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InDesign Paragraph Styles Tutorial

Written by Aaron Charlie – Wed 15 Jan 2014

Download our Free InDesign Paragraph Style Sheets eBook

With our InDesign Paragraph Styles eBook you'll learn how create and load paragraph styles and set up simultaneous paragraph styling throughout your document. 

Formatting text in InDesign is easy but can be a repetitive task if you're working on large documents or want to use the same formatting throughout multiple documents - for branding etc.

Formatting large documents manually can easily lead to mistakes - inconsisent paragraphs, titles and bullets that don't match up. With InDesign Paragraph Styles you make sure that your documents and branding are consistent and save time individually updating chunks of text.

We've combined our blog series on InDesign Paragraph Styles into a free downloadable InDesign eBook to keep and refer to when learning InDesign.

Coming on our InDesign course will teach you lots of ways like this to save time and improve accuracy. Even if you're a self-taught user of InDesign, coming and learning from a trainer in person means you can be much more efficient - and creative - later on. Many thanks to our trainer Sharon for her efforts putting this tutorial together.

Our InDesign courses also include InDesign ePub training and InDesign Interactive PDFs training.

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Adobe Keyboard Shortcuts - Desktop Background & Poster

Written by Heather Buckley – Tue 10 Dec 2013

Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts

Nothing speeds up your workflow using Adobe products more than learning the keyboard shortcuts for the main tools.

To help you learn the most common keyboard shortcuts off by heart we've created a graphic showing you how to quickly select the right tool.

Adobe Keyboard ShortcutsClick to download as a 1920 x 1080 background

If you're struggling to get to grips with Adobe software then our Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator courses come highly recommended. There's no better way to gain confidence and start working more productively.

You can download our graphic as a desktop background or print it off and stick it on the wall to refer to.

Once you start learning your favourite tool commands you will be surprised how much faster you work.

Download our Adobe Keyboard Shortcuts Background

Download our Adobe Keyboard Shortcuts Poster

Just use one program? Get the individual shortcuts below...

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How to Create Interactive InDesign Forms and Buttons

Written by Craig Charley – Tue 22 Oct 2013

This week Adobe announced that they've now surpassed 1 million subscribers to Creative Cloud - the subscription-based package that replaced Creative Suite.

That's great news as our newest course - InDesign Interactive PDF Training - includes some great new interactive features only available on InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC.

InDesign CC Interactive Forms

In this post I'm going to cover one of the best new features of InDesign - Interactive Forms - as they are not included in our standard 2-day Interactive PDF course. If you would like a tailored course to include interactive forms then please call us on 01273 622272.

As well as some quick tutorials for adding different types of forms and buttons, I'm also going to run through some quick tips and considerations.

If you're more of an InDesign beginner then why not download our free InDesign Paragraph Styles eBook? It's great way to get to grips with one of the basic features of InDesign.

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Packaging Files in InDesign

Written by Aaron Charlie – Tue 08 Oct 2013

New course! Check out our brand new InDesign Interactive PDFs Workshop - perfect for anyone creating documents for the web.

InDesign is powerful, interactive and multimedia design software that can be used to create stunning documents for print and screen.

With such rich and potentially complex content comes the need for a means to share files easily and effectively. This is where packaging comes in.

On our Brighton-based InDesign Courses, you'll get to grips with the basics of InDesign, and we have a great eBook for you to download all about using Paragraph Styles in InDesign but here's a quick guide to using them on the latest Creative Cloud version of InDesign.

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Tantalising Typography: Using Web Fonts in 2013

Written by Craig Charley – Thu 27 Jun 2013

It's 2013, it's time to ditch Arial and embrace modern Web Fonts. That's what we'll be doing later this year when we launch our new site, and so I thought it would be a good time to revisit web fonts and explore the huge range of options we now have for beautiful typography on the web. As an example of the freedom this gives designers, here's Creighton Pro: a font which may or may not be appearing on a certain site this year . We hope you like it!

Creighton Pro

Until recently, web designers were limited by the fonts they could use online. Fonts had to be installed on a user's computer which meant sticking to one of a limited selection of 'web-safe' fonts including Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman, Comic Sans, Impact, Georgia, Trebuchet, Webdings and Verdana. These are the fonts that Microsoft included in their Core fonts for the Web initiative in 1996 and are still the most commonly used web fonts to date. Look at the graphic below and I'm sure you'll be familiar with all of them:

Microsoft Core Web Fonts

Thankfully, due to ever expanding web font libraries and almost complete browser support, you can now pick from thousands of fonts to 'make the web beautiful' (Google's words, not mine).

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