Illustrator CC and Kuler renew their vows

Years ago, Adobe introduced us to kuler (rhymes with "cooler") -- a website that allowed creatives to dream up and share combinations of color. The technology was part of what would ultimately become a new powerful color engine inside of Illustrator. At the time, Illustrator provided hooks to connect to kuler through a panel, allowing...
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Paper Just Got An Upgrade

Innovation in paper is something that is welcomed in the PDF community. The work of physicist Kate Stone is combining conductive inks with paper to create interactive documents...
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Introduction To Photoshop Scripting

Automation is useful in the work of every designer. It saves precious time on repetitive tasks and helps us solve certain problems more quickly and easily. You can automate your workflow in Photoshop with actions, which are pretty popular and which most of you already know about and use. Today, we’ll introduce you to an...
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QuarkXPress Upgrade Bootcamp

Master the newest features and changes in QuarkXPress quickly with this focused Upgrade Bootcamp from any earlier version of QuarkXPress. Keep reading QuarkXPress Upgrade Bootcamp on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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InCopy for Design & Production Personnel

InCopy for Design & Production Personnel is a specialized class that teaches InDesign users how to work with editorial InCopy users. InDesign-based layout artists will learn how to prepare for and support InCopy users for a smooth workflow that leaves… Keep reading InCopy for Design & Production Personnel on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting...
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InCopy for Writers and Editors

Adobe InCopy is a professional word processing application made by Adobe Systems. The InDesign desktop publishing software is primarily used to publish newspapers and magazines; the InCopy component, whether integrated or standalone, is used primarily by editors. InCopy allows the… Keep reading InCopy for Writers and Editors on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting &...
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Importing Kuler Themes into Photoshop

If, like me you’ve fallen in love with the Adobe Kuler mobile app (iOS) you may have gotten frustrated that you can’t import the themes into Photoshop, they are after all .ase files, for Illustrator right? Good news! You can bring them into Photoshop. The post Importing Kuler Themes into Photoshop appeared first on TipSquirrel...
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Migration Evaluation

With creative and publishing tool makers promoting their products, hyping them more than ever, and sometimes taking potshots at the competition, it can be difficult to see the forest through the reams. Is InDesign or [...] Keep reading Migration Evaluation on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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Workflow Migration

Moving from QuarkXPress to InDesign, Microsoft Word to InCopy, Fireworks to Illustrator and Photoshop, or Mac to Windows? Changing the key tools in any workflow is more than a matter of installing new software. When [...] Keep reading Workflow Migration on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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The Joy Of Illustrated Maps In The Era Of Google Earth

Update (01.08.2013) Please note that this article has been updated and now references to OpenStreetMap1. In my career as a freelance illustrator, map-making has become a favorite specialty of mine. With each map assignment, I virtually travel across the globe, visiting places I’ve never been. Most recent was a “trip” to New Zealand for a sampling...
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Retinize It: Free Photoshop Action For Slicing Graphics For HD Screens

High-definition (or “Retina”) displays have spread wider and wider, and evidently their numbers will keep growing. So, as creators of products that will be consumed on Retina devices, we have to optimize our design and development workflow accordingly. Slicing graphics from finished designs to use for development is one of the less enjoyable parts of...
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InCopy CC Upgrade Bootcamp

Master the newest features and changes in Adobe InCopy quickly with this focused Upgrade Bootcamp from InCopy CC, InCopy CS6, InCopy CS5, and more. Keep reading InCopy CC Upgrade Bootcamp on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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About Pariah Burke

A design, digital publishing, and print publishing author, trainer, and consultant Inspiring, Informing, and Empowering Creative Professionals™ Keep reading About Pariah Burke on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design Consulting & Training...
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PDF Security: A Brief What, Why and How

Information that we have stored on our computers can be of a very sensitive nature, things we want private for business or personal reasons. There are also a number of ways that old, and new programs, formats and systems can be hacked. Flaws can be exploited and work-arounds can be made. There are always things...
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iOS Grid System, A Free Extension For Adobe Fireworks

  I’ll come right out and say it. I think the grid is the unsung hero of a good design. It gives structure and lets the design fall perfectly into place on the canvas. With a grid, adapting and building something new into your design is easy. Think of it like a house’s foundation. With a...
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Repurposing Photoshop For The Web

Like any overzealous teenager aspiring to be a Web designer back in 1999, I found myself in an “Electronic Design” class, behind the wheel of one of those old-school aqua iMacs1. If you found yourself in a similar situation, chances are you were given Adobe Photoshop as your vehicle for designing the Web. For me,...
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SEO For PDF: Preparing PDF for Search Engines

Preparing PDF documents for search engines is something that is important to know not only for storing files but also for allowing others to find them and making them contribute positively on any sites that they are found. There is a checklist that has been created through a number of different sources which will give...
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Create Demo: An Easy Way To Present Adobe Fireworks Design Prototypes

  With its structured approach to organizing assets, Adobe Fireworks can be a pleasure for designing and prototyping. But demonstrating your designs on a wide range of devices can be time-consuming and could even require some degree of coding. The Create Demo extension addresses some of these issues. It automatically converts your Fireworks documents into portable...
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Creating Wireframes And Prototypes With InDesign

Hundreds of tools may be available for interaction designers, but there is still no industry standard for interaction design the way Photoshop and Illustrator are to graphic design. Popular programs are out there, but many of them have considerable drawbacks, which has led me to explore alternative apps. I eventually chose Adobe InDesign for much...
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