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Head over to Adobe.com and do a bit of reading regarding features. In general: Photoshop = raster image editing (photographs) or digital painting (Illustration) Photoshop Extended = Same as Photoshop + ability to use some 3D tools and basic video editing Illustrator = Vector artwork (Logos, illustrations, etc.) Indesign = Page layout (books, manuals, ...


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You can actually export as .doc from InDesign, sort of. Export your INDD as PDF (File > Export > Adobe PDF), and then save the PDF as a Word Document (File > Save as > Microsoft Word). You can also export the PDF to HTML, and open it in Word, but it looks like it's not recommended. In this Adobe forum thread some users mention two programs that you ...


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Call me old school, different or just plain wrong but Photoshop should be used just for that: photo editing and retouching. Fireworks should be used for web design (the CSS exporting ability alone in Fireworks is heavily underrated much like Fireworks itself). Illustrator for, yep you guessed it: illustration work and logo's. InDesign for magazine/newspaper ...


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Here's the big deciding factor based on the hardware you are running... CS6 and CC apps are 64Bit aware. CS2/3 are not. Disregarding feature sets, that alone should be enough to make the choice to move the CS6 (I'm not a fan of the subscription model of the Creative Cloud). You're probably aware that 64Bit means faster applications, more access to RAM, ...


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That happens with Transparent .GIF and Transparent .PNG files. What you need to do is actually save the .PNG file to your computer somewhere by right-clicking and choosing 'Save As' and then open it in Photoshop instead. Doing it this way will generally preserve the transparency. I've never found an explanation as to why it works this way but if you copy ...


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Create swatches (in whatever App you start in) then export swatches as an .ase file. In every other app you can load the .ase file into swatches. . . .ase files can be loaded into any Adobe app which uses swatches. Web sites such as Adobe's Kuler.com will also allow you to save themes in an .ase format.


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Which of the Adobe CS5 Programs has the best functionality for this? Depends on which you are designing your sprites in. I created UI buttons in Photoshop, so that's what I used to create my sprite file. I used a JPG because it gave me the lowest file weight with all the different colors for my button. What method can I use to set up a grid of ...


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hey might be this info can help you.. Illustrator 9.0 or later able to open CDR files created with CorelDRAW 10 or earlier Programs that open CDR files CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Corel WordPerfect Office ACD Systems Canvas 12 Adobe Illustrator CS5 Inkscape irfan view might solve this please check this link...and its free ...


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Well this is a multi-level question so I will answer them accordingly. Since you have tagged this with adobe-creative-suite I would assume you have Acrobat. Since you did not specify which version of Acrobat you have I will demonstrate with Acrobat X known as Acrobat 10. I know I can put the file name etc around it but is there a way to put a logo ...


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An earlier comment about Hardware compatibility is very important. I was using CS3 and very happy with the product for graphic design and website design projects. I like the idea of Creative Cloud and had clients using newer versions of the Adobe products, so I decided to upgrade to Cloud. Unfortunately I have had nothing but problems from day one, ...


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I've seen this before as well. I was able to fix it by disabling “Use Graphics Processor” under Preferences / Performance (I'm using CS6, so the names may be slightly different). There's a little more discussion here: Photoshop: Inaccurate selections with Radeon graphics cards on Mac OS Of course, disabling GPU will slow things down... It's worth noting ...


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You can be make this using a 3D app which support (directly or by plugin) populating an object (the rod in this case) onto another object (f.ex a ball object) like a flat surface with a wide-angle camera. There is absolutely no need to use fractals, displacement and so forth. I setup this scene in about 3 minutes in Vue Infinite just for the sake of demo ...


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Resetting your preferences may fix your problem. ---WARNING--- This will remove any custom settings that you have set up in your application Windows: Hold down AltCtrlShift while starting the program. Mac: Hold down CommandOptionShift keys while starting the program. If you are concerned about resetting all of the preferences, you can reset the settings ...


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Might be more helpful to give an example of the type of element. In these programs you’ll find there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Try this Disco Ball tutorial link: If it isn’t the effect you wish, look up not only WARP tools, but MESH tools as alternatives.


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What method can I use to set up a grid of images with varying sizes to be at specific coordinates? Grids and Guides, that goes for Illustrator and Photoshop. Set up a grid that matches either the lagest size you'll be using or half the lagest size. Which of the Adobe CS5 Programs has the best functionality for this? In theory, InDesign, as it has ...


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When you set up the document (or by modifying the document setup), include a Slug area of, say 18 points (1/4 inch) on the top edge. You can place anything in that area: text, logo, pictures of your cat, you name it. When exporting the PDF, turn on "Include Slug Area" in the "Marks and Bleeds" section of the PDF dialog. Anything you have included in the ...


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Set up a template, fill in the common info and then save the template, then just pick the template for future use. I don't believe there's a way to set metadata by default since each file is expected to be different.


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That would be a nice feature, if it existed. Unfortunately, without scripting there isn't a general way to pass a variable to PDF in quite the way you're asking. In the simple case of an invitation, you can create a fillable Acrobat form field quite easily from InDesign in two ways. One uses InDesign's interactive features, the other (simpler, in this case) ...


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Go CC. You never have to upgrade again. If you go CS6. It will look like CS2 in five years. Scott hit the nail on the head: 64bit. If you do any video work, it will save you hours of time. There has been A LOT of performance improvements, especially in AE & Premiere. InDesign will also stop crashing if you have large files. This assumes you have a ...


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If you use CMD+H to hide a window while any Adobe software is running, it disables the spacebar hand tool shortcut. I've tried every other solution and this is the only one that has worked for the past four weeks. So do NOT use CMD+H to hide windows. If you do so, and disable the shortcut, the only way to get it working again is to re-start your machine.


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I didn't have a .cdr file, so I downloaded one here: http://vector4free.com/vectors/id/463 Illustrator allowed me to open it just fine. It [your file] may be bad (corrupt through email, or something to that effect). See if you can open the file I did. Also in Illustrator's dialog window, you will find support for Corel Draw (take a look). edit: ...


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This could be done using fractals (quite tediously though).Although you may very well be right to think that there is a 3D app behind the underlying graphics) But again i think this not an easy design to replicate even by using photoshop's capabilities to generate fractals, because replicating fractals is essentially harder than making one yourself. ...


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i believe what they've done is modeled the heart like shape in 3d as well as all the bars and squares exploding out. They've then taken this model into a 3d rendering program and colored it and added the translucency into the shapes. Finaly it would have been brought into Photoshop where the background, the faces, star bursts and all post processing ...


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Blake - Bravo to you for being willing to expand upon your current role! If you think that this is something that interests you, why not give it a shot? I do say that with a word of caution, I have worked with a lot of people who think that designing is easy, they just need the right programs. But not everyone is a designer and not everyone has an eye for ...


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Is it a flawed assumption? One can't say that until you try, some take to it and some don't. What's the best way to spend the money? I would say the best thing is for them to provide you with required software whatever you end up choosing to use for designing and give you at least 2 or 3 hrs a day while at work to design things. Some days you might want to ...



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