Mobile App Use Now Makes Up 52% of Total Digital Media Engagement

Comscore just released its US Mobile App Report confirming that mobile apps now dominate content consumption: “Mobile has swiftly risen to become the leading digital platform, with total activity on smartphones and tablets accounting for an astounding 60 percent of digital media time spent in the U.S. The fuel driving mobile’s relentless growth is primarily app usage, which alone…

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InDesign Secrets Video: Unexpected Uses For Quick Apply

Any time someone asks me what’s my favorite InDesign feature, I tell them without a doubt, it’s Quick Apply. It makes the job of applying styles to a large amount of text so much faster and easier, I can’t imagine going without it. Geeks be warned: the instant gratification you get with Quick Apply is…

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How to Find Your Creative Cloud Applications in Windows 8.1

I may be in the vast minority but I really enjoy working with Windows 8.1. Despite all the negativity, Microsoft has done a pretty good job of addressing most of the complaints users have lodged from a usability standpoint. But one complaint I see over and over again is from Creative Cloud subscribers who can’t find the applications…

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An Improved Sample Buttons and Forms Library Panel

Did you know that InDesign has a built-in library of buttons and forms elements? You can open it by clicking in the Buttons and Forms panel fly-out menu. The folks at Adobe went to a great deal of effort to create the Sample Buttons and Forms library. They created 152 different library items, including checkboxes, radio buttons, and…

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Press Release: Teacup Moves to Subscription Pricing

Teacup moves to subscription pricing Teacup Software announced its move to a subscription pricing model for its plug-ins for InDesign starting with the 2014 release of Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Teacup’s industry-leading BarcodeMaker, DataLinker, TypeFitter and PatternMaker plug-ins are all now available for download for InDesign CC 2014. The plug-ins add a variety of features to InDesign,…

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Developing Business with End-to-End Digital Content Solutions

Maxim Integrated effectively creates and manages enhanced end-user experiences that quickly guide customers to the information they need—on any device at any time. Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Enterprise Edition, and Adobe Experience Manager in Adobe Marketing Cloud enable prompt access to personalized product research results that help Maxim customers transform online interactions and speeds time to market. There…

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A Flair for Fashion: Shop Direct Finds Success with Lifestyle App

UK retailer Shop Direct, has completely immersed itself in digital/web content, so that 81% of their sales are generated online. In order to continue the digital trend and strengthen its relationship with consumers, Shop Direct used Adobe Digital Publishing Suite to create more content-centric apps to showcase its products. Each app takes Shop Direct’s rich…

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Create 5 High-Impact Typography Effects in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingInDesign is the best Adobe tool for creating traditional and expertly crafted typography. Designers often are quick to jump over to Illustrator or Photoshop if they want to create more unique and contemporary text effects. However, with a little know-how you can create cutting-edge, creative text effects without ever having to leave…

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Find/change in Locked Stories

The Find/Change feature in InCopy is an incredibly time-saving feature. The fact that you can do advanced find/change routines using GREP aside, the standard text find/change allows you to intelligently find text in a document and even replace that text with the greatest of ease. One thing that can throw people for a loop in…

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Transform Employee Onboarding with Adobe DPS

New employees are often faced with an endless list of tasks at job orientation. Sony Latin America and agency JWT/Casa completely transformed their onboarding experience by producing an app created with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) that engages the digital generation. Employees can discover the story of Sony through high-def video, explore company values through…

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How to Create a Book Template in InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingSetting up templates for your book projects is a great time saver that allows you to use the same document again and again. This tutorial will walk you through the basics of setting up a book template in InDesign including the cover, spine and inside pages. Once you master the techniques, you…

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Rémy Cointreau: Entice, Exchange, Enhance

Mobile is the new now. The sales team at spirits distiller Rémy Cointreau is using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) to transform their sales efforts. Gone are the bulky laptops and leave-behind printouts that clutter a bar environment. Sales representatives now present to potential clients with the Rémy Cointreau tablet app– letting mixologists explore stunning…

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Delivering a Consistent and Immersive App Experience Across iOS, Android and Windows

In June, Adobe released significant updates enhancing the DPS native Android and Windows viewers, streamlining the process for creating mobile apps for these platforms. Customers now have access to a robust set of interactive features–as well as article and viewer capabilities–that bring the same great reading experience audiences love on iOS to the Android and Windows…

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InCopy Book Publisher’s Workflow Management

By nature, book publishers don’t have the same kind of workflow or InDesign page structure as magazine and newspaper publishers.” Book publishers have longer production deadlines and knowingly embrace a linear (my turn, your turn) workflow between editorial, design and production departments. Magazine and newspaper publishers have shorter timelines and need a collaborative (work on…

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Working With the Area Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Most blocks of text are set within conventional rectangular borders. But, what about those times when you want to place text within an irregular boundary? Or, what if you want to divide the copy in your text box into columns? I’ll show you how to do both of these things, as well as a few…

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Sotheby’s International Realty: Driving ROI with Sales Enablement App

The Details: The real estate world is constantly evolving, and the Sotheby’s International Realty brand needed a sales solution that could keep pace. Using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), the company created the Anthology app. The app lets both sales associates and customers interact with the brand. Now, over 15,000 Sotheby’s International Realty associates have…

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Sticky notes in InCopy

If you’re a seasoned InCopy user, this headline probably grabbed your attention. Don’t worry, it’s not a mean trick that I’m pulling on all of our readers! Seasoned users and beginners alike ask me all the time, why InCopy doesn’t have sticky notes like we have in Adobe Acrobat or even Adobe Photoshop for that…

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Swatch Groups Come to InDesign CC

Swatch Groups have existed in Illustrator for quite some time. They’re a great way to experiment with a group of colors for a particular project or client. Now Color Groups have been introduced to InDesign CC 2014. In this tutorial, I will discussing how to create and use Color Groups to help organize your Swatches…

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Audi: Ahead of the Curve

The Details: The Audi library app transforms the traditional vehicle showroom into an immersive digital world. Created with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) and optimized for tablet, the app lets audiences browse and interact with their dream vehicles in ways only mobile can offer. Fold down the seats in a tap, uncover an interior with…

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Buffalo Bills Touch App Changes the Game

There’s nothing football fans love more than the excitement of game day. To make it even better, the creative team at Buffalo Bills built an app called Buffalo Bills Touch that brings all of the enthusiasm from the stands to the fans at home, as well as enhancing the in-stadium fan experience! Developed in-house using…

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