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Head over to Adobe.com and do a bit of reading regarding features. In general: Photoshop = raster image editing (photographs) or digital painting (Illustration) Photoshop Extended = Same as Photoshop + ability to use some 3D tools and basic video editing Illustrator = Vector artwork (Logos, illustrations, etc.) Indesign = Page layout (books, manuals, ...


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You can actually export as .doc from InDesign, sort of. Export your INDD as PDF (File > Export > Adobe PDF), and then save the PDF as a Word Document (File > Save as > Microsoft Word). You can also export the PDF to HTML, and open it in Word, but it looks like it's not recommended. In this Adobe forum thread some users mention two programs that you ...


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This is a very, very broad question and should probably be closed as too broad (I voted so). There are a ton of things Illustrator does which Photoshop does not. Just as there are a ton of things Photoshop does which Illustrator does not. In addition, there may be common areas where Illustrator is much better than Photoshop even though features are similar....


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That happens with Transparent .GIF and Transparent .PNG files. What you need to do is actually save the .PNG file to your computer somewhere by right-clicking and choosing 'Save As' and then open it in Photoshop instead. Doing it this way will generally preserve the transparency. I've never found an explanation as to why it works this way but if you copy ...


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I've found a bit of a workaround, hopefully this helps. System Preferences > Keyboard > Check the box for "Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar" then close window. Now on your top menu bar you will see an icon top right like this: Select "Show Character Viewer" and in the viewer window that pops up you will see an 'Emoji' category, click ...


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Going to the "Window" menu, and checking "Application Frame" will condense all toolbars and files into one window in Illustrator and Photoshop (using CS6).


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Here's the big deciding factor based on the hardware you are running... CS6 and CC apps are 64Bit aware. CS2/3 are not. Disregarding feature sets, that alone should be enough to make the choice to move the CS6 (I'm not a fan of the subscription model of the Creative Cloud). You're probably aware that 64Bit means faster applications, more access to RAM, etc....


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Call me old school, different or just plain wrong but Photoshop should be used just for that: photo editing and retouching. Fireworks should be used for web design (the CSS exporting ability alone in Fireworks is heavily underrated much like Fireworks itself). Illustrator for, yep you guessed it: illustration work and logo's. InDesign for magazine/newspaper ...


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Create swatches (in whatever App you start in) then export swatches as an .ase file. In every other app you can load the .ase file into swatches. . . .ase files can be loaded into any Adobe app which uses swatches. Web sites such as Adobe's Kuler.com will also allow you to save themes in an .ase format.


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Resetting your preferences may fix your problem. ---WARNING--- This will remove any custom settings that you have set up in your application Windows: Hold down AltCtrlShift while starting the program. Mac: Hold down CommandOptionShift keys while starting the program. If you are concerned about resetting all of the preferences, you can reset the settings ...


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Which of the Adobe CS5 Programs has the best functionality for this? Depends on which you are designing your sprites in. I created UI buttons in Photoshop, so that's what I used to create my sprite file. I used a JPG because it gave me the lowest file weight with all the different colors for my button. What method can I use to set up a grid of images ...


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Well this is a multi-level question so I will answer them accordingly. Since you have tagged this with adobe-creative-suite I would assume you have Acrobat. Since you did not specify which version of Acrobat you have I will demonstrate with Acrobat X known as Acrobat 10. I know I can put the file name etc around it but is there a way to put a logo too?...


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Since emoji are full-color and Photoshop only recognizes gray-scale fonts, you cannot import the emoji as a font. However, in just a few easy steps, you can easily pull in any emoji. Paste the emoji that you desire into a Mac Text Editor window. Set the font to a very large size (288 point is in the font-size drop-down, but you can go higher). Save the ...


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There is a severe bug when it comes to printing on a Mac in Photoshop CC 2015.5 that Adobe acknowledged at last a few weeks ago. Maybe your clients are affected by this problem. See this page by Adobe about the problem. And here is an in-depth description of the issue. That should help you identify, if your clients have this specific issue.


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An earlier comment about Hardware compatibility is very important. I was using CS3 and very happy with the product for graphic design and website design projects. I like the idea of Creative Cloud and had clients using newer versions of the Adobe products, so I decided to upgrade to Cloud. Unfortunately I have had nothing but problems from day one, ...


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This use to happen to me a lot and it just happened yesterday - after stuffing around with it for an hour I remembered what it was last time. Trying closing Chrome (or Firefox). The shortcuts started working straight away - no restart needed. Weird huh?


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After weeks of trying to sort this problem, we found the solution (in our case) was in the Dell Touchpad settings . . . turn off "TouchCheck" and all works fine.


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I've seen this before as well. I was able to fix it by disabling “Use Graphics Processor” under Preferences / Performance (I'm using CS6, so the names may be slightly different). There's a little more discussion here: Photoshop: Inaccurate selections with Radeon graphics cards on Mac OS Of course, disabling GPU will slow things down... It's worth noting ...


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I've stumbled upon this problem many times. My only work-around was dragging the tab beside or in close proximity to the tab I wanted to exchange layers with. At times I would pop the tab outside of the list, go to the tab I want to drag the layer to, and just pop that tab (or should I say window) right beside it. I hope that helps.


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Blake - Bravo to you for being willing to expand upon your current role! If you think that this is something that interests you, why not give it a shot? I do say that with a word of caution, I have worked with a lot of people who think that designing is easy, they just need the right programs. But not everyone is a designer and not everyone has an eye for ...


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i think, you better ask your supplier to export the files in PDF [high quality print] file format and send back only PDF file to you. with PDF you can easily open and edit the files in illustrator or any Adobe programs. without loosing any details from from original files.


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What version of CS5 are you using? I am running 12.0.4 x64 and it still gives me the option to scale it back to the original. Maybe it's a bug in an earlier build.


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When my spacebar tool stops working, I have to close terminal. Hope this helps.


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What method can I use to set up a grid of images with varying sizes to be at specific coordinates? Grids and Guides, that goes for Illustrator and Photoshop. Set up a grid that matches either the lagest size you'll be using or half the lagest size. Which of the Adobe CS5 Programs has the best functionality for this? In theory, InDesign, as it has the ...


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I found the below Listening script great for adding metadata to my InDesign PDFs. I wanted the Author and Document Title included in the PDF Document Properties each time I generated a PDF as a default. As a bonus I found this script also applies the same metadata (under File > File Info...) to every InDesign file I create by default. *You need to export as ...


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Set up a template, fill in the common info and then save the template, then just pick the template for future use. I don't believe there's a way to set metadata by default since each file is expected to be different.


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When you set up the document (or by modifying the document setup), include a Slug area of, say 18 points (1/4 inch) on the top edge. You can place anything in that area: text, logo, pictures of your cat, you name it. When exporting the PDF, turn on "Include Slug Area" in the "Marks and Bleeds" section of the PDF dialog. Anything you have included in the ...


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As a person who does what your designers do, let me tell you what a few of the most important real differences would be. Better RAW image compatibility. I'm assuming all shoots are done in RAW, and depending on the ages of the cameras used, updates to the Adobe softwares means more support for various RAW files from different camera manufacturers. IF your ...


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That would be a nice feature, if it existed. Unfortunately, without scripting there isn't a general way to pass a variable to PDF in quite the way you're asking. In the simple case of an invitation, you can create a fillable Acrobat form field quite easily from InDesign in two ways. One uses InDesign's interactive features, the other (simpler, in this case) ...


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