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Designing book covers with stock images

Traditionally stock sites allow you download a free, watermarked "comp" image which can be used in your design until the client approves the piece. Once the client has approved, you can then go back ...
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Critique: How can I make the imagery used for these Dessert e-book covers more appetizing?

Some general considerations: Positioning of the title I don't feel there is an obvious advantage to any of the two/three versions, but I do prefer n. 4 because the white background highlights the ...
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What is the best page size, in pixels, for a PDF to be read on iPhone?

Books for electronic devices are typically sold with reflowable text. I suggest you look into how to build an ePub. I suggest this because your are not allowed to sell or offer PDF format on iBooks ...
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Restrict image selection but allow copying text in pdf

The thing is you cant actually stop someone for stealing works from a PDF file. All safeguards save full file encryption is possible to overcome easily at current time. Simply, this is why copyright ...
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Restrict image selection but allow copying text in pdf

Don't think this is possible. (Apart from the method you mentioned that is locking both text and images). But in this case you can draw these diagrams as vectors, which should solve this issue. If ...
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Critique: How can I make the imagery used for these Dessert e-book covers more appetizing?

Definitely cover 3. It looks healthier, which is probably what most people will be looking for when search for low carbohydrate deserts. The food is also presented a lot better than in the other ...
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Indesign CS6 - Anchoring an image large two full page in the text

I'm not entirely sure it will work as intended, but you could try to give the image a text wrap. Select it, and find the Text Wrap palette through Window > Text Wrap or Alt+Ctrl/Option+W. Click the ...
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Creating a Manual in InDesign - How do I make it editable while maintaining format for non-ID users?

You can not reflow text across frames with anything other than InDesign. What you are seeking is not possible. What you may be able to do is have everyone work on the text in a Word file. You can ...
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Mobile (TabS3 Samsung) apps to digital drawing: I need to draw book/ebook covers in 300dpi

You don't need 300dpi images for print. This is a myth perpetuated by those who don't understand digital image resolution. For more detailed information read The Myth of DPI. What you really need is ...
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Change bookmark level in Acrobat Pro DC

I have the old Acrobat XI, but I suppose that the procedure will be the same: Select all bookmarks. (Click on the icon near an arbitrary of them to select it, then press Ctrl+A.) Ctrl+click at the ...
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What program can be used to make book covers (digital and print)?

Although the free (open source) software is fantastic you can still run into hurdles when trying to then work in CMYK as the tend not to have this colour mode in their make up yet. It could be worth ...
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InDesign: How to prepare Print ready book file to reflowable ePub file?

I am no ePub expert, but I will share my experiences as a graphic designer (with a little coding knowledge). I have never used "Split Document", so I wouldn't worry too much about it. I guess you ...
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Fonts to be used on a catalogue

This totally depends on your license. If you use any typeface without having the proper license, you are breaking copyright laws. You license text should describe whether you can use a typeface like ...
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Critique: How can I make the imagery used for these Dessert e-book covers more appetizing?

In the first set, the font is particularly problematic. That font looks 'fat' and round and bursting at the seams. In both sets, the images are too noisy. Low === Minimal imo, so you should go ...
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How can I re-establish text threads after merging multiple files into one for ebook?

Once two unconnected pages are in the same file, you can connect them the same way you have with the pages that were already there. Click the text thread square in the bottom-right of the page (just ...
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Textbook to learn Adobe Illustrator

I learned a lot from the Classroom In A Book series mentioned in the other answer, and I recommend them highly, but it can only teach you so much. If you have access to any Adobe User Group meetings ...
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Indesign CS6 - Anchoring an image large two full page in the text

While Vincent's answer is correct if this image were to be on a single page to be placed inside a text block I think you're going to run into issues on the export because you will have to export the ...
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How do I do these certain things in Adobe InDesign CS5.5?

From your question and comments, I would strongly recommend signing up for a free trial week on Lynda.com and going through David Blatner's "InDesign Essentials" title and a couple of more advanced ...
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How do I do these certain things in Adobe InDesign CS5.5?

Fit Text To Frame: not that I know of. There are hotkeys to increase/decrease font size, and you can also click in the Point Size edit control and use the arrow keys to increase and decrease. You can ...
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How to optimize images for e-readers?

Images should save as JPG files. In adobe photoshop press CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+S. Then new window will pop up. You can reduce the quality, this will reduce size (But keep it clear to read) Use resolutions ...
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What are the best dimensions for creating a cover imge for an Amazon Kindle?

The reason why they ask for a big size like this is because of the pixel density of some e-readers and they're probably looking for future device requirements. Indeed, it's huge and your print-ready ...
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