Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

18

I've been an Adobe Certified Expert for approximately 9 years as of this writing. If working a 9 to 5 employment position, the certification isn't going to be of any great benefit. In fact, as an employee there's practically zero benefit to any Adobe certification other than merely continued education for self fulfillment. Your employer may be able to ...


12

This was a misunderstanding (and it hasn't been corrected in the first google search result, which confuses people even more). The links were only for those who had purchased CS2 and needed to re-install CS2 now that the registration servers are offline. Adobe is terminating the activation servers for CS2 and that for existing licensed users of CS2 who ...


10

Neither, use Illustrator. It's vector-based, so you can export your graphics as big as you want and it'll always look crisp. Indesign has (imho) better tools for formatting text, but Illustrator is superior when working with shapes - which, i presume, is what you'll be doing when creating an infographic


8

"Print ready" is a term of art used in the printing industry to describe a PDF that has been correctly prepared so that it can be printed by a commercial printing company. The exact requirements for a PDF to be "print ready" depend on the specific printing company that will be printing the PDF. Their printing equipment and technological setup determine ...


8

There are roughly four options. Here are three I wouldn't recommend: Bundle the InDesign file with File > Package, as discussed by Vincent ("Generally a Bad Idea™." to let a client loose with InDesign) Get them a copy of Adobe InCopy, which is designed for this purpose (editing text in InDesign files). However, it costs money, and while I've not used it ...


6

Generally, sending an InDesign file to a non-designer is a Bad Idea™. InDesign has quite a steep learning curve for one, and project managers are prone to edit more things than you ask them when you send them source files. On top of that, sending a native (source) file to a customer is not a very good move as a designer, for it contains lots of ...


5

It's important if you tend to do a lot of contract-based production work. Lots of IT/GD staffing agencies will want these types of certifications for filling production artist positions. Beyond that, though, unless you want to do it for your own personal reasons, it's not going to net you any real benefits. Bottom line, it's important if you lean (or want ...


5

If all the labels are consistent in appearance and the only changes that will be needed is text on the label -- I'd use PDF forms. It is a simple matter to create a PDF form which allows any user to input form field data (text) in specific areas. Using a PDF form ensures a few things: Editing is easy on the end user. They click and type, then save or ...


4

Tiny market. Tiny markets don't make Adobe's priority list. Just like bug fixes that most people won't notice doesn't register with them either. There would also be a lot of additional code to make that happen. Since very few people need it, the program would just be bogged down by it. I'm a big fan of the concept, though. I'd love to see FontLab implement ...


4

Object > Unlock All On Spread or ⌥+⌘+L for Mac or Ctrl+Alt+L on Windows (not tested, but should work) That unlocks every item on the page; including your object.


4

This is a problem with anything creative - the answer (alongside practice, practice, practice) is, at the stage where you are developing your idea, use whatever tool you're most comfortable with and don't worry about it being unpolished or imperfect. It's about getting the idea down quickly and painlessly into a form where you can look at it, appraise it, ...


4

I'm not aware of anything identical (would be great if there is though), but you can achieve something equivalent by: Turn on smart guides (from view menu or toggle with ctrl-U). Move the second object so that it touches and the smart guides tell you it intersects with the other object. This snaps to the intersect so the distance between the edges is ...


3

(this is essentially a long structured comment) All of the software you mention can do this. It depends a bit on the situation. Its quite clear that if you are laying the images for print then InDesign and Illustrator are the tools for the job. You might need to adjust each individual picture in photoshop, however. Laying out for non print context I would ...


3

You can't round an artboard. You could use a rounded rectangle, but you shouldn't. Corner rounding on the printed piece is handled after the piece is printed and when it is being folded and cut. Design with square edges and don't do anything to indicate rounded corners. Then tell the printer you want the corners rounded when they print it. (note, this may ...


3

Ebooks... epub format... are essentially self-contained web sites. The structure within the epub file is very, very similar to a web site's structure. To this end, if you can do something on the web you could create something similar with indesign by exporting to epub format then editing the epub further if needed. However, PDF documents aren't constructed ...


