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adolf witzeling

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August 3rd 2006
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Prepping my design for professional printing
by Elizabeth Gilbert 7 years ago
I am working in Illustrator CS2, on a Mac and I've designed a postcard that I am having professionally printed. I uploaded it as a pdf to Vistaprint. I received my order, but there was a vertical, whi
Re: Prepping my design for professional printing
by adolf witzeling 7 years ago
I'll be more than glad to help you with this. Please post a picture. cheers, Adolf
Newbie. Creating an Invitation.
by Juan Karlo de Guzman 7 years ago
Hello. I'm basically new to this Photoshop thing. As far as I can remember, I'm really familiar with Corel Photo thing, Ulead PhotoImpact and the latest, GIMP. I have a phobia with using Adobe Product
Re: Newbie. Creating an Invitation.
by adolf witzeling 7 years ago
I think it would look more "realistic" if you "sketch" the face of the lady (using the photo as a reference on a layer underneath) and lay it on top of the mermaid. Just sketch the eyes, nose and mout
About the "screen" and "multiply" blend mode...
by Steven Addinsell 7 years ago
Hi everybody I am with Ps Touch Photoshop version for Ipad. I tried to use the blend mode with screen on a black background and with multiply on a white background : it works but there is always a bit
Re: About the "screen" and "multiply" blend mode...
by adolf witzeling 7 years ago
Both blending modes (multiply and screen) always take the pixel values of the layer underneath in consideration. So, i.e. when you set the top layer to multiply over the bottom layer, as in your examp
Illustrator Font Issue
by Julie Meyer 7 years ago
AI CS3 has starting showing fonts in the preview that are currently turned off. It doesn't show ALL my fonts - just a random selection of available and unavailable options. Any ideas on how to prevent
Re: Illustrator Font Issue
by adolf witzeling 7 years ago
Which program do you use for font management What's your operating system Maybe uninstalling (not just deleting) of Illustrator and then reinstalling could be worth a shot...
Exporting to a PDF
by Kyle Solomon 7 years ago
How do I export my AI file to a PDF to be viewed on the internet
Re: Exporting to a PDF
by adolf witzeling 7 years ago
One more thing: when saving it as a pdf, in the pdf settings choose SMALLEST FILE SIZE. That will save it in 72ppi and will let you view the whole page on the screen (since monitors display at 72ppi).
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Changing Text Transparency to Color
by John Corbett 7 years ago
I'm embarrassed both that I can't figure out how to do this inside Illustrator but that I also can't seem to enter the right search parameters in Google to find a way to do it, so I must turn to the C
Re: Changing Text Transparency to Color
by adolf witzeling 7 years ago
I'm glad you got it worked out. Yes my original post didn't have the crucial steps because I put those in "tags" and when posted the contents of the tags got stripped off...my bad. cheers
How do I check the size of an artboard?
by Ignacio Holiday 7 years ago
I have an artboard I downloaded with a graphics package. How do I check and see what size it is I can see the rulers snapped to it, but I have no idea what the units are. And when I move the artboard
Re: How do I check the size of an artboard?
by adolf witzeling 7 years ago
there are no dumb questions :) Go to document setup....edit artboards....then the size of the artboard will be visible and changeable in the menu above the document window (not the transformation pale
Where can I find 3-color palettes?
by Ignacio Holiday 7 years ago
I'm just getting started in making infographics. I've read that you want a 3-color palette for them, but all the palettes in kuler are 5-color. Is there anywhere to get 3-color palettes
Re: Where can I find 3-color palettes?
