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Why do thin lines look funny in the new CC 2015 Adobe Illustrator?

July 21, 2015

Excited that I found an answer for this today at work! It has been bugging me since I upgraded to the new CC2015. Suddenly the view seems to have lost its anti-aliasing quality that helps render thin lines and small text in the on-screen preview. As a temporary measure I had been changing the view setting from GPU to CPU preview, which works fine, but you have to do it every time (annoying). To ‘permanently fix it’ you need go into the preferences drop down in Illustrator to the GPU performance settings page and uncheck ‘GPU performance’.

So why did Adobe do this anyhow? Well it’s supposed to be an upgrade in 2015: faster rendering and farther and faster zooming and panning. I may find a need at some point to zoom in closer or something and want to turn it back on, but for now i’m just thrilled to have my view ‘back to normal’. It may work differently on your computer because it depends on your graphics processor, but at my work we run a variety of macs that had the same issues as me. Someone asked me today how to fix it; I found the answer after digging on the following page. You can learn more about it below. https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/gpu-performance-preview-improvements.html

Angel Fish AI Brushes

July 15, 2015

This set of fun angel fish brushes will quickly add atmosphere to your aquatic theme.

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Great for illustrations, graphic design, web, scrapbooking and more. The sea is the limit. Six color variations are provided and you can make endless more by adjusting the color balance. Use them in your diving, aquarium, mermaid, snorkeling, beach and other under sea themes. Samples of each in straight and circle layouts (as shown in preview) are provided in live and expanded high quality vector.

Read Me doc for use and installation also included.

Frozen Alphabet, Numbers & Symbols

July 15, 2015

Cold Front! Frozen alphabet letter Set from A to Z plus numbers and common keyboard symbols with icy texture icicles and snow. (All characters shown in preview) FrozenCharacterSetPreviewWM

Perfect for your scrapbooking, web design, promotions, print design and other graphic needs. Make your Christmas, winter, December, snow day, holiday sale, spring break, ski trip, winter games and other chilly themes even cooler.

Files come in two 3000 X 10,000 px parts (one of letters and one for numbers and symbols: corresponds to upper and lower sections of preview image. Formats include Psd, Jpg and Png. (No vector available on this set)

Frozen Banners

July 15, 2015
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This frozen banners set comes with 10 detailed objects with frost, icicles and snow. (Includes: Single, Double and Triple banners. Some are arched, some skewed and some straight. One corner banner also included.) They are perfect for your scrapbooking, web design, promotions, print design and other graphic needs. Make your Christmas, winter, December, snow day, holiday sale, spring break, ski trip, winter games and other chilly themes even cooler. Graphics provided in high quality raster formats (PSD,Jpg,Png).FrozenBannersPreviewWM

Frozen Snowflake Set

July 6, 2015

Five frosty snowflakes icons with and without icicles. FrozenSnowflakesPreviewWM

Perfect for accents in your scrapbooking, web design, promotions, print design and other graphic needs. Make your Christmas, winter, December, snow day, holiday sale, spring break, ski trip, winter games and other chilly themes even cooler. Graphics provided in high quality raster and vector formats.

Frozen Borders and Frames

July 6, 2015

Set of seven detailed frozen frame variations with unique combinations of icy texture, snow and icicles. FrozenBordersAndFramesPreviewWM

Frames are provided in high quality raster and vector versions. Shapes include oval, rectangle and other custom shapes that are perfect for scrapbooking, print design elements, web graphics and more. They’re guaranteed to make your Christmas, winter, december, spring break, birthday, snow day, spring break and other chilly themes even cooler.

Cinema PS Styles

March 25, 2015

Grab your popcorn and find a seat the show is about to start!

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This Cinema Photoshop Style set contains 15 looks. Apply them to your text, art, shapes, vector objects or masked layers with Just One click! These Styles are Great for Movie Night, Cinema, Film Festival, Party, Theater, Entertainment and all other Cinematic Themes. They are great for Fliers, Web Graphics, Print Graphics, Cards, Ads, Sales, Promotional Materials, Motion Graphics, Posters, Logos, Primitive Shapes, Borders, Graphic Elements and More.

All individual elements of the style can be varied, omitted, color modified, added to or mixed and matched in layer styles from the Layers window. To scale all the effects proportionally at once use the drop down menu Layer/Layer Style/ Scale Effects and adjust the scale. Styles work well with 150 pt text at 300-600dpi, but can be scaled to work well bigger or smaller with scale effects. Original patterns used to create set are also included!

Includes:

• Styles ASL File

• Sample Text File

• Pattern PAT File

• Instructions Doc (Includes fonts used links)

Lights, Camera, ACTION!

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