Questions specifically related to the CS5 versions of Adobe's suite of software. It was Released in 2010 and updated to CS5.5 in 2011. Succeeded by CS6.

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How do I use the width tool and brushes in Illustrator?

I am following this tutorial on Custom Lettering In one of the steps, it says " Using the Brush Tool (B), with the “Basic” brush; use the Width Tool (Shift+W) to adjust the width of our new path" I ...
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Adobe Illustrator Does Not Allow Me to Snap to Pixel

Illustrator CS5 on Windows 7. I have an artboard where I keep trying to move anchors onto even-pixel points and they keep moving back to odd numbers. E.g. I have these two anchor points on a path: ...
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Adobe Illustrator Save For Web SVG becomes empty

Windows 7, AI CS5 I have several artboards with different versions of a logo on them that I'm trying to save as an .svg file. ctrl+shift+alt+s to save for web. Active artboard's logo shows up in ...
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Opening transparent image in photoshop ruins aliasing

When I open the following image in Photoshop (CS5): This is how it appears, and how it saves: For some reason, the aliasing is ignored and the edges become completely jagged. Can anyone explain ...
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Save for Web in Illustrator clipping incorrectly!

I am tearing my hair out on this one, albeit I am fairly new to Illustrator I have researched the best way to export art of particular dimensions for the web, and this appears to be the best way. It's ...
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How can I show snapto lines in Photoshop CS 5.5?

I've been using CS 5.1 at work and it will show lines (green and sometimes pink) when it is snapping to other object's alignments. I use 5.5 at home and layers will still snap to others, but they will ...
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Corrupted PSD file

I was working for several hours on a multilayer Photoshop CS 5 file when my computer crashed. When I try to open the file, I can see the preview image of it: But then get this message: I've ...
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Transparency problem

I have been trying to create a logo design, and I've come across an issue that seems very simple but has so far been very puzzling. Basically the logo that I am designing has intersecting squares; ...
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How to adjust two handles equally?

When adjusting the handles of an anchor point, how can I adjust both handles to an equal length or adjust them both at the same time?
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Hiding Pixelation using Photo effects: “LOMO”

I have an Image in size 20"*30". I wanted to get it printed on canvas but it is pixelated, I got some ideas that applying "LOMO" effects or Grains on the image can help avoid pixelation and image can ...
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Photoshop CS5 Type Tool frustration! [closed]

So I choose the type tool and key in 2 words. I want to change the the 2nd word to a different color. I select the second word and change its color on the Options bar. The following strangeness ...
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How do I open a Flash CS6 file in CS5

I know that in CS6, you can save as CS5. But right now, I'm at school on the computers in my design class. I have a file that I made at home in CS6, but I need to open it on my school's computers that ...
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Making Text Not Working?

I am trying to design a cool looking design but I was in the middle of masking the text when it just wouldn't let me anymore. No error message or anything came up but it just got to a point where it ...
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Text Not Appearing?

I'm designing a logo and I'm almost finished but I'm trying to add text to the logo to finish it off but the text won't appear. No matter what color I make the text it just doesn't appear. Anyone know ...
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Aligning objects without them popping over

In Illustrator I can't align an object with a stroke with an object without a stroke. It keeps popping over out of alignment. How can I stop it from popping over?
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Rounded corner effect, changes shape on resize?

I'm using Illustrator CS5 on OSX. I run into this strange behavior and I can't figure out why it happens (and stop it from happening). This is what I do: Draw a rectangle Effect > Warp > Arc Set ...
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Crop tool not working as expected in Photoshop CS5

I selected Crop tool and selected the area to crop but it is actually hiding the remaining area. After selecting i clicked delete radio button but that also not working as expected. I need to crop a ...
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How to convert shape borders to paths?

How do I convert shape borders to paths in Photoshop CS5? How I have tried: I have searched through the tools in the program and search through forums and the Adobe help site on the web.
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How to convert to path (Illustrator CS5)

I have a PDF (exported from CAD) that I am working with in Illustrator CS5. Lines in the PDF are made of triangles, and I would like to convert the lines to be a single stroked path. What is the best ...
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How can I use system anti-aliasing in Fireworks CS5?

Fireworks used to have System Anti-Alias in the options, why is it not there anymore? Does anyone have a solution for it? I found these interesting links but no solution The Ails Of Typographic ...
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My outputted PDF looks different on a Mac to a PC

I'm a bit concerned as my outputted PDF from InDesign CS5 looks different on Mac. This has happened a few times. It seems as though sometimes the Mac does not draw the new version of the PDF, which ...
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How to hide pasteboard in Illustrator CS5?

Is there a way to hide the pasteboard in Illustrator CS5 so I only see whats in the Artboard area?
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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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When I try to add a gradient to my text it will only do so in black and white!

I have created a colour gradient I wish to use, but when I go to Blending Options > Gradient Overlay it applies the gradient but only in black and white (suddenly my colours are only ...
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Simple Scaling/Distorting Question

I'm working on a small project to add the note names to one of my guitar fretboards. Right now I've got all the note names laid out in a simple grid but I can't for the life of me figure out how to ...
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Script to create heat map in InDesign 5.0 PC?

I have a table with digits. I want to change the percentage of the fill of each cell to this digit. Example:
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How to remove a green/blue screen background using Photoshop CS5?

