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There's ways to add security features on your PDF that will prevent people from printing, editing or extracting elements from the file. There's also watermarks that can be added. BUT there's also ways to bypass all this, so it's not 100% reliable. I could also easily imagine it must have taken you a lot of work to do this work, and your client could easily ...


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Unanswered Question #1: What is in your current contract? What is written down and signed currently? What has he promised in writing? What have you promised in writing? "Starting work without a contract is like putting on a condom after taking a home pregnancy test" F*ck You, Pay Me by Mike Monteiro FYPM is a WONDERFUL talk about the importance of ...


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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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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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Agreeing with the solution proposed by @go-meek, but perhaps the best way to avoid the issue would be printing the brochure yourself. Tell him that you can only give a printed proof, digital files after receiving the payment. It is fair, he can see the brochure and make annotations in it, you keep the files. Doesn't need to be the highest resolution either, ...


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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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It's not technically possible to have a file that is secured for printing while having the ability to read it. That is because rendering for screen and print is the same thing. Despite this, PDF files have a flag to disable printing; this is more of an annoyance than an actual block. The best thing you can do is rasterize the graphics to a low-enough ...


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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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I would suggest you to convert all the text in the file to curves. For that, select all text and press ctrl + q. This would make text uneditable. To check if all texts are converted into curves, go to text statistics and see if there's any font displayed, if not then all texts are converted into curves. Secondly, insert a watermark and export it to PDF in a ...


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There are some aproaches, but my favorite is to keep all that on vectors. For the shadow duplicate your object, asign it diferent colors (preferible transparencies) and use the blend tool. You can put over the original object. With this method you can control the direction, longitude and intensity of the shadow. The tradeoff is that you, in some cases, ...


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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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Corel Draw can import Adobe Color Files (.aco), so you should be able to use these colour palettes from Google Design Resources: https://www.google.com/design/spec/resources/color-palettes.html


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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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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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[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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Using Adobe Illustrator, here is how to combine Shapes in the way you describe: Select the two Shapes you want to "join". Under the Pathfinder palette, select Unite. Done. There may be some other tweaking or options depending on whether you are actually using Paths, Strokes or Shapes, whether they're filled, outlined, etc. With lines/outlines, you ...


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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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@sergeydyadyul has it right for the most part. Let me tell you a little background on your problems. The equations that you create in MS Word are using symbols that are part of the Cambria Math typeface. When you attempt to create an EPS or PS file to import into Corel, it is not embedding the font into the document. So when you try to import the document ...


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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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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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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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i think, you better ask your supplier to export the files in PDF [high quality print] file format and send back only PDF file to you. with PDF you can easily open and edit the files in illustrator or any Adobe programs. without loosing any details from from original files.



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