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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
9
comment What resolution do I need for images placed in InDesign?
There is no reason to Clear Transformations. Just drag the image into InDesign and drag out the box to the size you want. You can use the Fit options in the Control Panel or the Object menu. But if an image is 1300x1000, it will not change when Placed in ID. You may have a corrupted image, or you may need to reset your ID preferences (Ctl-Alt-Shift while ID is loading).
Sep
9
answered Should I store work files on my local drive or an external one?
Sep
9
comment Strange annoying 1px line when I save a PDF from InDesign
PDF 1.3 vs 1.5 has nothing to do with the issue you're having. The only major change you've made is to save with transparency intact. This may not be compatible with all printers' RIPs. The problem is not stitching, which never shows up where you're seeing it. This sounds like it may be a version of the "dreaded white box" problem. Google '"dreaded white box problem" Indesign' and check the InDesign Secrets and Adobe Forum links.
Sep
9
revised What resolution do I need for images placed in InDesign?
reworded the title to reflect the actual question
Sep
9
comment Create Illustrator Smart Object From INSIDE Photoshop
Glad to help, Mike. I also prefer AI for anything more complex than a simple shape.
Sep
9
answered logo on building
Sep
9
answered Illustrator: Editing a custom graphic style
Sep
9
comment Photoshop - Extracting a transparent shadow from an image
<blush> You're way too kind. I suggested this method because it wasn't clear that he wanted to use the drop shadow in the same image. Otherwise I'd have dropped out the fill, as Luuk said, since it's the fast-and-easy way to get there. Fill-to-zero is the common way to drop effects onto a layer beneath. I do it most often with text (think "chiseled text" on a marble slab, for example -- Bevel and Emboss with Fill @ 0%).
Sep
9
revised Photoshop - Extracting a transparent shadow from an image
Fixed a typo
Sep
9
comment Why do some letters look odd at 100% but not 200%?
Sounds like a great idea for a TV program: "PDF CSI"
Sep
9
comment Create Illustrator Smart Object From INSIDE Photoshop
What did you find misleading? I always try to be as clear as possible, and it seemed necessary to be explicit, since it does apply to .AI or .EPS or any such format that would be manipulated in AI from a Photoshop Smart Object. Is there an exception that I missed?
Sep
8
answered What resolution do I need for images placed in InDesign?
Sep
8
comment How do I create symmetrical curves on vector shapes in Photoshop?
Great question, great solution!
Sep
8
answered Can you re-number the order of artboards in Illustrator CS4?
Sep
8
comment Create Illustrator Smart Object From INSIDE Photoshop
That's true, but the question was about creating an Illustrator SO, which can't be done from within Photoshop. A PS vector object turned into a SO will open in PS, not in AI.
Sep
8
answered Create Illustrator Smart Object From INSIDE Photoshop
Sep
8
answered Typeface or font for children's signage
Sep
8
answered Photoshop - Extracting a transparent shadow from an image
Sep
8
comment Why do some letters look odd at 100% but not 200%?
"It's a PDF artifact" -- I wish I had a dollar for every time I've said that to a client!
Sep
7
comment Illustrator: How to drag-and-select intersecting anchor points?
All the more reason to work efficiently! :-)