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Text on a Spiral path
by nanda kumar 10 years ago
Hello, I'm writing from Bangalore, India. My name is Nanda Kumar. . I'm struggling to.. 1. Get the fonts to be in a gradually ascending order. 2. I can only created a sentence which starts out and spi
Re: Text on a Spiral path
by Mike Gondek 6 years ago
The post is from years ago, could have been CS3 or 4. Since this post they have added the width tool in CS5, which can be used in this process.
Can't use the control key as a shortcut on Mac
by Paul Roper 6 years ago
Just wondered if anyone knows why Adobe have deemed it impossible to use the control key for shortcuts on a Mac. The first thing I always want to do with Illustrator is set a keyboard shortcut to hide
Re: Can't use the control key as a shortcut on Mac
by Mike Gondek 6 years ago
I agree with you would be nice to have Ctrl an assignable key command, especially since most of the key commands are used up and really not much is left. I deassign most all of the F commands the mac
bringing stroke profiles, etc from cs5 to cs6
by keith vickers 6 years ago
Hi all,I have a question: How do I go about bring in custom profiles etc from cs5.5 to cs6 Thanks all
Re: bringing stroke profiles, etc from cs5 to cs6
by Mike Gondek 6 years ago
Draw one line of each in CS5, copy and paste in CS6. Or try copying this file form CS5 into CS6 location.
Plugin to duplictae a shape around radial axis
by Eric Jordan 6 years ago
Does anyone know of a useful plugin for Illustrator to take a vector shape and duplicate it multiple times in a radial axis. I am basically trying to take a flourish and duplicate it around a center p
Re: Plugin to duplictae a shape around radial axis
by Mike Gondek 6 years ago
Power duplicating start with one petal with rotate tool option click on point of rotation enter a roation value, click copy CMD D on mac to power duplicate Tranform effect Create an object (e.g: star)
Understanding snapping and the pixel grid
by Cassidy Clawson 6 years ago
Hello all, I've used Illustrator for years and I've sometimes run into problems where I can't get a path "straight" vertically or horizontally. I try to nudge or drag the points into alignment, but Il
Re: Understanding snapping and the pixel grid
by Mike Gondek 6 years ago
To get snapping to work in Illustrator, you need to view smart guides. Once the guides are on you will be bale to snap. The default snapping tolerance, is pretty good for most purposes at 4 pts. Align
Copy Extrude and Bevel effect from one object / layer to another object / layer in Illustrator CS3
by sumeet khurana 7 years ago
Hi, I am using Illustrator CS3... I wish to know is there a way in Illustrator CS3 that I can copy the "extrude and bevel effect" which I have put on an object (layer1) and paste the same effect with
Re: Copy Extrude and Bevel effect from one object / layer to another object / layer in Illustrator CS3
by Mike Gondek 7 years ago
You can use the eyedropper, to pick up appearance attributes like that. Yo must though first double click on the eyedropper, and then check both the appearance checkmarks. There is one more thing yo n
3D Text with perspective
by Kian McKellar 10 years ago
Trying to create text with perspective 3D look. I can create a 3D look with the effect Extrude and Bevel but I can't get them to go to a single point. Something along these lines http: www.shinybinary
Re: 3D Text with perspective
by Mike Gondek 7 years ago
The limit on perspective, in 3D Extrude & Bevel is 2000 points. To get your extruded type to go to a single point, you will need to expand the appearance, lasso select the bottom half of your extrusio
how to get PS bevel / emboss type effects in illustrator?
by patrick collins 9 years ago
Hi everyone, So, I have a graphic that I've made in photoshop and I am deciding that it makes more sense to have it as vector art-- And I am not sure how to get my text to look how I have it in photos
Re: how to get PS bevel / emboss type effects in illustrator?
by Mike Gondek 9 years ago
Got it to work, but the detail still is not that great even after going to 300 dpi. Thsi program might be good for web multimedia graphics.
adjustments
by Charles Williams 9 years ago
Im touching up a photo i took. ive been using the select tool and creating vector mask to adjust on a different layer. now i applied some adjustments to some building and realized that i missed one of
Re: adjustments
by Mike Gondek 9 years ago
I am struggling with your post to understand if you actually have a vector mask(with bezier handles and vector points), or if it may be a bitmapped mask(black and white pixels and possibly some gray.
