How to Type Special Characters Quickly

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just type “–” and have InDesign automatically that with em dash (—)? Or if you could type copyright and have it automatically expand to © copyright 2019 Ronco Corporation? Or type rbm and have it automatically expand to Ronco® Bass-O-Matic™? The possibilities are endless. But you’re thinking “Duh!...
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5 Benefits of Using WordPress to Power Your Company’s Website

In 2016, there were an estimated 3.5 billion internet users. By the end of 2018, that number had grown by half a billion already.  But how are all these websites created? Some are custom-built, and some are built using a host site, like WordPress. WordPress stands to be the most popular as 27% of the...
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30 Inspiring Summer Vector Collection

It’s summer time now. Let’s indulge ourselves and dive in the colorful world of summer. Don’t forget to put on your sunscreen lotion cause we will sizzle under the summer heat just like these sizzling hot vectors. Start setting out your umbrellas, comfy lounger, and refreshing cocktails, or better yet, get awesome inspirations from this...
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Controlling Table Strokes

Editor’s Note: this post was excerpted from Diane’s handout from CreativePro Week 2017. This year, Diane spoke about Engaging Interactive Documents and Publish Online. Sign up for a Virtual Pass so you don’t miss out! One of most effective things you can do to improve the appearance of your tables is to change the pattern of...
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How to Create a Wedding Photoshop Action

What You'll Be CreatingWith Photoshop actions, you can create your own Photoshop filters that can be used on your images to achieve cool photo effects. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create an action in Photoshop that is perfect for wedding photos. By creating this wedding Photoshop action, you'll learn how to easily...
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InDesign’s Early Days: Versions 1 & 2

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Andrew Keith Strauss walks us through what the first two versions of Adobe InDesign looked like. He shows us the features that each had (or lacked) and how each brought the design software further into the future. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then...
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How to Make a Texture Brush in Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial is for those who want to incorporate a real-world drawing technique into digital drawing. If you like texture, grunge, or paint brushes, or if you enjoy drawing in Illustrator and would like to have a more diverse brush arsenal, please stay here. In this quick tip tutorial, you will learn...
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New Course: Creative Magazine Layout Design

What You'll Be CreatingMagazines offer so many opportunities for designers to be creative in their choices of layout, colours, fonts, imagery and more. Learn how to put it all together and design a stunning magazine in our new course, Creative Magazine Layout Design.What You’ll LearnIn this course, Laura Keung will show you how to design...
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Tip of the Week: Using the Spacebar to Adjust Spacing Between Objects

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on June 13, 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 Make a Take-Out Menu Template in InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we show you how to easily create a take-out menu template in InDesign.Restaurants invest a great amount of their budget on printing and reprinting take-out menus. These menus can make or break what customers might order for their next night off. Selecting the right menu can make a difference...
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InReview: MyDataMerge

This article appeared in Issue 122 of InDesign Magazine. Well-thought-out app picks up where InDesign’s DataMerge features leave off As a prepress operator who uses InDesign’s Data Merge features on a daily basis to output plenty of variable data for print, I was asked to take a look at the latest version of the Mac app called...
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How to Create a Film Photoshop Action

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create an action in Photoshop to add film Photoshop 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 film Photoshop effects, don't forget to...
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InQuestion: Viewing Spot Colors and Blend Modes With Overprint Preview

This article appeared in Issue 112 of InDesign Magazine. Claudia McCue shows why you should be in the habit of checking your print layouts with Overprint Preview before output—especially if you work with spot colors and blending modes. The post InQuestion: Viewing Spot Colors and Blend Modes With Overprint Preview appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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9 Steps for Creating a Secure Website – Make Your Site Secure

An online presence gives your business valuable visibility, but creating a secure website instills consumer confidence in shopping with your business. While launching a company website can generate brand awareness and more convenient interactions with customers, it’s imperative to prioritize security when building your site. Ready to learn how to make a website secure? Keep...
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9 Top Tips for Making Creative InDesign Templates

What You'll Be CreatingTemplates are a great way to up your income as a freelance designer. There are some things to consider when you are designing your own Adobe InDesign templates that can make you a sought-after contributor. Today, we show you nine top tips for making creative Adobe InDesign templates that you should keep...
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How to Apply Outer Glow to Layer Styles in Photoshop

Photoshop layer styles are a popular way to add effects, such as drop shadows and strokes, to layers in a non-destructive way. With the right knowledge and experience, any effect can be achieved. To achieve these effects, however, you need to understand what each setting does and how they can be combined to achieve a...
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How to Make a Halftone Pattern Photoshop Action

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create three halftone pattern Photoshop actions to add different halftone Photoshop 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.What You'll NeedTo recreate the design...
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6 Best WordPress Themes for Blogs [Guess What, They’re Free]

If you own a blog, one of your first goals should be to make it reflect your brand. After all, the aesthetic of your website can build brand awareness and help visitors get a feel for your industry and personality. But some WordPress blog themes are better than others. So, how do you know which...
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How to Make Isometric Art Food Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a minimal set of isometric food icons in Adobe Illustrator. If you are new to isometric drawing then this tutorial is for you because you will learn how to create your own isometric grid, and the icons are made using only basic...
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