Using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign together

Adobe InDesign & Photoshop
Using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign together In This tutorial we are going to have a lok at the process of cutting out a tricky image in Adobe Photoshop and then placing it in to Adobe InDesign using the text wrap feature.  This is an intermediate/advanced tutorial so you may wish to have a look at my previous tutorials on how to use the Pen Tool to get you up to speed with the tricky Pen Tool. We are going to start in Adobe Photoshop by opening up our image and selecting the Pen Tool, importantly before we start drawing the path we need to make sure that the Pen Tool is set o...
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How to add page numbers in Adobe InDesign

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With all multi page documents that we produce in Adobe InDesign there is a very good chance that you will want to add some page numbers to each page and you are not going to want to add these manually one at a time! Fortunately in Adobe InDesign we can quickly and easily add them automatically on every page using our master pages to control them. Go to your master page Firstly we are going to open our pages panel in Adobe InDesign and double click on the 'A' master page, this is the page we keep all of the content that we want to appear on every page in our document Create a text fram...
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Adobe InDesign – Managing long documents

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Adobe InDesign Long Documents When creating longer documents in Adobe InDesign there are a few tips and tricks that I would recommend to help with your workflow, I would say these are for the more advanced Adobe InDesign user who is already familiar with the workings of Adobe InDesign. Adobe Indesign - Setting up the workspace When creating a long document in Adobe InDesign its a good idea to set up and save a custom workspace. Starting with the ‘Book’ workspace in Adobe InDesign you can open up and add the following panels then save them as your own Adobe InDesign workspace preset: ...
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How to use the Effects Panel in Adobe InDesign

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How to use the Effects Panel in Adobe InDesign   Applying effects in Adobe InDesign is something that is fairly straight forward, a simple drop shadow can be applied at the click of a button. However many are unaware of how we can use the Adobe InDesign Effects Panel in a much more advanced way to create some much more stunning effects. When we open the Effects panel in Adobe InDesign (Window>Effects) by default the 'Object' line is higlighted, so if we click the 'fx' button at the bottom of the panel we get a list of Adobe InDesign Effects that we can apply. In this instan...
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Using the Start screen in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
Why getting the correct 'Design intent' in the Start screen of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign is so important... When usint the Start screen in Adobe programs its really important to get the Design intent correct, essentially it comes down to one of two intents, we have a 'Print' intent or a 'Web' intent, also it can be referred to as 'Hi res' and 'Lo res'. Essentially the 'Design intent' is dictated by how and where we are going to be publishing the document, if we are using Adobe Photoshop and we choose a Print intent (see screen grab below) the presets change to being all ou...
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FREE Adobe Stock Templates for Photoshop and Illustrator!

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Adobe have now made a certain amount of Adobe Stock Templates available for free for all Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers! Adobe stock is a new service from Adobe that is available as an add on to your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, there are various pricing tiers made available to suit different requirements that include images and Adobe Stock Templates. Adobe stock assets can be downloaded and used for any of your design projects, the assets can either be in the format of royalty free images to use and edit in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or placed in to any Adobe Indesign la...
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5 ways to place images in to Adobe InDesign!

Placing in multiple images in to Adobe InDesign
5 Different ways to place images in to Adobe InDesign When placing images or any external content in to Adobe Indesign there are many different options, here we are going to go through the 5 most useful ways you can place images in to Adobe InDesign. 1) Placing one image at a time To place any image in to Adobe InDesign we first need to go to File>Place and find the image we want to import. We will then have a loaded cursor with a preview of the image on the end of it. There are two ways we can now place the image in to Adobe InDesign we can either just click once and the image is...
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What is an interactive PDF?

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If you think that a document is always a document, then you should think again. Whereas for centuries it was only possible to fill documents with text and imagery, in the modern world, where the internet and technology reign supreme, no longer are documents only created in physical form, they have become electronic as well – and that opens up all manner of possibilities. Indeed, paper-based documents are already dinosaurs in the digital age, as email, eBooks, HTML and even electronic administrative forms are very rapidly replac...
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How To Create A Fanzine With Adobe InDesign

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No more sticking text onto bits of paper and photocopying, there is now a much easier way of creating your very own Fanzine – all you need is a few basic skills in Adobe InDesign.   For those of you who are a bit hazy on what a Fanzine is, let me explain. Fanzines have been around for more than 100 years. They first took the form of science fiction publications in the late 1920s, and are essentially amateur magazines produced by fans. Indeed, Fanzines – or ‘Zines’, as they are also known – have become an exclusive form of magazine up until the present.   The most influent...
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The InDesign Toolbar Explained

The InDesign Toolbar explained
I’m really pleased to be writing this guide for you today. I’ve come to realise that one of the most daunting things about Adobe InDesign for newbies is the InDesign toolbar. When people first fire up InDesign, open a new document and then sit down ready to begin, they’re met with a huge blank page, some funny lines, and then, bordering the left flank and the top of the screen are a whole bunch of icons, which, although they look vaguely familiar, don’t really explain themselves very well. Indeed, even when we hover our cursor over each tool so that a little explanatory text box appears,...
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