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Don't Make Me Regret My Lack of Piracy!

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 - 16 answers

Simulating an image that is out of register

I have a JPG that I want to appear as if it is out of register. It's to depict the idea of something being counterfeit. [more inside]
posted by divinitys.mortal.flesh on May 29, 2014 - 15 answers

Tech that can run Adobe Suite, that is cheap, sturdy, and in bulk?

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 - 14 answers

How can I use a .csf file?

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 - 7 answers

Do I have to buy Photoshop/Illustrator?

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 - 19 answers

Excel spreadsheet to pretty clips report?

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 - 8 answers

Application Manager isn't managing

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 - 6 answers

Introductions to illustrator?

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 - 4 answers

Illustrator / Photoshop Course Recommendations

Can anyone recommend good introductory Illustrator and Photoshop classes in NYC? [more inside]
posted by beisny on May 31, 2012 - 1 answer

Is there a graphic design program that will automatically separate elements in an imported image so I can rearrange them?

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 - 9 answers

WLTM laptop for days of CS5 and evenings of Skyrim <$1000

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 - 4 answers

Educational discounts for creative software if you're not in school

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 - 12 answers

How can I compress my portfolio into something that won't load like a bad animated GIF?

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 - 14 answers

Easy image decompositing with Adobe CS

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 - 12 answers

Can't install Adobe products on Mac OS 10.7 Lion

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 - 8 answers

How to drum up local clients?

I am looking for basic design/development clients in Rochester, NY. I have picked up a few over the past couple months, but would be love to get any any pointers from some more experienced mefites. [more inside]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists on Aug 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking to up my presentation skills in NYC

I'm looking for a job doing presentation graphics (in law firms, possibly financial firms); this is about 30% of my current job at a law firm. I'm one of very few "experts" at my firm which isn't very technologically advanced in this area, so I'm afraid that my skills won't cut it in the outside world. I need advice on how to upgrade my skills. [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Sep 30, 2009 - 2 answers

Setting Color Options in Illustrator

I need more Illustrator/Photoshop color help! We got Adobe Creative Suite 4 for our office. There are some color settings that I'd like to set as defaults but can't figure out how to do so. [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Jun 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Design Dunce.

Adobe Filter: Please help me with my graphic design woes. [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on May 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Get the gray out.

How do I make an image pure black and white (transparent) in Photoshop or Illustrator so that it is suitable for printing on a shot glass? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on May 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Learn To Draw In Only Twenty Seconds Using The Internet

I'm a writer who needs to learn how to draw illustrations for my manuals. And I need to learn fast. [more inside]
posted by scrump on Apr 28, 2009 - 23 answers

Adobe CS compatibility question

Adobe CS vs. CS2 vs. CS 4 compatibility...what are my options? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Apr 1, 2009 - 20 answers

Adobe Creative Suite Upgrade

We want to upgrade from Adobe Creative suite 1 to at least CS 3 at our office. We use mostly Illustrator and Photoshop. But the upgrade seems to be more important for Illustrator than photoshop. -It needs to be relatively cheap to get approved so I am wondering the following: a) Would it make sense to just upgrade illustrator or would that cause compatibility issues with the older version of photoshop? b) We need to upgrade on 4 machines? How many upgrades would we need to buy. c) What are the benefits of CS 4 vs CS 3? d) Sicne CS4 is out does that mean CS 3 is cheaper?
posted by ChloeMills on Feb 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Monitor recommendation for design work

The boss said "tell me what you need and we'll get it" so I need advice on a monitor for daily CS3 Photoshop and Illustrator work primarily for print with some web work. [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Jan 15, 2009 - 10 answers

Matching colors for print

How do I make my colors print the same in Illustrator and Photoshop? [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Jan 14, 2009 - 7 answers

How to make a paint-by-number in Photoshop?

What's the simplest way to create a series of paint-by-number patterns from digital photos? I have access to Photoshop and Illustrator. My Photoshop skills are a bit rusty (it's been a few years) and my Illustrator/vector understanding is pretty lame. [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Dec 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Creating links to Adobe files

How can I link to downloadable Adobe Illustrator and EPS documents on our intranet? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Nov 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Will CS4 run on a G4 Powerbook?

Will Adobe's CS4 run on a Powerbook G4? [more inside]
posted by i_love_squirrels on Nov 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Do's and don'ts of graphic design

Advice on how to be a successful graphic designer. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Aug 9, 2008 - 15 answers

Best way to make a large poster with photoshop/illustrator without killing computer?

What is the best workpath to use when making large poster with Photoshop + Illustrator? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Jul 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Free Vector Graphics/Borders for a Wedding Invitation

I am looking for the best sights for vector border graphics as I am designing my wedding invitations. Anyone recommend some decent sights? When I googled I did not get many sights with much. Thanks for your time and consideration!
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 3, 2008 - 5 answers

What is the best and easiest way to make a template for designers to use to submit cap designs?