3

I don't think Illustrator necessarily is the flavor of choice for type design. With several dedicated products for this on the market, I think those that do type design for a living tend to work within those apps. Glyphs seems to be a popular one these days.


3

Here is a list of ABOBE PRODUCT simply click the desire product and select from the list below. They have free, open-source, and commercial for linux windows Mac BSD iphone the site has alternatives for many commercial softwares that will cost you nothing more that an afternoon of learning their product. Most do not provide collections, but they usually ...


3

I made this an answer just to be kosher. If your copy is contained within a single box, you can apply a text style to that box. If your text flows/links to additional boxes, you can't apply a style via selecting the boxes. You have to apply the style directly to the text. – I usually do a Select All on the copy within the box, then apply the style. You ...


3

Effective PPI needs to be 1.5 times the line screen (LPI) being used when printed. In most cases a 150-175 line screen is used in offset printing. This means the effective PPI of an image should be roughly 225-265ppi. 175x1.5 = 262.5 150x1.5 = 225 It's not unheard of to use a more dense line screen though. If your print provider uses a 300LPI screen ...


2

Simple answer: no. A .pdf is different than a .epub per the title of this question. However both can be viewed in many e-readers. Furthermore, interactivity is based on device requirements. Also, you posted a video to Wire's app and not an epub. There are limitations to ebooks compared to apps when interactivity is wanted. This is why many offer apps ...


2

Select the object you want to transfer the color to, then click the i key on your keyboard to access the eyedropper tool. Now click with the eyedropper tool on the object you want to copy the color from.


2

Let's say you have these 2 shapes: You select them and grab Live Paint Bucket tool: Next, you just choose the color and click on the area you want to paint: To get shape of filled colors you should use expand command.


2

Are your objects grouped when you copy and paste them? I've been able to replicate the behaviour you've found. For some strange reason, I've found copying groups brings in that single pixel line. Grouped: Ungrouped:


2

If you buy CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 you will get: Corel Draw X6 (Alternative for illustrator) Corel Photo-Paint X6 (Alternative for Photoshop) Corel PowerTrace X6 (Tracing utility) Corel Connect Corel Capture X6 ( a screen capture utility ) Corel Website Creator X6 ( Code-free website creation, so no alternative for dreamweaver) More info : ...


2

Yes, his computer will substitute a font for Helvetica when he views your file. You can avoid this problem by doing one of the following: have your friend install Helvetica change your font to one both of you share turn your Helvetica into outlines (select the text then press command-shift-o) before sharing the file If converting the text into outlines, ...


2

Okay, you can probably script it to automate this even more but this should get you started in a fairly efficient way of doing it. First, find your phone numbers and replace them with one of the Android+iOS accepted formats. According to Tutsplus: 555-5555 (iPhone Only) (555) 555-5555 (Android + iPhone) +1 (555) 555-5555 (iPhone Only) 555 ...


2

I'd have deleted preferences as a first step, which tends to solve most InDesign weirdnesses. Uninstalled/reinstalled next. The underlying problem (besides your colleague's tenacious adherence to the old Quark way of doing things) is that the install was somehow set to Arabic. You will have already set the language option in InDesign's [Basic Paragraph] ...


2

It's rather unfortunate that Illustrator took so long to do font previewing the same way its sister programs did. However you can still preview fonts in Illustrator (CS5) by going to Type -> Font. Though the other unfortunate thing is that it seems as though you can't actually scroll with your mouse, you have to click to scroll. In the past I've ...


2

If you're looking for CS4 or CS5 the best option you will have is to buy it used. Adobe will not sell you anything below CC-2014 and if I recall they only support one iteration from the current so there will not be any updates past CC but I dont know if they are still updating CS6. EDIT: After reviewing and talking with a few people the Adobe ...


2

The first one You can just create a square and use object - transform - move (and make sure to hit copy) to move the square at the desired length (vertical or horizontal). I just made a 10 x 10 pixel square and moved the square 12 pixels downwards. Then press CTRL + D to repeat that action. Select the entire row and go to object - transform - move and ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible