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Freelance designer/illustrator/writer/trainer and been at it for a while.

Adobe Certified Expert: Illustrator

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answered How To Ask Fellow Designer For Native Files For Prepress Purposes Only?
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comment What web graphics formats to use?
Great @Da01 Unfortunately, I already awarded the bounty (can't undo) and to add another one it would need to be 2x as large (Retina bounty?). Things do looks spread out well -- everyone getting roughly 200+ rep for the good answers.
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comment Using parametric colours within photoshop?
I don't believe this is possible in Photoshop. It's possible in Illustrator or Indesign, but Photoshop doesn't reference things like Swatches the same way the other apps do.
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comment Indesign 5.5 Create elbow connector?
Not sure I understand. You should easily be able to create that path with arrows in Indesign using the Pen Tool. I don't get any "auto-close" of paths here.
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answered How can I export an SVG in Illustrator into a specific resolution PNG?
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reviewed Close Create action with “Extract assets” as one of commands
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reviewed Close Can I scale illustrator files up when printing?
Oct
21
comment pasting image into Illustrator
I'm not seeing this behavior in CS6 here and no longer have CS4 active to compare (Mac OS10.7.5). CS6 pastes whatever the dimensions are of the raster file and scales the pasted image based on the PPI of the raster. So.. paste a 300ppi image and it gets scaled to 24% to maintain its resolution. Perhaps trash preferences for CS6 if you aren't seeing this behavior? Or it's due to your OS and other technical issues.
Oct
21
answered Why my can't I resize my text box in my Illustrator CS6?
Oct
21
reviewed Reviewed Enable flash content in interactive pdf
Oct
21
revised What is the use of registration black in the InDesign swatches palette?
added 589 characters in body
Oct
21
answered What is the use of registration black in the InDesign swatches palette?
Oct
20
comment Cooperhewitt (or other) font family loading issue in Illustrator running on windows!
I doubt that. OTF is OTF and you can't specify what a specific platform sees. You may simply have a conflict with some other font active on your system. With "free" fonts you do get what you pay for more often than not.
Oct
20
comment Transparent CMYK?
Transparency in the CMYk file is all set up on Photoshop... if you leave an area transparent in Photoshop, it should be transparent in Illustrator.
Oct
20
comment graphic design for web
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a better fit for softwarerecs.stackexchange.com But in general - Photoshop, Premier, and After Effects - Or an Adobe CC subscription.
Oct
20
comment Transparent CMYK?
ahhh.. mixing CMYK and spot, you left that out of the question, or I didn't pick up on it ;) You're not getting results LIKE THESE? and you need to manually trap?
Oct
20
answered How can I outline this image with a thick black border
Oct
20
comment I'm a freelancer. Do I give the finished work to client before or after they paid me?
This depends on a great many things. New client? Existing Client? Small amounts? Large amounts? Established businesses or just random John Doe from the internet? Type of work being done? Your business structure?
Oct
20
comment Why are the lines of one object darker than another behind another object of 50% opacity?
They can't be exactly the same. There has to be a difference, for example the top shape uses a rich black and the bottom shape doesn't. Or the top shape is set to overprint and the bottom shape isn't. Something has to be different.
Oct
20
comment How can I create and transfer the same metering scale (vector) to a mass of different .jpg images?
Yeah you can place the image no problem, but if it's actually supposed to represent real scale, it should have been in the photographs of the jewelry. Otherwise, it'll never be correct. Unless, of course, the photographs have some reference scale in them already.