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What are the benefits of becoming an Adobe Certified Expert?

I've been doing a little research into improving my skillset and I thought it could make sense to take the test on becoming an Adobe Certified Expert. It's a multiple choice test where you need to get ...
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What is the easiest way to export just the selected objects in Illustrator CS5

The title says it all, I want to know what the simplest way to export the selected objects. In Inkscape, there is a menu option called "export selected" which does just this. The aforementioned ...
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CS2/CS3 → CS6 and/or Creative Cloud

I manage IT for my company and generally try to stay out of our designer's way. We are an eCommerce company, and our designers spend a lot of time shooting, cropping, and cleaning images for display ...
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How do I rotate and duplicate a line in Illustrator

I am trying to recreate the line swirl in our compliment slip in Adobe Illustrator? I have been struggling for hours with transforming straight lines, creating waves, rotating, etc. but still can't ...
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Is there a way to make photoshop CS6 work with touchscreens monitors?

I have a 15.6" touchscreen laptop and I would like to be able to use the touchscreen in Photoshop. It works fine in Illustrator but for some reason Adobe didn't make Photoshop compatible with touch ...
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Acrobat X Custom Action to Save PDF as JPG (not export all images)

Can I use Acrobat X Pro to batch process hundreds of multipage PDFs to JPGs? This question is very similar to what I am after but I am wondering if there is a way to do it in Acrobat X Pro. I have ...
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Adobe Master Collection alternative

My question: Is there an alternative to Adobe Master Collection 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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A clean way to remove gradient mesh in Illustrator?

Does anyone know if it is possible to remove a gradient mesh from an object in Illustrator without producing a distorted/inaccurate outline? Adobe documentation as well as most online resources I ...
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How can I recreate this shadow with a gap or offset?

I have been trying for hours to make this kind of shadow in Photoshop (the red one). Can somebody help me? Notice that there is a gap between the font and the shadow.
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change weight of font while maintaining local formatting in InDesign

I have a large block of text that is set to "book" with local italics throughout being set to "book italic." I'd like to increase the weight of the whole works: with the stuff currently set at "book" ...
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Final size in Illustrator CS4 masked images

How do I find out the exact size of a graphic or image after it has a clipping mask applied in Illustrator? When you just select the image or do Ctrl+A it shows the entire image size(including the ...
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Illustrator CS6 Data Variables XML Parser Error

So I have to generate flyers for 10 different laptops (and more in the future). I decided to set up variables. I've created an XML Map for MS-Excel which allows me to save the 'XML Data' type file. I ...
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3D objects with raised border in illustrator

I'm trying to make something similar to this in illustrator using the 3D feature. What I'm strugling with is getting the border to be raised relative to the base of the tray. I start off with a ...
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Looking for Myriad Pro Extra Light used by Apple

I believe that an extra-light or Thin version of Adobe's Myriad typeface exists, because Apple's been using it on their website. Here's Myriad Pro Light and Extra Light/Thin used on the iPad Mini ...
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Illustrator CS4: Default opacity of new objects

I'm working on a document in which I need each new object to be the same opacity as the last created. It seems that the only thing that carries over to the next new object is the stroke and fill of ...
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Adobe Illustrator CS6 Make a texture fit exacly in a custom shape?

I am trying to make this texture inside the penguin shape like this Now i know i can use a clip mask like this But i want to make it so the texture doesn't fall out of the shape, so the object ...
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Why does Illustrator struggle editing SVGs?

I really enjoy editing vector graphics. Typically I use Inkscape for editing vectors because Illustrator seems to throw so many errors when reading the files. I understand that an SVG is basically ...
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Create more than one artboard when document is already saved?

I'm already working with an artboard, but i need two more, how can I add additional artboards to my document in Illustrator?
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Non-displaying objects in illustrator and photoshop

So I'm trying to set up templates for other designers to use to adhere to design guidelines, and I want to know if there is any way to specify objects in illustrator and photoshop that do not show up ...
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Exporting / Saving Pattern Swatches in Illustrator

I would like to keep the patterns I have created in Illustrator CS6 in a handy file. Currently, I just make an object, apply the pattern, and copy/paste the object to transfer the pattern to a ...
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Eyedropper straight to clipboard

I think this is a pretty simple request, but how can i get it so that when i select a colour on my image using the eyedropper that is goes to my clipboard without me having to open up the dialogue box ...
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How can I improve the clarity of my output animation in Flash CS6?

I am using Flash CS6 ActionScript 3.0. I am creating an animation with 3-4 images of registration form. The clarity of images is poor in the output of animation even though I am using really clear and ...
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When to use “Align to Pixel Grid” in Adobe Illustrator?

The title pretty much says it all. Looking for pros/cons, and situations where it should / shouldn't be used.
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Is there a way of automatically displaying the vertical and horizontal spacing values in pixels between objects in an Adobe illustrator drawing?

I am using Adobe Illustrator to design a number of full screen layouts for an iphone app. I want to achieve the exact same spacing from my desings in the final app. Currently the only way I know how ...
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Bulk relink images in InDesign when the path structure has changed

We've got a load of images linked into an InDesign document which are linked like this: user/documents/project-name/images/batch2/image1.png The actual images are sub-filed like this images/batch1, ...
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How to join two overlapping non-end points that belong to two paths?

