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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 made a crisp illustrator logo only using Illustrator, and when I save for the web, it comes out fuzzy and pixilated. What am I doing wrong? Because my resolution is 300 and yet they're coming out crappy.

What do I need to do to save my images as crisp as they are in the program?

thanks!
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I have created a logo in Adobe Illustrator. I imported a photoshop image that appears pixelated even though I made it 300 resolution in Photoshop. I was told that when I save for the web, the pixilation would go away, but it does not.

Will the pixilation go away? Am I doing something wrong? What should I do? Or will it always stay?

thanks!
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I need recommendations for hardware and software tools that will enable me to rapidly produce rough pictures / illustrations that will then b sent to professional artists to draw. Ispend way to much time typing descriptions of drawings i need illustrators to draw for me. what tools r available to quicky throw together a combination of text rough drawings and audio notes that will enable artists to understand what i need them to draw?
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Hi experts

I have an address panel artwork that was created/typeset in Adobe Illustrator. I want that to appear as a vector image in Word. The designer has supplied this to me as an emf, wmf, eps file for me to put into Word.

The EMF looks to be best, however, it's blotchy when PDF'd. The characters in the address panel are fainter in some areas and darker in other areas.

At first the EMF was created on a Mac but that didn't produce a good result.
Next the EMF was created on a PC. It's better, but still not great - as per blotchy problem mentioned above.

Can a good quality Vector EMF be produced from Illustrator?
Would a different application handle it better?
Is there a setting I need to get the designer to change, that would help overcome the problem?

Appreciate some feedback.
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Hello,

I would like to know what is the VB code that will convert a range in excel that contains a graph and table of data into a JPEG image that I can attach to an email and send? The range will vary but will be named.

Thanks,

f19l
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Hello all,

I am looking for a tool that can automate (via script) the process of separating a large poster-style PDF document into predefined sections and creating a new page-by-page PDF.

The source document is in InDesign... so if this can be done within InDesign, that is acceptable. Otherwise, a free tool is ideal, pay tool is also acceptable.

Thank you,
Doug
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Hi Experts, I need to split the attached jpeg and then put the two images in the header and footer of a word doc as a template for my quotes.  The problem is when I do this it compresses to about 112KB and I want about 500kb so it looks better.  Can anyone help please?
RSP3498-Colormagic-Letterhead-vA.zip
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It´s possible convert jpeg image in vector in Adobe Illustrator or another software. Ii yes how can do.
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My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I use Adobe Photoshop CS.  I created a postcard, size 4" x 6" and I have 3 images that were placed on this page using 3 separate Layers.   on one of the Layers that has the image, I would like to resize the image.  Can an Expert show me the steps on how to resize the length and width of this image on this postcard of size 4" x 6".  
I tried clicking on Image, then on resize, but the image shows a size of 4 x 6 and this is where I am lost, as there are other selections which  I am not too familiar with or not know how they react or behave.  Please let me know how to resize this image that is on a layer of its own, I want to change the present height of the image on this postcard.  Thank u.
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When trying to print to a postscript printer all the accented characters get changed to symbols:

é becomes ø
è becomes ``

using illustrator 8 as a software.

Printing to PCL printer
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I'm trying to take a eps file and convert it to a stl file so I can print in 3D
I also have AUtocAD and Autocad 3D Max Design that will allow me to convert a dwg or dxf file to stl.

Any suggestions on how to convert from eps to stl?
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Hello,

Is there a way to replace all of a certain color around an irregular object in an image obtained from a screenshot?

For example, suppose you have the following image which was obtained using the Snipping Tool in Windows 7. And suppose you want to change the red background to some other color. How would you go about doing that?

Note that the red background in this image is not homogenous or uniform throughout. Instead (and I hope you can see this) it's sort of blotchy or smudged and therefore cannot all be defined by a single RGB combination.

FYI, I'm running Windows 7 and I have PowerPoint 2013 and of course, MS Paint but I don't have Photoshop or any similar application.

Thanks
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I bought this logo and I can't get in touch with the designer. Can a nice person who has tools to build logos please tell me the exact hexadecimal value of the blue in the "P" of the logo. i would like to match the borders of my web pages to the blue in the logo. However I can't seem to get the hex value correct.
pengele-logo-lg.jpg
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Hi experts

I have a logo that uses R57, G75, B100 and Grey R148, G149, B153. I'm looking for a nice complimentary colour (blue) to use for headings in a Word document. The Blue of R57,G75, B100 is too dark to use and the grey is too soft. Tints of the colour look washed out.

Love some help from someone with a good eye for detail and colours.
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We have a user in our office who created a InDesign document where one section was pasted into it from Word - she needs to do the following but is stuck:

1) This is a directory listing of members where the first tab for each paragraph needs leading dots. (Note: The syntax I've included below for find/replace is what I'm basically familiar with in Word, I don't really know InDesign).

What in InDesign right now:

Smith, John~~~                               ABC
123 Adam St.                    555-222-999

Smith, Mary~~~                               DEF
444 Washington St.      234-544--0000
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What we would like:

Smith, John......................................ABC
123 Adam St., #5                         555-222-999

Smith, Mary .....................................DEF
444 Washington St.                   234-544--0000

Is it possible to do a global search replace for ~~~^t to find all instances of three tildes followed by a tab key and replace with leading dots and a tab?

