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Automatically balance columns of text in InDesign
Automatically balance columns of text in InDesign
To balance the columns of text within a text box… Select a text box containing two or more columns Menu
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Automatically rearrange all artboards in Illustrator
Automatically rearrange all artboards in Illustrator
In preparation of automatically rearranging artboards, the most important thing to do is to arrange the entries within the Artboards
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Maintain pitch while shuttling in Premiere Pro
Maintain pitch while shuttling in Premiere Pro
The J and L keys can be used to shuttle (scan) through the timeline at various speeds. By default, Premiere
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Invert vs Inverse in Photoshop
Invert vs Inverse in Photoshop
INVERT Targets pixels and reverses their tone and colour information… – Black becomes white. – White becomes black. – Colours
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Export a single frame from an After Effects composition
Export a single frame from an After Effects composition
There are a huge number of options to choose from when exporting out a single frame from After Effects. Fortunately,
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Sample a colour from an image in InDesign with the Eyedropper Tool
Sample a colour from an image in InDesign with the Eyedropper Tool
The Eyedropper Tool within InDesign allows for a colour to be sampled from an image. This colour can then be
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Overscroll in Photoshop and how to enable it
Overscroll in Photoshop and how to enable it
By default, an image which is fully visible within Photoshop can’t be scrolled/panned. This can be problematic if, for example,
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Automatically fit artboard to artwork in Illustrator
Automatically fit artboard to artwork in Illustrator
When creating Illustrator content such as logos it is preferable to have the artwork flush against the edge of the
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Rapidly scan Premiere Pro timeline with JKL keys
Rapidly scan Premiere Pro timeline with JKL keys
Keyboard shortcuts (Windows and Mac) Shuttle Left: J Shuttle Right: L Shuttle Slow Left: Shift + J Shuttle Slow Right:
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Fade an image to transparent in InDesign with the Gradient Feather
Fade an image to transparent in InDesign with the Gradient Feather
The Gradient Feather Tool (Keyboard shortcut: Shift + G) in InDesign allows for an image to fade from opaque to
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The power and danger of Global Light in Photoshop effects
The power and danger of Global Light in Photoshop effects
There are several effects in Photoshop that incorporate Global Light. These effects are those that require a simulated light source
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Add password security to PDFs on export from InDesign
Add password security to PDFs on export from InDesign
InDesign allows for the exporting of Print and Interactive PDFs both of which can be password protected in multiple ways.
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Quickly resize PDF in Acrobat with keyboard shortcuts
Quickly resize PDF in Acrobat with keyboard shortcuts
Zoom to Page Level (Fit Page) Command / Control + 0 Actual Size (100%) Command / Control + 1 Fit
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Flick Panning in Photoshop and how to disable it
Flick Panning in Photoshop and how to disable it
While panning an image it is possible to release the mouse button while the mouse is still in motion. Doing
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How to install a previous version of Illustrator
How to install a previous version of Illustrator
Have you found bugs in the latest version of Illustrator? Perhaps you’ve found this version is incompatible with another piece
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How to reset Preferences in Illustrator
How to reset Preferences in Illustrator
Launch Illustrator while holding down the following keys… Mac: Command + Option + Shift Windows: Control + Alt + Shift
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Change letter spacing in InDesign with Tracking and Kerning
Change letter spacing in InDesign with Tracking and Kerning
Kerning controls the spacing between individual pairs of characters while tracking controls the spacing between groups of characters. These properties
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Source vector paths from Canva for use in Illustrator
Source vector paths from Canva for use in Illustrator
Canva is a fantastic website (www.canva.com) for creating designs. While it is targeted at the general public, it contains lots
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Drag out a copy of anything with the mouse in Photoshop
Drag out a copy of anything with the mouse in Photoshop
There are multiple ways to duplicate content within Photoshop. There are, for example, multiple copy and paste features available from
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Export a single frame from a Premiere Pro sequence
Export a single frame from a Premiere Pro sequence
The Export Frame button at the base of the Program panel allows for a single frame to be quickly exported
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How to install a previous version of InDesign
How to install a previous version of InDesign
Have you found bugs in the latest version of InDesign? Perhaps you’ve found this version is incompatible with another piece
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How to reset Preferences in InDesign
How to reset Preferences in InDesign
Launch InDesign while holding down the following keys… Mac: Command + Option + Shift + Control Windows: Control + Alt
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Take Snapshot and Show Snapshot in After Effects
Take Snapshot and Show Snapshot in After Effects
When animating in After Effects you will often find yourself repeatedly referencing a particular frame. This can be quite tedious
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How to install a previous version of Photoshop
How to install a previous version of Photoshop
Have you found bugs in the latest version of Photoshop? Perhaps you’ve found this version is incompatible with another piece
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How to reset Preferences in Photoshop
How to reset Preferences in Photoshop
Launch Photoshop while holding down the following keys… Mac: Command + Option + Shift Windows: Control + Alt + Shift
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Frame Fitting Auto-Fit for fast image resizing in InDesign
Frame Fitting Auto-Fit for fast image resizing in InDesign
When an image is placed inside of InDesign it lives within a frame. Resizing this frame does not, by default,
