Enlarge Your Font Preview for Easy Pickings

  • 5 July 2016
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Enlarge Your Font Preview for Easy Pickings
When you’re trying to find the perfect font for your designs, it can be a tough go when your font preview is too small; you can’t really see what the font looks like. The quick fix is to increase the preview size. Just choose InDesign > Preferences > Type (Edit >Preferences > Type in Windows), select Large from the Preview Size pop-up menu, and click OK.

Use this Shortcut to Perform Multiple Transformations on an Object

  • 28 June 2016
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Use this Shortcut to Perform Multiple Transformations on an Object
When you need to perform multiple transformations on an object, but you aren’t sure which transformation you’ll perform first, no worries. There’s just one keyboard shortcut you need to know: [command][T] ([Ctrl][T] in Windows). This activates the Free Transform tool from which you can perform a multitude of transformations including rotate, skew, and scale. If you want to choose from a specific transformation, once the Free Transform tool is activated, [control]-click ([Right]-click in Windows) to display a pop-up menu listing the different transformations, and then choose one.

Reveal Hidden Characters to Solve your Typographical Woes

  • 28 June 2016
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Reveal Hidden Characters to Solve your Typographical Woes
There’s nothing more frustrating than setting type in a layout and then, no matter what you do, being unable to get the line spacing between two rows of text right. Oftentimes this is caused from having an unsuspecting character somewhere. For example, you may think you have a paragraph return but instead have a forced line break. 

Here's a Quick Way to Turn Smart Guides On and Off

  • 21 June 2016
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Here's a Quick Way to Turn Smart Guides On and Off
Smart Guides are useful for aligning objects either to each other or to guidelines on your artboard. But just because you prefer to work without Smart Guides turned on doesn't mean you can't reap their benefits. Instead, toggle them on and off as you need them with this quick keyboard shortcut: [command][U] ([Ctrl][U] in Windows).

Use this Easy Method to Select a Path without Ungrouping

  • 21 June 2016
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Use this Easy Method to Select a Path without Ungrouping
When you have a complex illustration, or even a simple group of paths, don't struggle to select just one point, path, or shape from that group. There is an easy way to do this without ungrouping: Use the Direct Selection tool. Located in the Tools panel, the Selection tool is the black arrow, and the Direct Selection tool is the white arrow. Select the Direct Selection tool, and then click on any point, path, or shape to select just that portion of a group for easy editing or moving.

Browse in Bridge with this Shortcut

  • 13 June 2016
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Browse in Bridge with this Shortcut
Adobe Bridge is a file management interface that works with Adobe apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Use it to preview thumbnails of your files, label them for easy organizing, add metadata to them for efficient cataloging, and also search through, sort, and open files directly into your preferred app. 

Toggle Between Selecting Table Text and the Entire Cell

  • 13 June 2016
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Toggle Between Selecting Table Text and the Entire Cell
When you incorporate tables into your InDesign layouts, you'll likely need to either edit the text within the cells or edit the cells themselves. So whether you select the table text or the entire cell depends on the task you need to accomplish. To begin, just click the Type tool inside the cell you want to edit. Next press [Esc], which will select the entire cell contents. Press [Esc] again to select just the table text. Use this key to toggle between the two selection options.

Save Character Styles in Libraries for Easy Reuse

  • 6 June 2016
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Save Character Styles in Libraries for Easy Reuse
Most designers have a commonly used font, whether it's for body text, headlines, a corporate logo, or just a fun funky style. One of the great benefits of Creative Cloud Libraries is the ability to capture a character style and then easily apply it to any text later. To do this, first add some text to your canvas and format it to your liking. Choose Window > Libraries, and select your preferred library from the Libraries panel pop-up menu. 
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