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Vincent Rosati

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Need to open the file
by Danny Watts 2 days ago
Hi all! How to open .ai format file without Adobe Illustrator I cannot install it. Thanks
Re: Need to open the file
by Vincent Rosati 2 days ago
You can open with Acrobat or Photoshop. Vince *Please remember to Like an answer if it solves your question or gives you a good idea.
How would you go about recreating these pieces of PEZ??? (Shading, 3D effects, etc)
by Al Mundane 2 months ago
I'm conceptualizing how to approach this challenge: recreating the PEZ candy pieces in illustrator. How would you go about it I've made a few attempts, but feel a bit too inexperienced to know how to
Re: How would you go about recreating these pieces of PEZ??? (Shading, 3D effects, etc)
by Vincent Rosati 2 weeks ago
Download the AI project files <
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File: How to Draw: Pez Pieces
by Vincent Rosati 2 weeks ago
zip file An illustrator project file on how to draw pieces of candy. https: f1.creativecow.net 11373 how-to-draw-pez-pieces
Pathfinder Problem
by Derek Polson 1 month ago
Hi, I usually use the pathfinder to combine objects to a single vector for laser cutting as in Object - Group. Effect - Pathfinder - Add. Object - Expand Appearance. This has worked for me upto now bu
Re: Pathfinder Problem
by Vincent Rosati 2 weeks ago
Not sure I'm clear on the issue. It sounds like you want a compound path, like the letter 'O', as opposed to a single path, like an 'I'. You could use - Object Compound Path Make. Or, if the inner obj
Inner Glow Doesn't Work
by Tim Glaim 1 month ago
Hey, everyone. Well, the title basically says it all. I'm working on a project where some of my objects need an inner glow and I see nothing when I try to use it; not even if I set the Mode to Normal.
Re: Inner Glow Doesn't Work
by Vincent Rosati 2 weeks ago
Any luck with this. I realize this is an old post. What about other settings, like Opacity Can you upload a file Vince *Please remember to Like an answer if it solves your question or gives you a good
How to create a repeatable, complex warp for images printed on stretch fabric
by Anna Tew 2 months ago
Hi everyone! I am printing images on spandex. The spandex is then stretched over a circle which causes a lot of distortion to the image. How can i warp the images in illustrator so that they do not lo
Re: How to create a repeatable, complex warp for images printed on stretch fabric
by Vincent Rosati 2 months ago
This seems more like a Photoshop project. I've never considered this challenge before, but it seems that there are a few caveats.. Initially, it seems that you would just need to shrink the image, the
unlucky adobe illustrator cc 2014
by Demi Perreault 3 months ago
One of my .ai images showed - The illustration contains an incomplete or garbed object description. I only want to repair ai file.
Re: unlucky adobe illustrator cc 2014
by Vincent Rosati 3 months ago
Here is a forum search for 'repair'... https: forums.creativecow.net search.php q=repair&f%5B%5D=245 https: forums.creativecow.net search.php q=corrupted&content=F&f%5B%5D=245&age=&library=T https: fo
Avoid bleed (?) between overlapping shapes
by Xavier Bonet 3 months ago
As you can see, there's a rather visible... bleed ( )... between overlapping shapes. This is a simple illustration. I copied the green shape (Layer B), pasted it to Layer C and made it grey; then I cu
Re: Avoid bleed (?) between overlapping shapes
by Vincent Rosati 3 months ago
My initial thought is that what you are seeing is just the typical screen redraw behavior in Illustrator. Is this an export or a screen capture Which is to say, there might not be anything wrong. If y
Extrude & Bevel problem
by Ian Smith 3 months ago
Can anyone tell me why when I try to apply a bevel to a shape it works fine but when I do it to a font or text outline it distorts. If someone can tell me how to post an image I will
Re: Extrude & Bevel problem
by Vincent Rosati 3 months ago
After you're logged in, when you reply to a thread, there are a set of small buttons above where you enter your text - B, I, U, etc. One of the buttons is a camera icon. You can hover your mouse over
Illustrator icon
by Dale Anderson 3 months ago
Hi all, I'm new to forums, hope someone can help. I'm an experienced designer but am having some trouble creating a simple symbol (see image). Could someone let me know a step by step guide to creatin
Re: Illustrator icon
by Vincent Rosati 3 months ago
Hi Dale, Here's a neat way to create radials.. https: www.youtube.com watch v=iERnDj_-J_s Let us know if you need anything else. Vince *Please remember to Like an answer if it solves your question or
adobe illustrator icon work
by Anju Bala 4 months ago
Explain how you can export ICNS icon from Adobe Illustrator with the simple example
Re: adobe illustrator icon work
by Vincent Rosati 3 months ago
I've always used Photoshop and IconBuilder for Mac. Here's a script on GitHub... https: github.com choffmeister adobe-illustrator-icnsexport I haven't tried it. It sounds like it might be version depe
File size TOO LARGE with placed images.
