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,…

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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…

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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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…