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Joseph W. Bourke

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I am a Multimedia & Graphic Design professional offering a full complement of animation and motion graphics. I also do quite a bit of contract animation/graphics work for production facilities who might have the basic graphics capabilites in-house, b... [more]
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Is 3ds Max the right software to achieve this type of animation?
by Anna Eleazar 1 month ago
I'm only starting out in 3d animation and I was wondering if anyone could break down (or at least know or suggest) how to achieve this type of animations https: www.instagram.com p Bm_BiugnKAU taken-b
Re: Is 3ds Max the right software to achieve this type of animation?
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 week ago
Good luck with it Anna! While talent helps, it's more a matter of hard work and study, copying others' work, then developing your own style. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkem
Can't detect microphone
by Matteo Badin 3 weeks ago
Hello everyone, I have a R de Video Micro (which, I know, is not the best mic for voice overs but hey, that's what I have), with a TRRS cable in order to be able to record voices with my iMac (this me
Re: Can't detect microphone
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 weeks ago
Here's something to try: https: forums.adobe.com thread 2479012 Essentially, the answer at the bottom of the thread is that you have to arm the Record button, a square button with an R in the middle.
3d Squares Background
by Chris Siefken 3 weeks ago
I'm trying to find a way to recreate the background of this (or something similar to it): Does anyone know how to create something like this Thanks, Chris
Re: 3d Squares Background
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 weeks ago
You could do it using Element 3D in After Effects, or in any 3D program - I use 3DS Max. It can be done using an array of boxes (in Element 3D), or in Max, creating a box, then an array, then animatin
Where to install plugin for cinema 4D lite
by Jeff Cotten 3 months ago
I'm trying to install the CV ArtSmart plugin for the cinema 4D Lite in AE. Where do you install plugins on a Mac Thanks - Jeff
Re: Where to install plugin for cinema 4D lite
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
It's a "probably not", but check this past discussion for more in-depth info: https: forums.creativecow.net docs forums post.php forumid=2&postid=1039216&univpostid=1039216&pview=t Joe Bourke Owner Cr
Name a plugins for animating cartoons?
by Rahat Bin kibria 3 months ago
can you tell me what plugins they used https: www.youtube.com watch v=vQxD8OOjh-I
Re: Name a plugins for animating cartoons?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 months ago
You might want to take a look at Crazy Talk Animation Studio: https: www.reallusion.com crazytalk-animator download.html Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Calling all Super PC and Adobe CS5 Nerds
by Zachary Rescuelot 5 months ago
I'm building a super monster 8-core PC. I don't really wanna put all the specifications here, because the parts; although they seem outdated, are really really rare. Like, stupid-rare, and I I'm waiti
Re: Calling all Super PC and Adobe CS5 Nerds
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
Why don't you just pick up a used HP Z800 or 820 on *Bay for well under a grand I know it's not built from scratch, but the configurability of these boxes is totally unsurpassed, the case design is ju
Can I make an en-dash in Premiere's Titler?
by Leonard Frankford 5 months ago
A client recently asked me to use an en-dash instead of a hyphen in a title recently. I had never even heard of an en-dash. She gave me instructions on how to make it in Word. I tried using the option
Re: Can I make an en-dash in Premiere's Titler?
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
Leonard - Maybe not quite as direct as on the PC (just different, I guess), but it is possible: https: computers.tutsplus.com tutorials a-guide-to-special-characters-on-your-mac--mac-55094 Joe Bourke
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
Neil - You have to understand that the people here who are calling others stupid or behind the times have a dog in the race. Anyone who earns money on the back of an NLE (not as an editor, mind you) h
Colors on Browsers
by Jerry Smith 5 months ago
It seems that there is absolutely no way to get video colors to be the same on different browsers. I followed the Cow tutorial on color spaces and did an sRGB test project and every browser's colors m
Re: Colors on Browsers
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
And as Dave could also tell you, if you've ever worked in NTSC color for broadcast, you quickly realize that the acronym means "Never the same color". Browser color matching is even worse! How many ho
Bitmap pictures animation
by Rémi Bayard 5 months ago
Hello ! Sorry for this title, I can't find something more accurate. My goal is to animate bitmap pictures which are absolutely not intended to be animated. I think, especially, to medieval miniatures
Re: Bitmap pictures animation
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
R mi - One thing to bear in mind if you should decide to purchase CT3, is deciding which version you need: https: www.reallusion.com crazytalk-animator download.html#comparison I initially purchased t
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The Competition?
by Scott Witthaus 5 months ago
In some sense, yes: https: vimeo.com 266289590 Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channels 1322525 Managing Partner, Low Country Creative LLC Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Re: The Competition?
