Tip of the Week: Resizing Tables

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Unexpected Uses for Conditional Text

InDesign’s conditional text feature is great for creating multiple versions of text, such as different languages, or switching between US and European prices in a catalog. But even if you don’t create documents that are released as multiple versions, there are other ways that conditional text can be very useful during production. If you’ve ever...

Create a Dimensional Raindrop Desktop Wallpaper Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we'll use simple shapes and create cut-outs and gradients to generate depth and dimension within a widescreen-friendly desktop wallpaper. Drop Shadows and offset objects join our gray and white gradients to finish this design off in spectacular style. Use the techniques in this tutorial to create a whole set...

ArtRage 4.5

is a painting program that’s worth checking out. It has so many natural-feeling brushes and options that you’ll love. The interface is clean and customizable so you can put everything you don’t need out of the way and just paint. It handles layers and blending like a champ and the ability to add shadowing to...

Book Design Template

It’s time for templates again! This month, it’s a book design template for Premium members of InDesignSecrets. (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This template came to us from the fine folks at BookDesignTemplates.com. As you can see from the images below, it contains several common book page types, plus many useful paragraph and character styles. The download package includes one template...

Using the Path Blur in Photoshop

Path Blur is the fourth of five blur filters in the Blur Gallery available in Photoshop CC and later. It enables you to add motion effects along a path to images. This tutorial will show you how to use the Path Blur filter to add some interesting motion effects to an image, and then we’ll...