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Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop settings

Discussion in 'Adobe' started by sfr table hockey, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    When you have to reset your preferences in Illustrator and Photoshop, what are the first things you change back to how you like to use them.

    For me I did not know about the Scale stroke and Effects. Made things a lot easier all of a sudden.

    I am wondering what other setting I might be missing.

    Thanks
     
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    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    When I reset photoshop I invariably have to re-load all my actions, custom textures and custom brushes. Hopefully you saved them outside of photoshop so it's an easy process.
     
  3. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    Yes I did back up the Illustrator files but your advice reminds me to make sure I have done photoshop as well.

    Still just wanting to hear if there are other check boxes to make sure you either have checked or in some case unchecked.

    For example the "scale strokes and effects" why would you not want this checked as default. But it's not.

    Bump for the weekend
     
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    mikey-Oh Very Active Member

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    In the preferences I set all units to inches.
    Under the type settings in Illy, I uncheck "Enable Missing Glyph Protection"
     
  5. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    I haven't reset illustrator in ages so I don't remember what it's called. but I always uncheck the box that lets you redraw lines if they are selected. drives me nuts.
     
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    signswi Very Active Member

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    Set up multiple workspaces for different types of work.
     
  7. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    Just tried the "Snap" found under the view tab and after snap is checked make sure snap to (guides and Document bounds) are checked. A lot easier to line up shapes with each other.

    Illustrator is similar but the lines don't show up to show when you are lined up.
     
  8. Custom_Grafx

    Custom_Grafx Very Active Member

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    Illustrator should show lines when you're lined up. Ctrl+U (show/hide). I think it's called smart guides.

    I also use ctrl+H often (show/hide outline boundaries)... and ctrl+Y (toggle outline mode).

    I guess if I had to do a clean install, one of the most important things would be the roland cut/perf cut swatches and the roland colour swatches.

    I also have templates for the roland at fixed widths and graphic styles, so that I don't need to enter the page width, or waste time applying colours and the such.

    I just go to the graphic styles palette, choose "cut" style (which you have to create urself), and start creating the artwork.

    Same goes for print dialog - create a preset for your roland or whatever you use, so that your colour and flattener settings are always the same. (the only thing you will need to adjust for every job, is the page size, which is only one click from the dropdown menu).
     
  9. sfr table hockey

    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    Thanks for that. Every bit help with the learning curve.
     
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