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Export Artboards to separate PDFs (Illustrator)

I was wondering if there's a way in Illustrator CC to export artworks containing multiple artboards, to multiple single-paged .pdf files, as Illustrator already does for images like .jpg files. EDIT: ...
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How to create "wave"-like type in Illustrator

I managed to create a text following a wave pattern in After Effects using the CC Cylinder effect but I can't find how to replicate it in Illustrator. I tried the Map Art effect under the Extrude and ...
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Preventing Illustrator CC vector objects distorting when scaled

I'm having some trouble resizing a group of vector objects in an illustration. These objects used to be lines until I expanded them into vector shapes, and before I scale them they look fine: But as ...
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Disable pixel grid magnetism (snap) in Photoshop CC

In previous Photoshop versions, we were able to move freely anchor points in the document but in Photoshop CC, by default, anchor points follow the pixel grid. I found how to disable it (visually) but ...
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Add Git log as table to InDesign Document

I use InDesign CC as the last step in document processing. The source is written in Markdown and converted via pandoc to an InCopy document which gets linked to a text frame in InDesign. The whole ...
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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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Making a curved road texture in Photoshop?

I have a very simple road texture (200 x 200) like this: I need to create a curved version of this texture that is double the size (400 x 400). Here is a picture to give you a basic idea of what I'm ...
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Are Adobe Typekit fonts "free" to use?

Being a CC subscriber, is it ok to use Adobe Typekit fonts for commercial purposes? And are there any other notable T's and C's one should be aware of when using Typekit fonts?
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Placing a logo on a hot air balloon (Photoshop)

I want to use Photoshop CC to place a logo on a photo of a hot air balloon and make it look realistic. I've tried a displacement map but the logo came out oddly distorted, as follows. I've tried ...
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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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How do I rename multiple selected layers in Photoshop CC?

I was searching this for a while, but didn't find a proper answer. Does anybody know how to rename multiple selected layers at the same time? Any help will be appreciated. Thanx!
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Data Merge InDesign CC layout problems

If you know about Data Merge, you know most people have trouble with styles or with actual entries. Here, I'm having trouble with the layout itself. The document I'm working on will shift down and to ...
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Fitting an object to an artboard in Adobe Illustrator

I can see how to fit an artboard to the art therein (Object -> Artboards -> Fit to selected art), but how do I do the opposite, i.e. how do I automatically resize a selected object to the artboard ...
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What causes align to object to fail so incredibly?

(Ai 2014 CC) Edit: Specifically this is when copying and pasting from one file to another file. I'm using align to "Key Object" not align to "Artboard" What I find odd is that it moves more every ...
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Resizing a file in Photoshop CC - no constrain proportions box?

I'm a complete novice to Photoshop CC and I feel like I'm missing something very obvious, but I can't find the answer. I want to re-size my 1024 x 748 image to 1024 x 768. When I look online, it ...
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How do I zoom with Ctrl instead of Alt on Windows in Adobe CC?

In Windows, the standard scroll-wheel zoom key is Ctrl. Pretty much everything follows this standard, including all web browsers, Word, Explorer, even Adobe Reader. Except Adobe Creative Cloud ...
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Is there an easy way to make many notes, line graphs, and directions, to PSD's in PhotoShop?

I'm doing a mockup design of a webpage I'm building. Upon completion, it will serve as the front page of my hopefully successful website. I'm using Adobe Photoshop and I have the Creative Cloud ...
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What's the difference between saturation, vibrance and clarity in Photoshop and Lightroom?

What is the difference between vibrance, saturation and clarity in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop?
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Why is there a transparent canvas behind my artboards in Photoshop?

I don't understand why photoshop is doing this. Every time I add another artboard, it adds more to the background canvas instead of being a grey like I've seen for others. I've messed with background ...
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Creating Voronoi diagram from Adobe Illustrator CC

I have some artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC that I want to use to create a voronoi diagram from. You can see what a voronoi diagram looks like here: Link I would like to use the points on my paths ...
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How to remove double rectangle from artboard in Illustrator CC?

There's this double rectangle centered on my focused artboard. how can i remove it? screenshot:
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Am I allowed to embed Typekit fonts directly into a website and host them myself?

With Adobe CC I've gained access to Typekit. I've started playing around with it and noticed they put a cap on page views per month on loading the fonts. (Currently I'm capped at 500,000 but would ...
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Save to IDML script not working in CC2017

I'm relatively new at using scripts & the ExtendScript toolkit - and I'm working in an office environment where I'm using Adobe CC2017 and coworkers are using CS5. In order for my InDesign files ...
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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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Move handles without pivoting/rotating in Adobe Illustrator

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC. How can I move a handle without pivoting it, so that I can change only the length of the handle, but not its angle? I only found one way to do something similar, which ...
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Transparent partial slicing in Photoshop

I am trying to fix some issues I have with Photoshop as a web developer creating graphics for web. I'm using Photoshop CC/14 and have previously used Fireworks. I have a "button" layer on top of a ...
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Photoshop CC 2015: "Place Linked" -> Target specific Artboard instead whole PSD

I use the "Place Linked" function a lot to keep my files organised. I recently switched to Artboards, so now I have multiple Artboards in a PSD. Is there a way to use the "Place Linked" function and ...
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Why can't I resize the artboard in CC from center point and not adding only to right side for width?

