InStep: Pinback Button FX

Mike Rankin shows how to add a little flair to your layouts with a fun pinback button transparency effect The post InStep: Pinback Button FX appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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What’s New in InDesign CC 2018

A bevy of feature improvements bring a sigh of relief to long-time InDesign users Adobe has just released a major new version of InDesign—InDesign CC 2018. Following the precedent of CC 2017, Adobe released it in connection with its big Creative Cloud event, Adobe MAX 2017, held this year in Las Vegas. Unlike InDesign CC 2017,…

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How to Create a Fall-Themed Wedding Invite in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingFall is such a romantic and atmospheric time of year to get married. These autumnal invitations pay tribute to the earthy colors and falling leaves that lend the season its cosy mood. The invites are quick and simple to create, and we’ll set up the cards in InDesign. Perfect for beginners to the…

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Merging Multiple Records Per Page in InDesign

Multiple records per page is the Data Merge method you want to employ for mailing labels, business cards, tent cards, stickers, and countless other projects that put more than a single record on each sheet of paper. Excerpted from Pariah… Keep reading Merging Multiple Records Per Page in InDesign on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design…

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Tip of the Week: Speedy Spell Check

This InDesign tip on how to tidy up your tables was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 12, 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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Extracting Assets From iBooks Author Files

Here’s a quick tip to remember in case you ever need to access assets from an iBooks Author project to place into InDesign (or another program). Like EPUBs, iBooks Author files (.IBA files), are really compressed ZIP archives, that you can open like a folder. You only need to uncompress them first to get at the contents…

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InDesign Template of the Month: Cookbook

Time for another free template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here.) This month it’s a template for a cookbook. It comes with front matter, including a cover, table of contents, and introduction. Plus chapter pages for each recipe category. The fonts used are all available to sync from Typekit, or you can…

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31 Premium Brochure Templates (Booklets and Tri-Folds)

Your business needs a brochure, but which should you choose? Check out these premium templates from Envato Market.31 Premium Brochure TemplatesThink of a brochure as an extension of your sales team. It lets customers know more about your product or service without any extra fuss.So make the right impression with a professional brochure. Today, we…

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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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How to Create a Quick Letterpress Type Effect in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingThis quick tutorial will show you how to create a letterpress-style effect to apply to any text. It’s a lovely vintage-inspired style that will give any layout a more hand-crafted look, but without the expense of letterpress printing!  We’ll be creating the effect in Adobe InDesign using the program’s Effects panel, and…

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InDesign CC 2018 Sneak Peek: Duden Hyphenation and Spell Checking for German

For InDesign users who publish in the German language, a most welcome new feature in the upcoming InDesign CC 2018 will be native InDesign support for the Duden dictionary. Duden is a well-respected dictionary authority in Germany (similar to Webster’s in the U.S.) and allows for more accurate hyphenation and spell-checking of German words. Additionally, InDesign will include…

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How to Optimize Your Editorial Workflow

Article presented by   It’s amazing how sometimes something so small and insignificant can break your design and destroy your day. Even a single character of punctuation added to a text frame where there isn’t enough space can result in an overset problem that causes you to miss a critical deadline while you’re waiting for changes to come…

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InDesign 102

David Blatner is your guide for what to to tackle after you’ve mastered the basics of InDesign. The post InDesign 102 appeared first on InDesignSecrets…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 October 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. You Don’t Own Your Logo (and Why You Think You Do): Why Copyright Transfer Matters Payment Does Not Confer Automatic Copyright or… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 October 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Tip of the Week: Keeping Table Rows Together

This InDesign tip on how to tidy up your tables was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on October 5, 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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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 October 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. InDesign CC EPUB Building on the Fundamentals In this course you will go beyond creating text-only EPUBs. Pariah Burke will start off… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 9 October 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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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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How to Create a Quick, Glamorous Light-Bulb Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingEver wanted to see your name up in lights? With this super-quick typography tutorial, you can! This type effect can be adapted to any size or word, and would make a great addition to social media images, posters, or flyers. We’ll be creating the effect in Adobe InDesign using the program’s handy Effects…

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