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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...


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comment Vertically centered Guillemet next to a paragraph using only paragraph and/or character styles?
Welcome, indeed. It's great to see more InDesign users showing up on the site. Anchored objects would be difficult to use as a solution in this case, because positioning is relative to a fixed point in the paragraph, so you'd have to have an Object Style for each paragraph length (which would each have to change if the text styles changed).
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comment Vertically centered Guillemet next to a paragraph using only paragraph and/or character styles?
That certainly works, but it creates another problem. If the number of lines in one of these paragraphs changed during editing, you'd have to also change the paragraph style. Worse, if there's a global change to the font, the tracking or the font size you'd have to check every instance of each one and update the any that were now off because of reflow. That would not be fun in a long document.
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comment Should I get poster printing for higher resolution than 5400 x 3600 for 36“ x 24”?
Glad to help. That's what gd.se is here for! :)
Nov
25
comment Should design for a specific product across different platforms be consistent with the platform or the product?
All great points. My experience is that only a very small subset of people are truly multi-platform and comfortable with it. The norm for Joe Public is one platform for desktop/laptop and another for mobile.
Nov
24
comment How do I make changes to an existing gradient in illustrator?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post.
Nov
22
comment Should I get poster printing for higher resolution than 5400 x 3600 for 36“ x 24”?
I've modified the question to bring it more in line with site guidelines.
Nov
21
comment Powerpoint-like presentations with InDesign?
For ease of use, I'd suggest Interactive PDF unless you need elaborate animations right away. There's less involved in creating a PDF, so it's the simpler way to go.
Nov
20
comment How do I horizontally distribute text with equal spacing?
It requires Full Justify (the extreme right icon). Left Justify would have no effect.
Nov
18
comment Adobe Photoshop - How do you arithmetically add two images?
Intensity could mean highlights, contrast, shadows, or gamma depending on what you're trying to achieve.
Nov
18
comment Does this poster convey femininity and multiculturalism?
Another suggestion would be to make the subhead quite a bit smaller, perhaps half the current size, to give more contrast. It will help the visual impact.
Nov
18
comment Adobe Photoshop - How do you arithmetically add two images?
Um, no. The question is "how do you arithmetically add two images". Intensity could have a variety of meanings in this context, but since the OP is a Stack Overflow and SU user, he's probably a developer. I'm willing to bet he means exactly what the question says.
Nov
18
comment Adobe Photoshop - How do you arithmetically add two images?
Multiply is a multiplication operation, not addition. When image values are added, the image becomes lighter. Multiply always results in a darker image unless the layer is pure white or pure black.
Nov
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comment Adobe Photoshop - How do you arithmetically add two images?
The rest, as they say, is left as an exercise for the reader... (Calculations or Apply Image rock for creating masks.)
Nov
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comment Adobe Photoshop - How do you arithmetically add two images?
@joojaa I've never done that (ha! I wish...). It was a coincidence that I'd written that linked article just last week. Frequency separation retouching is the only technique I've come across that explicitly requires Linear Light, so it was fresh in my mind.
Nov
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comment Adobe Photoshop - How do you arithmetically add two images?
@joojaa, the only clean add operation is linear dodge. Linear light does add, but also subtracts, which is why it's grouped with "Overlay". You can see an important use of linear light blending here: creativepro.com/article/…
Nov
18
comment Prefered format(s) for data efficency in full rendered quality. (assumed raster)
This question appears to be off-topic because it isn't about design. It would be better asked on SuperUser or perhaps SO.
Nov
16
comment how to put 4 page layout to each other in indesign
I think it was a bit hasty to mark this as a duplicate. The original question was about pages side-by-side, this is about 2 up, 2 down. The answer would be quite different.
Nov
4
comment How do I do these certain things in Adobe InDesign CS5.5?
Nah. Don't ever blame anything (or anyone, for that matter) for your own situation, no matter how blameworthy it is. Blame says it's bigger than you are. It's an excuse. When you make excuses, you stop trying, and that is the one thing that guarantees you won't win.
Nov
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comment How do I do these certain things in Adobe InDesign CS5.5?
Define the terminology. 99% of so-called "ADHD" is "went past misunderstood words." No fooling.
Nov
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comment How do I do these certain things in Adobe InDesign CS5.5?
Hey, good to see you here, @jongware!