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Illustration Software

Illustration software is distinguished from photo-editing software in that the result is an original construction, rather than the manipulation of a photograph. Illustration software uses vector-based tools such that the content is stored digitally as resolution-independent mathematical formulae describing lines (open paths), shapes (closed paths), and color fills, strokes or gradients. Vector paths are constructed of anchor points and path segments. Illustration tools typically create precise lines, shapes and patterns with well-defined edges and are superb for working with complex constructions such as maps and typography.

I am receiving Illustrator files from someone on a MAC that will not open with layers in Fireworks on my PC.   I have experimented on my own system and imported newly created .ai files with layers into Fireworks.  

I opened her file in notepad, and found descriptive headers - the one from the MAC resembled info including xmlns and has the line :  <dc:format>application/pdf</dc:format>
My own file was entirely different - each line begins with %  (mind is CS2, hers CS3).  I have no reference in mine to pdf

She says that she is not exporting to "anything" yet I'm having trouble utilizing those files.  I'm not sure why this is happening, if it is on my end or hers.  We would like to figure this out.  I'd appreciate some help on what steps could be taken to make our files work together.
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I have a list of items in my text area. I want to make that selection a bullet list. Is there a way to do this in Adobe Illustrator CS3?
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Hello
Could someone tell me the difference between photoshop cs3 & photoshop elements.

I am a photographer and people have starting coming ito me to retouch and print old photos of friends and family.

I have never used photoshop elements.before but it looks ideal for me. Take a look at the following before and after images of old photos retouched in photoshop elements (longest url ever!!!!)

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://jamasters.smugmug.com/photos/170547825-L.jpg&imgrefurl=http://jamspeaks.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-repair-with-photoshop-elements.html&h=600&w=470&sz=37&hl=en&start=13&sig2=k7RUKc_Uf9TXRW4ZCXW5iQ&um=1&tbnid=F6KZGr7FGqkr1M:&tbnh=135&tbnw=106&ei=OIp6SJKGLJGA0wSl0rwk&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dput%2Bpicture%2Bin%2Boval%2Bphotoshop%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

Can photoshop cs3 achieve this or is photoshop elements a better choice for me???
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I pasted an image onto my document workspace. How can I put a solid black border around it?
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I have a text area where there is text. The strange thing is that there is about an inch of space from the last letter of the line to the end of the text area box. Does anyone know what's doing thins and how to get rid of it? I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS3. Thanks for any help and direction.
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I have images that go beyond the workspace. How can I crop all that out so everything is within the workspace?
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I'm new to Adobe Illustrator CS3, and what I'm trying to do is split a document into 2 documents. My original document is an 11 by 17 inch page. It's supposed to print on one very long page and folded in half like a brochure. What I want to do is split the document into two 11 by 8.5 inch documents so I can print them on two regular sized sheets. Can anyone please help me with this? I tried highlighting half the document and paste it into an 11 by 8.5 document.. But it didn't get everything I wanted. I think it's because some images span the whole 11 by 17 document. Should I use cropping or maybe another technique. I would greatly appreciate any help and direction.
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Hi i want to edit or make a new logo based on this example logo - it must be same height(85px) but can be any width. I want the text to say SHEFFIELD MEDSOC. what would be the best software to use/ what font to use/gradient etc? I want it to be the same but with the text changed. Many thanks for your help.
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I can assign RAM in photoshop CS3 in the preferences section, but i can't find where it is in the illustrator section? (for can i find the answer on google as results are always talking about ram requirements..) I am on Windows XP.
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I am trying to slice an image given to me by someone on a MAC.  My PC displays this file (AI or illustrator) file just fine with Illustrator and as a PDF, and as a Photoshop File.  But when I go to import it into Macromedia Fireoworks the colors are altered drastically and the greens are becoming dark - almost black.  It does not appear to be my monitor or system, since the Illustrator and Photoshop and Adobe Reader all display it just fine.  Is there some setting I am unaware of in Fireworks that can help?
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Hi there. The title is pretty much the whole sha-bang. We have some clients that send us .EPS files that some of our sales people often times need to open to see. They have to send the files to our internal designer and she changes them and sends them back. So, we'd like to find a free, or very cheap viewer.

Thanks in advance!
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If I have two objects I want to blend in Illustrator, how do I "connect" the objects to the path I want the blended objects aligned to?  Adobe Help just says do it.  But what establishes the connection of the objects to the beginning and end of the path?  And with what tool must the path be created?

Thanks!

John
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I know that I can just use any vector graphics image editor and then create each frame one at a time. But, I was wondering if there was a tool specifically built to make South Park-style animation.

For instance, the tool would allow you to specify a set of mouth shapes and then attach a set of words to say and a speed at which they are to be said and it would set the mouth shapes as appropriate for all following frames.

