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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...


Jan
23
comment Photoshop 7 weird behaviour when holding mouse button
Photoshop 7 is definitely not supported on Windows 8 (or Windows 7, for that matter). I'm surprised it runs at all, frankly.
Jan
23
comment Printing: Opacity color or transparency in Abode Illustrator
Scott's answer is an excellent guide. Make sure that your blue really is a single color (not a CMYK color) that will use only a single plate on press. Check your separations preview to be certain. Also, don't use Pantone Reflex Blue -- it's a very popular choice, but it's a nightmare on press because it takes a very long time to dry and has a strong tendency to smear.
Jan
23
comment How Can I View Applied Filters in Gimp
You'll have to give a little more detail. There isn't enough information here for anyone to understand exactly what it is you're asking.
Jan
22
comment 100% True Black problem in Illustrator
Their FAQ includes this instruction: "With the water-based inks we use, you can achieve millions of beautiful colors. Because of our digital process, there are no caps on how many colors you can use. For the best results, and to be able to use the Spoonflower Color Guide and Spoonflower Color Map, please use the RGB color space from the beginning of the design process to the end." They would want an RGB(0,0,0) black rather than anything in CMYK.
Jan
15
comment How to create a very big photo (like for a billboard)
This question appears to be about photography, so it is off-topic here. (The only other SE site that shows up under "This question belongs on another site is gd's meta. Not very useful.)
Jan
14
comment How do I reduce .pdf file sizes?
You may be correct. It seemed to me from the description of the problem that she was placing the .ai files (normally the right thing to do) created from those huge PDFs, rather than creating new PDFs, which would be much smaller, and placing those in InDesign.
Jan
13
comment Fixed size image on screens and paper?
Browsers don't know what the screen's ppi is unless the OS tells them, and it usually doesn't. They would need that in order to translate an image ppi to a screen ppi. Even HiDpi sensing is still very new.
Jan
9
comment Is it our task to teach people new scientific discoveries?
Make that "often," rather than "sometimes"! :) Creative "liberties" are usually essential, so I don't really consider them liberties, any more than using an analogy or a metaphor would be a "liberty" in a descriptive text. They are an essential part of effective communication.
Jan
9
comment Pasting Chinese text into Illustrator
Sounds like it's time to delete preferences or uninstall and reinstall, in that case.
Jan
9
comment How do I reduce .pdf file sizes?
That's a good workaround for this kind of situation if it fits. It seems likely that Saving As PDF from Illustrator will be more workable in this particular case.
Jan
8
comment PS: Creating a matrix grid/collage of images
Looks spiffy. I'll have to give it a try! :-)
Jan
6
comment Should I get poster printing for higher resolution than 5400 x 3600 for 36“ x 24”?
You made my day! We don't get after-the-fact feedback very often, so thank you for that. Glad it helped make a good holiday season.
Jan
6
comment Odd uneven spacing between some words in Indesign, unable to adjust using paragraph styles pannel
Set different lines in different point sizes (big, exaggerated differences) to achieve that. Big, blocky sans typefaces work best for this.
Dec
30
comment How to set Balance Ragged Lines as a paragraph style?
You're correct. You should come back and and accept your answer so that the question shows as answered on the site.
Dec
24
comment Can you stack clipping masks?
Add them in the sequence given, each on top of the one before. You have them reversed.
Dec
24
comment Unwanted interpolation in After Effects
That will create confusion, though. You really can't split a transition like that with auto-keyframing, much as it seems logical. Create the keyframe, establish the easing, then make the positional/path changes.
Dec
19
comment In InDesign, how to leave a fixed space from start of previous paragraph?
Your chapter openers must be on right-hand (recto) pages, so under Keep Options in the paragraph style, set "Start Paragraph" to "On Next Odd Page." But you should be using the Book panel for a long, multi-chapter document, which would take care of this for you automatically.
Dec
19
comment How to select all objects in the entire document?
InDesign, she don' have no actions. One day, maybe. We can hope!
Dec
19
comment Changing the color of how transparency is displayed in the Adobe Bridge CC preview panel
Scott's right. You would also have to expand the question to make it clear what you're asking, because black is displayed as a transparency color only in certain very specific circumstances. More usually, it's white.
Dec
19
comment What happens when you pre-render a PNG sequence in After Effects?
I understand completely. Ae isn't the easiest bit of software to wrap the wits around; it's deep, complex, and has plenty of traps for the unwary. :)