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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...


Sep
12
comment Illustrator: Border effect for a path
That's the one to use. It's been there for quite a while, but a lot of folks haven't latched onto it.
Sep
11
revised How to raster vectors (AI) into 1bit tif in 2000dpi
Revised the steps to add Smart Object import
Sep
11
comment How to raster vectors (AI) into 1bit tif in 2000dpi
I didn't feel in the least offended. Don't forget we get many levels of expertise here. I've added a step to the answer. See if that doesn't get you where you need to be.
Sep
11
answered How to add “move to” commands to an Adobe Illustrator path
Sep
11
comment How to raster vectors (AI) into 1bit tif in 2000dpi
@MJ23: Do the steps that I gave in the answer exactly as laid out. You have a "400 ppi" barrier because you are not doing these steps, not because Photoshop has a limitation.
Sep
11
comment How to edit pdf files in Photoshop without bloating the file size?
Placing a PDF in ID and then cropping would allow the export of a new PDF, but I wouldn't expect that to produce as viable or efficient a result as cropping in either Acrobat or Illustrator. You're creating an INDD container for the full PDF and adding cropping information. Might be worth experimenting with.
Sep
11
answered How to edit pdf files in Photoshop without bloating the file size?
Sep
11
answered How to raster vectors (AI) into 1bit tif in 2000dpi
Sep
11
revised How to convert a raster image into vector?
Fixed a typo
Sep
11
comment What DPI/PPI should a 4 by 6 meter outdoor billboard be designed at?
When I'm doing a "goalpost" (18 ft high by 48 ft wide with a "bleed" of 18 inches), the company's Photoshop template is 5292x2052 pixels, 17.64x6.84 inches @ 300ppi including bleed. That's 8.7 ppi at full size. The InDesign document is simpler. I did some very simple math and made it 72x27 inches, 1/8th scale. In both cases, the document uses the color profile of their Fuji vinyl printer. I keep image effective resolution over 75 ppi and we're good to go.
Sep
10
answered How to convert a raster image into vector?
Sep
10
answered What DPI/PPI should a 4 by 6 meter outdoor billboard be designed at?
Sep
10
comment What's the difference between saving a vector as .AI and saving as .EPS
That Adobe article is way out of date. It's simply not true that PDF is Postscript. This is only true for PDF 1.3 (PDF-X/1a) in which transparency is not supported. Adobe developed the PDF Print Engine to avoid Postscript completely. It's not that Postscript or EPS will disappear, but for graphic design purposes (i.e., when you're not defining a font, barcode, etc.) it is vanishing as a practical tool.
Sep
9
comment What are some good guidelines when designing website for telecom-business
@Luuk, I wouldn't say "they must be doing something right." I'd say there's a great example of why awards are not what designers should be interested in.
Sep
9
comment Different font colours for accent marks in Unicode
That's a Class-A answer, Farray. You just saved me several hours of wasted effort (different scenario, same idea).
Sep
9
comment How can I include a Photoshop file inside another Photoshop file?
Linked files are possible in Illustrator and InDesign, not Photoshop. (For good reasons -- engineering Smart Filters so they would work on a linked object that was no longer available would be a nightmare. That's also why you can't use filters that reference something else that could change, such as an alpha channel, on a Smart Object. Lens Blur is an example.)
Sep
9
answered How can I include a Photoshop file inside another Photoshop file?
Sep
9
answered What's the difference between saving a vector as .AI and saving as .EPS
Sep
9
comment Illustrator: Editing a custom graphic style
File a feature request with Adobe. They do read them, and they do act on them. Realize that there is no shortage of things people would like to add to AI. It's a matter of what can get done with the time and people available.
Sep
9
comment What resolution do I need for images placed in InDesign?
If I have an image that's too small, I don't use it. I find a bigger version or a different image that is of adequate size. Upsizing never works adequately for print, no matter what the plug-in manufacturers say. Photoshop can't insert information that isn't there to start with.