Tutorial – Sunburst Effect

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Convert a Color PDF to Grayscale

  Converting a color PDF to Grayscale is easier than you think.  This process will work on CMYK, RGB, and Spot colors found throughout your entire document.    You will need Adobe Acrobat Pro in order to do this. (I think version 8 or higher). 1: Open your document 2: Find the Advanced menu – Select Print Production – then Preflight 3: Select PDF...

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Why send a PDF and not just a Word document?

Here is a problem straight from my office desk.  I received an announcement/ad that will run in next month’s newspaper (The Baptist Record).  Normally, I am responsible for the design and look of each ad that goes into my work; but this time the secretary saved me some effort and decided to design the announcement herself.  Using Microsoft Word, she did a simple...

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A PowerPoint Problem!

Here’s a common problem recently faced by one of my friends while using PowerPoint. In the image below, there are two pictures on one slide. The one of the left has a white boarder around it, while the other is transparent. How do you get the transparency? It turns out that not all images are made the same. The image on the left is a common “.Jpeg” file. ...

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Color Separation in Illustrator

So to kick things off, I wanted to start with a little tutorial of something I’ve had to do a lot of as a graphic designer – color separations. This process will show you how to color separate vector art using only Adobe Illustrator.  It’s a quick and easy process that has always given me great results for screen printing.  You can use this process for as many...

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