Design education: ongoing at the University of Hard Knocks. I am graphic designer, technical writer, illustrator, and knitter. I own my own marine publishing company specializing in owner's manuals for custom yachts. I love to blog about InDesign, Acrobat, and obscure ways to use software to make work easier and more productive.
- Features: Written by Kelly Vaughn on July 29, 2013How to use Illustrator’s Create Object Mosaic Command to transform your digital designs into a geometric grid-based pattern, for output using whatever analog media you choose.
- Features: Written by Kelly Vaughn on April 25, 2011The other day, I was in the process of extracting a vector logo from a PDF file, but Illustrator refused to launch because I already had more than a dozen programs open. Instead of restarting my computer, I decided to see if I could extract a vector logo from a PDF using only Acrobat. And the answer? Yes! You can get a crisp vector logo from a source PDF, and then insert it into a different PDF, all without using Illustrator. The only caveat is that you need Acrobat Professional (not Acrobat Standard).