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DesignGeek #60

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February 7, 2007 - 2:38pm

How to Crop a Raster in Illustrator

A lot of Illustrator users like to incorporate raster (paint/pixel-based) images into their illustrations via the File > Place command. After an image is placed into the Illustrator file, though, it’s seemingly impossible to crop out the parts you don’t want shown, especially if the user is more familiar with page layout programs like QuarkXPress or InDesign. Dragging on an image frame’s “handle” as you would in a page layout program just scales the image.

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Super Bowl Ads

I'm not a sports fan … It took the fact that my hometown Bears were in the Super Bowl this past weekend for me to look up which network was broadcasting the game and remember to turn it on. Even then, I just had the game on in the background while I was puttering around the house doing other things.

The main thing I was interested in — other than if we won or not — were the commercials. When I heard the roar of the crowd die off I'd glance at the television to catch the score and see if a run of commercials was about to start.

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Free Software at Adobe Labs

If you're deeply into the field of digital design for print, web, mobile devices, or anything in-between, you should be visiting the Adobe Labs site regularly:

Adobe Labs

What's the Adobe Labs page about? Why, click the About page, dear: "Adobe Labs provides you with the opportunity to experience and evaluate new and emerging innovations, technologies, and products from Adobe."

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