Released in 2010, updated as CS5.5 in 2011. Succeeded by CS6. Use this tag if you have a question that is specific only to a CS5 version of a program.

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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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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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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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Temporary keyboard shortcuts stopped working- illustrator/photoshop CS5 (mac)

I use temporary keyboard shortcuts for navigating my work area... e.g.: Hold down Space to get hand tool Hold down Space + Cmd / Space + Cmd+Option to get zoom in/out tool All of a sudden these ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 add drop caps in photoshop?

It's an option in InDesign, CSS, and MS Word. I'm not finding it in Photoshop CS5.
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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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Resetting InDesign's “Document modified outside of book” warning

This feels more like a Super User question than Graphic Design, but I figure someone here will be more likely to know the answer. Using InDesign 5, I have a "book" collection that I use to keep a ...
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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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Haltone pattern within InDesign

One of QuarkXpress features I used a lot in the mid-nineties was the ability to apply an halftone pattern to any bitmap import. It was unbelievably effective when printing black&white graffiti ...
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Why are Photoshop CS5.5's blending options suddenly not fully functional for me?

This seems to have happened all of the sudden; When I try to add any effects besides color and gradient overlay to any given layer, that action has no effect on the canvas. I've tried the opacity ...
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How do I stop Illustrator from snapping to pixel increments?

I am working in Illustrator 15.0.2 (CS5) and when I try to move objects small distances, they snap to the nearest two pixels on some invisible grid. I can't find anything in the preferences. Here are ...
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Copy & Pasting from Photoshop to Illustrator loses transparency

I often run into this issue. I'm creating a file in Photoshop with masked layers etc. I want to make the final output available for some mock-ups in Illustrator, so I rasterize the layers and marquee ...
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Photoshop - Is there a keyboard shortcut for creating a new frame?

In Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 / CS6, is there a keyboard shortcut to make a new frame using the animation window and timeline? I make a lot of gif animations and would like to reduce mouse movement for ...
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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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How to draw a dashed circle in photoshop cs5?

I want to know how can I draw a dashed circle in photoshop, I am using photoshop CS5. \ In one of the article I found that by using pattern we can do it, I found this pattern ...
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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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Photoshop, how to create a layer mask from a layer?

I have a layer in Photoshop that I'd like to use as a layer mask, is this at all possible? It's a black & white layer with some gradients that I would like to apply to another layer that's a ...
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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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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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Full list of Photoshop Shortcuts

I want to build on my Photoshop performance and a key solution would be to learn the shortcuts for Photoshop. That said does anyone know a reliable place to get Photoshop CS5 and CS6 shocrtcuts ...
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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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Illustrator 3D extrude on text misses faces

I am attempting to create 3D text in Adobe Illustrator CS5 in OSX using the 3D Extrude and Bevel effect. The problem is that if I only rotate the text on one axis, in this case the X axis and then ...
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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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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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Removing One Part Of A Stroke On A Rectangle In Illustrator CS5

Is it possible to remove on side of a stroke on a rectangle? Let's say you have a rectangle with a stroke all the way around it and I want one end of the rectangle to be 'open' and take the stroke ...
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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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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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Text in my Photoshop image looks “blurry”

I am creating a website header in Photoshop CS5, however when I look at it, the text looks very blurry and I have no idea why. I use the Web preset. What do you recommend for the sharpest and best ...
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Leading error in Text box in InDesign, do you know of a way to fix it?

I am creating this text box in InDesign CS5 and on the last row of a paragraph I get a bigger leading for no reason. If I select the text and check the leading setting it is the same for all rows in ...
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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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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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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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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 to make a selected area with a circular border?

I'm using Photoshop CS5 My question has two parts to it: 1 How can I make a circular selected area with a blank border (no fill) border (stroke: 30px)? I'm going for a similar effect as produced ...
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Illustrator moves objects using “transform again” with scale

Have several copies of the same object moved around to different areas in the artboard. Decide you want to scale them all by 75%. Select the first object, do the scale. Select the next object, press ...
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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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Completely remove background from image

I have an image (a logo) that was on a black background. I have used Photoshop's (CS5) Background Eraser Tool to remove the background. This is great except that there are black (well grey/black) ...
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Can I permanently set column visibility in the Content pane of Adobe Bridge CS5?

I remove all the columns I don't want visible by right-clicking the column headers and deselecting the column from the list. But when I switch to a different directory of images all the columns are ...
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how to change the workspace color window from RGB to CMYK mode in Illustrator CS5.1?

I'm using Illustrator CS5.1 and started a new document in RGB mode. When I change the color mode to CMYK under File > Document Color Mode > CMYK Color, the Color window in my workspace doesn't ...