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In AI, go to File > Save As and select PDF from the document type. When the options for the PDF appear, go to the Compression section and in the following boxes, change all of the downsamplings to "Do Not Downsample" and compressions to "None" Print your PDF


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I'll give you some quick answers first, then a description afterwards for you to hopefully help you understand things better! 1) No, you can't use layers with the bitmap colour mode. Use greyscale for your comic. 2) No, use a reputable printer (if you are getting it professionally printed) or you'll just be printing it black only on a laser printer or ...


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I think this is more about writing than design. If the word in the header begins a thought or sentence and the body text after it completes that sentence, use a colon. If the header is just a stand-alone headline and the body text a new thought, you don't need a colon. When arriving at a convention, you should: Check in Pick up the welcome ...


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a better workflow Instead of going to the trouble of adding a rich black to the logo, make it transparent where it should be black and save in a transparency-supporting file format eg. PSD. use acrobat to review Instead of relying in the InDesign preview, output to PDF and open the Output Preview window (Tools > Print Production > ...). There you will ...


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It's an interesting question whose answer goes beyond a yes or no. Actually there is no a convention or a majority position in respect of punctuation in headers. It is common practice in many typographical cultures skip it. I'm not sure what says English typographic tradition, however in this case you must appeal to your judgement and experience, and for a ...


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That CMYK code for black is known as True black and is not that black on screen, but different appearances could be caused by the different colour profiles in PS or ID, and of course .pdf export settings, even though you used CMYK. Also, about looking different from different angles.... Is your monitor properly calibrated? Does your monitor have that wide ...


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You can try adding a thin stroke to a text in bold typeface (or a thick one to a thin typeface) could do the trick...Note that you should choose the color of the stroke wisely to suit the overall design. using stroke-only for bold or even regular typefaces (with the inside of the typeface transparent to reveal the background image) cutting the text ...


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you could try adding a shape behind the text but in front of the image and adjust the opacity level on the shape until you are happy with the image visibility and the text legibility. hope this helps


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It is fairly simple. Here are some key points: STEP 1 - I first drew a random 1px line with the pentool. STEP 2 - I used mask and brush tool + soft round brush to fade parts of it slightly. STEP 3 - Then I drew bunch of dots in every corner. They vary in size. STEP 4 - Then I made a brush out of it. STEP 5 - Adjusted the brush settings ...


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If you use a commercial printer they will be able to Impose or print multiples on a page, in this case 'cut and stack' see Imposition Types You will then have to ask the printer to be careful so that the order is not compromised. To do this your self manually would entail some tricky maths and rearranging of your pdf.


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When printing with process color (CMYK) there is no gray ink. The typical way to achieve it is to use a screen of black (K). A screen is when you print a dot pattern vs. a solid color. The smaller the dots the lighter the 'gray' will appear. The problem is doing this with type. Your printer has a valid concern and your type will likely not come out how ...


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Let's add to iconography the obvious integral typographic and color modulations. With the caution that integration adds further complexity! http://generatedcontent.org/post/21279324555/viewportunits. No doubt Matt West and Treehouse have something to this effect on the press as we write. Three layers of content signaling is not a quick fix, when properly ...


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This is just a guess. There's no way anyone can actually know what's going on unless they worked specifically for that journal. Ad sales Content acquisition Editing Review Ad sales Content acquisition Editing Review Ad sales Content acquisition Editing Review Editing Review Layout Layout Layout Review Editing Layout Review Layout Review Editing Layout ...


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Some of my templates are set up like this, and I use the exact same setup that Scott described. I really dislike working with Symbols though (the editing interface has room for improvement) so I avoid them when I can. In your case, here is how I would build the template: have a master artboard for the page size then "sub"-artboards for each panel. Then have ...


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You can create a 4th artboard which encompasses the other three - then simply print artboard 4 Often, you can set your printer to print multiple pages on one sheet via the print dialog box. With this in mind, if you expect the duplex (2-sided) prints to line up to one another using an end user/home/office printer, you're going to be terribly disappointed. ...


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You will not be able to control the output profiles if you don't set them across the creative suite - First check your document colour mode, you will need to set to CMYK. Go to your "Edit' menu and check what colour settings you have - ALSO - Check in EDIT > PREFERENCES > APPEARANCE OF BLACK... make sure you display and export blacks accurately ...


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In GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), you can halftone a photo with Filters > Distorts > Newsprint. On deviantART, istarlome provided a tutorial for halftoning in GIMP. Here's the gist: Create an image. Either open an existing photo or create a new canvas and apply a gradient. If the image has fine detail, use Filters > Blur > Gaussian Blur to hide ...


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That’s a halftone. Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing, thus generating a gradient like effect. It can be achieved in Photoshop by choosing Filter → Pixelate → Color Halftone. The example you posted looks like the halftone version of the ...


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This is known as a halftone effect. Googling that term will yield lots of tutorials on how to achieve it.


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(Caveat: I don't have X4 to test this on, but it does work on X6) Assuming you know how to add page numbering using the macro, try to add that to a new, empty layer. Then hide that layer on the cover and back pages. I think the result will be what you're looking for.


