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Three More Great Ways to Add Colors to InDesign Documents

Editor's note: This post is a follow-up to Erica's earlier article on how to add colors to InDesign documents using Adobe Capture. How to Add Colors to InDesign Documents With Adobe Color Adobe Color—which is what the late, great Kuler eventually morphed into—is the online home of all your color themes. If you created a theme in […]

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Mixing Type and Graphics

Mixing type and graphics to choose the right font for the job every time This article appeared in Issue 86 of InDesign Magazine. According to the ’50s Sinatra hit, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage. The same is true for type. The right type adds harmony to a layout—like drinking a chilled Sancerre alongside […]

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Adding Colors to Your InDesign Documents With Adobe Capture

There are so many options for getting colors into an InDesign document, whether they're imported or created right within InDesign. With the introduction—and recent coming of age—of the Creative Cloud, those colors can come from a wide range of sources. Having Creative Cloud as a central repository makes quick work of finding color inspiration in […]

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Mystery of the Unused Style Contest Answer and Winner!

It's time to reveal the solution—and the winner—for this month's InDesignSecrets contest, the Mystery of the Unused Style! Here's the scenario:  You're working with a simple, one-page document to create some presentation slides. On the document page, there is one text frame with some styled text in it. In the Paragraph Styles panel, you notice an unused style that […]

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Self-Published Photography Books

Manual Exposure: Eye-Opening Self-Published Photography Books This article appeared in Issue 86 of InDesign Magazine. When you hear the word “book,” what often comes to mind is a bound volume of text. But for the vast majority of us, we experience our world visually—as pictures, not words. This may be why we are so innately receptive to photography books, where […]

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Calendar Wizard Script Upgraded

Regular readers may be familiar with a free script previously showcased here called Calendar Wizard by Scott Selberg. The script was last mentioned in this post, and it is certainly one of the must-have scripts to have for Adobe InDesign. A link can be found on our page of great free scripts that every InDesign user […]

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Adobe Reduces InCopy CC Subscription Fee

Last week, Adobe quietly came to their senses and adjusted the InCopy CC subscription fee to $4.99/month (annual plan paid monthly), down from $19.95 month, where most of the other single Adobe app subscriptions price out at. This move smooths the way for publishers considering an InDesign/InCopy workflow, and gives existing customers a break in their budgets […]

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A Fix for Problems With Layer Visibility Overrides In Placed Illustrator Files

If you’ve ever used InDesign’s Object Layer Options feature to change the appearance of placed Illustrator files, you probably stumbled on a rather annoying problem. If layers were added or removed in the Illustrator file after it had been placed, InDesign really didn’t know what to do, so it discarded any layer visibility overrides you had […]

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Visual Storytelling With Photography

Finding Picture Perfect Images for Design Projects This article appeared in Issue 86 of InDesign Magazine. Visual storytelling is a craft both photographers and designers share. Often these two creative careers overlap, particularly in the world of advertising and marketing, since they are the most practical means of communicating a message in a way that is creative, […]

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