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Adobe Illustrator Tips, Tricks and Tweets!

Everyone that know me is aware of two things about me. First, I like helping others and second I love Adobe Illustrator. Read the article
Categories : Adobe, Illustrator | Friday, February 19, 2010

Building a hole “see through” text or object in Adobe Illustrator

In all software, there is many ways to accomplish the same results. Adobe Illustrator is not an exception. In the image below we see four rectangles with some text where we "see through" them allowing the image underneath to be visible. They look identical but each one have been made with different technic in Illustrator. We will see each one of these method to achieve the see through effect. It’s up to you to pick the method that best fit your need. seetext2 Read the article
Categories : Adobe, Illustrator | Monday, February 8, 2010

Acrobat 9 - When the crop tool is not cropping and how to fix it

Acrobat allow us to define a new cropping for a PDF using the Advanced Editing  > Crop Tool, or precisely with the help of the Advanced > Print Production > Crop Pages dialog [Cmd+Shift+T (Mac) /Ctl+Shift+T (Win)]. It works fine, but it does not delete the cropped elements from inside the PDF, there are just hidden. Another problem you might have encounter is that when processed on your RIP, the rendered images is not the one you have cropped but the original at full size. Does that mean the Crop tool is only useful when viewed inside Acrobat? Is there a way to fix that? Read the article

Categories : Acrobat, Adobe | Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How to save time with Illustrator & Photoshop Actions Panel

Recently, on Twitter my friend George Coghill ask me if it was possible to scale up/down a selected object in Adobe Illustrator using a keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately there is no such keyboard shortcuts to do that. But… Read the article

Categories : Adobe, Illustrator, Photoshop | Thursday, octobre 8, 2009

Save custom PDF Output Template in Adobe Bridge CS4

In Bridge CS4, Adobe introduce the ability with the Output Module to quickly generate PDF contact sheet of selected images. We can customize the look and feel of the contact sheet by choosing the various option for the Document, Layout, Overlays, Header & footer and so on. Than if you are like me you have try to find a “Save as Template” button to discover that it look like Adobe forget to give us a quick way to save our custom setting into a Template. How can we than create our own templates so we can in a single click toggle all of our custom setting for various needs?

Below are a way you can do it on the Macintosh. Follow the steps carefully and you will be able to save your own templates so they can be selected in the Template Menu in the Output Panel. Read the article

Categories : Adobe, Bridge, CS4 | Monday, August 3, 2009

Tips for using guides in Indesign

Today, I’ve watched the latest excellent videocast episode no5 from indesignsecrets.com. Again our friends, Anne-Marie Concepcion and David Blatner offer a bunch of great tips using guides inside Adobe Indesign. Read the article

Categories : Adobe, Indesign, Script | Thursday, July 16, 2009

Interview with Sharon Steuer

wowcoverMore than ten years ago, I was attending the Macworld trade show in New York. It was my last day at the show and was looking for a good book to buy before returning home. Peachpit Press had a booth and I decide to go and see the various books available. One particularly retained my attention. It was the Illustrator WOW book. At that time, I was already using illustrator for a few years, and I found this book to be inspiring so I decided to buy it. I was lucky because the day I bought It, Sharon was also at the Peachpit booth answering questions and signing her book so I handed mine so she could sign it. We exchanged some thoughts on Illustrator features and how we used them. That was my first encounter with her, and the beginning of a great relationship. I still have that copy of the Illustrator 8 Wow book. Each time I see it on my bookshelf I have a warm feeling and fond memories. Today to celebrate the release of the 10th edition of the Illustrator WOW book (the CS4 version) I decided to ask some questions to my dear friend and author Sharon Steuer. It's also a chance for you to win a copy of the book courtesy of Peachpit Press. Just leave a comment on this blog about the interview or how you intend to use the book in your daily work. I will be picking a winner on Sunday, 7th July 2009 at 8pm. Read the article
Categories : Adobe, CS4, Illustrator, Book | Monday, June 29, 2009

Your CS4 features worth dying for!

cs4-logoAdobe CS4 various products have been release and available for near a year now. We all know users have been slow to update their CS2 or CS3 to their new incarnation for various reasons. I won’t anylise or comment on this. If you have taken the plunge and are using any CS4 single point product or any of the CS4 Suite, I have a question for you. What is the new features of any CS4 products you cannot live without now that you are using it on a daily basics?

Please, add your comments by specifying the product name, the feature(s) and why you like it. Thanks!

Categories : Adobe, CS4 | Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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