by Tom Kabbash 3 years ago
I am running .AI CS6 on the latest Mac OS. For some reason the past couple versions of .AI generate extremely large file sizes with un-embedded placed images. My file is 250MB with very little vector
Re: File size TOO LARGE with placed images.
by Tom Kabbash 3 years ago
Awesome Vince! The PDF compatibility was everything. From 181MB to 340KB!
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What would be the best way to make the red areas of this image transparent?
by Dave Slydell 2 years ago
Here is the image:
Re: What would be the best way to make the red areas of this image transparent?
by Dave Slydell 2 years ago
Thank you so much. Your reply was extremely helpful. Compound paths are often confusing to me but I managed to get my desired end result using your 3rd method. I'm bookmarking this thread for future r
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Vincent Rosati liked this 2 years ago
Objects next to each other create a small white line.
by Joost Lettink 2 years ago
Hi everyone, I've been working on making some low-poly art and created triangles with the pen tool. These triangles were made by using the anchor points of other triangles. The results are great but t
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Jonathan Ziegler liked this 2 years ago
Re: Objects next to each other create a small white line.
by Steve Crook Jr 2 years ago
Hi! Occasionally I have encountered this issue and solved it by methods Jonathon Ziegler suggested in another post in this thread. But almost always I found the errors to be my mistake or snap not wor
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Vincent Rosati liked this 2 years ago
Adobe illustrator file corruption.
by Paul Harrison 2 years ago
Hi, I ve gotta problem with my Adobe Illustrator. Yesterday I was working in it. But today it doesn t want to open this file. It says that the file is corrupted. What s the matter I did nothing wrong.
Re: Adobe illustrator file corruption.
by Jonathan Ziegler 2 years ago
Hey there, more details about the file would be nice: what version of illustrator are you using At 42mb, it sounds quite big - did you have lots of raster images You can try moving the raster images t
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Which Apple Computer? iMac?
by Darren Peister 2 years ago
Hello! I'm switching from FCP7 to Premiere CS6. I bought the CS6 software; no cloud for now. Having browsed several months worth of posts here, it seems there's a decent circle of people working on 27
Re: Which Apple Computer? iMac?
by Travis Hubbard 2 years ago
"Garbage can "
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What am I missing? :(
by Randall Donadio 3 years ago
Hey, I'm new here and to video editfing as well. I'm using Adobe Premiere and feel as if I am missing something here. I've tried things such as changing opacity, using blurs, adjusting color and even
Re: What am I missing? :(
by Vincent Rosati 3 years ago
Looks fine here, up to HD. Is it possible you were looking at a low res version as the higher res versions were being processed Vince *Please remember to Rate our replies or check Solution if solved.
