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 query : Re: Batch Export selection of PDF files with no user interaction? I'm using Acrobat Pro DC (macOS) and have set up an Action to Export PDF to DOCX format. I have specified the files I wish

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So the answer is: using JavaScript in an Action List.

This is what I ended up with...

JavaScript:

var newfile = this.documentFileName.replace(/.pdf$/i, "") +".docx";
this.saveAs(newfile, "com.adobe.acrobat.docx");


Action List:



Works well. i can press Start and then go away and it will do the whole batch without any human input.

The only annoying thing is that the Acrobat window keeps regaining focus between each file, even if I hide it. The workaround for that is to put Acrobat in a Space of its own.

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 query : Batch Export selection of PDF files with no user interaction? I'm using Acrobat Pro DC (macOS) and have set up an Action to Export PDF to DOCX format. I have specified the files I wish

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Posted in: #AdobeAcrobat #Pdf

I'm using Acrobat Pro DC (macOS) and have set up an Action to Export PDF to DOCX format.

I have specified the files I wish to include.

However, I have to click the following buttons for each file:


Proceed
Export (defaults)
Recent Folder (same for all files)
Save (defaults)


Is there a way to not have to be present whilst it does these conversions?

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 query : Using the PANTONE official values when converting to CMYK? I'm not a graphic designer and I need some help regarding Pantone colors. Although I work in the design field my main job over the

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Posted in: #Cmyk #Pantone

I'm not a graphic designer and I need some help regarding Pantone colors.
Although I work in the design field my main job over the years is 3d modeling for architecture and industrial design, so printing and GD isn't my thing.
I just wanted to make a cool b-card for me and my services.

I picked two colors from the Pantone C range that I wanted to use. I read about color modes and although I already have the basics I need some help.
When I decided to print what I got I took my file which was made in Inkscape (Idon't want to buy Ai just for 1 b-card) to the print shop for a test print on coated paper. The guy there uses Ai and just dropped the SVG file in Illustrator. His workflow was in CMYK and of course the colors changed.

When I made the vector file I used the HEX color values since it's that's what Inkscape works in.

My question is since this little project uses just two colors is it appropriate to open the SVG in the Ai with CMYK workflow and just edit the values as shown in the official page.
www.pantone.com/color-finder/320-C www.pantone.com/color-finder/5473-C

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 query : Re: Why do shapes and spacing get distorted when scaled down in Illustrator? What I need: I'm creating android app icon. So it's obviously pixel based and I want to pay attention to make it "pixel

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First I want to Ask if that lines are fill or stroke.
And if you have checked the scale strokes & effects checkbox beside allign to pixel grid.

If it is still a stroke or not expanded then you must always check the scale strokes & effects checkbox. As shown some samples.

This is a sample of lines ond the first right side(stroke only) copied and scaled with scale strokes & effects checkbox shown on Transform window. As shown it's ratio is ok.


This is a sample of lines // far right (stroke only) copied and NOT scaled with scale strokes & effects checkbox. It's distorted or not proportional to the original


And if it outlined/Expanded use scale Tool as shown and check the scale strokes and effect also.

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 query : Tools for Managing Personal Font Libraries I have a ton of licensed fonts from various foundries (1,000+). Is there a tool out there similar to Typekit that would enable me to host/organize

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Posted in: #Fonts #SoftwareRecommendation #Tools

I have a ton of licensed fonts from various foundries (1,000+).

Is there a tool out there similar to Typekit that would enable me to host/organize my personal font library on the cloud AND keep them continuously synched across my devices and design programs such as Sketch, Adobe CC, etc.?

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 query : Blending mode behaves differently on a group? Why is the blending behavior different on a group? Layer vivid light blend over colored layer. Exaxt same layer inside a group with vivid light

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #Blending

Why is the blending behavior different on a group?

Layer vivid light blend over colored layer.



Exaxt same layer inside a group with vivid light blend.