Can't open Print Settings dialogue box!?
by Seth Marshall 9 years ago
About a week ago I was working on something in photoshop. I was printing and was able to set the print settings like normal when suddenly I wasn't able to click the "print settings" button anymore. Wh
Re: Can't open Print Settings dialogue box!?
by Mike Gondek 9 years ago
Do you have the same printer chosen, that button can change if you have a different printer selected. Also reinstall your print drivers. Go to the manufactuors website and download the latest install
Raterizing blend modes in photoshop
by Kelvin Smith 9 years ago
Is this possible I have two layers, one the background and the other is tyre marks: http: www.2welve.co.uk questions normal.jpg When I set the tyre marks to overlay I get this image: http: www.2welve.
Re: Raterizing blend modes in photoshop
by Mike Gondek 9 years ago
Try remove the overly blend mode apply layer style overlay set you fill color, set the blend mode to overly Layer Layer Style create layer You could have created this manually, but wanted to show you
Reproducing/Restoring Old Labels ???
by Britt Abbott 9 years ago
Hello... I'm new to the forum and I have a question for you experts in graphics and scanning. I collect old tube radios from the 1920s and 1930s. In many cases the original paper labels are either mis
Re: Reproducing/Restoring Old Labels ???
by Mike Gondek 9 years ago
Photoshop in my opinion. Illustrator is great for designing new labels also, but to simulate the older printing presses of that era you want softer bitmapped type, and can add in some noise. So you ca
ultimatte knockout
by john terry 9 years ago
hi! sombody know what is the best software actually on the market with same quality as ultimatte knockout for ps
Re: ultimatte knockout
by Mike Gondek 9 years ago
Using a digitizing tablet, and setting the flow down to 1% when needed (eg: slowly fixing the edge of hairs)will give you a better mask than any of the knockout programs out there now or that ever exi
Turning objects into shiney metal objects
by Annie Cron 9 years ago
Hi all, I need to turn a skull and a guitar into a shiney metal guitar and skull. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good tutorial on this or give me some pointers I have scoured the web and it
Re: Turning objects into shiney metal objects
by Mike Gondek 9 years ago
This is much easier than it sounds. Just take your image make it grayscale, then put a color correction curve on top of this. Draw about 3 to 4 tall waves on the curve and it will look like a shiny ch
How to Mix or blend the color
by Maxson Tjan 10 years ago
Hi All, thanks a lot for reading this. Just need some helps of how to mix the color of photos so that it can looks so unreal, so dense, so uniform. i have 3 photos with the link below. Photo 1 http: w
Re: How to Mix or blend the color
by Mike Gondek 10 years ago
Ctrl J or Cmd J- to float a copy of the layer Change blending mode on new layer to soft light Gaussian blur the new layer
Remove Paths from Files During Batch Processing
by Daniel Schmidt 10 years ago
I am batch processing a whole bunch of my images to turn them into jpegs for my client. I do this by selecting the images in Bridge and choosing Tools - Photoshop - Bildverarbeitung (I am using a Germ
Re: Remove Paths from Files During Batch Processing
by Mike Gondek 10 years ago
Bildverarbeitung is "Image Processing" in English, but my bridge CS4 does not have anything like that. In any case use save for web, that will remnove your paths. You can record an action, that will s
PS7 problem with PSDs
by Regina Coeli deWinter 10 years ago
I just reinstalled PS7, and now the program will not load filters or PS7 adjustment files (curves, etc.) when I open a PSD. It works fine with JPGs though. Any ideas on how I can correct this Any help
Re: PS7 problem with PSDs
by Mike Gondek 10 years ago
If you psd images are not 8-bit then you will have greyed out filters. Look at your filename it should be (RGB 8)if ti is (RGB 16) or RGB 32) then choose image mode 8-bit to convert to 8-bit. Newer ve
Spry Horizontal menu not working in IE
by Mike Gondek 10 years ago
See: http: www.mikegondek.com The menu works fine in Safari, Chrome and firefox, but the submenus flow incorrectly in IE on PC. HELP!
