This video tutorial will show you how to switch InDesign paragraph styles quickly and easily.Read more “Switch InDesign Paragraph Styles Quickly”
This is something I see people asking all the time. How do I make the numbers in a number list line-up with the period after the number instead of being left justified.Read more “How to make pretty number lists in Adobe InDesign”
Adobe Photoshop‘s layer effects offer you great customization when you mix and match the different effects together. But unless you’re really talented, getting the effect you want can be difficult. Take the image above for example. It offers a fairly realistic 3D effect, but it’s really just two text layers on top of each other with different layer effects applied.
You can download the above free template for creating 3D gold-styled text, which comes in three different sizes.
If you’re constantly on the lookout for ways to add to your Photoshop toolbox, Styles are a great way to go. Photoshop Styles make styling your text and objects as easy as clicking a button, and keeps them fully adjustable.
Photoshop Style A Day is a relatively new site I came across that offers just what the name implies. I’ve downloaded all of the styles currently available, and most are of excellent quality. Now I know what you’re going to say, some of them look kind of cheesy – I won’t argue that. But when you consider that after applying a style, your text or object remains editable, you can go back and tweek it to your heart’s content.
Adobe InDesign has powerful character style capabilities built-in, but sometimes they’re just a bit complicated to work with. Here’s a quick way to set up a style that will simply bold any font you choose, without having to specify a new style with the bold version of each font individually – a real time-saver. Read more “Creating flexible character styles in Adobe InDesign”
If you haven’t used Styles in Adobe Photoshop, you’re missing out on a simple way to add visual styles to objects quickly. If you have used them, the following tip may make applying them quicker. Rather than selecting the layer you want to apply the style to, then clicking the particular style from the Styles panel, try dragging the style from the Styles panel and dropping it on the object in your Photoshop document you wish to apply it to. Why is this quicker? Because you don’t have to worry about which layer is active. You can drag a style to anything on any layer, not just the current active layer.