When resizing and adding any amount of pixels to the width of my artboard I cannot figure out how to add equal amounts to each side rather than just adding to the right side of my artboard. Previously ...
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How can I set my document in Illustrator to 700dpi?

I am using Illustrator CC and I need to create a large image document 85cm X 200cm, but the printing guy is asking me this document to be in 700dpi. How can I set, emulate or create this within ...
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How do I apply a color gradient to a stroke?

I can see the color gradient when my mouse is over the stroke but once I move my mouse away, the gradient goes away with it. How do I apply the gradient, I have been at this for 3 hours?! I am using ...
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How to import keyboard shortcuts into Illustrator CC?

How to import custom keyboard shortcuts in Illustrator CC? Does it work with Edit > My Parameter > Import or is there something else?
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Universal style sheets in InDesign

Does the functionality exist to have a persistent set of character and paragraph styles that's available on an application level as opposed to document level? I know that styles can be imported from ...
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Work off files locally and then upload to Adobe Creative Cloud?

I have the Adobe Creative Cloud. What's the best practices for the workflow? Work and save all projects on your local machine at work and only upload files that you think you may need access to in ...
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Why are these guidelines appearing on my image in Photoshop 2014?

Since updating to Creative Cloud, Photoshop 2014, guidelines have started appearing. In trying to screenshot it I figured out it occurs when pressing the Ctrl key on an editable layer. However, I'm ...
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Gradient "white mark" optical illusion

I have a solid colour background. Diagram 1. Over the top of this is a transparent gradient going left to right. Diagram 2. It is RGB 0,0,0, the left edge is 85% opacity, and the right edge fades off ...
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Where's the 'similar layers' functions in Photoshop CC?

In previous versions it used to be under Select > Similar layers but I can't find it anymore.
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Objects not snapping correctly. (Overshooting or undershooting target)

I have a rectangle that should be snapping to the lines of the other rectangles on my artboard, but it keeps overshooting the mark. Can anyone advise on how to get it to snap the other objects lines ...
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How to fill in a letter with a pattern?

I was given this image to work with: http://safaviehhome.com/promotional/test2.jpg The client is happy with everything but would like the floral pattern/bush to fill in the O What is the best way ...
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How to make gradient tool annotators snap to grid

I'd like to have precise control over a gradient fill. From Expression Studio I'm used to the gradient tool annotator to automatically snap to a grid. By default, the Adobe Illustrator gradient ...
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Rotate moving object in Photoshop cc

I'm trying to rotate the spokes of a motorcycle wheel that is also moving across the screen. ... I'm having a hard time keeping the orientation of the spokes aligned within the wheel as it is moving ...
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Flash to Illustrator CC conversion... possible?

I've spent years drawing vector art in Flash, and recently decided to move to Illustrator (because that's really what I should have been using all along). The trouble is, Flash art is strangely ...
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Adobe Creative Cloud as Document Asset Management Solution

Our catalog production team has requested a way to better manage images. I was curious as to what system you guys use. We don't have it in our budget to use Adobe Experience Manager, so I've been ...
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Create equal space between anchor points in illustrator CC

How can I make sure the space between my anchor points are equal? I need the two points to be the same distance from the point in the centre on each side.
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Photoshop CC: Drag moves top layer not panel selected layer

Just got a new computer running windows 10 at work, was previously on windows 7. The version of Photoshop CC for windows 10 does something strange that previous Photoshop versions never did. When I ...
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Illustrator CC Text not turning, acting like indesign text

In my CC Illustrator, the text box won't allow me to turn on its side/rotate, every time I try to turn, the text stays horizontal and moves within the box. It is acting like text in indesign. Is there ...
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Drop white shadow in Photoshop CC

How do I create a white drop shadow in Photoshop? The shadow disappears when I change the colour to #ffffff. Steps I have tried to produce a drop shadow: Assuming you have two layers (as shown in ...
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Using "recolor artwork" to only have certain set colors

I often adapt illustrations to fit brand guidelines. It usually is a tedious task when I have to select each color by hand. So I've been trying to make sense of the "Recolor Artwork" feature... I ...
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Exporting each frame from After Effects as a separate Photoshop file

The Adobe After Effects CC feature Composition -> Save Frame As -> Photoshop Layers does exactly what I want. However, it is very time consuming to do this for each frame (I am animating a game ...
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Illustrator help: My white image border is not appearing in saved .png or .tiff files

I am using Illustrator CC to create an 18in x 24in poster. I have a one inch white border around the image. When I export the file for the client to proof it, the border is gone and the image is ...
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Convert anchor point tool doesn't work the same as Illustrator? Photoshop CC

I noticed the pen tool behaves a little differently in photoshop than it does in illustrator. I've created a curve and then an anchor point but then I want to have a straight path after that. I am ...
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