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Apr
17
comment Profile to use for JPG used on TV screens
Correct. I'm trying to keep it as non-technical as possible.
Apr
16
comment InDesign Data Merge with hyperlinks
Hi Nicole. You'd be better off asking this question on InDesign Secrets, or possibly the SuperUser site on StackExchange. On gd.se this falls under the heading of "Technical Support," and is considered off-topic. Sorry about that.
Apr
9
comment automatically adding a sequence of characters
@calua Not everything is a built-in, one-click automated solution. For that to work, you need a script. On the other hand, if you just want to have the option to hide/reveal, make the variable Conditional Text.
Apr
9
comment automatically adding a sequence of characters
Don't get me started. There's a ton of stuff in Framemaker that really, really should migrate to InDesign.
Apr
9
comment Methods for improving color choice and combinations?
A point worth noting about complementaries in general is they "glare" when used against one another. Red/green is particularly vicious, because the eye can't focus on them simultaneously. (Ask your optometrist!)
Apr
9
comment Methods for improving color choice and combinations?
A favorite technique, of mine, too, except I generally use Mosaic rather than Crystallize. Learned it from John McWade, years ago, and it's been a great tool.
Apr
9
comment What 4c process blend best represents a yellow highlighter?
99% of the time you're emulating (not simulating) a highlight, and the precision isn't in any way out of place. Faux hand-drawn highlights always feel a little creepy, like someone thinks I'd actually believe they're real, especially when they're done over faux handwriting or faux typewriting. The point about overprinting is purely to prevent rasterizing the text, and applies regardless of rich black or 100% K. Nothing to stop you using a yellower rich black in the character style.
Apr
4
comment How to convert Adobe Illustrator file (.ai) to Photoshop (.psd) without having Adobe Illustrator installed
You're welcome. From your description, it did seem like the most straightforward approach.
Apr
2
comment It is possible to detect blurry text?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it has nothing at all to do with design.
Apr
1
comment How to do a wildcard / GREP / regex find-replace in Illustrator?
Most ingenious, Mr. Bunt. :) It's always a pleasure to see more scripting solutions showing up on the site.
Mar
28
comment Billboard Designing: Why design at higher resolution instead of the actual, lower print resolution?
No worries. Glad I could help. :)
Mar
26
comment Large Format Printing viewed fairly close- suggestions?
No, it's simpler than that. You export at the 1/10 scale and tell the printer to scale it up. I can't imagine any grande format printer software that couldn't do that. I have never submitted a PDF for a billboard at 1:1 scale. (PDF doesn't accept the full dimensions of large billboards, even if InDesign or Illustrator could output them).
Mar
24
comment Are there specific considerations when sending a design to a newspaper?
The "Ads guy" is probably the ad sales rep. There are also production people who manage the prepress and printing. I always try to reach the production people at any new magazine I'm sending to, to get their specs, which are not something the sales guys know much about. It is harder with newspapers, for some reason, but can be done with a bit of gentle persuasion and persistence. :)
Mar
17
comment How come my text looks like it is not dead centered?
The Ruler Rule: "When the eye and the ruler don't agree, the eye rules." :)
Mar
16
comment Data Merge InDesign CC layout problems
Hey, that's great news! Thanks for the update.
Mar
13
comment JPEG in InDesign Problems
Ashley, there really isn't enough information here for anyone to give you more than a guess. Perhaps you could expand the question and provide a couple of screenshots to make it clear what you're trying to solve.
Mar
13
comment Tool to create animated SVGs?
Welcome to GD.SE. Please check the site Help to get familiar with how things work. Your answer doesn't really address the original question, and contains only links (which may or may not be live a few years from now) with no explanation as to what they are.
Mar
13
comment How to use photoshop or illustrator or CSS to draw this?
This isn't a forum where you'll find tutorials on the very basic functions of design applications. See our FAQ in the help section of the site for the kinds of questions that are suitable.
Mar
13
comment Data Merge InDesign CC layout problems
Be sure to report the bug through the Adobe website portal, with the details of your system setup.
Feb
11
comment Is there a way to click and drag, bulk direct select in the shape of a circle in Illustrator?
Hi, and welcome to gd.se! You'll get a much more useful answer if you describe what problem you're trying to solve, because the very short answer to what you've asked is "No," which isn't useful at all.