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There's ways to add security features on your PDF that will prevent people from printing, editing or extracting elements from the file. There's also watermarks that can be added. BUT there's also ways to bypass all this, so it's not 100% reliable. I could also easily imagine it must have taken you a lot of work to do this work, and your client could easily ...


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Unanswered Question #1: What is in your current contract? What is written down and signed currently? What has he promised in writing? What have you promised in writing? "Starting work without a contract is like putting on a condom after taking a home pregnancy test" F*ck You, Pay Me by Mike Monteiro FYPM is a WONDERFUL talk about the importance of ...


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The range of colors that can be reproduced in any CMYK-only color (known in the trade as "Process Color") printing method is considerably smaller than the sRGB range of colors reproducible on a standard monitor. Here is an excellent video that demonstrates this visually using 3D color models. It happens that one of the ranges of RGB color that can't be ...


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Design in greyscale, black and white. And it's printed with one ink. It doesn't matter what color that ink is. It's still just one color. Don't use Pantone or spot colors, just design everything with black and white. The printer will use whatever ink color they choose. There is never a reason one would need to use one spot color to design something like ...


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Agreeing with the solution proposed by @go-meek, but perhaps the best way to avoid the issue would be printing the brochure yourself. Tell him that you can only give a printed proof, digital files after receiving the payment. It is fair, he can see the brochure and make annotations in it, you keep the files. Doesn't need to be the highest resolution either, ...


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It's not technically possible to have a file that is secured for printing while having the ability to read it. That is because rendering for screen and print is the same thing. Despite this, PDF files have a flag to disable printing; this is more of an annoyance than an actual block. The best thing you can do is rasterize the graphics to a low-enough ...


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Short answer: One pixel can contain one color (and one value for opacity, but that's not relevant here). The different letters/number you see in your color code are the values that constitute it. HTML colors are defined using a hexadecimal notation (HEX), those are the letters/numbers you see, and they are the combination of Red, Green, and Blue color ...


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There are some aproaches, but my favorite is to keep all that on vectors. For the shadow duplicate your object, asign it diferent colors (preferible transparencies) and use the blend tool. You can put over the original object. With this method you can control the direction, longitude and intensity of the shadow. The tradeoff is that you, in some cases, ...


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Depends a lot on a range of issues: 1) sheer vector data density - if it's a truly huge number of points and vectors, Illustrator will bog down. 2) some of the the specific effects applied to given layers - some of the rasterized effects can cause huge loads. 3) worth checking whether your Illustrator is running in GPU preview or CPU. 4) also look at how ...


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There's multiple approaches to this, but the best way is probably to ask the printer how you should deliver stuff to them. It's highly probable they allow you to send in a black and white .pdf/.jpg/.eps and will convert it to blue themselves. If you need to create a page or publication like this from scratch, you'll need to know the Pantone (PMS) colour you ...


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I would suggest you convert all the text in the file to curves. For that, select all text and press CTRL+Q. This would make text uneditable. To check if all texts are converted into curves, go to text statistics and see if there's any font displayed, if not then all texts are converted into curves. Secondly, insert a watermark and export it to PDF in a very ...


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This sounds like a job for .eps. Save your .ai file as .eps, and preferable choose a somewhat older standard if Illustrator asks you for one. .eps is made to be an interchangeable vector format. Especially if, as you say, no gradients or effects are included, it should open reliably and without error.


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The problems you describe have been issues with Corel for years. I've run into it working with small specialty engraving shops that have equipment that only understands Corel files so they have to import to Corel. Your best vector option at this point is to export an RGB version as an EPS (not .AI) in AI8 format. If that can import correctly into X5, you'll ...


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You can manually increase the Undo steps in Tools > Options > Workspace > General (i think the default number is 20). I've seen people work with 100-200 Undos without having performace issues, but keep in mind that these steps are saved as temporary files and do use some computer resources. Unfortunately, if you are trying to recover a step that ...


