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The Only Pre-checked “Preview” Checkbox In InDesign

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I understand the logic behind leaving InDesign’s Preview checkboxes unchecked: Rendering complex content or effects could have an impact on redraw times, aggravating users. (Of course, what really aggravates users is having to check those dadgum Preview checkboxes.)

Of course, if you check a Preview checkbox once, it remains checked in future sessions (unless you wipe out your preferences); this gives you the option of choosing how Preview behaves. But why would you not want to preview the results of your choices in a dialog?

But here’s something ironic—there is one Preview checkbox that’s pre-checked in InDesign. It’s the (Read more...)

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Is [Paper] White? Sometimes…

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New users of InDesign are sometimes confused by the [Paper] swatch— “Is it white? What color is it?”

I explain it as “No ink prints here,” because “knock out” often doesn’t make sense to newbies who know nothing about printing.

But there’s something you might not know about [Paper]— you can change its appearance. Even though the protective brackets around the name imply it’s ineditable (try saying that quickly, and it always comes out as “inedible”), double-click it and you’ll discover that you can concoct a new CMYK, RGB, or Lab color (you can’t shop in Pantone, Toyo, etc. (Read more...)

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InDesign Inner Shadow Effect Misbehavior

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I recently encountered a weird problem with the Inner Shadow effect in InDesign. It took a bit of digging to figure out how to fix it.

Graphic frames with an Inner Shadow looked fine in InDesign, even with Overprint Preview on. The outcome was fine if the file was exported with PDF/X-4 or any other PDF preset using Acrobat 5 or later compatibility. However, the printer had insisted that the client use a supplied PDF preset based on the PDF/X-3 spec, which flattens transparency.

1_Overprint-ON

The image frames looked fine in Acrobat as long as Simulate Overprinting was turned on in (Read more...)

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When Smart Objects Are Not So Smart

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Smart Objects offer some wonderful flexibility in Photoshop; they allow endless transformations without a cumulative loss of data, because each transformation is a fresh start from the original data, whether that data is raster or vector. Why, you can even open a Camera Raw file as a Smart Object, which allows you to go back to the Camera Raw data for color correction, noise reduction, or straightening—it’s the ultimate in non-destructive editing.

But there are two scenarios in which Smart Objects act a bit dumb.

Rendering Vector Content

If you create a Shape layer or text layer in Photoshop, then (Read more...)

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Array ( [post_title] => When Smart Objects Are Not So Smart [post_content] => Smart Objects offer some wonderful flexibility in Photoshop; they allow endless transformations without a cumulative loss of data, because each transformation is a fresh start from the original data, whether that data is raster or vector. Why, you can even open a Camera Raw file as a Smart Object, which allows you to go back to the Camera Raw data for color correction, noise reduction, or straightening—it’s the ultimate in non-destructive editing. But there are two scenarios in which Smart Objects act a bit dumb. Rendering Vector Content If you create a Shape layer or text layer in Photoshop, then (Read more...) [post_date_gmt] => 2013-12-02 02:26:57 [post_date] => 2013-12-01 19:26:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-12-02 02:26:57 [post_modified] => 2013-12-01 19:26:57 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => http://www.claudiamccue.com/?p=1212 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => ) [syndication_source] => Adobe InDesign – Claudia McCue [syndication_source_uri] => http://claudiamccue.com [syndication_source_id] => http://www.claudiamccue.com/category/indesign/feed/ [syndication_feed] => http://www.claudiamccue.com/category/indesign/feed/ [syndication_feed_id] => 94 [syndication_permalink] => http://claudiamccue.com/2013/12/when-smart-objects-are-not-so-smart/ [syndication_item_hash] => Array ( [0] => 4193fc26499165a1f4e301c4ba389345 [1] => 7b62779ae5c17e3c0ee2e2b8bd47ca26 ) ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 673 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( [0] => 6 ) [post_tag] => Array ( ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) [post_name] => when-smart-objects-are-not-so-smart [post_excerpt] => )

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Stubborn InDesign Swatches

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Remember the old InDesign Stubborn Swatch problem? We rarely see that any more.

IDML_5

My standard fix for Evil InDesign files is probably your primary voodoo weapon, too—export to IDML to scrub off the rust, open the IDML file, and you’re a hero.

But I encountered a customer file this week that wouldn’t respond to treatment. Looking at the Document History in the Component Information display, I discovered that the file started in QuarkXPress. Then, once it was converted to InDesign, it was worked on and saved over 70 times between June 2007 (PC; CS) and July 2013 (Mac; CS5.5). (Read more...)

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Creative Cloud: Some Thoughts on Cumulus Adobus

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CC_Icon_mine

On Monday, May 6th, in the AdobeMAX keynote prefaced (somewhat ominously) by a driving instrumental snippet from the Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post,” Adobe announced that the next versions of its creative tools will be designated “CC” — and will be available only via Creative Cloud subscriptions. This means the end of perpetual (conventional) licenses. Adobe will continue to sell perpetual licenses for CS6, but only by download — no boxed software. The new CC tools will become available on June 17th.

