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Adobe Creative Suite CS

Adobe Creative Suite (CS) is a software suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe Systems. Each edition consists several Adobe applications, including Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Premiere Pro or After Effects. Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator are the industry standard applications for many graphic design positions. CS6 is the last version of the Creative Suite; future versions of their creative software would only be available via their Adobe Creative Cloud subscription service.

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Hi, I currently use Adobe Creative Suite CS 5.0.3. I've been looking at upgrading to the Creative Cloud software for a while now, but paying $550 every year (forever) is not an attractive option, given I had already paid nearly $2000 for the full CS5  version, which still works for most of what I do.

That said, I am still contemplating the switch, but I have a few questions, which will help me with my decision. - If anyone can help me understand how the "cloud" version works in terms of my questions, I would really appreciate your help!

My Questions:

1. How is the software accessed on my computer? In other words, are all 20 applications downloaded to my computer and I can use them off-line, OR do I have to be on-line to use them in some remote access type of connection?

2). What happens after the 12 month paid period is over if I don't like the cloud option? Does Adobe block my use of the applications on my device? Or, will I still have access to the applications on the device, and to my work after the initial 12 month period?

3). Do I need Internet access to use the applications, or can I travel with my laptop to a location where I DO NOT have Internet access and still work with the Creative Cloud Suite?

4). For those of you that have used CS5 and the new CC version, do you see a significant difference, or is it about the same power and capabilities?

5). Is there any way to purchase the new version of Creative Suite without using a "cloud" membership? …
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What’s the first thing you install—or uninstall—on a new system?
The first thing I install on a new PC system (other than OS & drivers) is usually a tie between the Chrome browser and Blizzard's Battle.net client, closely followed by Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. On my Mac, I skip straight to Lightroom and Photoshop, since I'm happy with Safari and don't try to game much on that system (that's what the PC is for ;-)

As for uninstalling, usually nothing... My last PC was a custom build so there wasn't any junk on it and Macs are great about not having anything I don't want.
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by:Brian Matis
Yeah, definitely got to take care of all the OS and driver patches first! What do you do after all that?
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I don't install PCs for a living, and only do that for select family members: myself, children, wife and mother in law.
Everybody gets Chrome, Office and Adobe Acrobat reader.
Then for each their tools of trade. This is the list of first installations as happened during the past year.

For me:
* Virtual box, Git, JDK, Python, Jetbrains IDE, curl, whois, dig, jq, notepad++, skype, mumble and Eve Online

For my mother in law:
* OE Classic

For my wife:
* Photoshop, Invision, Premiere

For my son:
* Minecraft, Netflix

For my daughter:
* Matlab, Netflix
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Adobe Illustrator CC2017
Dual monitor system - MacBook Pro and HDMI Monitor

The tool Palette is stuck.  I can't move it to get access to the tools I need to use.  How do I get access to it?  
In the screen shot below the tools can be seen hidden under the main menu bar of the computer.

Thanks.
Menu-from-Adobe-Illustrator.pngMac OS X 10.12.6
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I used the PhotoShop slice tool to make 40 images from the 8X5 matrix, out of one image. I will use these images, side by side, and display them as puzzle pieces making up the one large image.

PhotoShop create GIF files. Why did it create GIF's?

I have made a few animated GIF's and understand that multiple image can fit into on GIF.

Curious why PhotoShop made this a GIF.

Thanks
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Need to change rgb Caribbean flags to cymk colors
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As per the requirement I will prioritize the installation as OS, Office Applications etc... and if unnecessary applications other than system, driver files then will uninstall it...
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I am working with variable data and when I bring in my text (in Sinhala) which is correct in my data, it is changed as soon as it is placed in InDesign. What do I need to do in order to maintain the correct rendering of the text.

I can send you an example if you need to see what happens.

Is there something that needs to be done to add Sinhala to the World-Ready Composer?
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Is it possible to  boolean w/in Pshop CC or CS? I'm attempting to build a pendant for a 3D test and want to add a few facets to see if the idea works...Can't find much in the way of this information though so I'm thinking its not possible...would be a nice feature if its not there for simple models
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Hi, I'm using After Effects CS5. -- I would like to preview what an actual font looks like, rather than having to select each font and previewing each one by one.

