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Why Is My Frame The Wrong Orientation?

Have you ever placed a vertical image, and wondered why InDesign insists on making a horizontal frame? If you’ve rotated your digital camera to take a photo, the image may ‘remember’ the original camera orientation. So, while it displays vertically in Bridge, Photoshop, and InDesign (the way you saw the scene), under the hood it […]

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Top 10 CreativePro Articles of 2012

The end of the year is a time to pause and reflect. And of course, it’s a time for making lists! So I thought it’d be fun to find out which were the most popular CreativePro articles of 2012. Interestingly, some articles remain freakishly popular many years after they were written. The “long tail” is […]

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Scanning Around With Gene: Year End Grab Bag

I generally consider 12 images to be the minimum necessary to constitute a weekly “theme” here at Scanning Around With Gene, though I will admit to applying the word “theme” pretty loosely a couple of times over the years. But mostly I hold certain images until I gather enough to do the topic justice – […]

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Can There Be Too Many Styles? (Yes, There Can)

This is a fictionalized version of my exploration of a recent client’s files: They’re finally making the switch from QuarkXPress, and I’m going to help them make the leap. They’ve used Markzware’s fine Q2ID plug-in to convert their old QuarkXPress files to InDesign. Unfortunately, all the resident evil (pronounced ‘eeev-yil’) of the original files has […]

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Catching Up with Quark

Quark Inc. was founded more than 30 years ago, and their flagship product QuarkXPress was released more than 25 years ago. In recent years, many graphic designers have switched to Adobe’s InDesign for their page layout needs, but both Quark and QuarkXPress have continued to develop and thrive — especially in the publishing markets (both […]

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