Re: Spry Horizontal menu not working in IE
by Richard Williams 10 years ago
Mike, You have altered the sprymenubarhorizontal.css well, but then you have fallen at the last hurdle. You have tried to centre the text inside the menu items by clicking on the centre button within
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Export layers from photoshop with scripts - no serial numbers
by Brian Wagner 10 years ago
When I export layers in photoshop using the "export layers to files" script it includes a serial number. Is there a way to use this script without adding the serial numbers
Re: Export layers from photoshop with scripts - no serial numbers
by Mike Gondek 10 years ago
good question, I remember running into this before. Try imageready, I believe there was an option to use layer names. If it does not let us know how you would want the files to be named,a s that might
Crisp type
by Mike Gondek 10 years ago
I set some type 50 point las vegas fill of 150R 0G 0B, with a 1 pixel stroke of 255R 0G 0B. I tried this as a Premiere title file, and also as a photoshop psd. The font looks fine in the Premiere Titl
Re: Crisp type
by Chris Buttacoli 10 years ago
Try using a color other than red. Red type can cause distortion.
image buffer error
by John Corino 12 years ago
I have been using a G5 for a long time and never had a problem in AE 7. I just got a Dell XPS 720 workstation and I am getting the "could not create 720 x 480 image buffer" error during all my renders
Re: image buffer error
by Mike Gondek 10 years ago
Anyone ever find a solution to this I have have my max Ram & Max Memory set to 100%. I am on CS3 AE with 2gb ram, and am expereienceing the same error on a small 10 second clip.
Go to next source clip (Key Command)
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
The way I work is to digitize my video using auto detect to splice clips, open up all my source clips in the source, trim them, and then drop them into the timeline with no sounds. Are there any keybo
Re: Go to next source clip (Key Command)
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
Alex, Can you tell me where you found that keyboard shortuct I have been going to edit keyboard customiotion panels Source and looking there but did not find it. I have Premiere CS3. Oh wait I found i
Indesign Separate Spreads to single pages?
by Dorene Schumacher 11 years ago
How can I separate pages in the spreads I need each page to be single instead of spreads to add bleeds around them
Re: Indesign Separate Spreads to single pages?
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
file document Setup (UNCHECK) facing pages
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Changing the Background in InDesign
by Carly Deyton 11 years ago
Okay, I'm going to sound like such a novice or whatever, but I worked for the longest time in pagemaker, and then I didn't need to do professional page layout design for about 4 years, and now I'm try
Re: Changing the Background in InDesign
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
So the doucment is black in InDesign but when you make a PDF it turns to another color. This is likely a color management problem. Try edit Color Settings settings: emulate Indesign 2 OFF Then make a
Working with Item numbers in CS4
by Ken Latman 11 years ago
I am rolling out my group to use CS4 but we have encountered one significant bug feature that is slowing the process down for us. We produce product catalogs where our SKU numbers Item numbers are mix
Re: Working with Item numbers in CS4
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
I don't have CS4 in front of me now, but try this. Select the type and got to your character palette, and for language change this to no language. Do a spellcheck. I am quite sure this should work asi
How to fix that Indesign dont find links automaticly?
by Kalvis Kalsers 11 years ago
Im working with two PC and have shared forders. When im traying to open indesign file from other PC it finding links very slowely and link path is very long. Working with file is very hard and finaly
Re: How to fix that Indesign dont find links automaticly?
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
When you open a document you should get options: 1) Don't Fix 2) Fix Links Automatically Obviously choose don't fix. If you are not getting these options, reset your Indesign preferences.