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Duplicate a portion or an entire layer in Photoshop
Duplicate a portion or an entire layer in Photoshop
Learn how to quickly copy or cut portions of a layer or an entire layer within Photoshop. Both the menu
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PDF Initial View settings in Acrobat for superior user experience
PDF Initial View settings in Acrobat for superior user experience
There are many PDF display options in Acrobat such as the page magnification and whether pages should be displayed individually
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Preview video in full screen in Premiere Pro
Preview video in full screen in Premiere Pro
Keyboard Shortcut Mac: Control + ~ PC: Control + ~ Press the same keyboard shortcut or the Escape key to
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Quickly rearrange Photoshop layers with keyboard shortcuts
Quickly rearrange Photoshop layers with keyboard shortcuts
Rearranging layers within Photoshop can be a very tedious task, especially when many layers are involved. Layers can be easily
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Controlling how Strokes and Effects scale in Illustrator
Controlling how Strokes and Effects scale in Illustrator
The “Scale Strokes and Effects” option within Illustrator is very important when resizing artwork. When turned on, any strokes or
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Maximise any panel in Premiere Pro with Tilde key
Maximise any panel in Premiere Pro with Tilde key
Press the Tilde (~) key in Premiere Pro to maximise the panel that the mouse is currently over. Press this
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2d face into 3d with Photoshop and Displacement Map in After Effects
2d face into 3d with Photoshop and Displacement Map in After Effects
Starting with a 2D image, creating the illusion of a 3D face moving in 3D space in After Effects is
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Add password security to PDFs in Acrobat
Add password security to PDFs in Acrobat
Acrobat provides multiple ways in which to password protect a file. The first technique shown in this video shows how
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Preview Premiere Pro sequence on repeat with Loop Playback button
Preview Premiere Pro sequence on repeat with Loop Playback button
To automatically loop the playback of a sequence in Premiere Pro the Loop Playback button needs to be active. This
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Stop Photoshop adding
Stop Photoshop adding “copy” to layer duplicates
Are you tired of Photoshop adding the word “copy” to the name of a duplicated layer? This functionality can be
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Change multiple file names with Batch Rename in Bridge
Change multiple file names with Batch Rename in Bridge
Renaming multiple files can be an extremely tedious task. Bridge can dramatically simplify and automate this process. Renaming methods include
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Layer Mask Hides Effects option in Photoshop
Layer Mask Hides Effects option in Photoshop
When compositing in Photoshop it is common to use a series of effects/styles and masks. These generally work very well
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Stop high quality images from pixelating inside InDesign
Stop high quality images from pixelating inside InDesign
InDesign can create and edit massive documents that contain huge external assets such as Photoshop files. To keep the program
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Save any website image in Google Chrome with Developer Tools
Save any website image in Google Chrome with Developer Tools
Always respect copyright. If you need to save an image on a website but are unable to do so, the
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Prevent pages in spreads from separating in PDFs in Acrobat
Prevent pages in spreads from separating in PDFs in Acrobat
PDFs will often have, but not always, a stand alone cover page with the following pages appearing in pairs of
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Group Selection Tool in Illustrator for powerful and rapid selections
Group Selection Tool in Illustrator for powerful and rapid selections
When selecting an element contained within a group with the Direct Selection Tool, that element is selected. However, further clicking
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Cycle through Screen Modes with F key in Photoshop
Cycle through Screen Modes with F key in Photoshop
Within the View menu inside Photoshop is a section called Screen Mode. This section contains 3 settings and pressing the
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Converting 2D images into a 3D animated scene in After Effects
Converting 2D images into a 3D animated scene in After Effects
Learn all the steps required to take a 2D layered Illustrator file, import it into After Effects and create an
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Importing an Illustrator file into After Effects
Importing an Illustrator file into After Effects
Importing a layered Illustrator file into After Effects can be a confusing task given the number of options available. This
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Quickly extract pages from a PDF in Acrobat
Quickly extract pages from a PDF in Acrobat
The Acrobat menu has options for extracting pages from a PDF. However, with the page thumbnails visible, the fastest way
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Grid and Loupe views in Lightroom with G and E keys
Grid and Loupe views in Lightroom with G and E keys
The following keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly jump between the Grid and Loupe views within the Library module and
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Envelope Distort in Illustrator: Make With Top Object
Envelope Distort in Illustrator: Make With Top Object
There are many distortion techniques available in Illustrator with which to manipulate vector artwork. However, it’s not always desirable to
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Changing Photoshop layer visibility from within InDesign
Changing Photoshop layer visibility from within InDesign
Photoshop documents typically contain elements over multiple layers and the visibility of these elements can be easily turned on or
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Cycle through Screen Modes with F key in Illustrator
Cycle through Screen Modes with F key in Illustrator
At the bottom of the Illustrator Toolbar is a button that contains 4 modes. The last 3 of these modes,
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Track a face in After Effects then brighten and pixelate
Track a face in After Effects then brighten and pixelate
The Tracker panel is a powerful feature within After Effects that allows for the automatic tracking of many things including
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InDesign image resize not displaying in real-time?
