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Sandee CohenWorking with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)
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 excerpt from InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release).
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By Sandee CohenOct 16, 2014
Working with Objects in Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)
In this lesson from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), you’ll work on a pair of spreads that make up a four-page newsletter. You’ll add text and images and make several modifications to the objects on the two spreads.
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By Kelly Kordes Anton, John CruiseAug 19, 2014
Getting to Know Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release)
In this excerpt from Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release), Kelly Kordes Anton and John Cruise get you up to speed with Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release).
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By Kelly Kordes Anton, John CruiseJun 23, 2014
Nigel FrenchSidestepping the Banana Skins: How to Avoid Common Type Mistakes in InDesign
Don't make yourself easy prey for the type pedants out there who will mock you for using an opening quote mark instead of an apostrophe. While rules are made to be broken, Nigel French, author of InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, 3rd Edition, offers ten rules of InDesign type that should (almost) never be broken.
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By Nigel FrenchApr 16, 2014

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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
John CruiseFive Adobe InDesign CS5 Tips in Five Days: Tip 3 - Spanning a Paragraph Across Multiple Columns

Since the dawn of page layout software in the mid-1980s, layout artists have been forced to create two text frames for stories that span multiple columns: a one-column text frame that spans multiple columns for the headline and a multicolumn text frame for the body text. Adobe® InDesign® CS5 makes it a whole lot easier to lay out pages with multicolumn stories by providing the option to extend paragraphs across the gutters of multicolumn text frames. It’s a killer feature with an intuitive UI that will save many users considerable time.

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By John CruiseCommentsApril 14, 2010
Topics: Design,Adobe InDesign

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