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'Fraid not. Scan it in and draw over the top... 717 Views / 9 Replies  
'Fraid not.

Scan it in and draw over the top in Illustrator.
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Aug 1, 2004 at 01:37 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I seem to be quite late to catch onto this, but... 7,246 Views / 313 Replies  
I seem to be quite late to catch onto this, but if there are any available invites floating around I would love one.

I'm finding the RIDICULOUS 3Mb limit on my dotMac account more and more...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 30, 2004 at 05:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This information is called a 'Slug'. There... 371 Views / 1 Replies  
This information is called a 'Slug'.

There are PlugIns that can automatically generate them for you (only Slugger (Quack) and SlugCubed (ID) spring to mind at the moment) or you can do it...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 11:21 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
As a designer and a prepress techie I feel... 599 Views / 8 Replies  
As a designer and a prepress techie I feel qualified to pass judgement on this one.

For a designer to supply a file without fonts/links etc once is a mistake. If this is not brought to his/her...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 11:14 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I apologise, you're right, this must have been... 832 Views / 18 Replies  
I apologise, you're right, this must have been introduced with CS - i did test it in CS and it works fine but I forgot that you were in ID2.

See here (http://www.graphiksyndikat.com/example.pdf)...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 10:45 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Thanks SnakeBoy, but English is my native... 776 Views / 19 Replies  
Thanks SnakeBoy, but English is my native language and I do have 20/20 vision ( ;) ); I was just pointing out that the April fool's joke was about the finder not being written in cocoa rather than...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 09:55 AM, in GUI Customization
That is indeed the way to get Ye Olde Style aqua... 776 Views / 19 Replies  
That is indeed the way to get Ye Olde Style aqua windows, but I think what we're searching for is a way to get all new windows to open that way by default, which is proving to be rather tricky.
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 08:47 AM, in GUI Customization
In which case the method I outlined is exactly... 832 Views / 18 Replies  
In which case the method I outlined is exactly what you need. If you need to add spot colours to CMYK artwork it's no problem; if you don't need the CMYK then add your extra channels to a greyscale...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 08:41 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
To chris v: what do you want to achive with your... 832 Views / 18 Replies  
To chris v: what do you want to achive with your ideal DCS format?

If it's spot colour channels with full res preview that exists already - add your spot colour channels to your regular...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 06:24 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
You can rotate images in their boxes, select with... 832 Views / 18 Replies  
You can rotate images in their boxes, select with the Direct Select tool (the white arrow), you should see it highlighted in a yummy shade of brown and then you can manipulate it in whatever way you...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 06:03 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I don't believe there even is a Cocoa Finder,... 776 Views / 19 Replies  
I don't believe there even is a Cocoa Finder, although I don't know what Apple's excuse is for why...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 29, 2004 at 05:37 AM, in GUI Customization
You're 'appalled by the complete disregard for... 750 Views / 12 Replies  
You're 'appalled by the complete disregard for any morals' in the advertising industry?

Are you new?
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 28, 2004 at 03:00 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Ah, the No Moving Parts Myth. Trust me,... 1,410 Views / 24 Replies  
Ah, the No Moving Parts Myth.

Trust me, there's plenty of moving parts in any generation iPod, and I think the Click Wheel is the least of your worries.
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 20, 2004 at 05:20 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
If the new software features weren't worth having... 1,291 Views / 34 Replies  
If the new software features weren't worth having then Apple wouldn't have included them.

And when the 3G iPods came out there was a software update for older iPods as I recall that upgraded those...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 20, 2004 at 05:14 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
PDFs from IDCS are fine. Dark ages... 1,145 Views / 24 Replies  
PDFs from IDCS are fine.

Dark ages printers/service providers may experience "unexpected results" when they try to place these PDFs into Quark for output but this has nothing to do with InDesign's...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 19, 2004 at 04:59 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
"CS sucks and corrupted all my files." ... 1,145 Views / 24 Replies  
"CS sucks and corrupted all my files."

Explain how?
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 15, 2004 at 09:59 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I wouldn't value too highly the opinion of... 731 Views / 9 Replies  
I wouldn't value too highly the opinion of someone who cannot differentiate between an advert and packaging.

