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InDesign. Apply updated links from one doc to others?

In InDesign: I originally have 3 documents that uses the same image references and have the same layout, but now the images are updated with different file names and locations. I have updated one of ...
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Annoying client asks for “all original files” months after project completion

A client has been a real nuisance in making unreasonable demands, and has been really rude on top of that. After completing the project and receiving the payment, he attempted to come back to me ...
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What are PNG~ files?

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I keep getting files with the ~ symbol beside them. I have the actual PNG version of an image but right under is the same file, labeled PNG~. Should I ...
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Krita auto-save as PNG

Photoshop has the feauture "Generate Image Assets" that can automatically save PNG files upon every action (brush stroke etc.). Can Krita save the image as PNG automatically after each ...
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Photoshop auto-save as PNG

How can I make Photoshop automatically save the image as PNG in the background whenever I make any changes in Photoshop (brush strokes etc.)?
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Non-adobe Photoshop templates location

Where do I put non-adobe photoshop templates so they can be used in the "New File" dialog? For example, the Apple iOS Photoshop template, which can be found through a simple Google search (the TOS ...
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How best to join multiple SVG Files info 1?

While I do realize that this question has bee n asked, and answered, the answers seems to have very mixed results, and unfortunately, the reasoning for the joining in the posts I have found appear to ...
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How to keep Illustrator Scripts handy?

I have bunch of task which should be run simultaneously, but i have to click every time files > script > My scripts Is there any way to keep all script handly like other properties available on ...
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Photoshop: version control?

Is there a way to save an in-between version of a PSD before overhauling it? I know there's a "Save as," but I'd much rather mark a version and save it instead. Is the best way really to duplicate ...
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Adobe XD and file management workflow

Our UX designer uses Adobe XD to mock up and communicate look, layout and behavior to the dev team. UX dev has everything in a single art board, which (AFAIK) is encapsulated in a single binary ...
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Restoring previous on Adobe Illustrator

A good friend of mine had been working on a file now since June 30, 2018. She accidentally started working over the file without realizing it and her history only goes back to a 100, and even going ...
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What is an effective process to control versions in Abstract?

I'm currently looking at introducing Abstract version control to our team. I'm keen to know how people manage a large amount of files in it (in Active and in Archive). We have a team of designers, so ...
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Version control for designs in Sketch [duplicate]

I'm looking to implement version control across my team and I need a starting point. Criteria I need: Something that integrates well with our software stack: Sketch and Zeplin Stored in the cloud ...
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Illustrator CC Save For Web Exported Artboards have a hyphen "-" when there is a space in the file name

I'm working with character animations and it happens that I need to replace an existing image with exact same name. Example: Arm R Leg R Face A Face B etc .. .. I edit those inside Illustrator....
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Hat is your way to organize and archive works [duplicate]

what is the best way or your way to organize file on windows to save your old design works. do you use a particoular software like adobebridge or as i do by orgnizing files in folders? I'm always in ...
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InDesign File Missing

I'm sure of the file location and name, but it isn't there today. InDesign was crashing with an earlier version of the file so I think it deleted the file somehow. There might be some temporary ...
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How do big design companies share art files

Many projects with many files all uploaded by humans on one server will get messy, by definition. Even if they have a structure, when 1000 of people work on projects there will be made mistakes. How ...
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Best File Management Practices when you have thousands of Files

We publish over 100+ textbooks and growing (1-color, 2-color, 4-color) maninly designed in CorelDraw & Indesign with associated Image and Font Files. We also have merged multipage PDF & EPS ...
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How do I sync photos across multiple devices?

I'm looking at syncing photos across multiple devices for a client of mine. I'm working for a garden design company, with constant updates of projects from my end. Is there a way to upload from my ...
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Can I change the text in each instance of a linked object

I am reusing a design element many times in a single file. Rather than duplicating all the layers each time I reuse the element, I set it up as a linked asset which I include multiple times. This is ...
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Photoshop CC: overwrite/save image without the 'Save as..' dialog

This happens whenever I work with non-PSD files: I open a file (e.g. a .dds file) and then after some changes I click Save as, select directory, settings and save it as a .dds file After some other ...
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Spellcheck photoshop document keywords

Sometimes when I open the File Info and I enter the title, description and keywords I misspell some words. Is there any way to use spellcheck in File Info?
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PDF Printing protection

I have a client that wants to make a PDF available to download online through their own website but then also wants to add the condition to the document that it can only be printed once. Once its been ...
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Backup storage solution for video/RAW photographs

I work as a designer/photographer for a <10 person startup. We rely heavily on photography and video in our work. Currently we use Google Drive to store edited photos and graphics, however, have no ...
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Is there way to automatically generate a revision/version number for illustrator files?

I'd like to keep track of the number of revisions made to an illustrator file, is there a way to do this similar to InDesign's text variables?
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How do graphic designers backup all tools?

I've just encountered a situation where, for the first time since I started designing, I am switching from one desktop to another with a completely new OS (Win 8.1 instead of Win 7) and will be ...
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