Acrobat X TouchUp Broken on Mac

UPDATE: It’s finally been fixed! Download the 10.1 update and commence to TouchingUp. Another reason to not uninstall your old software… The Edit Object function (formerly TouchUp Object tool) is broken in the initial release of Acrobat X on the Mac. When you select an image or vector object, then right-click and choose Edit Object...
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Acrobat Zoom Shortcut (there’s a trick to it)

If you’re a longtime user of Adobe products, you’re probably accustomed to using Command-Spacebar (PC: Control-Spacebar) to zoom in. It works in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other apps. But it seems (initially) to be broken in Acrobat X. Since you’re already traumatized by the radically-changed interface in Acrobat X, you may just assume that the...
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My guest-blogpost about (blank) Paragraph Returns

It’s been a very busy start to the new year. Working on great electronic publishing projects and transitions with clients… has meant I’ve had little or no time to write some blog-posts. I thought I’d start the year off with a guest blog-post over at InDesign Secrets. Today’s post is inspired by Liz Castro, who...
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Find the Meaning Behind the Metrics at MAX

Adobe MAX, the creativity conference, takes place from October 4-8 in Los Angeles, CA. Over 5,000 of the most creative minds will connect at this annual gathering of designers, creative industry leaders, developers, strategists and more. Come to MAX and learn the skills you need to quickly become successful with DPS. Sessions and labs have...
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Print Your Own CMYK Tint Sample Book

Remember when printing companies used to give out free tint sample books, showing combinations of cyan, magenta, and yellow so you could get an idea of what your CMYK combos might look? I haven’t seen one in a while, so I have created files so you can print your own. Of course, unless your printing...
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Regionalized Interface

You may not have considered this, but software has to be regionalized to accommodate multiple languages. As you might expect, translating technical terms and interface components can be a challenge. But it’s important to make it easy for end-users to interact with the software. In that spirit, I propose this change to the Buttons panel...
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InDesign May Not Update Homemade Illustrator Spot Colors

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...
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Deke’s Techniques 326: Masking a Caricature against a New Background

In this week's free Deke's Techniques movie, Deke shows you how to quickly mask last week's caricature against a dramatic new background. Appropriately, this quick technique employs the Quick Mask mode in Photoshop, resulting in our bug-eyed creature finding a new home in a background that's as suitably exaggerated as he is:The technique employs the...
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Look Sharp: Handling Text and Vector Content in Photoshop

Let’s get something straight: Photoshop is NOT a page layout program! While it’s been true that we could create text and vector shapes for some time in Photoshop, the addition of Paragraph and Character styles in Photoshop CS6 made me cringe—it’s like an endorsement of bad behavior. I understand that someone who knows only Photoshop...
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Making a Spectacular Natural Scene

In this tutorial it will cover the process of editing your landscape photos in Photoshop to give an epic, almost fantasy style appearance with bright colours, high contrast and lots of fine detail. (View This Tutorial)...
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Prevent PDFs Opening in Web Browser

If you build interactive PDFs with features such as videos that play in floating windows, you’ll find that those components don’t play correctly—or at all—when the PDF is viewed in a browser. To view such PDFs correctly, the recipient must use Acrobat Pro or Adobe Reader instead. Of course, a user can set their own...
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