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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…

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…

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 image--or the entire image--using PANTONE…

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…

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…

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,…