Need Opinions on Illustrator files
by Leslie King 3 years ago
Hi Everyone I designed a product package in Photoshop but the printer said they needed an Illustrator file with cut lines. So I hired a girl on freelancer.com to have my Photoshop package design conve
Re: Need Opinions on Illustrator files
by Jonathan Ziegler 3 years ago
I seems odd that the printers would need the package as an AI file, but the cutfiles make sense. I used to do both raster and vector for laser cutter engravers and CNCs including setting up cutfiles,
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Multicolor Gaussian Blur
by Jimmy Afterglow 3 years ago
Hey all, Pretty new to illlustrator and would like to create something like this image below with more colours, any instructions http: wallpaperology.com 17-Abstract-wallpapers 54-3D---Abstract-wallpa
Re: Multicolor Gaussian Blur
by Vincent Rosati 3 years ago
The attached files illustrate two approaches to this: 1 - Gradient Mesh 2 - Blend Blend options (CS4) 7235_gauscs4.ai.zip Blend options (v.10) 7236_gausv10.ai.zip You'll see two versions of the Blend
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EPS file with mysterious extra white box
by Mike Sussman 6 years ago
I was given a logo in EPS format. When I import the logo into After Effects, a mysterious white box appears behind the logo. This problem happens when importing to PhotoShop too. I tried finding the o
Re: EPS file with mysterious extra white box
by Crystal Brown 3 years ago
I had this same problem, so I thought I'd share my solution. The file I received was built using layers of effects, including drop shadows. EPS files do not support drop shadow transparency, so that's
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Trouble with SVG export to CAD
by Rob Brandreth-Gibbs 3 years ago
I'm attempting to export an svg file to an entry-level online CAD program called Tinkercad without success. The original artwork was a simple b&w logo built in PS and pasted into Ai. Used the Image Tr
Re: Trouble with SVG export to CAD
by Rob Brandreth-Gibbs 3 years ago
Have to laugh a bit. Though I was successful as above, it wasn't clear afterwards exactly what I had done to make it work. There was a bit of random scrambling with buttons. My steps were: 1. Build in
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Reduce large 54 MB file for emailing
by John Johnsen 4 years ago
I have an Illustrator file (I mostly work in PS6) of a poster that is 18" x 24". It has an image in one layer and all type in another. The type covers the poster completely. The image fills the whole
Re: Reduce large 54 MB file for emailing
by Jonathan Ziegler 4 years ago
I'll guess that you're trying to send it to a printer or something then. First, see if they have an FTP area you can send it to, that'll fix it right there: follow their directions and you may hav eto
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Adding Motion Blur to Stills or Titles
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
In older versions of PP I could add Video Effect Distort Transform to a title or still image, then I could set the motion keyframes, select 'Use Composition', select 'Motion Blur', and set the 'Shutte
Re: Adding Motion Blur to Stills or Titles
by Ann Bens 5 years ago
I think you have to turn to AE for this effect. ----------------------------------------------- Adobe Certified Expert Premiere Pro Adobe Community Professional
Point Type Scaled for Area Type
by Kian McKellar 5 years ago
I often create area type and then wish to scale it similar to what I do with point type. Instead it just adjusts the area which the text can be within. Is there anyway to free transform an area type b
Re: Point Type Scaled for Area Type
by David Cabestany 5 years ago
You can also use the transform tool for that. I also often create a quick shape right next to the text box, a square or something like it, I select both together and scale down to what I need, then I
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Create anchor point automatically at two intersecting paths
by Anil Agarwal 5 years ago
Any scripts Any ideas to be able to do this automatically Thanks.
Re: Create anchor point automatically at two intersecting paths
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
Selecting all of the objects and Window Pathfinder Outline might work for you. Other than that, the only thing I can think of is to turn on snapping and use the Scissor tool. Vince *Please remember to
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How to make a preview of a vector logo on an image with perspective in it.
by Carlo Veenje 5 years ago
As a volunteer I do some work for http: www.de-a.nl (about local production of sustainable energy). I created a logo with Illustrator. Now someone wants a large sticker on the side of his old Citro n-
Re: How to make a preview of a vector logo on an image with perspective in it.
by Vincent Rosati 5 years ago
It's probably best to do this in Photoshop. The car image as the background. Then the logo as another layer. Then Edit Transform Distort or Perspective to the logo. If you don't have PS and have to us
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Reverse mask?
by Karl Compton 5 years ago
I have a created a shape with the pen tool and it has a solid color. I have created another smaller shape with the pen tool that has no fill. I would like to use this smaller shape to cut out a portio
Re: Reverse mask?
by Tylor Larson 5 years ago
Are you looking to punch a hole in your Larger shape if so ... you need to use the path finder tool. normally i leave the path finder tool window open all the time. window Pathfinder if you select bot
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How do you make fonts in the Character drop down, display how they really look?
by ryan Wayne 7 years ago
This is a little hard to explain, but when I have the Character palette open and click the drop down arrow, all my fonts look like arial or something just as plain. I've noticed some screen shots in t
Re: How do you make fonts in the Character drop down, display how they really look?
by Chris Martin 5 years ago
I've been checking into this myself and what I found in the adobe forums is that the font preview in the panels is a feature of the Mac version of illustrator only. PC users must go to Type Font for a
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Mobile File Type PHP
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
I'm making a little mobile site. The doctype looks like... < xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" > <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "- WAPFORUM DTD XHTML Mobile 1.2 EN" "http: www.openmobilealliance.org
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Re: Mobile File Type PHP / should mobile doc types be used at all?
