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Can I create just one design which the printing company can use for various sizes or should my designs be dimension-specific? That would depend on what the printer wants and if your "design" is just a single logo on a box or if you're designing a full custom color box like so: Design from vandelaydesign Also, how do I create layout for the gift ...


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There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to save the image as a JPEG (unless your machine has considerably less grunt than the Atom-based netbook with 2GB RAM I just used to save a Ps document of that size as a JPEG), provided that it's flat, 8-bit and you've selected "Baseline". (Baseline optimized and progressive take more memory to process the ...


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different colors are just that...different colors. You're likely best bet is to go in and manually select all the areas of black (magic want it) in a tool like Photoshop and then fill it back in with a universal black. You'll need to fiddle with the selection (you don't want the selection to creep into non-black areas, you likely want to feather it a bit ...


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Move the circle below the other art. (optional but will help this make more sense) Change the fill color of the circle to anything different than the other artwork (You can change it back later) Select the circle and other art Click the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel Choose Object > Ungroup from the menu (optional but often helpful) Use the Direct ...


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These hairlines are due to flattening, anti-aliasing, and overprinting. Essentially they show the seams between where transparency has been flattened to preserve appearance. If you zoom in or out you will most likely see the lines disappear or appear in other areas, but will never increase in size. As a print proof it's most likely that the PDF is in ...


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I believe you are asking how to setup a document with a bleed: InDesign go to File -> New Make sure to set Intent to Print: Set Page Size to A4 or A5: Click the expand button and the Bleed and Slug will appear: How to setup crop marks on file export: In regards to "what bleed should I use" I would consult the printer because they may ...


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Don't let the grid get you into problems. It's a tool, a means to an end, but it should never govern your work. If it's in the way, ignore it. More concretely: try and determine your outer margins, your leading and your vertical pacing (baseline grid is great for that last one). Then include those margins on each of the tri-fold's six pages separately. Mark ...


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In addition to Scott and Saturn's useful input, it may be best just to ask your printer how much bleed they want to use. For regular-sized products like the A4 and A5 you mention, a standard size like 3mm or .25" should be fine. Be aware that, using most publishing software like InDesign or QuarkXPress (if anyone still uses that...), you can create pdf ...


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There's no "exact" amount of bleed. There's often a minimum which can vary, but generally if you use .25", 1p6, or 3mm (as @SaturnsEye suggests) things are fine. Print providers use crop marks to know where crop. They do not measure in from the outer bleed edge. The size of your bleed is largely irrelevant as long as some bleed exists.


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The reason it's possible is because it doesn't have to be super great quality. Look at this question the print DPI can be much lower on a billboard than your typical print because the viewing distance is so much father away. For instance a 3000x3000px image at 75dpi turns out to be a 40x40in (102x102cm) image. If we switch the dpi to 10, the image becomes ...


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Professional cameras Resolution helps in this situation but not much: the Nokia Lumia 1020 has 41 megapixels and the photos are far from good. Only the use of special equipment and good illumination make an image ready to place on a billboard. This raster images are taken with professional cameras that capture every detail of the scene. You may find ...


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Not sure if I interpreted the question correctly but: If you need to make a repeating texture out of a normal texture just cut and rearrange it like this: After that you only need to fix the image so it looks normal again and the outer edges automagically line up with it's repeated neighbour.


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Using your companies branding/colour/logo, referring to a health and safety breach and putting the number to HR beneath might add a bit more sway


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These questions can have hundreds of answers. I will, however, try to give you some tips: In design, you usually start by setting your goal. What do you want to say? Seeing that it's just a typeset with a simple message, use a simple font. Overly styled fonts will draw the attention from the content (which should be your main component). Make use of ...


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As this 'sign' is merely typeset words, the key is to study up on typography. Some books to consider: The Elements of Typographic Style Thinking With Type Stop Stealing Sheep (And Learn How Type Works)


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You don't need to create a giant screen shot. You need to take a screen shot, then enlarge it to fit your banner. Which is fine. There's no need to recreate the screen shot. It's a screen shot. It's OK if its a bit pixelated (especially at the size of a banner)


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In most cases, for high quality work, you need to recreate the screens. I wouldn't mess with any auto tracing even if it was an option. I'd take some standard screen shots, place them in Illustrator to use as a guide, then manually recreate the elements. This may take more time and be a good deal of work depending upon what you need. However, this is ...


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If you're on a Mac you can use the Paparazzi screenshot app it's free and takes full website length screenshots. Other screenshot commands on Mac are: Full Screen Command+Shift+3 Selection Command+Shift+4 Window Command+Shift+4 Release then press Spacebar These screenshots will all be saved to your desktop If you add Control to any of the above ...


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Go fullscreen (f11). Zoom in with your browser (ctrl + wheel) and take multiple screenshots and combine them later in Photoshop. Pretty straight forward and easy.


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Do some research on the subject and its not that difficult to find this information. You need to get templates for the wraps either from online or a manufacturer. Your design starts with an accurate template of your vehicle — they are available from the manufacturer or online and are essential for creation of your design at the correct size. Most ...


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I've heard that if you save your design as PDF, you will create a vector. I've done it before quite a few times, and it works. However, I'm not sure if PDF would be of any use for your purpose. EDIT: Just make sure you save the PDF with the correct colour profile, as this is a very important point to remember when printing something. Some printers (most ...


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For type, you really don't convert from raster to vector. In fact, in general, you don't convert from raster to vector. Rather, you redraw it as vector. You can use tools to make this job faster, such as auto-trace tools in programs like Inkscape or Illustrator, but it's still only going to be an approximation and will require hand tweaking. All that said, ...


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You don't need to do anything other than ensure the bleeds are set in the Document Set Up and you include bleeds when exporting to PDF. Just place the image (or whatever) across the gutter of the facing pages. When you output facing pages to a standard single page press-ready PDF the bleed will be added to the gutter area. You simply don't see the bleed ...


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You need to set DPI after your work si done - when exporting for print: save as copy - pdf - and there is place to set your desired resolution. Don't forget - it applies only for raster images.


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Everything you need to set is in the New Document window. This image shows all the correct settings based upon your question:


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Ask your printer as Scott mentions what size the barcode needs to be. If its a purely graphical scanner system then you should be able to make it whatever color you want and fairly small. Can you use invisible ink? No you cannot use invisible ink. Barcodes are an optical system. Most have now gone "cheap" using basically 2D image processing to scan the ...


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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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