Using Nested Styles in InDesign CC

When it comes to type-formatting options, InDesign is the best. Follow along with this video and learn how to make your formatting and styling easier with nested styles. This lesson covers topics like Drop Caps and GREP styles.

Adobe Illustrator CC: Package Feature

With the Creative Cloud, Adobe has added the package feature to Illustrator. Now, Illustrator can export all of your images and fonts used in your design into a folder that can be sent to your printer. It makes transferring a project that much easier.

Creating QR Codes in InDesign CC

QR codes are an exciting new marketing tool where any reader with a smart phone can scan the code and instantly be taken to a web page. InDesign Creative Cloud now allows users to create QR codes inside the application. The graphic is vector-based so it is scale-able to whatever size that is needed.

3D Ray-Tracing in After Effects CS6

Daniel Bryant shows you how to take advantage of After Effects CS6′s ray-tracing features to light and render a 3D movie title.

Screen Density and Mobile Devices – Solutions

Tom Green talks about options for designing images that display well across different mobile devices. Although there is no single answer, his solutions include using javascript to detect the screen reolution, as well as css and media queries.

Optical Margin Alignment in Adobe InDesign

In this tutorial, Jeff Witchel explains the in’s and out’s of optical margin alignment in Adobe InDesign. Optical margin alignment is when you adjust edge of text to be more visually pleasing, even if it pushes letters outside the bounds of your text box. Optical margin alignment is particularly useful for centering text with punctuation.

Screen Density and Mobile Devices

Understanding how different mobile devices display images can be confusing. Tom Green walks viewers through a basic explanation of screen density and how it differs between mobile devices. He discusses the difference between hardware pixels and reference pixels and the importance of device pixel ratio.

Adding WhiteSpace to InDesign Type

This video explains the various add space options in InDesign. Em space and En space are explained, as well as nonbreaking space, flush space, figure space, and punctuation space.

Compositing Problem-Solving in After Effects

In this video, Daniel creates a space-themed movie poster from scratch with After Effects compositing techniques that include layer masking, blending modes, text animation, lens flares and particle effects.

Responsive Design with Edge Reflow – The Basics of Design

Use Reflow to create responsive design for everything from desktop to mobile. In this video, Tom Green takes viewers through the design process. He starts with the outer container, then moves on to adding and styling graphic elements, then adding breakpoints and making changes to the design based on screen size. Reflow is the beginning of a promising visual design tool that can make responsive design fast and easy.

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