need to save as a SVG file. Before this, Illustrator show options to save the SVG file, two of them are a SVG Code button and other button to open a web navigator. ...
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Divide overlapping objects with strokes

I have a bunch of overlapping objects with strokes and no fills. I want to divide them in the same way that I divide filled objects. What I want is a cut where the overlapping paths intersect, so I ...
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How do i change one item in my image to a specific RGB color? (photoshop)

I have an image of a sink. i want to change the color of the sink to a specific RGB color, how do i do that?
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How do I stack 3 jpegs vertically? [closed]

I've three parts of a newspaper clipping saved in JPEG format that I wish to join together in a vertical alignment. The sample can be downloaded referenced by the following link: ...
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Cannot link psd in Illustrator

All the psd was dim when I try to place or open them unto Adobe Illustrator. why? - I just update my system from OS 10.6.8 to 10.10.1. Is it the problem? What can I do? Thanks.
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What do designers use today, Mac, PC or Other and why [closed]

No Flame wars, no antagonizing others over their choices. Just say why you use what you do, what you like in YOUR machine, what you don't in YOUR machine. Try to keep it concise. nothing's off the ...