by adolf witzeling 7 years ago
this link should point you in the right direction: spyrestudios(dot)com color-combination-tools ...don't forget to replace the word with a real dot. cheers
text layers
by Ginni Baker 9 years ago
Whenever I open up a recent photoshop document, the text layers are uneditable. It's like they've been rasterized. Does anyone know why
Re: text layers
by adolf witzeling 9 years ago
don't flatten the file (meaning leave the text on its own layers) and save as .ps. That will keep the text layers intact, so when reopen they still will be editable. chers, Adi
What resolution, file type for professional printing
by Caoimhin O Coileain 9 years ago
This is quite a stupid question but one I really need an answer for. I have been illustrating a children's picture book. Its a personal project me and my wife have been undertaking. They are photoshop
Re: What resolution, file type for professional printing
by adolf witzeling 9 years ago
Hi, rule of thumb is yor file should be between 1 1 2 - 2 times of your publisher's (printer's) screening resolution. If your book will be printed at 150 lines inch (aka "line screen") you should be g
Mac OS x10.4 question
by Paul Argyropoulos 10 years ago
Okay..here is probably a REAL easy question which I just can't find the answer to. Mom has a G4 Mac tower. I have a G5 iMac running 10.4.11. I have disks for OS X 10.4.2 but it says on the disks for G
Re: Mac OS x10.4 question
by adolf witzeling 9 years ago
hi, I don't think your install disks for the G5 will work what you are trying to do. You need to start-up from these G5 install disks (that's probably the "won't work" part in your situation) in order
how to permanently empty trash
by david edri 10 years ago
hi guys, i'm trying to make more room on my imac and clear 76gb of space,but everytime i hit empty trash it makes the sound but the files are still there. what should i do thanks david
Re: how to permanently empty trash
by adolf witzeling 10 years ago
Start up from an bootable cd. Then delete the trash. Should work, I have resolved a similar problem this way in the past. hope that helps, Adolf
Hello everyone, I am from China
by sun kai 10 years ago
Hello everyone, I come from China, and hope that it will be more exchanges
Re: Hello everyone, I am from China
by adolf witzeling 10 years ago
Hi Sun, welcome to the greatest pasture on earth. You have come to the right place to exchange ideas , find inspirations and learn from the worldwide cow community. cheers, Adi
Font not rcognized by Photoshop cs2
by gary madison 10 years ago
HI Photoshop CS2 does not recognize Brush Script MT but the font resides in my hard drive... Solution Thanks gary Only the Best to You gary
Re: Font not rcognized by Photoshop cs2
by adolf witzeling 10 years ago
Hi, just being on the hard drive won't load the font. If you are on the Mac try installing the font using "Font Book". Before installing the font close Photoshop, then reopen. What type of font are yo
HELP! Images won't appear in canvas!!
by Colleen Kessler 10 years ago
I have CS3 on windows PC. I can open a file image.. even one's I have worked on before. It shows all the layers in the layer tool, even the histogram is active to the image.... but the canvas is BLANK
Re: HELP! Images won't appear in canvas!!
by adolf witzeling 10 years ago
Hi, In regard to the "tools problem" hit the TAB key, it'll toggle the tools on and off. In regard to the blank canvas...please don't get me wrong.....but do you have the visibility turned on for the
swatch exchange error
by Matt Stalker 10 years ago
Hi, I've got a large project for which we'd like to share a set of swatches between photoshop and illustrator. I'm trying to use the feature "Save swatches for exchange" from the swatch palette, and P
Re: swatch exchange error
by adolf witzeling 10 years ago
hi Matt, yes that's indeed a strange error. Especially since CS2 and up should support the (.ase) exchange format for swatches. I don' know if it helps, but it might be worth a shot. First delete the
3d models
by DOUG TEPE 10 years ago
Hi, For some reason I can't download DMZ files from file-Automate-search google for 3d models. I am using cs3 and have installed the plug-in from labs.adobe.com. I used to be able to do it but now I c
Re: 3d models
by adolf witzeling 10 years ago
Not sure, I suspect It might be an incompatibility between Google Earth and Leopard (10.5). * Not compatible with Leopard 10.5 * Cannot load some models with Cyrillic or double-byte characters. In so
Rendered video is brighter than the preview
by David Brown 12 years ago
I just finished my first big AE CS3 composition and I'd like to render it out. Unfortunately, no matter what format I use, the video always comes out significantly brighter than what is shown in AE. T
Re: Rendered video is brighter than the preview
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
David, the statement you made regarding iPods, see quote below, is just plain silly and "immature"- If you really mean that in all honesty you are making a fool out of yourself... Take care, Adi "Um,
HD Backup_can't copy busy items???