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Practically, you will need to print on white paper. And yes, that will take a lot of inkjet ink. Your best option is to take it to a shop. Given the size that you are creating (26.5 in. x 44 in.) it would be ideal to have it printed on a poster-size printer so that you do not need to piece it together. Otherwise, you will get a series of tiled prints that ...


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Printing works, generally, with subtractive color. This is to say that pigment that is non-opaque is put on top of the substrate, usually paper, that forms the base color of your print. The pigment then eliminates the reflection of certain colors. This means that your print background has to be white OR it reduces the amount of colors you can use. If you use ...


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Dark backgrounds, in print, are typically handled in one of two ways: white paper, black ink (print the background) dark paper, use special opaque inks (print the foreground). Depending on the method of printing, one may be more common than the other. With offset printing or ink-jet, it'd nearly always be option #1. For screen printing, it'd quite often ...


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If you know how to use Photoshop, you could try to do it on there. Be sure to create layer masks (so you don't mess with the original image you opened) set the background layer to black and the font as turquoise and just print on white paper. Be sure to print with a decent printer otherwise the black will fade to a grayish color. InDesign should also do the ...


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Not wanting to be mean but, why are you showing pictures of things that look like other things, and then worry about if you stand out or not? "What would you use for soft cream colors with pattern on a tube like this. (with limited budget?)" The group of cans with metal lids is ugly, I wouldn't copy them at all. If you go to Google Images and type in ...


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Saluton! Gentum is under the SIL open font license so you can use potrace to trace your bitmap and import your glyphs in the freeware version of BirdFont or trace the glyphs manualy in Birdfont. Don't throw the images away the hard part is deciding what the glyph should look like tracing it in a font editor is the easy part. My experience tells me that the ...


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You want to use a technique called Data Merging. In Microsoft Office products there are two options: Mail Merge Catalog Merge Then you'll want to pay special attention, and learn how to Merging Pictures. Essentially, you'll be using your spreadsheet but might need to create a new one (to not ruin your original) and get the formatting right. Typically ...


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FWIW, you could lay that out in MS Word and use a mail merge. One page, one database, one mail merge later, you're done.


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There is good news and there is bad news... Bad news: You just created a bitmap. You didn't change the font. So, basically all your work has to be thrown out of the window. Also, I've not used font-forge, but have used Fontlab, and the UI is a little more helpful there... But it's expensive, so I'm guessing font-forge would be what you'll use. Some things ...


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Indesign can be used for preflight, but it depends on exactly what your specific concern is and how demanding your expectations...


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We need to know a little more about your pre flight expectations and such before offering a concrete answer, but PitStop is always available: http://www.enfocus.com/en/pitstop-pro-12/


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If you are designing both card and sleeve, you should keep the card standard size of 3.5 x 2. This way it will fit in other standard places your client may want to use it, such as the slits on a pocket folder. Designing the sleeve with an additional 1/8 inch on the short dimension should keep the sleeve fairly snug while allowing the card to slide, but this ...


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The short answer is yes you can. As long as the aspect ratio is the same. It would be best also if you converted your strokes to paths, just to make sure they scale proportionately as well. The same does apply to raster-based stuff. Lots of tradeshow art gets scaled down to send over to printers.


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I usually try to work in 1:1 scale, but rarely do I work with formats that large. It's not uncommon for artwork to be set at a smaller scale, though. Here's a question that touches on that: In Illustrator, how do I set my file at 10% scale? When going back and forth with a customer, I find it easier to communicate with exact sizes. I try and avoid language ...


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I don't see why not. Just be careful that the sizes are proper when you export the file for print (something I'd use InDesign for, anyway). If all else fails, you could always just scale the finished work to the desired size.


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you can reduce filesize by flattening all layers to one. reducing excessive resolution amount. 300 dpi is enough to print a3, a4 size. you can try app like 7zip for compressing if they use compressed format like .7z or .zip .tar .rar.


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I had this same issue when I was making my business cards a few weeks ago. I didn't want to be smaller than 10pt for fear that it wouldn't be readable. However, after printing out some tests I found that 8pt was the perfect size - still readable and everything fit nicely on the card. You could do all one size (IE 8pt) and then bold/italics/different color ...


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File > Save As... choose JPG. Set the Quality to 12 and save. DO NOT use Save for Web, use Save As.. The difference is Save for Web will save an RGB image at low resolution. By Choosing Save As.. you can save a CMYK JPG at high resolution. The quality setting of 12 will retain most of the quality of the file. In fact, you probably won't be able to ...


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You can still email it using Google Drive, dropbox like services. upload it on your google drive share your link to your printer. You will really lose quality if you reduce its size.


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If you are working typographically, the horizontal measure is 21 picas wide and 12 picas tall. Remember to allow 1 pica of empty space around all sides unless you intend to bleed off the edges.


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I had the same problem when trying to determine the ideal font size for a specific website layout. At a moment I came across a tool, the Golden Ratio Typography Calculator. It calculates the ideal font metrics related to the content width, by applying the Golden Ratio rule. Now, because there is a relation between web and print dimensions, you can use the ...



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