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When contracts are involved, it's not uncommon for designers to add clauses that explain they will only hold on to source files for a period of X months. This gives them the convenience of easily making modifications and adjustments on the short term while making clear that they are not committed to keeping your files indefinitely. Since there is no ...


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Realize a designer is a business. They live and die by the files they create. These files are a commodity and the lifeblood of survival. If you provided the logo files to the stationery designer and they were 100% usable in their provided form and did not require any alteration, then I'd be of a mind to just send you the files if I still had them. If this ...


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I've been asked this question before, almost exclusively from people who do not want to pay me anymore for my services and think there is an easy way out. They think to themselves: I'm going to get this designer to create promotional material, but I don't want to have to pay him to make the updates every time I change the date. Isn't there an easier way? ...


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Watch out for overprints The only risk with the overlapping approach is when you over-print. With a good printer, they'll take care of it and it won't matter. With a bad printer you have a whole host of things to worry about anyway so just find a good printer (^_-) Best practice I think it's best to leave the overlap in place. I say this for the simple ...


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There's really no such thing as a high-quality gif. The format was developed in the early 1990s and is limited to 256 colours, one of which may be fully transparent. Best you can do is optimize it for the current background colour, and choose fills & blends that do not involve a lot of intermediate shades. If you want a basic spinner / throbber icon ...


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If your company sent him the digital logo file, then your company should have a copy of the digital logo file. If you're asking for someone else to take the time to said you said file since your company failed to retain it, asking for payment for said time/effort seems business-as-usual and nothing out of the ordinary. Based on your clarifying comment: ...


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I am an office manager for a security company. When I was first hired on, my boss had a friend of a friend that he used to do the business cards and letterhead. They designed it, but used a logo that we already had! There was no contract and no file formats were discussed. Well, now we need more work done and do NOT want to use this previous ...


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When you paste from the Adobe programs, make sure you use Paste Special and select Enhanced Metafile Then go into Word's Picture Tools ribbon and open up the Layout dialog box You can lock the position in the Layout dialog box. However, that may or may not work best for the final file, as the surrounding text may become irrelevant or break weirdly. Also, ...


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Illustrator’s Live Trace 1.Click on the selection tool (the black arrow) in the top of the left tool bar and then click on your image to select it. You know it is selected when there is a blue box around your image. 2.Click on the small down arrow button next to Live Trace. See the red arrow in the picture above. 3.Click on Photo High Fidelity 4.You ...


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The overlaps will have no bearing on printing. What you see in Preview Mode is what is printed. That is what "preview" refers to. It makes little difference if you remove the overlaps or not. Upon production output, colors are trapped to each other. The area of visible color is what is output, not the shape boundaries. It doesn't really alter anything if ...


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The below method only locks the image so it will not be moved when changing the text or margins. You will still be able to move the image. In Microsoft Word paste your picture. Go to the Page Layout tab. Click on Position then More Layout Options. Under the Text Wrapping tab, make the picture either Square or Tight. Go to the Position tab and tick the box ...


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Printing When printing the rasterization engine does quite many pixels. Thus it is not likely to generate a gap. A gap can still form from misalignment of plates but this would happen even if you would overlap because the rasterization process would still overlap the elements. That is unless you overprint Other considerations Printing aside, overlap is ...


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Gifs only support 1bit transparency (meaning that a pixel is either fully transparent or not at all), so depending your case you might use dithering option (old-fashioned) or match the matte color with your background color. You can find a former and complete answer in this thread: How can I remove white pixels around circles when exporting this to gif? Or, ...


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This would be a question for the printer. Depending on how the document needs to be setup they may require a certain amount of bleed for the black stroke. This bleed is usually cut off when they trim to the final size. I would suggest asking your printer what they prefer and what their protocol is for strokes on the edges. After edit: If this is to be ...


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Before approaching icon design, there are some guidelines and principles that are worth studying. If you want to create effective icon designs, then you should take a holistic approach to issues such as audience, size, simplicity, lighting, perspective, and style. This article gives you a good starting place for creating icons that work well together and fit ...


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This is mine just check it Very easy way to make a curved line in Ai...


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This problem has nothing to do with software choice or settings therein but basic mathematics. If your output is intended to be square raster files in multiples of 22 then the source (vector) file and the major elements should be simply divisible by 22. With the horizontal line elements in your design being half the height of their respective dots, and ...


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It's a whole bunch of metadata, including embedded JPEG thumbnails: You can open that PDF in a text editor and delete the entire block if you want, and the PDF still works: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l7saorb5zcxr3mf/stripped%20metadata.pdf?dl=0 (about 6kB) Or you can run it through Acrobat Pro and do the "Sanitize" command, which makes it even smaller ...


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I my case, I had deleted a guide inside a group with the wrong tool (direct selection tool instead of the selection tool). I got rid of the stray points (thanks to this post) using View → Guides → Clear Guides (when inside the group, only the guides from that group will be cleared).



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