And is there any way to get the below effect with just a layer? I tried replicating the effect in HTML/CSS but it showed up as the above image but I did not about this behavior inside Photoshop so I thought CSS was bugging out. I'd like to understand this behavior in Photoshop so I can either mimic this properly in CSS or ask a proper question at SO.

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 query : Batch resize images with different background colors My goal is to achieve the following: Batch resize images with different background colors I already use Photoshop to batch process and center

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #BatchProcessing #Resize

My goal is to achieve the following:

Batch resize images with different background colors

I already use Photoshop to batch process and center (horizontal and vertical align) 2000 different images into square 200 x 200 tiles on a white background (the images are different in size, background color, and sometimes file-type).

I can process and batch resize the images and place them on a white 200x200 tile using the batch processor and recorded 'Actions'. With transparent .png images this looks great.

Problem: Some of the images have a colored background. If an image has a colored background a white border around the image looks quite awful.

This is how the output currently looks:



How do I dynamically resize the non transparent images of different colors and sizes to 200x200 square .jpg images? I can do it manually with the color-picker but is there another option?

As you can see it is only a problem when images have a colored background.

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 query : Re: Noise around clouds and strange lines I've been trying to reduce the noise for the clouds image using noise>reduce noise but even though I've been doing it multiple times this strange line in

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Maybe Topaz DeNoise could help? This is example of it:



After zoom it looks much better.

Topaz is a plugin with many different options to help with photo-editing, like denoising, "clearing" images, or adjusting colour filters. You can download trial version here => www.topazlabs.com/
For your problem, I used DeNoise plugin, which is most preferable for that kind of "smoothing" things.

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 query : Re: Overlapping elements creating artifacts I am creating a PDF for printing, and I got some weird artifacts on places where elements with the same color overlap. My workflow is from Illustrator to

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If it Starts from Illustrator given it is a vector file. Can you check if the shape that have same color separated from each other? If Yes Merge them with Path Finder or Shape Builder Tool to eliminate that line.

A. Select the upper and lower path; then Pathfinder>Unite


B. Select the upper and lower path; Shift+M then Click and Drag to the two Separated Shapes


If it is not separated in vector or Ai format; based on my experience I guess the problem is the exporting from InDesign to PDF. Check your PDF Settings maybe it is low PDF type that it it chop some files. But surprisingly it is the only shape affected and the others are Okay. :-)

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 query : Re: So what's difference between MAYA and Blender? So I am studying blender in my school as alternative subject for about 10 months and some of classmates recommended me this application (MAYA).

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Look at some projects on internet. As long as you can have a great portefolio with Blender you can get a job with it. Blender its free, you can use it in any computer. That is a awsome advantage with Blender. Thats very litle that Maya can do that Blender can do but look at the cost of Maya software.

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 query : Re: Name of printing on glass or plastic(packaging/container) with out clear label! I need help! What is the name of the printing? When it is printed directly on the plastic cosmetic packaging or

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It can also be made in flexo printing. specifically the bottles have transparent stickers on to it. In paper or carton either they use offset or flexo.

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 query : Automatic height form/table with Sketch Is it possible to create a form or a table that is height automatic with Sketch? Like when we write text the text box expands down and expands the rest

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Posted in: #SketchApp #Tables #Text

Is it possible to create a form or a table that is height automatic with Sketch? Like when we write text the text box expands down and expands the rest of the form or table.

I'm trying to do that with symbols, but I don't know if there's a better way.

An example of the type of form I'm trying to create:





I want to make a form that can be filled, but the description part can have more than one line, and I want to make them expand automatically, and make the strokes go down with the box.

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 query : Re: Join lines perfect to each other in AI The other red line is set to opacity 50% and is closed. I'd like to join them to later subtract them from from the basic picture (the fill) or make

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Given the background is jpeg or Image
Re-create the curves using pen tool. Not necessarily same color for the mean time. Re color it later.