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
Bill - The overarching rule in the corporate world has always been adapt or die. The overarching rule in the creative world will always be "Do the best work you can with the tools you are comfortable
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complex bevel
by Matthew Beall 5 months ago
I have a complex model (like a coil) that I need to bevel the outside edge. I'm not sure how to do this. I have selected the edge and tried to chamfer it, but I need a wider sharper angle than what ch
Re: complex bevel
by Joseph W. Bourke 5 months ago
Matthew - Try digging through these free scripts on Scriptspot.com: http: www.scriptspot.com search apachesolr_search miauu I know that there's one which I have downloaded in the past, and it's by Mia
Can I still purchase CS6 Master Collection Anywhere?
by Jaeson Jrakman 6 months ago
I had a copy of CS6, but after replacing the mother board on my laptop, found out it was a bogus copy. Thankfully I got a full refund. So I'm wondering if there's anywhere I can still get a copy of CS
Re: Can I still purchase CS6 Master Collection Anywhere?
by Joseph W. Bourke 6 months ago
I purchased mine quite some time ago on *Bay. I'll bet you can still find copies of it (legitimate ones which haven't been registered with Adobe) there. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media
The next Mac Pro
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
So you want expandability http: www.johnmiranda.com next.htm A blast from the past! - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: The next Mac Pro
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
In the late 80s and early 90s I was producer and on-air reviewer of computer hardware and software on a show called PCTV Live!. I was lucky enough to be sent a demo of the NeXT - I can't remember whet
How to add a background to a text box? (Updated question)
by Neil Anderson 7 months ago
Hi, Adding this question again because I don't think I made my problem clear the first time around... I'm trying to add a simple text box with a colored background in Premiere Pro CC 2017.0.2. I hit C
Re: How to add a background to a text box? (Updated question)
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
Or...get the free script from Motion Boutique: https: www.motionboutique.com textbox Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Photoshop Temp File Filling up my Startup Drive (Can't Continue Work)
by Brett Celinski 7 months ago
I use lots of big psd files in After Effects for projects, which isn't controversial I'd think. My problem is, apparently even after moving the Photoshop scratch disk locations and the AE media cache
Re: Photoshop Temp File Filling up my Startup Drive (Can't Continue Work)
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
This should give you the info you need: https: forums.adobe.com thread 1612753 Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
3d studio max 7
by John Mazza 8 months ago
I am looking for a version of 3dstudio Max 7. I know it is way out of date, but we are working on a legacy project and can only use 3dstudio max 7. Please help.
Re: 3d studio max 7
by Joseph W. Bourke 7 months ago
I think the only place you're going to find Max 7 is on *Bay or maybe *mazon. Good luck! Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Samsung 30 TB drive
by David Mathis 8 months ago
Just came across this today: http: doddlenews.com samsung-ships-30tb-ssd-drive Has anyone really started shooting in 8K resolution
Re: Samsung 30 TB drive
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
The first graphics machine I worked on was a Quantel Paintbox. The bare 10 inch platters were, if I remember correctly, 335mb (that's Megabytes!). Of course we were working in standard definition, put
Pretty Neat Gadget
by Todd Terry 8 months ago
I probably should post this in Cinematography instead, but thought I'd post it for my Biz&Mkg friends first... I found this little gadget today completely by accident, and I think it's pretty cool. Se
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Re: Pretty Neat Gadget
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
These have been around on an industrial scale for a long time. I wrote a documentary for AT&T back in the late eighties about a "hot slide", the process of moving a digital telephone switcher into pla
Moving an object along a growing line
by Sarah Bott 8 months ago
Hi everyone, I'm wondering if you can help me simplify my project. I've built an animation that has a blinking dot traveling from location to location on a map. As the dot travels, a path appears show
Re: Moving an object along a growing line
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
Sarah - Would something like this help: https: aescripts.com speed-lines Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Digital Painting
by Davy Gunarso 8 months ago
Hello, When creating Digital Painting with Photoshop do you normally use the mouse to draw as a pencil I am checking this tutorial: https: www.udemy.com digital-painting-in-photoshop-create-amazing-co
Re: Digital Painting
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
