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Adding background color to textbox in Illustrator CC

Use the Appearance Panel to add a new Fill to your text object by using the "new Fill" icon at the bottom of the panel. Next, highlight this new fill when it appears in the Appearance panel and use ...
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How to enable Paint Bucket instead of Material Drop Tool on CC 2015?

It's a little hidden now, but you can find the good ol' bucket tool under the "Edit Toolbar" icon ···
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How to enable Paint Bucket instead of Material Drop Tool on CC 2015?

In the upper right corner, switch from 3D workspace to essentials.
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In InDesign how do I change the gap between spreads?

To adjust the gap between the spreads in InDesign you will need to navigate to Guides & Pasteboard... To navigate to this you will go to InDesign -> Preferences -> Guides & Pasteboard......
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Using Free Distort on text in Illustrator CC

Select the text, then go to Effect->3D->Rotate. Then choose the Isometric Top option: For an alternative orientation you can change the parameters like so:
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reducing file size of animated gif web banner

People want it all. Nice, big, smooth, cool, pretty, slick and 40k... You can not have it all. To reduce a file size you need to choose something, maybe a cuple of things: Reduce the dimensions. ...
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Menu to switch between specific files in illustrator cc (OSX), akin to the "window menu" in a browser or MS office

Illustrator lists open documents at the bottom of the Windows Menu Window > (Document Name) all the way at the bottom....
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Creating a grid in Illustrator

I'm not sure what you are doing wrong, but the grid tool is unlimited AFAIK. 6x4 dividers gives 7x5 boxes:
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How can I prevent from defaulting to InDesign's Start Workspace?

In Indesign if you navigate to Preferences -> General or cmd+K on the first line uncheck Show "Start" Workspace When No Documents Are Open: After you've made the changes click the OK button.
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reducing file size of animated gif web banner

I am not sure if this is going to help but have you tried reducing the number of colours? When you choose safe for web and on the top right select export as GIF you can choose the dither and number of ...
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Can't release guides in illustrator CC (2015)

AI creates guides as layers. Simply go to your layers palette and delete them by dragging them to the trash can icon on the bottom right of the layers palette. I always create a separate group ...
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Can't release guides in illustrator CC (2015)

Your guide is probably in a layer or sub-layer that you have locked. Open your Layers palette (Window > Layers or f7) and twirl open (click the triangle) all parts you have locked. There's bound ...
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Pathfinder panel missing in Illustrator CC 2015

You simply don't have the panel opened. Click on Window → Pathfinder or Shift+Ctrl+9 Once you have the panel opened, you can drag it into your *right sidebar (See GIF below) *not sure what the ...
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How to enable Paint Bucket instead of Material Drop Tool on CC 2015?

You can change between tools like Paint Bucket and Material Drop tool by pressing SHIFT + G
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Text grabbing in cc illustrator

I believe the setting is "Type Object Selection by Path Only" under the Type tab in Preferences. If that box is checked it will behave the way you are describing.
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How to animate an adjustment layer in photoshop cc 2015?

You cannot animate adjustment layer properties, only transform properties, opacity and a few other things. What you want to do is simply out of Photoshop's capabilities. A better option would be to ...
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Subpage numbering on only specific pages in InDesign

You would do this with section starts and prefixes. Open the Pages palette and double-click on page 6 to make it active. Open up the flyout menu of the palette, and select Numbering and Section ...
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No overlapping between two paths - creating "one line" - how?

Here is one thing that could work: picking one of the two overlapping segments and simply deleting it so the other stands alone. Find the Scissors Tool on your Tools Panel. If it isn't showing up, ...
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How to export as web (.gif) whithout getting error in photoshop cc 2015. (2gb ram) (1gb graphics)

The animation seems too big for your machine. Some options would be: Get more RAM Export on a different computer (with more RAM) Render as video or PNG sequence and convert it to GIF with a ...
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Can't copy from one artboard to another (Ps CC 2015)

Under the image tab, then under mode, make sure they both have the same modes set. I usually use RGB Colour. See if they both have that setting. Then try doing it once you switch it.
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Creating a grid in Illustrator

Not certain what "7x5" refers to. Meters? Inches? Feet? Centimeters? But... draw a rectangle that is "7x5", then with the rectangle selected choose Object > Path > Split Into Grid to set the ...
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How to Placement a multiple page PDF file as artboard in Illustrator CC 2015

Illustrator doesn't let you place a multi page pdf but there's a script that does, you can find it here: https://aiscripts.com/open-multipage-pdf/ I use it without issues with the last version of ...
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How to avoid sequence numbers when exporting layers in Photoshop CC2015?

This worked for me in Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 on a Mac. On a Mac, go to Applications > Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5 > Presets > Scripts > Export Layers To Files.jsx Open the .jsx file and comment out ...
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Photoshop cc, how to create a layer in exactly rectangle size?

Your first example is set to draw dixels, which draws on a layer the size of the full canvas. What you need to do is set you rectangle to draw as a shape layer. With the tool selected, choose Shape ...
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InDesign: Offsetting 4-digit year values to the left of main body text

Try using indents as seen in my image below. Basicly you need a value in the Left indent field (15mm in my example, but feel free to play with this), then the same but negative value in the First Line ...
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InDesign: Offsetting 4-digit year values to the left of main body text

Try using Tabs. Here's how they work. https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/tabs-indents.html There's an example which is pretty close to what you're trying to achieve.
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Illustrator CC : Distributing Objects (spacing)

Actually recreating this effect is fairly easy, all you need to do is: 1- import your map (as image) 2- go to Object>create object mosaic (set your desired sizes and spacing). The result will be a ...
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inaccuracy using pathfinder "substraction" in illustrator 2015 CC

Anti-aliasing. When a white object is on top of a black object, it is anti-aliased white to black. Effectively increasing the white edge slightly. When you reduce white on black, Illustrator tries to ...
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Photoshop CC 2015 Save Action is not overwriting the original PNG file

Well I got it working with a bit of scripting, which is kind of disappointing. The action is this now: - Change hue - Change levels - Call script And the script is this: app.activeDocument....
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