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    Wanting to take my freelance work seriously.

    Hi all, I've been here for a few years and have found the site to be a great resource, so firstly, a long overdue thanks to everyone. As an update on where I'm at, I started in a fairly grim, low level position a couple of years ago (not long before joining here) before gradually getting into...
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    Illustrator - Adjusting a palette to match a specific colour

    Sorry for the late reply, but thanks so much Hank. In the interest of sharing info, here's how I got the desired result. 1) Select all of the desired colours to edit 2) Edit > Edit Colours > Recolour Artwork 3) Select the 'Edit' tab within the 'Recolour Artwork' pane 4) Check the chain looking...
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    Illustrator - Adjusting a palette to match a specific colour

    I have a piece of vector artwork where the client wants a certain blue present in the image to match their corporate colour. This is straight forward enough, but as you might expect the change causes the other colours in the image to no longer match as they are out of harmony with the new blue...
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    Illustrator Pathfinder Tool: 'Minus Front' without bringing whole object to the front?

    Nevermind, I've sussed it out. === The problem is that if the object/layer stacking order is this: (furthest forward) Shape A - Shape that you are wanting to remove from Shape C (in the middle) Shape B - Random shape (furthest back) Shape C - Shape that you are wanting to alter/remove Shape A...
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    Illustrator Pathfinder Tool: 'Minus Front' without bringing whole object to the front?

    Hi all, Is there a way in Adobe Illustrator of using the 'Minus Front' tool from the Pathfinder palette in a way that leaves the object you are cutting into in position (instead of jumping it to the front of your layer)? For example, I have a series of complicated vectors that overlap each...
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    Is there a simpler way of moving placed page elements around in InDesign?

    IT WAS THE BLOODY CMD BUTTON ALL ALONG! And yes, the inconsistency in the Adobe package is ridiculous. Thanks Hank.
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    Is there a simpler way of moving placed page elements around in InDesign?

    Basically, when I use the normal Selection Tool (shortcut 'V'), I click on the corner of an image to resize it. Instead of resizing it, it resizes the holding box that it is placed in - resulting in the placed image staying the same size, but the bounding box is now smaller, making it appear as...
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    Is there a simpler way of moving placed page elements around in InDesign?

    Hi all, I don't often use InDesign, but recently I've been working on increasingly large projects in it. Normally, when scaling and moving page elements around with the mouse - I find that I am constantly moving/transforming the content of a frame, THEN in the menu setting the frame to fit the...
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    Adobe Illustrator colour mismatches between PDF and AI saves.

    Hi all, I think I'm having a similar issue to this one that @ajpeacockdesign recently touched upon. When saving out AI and PDF versions of the same CMYK Adobe Illustrator project, I am getting two very different looking documents. When previewed, on the PDF version, a certain shade of colour...
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    Is it possible to link an image from WITHIN Illustrator?

    Nice one! Cheers Hank, I'll try it out when I get a sec and report back.
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    Is it possible to link an image from WITHIN Illustrator?

    Hello all, I'm struggling with something at work so I just wanted to know if the following is possible (and if so, how). I have an embedded image in Illustrator and I need to create several smaller images which are cropped duplicates of this (it's a diagram of something and the cropped...
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    CV Help?!

    It's a tricky one as the other side of the coin is that any glaring issues in your presentation of a document (CV or otherwise) could potentially hurt your chances. I usually go for a relatively simple PDF in a nice legible font. Neatly laid out with a few minimal motifs (like hairlines to...
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    Talented Student Illustrator Wanted For Worthwhile Project

    Beggars... ...can't be choosers. This industry man, it drives me up the wall sometimes.
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    Is this a reputable font website?

    That rationale'll do me, clicky-clicky! Cheers Hank.
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    Pantone Bridge CMYK Colour reference

    Hi, Sending the numeric mix values over the internet would work fine, but just a word of warning from someone who's worked in a dimly lit print shop; The level of colour variation that you can get when photographing a Pantone book swatch for someone to then check on-screen is CRAZY. Even if -...
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