Is it possible to use some global search replace such as find ^p^p*, with bold formatting (essentially we want format the last name and comma in the directory as bold (when pasted into InDesign from Word, InDesign did not retain the original bolding).
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In Windows 7 using CorelDraw X5 I used to be able to see thumbnails of the first page CDR files in Windows Explorer. Now in Windows 8 using CorelDraw X6 all I can see is a blank thumbnails in File Explorer. Does anybody know how to fix this please?
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This is an adobe illustrator problem.

I have some (poorly drawn) pictures of coins, which  are exploding out of a center area. The lines are supposed to be showing movement.

The question I have... is how do I make the lines appear under the coins?

I have pointed out the areas (intersections) where the straight lines should be under the coins.

I can make the lines appear inside the coins, but not make the coins above the lines...
7-19-2013-2-29-26-PM.png
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I have chosen a website template for a client and the site is here - http://www.templatemonster.com/demo/44908.html
The client wants to use black and gold and maybe a dark red.  Does anyone have any suggestions about what colors I should use.  Also, by looking at the template where should I change the colors?
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Hello,

Every time I import/place an external graphic (bitmap picture) in Adobe Illustrator CS6 graphic document, it creates a link to the external graphic file by default.
Yes, I can click the embed button on the toolbar to embed the external graphic file into the current Adobe Illustrator document however, very often, I forget to do that and when I send the Illustrator document to someone else, all the links to the external graphics are broken due to the different/changed file path.

So, my question is, is it possible to set the 'Embed' external graphics option as default option/setting in Adobe Illustrator CS6, so that I don't have to remember to click the 'Embed' button every time I import an external graphic (usually bitmap images) into the Adobe Illustrator document?

Thank you.
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Hi folks,

I am looking for a free (or very cheap) tool for doing mock-ups (prototypes) of screens.

I am designing some software to process simple university applications.
I need 2 or 3 screen loads of data for standard stuff, name,address, age, education, qualifications etc.

Similar to www.mockups.me  but free!

I am just experimenting ....
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I'm going to manufacture some educational flash cards for children. They will be colorful and based on three or four standard design templates. There will be 365 cards with different data, but only 3 or 4 "looks" (depending on certain categories).

Anyway, I have all the data neatly organized in a csv file. I would like to import it to some publishing software similar to a word "mail merge". Currently, I use indesign for my other publishing projects. But I don't think indesign has the "mail merge"-type import feature that I would like. The idea here, is to set up a template or "skin" and then just "dump" all the data in, in one fell swoop... Without having to design each of the 365 cards separately.

There will be 5 fields for the data: question, answer, hint, additional reading, etc.

I have to be able to publish the final product with a professional printer. Therefore MS word is, obviously not optimal for that.

Any idea want software I should try? Is there something in the adobe line that can do this?

P. s. it has to be compatible with MAC
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Hi all,

I'm working on some forms using Data Merge in CS6.  Everything is fine, but I need to add some sections based on a data field, if I can.

Data Source is a .csv file with the following fields:  id, description, uom, uomqty, weight, selectcode.  The file is sorted by selectcode ascending then description ascending.

I'm using a 2-column layout (standard letter).  What I want to do is put a break (or header, or bold text, etc.) where the selectcode changes to a new one.  For example:

      item    description   uom  uomqty   code 
      abc123  Item ABC 123  ea   1        bags
      def456  Item DEF 456  cs   6        bags
      ghi789  Item GHI 789  ea   1        bags
      jkl012  Item JKL 012  cs   12       door
      mno345  Item MNO 345  ea   1        door

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I want whichever column the change happens in to print a header (or bold single line text) above the next set of products.

Bags
      abc123  Item ABC 123  ea   1        bags
      def456  Item DEF 456  cs   6        bags
      ghi789  Item GHI 789  ea   1        bags
Door
      jkl012  Item JKL 012  cs   12       door
      mno345  Item MNO 345  ea   1        door

Not sure if it can be done with Data Merge?

Thanks in advance.
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I'm trying to rotate a shape (a triangle) downwards, but I need the bottom of the triangle, if you will, to remain in place, or in this case left aligned and I cant figure it out. I'm an advanced Photoshop user but new to Illustrator. I have attached an image of the effect I am trying to accomplish
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My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I downloaded the above software.  i am now researching for some video tutorials on how to use this software.  The ones I see on youtube.com are research and test videos.  Do any of the gurus know of any good video tutorial on how to use this software from scratch.  Thank u
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Hi,

I've been tasked to create an online event management system. Ket functionality is:

CMS to update content dynamically
Interactive floor map allowing third party companies to reserve and pay for floor space
Online payment gateway
Hotel and car park booking
Registration form

My first thought was Umbraco or DotNetNuke but I can't seem to find any modules that will at least get me started. Most of the modules are just fancy calendar views. The key is the interactive floor booking plan (much like a recruitment show) and payment gateway.

Any help appreciated.
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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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