How to Make an Infographic Template

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will have the opportunity to learn how to draw a set of elements for a medical infographic template in Illustrator!If you'd like to skip this tutorial and just use this infographic design template (with even more elements!) in your work, you can go ahead and simply purchase Big...
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InDesign Magazine Issue 122: Cross-Media Color

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue #122 (June 2019) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: From InDesign to Print & Screen: A Best of All Worlds Workflow Steve Laskevitch shows how to get great results in print and digital output from just one InDesign file. InDesign 101: Tabs Sandee Cohen reviews what...
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Importance of Anchor Text [Your All-Encompassing Guide]

When you’re trying to optimize your site to perform better in the search results, you’re always looking for new ways to improve your website and search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. As you search around, you’ll come across information about the importance of anchor text. Anchor text is crucial because it helps search engines read your...
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How to Create a Mosaic Photo Effect Action in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create a Photoshop action to add mosaic photo effects to your photos. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.For more mosaic photo effects and Photoshop actions, don't...
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5 Simple Photo Gifts Anyone Can Make

Looking for a personalized gift for friends or family? Make a photo gift! You don’t have to pay an exorbitant price to a professional to design it. There are a few simple and fun photo gifts that pretty much anyone can make. Here are some ideas: Photo Calendars Photo calendars make the perfect gift because...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to Automate Run-in Header Styles

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, David Blatner shows how easy it is to format specific text at the beginning of a paragraph. If these run-in headers fit a pattern, it’s super easy to apply the formatting automatically. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join the discussion on our...
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7 Alternatives to Photoshop for Logo Design

It’s been quite a while since the startup industry gained momentum. Today, entrepreneurs have become smarter and more astute than ever. They know the importance of having the right logo and go to great lengths to create the perfect designs that are able to capture their brand’s essence and personality.   Professional designers use programs...
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How to Make a Filter Icon

What You'll Be CreatingAlways wanted to learn how to create a filter icon, but never knew exactly where to start?Well, if that’s the case then you’re in luck, since in this video I’m going to walk you through the entire process and show you how to create two variations of the same icon using Adobe...
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Table Text Keyboard Shortcuts Stopped Working (and how to fix it)

The keyboard shortcuts for navigating through text stopped working… but only inside tables! To be honest, this broke over a year ago (I’m not sure exactly which InDesign upgrade broke them) but the annoyance just finally became so bad that I had to find a fix and share it with you. The shortcuts I’m talking...
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How to Number Pages of a Spread With a Range

Editor’s Note: this post was excerpted from Jeff’s handout from CreativePro Week 2018. There’s still time to register for CreativePro Week 2019, or sign up for a Virtual Pass so you don’t miss out! There’s a reason I love answering questions on the Adobe Forum. Sometimes the best answers to difficult questions involve using features...
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8 Free Neon Tokyo Lightroom Presets and LUTs

Download these 8 free presets and LUTs by SparkleStock that will give your night cityscapes a retrofuturistic look. The presets use a trick that desaturates the shadows so that the highlights look more vibrant. Billboards, signs, light trails pop out more without oversaturation. The presets work with Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom mobile...
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Tip of the Week: Guide Tips, Part 2

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on May 23, 2019. 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 address, and click Go! We’ll...
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How to Create a Living Galaxy Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingCreating stars, galaxies, and nebulas requires a unique set of techniques, and in this tutorial, we are going to be taking a quick look at a slew of different effects, ultimately creating a being made of the stars themselves!Like nebulas, we are going to be keeping everything very loose and freeform; it's...
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Your 6-Step Website Redesign Project Plan That’s Easy as Pie

With over 1.6 billion websites on the Internet, you’ve certainly got your work cut out for you if you want to have one of the best. The truth is, by the time you’re finished reading this post, thousands of new websites will be born. That being said, it’s best to create a website that is...
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Avoiding the Insane Behavior of Undocked Panels

Pet peeves. We all have ’em. And if you spend enough time using any software program you’ll assemble a collection of peeves about the the way that program works. One InDesign peeve that I’ve had since, well, forever, is the way that collapsed undocked panels get screwy if you click on their icon or name...
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How to Create a Payment Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take an in-depth look behind the process of creating a payment icon, and learn how easy it is to do so using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have the software up and running,...
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Best Software for Icon Design: Photoshop vs. Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingAs a designer, you've probably wondered which Adobe product does a better job when it comes to the process of creating icons.Some love Photoshop, while others rely exclusively on Illustrator, but if you search the web, you'll find that there's no really comprehensive comparison between the two.That being the case, I did...
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How to Make a Halftone Pattern in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingHalftone is a technique that simulates a gradient of shades with a limited number of tones—traditionally, black and white. Although it was created as a result of the limitations of print media, a halftone pattern effect can be also used on purpose, to make the image more interesting. In this tutorial, I'll...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to View Selected Text Color

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Mike Rankin shows us how to view the actual color of selected text in InDesign. Normally highlighted text is shown in its complementary color, but he demos a couple of tricks to quickly see color changes. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join...
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