Yearly Archives: 2017

HOW DO YOU OPEN AN INDD FILE?

INDD is the document extension for an Adobe InDesign Document file. These files can be opened an edited using the Adobe InDesign software which is available from https://www.adobe.com/indesign Adobe InDesign is the leading software for laying out professional looking documents, and is commonly used in marketing and communications teams, as well as for producing bids […]

INSTALLING OLD VERSIONS VIA THE CREATIVE CLOUD APP

If you’re on the Creative Cloud subscription then you’ll have access to the latest versions Adobe’s software – in fact it sometimes seems that you ONLY have access to the latest versions. But actually it is possible to install legacy versions via the CC installer App going back as far as CS6 (if the title […]

VECTORS V RASTERS IN PRINT

If you’ve been using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign for any length of time you’ll, no doubt, have heard the terms vectors and rasters (or pixels). And, equally likely, been told that vectors are ‘resolution independent’ whereas raster images have a fixed resolution. But what does that actually mean in terms of our artwork and how […]

EXTRACTING AND EDITING PDF FILE CONTENT – PART 2

In the previous post we looked at extracting raster (pixel) based content from PDFs. Today we’ll cover extracting vector content and look at the editing tools for in Acrobat for ‘round-trip’ editing of PDF content. So, we’ve got our PDF (below) and we need to extract the logo. Since the logo is vector based we […]

CREATING ACTIONS IN ILLUSTRATOR FOR AUTOMATION

If you find yourself repeating certain functions in Illustrator, or find you’re longing for a keyboard shortcut that doesn’t seem to exist, then it’s well worth getting to grips with the Actions panel. Here’s a quick guide to get you up and running with the basics (Adobe’s online help documentation has more detailed information on […]

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