John Mensinger: Activity About Popular Images
John Mensinger

Member Since:
October 9th 2009
82 Posts
Automatic composition of image
by Robbert Dam 9 years ago
Hi all, I want to create the effect of a picture, that when seen from a distance it looks like a photo, but when looking closer it is composited from dozens of small square photo's.
Re: Automatic composition of image
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
The effect is known as "photo mosaic." There are various Photoshop-only techniques as well as any number of plugins and filters, free and for-pay. Google it. John M: All of the vim with none of that a
image size for Powerpoint
by Jane Barrow 9 years ago
I am stuck on how to re size images for a powerpoint presentation. I am an artist and just scanned a large number of images at 300 dpi but was told that this is too large for creating a ppt presentati
Re: image size for Powerpoint
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
It's true that high-resolution images will only serve to bloat the PowerPoint file. Images destined for PowerPoint are best saved using Save For Web to JPEG, (or PNG if preservation of transparency is
Reducing the size of corporate logo's.
by James Keenan 9 years ago
Im doing some work at the moment which involves reducing the size of several corporate logos. Basically the logos I have are mostly very large sizes and high quality. The problem im having and im pret
Re: Reducing the size of corporate logo's.
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
The source and original quality will have no bearing. 77 x 23 is simply too few pixels to accurately render the shapes. Think of it as trying to make a 1:1 scale mosaic picture of your hand using matc
Saving Brush Opacity/Flow
by Bolo Yeung 9 years ago
Is is possible to save a brush with opacity and flow settings embedded
Re: Saving Brush Opacity/Flow
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Yes, save it as a tool preset, like this: http: tv.adobe.com watch the-russell-brown-show tool-presets John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
copy effects question
by Mitch Hardison 9 years ago
can I copy all the effects I have on one layer and apply them to another layer
Re: copy effects question
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Ah, well apparently, we're mixing terms. Hue Sat, Invert, and other operations found on the Image Adjustments menu are not generally referred to as "effects," so I misinterpreted your intentions. To r
Snapping / grid issue
by Eric Norcross 9 years ago
Hi I'm pretty new to InDesign so please forgive me if i'm not sure of the correct terminology. Up until recently when I was doing some basic layout design and had to space boxes next to each other I w
Re: Snapping / grid issue
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Eric, The feature is called Smart Guides, and found under View Grids & Guides... Or, it can be toggled on off using Cmd Ctrl+U, (which is probably how you inadvertently turned it off). John M: All of
illustrator to photoshop without rasterizing
by ben soto 9 years ago
I have a project where I need the end art work to be turned in as vector layers in photoshop. I would prefer to use illustrator for my art creation. I do not want to have to copy and paste all shapes
Re: illustrator to photoshop without rasterizing
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Well, you are rightly choosing the correct tool for the job, particularly if the art contains hundreds of vector objects. So that brings it back around to your thread-opening statement: "I have a proj
Anchor points and shapes
by Marten Kopp 9 years ago
Hi Is there a way to edit the "starting anchor point" of a line Sometimes when I use similar lines and put art brushes on them, they tent not to look the same because the hierarchy is changed somehow.
Re: Anchor points and shapes
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Marten, See this thread on the Adobe User Forum. John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
Tricks to make text not "float"
by Kyle Conner 9 years ago
I have a picture with a child wearing a bib and am trying to add text to the bib as if ii supposed to be there, but can't make it work. I tried to "stitch" it on, but that looked terrible. Does anyone
Re: Tricks to make text not "float"
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Google "Photoshop Displacement Map" John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
Where is contact sheets?
by Larry Watts 9 years ago
I've used the contact sheets automation feature in the past and can no longer find it. It takes a folder and puts all photos on sheets as thumbnails. When one sheet is full it starts another. I cannot
Re: Where is contact sheets?
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Launch Bridge, then choose Window Workspace Output. Select your images, then click on the Output panel's PDF button to get started. John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
Converting text to outlines and the "Package"
by Rich Perrotta 9 years ago
Hi all. I created a 8.5"x11" flyer in InDesign that I'd like to set up for printing. I was reading in this articlehttp: indesignsecrets.com converting-text-to-outlines-the-right-way.php that it's bett
Re: Converting text to outlines and the "Package"
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Rich, When I mentioned the simplicity complexity factor with regard to your layout, I was more alluding to things like bleeds, trim, etc., which may have prompted me to include additional tips or inst
tif and jpg graphic files aren't crisp
by Rich Perrotta 9 years ago
Hi all. I picked up Indesign cs4 last week and I'm setting up a flyer (11"x8.5") for print. I purchased a tif image (6177x4118 pixels, 20.6"x13.7" @300 dpi) from the internet. When placing the image i
Re: tif and jpg graphic files aren't crisp
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Most times, the JPEG's you'd download from a reputable source will serve you just fine. On principle, if the same image is available in TIF, that would be preferred, seeing is it presumably wasn't sav
Raster image conversion to Vector?
by Dan Brock 9 years ago
Hi, Wanting to know if anyone knows of either a plugin effect software that can convert a raster image to a vector. Something like what Freehand used to have. Many thanks.
