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Illustrator C6

Postby Marty » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:46 pm

Hello spiders

When using multiple layers, like when tracing vectors on top of a photo, I have been experiencing a temporary loss of the photo layer, especially after zooming in......I can reload the file and get it back but is becoming a PITA.....the photos have been low resolution like 40kb so I have to think it would be worse wioth a nice clean 2mb PC is windows 7, 6 core processor, has 16GB ram, a fast motherboard (cant remember specs but I built it using the fastest components availabale) I suspect the software

I am thinking about getting Illustrator CS6 to use instaed of Corel draw X5......for two reasons...first, I read on a post from pony that the bitmap tracing ability of CS6 is very very good with it.................I also watched the adobe TV video that pony had in his post, ( ... rator-cs6/) and was impressed

Second reason is the loss of layer problem I outlined at the beginning

Even though there would be yet another learning curve to switch to learning curves have always resulted in higher quality production of custom art in less time.....and it keeps my brain exercised!!

Looking for input on any of the above

thanks spiders

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Re: Illustrator C6

Postby DJDHC4X4 » Thu May 07, 2015 1:19 pm

I use cs6 with design edge (plasmacam) and love. yes it takes a bit to get a handle on it but after you will smile every time.

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Re: Illustrator C6

Postby Gamelord » Thu May 07, 2015 11:06 pm

I would bet the issue is with your video card. Not sure what you have, but if it is one that came with the computer then usually they only put in the very minimum to get by.

Check your computer performance by doing the following:
Go to your control panel
Click on the "review your computer's status" under the "System and Security" heading.
Click on "View Performance Information" on the left hand side in the list.

This will show you the performance of each section of your computer. Best score you can get is a 7.9

If your video card is anything around or below a 5.5 then you probably need to get it updated. You have two scores for your video card, Graphics (usually the one that effects your drawing programs) and Gaming Graphics (usually 3d graphic processing and gaming). Both of these need to be fairly good to process a lot of heavy drawing files for Corel or Adobe. Nearly 99% of all crashes and slow rendering / usage in Corel are caused by a weak video card (graphics card).
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Re: Illustrator C6

Postby whiskeymike » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:18 am

Are you losing the file in Illustrator? or Corel?

If Illustrator, you might want to lock the layer with the photo which doesn't allow any changes to it. It's a little icon in the box next to the eye box which makes the layer visible or not.

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