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Sandee CohenWorking with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC
Although InDesign is not a full-fledged drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator, you can use InDesign’s tools to create a wide variety of effects by distorting, moving, resizing, duplicating, and aligning objects. Sandee Cohen shows you how in this chapter from InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide.
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By Sandee CohenAug 28, 2013
Working with Type in Adobe InDesign CC
InDesign offers a number of improvements and surprises in the area of typesetting. In this chapter, you'll start with character formatting (font, point size, kerning, and baseline shift are examples of character formatting), move on to paragraph formatting (indents, tabs, space above and below, and composition), and then dive into formatting using character and paragraph styles.
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By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, Bob BringhurstAug 2, 2013
Adding Form Fields in Adobe InDesign CC
In this excerpt, learn how to add text fields, add radio buttons, add a combo box, add a description to a form field, set the tab order of the fields, and add a button to submit the form.
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By Adobe Creative TeamMay 15, 2013
Sandee Cohen10 Fundamental Rules of Designing for Digital Magazines
Is your online magazine just an electronic version of your print publication? You're wasting a huge opportunity! In 10 quick tips, Sandee Cohen, co-author of Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6, demonstrates how to give immediacy and freshness to your digital magazine's experience.
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By Sandee CohenNov 29, 2012

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Keely HildUser Group of the Month: Detroit InDesign User Group

Each month we will select one User Group that has been exceptional in their communication with meeting updates, giveaway requests and book reviews and ask them to share some insights and tips with us. This week, we turn the spotlight on the Detroit InDesign User Group as our UG of the Month! 

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By Keely HildCommentsMay 21, 2013
Topics: Design,Adobe InDesign
Laura RossUser Group of the Month Q&A: New York InDesign User Group

Each month we will select one User Group that has been exceptional in their communication with meeting updates, giveaway requests and book reviews and ask them to share some insights and tips with us. This week, we turn the spotlight on New York InDesign User Group as our UG of the Month!

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By Laura RossCommentsFebruary 19, 2013
Topics: Design,Adobe InDesign
John CruiseFive Adobe InDesign CS5 Tips in Five Days: Tip 5 - How to Create 3D Text Effects

When Adobe® InDesign® CS3 was released a few years back, included among its new features was an enhanced set of special effects. If you haven’t had a chance to explore these special effects and add them to your bag of InDesign tricks, you owe it to yourself to take a look. This tip will focus on using the Bevel And Emboss effect to create three-dimensional typographic elements, but there are eight other effects—each with its own set of controls—that you can apply to text, frames, pictures … pretty much anything. Although many of these effects are available in Photoshop and Illustrator, the option to apply them to InDesign objects can save time and reduce file-management overhead.

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By John CruiseCommentsApril 16, 2010
Topics: Design,Adobe InDesign
John CruiseFive Adobe InDesign CS5 Tips in Five Days: Tip 4 - Removing a Light or Dark Background from an Imported Graphic

Sometimes when laying out an Adobe® InDesign® page, you may want to remove the background of an imported image—perhaps so you can wrap text around a shape as in Figure 1. Creating a clipping path in Photoshop is often the best solution because its selection tools make it easy to isolate and remove even complex backgrounds. However, because the graphic element (the dancing pair) in Figure 1 is much darker than the background (the surrounding white area), you can easily remove the background using the Clipping Path feature in InDesign. In addition to removing white and light backgrounds, you can also use the Clipping Path feature to remove black backgrounds and backgrounds that are significantly darker than the graphic element they surround.

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By John CruiseCommentsApril 15, 2010
Topics: Design,Adobe InDesign

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