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An independent graphic designer and instructor in InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver after tiring of working for other people. I'm also a software tester for various companies and "Tier 0" tech support for friends, family, various associates and lots of clients...


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answered What is the best program to use for making book covers (digital and print)?
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answered Indesign Data Merge - Variable number of pages from column in CSV file
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answered Smooth faceting of beveled/embossed text in Adobe InDesign?
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comment Low vs high pixel dimenion downsampling
Please include information about which program you're working with, what part of the program (e.g., Photoshop's Image Size or Save for Web), and what will happen with the output (press, photo print, other).
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answered How can I get rid of these 3 PMS channels, without flattening it and losing the transparency
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answered Photoshop: can't make red rectangle but RGB channel is on
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answered How to export large amount of objects to separate images in InDesign?
Apr
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answered Having more than one TOC in InDesign
Apr
15
comment How to maintain a grayscale image (1 channel) output in a cmyk layered file that contains a color layer?
There are a few ways to do this (ain't that always the way with Photoshop?), but this is by far the simplest.
Apr
15
awarded  Revival
Apr
14
answered Suggestion on Introductory Books about Graphic Design
Apr
12
answered Anchor Text empty reference issue in InDesign
Apr
11
answered Photoshop Save for web batch not saving the right “Save For Web” size
Apr
11
revised Photoshop Save for web batch not saving the right “Save For Web” size
Cleaned up the formatting to make the question easier to follow
Apr
11
answered Data merge exports to multiple PDFs all uniquely named from data
Apr
11
comment Is it bad practice to use non-brand fonts in ads?
No, it's not, for the reasons I outlined. Current campaigns being run by Apple, Google and Microsoft are excellent cases in point. The typeface is part of the branding.
Apr
11
answered How do I achieve the equivalent of using small caps in Arabic?
Apr
11
comment Racially Sensitive Icons
Superb answer, well thought through and articulated. In the end, it's all down to cultural context, current sensitivities and taking responsibility for what message one is sending out.
Apr
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answered Is it bad practice to use non-brand fonts in ads?
Apr
11
comment How can I create an action that hides or shows layers by a specific name in Photoshop?
@horatio That's worth expanding a little and making it an answer.