graphic design

InDesign CC Tip: Importing Object Styles

Creating and using object styles in InDesign can be just as important as using paragraph and character styles to achieve a more cohesive workflow and design. Object styles can include settings for stroke, color, transparency, drop shadows, paragraph styles, text wrap, ...


InDesign CC Tip: Color Theme Tool

Have you tried the new Color Theme tool in the Adobe InDesign CC 2014 October release? Grouped with the Eyedropper and  Measure tools in the toolbar, it allows you to extract colors from selected areas, images, or objects in your InDesign document ...


InDesign Time-Saving Tips

Every project poses new challenges to solve problems while maintaining a level of efficiency. InDesign has a wealth of capabilities. Here are some of my recent favorites: “Photo, Tell Me Your Name”  InDesign’s auto-captioning feature has many uses, none of ...


My 5 Favorite Fonts for Gorgeous Numerals

When choosing type, details count. If your content gives you the opportunity to highlight numbers in lists, headlines, or infographics, look for fonts that will display those numbers beautifully. Here are my five current favorites: 1. Archer is a playful ...


My Top 5 iPad Apps for Designers on the Go

Paper by FiftyThree There are a bazillion drawing apps out there. My Holy Grail wish list includes fast access, intuitive tools, and the ability to capture handwritten notes as well as sketches. Paper by FiftyThree provides all that and casually tosses in a ...


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