I need to print simple 4"x3" conference name badge inserts - just first name, last name, and a custom background image. I have Word, Excel, Illustrator and Access (though I've never used Access).
I have the names in an Excel spreadsheet, and I've created a nice .jpg/.png image as the background. How do I pull this all together? Thanks!
posted by smelvis
on Aug 10, 2014 -
Is there any way to recoup the money I spent on Adobe products for Windows, now that I've switched to Mac? [more inside]
posted by brisquette
on Jul 21, 2014 -
What is it called in printing when a copy of the art has inks labeled with lines and callouts and labels? Long "this would solve everything" question inside [more inside]
posted by Brainy
on Nov 23, 2013 -
I need recommendations for a all in one desktop or study laptop that can run the Adobe Suite (not the newest in the creative cloud) for a new proposed Digital Arts course.
These would purely need to run Photoshop, Illustrator - some sort of video editing program, and potentially a light game design program. (Doesn't need to be Flash)
I know about different specs needed but am lost how to find what would work best and for 32+ students in one classroom.
This would be a huge investment for the High School so if I can quote under 30,000 for all the new technology it would be more likely considered. [more inside]
posted by mariecheri
on Nov 16, 2013 -
Color management! How can I get Adobe Creative Suite (5 and 6) to recognize a .csf file? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Oct 2, 2013 -
I'm 27 and I want to learn design on the side just for the hell of it, not because it has anything to do with the job I have now. Does that mean I have to buy Photoshop and Illustrator to start with? [more inside]
posted by Busoni
on Aug 15, 2013 -
I have a 39KB AI file I need to resize into a 20MB PFD - while retaining all image quality for print. Thank you so much!
posted by brookem
on Aug 15, 2013 -
I'm a teacher and would like to make a few custom posters for my classroom for next year. I'm pretty decent with Illustrator but don't want to invest in it for rare projects such as this. I need something that will let me a bit more nuanced formatting than just a word doc. Any ideas?
posted by shrimpsmalls
on Jun 27, 2013 -
Is there any way that I can get guides to stay visible across *all* layers in Illustrator CS6, instead of disappearing when I turn layers off? I'd rather not replace them every time I add a new layer. My google-fu is failing due a bad combination of search terms that keeps returning tutorials. Thank you!
posted by avocet
on Jun 24, 2013 -
I have a few household projects for which I'd like to mock-up some designs. Mostly pressingly a bathroom, and after that garage storage, landscape design, and other things. What is the best (free, or individual consumer-priced) software to get the job done? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I have Illustrator and intend to make an animated GIF. A tetrahedron is a pyramid with a triangle base. I can't make the 3D extrusion on CS4 agree that I want a pyramid shape. It gave me a triangular prism, though I followed an online tutorial (but that had a square base - which might be part of the problem, and it was for CS3). (No, I don't want to use Flash or download a trial version of Maya but thanks for the thought)
So, online free
3D software where I can capture a number of positions of a tetrahedron, and redraw them from within Illustrator? I will need to also place text on each face, so if I can do it in one program only, I'll be happier.
posted by b33j
on Feb 8, 2013 -
I have an Excel spreadsheet with couple hundred rows: URLs, a few fields of identifying information (outlet, etc.), for media hits on the organization I work for. I need to make this into a pretty (or at least semi-legible to the computer illiterate) document that I can give to board members, senior staff, etc.
What I would like is to use some form of scripting to automate this. Bonus points if the script can somehow open the URL and take a screenshot of the story so that I don't have to.
I have a Mac, and both the Adobe and Microsoft suites. How do I not spend tedious hours manually doing this? Especially since I have to do it each month and quarter.
posted by klangklangston
on Jan 31, 2013 -
I'm watching a youtube tutorial about a plugin for Illustrator. The speaker mentions pressing the "out key" at which time this icon is displayed : Out Key
. I can't figure out what he is referring to. I'm actually using a windows machine and he is on OSX, but I'm not seeing that on my macbook either. Can someone enlighten me? Thanks!
