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Illustrator is not the most performance oriented software for design. It's alright for small layouts or vectors but it's not really built like Indesign for huge files. Unless you set your preferences accordingly, some file formats will have their full high resolution preview shown in Illustrator and of course this will slow you down if Illustrator needs to ...


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Just open the .ai file via the .ait file, make your changes, then save as template again.


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You aren't doing anything "wrong". Illustrator's template (ait) format is design to open a new document every time the file is selected or double-clicked. That's merely how template files function. In most instances you would not want to edit the template. You want the template to be the basis of a new document. As @AAGD points out in his/her answer... ...


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Use whatever works for you and results in the final item you need. Any choice of software has much to do with a users preference. This is especially true if the final product is to merely be a raster image.


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I feel your pain, been there. My advice, given that they are a long standing and high paying client, would be to proceed as follows: Explain that you reduced the cost of the style guide because you were expecting to make money from the additional designs / artworks and imply that you were doing them a favour Tell them that in this instance, you will only ...


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Not sure I've ever seen a template. Might have better luck looking at actual companies. Large companies and Universities sometimes have their brand guidelines available on their websites. Companies: DuPont Branding (Couldn't find their full book but might be there somewhere, I know it exists cause they've emailed it to me before) Volvo Penta Branding And ...


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While size will vary by printer, country, and company, there actually is a standard size for identification cards: ISO/IEC 7810. ID-1 85.60 × 53.98 mm Most banking cards and ID cards ID-2 105 × 74 mm French and other ID cards; Visas ID-3 125 × 88 mm Passports ID-000 25 × 15 mm SIM cards Personally, every ...


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Web pages don't have a resolution as such (as joojaa already pointed out in the comments), because browsers ignore the ppi setting in raster images. Different devices display images at different sizes depending of on the resolution of the display, or whether any system zoom has been set. When designing a web page in Photoshop, leave it at the default 72ppi ...


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For stationery, the convention is to have the full letterhead (logo, company name, address/phone/URL etc., header and footer) on the first page, and second and subsequent pages have reduced branding — maybe just the logo and company name. In Word, you have to create a two-page template with a new Section. Your first page is your full letterhead; your second ...


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I think what you're looking for is this: www.designcuts.com/product/complete-professional-designers-toolkit/ Now, it's not free, I know – but the free stuff rarely is of any use anway, and if you plan on doing this thing professionally and for a longer period of time, $29 is very little money very well invested. Keep an eye out for other deals on ...


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The problem with vehicle livery (I assume you are talking about stickers for cars) is that every car is different, therefore, the printing company probably won't have a template. And if they do, they probably won't give it to you as most templates cost money. You might if you are lucky, you might be able to find in a google "<CAR MODEL> vehicle ...


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If you are in a newer version of Word, you have to double click the header or footer for it to actually show Solution Go to Word Options > Display > and check if “Show white space between pages in Print Layout view.”, if its unchecked then check the box label


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The problem with "templates" is not only how to add elements to them but also what kind of file you need to export; eg. Will it be for printing or for digital use. Then what platform it needs to be used on or do the people using the templates usually have Adobe subscription or not, or are they mostly Windows or Office users, etc. There's always some part of ...


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Ciaran, I would recommend you add the image to the header/footer. You will need to give it a fixed position and change the wrap properties to 'behind text'. You will all so need to rescale to A4 and position at 0 from page. I don't recommend ever changing margins to 0 as you will get major problems if/when you try to print. David P.S. I like to think I am ...


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I'm no expert in Word, but I have had to do this exact thing before. What I've done: 1) Export the InDesign layout as a .jpg (In my experience, Word seems to like that format best when importing a file) 2) In your Word doc, make sure your document margins are set to 0 on all sides. 3) Insert the file, and make sure it's actually placed at 100% (you can ...


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Use the Pen Tool to make a vector shape layer, fill it with white, put your photo layers underneath the shape layer. Apply rectangular layer masks to the photos.


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I'm not sure what you intend to do with this, but I would assume this template was intended for wall hanging, in portrait orientation, in which case the pages will get a spiral coil at the top, like this:


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There is one software, but it needs to be installed on a specific hardware... CAPACITATION on the users. If the company makes the letters using Word, they need to use Word. Provide capacitation on how to do it properly. If you want to install InCopy and Indesign... guess what... you need capacitation. If you made a fully customized web-based system on a ...


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InCopy allows collaborators to make direct but limited edits to an InDesign file without affecting the general layout, this assuming the collaborators have time and are willing to learn using a new tool.


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Apart from a scripting solution, I don't see how you can do this natively. As a matter of fact, many users misunderstand how Master pages and master elements behave. And overriding master elements usually leads to many trouble and headaches... In your case, overriding A-Master placeholder before applying B-Master leads to the dissociation of the ...


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The colors in the dialogue are the base colors that PowerPoint works with. It doesn't seem like the colors in the preview can be changed. I just tried it with my version of PowerPoint and the same thing happened. The preview is in the "PowerPoint" colors but when I bring it into my presentation the colors are changed to how I changed them.


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The option reads "Dim images". And it will only effect raster images. I can't explain why things are this way. But I do know that template layers have never altered the opacity of vector objects, only raster images. I can speculate that because AI is a vector drawing tool, it's somewhat assumed that you would not be using vector objects as a template which ...


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Draw it 1:1. Draw it at real size. A complete wood plank will be around 220 cm long, or a bit more than 7 feet max. That is not big deal on a vector based program. The trick here is to use a vector based program. Try Illustrator, Corel Draw, Affinity Designer, or the free ones Inkscape and Gravity Designer. Keep the design in vectors, do not rasterize ...


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This can be constructed using simple math, 4xA6 portrait fold means a canvas size of 420x148mm, then reduce the inner flaps a bit. However the best thing to do is contact whoever will be printing this first. They should be able to get you a template or tell you exact dimensions for each fold, since this depends on their machines and paper thickness.


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Maybe. Guess it would depend upon the vehicle. Illustrator's maximum artboard size is 227" (roughly 18 feet), which may be too small for some vehicle sizes. Merely Select All then scale. Be aware though, working that large in AI can cause it to be terribly slow depending on the amount of detail you add to the artwork. Most people work at 50% or even 25% ...


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"The most common card format is ID-1 or CR80. However, there are other standard card formats as well. The official format for the common ID card was codified by the International Organization for Standards (ISO) in the specification document ISO 7810 (Identification Cards-Physical Characteristics). According to this document the ID-1 (CR80) card has the ...


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You can use either the PDF or EPS in Photoshop. The template is simply set up at the correct size, usually with guides and notes explaining how and where to place your artwork. All the template information will usually be on a separate layer so that you can place your artwork on its own layer and hide or remove the template information once you're ready. ...


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For your first question, and I know this is not ideal I would suggest to use text boxes. This is because if you work the margins in one page the others will have the same margins (I could not find a way to make them differently.) Also I have been struggling with this when I have to make a design into a word template. Regarding your second question what I ...


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Yes there is, in fact two ways: place the document inside your other document. This will link the files so once you change things on disk, then illustrator prompts for an update. use symbols. In the CC verson symbols can also update trough the cloud, but not local disk.


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Guidelines / Requirements If this is in any way governmental, there will be some kind of requirements and/or guidelines you need to work by. I don't know where you are but I'm sure this will be the case anywhere. If you havn't been told about these, look for them. Theres a possibility someone isn't doing their job properly and you finding out after spending ...


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