by demetri tashie 5 years ago
hi vincent, i don't see the use of php for mobile being a problem at all. what i see as interfereing with it is not the doc type, which is fine, but the the xml declaration at the very top. the xml de
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Import SWF into illustrator
by Larry Bang 8 years ago
Hi there Does anyone know if its possible to import an SWF file into illustrator (so i can adjust each frame individually) I'm using CS4 Any help appreciated Larry
Re: Import SWF into illustrator
by Jorge Julian 6 years ago
Although this response is 2 yrs too late, someone in the future will have the same question and I have not seen anyone properly answer it (at least to my satisfaction). What you can do: 1) Create a ne
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Animating a still from large to small gets jaggy
by Pattie Olson 6 years ago
I have a photo that is 300dpi, 2488 x 3343. I need it to be large because the clip starts with it zoomed in close to a patch on a shirt, showing a detail, then I reduce the photo to show the whole pic
Re: Animating a still from large to small gets jaggy
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
I always achieved better results using Effects Video Effects Distort Transform, instead of Effect Controls Video Effects Motion. It always seemed to render better, for resizing or tracking stills. Tra
best way to de-interlace
by mike albertini 6 years ago
Hi, Just a quick question...I have a 40 min video which I'd like to now de-interlace in cs5 on a mac...in fcp I would either nest the sequence and add a de-interlace filter or de-interlace it in compr
Re: best way to de-interlace
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
I'm sure someone else could chime in with more up to date info, but Premiere's default deinterlacing, as you indicated, would probably be the fastest, though it is the lowest quality. It does what I c
Pencil Brush preset
by Mike Derk 9 years ago
Hey, I've been doing some animating lately, but I make most of my initial images in PS. Well, sort of. If I want something that genuinely looks like it was drawn with a pencil, I find that PS falls wa
Re: Pencil Brush preset
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
Her you go! :) A layered TIFF using the styles settings: 1512_pspressurepen.tif.zip The Photoshop ABR Brush settings file: 1513_pstechnicalpencils.zip This was done in CS2, I think. Hopefully it works
aspect ratios
by Zachary Ringer 6 years ago
I'm doing a school project for national History Day. I've made some content in After effects and am now trying to import into premier pro to edit and output to encore for dvd burning. I would like to
Re: aspect ratios
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
For DV Widescreen, if you are working with square pixels - PAR 1.0, create graphics or video at 864x480 (I think that's correct, although if you research it you will find conflicting numbers). Ideally
how do you export to DVD and use up the full disc space?
by Scott davidson 6 years ago
I had a compression question that I havent been able to solve. I have a 30 min video that when I export it to avi is about 6 GB. I want to burn it on DVD, but whenever I export it to encore it gets co
Re: how do you export to DVD and use up the full disc space?
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
For VBR, the compression setting are probably something like... 8000 6000 3825 These are high settings. Anything higher and the program wouldn't play reliably on DVD hardware, if at all. To ensure the
White Flashes on still images in CS5 Premiere
by Shirley Morgan 6 years ago
I just upgraded to CS5 Premiere. I made a simple photo montage, and there are white flashes (blinking white) on the parts of the images where the white has no color, such as highlights in the eyes, ba
Re: White Flashes on still images in CS5 Premiere
by Vincent Rosati 6 years ago
Not sure if this is the issue, but if you are displaying on a CRT it could be a broadcast-safe color issue. If so, there's a Broadcast filter in PP you could use. Just nest your final timeline in a ne
Understanding standard def., 720X480 vs. 640X480
by Wesley Dysart 7 years ago
I'm about to head to Miami and was looking at little portable camcorders. I notice many of them say they shoot 4:3 640X480. The company I work for does NTSC for many of our jobs, and I've been led to
Re: Understanding standard def., 720X480 vs. 640X480
by Vincent Rosati 7 years ago
Probably either... Edit in a DV 720x480 Full Screen (0.9:1) project, this would fill the screen and display properly so long as the playback method honors the PAR flag. Or pillarbox the 640x480 into a
Strange new aspect problem after rendering video.
by Georgina Lord 7 years ago
I've upgraded (finally) to Windows 7 x64 and also a new video card, which is a Quadro FX 3800. I'm running Premier Pro CS4 and I'm encountering a very strange problem. If I import video into the timel
Re: Strange new aspect problem after rendering video.