Select the paths the red target and the curve edges


Use the Shape builder tool (Shift+M); then Press Alt + click the unwanted areas


You can re color it to see the changes


Option 2 - Given the paths are layered; just put the red path behind. it will hide the corners

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 query : Re: Illustrator: transparent shapes used as highlights are visible Looking for some help rasterizing / flattening a complex image. Here is the image in Illustrator as it should look, placed on

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i think the white's are additional stroke. just remove them in appearance panel. try also removing stray points. If none of these works highlight all paths or lines; expand all fill and stroke; select same black fill/stoke merge or unite them/ group them; then remove other colors except black.

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 query : How to smoothen pixelated background without affecting nearby foreground objects Here is the photo I'm trying to work with. The background is heavily pixelated and I want to polish them

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop

Here is the photo I'm trying to work with.

The background is heavily pixelated and I want to polish them up. I already polished the top part of the sky using gaussian blur. I want to do the similar on the lower parts of the image but I've found further applying gaussian blur on the lower areas ruins the image with smudged black and etc, and working around the areas between the utility poles and wires seems extremely difficult for me.

What would be the best way to go about this problem? Thank you very much in advance!

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 query : Fragmented/broken down Text I'm wondering how to achieve the effect in this attached image where text is fragmented to various degrees, some to the point of illegibility while elements remain

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Posted in: #AdobePhotoshop #PhotoshopEffects #Text #Typography

I'm wondering how to achieve the effect in this attached image where text is fragmented to various degrees, some to the point of illegibility while elements remain legible. I'm experimenting mainly with Photoshop but can try InDesign also.

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 query : Re: What is the best way to utilize graphs and charts in either Indesign or Illustrator? I am trying to create a one page fact sheet in InDesign or Illustrator. What is the best way to create/show

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You can copy and paste PDF format from numbers. Right click on a chart in numbers and copy as PDF. you can then past into indesign or illustrator if you want to change colours fonts etc.

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 query : Re: Choosing a color scheme for 3 layers of material UI cards I'm working on the Android UI at work, and I'm happy with the current color conventions we've used; white cards on a grey background,

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When designing mock-ups it's advised to stick to gray scale, much like what you've done. However it doesn't seem like you tried black... which is the colour of one of the buttons (wifi). Maybe give black a shot.

Otherwise, if you have a clear company brand I'd use the main or secondary colours used for the brand. It could be the red on the camera logo that you have there.

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 query : Avoid jagged edges after size change I have been given a PNG image of a simple logo and with a transparent background. Size needs to be reduced but the smaller image has jagged edges. I have

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Posted in: #Gif #Gimp #Png

I have been given a PNG image of a simple logo and with a transparent background. Size needs to be reduced but the smaller image has jagged edges. I have tried to keep the resolution unchanged, and I even tried to lower the resolution but without result. In this case it may be quicker to create the logo again in the correct size but I would really appreciate a chance to learn why this happens and how to avoid it.

Please note that the logos contain white text and therefore do not display well below.

Original image:





Transformed image:

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 query : Re: Illustrator: how to create a spirograph? I am trying to create a spirograph in Illustrator, as per attachment. How do I do this? Where do I start?

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Note that Im using Illustrator CS 6 Differences in shortcut or appearance of the highlighted tool in other versions may occur :-)

First make a circle (Press L or use eclipse tool)


Then use the circle to make a petal shape (Press E or use Free transform tool) drag only the right or left side while pressing alt to have an equal re-shaping.


Then make the lower tip of the petal (Press Shift+C or Use Convert Anchorpoint Tool)


Select the two points left and right then adjust it upward to have the desiged shape (Press A or Direct Selection Tool and the Adjust by up Key)


Change the Anchor Location (Press R + Alt + Location-see reference for my location)


Rotate the Petal by 5 Repeat based on your desired artwork (360/5=72)
(Press R or Use Rotate Tool + type the angle then Press COPY)
Repeat the Copying (Do it 3 Times) by Pressing Ctrl D while the copy is highlighted.



