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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...


Oct
19
revised Is there a way to tell InDesign not to break words in a Paragraph? (hyphenation)
Moved added text to here from Lauren's answer
Oct
19
revised Is there a way to tell InDesign not to break words in a Paragraph? (hyphenation)
Moved text to question
Oct
18
comment Color Blending in Photoshop
Basically, a complete answer would require a couple of chapters from a beginner's guide to Photoshop before getting into the specifics of creating an effect like this.
Oct
18
answered CS PDF Export color loss
Oct
18
comment Color Blending in Photoshop
There are so many ways to do this, so many techniques that would apply, that I can't see it as a useful question here. Best you google "photoshop blending modes" and "photoshop compositing" and get some tutorials on basic Photoshop technique, then if you have a more focused question, ask that.
Oct
18
revised Photoshop Relative Colormetric conversion inconsistent?
edited body
Oct
18
answered Photoshop Relative Colormetric conversion inconsistent?
Oct
18
awarded  Guru
Oct
17
answered An online resource or a book that teaches how to draw from a physics/optics perspective
Oct
17
comment An online resource or a book that teaches how to draw from a physics/optics perspective
+1 Great answer. The only thing I'd add to this would be, "Observe!" You can only make things look real by looking at the real world closely. Da Vinci and Michelangelo could draw incredibly realistic figures because they actually dissected bodies to see the muscle and skeleton under the skin. I'm not suggesting you to that far(!), but the principle is the same. Rules won't help much if you don't combine them with direct observation of the real world.
Oct
17
comment Indesign: how to style a paragraph so that it will occupy no vertical space in the document flow (similar to “float” in css)
Sure. The FIND entry searches for the word "Line" followed by a space followed by one or more digits ("\d" means "any digit" and the + means "one or more occurrences") followed by a hard return ("\r"). The parentheses make everything before the paragraph mark into a group. The CHANGE TO entry applies the found group ("$1"), since it doesn't change, then a Tab character ("\t") to replace the end-of-paragraph. If you have no word "Line" or a different word, use that instead.
Oct
17
answered What to do with these errors when I open a PSD file in my Photoshop CS3 (Windows 7) while PSD is made by Photoshop (Mac OSX)
Oct
16
answered Is there something like smashing magazine.com for the Print Industry?
Oct
16
comment OSX: Thousands of fonts
Not sure what this has to do with GD. Seems it would be more at home on SU.
Oct
16
comment Choosing between Analogous, Complimentary, and Triad Colour Schemes
You don't. You DECIDE which is right, based on your audience, cultural associations of particular colors in that market, the mood (general tone, emotional context) of the item, what's currently fashionable and the overall style that will be appropriate for that message to that audience. Generally, you'll experiment and find two or three possibilities that you (and/or the client) will choose from. But do get that difference: there is no definitive answer; you DECIDE. That's part of what you get paid for.
Oct
16
answered This graphic gets in the way of the photo too much. How can I achieve the same effect without taking away from the content?
Oct
16
answered Creating a logo for a PDF application, which symbol should I use?
Oct
16
answered Choosing between Analogous, Complimentary, and Triad Colour Schemes
Oct
16
comment Intersect points remaining after deleting line from gradient mesh
One of the lovable things about these tools we work with is there is ALWAYS something new to learn! That plug-in is a good resource. Don't forget to accept your answer, now you've given it. :-)
Oct
16
comment Indesign: how to style a paragraph so that it will occupy no vertical space in the document flow (similar to “float” in css)
grep search (my habit is to spell it lowercase because it's what I'm used to from Unix), and especially grep Styles are insanely useful. I could not imagine a book, brochure or multi-page anything without using them. And object styles -- oh, my. For sidebars, pull quotes, repetitive elements of any kind, they're indispensable time-savers. Cruise over to InDesignSecrets.com and you'll find much useful stuff on both.