Tip of the Week: Searching CC Libraries

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Import PDF Comments

Maya P. Lim explores the environmental impact of print design work and sustainability. The post Import PDF Comments appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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22 Best New Brochure Templates for 2019 (Design Inspiration & Ideas)

Imagine what a new layout could do for your company brochure. Discover fascinating premium templates for 2019.22 Best New Brochure Templates Business brochures help you communicate your vision to new customers. From basic service descriptions to prices and other important details, you definitely won't go wrong with a brochure on hand.That's why we're bringing you...
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InDesign How-to Video: Reset Tracking and Kerning

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Mike Rankin explains how to reset any custom tracking and kerning values from your text. This is especially handy when using paragraph styles and you want to fix those values, but leave any other overrides in place. The post InDesign How-to Video: Reset Tracking and Kerning appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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How to Create a Dreamlike Scene of a Man with White Lights in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a powerful scene with a man holding a light. You’ll learn how to combine different stocks together by using adjustment layers, masking and brush tools. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to work with groups, perspective and create a lighting effect. We’ll start this tutorial by creating a...
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How to Create a Stylish, Glowing Outline Text Effect in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingToday I will show you how to create an electric Photoshop text effect. You will see how to outline text in Photoshop and use brushes and patterns to create a cool, unique text effect.During this tutorial, I will tell you that the assets are replaceable, which is entirely optional. Replacing the assets is like a...
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Freebie: 12 Film, Instagram, and Prestalgia Faded Film Photoshop Actions

Simulate the look of faded films including effects from Instagram, and Prestalgia with these 12 Photoshop actions. The Instagram and Prestalgia effects are faded to mimic the popular faded film look seen in many Adobe Lightroom presets. If you’re a SparkleStock member, you get access to all 75 effects! That’s 31 film emulations, 19 from...
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How to Make a Marketing Brochure Template in InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingLooking to get ahead of your competitors? Are you a designer whose client needs a quick template? In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a marketing brochure template in Adobe InDesign. Marketing brochures are an essential tool to reach your audience. With many brochure templates out there, yours needs to stand...
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Standard & International Brochure Formats and Dimensions

What You'll Be CreatingChoosing a brochure size can be confusing. If you're working on a marketing campaign, creating an impact on a potential client is important. Whether you are a designer or not, this guide is essential in helping you choose your next business strategy. In this article, you’ll find the most frequently used brochure...
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How to Create a Folder Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to explore the process of creating a folder icon and learn how easy it is to create one using a couple of basic geometric shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have Illustrator up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Folder...
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How to Create a Basic Photoshop Action for Your Photography

In Adobe Photoshop, actions are automations: a way to record a set of steps that will run on any picture when you play them. Actions let you to use a repeatable workflow on anything from basic photographic adjustments to more complicated looks, effects, and manipulations. They are tremendously handy.Record Your Own Photography Workflows Creating your...
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Checkboxes are back in Acrobat Comments… sort of…

Following on from my last post (or rant) about the removal of the checkbox in Adobe Acrobat’s commenting tools, I can report that the December 2018 release of Adobe Acrobat has brought back checkboxes within the commenting tools. However, it does come with some caveats: It is an “opt-in” preference Unfortunately, the ability to see...
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10 Essential Tips & Tools All Adobe Illustrator Beginners Should Learn

Things aren't how they used to be. In the past, programs with limited functions made it easier to pinpoint which tools you should be learning as a beginner. These days, however, given how many tools, tips and tricks there are to learn, you can often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start.I've been using...
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How to Fix (and Avoid) Traffic Drops after a Website Redesign

No matter how state-of-the-art your company’s website may have seemed when you first launched it, there comes a time when every site can benefit from a redesign. Given the multitude of algorithm changes than happen each year, and regular shifts in consumer Internet use, it can be nearly impossible for an outdated website to deliver...
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Apple Mobile Device Management Made Easy with Bushel

This content is sponsored via Syndicate Ads. Bushel is a mobile device management (MDM) solution for the iPads, iPhones, and Macs in your workplace. Bushel is developed by JAMF Software, creators of IT solutions for the Apple platform. Without a mobile device management system, the responsibility of setting up, tracking, managing, and securing all the...
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7 Free UX E-Books Worth Reading

The best designers are lifelong students. While nothing beats experience in the field, the amount of helpful online resources certainly helps keep our knowledge sharp. In this post, I’ve rounded up some useful e-books that provide excellent UX advice and insights. 1. Bright Ideas for User Experience Designers This is a free e-book by usability...
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Is Your Website Repelling Potential Customers?

Colors. Graphics. Original content. These are all elements that work together to make your website interesting to potential customers. Unfortunately, you can’t just throw together a website with your two favorite colors, throw a graphic somewhere on the page and call it a day. There is research to prove that the appearance of your website...
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5 Ways Web Design Impacts Customer Experience

Web design is one of the most important parts of any Internet marketing strategy. It has a huge impact on the digital customer experience in several different ways. Your site’s aesthetics, usability, any other crucial factors are essential to your company’s long-term online success. But how dramatically does it actually impact your bottom line? In...
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11 Sites to Help You Find Material Design Inspiration

Material design is a robust and flexible design system that you’ll enjoy using in your projects. Here’s a list of sites that will give you a near-endless supply of material design examples that you can draw inspiration from. MaterialUp Material Design Showcase Made with Material Material Design Awards Dribbble: Material Design Behance: Material Design Projects...
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