Category: Creative Pro

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Saving Printing Costs on VDP in InDesign

Most vari­able data pub­lish­ing projects include some vari­able con­tent and some sta­t­ic con­tent. By print­ing the two sep­a­rate­ly, you can save on print­ing costs. This clip will help you con­cep­tu­al­ize how to sep­a­rate them, accom­plish the sep­a­ra­tion, and plan for…
Ai Typo 018 Using Warichu in Japanese Text

Using Warichu in Japanese Text - Illustrator Typography


Warichu—or split annotation—is the East Asian typo­graph­ic method of set­ting sec­ondary or less impor­tant text in small­er dou­ble or triple lines. Adobe Illustrator CC has full sup­port for East Asian typog­ra­phy, includ­ing robust Warichu options. In this tuto­r­i­al clip from…
Ai Typo 016 Working with Styles Effectively

Working with Styles Effectively in Adobe Illustrator


In this tuto­r­i­al clip you will learn effi­cient para­graph and char­ac­ter style man­age­ment and use tech­niques in Adobe Illustrator CC, includ­ing:Importing Graphic, Paragraph, and Character Styles from Other Files Sharing Styles with Other Illustrator Users Using CC Libraries to…
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Auto-Fitting Images During Data Merge in InDesign

Any time you’re deal­ing with images from dis­parate sources and with dif­fer­ing com­po­si­tions you’ll almost cer­tain­ly need to do some man­u­al adjust­ment of the images after merg­ing. It’s just the nature of the work. Add just a cou­ple of sim­ple steps…
Ai Typo 013 Building Fractions That Fit

Building Fractions That Fit - Illustrator Typography


Creating frac­tions that don’t look ane­mic or spindly beside the rest of your text is easy but not entire­ly obvi­ous to even fre­quent users of Adobe Illustrator. In this tuto­r­i­al you will learn how to cre­ate well-formed, believ­able frac­tions using…
Ai Typo 012 Using Small Caps Correctly

Using Small Caps Correctly - Illustrator Typography


Small caps, when used cor­rect­ly, are com­mon parts of typo­graph­ic style. In this tuto­r­i­al you will learn how small caps are often used incor­rect­ly, how and when to use them cor­rect­ly in any appli­ca­tion, and what Illustrator can do with…
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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 Burke’s…
Ai Typo 011 The Timing of Typography

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 viewer’s eyes are gone…
Ai Typo 010 Using the Touch Type Tool

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 to use…
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…
Ai Typo 008 Importing Text from Microsoft Word

Importing Text from Microsoft Word in Adobe Illustrator


More and more late­ly, Illustrator users are being asked to include pas­sages, some­times mul­ti­ple pages of, text in doc­u­ments. That tex­tu­al con­tent often comes from writ­ers and edi­tors using Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and oth­er appli­ca­tions that cre­ate Word files.…
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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/​v​i​dIDVDP…
Ai Typo 006 Putting Objects Inside Type Shapes

Putting Images Inside Type in Adobe Illustrator


Filling type with imagery is easy and can pro­duce stun­ning type. In this tuto­r­i­al clip you’ll learn how to put an image inside type and how to repo­si­tion that image with­in the type to get the per­fect fit. Excerpted from
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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/​v​i​d​I​D​D​uotone), you will learn how to col­orize black and white pho­tos direct­ly in InDesign, replac­ing the monot­o­ne greyscale with anoth­er col­or for…