Keep up the good work.
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jul 15, 2004 at 09:53 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Well Kate, if the vast majority don't use or have... 2,469 Views / 74 Replies  
Well Kate, if the vast majority don't use or have never heard of something, it MUST be worthless.
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jun 29, 2004 at 05:16 PM, in GUI Customization
"Expose is bad GUI. This seems not to be the... 2,469 Views / 74 Replies  
"Expose is bad GUI. This seems not to be the concensus, but it is a form of show-off thing, with little relevance to most or many average users. According to my experience and according to my own...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jun 29, 2004 at 01:45 PM, in GUI Customization
Please enter a value between X and Y. Please... 1,855 Views / 42 Replies  
Please enter a value between X and Y. Please enter a value between X and Y. Please enter a value between X and Y. Please enter a value between X and Y. Please enter a value between X and Y. Please...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on May 18, 2004 at 02:44 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I have seen the magical document opening... 626 Views / 6 Replies  
I have seen the magical document opening phenomenon on two out of three machines at my office, one running Jaguar, the other Panther. The third machine is mine and although QX6 is installed on it, I...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on May 18, 2004 at 02:36 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
My 'kin tosh... ... 2,088,844 Views / 14,714 Replies  
My 'kin tosh...

http://www.graphiksyndikat.com/thumb.jpg
1024x768 (http://www.graphiksyndikat.com/desktop.jpg)

Theme: Black Milk (2.2, rock on)
Icons: Translucent System (www.xicons.com)...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Apr 28, 2004 at 03:28 PM, in GUI Customization
Have you looked at Translucent system from... 674 Views / 4 Replies  
Have you looked at Translucent system from Xicons?

www.xicons.com/category/34/

Although they're not black, they are dark grey and transparent (as the name suggests) so on a dark background......
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Apr 28, 2004 at 03:01 PM, in GUI Customization
Yes, we've been here before... Myself and... 1,339 Views / 32 Replies  
Yes, we've been here before...

Myself and graphicpush are of differing opinions on this one.

"There is nothing to be gained by any method of resizing a screen capture. Crop it and clean up the...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Apr 14, 2004 at 08:42 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
I love the way this theme is looking, keep up the... 6,687 Views / 76 Replies  
I love the way this theme is looking, keep up the good work!
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Apr 4, 2004 at 09:49 AM, in GUI Customization
Feels like I've always been using InDesign... 585 Views / 5 Replies  
Feels like I've always been using InDesign...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Mar 17, 2004 at 04:36 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Amen. 1,329 Views / 40 Replies  
Amen.
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Mar 14, 2004 at 06:44 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
My point is that it only takes 8 x 8 pixels to... 1,084 Views / 12 Replies  
My point is that it only takes 8 x 8 pixels to make up a chess board, there is no need for any more; similarly it only takes 1024 x 768 pixels to make up a screen grab - you will gain nothing from...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Mar 10, 2004 at 04:00 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
No no no no no. What's the point of resizing... 1,084 Views / 12 Replies  
No no no no no.

What's the point of resizing without anti-aliasing? You're getting the same image!

Think of a chess board: 8 squares (1 pixel each) by 8 squares = 64 squares (64 pixels)....
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Mar 9, 2004 at 06:27 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
The main things to remember when preparing a PDF... 1,101 Views / 21 Replies  
The main things to remember when preparing a PDF for output:

Bleed - normally 3mm for every page.
Crop marks.
Single pages rather than spreads (for imposition).
Ensure all images are...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Mar 4, 2004 at 03:14 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
I fail to understand what is to be gained by any... 1,084 Views / 12 Replies  
I fail to understand what is to be gained by any method of resizing a screen capture. Crop it and clean up the corners etc, sure, but for best results don't change the pixel dimensions - there's no...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Mar 3, 2004 at 07:07 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
"That's why I think every designer should get... 1,101 Views / 21 Replies  
"That's why I think every designer should get familiar with the printing process."

Indeed. And then supply PDFs.

It's not the job of prepress to make last minute amends to artwork. Whatever...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Mar 2, 2004 at 11:18 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Are you talking about opening QX files in ID? In... 1,329 Views / 40 Replies  
Are you talking about opening QX files in ID? In my production experience (prepress) it has often been quicker to open an old QX4 job in ID and give it a quick check before output (ID can help here...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 26, 2004 at 02:33 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
PDF 1.3 was basically that: optimised and... 1,101 Views / 21 Replies  
PDF 1.3 was basically that: optimised and compressed postscript.

