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Questions tagged [adobe-creative-suite]

Questions about Adobe's Creative Suite products. Please use a specific version tag, if appropriate.

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Can I legally use fonts for my personal business if I'm using an adobe subscription my job has provided for me?

I do graphic work at my job, and they supply me with a Creative Cloud membership. If I start my own business, can I legally use fonts provided by adobe even though my job is the one providing me the ...
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How to centre two different layers without losing position - After Effects

In Photoshop or Illustrator you can select two different layers, group them, and then when you align them to the centre they keep their original layout, but are now equally spaced left/right. Is there ...
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Adobe Indesign CC - How To Change The Document PPI

In Adobe Indesign CC 2018 (v 13.1) I am unable to set the ppi resolution. I've tried creating new documents, but there is no field to input ppi. (1) I have also tried editing and defining new Document ...
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Are there alternative suites or combinations of apps to Adobe CC that can work dynamically together?

Is there an alternative suite to Adobe CC that have "dynamic links" between apps, or single apps that can update files accordingly to its asset files? Basically, what I'd like is alternative apps ...
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How can I use motion graphics templates created in Adobe AE CC 2018 in older software (CC 2017, CS 6)?

First of all: why would somebody break backwards compatibility or at least don't offer a way to downgrade project files or uses an open file format at last? Secondly: I've made a lower third template ...
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After Effects - Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the timeline cursor/playhead to the currently selected keyframe position?

After Effects - Is there a keyboard shortcut to move the timeline/playhead cursor to the currently selected keyframe position? I know most of the keyboard shortcuts but find myself wondering if there ...
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How do i fade an image on one side in photoshop cs6?

I want to achieve this particular effect where an image fades into a certain color like the example below.how would i go about it?
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PCs printing “different” colours than Macs

I've got a potential client with a problem and I need to better understand the basic processes before I go speak with them. They have 3 designers in-house and 1 salesperson, all of whom have Adobe CS ...
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Aligning shape anchor points in Photoshop CC

So for a while now I've been wondering how others are handling alignment of anchor points in Photoshop. These are the specific actions I'd like to ask about: 1. Alignment How can you center the ...
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InDesign: What's causing only certain letters to print incorrectly?

I have created a document in InDesign and exported it to PDF. When printing, a certain letter ('m') and number ('2') of a certain font family (Oswald) display incorrectly in the printed document. They ...
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How to Group Font Weights [duplicate]

I have a pet peeve when I download free fonts on the web and once they install all the weights are their separate font. Is there a way I can put them under one font that way I can just change the ...
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Generating assets from illustrator

I'm using PNG Express to extract asset from Photoshop. Is there any supporting plugin for Adobe illustrator to extract the assets?
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Copying the position of a slice or slices from one PSD file to another one

I hope I'm on the correct site to ask this question, because I'm new here. Is there a way to copy the position of a slice from a PSD file to another PSD file. If I select the Slice Select Tool and ...
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What can Illustrator do that Photoshop can't?

I'm fairly expert in Photoshop but a total novice in Illustrator. I need to do an infographic and I have a suspicion that Illustrator is what a real designer would use, but I don't really know why I ...
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Emoji typing support in Illustrator or Photoshop?

Is there any support for emoji in illustrator or photoshop, and if so how do I access it? If not, why and when can we make this happen.
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Switching between tabs while dragging layers in Photoshop?

While using Photoshop I often need to drag layers from one document to another, but when I have many documents opened this gets a little tricky. The cause of this issue is the way that Photoshop ...
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Creating a PDF file with variables

Is there a way to prepare a PDF file in any of the programs in the Adobe Creative Suit, making a part of it change with input from the user? For example, you make an invitation template. You make the ...
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Photoshop won't preserve transparency of pasted images

I am trying to edit an image I found online of a character. It was cropped, meaning it had a completely transparent background. So only the character was visible. I'd post the image, but I don't think ...
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Best way to export a Job application to a client for easy editing

This is my first topic, so go easy on me. :D I got a customer who wants me to design her job application. I want to design it with Adobe illustrator and set up the text with indesign. However the ...
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CS2/CS3 → CS6 and/or Creative Cloud

I manage IT for my company and generally try to stay out of our designer's way. We are an eCommerce company, and our designers spend a lot of time shooting, cropping, and cleaning images for display ...
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Can I Put my logo on an outputted PDF?

I create designs and then export to PDF and give them to the printers, but what I would like to do is to put our company logo on there, but not in the printable area. I know I can put the file name ...
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Is there a way to set default file information

Is there a way to set up Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign CS5 with default file information? What I want to do is set it so that I am the author of all of my work by default without having to change it ...
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InDesign document needs to be converted to Word or similar program

I have an inDesign file, a booklet of mostly text in a table (names addresses etc) and my client would like the file set up so they can edit it themselves, add to the table. Is there a way to convert ...
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How can I manually create a pixel perfect image sprite?

I want to use one of the Adobe Creative Suite 5 programs to create an image sprite of all the small icons and images on my webpages. I've done it a number of times before in Photoshop but can't ...
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Temporary keyboard shortcuts stopped working- illustrator/photoshop CS5 (mac)

I use temporary keyboard shortcuts for navigating my work area... e.g.: Hold down Space to get hand tool Hold down Space + Cmd / Space + Cmd+Option to get zoom in/out tool All of a sudden these no ...
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How do I put all my Illustrator and Photoshop toolbars and windows in one single window?

I have all my Illustrator and Photoshop toolbars scattered throughout my desktop, and I simply want all of my menus, toolbars, and files to be within one window. This is often super annoying because ...
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Share colors between CS5 programs (Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, ..)

I'm looking for a good workflow to use the same colors in, for example, a new file in InDesign or Illustrator. is there a "best practice" workflow to use the same colors in different programs?
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How is the artwork at Adobe.com created?

Having finally signed up to creative cloud, which seems incredibly good value, I started to wander how the artwork Adobe use to promote their products is actually made... Its quite 3D, and looks very ...
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What are the different applications in Adobe Creative Suite for?

So, I have never really been into design beyond a few wireframes and paper-pen sketches and have now now bought David Kadavy's book, Design for Hackers and am getting into design a little bit. I am ...
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Photoshop Selections Off A Few Pixels

I have had this issue for quite a while, and have found no info to help me. Also, the issue doesn't always show up. What is happening is when I select something with the marquee tool, the selection ...
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Company offered to pay for design training. What should I suggest?

I'm a computer engineer on a small development team that specializes in designing mobile apps. We're all coders, and we're starting to realize that we need at least one or two qualified designers on ...
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Keep Smart Object's percent resize in Photoshop CS5

I've been used to resize Smart Objects in Photoshop CS2 without loose information on the original size of the object. In CS2 If I resize the object from 100% to 98% in width + height resize fields ...
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Wrap an element around a sphere in illustrator?

Is there a way to warp an element around a sphere in Illustrator?
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How can I open a Corel Draw file in Adobe Creative Suite?

I received some corel draw files, and need to open them, preferably in illustrator. But anything from the Adobe suit will do. I do not have corel draw and I have a mac, is there a way to convert them?...