Using Photoshop CS5, i'm trying to fully remove background of a picture being shot behind a blue screen. To do this, i am using Color Range method (from Menu > Selection). It works ok for most ...
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Placing Keynote 6.0 elements into Illustrator CS5

I upgraded to OS 10.9 and Keynote 6.0. In the previous version of Keynote, I was able to easily paste charts into Illustrator CS5 as vector objects, of which the elements could be independently ...
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Photoshop CS5 using Polygon Tool for making star size not adjustable

I'm trying to create an 6-sided star shape with the polygon tool.selecting star in Polygon Options, This is not a problem, but if I want fixed radius there is a option for giving values for radius...i ...
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Can I Put my logo on an outputted PDF?

I create designs and then export to PDF and give them to the printers, but what I would like to do is to put our company logo on there, but not in the printable area. I know I can put the file name ...
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Medical word breaks in InDesign?

I work for a medical journal, and we use InDesign C5. I am wondering if there is a way to "teach" InDesign how to correctly hyphenate medical jargon at the end of a paragraph line. Obviously, our ...
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Is there a way to set default file information

Is there a way to set up Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign CS5 with default file information? What I want to do is set it so that I am the author of all of my work by default without having to change it ...
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How do I “cut out” an icon with a background in Illustrator?

I am having some difficulties trying to delete the space where I created a simple '+' icon. Here are some images for reference. I hope this explains what I am trying to accomplish. Sorry for not ...
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Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?

This has to be a silly question but I cannot see how, in Photoshop CS5, to draw a red bordered ellipse with a transparent fill over a picture. I often find myself doing this to highlight an area of a ...
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How to couple an Illustrator workspace to an Illustrator template?

I have made a template in Illustrator CS5 as an .ait file. Now I am wondering if it is possible to couple a certain workspace (Drawing, Painting, Like Freehand, etc.) to this template such that that ...
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Photoshop shows outline around mask when exported to PDF

I have a file in Photoshop CS5 that has a photo on a layer that is cropped with a clipping mask (just a black rectangle). In Photoshop the image appears correctly but when I save as a PDF and open ...
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How to get an Illustrator script to see the visible size of clipped art instead of the art's orginal size?

When I use an Illustrator script using visible bounds or selection size on clipped art, the script sees the original size of the clipped art as the groups's size instead of its visible (clipped) size. ...
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Given one exact measurement, how can I use it to measure the rest?

I'm asking how to use a given measurement to create a custom scale that I can use to accurately measure the rest. I have a vector file that looks like: I wish to measure parts of the car, to build ...
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How do I remove a grey background from my jewelry pics in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I need some nice pics of my jewelry to publish on my website, but I am never able to get the white background. It's grey all the time. If I try to fix it, it takes away all the beauty of the stones ...
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Use Ink Bottle Tool to outline shapes converted to symbol in Flash CS 5

I have been teaching myself Flash CS 5 and attempting to do some simple animations. I have created a simple bat drawing that I am attempting to animate. I read that it is a good idea to break ...
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How can I change the Blending Modes in Adobe Illustrator?

I can't seem to find it, even though it's probably looking me dead in the face. I'm new to Illustrator so I'm still trying to figure out the ins and outs of it. I'm using CS5. Any and all help is ...
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How do I covert Photoshop swatches to illustrator swatches in CS5? [duplicate]

I want to bring my Photoshop swatch library into Illustrator. I've tried saving swatches for exchange and then opening them in a New Swatch Library in Illustrator, but the colors become corrupted.
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Change of colour when copying into a different Illustrator document

1) When I am copying a logotype from one Illustrator document to another the colours are changing slightly. Anybody know why this could be? I am noticing that the CMYK values are also changing, so it ...
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Indesign CS5 relink all links when moving to a different computer

I have done a lot of work on a lot of files. To give them to a new designer working for us, I have put them on an external HDD and passed them over. But he now has to open up every file individually ...
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How do you save an Animated GIF file using Photoshop?

I am making a .gif file in Photoshop CS5. While saving this animation, I used the steps = File > Save for web & devices > Preset= GIF 128 Dithered > GIF > Save. After saving the .gif ...
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With Photoshop CS5, how do you retain original size of an image dropped as a file into an open document?

If I'm working on a document in Photoshop and I want to drop in an image by dragging the file from Windows explorer into the open Photoshop document, I can do that. It inserts the dropped image in a ...
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How can I manually create a pixel perfect image sprite?

I want to use one of the Adobe Creative Suite 5 programs to create an image sprite of all the small icons and images on my webpages. I've done it a number of times before in Photoshop but can't ...
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Simple Spot Color Separations for Screen Printing

Ok, I'm an Illustrator noob, but I've worked in screen printing. I made a design which is composed of an expanded Live Trace, a couple of rectangles with fills and strokes, and some text within said ...
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How to create/imitate a crack in a picture in Photoshop

How can I add crack to a picture in Photoshop cs5 (with or without using custom brushes) like the one below? I tried with brushes, but it didn't look realistic.
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Illustrator CS5 Distorts Vector on Resize, using Scale Tool

When resizing a vector group in Illustrator CS5.5 with a custom made symbol in the group I get distortion of the proportion of the shape. I've tried Tried resizing with selection tool holding ...