by Vincent Rosati 7 years ago
Initially, any of the forum leaders would be hesitant to supply answers to thread where a rip of a commercial product is the subject. fyi Although some would disagree with this, my process is to creat
Media Player plays file, Premiere won't import it!!?
by john doba 9 years ago
Doing cross platform work, rendered project looked kinda iffy in Media Player and Windows Quicktime; transferred rendered-to-mov and avi attempts over to Mac. AVI looks good; rendered MOV looks great
Re: Media Player plays file, Premiere won't import it!!?
by Vincent Rosati 7 years ago
Yes, on PC you will get an AVI file when decompressing a video file. Vince *Please remember to Rate our replies or check Solution if solved. If you get a good idea from the post, consider clicking the
Sheetfed Coated V2 Profile Changed When Reopening
by Vincent Rosati 7 years ago
I'm just preparing a file for a printer who is specifying a CMYK colorspace using the 'US Sheetfed Coated V2' profile. I do this, but when I save the file and reopen it, the color profile is 'Web Coat
Re: Sheetfed Coated V2 Profile Changed When Reopening
by David Cabestany 7 years ago
Try using the assign color profile before saving, and check embed color profile (I believe it says something like icc profiles, not in front of Photoshop right now).
Smoke Stream, another
by Vincent Rosati 7 years ago
What's is a good way to produce this... http: www.templatemonster.com flash-templates 23822.html I'm only looking at the looping smoke element, not the lead-in stuff. Is this particles, or something e
Re: Smoke Stream, another
by Vincent Rosati 7 years ago
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! :) Vince *Please remember to Rate our replies or check Solution if solved. If you get a good idea from the post, consider clicking the Kudos option.
Bump Shadow Reverses?
by Vincent Rosati 8 years ago
I'm just trying to apply a bump map to a shape. But, half way along the bump, the effect seems to reverse, causing the shadowing to reverse. How do I do this correctly, or is there a better approach H
Re: Bump Shadow Reverses?
by Vincent Rosati 8 years ago
That'll do it! Thanks Adam! Vince
Rubber Shoe Sole
by Vincent Rosati 8 years ago
Hello All, I'm trying to put a shader on some polygons, to make the rubber sole of a shoe. When I use Displacement, the surrounding polys are effected. I don't want that. I considered simply extruding
Re: Rubber Shoe Sole
by Brian Jones 8 years ago
you'd probably have to use Sub-Poly displacement to get the texture to limit itself to the selection
Can't Choose a Font
by Paul Benson 8 years ago
Weird. Adobe Photoshop CS4 with WinXP. Fonts that appear with my Character Map application and Word do not show up in Photoshop in the font dropdown list. The one I am trying to use is a true type fon
Re: Can't Choose a Font
by Vincent Rosati 8 years ago
Does the font actually work in Character Map or Word Perhaps the font is corrupted. It could be a conflict issue that occurs when Premiere is launched. Maybe try running NexusFont to look for issues,
Trying to Not Use Poser Anymore
by Vincent Rosati 8 years ago
My goal is to to do simple posing, simple animation, pose presets, ... the same stuff as Poser. I'm seeing two types of setups. 1 - Like the Primitive Figure (editable), made up if body parts and IK t
Re: Trying to Not Use Poser Anymore
by Vincent Rosati 8 years ago
Thanks Randy and Adam. I'll be making my own models, I have a few already. I just see so many different approaches to character animation that I lose focus on what I'm trying to do. I will definitely
Pen Tool
by Sean Harper 9 years ago
I was just about to finish editing and cleaning up a picture but the eyes weren't as bright as I'd like them to be so I decided to use the pen tool to draw around the eye and enhance the curves to ma
Re: Pen Tool
by Vincent Rosati 9 years ago
Since you've already created the vector path, select the shape layer and go to the Paths tab. Click the drop-down and choose Save Path. You can now delete the shape layer and work with the path. There
Losing Tifs
by Del Holford 9 years ago
Hello all I've been scanning pictures on my Epson Expression scanner at 150 dpi and 200 scale. I capture the pictures as tifs and then work them in Photoshop CS3 for rotations, noise reduction, etc. I
Re: Losing Tifs
by Vincent Rosati 9 years ago
Hey Del- I've also had a few TIFs become corrupted. Total iMac 10.5 workflow. The TIFs were originally generated by Cinema4D. Than, Save As TIFF LZW in PS CS3. The corruption occurred, similar to your
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