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Design in greyscale, black and white. And it's printed with one ink. It doesn't matter what color that ink is. It's still just one color. Don't use Pantone or spot colors, just design everything with black and white. The printer will use whatever ink color they choose. There is never a reason one would need to use one spot color to design something like ...


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This answer may not count if you require a strictly programmatic solution, but I found it interesting so I thought I'd share. :) The math way would be to break the shape into a collection of triangles and do a weighted average of their individual centers of gravity. I don't think any of the popular drawing programs will automate that for you. It can be ...


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Short answer: One pixel can contain one color (and one value for opacity, but that's not relevant here). The different letters/number you see in your color code are the values that constitute it. HTML colors are defined using a hexadecimal notation (HEX), those are the letters/numbers you see, and they are the combination of Red, Green, and Blue color ...


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There's multiple approaches to this, but the best way is probably to ask the printer how you should deliver stuff to them. It's highly probable they allow you to send in a black and white .pdf/.jpg/.eps and will convert it to blue themselves. If you need to create a page or publication like this from scratch, you'll need to know the Pantone (PMS) colour you ...


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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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The range of colors that can be reproduced in any CMYK-only color (known in the trade as "Process Color") printing method is considerably smaller than the sRGB range of colors reproducible on a standard monitor. Here is an excellent video that demonstrates this visually using 3D color models. It happens that one of the ranges of RGB color that can't be ...


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To create a "clone" of an object, i.e. an object linked to the original in Inkscape: Select the object Clone the object Alt + D (or menu Edit - Clone - Create clone) Choose to Create Tiled Clones... for any number of tiled clones. Additional note: The clone tool from Inkscape is capable to also clone embedded bitmap images. (Example of tiled clones ...


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I'd say coming up with several designs that follow basic GUI guidelines and testing them on the devices is a good start. I also think trying to keep them in one continuous style helps giving an overall complete look. Keep in mind they have to work in varying resolutions. So either find a good balance between complexity and simplicity or make different ...


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The problems you describe have been issues with Corel for years. I've run into it working with small specialty engraving shops that have equipment that only understands Corel files so they have to import to Corel. Your best vector option at this point is to export an RGB version as an EPS (not .AI) in AI8 format. If that can import correctly into X5, you'll ...


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I suggest you either buy Corel Draw, or ask your supplier to save the files as EPS.


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As DA01 wisely points out, don't make it exactly the same. A gradient per se isn't a trademark, but if it looks too similar they'll send the sharks after you. That said, iStock has some ideas to start with: http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-5503907-soft-green.php?st=fdbf392 ...


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[How] can I be sure that this PDF generated from InDesign will print to paper as it is shown on screen in PDF ? You can't. There at least a dozen variables in the path from screen to press. You can not control all of them and it's entirely possible ones you can control are incorrect. You have to calibrate everything - monitors, scanners - use proper ...


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You can manually increase the Undo steps in Tools > Options > Workspace > General (i think the default number is 20). I've seen people work with 100-200 Undos without having performace issues, but keep in mind that these steps are saved as temporary files and do use some computer resources. Unfortunately, if you are trying to recover a step that ...


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It probably is rendered in a 3D Application, as there are animations (gem's spin/rotate) and to do that by hand for each frame would be tiresome. I would suggest trying to find some Gemstone shapes as 3D files OBJ, DAE, etc, and then import them into Photoshop CS 6 Extended to handle making the various animation sequences including rotation, spinning, and ...


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While I still advocate going local whenever you can when it comes to printing--as it's nice to have a good relationship with one--it's also rather trivial to send your jobs out to print nearly anywhere on the planet now with the internet. I'd spend a bit of time online and find a printer that can handle your files. Adobe, alas, is the standard in this ...


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Export equation from word to pdf File – Save as – Pdf Indesign, Create new document, place pdf File – Place (cmd+D) Export .eps, File – Export – eps Place .eps to corel (i'm cheked in illustrator - equation in vector) Microsoft word Adobe illustrator


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PDF is the appropriate choice. You can either "export to pdf" directly or use the PDF printer driver (if available) to create the PDF, but either way, ensure: 1) font embedding is enabled; 2) use one of the default presets such as "High Quality Print" or "Press Quality" (don't use "Standard", web, etc) PDFs are basically fixed files which preserve vector ...


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As Scott mentions, you can open .eps files from Corel Draw. You just need to re-save them in CD as .cdr.


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Vector images don't have pixels. Therefore you can't color 1 pixel of a vector shape. You would need the vector shapes to be 1px in size. And since a pixel has no size, you can only estimate that. I can't speak for Corel software, but in Illustrator you can split a rectangle into evenly sectioned pieces. You could then color each piece differently (via the ...


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For a vector solution, Scott's is definitely the way to go (an advantage would be, for example, that once you have your whole drawing done you could group objects and replace color for all of them). There are, however, programs that are especially designed for pixel art, and I'd recommend you consider using one of them. You have simple online solutions ...


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If you are making a path and stroking a line on it, this is more likely a raster line which then suffers from scaling as you observed. Unfortunately, vector images cannot totally eliminate aliasing, since aliasing is a byproduct of rendering a vector image to the screen. With vector art that is purely curves with no raster textures nor effects, the art is ...


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It's a drop shadow. Create your icon, select everything else (inverse selection) and add a drop shadow. I use Paint Shop Pro as I like it and it does everything I need. Unfortunately it means I can't tell you how to do it in Corel Draw. But here's an example of the result following the above method — this has a 5x5 offset for the shadow, but you will ...


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I find the best answer to this for any software is to manually create detailed notes. There are many applications which fail to record or remember things like transformation angles. By simply having a text document open while working I can insert values and reference what objects they were applied to. Later I can merely check the text file to know what ...


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Found a method that applies practically to any software, the "object manager" for this case, or "layer manager" for other software, where we can rename the object/layer and add to it the transformation name and value: Apply a skew value The image bellow demonstrates the application of a skew value using the transformation toolbar, that allows for a more ...


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I am answering my own question. After extensive testing, i can confirm that AT LEAST Version X4 and X6 of CorelDraw GS has a PLT IMPORT bug. The bug happens only when there is an extremely high count of nodes in a path. I have filed a bug report with Corel's Paid Support and i am awaiting for answers. A workaround if you are in the same situation is to ...


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It may not be possible, depending on the artwork, but if you were to make a copy of the file and create shapes based upon the intersections by using any "shape intersection" tool or functionality and then fill those shapes with the closest solid color value to simulate the overlapped colors, then you will have vectors which will not need to be rasterized. ...


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Since this seems to be web-focused: you can get a colour picker add-on for most browsers that let you click any pixel and get its colour code right there, including in HTML hex format. Colorzilla is a longstanding popular choice for Firefox and Chrome. (Internet explorer actually has one built in, believe it or not... ctrl-k or Developer Tools (F12) > ...


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JPG and PDF can be read by both programs. Neither of those file types are editable, it sounds like they are just taking the jpg or pdf and dropping it into their layout in Corel. If you gave them the InDesign file, then they could edit or make alterations to your work.


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This might help you understand the process and what you need :) If you're in Photoshop, change image to greyscale, go to Image > Mode > Duotone (choose monotone and then your ink color), and you're done! A video of the process is here: How to make a monotone image in Photoshop


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Maybe this can be of help: If you click on the file in Explorer and then right click and get properties, highlight and copy the path and then paste into CDR as a text string. Not very elegant but it works. This question in the Corel forums also has a video (haven't checked it though) that explains how to use macros.



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