I was able to find a plug-in solution called FontList Plus, which sells for $29.99, but before I buy it, I was wondering if there was a free solution (preferably from Adobe) to preview AE CS5 fonts? Even a printed font list could work, although a "built in preview" feature would be very nice.

Any suggestions?

Thank you,
Fulano
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Hi, I'm using After Effects CS5. I have a Text Layer in my composition that has the "Buzz_Words" function on it. Buzz_Words can be found under Browse Presets > Text > Expressions > Buzz Words.ffx.

So, I have it working the way I want, but my only problem is that the TextBox does not auto center itself as the words change.  Thus, if I have a the following words in it:

  • "One",   "Two",   "Three",   "Five Million Billion Trillion"

My output looks like this:

                            One
                            Two
                            Three
                            Five Million Billion Trillion

I would like it to look like this:

                            One
                            Two
                           Three
            Five Million Billion Trillion

Can someone please suggest a solution?

Thank you,
Fulano
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I'd like to turn this image into an icon using PhotoShop CC.

Please explain how. I'll need to play with it to het it to the right size.

I see I can simply adjust the Width value and the aspect ration is maintained.

Is this the right way to do it? I notice the size of the canvas dd not change to the small size.

When I try and reduce the canvas size to match, I get the attached

Clipping error.


Thanks.
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I need a program to run on the Mac where I can make flowcharts. I do not have time to be involved with laying them out, like with PhotoShop. I need to added text to a node and connect it to other nodes. I need to add titles and bullet points anywhere I want them inside or outside a node.

Does this program exist?
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I am using Word to create a PDF and wonder if it's possible to create an image with "hot spots" which are links to other parts of the PDF or other web locations?

TheImage would probably start as a PNG. I wonder if I can select regions in the image and give it the HTML equivalent of an anchor tag?

Or, is there a way using PhotoShop to create some other form of document type that s clickable?


Thanks
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I need to adjust the height of the canvas.

How do I do that?
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I can center a box at the center of the canvas, but that was an exercise. I really ned to center a bung of boxes along the centerline.

I also ned to select an individual box so I can move it up to down to align it visually to the place I want it.

Thanks.
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I see how to create a rectangle and how to place text on the page. I can even add it to the rectangle. But I want the text to travel with the rectangle, as I move it around.

How?
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I added this box an see how I can change its size an location on the right side controls.

How do I just center the box on the centerline of the page?

Thanks
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Need to change the color of a logo. It consists of black letters (as graphic images), and the image background is removed. Tried to use quick select the area of each character in order to change the color, but the selection is not precise enough. Changing each pixel manually seems to be a too long way to go.

Is there a way to change a single color (in this case black) to another color (in this case white) in an image?

Using Adobe CS6
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I create my PDF's using Word and that is my "source" version of the document.

I need to enable the PDF user to click a link on the PDF and jump to the next spot on that same PDF. How do I do this?

Does this mean I should add a Bookmarks to each destination in thePDF?

And, is there a "Back" button, to enable the PDF user to easily drop back to the prior spot? If so, how do I make that work?

Thanks
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I thought I was set when I learned Adobe supported a feature to open a PDF at a certain point:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29054607/Linking-to-a-page-on-a-PDF.html

But, I wonder how supported this is?

Please confirm if this feature really works and whether the current version of Chrome, at least, supports it.

And, how do I add such a tag using Word? I use Word as a source document, and could not bear to add 100 tags using Adobe, each time I updated my Word source doc.



Thanks.
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I am running FMLE on windows 7.
For some reason, FMLE is not starting anymore.  I have restarted the computer numerous times, and have tried to start the script, but it keeps on failing.

Any suggestions?


