InDesign doesn't have an equivalent to Illustrator's pattern swatches, or Photoshop's defined patterns, and there's no automatic way of creating a pattern fill in the application.
Adobe has today announced the release of Creative Suite 5, including Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Flash CS5 and Dreamweaver CS5.
Creating dynamic-looking type alongside images needn't be a convoluted process. Accept & Proceed's Nigel Cottier shows you why.
Tony Harmer draws on simple techniques for adding spot colours, varnishes and special finishes to your layouts.
Take advantage of support for GREP to power up Find/ Change and automate application of character styles, writes Sam Hampton-Smith.
Create sophisticated visual effects that update as you type using the power of QuarkXPress' Paragraph Rule Above and Rule Below features.
Using InDesign's Edit Original feature to quickly open an image for editing and then have it updated automatically is a great timesaver.
I've spent the last few years working on magazines, and one thing great about the medium is that it teaches you the discipline of making your work consistent, clear and concise.
There's nothing worse for a print professional than to dispatch a job, only to receive a call asking you to resupply image or font formats, or questioning colour reproduction.
With an understanding of how CMYK printing techniques can be combined, Rodney Dive explains how to overcome some common design problems and increase final output quality.
Special inks and 'spot' varnishes can transform an everyday print design job into one that jumps off the shelves, as Alistair Dabbs explains.