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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Jeff Witchel goes over the new features of the hyperlinks tool in InDesign. Creative Cloud makes it easier and faster to set up and control hyperlinks.

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Jeff Witchel introduces the reinvented pencil tool in Illustrator CC. The pencil tool now includes fidelity options that allow for creating smoother, cleaner paths.