How can I edit shapes that were created with the Effects commands in Illustrator Print E-mail
 
How can I edit shapes that were created with the Effects commands in Illustrator?
Tip by Lidka Schuch:

Dynamic Effects, such as Blend, Live Trace and all commands from the Effects pull down menu do not create objects. 


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What does the Indent to Here command do and how to use it in Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress Print E-mail
 
What does the Indent to Here command do and how to use it in Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress
Tip by Lidka Schuch:

Indent to Here is an easy way to set a hanging indent.  A paragraph with hanging indent has the first line longer than the rest of its lines (for example in ordered or unordered lists).

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How to Create a Perfect Bound Layout in InDesign Print E-mail
 
Adobe™ InDesign, Perfect Bound Layout
Tip by Lidka Schuch:

In a perfect bound each page is cut out and glued to the spine individually, instead of spreads being stitched together.  This means that the images and colour backgrounds that touch the inner edge of the spreads will have to be bled past the trim size. However, when we work with a perfect bound publication, we still need to see the spreads together while we work.  Below is the technique that makes both the designer and the prepress technician happy:


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How to deselect safely in Photoshop Print E-mail
 
Adobe™ Photoshop, deselect
Tip by Lidka Schuch:

In vector based programs, we are used to deselecting objects by clicking outside of them.  In bitmap based programs, this method is not safe, since often we click and drag, instead of just clicking.


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Applying different margins to specific pages in InDesign Print E-mail
 
Adobe™ InDesign, margins
Tip by Michael Religa:

When working on a document with varying content, sometimes it is preferable to have different margins on specific pages. To do this, select the desired page from the Pages panel by double clicking on it. Then click Layout > Margins and Columns, and insert the intended margin sizes; column options (number and gutter) are also available in this window.


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