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Dwayne Smith

Member Since:
August 7th 2011
75 Posts
How do I determine the line screen frequency of a file created in InDesign before submitting to printers?
by Sara Alfie 4 years ago
I am creating a half-page ad for a magazine in InDesign CS6 (also using images manipulated in Photoshop). The printers have specified that they accept "halftones and color up to 150 line screen." What
Re: How do I determine the line screen frequency of a file created in InDesign before submitting to printers?
by Dwayne Smith 4 years ago
This is a weird instruction for the 21st Century. Such a specification belongs to the days when you would supply a printer with filmwork for them to create the plates from. It's been nigh on 20 years
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Can't get default font for new text boxes.
by John Perez 4 years ago
It is allowing me to set my new default font for the entire document, but when I create a new text box it defaults to a different font. As always thanks so much to you guys...Johnny In Orlando
Re: Can't get default font for new text boxes.
by Dwayne Smith 4 years ago
Select your text tool. Make sure no text frames are selected. Select the font size etc. you want as default in your control panel. (alternatively, select a paragraph style from the para styles panel).
Creating a Book with continuous page numbering in multiple documents
by Adelina Lela 4 years ago
Hello, I have an issue with InDesign, thought it is probably through my lack of intelligence about the program. I am creating a magazine. I had been creating the entire magazine (cover, pages, etc.) i
Re: Creating a Book with continuous page numbering in multiple documents
by Dwayne Smith 4 years ago
G'day Look at the book numbering options in the book panel (rather than the individual documents)
Is there a difference between MASTER pages and REGULAR pages?
by ashley marie 4 years ago
We keep running into issues when applying master pages. It doesn't seem to matter WHICH master pages, and even when I create a brand new one to test out, it messes with he content on the regular page.
Re: Is there a difference between MASTER pages and REGULAR pages?
by Dwayne Smith 4 years ago
Liquid Layout is found under the Layout menu. It was designed for people who have to adapt layouts to different specifications (eg. different tablet screen sizes, or whatever). It shifts and resizes t
Applying Master Pages Changes Some Elements on Content Pages -- WHY????
by ashley marie 4 years ago
Hello you amazing community. I come to you with another conundrum. I hope one of you have seen something like this happen before! Each month we create a newsletter and then we brand it for our various
Re: Applying Master Pages Changes Some Elements on Content Pages -- WHY????
by Dwayne Smith 4 years ago
100% recommendation. Your time savings will be astronomical. Your frustration level will plummet. :-)+) and, if you're on a Mac, you could even set up a script to automagically run through the whole t
Captions under images
by Jaeson Jrakman 4 years ago
I'm using InDesign CC and I'm having a difficult time just putting simple captions under images. I've searched for tutorials, but they all go into far more complex things than what I'm trying to do. I
Re: Captions under images
by Dwayne Smith 4 years ago
Just draw a text frame and type in the text you want.
How do I batch resize images with different aspect rations to a certain height, regardless of the width in Photoshop CS6?
by Kevin Breen 5 years ago
I have about 500 images that all have different aspect ratios, and I want to resize them all to be 1,200 pixels tall while maintaining the original aspect ratio of each file. When I try using File - S
Re: How do I batch resize images with different aspect rations to a certain height, regardless of the width in Photoshop CS6?
by Dwayne Smith 5 years ago
G'day Kevin If you're on a mac you don't need photoshop for simple image resizing. See : processing images with applescript d.
Splitting thousands of images evenly
by Al Jensen 5 years ago
Hey guys, I've been given around 10,000 images that are all 4 smaller pictures in a 2x2 grid. What I need to do is split all of these out and re-save them as Filename_1.jpg through Filename_4.jpg. The
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Re: Splitting thousands of images evenly
by Dwayne Smith 5 years ago
Yep Javascript. Or you might find someone who's done something in VBscript. Your best bet is to head over to the Photoshop Scripting Forum. Good luck with it. d.
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How can I convert .TIF files to .png and preserve Transparency
by Stephen Curry 5 years ago
Hi Im having a heck of time finding a way to batch convert .TIF images to .png images and preserve their alpha channel (i.e. transparent background)... Reason: .TIF are so much larger in file size tha
Re: How can I convert .TIF files to .png and preserve Transparency
by Dwayne Smith 5 years ago
G'day You could record an action and then batch process with that. Open the Actions panel from the Windows menu. Click the 'create new action' button at the bottom. It will start recording whatever yo
Advice: creating proper bleed/trim in a Photoshop file
by Max Stein 6 years ago
Hello! I'm working on some book cover designs to go to press. I'm familar with how to prepare bleeds using Indesign. But since this project is 100% PS, I don't want to be embarased if I don't deliver
Re: Advice: creating proper bleed/trim in a Photoshop file
by Dwayne Smith 6 years ago
Yes, that's why you bring the PSD into InDesign and export from there. Photoshop isn't a prepress tool it's an image editor. It doesn't understand crops and bleeds, etc. PDFs from photoshop are fine f
problem!! cant draw constantly
by Faint Aj 6 years ago
Hello there this is my first time posting here most likely many others encountered my problem,, the problem is that I cant draw a line using pencil tool and then draw the second line without getting t
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Re: problem!! cant draw constantly
by Dwayne Smith 6 years ago
G'day double-click the pencil tool icon in the tool panel. uncheck the box that says "keep selected" d.
downsizing an image
by keith vickers 6 years ago
I have an image that is large exported as a tiff from C4d. I need to downsize the image for an a3 leaflet but when i try to resize the image loses quality. I have tried resizing bicubicSharp er but I
Re: downsizing an image
by Dwayne Smith 6 years ago
G'day If you make an image smaller (ie. keeping resolution the same but decreasing the physical size OR keeping the same physical size but decreasing the resolution) there will ALWAYS be a loss of qua
Match colors across multiple photos
by Piotr Raczko 6 years ago
Hi, I have a very specific task. I have over 10 fine art photos of albino people in white clothes on a white background. Practically these are shades of white pictures. Problem is, they are all shot i
Re: Match colors across multiple photos
by Dwayne Smith 6 years ago
G'day You can start by opening the levels dialog (Image Adjustments Levels) and setting your white and black points. Double-click the white eyedropper (on the right of the levels window) and set it to
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