Here's a book worth owning: https: books.google.com books about Digital_Painting_in_Photoshop.html id=_xKBK6-ncH0C It covers the topic exhaustively. Look for a used copy if you can find one. They can
Can't bring in audio
by Suzin Daly 9 months ago
I tired to bring in a sound clip into Audition I get a window saying....Audition's primary temp volume cannot be found. Please review Auditon's disk cache preferences. I do not know what this means. I
Re: Can't bring in audio
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
Hi Suzin - Having never run into this myself, I'm referring you to Adobe's answers on the error message: https: forums.adobe.com thread 1527251 Good luck. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Med
simple shape question
by chad demoss 8 months ago
So I drew a rectangle and wanted to grab a corner point. I was under the impression that I could just grab the arrow tool hold down command (mac) and get the white arrow and then I can grab the corner
Re: simple shape question
by Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
So I guess it's time to serve up a fish, Chad: https: cgi.tutsplus.com tutorials the-wonderful-world-of-shapes-in-after-effects--ae-9659 Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia
Basically Gradient along stroke
by Ted Low 9 months ago
Hi All, I know this is not possible in the strictess sense of the title but I'm trying to achieve something similar to the image. I want to be able to change the length of opacity gradient the ring to
Re: Basically Gradient along stroke
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
See if any of this information helps: https: forums.creativecow.net thread 2 1022437 Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Weird Error after Reinstall
by Rachael Busher 10 months ago
Hello, I have been using 3dsMax for a couple years now as a student, starting with version 2017 and now the 2018, with no problems at all. However this past week my Windows 10 Pro hard drive crashed a
Re: Weird Error after Reinstall
by Joseph W. Bourke 9 months ago
Rachel - Here is what appears to be a solution to your problem: https: forums.autodesk.com t5 installation-licensing error-on-startup-after-installation-3ds-max-2018-arnoldlight-dlo td-p 7588557 Scrol
Premiere Pro CC 2018 missing codecs
by Thomas Mellia 12 months ago
Hi all, I'm new to adding a post but not to the site that has been extremely helpful many of times. I just installed Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 and the new Encoder and have found that many of the code
Re: Premiere Pro CC 2018 missing codecs
by Joseph W. Bourke 12 months ago
This may help you track down the presets: https: forums.adobe.com thread 1047300 Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Creating Searchable Metadata for Sequences in Premiere Pro
by Zachai Kalet-Schwartz 12 months ago
I'm working on a feature documentary. Since we're shooting so much we've decided to organize our footage into a system of master sequences that are assemblies of all of our clips. The goal is to never
Re: Creating Searchable Metadata for Sequences in Premiere Pro
by Joseph W. Bourke 12 months ago
I'm not sure whether this info will help you out, but it appears that you can have file-based Metadata: https: www.universalclass.com articles computers adobe premiere how-to-create-sequences.htm This
Public Access Format with HD Jibberdy Jaberdy
by Mark Gilvey 1 year ago
Greetings, I have two questions: 1. What are the export settings in Adobe Media Encoder for a Public Access channel format. My client has been given some time to place a video on Comcast public access
Re: Public Access Format with HD Jibberdy Jaberdy
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
That's information you will have to get from the public access channel. Just about every television entity has a one-sheeter (usually a pdf they can email you) giving you the exact specs for spot subm
Adobe error
by Alicia Moore 1 year ago
Hi, I'm having problem printing from Adobe products, it gives me the "could not print because of a program error" just for one of the printers. The other one is for the sales department, I can print o
Re: Adobe error
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
Without knowing anything about the brand of printer, whether your drivers are up to date, and other technical issues which could be causing the problem, I would suggest saving a .png or .jpg, and then
Naming Convention Advice
by Matt Dunne 1 year ago
Hey all. I'm in the middle of updating my companies post workflow document for freelance editors and have been doing some thinking into our naming convention for sequences and exports. I'm a huge stic
Re: Naming Convention Advice
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
To keep things straight in my head (I'm a one man shop), I generally use lower case letters (for example, "UMass_Medical_v1"), continuing on numberically. When the client has seen a version, I change
Copy of Premiere Pro CC Certification test
by Adam Berch 1 year ago
Hi, Is there a way to get an entire practice test for the Premiere Pro CC Certification test Thanks
Re: Copy of Premiere Pro CC Certification test
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
Thanks Ann - I didn't run across that one. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Arrrrgh. Also Off Topic - Photos. Grrrr.
