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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…
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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…
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Photoshop: Adding Spot Channels to Duotones in Photoshop

In this tuto­r­i­al, a free les­son from the Pluralsight video course, Designing in Duotone in Photoshop by Pariah Burke (http://​abbrv​.it/​v​i​d​P​S​D​uotone), you will learn how to col­orize any part of an imageor the entire imageusing PANTONE and oth­er…
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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 rid…
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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/​v​i​d​I​D​B​o​o​kSpine) will teach you what infor­ma­tion should be on your book cover’s spine and how to add that infor­ma­tion eas­i­ly.…
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Photoshop: Using Gradient Maps for Duotone Effects in Photoshop

In this tuto­r­i­al, a free les­son from the Pluralsight video course, Designing in Duotone in Photoshop by Pariah Burke (http://​abbrv​.it/​v​i​d​P​S​D​uotone), you will learn how to non-destructively con­vert any greyscale or full-color pho­to­graph to monot­o­ne, duo­tone, and tri­tone with any col­ors you…
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Giving Text Background Colors with Paragraph Shading in InDesign CC

This free les­son, a snip­pet from the Pluralsight video course, InDesign CC Designing a Flyer by Pariah Burke (http://​abbrv​.it/​v​i​d​I​DFlyer), will teach you how to eas­i­ly and instant­ly give text a back­ground col­or in InDesign CC. You will cre­ate reversed text and more instant­ly!…
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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…