I'm organizing a fitted cap design contest, and I'm trying to find the best and easiest way to make a template for designers to use to submit cap designs, which is harder than t-shirt designs because cap designs must be 3D. Is it possible on Photoshop, Illustrator, Maya, or something else? Please help! [more inside]
posted by ialas on Feb 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Name this (illustration / graphic design) style!

I know you've seen this style of illustration (example, another example). But what's it called? There are a bunch more illustrations in the same style on each site, but I can't for the life of me figure out what the style is called. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Jan 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Why are these lines showing up on my webpage?

I'm creating a very simple web page and inserting images into the cells of a table. However, I can still see faint lines around the borders of the images. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Oct 15, 2007 - 11 answers

blankerblanking file errors!

Why are my Adobe Illustrator files coming up blank? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Aug 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Can I get path information out of Photoshop / Illustrator?

Bezier Curves: Is there a way I can access the information about a path in Photoshop or illustrator (x,y positions of anchors and control points). [more inside]
posted by miniape on Jul 4, 2007 - 5 answers

How hard are Photoshop and Illustrator tests?

I have an interview with a recruiter next week. I will have to take either a photoshop or illustrator test. What is normally on these tests? How hard are they? What format are they normally in (e.g., multiple choice or are you given a project to complete)? What are some more obscure things I should make sure I know before I walk in there? Anonymous because people at work don't know I'm job hunting
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Fellow Photoshop nerds, I need your help.

Can you help me find a particular Photoshop tutorial that I saw a while back? [more inside]
posted by braintoast on Apr 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Adobefilter: PSD -> EPS converted to outlines

I've got an Adobe Photoshop PSD file of my company logo. We've got a vendor making swag for us that needs the file as an Illustrator EPS file converted to outlines. Converting to EPS is fine, but I'm stumped on finding a way to get the outlines. Help, fellow nerds, Help!
posted by mattoly on Apr 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Custom brush transfer?

I made some brushes in Photoshop that I would also like to use in Illustrator. Is there any way to transfer them over? Both versions are CS2. Thanks!
posted by kidsleepy on Nov 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Where can I buy a cheap copy of Illustrator/Photoshop CS2?

Does anybody know of anyplace I can get a cheap legal copy of Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Photoshop CS2? I would be fine purchasing a used copy if it was completely legal. I do not have the money right now to buy the software at the normal retail price but would like to learn them. Also, if I were to buy a used product from eBay, what should I make sure it includes to make it a legal copy? Cheers!
posted by *lostatsea* on Nov 5, 2006 - 15 answers

How do I color a comic to look like a comic from the 1970s or 80s?

I'm coloring a comic and I want it to look like 1970s or 80s Marvel comics, or Archie digests. [more inside]
posted by apetpsychic on Oct 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Converting to a vector image

Talk to me like I'm 12: Is there a good way to convert a .jpg to a vector image? [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Sep 28, 2006 - 19 answers

Repeating pattern design in Photoshop and Illustrator

Repeating pattern / seamless tile design in Photoshop and Illustrator -- do I need plugins? [more inside]
posted by kmel on Jun 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Designer Imposter!

Help me impersonate a graphic designer! I know it’s kind of insane, but as early as this afternoon I may receive the proverbial offer (well, assignment) that I can’t refuse, and I’m wondering if anyone might be able to offer some fake-it-till-you-make-it tips for this sort of project (a short catalogue for a half-dozen or so boutique products). See, the thing is, I'm not a designer, although I have some experience with Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. I’m most interested in a list of ten or fifteen things that you talented designer folks do over and over again that seem impressive to the uninitiated, but that are simpler than they appear to we of the untrained eyes. Books are also fine, but due to the potential immediacy of this, the shorter the tutorial, the better. [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Apr 26, 2006 - 32 answers

Looking for best 'get me up to speed' resources for Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop & how to take jobs to printers.

Looking for best 'get me up to speed' resources for Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop & how to take jobs to printers. [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Apr 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Photoshop tricks for a newbie

What tricks separate a Photoshop/Illustrator newbie from a master? [more inside]
posted by gregchttm on Dec 19, 2005 - 35 answers

adobe killer?

I've been wondering. Is anyone working on a OSX replacement for photoshop and illustrator? Something native to the OS and without all the baggage, oddness, and expense of the Adobe programs. I wondered about this for some time, but after checking out Microsofts' (yes really) Expression package, it makes me wonder . . . what's next for drawing/illustration software on the Mac?
posted by kingfisher, his musclebound cat on Nov 21, 2005 - 18 answers

Phi Phi Pho Phum

Is there an easy way to generate a fibonacci spiral using photoshop or illustrator or the like? [more inside]
posted by crickets on Sep 8, 2005 - 11 answers

How do I convert a bitmaped drawing into something scalable?

How do I turn a bitmapped outline drawing into something scalable that will look good as a logo at any size? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Jul 2, 2005 - 17 answers

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