graphic design

InDesign Tip: The Redefine Style Command

Most designers know that styles are an effective way to efficiently format text, and that it’s best to apply styles consistently to ensure a cohesive, visually pleasing design. The Redefine Paragraph and Character Styles feature gives you the ability to visually redesign how ...

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InDesign Tip: Find Similar Images

With just a click you can find images that are similar to a currently selected image on your InDesign layout. The list of Creative Cloud features that are an integral part of your InDesign workflow just grew. The Find Similar ...

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InDesign CC Tip: Content-Aware Fit

When it comes to placing images, especially large numbers of images, this new feature introduced in InDesign CC 2019, automates several steps and is a great time-saver. InDesign can now evaluate an image being placed, along with the frame’s dimensions ...

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The Wait is Over—InDesign CC 2019 Is Here!

Adobe MAX 2018: Creativity’s Golden Age At today’s opening MAX keynote, the Adobe Creative Cloud team unveiled numerous new tools, features, and innovations. CEO Shantanu Narayen’s presentation stressed how Adobe is focusing on how creativity plays a major role in education, business, and ...

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TFP’s Top 10 InDesign Tips

We have a new No. 1: InDesign Tip: Hide Panels and Toolbars Quickly! Sharing Adobe InDesign tips, shortcuts, and best practices that help you work smarter and more efficiently, continues to be great fun for us at Technology for Publishing. So, ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Language of Typography

Serifs, strokes, and swashes. This week’s infographic pick, posted by Janie Klieve on Canva, takes us into the world of typography with an illustrated overview of everything from typeface categories and styles to positioning and spacing to the parts of letters. If you’re a designer, this colorful ...

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Surviving as a Designer in a Digital World

Mobile-first, articlization, effective storytelling, long-form journalism, free vs. paywall, responsiveness and fluidity, device independence, tappable design . . . Is your head spinning yet? Publication designers today are challenged with not only understanding myriad new terms and content delivery approaches, ...

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Color Therapy

Selecting color for a new project can be overwhelming, with infinite possibilities to consider and new tools to try, like the Color Theme tool in Adobe’s latest release of InDesign CC. The upgrade adds Adobe Cloud sharing capabilities to the Color Theme tool, ...

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Tools for Visual Thinking

Looking at a diagram, floor plan, flow chart, or map helps us to quickly grasp an idea. When we need to communicate a complex concept, the process of drawing it out helps us clarify our thinking, and the resulting drawing ...

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