Using character styles for dot leaders

Using tab leaders to make dotted lines? Instead, I prefer to make a character style called “dotted line” giving it the dotted line appearance that I’m after in the underline panel of the character style dialog box...
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CreativePro Week 2019 Wrap-up

Melinda Grant has all the details from the CreativePro Week 2019 show in Seattle. The post CreativePro Week 2019 Wrap-up appeared first on InDesignSecrets...
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InDesign How-to Video: Find Text Between Two Characters

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Erica Gamet demos how to find text in InDesign when it occurs between two characters, such as numbers that appear within parentheses. Using GREP, this technique could be used to find text within quotations, or to find and style text between HTML tags, and more! Check out new tutorials every...
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How to Make a Plaid Pattern in Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingAlways wanted to create a plaid pattern, 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. You'll learn how to recreate an iconic pattern made popular by the movie Clueless.The creative journey required...
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How to Make a Book Layout Template in InDesign

What You'll Be CreatingWant to make your own book writing template? In this tutorial, we'll take a look at creating your own InDesign book templates, from creating and applying Master Pages to saving our work as an InDesign Template. We'll start with a basic example and then apply these basics to a more interesting composition...
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Tip of the Week: Pick Up Where You Left Off

This InDesign tip was sent to Tip of the Week email subscribers on June 27, 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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InDesign Magazine Issue 123: Nonfiction Design

We’re happy to announce that InDesign Magazine Issue #123 (July 2019) is now available! Here’s what the issue includes: Nonfiction Design Alan Gilbertson shares his techniques for designing non-fiction books. CreativePro Week 2019 Wrap-up Melinda Grant has all the details from the big show in Seattle. Tips-A-Plenty Erica Gamet shares a dozen of the coolest tips...
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InDesign Template of the Month: Restaurant Menu

Time for another exclusive template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here and get $10 off with the discount code: TEMPLATE) This month’s template is for a restaurant menu (11″×17″). The download package includes the template (in INDD and IDML formats), plus instructions. All text and objects are formatted with styles, and the fonts...
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A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Illustrator Patterns

What You'll Be CreatingThe process of creating a good Illustrator pattern design can sometimes prove to be a real challenge, especially if it's your first time doing so.Since I know a lot of people struggle when it comes to creating patterns, I decided to put together this in-depth article, which should help you figure out...
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10 Top Tips for Creative Brochure Design

What You'll Be CreatingDesigning a relevant and highly effective brochure can contribute to a company's success. A well-designed brochure can educate your readers, increase credibility, attract a target audience, and ultimately lead consumers to take action. Creating a quality brochure can be a challenge, so today, we bring you ten tips for creative brochure design...
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How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingCreating good, dependable, seamless selections in Adobe Photoshop can be excruciatingly slow and difficult. However, the program has entire toolsets devoted to making this task better, faster, and easier. In this Quick Tip, I'll explore one of the easiest and most useful ways to create selections based on the brightness values of the...
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How to Create a Camera App Icon

Welcome back to another Illustrator based tutorial, in which we’re going to take an in-depth look at the process of creating a camera app icon, using 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, let’s jump straight into it!...
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How to Make a Sandstorm Photoshop Action (Special Effect)

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create a sandstorm Photoshop action to add amazing special 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.Want more sandstorm Photoshop actions? Don't forget to...
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InDesign How-to Video: How to Delete Text Styles in Use

In this week’s InDesignSecrets video, Anne-Marie Concepción explains how to handle deleting text styles when those styles are in use. She shows how paragraph and character styles do this slightly differently and also gives us an extra trick for deleting paragraph styles. Check out new tutorials every Tuesday on our InDesign Secrets YouTube channel, then...
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The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Illustrator Swatches

What You'll Be CreatingIn today's article, we will be talking about one of Illustrator's most underrated tools, the Swatches panel.From simple questions such as "What are Illustrator swatches?" and "How to add a swatch in Illustrator" to more advanced ones such as "How to create swatches in Illustrator" or "How to open swatches in Illustrator",...
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