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Adobe InDesign: Starting Section Numbers at Zero

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign As mentioned in a previous post—Adobe InDesign: Include Paragraph Numbers in a Table of Contents—numbering chapters and paragraphs in InDesign takes a little effort. You have to work through the logic and then set up the paragraph styles. For more information on this part of the process, […]

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Adobe InDesign: Include Paragraph Numbers in a Table of Contents

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Numbering chapters and paragraphs in InDesign takes a little effort. You have to work through the logic and then set up the paragraph styles. For more information on this part of the process, see Adobe InDesign: Numbering Chapters, Subheads, Tables & Figures. The good news is that […]

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Adobe Illustrator: Gray Triangle by Fill & Stroke

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Adobe Illustrator I received an email last week from one of our past Introduction to Adobe Illustrator students: I have a question about one of my paths: it clearly has a stroke around it, but when I select it, Illustrator shows the icon for none. Can you figure out why this is […]

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Adobe InDesign: Automatically Restart Numbered Lists

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign I saw a question on the InDesign forum recently on restarting numbered lists. The most common technique to get a second or subsequent list to start over at 1 is to either: Right click > Restart Numbering over the first entry of each and every list, or Set […]

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Adobe Illustrator: Understanding the New Live Shape Controls

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Illustrator The new live shape behaviors are cool (say some) and awful (say others). You can turn them off of the ellipses and polygons, and if that’s why you are here, skip down the to last line of this post. But first, let’s see how they work. Rectangles/Rounded […]

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Adobe InDesign, Illustrator & Photoshop: Backwards Compatibility

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator One of Adobe’s intentions with moving all of us to the Creative Cloud (CC)—and no longer supporting the Creative Suite (CS) applications—is to get everyone on the same version. It’s a noble idea, and I hope that someday it works, but in the meantime, some […]

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Adobe Illustrator: Bullet lists

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Illustrator This came in from a recent Adobe Illustrator student: Hey, Barb. I’m laying out a 2-page flyer in Illustrator and I can’t find bullets. Can’t I set up a bulleted list in Illustrator? As of Illustrator CC 2015, there is no bullets feature (like we have in InDesign), […]

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Adobe Illustrator: Clipping Masks

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Illustrator I’d wager that many of you will learn all you need to know about masking (aka cropping) in Illustrator in these two past Rocky Mountain Training posts: Adobe Illustrator: How to Crop your Final Artwork Adobe Illustrator: How to Crop a Photograph But, there are a few more variations […]

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Adobe Photoshop: Adding Text Inside a Shape

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified  Instructor on Photoshop When I need to add text inside a custom shape, I would reach for either InDesign or Illustrator. Some people either don’t have either of those two applications, or they haven’t gotten around to learning them yet, but they are using Photoshop. In that case, here are the steps: […]

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Adobe Illustrator: How to Crop a Photograph

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Illustrator Are you looking for the Crop tool in Illustrator? Good luck with that—as of CC 2015, there is still no Crop tool. I’m not saying you can’t crop your artwork or photo, I’m just saying you’re looking for the wrong tool. Illustrator handles cropping via a mask, and […]

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