Adjust Your First Petal shape if you need the perfect star inside.



In order the lines to be visible select all the paths/petal layer and make the opacity to be multiply.

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 query : Shadow in illustrator makes it impossible to render. Applying drop shadow for an object in illustrator is fine but when i save for web it make it like impossible to render. Take almost 15

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Posted in: #AdobeIllustrator #DropShadow

Applying drop shadow for an object in illustrator is fine but when i save for web it make it like impossible to render. Take almost 15 minutes.

I already seen the suggestion like instead of having drop shadow in illustrator i can have drop shadow made in photoshop as raster than use it in illustrator. But i dont find it right. Is there any better solution to this???

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 query : Re: Printing a logo on a 3x2.3m im new here so sorry if i do any mistakes in explaining. I've been doing graphic design works but explicitly for online and digital usage, never print. Now, im

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you can see your EXACT logo proportion by looking at Transform window. there mentioned are your x&y position and the exact Width and height. The printer will be the one responsible what area they will be using.

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 query : Re: Convert complex artwork into single color I created this logo for a client, and I now need to convert it into one color versions (all black/all white). Because there are so many overlays

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Simple adjustment only. Just Try if it work.
1)First Export it as PNG in High resolution or Directly drag the file to photoshop(rasterize it later).
2)Open it in Photoshop>Use black and white effect> adjust the lines or color you want to pop up.
3) Save (See if you have option for saving SVG or PDF because you can revert it back to AI but now the Gradients are pure Black and White)

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 query : Re: How can I join a path to a compound shape in Illustrator? I'm struggling to join the compound shape and path I have created in Illustrator. My usual click and hope in the pathfinder dialog

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1) expand the stroke appearance of the wire (with the stroke selected Go to Object>Expand>check fill and Stroke>OK)
2) merge/add to the path socket or Select them all then Use Shape Builder Tool and clean residual paths.
3) clean/adjust the connection between them (remove some points)

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 query : Genre of fonts similar to the Nerve Logo (Jojo Mayer) I'm an amateur graphic designer looking for a genre of fonts, similar to what is being used here in Jojo Mayer's band Nerve's logo:

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Posted in: #FontRecommendation #Fonts

I'm an amateur graphic designer looking for a genre of fonts, similar to what is being used here in Jojo Mayer's band Nerve's logo:



What I'm looking for is extended characters, with a post modern kind of look. I just want to know what these type of fonts are categorized under, so I can try and find a few examples for a project.

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 query : Re: How to create this "clover" image on Illustrator Long time listener, first time caller. I have this logo I have been playing around in Canva with and I want to recreate it in Illustrator

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Try this method Sir if it can help you. Im using CS6 Illustrator


Create the base circle (first circle)
Create the outer circles

a. Select the path then Copy to back (Ctrl+C then Ctrl+B)

b. Select Scale Tool & then press Alt to change the center of the copy to the bottom anchor point



b1. Adjust the value to the desired radius (for me I used 200%)
Note that the radius of second circle will affect the appearance of the object

c. Go to Outline view to see the target center which is from the first circle



d. As the path of the bigger circle selected, choose the Rotate tool



d1. Choose Rotate tool

d2. Press Alt then point/click to the center of the first circle

d3. A pop up menu will appear. Type 90 in the degrees value then press copy.

d4. Press Ctrl+D to repeat what you have done (do it 2 times)


Create the Shapes (outline view)

a. Select all path / all circle



b. Find Shape builder tool or (Shift+M)



c. Select the areas that will be merged in a shape



d. Clean the file (many residual shapes left)
Go out of the Outline view (Ctrl+Y again)

a. (paint / change fill) give shapes temporary colors so you could identify them in layers (still using shape builder tool)



b. Using the select tool adjust to the desired color

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