InDesign CS5+ allows us to add lots of great functionality to a PDF file to make it interactive. In this video tip, I'll show you how to show and hide content (like a large tooltip) to add some really cool, easy functionality to your exported PDF.
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BrianWoodTraining.com—In this video tip, I wanted to describe the difference between character and paragraph styles in Adobe InDesign. We’ll talk about how they are made, what formatting they capture (character and paragraph formatting), and how the styles are applied.
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This vid is shows a quick and easy way to set the rulers and units for every new document you create. This is a simple tip, but a must for starting out in InDesign, so that every new document you create has those same units set. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://brianwoodtraining.com
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BrianWoodTraining.com—In this video, I’ll introduce you to the Shaper tool in Illustrator. The Shaper tool lets you draw natural gestures and converts them to live shapes. You can use the tool to create artwork as well as edit it. You can combine and subtract shapes as well.
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Ever wanted to supply a file, like a .sitx or .zip or .pdf so that users can download them? In this short tip vid I show you how to do it simply using Adobe Muse https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://www.askbrianwood.com
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Setting a default in InDesign allows us to set up fonts, colors, styles, and more that we use all the time. In this vid, you'll see what the default font is and how to set it for your new docs. Interestingly enough, there are several ways to set defaults. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://www.askbrianwood.com http://brianwoodtraining.com
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Have you ever tried to use the AP Divs in Dreamweaver, only to find that they don't stay where you want them? Especially if you have a page with centered content? Where there's a little trick that is super easy once you learn it to get a div to stay in position, even move when another div moves.
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Everybody wants to create a gear in Illustrator, right? Okay, maybe not, but the methods used to create the gear in this vid tip can be applied to lots of other drawing content. This vid tip will show you how to work with a star, draw and scale on center, work with Pathfinder operations, and an effect to create gear. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://brianwoodtraining.com
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Ever wanted to cut out someone and put them on another background? Only to find that most people don't have bowl--style hair cuts? Well there are about a billion techniques depending on the image and background. I wanted to show you one of my techniques that works well with certain types of backgrounds. this technique involves alpha channels, levels and a little love. Oh- it's also helped by a new feature in Photoshop CS5.
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BrianWoodTraining.com——In this video tip I’ll show you how to use the Recolor Artwork dialog box to easily and quickly recolor artwork. If you have a logo, for instance, and want to map all of the colors to one Pantone with different tints, or you have artwork with a bunch of colors and you want to make it lighter or darker overall, for instance, this will be a great time saver!
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I do a lot of copy and paste between documents for some odd reason. Guess I'm trying not to reinvent the wheel... And remembering layers when pasting can be really useful! In this FREE Adobe Illustrator tip video, I will show you how to copy content that is layered from one document and preserve the layers when you paste into another document. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://www.askbrianwood.com http://brianwoodtraining.com
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www.brianwoodtraining.com—These days there are different methods we can use to get our content to optimized for mobile: Adaptive design, Responsive Web Design, separate mobile site, and more. In this video we'll take a look at each.
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BrianWoodTraining.com—Instead of fighting with the Pen tool, you can create and edit curves in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014.1+ easily with the Curvature tool.
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Adobe Photoshop gives us a billion ways to fix photos, including the Clone Source panel. This panel, which has been around since at least CS4 allows you to transform what you are cloning AS you clone it! I'll show you how to clone an eye and transform it in one step. NOTE: If you have a version earlier than CS5, you don't have the Flip Horizontal button, BUT you can type in -100 in the Width field to achieve the same result.
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Opacity Masks add a cool factor to your artwork, allowing you to create reflections, artistic effects, and more. They are really pretty easy to make once you get the hang of them! In this video I'll show you how to create, edit, replace opacity masks with a few tips along the way.
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Working with color in InDesign can try your patience at times. Especially when you see a color in the Swatches panel and don't know were it's used in the document. This vid tip will show you how to find out exactly where a color is being used in the document, whether it's in a frame or for text. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://www.askbrianwood.com http://brianwoodtraining.com
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There are lots of new and improved features in InDesign CS6. I wanted to show you a few that were a bit off the beaten path, so to speak. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://www.askbrianwood.com http://brianwoodtraining.com
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BrianWoodTraining.com—If you want to be able to scale buttons or other artwork without distorting the corners, you should try 9-slice scaling. As a part of Illustrator symbols, 9-slice scaling lets you choose which content ill not scale in artwork. Very helpful!