There are compelling new features in CC:

Photoshop

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Creative Cloud: Some Thoughts on Cumulus Adobus

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CC_Icon_mine

On Monday, May 6th, in the AdobeMAX keynote prefaced (somewhat ominously) by a driving instrumental snippet from the Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post,” Adobe announced that the next versions of its creative tools will be designated “CC” — and will be available only via Creative Cloud subscriptions. This means the end of perpetual (conventional) licenses. Adobe will continue to sell perpetual licenses for CS6, but only by download — no boxed software. The new CC tools will become available on June 17th.

There are compelling new features in CC:

Photoshop

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Array ( [post_title] => Creative Cloud: Some Thoughts on Cumulus Adobus [post_content] => On Monday, May 6th, in the AdobeMAX keynote prefaced (somewhat ominously) by a driving instrumental snippet from the Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post,” Adobe announced that the next versions of its creative tools will be designated “CC” — and will be available only via Creative Cloud subscriptions. This means the end of perpetual (conventional) licenses. Adobe will continue to sell perpetual licenses for CS6, but only by download — no boxed software. The new CC tools will become available on June 17th. There are compelling new features in CC: Photoshop Camera Shake Reduction Camera Raw as a filter (Read more...) [post_date_gmt] => 2013-05-12 19:50:39 [post_date] => 2013-05-12 12:50:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2013-05-12 19:50:39 [post_modified] => 2013-05-12 12:50:39 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [guid] => http://www.claudiamccue.com/?p=1162 [meta] => Array ( [enclosure] => Array ( [0] => ) [syndication_source] => Adobe Illustrator – Claudia McCue [syndication_source_uri] => http://claudiamccue.com [syndication_source_id] => http://www.claudiamccue.com/category/illustrator/feed/ [rss:comments] => http://claudiamccue.com/2013/05/creative-cloud-some-thoughts-on-cumulus-adobus/#comments [wfw:commentRSS] => http://claudiamccue.com/2013/05/creative-cloud-some-thoughts-on-cumulus-adobus/feed/ [syndication_feed] => http://www.claudiamccue.com/category/illustrator/feed/ [syndication_feed_id] => 96 [syndication_permalink] => http://claudiamccue.com/2013/05/creative-cloud-some-thoughts-on-cumulus-adobus/ [syndication_item_hash] => Array ( [0] => 35684c6f5a280202b9987b84eb567ab4 [1] => ea9fd21bc68db17309b9a7f85f0e970b ) ) [post_type] => post [post_author] => 673 [tax_input] => Array ( [category] => Array ( [0] => 7 ) [post_tag] => Array ( ) [post_format] => Array ( ) ) [post_name] => creative-cloud-some-thoughts-on-cumulus-adobus [post_excerpt] => )

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Why Kerning Is Important

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Recently, I was out with a group of InDesign geek friends (yes, we travel in packs) having drinks after a day-long seminar. Mind you, this is a group of some of the brightest — and funniest — guys I know. We’d had a few rounds of debilitating laughter already, so we were primed to laugh easily. As we were sharing keyboard shortcuts (or something like that), a woman from a nearby table came over and struck up a conversation with one of the guys. Soon, she began handing out her business cards. In the dim light, we each looked down (Read more...)

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InDesign May Not Update Homemade Illustrator Spot Colors

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This was brought to my attention by a friend at EBSCO Media.
The scenario: You’ve created a dieline in Adobe Illustrator, which uses the manually created global spot color “Dieline.” It’s set to, say, a fluorescent green for easy identification.

Place the AI file in InDesign; the dieline spot color is added to the Swatches panel. So far, so good.
Select the dieline art and choose Edit Original.
In Illustrator, change the spec for the dieline spot color to, say, red, and save the file.

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Please DON’T put it on my tab.

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Don’t you just love the tabbed document display in Creative Suite 4 applications?

If you do, you’re in the minority, judging by the number of people who ask “How do I change that?” often followed by “What were they thinking?!” I can help a bit with the first question, but I can’t answer the second one. I guess it’s part of the increasing Macromediafication of the application interfaces: perhaps the flat gray architecture is meant to be chic and soothing, and maybe the tabs are intended to conserve screen real estate. Whatever the explanation, here are some (Read more...)

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Thou Shalt Not Use Registration

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Look in the Swatches panels of InDesign and Illustrator, and the Colors list in QuarkXPress, and you’ll see a mystery color named “Registration.” It’s intended for page information, registration marks, and trim marks. When we used to output film and strip it up on light tables, we used registration marks to ensure that all the inks printed in alignment. Registration is intended for use only by the application, not the user, except in rare cases.

Because of the wide usage of direct-to-plate workflows, few printing companies are still outputting and manually stripping film, although I suppose it may be (Read more...)

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Creative Community Bulletin

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Share-worthy creative community news, tutorials, articles, resources, and miscellany I’ve found for 10 August 2011:

Instapaper to Share: Quark sold to merger and acquisition company | Publishing | Creative Notes | Macworld, How-To: Get the Most Out of Google+ Photos —…

Keep reading Creative Community Bulletin on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training.

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