Steps to Recreate: Create a Rectangle without a fill but with a stroke (Empty rectangle) Select "Smart Guides" & "Snap To Point" from the View Menu. Select the "Line Segment" tool from the ...
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Best Adobe tool to design a resume?

It is now several years that I cart my CV on Photoshop. I heard and I saw by myself that this is not the right tool at all to design a resume. I never used the other tools from the Adobe suite, but ...
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How to create a dotted line in Adobe Illustrator

How can I create a dotted swirly line like the example below in illustrator? I would like to create a loop dotted line.
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How to show the coordinates of point handles in Adobe Illustrator?

When I move cursor on an anchor point, Illustrator shows me the coordinates of the anchor. But how can I find the [x, y] coordinates of the handles (in red circles)?
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Automate replacement of Smart Objects in Photoshop

I'm involved in the production of a touchscreen device. Our workflow for designing the graphics of the interface is to create the buttons, text, etc in Illustrator, bring it into Photoshop as Smart ...
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Photoshop CS6 Cropping Problem

I'm having a trouble cropping at all sizes when using W x H x Resolution. For example, I choose 500px as W and H, and then 300ppi for resolution- and then I have to wait. And I mean WAIT ALL DAY. The ...
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How to make a series of rectangles follow a pen path

I am trying to get a series of shapes (rectangles) to follow a path (sine wave) that I made with the pen tool, but I have no clue how to do that or if it is possible. I have tried warping a ...
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Photoshop Batch Action - Relative Positioning

I am currently trying to create a batch action in Photoshop CS3 to re-size the canvas on images of varying dimensions and insert a text box in the new space at the bottom of the image created by ...
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Keep Illustrator CS5 tool options window open?

In Illustrator, CS5 is there any way to keep the tool options window open or viewable when using the blob brush/eraser tools? It's a pain in the butt when you havg to change the direction or shape of ...
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Can I put a single word before my indent?

I'm working on a movie script. I'm having some issues with my indents... All the spoken text is outlined to the left, but I want the name of the speakers to be in front of this paragraph. The name of ...
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Is there a way to preview SVG files in Adobe Bridge?

I am not able to preview SVG files in Adobe Bridge since CS2 version. Has Adobe removed this feature or am I missing something? I'm using both Windows and Mac, version CC and CS6.
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How do you create tiny patterns that look good

Whenever i have tried making tiny patterns, like 10 x 10 pixels, only things that i have ever been able to make look good is only diagonal lines. Other than that i have no idea. I suppose it has go to ...
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Does CS6 have a feature to extract an object from a background using stereography?

I recall reading an article prior to CS6 releasing that Photoshop (or perhaps another CS6 product?) would include a feature that would allow taking a stereographic photo of an object, and then detect ...
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Adobe Illustrator 3D extrude and bevel problem

Right, sorry if the pictures are a bit small, but look at the group on the right where I'm previewing a 3D effect. Notice how there are three turquoise stripes running along it. (You can look at ...
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When zoomed-in in photoshop how do you scroll to out of canvas

Let say i am zoomed in, 500%, and i want to go beyond the edge, right edge, and when i try to drag it using hand tool it doesn't work, scrollbar doesn't work.
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How do I add a raster texture file to Illustrator's 3D Extrude & Bevel?

How do I get an image to extrude and bevel using illustrator CS6. The shape that's having the issues has effect>texture>texturizer and then I uploaded a psd file. When I then select ...
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Why is Illustrator 10 moving my letters and outlines when I open a file?

I have a file that was originally created in CorelDrawX5 as both a dwg and pdf. I have opened both in Illustrator CS6 and they work fine. I then saved it as an eps and ai for my supplier to work ...
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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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How to fix the gradient's position in Illustrator?

How do I make the Illustrator not change the gradient's position and size when I change the path's shape?
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How to create woodcut illustration on illustrator/photoshop?

Are these illustrations done manually by hand or in Illustrator? Is there a easier way to reproduce these kind of illustrations? More examples here.
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How to save layers individually that can still interact with each other outside of photoshop?

What I am trying to do is to move a png of semi-transparent gradient above another png of a box in it within a video editor. So imagine the first gradient slowly moving to the left on top of the box, ...
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Distortions when resizing

Whenever I make screenshots for my apps, I'm always forced to resize them to specific requirements set by Apple for the various devices. At the end of the day, the pictures that look really good in ...
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How do you resize an image through pixel scaling?

I use Adobe's Creative Cloud to generally resize images...but I came across a strange use case. I want to resize a graphic of mine...but not using a standard scaling formula. I want to resize my image ...
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InDesign CS6 quality difference “Export to PDF” vs “Print Booklet”?

Using InDesign CS6, I regularly create booklets of anywhere from 8, 12, 16 to 32 pages for offset printing. For this I typically use the Print Booklet module, set to create a PDF file at Press ...
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How to get in Isolation Mode from Layers panel in Illustrator?

The most known way to get into Isolation Mode in Adobe Illustrator is a double-clicking on the image. Nonetheless, is there a way I can get into this mode from the Layers panel?