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Hello friends at the cow. I'm getting ready to upgrade OSX to 10.4 on my Dual Processor G4, doing erase and install . In order to back up stuff I don't want to loose, I thought the easiest would be to
Re: HD Backup_can't copy busy items???
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Thank you zrb, I followed your advise and downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner (very reasonable shareware fee, by the way) and it worked like a charm. Very easy to use..one click and done! Once again thanks
After Effects CS
by Simon Hannon 12 years ago
I recently downloaded the CS Trial, but it wont install. It tells me I need to update my computer. Anyone know what I need to update What does CS need that AE 7 doesn't IGGY35 http: www.youtube.com ig
Re: After Effects CS
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
System Requirements from the Adobe Web site: Windows Intel
ProAnimator / Invigorator and AE CS3
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
hello everyone, I just installed AE CS3 on my IntelMacBookPro running 10.4.1. I moved Invigorator (4.09) and ProAnimator 4.02 int the plug-in folder in AE CS3. After booting up AE it didn't load Invig
Re: ProAnimator / Invigorator and AE CS3
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Matt and Jon, thank you so much for the quick response. It did resolve my issue. Keep up the great work! kind regards, Adi
blood help
by cyprusx 12 years ago
heay Iv only had after effects for about a week, and i don't know how to make a realistic blood effects. If someone could help me with that, it would be great. im cutting somthing with a knife so i ne
Re: blood help
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Check out Grand Master Aharon Rabinowitz's 2-part tutorial, titled: "Horror text on a wall". It explains precisely how to do it. Here's the link: http: forums.creativecow.net cgi-bin new_page_wrapper.
Dropped Frames when capturing
by Byron L. Pfordte 12 years ago
I am having trouble with Final Cut Express HD dropping frames and really getting the video and audio out of sync when capturing. I realize this is an OSX forum, but I am at a loss. I am capturing via
Re: Dropped Frames when capturing
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Here are some helpful hints for capturing to disk inFCP, as suggested in Larry Jordan's Newsletter, which I can highly recommend. Make sure you are not using a hard disk connected using USB. Make sure
Apple Menue duplicates items
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Hi everyone, I seem to have a strange issue with my Apple Menue. When I pull down the Apple menue it shows that there are 2 Logout items, 2 restart items, 2 shutdown items...like its duplicating those
Re: Apple Menue duplicates items
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Thank you Drew, you nailed it!!! That's exactly what it was. Somehow the Universal Access (the "voice over" in my case) got turned on. I need to tell my dog to quit messing with my computer...... :) A
application problem
by masoom 12 years ago
hello guys....i am facing a problem if u have solution then plz tel me the problem is that when i am going to open some of my softwear then i get a message" You do not have permission to open the appl
Re: application problem
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Hi, Click once on the application, then "get info" (or "command"+I), and make sure in the ownership and permission section it is a s follows: You can: Read & Write Owner:system Access:Read & Write Gro
Rendering in AE (7)
by Lewis Sogge 12 years ago
Hey, Im new to AE, as you may see... and I can't figure out the right way to render. I heard exporting is bad, but I still tried that anyways and yeah... the quality was horrible. Then, I did the rend
Re: Rendering in AE (7)
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Hi, check out the podcast tutorials of Aharon Rabinowitz. His tutorial "Final Delivery" explains very well what to do and what to avoid when rendering. His podcasts are excellent and a great source of
Right clicking on an object forces Finder to relaunch - Any Ideas
by David DuBois 12 years ago
Hi There I started up my machine this morning and finder is doing weird things. Whenever I rightclick on an Icon (all except drive icons) finder relaunches itself. I have tried my mouse and my wacom p
Re: Right clicking on an object forces Finder to relaunch - Any Ideas
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Hi, I had something similar happening to me a while back, both my mouse and tablet started doing "weird" things. I was able to solve it, just by reinstalling the drivers. Check the manufacturer's webs
Universal software on PowerBook G4 and PowerMac G5
by Todd George 12 years ago
Hello All I have A 15inch PowerBook G4 running OS 10.4.8 my 1.8Ghz G5 Desktop is also running the same OS just wondering if I can purchase universal installs of applications like Shake or do I need to
Re: Universal software on PowerBook G4 and PowerMac G5
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Hi, Universal Binary means that the application is running "natively" on the new Intel powered processors like MacBookPro etc. If you run an Application that is not (yet) universal binary, on an Intel
My "cartoon" look video....take a look
by Gabe Strong 12 years ago
Here's my attempt at a "cartoon" look....I used after effects ......only had two layers in one comp to do this effect. Anyways, here's the link.. www.gforcevideo.com index8.html Everyone is welcome to
Re: My "cartoon" look video....take a look
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Hi alaskadude, If you revise the clip, would you mind posting it I'd be interested to see how the "final" turned out. I think if you thicken up the lines and simplify them it will look less computer g
Can AE 7.0 Read more then two GB of Ram?