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If you've ever created an Illustrator document, then linked to image files only to realize that you need to give the .ai file to someone else? This requires you to collect all of the linked images. **If you are runnning into issues on MAC OS, check out this fix: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2391932 This vid tip will show you how to run a simple script that comes with Adobe Illustrator called "Collect for Output" to copy all of the links and the original .ai file into a folder. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://brianwoodtraining.com
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BrianWoodTraining.com—In this quick tip video, I show you how to easily save artwork from Adobe Illustrator CC using the new CSS Properties panel. This means no more slicing to save images for web!
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Adobe InDesign allows you to select a series of images and place them in a grid layout using nothing but keyboard commands. This is a great way to make a contact sheet full of images. You can then add image text to each as you see fit. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://www.askbrianwood.com http://brianwoodtraining.com
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In this video tip, I'll show you how to create slice automatically based on a layer (called a layer based slice). Also, I'll show you how to edit it later by promoting it. I'll also show you how to convert a slice to export as text not image in Photoshop when you export as a web page.
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Stamps are a great way to add a message or other content to a PDF. There are lots of stamps that come with Acrobat, but what if you want to make your own? In this video, I will show you how to create your own custom stamp using an image created in a program like Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop.
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Ever need to draw a symmetrical object with the Pen tool, Pencil tool, or shapes? This vid tip will show you how to draw one side with any of these tools, and have Illustrator draw the mirror object at the same time!
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BrianWoodTraining.com—I do a lot of presenting and recording of video content. So a lot of the time I need to be able to show my iPad or iPhone. Using your mac laptop/desktop with OS 10.10+ (Yosemite) and Quicktime player, you can mirror your device and record it if you want.
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BrianWoodTraining.com—Using a FREE widget, you can bring blog content from WordPress, Tumblr, Medium, and other blogging platforms into your site easily with an RSS feed. In this video, I show you how to load the widget into Muse, then place it into your site and configure for your own WordPress blog.
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Masking is something that lots of us have done in Photoshop. But how often do you create a vector mask? We use vector masks to get those nice clean edges when printing, etc. In this FREE Adobe Photoshop tip video, I will show you how to create, edit, and invert a vector mask in Photoshop. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://www.askbrianwood.com http://brianwoodtraining.com
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When I set up documents in InDesign, I typically create a lot of the same sizes, depending on the client. While we can save document presets, sometimes I want to use a page size in the Pages panel (new in CS5). In this FREE Adobe InDesign tip video, I will show you how to save a custom page preset for use in the New Document dialog box and the Pages panel. https://www.facebook.com/AskBrianWood https://twitter.com/askbrianwood http://www.askbrianwood.com http://brianwoodtraining.com
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If any of you are working with InDesign CS5.5 and digital magazines (using the Digital Publishing System), then I've got a tip for you :) I'll show you how to create a large tooltip that will show and hide when you click a button you create. This is really useful and can be used to show tons of other content like a recipe, for instance.
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BrianWoodTraining.com—Symbols are great for saving and reusing artwork—saving time and file size. In Illustrator CC 2015, we now can save our symbol content as dynamic. This allows you to edit certain properties of a symbol instance like fill color without having to break the link to the original symbol in order to do it.
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So how often do you need to create a zipper in Illustrator? Okay, maybe never, maybe a lot, but I wanted to share with you some tips for creating a pattern brush. In this FREE Adobe Illustrator tip video, I will show you how to create a pattern brush and apply colorization to it.
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BrianWoodTraining.com—This video is part of a class on How Design University (http://www.howdesignuniversity.com/design-workshop/cutting-edge-web-design/). In this video I'll show you how to create the SVG as an image from Illustrator CC, and show how to optimize it.
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In this video tip, I'll show you how to add a facebook feed (called a "Like Box") from the Facebook developers page. This allows you to embed the latest posts from your FB account. This is a video from a larger Muse course on AskBrianWood.com.
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5/5.5 has an easy way to insert content into your web pages called widgets. Using the Widget Browser, I'll show you how to add a JQuery lightbox for a gallery of images to a page really easily (without coding!).
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BrianWoodTraining.com—If you are looking to create buttons that you don’t have to resize when you edit the text, then this video tip will show you how. In Illustrator, we will create a text object that becomes a button and will dynamically grow when you add or remove text,
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In this video tip I'll give you a quick start on how to work with the Fluid Grid Layout feature of Dreamweaver CC.
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BrianWoodTraining.com—This video is part of a class on How Design University (http://www.howdesignuniversity.com/design-workshop/cutting-edge-web-design/). In this video I'll show you how to insert SVG as an image, and discuss using Modernizr to offer a fallback for a PNG.
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