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SarahEssary
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Cards & Invitations

Nov 15, 2010 9:28 AM

Hi Romans,

 

With the holidays fast approaching, many people are inviting family and friends to their holiday get-togethers, dinners and parties. What better way to invite or thank them for hosting, than sending invitations and cards with a personal touch! You can create a new invitation or card from scratch or use one of our templates as a foundation. Go to the Launch Bar > Create New > Cards & Invitations check out our template library.

 

Feel free to customize these templates as you see fit for the host of holidays coming up! For example, you can swap out photos, and change the colors and font to match any holiday. To get your wheels turning, check out this greeting card example using animation: http://bit.ly/9qwIuK.

 

Your feedback is always appreciated and helps shape Project ROME for the future, so let us know about your creation experiences (e.g., ease of use, issues, wants of ROME, etc.). Have fun!

 

Autumn Greetings Card.jpg

 
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    Nov 16, 2010 10:36 AM   in reply to SarahEssary

    I found this distracting. There is a reason designers do not animate images behind text, just like designers do not tend to use 5 different fonts in a 5 letter word.

     

    I know we are all here to see the wonderful, powerful tools that ROME provides - I just happen to feel that this example - while clever - is from the land of bad ideas.

     

    I may be alone in that feeling, and thats okay - not here to flame, but as a designer, I just found it very distracting - so much so, I can't even recall what the text actually said or even what it was about !

     

    Not trying to be mean.

     

    I am very much enjoying the examples, just not this one.

     
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    Nov 18, 2010 6:14 AM   in reply to SarahEssary

    Perhaps I am confused, but using gradients in artwork is not a problem, and if lets say the gradient - or objects in front of it - were animated, again, even if there were banding, the movement would certainly distract you from it...

     

    Banding - as far as I understand it - is more often caused when either the gradient is rendered into a halftone - and the resolution is set too low, or the line screen is set too high, and there is insufficient variability of spots - that gather to build the halftone dots..

     

    if this is to simplistic, perhaps this link might help;


    http://www.studiorip.co.uk/technology_screening_4096shades.html

     

    So - if this gradient in the background were being designed by me - I would add grain or noise to it.

     

    I have created a very simple PDF file that helps people better understand banding;

     

    I created two gradients in Adobe Illustrator and saved it out as a PDF - view it in Acrobat and zoom in on the far right

     

    - the top will have banding, the bottom will not.

     

    http://goo.gl/DMsF6

     
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    Nov 18, 2010 7:15 AM   in reply to SarahEssary

    Sorry that link was broken, here it is

     

    http://goo.gl/J8xSb

     

    I use the Google URL shortner on the URLs that acrobat.com generates as they contain characters like * and # which trip up and fail to work when posting on many forums like LinkedIn.

     

    I am playing with ROME and do not have anything worth sharing at this time.

     

    Can you share the link to this Yoga ROME project ?

     
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    Nov 18, 2010 2:02 PM   in reply to SarahEssary

    can i simply reply to these emails, or do i need to - like face book and

    most forums - follow the link and post my answers there ?

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/3285219#3285219

     

     

    Respectfully,

     

    Michael Jahn

    2137 Shielah Way,

    Sacramento, CA 95822

    *(805) 217-6741

    *

     

    <http://www.composeusa.com

     
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    Nov 18, 2010 8:40 PM   in reply to Michael Jahn

    sweet !

     

    Looks I can simply reply from Gmail right to the forum !

     

    Okay - so, back to what you asked - do i have anything to share ? Well, I do now, but have no idea how to share it.

     

    I am still unsure how I could create a link to a template, so people can click on it and open what I have worked on, but clearly there must be a way to provide a 'view only' and a 'post you annotaions' and of course the 'collaborate' permissions level where several people can edit...

     

    but - I don't know how to.

     

    I have shared it - it is called Compose Business Card - and this is what I did...

     

    Screen shot 2010-11-18 at 8.33.22 PM.png

     

    but - when i do that, it never provides me a way to capture a link to this ...

     

    I am not sure if this approach will work - but i can manage to save to my www.acrobat.com account, and then Share / Publish the "BusinessCard2.anh file - can people then access and then edit this somehow ? Is this the method (seems odd not to then offer different permissions levels) ...

     

    Anyway, that link is here;

     

    https://acrobat.com/#d=NE-Lz6uG*ObPFBOFKul1Hw

     

    okay - so, here is the PDF file I exported from Project ROME;

     

    https://acrobat.com/#d=37njKpLVBXfSfGJsUoUFRA

     

    Help !

     
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