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Hi all !

I'm proud to show you how AP is a professionnal tool. I'm near the end of the of a graphic design of a jewelry catalog for a major French retailer. It was a real challenge I want to succeed and it have been hard because of my 20 years of using Adobe tools ... but I did it !

Why using AP instead Photoshop ?
Because of one particular thing : the non destructive effect when you resize au layer. This is really important when you compose a page with objects and you don't know what could be the their final size. In Photoshop this action is destructive and you loose lots of details by trying to find the good placement of your object, so you have to duplicate your object : one for the draft copy and the second one for the final placement ... and pray so that is the last décision of your costumer ! GREAT !

The second things are "move by whole pixel" and "force alignment of pixels" options, the best way to keep a sharp definition of your objects ! SO GREAT !

The third thing is exporting with Lanczos algorythmes ... SO SO GREAT !

At the end of this project, I'll post a long list of little features that could help us to be more productive with AP : management of selection (add to selection, subtract from selection, ...), improve fill panel, "new layer" panel like "adjustments" panel ...

 

 

Jewels have not been retouched in AP because I need two things to do it well :

1- Oil painting filter. I make a personnal use of this filter to obten specific results on the internals shapes of a jewel. There is a free option for Windows but nothing for Mac ... Source files can be downloaded but I don't know to compile for OSX : https://yande.re/forum/show/2007?page=1

2- Improvments for gradient and color picker tools, actually they are too long to use.

See you in few weeks !

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I agree ! But when you've got 16 pages and more than 120 jewels on it with specifics colors adjustements for each of them to unify the graphic design, it's better and quicker to have a "final" object on your page instead of using the dynamic one because you have to manage less sources. There is a total of 148 sources in this project ... ;-)

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That's a fair few sources :)

 

Do you mean a linked file rather than an embedded duplicate for the "final" one? I see that Photoshop CC added linked smart objects based on a single referenced file. Having to update each instance would be a pain for that many sources.

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In fact, after a simple copy/paste, the way to resize object in AP works like smart object function in Photoshop BUT you don't have to pay attention to the update of the file. Some people could think it's a silly way to work but I've never made a mistake by having forget a update of an object ... I use my head instead of let the machine do. (^_^!)

And another detail : packshots are on another hard drive. They are archived on a bluray for my jewels library (+2500 objects), and catalogs of a year are archived on a "customer's bluray" ...

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M. autoritaire de travail.

 

 

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M. autoritaire de travail.

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But I smile because it's true and all my friends know it : I'm a hard worker because I love my job of graphic designer for 20 years.

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I agree ! But when you've got 16 pages and more than 120 jewels on it with specifics colors adjustements for each of them to unify the graphic design, it's better and quicker to have a "final" object on your page instead of using the dynamic one because you have to manage less sources. There is a total of 148 sources in this project ... ;-

I had a lookout your excellent site - how did you do that scull?

https://www.behance.net/gallery/26055971/ColorFull-Dead-(JUNE-2015-update)

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