Snap to grid using Acrobat

When adding objects such as comments, images or form fields to your PDF documents, ensuring the correct position and alignment can be a nightmare. Luckily, owners of Acrobat can use the Grid Tool to arrange objects so they align perfectly. Use the ‘Snap to grid’ feature to align these objects against the grid lines displayed…

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Stray points removal in Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe Illustrator has had a Stray Anchor Points remover for some time. In Illustrator CS3, you can remove stray points by selecting Object > Path > Clean up… The Clean Up command allows for deletion of Stray Points, Empty Text Paths and Unpainted Objects. InDesign on the other hand doesn’t contain such a command. How…

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Copying text in Acrobat

If you only need to cite some PDF text, it can be inconvenient and inefficient to send the whole PDF document. It may be easier to simply copy and paste the desired text into an email or report and forward it on. This tip explains how…

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Illustrator 88: Nostalgia

John Nack back in February posted this digitized VHS video from the Adobe archives to YouTube. Maybe I’m getting old or I’m in the mood for some nostalgia … but I’d love to see more of these old VHS movies converted and shared.  This one is a promotional video delivered by John Warnock introducing Adobe…

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Create a Vibrant Digital Collage Mixing Buildings and Vector Shapes on Paper

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Fireworks CS3 and Illustrator CS3 together. You’ll create some illustrative vector elements to add to the final composition. You’ll also mix in photos and light effects. Learn how to use a cool paper background and tips to improve your workflow. Final Image Preview First, let’s take a…

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The deke Pod

O’Reilly digital media, today announced the release of a new video series with Deke McCleland the “deke Pod“.  In this 101 Photoshop Tips in Five Minutes, Deke generates the online video equivalent of a book full of short & rich tips. An absolute must for the keen Photoshop user. Deke’s a smart man! Web-reference: deke…

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Creating Fading Light Vectors in Fireworks

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create some cool effects with fading light linear vectors in Fireworks. It’s really easy to do and takes just a few minutes. Create fading lights using vectors, then convert these vectors into bitmaps, and learn to use effects from Fireworks CS3. Final Image Preview Before we get started,…

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Illustrator and Epson printing

If you’re experiencing problems printing to your Epson printer with borderless enabled from Illustrator, this new TechNote from Adobe might provide you with a fix. Web-reference: TechNote (2008, Adobe Systems) Cari Jansen – Training, Print & Electronic Publishing Consultancy, Technical Writing/Editing, Public Speaking…

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Add PDF bookmarks in Acrobat

PDF bookmarks can drasically improve the navigability of longer PDF documents. Luckily, it’s a snap to create them in Adobe Acrobat. This ip explains how…

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3D Pie Graphs in Illustrator

Digitip 073 – Adobe Illustrator CS3 Illustrator has had a graph tool for as long as I can remember. The following trick shows how you can use Illustrator graphs to create a 3D pie graph for which the graph data can still be edited. Let’s get started by entering some basic numbers Create Graph Start…

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Simple continuous pattern

Digitip 072 – Adobe Illustrator CS3 Modified 20-Apr-2008 (added Scott C. tip) The following tip shows how you can create a relatively simple continuous pattern using Illustrator. It’s been sitting on the back-burner for well over a month, but is finally here So where do we start. Start by creating a bit of artwork that is…

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Happy Hearts Photoshop Brushes Free !

[private] Here is a set of 6 photoshop brushes free to download This brush set is created on 2000px sized board so they are hi res and can be used in any of your project without any fear of quality , change the color of the brush and you have […] The post Happy Hearts…

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Useful Plugins for illustrator CS2/CS3

[private]  Working with illustrator is fun , creating vectors is fun.. There are plenty of plugins which make the job even more exciting . When i started working with illustrator i knew nothing about it and learned everything on my own , it was quite late that i started using […] The post Useful Plugins…

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education series Pack

[private]Here is an interesting set of symbols and illustrations that can be helpful in your education related projects . These illustrations are available through Shutterstock , dreamstime , stockexpert , fotolia and bigstock photo as individual images and illustrations . Each illustrations if bough individually costs around 5$ . Through […] The post education series…

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Temporary Access to Selection Tools

Digitip 068 – Adobe InDesign CS3 Ok, not really an extensive tip… more an observation and question – at the end – with some tip elements in it that I thought I’d share. Pressing the Command (Mac) or Ctrl (Win) key whilst you are working with another tool in InDesign will give you temporary access…

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Masked Text

Digitip 065 – Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3 This tip is Part 3 of a three-part tip and generates the masked text. Part 1 describes how the Photoshop artwork is created and Part 2 outlines how to apply Live Trace and maintain colour editing ability. I’m adding my standard “Bogus” text. Select Text and Background (shift-click…

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Tracing the Trace Graphic

Digitip 064 – Adobe Illustrator CS3 This tip is Part 2 of a three-part tip. Part 1 describes how the Photoshop artwork that is placed into the Illustrator file was created and Part 3 will create the Text Effect that will give our finished result. We’re ready to place the previously created Photoshop graphic in…

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Preparing the Trace Graphic

Digitip 063 – Adobe Photoshop CS3 A month or so ago I demoed a masking technique that works well with text in Illustrator during an Adobe eSeminar I delivered. At the time I promised to write this technique up as a digitip, however, an extremely busy workschedule meant I’d not yet gotten around to posting…

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Online Video CS3 Tutorials, Compliments of Adobe

Free to all, a wealth of CS3 beginning tips and tricks from acknowledged authorities, free for the connecting. Keep reading Online Video CS3 Tutorials, Compliments of Adobe on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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