Gap Options in Illustrator CS5

AJ Wood talks about setting Gap Options when working with the live paint and the shape builder tools in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Quickly Unlocking Options in InDesign

Using a combination of keyboard shortcuts, Jeff Witchel shows how to quickly access options for some of InDesign’s popular tools.

Creating Dashed Lines in Illustrator CS5

In Illustrator CS5, there are some new features in the stroke panel for creating dashed lines. Follow along with Jeff Witchel as he goes through options for setting up a dash pattern, creating rounded dashes, dotted dashes, and adding color to dashes and even the gaps in between the dash marks.

Creating Quick Captions in InDesign CS5

Learn how to use InDesign to create image captions automatically. In this video, the first example is a contact sheet where InDesign automatically creates captions based on the image file names. In another example, use InDesign to add captions to images in a newsletter using the image metadata.

Applying a Gradient to Editable Type in Illustrator

Jeff Witchel has worked out a backdoor workaround to apply a gradient to type while keeping it editable. Watch this video to learn Jeff’s method.

Adobe Edge Preview 4: Web Fonts

The new Adobe Edge Preview 4 includes the ability to use web fonts. In this video, Tom Green shows users how to get the embed code for the fonts they want to use and bring those fonts into Adobe Edge. He also demonstrates the new clipping feature, which can be used to animate the appearance of type and graphics in a new way.

Quick Apply in InDesign CS5

Incorporate your keyboard into your InDesign workflow and use it to navigate through menus and styles by using the Quick Apply in InDesign.

Adobe Edge Preview 4: Symbols

A new feature in Adobe Edge Preview 4 is the use of Symbols. Those users coming from Flash will recognize symbols and how they are used. Tom goes over how to convert a graphic to a symbol, edit it in place, animate the symbol using keyframes and the timeline.

Illustrator Symbols, Part 2

In part two of this series, AJ goes over the symbol tools and their tool options. He covers the sprayer, the sizer, the shifter, stainer, and the screener tools.

Illustrator Symbols, Part 1

In part one of this series, AJ Wood goes through the symbols panel which allows Illustrator users to reuse artwork quickly throughout their Illustrator document. In this video, AJ covers making symbols edits in the isolation editing mode, creating new symbols, using multiple instances of one symbol, and exploring the symbol libraries.

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