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I've never dealt with this, but I can tell you what I would do: If you already have a printer lined up, ask them for the print specifications. If you don't already have a printer lined up, find one and ask them for the print specifications. I'm sure most are accustomed to clients sending them artwork and they will lay it out for them on their template. ...


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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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Similar to Ryan's answer but more a choice from your own branding guidelines. You can use Ryan's suggestion, or you can use the one that's even better from your guidelines. The one on the bottom left: I think it's beautifully branded by the way. Something like this - you can pull the template straight out of the PDF you linked to:


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It depends..... Disregarding the implications of derivative work, that's a legal matter and different. Template systems are meant to be altered in many instances. There are a ton of positions out there which are looking specifically for those who can alter template systems to client demands. Bootstrap is a template system. Wordpress is a template system....


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If the path is just an ordinary path, ellipse, polygon, rectangle object, with a stroke, select it and click Path > Stroke to path If the path is a Spiro path or BSpline, or has some other Path Effect, then click Path > Object to Path, followed by Path > Stroke to path If the object is text, then Path > Object to Path will convert text to outlines. You ...


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Create a new Layer in Indesign via the Layers Panel. Double-click the new layer and uncheck "Print Layer". Then place all your instructions on that layer. To place things on the layer, simply make certain the layer is highlighted in the Layers Panel when you create new elements or paste things.


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Photoshop has no inherent template format. That being posted your operating system may have an option. On the MacOS, you can choose File > Get Info on a file of practically any type, including .psd and tick the "Stationary Pad" option in the Finder. This will cause a copy of the file to open when chosen. Same basic operation as a template format. I wouldn'...


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There's no standard, but the important consideration is to make sure you're not using a value of an entity that actually exists. There's an entire Wikipedia article on placeholder names. It covers all kinds of things, including company/organizations and physical addresses. Name "John Smith" or "John Doe" are the first two that come to mind. You could also ...


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Since you're not a Subgroup I would do: Name, position, and contact information at the top. Maybe with a blue dividing line. Then logo on the bottom right as stipulated and leave the entire space to the left of it empty. There's no reason to over think it.


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This is a question that really cant be answered since it is based on opinion of ones desire in a color palette. Furthermore, you only provide a sample area and we have no clue on your end intentions or the layout of the entire site. I would strongly advise searching for color inspiration from other sites or head over to Adobe Kuler or Colour Lovers and ...


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There are templates / stock images of different devices out there on the web (and very easy to find), but the best answer I can give you is that you could easily create what you are looking for in Adobe Photoshop and then save that in your own custom template. For example, if I wanted to have a template with a Thunderbolt display I could mask a portion of ...


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I have never heard of any standard placeholder text but you can use something like this Name: John Smith Owner (I wouldn't use the words job/position, that is implied) Email: name@yourcompany.com name@example.com website: yourcompany.com example.com It was brought to my attention that yourcompany.com is a registered domain name which should not be used ...


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For each bar, make a layer group with: the empty bar as a row a grey dashes over a transparent background above it, a transparent layer set in Color mode Then paint the required color on the top layer of the group (it doesn't even need to be accurate)


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The simplest way to do this would be to do it as text/type: just use a row of slashes ( / ) or vertical lines ( | ), probably in bold, and then just change the color of the type for how high you would rank yourself in those skills. EDIT: I am not really familiar with GIMP, but depending on its type capabilities, you can play around with how the type looks ...


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Well there is now 978.gs that is better than 960. That said there is no reason to use 978.gs or 960 but since the OP asked for a web design template other than 960 I provided the solution of 978.gs. You ask for a design template when you should be designing in the browser if you're using Bootstrap. If you use 978.gs you will need to build your own CSS which ...


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change accordingly to search. Donations on taxes site - look at the links at the bottom of the page "Non-Cash Contributions of Property Contributions of property (other than cash) are subject to strict record keeping and substantiation rules. You must be able to substantiate the fair market value of the goods or property you donated, plus keep any written ...


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If you want to use one of the Adobe products, Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign are all viable options. Photoshop is great for working with pictures, Illustrator for drawing with vectors (better for illustrations, but also good for layouts) and InDesign for desktop publishing - so that would be my preferred choice. Lightroom is more of a photo editing tool (...


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Illustrator: Create a new layer Add stuff to layer you want visible, but not exported Go to View > Guides > Make Guides This outlines everything in a new color, locks the layer, and doesn't save for web or export. Photoshop: There isn't anything like the guide layer in Photoshop. However, you can add notes: Click and hold on Eyedropper tool to expand ...


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Depending on your documents and workflow this might not work for you, but anyway ... I'm assuming you made use of the master page for the black background, since creating a colored rectangle on the master page that fills the entire page is the easiest way to color the background of the entire document that I know. To prevent this rectangle from showing up ...


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Mainly, it depends on the final destination of the presentation, and who will have control over presenting it. That is to say, if only you will be presenting it, and will have control over the viewing device, the choice is yours (although 16:9 gives you more real estate, and is, in fact, the more contemporary proportion). If you will be sending the .ppt/....


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I would say this depends on how you position yourself and the work. If your portfolio is based around the design part, then focus on that and only showcase your own designs. If instead you position yourself as a developer or 'fix-it-all' kind of designer open to all budgets, then you can also showcase template based work. In which case it might be relevant ...


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If you have Illustrator, the color guide tool can be helpful. Based on your selection in the dropdown it will present you with various palette options. In addition to the color harmony options in the dropdown, you can change up the palette parameters in the panel's flyout menu. Experiment with the three options at the bottom to find what you're after. For ...


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Definitely sounds to me like the image placeholder is locked in the master page itself. Double click on the relevant master page and select Object/ Unlock all on spread from the top menu.


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Unfortunately, email templates are terribly buggy, because they are based on a 'special' kind of HTML (Outlook considered their clients liked copy-pasting documents from Microsoft Word too much, and made email looks good only when that's the case). MailChimp templates are supposed to render nicely on most email services, but... well, sometimes they don't. ...


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If you click the Templates button located in the bottom left corner of the New Dialog window, you can see the location of the existing templates. Simply save your Illustrator files as .ait to that same location. Then clicking the Templates button will open that folder. You can also always simply double-click any .ait file to open a new document based upon ...


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No Illustrator workspaces are entirely independent of any document. There is no function to tie a workspace to a particular document, template or otherwise.


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Just a VERY rough idea just for your sub folder situation: I know you don't like the original design of the folder itself but you could apply a similar method as I've done here to your final folder design to emphasize the folder being a "sub" folder of another.


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By using Clipping Masks and locking your layers, that's how I would do it. Here is a sunglasses(ish) shape that I just made. Copy the two circular paths that make up the lenses and past them in place. I have hidden the frames, so you can better see the lens circles. Place the design that you wish to have fill your lenses below everything else (doesn't ...


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Short answer: No Long answer: Symbols should do it You can create a symbol out of any group of objects (except those containing other symbols) to standardize your doc. Unfortunately, Sketch takes that standardization very seriously. Any changes you make to an instance of the symbol will affect all other instances, including scale. As of the latest ...


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Since you need to create these templates to be easy to modify and compatible, you can't use all the fonts you want and it's preferable if the graphical elements can be moved around. So basically, the template itself is almost like doing a big JPG image of a letterhead, and everything else on top of it should be easy to modify. One trick is to simply do your ...


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