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Auto-Numbering a 2nd Table of Contents.

2020-09-14T12:10:09+02:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

You’re working on a magazine Table of Contents which will contain all the stories in the issue. You would also like to highlight various feature stories with a large page number and an images from these important stories. Is there a way to do this automatically, so the page numbers will always be correct, even [...]

Creating Spiraling Dots in Illustrator

2020-09-14T12:10:04+02:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

When asked by one of my Kean University students how to create a spiral of dots that get smaller from the outside of the spiral inward, my first thought was to start by drawing a spiral and adding a Dotted Stroke. Makes sense, but is it the best way to accomplish this task? In this [...]

Use the Power of Popup Glyphs.

2020-09-14T12:10:00+02:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

Applying alternate glyphs for a specific selected character just got a lot easier using the new popup glyphs feature in InDesign CC 2015. When you hover over a selected character that has alternate glyphs, you can select and apply an alternate right under that character in a popup menu. In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor [...]

Setting Up an InDesign Table of Contents Automatically.

2020-09-14T12:09:56+02:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

If you mention “Tables of Contents” to most InDesign users, they immediate think about books, forgetting that a contents can also be found in magazines, catalogs, manuals, proposals, and lots more. And if you’ve ever tried to set up a Table of Contents manually, you know that this is a time-consuming task with a lot [...]

Edit PDFs Like Never Before in Acrobat DC.

2020-09-14T12:09:52+02:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

I lost count of how many times I’ve been asked by clients “Can’t you just edit the PDF?” With Acrobat DC, you can be a lot more confident in answering “Absolutely!” In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel goes through the process of editing text and even images in PDFs. He also takes a [...]

How to Make a Splatter Brush in Illustrator

2020-09-01T12:09:40+02:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to make a brush in Illustrator and how to save Adobe Illustrator brushes. What You'll Learn in This Adobe Illustrator Brush Tutorial How to make a brush in Illustrator How to make a blood splatter brush in Illustrator How to make a drip brush [...]

How to Curve Text in Illustrator

2020-08-01T12:05:53+02:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

What You'll Be CreatingIf you want to learn how to curve text in Illustrator, in this short tutorial I’ll show you how to do it in practice using two different methods. One is simple and quick, and the other is more powerful. What You Will Learn in This Curved Text Tutorial How to curve text [...]

How to Create a Graffiti Text Effect in Illustrator

2020-08-01T12:05:42+02:00August 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Tutorials|Tags: , |

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a graffiti text in Illustrator using a graffiti text font.  What You Will Learn in This Graffiti Text Effect Tutorial How to use a graffiti text font in Illustrator How to make text look like graffiti in Illustrator How to import and use [...]