Adobe InDesign Eyedropper – 3 essential tips!

Adobe InDesign Colour Themes
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#adobe-indesign-eyedropper-3-essential-tips-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/2e5-XDyypWE?rel=0&showinfo=0&ecver=2"); },5000); }); InDesign Eyedropper 3 quick tips that will change the way you work in InDesign! So you have probably all seen the eyedropper tool in Adobe InDesign, you may have even used it to sample a quick bit of colour from an image to add to your swatches panel but have you been using it to its full effect? Here I am going to show you 3 ways that you ca...
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Why Adobe InDesign is becoming an essential skill for all Marketeers

Adobe InDesign for marketing
In 2002 Adobe launched its Desktop Publishing software (DTP) Adobe InDesign, at the time the main DTP software was QuarkXpress. Adobe quickly took over the market with its far superior offering that worked seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop - their already very well established and industry standard image editing software. Adobe Software has always been associated with the design industry, being used only by the professionals due to its perceived complexity and intimidating work spaces. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random...
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Diffuse Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe illustrator diffused gradient
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#diffuse-gradients-in-adobe-illustrator-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/vxlMBU5acv0"); },6000); }); Adobe have given us a sneak peek at what they are calling Diffuse gradients. Ive not been able to have a go at it as it has not yet been added to the latest release of Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe have not yet even told anyone when it will be released! By looking at the video it looks very interesting, at first I was unsure what the benefits would be over using the gradient mesh tool i...
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5 ways to scale images in Adobe InDesign

scaling images in Adobe InDesign
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#5-ways-to-scale-and-rotate-images-in-adobe-indesign-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/8k1ZoijDQq4?rel=0&showinfo=0&ecver=2"); },5000); }); 5 Ways to scale images in Adobe InDesign Scale content to fit The first way is to use your main selection tool to make the frame the correct size that you want, dont worry about the image not moving with the frame just make the frame fit the space you require on the Adobe InDesign page. then we are going to select the frame and look in...
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Using the Adobe Illustrator Swatches Panel

Adobe Illustrator Swatches
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#using-the-adobe-illustrator-swatches-panel-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/2NtoUbFQ3P8?rel=0&showinfo=0&ecver=2"); },5000); }); Adobe Illustrator Swatches Panel Today I'm going to have a closer look at the Adobe Illustrator Swatches panel, we are going to load all the different type of Swatches and also create Swatches from scratch. We will start by looking at the basic solid Adobe Illustrator Swatches, loading in Pantone Swatches and CMYK Swatches then move on to lo...
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Cutting out images in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements
We are going to have a quick run through step by step how to cut out an image in Adobe Photoshop Elements using the magnetic lasso tool then copying the image in to a new document and placing in a coloured background. The first step is to open the image you want to cut out by going to File>Open and navigating to the correct file.   With the image open in Adobe Photoshop Elements we can now choose the lasso tool from the 'Select' section in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen. With the Lasso Tool selected from your Adobe Photoshop Elements toolbar you will no...
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What is the Adobe Creative Cloud and how does it work?

Adobe Creative Cloud
The Adobe Creative Cloud is the way that Adobe sells its software and products, many years ago you would choose the software you require for example Adobe Photoshop, you would then buy a box off the shelf with the DVDs to install the software on your computer. Then in a few years time you would pay for an upgrade DVD to update your version of Adobe Photoshop. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); These days however it has all changed, all Adobe software is sold on a subscription...
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5 Benefits of Learning Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Logo
So last week I wrote about the benefits of learning Adobe InDesign, today I'm going to talk about Adobe Illustrator. Again this is probably a programme you have heard of but maybe unsure of its actual uses.  var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); Adobe Illustrator is used for creating a variety of graphics you can produce logos, detailed illustrations, leaflets, web page designs and many more. Unlike Adobe InDesign it is built more for creating graphics and artwork and doesn...
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5 Business Benefits of Learning Adobe InDesign

InDesign Training Courses
If you are a small business or work within the Marketing department of a larger organisation I'm sure you have heard about Adobe InDesign before, its the industry standard in page layout programmes it enables you to quickly and easily create stunning layouts for both online and print use. So what are the benefits of taking an InDesign Training Course? Marketing costs Reduced Are you sick of paying external agencies to make just minor amends to your artwork? or are you coming up with the ideas then going backwards and forwards with your designer when the design isn't exactly as you envisage...
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Placing Adobe Illustrator files in to Adobe Photoshop

using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#placing-adobe-illustrator-files-in-to-adobe-photoshop-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/RLsKNERw9L8"); },8000); }); Placing Adobe Illustrator files in to Adobe Photoshop Following on from my blog post a few weeks back on using Adobe Photoshop with Adobe InDesign today I'm going to have a look at using Adobe Illustrator with Adobe Photoshop effectively. There are two ways these file types can be integrated with each other, we can convert the vector Adobe Illustrator file i...
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