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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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How do I know if I'm ready to become Adobe Certified Expert?

My name is Elizabeth. I am a 21 year old, living in Germany and I would like to become an Adobe Certified Expert. I was wondering if anybody would be so kind to answer a few of my questions. I have ...
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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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Export InDesign to Excel or Word

I’m working with an InDesign file and now I need to get the file translated in a few languages. The translators that I’m working with asked for an excel or word file. Is there an integrated InDesign ...
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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 there an easy way to make many notes, line graphs, and directions, to PSD's in PhotoShop?

I'm doing a moch design of a webpage I'm building. Upon completion, it will serve as the front page of my hopefully successful website. I'm using Adobe Photoshop and I have the Creative Cloud ...
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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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Resize object and parent objects based on child dimensions

I have the following Illustrator drawing of an iPad. The red box is set to be 176x235 pixels and I want to resize it up to 768x1024 pixels and have the the iPad container resize with it. How can I ...
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How to create a label for a Yeti Cup

I am attempting to vinyl wrap a cup with the initials 'RBN' on it but the cup is not a perfect cylinder. I need to know how to design this so that when printed and wrapped the letters appear to look ...
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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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Lines appear on my outer fonts, its not stroke

The font is Myraid pro and the color is white. There is no stroke or anything added to it. Why is it showing like this? Even if I put another color on, it will still show these lines. Even when I ...
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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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Updating artwork across multiple artboards simoutaneosuly

If you have a navigation element like a header or footer that you are constantly changing and you want it to update simultaneously across multiple artboards is there a way to achieve this in ...
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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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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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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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How can I insert this image to fit this action perfectly with keeping the dimensions?

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 a Photoshop action, but when I tried to insert the image it looks really small. 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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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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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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How Do I Remove The Huge Blank Space Below The Character In AI?

I am fairly good in photoshop, but have been recently playing with illustrator and must say that some of the things the program does make absolutely no sense to me. This is such a case here: The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically transform curves to polygons in AI CC

I have a script that reads SVG coordinates and creates a dot on each anchor point. The problem is that it does not work with curves so I need to transform the curves of any shape into straight lines ...
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Adobe Fireworks - Rotating vector shape causes worse quality

I am trying to create an arrow with the vector shape tool in Adobe Fireworks. I used the rectangle tool to create a thin rounded line and when i copied and pasted another version to rotate it, I ...
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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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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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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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Assign all panels and dialog boxes to appear on second display

I have a MacBook Pro with a second display attached. When I work, I usually have the following setup: MacBook display: Messages and Chrome in split-screen mode (full-screen) Second display: ...
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InDesign: Adding space before the first paragraph

I'm creating styles for my book (to print) in InDesign. I'd like my "chapter title" to be somewhere lower on the page, not on the top, but can't do it. How do I set the paragraph style, in this case ...
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How to cut out a shape from another shape that has effects?

I'm making some art that involves molecules and stuff and wanted to cut out a part of the parent ring. I tried the subtract function in the pathfinder that comes in Adobe Illustrator CS6 but it gives ...
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How to automatically insert page numbers to hyperlink destination text anchors in Adobe InDesign?

I'm using Adobe InDesign to make a PDF that will have links to pages within itself (e.g. a text on page 10 links to the text on page 32). I'm using "New Hyperlink Destination" to create Text Anchors ...
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Can't select an image even when it's not locked and it is in front

This happens in Adobe Illustrator CC. When I tried to select an object, it tends to select the thing behind it. The object is not locked and is in the front of the same layer. I have took a video ...
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Combining Multiple Vector Lines that are overlapping in Illustrator

I need to simplify my vector file. The file that was given to me is a vector that has multiple paths overlapped on top of each other. These drawings are very detailed, and the original software it ...
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How I deactivate Alt + Scroll zoom in Adobe software programs?

So I am working on a Mac with Magic mouse. When I am using the Adobe programs (Ai, Ps, Id, no matter, I think it is common for all of them), if I accidently hold the alt button and move my hand on the ...
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Adobe Illustrator - Strange Behavior while Aligning Objects

I am creating icons with Adobe Illustrator during which process I use the Align tool quite frequently. All of a sudden, the align tool started behaving quite strangely. When I select two objects and ...
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One cover…several body pdfs

I have a folder with 200 different complete 4-6 page pdfs. Doc1, Doc2, etc. One for each customer. I want to attach a single 2-3 cover pdf to each of them, and save the resulting bunch...Doc1a, ...