Special Characters

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 Special Characters appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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This Month in InDesign Articles, February 2017

It’s snowing here, near Seattle. And I’m reading about the high heat in the Southern Hemisphere. And an old vocal warmup from my early theater days comes to mind: “Whether the weather be cold, whether the weather be hot, we’ll be together whatever the weather… whether we like it or not!” It reminds me that…

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Where are the Page Up and Page Down Keys on my Laptop?

I haven’t had a desktop computer in years—just laptops! And I’m a Mac guy (proud, since 1984). But there’s a problem with Mac laptop keyboards that drives a lot of people crazy, and I want to explain how it works. Specifically, the Mac laptop keyboard seems to be missing a bunch of keys that I,…

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InStep: Making Figure Legends

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 InStep: Making Figure Legends appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Tip of the Week: Finding the Location of Missing Fonts in Your Layout

This InDesign tip on finding the location of missing fonts in your layout was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on February 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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InDesign GREP Essentials: Wildcards

This article is part of a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners GREP finds patterns based on generalities. That is, you don’t need to know exactly which numbers you’re looking for, just that you are, indeed, looking for numbers. Wildcards come into play when we need to write an expression that…

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Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, February 2017 Edition

Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Envato Tuts+ community! Every day, visitors like you take the time not only to read our tutorials but also to try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this month’s…

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Copy and Paste Text Formatting with the Eyedropper Tool

Here’s a quick tip for those times when you’re experimenting with different combinations of text formatting to find the right look for a piece of type. Use the Eyedropper tool. It can make quick work of the job because it allows you to sample and apply just about any combination of text formatting options. To…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 15 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Simple Siri Tricks and Commands You Have to Try on Your Mac 90 Must-Have InDesign scripts (Free and paid) The Ridiculously Simple,… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 15 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 14 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 6 reasons why app stores should transition to subscription models 5 Tremendous Design Strategies That Never Fail RIP, “Six Strikes” Copyright Alert… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 14 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Tip of the Week: Using Align and Distribute with Guides

This InDesign tip on using align and distribute with guides was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on February 9, 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…

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Using Stylistic Sets

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 Using Stylistic Sets appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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InDesign GREP Essentials: How to Add, Delete, and Re-Arrange Text

This article is part of a series of posts on using GREP in InDesign for beginners One of the biggest advantages to using GREP with Find/Change in InDesign is the ability to manipulate the text you’ve found. For instance, you could find everything that fit the pattern of a price: \$\d+,*\d+\.\d{2} and then in the Change…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. LinkedIn reveals the 10 most overused marketing buzzwords on CVs and profiles How Should Brands Adapt to a Post-Truth World? The Unexpected… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Making a Movie Poster

With the Oscars coming up later this month, I thought it would be fun to figure out how to make a movie poster with InDesign. Specifically, how to get the typical look of the credits that appear at the bottom of the poster. The common Hollywood approach is for the person’s name to be preceded…

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