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    Zombie thread!
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    Assuming you are talking about illustrator, if you "unchain" the constrain proportion icon located near the H and W input boxes in the Transform palette, and put in the Height and Width of the...
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    Fitting a shape inside another question
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    Yeah I still see cyan in the dot pattern even though there is NO cyan in the file. Friggin' color profiles.
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  • Getting into the third dimension

    Hi all, this is my first post, so I hope I'm putting it in the right place and not offending anyone's delicate sensibilities!

    I work as a graphic designer for a sign company and a regular feature of my job is creating visualisations of branded canopies and awnings superimposed on photographs of bar and shop fronts.

    Typically I work in Corel Draw and create the illlusion of depth and perspective, having adjusted the photo in Photoshop. It's important that the branding appears reasonably accurately from the angle visualised, as I also have responsibility for the finished print (i.e. I can't write visual cheques that my literal ass can't guarantee).

    The turnaround on these jobs is savagely pressurised, and I've been doing it long enough to manage it fine.

    However, my problem arises when the end customers , in their infinite wisdom, decide they want to "see the underneath of the canopy" or ask "can you turn it around a little bit and reduce the projection" etc, which often necessitates a complete redraw.

    So, and sorry for taking so long to get to the point, what I'm looking into is a simple and straightforward way of creating 3D models, at speed, for 2D rendering. I've used Sketch Up and find it a little awkward. Being unable to output as a vector is a minus, although I appreciate this is an unlikely feature.

    Anyone have any ideas for software or to improve my work flow?

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    Welcome to GDF Igor. Please read THESE threads, which explain the forum rules and give some of our history. Enjoy your stay!

    I'll be interested in the responses to this also.
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    "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

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