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.
Use the Illustrator Join tool to join segments and points
The Join Tool in Illustrator isn’t the most exciting, featured-packed, weapon in your Adobe arsenal but it does make short work of what was once a laborious process.
Photoshop’s Eyedropper is our go to tool when we need to take colour readings from an image.
If you have to generate PDF files for Print you may occasionally get a request from a print supplier asking to ‘remove the fonts’ from your PDF. If this has you heading back to your InDesign or Illustrator file to Outline all the text then stay tuned, all is not lost!
Creating Non-destuctive Grain in Photoshop
It’s often desirable to add grain to an image when working in Photoshop. Typically this will be a stylistic choice to achieve a certain look but grain can also be employed during more technical processes.
InDesign has a lot of paragraph settings that you can use, and here are some of the ones that I really like and store in my stylesheets…
Here’s a quick tip for taming saturation when adjusting contrast in Photoshop. In the example below I’ve added a Curves Adjustment layer and made an edit at the quarter tones – your typical contrast ‘S’ bend. The left side is masked to show the original uncorrected.