Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    819
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 87 Times in 62 Posts

    Portfolio resume question

    Let's say the employer asks for a PDF of your portfolio. Do most of you insert a word document for the resume or just build it in Photoshop? Resumes don't need to be fancy I know that, I was just curious as to what you all do. Thanks in advance!
    My SkEtChBoOk

    [URL="www.wftogame.com
    [/URL]


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    5,504
    Thanks
    3,149
    Thanked 6,558 Times in 2,766 Posts
    Just convert the document to PDF there are plenty of free pdf converters or you can legally download a trial copy of a full version of Acrobat every three months. If you are updating your resume more than that there is something wrong with you.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to dpaint For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    819
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 87 Times in 62 Posts
    You didn't answer the question at all but. Thanks anyway?
    My SkEtChBoOk

    [URL="www.wftogame.com
    [/URL]

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,563
    Thanks
    82
    Thanked 201 Times in 120 Posts
    I would just build it up again, you can just copy the text from a word file. Wouldn't use photoshop though, it does weird things with rasterizing type and is obnoxious to edit, illustrator or indesign are better bets.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Pennsylvaniarrr, USA
    Posts
    170
    Thanks
    378
    Thanked 27 Times in 23 Posts
    I'm an information technology student, but I've always built my resumes in Word. It seems like it would be a lot harder to do in Photoshop, and it would probably also be slower. If you export it as a PDF, you won't lose any of your formatting and you should be able to attach it as a page to other PDFs/images with a trial of Acrobat (although I think Mac OS X Lion might be able to also do this for you).

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    5,504
    Thanks
    3,149
    Thanked 6,558 Times in 2,766 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RoboBobo View Post
    You didn't answer the question at all but. Thanks anyway?
    Sure I did, Why would you separate your resume from your portfolio if they want the portfolio in a PDF? Have the Resume as part of the Portfolio so you only have one document.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,048
    Thanks
    73
    Thanked 195 Times in 158 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RoboBobo View Post
    Let's say the employer asks for a PDF of your portfolio. Do most of you insert a word document for the resume or just build it in Photoshop? Resumes don't need to be fancy I know that, I was just curious as to what you all do. Thanks in advance!
    one the reasons they might ask for a pdf portfolio is because your website is terrible
    build a simple html layout and put a pdf document with an easy to read resume and send it everytime they ask for your portfolio samples.
    having to load all that terrific flash gayness to see 250x300 image previews is not classy at all until your work is craig mullins tier.
    Quote Originally Posted by msafs View Post
    I'm an information technology student, but I've always built my resumes in Word. It seems like it would be a lot harder to do in Photoshop, and it would probably also be slower. If you export it as a PDF, you won't lose any of your formatting and you should be able to attach it as a page to other PDFs/images with a trial of Acrobat (although I think Mac OS X Lion might be able to also do this for you).
    the default preview application on mac os is capable of creating pdf files, since mac os comes bundled with pdf toolkit; involves some tedious drag-dropping though, but it's free and already there.
    also, photoshop cs5 doesn't support multipaged pdfs anymore afaik

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,147
    Thanks
    782
    Thanked 490 Times in 312 Posts
    Trying to make a multi page document in Photoshop, and have it end up as a single pdf (with text and graphics) is a bit of an unproductive nightmare. I'd do it in Word. Actually my first choice is Adobe In design, but if you don't have it, word will do just fine. I'm not even sure if Photoshop can do multiple document pages, if it can, obviously I never used that feature.

    If you have multiple pages of stuff that you need to show, and somehow wend up with multiple pdf's, you're going to have one annoyed reviewer. Make it easy for them to see your stuff without all the extra clicks (online or extra files etc...)

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Washington, US
    Posts
    1,196
    Thanks
    1,571
    Thanked 718 Times in 344 Posts
    Open Office can create PDFs too and it's free.
    My Sketchbook

    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to manlybrian For This Useful Post:


  13. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    819
    Thanks
    79
    Thanked 87 Times in 62 Posts
    Thanks everyone.
    My SkEtChBoOk

    [URL="www.wftogame.com
    [/URL]

Similar Threads

  1. Resume issues!
    By M_Oreilly in forum Art Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: May 24th, 2011, 12:35 PM
  2. Artist's resume question...
    By Adam Schumpert in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: June 10th, 2010, 03:35 AM
  3. on-line resume?
    By fletchgirl in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 7th, 2003, 01:31 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Designed by The Coldest Water, we build the coldest best water bottles, ice packs and best pillows.