InDesign image resize not displaying in real-time?
By default, InDesign does not give a live preview of an image as it is resized. This can be rectified
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Cycle through Lights modes with L key in Lightroom
Cycle through Lights modes with L key in Lightroom
Within the Window menu inside Lightroom is a section called Lights Out. This section contains 3 settings and pressing the
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Ultra-fast HTML coding with Emmet
Ultra-fast HTML coding with Emmet
Emmet is a technology that, can sit both within a program or an online platform, that allows for the inputting
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Stacking strokes in Illustrator to create railway tracks and roads
Stacking strokes in Illustrator to create railway tracks and roads
By default, a path in Illustrator has a single stroke and a single fill. It’s easy to add multiple strokes
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Text Wrap in InDesign with a Photoshop path
Text Wrap in InDesign with a Photoshop path
Text Wrap in InDesign allows the edge of a block of text to follow a path. That path can be
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Rapid masking with the D and X keys in Photoshop
Rapid masking with the D and X keys in Photoshop
Keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop… D key Sets the default colours… Foreground colour: Black Background colour: White X key Switches the
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How to view transparency in After Effects
How to view transparency in After Effects
The ability to view transparency in After Effects is not just helpful when compositing graphics but it can be critical
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Solo Mode for fast Lightroom Develop module navigation
Solo Mode for fast Lightroom Develop module navigation
Within the Develop module of Lightroom there are many sections such as Basic, Detail and Effects. Opening up these sections
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In InDesign, holding the space bar gives you temporary access to the Hand Tool which allows you to pan around the document. This keyboard shortcut does not work while you are editing text as it will simply add a series of spaces to your text. To pan around a document while editing text simply hold down the option/alt key.
Move an InDesign document while editing text
In InDesign, holding the space bar gives you temporary access to the Hand Tool which allows you to pan around
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Collapse Transformations switch in After Effects
Collapse Transformations switch in After Effects
The Collapse Transformations switch has two functions. One of those functions is around vector artwork and is not explored in
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Multiple classes for more efficient CSS
Multiple classes for more efficient CSS
If multiple CSS classes share identical attributes, it may be more efficient to remove those common attributes and add them
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Lightroom cropping change between portrait and landscape
Lightroom cropping change between portrait and landscape
In Lightroom, to convert a landscape crop into a portrait crop, or vice versa, just tap the X key.
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Rapid brush adjustment with square bracket keys in Photoshop
Rapid brush adjustment with square bracket keys in Photoshop
This video demonstrates the keyboard shortcuts for changing the size and hardness of a brush within Photoshop while using the
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Preview Illustrator vector paths
Preview Illustrator vector paths
Pressing Command/Control + Y in Illustrator toggles between the Outline and Preview display modes. The Preview mode is the default
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Toggle Preview mode with W key in InDesign
Toggle Preview mode with W key in InDesign
Pressing the W key in InDesign toggles between the Normal and Preview Screen Modes. This allows for a quick preview
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Create repeating tiles in Photoshop with Render Clouds filter
Create repeating tiles in Photoshop with Render Clouds filter
Applying the Clouds filter to an image in Photoshop with dimensions that are powers of 2 will create a repeating
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Opacity masks in Illustrator for partial transparency
Opacity masks in Illustrator for partial transparency
Clipping Masks in Illustrator allow for areas to be masked away completely. Not many people know that it’s possible, using
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Content Aware Scaling in Photoshop
Content Aware Scaling in Photoshop
Free Transform inside Photoshop evenly distorts everything when making a transformation. Content-Aware Scale allows for transformations to be made while
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Create an InDesign Table of Contents
Create an InDesign Table of Contents
An InDesign Table of Contents can not be created with the flick of a switch. Planning is required while creating
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How to create elastic animated blobs in After Effects
How to create elastic animated blobs in After Effects
By default After Effects layers act independently. This tutorial shows how to simulate gelatinous objects that interact with one another
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Virtual copies in Lightroom for optimal editing flexibility
Virtual copies in Lightroom for optimal editing flexibility
Virtual copies in Lightroom are duplicates of images that can be independently edited. These virtual copies can be cropped, colour
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Bulleted lists in InDesign: How to create and format
Bulleted lists in InDesign: How to create and format
While creating a bulleted list in InDesign is relatively simple, formatting and colouring them can be much more complicated. Learn
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Using channels in Photoshop to extract transparent smoke
Using channels in Photoshop to extract transparent smoke
While blend modes and masking are excellent compositing options, there are times when the luminance information needs to be extracted
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Create a honeycomb pattern in Illustrator
Create a honeycomb pattern in Illustrator
Creating a honeycomb pattern in Illustrator can be very tedious, not to mention painful if edits need to be made
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Controlling an Illustrator Image Trace with Photoshop
Controlling an Illustrator Image Trace with Photoshop
Image Trace in Illustrator allows for an image to be quickly turned into vector graphics. However, any changes made to
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