Yearly Archives: 2016

ILLUSTRATOR TO INDESIGN – KEEP LAYERS INTACT

The Layers Panel in Illustrator and InDesign is a potent tool when it comes to organising and editing your content. Both applications work in much the same way allowing you to select, duplicate, lock and generally organise your content in a logical fashion. Depending on your workflow you might use Layers to separate out different […]

EASY COLOUR MIXING IN INDESIGN AND ILLUSTRATOR

When using the Colour Panel in InDesign or Illustrator you have control over each component colour channel when working in RGB or CMYK enabling you to mix specific hues of reds, purples, oranges etc. Sometimes you’ll arrive at the colour you’re after but just need to go deeper or paler. If this has you fiddling […]

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE ADOBE CERTIFIED EXPERT EXAMS

BOOKING THE EXAM The Adobe ACE exams are currently run through the Pearson Vue network of testing centres, which also runs exams for organisations including Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, and Oracle. The centres are available at a wide range of locations across the UK, and you can find your nearest centre using the Pearson Vue […]

MAKING SURE 3MM BLEED IS ACTUALLY 3MM BLEED

If you’ve printed documents from InDesign or exported them to PDF you’ve, no-doubt, come across the Marks and Bleed settings in the print/export dialogue box. Here we configure the amount of document bleed and which of the various marks to include. There is one often overlooked setting here which can cause problems in certain print […]

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