InDesign: how to prepare document for packaging

I’m using InDesign to design a packaging that has different large sides, flaps, bleed, etc. and artwork all over these. Which is the smartest way to build this kind of document with InDesign? Is it right to make a document as large as the whole packaging and create manually the single parts with a special … Read more

Why aren’t handles showing up when I draw a rectangle, even though I’ve selected Show Bounding Box & Show Edges in Illustrator CC 2014?

I recently reinstalled Illustrator CC 2014 (have been working with it since it’s initial release) and suddenly, my rectangle shapes have no handles – I can’t select and resize with my selection tool. If I draw a circle, I have handles; an octagon, I have handles…it seems to only happen with the rectangles and rounded … Read more

How to number half of a booklet with Roman numerals, and the other half with normal numbers in Word? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Graphic Design Stack Exchange. Closed 6 years ago. Improve this question I am having difficulties making the first part of a booklet to have Roman numerals and the second part to have … Read more

Color problem in Pages for Mac

I have a problem when copying an image from Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 to Pages. The color of the image changes when pasted into Pages (5.5.3, OSX Yosemite 10.10.5). Pages actually changes the picture’s RGB/CMYK/HSB values. I’ve tried switching between CMYK/RGB color modes in Illustrator, but the problem occurred with both settings. I haven’t found … Read more

Monitor color profile VS Design

This is a question on principles, best practice, advice and opinion. Working with a large team of mix-matched professions, i have discovered many color profiles, some resulting in visually very different look and feel than the intended colors/brightness/contrast. My question, is there a standard for such values as color profile, gamma, contrast, brightness? Is there … Read more

How to copy Vietnamese text from a PDF and paste it into an InDesign document, keeping the special characters?

I’m trying to copy text from a Vietnamese language PDF into inDesign and many characters are incorrectly copied. For example, this is the correct text: PHỞ ÐẶC BIỆT This is what it’s pasted as: PHª ñ¥C BIOET What’s the most effective and reliable method for copying and placing this text into InDesign? I realize that … Read more

InDesign baseline grid setup

I’ve come across many similar questions relating to similar projects on Stack Exchange Meta. Despite this, I still can’t quite translate to my own project and problem. I believe this is fundamentally a math question. I struggle desperately with math and logical thinking, so can’t work out what calculations are needed or whether this is … Read more

Inkscape – Permanently Change Default Document Background Color

Just like the title says, does anyone know of a way to PERMANENTLY change the default document background color in Inkscape? I know you can do it on a by-document basis in the “Document Properties” dialog, but I’m looking for a way to make it so that it defaults to a particular color whenever I … Read more