Some time back I was training an advanced InDesign course, and one of trainees had come across a problem and asked me for advice. The problem she had come across was, whenever she imported Excel documents into InDesign, the dates switched formats.
I come across some entertaining stuff while I am browsing various photography and design related sites, and one that I always find quite amusing is forced perspective photography.If you haven't come across this before it is a photography technique that involves using optical illusions to make objects appear nearer or farther away than they actually are.
If you're the kind of person who can't stand unbalanced text, you might recall the days when it took a fair bit of manual adjustment to make text columns line up evenly.
Unbalanced text columns.
Here are some of the must know tips for any regular Photoshop user. Once you have turned some of these into habit, you will be amazed at how quickly you can do stuff in Photoshop. These Tips and Tricks almost all work the same in previous versions of Photoshop.
Photoshop Shortcuts that make your life easier
Many people do the same task again and again in InDesign, but are wary of using InDesign’s automated scripting functions to make the job easier. Some may be simply unaware of the scripting capabilities within InDesign, while for others scripts are daunting and technical. In reality scripting can be very easy, especially if you don’t have to write the scripts yourself!
Using Photoshop generally means using a brush at some point, and not just for painting. Several tools within Photoshop also use a brush – Eraser, Dodge, Burn, etc. Here are some useful shortcuts when using a tool that uses brushes…
Click, let go and shift – click elsewhere in your document and you will get a straight line