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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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 20 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How to Create Dynamic Backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator How to Create Infographics in Adobe Illustrator Get these (and more) delivered in the… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 20 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Create a Sports Wallpaper with Splatter Effects

Learn to create this energetic and dynamic sport based wallpaper in Photoshop. You can learn how to put different elements like splatters, stains, particles, textures together and make it all look like one piece. Along the way it demonstrates non destructive image editing and manipulation techniques which are highly useful in day to day tasks…

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How to Create a Decorative Spring Floral Lettering Card in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSpring has arrived! Let’s greet this amazing season with a beautiful lettering illustration. Of course, we’ll add some floral decorations, love, passion, and creativity! Today, you’ll learn how to create digital writing in Adobe Illustrator to make some elegant lettering with floral elements for our gentle, ornamental composition. Ideally, it would be…

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Convert your visitors into subscribers with OptinEngine

Building your email list is one of the most important things you can do as a website owner. It allows you to stay connected with your visitors and let them know about new content even if they don’t visit your site on a regular basis. A couple of months ago I installed a free email optin plugin called…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 17 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 10 free Photoshop brushes for painting skin and hair Adobe Semaphore Code Finally Cracked After 5 Years by High School Teacher The… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 17 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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InDesign User Interface mods with Startup Scripts

In Episode 16 of my Youtube videos, I briefly showed a startup script that added several options to the contextual menu that allowed a frame to fit a given size. But it’s not the only way I’ve modified my user interface, so this episode of “Must-Haves” is dedicated to scripts that make minor modifications to…

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Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, March 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 set…

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Yes, they can hear us!

During the 2016 InDesignConference in Washington DC, there was an Adobe questions and answers session on the opening night, featuring Assistant Product Manager for Adobe InDesign, Mohammad Javed Ali. During this session, the Adobe team fielded questions from attendees ranging from specific anecdotal issues to feature requests. At the beginning of the session, Mohammad revealed…

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Data Merging into the same Text Frame

From time to time, I hear the question along the lines of “how to I get Data Merge to put the next records in the same textframe during an InDesign Data Merge?” Well, if you’re expecting to do this procedure in one step, you are going to be disappointed because there is no one-click, turnkey…

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Create 3D Glass Text in Photoshop

  Following on from my last post where I showed you to how to move text to an existing ground plane, in this video I make some glass effect 3D text. I also recorded a video for Photofocus, Creating a 3D Ground Plane to Match an Image in Photoshop   The post Create 3D Glass Text in…

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Preparation for Color Separation

In recent times, I have received several pieces of “finished art” supplied by clients where the sales representative has informed me that the printed material must be “on-brand” according to the client’s style guides. That should be the end of the story, but upon checking the finished art, it is clear that the artwork has…

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