Adobe’s New Mobile Apps and Hardware

Along with the announcement of Adobe’s massive Creative Cloud 2014 update came new mobile apps, updates, and hardware. Read on for information about Line, Sketch, Photoshop Mix, Ideas, Adobe Ink & Slide, and more.New Mobile AppsAdobe SketchAdobe Sketch, created for the iPad, is a social drawing app that gives the user well-designed, responsive tools for…

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Check Out Adobe CC’s New Features for Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator

Announced June 18th, Adobe launched new features across the board for Adobe Creative Cloud. Let’s take a closer look at the changes to the Adobe products for designers and illustrators: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.Adobe Photoshop CC 2014Video Overview for Designers Linked Smart ObjectsLink Smart Objects within a document, allowing the file size to remain smaller…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Invitations

What You’ll Be CreatingThere’s lots of great events in life that garner a special invitation. Weddings, birthdays, charity events, anniversaries and art openings all have fancy invitations. However, what exactly makes up an invitation?…

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InDesign CC Object Styles

Objects Styles in InDesign, which work in a very similar fashion to Paragraph Styles, are very important in setting up the look of objects in documents quickly and consistently. But they’re equally as powerful when making changes. In this tutorial, I will set up an Object Style for Frames with an very complex appearance and…

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Don’t forget to show your edge(s)

Many InDesign users have a dislike of frame edges due to their somewhat distracting visual appearance in an InDesign layout. Many of these users rectify the situation by choosing View > Extras > Hide Frame Edges to prevent the frame edges from displaying in the layout. In an InCopy workflow, this choice can have some…

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What Is Next Style in InDesign CC?

Next Style is one of the features in the General section of the Paragraph Styles panel. It applies a different Paragraph Style to the paragraph after the current paragraph. This means that you can set up a repeating pattern of Styles and apply it to your text. Problem is, most users never figure out how…

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Non-contiguous text formatting in InCopy?

A large portion of InCopy users that I teach and consult with, come from a Microsoft Word background. So it stands to reason that these users tend to compare features of Word with features of InCopy. One of the most common questions that I get from these users is “Does InCopy have the ability to…

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The unique InCopy workspace

The InCopy workspace resembles that of InDesign in many ways, with the ability to dock panels to the left and right sides of the workspace. But InCopy offers a unique addition to panel docking, allowing users to dock some panels to the top and bottom of the workspace as well. This can easily be seen…

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Using Adobe Typekit with InDesign CC

Jeff Witchel goes over some of advantages to typekit in InDesign. The menu options allow you to sort fonts by favorites and recently used. Clicking on typekit takes you to Adobe’s font library that has over 700 fonts. The fonts can be filtered to search easier and once you find what you want, it takes…

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Adobe InDesign and XML: A Reference Guide

The following is a reference guide I have compiled over time for those of you who are looking at doing a little more with XML in InDesign (originally published Feb. 2011, last updated Feb 2018). If you have any extra information you’d like to see added to this guide, feel free to message me. Mapping XML tags to InDesign…

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InDesign Quick Tips: Eyedropping to Format Type

Adobe certified instructor Jeff Witchel shows you how to use the Eyedropper Tool to format type. Jeff will show you how the Eyedropper Tool can apply formats to other type, pick up paragraph styles, and apply the background…

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Design Your Own Business: Episode 1

Design Your Own Business is a monthly Internet television show for freelancers, the self-employed, and small business owners with a focus on, but not exclusively for, designers and the creative professions. Keep reading Design Your Own Business: Episode 1 on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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Using Nested Styles in InDesign CC

When it comes to type-formatting options, InDesign is the best. Follow along with this video and learn how to make your formatting and styling easier with nested styles. This lesson covers topics like Drop Caps and GREP styles…

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Useful InDesign Scripts And Plugins To Speed Up Your Work #InDesign

Many designers don’t realize how powerful InDesign can be, especially when expanded through plugins and scripts. So, we’ve put together a small collection to show a bit of what InDesign can do. More than anything, these will help you work through your documents and publications much faster, automating the repetitive parts, and freeing you to…

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InCopy for Design & Production Personnel

InCopy for Design & Production Personnel is a specialized class that teaches InDesign users how to work with editorial InCopy users. InDesign-based layout artists will learn how to prepare for and support InCopy users for a smooth workflow that leaves… Keep reading InCopy for Design & Production Personnel on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting…

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InCopy for Writers and Editors

Adobe InCopy is a professional word processing application made by Adobe Systems. The InDesign desktop publishing software is primarily used to publish newspapers and magazines; the InCopy component, whether integrated or standalone, is used primarily by editors. InCopy allows the… Keep reading InCopy for Writers and Editors on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting &…

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InCopy CC Upgrade Bootcamp

Master the newest features and changes in Adobe InCopy quickly with this focused Upgrade Bootcamp from InCopy CC, InCopy CS6, InCopy CS5, and more. Keep reading InCopy CC Upgrade Bootcamp on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training…

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Creating Wireframes And Prototypes With InDesign

Hundreds of tools may be available for interaction designers, but there is still no industry standard for interaction design the way Photoshop and Illustrator are to graphic design. Popular programs are out there, but many of them have considerable drawbacks, which has led me to explore alternative apps. I eventually chose Adobe InDesign for much…

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