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The key is to use Frame Fitting Options on your barcode image frame before you create the merged document. In the template document, resize your barcode placeholder frame to the desired final height. Then, right-click the image placeholder frame, and select Fitting > Frame Fitting Options. Then, for Align From, select the bottom center reference ...


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It would be slightly simpler with Layer mask, but I prefer using Clipping mask if the edge of two layers meet. Key points of the example images below: The person layer is put into Smart object and duplicated. This way you can just edit the smart object contents once and both images update. The first person layer is put in a Clipping mask with the ...


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Best I can say: You are not as experienced in certain tools. That is fine: you were upfront about it, and there will be a learning curve. The best advice I can give is to ask the more experienced designer for help in concrete, single tasks. Make it clear that you want to achieve one clearly defined task, and ask how he would do that one single thing. Even ...


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That person is definitely trying to help; they may also be looking for a promotion; but why look a gift horse in the mouth? They're trying to help you. For me, optimising workflow is pretty much: learn, practice, learn, practice - constantly. There's no point at which you can know everything; there's always more to learn. My advice is, continuously show ...


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Wow, I feel your pain. Been there. Whether you present the additional work depends entirely on the kind of relationship you have with the client. If this is a new or casual client, not someone you can speak with bluntly, just prepare a scope of work and quote to cover the website and stationery and ignore the rest. If you can speak honestly to this ...


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The cold, hard, truth is with Illustrator, you really can't. Illustrator isn't really designed to be a publish<>subscribe system (which is what you're describing). There are some things which you can do though. Raster images if linked rather than embedded will ask if you want to update if the image changed outside of Illustrator. If you embed the ...


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I'd make most of the silhouettes in illustator, then export them in smart layers to photoshop and paint proper shading, overlay textures and post-process the image. Illustrator is good when it comes to drawing vectors, but Photoshop is far more versatile and powerful in terms of overall image editing.



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