Re: Raster image conversion to Vector?
by John Mensinger 9 years ago
Illustrators Live Trace feature... John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
Embedding Links in Photoshop PDF
by James Henry 10 years ago
Hey all, Just was wondering if there was a way to embed links into a file that I'll be exporting as a PDF I've just put together a small presentation and I want to link to a video file from within the
Re: Embedding Links in Photoshop PDF
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
I could be mistaken, but I suspect you'd have to set any links in Acrobat after saving in Photoshop. John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
Content Aware Scaling DISABLED?
by Oliver Gaspar 10 years ago
Hi, I'm new to this content aware scaling thing in CS4. I know I tried it when I installed this version of photoshop and it worked, but i didn't really need it since. Now I do, and surprisingly, it's
Re: Content Aware Scaling DISABLED?
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
The target must be an unlocked, non-background layer. John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
resize many objects at once ? (without changing position)
by gunnar Kordestani 10 years ago
I always wonder: You have a bunch of objects (let's say circles). Position is absosutly as wanted it but now you decide to make them smaller (all of them by 75%). When you select all og them and then
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Tarek Koudsi liked this 7 years ago
Re: resize many objects at once ? (without changing position)
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
The Transform Each command does what you want. John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
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Poor quality pdf conversion
by Rob Hindley 10 years ago
We are operating InDesign CS4 version 6.0.4. We have a business card with a number of high resolution psd files. But when we export to pdf with print quality settings, the resulting pdf (when opened i
Re: Poor quality pdf conversion
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
To get a coherent answer, you'll probably have to provide greater detail about your PDF export method. What you're seeing isn't a common problem, so something somewhere isn't right. It will take some
Interactive PDF
by Chris Mason 10 years ago
I am designing an interactive PDF file in InDesign CS4. I have some interactive buttons in my master page layout for "Prev," "Next" and "Index." These all work great. I also want to have a "Print" but
Re: Interactive PDF
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
I believe you'll have to add that one in Acrobat. John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
How to create a print out of golf ball which can be cut and pasted to physical sphere?
by Jun Takafuku 10 years ago
I bought a battery-operated rotating globe (atlas) which I want to turn into a rotating golf ball. I want to print out the image of golf ball on a glossy paper and cut it out and stick it to the physi
Re: How to create a print out of golf ball which can be cut and pasted to physical sphere?
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
It won't be easy: "...a combination of pentagon and hexagon faces. This shape is called a buckyball after Richard Buckminster Fuller, who invented the geodesic dome." John M: All of the vim with none
Newspaper articles to CMS
by Cole Eutzy 10 years ago
Hi I work at a newspaper and I'm having a little trouble transferring articles to the web. lets say I have this indesign document with stories and there formated in a mla kinda style i.e Lorem ipsum d
Re: Newspaper articles to CMS
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
Well, in InDesign, you would get that formatting by adding space-before or space-after paragraph, preferably applied via a Paragraph Style with the requisite values entered in the Indents and Spacing
arrange text when editing a book
by Darius Cornean 10 years ago
hello I working in ediiting a book and a have a problem with arrange my text. I try to find the easyer way. Like I said, i work on a book with 180 pages and I want, for example, that the text betwen p
Re: arrange text when editing a book
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
Changing text alignment, (horizontal or vertical), in a large number of pre-existing text frames all at once can be done with a script, but I'm no script writer, so I can't help you with that directly
Illustrator CS2 problem: Can't adjust size and scale
by Randy Steele 10 years ago
I was working on a document recently using Illustrator CS2, and I lost the ability to size or scale images and text. The tiny white boxes that usually border the object are gone. Instead, only the blu
Re: Illustrator CS2 problem: Can't adjust size and scale
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
With no files open, choose View Show Bounding Box John M: All of the vim with none of that annoying vigor.
misty1080
by Eric Klassen 10 years ago
I need to convert this graphic starburst http: www.theinnerpath.tv into a vector image. Is there an easy way to get the blur effect that comes off the letters I've tried several things, but I'm stumpe
Re: misty1080
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
Ah, I see...sort of like a vector-based halftone pattern effect. Like you I would be at "square one" in conjuring up such a thing. I did some experimenting with anchor point-targeted blends that might
InDesign losing/corrupting links
by Matt Schenk 10 years ago
I'd greatly appreciate any help as this problem is getting very frustrating! Here are the details: * InDesign CS4 is crashing after it spontaneously loses a link. * I have most of the links for my wor
Re: InDesign losing/corrupting links
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
With InDdesin not running, search your local and remote drives for "lock files." These will have the file extension .idlk. Delete any you find. InDesign writes these lock files every time you're worki
bitmap becomes blurry when converting to vector graphic
by Eleonor Eliasson 10 years ago
Hi, I have converted a bitmap logo to a vector graphic in illustrator, but when I did so, the logo became blurry because it made a bunch of weird vector elements in strange colors that i have to delet
Re: bitmap becomes blurry when converting to vector graphic
by John Mensinger 10 years ago
You may be expecting something of Live Trace that it just doesn't do well. Precise but pleasing tracing results can be difficult to achieve. With the path fitting tolerance set to 2, it's not precise
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