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There's nothing fun or creative about applying Character Styles. So let do the work for you, says Susannah Hall.
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InDesign is not just a tremendously powerful layout package, it's also hugely customisable. Susannah Hall explains how to change the default settings to suit you.
When you convert type to outlines in it creates a frame that can contain a picture or be used as a text frame that you can then fill with type.
Learning new skills can reap great rewards and open doors to new creative opportunities. But what does it take to keep pace with the latest technologies and stay one step ahead of the pack? Nick Spence finds out.
What does an OpenType font have that other font formats don't? Maybe nothing or maybe everything. We explain.
It's easy to add extra depth to your motion graphics work using Illustrator's Collapse Transformation function to create simple 3D objects. Regular JJ Johnstone gives you all the know-how you'll need...
It's all about the image, and there are ways of getting it right and ways of getting it wrong. We present invaluable advice from top designers on making sure the images you create, in whatever medium you work in, are bang on the money every time.
Feedback from our forum suggests that many of you are dissatisfied with the way design-software skills are taught in higher education. But are the universities to blame?
Special inks such as metallics, fluorescents and varnishes are surprisingly easy to manage in Acrobat Professional.
The long-awaited Adobe/Macromedia merger has finally been given the go ahead, but is the message being broadcast by Macromedia's redesigned website the way forward for Adobe? Jason Arber hopes not.
A decade and a half ago, Margaret Thatcher was in power and GTF was just getting started. Graeme Aymer meets the mature design studio searching for a certain type of client.
Lausanne's brightest design trio talk to Graeme Aymer about their style, experimentation, illustration and the influence of Swiss design.
If you';e the type of person who dribbles over new software and constantly updates your kit, whether you need it or not, it's hard to justify the expense.
Study InDesign 2.0's best features such as typographic control, image colour sampling, re-linking, feathering, and Transparency controls.