Swatch Groups Come to InDesign CC

In this tutorial, I will discussing how to create and use Color Groups to help organize your Swatches in InDesign. Best of all is the ability to Load your Color Groups from Illustrator directly into InDesign.

Easier Editing with Tables in InDesign CC

In this tutorial, I will explore the basics of Table editing along with a new time-saving feature which allows you to drag and drop Columns and Rows making edits fast and simple.

Packaging in InDesign CC Just Got Better

In this tutorial, I will review the Packaging process and discuss two great additions to the process. If you choose, you can now include creation of an Acrobat and an IDML file (back saving) to the Packaging process.

Pen Tool Preview in Illustrator CC

In this tutorial, I will review how the Pen tool works and explore the new Preview feature. How does it work and how do you turn it off if you don’t want to use it.

InDesign CC Object Styles

Objects Styles in InDesign, which work in a very similar fashion to Paragraph Styles, are very important in setting up the look of objects in documents quickly and consistently. But they’re equally as powerful when making changes. In this tutorial, I will set up an Object Style for Frames with an very complex appearance and then make changes to all of these objects instantly.
And yes, there is a true story that relates to the title of the tutorial.

What Is Next Style in InDesign CC?

In this tutorial, I will explore setting up Styles utilizing the Next Style feature and show a couple of very easy ways to use the feature in formatting long text.

Perspective Grid Enhancements in Illustrator CC

The Perspective Grid, which has been around for a while, has been improved dramatically in the latest release of Illustrator CC. So much so, it gets my vote for most improved feature in Illustrator. Why do I like it so much? The objects that are drawn on a perspective grid and the grid itself are now connected. So if you need to change the perspective of your completed drawing, you just change the grid and the whole drawing updates to your new perspective.

Path Segment Reshape in Illustrator CC

The Convert Anchor Point tool in Adobe Illustrator now works to reshape path segments as well as anchor points. This makes it easier than ever to alter the shape of a selected object in ways that were never before possible.

State Centering and Responsive Scaling in Animate 3

These two new features in Animate 3 make creating projects all that much easier. State centering allows for the stage to be centered with the click of a button. Responsive scaling options allow users to adjust the size of their animation based on the display window, making it responsive to mobile devices and other displays.

Using Adobe Typekit with InDesign CC

Jeff Witchel goes over some of advantages to typekit in InDesign. The menu options allow you to sort fonts by favorites and recently used. Clicking on typekit takes you to Adobe’s font library that has over 700 fonts. The fonts can be filtered to search easier and once you find what you want, it takes very little time to sync the font and begin using it in your layouts.

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