posted by meta87
on Jan 15, 2013 -
My rectangles in Adobe Illustrator keep disappearing in regular view, although I can see them in outline view. Any idea why this is, and/or any suggestions regarding how to make it stop? [more inside]
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy
on Dec 3, 2012 -
THE PROBLEM: Let's say you have a large store spread across several floors of a building, with many many aisles and sections. There are information kiosks located at various rooms in the store, oriented different directions. Each information kiosk has a map of the store on it, with the aisles and sections numbered and labeled, and the map rearranged and the text rotated to the viewpoint of the customer standing at the information desk. What is the most efficient way to create and update that map as sections change? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Nov 9, 2012 -
Help me find a children's book. All I remember is the cover image, there's a frog standing up on two legs, holding a sword or a spear, beside a dragons tail that has been cut into sections. I remember the sections showing the bone, cut sort of like a sliced loaf of bread. [more inside]
posted by Dynex
on Oct 6, 2012 -
How can I re-set Adobe Application Manager to recognize when there are updates available again? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad
on Jul 4, 2012 -
I have a tablet, a computer, a copy of an older version of Adobe Illustrator, and a desire to create simple icons for one of my websites. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on Jun 9, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend good introductory Illustrator and Photoshop classes in NYC? [more inside]
posted by beisny
on May 31, 2012 -
Crappy default non-black in Adobe Illustrator CS5: why, and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B
on May 14, 2012 -
Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them? [more inside]
posted by grammalvsu
on Apr 20, 2012 -
My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Apr 20, 2012 -
Illustrator filter. Is it possible to mirror several objects at once, but have the mirroring axis be the center of each individual object? Picture explanation below. Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench
on Feb 22, 2012 -
I grew up always loving a children's book titled Throw a Kiss, Harry
. The author is Mary Chalmers. She wrote a number of children's book and illustrated for several other authors. I have been able to find several of them through Alibris, but I have been unable to find much info on this great author. I believe she is still living and would be in her eighties, but other than that, I am at a loss. I would love to find out more about her and her work. After and an extensive web search I have no leads. Any ideas?
posted by flesti
on Feb 20, 2012 -
Is there some legitimate way to get discounts for software like Ableton Live or Photoshop? I was thinking I could take some online courses and get an educational discount this way. Any suggestions for such courses? Or other suggestions?
posted by Busoni
on Jan 27, 2012 -
Can somebody please explain to me image compression, specifically with regard to creating smallish PDFs from Indesign files that contain large linked vector graphics? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good
on Nov 20, 2011 -
Best color picker? I have tried various things with differing levels of satisfaction, but I'd like to know if there's some really great one that I'm missing. Firefox addons, Windows software, or websites are what I need. [more inside]
posted by 6500xf
on Nov 16, 2011 -
Can you tell me which software tools graphic designers use when they do print design? [more inside]
posted by sharkfu
on Nov 4, 2011 -
What is the best way to use Adobe CS to chop an illustration into multiple graphic files that can later be recombined by software to recreate the original illustration? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Oct 12, 2011 -
After installing OS 10.7 Lion I am unable to install any Adobe products, including Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator - can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by trevs44
on Aug 1, 2011 -
I have a logo in both .ai and .eps formats. It looks mostly right when placed into a comp, but part of it has a solid white background behind it.
However, when I directly open either of the files in Illustrator, a large portion of the image is missing. It seems like the portion that's missing may well be the section with the white background. [more inside]
posted by Magnakai
on Jul 14, 2011 -
Is there an easier way to preview half-drop repeats on illustrator than this super nuts way I'm doing it? [more inside]
posted by violetish
on Apr 11, 2011 -
I'm about to order a batch of letterpressed business cards. I've never worked with letterpressing before—do you have any experience or insight to share? [more inside]
posted by Mr C
on Mar 12, 2011 -
I am a back and front end web developer - primarily a coder (that's my background) but can also hold my own in html/css/UX/GUI design. But I don't know the first thing about vector graphics. It it plausible for me to learn Adobe Illustrator? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird
on Jan 22, 2011 -
IllustratorFilter: I inherited in an .ai file that has no "tipping arrow" on it's layers in the layers window -- so i can't view the items in the layer window like normal. is the file corrupted or is this some setting i don't know about? [more inside]
posted by nanhey
on Jan 19, 2011 -
I am an artist and need technical help on how best to manipulate a 3d image of a human spine then export the image as a vector into Adobe Illustrator. [more inside]
posted by ogunther
on Dec 3, 2010 -
I'm interested in hiring an illustrator to turn a recently completed screenplay into a graphic novel. Any ideas/resources I can use to create a budget for such a project? I'm looking to come up with a ballpark figure which can be fine-tuned later. Where do I start? The story is set in Los Angeles and the desert Southwest. Any suggestions regarding potential illustrators from that part of the world would be appreciated.
posted by kidkilowatt
on Dec 2, 2010 -
Illustrator gurus - I need your help!!! Need to recreate a logo and I'm out of my element! [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Nov 30, 2010 -
I have a non-technical friend who needs to create a web comic stripthing. I know there are drawing tools designed for such. But what are they?
posted by Moistener
on Oct 6, 2010 -
What is the best practice workflow for using Illustrator file in Indesign? Cut & paste catastrophe to follow. [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker
on Oct 4, 2010 -