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I can help troubleshoot your Illustrator 9 through CS3 (and most CS4) problems and suggest the best way to get the results you need. Although I can help with some installation issues, my forte is prepress and how to use the tools and functions in the application itself.

Experience in the area

I've been a graphic artist for over 20 years. Oh my God, 20 years.


Bachelor of Fine Arts

What do you like about this subject?

Love Illustrator. It's a magical tool.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I learn every day. I have a hard time with gradient mesh control - but that's more of an art.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Illustrator is one of the all-around most versatile layout tools that Adobe has ever made. I have been using it since its birth while I was in Art School (want to see my floppies?) and even now, I find myself saying "Wow, I didn't know it could do that!?!?" from time to time. It's my favorite!

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Why did they ever replace Venus?

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Recent Answers from Amy

2017-02-15 Die-line + Bleed for two colors:

I keep wondering if it wouldn't be easier to:    First create your letters/shapes, then copy them.    This will become shadow layer. Make it the darker color and give it a large stroke to extend past the

2017-02-15 Die-line + Bleed for two colors:

Hi Linda,    Is the physical sticker the shape of an S? I *think* I know what the desired result is. I don't think you'll be able to achieve it with pathfinder alone. Might have to adjust some anchor points

2016-08-15 Anchor points changed from non bezier to bezier:

So when you select one of the anchor points in question with the Direct Select arrow and click that button in the control bar, it doesn't snap back?  That's odd. That means it's something else entirely

2016-08-10 Anchor points changed from non bezier to bezier:

Hi there. Have to admit I have not seen this, especially in a document created in the same version of the Illustrator that you are using to edit it. You didn't say, is that the case or are these old graphics?

2015-08-18 Logo:

Hi Tracy.     Was it created 100% in Illustrator using Illustrator components like lines, shapes and/or text (this is called a vector graphic) or is it (or parts of it) a raster/bitmap image like a jpeg


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