I just finished writing a novella length book. I want to publish it as an ebook readable as a pdf or on an ipad or what have you. It’s picture-heavy (with very high quality photos.) Probably every page will have pictures. I want the design to be magazine-like, with the words many times ‘on top’ of the pictures. I have Photoshop and a decent knowledge of it and I just got Lightroom, but I don’t know much about how to use it yet. I think I’d like to design (at least some, if not all) the pages in Photoshop. I have a lot of questions: [more inside]
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.
How does one convert hundreds of multiple page PDFS (of varying page sizes per PDF and varying total page count), so that only a single jpeg is saved of the first page of each PDF, with the original file name intact. I have access to Photoshop CS 5 (not 5.5) and IrfanView 4.
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]
How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF, and how can I ensure that Photoshop-created type will come out OK when commercially printed? [more inside]
Why do minor changes to a PDF in Photoshop CS3 radically increase the file size (from 200k to 6.5MB)? [more inside]
I need to batch process a 54-page PDF through Bridge (or Photoshop) and it doesn't seem to be saving properly. [more inside]
How can I link to downloadable Adobe Illustrator and EPS documents on our intranet? [more inside]
Why are my Adobe Illustrator files coming up blank? [more inside]
Graphically editing multi-page PDFs quickly (erasing things, mostly) [more inside]
I've just finished making a few hundreds annotations to forty or so PSD files, and am quite ready to be done with them. However, being annotations, they all have my name at the top! Is there any way to batch-change this without going in and re-editing every one by hand? Save me from wasting countless non-billable hours fixing this manually! [more inside]
Can someone please help me print multiple documents in Photoshop 7? [more inside]