Posts in Category "VectorTuts+"

Quick Tip: Using Em Dashes, En Dashes and Hyphens within InDesign

When using dashes you have three options available, a hyphen, an en dash and an em dash. Choosing the right dash for the job in hand is usually overlooked and misunderstood. This Quick Tip will outline the differences between the three dashes as well as advice on when and how to use them correctly within your designs.

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The Art of Choosing the Right Paper


Choosing the right paper for your printed media can be tricky. Paper tells about the function of the product, it’s feeling and quality. Therefore it’s a crucial part of the overall experience of your final product. Best of all is to start thinking about the choice of paper even before you start your work on the computer, not only to get the feeling right but also because of printing issues and costs. You can then optimize the production and design according to the paper of your choice. Here are some of the things to keep in mind about the use of paper for your printed media production.

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Quick Tip: How to Impose Business Cards for Digital Printing with InDesign


Sometimes you find yourself in a situation when your client needs to quickly print some business cards and you are the one, who gets the responsibility to do it. In this tutorial you will learn how quickly an effectively impose business card without using any paid imposition plug-in, using some basic InDesign functions and just in a few clicks.

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Fantastic InDesign Tuts from Vectortuts+


At Vectortuts+ we love your feedback, it helps us bring you the very best tutorials and articles about the things that you want to learn. One request that’s been coming though loud and clear has been that you would like to read more fantastic tutorials and Quick Tips about InDesign. So today, I bring you a selection of Vectortuts+ Tutorials, Quick Tips and Premium Tuts all about InDesign.

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Quick Tip: Importing Graphics using InDesign CS5


InDesign can handle a variety of graphics including jpg, eps, pdf, tiff, psd and most Adobe formats to name a few. InDesign doesn’t actually place the graphic into the document. Instead it makes a link to the original file and generates a preview within the document. In this Quick Tip you will learn about the various ways you can import image files into an InDesign document and how to replace and re-scale them.

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Quick Tip: Importing Type Using InDesign CS5


Importing type into Indesign can seem like a straight forward process, either copy and paste or use the place option. It is definitely a process designers take for granted. This tut will illustrate the capabilities InDesign offers when importing type using the "Show import options" feature. In turn this will give insight on how you – the designer – can take full control over importing and placing type.

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Quick Tip: Automatic Formatting using GREP Styles in Adobe InDesign

InDesign’s GREP styles are the magic of automatic formatting. In this Quick Tip we will explain how to set up GREP styles and how you can use them to for a consistent and efficient design.

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