In the alphabet series, we will be focusing on cool attributes to InDesign that begin with different letters of the alphabet. Today subject is frames, or as I like to call them Boundary Boxes. They can be pretty diverse, so we'll go through the different types in three sections. 1) Boundary Box Shaping You can shape an image for an article without having to use Adobe Photoshop. The rectangular, circular and polygonal tools are part of the set-up but you can be more manual tha
In this tutorial we cover a few ways to setup an InDesign document to suit individual projects. #1 Setting-up Tri-fold flyers a) Tri-folds are a common folding technique used to present restaurant menus and event information. To set-up a trifold, firstly set the document to the folded out size. In this case it’s A4. Make sure the Facing Pages option is unticked and that the document is set as a Landscape. Most importantly, set the number of columns to 3 as it will split the p
Mimicking logos is not only fun and challenging, it's a problem-solving miracle for businesses and companies. There might be cases where a client or friend has given you a low-resolution logo, yet they require it's placement on a gigantic billboard. In this case, you need to re-create the logo into a high resolution vector format. In this tutorial we give you three logo scenarios, ranging from easy to difficult and how they can be solved. Level 1: Easy Step 1: Insert this low
Have you ever needed gold text to give that extra sparkle to a logo, business card or voucher? Here is a tutorial that will help you give that look. The settings shown in here are a foundation and can be adjusted accordingly for best results. 1) Fill the background layer with black. Then write tyour text in a bold and powerful typeface. Make sure the text is white and adjust the kerning to give it good spacing. 2) After copying the text layer, double-click the above copy and
Have you ever been set the task of creating a shape that needs to have accurate measurements? If it's a square or a rectangle, you can just set the document to the requested size. However, if it's a less equilaterial shape, this isn't so easy. Here is a tutorial that helps you create an aethestically odd shape. Stage 1: Set your canvas size to at least the largest measurement of your shape. In this case, the largest length was 580mm, so an A1 canvas shape would be sufficient.
Here is a very useful method of adding singular cut outlines for complicated shapes, specifically used in sticker-creating scenerios... Before you start manipulating your image, copy the photographic layer by dragging it into the "create new layer" icon. Select the copy layer. Click on the drop-down menu of the "Image Trace" tab. Then select the "Silhouettes" option. Next, press the "Expand" tab, which will make the image more editable. Change the outline/fill settings on the