Summer’s End! Faceted Summer Banner Vectors

Now that summer is in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere, and what better way to say farewell to the season than with faceted summer banner vector designs filled with sunshine, rainstorms, and rainbows! With the super trendy faceted texture, we’ve got the makings for some fantastic stickers, web banners, and the beginnings of logotypes. Tutorial Details Program:...

Creating Custom Default Swatches

When you open InDesign you are greeted with a few default swatches, styles, and other things already pre-loaded into the panels. Unfortunately, the default swatches you get aren’t the most inspiring or useful set of colors you could have at your disposal. So let's see how to change that default set for the better, and how to include...

InDesign Magazine Issue 77: Fresh Tips

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue 77 (September, 2015) is now available! Here's what the issue includes: A big collection of tips and tricks from some of the world's top InDesign experts, including Cari Jansen, Michael Ninness, Nigel French, David Blatner, and more! Erica Gamet shares her list of must-have add-ons for boosting your...

How to Remove Lines From a Drawing: Convert a Drawing Into a Digital Painting

What You'll Be CreatingTraditional painting by default is not very precise. The brushes are made for creating big patches of colors that may become details when observed from a distance. When you try to paint at a smaller scale using a tiny brush, it turns into a drawing. In digital painting the border between drawing...

InCopy Packaging Pitfalls

Several posts ago, I described the remote InCopy workflow that allows remote InCopy users to check out stories, make edits and check them back in without ever having to step foot in the office. It’s a powerful workflow but at a recent engagement with a client I was reminded of a few pitfalls with this...