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I've been an Adobe Certified Expert for approximately 8 years. 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 advertise your ...


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InDesign gets my vote. It does all the tasks you're describing, and is meant for layout. However, as a general note, do NOT over-design your résumé. Even if you're a designer applying for a design job, please, make your CV clean and straightforward. If I'm reading through 100 résumés in a week (which I've done), I am really, ...


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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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Generating 3D objects in illustrator is all about illusion. In your case you are trying to create a 3D object with 1 shape. However sometimes it's best to create the illusion of 1 shape or object by using two or more. For example the object below I created is two shapes, one on top of the other. Here's how it breaks down visually. And here is the step ...


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You could use slices. You could set up artboards for each object. Ultimately I find, Copy, New, Paste, Save faster than most other methods. You can also utilize the hidden "hide other" shortcut. Select the object you want to save/export and then hit Command-Option-Shift-3 (Mac) or Ctrl-Alt-Shift-3 (Win). This will hide everything which is not selected. ...


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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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Just two type layers. The top type layer has a white fill and a blue stroke. The bottom type layer has a simple red fill. You could also simply use a hard-edged drop shadow on a single type layer:


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The tool you're looking for is called the Blend Tool. Here's how you use it: Create two lines using the Pen Tool: Activate the Blend Tool W is the keyboard shortcut, or you can click it on the Tools palette: Click on the two lines you want to blend. While the blend on your artboard is active, double-click the Blend tool icon to change the ...


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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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Illustrator started as a professional print-only application. It was made for professionals creating pieces designed to be fed to an imagesetter and put on press. It was a print production tool and really not much more. There was no internet when Illustrator was created. No mobile devices. No UI development to really speak of. So, Illustrator was built on ...


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The easiest way I know to get Illustrator to display the actual X,Y of the handle is to use InkScribe from AstuteGraphics.com combined with the Info Panel. Using InkScribe you can highlight a handle and then see its exact x,y coordinates in the info panel. You can simply use the Pen Tool in Illustrator combined with Smart Guides as well. If you hover ...


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New artboards can be added by either of the two: Pick the Artboard Tool and click-drag it in the canvas area of the Illustrator document. Pick the Artboard Tool, click on the New Artboard in the Control Panel, select the desired size from the list of Artboard Presets in the Control Panel and click in the desired area of the canvas to add a new Artboard. ...


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As you mention, touch screens are not supported in CS6. I found a couple of positive ideas, though! One in this Adobe Community thread: In order to draw with my finger or a pen, I need to select outside of the boundary of the canvas and drag inorder to draw. So might be worth a try. The answer to that question mentions compatibility issues between ...


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If I understand correctly, you want to be able to sample a colour in one programme (PhotoShop) and have this go direct to the keyboard, say as a hex representation. Then you will be able to paste this directly into Fireworks, or indeed any programme that requires a colour as text. For this you require an external utility. The best I have found is Jay Prall's ...


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Illustrator: Create a new layer Add stuff to layer you want visible, but not exported Go to View > Guides > Make Guides This outlines everything in a new color, locks the layer, and doesn't save for web or export. Photoshop: There isn't anything like the guide layer in Photoshop. However, you can add notes: Click and hold on Eyedropper tool to ...


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Canvas Flip Positioning in Photoshop uses 0, 0 as the top left. So, if you want to position an element from the bottom left, there is a way — You can flip the canvas, position the element, flip the entire canvas back, then flip the element. It's not ideal, but it'll give you positioning that's relative to the bottom left. Resize and/or edit the canvas ...


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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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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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An e-mail signature should not be just an image. Don't forget that lots of people have images turned off in their e-mails by default, unless they press a button (which most won't do). Moreover, having the contact info there as (copyable) text is a huge plus that an image lacks. Technically, I guess it's possible to make an html signature with just your ...


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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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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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Apple uses a custom variation of Myriad called "Myriad Set." Sources: Wikipedia: Typography of Apple, Inc., Quora: What font is used in Steve Jobs' presentations?


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The only thing I can find are relative (spherical) coordinates with respect to the anchor point. It's not helpful on it's own, but maybe you can use it in a script. Open the Info panel (Window -> Info or cmd+8). Select the anchor point with the Direct Selection Tool. With the same tool move one handle slightly and back to the original location (it snaps ...


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You can't save pattern swatches in ase format: The best way to to this is to have an Illustrator file that you can simply paste a new pattern-filled shape to then save. You can then share that .ai file and load it as an "Other Library" to import all the pattern swatches.


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If you want a custom point of rotation, you're best off with the rotate tool (option+click to set your point of rotation). Then you Transford again to repeat it. If you can just use one of the 9 standard points, I prefer to do this with a Transform effect.


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Layers Panel icons as KMSTR points out. But there's also.... Object > Lock > Selection (Command/CTRL+2) Object > Lock > All Artwork Above Object > Lock > Other Layers And there's a hidden shortcut Command/CTRL+Option/Alt+Shift+2 to "lock others". This command will lock anything NOT selected.


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Looks good is a very subjective description... I like to make connecting lines so the end result looks woven. I also keep keep colors to a minimum, typically just 2 or 3. Why don't you start by collecting a few samples that you like, then recreate them with a few small touches of your own?


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If you have Adobe Illustrator and all you need are rectangles, you can simply use a dashed stroke with a large stroke weight.... If you need one rectangle, as AndroidHustle suggests, simply untick the "Dashed Line" option. Then to edit the rectangles, choose Object > Expand. Then copy this in Illustrator, switch to Photoshop and Paste as a Shape Layer. ...


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Essentially you don't. Gradient fills are based on the boundaries of the shape they are applied to. If you alter the boundaries, then the gradient position and length will change. It is simply how gradient fills work. It's a very simple matter to grab the Gradient Tool and move the annotator to where you want it.


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Since you presumably have a bunch of devs handy, perhaps you can persuade someone to get into the Photoshop DOM and write some custom javascript. I don't think it would be too complex, and it certainly isn't impossible. An alternative approach, if I understand your workflow correctly (a single master AI file that drives all of the PSDs), would be to set up ...



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