Preparing Line Screen for Newsprint-HELP
by Diana Creed 11 years ago
Here's a mystery I'm hoping there is a simple answer to...I am helping out a colleague who is switching to Indesign from Ready Set Go (and going from paste up to digital - really). Its a newsprint wee
Re: Preparing Line Screen for Newsprint-HELP
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
Choose Print Click the 4th item called output On this screen you will find your line screen for he entire document to be printed.
Flowing multiple images
by Will Jones 11 years ago
Hi All! I have a huge amount of images I need to flow into indesign. Is it possible to import them so they automatically flow add pages per image insert cheers
Re: Flowing multiple images
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
With a loaded cursor, hold down shift, your cursor icon should change, then click on the text box linked to the master page that you want to flow the text into.
Redefine InDesign default fill and stroke
by Matt Drake 11 years ago
I am trying to override the InDesign default fill and stroke. We do endless catalogs, and the most common object we create is a gray box with a black fill. It would be awfully convenient if, when I hi
Re: Redefine InDesign default fill and stroke
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
With no documents open double click on your file change that to 20%k, and then change your stroke to .5 k. This will set your default for new docuements. But you want to do this on documents that are
shifted text position relative text box
by Evguenia Chev 11 years ago
Hello, I want my text to be flush with the text frame - no spaces around. I remember achieving this before, but now when i open that old file where the text is touching the text frame and copy this te
Re: shifted text position relative text box
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
Right click on te4xt frame choose text frame options set inset spacing to 0
Section options
by Dominick Santise 11 years ago
I am working on a project that requires section starts through out. I am using templates from the client but am making small tweaks for my work flow. I am flowing the entire text (as it is supplied) s
Re: Section options
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
First remove any roman numeral section numbering within your document (use the pages palette), then create all your standard number sections, and at the end and add your roman numeral section. The oth
Adding bleed and slug space
by Rory Tate 11 years ago
I'm working on an old ID project. It doesn't have bleed & slug areas. I can't find a reference on how to add these 2 items to an existing document. I'd sure like to know as this is holding up our proj
Re: Adding bleed and slug space
by Mike Gondek 11 years ago
File Document Setup (enter amounts in bleed and slug)
IIS ASP not working
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
I tried to install IIS on a fresh windows install updated with windowsupdate an get the same result on 2 computers. it installs fine but there appears to be a directory security rightd issue. I type i
VERY Slow OS fixed by disabel spring loaded folder
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
My G4 laptop was so slow that just to move from column view from one file to the mext took over 3 minutes adn pulling down system preferences took over 5 minutes. After throwing everything at this I r
Writer Not Found! & youtube posting
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
I am trying to export using the adobe media encoder to 15fps, wmx 320x 240 adn get Writer Not FOund! error. Updated to CS3.01 still getting the error. I just want to post to youtube my DV .aviss. Can
Re: Writer Not Found! & youtube posting
by George Socka 12 years ago
Try Apple MPEG 4. Works for me.
dvd's to AVI
by Bob Tompkins 12 years ago
I need a program to bring DVD's into Premiere by converting to AVI's. On the Mac platform I used DVD x DV but I believe it is not cross platform. Suggestions
Re: dvd's to AVI
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
I tried to rename the vob to g and this worked great for the video, but what about the audio portion
After Effects CS3 won't let me import mp3 files.. please help..
by Roel Vennekens 12 years ago
Hello, Whenever I try to import a mp3 file in AE CS3, I get this error: http: img361.imageshack.us my.php image=aeerrorbl8.jpg Does anybody know what to do (I've tried installing AE 7.0, but it seems
Re: After Effects CS3 won't let me import mp3 files.. please help..
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
Use itunes to make a new mp3 for you, I have done this in the past, and it strips out garbage in the code.