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
Damn, Damn, Damn, I'm venting here because many of you know this story. (My long, sad, frustrating story about my battles with my now terminated Adobe Photo Subscription.) As many of you know, I final
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Re: Arrrrgh. Also Off Topic - Photos. Grrrr.
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
Yes. Adobe Bridge CC is free, and is also available as a free-standing install outside of the CC realm. In other words, you don't have to have Photoshop, AE, PPro or other products installed for it to
Easily splitting entire clip into single frames?
by Philip Janikowski 1 year ago
Hi there! Using the latest version of Premiere Pro CC, and AE CC. I was wondering if there was an easy way to split an entire clip into single frames without having to manually add an edit to everyone
Re: Easily splitting entire clip into single frames?
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
Look into "splitting clip into image sequence". I know you can do it in Photoshop quite easily, and I have also done it in Premiere Pro. Here's a link to the Adobe word on it: https: helpx.adobe.com a
3ds Max crashes whenever I try to start the program
by Ismail Ahmed 1 year ago
I recently got a new workstation and have installed 3ds max on it. But whenever I try to open it it just says 3ds max failed to open. I'm not entirely sure what's wrong and would love some help to fix
Re: 3ds Max crashes whenever I try to start the program
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
Did you do a license transfer You have to do that before it will run. There's a utility for it from Autodesk. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
editing and music (not a technical post)
by Bob Zelin 1 year ago
Hi - just watched a YouTube video of Alex Lifeson from Rush talking about the "excitement" of playing in open tuning on guitar - you know how to play the guitar, but all of a sudden, it's all differen
Re: editing and music (not a technical post)
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
As usual, that's the deal, Todd. Talent not included... Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Wind through a window, not possible or what?
by Don Jobs 1 year ago
Hello, this sounds very simple, but now that I have to create it I just can't. So, I googled it and still didn't find any answer. I just need a simple curtains waving on the wind with an open window.
Re: Wind through a window, not possible or what?
by Joseph W. Bourke 1 year ago
I assume that you've set up the Wind Space Warp in the correct direction, with a light force (like a breeze). Have you set up the wall properly in Reactor as a Concave Mesh Here's a walkthrough - you
Apple working on new Mac Pro
by Shane Ross 2 years ago
http: www.theverge.com 2017 4 4 15175916 apple-mac-pro-redesign-plans Rethinking the design, and admitting they painted themselves into a corner with the tube design. BUT...won't come out this year. L
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Re: Apple working on new Mac Pro
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Microsoft is essentially a software company - they began moving into the hardware realm around 2011, and have not seen great success in that side of the business. According to their 10-K annual report
Clamp for Floresent softboxes to have 2 on a stand
by Ben Edwards 2 years ago
Hi. We use photo 'bulbs' (the curly ones) with soft boxes to light a greenscreen. currently we have 2 on stands (one each side). What we cant to do is have 2 softboxes on either atand (they are verry
Re: Clamp for Floresent softboxes to have 2 on a stand
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Here's a very useful video on different ways to achieve this. Personally, I own a couple of Manfrotto super clamps (pricey), several of the mini-clamps (not Manfrotto and cheap) which are close to 2 i
OT: Time to say goodbye?
by David Mathis 2 years ago
For the last several weekd the "other" debate forum has grown silent. There have been no sightings of angry village people with torches and pitchforks. Even the intoxicated laced rants and diatribes h
Re: OT: Time to say goodbye?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Well put, Tim. It appears that the naysayers (anti-subscription)have realized that Adobe is not going to change direction, and the prosayers are happy with the subscription model, and have moved on. W
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How?
by Jim Williams 2 years ago
I made a sound recording in a room with flourescent lighting, and the transformer noise got in my sound. How might I mark the audio to point out the sound before the speaking begins
Re: How?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Well, Jim, some of them will, some of them won't - I think Stefan was just trying to be helpful. In Audition I generally find a clear spot where there is only noise, then use Capture Noise Print, whic
Plotting client locations on a map?
