Category: Creative Pro

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Merging Multiple Records Per Page in InDesign

Multiple records per page is the Data Merge method you want to employ for mailing labels, business cards, tent cards, stickers, and countless other projects that put more than a single record on each sheet of paper. Excerpted from Pariah…
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Understanding the Timing of Typography


Type has only 1 second to grab someone’s eye. Then it has only 3 seconds to convey it’s prima facie message. In some cases, your entire design has only 6 seconds to communicate it’s entire meaning, 6 seconds before the…
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Using the Touch Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator


Adobe Illustrator’s Touch Type Tool is a powerful, quick, and FUN way of transforming one or more letters within live, fully-editable type without having to jump around to a bunch of fields and panels. In this tutorial clip, you’ll learn…
Ai Typo 009 Type Sizing Tricks

Type Sizing Tricks in Adobe Illustrator


Learn tricks for sizing type without compromising quality, unnecessary mental acrobatics, or losing your train of thought. In this tutorial you will learn incredibly handy, master-level type sizing tricks including:Resizing Type with the Black Arrow Using Decimal Values Entering…
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Getting Creative with Variable Text in InDesign

Variable text doesn’t have to be plain or boring. Anything you can do to text in InDesign, you can do to merged text. Excerpted from Pariah Burke’s comprehensive Pluralsight video course, InDesign CC: Data Merge & Variable Data Printing: http://abbrv.it/vidIDVDP…
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Colorizing Black and White Photos in InDesign

In this tutorial, a free lesson from the Pluralsight video course, Designing in Duotone in InDesign by Pariah Burke (http://abbrv.it/vidIDDuotone), you will learn how to colorize black and white photos directly in InDesign, replacing the monotone greyscale with another color…
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Handling Legacy Text in Adobe Illustrator


Working with older Illustrator documents—your own or others—could give you a scary-looking warning telling you that your document has Legacy Text. In this tutorial clip you’ll learn what Legacy Text is as well as how simple it is to be…
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Designing Your Book’s Spine in InDesign CC

This free lesson, a snippet from the Pluralsight video course, InDesign CC Designing a Book Cover and Spine by Pariah Burke (http://abbrv.it/vidIDBookSpine) will teach you what information should be on your book cover’s spine and how to add that information…