Canon XL2 -VS- Sony DCR-VX2100
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
Was looking to get a 3-CCD mini DV camera for my personal video and weekend freelance projects. Would love to hear your thoughts & opinions on these 2 cameras or others models in that price range. Son
Re: Canon XL2 -VS- Sony DCR-VX2100
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
Thanks Don for the reply. I think the link you submitted about bestpricecameras is true as I waited on hold to talk to them, they are very agressive in getting you to buy extras. They said the camera
.ai files in Premiere don't look as gosd as in After Effects
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
I am using a logo for a bug and the botom right, adn it looks fine rendered form Ae. But when I import a .ai file into Premiere the rendered version looks soft bumpy. I like to use Premiere when I can
Premiere Videos to Web
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
What is the best compression to export a video from Premiere to the web. I did .wmv 320 x 240 , but then the mac people will have a harder time viewing this. Can someone suggest some settings for an m
Re: Premiere Videos to Web
by Daniel Low 12 years ago
WMV isn't a problem for mac users at all - all they need is either Windows Media Player or the Flip4mac plugin for QuickTime. Both are free. You certainly don;t want to go with MPEG-2 - that's designe
Sennheiser MKE 300 Mike only 1 channel on Canon GL-2
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
Got my Canon GL2 yesterday. The Sennheiser Mike only has one channel. When I take the mike off I get both left and right coming in. Is there a setting on the camera I need to change (12 or 16 bit mayb
Re: Sennheiser MKE 300 Mike only 1 channel on Canon GL-2
by Mike Gondek 12 years ago
Thanks everybody for sharing your wisdom, I'm not so familiar behind the camera as I am behind the computer. I recorded without the Sennheiser Mike, and the camera was close enough so it is clear and
iMSG properly formatted .To .CC
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
Can you tell me if this code is good. This is form an .asp page vbscript. What is happening is the .CC is coming from a form, and that email never makes it to the CC recipient. The recipients in the T
Re: iMSG properly formatted .To .CC
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
OK the problem is solved, there is nothing wrong with the code, the server needed to be rebooted.
Please Help. So simple yet so dificult. How to make a space.

is that is?
by Clint Nitkiewicz Hernandez 13 years ago
http: www.newelementproductions.com stopstressindex.html I want to offset the entire website down the page a bit, I want it to start about 2 or 3 inches down the page, right now it sits at the top, wh

Re: Please Help. So simple yet so dificult. How to make a space.

is that is?
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
Great job, looks like you got it fixed using layers. Can tell you spent alot of time into this page(you got up to style 95 wow). Curtis as always is right on with the solution of using the line breaks

Classes to learn web design in Connecticut
by Jennifer Occhicone 13 years ago
Hello, I have been a broadcast designer and animator for the past 13 years, using Adobe AfterEffects for the past 6 years. I want to now make the move into web design. Does anyone know of a place like
Re: Classes to learn web design in Connecticut
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
Let me first warn you to stay away from www.learngroup.net (the owner is cashing students checks and failing to provide classes and cheating his instructors to and has done jailtime for this). You can
Extract From DVD
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
I have 7 DVDs with some video from meetings, converted to DVD by Ritz camera. I only need to extract some short testimonials. Is there a way to do this with Premiere or some utility, so that I do not
Re: Extract From DVD
by Jonathan Shohet 13 years ago
"VirtualdubMOD" is a free and excellant prog that can read VOB files and export them to avi. If the audio of the dvd is in AC3 format, you also need to install the free "AC-3 decompressor" so that Vir
Render to .avi DV errors out
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
I try to render using the standard 48hz .avi DV preset on a PC and get this error. image size or format not supported by compressor or maybe there is a hardware or memeory problem 53 :: 30. I also do
Re: Render to .avi DV errors out
by Mike Gondek 13 years ago
You hit it right on the nose, I can't beleive that I did that. THANKS.
Dropped audio on Indeo Video 5 codec
by Mike Gondek 14 years ago
My friend had his limo stolen, but the security camera has some footage of the crooks. I can brighten up the video but I lose the audio in both Premiere and after effects. The files are 4fps, Indeo Vi
Re: Dropped audio on Indeo Video 5 codec
by mike velte 14 years ago
Play the files in Windows Media Player and while playing, record the audio using Audition or your audio recorder. Save those as .wav files and sync up to the video in Premiere.
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