Menu

Need training at your office? Request a quote for custom training.

Rocky Mountain Training Blog

Basic Typography Terms

By Barb Binder Many of my InDesign and FrameMaker students come to class with strong computer skills, but lack basic knowledge about setting type. I frequently direct them either to a bookstore (recommending The Non-Designer’s Type Book and The Non-Designer’s Design Book, both from Robin Williams) or to a local college for classes on typography […]

Continue Reading

Adobe FrameMaker: When Chapter Titles are Too Long for a Running Head

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: May 22, 2020 In my ideal world, authors would always write short, concise headings. In real life, some heads are so long they look like bold, multi-line paragraphs. When I need to pull lengthy chapter titles and section heads into a running head, the trouble begins. My […]

Continue Reading

Adobe Photoshop: A Really “Cool” Type Effect

By Mike Meyer, Former Photoshop Student Let’s say you are making a holiday card and you want to add a little snow to your text for a wintery feeling. Open an existing image or create a new document and type in some text. Highlight the text and set your typeface, style, size and color in […]

Continue Reading

Adobe FrameMaker: The table continuation variable

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Mar 20, 2021 Multi-page tables are a regular part of my life. When a user opens up to the middle of a table, how are they supposed to know that they are not at the beginning? With a Table Continuation variable, that’s how! In any version […]

Continue Reading

Adobe InDesign: Removing Unwanted Spaces, Fast!

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on InDesign Updated April 22, 2016 Too many extra spaces in your InDesign documents? No problem. You can quickly and (painlessly) remove extra spaces by running one or more Find/Change queries. The three I am going to show you are using GREP, which uses patterns instead of actual character strings to […]

Continue Reading

Adobe Photoshop: Fill Opacity

By Barb Binder Are you getting great photos out of Photoshop, but your type looks flat and boring? Here’s a quick technique that looks difficult to create, but isn’t. Open a favorite photo. Grab the Type tool, pick a contrasting color and click on the page to add a caption over your photo. With your […]

Continue Reading

Adobe Acrobat: Controlling a PDF File’s Initial View

by David R. Mankin Bookmarks are text based links that live in the Bookmarks Panel along the left edge of Acrobat & Reader’s interface. They are very useful in accurately navigating through a long PDF file. Seasoned Acrobat/Reader users know to look for bookmarks right away, but what of the newcomers to Acrobat files? Can […]

Continue Reading

Adobe FrameMaker: Reusing a TOC or Index

by Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on FrameMaker Updated: Oct 14, 2020 Do you work on a number of projects in Adobe FrameMaker that look similar to each other? A wonderful feature in FrameMaker is the File > Import > Formats command, which allows you to quickly import all of your formatting commands from one […]

Continue Reading

Adobe Bridge: Contact Sheets for your CD/DVD Cases

By Barb Binder How frustrating it is to sort through a stack of photo CDs, each with a written label like the CD on the left? Wouldn’t it be cool to make a contact sheet that fits in the front of your CD case (also known as a jewelcase booklet), to make the searching process […]

Continue Reading

Adobe Photoshop: Working with Spot Color Channels

By Barb Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor on Photoshop Updated for CC Jun 30, 2016 Let’s face it, most of us set type over our Photoshop images using a page layout program (i.e., Adobe InDesign) or an illustration program (i.e., Adobe Illustrator). This allows us to easily define and use a spot color, and has the […]

Continue Reading