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Importing Illustrator and PDF Files Can Be Complicated

In the past week, I’ve had two separate interactions revolving around the importing of Adobe Illustrator and PDF Files into CorelDRAW. Let’s start with the very negative reaction one commenter has made on a video I made entitled Why CorelDRAW Claims AI or PDF Files Are Corrupt. I’ll warn you …

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Build Your Design With Questlok Font

As a kid, I loved to play with toys like an Erector Set, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoys and Legos. When I saw the name of today’s font, Questlok, it immediately made me think it was tied to a similar kind of building toy. There is no connection to any of those …

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Fill Flash and RAW Files Can Help Editing of Photos

A loyal reader has used the Hire the Geek service in order to improve the quality of some irreplaceable photos. Each of the photos was taken in bright light. In all cases, the faces of the people in the photos was in deep shadow. By looking at the EXIF data …

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You’ll Get Chills With Frission Font

Today’s font seems to be a misspelling of the word Frisson meaning “cold chill.” I’m not sure if the Frission font will give you goose bumps, but it will provide you with a nice headline font for your projects. Get your copy! Not sure how to download and install fonts? …

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Make a Gameplan And Stick To It

As many of you are aware, I’ve been doing a lot more Web design lately. A recent project ran into a number of problems that could have been avoided if the gameplan had been followed. Let’s go over some of those issues and how they would have been minimized or …

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Commenting on Posts Can Be Made in Multiple Places

Sometimes users who receive posts via e-mail with reply directly to the e-mail. In most cases, this is the wrong way to continue the conversation. These e-mails are typically about a specific post, including questions about the post. Rather than sending an e-mail those only gets seen by me, it …

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Dynamic Photo HDR Rewritten From Ground Up

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography has really exploded in the last few years. Not only do we have powerful software on our computer to expand the range of images, there are also apps for most smartphones. There are two primary methods for creating an HDR image. You can take a …

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PT Sans Family of Fonts Delivers Large Character Sets

Much of the work I’ve been doing lately has been related to designing Web sites for Unleashed as well as for clients. When a theme is chosen for a site, it often has fonts selected as the default for the site. Two different themes we’ve been using often have the …

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Provide Useful Information And Unzip Files Before Opening

The other day we received an e-mail from a customer who was just livid. The e-mail also contained very little information making it difficult for us to provide quality assistance. Time was wasted on anger instead of very simple facts that would allow us to provide a good answer. In …

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Install Cloud In Your Office With WD My Cloud NAS

When most of us think about “the cloud,” we think about computer storage that is far away in some secret bunker. We might also have some security concerns because our data is out there in this unknown location. Will it get lost? Will it get stolen or leaked? Loyal readers …

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Comprehensive Font Management Tutorial In The Works

Rain has been falling outside my window for the last few days. This makes it very easy for me to hunker down in front of the computer and do some writing. I’m ask about a specific topic very often. While I’ve written about it in the past, I’m working on …

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