Adobe Removes Older Versions of Apps from Creative Cloud

In a move that took users by surprise, Adobe has removed most older versions of Creative Cloud applications from the CC desktop app. An announcement titled “Changes to Creative Cloud Download Availability” was posted on the Adobe Blog on Wednesday. It states that “Creative Cloud customers will only have direct download access (from the Creative...
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Quick Tip: How to Create an Isometric Grid in Less Than 2 Minutes!

What You'll Be CreatingThis Quick Tip will show you—in just a few easy steps—how to make a useful isometric grid. You will learn how to use the Rectangular Grid Tool with the "SSR technique", and in less than two minutes you'll be ready to draw your isometric designs. Are you a beginner to isometric designs?...
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Create a Telescope Icon in Adobe Illustrator in 10 Easy Steps

Stars have been attracting people for centuries and we ended up inventing telescopes. In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a telescope, too! We’ll be using geometric shapes and most useful Adobe Illustrator functions to create a golden telescope icon and reach for the stars. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC Difficulty: Beginner...
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Tulip Field Portrait Shoot

We were incredibly lucky to be allowed to do a portrait shoot in the amazing tulip fields of Mark & Susanne in Norfolk recently. Something usually prohibited as it compromises the crop and many other factors. We had a couple of hours of shooting with Mark, the tulip farmer, with Gavin giving some tips before...
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A Free Script to Invert Selections

Ever wish you could quickly invert a selection like you can in Illustrator or Photoshop? It’s a feature that comes in very handy sometimes when it’s easier to grab the thing you don’t want, then select the opposite. But InDesign has no built-in Select Inverse feature. But there is a free script you can grab...
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How to Make a Brush in Illustrator

As a digital artist, you’re constantly looking for new ways of visually enhancing your illustrations, one of the most commonly used methods being that of applying textures through the use of brushes.As we speak, there are thousands upon thousands of brush packs out there, but what if you find yourself in the position where you...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to Bring the Control Panel Back and Keep It

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Anne-Marie Concepción explains what happened to InDesign’s trusty Control panel in CC2019. And after you’ve restored this useful panel, she shows us how to keep it there and still make room for the new Properties panel. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then join...
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How to Make a Business Brochure in InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a business brochure with a clean, corporate style in Adobe InDesign. Business brochure templates are quick and simple to put together in InDesign, and can be easily adapted with your own text and images.  This eight-page brochure design has a clean and modern style...
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Big Design

This article appeared in Issue 121 of InDesign Magazine. Alan Gilbertson shares his techniques for creating huge layouts for banners, billboards, and other mega-displays. “It would be great,” one anonymous user on indesign.uservoice.com recently wrote, “if there weren’t size limits on documents.” This person was working on “a very large design for a trade show booth. …...
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Google Ad Creator: How to Use Google’s Display Ad Builder

Landing page? Check. Bid? Double-check. Ad? Better download Google Web Designer. While Google’s ad creator can’t help your team wordsmith persuasive ad copy, it can help your business design responsive and attractive ads, which is critical in display advertising. Ready to learn how to make the most of Google’s ad builder? (Read more...)...
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How to Find Fonts With Specific OpenType Features on Adobe Fonts

The thousands of fonts on Adobe Fonts (formerly known as Typekit) are an incredible resource for Creative Cloud members. And, as a bonus, many of these fonts include extended OpenType features such as extra swash capitals, oldstyle numerals, discretionary ligatures, contextual alternates, fractions, and much more. But one irritating limitation of the Adobe Fonts web site is...
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How to Create a Ramadan Infographic Template in InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you'll learn how to put together an infographic template timeline in Adobe InDesign. We’ll look at how to set up a professional infographic template that’s ready for sharing on social media. This tutorial is perfect for relative beginners to InDesign.Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar (which falls...
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Tip of the Week: Fixing Multiple Hyperlinks at Once

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on May 2, 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 Star Wars Inspired Movie Poster in Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIf you want to learn how to make a movie poster, it's good to try to replicate the work of a professional. This way, you can learn about the trends and techniques with a clear goal in mind. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a movie poster in Adobe...
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How to Draw Isometric Art in Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to How to Draw Isometric Art in Adobe Illustrator! In this tutorial, you will learn the step-by-step process of how to draw isometric vector characters without the use of an isometric grid.  So what is isometric art? The technique is incredibly popular as it allows an illustration to convey all three dimensions...
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Product Catalog Template

Free product catalog template, indesign, retail, lookbook, fashion, layout. Product catalog, retail, template download, free, inspiration, modern, colorful, graphic, fashion, retail, trendy, hipster… Fonts, photography, product circles, lookbook, multiple spreads, color scheme, professional design etc. Product catalog template size: 8.5” x 11″ US LETTER US Letter Size is a widely approved standard size for your...
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Tip of the Week: Give Your Hyperlinks Panel a Spring Cleaning

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on April 25, 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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InReview: MathML Kit

This article appeared in Issue 121 of InDesign Magazine. Rudi Warttmann reviews a plug-in for adding math equations to your InDesign layout a minimum of hassle. It may be a stereotype, but designers are not usually known for their love of math. Indeed, setting professional quality math equations in InDesign layouts is a tricky task, often left...
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InDesign Magazine Issue 121: Big Design

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue #121 (May 2019) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Big Design Alan Gilbertson shares his techniques for creating huge layouts for banners, billboards, and other mega-displays. Moving Text Styles Steve Werner dives into the details of moving paragraph and character styles from InDesign to Photoshop and...
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