But since PDF 1.4 the format has been capable of far more, and with each revision new and more powerful features are introduced....
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 26, 2004 at 02:17 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
PDF is better. Some printers just don't... 1,101 Views / 21 Replies  
PDF is better.

Some printers just don't realise this yet.

Many of the benefits of PDF remain largely unadopted by much of the industry, probably because there are so many people who do not...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 24, 2004 at 06:40 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Indeed. If only everyone would get wise to... 574 Views / 2 Replies  
Indeed.

If only everyone would get wise to this I wouldn't have to use the damn thing at all!
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 12, 2004 at 06:17 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You're welcome. And it's 'dog's bollocks'... 559 Views / 3 Replies  
You're welcome.

And it's 'dog's bollocks' traditionally, but well researched on the 'cheers bigears'.
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 11, 2004 at 06:10 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Try this: http://www.randypavelich.com/fonts... 559 Views / 3 Replies  
Try this:

http://www.randypavelich.com/fonts

and look for 'Eurose' - I believe it's free.

With love from the UK. ;)
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 11, 2004 at 05:07 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Quark 6.1 574 Views / 2 Replies  
Hmmm, let's hope it fixes more bugs than it introduces (unlike the average XPress update).

Not that I use Quack XPress by choice anymore anyway, but, when I have to, it would be nice if it worked...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 11, 2004 at 03:57 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Please don't use software just because it's the... 747 Views / 20 Replies  
Please don't use software just because it's the standard (ahem, Quark). Both these apps are available as free demos, I suggest you try before you buy.

However, IMO, you can't beat the Shop, the...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 11, 2004 at 03:27 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Well if it isn't benign, MacNN's answer to the... 905 Views / 20 Replies  
Well if it isn't benign, MacNN's answer to the question nobody asked...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 11, 2004 at 03:12 PM, in GUI Customization
Yes, it's a grab of Safari whilst browsing this... 905 Views / 20 Replies  
Yes, it's a grab of Safari whilst browsing this very forum.

This is the first time I've noticed it, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there before. Perhaps I should submit a bug report to Apple then?
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 11, 2004 at 03:49 AM, in GUI Customization
Milk 2.1 Anomaly 905 Views / 20 Replies  
Is anyone else getting the strange double down arrow as in the below pic with their Milk 2.1?

http://www.graphiksyndikat.com/anomaly.gif

Is it: just me/deliberate/a bug?
(Delete as...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Feb 10, 2004 at 04:13 PM, in GUI Customization
For those mourning the loss of Favorites in... 116,475 Views / 1,186 Replies  
For those mourning the loss of Favorites in Panther, why not make your own favorites folder somewhere on your hard disk, then place an alias in the Sidebar - ooooh, spring loaded everwhere-access to...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jan 6, 2004 at 06:24 PM, in GUI Customization
What? You mean it's not coming out for OS9?!? ;) 116,475 Views / 1,186 Replies  
What? You mean it's not coming out for OS9?!? ;)
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Jan 5, 2004 at 03:51 PM, in GUI Customization
That would be a better way of working. Since... 728 Views / 8 Replies  
That would be a better way of working. Since version 5 Quark has offered the ability to output only the used separations in a document, so your prepress guys should have no problem.

A couple of...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Dec 10, 2003 at 06:09 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
You shouldn't need to save the channels with the... 728 Views / 8 Replies  
You shouldn't need to save the channels with the process names, is there a reason why you're doing this?

You ought to be able to keep the default spot colour names from PS and then have them show...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Dec 10, 2003 at 03:59 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
"Yeah, I get that too. Learn photoshop and you... 1,436 Views / 47 Replies  
"Yeah, I get that too. Learn photoshop and you will be able to fix these fools' work. Then learn design, and cut them out of the loop."

Indeed. It would seem you are wise to my plan...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Dec 8, 2003 at 06:12 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Quark has gone from version to version adding a... 664 Views / 12 Replies  
Quark has gone from version to version adding a bell here and a whistle there (usually stolen from third party Xtensions), yet never significantly improving since version 3.

My advice: your friend...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Dec 8, 2003 at 05:55 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Yay, the perfect white theme! Now, who will... 1,877 Views / 41 Replies  
Yay, the perfect white theme!

Now, who will win the coveted crown of perfect black theme - Omega or (future version of) TuXedo?

Time will tell...
Posted by siliconwarrior, on Nov 29, 2003 at 01:19 PM, in GUI Customization
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