C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop>cscript startitunes.vbs //t:60
Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop>cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2\"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2>fmlecmd.exe /p C:\startup.xml
Adobe(R) Flash(R) Media Live Encoder Command Line Utility v 3.2.0.9932
Copyright(C) 2009-10 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Mon Sep 25 2017 11:58:35 : Error: Profile validation Error : Validator failed.
Mon Sep 25 2017 11:58:35 : Error: Profile Validation : Some of the tags in the profile have incorrect or no values. For details, please refer to encoding logs.
Mon Sep 25 2017 11:58:35 : Profile Warnings : 1. Audio device in profile Stereo Mix (ASUS Xonar DSX Audi is not connected to the system.
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2>
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I plan to get the 30-day free trial for Adobe Premiere and wonder if Adobe Premiere would replace Audacity (for me) for audio editing?

I have use Audacity for years to make my own recordings and am pretty handy with it. But if Adobe Premiere is good enough, I may have no need for Audacity.

Thoughts?
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Hi, my good friend (honestly) who is a photographer deleted his Lightroom catalog backups from the external hard drive AND emptied the trash on his iMac. Now when he runs Lightroom, the catalog is from February of this year and it is screwed up. I don't believe the photos have been lost. Is there a way to rebuild the catalog or get it back somehow?  Thanks for any help on this.
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I have a pretty GIF file I placed into my PDF. Is there any way that GIF can be animated in the PDF?

I have the GIF hosted on my site, if that helps at all.

Worst case, I can have them click the image, which will open a browser to the animated version...

Thanks
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Background (inherited configuration)
- Client has a long standing history (years before our involvement) with "permissions" problems on their file servers.
- Came from Mac OS X 10.7.5 file server, formatted Mac OS Extended, Journaled, sharing AFP and SMB (only used by Windows users)
- Configured to user Open Directory, but integrated with Active Directory, OD groups containing AD Users primarily
- Only Windows PCs were bound to Active Directory
- Mac users frequently complained about access to files within folders where they were permissioned to access the entire share
  - When issue occurred they could not access files (or folders) where they previously had access, found exclusive access set
  - Mac users permissions were restored by propogating permissions down folder structure from the top of the volume

- Note: Users work directly from the server, and do not copy the files locally to work, Adobe appears not to "support" this in forums, but have not seen this posted officially

Background (since then)
- Client data was migrated on Windows Server 2016 servers, NTFS volumes and permissions
- Backups were moved from nightly Archiware P5 tape backups to a Replibit (Ubuntu-based) BDR on an hourly basis, which leverages Windows VSS writers
- Sharing configured with both native SMB for Windows and Acronis Access Connect AFP for Mac to allow for illegal characters and long paths
- Aronis Access Connect AFP was connected to from the original Mac server and copied …
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Background (inherited configuration)
- Client has a long standing history (years before our involvement) with "permissions" problems on their file servers.
- Came from Mac OS X 10.7.5 file server, formatted Mac OS Extended, Journaled, sharing AFP and SMB (only used by Windows users)
- Configured to user Open Directory, but integrated with Active Directory, OD groups containing AD Users primarily
- Only Windows PCs were bound to Active Directory
- Mac users frequently complained about access to files within folders where they were permissioned to access the entire share
  - When issue occurred they could not access files (or folders) where they previously had access, found exclusive access set
  - Mac users permissions were restored by propogating permissions down folder structure from the top of the volume

- Note: Users work directly from the server, and do not copy the files locally to work, Adobe appears not to "support" this in forums, but have not seen this posted officially

Background (since then)
- Client data was migrated on Windows Server 2016 servers, NTFS volumes and permissions
- Backups were moved from nightly Archiware P5 tape backups to a Replibit (Ubuntu-based) BDR on an hourly basis, which leverages Windows VSS writers
- Sharing configured with both native SMB for Windows and Acronis Access Connect AFP for Mac to allow for illegal characters and long paths
- Aronis Access Connect AFP was connected to from the original Mac server and copied …
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Adobe Creative Suite CS

Adobe Creative Suite (CS) is a software suite of graphic design, video editing, and web development applications developed by Adobe Systems. Each edition consists several Adobe applications, including Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, Premiere Pro or After Effects. Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator are the industry standard applications for many graphic design positions. CS6 is the last version of the Creative Suite; future versions of their creative software would only be available via their Adobe Creative Cloud subscription service.