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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
3
answered Digital way of detecting and removing pencil traces?
Sep
3
answered What's the best way to create custom grid lines in Photoshop?
Sep
3
comment What makes a design professional?
As I learned (often enough, the hard way), so I pass along. You're more than welcome. Good luck!
Sep
3
revised What makes a design professional?
Cleaned up the spelling
Sep
3
answered What makes a design professional?
Sep
2
revised Why doesn't Size/Resolution in InDesign match the PDF?
Expanded the instructions on setting PDF resolution
Sep
2
comment Why doesn't Size/Resolution in InDesign match the PDF?
Right on, DA01! PDF doesn't have pixel resolution, just as AI doesn't. It was originally a way of making PostScript viewable, and it's still a vector format at heart.
Sep
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are Macs preferable to PCs for handling graphics software?
Sep
1
comment Why doesn't Size/Resolution in InDesign match the PDF?
As an additional note: when the visitor opens the PDF from the website, the pixel resolution (and therefore dimension) will be whatever the local PDF viewer decides, based on its preferences, even if you force the initial view to be "Actual Size."
Sep
1
revised Why doesn't Size/Resolution in InDesign match the PDF?
Clarified and simplified
Sep
1
comment Colors change in Photoshop when copying a selection from one document into a new document
You're welcome! It had to be one or the other (or both!).
Sep
1
answered How to show background texture through text placed on background in Photoshop?
Sep
1
revised Why doesn't Size/Resolution in InDesign match the PDF?
Minor clarification
Sep
1
comment Why doesn't Size/Resolution in InDesign match the PDF?
Actually a great question, because this is a really annoying misfeature in Acrobat and the handling, as far as I'm aware, is entirely undocumented.
Sep
1
answered Why doesn't Size/Resolution in InDesign match the PDF?
Aug
31
comment Photoshop: layer comps with smart objects
See the added notes.
Aug
30
revised Photoshop: layer comps with smart objects
Added to answer after OP clarified his problem
Aug
29
comment What is the state of cross platform web safe fonts in 2011?
Yes, he clarified the point after my original answer.
Aug
29
comment Techniques to draw tasteful lines and border in Photoshop
It's not a bug. A line is crisp on screen only if it falls on exact pixel boundaries. Otherwise, anti-aliasing kicks in and blurs the lines a bit. Viewing at something other than 100% forces Photoshop or the GPU to render the line using the screen pixels available and anti-aliasing, which can have some odd effects. The same thing is true in vector applications such as Illustrator: screen rendering depends on the pixel pitch of the screen and the anti-aliasing smarts of the program.
Aug
29
comment Colors change in Photoshop when copying a selection from one document into a new document
Cheating would work here if it's a profile issue, but not if the colors depend on a blend mode or an adjustment layer. Photoshop forensics -- gotta love it. :-)