An often overlooked aspect of most Creative Cloud apps is their ability to save your program layout and this functionality is fairly common across most of the main programs such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere and After Effects. Adobe call these workspaces and they can be extremely useful for rapidly loading specific panel sets or just carrying out general tidying up.
One question I am sometimes asked is "once you have created a frame in InDesign, can you change the frame shape without recreating it from scratch". The good news is there are a number of ways to change frame shapes in InDesign once you have created them, without having to go through the whole creation process again.
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Using reflect and join in Illustrator can be a great way to create symetrical artwork, so in this post we are going to take a look at how you can do this.
When you install Creative Cloud you will notice a couple of extra folders appear on the desktop with the flypaper textures in there. These are some sample textures that come with Photoshop, and I thought it would be nice to look at a couple of ways you could use these textures together with blend modes to add a few simple but nice effects to an image.
One tool that is often under used or even ignored in InDesign is the Gap tool, and it's a shame as it can be very useful. Basically the tool allows you to manipulate the gaps between frames, and has a number of shortcuts that allow you to control exactly how it works.
The Gap tools is found near the top of the InDesign tools panel and is the small icon with two arrows pointing out in opposite directions.