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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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"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 ...


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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.


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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, ...


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(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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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:


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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 ...


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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] ...


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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 : ...


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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, ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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Place your colors in the Swatches Panel, then drag from swatches to your gradient. You can't (as you've discovered) sample colors from one gradient to a different gradient. Sample the colors, make swatches, then move swatches to the new gradient.


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as shown below make two boxes with the same color and with none stroke. Rotate box 180 degree until hiding box 1 at this point rotate box 1 while box 2 go to its original place as a mask. lets say its box 3 that mask box 1 while rotation.


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You should use "conversion" trick of the pen tool - When you make a point and leave the mouse - just click again on that point and it will be converted to what you want : and after conversion -


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You get the same version of CC as the non-student deal and as far as this deal expiring, Adobe have been running it for quite a while now, so I would assume you should have a little while longer to make up your mind, but you never know. As mentioned, though, a question much better suited for the Adobe forums.


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Your printer is not configured correctly, the problem is that your printer is configured to always deal with the color management (you need to change the conversion to automatic). When you print from preview, the preview/PDF reader applies a color conversion before printing*, it sends the file to the printer and the printer makes another color conversion, ...


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Fundamentally this just isn't how Illustrator, or vector applications in general, operate. Think of vector artwork as pieces of construction paper. You can't simply erase part of a piece of paper. You have to cut it then remove the cut section. This is how you would remove part of an object or group of objects in Illustrator. Features such as the Pathfinder ...


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If my similar experience with CS4 is true for CS5.5 as well, then you are out of luck. You decide the language the software is in when you buy it, and you can't switch around.


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Turns out the order of the copied text in the PDF is the same as the order in which the text layers were created in Photoshop. Solution: Create a copy of the Photoshop file. Delete the text layers from the new file. Copy the text layers one by one from the old file into the new file, in the correct order. Now if you export to PDF and copy the text from ...


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Here's what I use. There are many other options as well. Note that I run these on OSX for the most part. Adobe's Photoshop -> Pixelmator Pixelmator is the closest I've gotten to the full 'Photoshop' set of tools. It's still lacking in areas, though. It can open PSD files but note that it can't fully understand the new features in later versions (such as ...



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