The use of vintage style effects on modern photography is as popular as it’s ever been, and shows no signs of abating anytime soon. With social media platforms such-as Instagram popularising the look there are now numerous websites, presets and apps dedicated to giving your images that retro, matt effect.
For years software developers have hidden easter eggs within their programs as a way of having a bit of fun. These can be anything from a hidden message or joke through to a full blown game hidden inside the program. It provides a bit of extra entertainment for people using the software, and to be honest when you find an easter egg it's kind of nice knowing you are "in on the secret".
No More Low Res RGBs! Setting up a simple Preflight in InDesign CC
Today I’m going to show you how to setup a Preflight Profile in InDesign to catch any low resolution and/or RGB images.
Masters within InDesign are very useful – they provide a common background for whichever page(s) you are working with. But here are some not so well known/used tips regarding masters and pages.
A master can have a master
Say you want a master for Chapter 1 – usually a header and footer. But the footer may be fairly general, just Page X say. This would be the same for Chapter 2, 3 etc.
Here’s a quick tip for more accurate rendering of blacks in Illustrator and InDesign. Under the Preferences menu you’ll find a tab for Appearance of Black. The screenshot here is from Illustrator but the settings are the same in InDesign.
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.