Monthly Archives: August 2014

Adobe MAX Signals Start of the Conference Season

Adobe MAX is a doozy of a conference—the big one we all aspire to attend. Someday. This 4-day event being held in L.A. October 4th–8th features more than 60 speakers giving sessions from graphic design and digital publishing to video, photography, and creative imaging . If that scope isn’t enough to convince you that this […]

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InDesign Secrets Video: Uncovering InDesign’s Special Font Folders

Fonts. Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em. Sometimes you can’t get ’em to load properly in InDesign. And sometimes you might’ve wished you could have some fonts available to a specific document (or to InDesign in general) and not activate them on your computer. And indeed you can make fonts available only in InDesign or […]

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Podcast 213

ITUNES RSS FEED DOWNLOAD view the transcript of this podcast. In this episode: News: Speakers and Agenda are up for  The InDesign Conference; New Fixed-Layout EPUB Webinar;  InDesign Magazine The Good and the Bad about Fixed Layout EPUBs All About Live Corners! You’ll learn at least one new thing Obscure InDesign Feature of the Week: Include IDML News and […]

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Making a Checkerboard Pattern With Nested Styles

I love coming up with new and unusual ways to make patterns in InDesign. Awhile back, I came up with a way to make 1950’s inspired floor tiles; basically, a black and white checkerboard pattern. But I recently thought it would be fun to try creating this same effect using text. 1. Go to Type > Glyphs. […]

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Premium Member Benefit: Social Media Templates

Time for another exclusive template for our Premium members! (Not a Premium member? Sign up here and get $10 off with the discount code: TEMPLATE) For many of us, it’s not enough nowadays to simply create great stuff with InDesign. We also need to maintain a strong online presence to promote our work, find new clients and partners, and […]

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Type Talk: Gerard Huerta, Master of Hand Lettering

Gerard Huerta is one of the most highly-respected and accomplished lettering designers working today. (For the record, he is also one helluva nice guy!) The work of this self-described designer of letterforms cut his teeth designing album covers and logos for the likes of ACDC, Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult, Rick Derringer, Bob Dylan, The […]

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