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To create a "clone" of an object, i.e. an object linked to the original in Inkscape: Select the object Clone the object Alt + D (or menu Edit - Clone - Create clone) Choose to Create Tiled Clones... for any number of tiled clones. Additional note: The clone tool from Inkscape is capable to also clone embedded bitmap images. (Example of tiled clones with ...


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Corel Draw can import Adobe Color Files (.aco), so you should be able to use these colour palettes from Google Design Resources: https://www.google.com/design/spec/resources/color-palettes.html


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Note that your logos are not "disappearing" in Corel. The printer is showing you a screenshot of elements that have incorrect coloring - RGB and Spot colors. What you see in their screenshot is what needs fixing. To correct these you need to select them and change the fill/stroke to correct CMYK colors. By Overprint, the printer is referring to setting ...


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The best way to remove anchor points on Illustrator is the Simplify window. Object > Path > Simplify You can reduce vector points after selecting the path with WYSIWIG info. If you get familiar with this tool, the result could get better than the original path. You can also use this window selecting just some points with the Direct Selection Tool (the ...


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I'd say coming up with several designs that follow basic GUI guidelines and testing them on the devices is a good start. I also think trying to keep them in one continuous style helps giving an overall complete look. Keep in mind they have to work in varying resolutions. So either find a good balance between complexity and simplicity or make different ...


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Although the question is quite old, I believe that this answer might help others with the same or a similar problem. Using "integrated" LaTeX for typesetting As @KingOliver already mentioned, using LaTeX is a good way for typesetting mathematical formula and equations. A better solution, than dowloading GIFs without any option to change the equations after ...


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Export equation from word to pdf File – Save as – Pdf Indesign, Create new document, place pdf File – Place (cmd+D) Export .eps, File – Export – eps Place .eps to corel (i'm cheked in illustrator - equation in vector) Microsoft word Adobe illustrator


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Blues are some of the toughest colors to convert. Simply put, there are many RGB blues that can never be reproduced in CMYK. Your best, and really only, solution is to find a CMYK blue you do like and stop trying to match the RGB color. That's not going to happen.


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I was stuck with the same dilemma and using Adobe Illustrator wrote a script that places a small hole at the center of gravity of an irregular polygon. It worked great! After this iteration, I also added a few snippets to create the hole just above the center of gravity to ensure that the part balanced well when suspended from just that one point. ...


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As Scott mentions, you can open .eps files from Corel Draw. You just need to re-save them in CD as .cdr.


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Vector images don't have pixels. Therefore you can't color 1 pixel of a vector shape. You would need the vector shapes to be 1px in size. And since a pixel has no size, you can only estimate that. I can't speak for Corel software, but in Illustrator you can split a rectangle into evenly sectioned pieces. You could then color each piece differently (via the ...


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For a vector solution, Scott's is definitely the way to go (an advantage would be, for example, that once you have your whole drawing done you could group objects and replace color for all of them). There are, however, programs that are especially designed for pixel art, and I'd recommend you consider using one of them. You have simple online solutions ...


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If you are making a path and stroking a line on it, this is more likely a raster line which then suffers from scaling as you observed. Unfortunately, vector images cannot totally eliminate aliasing, since aliasing is a byproduct of rendering a vector image to the screen. With vector art that is purely curves with no raster textures nor effects, the art is ...


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[How] can I be sure that this PDF generated from InDesign will print to paper as it is shown on screen in PDF ? You can't. There at least a dozen variables in the path from screen to press. You can not control all of them and it's entirely possible ones you can control are incorrect. You have to calibrate everything - monitors, scanners - use proper ...


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Using Adobe Illustrator, here is how to combine Shapes in the way you describe: Select the two Shapes you want to "join". Under the Pathfinder palette, select Unite. Done. There may be some other tweaking or options depending on whether you are actually using Paths, Strokes or Shapes, whether they're filled, outlined, etc. With lines/outlines, you may need ...


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The problem you are facing isn't in the size of the print, that won't have a bearing on the colour output. Without looking into your settings, I believe the problem lies in the colour space. You need to make sure your document is set up with CMYK. I don't have Corel X3, so I don't know the menus (or if they've changed) but I think it should be under ...


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