by John Jackowiak 12 years ago
I read the post about AE 6.5 not being able to read more then 2 GB of Ram at a time on an OS X system. Has AE 7.0 changed to 64 bit to fix this problem, or is it still limited
Re: Can AE 7.0 Read more then two GB of Ram?
by adolf witzeling 12 years ago
Hi, No, on the Mac (OSX) After Effects can only use 2GB of RAM regardless of the version. On the PC (utilizing the "secrect switch") it can use 3GB of RAM. Adi
Sound Quality of my Tutorials/podcasts?
by Aharon Rabinowitz 13 years ago
Hi everyone - To those of you who watch my AE podcasts or tutorials, I was wondering what you thought of the sound quality. Also, do you feel the volume is too high or just right or what Please sound
Re: Sound Quality of my Tutorials/podcasts?
by adolf witzeling 13 years ago
Hi Aharon, throwing in my 2 cents worth..... In my opinion the sound quality is very good. I'm listening to your tuts on my home and work computers ( using a headset ). The "moooh" at the beginning is
Illustrator files for text
by jeff openshaw 13 years ago
When I try to bring an illustrator text file into ProAnimator it says there were no usable vector paths in this file. I'm new to illustrator and am using the CS version. My fonts from after effects wo
Re: Illustrator files for text
by adolf witzeling 13 years ago
Hi, in Illustrator, convert the text to outlines and save as Illustrator file. Make sure that "compression" is turned off. That should work. Not sure why the font isn't showing up in ProAnimator. Are
Newbie question: create one object with 2 different front colors
by sersn69 13 years ago
Ivigorator Pro 4 Plugin in After Effects 7 Hi there! I'm new to the Invigorator, so: if this is a stupid question: sorry!! :-) Imagine a square seen from the front. I want to give the square two diffe
Re: Newbie question: create one object with 2 different front colors
by adolf witzeling 13 years ago
Hi, you also could make the shape with the 2 colors in AE, using the "RAMP" effect. Create a solid and apply the ramp effect to your shape, assign your two colors and use the crosshair to set where yo
COW Tutorials: After Effects A Film Compositor's Techniques for Rotoscoping
by COW Articles 13 years ago
A Film Compositor's Techniques for RotoscopingIn this video tutorial, compositor Pete O'Connell explains a few of the techniques he uses to rotoscope in After Effects. Click on the link above to view
Re: COW Tutorials: After Effects A Film Compositor's Techniques for Rotoscoping
by adolf witzeling 13 years ago
Nice tutorial Pete, thanks for sharing! Would it be possible to post the footage used (for practicing ) -Adi
My Set Up window is blank
by Joe Vallero 13 years ago
In Invigorator Pro and AE 6.0 on a MacBook Pro 10.4.8 1.83 GHz 1GB RAM my setup window is blank. when I go into the set up to effect the text and add layer styles the window with in the tool is all wh
Re: My Set Up window is blank
by adolf witzeling 13 years ago
hi, I had exactly the same issue. I could create an object, but the main preview window stayed blank. When rendering, everything was there. I had that problem in both, the stand alone application of P
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