Archive for April, 2010

Live Corner Effects in InDesign CS5

By: Chad Chelius

Well now that the cat is out of the bag so to speak, we can finally introduce you to some of the great new features found in Adobe InDesign CS5 that will really help you work more efficiently and more creatively. This article focuses on the new Live Corner Effects feature. This intuitive and easy-to-use feature provides a more fluid method for modifying the corners of frames while providing immediate visual feedback in the process.

Corner effects have been around for many versions, but there has never been an easy way to apply corner effects to anything but all four corners of a frame. A script that ships with InDesign allows you to quickly apply corner effects to one or more corners, however when the frame is transformed, the corners become modified as well—forcing you to start over from the beginning. Fortunately, this is all about to change! Let’s take a closer look at the new Live Corner Effects feature in InDesign CS5.

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InDesign CS5′s Layers Panel


See how the all new Layers panel lets you manage objects in complex documents with more control in InDesign CS5.

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InDesign CS5′s Selection Tool, Gap Tool & Live Corner Effects

Watch how you can make short work of everyday layout tasks using these intuitive productivity tools.

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Multiple Page Sizes in InDesign CS5

See how to simplify file tracking by creating a single InDesign document that includes layouts of different sizes.

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Document Installed Fonts in InDesign CS5

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Background PDF Export in InDesign CS5

See how InDesign CS5 allows you to export a PDF document in the background while you continue to work.

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