Author Archives: Erica Gamet

InDesigner: Curl Magazine

Erica Gamet goes behind the scenes at a new print and digital magazine aimed at women with curly hair. The post InDesigner: Curl Magazine appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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InFocus: Spring 2018

Erica Gamet shares a new batch of cool stuff for InDesign users The post InFocus: Spring 2018 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Placing All the Pages of a PDF Inside InDesign

Free InDesign script allows you to place a range of pages from a PDF or another InDesign file, while controlling the position, scale, an other options. The post Placing All the Pages of a PDF Inside InDesign appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Indesign Basics: Numbering Pages

InDesign can number your pages, but a little bit of setup goes a long way, as Erica Gamet explains. The post Indesign Basics: Numbering Pages appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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InFocus: Resources for Book Design and Production

Cool stuff for InDesign users to help with book design and production, including scripts, fonts, free images, legal advice, and video instruction. The post InFocus: Resources for Book Design and Production appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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InDesign Poll Results: Custom Workspaces

In our own version of “Who Wore it Best?” the latest InDesign Secrets polled asked, “Which workspace do you use most often?” Do you like to dress up your InDesign panels? Do you go with something off-the-rack or custom-made? The majority of the respondents went with the latter, as nearly 60% said they create a…

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InDesign Basics: Making a Photo Grid

You can use two of InDesign’s lesser-known tools to create a quick and easy grid of photos or other images. Well, one is a tool and the other isn’t so much a tool, but more of a hidden function. Semantics aside, use these two helpers to create a photo grid either as empty frames on…

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Using Adobe Spark Post

This article appeared in Issue 104 of InDesign Magazine. Web and mobile app allows you to create gorgeous graphics for social media with ease Adobe Spark Post—part of Adobe’s Spark suite of apps—is a free-for-iOS-or-web app that lets you easily create graphics for the web, social media, and other uses. I know what you’re thinking: InDesign and…

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Create a Page-A-Day Calendar in InDesign

Pre-press specialist and scripting guru Kasyan Servetsky recently blogged about an issue that he had encountered on the Adobe User-to-User InDesign forums and provided an explanation of the solution. The original poster wanted to create a page-a-day type of calendar—with the month as a heading and a large digit for the date—and have the date…

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InDesign Poll Results: Sending Files to a Print Service Provider

Stop the presses!! Or rather, start them and send off your print-ready files! This past month’s poll was all about the format you choose when sending off your files to a commercial print service provider. And the clear winner is PDF. Just which flavor of PDF is where things get divided. And fairly evenly, at…

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InDesign New Features Guide Updated for CC 2018

While I haven’t had the chance to fully digest all the changes in the latest version (officially 13.0) of InDesign, I have taken time to peruse the latest “Wamser Guide.” If you’re not familiar, the New Features Guide by Adobe Certified Instructor James Wamser provides a right-to-the-point digest of the latest InDesign features. But not…

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Tip of the Week: Reset Tracking and Kerning

This InDesign tip on how to reset tracking and kerning was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 26, 2017. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email…

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InFocus Autumn 2017

Erica Gamet delivers a fresh set of goodies for InDesign users. The post InFocus Autumn 2017 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Tip of the Week: Breaking Words With Discretionary Hyphens

This InDesign tip on how to tidy up your tables was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 19, 2017. Sign up now and every week you’ll get a new tip, keyboard shortcut, and roundups of new articles, plus exclusive deals sent right to your Inbox! Just scroll down to the bottom of this page, enter your email…

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InDesign Secrets Poll Results: Placing Photos

It’s time once again to head to the polls! No, not those polls…the InDesign Secrets poll! Each month we present a user poll to gain a better understanding of our readers’ interactions with InDesign as well as ask opinions on other design topics. This past month’s poll dealt with the methods used to get photographs…

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InDesign Basics: Paragraph and Character Panels

Working with type in InDesign is as easy as drawing out a text frame with the Type tool and typing away. But if you want to get to the nitty-gritty of styling that text, you’ll need to access the proper panel for that. With type, you’ll actually need to access two: The Character panel and…

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InFocus: July 2017

In excerpts from Why Fonts Matter by Sarah Hyndman, this article explains the psychological effects of fonts on the reader, for the purpose of helping you use type more effectively. The post InFocus: July 2017 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Great tips, Great Community at The InDesign Conference 2017

Excerpted from Erica Gamet’s article on CreativePro Week in issue 98 of InDesign Magazine (coming soon). What do you get when you combine four of the best creative conferences into one megaconference? Why, CreativePro Week of course! The inaugural outing of CreativePro Week was held May 22–26 in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. Featuring over…

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