Designing a Book Cover and Spine in InDesign

Spend a fast-moving, fun hour designing your first or hundredth book cover, including a spine perfectly sized for the number of pages in your book. Keep reading Designing a Book Cover and Spine in InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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Camelot2: The Next Big Thing for Interactive PDF?

[A version of this article was originally published on LinkedIn.] If you’ve ever used InDesign to create a PDF for on-screen use, you’ve probably been frustrated by the limits of including interactivity: InDesign’s animation features don’t currently work in interactive PDF Video and audio is clunky and still require Adobe Flash to be installed for them…

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Tip of the Week: Adding Alt Text to Images With Object Export Options

This InDesign tip on adding alt text to images with object export options was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on March 16, 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…

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Controlling Line Breaks With Data Merge

One of the limitations of Data Merge is its ability to control line breaks within a field. What if you’re pulling data from a CSV file and want the content of one field to be split across a few lines? The most obvious workaround is to use a special character in your CSV file, then…

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How to Create a Simple Magazine Template in Adobe InDesign

Ever wanted to create your own magazine or learn more about publishing design? In this tutorial I’ll show you how simple it is to create your own magazine template in Adobe InDesign, which you can use as a foundation for your own creative magazine designs. On the hunt for an instant template which you can quickly…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Automating Consistency in Design Selling a Design System at Your Company Taking Pattern Libraries To The Next Level – Smashing Magazine Adaptive… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 21 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Tip of the Week: Making Torn Paper Effects

This InDesign tip on making torn paper effects was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on March 16, 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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A Pasteboard Primer

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 A Pasteboard Primer appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Using Spring-Loaded Tools to Maximize Your Efficiency

Since today’s the first day of spring (apologies to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere), I thought it was a good time to dust off an old “spring” tip about using spring-loaded tools to maximize your efficiency in InDesign. Spring-loaded tools have been around in InDesign since CS5, but I’d bet that most InDesign users…

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ChainGREP: A Script that Gives You GREP Super Powers

In my experience, there are there are two keys to achieving amazing feats of efficiency and productivity in InDesign: sugar and caffeine scripting and GREP. GREP gives you amazing text processing and formatting power. Scripting allows you to handle a vast amount of work in the blink of an eye. So imagine what you could…

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InPerson: Roger Black

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 InPerson: Roger Black appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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