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Feb
4
answered Compensating for darkening that occurs during lamination
Feb
3
comment Illustrator: Disabling random layer colors?
Duh... of course. I live too much in InDesign. Illustrator and Photoshop are my main plug-ins for ID. :)
Feb
3
comment Logo design - image beneath text - can it work?
We certainly disagree hugely on that point. Graphic design involves art, just as typography does, but both are also very mature technical subjects. A designer who can't give a clear and sensible (non-doubletalk) reason for every item and every placement in a layout has not learned the craft. There should be no need for after-the-fact rationalizations. There may be a need to translate design decisions into language the client can understand, but that is a different matter entirely.
Feb
3
comment InDesign Spread Pagination
Single pages is definitely the norm, but on occasion I've been asked for reader spreads, particularly where tricky double-truck images or graphics are involved. It's another one of those "ask your printer" situations. :)
Feb
3
comment disable automatic update of text layers in Photoshop
Ancient American proverb...
Feb
2
comment disable automatic update of text layers in Photoshop
+1 Your second bullet is the biggie. :)
Feb
2
comment InDesign Spread Pagination
Let's put it this way: the normal workflow is to create the document as reader spreads and hand it off to prepress as a PDF, single pages or (rarely) reader spreads. In my own experience, they hate getting printer spreads for anything other than a 4-pager. Perhaps the imposition software belongs to a union. :)
Feb
2
comment InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project
The EULA for the new authoring tool basically says you'd not be allowed to sell anything created with it except through Apple. Seriously. If you give it away, you can "sell" it anywhere, but if you charge, Apple has exclusive rights. That qualifies as draconian, imo. Imagine Adobe or Quark saying anything created with InDesign or Xpress can only be sold through them.
Feb
1
comment InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project
Ah, that radically changes things. You should consider DPS, in that case, which allows creating apps out of ID, with animations, video, etc., etc., or an ID > swf > HTML 5 > Air workflow.
Feb
1
comment How can I make Photoshop always open a new document with the same settings?
@Lollero as far as the hotkeys are concerned, that's a real good point, and worth dropping in the feature request box (which they do read) on the Adobe site. Might be a quick fix for them to incorporate, although I've been surprised by them often enough. What seems simple on the surface sometimes turns out to be very complex under the hood.
Feb
1
comment How can I make Photoshop always open a new document with the same settings?
Well, that was the question. In my own work, I'd never do such a thing, but if I literally always wanted the same settings, that is what I'd do.
Feb
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comment How can I make Photoshop always open a new document with the same settings?
@Lollero I'd probably take this one step further and use the Scripts Event Manager to always run the action any time a new file is created. No F-key required.
Feb
1
answered InDesign HTML 5 plugin or web apps to create HTML 5 ebooks based on InDesign project
Feb
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comment Illustrator: Disabling random layer colors?
Sometimes a feature takes a little getting used to, but you'll find that there are more advantages than drawbacks to being able instantly differentiate which art is on which layer. The W key (to turn preview on and off) is your friend when things get a bit busy. I would find "all the same color" insanely confusing, personally, for the same reason I use different layers in the first place.
Feb
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answered InDesign Spread Pagination
Jan
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comment I am not a graphic designer, what do I need to know so I don't come off as a complete luddite?
You made my day with "...beloved little puppy ... dog fighting ring" :)
Jan
30
answered Large-format printing suggestions
Jan
30
comment How can I lock down Microsoft Word to protect our branding?
there's a certain irony to that, don't you think? :) The kbsc improvement surely qualifies for a "least discoverable feature" award... it certainly wasn't mentioned in the hype. It's the one thing that would have sold me on the new UI.
Jan
28
comment How can I lock down Microsoft Word to protect our branding?
That's useful to know. I hated the "Ribbon" (anything that gets in my way or slows me down gets short shrift) so much that I stuck with 2003. Turns out all of my tech savvy clients did the same, so it's the technology-challenged folks who have 2007 and 2010. Contrary to Microsoft's off-the-wall UX research, the new versions are much harder for such people to work with, because the UI style is so different from all other applications.
Jan
27
revised Can't save PSD as JPEG
Expanded answer based on OP's additions to the question.