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InDesign Training: Reusing Graphics and Text

InDesign

Using InDesign’s Library panel The quickest and easiest way to reuse graphics and text in InDesign InDesign’s Libraries are great if you find yourself using the same graphics or text across different documents or within the same document. As the name suggests, Libraries are an easy way to store all types of InDesign elements such […]

InDesign Training: Document Setup

InDesign

This short Adobe InDesign Training video will demonstrate how to setup an A4 double sided flyer. Using the Document Setup window you will learn how to create an InDesign document to industry standards. You will also learn how to save the setup as an InDesign preset so next time you can use the preset for […]

InDesign Tip: Locking Objects

InDesign

As you work on your InDesign file the number of objects on your page can build up very quickly. This can result in objects getting in the way of one another. This is especially true if you have text boxes sitting in front of  background images. One way to manage this issue is to lock objects […]

Making Selections in Adobe InDesign

InDesign

InDesign documents are essentially made up of a series of frames. These frames contain content, whether it be graphics or text. These frames can be edited independent of their content. For example you may wish to shrink the frame of a photo (content) without shrinking the photo. Effectively you would like to crop the photo. […]

InDesign Training: Rounded Corners

InDesign

To help speed up your workflow it’s good to utilise some of the hidden gems explored in our InDesign Training. To add corner effects you can always use the Corner Options menu item under Object > Corner Options. One great new feature in InDesign CS6 is it’s live corners feature. This time-saving feature allows you […]

Illustrator Tutorial Transparency

Illustrator

This Illustrator tutorial transparency task provides some basic concepts when working with transparency. Playing with the Transparency tool is a simple way of creating color variation within artwork. Transparency is such an integral part of Illustrator that it’s possible to add transparency to your artwork without realizing it. You can add transparency to artwork by […]

Illustrator Tutorial: Radial Repeat

Illustrator

This is a simple yet effective Illustrator tutorial on radial repeats. The radial repeat action is a great trick for creating interesting shapes. 1) Draw or select the object for repeat; hit “R” to rotate. 2) Now, while pressing Alt/Opt, click on the proposed center point; this will bring up the rotate window. 3) Enter […]

Illustrator Mesh Tool

Illustrator

While creating photorealistic illustrations can be complicated, the Illustrator Mesh Tool helps considerably. Experimentation and practice with the Mesh tool is key. Introduction: Draw a circle, holding down Shift (to produce an even shape). Add a fill color and hit “U” to select the Mesh tool. Now select within the circle and choose another color. […]

Illustrator Blend Tool

Illustrator

Blending offers a simple way to add dramatic graphic effects to artwork. Draw two lines with the pencil tool (Shortcut N) or pen tool. Now choose the blend tool (Shortcut W) to bring up the option window. Press Return. Here, adjust color, specified steps in the blend, and distance between objects. It is possible to […]