Playback could be started inside the tool at any point. Shortcuts for animation like walking would allow you to start walking in frame 123 and stop walking at another point in frame 275 and it would handle the appropriate walking motions in between.

etc.

Is there anything like that out there?
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PS7

I doing a favor for a friend and designing the graphics for a loyalty card for his business.

I have no problem with the production side as that is one of the things our company does.

He wants a leather looking background [tan/yellowish] and I'm not sure how to get that.
The image needs to be at least 300dpi so I have reservations about images from the net, but will try that if it is the only/best way.

Suggestions?

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I know I can reduce regular strokes proportionately as I reduce an overall shape by using outline stroke, but how do I accomplish this with an object that has a brush style applied to the stroke?

Thanks,

John
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Seems easy enough, but the help file says

Choose Effect > Stylize > Drop Shadow or Filter > Stylize > Drop Shadow.

But when I select the layer, all I see is Choose Effect > Stylize > Glowing Edges...

How do I create a drop shadow on test or images?
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Is there a way to move the location of the center of a radial gradient in Illustrator? The way you can in Photoshop and Fireworks.

Thanks!

John
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Good Morning Friends!,

Can someone please give me detailed step by step menu mouse clicks I need to choose (in Photoshop & Illustrator CS3), in order to completely identify everything I need to know about a missing font (I suppose, at least the name of the font?), so that I can then buy it or otherwise get it from someone else and then edit the file the way it was supposed to look?

thank you so much,
~k
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Dear experts,

Can anybody please point me in the right direction ? We are a small Windows shop and realistically need to purchase Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium. I am trying to find open source software that could be an alternative to CS3 Design Premium. Adobe CS3 Design Premium includes:
PhotoShop
Illustrator
InDesign
DreamWeaver
Acrobat Pro
So far I found Nuance PDF Converter and it seems to do what Acrobat Pro can do. The cost of PDF Converter is great, it runs for 1/4 of the cost of Acrobat.
 I'm also trying to find other lower cost alternatives to the rest of CS3 applications..
Any suggestions are greately appreciated.

Thank you.
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I applied a 3px feather to 20 objects all at once. How do I delete or modify it from all of them at once.
Also, how do I temporarily disable an effect without deleting it?

Thnaks,

John
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I am trying to find the easiest way to turn Jpeg/bitmap images into outline drawings. what are your thoughts on Power Tracer from Corel Draw???
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I LOVE FastStone and IrfanView, but they don't support EPS.  I need fast EPS image viewing, browsing, and info (editing not needed).

I don't want to open Illustrator for something so silly.  I don't have a fast CPU, or tons of RAM.
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Greetings My Dear Printing Guru Friends,

FIRST, I need a detailed definition of what these are (please).
I REALLY want a tutorial with STEP BY STEP instructions on setting these things up in Illustrator CS3.
If I can save them, perhaps as some kind of template or profile, that's great.
But I need to understand them, what they mean, how they are used, and how to set them up.

Bleed
Safety Guide
"Final" Trim

I think what I need is to make like a rule or guideline which I can make visible or invisible to help stay within, or known when I am within these various portions of the canvas/artboard.

May you be blessed a thousand times (plus the 500 pts I'll give you) for helping me  :-)

kindest regards,
~k
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I need detailed instructions (web article? or tutorial?) embedding fonts or sub-embedding parts used in:
1. Photoshop CS3

2. Illustrator CS3

This is an easy one.  Can you save me time looking for a good tutorial on this, with detailed instructions, and just post the URL hyperlink reference to one you know of (or make your own here)?

thanks so much :-)
~k
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Greetings Friends :-)

Unfortunately, I'm a Windows user, and unable to use Macs for various reasons.
I use both Illustrator and Photoshop daily now (I'm a relatively new user).
It's like pulling teeth to get file info on images, there must be a quick, easy, possibly free way??
Maybe I'm not seeing some button or option, but the "Info" panel seems useless to me, ugh!

MUST HAVES:  resolution (ppi), and dimensions (width x height in px).
IDEAL WORLD:  some free FAST image browser like IrfanView but with full support for EPS files.
COMPROMISE:  how to get PPI and other info (like # colors, and dimensions) inside both Illustrator and Photoshoip.  

Of course, I am open to the POSSIBILITY of some software product which will help me, and is reasonably priced.

Thank you a thousand times, you guys are THE BEST!!

~k
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Illustration Software

Illustration software is distinguished from photo-editing software in that the result is an original construction, rather than the manipulation of a photograph. Illustration software uses vector-based tools such that the content is stored digitally as resolution-independent mathematical formulae describing lines (open paths), shapes (closed paths), and color fills, strokes or gradients. Vector paths are constructed of anchor points and path segments. Illustration tools typically create precise lines, shapes and patterns with well-defined edges and are superb for working with complex constructions such as maps and typography.

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