by Mike Little 2 years ago
Hi! I have been asked to create a map of the United States and drop pins on all of our clients. Infographic style. Here is a very rough proof of concept I did in After Effects in 5 minutes: https: vim
Re: Plotting client locations on a map?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
There are a number of "looks" which you can get from the plugin, only one of which is the satellite view. There are several you can use which run the gamut from a flat looking Google type map, to much
AutoCAD crashes with error 977
by Ted Pratt 2 years ago
Hi, I have AutoCAD 2015 on Windows 8.1 When I try to open .DWG format file, AutoCAD crashes and the error the Error 977 Overlapped I O operation is in progress appeared. Can someone please help how to
Re: AutoCAD crashes with error 977
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
This is not an AutoCAD forum, but the following might help: https: knowledge.autodesk.com search-result caas sfdcarticles sfdcarticles Install-Failure-Error-997-Overlapped-I-O-operation-is-in-progress
XMP / Metadata from Adobe Bridge - How to make searchable in Windows
by David Parkison 2 years ago
Hey everyone. This is my first post, so hopefully, I'm handling this properly. I was wondering if I could ask you for your expertise in solving a challenge regarding creating a digital asset managemen
Re: XMP / Metadata from Adobe Bridge - How to make searchable in Windows
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Looks as if the freestanding Bridge CC is still available for download: http: blogs.adobe.com vikrant 2013 06 how-to-install-adobe-bridge-cc Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkem
Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Chris - I'm sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts are with you. Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
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What apps are best for what tasks?
by John Heckt 2 years ago
Hey everyone, I am trying to create a logo for my YouTube channel. I do not have a graphic design background but have a knack for learning Creative Cloud Apps. I've worked with people who use differen
Re: What apps are best for what tasks?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
If you're creating a logo for broad usage, and aren't sure whether it might be placed on large signage, or on a banner at a trade show, you would want to create it in a vector-based software package,
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Smelly Case
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
This is not remotely business or marketing... but I consider B&M sort of my "home forum" on the COW and know most everyone here... and figured some of my friends here might have run across something l
Re: Smelly Case
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Another very good remedy for noxious smells is coffee beans. They really soak up odors, plus they smell pretty nice themselves. The beans, not ground coffee. Just make sure you toss the beans when you
Dealer Show Recap Video Tips
by Boe Beito 2 years ago
Hi folks, I'm an internal, one-man-band video guy at a medium sized company that makes snowmobiles. I generally shoot interview and instructional content. We have a dealer show at a convention center
Re: Dealer Show Recap Video Tips
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Boe - Here's a very useful look at a bunch of on-camera video lights: https: www.youtube.com watch v=kwrGLPi6qb4&t=531s Joe Bourke Owner Creative Director Bourke Media www.bourkemedia.com
Screencaputre
by Marten Köpp 2 years ago
Hello guys, I don't know if this is the right forum but I ask it anyway. I am working on some productmovies and need to capture some screens. To get this done I am looking for portable screencapture s
Re: Screencaputre
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
While it's not free, Camtasia is pretty much the best screen capture tool for the PC side. You don't say whether your captures need to show an interface in motion, with moving cursors, etc.; Camtasia
Reconstructing audio
by Jim Dockery 2 years ago
This is from a location shoot where only one mic on the camera was working. 10825_joannelou.wav.zip I'm trying to remove the room noise and bring up the voices as the overall recording is poor. I appl
Re: Reconstructing audio
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
Hi Jim - The following Audition help file will get you at least part of the way: https: helpx.adobe.com audition using noise-reduction-restoration-effects.html Normalizing may help in bringing up the
Adobe CC - positives and negatives?
by D j Harris 2 years ago
Hi, We are on the verge of switching to Adobe CC and I just wanted to ask those with experience of it about it's highlights and drawbacks. I've done some research but as with anything you find reports
Re: Adobe CC - positives and negatives?
by Joseph W. Bourke 2 years ago
You're on the right track, I'd say. File and project naming and folder structure are the keys to finding archived projects. The rest is just faster ways of finding things when the first steps are less
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